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with interviews with people. we don't have a dictatorship in our nation. i don't know of any president that has gone out and said -- caused a shortage in formula. number two, i'll be 88 years old next week. 30 of those years in military service active-duty. after world war ii, when night -- one night when i was going home from a scout meeting i heard a moan from a dork -- -- door -- host: we are here to bring you gavel-to-gavel coverage of the house. that is what we have to go now. they are about to gavel in.
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live coverage here on c-span. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2022] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. may 13, 2022. i hereby appoint the honorable lauren underwood to act as speaker pro tempore on this day, signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me. breath on us breath of god, fill us with life anew. it is by you whom we have been created and for you whom we live. even as we enjoy this gift of life that you have given us, may we realize that you have entrusted us with its living and
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you hold each of us accountable to your intent. breath on us, breath of god, until our hearts are pure. reveal to us your desires as we come to understand your will. would that we dedicate our efforts not to please ourselves but to be faithful to your gracious plan for all your creation. breath on us, breath of god, that we shall never fail. and when we are called to account for our days, when our decisions are questioned, our motives tested, may we prove worthy of the moments you have provided us and the lives you have so graciously given us. in you, o lord, do we live and move and have our being. by the power of your name we pray. amen. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 188, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved.
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the pledge of allegiance will be bead mr. he it's -- mr. estes of kansas. mr. estes: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. garcia: i rise in outrage. due to recent attacks on women's reproductive rights, and now as we have seen maybe plans to attack other fundamental rights. republicans are using this leaked opinion as fuel to take their extreme policies even further. my fellow colleagues, republicans overturn roe, they
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will take aim at other privacy rights, such as same-sex marriage and access to contraception. indeed, in texas governor greg abbott wants to overturn a supreme court decision that ensures public education for immigrant children. in west virginia, a white nationalist wants to take aim at brownley board of education which outlawed reetion segregation in public schools. i ask you what comes next? madam speaker, we are fighting to protect women's freedom, to make her own health care decision. but we are also fighting the fight of all fights, to protect all our freedoms. don't mess with women's reproductive rights. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seeblg recognition? seek recognition? mrs. miller-meeks: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. miller-meeks: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today to recognize
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national charter school week. national charter school week is time to recognize every student should have access to high quality education. it is also a time to celebrate the educators who tirelessly work -- work tirelessly to make sure that happens. every family should have the ability to choose the best education that fits the needs for their child, regardless of zip code. charter schools are an important part of school choice. last year i joined senator tim scott to introduce the choice act. this commonsense bill would provide families with greater options with regards to their children's education. when i left home to go to college at the age of 16, i did so to pursue the best educational opportunities available. i believe that students should always have the opportunity to succeed no matter where they live. i will always fight for them. i'd also like to take a moment to wish a happy birthday to my sister. happy mirt day. -birthday. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise in support of every girl and woman whose rights, lives, and futures are on the line of if roe v. wade is struck down. for the first time in our nation's history the supreme court is poised to take a constitutional right away from the american people, creating a time when america's daughters will not have the rights their mothers had. the court's intent to turn back the hands of time by a half century without the consent of the governed is devastating. if roe falls there will be a patchwork of states with differing laws and restrictions causing societal chaos. 26 states are likely to ban abortion, few with exceptions for rape and incest subjecting more than 36 million women and girls to the black markets of back alley abortions.
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ms. eshoo: house democrats will dwary on -- gather on the steps of the capitol today across the street from the supreme court to stand with the millions of women whose basic reproductive rights are being stripped away by this ruling. the supreme court is now surrounded by protective fencing. i think the justices are fenced off from reality. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. ms. eshoo: this is private, personal, and serious. and women should be able to make their own decisions. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: madam speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, madam speaker. this weekend tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from across the country will arrive in washington for national police week. sadly by a joint resolution of congress in 1962, national police week pays special recognition to those law enforcement officers who lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of
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others. national police week is a collaborative effort of many organizations dedicated to honoring america's law enforcement community. the national peace officers memorial service and candlelight vigil will take place later this evening, allowing the nation to pause and remember the officers who have made that ultimate sacrifice. this week honors the men and women in blue who gave everything to protect their country and their communities. earlier this year pennsylvania mourned the loss of two state troopers, martin mack the third, and brandon who were killed in the line of duty on march 21, 202t our officers put on the uniforms each day knowing they can be in harm's way at any moment. on behalf after grateful nation, thank you to all our officers who serve. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. espaillat: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. espaillat: madam speaker,
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last week family, friends, and thousands of fellow firefighters gathered to bid a final farewell to fallen fdny firefighter timothy klein. we lost him in the line of duty when he made the ultimate sacrifice in the face of incredible danger, responding to a fire in the burrow -- borrough of brooklyn. he came from family of firefighters blug his dad. he made an impression on everybody he worked t. the junior men he trained, and senior men and women who he impressed. tim was the american dream. fueled by the will to put on his uniform, run towards danger, and put his life on the line to safe others. new york city rises today in congress to honor his life, his service, and the memory and legacy tim left behind. madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from california seek recog recognition? mr. lamalfa: i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: california. the gentleman from california is recognized. the gentleman from california is recognized. miss lamalfa: thank you, madam speaker. the biden energy crisis doesn't just extend to gas and diesel but our power grid. shutting down our hydroelectric plants, etc. we also have in california a nuclear power plant which produces just under 10% of all of our power in california, slated to be shut down in 2024. our california independent system op pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 is a critical reflection point of the stability of the grid and would require a shift to get this, more fleus fossil fuel which would then require more co-2 to be produced. even though co-2 is only.04% of the sphere. summer -- atmosphere.
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summer blackouts are predicted by the energy commission. just last october. this will make a greater reliance on imported electricity from other states. the biden administration needs to do all it can to help have the n.r.c., nuclear regulatory commission, and federal regulatory commission to renew the licenses for diablo canyon for at least 20 years. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. takano: madam speaker, i am outraged, outraged that because in 2022 women are still fighting for their reproductive rights. i'm outraged that women do not have a autonomy over their bodi. their bodies belong to them not supreme court justice, not politicians, and not anyone else. i'm outraged that despite the
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majority -- that the majority of americans support legal abortion, that the senate has voted against the bill that codifies roe and protects access to abortion. and what these political hacks on the supreme court and politicians do not realize is that striking down roe v. wade will not end abortion. it will simply end safe access to abortion and women's lives will be at risk. if you are not equally enraged, you are not paying attention. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i'd like to request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman virginia tech for one minute. mr. estes: madam speaker, i rise on behalf of the people of the fourth district of kansas to pay tribute to roleene as she retires after 10 years. she's been faithfully serving the people of kansas fourth district for 10 years. she began with my predecessor
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congressman mike pompeo before he became c.i.a. director. she was very familiar and constant voice to help make sure we had a smooth transition. when i became a new member of congress for the fourth dis district. her dedication and work has been very much appreciated and great service to two members of congress as well as the constituents of kansas' fourth congressional district. i speak for myself and entire d.c. and district staff when i say we will miss her as she retires from congressional service. we are excited to see what the future holds for her and wish her many blessings as she enjoys more time with her husband, kansas state representative their children and grandchildren. congratulations on a wonderful career and thank you from a grateful district. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute >> madam speaker, i rise today to honor kantor martha who for the last 36 years has filled temple emanuel in westfield, new jersey, with her warmth and voice. she's brought hundreds of students to washington, d.c., to introduce them to social justice advocacy in action. she's performed leading roles for the metropolitan opera association, national shakes sphere theater, and appeared as a sol yoist with the jerusalem symphony, and westfield symphony. she's a perform enand innovator, creating the shabbat shoreship service which has become a national model and working tirelessly to find a balance between traditional and modern musical styles of worship. mr. mall malinowski: we are gral for all she's done and her commitment to temple emanuel and its greater community in her new role as kantor emeritus. thank you. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> i request to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today to welcome home corporal laverne dirk van dyke who sacrificed his life during world war ii and was finally -- will be finally be laid to rest in his and my hometown of zealand, michigan, after nearly 80 years. u.s. army air force corporal dirk van dyke served as a flight engineer on a b-25-c aircraft in the pacific theater when his plane went missing. him and six other crew members were last seen departing an airport on the reconnaissance mission off the coast of new guinea on january 18, 1943. despite extensive search, members of the fifth air force were not able to locate the plane or the air men. mr. huizenga: many years later the wreckage was discovered in the mountains of new guinea and
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the remains were seemingly identified but not sure. however, recently the department of defense officially considered corporal van dyke accounted for. madam speaker, we'll never forget the selfless actions, sacrifice, and dedication of our country to these -- by these service members and what they displayed. to corporate van dyke's family, our entire nation holds you in our prayers as we get ready and prepare for memorial day and as you welcome dirk home as an american hero. rest easy, corporal van dyke. rest easy. i yield back. .
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon, ms. bonamici, seek recognition? ms. bonamici: madam speaker, pursuant to house resolution 1097, i call up the bill h.r. 5129, legislation to amend the community services block grant act and to re-authorize and modernize the act. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 231, h.r. 5129, a bill to amend the community services block grant act to re-authorize and modern the act -- modernize the act. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1097, in lieu of the amendment in the nature of the substitute recommended whby the committee education and labor, an amendment in the nature of a substitute printed in house report 117-42 printed in part e of 117-320 is adopted and the bill, as amended, is considered as read. the bill, as amended, shall be debatable for one hour equally
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divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on education and labor or their respective designees. the gentlewoman from oregon, ms. ms. bonamici: -- ms. bonamici, and the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from oregon, ms. bonamici. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material on h.r. 5129, the community services block grant modernization act of 2022. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. bonamici: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in strong support of my bipartisan legislation, h.r. 5129, the community services block grant modernization act of 2022. in 1964, congress first established the community action program to support locally driven anti-poverty efforts. today, community action ag
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agencies, or c.a.a.'s, form a network of more than 1,000 organizations with a dedicated mission of assisting people and finding their way out of poverty. these agencies provide services and programs that meet the unique needs of our local communities by helping individuals and families with low incomes achieve economic stability, secure meaningful employment, and adequate education, gain and improve job-related skills, obtain housing, access childcare, and participate in the community. during our legislative hearing on updating the community services block grant, kathryn, the director of family and community resources at community action in washington county, oregon, told us the story about patricia. patricia lost her job and home in the fall of 2019. facing unaffordable rent and a rising risk of homelessness, she turned to community action and she got the support she needed. at community action of
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washington county, she accessed career coaching, help afforded needing materials for nursing curriculum and other services that helped patricia and her family get back on their feet. her story is one of many across the united states where community action agencies have been helping low-income americans get back on their feet for decades. unfortunately, the community services block grant program, csbg, has not been re-authorized since 1998, the year google was founded and john glen flew the discovery space shuttle mission. we are long overdue for congress to pass a comprehensive re-authorization of this significant law. our bill continues the long tradition of broad bipartisan support for this program and makes important improvements to update csbg. it will re-authorize csbg for 10 years, the longest period in its history, which will provide
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critical stability to our local service providers. recognizing there are many more families like patricia's who could be served by csbg, our bill strengthens funding for community action agencies and raises the program's income eligibility threshold to expand access to their important services. i also want to highlight a provision championed by my colleague and co-lead g.t. thompson to create broadband navigator projects so community action agencies can assist their clients in accessing internet services and connected devices that are necessary for learning, finding employment, and other basic activities of everyday life. finally, the bill will modernize this statute to strengthen accountability and performance requirements, putting csbg on solid footing so the program can continue to meet the complex and changing needs of low-income individuals and communities without changing the local control that is such an important part of csbg's
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success. i very much appreciate the productive collaboration with my bipartisan partner from the education and labor committee, congressman thompson, and his staff in leading this legislation. i also want to thank our other education and labor co-leads, representatives desaulnier, stefanik, and comer for leading us in this effort. i must also acknowledge congresswoman betty mccollum who led early iterations of this proposal in prior congresses and has joined us this session to build on this foundational work to get this across the finish line. david bradley has been instrumental in offering his expertise to help us bring this bill to the floor today. finally and importantly, i would like to thank chairman scott and his dedicated staff, particularly at the reischea thompson -- teresa thompson, emily, and kerry for working to bring this bill as well as my staff, allison smith, jack,
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andrew, and rachel. they all worked diligently on this bill from drafting an introduin introduction to the committee markup. additionally, madam speaker, i request unanimous consent to enter into the record a letter led by the national community action foundation, national association of counties, and national association for state community service programs in support of passing the community services block grant modernization act of 2022. thank you, madam speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, today i stand in opposition to h.r. 5129, the community services block grant, csbg, modernization act of 2022. while i recognize that the csbg program has been serving those
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in need for decades, i do not believe that this re-authorization bill improves csbg services or fixes the program's flaws. as members of congress, we have an obligation to ensure that taxpayer dollars are being spent as efficiently and effectively as possible, but in that regard, the csbg program is missing the mark. spending $1 billion on a program that has limited accountability is yet another reason why our country is experiencing the biggest inflation crisis we've seen in 41 years. and with our national debt exceeding $30 trillion, it's time to stop mortgaging the future of the next generation with spending on programs that may not even work. there's little proof that csbg programs are accomplishing the one goal they were created for -- moving americans out of
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poverty. in fact, there's more proof that csbg has become nothing but another welfare program, which keeps americans in poverty instead of lifting them into self-sufficiency. under current law, csbg lets states set their own benchmarks for progress, allowing ineffective programs to continue receiving taxpayer dollars despite poor performance. this bill continues that ineffective policy rather than creating commonsense measures to judge the program's outcomes. this does not help people in need, and it's an irresponsible use of taxpayer dollars. when creating programs like csbg, our goal should be self-sufficiency, not government dependence. this is particularly true with
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some of the changes proposed in h.r. 5129. for example, the bill raises the income threshold for individuals who can receive services under csbg programs from 125% of the federal poverty level to 200%. in addition, it will allow individuals in the program to continue receiving services even after they have exceeded the income threshold. this program was created to help individuals most in need but democrats are trying to twist it into a permanent welfare pipeline. h.r. 5129 has other troubling provisions. under this bill, organizations would be able to use grantee facilities for voter registration activities. while promoting political participation is important, it is simply not the purpose of
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this program. this new provision risks distracting servicers from their primary purpose and opening the door to partisan politics. we must preserve the integrity of csbg by keeping in place important safeguards that protect against intertwining federal policy and partisan political activity. this legislation also adds a new requirement that will allow csbg funds to be used for vague, undefined, quote, health care needs, end quote. with democrats increasingly radical stance on abortion and attempts to strip the hyde amendment from federal legislation, this legislation could open the door for taxpayer-funded abortions and gender transitions. this is an unacceptable risk. lastly, one of the most concerning points of this bill is how it guts protections for
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faith-based organizations. religious workers have been on the frontlines serving the poor long before this program began. instead of honoring their long history of service, this bill would require religious organizations to check their faith at the door to participate in the csbg program. faith-based providers deserve an equal opportunity to serve those in need. our founding fathers wrote the first amendment to protect the free exercise of religion from interference by the federal government. yet, this bill suggests that faith-based organizations should not be able to hire employees who share the same faith if they're going to participate in a federal program. this is unacceptable. the constitution protects the right of religious organizations to hire in accordance with their
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beliefs. congress recognized this right in enacting title 7 of the civil rights act of 1964 and the supreme court unanimously upheld the constitutionality of a religious employer staffing exemption in 1987. the current law protections, which were adopted in a bipartisan manner nearly 25 years ago, should be uncontroversial, but h.r. 5129 makes these provisions controversial because democrats think religious belief is backward and discriminatory. democrats have claimed that these current law protections allow faith-based providers to discriminate against program beneficiaries, but that simply isn't true. democrats can't point to a single instance of widespread discrimination in the csbg program. these faith-based organizations
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exists to serve the neediest among us. the current law protections ensure they can continue to do that. if the purpose of h.r. 5129 was to improve csbg, i'm afraid the bill has failed miserably. this modernization attempt is a false start. . with that i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: i'm happy to yield two minutes to the gentleman from virginia, the chairman of the education and labor committee, mr. scott. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for two minutes. mr. scott: thank you, madam speaker. i thamg the -- thank the gentlelady for yielding and leadership on this legislation. today the community action agencies or c.a.a.'s form a network of more than 1,000 organizations that meet the unique needs of communities to help lift low-income individuals
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and families out of poverty. for decades, community action agencies have been central pillars to our communities. they administer programs such as head start to provide quality early childhood education for low-income children and support their families. meals on wheels to support seniors experiencing hunger and isolation. and liheap, the home income home energy assistance program that helps people keep up with their utilities. it is the only federal program whose broad mission is to address poverty conditions allowing community action agencies to tailor services for low-income individuals in their communities. they do this with the goal of giving a hand up not a hand out. community action agencies work is made possible by the community services block grant, the csbg. unfortunately the csbg program has not been re-authorized since 1998 creating uncertainty in the
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program. the bipartisan community services block grant modernization act of 2022 re-authorizes the csgb -- csbg for 10 years, the longest period in histry, and improves the statute to help agencies expand their work and reduce poverty across the country. this includes increased authorization levels and raising the csbg program income eligibility thresholds to expand access to their services this will put csbg on solid footings as the program continues to meet the complex and changing needs of low-income individuals and communities without changing local control to this important program. i want to thank the gentlelady from oregon, ms. bonamici, the gentleman from pennsylvania, mry from minnesota, ms. mccollum, the gentlelady from new york, ms. stefanik, the gentleman from california, mr. desaulnier, and
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the gentleman from kentucky, mr. comer, for championing this bipartisan legislation. i urge my colleagues to support the legislation. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx:00 thank you -- ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from indiana, mr. banks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized for two minutes. mr. banks: i thank the ranking member for her leadership. today i stand in opposition to h.r. 5129, because it removes long-standing religious protections for community service providers that receive funds through the community service block grant program. religious providers all around the country provide food for the hungry, health care, and hospice programs for the terminally ill, and educational opportunities for the less fortunate. this partisan bill will likely prevent certain religious groups from engaging in charities simply because of what motivates
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their charity. in 2019 the community action agencies partnered with more than 19,000 faith-based organizations around the country. in indiana, the funds reached 335,000 hoosiers by providing health service, housing aid, education help, income improvement, and more. if charitable choice language is removed from this bill, religious organizations may be forced to choose between serving their community and honoring their sincerely held faith beliefs. that means more hoosiers in need. it is shameful to cut religious protections from such an empaictful program. an impactful program. i urge my colleagues to oppose the bill as it will mean less charity tomorrow for all americans. we must defend our religious freedom, and this bill is a direct attack on it. with that, thank you. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: madam speaker, pleasure to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from new mexico, a member of the education and labor committee, ms. leger fernandez. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new mexico is recognized for two minutes. ms. leger fernandez: madam speaker, i was approached by larry martinez who was there when the community service block grants first started in new mexico. he told me that my late father worked tirelessly to secure funds so the state of new mexico could match this new program. he called my late father the conscience of the senate. my father knew that these funds would make a real impact in the lives of new mexicans and he was right. it has made a difference. the benefits are undeniable. instead of a family shivering in the cold in northern new mexico, we have families using liheap to keep their children warm. instead of a family being turned out of their home because they
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couldn't afford rising rent, csbg provides rental assistance instead of a promising young man falling into homelessness or despair without an income. we have csbg programs helping with career training and job searches. one of my favorite programs is head start. i started my academic career as a head start baby and fell in love with learning. we know that an investment in our children at the earliest age is the biggest investment we can work. and this provides head start. csbg touches every aspect of our community because there is not one root cause of poverty. we need to uplift our most vulnerable by meeting them where they are because they have aspirations that we need to help them abelieve. the community services -- to achieve. the community services block grand modernization act would strengthen the csbg by increasing authorization for annual appropriations.
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it would allow the network to serve more people by increasing eligibility -- income eligibility for services. we should not keep people off a cliff back into poverty when they can rise into the working middle class. these are changes that will strengthen csbg and strengthen our communities. we must be the conscience of our communities in the house. madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from georgia, mr. allen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for two minutes. mr. allen: thank you, madam speaker. thank you to our ranking member for her work on this important legislation. in fact, you can't miss it. above our flag here, we have the words in got we trust. really? our nation's founders rightly recognized every human being has
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a natural right to religious liberty. it is so important that, like i said, it's enshrined as the first amendment to our constitution. when language was added to the csbg program in 1998 to protect the religious character of faith-based organizations, congress rightly recognized the poshes of -- importance of this fundamental right to religious liberty. and the value that religious organizations add to our society. we need to stand by these principles today. unfortunately, democrats do not believe it's important to respect the religious freedom of faith-based organizations to hire according to their religious beliefs or to display religious symbols, like the bible or star the david while serving low-income americans through csbg programs. the democrats' removal of this important language, language that has been in the law for two decades without causing harm to anyone shines a spotlight on their intolerance of different viewpoints and beliefs.
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my colleague from michigan offered an amendment that would have taken the important and commonsense step to reinstate this long-standing language making clear that faith-based providers should be able to live out their faith while participating in the csbg program. i was very disappointed that democrats rejected this amendment during markup and refuse to allow a floor vote on it. all we are asking is that the deeply held religion beliefs of faith-based organizations continue to be accommodated under the law. this approach allows many different viewpoints to exist alongside one another in our diverse country. and it makes sure that faith-based organizations can continue to do the work they do so well. that is help low-income americans. faith-based organizations are important partners to provide vital services -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. allen: i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina
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reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: madam speaker, i now yield three minutes to the gentleman from pennsylvania, a member of the education and labor committee and lead co-sponsor of the legislation, mr. thompson. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for three minutes. mr. thompson: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentlelady for yielding. today we have the great opportunity to move one step closer to reducing poverty across the nation. the community services block grant is the only federal program with explicit and joach reaching goal of reducing poverty regardless of its cause. originally created in 1964, the program establishes local community action agencies to help identify why people were in poverty and how to address it. using public and private resources. public dish private partnership. community action agencies are governed by boards that are largely made up of business and industry community leaders in those counties. for funds for this program help families and individuals achieve
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self-sufficiency, find and retain meaningful employment, attain an education, make better use of available income, obtain housing, and achieve greater participation in community affairs. virtually every county in the united states has a community action agency which helps low-income individuals and families move from poverty to independence. csbg has not been re-authorized in more than two decades. today's vote will renew our commitment to reducing poverty and strengthening communities across the country. h.r. 5129 re-authorizes the community services block grant program for 10 years at a annual level of $1 billion for the first five years. it maintains local control of community action planning activities. largely business and industry leaders that constitute those boards. it authorizes a broadband navigator program to respond to the broadband and digital needs of low-income families and communities to find pathways out of poverty. madam speaker, it does so much
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more. csbg requires some modernization to allow agencies the ability to tap their full potential and bert serve families and communities. while this program has a strong history of bipartisan support, some of my colleagues have alleged faith-based organizations will no longer be able to participate in the csbg program if this bill becomes law. this is simply untrue. faith-based organizations are long-standing and essential partners in community action networks. they serve as incredible forces of good in their communities, each of you not only to his own interest but also the interest of others. madam speaker, as a man of faith and long time member of the congressional prayer caucus, the last thing i would do is support legislation that removes faith-based organizations entirely from actively and equally participating in csbg. there have been long-standing federal regulations which were expanded under the george w. bush administration that afaith-based organizations to partake in federal programs
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without compromising their religious beliefs. these regulations now apply to nine federal departments and agencies, including h h.h.s. the trump administration also affirmed these rules under the final roethlisberger tiled the equal participation in the faith-based organizations in federal-based programs and activities. this bill makes federal policy clear and maintains the same protection for baseball providers and csbg funded activities. madam speaker, it is time for congress to reaffirm our nation's commitment to reducing poverty by re-authorizing csbg. i urge my colleagues to support the passage of this legislation. i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i yield four minutes to the gentleman from michigan, mr. walberg. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. walberg: i thank the gentlelady. madam speaker, at the appropriate time i will offer an amendment to recommit h.r. 5129
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and ask to have my amendment to restore current law protections for faith-based organizations included in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. walberg: religious liberty is foundational to america. it's enshrined to the first amendment of our constitution. given this nation's dedication to religious liberty, it's so appalling that h.r. 5129 strikes current law protections for faith-based organizations that participate with the csbg program. faith-based providers have a history of leading america's fight to help those in need. from the salvation army to catholic charities, religious organizations form the frontline in assisting people in poverty. they did so not out of a desire for selfish gain or recognition, but because they truly believe it is a calling. that faith allows them to help those in need in unique ways.
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that the government cannot. but instead of honoring these organizations for their long history of service, this bill suggests that religious organizations should leave their faith behind when they want to serve those in need. this is ridiculous. more than that it's un-american. . madam speaker, we must give face-based organizations and providers the same opportunity to serve low-income americans through the csbg program that we would give any other organization. we must also guarantee faith-based providers to express their faith through their work. i'd like to enter into the record a letter from coalition providers led by the institutional religious freedom
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alliance which discusses the importance of maintaining protections that president biden himself supported when he was a member of the senate. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. walberg: thank you. madam speaker, i offered an amendment during markup that would leave -- would have protected faith-based providers, making sure they don't have to leave their faith at the door when they work to serve america's families in need. this is not only good for the religious organizations serving these families but also for the neediest among us. unfortunately, my democrat colleagues rejected this commonsense amendment. i was further disappointed when they did not make my amendment in order for floor consideration. this is a forthright attack on religious liberty by the democrats, and we cannot stand for it. madam speaker, if we adopt this
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motion to recommit, we'll instruct the committee on education and labor to reconsider my amendment to restore these current law provisions. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of this amendment in the record immediately prior to the vote on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. walberg: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: madam speaker, may i please inquire how much time is remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon has 18 minutes remaining. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. we all agree that the inclusion of faith-based organization and -- organizations and faith leaders is important for the community action network. in fact, they have a long history of being involved with community action since the very
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beginning of the war on poverty in the 1960's, and i have no doubt they'll continue to do their important work. in recent years, the supreme court has made clear that religious entities cannot be excluded from participation in publicly funded programs because of their religious status. this legislation, despite what the ranking member and others claim, would not change that. we are here today to re-authorize and modernize the community services block grant program, which is almost 20 years past its authorization expiration. i also note the bipartisan bill introduced in the previous congress, the 116th, also removed the charitable choice provision with broad bipartisan support. and h.r. 5129 reflects the same sensible compromise on this same issue. in fact, some members would have liked the legislation to go further to expressly address other nondiscrimination issues, but i did not take that approach as we crafted the bill because i wanted to maintain the bipartisan agreement we reached
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to make real progress toward the much-needed re-authorization of csbg. 20 years is too long for this program. our community action agencies and the communities they serve, it's too long for us to reach an agreement. we reached an agreement. additionally, madam speaker, for over 60 years, they had relationships with faith-based organizations. the involvement of faith-based organizations and community action programs long predates the charitable choice provision and their involvement will continue without this controversial provision. we also know that h.h.s. regulations have existed for nearly 20 years, incorporating many of the same principles, elim eliminating the duplicative charitable choice provision in csbg allows us to move forward with a re-authorization that's so vital to so many of our agencies and allows h.h.s. to apply a single set of rules across programs. this is a distraction that should not prevent us from moving forward with this re-authorization and maintaining
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the bipartisan consensus we have achieved. madam speaker, i ask for unanimous consent to enter into the record a letter from the coalition against religious discrimination, a broad and diverse group of leading reli religious, civil rights, labor, and health organizations supporting the removal of the charitable choice provision from the community services block grant program, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i'll reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: madam speaker, i again recognize the chairman of the education and labor committee, the congressman from virginia, mr. scott, for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for five minutes. mr. scott: thank you, madam chair. i thank the gentlelady for, again, yielding. the chair of the subcommittee has said a lot about the charitable choice provision and the fact that faith-based entities have long participated
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in community action programs from the very beginning in the 1960's and there's no evidence they'll stop participating. but charitable choice purports to advance religious freedom, ensuring participation of faith-based organizations. the fact is, they're going to participate. some may not because they cannot operate without discriminating. well, that's their right. if you're going to take federal money, you should not discriminate. but this language that is being offered, the language that is not the in bill authorizes broad religious discrimination against employees and fails to adequately protect religious liberty rights of beneficiaries in taxpayer-funded social services. now, when a church runs a program, they can hire whoever they want based on religion with the church money. but when you take federal money, there ought to be equal opportunity in hiring. and so the charitable choice
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language, which is not in the bill, as the bill as it is requires equal opportunity. so if you apply for a job, you won't be discriminated against. unfortunately, this charitable choice thing kind of redefines victim of discrimination. when somebody applies for a job under charitable choice and is told, we don't hire your kind because you're the wrong religion, we have redefined the victim as the agency discriminating because if we don't let them discriminate, we're violating their religious liberty. what about the person that applied for the job? they've been denied a job solely on the basis of religion. it's my view that that's the one that needs the protection, not we don't need the right -- protect the right to discriminate. and in fact, that's why the broad coalition of religious, civil, labor organizations support the removal of the language that allows that kind
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of discrimination. that's been in the letter that the chairlady has offered. that letter says in part, charitable choice does not protect religious freedom. rather, it uses the guise of religious freedom to justify discrimination against employees and put people who need government services at risk. i think it's time that this language be removed, as this bill before us does, so that the real victims of discrimination who are being discriminated against can get the protection the federal government -- from the federal government, as they have since the 1964 civil rights bill. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: madam speaker, i will reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: madam speaker, we have no further speakers on our side and we are prepared to
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close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: is the gentlewoman prepared to close? ms. bonamici: yes. ms. foxx: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: madam speaker, if csbg programs were fulfilling their statutory purpose, we'd be hearing lots of numbers of people lifted out of poverty. but those numbers have been notably absent in the committee debate and here today. we have given -- been given no proof, no proof at all that these programs are working as they have been set up. we're asking hardworking taxpayers -- let me repeat that -- hardworking taxpayers to give money to support these programs that have no
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accountability. the goal is to take people out of poverty and have them become hardworking taxpayers. to balance out the burden here in this country. but that is not happening, madam speaker. this bill would appropriate $1 billion. i said in my opening comments, we're $30 trillion in it debt. we're going to add to our debt with this program with no accountability. we should not spend a dime of taxpayer dollars without knowing that those dollars are being spent effectively. republicans support commonsense efforts to fight poverty and provide a safety net for americans truly in need. we want to make our nation's anti-poverty programs the best they can be. a streamline network that
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specifically focuses on aiding those in dire need and helps lift them out of poverty. but that's not what we have here. h.r. 5129 fails to reform csbg. in fact, the program widely expands the pool of eligible beneficiaries, leaving those most in need with fewer resources. it goes along with other programs that my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and the biden administration keep proposing and that is to put more people independent is i in this country -- independency in this country, not independent. over 19,000 vital faith-based organizations work tirelessly to
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help their communities through the csbg program. yet, h.r. 5129 sets a terrible and destructive precedent. preventing faith-based organizations from competing for grants while remaining true to their religious character means fewer low-income americans will receive the help they need. this legislation is another washington-knows-best approach that will keep americans dependent on hardworking taxpayer dollars. my colleagues should reject this legislation, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina yields. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. bonamici: madam speaker, i'll start by asking unanimous consent to enter into the record the following documents, a statement of administrative policy from the executive office of the president supporting h.r.
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5129 and praising the legislation's commitment to ensuring that communities have the tools they need to address poverty and achieve economic mobility. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. bonamici: a statement from representative mccollum supporting h.r. 5129. i'm grateful hfor her strong support. letters from various organizations, individuals, and localities supporting this bipartisan legislation to re-authorize this community services block grant. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. millions of families and individuals across this country from the locally driven anti-poverty programs and services backed by the community services block grant program. we are here today to make sure it continues to meet their needs and the unique needs of our communities. i am pleased that the house is taking up this long overdue update to the community services block grant program with strong bipartisan support. csbg enables community action
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agencies to be innovative, leverage public and private resources for their communities, and cost efficiently administer many programs, including head start, liheap, nutrition assistance, weatherization, job training, housing and assistance for those experiencing homelessness. this bipartisan legislation will strengthen funding for community action agencies, raise the csbg's program income eligibility threshold to expand its important services, promotes innovation in the c.a.a. network through a federally administered community action innovation programs and modernizes accountability, which is an important part of the bill and performance standing. the bottom line this legislation will better help low-income individuals and families achieve economic stability and access housing, childcare, utility assistance, employment, and other services. i once again urge my colleagues to support this important bipartisan bill to renew our nation's commitment to reducing
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poverty through community action and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. all time for debate has expired. each further amendment printed in part f of house report 117-320 not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 11 of house resolution 1097 shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment and shall not be subject for demand for division of the question. it shall be in order at any time after debate for the chair of the committee on education and labor or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part f of house report 117-320 not earlier disposed of.
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amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on education and labor or their respective designees, shall not be subject to amendment and shall not be subject for demand for division of the question. . for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? ms. bonamici: madam speaker, pursuant to section 11 of house resolution 1097, i rise to offer amendments en bloc. number one. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendments en bloc. the clerk: en bloc number one consisting of amendments numbered 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17 printed in part f of number 117-320, offered by miss bonna beachy of oregon -- bonamici of oregon. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon, ms. bonamici, and the gentlewoman
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from north carolina, ms. foxx, each will control 10 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from oregon. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. this en bloc amendment contains additional democratic amendments for my colleagues to continue improving the implementation of the community services block grant program and strengthen partnerships with communities served by this program. ms. escobar's amendment adds entities who support innovative community based approaches and research driven responses as partners for community action agencies in their work to broaden the resources directed to eliminating poverty. ms. adams' amendment clarifies institutes of higher education including hbcu's, t.c.u. and m.s.i.'s can be considered as partners for the projects. miss haze's amendment ensures that states provide notice on their website that csbg services are offered at no cost and information about fraudulent activity related to csbg. mr. horsford's amendment adds language regarding federal activities on place base poverty
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alleviating strategies clarifying they can address health inequities. miss human includes fondz that include behavioral health needs that they may use funds for. ms. jackson lee's amendment requires the comptroller general to conduct a study to identify the use, programs, and activity that is has the greatest impact and uses funds under the program. ms. moore's amendment authorizes states to use statewide funds to ensure eligibility entities have the necessary support to address the needs of low-income individuals, families, and communities. mr. payne jr.'s and ms. tlaib's amendment ensures funds can be used for home retears and health and safety, energy, water, for low-income individuals. mr. payne jr.'s amendment clarifies csbg funds can be used to address emergency needs, including needs due to a national or public health emergency. ms. pressley's amendment ensures eligibility entities take into account trauma prevention and knit myth gaition when establishing partnerships to promote healthy communities.
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ms. tlaib and miss payne, ms. newman, miss berra gone an mr. torres of new york have a requirement for the state to describe how state and eligibility entities will coordinate programs related to utility and water assistance services. mrs. torres of new york has an amendment to revise the reporting requirements of the community action innovation program to include an nalcies of best practices for reducing poverty. ms. wild's amendment requires that eligibility entities post their strategic plan, community need assessment and action plan on their website. this en bloc amendment contains commonsense proposals that strengthen the underlying bill. i thank my colleagues for their contributions and strongly urge support of the en bloc amendment and the underlying bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in opposition to the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. while the amendment before us
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includes some positive reforms -- while the amendments before us include some positive reforms to improve accountability and transparency in the community services block grant program, there are, unfortunately, several problematic amendments in the mix that outweigh the improvements and require me to oppose them when considered together. these amendments are dupli duplicative, adding additional requirements to the program, and lessen accountability. it's critical to streamline anti-poverty programs to make them work for low-income americans, but instead these amendments layer on duplication and move us in the opposite direction. i cannot agree to add more inefficiency to an already ineffective program. therefore cannot support the democrat amendment before -- amendments before us today. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: i now recognize mr. horsford. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from nevada is recognized for one minute.
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mr. horsford: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentlelady for yielding. i rise today in support of my amendment which will ensure we address the impacts health inequities have on creating and exacerbating poverty within our communities. as my constituents and far too many americans know, unequal access to quality health care can be financially crushing. whether an individual is too sick to work and cannot receive adequate care or the care they received was very expensive and inadd wit -- inadequate, we know health inequity is a root cause of poverty in nevada and across the country. we cannot combat poverty without recognizing the role that health inequities pay to perpetuate the cycle of poverty. through my work co-leading the ways and means committee's racial equity initiative, i have seen firsthand just how valuable data can be when we are examining disparities. in our health care system, the
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data speaks for itself. in my state of nevada, african-americans and latinos are twice as likely as their white counterpart to develop asthma. this and other chronic illnesses exacerbate disparities due to their inherently pervasive nature. to combat this i urge my colleagues to support my amendment and the csbg modernization act in a bipartisan manner. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: madam speaker, i have the right to close i will reserve. the speaker pro tempore: ok. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. mitts bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i now recognize ms. houlahan from pennsylvania for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from pennsylvania is recognized for two minutes. ms. houlahan: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in support of my amendment that ensures that states and other eligible entities under the community services block grant modernization act of 2022 can
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utilize funds for behavioral health purposes. these past two years have had a devastating effect on the physical and mental health of people across the nation, especially those who live in poverty or in underresourced areas. in my district we have seen hospitals shuttered, families suffer, and young people facing unprecedented mental health challenges. by adding explicit language on behavioral health to this bill, we'll underscore the heightened need for increased resources to reach those underserved and most at risk. thankfully recipients like my home state of pennsylvania are receiving funding through this grant program to alleviate the causes of poverty and to provide communities for employment. but the community services block grant program must emphasize that in order for states to truly attack the root causes of poverty, they must address the rising rate of mental illness and substance abuse disorders. just yesterday the cdc announced there were more than 100,000 drug overdoses in 2021. a record high and 15% increase
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from 2020. this data shows that something must change. we all know that for people to participate meaningfully in the work force and achieve self-sufficiency, they need the tools first and foremost to address their physical, mental, and behavioral health. as a prior business other i understand the importance of this firsthand. because america thrives when our workers thrive. community service block grants have been successful in supporting those who are most underserved across our communities for decades. let's please build on this and ensure the program meets the needs of our diverse 21st century communities and workers. i ask my colleagues to vote yes on this amendment. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from connecticut, member of the education and labor committee, mrs. hayes. soap the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized for
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two minutes. mrs. hayes: madam speaker, i rise to offer an amendment to protect communities from malicious scams surrounding the community services block grant program. the csbg program is absolutely critical to the empowerment of vulnerable communities. funding from the csbg programs has helped nine community action agencies in my state serve 107,000 families and 260,000 individuals. it has helped over 81,000 household avoid crises with energy assistance and nearly 17,000 people avoid hunger with emergency or supplemental food and enrolled 5600 children in early childcare services. additionally, these agencies have helped nearly 11,000 people file their income taxes, returning 8.5 million to my state's economy. csbg programs empower all communities -- our communities most vulnerable which is why they are always offered free of charge. however, scammers across the country falsely purport to offer
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csbg charges for a fee, preying on those in our community. we have seen a prolive of fraud and scams throughout the covid-19 pandemic when emergency federal dollars were sent to states. these scams are illegal and morally reprehensible. it is our responsibility to ensure our communities are properly informed to combat predatory schemes. it is our responsibility to re-enforce guardrails to protect the integrity of these programs and ensure they fulfill their promises to our communities. my amendment would require that states provide easily accessible warnlings about -- warnings about verified scams, as well as information on where to seek resources should someone believe they are the victims of the csbg related scam. making this information available will ensure that csbg can continue to provide lifesaving services to communities without being subject to mall intent. this is a simple commonsense amendment that the congressional budget office has certified as budget neutral. i urge my colleagues to vote in
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favor of this amendment and underlying legislation. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: i will reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i would like to require the remaining time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady has 2 1/2 minutes remaining. ms. bonamici: i yield a minute and a half to the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for a minute and a half. ms. jackson lee: it let me thank the manager of this legislation, chairman of the committee. thank you for this important legislation. community service block grant modernization act is extremely important. as we all know this bipartisan bill will bring about an
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enhanced ability to serve the community. the cbdg moneys are particularly important not only to rural areas but urban areas. and they are important as relates to many issues such as in my community dealing with overcoming disasters. those dollars are utilized to ensure housing and i wish to put into the record black communities are last in mineline for disaster planning in texas. i ask unanimous consent to place this in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: five years after hurricane harvey many in houston are still waiting on help. ask unanimous consent. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: my amendment is extremely important and very quickly it deals with accountability and performance improvement. also the objectives of the jackson lee amendment. my amendment also deals with making sure through a g.a.o. study that csbg has performed well. which problematic activities
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services and other uses of funds were the most effective and greatest positive impact which administrative organizational structural and operational strategies and tactics that were deployed were most successful. how much grants were allowed to -- states for distribution and used by community action agency. whether these grants are retained by each state exceeded the percentage of such funds that were allowed to be retained. in effect, the g.a.o. would be conducting a performance audit of this program to position it for a fresh start by permanenting the extent -- determining the extent to which these funds reach their intended beneficiaries. many times north though it was direct drected for them are disadvantaged because of the agency. finally, the net result will be transparencicy and improvement so that others would be served. i ask my colleagues to support -- i thank you for including it in the en bloc amendment. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: the gentlewoman from north carolina will reserve.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: i have no further speakers on the en bloc amendment and prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. oregon. ms. foxx: i believe i am allowed to close, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: correct. miss forks: i'm waiting for the gentlewoman from oregon. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: i yield myself the remaining balance of the time. . this has commonsense proposals that strengthen the underlying bill. i thank my colleagues for their contributions and improving programs uplifting low-income people in our communities. i strongly urge support of the en bloc amendment and the underlying bill, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, my friends at home tell me all the time that they believe common sense is in
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short supply in washington. i completely agree with them. it's practically nonexistent on the other side. madam speaker, we can exercise common sense by focusing on reforming the federal safety net so that programs pull people out of poverty and into self-sufficiency and not encouraging them to stay in dependency on the federal government. adding more duplication to the csbg program will not accomplish that goal. i ask my colleagues to oppose these amendments and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. pursuant to house resolution 1097, the previous question is ordered on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentlewoman from oregon. the question is on the amendments en bloc. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the en bloc amendments -- ms. foxx: madam speaker, i request the yeas and nays.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings are postponed. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? ms. bonamici: madam speaker, pursuant to section 11 of house resolution 1097, i rise to offer amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendments en bloc. the clerk: en bloc number 2 consisting of amendments number 3, 5, and 10 printed in part f of house report 117-320 offered by ms. bonamici of oregon. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1097, the gentlewoman from oregon, ms. bonamici, and the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, each will control 10 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from oregon. ms. bonamici: madam speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam
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speaker. this en bloc includes several amendments that i believe would vastly improve the underlying legislation. first, one of the included amendments will address a critical concern. i cannot support any legislation that opens the door for taxpayer funding of abortion, and this bill opens that door. the legislation includes vague language allowing program funds to address health needs and improve health and well-being. while this might sound nice at first blush, it hides a huge problem. i'm concerned that instead of helping people receive high-quality health care it will lead to taxpayer dollars funding abortions. the majority of americans oppose seeing their hard-earned dollars go to pay for abortions, and we must do all in our power to stop that from ever happening. this amendment will make sure that no taxpayer dollars are used to reimburse health care services. it will also ensure that taxpayer dollars are not used for experimental gender hormone
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medications or other harmful gender transition medical interventions. additionally, this amendment takes commonsense steps to prohibit taxpayer dollars from funding lobbying activities and voting registration activities. h.r. 5129 would allow program funds to be used for voter registration efforts. while getting morel jibl individuals registered to vote -- more eligible individuals registered to vote, we must not let the next election distracting programs for low-income americans. we must maintain the poverty threshold that exists in current law. increasing this threshold will just expand the pool of eligible participants and stretch resources thinner. we need to tailor the program to ensure federal dollars serve those most in need.
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i hope my colleagues will support this group of amendments, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in strong opposition to this en bloc amendment. the amendments contained in this en bloc are either a distraction from the bipartisan work we are doing today or fundamentally undermining the improvements we are putting forth in this legislation. and notably, this en bloc includes yet another republican attack on women's rights and liberty. instead of focusing on what we have accomplished together to strengthen this program in a bipartisan way, some of my colleagues across the aisle are trying to further divide us. madam speaker, it's been 24 years since the last re-authorization of the community services block grant program in 1998. our communities need a comprehensive re-authorization, not a partisan controversy that will delay the urgent need to
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help this program. community action agencies have addressed the health needs of low-income individuals in their communities, particularly important to rural communities. the 1964 economic opportunity act, which first authorized the community action program, the predecessor to csbg, specifies that such programs shall be conducted in those fields with the purposes of this part including employment, job training, counseling and health. indicating that health has always been and continues to be a core part of addressing poverty conditions that is the central mission of these agencies. additionally, this en bloc would seek to strip out language from h.r. 5129, allowing c.a.a.'s, community action agencies, to serve individuals up to 200% of the federal poverty line. congress supported in a bipartisan manner allowing community action agencies to serve individuals up to 200% of the poverty line to provide
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flexibility during the covid-19 pandemic. the cares act, for example, the f.y. 2022 labor-hhs appropriations bill, and the recently passed omnibus, all included an allowance for c.a.a.'s to serve individuals up to 200% of the poverty line. the csbg statute, which we know is already 20 years out of date, sets the income eligibility of 100% of the official line or 125% if the state chooses. currently, the very low income eligibility criteria -- this is equivalent to about $27,180 for a single person in 2022 -- for csbg creates a cliff. individuals will be cut off from public assistance and services as soon as they make a dime over the income threshold. and we must remember that community action agencies are unique as they do not operate a single program. rather, c.a.a.'s operate and
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often coordinate an array of federal, state and local programs, all with varying eligibility requirements. for example, more than half of community action agencies operate the weatherization assistance program. that uses 200% of the poverty income guidance as eligibility criteria. i want to share a story of daniel from north dakota. when the pandemic struck, daniel was working at a fast food restaurant and his hours were reduced. with his employment income, he's above the statutory 125%, but below the 200% flexibility congress has provided with bipartisan support. unfortunately, daniel's housing was unstable and he was couch surfing. he received case management to assist with his housing search, and through csbg funds provided under the cares act, he received assistance with the security deposit in february, 2021. so with this assistance, daniel has maintained stable housing for over a year.
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mr. speaker, daniel's story is just one example of why raising the federal poverty level eligibility to 200% is so critical to this legislation. unlike the underlying legislation, this en bloc amendment would weaken csbg or offer solutions in search of problems. one of the needless proposals in this en bloc actually duplicates the current funding restriction in the bill and statute for voter registration activities which, of course, are nonpartisan activities. madam speaker, we are here today to support a bipartisan csbg re-authorization and the important work of community action agencies in our communities. this en bloc amendment would move us backward. i strockly urge -- i strongly urge my colleagues to reject these amendments in this en bloc and support the underlying bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i yield 3 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from virginia, mr. good.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for 3 1/2 minutes. mr. good: thank you, madam speaker. thank you, ranking member foxx. the supreme court seems poised to finally, mercifully reverse the only decision in the history of the court that has cost more than 60 million innocent precious lives, which by the way, beyond the moral travesty, has contributed massively to our labor shortages and social security and medicare being on the verge of bankruptcy. in typical fashion, democrats are revealing who they are with their response. their unlawful protests and intimidation tactics at the homes of the justices while the administration and the allies in this body cheer them on. democrats can't win it the ballot box or through the legislative process, so they try to eliminate the electoral college, rig election laws, eliminate the filibuster, pack the supreme court, pack the senate, give statehood to d.c. and puerto rico, and nowing
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threat -- and now threaten justices at their homes. this is because democrats are the radical extremists on abortion. they've become the party of death. their position is abortion at any time for any reason up to and beyond the moment of birth with taxpayers being forced to fund it. i didn't hear any democrats criticize the former governor of virginia when he said a couple of years ago that a mother and her doctor can have a conversation after a baby is born and decide whether or not to kill it. i say let's have this fight in this congress. we had an election six months ago in virginia when everyone knew that the supreme court would be reviewing roe v. wade, and the party of death got trounched in this election. we must expose democrats for the radical extremists they are and work to defend the brutal, horrific practice of abortion. to democrats, i say, bring it on. let democrats defend piercing a
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baby's skull and sucking out its brains, tearing a baby limb for limb or burning it alive with a saline injection. call it what it is. just this week, democrats pushed another failed abortion on demand vote in the senate, a bill that passed this house with no republican votes but sadly, all but one democrat supporting it, as they tried to ensure that america remains among the most extreme nations in the world with the most radical laws on abortion. now this current piece of legislation will permit federal dollars to be used to harm the unborn as it includes a provision that allows taxpayer dollars to be used to, quote, address health needs and improve health and well-being and to identify and respond to physical and behavioral health challenges. however, a recent poll found that 54% of americans oppose using taxpayer dollars to fund abortions. my amendment would protect taxpayers from being forced to
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pay for abortions even if hyde were repealed. if this bill is not intended to fund abortion, then accept and pass my amendment and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. meech -- ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i have a lot to say in response to the gentleman but i'll take a deep breath and say, this bill is helping lift low-income americans out of poverty. it's a bipartisan bill we've been working on for many years. it is time to update the community service block grant program, help lift low-income americans in oregon and throughout america. i oppose in amendment. i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you. i yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from michigan, mrs.
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mcclain. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for two minutes. mrs. mcclain: thank you, madam speaker. i would agree with my colleague across the aisle, this -- this bill should be about lifting families out of poverty and providing hope to underserved communities. let's do that and let's actually for once in agreement let's put our money where our mouth is and let's actually make sure that the dollars are actually used for what the bill intends them to be used for. so we should not be blurring lines between workforce issues and political campaigns. this isn't a political campaign, correct? facilities used for community service block grants should not be open to political activities during operation hours. sadly, this is exactly what my colleagues on the other side want. and they are notorious for talking about a bill and then
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packing it full of something that has nothing to do with the bill. so let's do what we say we're going to do and actually do and help the communities. where does this end? this is the foot in the door to allow real partisan action to be co-mingled with federal programs. we have a clear example of what -- of this happening today. need i remind everyone about acorn? that should be an example enough to illustrate why this is a terrible idea but apparently not for my colleagues on the other side of the aisle. . my amendment is simple, it would remove the troubling language in this bill that would allow taxpayer funded community action centers to be used to increase voting registration. let's keep the bill to what you say it's going to be. it would also prohibit community service block grant funds from any lobbying activities.
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again, let's actually use the funds for the people in the community not the politics. we all want eligible americans to register to vote and actually get to the polls on election day. but that is not the purpose of the community block grants. this bill should not blur the lines between -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. mrs. mcclain: and political activities. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentlewoman from north carolina reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon investigated. is recognized. ms. bonamici: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: madam speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from wisconsin. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized for one minute. mr. grothman: thank you, very much. there are certainly many concerns over this bill.
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the one that i would like to highlight today is that they are greatly increasing the expansion of eligibility for the bill. that doesn't necessarily mean that the bill is going to make things more expensive, but you know very well if we are going to bring a whole lot of new areas into the bill, if we don't increase more spending, the areas that are currently part of the community services block grant are going to go down. and i don't believe the majority party are going to let anybody go down, which means this bill anticipates a significant increase in spending on this program. this is one of many programs that i would argue under the constitution really shouldn't be a federal concern. it should be a local concern. to double the eligibility to 200% and make that permanent is resulting at a time when our spending is just completely out of control setting up a situation in which there will be
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dramatic spending on another government program. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina reserves. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. mitts bonamici: -- miss bonna meech kri: -- ms. bonamici: reserve. ms. foxx: i know the gentlewoman has the right to close. ms. bonamici: i'm prepared to close. ms. foxx: madam speaker, i yield myself the balance of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. my colleagues have presented many good arguments against this bill in general and why we should be voting for these amendments that are in this en bloc. these amendments will provide needed improvements to the under-the-lying legislation and -- to the underlying legislation and make sure the fund are spent on the program's original goal, serving low-income americans and helping
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them get out of poverty. i urge my colleagues to support this en bloc amendment. and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. the gentlewoman from oregon is recognized. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself the balance of the time. again i want to reiterate my strong opposition to this en bloc amendment and support for the underlying bill. this bipartisan bill is about improving services for our communities through community action. and these efforts are long overdue. unlike the underlying bill that enjoys broad bipartisan support and reflects the input of stakeholders who represent these agencies and their vital work in our communities, this en bloc amendment ignores what we have accomplished together to strengthen this program and seeks to further divide us. rather than addressing the real needs of low-income individuals, this en bloc amendment attacks women's reproductive rights at a time when they are under attack nationally. the sponsors of this en bloc amendment have injected
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controversy into a policy on voter registration which is nonpartisan. head start has had a nearly identical policy for the past 40 years with little evidence of problem. together these amendments all failed in our bipartisan committee markup and they should again. i strongly urge my colleagues to reject this en bloc amendment, support the underlying bill, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1097, the previous question is ordered on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentlewoman from oregon. the question is on the amendments en bloc. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. ms. foxx: madam speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina rise? ms. foxx: i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3 it-s of house resolution 8. yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings are postponed.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 4 printed in part f of house report 117-320. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> madam speaker, pursuant to section 10 of house resolution 1097, i rise to offer an amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 4 printed in part f of house report number 117-320. offered by mr. gottheimer of new jersey. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1097, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. gottheimer, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. gottheimer: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. gottheimer: madam speaker, i rise in support of my amendment to the bipartisan community services block grant modernization act. before i begin i'd like to thank all the veterans back in my home district in northern new jersey and nationwide from the bottom of my heart for putting your lives on the line to defend our freedom, families, and the greatest democracy in the world.
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please know this, after sacrificing so much no veteran should ever struggle to get the care and recognition he or she has earned. we should always get their backs. my amendment to the legislation we are considering today will do that. adding critical support for our brave veterans, particularly homeless veterans, to list purposes on which state government, including new jersey, may delay federal community service block grant vin hements of the the bipartisan community service block grant program helps reduce poverty, revitalize communities, and empow families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient. it helps veterans get and keep a good job, education, housing, health care, emergency assistance. and stay more actively in their communities. in new jersey the program serves more than 200,000 individuals and 130,000 families through the work of 25 community action agencies. these agencies are typically private nonprofit organizations, public agencies, or local government agencies which provides education and training,
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financial counseling. the government where our county executive and commissioners have focused like a laser beam successfully on helping combat veteran homelessness. the bipartisan legislation on the floor will make important updates to the community service block grant program. my amendment will add support for veterans and in particular homeless veterans. with this amendment community action agencies will work alongside state and local agencies to raise awareness among veterans of housing programs and help those who bravely served our country to secure the housing they need. once stable housing is secured, they'll work with veterans and individual to ensure the full range of resources including work force training health resources and communities -- opportunities for peer support available to veterans who need it most. supporting our veterans is the least we can do. after serving our country and putting their lives on the line, our nation's veterans should not struggle to get the resources they have earned. far too often our veterans face issues finding housing and
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employment. it's unacceptable. on any given night the government estimates more than 40,000 veterans are homeless. on top of that data shows unemployment rate of veterans age 18-65 is higher than the unemployment right of nonveterans. today's amendment builds on the work i helped lead working on both sides of the aisle since i was elected to support our service members and families. the first legislation i passed was expanding for the post-9/11 veterans. and passing a 2.7% pay raise for members of the military. last year the house passed the bipartisan student veterans counseling centers elinlibility act expanding access to health service force veterans, utesing g.i. benefits through colleges and universities through established certainties. we established the parity act to expand benefits for members of our military who serve in the national guard and reserves as they don't receive the same access to vital benefits they deserve. in march working with members of the bipartisan problem solvers
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caucus, we passed the honor pact act here in the house to help veterans exposed to burn pits. dating back to 1991 and desert storm and most recent conflicts. this included addressing the mental health impacts off toxic exposure. back home i have been fighting for expanded health care services and establish the mental health services at the v.a. community-based outpatient clinic in sussex county. aim working to cut the red tape to ensure north jersey veterans receive referrals for care at image septemberers. we have made critical progress on that front. more veterans in my district have greater access to health care they deserve. let me say these are not democratic and republican issues. they are r, white, and bluish shoes. the ones -- issues. there is nothing more important
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than having the responsibility to have the backs of veterans who served our nation. i encourage my colleagues on both side of the aisle to vote in favor of my amendment for support of veterans the list of community service block grant investments. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina rise. ms. foxx: madam speaker, i claim the time in opposition but am not opposed. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. we owe our military veterans a huge debt of gratitude and must make sure they are well supported as they transition back into the civilian work force. this amendment encourages the csbg program to meet the needs of low-income veterans. especially homeless veterans. it's not -- it's surprising to me we need to put such an amendment in this bill because we would think that the csbg program would already be doing
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it. but since this is a worthy goal and one that i support, i will support this amendment. in fact, madam speaker, i wear a pin every day with the united states flag, the north carolina flag, and a banner under it that says i support veterans. therefore i must support an amendment that would support veterans. while i have concerns with the underlying bill, i think this is a good amendment and i appreciate the gentleman offering it. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. the gentleman has 30 seconds remaining. mr. gottheimer: i yield 30 seconds to the gentlelady from oregon. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield to the gentlewoman from oregon. ms. bonamici: thank you, madam speaker. thank you for your amendment and your leadership in addressing the needs of our country's veterans. this amendment will help community action agencies meet the needs of veterans,
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particularly homeless veterans. although many community action agencies already implement other federal programs serving veterans, this amendment will emphasize that all eligible entities are able and equipped to serve veterans in their communities. thank my colleague for offering this amendment. thank the ranking member for supporting it as well. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: we must always we can to make sure we help low-income and homeless veterans. i think this amendment furthers that effort. i urge my colleagues to support the amendment. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1097, the previous question is ordered on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey. the question is on the amendment. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. for what purpose does the gentleman from seek recognition? mr. gottheimer: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house
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resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings are postponed. questions will resume on questions previously postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. amendments en bloc number 1. amendmenting en bloc number 2. amendment number 4. motion to recommit if offered. and passage of the bill if ordered. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. pursuant to clause 9 of rule 20, remaining electronic votes will be conducted as five-minute votes. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on amendment en bloc number 1 printed in part f of house report 117-320 offered by the gentlewoman from oregon. the clerk will redesignate the amendments en bloc. the clerk: en bloc number 1 consisting of amendments numbered 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17
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printed in part f of house report number 117-320 offered by ms. bonamici of oregon. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentlewoman from oregon. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by andy barr of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. barr will vote no on en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms.e escobar: as the member designated by ms. owe casio-cor,
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mr. bowman, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. blake moore, i inform the house that mr. moore will be
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voting no on amendment 1. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. tom tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote no on the en bloc.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, the state where the first 9/11 call was placed in the united states in 1968 and also home to the world's largest office chair, i inform the house that ms. sewell will vote yes on en bloc
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amendment number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. crawford of arkansas, i inform the house that mr. crawford will vote no on 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good morning, madam speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island and pursuant to house resolution number 8, i'd like to inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on agreeing to en bloc number 1 offered by representative bonamici. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina and mr. butterfield of
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north carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the amendments en bloc. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does -- for what -- for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote no on en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. green of tennessee, rm for form mr. -- i
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inform the house that mr. green will vote nay on en bloc number 1. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: madam speaker, as the member designated by marilyn strickland of the state of washington, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 1. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. owens: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart and mr. curtis from utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote nay on en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. perlmutter of colorado, i inform the house that mr. perlmutter will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? mrs. wagner: mr. speaker, as the member designated mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote nay on en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, as the member designated by m king zinger of ill no i -- illinois, he will vote nay on en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? mrs. miller-meeks: as the member designated mrs. spartz of indiana, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that representative spartz will vote no on the bonamici en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: as the member designated by representative schrader, i inform the house that he will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cardenas, mr. lawson, mr. gomez, and mr. gallego, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on the amendments en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. laturner from kansas, i inform the house that
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mr. laturner will vote nay on en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recog recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. david scott, mr. eric swalwell i inform the house that these members will vote yes on amendments en bloc 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairman gregory meeks, i inform the house that mr. meeks will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote no on the en bloc.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from neb seek recognition? mr. bacon: as the member designated by mr. pete stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote no on en bloc number one. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: mr. speaker, as the member designated by the following members cuellar of texas, castro of texas, chairwoman water of california i inform the house that these members will vote yes on en bloc number 1. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. van duyne of
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texas, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. van duyne will vote no on the en bloc amendments. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. bergman of michigan, i inform the house that mr. bergman will vote no on en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative cathy mcmorris rodgers r madam speaker of washington -- madam speaker of washington, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that representative madam speaker will vote no on en bloc number 1. thank you. search for what purpose does the
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gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by members cawthorn, north carolina, van taylor, texas, and fallon, texas, i inform the house that these three members will vote no on en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. johnson of south dakota, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote nay on en bloc 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan and miss johnson of texas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 1.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. amodei, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote no on the amendments en bloc. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. casten and danny davis of illinois, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from krasm seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairwoman lofgren, i inform the house that zoe lofgren will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated mist to h.res. 8, i inform the house that miss rice will vote yea on en bloc number 1 offered by rep bonamici. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. meuser of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. meuser will vote no on the en bloc number 1. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, mr. torres, mr. jeffries, mr. delgado, mr. deutch, these amendments will vote yes on amendments environs clock number 1. -- en bloc number one.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr.connolly: mr. speaker as member designated by mr. bera of california, mr. bera will vote
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yes on amendments en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, mr. desaulnier, mr. lowenthal, mr. garamendi and mr. sanchez, mr. kind, ms. moore, mr. suozzi and mr. evans, these members will vote yes on amendments en bloc 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: as the member designated by mr. tim ryan of ohio, i inform the house that mr. ryan will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 1.
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mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mrs, mr. welch, mr. payne and ms. sherrill, these members will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. porter and mr. mceachin, these members will vote yes on amendments en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote nay on amendments en bloc
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek
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recognition. mr. mchenry: as the member designated by mr. luetkemeyer, i inform the house that mr. luetkemeyer will vote no on amendment en bloc number 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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ms. tlaib, i inform the house that she will vote yes on amendments en bloc.
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ms. blunt rochester: as the member designated by ms. kelly of imknow plrks carter of georgia and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the amendments en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas 219. the nays are 201. with zero answering present. the amendments en bloc are adopted. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on amendments en bloc number 2 printed in part f of house report 117-320 offered by the gentlewoman from oregon. the the clerk will designate the amendments en bloc.
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the clerk: en bloc number 2 consisting of amendments number 3, 5, and 10 printed in part f of house report number 117-320. offered by ms. bonamici of oregon. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentlewoman from oregon. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina and mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? mrs. miller-meeks: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. spartz will vote yea on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recog
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recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by miss rice of new york, i inform the house that miss rice will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. johnson of south dakota, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote yea on en en bloc 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? mr. courtney: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. perlmutter of colorado, i inform the house that mr. perlmutter will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. van duyne of texas, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that ms. van duyne will vote yes on the en bloc amendments. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recog recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. strickland, i inform the house that these -- that ms. strickland will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative bustos, representative brownley, and representative schrader, i inform the house that these members will vote no on amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by the member from arkansas, i inform the house that he will vote no on enclock number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition in ms. wexton: . ms. wexton they will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from something seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, will he vote aye on block number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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mrs. lawrence of michigan and miss johnson of texas i inform the house that these members will vote no on amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from kt kentucky seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. barr of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. barr will vote yea on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: mr. speaker, as the member designated by million berra of california, i inform the house that mr. bera will vote no on amendments number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. laturner from kansas, i inform the house that mr. laturner will vote yea on en bloc 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. carter of the incomparable state of louisiana, ms. kelly of illinois, and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the amendments
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en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on en bloc 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek wreck? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairwoman lofgren, i inform the house that chairwoman lofgren will vote no on amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, mr. fallon of texas, taylor of texas i inform the house that these three members will vote yes on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition. >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by the following members, cuellar of texas, castro of texas, chairman waters of california i inform the house that these members will vote no on en bloc number 2, thapg you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition. >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. bergman from michigan i inform the house that mr. bergman will vote yes on en
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bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez, ms. bush, ms. tlaib, mr. bowman, and mr. khanna i inform the house that these members will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from temperature temperature seek recognition? tennessee seek recognition? mr. fleischmann: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. green of tennessee, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yea en bloc number 2. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: as the member designated ms. sewell of alabama, home to the world's largest motorcycle museum, i inform the house that ms. sewell will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative madam speaker -- smshes of washington -- mcmorris rodgers of washington, i inform the house that representative mcmorris rodgers will vote yes on en bloc number 2, thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good morning, mr. speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, nows i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote no on agreeing to en bloc amendment number 2 offered by representative bonamici, thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairman meeks, i inform the house that mr. meeks will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. moore of utah, i inform the house that mr. moore will vote no on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wilson of
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florida, ms. williams of georgia, mr. torres of new york, mr. jeffries of new york, mr. delgado of new york, mr. deutch of florida, mr. kehele of hawaii i inform the house that these members will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, i inform the house that mr. kinzinger will vote yea on en bloc 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cardenas, lawson, gomez, and gallego i inform the house that these members will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote aye on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires,
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mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mrs. watson coleman, mr. doyle, mr. welch, mr. carbajal, mr. deign, and ms. sherrill i inform the house that these members will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seeblg wreck anything? mr. bacon: sprekd mr. pete stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yes on en bloc 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by the following members david scott and eric swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote no on amendments en bloc 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. dan meuser of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. meuser will vote yea on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ryan of ohio, i inform the house that mr. ryan will vote no on the amendments
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en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. moore of utah, i inform the house that mr. moore will be voting yes on en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. sean casten and mr. danny davis of illinois, i inform the house that these yems will vote no on the amendments en bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. owens: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart and curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and curtis will vote yea on en bloc 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, mr. desaulnier, mr. lowenthal, mr. garamendi, ms. sanchez, ms. moore, mr. kind, mr. evans, and mr. suozzi i inform the house that these nine members will vote no on the amendments en
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bloc number 2. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? mrmrs. boebert: as the member designated by mr. gaetz, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on en bloc number 2. >> mr. luetkemeyer of missouri, i inform the house that mr. luetkemeyer will vote yes on en bloc 2.
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the speaker pro tempore: the yeas are 1998, the nays are 219 with zero answering present. the amendments en bloc are not
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adopted. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 the unfinished is on the question amendment number 4 offered by the gentleman from new jersey. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 4 printed in part s of house report 117-320 offered by mr. gottheimer of new jersey. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five minute vote. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] ms. blunt rochester: i inform the house that ms. kelly will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. barr of kentucky, he will vote yes on amendment number 4.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: as the member designated by mr. cuellar and chairwoman waters, i inform the house that they will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> as the member designated by by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. owe cast yeoh cor test and mr. chana, they will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. johnson of south dakota, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: as the member designated by ms. sanchez, mr. garamendi, mr. lowenthal
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plrks desaulnier, mr. blumenauer, mr. kind, ms. moore, mr. evans and mr. suozzi, these members will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by misvan don will vote yes on amendment number 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative brownley, bustos and schrader, these members will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. pete stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yes on amendment 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. strickland of washington state, ms. strickland will vote yes.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. stuart and mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that they will vote yes on amendment number 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, birth place of gnat king comb the first black man to host television show, she will vote yes. as the member designated by mr. cawthorn, these members will vote yes on amendment number 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by chairman gregory meeks, i inform the house that mr. meeks will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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mr. moore of utah, i inform the house that mr. moore will be voting yes on amendment number 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. mceachin, ms. bordeaux and ms. porter, they will vote yes. >> as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, i inform the house that mr. kinzinger will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. perlmutter of colorado, i inform the house that mr. perlmutter will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. mchenry: as the member designated by mr. luetkemeyer, i inform the house that mr. luetkemeyer will vote yes. >> as the member designated by mr. cardenas, lawson and
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gallego, they will vet yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas. >> as the member designated by mr. lee turner, i inform the house that he will vote yes. >> as the member designated by eric swalwell and david scott, these members will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. bergman of michigan, i inform the house that mr. bergman will vote yes on amendment number 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson of florida, ms. williams of georgia, mr. jeffries of new york, mr. deutch, mr. kahele, these members will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from iowa seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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mrs. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. spartz will vote yes on amendment number 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by chairwoman lofgren, i inform the house that chairwoman lofgren will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. crawford of arkansas, he will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, mrh carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative mrs. mcmorrisrodgers of washington, pursuant to h. res. 8, i inform the house that she will vote yes on gottheimer amendment number
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4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. sean cast ton and mr. danny davis of illinois, these members will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. green of tennessee, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yes on amendment number 4. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr.connolly: he as the member designated by mr. bera of california, i inform the house that mr. bera will vote aye on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. tiffany, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. sires,
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mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mr. mike doyle, mr. welch, mr. payne and ms. sherrill, these members will vote yes. >> as the member designated by mr. meuser of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. meuser will vote yes on amendment number 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by miss rice of new york, i inform the house that miss rice will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? mrs.wagner: as the member designated by mrs. walorski, i inform the house that miswhat laster ky will vote yes on amendment number 4,. >> as the member designated by many mrs. lawrence of michigan and ms. johnson of texas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek
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recognition? >> as the member designated by mr.~wilson, i inform the house that mr.~wilson will vote yes on amendment number 4. mr. lynch: as the member designated by by honorable james langevin of rhode island and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on amendment number 4 offered by mr. gottheimer. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? bob boche as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yes on amendment number 4. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: as the member designated by mr. tim ryan of ohio, i inform the house that this member will vote yes on the gottheimer amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on amendment 4.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 418 and nays are zero with zero answering present. the amendment is adopted. the previous question is ordered on the bill as amended. the question is on environs grossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor, say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the clerk: community services block grant act.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> i have a motion to recommit at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: mr. walberg moves to recommit the bill, h.r. 5129, to the committee on education and labor. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 1, the question is on the motion to recommit. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the noes have it. the motion is not agreed to. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. walberg: mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? mrs. boebert: as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez, ms. bush, ms. tlaib, mr. bowman, mr. khanna, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. bergman of michigan, i inform the house that mr. bergman will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. casten and mr. danny davis of illinois, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: as the member designated by the following members, cuellar, castro, waters, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. laturner from kansas, i inform the house that mr. laturner will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. perlmutter of colorado, i inform the house that mr. perlmutter will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. moore of utah, i inform the house that mr. moore will be voting yes on the present motion. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek
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recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by miss rice, i inform the house that miss rice will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: as the member designated by mr. wilson, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. johnson of south dakota, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote aye on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: mr. speaker, as the member designated by representatives bustos, brownley and schrier, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. owens: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart and mr. curtis of utah, i inform
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the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote yea on motion the -- on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, mr. fallon of texas, mr. taylor of texas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, ms. wattson coleman, -- mrs. watson coleman, mr. carbajal, ms. welch, mr. payne and ms. sherrill, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. pete stawber from minnesota, -- stauber from minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote aye on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: as the member designated by mr. mceachin, ms. bourdeaux and ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. reid of tennessee, form -- green of tennessee, i inform the house that mr. green will vote yea on the motion to recommit. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. connolly: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. bera of california, i inform the house that mr. bera will vote nay on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. mcmorris rodgers from washington, i
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inform the house that mrs. mcmorris rodgers will vote yea on the motion to recommit. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. carter of louisiana and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. barr of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. barr will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, i inform the house that ms. sewell will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by by crawford of arkansas, i inform the house that mr. crawford will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: as the member designated by ms. sanchez, mr. garamendi, dr. lowenthal,
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mr. desaulnier, mr. blumenauer, mr. kind, mr. suozzi, mr. evans and ms. moore, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. van duyne of texas and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that ms. van duyne will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: as the member designated by mr. tim ryan of ohio, i inform the house that mr. ryan will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. meuser of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. meuser will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairwoman lofgren, i inform the house that chairwoman lofgren will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker.
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as the member designated by mrs. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. spartz will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, i inform the house that mr. kinzinger will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? ms. stevens: as the member designated by mrs. lawrence and ms. johnson, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? lynch good morning, mr. speaker -- mr. lynch: good morning, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. langevin of rhode island, i informpursuant to house resolut, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: as the member designated by ms. strickland of the state of washington, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by scott and swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. luetkemeyer, i inform the house that mr. luetkemeyer of missouri will vote no on the motion to re-- i'm sorry, yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: as the member designated by mr. cardenas, lawson, gomez, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to
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recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois, i inform the house that ms. kelly will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wilson, ms. williams, mr. torres, mr. jeffries, mr. delgado, mr. deutch and mr. kahele, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? -- the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: as the member designated by mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. butterfield will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? mr. clarke: mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairman gregory meeks, i inform the house that chairman meeks will vote -- ms. clarke: mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairman gregory meeks, i inform the house that mr. meeks will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: as the member designated by mr. gallego, i inform the house that mr. gallego will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 201, the nays are 216. the motion to recommit fails. is not adopted. the question is on the passage of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. walberg: madam speaker, yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by i inform the house these members will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr.~wilson, i inform the house that mr.~wilson will vote no. i inform the house that miss rice will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition?
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>> as the member designated by mr. bergman of michigan, i inform the house that mr. bergman will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mrs, mr. welch, mr. payne and ms. sherrill, these members will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. meuser of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. meuser will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. porter and ms. bordeaux, they will vote yes. >> as the member designated by
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mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote nay. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: as the member designated by by the following members, cuellar, castro, chairwoman waters of california, these members will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. mrs. mcmorrisrodgers, i inform the house that ms. mrs. mcmorrisrodgers will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. bush, ms. tlaib, they will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. barr of kentucky, mr. barr will vote no on h.r. 5129.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: as the member designated by by honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on passage of h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cawthorn and mr. taylor, mre members will vote no on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: as the member designated by ms. kelly, mr. carter and mr. mfume, these members will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. prokes of alabama, mr. brooks will vote on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition?
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mr.connolly: as the member designated by mr. bera of california, i inform the house that mr. bera will vote aye on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. luetkemeyer of missouri, i inform the house that mr. luetkemeyer will vote no on h.r. 5129. >> as the member designated by buyeric swalwell and david scott, i inform the house these members will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. stauber, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote no on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: as the member designated by ms. sewell, the state whose land is 70% covered
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by forests, ms. sewell will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from seek recognition? the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: as the member designated by ms. strickland, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote. >> as the member designated by mr. gaetz, i inform the house -- members should wait until they are recognized. >> as the member designated by mrs. lawrence and ms. johnson, i inform the house these members will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition?
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>> as the member designated by ms. van duyne, i inform the house that ms. van duyne will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? mr. courtney: as the member designated by mr. perlmutter of colorado, i inform the house that mr. perlmutter will vote yes on h.r. 5 # 29. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. johnson of south dakota, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote nay on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: as the member designated by mr. tim ryan of ohio, i inform the house that mr. ryan will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. stuart and mr. curtis, i inform the house that mr. stuart and mr. curtis will vote nay.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representative brownley, bustos, these members will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. green of tennessee, i inform the house that mr. green will vote nay on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by chairman gregory meeks of new york, i inform the house that mr. meeks will vote yes on h.r. 5129. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. laturner, mr. laturner will vote nay. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. car den as, lawson and
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gallego, they will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. tiffany, nows that mr. tiffany will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as as the member designated by chairwoman lofgren, i inform the house that chairwoman lofgren will vote yes. >> as the member designated by mr. crawford of arkansas, mr. crawford will vote no on passage of h.r. 5196. >> smelled mr. torres, mr. jeffries, mr. deutch and mr. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. moore of utah, i inform the house that mr. moore will be voting no on 5129.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: as the member designated by ms. moore of wisconsin, ms. sanchez, mr. deep sean iowa, dr. p lowenthal, mr. suozzi and mr. kind, these nine members will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, mr. kinzinger will vote yes on h.r. 5129. >> as the member designated by mrs. spartz of indiana, mrs.
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spartz will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does north carolina? >> as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina and mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5129.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 246 and the nays are 169. the bill is passed. observation, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. cole: i ask unanimous consent that i be considered the first sponsor of h.r. 7648, a bill originally introduced by representative young of alaska for the purposes of adding co-sponsors and reprintings pursuant to clause 7, rule 12. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana seek recognition? mr. scalise: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to speak out of order for the purpose of inquiring to the majority leader the schedule for next week. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. scalise: also i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. scalise: thanks. with that, mr. speaker, i'm happy to yield to my friend, the gentleman from maryland, the house majority leader. mr. hoyer: i thank the republican whip for yielding. mr. speaker, on monday the house will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business with votes postponed until 6:30 p.m. on tuesday the house will meet at 9:00 a.m. and will recess shortly thereafter. at approximately 11:00 a.m., the house will meet in joint session with his excellency, the prime minister of the hellenic republic of griese. votes are expect -- greece. votes are expected thereafter.
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on thursday the house will meet at 9:00 a.m. the house will consider chairman scott's h.r. 7309, the work force innovation and opportunity act of 2022. which is an important part of the make it in america agenda. now more than ever, businesses need skilled workers and we need to expand access to skills training. mr. speaker, the house will also consider h.r. 7688, the consumer field price gouging representation act -- prevention act. this critical legislation seeks to give the federal trade commission greater authority to rein in excessive gas prices. this bill would protect consumers against irresponsible actors in oil and gas who would artificially inflate prices for
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extra profit and it will help americans struggling with higher energy costs. mr. speaker, the house will also consider two bills under suspension of the rules in recognition of national police week. mr. speaker, 23,229 of our fellow citizens have lost their lives over the course of the existence of our country in law enforcement. in doing their duties and protecting us and protecting our property. the first of those bills is h.r. 6943, the public safety officers support act, bipartisan legislation that would expand eligibility for the public safety officers' benefit program, to include stress and trauma-related injuries. and death by suicide for law enforcement officers and their families. tragically, mr. speaker, that happens too often. as a result of the trauma and stress which our police officers around the country confront.
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the second bill is h.r. 2992, the t.b.i. and ptsd law enforcement training act. again, bipartisan legislation, mr. speaker, that would require the department of justice to develop crisis intervention training tools for law enforcement agencies so they can better equip officers to respond to individuals with traumatic brain injuries and posttraumatic stress disorder. some of the most dangerous confrontations that our officers have. the house will also consider, mr. speaker, h.r. 6531, the targeting resources to communities in need act of 2022, sponsored by jim clyburn and hallucinate rogers, -- hal rogers, the ranking member on the appropriations committee. unfortunately that failed on suspension. so it's coming back under rule. we will also consider s. 2938, legislation to designate the united states courthouse and federal building located at 111
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north adams street in tal qulas, florida, as -- tallahassee, florida, as the joseph woodrow hatchet united states courthouse and federal building which was sponsored by senator mark rubio, republican member of the united states senate. the house will consider other bills under suspension of the rules, the complete list of suspensions will be announced by the close of business today. in addition, mr. speaker, we obviously will be ready at any time that the senate can pass assistance to the extraordinary brave and courageous ukrainians who are confronting the russian criminal invasion of their country, unprovoked, unwarranted and unjustified. so that we will have that legislation as soon as it comes back here, considered hopefully on this floor so that we can get some $40 billion in military and
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humanitarian assistance that is needed in ukraine so critically. it is a sad thing that we passed this bill tuesday night and it's been sitting in the senate with essentially now one senator, one republican senator, mr. paul of kentucky, holding it up. i'm hopeful that the senate can move it over to us quickly and we passed it in overwhelming bipartisan fashion when it was here. so that is also a possibility, mr. speaker, to be on the floor next week. i yield back to the distinguished whip. mr. scalise: i thank the gentleman for yielding and, you know, as we look at. so bills that will be brought up next week -- some of the bills that will be brought up next week, the price gouging bills, there's concern that it doesn't even define what price gowning would be. as we know, the current state of our energy crisis -- gouging would be. as we know, the current state of our energy crisis is really
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because we through the biden administration have shut down energy production in america. in fact, just the other day president biden, earlier this week, in the midst of dramatically high gas prices, president biden announced that he's canceling massive oil and gas lease sales in the gulf of mexico, where there are rich reserves of american energy that could be produced, alaska where there's rich reserves of american energy that could be produced. president biden said no yet again. this isn't the first time. since he became president, on day one, joe biden started attacking american energy. killed not only the keystone, but the ability to produce and make any new pipelines in america to move energy around our country. so that we don't have to import it from countries like russia, which president biden made us dependent on russian oil. in fact, was begging putin to send us more oil while he's canceling the ability for us to produce our own energy.
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you've seen other steps the president's taken all throughout his presidency to make it almost impossible to produce american energy, to move american energy, to export american energy. l.n.g. permits that are sitting on the desk, wraiting to be -- waiting to be signed for over a year, not a single new l.n.g. export permit to help not just america lower our energy prices, but to help our friends around the world, especially in europe, not need to get energy from bad actors like putin. and as putin is hopefully going to be pushed to the side in terms of energy that we get, the president continues to turn not to american energy, but to turn to other dictators to go to iran, to go to venezuela, while shutting down american energy. so we have a bill, and i brought this up to the majority leader a number of times, h.r. 6858. over 130 co-sponsors. a bill that would actually open up american energy so we can lower gas prices.
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we can actually do something about it. not try to point the finger and, you know, blame this person, the president tried blaming putin. nobody in the country bought it because they knew gas prices were going up dramatically well before putin invaded ukraine. in fact, president biden by shutting down american energy, a lot -- allowed putin to make $700 million a day selling his oil to america and europe. $700 million a day leading up to the war to help fund the war against ukraine. because president biden said no to american energy over and over again. this bill would actually fix that. when you look at the price gouging bill, first of all, the secretary of energy was asked in a committee hearing recently, just about two weeks ago, if there was price gouging. she said, quote, i'm not sure anyone is saying there is wholesale gouging. now, if you read the bill, what we've seen of it so far, doesn't allow the f.t.c. to take action against the president of the united states who actually is responsible for the gouging
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prices. high prices, whatever you want to define gouging as. again, the bill itself is very vague. if you just don't like a high price, you can go blame somebody else. or we can actually do something about it. we'd bring a bill like h.r. 6858 that would actually allow us to open up american energy that's here, lowest carbon emissions in the world, by the way, as we're now forced to rely on energy from other chris who actually -- countries who actually emit more carben to produce their oil. we produce lower carbon. if the gentleman would tell me he's bringing this up on the floor, i would be happy to yield right now. mr. hoyer: the gentleman mentioned in the last time we had a colloquy and pointed out that the drilling and processing of petroleum products are the cleanest in the world. made that point last week and you just made it now. does the gentleman know why that is the case?
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mr. scalise: the gentleman yields? because america has the best standards in the world. mr. hoyer: correct. mr. scalise: america knows how to do it better. and it's american innovation that's opened up the ability to produce more energy cleaner than anyone else in the world, and the president of the united states is the one saying, no to america. he's in saying no to all energy. he's saying no to the cleanest american energy. but then he's begging foreign countries who actually produce energy without american standards, begging them to give us our oil at a much higher price than just doing it here in the best place to do it in the world. perplexing me why the president of the united states says no to american energy while begging dictators to give us our energy at a higher cost. but that's where we are. and i would yield. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, we've had this discussion before. i'm going to take a little bit of time to -- because if you just listen to the republican
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whip, you would think that america's berest of production of oil -- bereft of production of oil or l.n.g. or petroleum-based products. i want to go through what america is doing and what the increase has been and what can be done. first of all, the united states is the largest producer of oil in the world. 18.61 million barrels per day. saudi arabia is about half of that at 10.8. russia is slightly less than saudi arabia. canada, about half of what russia's doing. china, about half, a little less than half of what russia's doing. so we are the largest producer of petroleum products. we import some, that is largely balessed on the type of petroleum -- based on the type of petroleum products that we use. on crude oil we're producing 11.6 million barrels in
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february, 2022. the all-time high was 12.9 million, almost 13 million barrels. when trump took office we were producing 8.8 billion barrels in january, 2017. in 2008 we were producing five million barrels. we've more than doubled that in a decade. from that five million. oil oil production is up. oil production is up more than 700,000 billion barrels. it's up. very substantially up. oil production projected to grow more than one million barrels this year alone. u.s.-rig count and this is important, these are the rigs that are in operation. u.s. rig count is at a current level of 705, up 7 from a week
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ago and up 257 from one year ago. so that the presentation that somehow we are handcuffed in producing petroleum products is simply not true. in terms of natural gas, the united states is also the largest producer of natural gas in the world at 3.109 billion. russia is second. in december of 2011, u.s. was producing 82.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas. that was in 2011. in december of 2021, we are producing 118 billion cubic feet, a 45% increase in 10 years. so again, to hear the whip
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talking about it, it would be as if we have constrained and not doing our job. i happen to have an export company in my district. nuclear facility, but right south of calvert cliffs is an export facility. cove point, maryland, 66% of the deliveries went to asia, 34% went to europe. in february and march of this year, it's now 80% to europe. why is that? so we can meet the cutoff that has either happened because russia did it or happened because the europeans vice president stopped buying in some respects russian product. in any event, at the end of 2021, u.s. had peak 11.6 billion
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cubic feet per day. by the end of 2022 that figure is expected to increase by 20%. this is not a country that is locking down the production of oil. in addition, let me point out that there are -- i want to get the right figure, oil and gas companies have 26 million acres of public lands to drill on and 11 million acres of federal waters that are at their disposal. 37 million acres in total. nothing is stopping these companies from drilling there if they choose to do so. the industry, mr. speaker, holds 9,000 unused approved permits
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right now, 9,000 approved permits to dill, which they're not using. last fall, the biden administration put 80 million acres in the gulf of mexico for auction and the court overturned that and there has not been pursuit of that, as the whip will point out since that time. but the point is that the response to that offer got a 2% response for 1.7 million acres out of 80 million acres that was offered. now the reason i took some time to go through these figures, nobody ought to be confused by the fact that what we are experiencing is a cause of the president's proper view that we need to move to alternative
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fuels, proper view that we need to, as the whip has pointed out, have safe production, safe processing, energy efficient, but also environmentally sensitive production of our oil products. all of which we're doing. and i want to make it very clear that my personal view is we need to make sure that europe has product, period. for national security reasons as well as the whip points out, mrl reasons, but there ought to be no confusion that oil production in this country is doing very, very well. now, why do some companies they are not producing a lot. because they are making profits by buying back stock and enhances the value of the stock and the value of the company and enhances of being a c.e.o. i don't criticize them for that.
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but very frankly, we are at war. a dictator has invaded without justification a friendly country, the ukraine and they have fought back with extraordinary vammor and what we really ought to do is talk together about how to make sure that a, we bring gas prices down and whether the f.t.c. decides, as the gentleman has pointed out, whether or not there is gouging. if they don't decide that, then secretary granholm, they are not sure, so be it. if they are gouging, if they are incorrectly charging consumers a higher price just because they can, then we ought to know about that. and that's what this bill that's going to be discussed next week.
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but there ought to be no confusion. we are producing a lot of oil and l.n.g. and provide for our own needs and the needs of those who are confronting tyranny in europe and confronting shortages in europe, which is driving up prices. and for the gentleman to see that these are biden prices is simply not the case. biden didn't have anything to do with these cases. we were producing more petroleum products but the cartels which have done so and i remember what happened in the early 70's, the cartels are controlling supply and as a result of shortness of supply and demand, we had to dial with the pandemic and once we got shots in arms and not wearing masks on the floor, what are people doing? going out and driving.
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demand is up and supply is being kept down by the cartels, not by joe biden. and this evidence of the companies not producing more product, i get it. they are getting high prices, why should they produce more product? you produce more product, you want to sell more product to make more money. but they are buying stock back and dividends are being paid at a healthy rate. so here we are. so i tell the gentleman, mr. speaker, that we are going to deal with both the supply side, which is important, but i also want to make sure we aren't gouging consumers in the process. i yield. mr. scalise: to say joe biden is not the reason that supply is limited doesn't match with the facts. two days ago, joe biden canceled
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oil and leased sales in the gulf of mexico. joe biden canceled lease sales in alaska. joe biden as a candidate -- this isn't just some jo development, joe biden as a candidate said no more drilling including offshore, no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill. that was joe biden as a candidate and he didn't stop there when he became president. it's crystal clear why. glad the gentleman is bragging about high production levels, but let's not think for a minute that joe biden is the reason we have production today because if you understand the oil and gas industry, i was on a rig in the deep waters of the gulf of mexico two weeks ago one of the largest producing, that rig got its first lease in 2002 and took
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about 10 years to get the first oil. they put all private money over $10 billion of private money in developing those leases and there were many leases and permits to get to the bring oil out of the ground to pay back the 10-plus billion dollars and get to a produce 130,000 barrels today. if joe biden wants to take credit for 130 billion beer else today, check how long it took from lease permits from out of the ground and getting into world markets. world markets set the price of oil. but that oil ultimately depletes which is why the oil companies were looking for new opportunities. the gentleman talks about thousands of permits that are out there. sounds really good, under stand
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apply people understand that is a ms. leading number. not everywhere is oil. and so you buy leases to explore. it's called exploration for a reason. if it was known reserves and drill under a gas tank, you will find oil. if you want to find oil amongst the natural resources that leases, you do seismic engineering. that takes years to go through the process of permitting. since joe biden has been president, they have not issued new leases for seismic. you might have a three mile by three mile lease that you paid millions to the federal government years ago and you are exploring that three miles by three miles that the federal government was happy to take the money for but you can't get a permit to explore that lease. to exercise other permits, you had to get permits for the
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pipelines. not a single new pipeline has been should. if you get it out of the ground, the biden administration doesn't want you to move it to refineries and world macts. so what you see is a recognition by the rest of the world that america is taking itself off the shelf. joe biden is the one who canceled these sales and he said as a candidate there will be no drilling. and cartels love this policy because they control the supply. america is producing oil today based on permits and actions that were taken years ago, but what we are seeing today is inability to continue developing those leases, which means ultimately they will dry up, as all of those leases do. but that's why you are exploring for the next round of fines. -- finds. they aren't being explored for in other countries.
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so they can control the price. interesting, the gentleman brought up the last time we saw these prices was in the 1970's under a similar democrat president who had the same kind of attitude towards american energy and made our country dependent on foreign energy and created lines for people to get gasoline and president trump opening up american energy and allowing a free market to produce energy, we don't put those constraints in place when operating under a free market. putin doesn't have leveraging. if you have a president like joe biden who says we aren't going to produce in america and he took actions amidst high gas prices and took american energy off the market giving cartels mormon apply to raise prices. we have a bill to address that and reverse those bad policies.
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unfortunately, i haven't heard the gentleman commit to bring those to the floor yet, but i yield back. mr. hoyer: it is unfortunate that in a time of war that we spend all the time blaming our own president. it is unfortunate that when the europeans put themselves over the objections of numerous administrations in a place where they had dependence on russia, russia has no leveraging over us. we don't need them for energy. we voted overwhelmingly to stop buying any petroleum products from russia, which i supported strongly. on this side of the aisle and your side of the aisle we supported that strongly. the gentleman refuses to recognize 80 million acres. now it was overturned by the courts later, 80 milliones

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