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he acquired two backup weapons, he purchased in early december, and a semi-automatic rifle he received from his father as a christmas present when he was 16 years old. and, fort pierce, florida -- henrietta, fort pierce, florida. caller: from what i have been able to glean is it seems this man had been in legal trouble more than a year ago. it was he committed a felony. my question is, we have gun laws, why was this young man able to get a gun? that falls upon the fbi and those in the adf department that actually monitor.
>> i we keep -- we leave this to keep our coverage to the u.s. capitol where the house is about 24 general speeches. lawmakers are scheduled to debate 17 bills including several dealing with cybersecurity and veterans issues. this is a live coverage on the u.s. house on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a com communication from the speaker. the clerk: speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. may 16, 2022. i hereby appoint the honorable deborah k. ross to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 10, 2022, the chair will now recognize members
from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair are alternate recognition between the parties with time equally allocated between the parties and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip limited to five minutes, but in no event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. mr. joyce: thank you, madam speaker. i rise to address the house and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. joyce: madam speaker, as we stand here today gasoline in my hometown of altoona, pennsylvania, costs an average of $4.49 cents per gallon, that is the highest price we have ever paid for gasoline.
on day one of his presidency, joe biden canceled the keystone x.l. pipeline. just last week, president biden doubled down on his failed policy of crushing american energy producers by canceling three key oil and natural gas leases. it's this reckless leadership that has led to record breaking prices that have made it so hard for rural americans to afford to drive to work, go to the doctor's appointment, visit relatives, or bring their kids to a baseball game. it is time to turn away from these failed policies. once again rely on the energy that lies beneath the feet of my constituents. the energy that comes from american coal, american oil, american natural gas, and american shale. madam speaker, we cannot afford
these high gas prices. and we cannot afford this failed leadership. thank you. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida, mr. rutherford, for five minutes. mr. rutherford: thank you, madam speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. ru rutherford: mr. speaker,i rise today to congratulate andrew burke for being named ste year. he received his honor for his work as band director an has been teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grade music classes. teaching since 2017 he's received awards for both outstanding educational leadership and high academic classroom achievement. mr. burke uses innovative teaching methods to help students learn faster and play
advanced music earlier in their musical development. outside of the classroom, he was also a co-founder of the collegiate music education day at the florida capital. on behalf of the fourth congressional district of florida, i thank mr. burke for his dedication to educating the students of northeast florida and for his commitment to the success of his students and peers alike. madam speaker, i rise today to congratulate four, foar, four from home atlantic team in crossing atlantic ocean in 51 days, 11 hours, 41 minutes. the team road more than 3,000 miles, beginning in the c canary islands and ending in antigua. these accomplishment was part of an annual race that takes place
in december and included 30 different rogue teams. the team consisted of four american veterans, billy of the united states army, cameron of the united states air force, a.m. hutman of the united states navy, and paul of the united states marine corps. the team raised money to help end veteran suicide with proceeds going to k niens for warriors, an organization in northeast florida that bears service dogs with veterans suffering from ptsd. on behalf of the fourth congressional district of florida, i thank foar from home for their individual service to our nation and i congratulate them on a once in a lifetime team accomplishment. with that, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa, for five minutes. mr. lamalfa: thank you, madam
speaker. it's become painfully obvious in recent months how important energy and the energy supply is and all aspects of our lives here in the united states and our allies around the world. the effect of not enough energy, indeed, has been very harmful for our economy. yet we are in a space where we have so much abundance, so much potential, so much we are doing just before this administration came into place. of course we are sitting on the largest untapped oil reserve in the world. amazingly enough here in the united states. we have been utilizing this properly instead of launching on an assault on domestic energy production or union would be in a much better state. of course as we know on the first day in office president biden shut down the keystone
pipeline, on and off, on and off, over the years, suspended pending oil and gas leases. and halted domestic energy production, which stopped exports on liquefies natural gas to our allies overseas. we have seen how important that is when europe has become so reliant upon russian natural gas. poland recently just cut off supply buying from russia so they would be able to not be so dependent. the germans, too. of course now what we have seen since all this lack of expiration, shortness of supply is the prices have skyrocketed on everybody. it's really hurting rural america, especially with the need for farming crops, fertilizer, all the different aspects that go into food production. that in return causes food shortages. we are really putting ourselves in a bad, bad position by having a lack of policy here.
one that's anti-energy policy. of course we have seen the national average for a gallon of gas up to $4.48. in california it's getting closer to $6 on average. what bothers me is that over time do people get lulled into this as being normal? no. folks. this is not normal. and it's not necessary. it doesn't need to be this way. because as i mentioned we have so much untapped energy in this country from the miracle of hydraulic fracturing has made natural gas so abund ant that -- abundant we have been a strong exporter of it. not that many years ago we were figuring out if we could find a way to have our gas imported and upgrade our ports to bring it in. no, hydraulic fracturing has made possible cheap natural gas to export to our allies such as western europe. we need to be doing much, much more of that so we don't have our friends, the germans and poland and others reliant upon energy coming from russia.
so, with the regulatory and tax policies that have discouraged gas production, california only produces, for example, a fraction of what it's capable of when it was once one of the leading oil and gas producing states. what would our nation look like if we were producing to our full potential? we would probably look like what we were 15, 16 months ago when we had abundiancy in everything. energy, food wasn't emptying off the shelves. we would be in a much better space. indeed the, the shortsighted policies are harming regular everyday americans. food production i can't emphasize enough, when we are running short on the shelves already, this is before the 2022 crop has even been completely planted or come in. my home state of california probably half of agriculture's going to be shut down. half of agriculture.
why? water policy. with that lack of water policy, all the water rushing out to the ocean in order to try to save an already missing fish or something called delta salinity, we are not going to plant half of our agriculture in our home state. that has effects on american food. costs availability, quality. are we going to import it all? no. it's not going to work that way. it all strings together. it's all interrelated. water policy it also negatively affects energy because we aren't going to make hydroelectric mauer. this administration is hellbent on getting rid of some of the dams in california and others. hydroelectric power is co-2 free. no carbon dioxide, as well as our last nuclear power plant in california they want to shut down.
co-2 free. the energy policy on all different aspects is collapsing. indeed, 20% of the nation's power is from nuclear source. and there's about 25% of that power is threatened that it will be shut down within the next 10 or 15 years if things -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. lamalfa: we need an energy policy that makes sense. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until
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