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[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] >> now live coverage of the u.s. house here on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me? give ear, o shepherd, you who have led your people time and again through hardship and calamity. you who sit inthroned in the heavens, help those suffering at the hands of their enemies. restore the people of ukraine, o god of hosts, let your face shine upon them in the darkness of their despair that they may be saved from the onslaught of
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terror being enflikted upon them. -- inflicted upon them. feed them no more with the bread of their tears. newish them no more with the scorn of their enemies, but extend your hand of favor upon them that their lives would be preserved. turn your eyes on them and regard their faithfulness. let your hand rest upon those who remain devoted to you. then, may all experience the immeasurable strength of your abiding presence. and find hope. in the power of your name we offer our prayer, amen. the speaker: pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 188, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from colorado, mr. perlmutter. mr. perlmutter: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god,
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indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does -- where are we? the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? ms. kelly: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute, without objection. ms. kelly: i am sick and tired standing up here to say i'm sick and tired. i'm tired of reminding my colleagues that we have a gun violence epidemic in this country outside of mass shootings. we hold moments of silence. we stand up. we sit down. but we do nothing. the mass shooting carried out by a racist white supremacist in buffalo last weekend was absolutely horrible. i'm truly sore efor -- sorry for the victims' families and the whole community. also know this weekend in chicago, 33 were shot, and five died and we did nothing. i care both about the people who are killed by guns, whether they
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are shot alone in a park or next to their neighbors in a supermarket. i see a lot of colleagues expressing outrage about the buffalo shooting, but outrage means nothing until we start legislating or investing in solutions. i do not care what the senate will or won't pass. let them go on record and show the american people whether they care about their safety or not. just who and how many have to die before we take action? i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. mccarthy: i thank you, mr. speaker. it's an open secret that americans are facing serious challenges today. many of these challenges are washington inflicted, caused by democrats' incompetence and radicalism. absolute chaos on the southern border. unsafe streets.
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record high gas prices and rising inflation. a broken supply chain. an ongoing labor shortage. a failing education system. and, of course, a baby formula shortage they knew about for more than a year. will this congress be remembered as a congress that addressed these issues? probably not. instead, this congress will go down in history as the out-of-touch congress. this week as families scramble to find baby formula, speaker pelosi's house decided to add special new perks are to washington lawmakers and staff. one of those perks was a v.i.p. membership to p peloton gyms, paid for by hardworking taxpayers. what's next, free jeannie ice
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cream. you may be asking what's peloton? it's a bike that costs about $2,000. not only that, each month you pay a monthly subscription fee to ride your $2,000 bike. and best of all, it's stationary. and they charge you about $300 to set it up. so it's a $2,000 bike that you pay to use and pay to set up that doesn't go anywhere. what's a business like that? now, speaker pelosi decided to give everyone in congress a peloton gym membership. more specifically, the premiere employees benefits package -- and you know what, she did it without any debate or discussion with any republicans. first, they appoint a political committee and don't allow the republicans to name anybody.
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now, they decide to use your taxpayer money with never talking to the other side. but we're left in the dark. congress, meaning taxpayers, will pell peloton $ -- pay peloton $10,000 upfront and $10 per month per person. this costs taxpayers an extra $100,000 more per month. i guess new york city isn't the only place speaker pelosi went on a spending spree last week. th as the sixth richest member of congress, the speaker might not be worried about this costly new program. but american families should sweat it. it comes as families are getting crushed by the worst inflation in 40 years. it is insane. it's also redundant.
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members and staff already have access to a congressional gym for a membership fee. the peloton perk does not replace it. instead, it duplicates it. i'd like to see any democrat go to their district, my district, anyone else's district and defend this. look people straight in the face, because i'll tell you what's happening in our district. there are parents who are going to eight or nine stores looking for baby formula. paying for gas that you can barely afford. but instead of trying to help these struggling families, democrats are plundering their pocketbooks to pay for pelosi's peloton membership. you can't imagine a more out-of-touch party. and this isn't just an exception. it's the rule in the democratic conference.
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let me tell you something. you know, mr. speaker, i actually heard your conference chair hakeem jeffries say -- talking about the democrat agenda and saying about gas prices -- that issue hasn't come up in our conference. but it's come up in every single american's kitchen table. but not in the democrat conference. madam speaker -- mr. speaker, we also heard a democrat member talking about congresswoman porter who said, we aren't seeing inflation in the polls. i'm not sure what polls they're taking that think peloton for members and staff is going to solve this problem. so in the democrat conference, nobody talks about gas prices because they haven't heard about it. the polling says inflation doesn't come up. and yet, as we speak, democrats are pushing for more reckless spending and higher taxes that will only make this problem
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worse. mr. speaker, i remember sitting on this floor talking in this mic warning the majority party, the democrats, if they went through with the reckless spending of almost $2 trillion, inflation would come. the sad part, mr. speaker, it wasn't just the republicans warning you. it was democrats, those that had worked in the obama administration, in the biden administration. and lo and behold, what did we find? inflation. they first want to tell america, no, it's temporary. no, it's not. we now have the former ex-fed chair saying you're going to get stagflation, just like in the 1970's. remember in the late 1970's when you couldn't get gas on an even day if your license plate ended in an odd number? now, you don't know if you can afford it when you pull up. you don't know if you have
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credit card money. you're trying to find baby formula that the administration knew about for a year and did nothing about. we've watched a congress be so partisan. we watched a washington with one-party rule and only care about one person, themselves. the first bill was about changing election law so they can dictate who wins. then, when the polls were bad and they lose, they appoint a political committee to go after their political opponents. that's all going to change with 174 more days from now, and that focus is going to be on you, the american people. it's not going to be more pelotons for those in congress. it's not going to be wasting your taxpayer money. it's not going to be appointing committees and not allowing the other side just to go after your political opponents. it's going to be focusing on america.
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you know what the rise in gas prices with this one-party one rule what they have done to america? it's costing every family more than $2,000. the rising prices are costing them an extra $5,000. an open border is now costing the lives of americans. now, fentanyl is the number one cause of death for americans between the ages of 18 and 45. i don't know how that doesn't show up on their polls. and now what do they want to do? they want to lift title 42. it's not just republicans warning them. it's democrats who said, the secretary of homeland security warned them not to do it. i don't know if they take it will take the attention away from no baby formula, gas
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prices, but they think they're doing all right. we should reward -- we should reward staff, get them a peloton membership. don't just get them any membership, get them the v.i.p., because they don't think it costs you anything because they take it to the american taxpayer, the hardworking taxpayer to spend more of your money. just like they did with $2 trillion. just like they wanted to do more with their build back better. have they have not learned enough? but if you go to their conferences, i'm not sure what they talk about. because they say they don't bring up the gas price. they say inflation doesn't fill up in the polls. they're probably looking at more perks, spending more tax dollars, but that day is ending soon. and a new congress, the focus is on the american people and the future of america is soon to come. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: members
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are reminded to direct their comments to the chair, please. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to express my greatest concern and urgency to act now to address our nation's opioid crisis and drug overdoses. at the height of the pandemic in 2020, we saw a record number of overdoses across the country, and in michigan, we saw more alarming rates. in 2020, the oepd crisis claimed the loved winds of over 2,400 michiganders, and the 13th district has seen the highest overdose deaths in our state. we must do more and act with urgency to save lives. accessibility to preventive treatments and resources for harm reduction is critical in keeping our communities safe. also, we must not forget the importance of holding for-profit, big pharma companies
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accountable in fueling this epidemic through the sale of higher doses of opioids to our community. ms. tlaib: we must take the bold action to create equitable treatment plans and expand access to harm reduction tools for those that need it. i applaud the administration for understanding the importance of this issue. again, our communities can't wait another year for a grant or another study. we must hold corporate profiters accountable. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize the roanoke restaurant, an establishment so eiconic it carries its city's namesake, opened in 1941 by craft warren, it has served as a gathering place for generations. mr. cline: it is a place to come together over a delicious home
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cooked meal. butch began working at the restaurant more than 52 years ago before eventually taking over the business. ot over the course of the storied history, they moved throughout roanoke before making the final home on colonial avenue in 1982. this week the entire star city was saddened to learn after more than eight decades in business, the roanokers will be closing its business. one said it best, it will be greatly missed, and no doubt about it will be so, so missed. i'd like to take a moment to take the warren family, to butch craft, and to everyone who has worked at the roanokers such a success and made diners feel at home for so many years. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. perlmutter: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. . mr. perfect muller: i rise to honor the lifetime of public
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service of mary. after graduating from brown university, she came to washington to heroin an m.p.a. at george washington university and she never left. mary joined the congressional staff of representative lindy bogs, whose late husband, then majority leader hale boggs led the creation of the national flood insurance program, submitting mary's interest in flood management. during her 15 years with her, she took time to have two extraordinary dairts, one of whom is my deputy chief of staff, and her sister is a respected prosecutor in nearby montgomery county. her s stepdaughter's highly qualified medical profession a. she then returned to public life and made use of her pedigree for almost 30 years as the washington liaison for the association of state flood plain managers and national flood association. in 2007 she was the recipient of the association's highest honor, the gordard white award for
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outstanding leadership and guidance on flood policy issues. i want to express my sincere appreciation for the career in public service of my friend mary. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i 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, mr. speaker. i rise to honor the storied career of mr. jeff ship as he celebrates his retirement from farm credit council. jeff has worked in an around the farm credit system for virtually his entire adult life. raised as a true d.c. native, he earned his bachelor's degree from the university of maryland before obtaining his masters at tulane university. his notable career working on farm credit issues started as an intern on capitol hill before he moved to usda in what was then known as the farmers home administration. then went to work representing farmers at national weed growers
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association which led him to the farm credit team in 1987. perhaps one of the most distinguished moments of his career was when he worked to help pass the farm credit act of 19le 7-1987 which set it on a sustainable bath the organization continues to enjoy today. his reputation in washington is second to none. jeff has been the face of farm credit for many on capitol hill, and we will certainly -- will he certainly be missed as he enters retirement. farm credit, american agriculture, and our country are better off because of jeff's exceptional work. congratulations, jeff, on your very successful career and best wishes to you and susan for a long and happening next chapter. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new jersey seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you very much. today i rise in honor and recognition of mental health awareness month.
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over the last two years we certainly have seen tremendous stress on the mental health and well-being of our loved ones, our communities, even our elected officials. mrs. watson coleman: back in 2019 i led a task force that looked at the impact of mental health on black youth and suicide. and introduced a piece of legislation that would address the gap in services to those individuals who are underserved. it is good to this is mental health awareness month. it is good we are paying attention to the mental health of all of our citizens, including those who are elected officials. i am glad to know that we can extend that service even to the members of the republican conference who so desperately need mental health addressing. i almost think it's la-di-da-di, with that i thank you and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for
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one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, today i stand with my fellow orange county representatives to honor the courage and sacrifice of one of my constituents. on sunday, dr. john chang drove his mother to her church. mrs. steel: they were attending a special lung in honor of their pastor who had just returned after two years in taiwan. but just after lunch a gunman opened fire and dr. cheng gave his life defending those around him. local law enforcement agents said without his courage there would have been more casu cash casualties that day. he was a beloved husband, son,
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father of two. he was a hero, we share our condolences with his family and stand here today to honor his life. please join us in a moment of silence to honor dr. cheng. may he rest in peace. and may his courage never be forgotten. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from the virgin islands seek recognition? ms. plaskett: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. plaskett: thank you, mr. speaker. this sunday in the state in which i was born and raised, new york, a man drove three hours and 200 miles to terrorize
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members of a local black community. this man shot 13 people. 11 of which were black. this was not a random act of violence. this was domestic terrorist attack, was an act of hate, ignited by replacement rhetoric that is fueled by white supremacists, fox news, and, indeed, some of my republican colleagues. this false ignorant race baiting threerry called the great replacement has been used in multiple race-based terrorist attacks. including the synagogue attack in pittsburgh and the el paso shooting attack in 2019. there are a number of my republican colleagues who spew this vial -- vile and venomous rhetoric. the silence of republican leadership and their ranks in condemning this rhetoric that is not just ripping our country apart, but contributing to the death of americans that shows that they are no longer the
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party of lincoln or even the party of ronald reagan. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recog recognition? mr. lamalfa: 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. lamalfa: thank you, mr. speaker. gas price surge we are seeing at the pump wasn't caused by russian's invasion of ukraine, wasn't caused by covid-19. it isn't transitory. it's not even caused by price gouging some are alleging by oil companies or gas stations. indeed, the u.s. energy secretary said, there is no gouging due to that. nope. they are all excuses president biden's been trying to use to shift blame on increasing prices that he's causing himself. mr. president, we know the truth. american people know the truth. sir, your price hike caused by day one anti-american energy policies. gas prices are increased every single month under the biden administration. from his first day in office
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canceling keystone. suspending oil and gas leasing on federal lands. draining our president trump -- petroleum reserve. and remove sanctions on nord stream 2 making europe more dependent on soviet-style energy. prieb hasn't taken responsibility -- president biden hasn't taken responsibility for his failed policies. he's trying to cover them up or blame others. we must flip the switch on energy production and reverse the biden failed energy agenda. beautyin is making a killing because of -- putin is making a killing of this. we have the wherewithal in this country to affect prices by doing it ourselves. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> during asian american pacific islander heritage month we recognize that diversity is more than a cultural exchange that enriches our nation. it's a tool that we can use to save lives.
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despite being the fastest growing minority group in our nation, aapi communities remain underrepresented in medical research. in 2019, n.i.h. invested less than 1% of its budget to support clinical studies in aapi communities. ms. porter: that is not enough. in orange county our institutions recognize the need to reach all of our communities with medical research. u.c. irvine recently received $750,000 in federal resources to increase diversity in clinical research. and that money is going to help aapi communities benefit from the university's groundbreaking alzheimer's research. a medical innovation is only a miracle when it reaches patients in need. the nation should follow orange county's lead and work to provide the benefits of publicly funded research to all communities. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to
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address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. for the millions of americans struggling under skyrocketing prices, president biden's attention to this issue is a day late and many dollars short. for the first year in office, he denied inflation existed, and then dismissed it as transitory. now he's blaming putin, even though inflation was already at 7 1/2% before putin's army invaded ukraine. mr. smith: it took president biden almost a year to speak up because he doesn't see inflation as a threat to families. he sees it as a threat to his political problems and his political party's problems. stins joe biden became president, inflation has risen 11%. gas prices are at an all-time high, real wages have gone down
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2.6%, and our economy is shrinking. this is the result of the president's policies. high prices for food and energy. lower wages. and now a baby formula shortage. americans are hurting. and the president's policies are making it worse. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. green: and still i rise, mr. speaker. i rise today to say that those who tolerate -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman seek unanimous consent? mr. green: the gentleman seeks unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend his remarks. the speaker pro tempore: thank you very much. without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. green: as i said, and still i rise, mr. speaker. i rise today to say that those who tolerate hate perpetuate hate. it is not enough, mr. speaker, for us to prosecute the purveyors of the hate, those who pull the trigger, those white supremacists.
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it's not enough to prosecute them individually. we have to prosecute hate itself. if we fail to do so, we fail our country. this is a country that allows us the freedom to move about, to go into stores and to other places of business. business itself is going to suffer if we don't stop this. i beg the business community, the chamber of commerce, come out of the shadows. where is the business community? denounce this white supremacy. where's the clergy? denounce this white supremacy. and join me in a moment of silent prayer for all those who have suffered. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, as a christian and father of four, the issue of abortion is permanent to meevment i believe an unborn
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child is a human life. fearfully and wonderfully made and worth protecting. in the last 50 years scientific advancements have taught us a great deal about the early stages of lievment as early as five weeks unborn babies in a womb have a heartbeat. roe v. wade is inherently flawed opinion. nowhere in our constitution exists the right to abort a child. recently we watched the far left and liberal media attack our supreme court justices after a leaked draft opinion shows the court might overturn roe and give the states the power to decide this issue. never content to let a crisis go to waste, the senate democrats tried to advance a radical and inhumane bill that would guarantee the right to abort a baby up until the moment of birth. mr. moore: until the very moment of birth. shouldn't a debate like this take place in the states where citizens will have more input on this important issue? i will continue fighting for the unborn as well as the radical propaganda coming out of washington. we must stop extreme attacks and
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protect the sanctity of life at all cost. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: 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. carter: i rise to remember the life of a bemoved member -- beloved member, ryan jr. tragedy struck when we lost raymond, a football star at charlton high school. he played cornerback and wide receiver and was a respected leader on his team. no parent should ever have to bury their child, and when we lose a young man or woman, our entirety community suffers. young people bring life, energy, and new ideas to the table, and raymond was no exception. among his peers and classmates, raymond was respected and loved.
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charlton county high school had just begun spring practice, and raymond's football coach, russ murray, was excited for what raymond could do in the fall. there were nearly 100 people in the search for raymond, exhibiting the impact he made. his loss is a tremendous one that impacted many. i will be praying for the wade family and for charlton county community as well as raymond's friends. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: thank you, sir. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the house will resume proceedings on postponed questions at a later time.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5738, as amended, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5738, a bill to amend title 38, united states code, to require a lactation space in each medical center of the department of veterans affairs. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. takano, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, will each control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous material on h.r. 5738, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without
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objection. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: i rise in strong support for h.r. 5738, as amended, the lactation spaces for veteran moms act, introduced by chairwoman luria. the purpose of this bill is to ensure each department of veterans affairs medical center has a high janik -- hygienic lactation space that's not a bathroom. this requires the department of veterans affairs provide essential spaces to serve individuals and veteran mothers which are shielded from view, contain a chair and work surface are free from intrusion and accessible to disabled individuals. these spaces should also be easy to locate with clear identifiable signs and readily available for veteran moms. this bill is endorsed by numerous veteran service organizations including national veterans legal services program,
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paralyzed veterans of america, disabled veterans, and veterans of foreign wars. women make up the fastest growing community in the veteran population. and to meet their needs, the department of veterans affairs needs to make sure they are comfortable when they seek a facility. this will ensure safe and dedicated space for lactation, it creates a more welcoming and inclusive environment at its facilities. many women find it hard to get care. this bill ensures v.a. eliminates barriers that may discourage veteran moms from utilizing those benefits. a vote in support of this bill is a vote for women veterans and shows our dedication to ensuring -- to ensuring v.a. delivers equitable and safe spaces for veteran moms. thank you, mr. speaker, and i reserve the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of h.r. 5738, lactation spaces for veteran moms act. one of my priorities is strengthening services for women veterans. in bill would do that by ensuring the v.a. medical facilities have safe, clean, private spaces for them to use for breast-feeding. v.a. is already requiring -- required to create these spaces for v.a. employees. it is only right that we give veteran mothers who use v.a. facilities the ability to take care of their families this way as well. i am grateful to congressman -- congresswoman luria and congresswoman herrera beutler for their work on this legislation. i urge all of my colleagues to join me in support of it today.
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with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to my good friend and author of h.r. 5738, the chair of the disability assistance and memorial affairs subcommittee, mrs. luria from virginia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from virginia is recognized. mrs. luria: thank you, mr. speaker. as a mother myself, i rise today in support of the lactation spaces for veteran moms act, a bipartisan bill that would ensure every medical facility managed by the department of veterans affairs contains a lactation space. rep jamie herrera beutler joined me in introducing this bill in 2021, and i want to thank her, as well, for her leadership on this issue. this is an issue that congress has worked together in a bipartisan manner, and we know more work like this needs to be done. in 2019, the fairness for breast-feeding mothers act was signed into law. that legislation required public buildings to contain public
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restrooms to provide a hygienic space other than a restroom for mothers to express milk, not only for employees but for members of the public as well. today, there are 90 v.a. facilities across the country with designated nursing rooms. but today, these spaces are for employees of the v.a. only. not veteran mothers as well. the bipartisan lactation spaces for veteran mothers act expands access to clean, safe, and convenient lactation spaces for all v.a. medical facilities throughout the country for women who have served our nation and our military families. my legislation requires the secretary of veterans affairs to ensure that every medical facility managed by the v.a. contains a lactation space which is hygienic placed, other than a restroom, is shielded from view, is accessible to disabled individuals as well, contains a chair and a working surface, and is available for use by female veterans, employees of the department, and members of the public. congress must do more to support our veteran mothers, and the
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lactation spaces for veteran moms act will improve the quality of life for many of the women who've served our nation and military families while accessing v.a. facilities. i'm grateful for the overwhelming support for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for this important issue, and i advise my colleagues to advance this legislation favorably and ensure that the resources are available for every woman who visits v.a. facilities. and i yield back. mr. takano: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers, and i'm ready to close so i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california. you're recognized. mr. takano: i'm prepared to close and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from illinois is now recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask my colleagues to support this bill and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask all my colleagues to join me in passing this very important legislation, h.r.
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5738, as amended, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question before the house is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5738, as amended. those in those in favor, please say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative -- >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the rules are suspended. the bill is passeded. >> mr. speaker, i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays have been requested, and pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7335, a bill to improve coordination between the veterans health administration and the veterans benefits administration with respect to
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claims for compensation arising from military sexual trauma, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. takano, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous material on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: i rise in strong support of h.r. 7335, the improving m.s.t. claims coordination act, introduced by chairwoman luria. information is power, but access to information is empowering. given the traumatic nature of military sexual trauma, equipping veterans with information about m.s.t. claims process -- the m.s.t. claims process may help to ease the apprehension that may be associated with pursuing m.s.t.
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claims. the materials mandated by this legislation will provide m.s.t. survivors a variety of resources on how to pursue and file claims, identify mental health resources for treatment, and conduct information for the veterans crisis line, should the need arise. by improving the notification memory nichls between the veterans -- mick nechls between the veterans health administration and veterans benefits administration, survivors of m.s.t. will have coordination between the two administrations, which will help lead to a more streamlined process and accelerated compensation decisions and will avoid the complications that often lead to frustration among survivors. i thank chair luria for offering this legislation, and i urge my colleagues to support it. thank you, mr. speaker, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of h.r.
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7335, the m.s.t. claims coordination act. this bill would require v.b.a. to provide claimants with outreach materials on v.h.a. services for military sexual trauma survivors during the benefits claims process. additionally, this legislation would allow the veterans to opt in to a requirement that the v.b.a. notify v.h.a. when the veteran receives a disability exam or board hearing for a claim related to m.s.t. this would allow the v.h.a. to be better informed about the events and the claims process that may cause distress to the m.s.t. survivor in order to improve their care. veterans claimants have reported they are unaware of the service v.h.a. provides to assist veterans who experience m.s.t.
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regardless of their service-connected disability status. it is critical that v.a. improves coordination between v.h.a. and v.b.a. to better support survivors of m.s.t. i appreciate congresswoman luria's and the chairwoman of the disability assistance -- she is the chairwoman of the disability assistance and memorial affairs subcommittee for introducing this bill. and i urge my colleagues to support this bill. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to my good friend and author of h.r. 7335, the chair of the disability assistance and memorial affairs subcommittee, mrs. luria from the state of virginia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from virginia is recognized. mrs. luria: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today on behalf of the survivors of military sexual trauma, or m.s.t., who struggle to access the medical care, mental health services, and the
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compensation that they deserve. sexual assault in the military continues to be a pervasive issue. these aassaults are oven -- these assaults are often unreported and can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder, suicide. when a veteran has the courage to report that impact of that trauma to the v.a., it's essential we treat these claims with the utmost empathy, compassion, and concern. for many veterans, submitting the claim means opening themselves up for those who have not filed a report while in the military, this is their first opportunity for their experience to be acknowledged. and far too often, m.s.t. survivors encounter bureaucratic processes when filing their claims through the v.a., which can be retraumatizing and further delay access to critical health care and mental health care services. my bill is one in a series of bills drafted to improve the veteran's experience during the m.s.t. process. it will require the v.a. to
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provide guidance to help veterans understand what mental health resources and other supports are in place and available to support them as they go through the claims process. by ensuring veterans who file an m.s.t.-related claim are given information on the veterans crisis line, how to make appointments with providers and connect them with the v.h.a. m.s.t. coordinators. we empower veterans of getting trauma informed care that the v.h.a. provides. for veterans that already have access to the v.h.a. system of care, my bill would, with the veteran's consent, allow for relevant health care providers to be notified when a veteran in their care has filed an m.s.t. claim, has an examination related to the m.s.t. claim, or been notified by a decision or determination. this notification can be especially helpful when a claim has been denied or the decision is lower than the veteran feels is warranted. we must ensure that survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the military are treated respectfully and receive proper care at all stages in the
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process, including mental health care services. it is especially critical in light of the august, 2021, v.a. office of inspector general report which showed claims were still being inappropriately denied. thus, veterans of military sexual trauma are at risk to not get the v.a. benefits to which they're entitled and experiencing additional distressed when claims are properly handled or denied. that's why i introduced this act, to help in the claims process between the veterans benefits administration and the veterans health administration. as a 20-year navy veteran, i'm proud to have worked with my colleagues in a bipartisan fashion to introduce this legislation, and i urge my colleagues to support its final passage. i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. . mr. bost: i have no more speakers and ready to close. mr. at thattiano: i'm --
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mr. takano: i'm prepared to close. mr. bost: i encourage my colleagues to support this bill. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i truly, truly appreciate the work, diligent work of chair luria and i ask all of my colleagues to join me in passing her legislation, h.r. 7335. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 7335. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair -- chair recognizes the -- >> mr. speaker -- the speaker pro tempore: in the opinion of the chair -- >> mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays. pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered.
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pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the chair recognizes the -- for what purpose does the gentle%an from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i move that the suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6961 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 6961, a bill to amend title 38 united states code to improve hearings before the board of veterans appeals regarding claims involving military sexual trauma. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. takano, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. 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. 6961 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: i rise in strong support of h.r. 6961 as amend,
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the dignity for m.s.t. survivors act, introduced by representative mrvan. the importance of caring for veterans who have experience the military sexual trauma cannot be overstated. by virtue of the bill's name, representative mrvan seeks to ensure that m.s.t. survivors are given the respect and honor they deserve. words have meaning and power, and how we discuss m.s.t. can be retraumatizing for survivors. careful thought must be given to the way in which v.a. communicates with veterans who have m.s.t. claims. this bill takes great care to address the language included in claims denial letters so veterans are not retraumatized when receiving what may be troubling news. this legislation requires v.a. consult with stakeholders to identify the appropriate language to include in these letters. additionally, the board of veterans appeals does significant work, including the processing of appeals for m.s.t.
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given the extremely sensitive nature of these claims, board members must be adequately trained to review these cases. therefore, this legislation includes an annual training element and requires that if board members do not meet this annual training requirement, they will not be assigned to m.s.t. cases. as has been noted in other m.s.t. related bills, the training and development of contract medical providers is essential to conducting m.s.t. compensation exams. this bill will require that these medical providers use -- that these providers to use the most up-to-date trauma informed protocols or working with veterans seeking m.s.t. claims. while it is my understanding that most m.s.t. claims are being outsourced to contract providers, i appreciate the changes to the introduced text that will require the same training for contract providers and in-house v.a. providers.
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as such, i supported the amendment by ranking member b.o.s. to clarify -- rank boss to -- bost to clarify this issue. i urge my colleagues to support this vital legislation, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. mr. boss: thank -- mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 6961, the dignity for m.s.t. survivors act, which was introduced by congressman mrvan. the chairman of the subcommittee on technology and modernization. all veterans should receive an accurate decision the first time they file a claim. especially if that claim is related to m.s.t. if v.a. must deny that claim, this should be communicated in a compassionate manner. moreover, v.a. disability
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examiners should be sensitive to the needs of our veterans who are undergoing an exam for conditions related to m.s.t. this bill would make several improvements to the m.s.t. claims process including enhancing training on m.s.t. for adjudicators of the board of veterans appeals. improving decision notices for claims related to m.s.t. and requiring v.a. to establish standards to ensure that disable examiners perf perfect perform s related to m.s.t. using trauma informed practices. i urge clie micolleagues to support this -- my colleagues to support this bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california mr. takano: at this time, mr. speaker -- california. mr. takano: at this time, mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the chairman, the gentleman from
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indiana, chairman mrvan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. mrvan: i'm proud to rise in support of the dignity for survivors act, legislation i was proud to introduce and clab brat with chairman takano, chairwoman lawyer luria, and my other colleagues involving the treatment of survivors of military sexual trauma. and the veterans of foreign wars, the paralyzed veterans of american, american legion, wounded warrior project for their endorsements of this legislation. the dignity for m.s.t. survivors act seeks to support and affirm veterans who experience sexual trauma during their military service as they navigate the board of veteran appeals claims appeal process. according to the data, collected by the department of veterans affairs, an unconscionable one in three of our brave women veterans and one in 50 male veterans report having experienced sexual assault or harassment. such traumatic events often have
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lasting impacts on these individuals' physical and mental health. placing m.s.t. survivors at heightened risk for depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other debilitating conditions. despite these clear treatment needs, many m.s.t. survivors face significant difficulty in assessing health care and disability benefits from the v.a. in august 2021 investigation released by v.a.'s office of the inspector general found an outstanding 57% of denied m.s.t. claims were improperly processed by v.a. in part due to claims pro processor's lack of m.s.t. training. multiple veteran service organizations report that the b.v.a. has -- similarly ill-equipped to deal with appeals of denied m.s.t. claims and that the current claims appeal process has the unfortunate potential to retraumatize m.s.t. survivors.
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while v.a. has taken steps in the right direction, more must be done to improve the claims appeals experience. show compassion and safeguard the dignity of m.s.t. survivors. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation in order to ensure m.s.t. survivors are not retraumatized at any point in their effort to obtain the world class health care and disability benefits to which they are entitled. i thank you. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i have no more speakers and ready to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers. i'm prepared to close as well. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. mr. bons -- mr. bost: i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i urge all of my colleagues to join me
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in passing h.r. 6961, as amended. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question before us is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 6961 as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. >> thank you, 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. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: i move the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6064. the secretary: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 6064, a bill to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to seek to enter into an agreement with the national academy of sciences,
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engineering, and medicine nor a review of examinations furnished by the secretary to individuals who submit claims to the secretary for compensation under chapter 11 of title 38, united states code, for mental and physical conditions linked to military sexual trauma. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. takano. and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. 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. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 6064 introduced by representative nehls. give the unfortunate prevalence of military sexual trauma among veterans and the broad impacts it can have on a survivor, it
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makes sense to have a neutral research party assess the adequacy of compensation examinations conducted by v.a. examiners to ensure we are fully addressing the needs of our veterans with experienced military sexual trauma. the sensitive nature of m.s.t. evaluations requires exen tent and compassionate care. having a better understanding of the academic preparation and credentialing and medical health practicers will allow v.a. to adjust and amend existing policy to provide more exroapt compensation examinations -- more appropriate compensation examinations. it provides independent and objective research that informs public policy. to that end the empirical review of the practitioner training associated with m.s.t. compensation examinations will strengthen stakeholder confidence in the overall process, improve customer service, and enhance claim decisions to benefit veterans who experience m.s.t.
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i thank ranking member knells for offering this -- nehls for offering this legislation. i urge my colleagues to support t thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself as much time i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bost: i rise today in support of h.r. 6064. i thank congressman nehls and congresswoman luria and leaders of the subcommittee on disability assistance for introducing this bill. this bill would require v.a. to partner with the national academies to conduct an independent review of v.a.'s delivery of benefits for claims related to m.s.t. the national academies would also provide recommendations that v.a. could implement to improve the disability claims process for m.s.t. survivors. for decades, the national
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academy has led research into the v.a. disability benefits process, including reports on the health effects of toxic exposures and v.a.'s handling of traumatic brain injury claims. this study is needed to help congress and v.a. better understand what changes need to be made in this process to ensure that veterans receiving quality, timely, and compassionate consideration of their disability claims. for too long we have heard that the m.s.t. claims process can be insensitive. . with that i urge all of my colleagues to support this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers and i'm prepared to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i encourage all of my colleagues
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to pour this bill and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask all my colleagues to join me in passing h.r. 6064. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 6064. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- >> mr. speaker. i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. i request the yeas and nays, please. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 30 subdivision s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 2724, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2724. a bill to amend title 38, united states code, to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to provide for peer support specialist for claimants who are survivors of military sexual trauma and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. takano, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous material on h.r. 2724, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: i rise in strong support of h.r. 2724 as amended,
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the v.a. peer support enhancement for m.s.t. survivors act introduced by representative delgado. v.a. has provided peer support specialists for recently discharged veterans transitioning to civilian life. veterans with mental health or substance abuse issues. and caregivers of veterans. peer support programs have proven successful for these communities and may prove to be a beneficial tool during the claims process for survivors of military sexual trauma. victim advocacy can serve as a bridge between survivors and the veterans benefits administration adjudicators processing their cases. within the m.s.t. context, a highly trained peer support specialist can serve as an advocate who can provide counsel, assistance and coordination to navigate a process that may be stress inducing and anxiety provoking. if the m.s.t. claimant chooses
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to utilize the services of a peer support specialist, the m.s.t. experience may go more smoothly and reduce the emotional strain on an inherently difficult process. this bill was amended in committee with thoughtful input from ranking member bost who sought to clarify that the role of the peer support specialist in assisting an m.s.t. claimant is to act as a shepherd for the m.s.t. claimant rather than a surrogate who speaks on behalf of a claimant during proceedings. as such, a peer support specialist can provide guidance, support and counseling and help claimants navigate a difficult and potentially retraumatizing process. i urge my colleagues to support this important legislation. thank you, mr. speaker, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bost: yeah, thank you.
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mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 2724. the v.a. peer support enhancement for m.s.t. survivors act, which is sponsored by congressman delgado. veterans who file disability claims balessed on m.s. -- based on m.s.t. report that the process can be difficult and emotional. peer support specialists can help these veterans through this stressful time. peer support specialists provide critical help to veterans. unfortunately many veterans who file a claim for conditions based on m.s.t. may not be aware of our eligible -- of or eligible for v.h.a. peer support services. this bill would better ensure that these claimants are eligible for peer support services or connected with an m.s.t. coordinator at v.h.a. i urge my colleagues to support this bill and i reserve the
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balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers. i'm prepared to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i encourage my colleagues to support this bill and i will yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask all my colleagues to join me in passing h.r. 2724, as amended. and maybe, hopefully, the gentleman from montana will allow us to go on a voice vote. but i just thought i'd just mention that. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 2724, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition?
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mr. rosendale: thank you, mr. speaker. i would like to request the yeas and nays so that everyone can support this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolutionle #, the yeas and nays -- resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 purr, further proceedings on this question are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass s. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 4089. an act to restore entitlement to educational assistance under veterans rapid retraining program in cases of a closure of an educational institution or disapproval of a program of education and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. takano, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california.
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mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have elective days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous material on s. 4089. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i rise in support of s. 409, the -- 4089, the veterans rapid retraining assistance program restoration and recovery act. this was passed by unanimous consent in the senate. i also want to thank representative danny davis for introducing this legislation in the house. mr. speaker, during the most difficult period of the covid-19 pandemic, congress and president biden worked together to pass the american rescue plan into law. one of the most significant investments in american workers and the american economy since the new deal. the veterans rapid retraining
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assistance program, which was included in the american rescue plan, created a new program to retrain and employ unemployed veterans. since passage, over 5,000 veterans have used this program, many to great success. however, not every veteran has had the same experience. some have been subject to school closures, which risk robbing them of this one-time benefit. for example, in illinois more than 300 veterans were scammed by for-profit -- a for-profit school that took their money and abruptly closed its doors. this legislation restores these education benefits to veterans defrauded by schools and gives these veterans a second chance to gain new skills in a blooming labor market. i want to thank the senate for getting this bill to us so quickly. and senator durbin and congressman danny davis for their leadership. i urge all members to support this important legislation, mr.
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speaker, and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of s. 4089, the veterans rapid retraining assistance program restoration and recovery act. one of the few positive provisions that was enacted in part of the american rescue plan was the creation of the veterans rapid retraining assistance program act or vrrap. this program authorizes one year of g.i. bill-style education benefits for training for an in demand occupation for unemployed veterans. vrrap was originally authored during the peak of the covid veterans unemployment by our former colleague, dr. phil roe, and congressman levine.
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i was pleased to introduce the bill -- levin. i was pleased to introduce the bill this year and was glad it was made part of the american rescue plan. under this program, eligible veterans only have one chance to point in vrrap. this became a problem for hundreds of students at future tech career institute in chicago when the training provider lost their ability to administer g.i. bill benefits early this year. if those students had been using a traditional g.i. bill program, they would be eligible to have their benefits restored to continue their studies at another school. however, with vrrap, that was not -- that was not possible. this bill will fix that issue, authorizing vrrap users to have another chance to use the program if their school closes or loses g.i. bill approval in the middle of the semester. while i'm very supportive of the policy in this bill, i do have concerns about the cost.
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the congressional budget office estimated the cost of this bill to be at $6 million in mandatory costs over 10 years. for whatever reason, the senate chose not to use an offset on these costs before passing this bill. this decision is unfortunately not surprising as we have seen repeatedly that the democrat majority in both the house and the senate love to ignore costs and increase spending. their overstimmization of the economy has led to soaring inflation and staggering price increases that americans see every day. we must stop mortgaging our children and grandchildren's future. our current level of spending is simply not sustainable. that being said, i'm not going to stand in the way of providing restored benefits to unemployed veterans that need our help in this struggling economy. that is why i am going to
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reluctantly support the passage of this bill today. however, i caution my friends that this practice of unoffset spending must end. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to my good friend who serves as a subcommittee chair on the ways and means committee, a member of the oversight and government reform committee, mrm illinois. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. davis: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong support of the veterans rapid retraining assistance program restoration and recovery act. i introduced this bill with representative durbin -- senator durbin and representative underwood, to ensure veterans receive the rapid retraining benefits they earned. i want to thank the veterans'
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affairs committee chairman at that khanna and subcommittee on economic -- at that khanna and subcommittee on economic opportunity chair, mr. levin. i also thank the multiple veteran advocates for their support, for swift passage to assist affected students. veterans serving our country with honor and earned their rapid retraining assistance program benefits. the american rescue plan established these benefits known as vrrap to help veterans gain new skills to meet the changing work force demands during the pandemic. unfortunately the veterans administration lacks the authority to restore benefits to veterans who attended institutions that closed or experienced a disapproval of education al programming.
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this legislation emerged from case work in illinois where more than 300 illinois veterans who were scammed out of their benefits by an unaccredited for-profit institute. i am indeed proud to work with senator durbin and representative underwood to restore these benefits to these illinois veterans and protect any other veteran in similar circumstances. i strongly support this legislation, urge my colleagues to support it and thank the veteran affairs committee for bringing it to us so quickly. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: i have no more speakers and ready to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: i have no more speakers. prepared to close.
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i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: i encourage my colleagues to support this bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. at takano: mr. speaker, i e all my colleagues to join me in passing this important legislation. i remind my colleagues that it was sent to us by the senate by unanimous consent. we can express that same sense of unanimity by allowing this bill to pass on suspension by voice vote. the senate has indicated unanimity. as my colleagues well know, to even get to the floor requires a 60-vote super majority. i would say to my friend from montana, the big sky state, have a big heart as well as be in a big sky state. to my colleague, the ranking member, i take to heart your
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consternation over a $6 million nonoffsetted cost, will i remind you of a $2. trillion tax cut which was not offset. we will wring our hands over $6 million for our veterans, but yet look the other day when $2.9 trillion is bleethly -- bligthly with nary a hearing. a plea to a big heart on this institution that we may get through these votes quickly. i yield back. urge all my colleagues to support s.4089. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass senate 4089. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded
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in the affirmative -- for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? mr. rosendale: i rise and request the yeas and nays so everyone can vote for this legislation. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3, division s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6052, the department of veterans affairs office of inspector general training act of 2021. the speaker pro tempore: such title will be reported by the clerk. the clerk: h.r. 6052, a bill to require the secretary of veterans affairs to require the employees of the department of veterans affairs to receive training developed by the inspector general of the
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department on reporting wrongdoing and responding request from and cooperating with the office of inspector general, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. takano, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. 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. 6052. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mmr. takano: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 6052, the department of veterans affairs office of inspector general training act of 2021. the v.a.'s office of inspector general performs important oversight and investigations into a broad range of programs and spending by the department. its work informs our committee's over joan sight and has often formed the basis of our legislation. however, the office of inspector
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general relies on v.a. employees as a key source of information. the better employees are -- the better employees are communicating with the o.e.g., the more spect the o.i.g. is in carrying out oversight. that is why this bipartisan legislation introduced by representatives underwood and mckinley are so important. their bill would require all v.a. employees to undergo training developed by the o.i.g. related to reporting wrongdoing. responding to o.i.g. requests. and cooperating with o.i.g. investigations. this legislation is supported by the american legion and veterans of foreign wars. and i urge my colleagues to support it as well. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 6052, which would require v.a.
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employees to receive training on the work that the v.a. inspector general does. this training would help the v.a. employees understand how to recognize and report instances of waste, fraud, and abuse as well as their responsibility to comply with the investigations. v.a.'s budget request for fiscal year 2023 is over $300 billion. oversight of this department's massive budget is a major priority of mine. this commonsense bill would lead to better oversight by informing all v.a. employees of their responsibility to identify and report fraud, waste, and abuse. i urge all of my members to support the bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i'd like to yield three minutes to my good friend and author of h.r. 6052, she serves on the
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veterans' affairs subcommittee on health, the brilliant the gentlewoman from illinois, ms. underwood. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from illinois is recognized. ms. underwood: thank you, mr. chairman. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 6052, the department of veterans affairs office of inspector general, general training act of 2021. the bipartisan v.a.o.i.g. training act which i introduced with congressman david mckinley of west virginia last fall is a critical step to promote accountability at v.a. and ensure our veterans are receiving the world class care and benefits that they have earned. this bill requires every current and future v.a. employees to participate in the v.a.'s o.i.g. training which will ensure that staff are prepared to report fraud, waste, and patient abuse. and are aware of protections for employees who report wrongdoings. an assessment of initiatives carried out by v.a.'s o.i.g.
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found that every dollar spent on oversight yielded a $21 return on investment. ensuring the o.i.g. can carry out its crucial oversight work will save taxpayer dollars while also improving care and ensuring that veterans receive every dollar and benefit they have earned. my commonsense, bipartisan bill codifies v.a.'s o.i.g. training requirement which strengthens the department office of the i specter general, protects v.a. employees who report wrongdoing, and most importantly honors the service and sacrifices of our veterans. i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote for the v.a. office of the inspect juror general training -- inspector general training act today and i thank chairman takano and ranking member bost. i thank representative mckinley for his co-lied leeding this bill in the house and the
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senators for leading this bipartisan bill in the senate. thank you, mr. chair. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: i have no more speakers at this time. i'm ready to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized mr. takano: i'm prepared to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: i encourage my colleagues to support this bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask all of my colleagues to join me in passing h.r. 6052, the vaoig training act. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 6052. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- for what purpose does the gentleman from
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montana seek recognition? mr. rosendale: i request the yeas and nays, please. 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 on this question are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass s.2533. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 2533, an act to immove mammography services furnished by the department of veterans affairs, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. takano, and the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks their remarks and insert extraneous material on s.2533. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: i rise in strong support of s.25 33, making advances in mammography and medical options for veterans act, or mamo act introduced by senator tester. this bill vastly improves the department of veterans affairs mammography services by updating policies and directives to ensure v.a. is not overwhelm following best practices but also using the most advanced medical diagnostic equipment and testing to aid in early detection and prevention of breast cancer. timeliness matters. by ensuring v.a. is using the best practices and most up-to-date technologies, we will help decrease the risk that women veterans, a group that is nearly twice as likely to develop breast cancer than their civilian counterparts, are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed for breast cancer. access to reliable mammograms at
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v.a. facilities is imperative in order to be able to detect tumors years prior to physical detection. a veteran that receives an early diagnosis will have stronger treatment options, and an increase likelihood of survival. it's important to note that women are not only -- are not the only veterans susceptible to breast cancer, men are increasingly at risk, too. this bill addresses the needs of male veterans who may require prompt breast cancer screening services. in addition, this legislation calls on v.a. to slab brown-waite with other federal partners such as the department of defense and the national cancer institute to enhance research and care for women veterans suffering from breast cancer. the ma'amo act -- mamo act has broad bipartisan support, and i thank chairwoman brownley for her steadfast leadership on this issue and introducing the house companion of this legislation with dr. miller-meeks.
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additionally, numerous veteran service organizations such as iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, wounded warrior project, and the american legion have voiced support -- robust support for this legislation. we cannot wait any longer to pass this critical piece of legislation. the mamo act is essential for v.a. to provide high quality lifesaving care that veterans have not only earned but deserve. i urge the passage of this important piece of legislation. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. bost: thank you. i rise in support of s.2533, the mamo for veterans act. this bill would require v.a. to develop a plan to improve breast imaging services t would also establish a breast images
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telehealth pilot program to better serve women veterans in the area where v.a. has -- does not have significant capacity, including rural areas. it would also require v.a. to upgrade breast images services at the v.a. facilities by using three-dimensional images and provide updated testing and guidelines, and genetic counseling for veterans diagnosed with breast cancer. early detection is a key to fighting all forms of cancer. to include breast cancer. v.a. should make every effort to ensure veterans with breast cancer receive cutting-edge care both in screening and treatment. i appreciate senator tester and my friend and fellow veteran, congressman -- congresswoman miller-meeks, for their work on this important bill. it has my full support and with that i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized mr. takano: mr.
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speaker -- investigated. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers. prepared to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: at this time i would like to yield three minutes to the gentlewoman from iowa, a good friend, dr. miller-meeks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from iowa is recognized. miss meller meeks: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank ranking member b.o.s. for yielding me time to speak. i rise today to exp exexpress my support for the making advances in mammography and medical options for vettance act. i'm proud to co-lead the house companion of this important legislation with congresswoman brownley. i would also like to thank senators tester and boozman for their work in passing this bivment as a and a 24-year female veteran i understand how difficult access to screenings can be. the v.a. estimated among the women enrolled in v.a. health care, about 700 female veterans are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and the percentage of female veterans is only going to increase.
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. this will ensure female veterans have the best access to high quality care, especially for female veterans who live in rural areas, who are disabled and who are paralyzed. this bill will also create a three-year pilot program to provide tele mammography screenings to female veterans and will update the v.a. mammography imaging to three dimensional breast imaging for v.a. hospitals. this will expand partnerships for care, research and clinical trials with the n.i.h. national cancer -- n.i.h., national cancer institute and the d.o.d. today as a doctor and former director of public health i am proudly voting in support of the bipartisan and bicameral mammo for veterans act. this will enhance mammography and telemammography screenings and i urge all of my colleagues to vote in favor of s. 2533, making advancements in mammography and medical advances for veterans act. i look forward to a strong bipartisan vote today and sending this bill to the president to become law. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time to the gentleman from illinois.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers and i'm prepared to close and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i encourage all of my colleagues to support this bill and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask all my colleagues to join me in passing s. 2533 and on the last vote, the gentleman from montana went out of my line of sight and thought we were going to pass this on suspension. but i plead with him, let mammo go. let mammo pass envoys. by allowing us to pass it envoys, everybody says yes. so, i again yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass senate 2533. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no.
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in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, -- for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? mr. rosendale: thank you, mr. speaker. i would like to request the yeas and nays so everyone can vote on this legislation. thank you. >> mr. speaker, parliamentary inquiry. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. >> parliamentary inquiry. what is the rule for having a vote not be done by voice vote but have to go to the floor for a recorded vote? is it not a majority of the group necessary to have a hearing? majority of a quorum, i believe, or 20% of quorum, i believe.
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the speaker pro tempore: once once again -- once again, will the gentleman from tennessee state his parliamentary inquiry? mr. price: my understanding is the rules say 20% of a quorum be present for a vote to be done by the yeas and nays is that not accurate? the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are ordered on-demand. mr. price: on-demand? the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, i move ha the house suspend the rules
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and pass s. 2102. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. snaip senate 2102 -- the clerk: senate 2102. to direct the undersecretary of health of the department of veterans affairs to provide mammography screening for veterans who served in locations associated with toxic exposure. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california and the gentleman from illinois each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may are five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and to insert extraneous material on s. 2102. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of s. 2102, the dr. kate hendricks thomas supporting expanded review for veterans in combat environments act or service act introduced by
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senator boozman. i applaud dr. miller-meeks and chairwoman brownley for their initiative on this urgent issue and for introducing the house companion. the purpose of this bill is to ensure that any veteran who was deployed in support of a contingency operation in specified locations during defined periods is eligible for a mammography screening by a v.a. health care provider. the specified locations are theet, of operations -- theaters of operations where burn pits are currently or previously being used. this bill also requires inclusion of other locations and time periods, as determined by the airborne hazards and burn pit registry. additionally, it requires a report that compares breast cancer rates for veterans deployed to the specified locations, comparing data to other members of the armed forces who were not deployed during that period, and to the civilian population. many of us here today were lucky
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enough to have the honor of meeting dr. kate hendricks thomas, a fierce advocate, loving wife and mother, and an exemplary marine corps veteran who served near a burn pit in fallujah. kate passed away last summer, last month, rather, last month, after battling stage four breast cancer. she gave her last days to her fellow veterans fighting for the passage of comprehensive toxic exposure legislation that would provide potentially life-saving care crucial for similarly exposed veterans. while i support this important and timely legislation, i also want to stress the urgency of passing the honoring our pack act. it is time for our country to make good on its promise to toxic exposed veterans. it is up to us, members of congress, to fight for our nation's veterans as they have fought for us. our nation's veterans do not
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have time to wait. i support s. 2102 and i ask my colleagues to do the same. thank you, mr. speaker, and reserve the balance of my time. -- and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise in support of s. 2102, the dr. kate hendricks thomas supporting expanding review for veterans in combat environment or service act. dr. thomas was a marine, veteran, and a public health professional, who was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer following her deployment to iraq. she was just 38 years old when she was diagnosed. and she was just 42 years old when she died of breast cancer. on april 5 of this year. my thoughts and prayers are with her and her family and loved ones.
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dr. thomas' passing is a tragic reminder of how high the stakes are when it comes to better serving veterans suffering from toxic exposure. both v.a. and d.o.d. have conducted studies that indicate that women who have served in the military have elevated risk for breast cancer. the bill that bears dr. thomas' name would help more toxic exposed veterans like her have access to breast imaging services from the v.a., regardless of their enrollment status. the bill is sponsored by senator bozeman of arkansas. i also want to thank congresswoman miller-meeks and the house sponsor who has been a strong champion for it as well. dr. miller-meeks is a veteran
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herself and women veterans have no better advocate than her. i am proud to support the bill today and i hope that all of my colleagues will join me. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers and i'm prepared to close and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. i would now like to yield three minutes to the congresswoman from iowa, dr. miller-meeks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from iowa is recognized. mrs. miller-meeks: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank ranking member bost for yielding me time to speak. i rise today to express my support for s. 2102, the dr. kate hendricks thomas service act. i was proud to introduce the house companion of this important bipartisan piece of legislation with congresswoman brownley. i would like to thank senator boozman and widen for their work in passing this bill. the importance of this bill is that the united states
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preventive health service indicates mammography at an annual level after age 40, and our veterans who have risked their lives and health in service to our country are exposed to toxins and burn pits and need treatment and screening to prevent long-term health issues and at an earlier time period. female veterans are especially at risk for several types of cancer, especially breast cancer. female veterans are at a 20% to 40% higher risk of breast cancer and female veterans who have been exposed to toxic exposure are at even higher risk. as a doctor, i understand just how life saving early mammogram screenings can be. i have always told my patients that early detection is the key to successfully treating all types of cancer. this bill would allow for an earlier mammography screening for female veterans who were served in locations to toxic exposure. this bill is in honor of a doctor and marine corps veteran, kate hendricks thomas, who unfortunately passed away in april due to stage four breast
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cancer. dr. thomas voablghted for earlier -- advocated for earlier mammography screenings for female veterans that were exposed to toxic exposure. the bipartisan and bicameral service act will give female veterans access to more screenings to stay ahead of this terrible disease. today as a 24-year army veteran, i am proudly voting in support of this bill to protect and save the lives of our female veterans. i urge all of my colleagues to join me in voting in favor of s. 2102, the dr. kate hendricks thomas service act. i look forward to strong bipartisan vote -- to a strong bipartisan vote today and sending this bill to the president to become law. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time to the gentleman from illinois. mr. bost: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers and i'm prepared to close and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. as we noticed today, this bill and other bills dealing specifically with the promise that we've made, i've made, and i know that chairman takano as
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well, to try to make things better for our women veterans, we also had the bills that we dealt with with the sexual trauma. these are issues that are vitally important. i appreciate this, that we've worked on today. we want to make sure that we provide for those needs and with that i encourage my colleagues to support this piece of legislation, along with all the others that we move today. and with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask all my colleagues to join me in passing this important piece of legislation. the name is named after dr. kate hendrick thomas. and -- hendricks thomas. and known as the service act. i urge all of my colleagues to support it. s. 2102, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass senate 2102.
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those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, -- for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? mr. rosendale: thank you, mr. speaker. i would request the yeas and nays, please. 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 on this question are postponed.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> to greet the speaker and ask for immediate consideration and move and suspend the rules for passage of h.r. 2992, the traumatic brain injury and ptsd law enforcement training act as amended by mr. pascrell of new jersey. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report title. bill. the clerk: h.r. 2992, a bill to direct the attorney general to develop crisis intervention training tools to use by first responders related to persons afacted by traumatic brain injury or posttraumatic stress disorder and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen, and the gentleman from oregon, mr. bentz, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and thru
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extraneous material on h.r. 2992. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cohen: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cohen: 2992 is the tbi and ptsd law enforcement training act. bipartisan legislation requires the department of justice to department crisis intervention training tools for law enforcement agencies so they can better equip officer to respond to individuals with traumatic brain injuries and posttraumatic stress disorder. this is important for the training of law enforcement officials. when i was at a law school, my first job was attorney for police in memphis. for 3 1/2 years i taught the police in the training academy. this was not part of our training. it should have been. before we got woke and now that we are woke, we should stay woke. and teach officers about this problem and have them be able to identify it. according to the centers for disease control and pretension, between 3.2 million and 5 million people live with traumatic brain injury and approximately 7% of americans will experience such disorder at
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some point in their lives. these illnesses are especially common on veterans and service members. despite the prevalence, many loamplet officers and other first responders are still not adequately trained on how to identify these symptoms. since many are -- such as confusion, irritability can be mistaken for intoxication and aggression. law enforcement can misinterpreted the behavior, and have deadly consequences could follow for first responders and the people they encounter. this legislation would help ensure officers are trained to identify those symptoms and respond appropriately to crisis calls and divert individuals towards mental health care and treatment andway from the criminal justice system. through the bureau of justice assistance agencies have access to training and resource from police mental health collaboration tool kits. h.r. 2992 would enhance existing program that includes training on recognizing the signs of these illnesses and responding
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to the individuals. it requires the c.d.c. to study occurrence of concussion and t.b.i. among law enforcement officers and first responders. many of whom suffer from this. they need to be given treatment if they are. i thank representative pascrell who is the leader of the law enforcement caucus and strong voice for law enforcement. mr. bacon, mrs. demings, former law enforcement chief, i believe, and mr. rutherford, a sheriff, for their dedication to law enforcement, first responders, and the citizens they serve. this important bipartisan legislation is broadly supported by numerous law enforcement and mental health organizations who help protect the lives of first responders and the people they encounter. i urge all my colleagues to support this bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. bentz: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bentz: thank you, mr. speaker. today our law enforcement officers are under immense pressure as they face more and more criminal activity with fewer and fewer resources.
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often officers are called on to respond to high stress situations involving people who are extremely emotional or altered mental states this. bill would help law enforcement to better understand and interact with individuals experiencing treu brattic brain injuries. while it affects people of all ages and backgrounds, data suggests there is a higher prevalence among certain groups, including veterans, homeless, and those who have been incarcerated. these groups are also more likely to have encounters with law enforcement. studies have shown that it is often difficult for law enforcement officers to differentiate between those suffering from brain injuries or ptsd and those intoxicated by alcohol or drugs. for example, a common signs of intoxication, such as slurred speech, outburst of anger, slow response times, can also be signs of traumatic brain injury. training officers to recognize the differences between traumatic brain injury or ptsd and intoxication can lead to
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more fairchl outcomes for the officers and the individuals they encounter. this bill will require the beur roaf justice assistance -- bureau of justice assistance to develop training that will inform officers what type of treatment and resources the individual may need. for individuals suffering from ttraumatic brain injury, medical referrals may be the most appropriate. this training will promote the safety of our men and women in uniform and improve public safety in our communities. in closing, it's important to note that seeing this body support law enforcement rather than to con condemn it is welco. if only a dpreef dar teur of house the democrats have treated our police officers over the past two years. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: i would like to yield five minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, the right honorable distinguished and learned mr. pascrell. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for five minutes. mr. pascrell: thank you. mr. speaker, this pandemic has
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been a grave hardship for our first responders. men and women in blue have risked their lives every day. last year was the deadliest ever for law enforcement. during national police week, we honor these heros who have made the ultimate sacrifice. they protect us and we must have their backs, period. i have been co-chair of the congressional law enforcement caucus for many moons. i know our cops must have the training, resources, and the personnel they need to keep our community safe. this bipartisan traumatic brain injury and posttraumatic stress disorder law enforcement training act i believe is a vital step. it will pro provide crisis
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intervention training grants. these federal funds will help office officers handle difficult interaction was those suffering from t.b.i. and posttraumatic stress disorder. i founded the congressional brain injury task force in 2001 along with dr. greenwood, he was a republican, i was a democrat. he was from pennsylvania. did an outstanding job and continues to do it in this area, which is so misunderstood, mr. chairman. and we didn't get to it until late. till into the iraq and afghanistan with our veterans, with our soldiers on the frontlines, and of course it was a major injury in those wars. posttraumatic stress disorder and t.b.i. traumatic brain injury. for over 20 years we worked to draw attention to the struggle of millions of americans living with long-term disabilities caused by traumatic brain
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injury. now, of course, we are taking care of our vets. can you imagine went to war and we had no money in the budget, we had no programs to help those who most injured in the two wars that we got into. we were not prepared. and we suffered tremendous amount of injuries because of it. i'd like to thank chairman nadler and chairman pallone and dedicated staff for their diligent work to bring the t.b.i. and ptsd law enforcement training act to the floor. i also want to thank representatives demings, rutherford, bacon for co-leading this bipartisan effort. finally, i want to thank our law enforcement and t.b.i. community stakeholders who helped us craft and advance this important policy. these past couple years has been difficult for our communities, and especially so for our men and women in uniform. the house stands with them during police week and af after,
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2022. i yield back my time. i'm honored to present this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. bentz: mr. speaker, we have no further witnesses. we are prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you. just having a little interchange with the gentleman here. we close. we ask everybody to support this important legislation for law enforcement and for mental health. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from oregon is recognized. mr. bentz: thank you. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: like to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cohen: vote aye. no roll call. the speaker pro tempore: does gentleman yield back? mr. cohen: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: yet is will the house perhaps the bill
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h.r. 2992. so many as are in favor say aye. as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- for what purpose does the gentleman from montana seek recognition? mr. rosendale: mr. speaker, i would like to request the yeas and nays. 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 on this question are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. cohen: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.res. 1125 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: house resolution 1125, resolution condemning risen anti-semitism. rising anti-semitism. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from tennessee , mr. cohen, and the gentleman from oregon, mr. bentz, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the
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gentleman from tennessee. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cohen: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. throughout the month of may we recognize the struggles and triumphs of jewish americans. we honor the indispensable contributions to jewish communities made to our civic life. we also know it continues to be here and around the world. i'm pleased to support this resolution rising anti-semitism. i thank my colleague, representative debbie wasserman schultz, for being vigilant over the years to recognize particular month where we have appreciation, particular appreciation of jewish residents contributions to our country and bringing this resolution to the floor to recognize this horrific rise in anti-semitism. thank you representative
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wasserman schultz. jewish americans have serve in elected office from school boards to this building to the supreme court and other prestigious positions. they have done so in magnificent manners. they make crucial contributions to the arts, sciences, and collective struggle for more just america. they even had a baseball pitcher, sandy koufax. this resolution calls upon us to recognize the jewish american story like the story of america itself which is also marked by bigotry and hatred. informed by this experience of prejudice by the courage of anti-semitism, jewish americans have worked so the opportunities they have secured are extended to others. that's part of the jewish religion. part of what you do to have a good life is help others. they have led movements for social justice to many sift rights, women's rights, and workers rights. this work is far from over. anti-semitic violence is on the rise. this past weekend we saw a deranged individual in buffalo kill 10 african-americans and injure others. had he a hate for
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african-americans. he also said he was anti-semitic. he learned this over the internet and a lot of that from rhetoric that's sprung up in different places and political circles around this country. and it spread and it's influenced people to commit acts of violence. for collegiality purposes, mr. speaker, we will withdraw the motion. we will repeat all of this or we'll go out of order and hope people remember it and have it been reflected by recognition -- the speaker pro tempore: motion is withdrawn.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. price: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6943, the public safety officer support act of 2022. the speaker pro tempore: the can clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: a bill to amend the i have a streets active 1968 to authorize public safety officer death benefits to officers suffering from posttrauma stress disorder or acute distress disorder or for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen, and the gentleman from oregon, mr. benz, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee. kohn kohn i yield my -- mr. cohen: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. the public safety officer support active 2022 is another bipartisan bill that would expand eligibility for public
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safety officers' benefits programs to include stress and trauma-related injuries and death by suicide for law enforcement officers and their families. according to research on substance abuse and mental health services administrations, public safety officers are 25 times more likely to develop acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder or other mental health conditions than the general public. they got a tough job. studies have thousand that law enforcement officers could experience more traumatic events in six months than the average person will experience in a lifetime. the public safety officer benefits program known as psob provides death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first responders as well as disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty. currently this bill, law, excludes from eligibility families of officers who died by suicide and does not deem ptsd or other trauma-related disorder to be line of duty injuries. this limitation on it fails to recognize that mental health is
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physical health, but it also prevents the federal government from providing support to officers who put their safety and well-being on the line every day for the communities they serve. former representative patrick kennedy passed a bill to make mental health and physical health parity. he worked with senator ted kennedy to get that done. while law enforcement wasn't included was a mistake, we're rectifying that mistake today. the public safety officer support act would right past wrongs and ensure families of police officers and first responders receive critical financial assistance as they grieve the loss of their loves ones. it would also ensure that officers who are disabled as a result of traumatic events receive the support and care they need. this legislation would also bring this program into alignment with provisions of federal military death benefits for the families of military service members who die by suicide. the need for this worthy and overdue change is even more apparent as we continue to grieve the trackic loss of -- tragic loss of four police officers who died by suicide after responding to the u.s. capitol on january 6, 2021. they tried to defend us.
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they did defend us. and they unfortunately died by ssuicide as aftermath effects of january 6. as well as benefits this bill would require the g.a.o. to study benefit provided under the expansion. this will help us better understand the prevalence of traumatic events that law enforcement officers, first responders and other public safety officers face and the need to further support their mental health needs. i thank representatives trone andres that willer for -- andresen that willer for -- ands remainen that willer -- andres and -- iurge my colleagues to st and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is now recognized for 20 minutes. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, this week is national police week. a week we set aside to honor the brave men and women who
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tirelessly work to protect us and keep our communities safe. unfortunately their jobs are becoming more and more difficult, more and more stressful and as a result they need our support now more than ever. over the last two years violent crime in this nation has soared. nationally we saw a 30% increase in murders from 2019 to 2020. which is the largest increase during a single year in our nation's history. that troubling trend continues in 2021 with f.b.i. data indicating that homicides rose another 5% in the nation's 22 largest cities, over the already inflated levels of 2020. overall in those 22 cities, homicides are up 44% since 2019. mr. chabot: think of that. 44%. not surprisingly, these disturbing increases have accompanied calls in many cities, including in my hometown of cincinnati, to defund the
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police. quite frankly, mr. speaker, that's the last thing that we should be doing during a violent crime surge. that's why the legislation that we're considering today is a welcome bipartisan step in the right direction. law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical personnel and corrections officers are frequently called to respond to dangerous and often traumatic situations. as a result these officers are at a greater risk of developing stress and trauma-related disorders. studies show that public safety officers are 25 times more likely to develop ptsd compared to the general public. tragically, more public safety officers die by suicide every year than those who lose their lives in the line of duty. and yet trauma-related disorders are not covered by the primary federal disability benefit program for police officers and that's the public safety officer benefits or psob program, which
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is run by the department of justice. the psob program currently provides death and education benefits to the family members of public safety officers who die in the line of duty and also offers disability benefits to public safety officers who become totally and permanent ladies abled -- disaibled -- permanent ladies abled. however this program does not -- permanently disabled. however this program does not offer it to officers who take their lives as a result of ptsd, acute stress disorder or other trauma-related disorders. this bill, h.r. 6943, public safety officer support act, addresses this oversight. this bipartisan legislation recognizes just how stressful and difficult being a police officer is now adays. and it makes sure -- nowadaysment and it makes sure those officers who -- nowadays. and it makes sure those officers get the support they need and
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deserve. the men and women in law enforcement need to know they have our full support and that they will not be punished or stigmatized for human emotions. so i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this commonsense, compassionate proposal. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield five minutes to the sponsor of this legislation, a gentleman aware of law enforcement's importance, mr. trone of maryland. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for five minutes. mr. trone: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to urge my colleagues to pass our bill. so we keep tackling mental health stigma across this country. it's been almost three years since montgomery county officer t.j.bamba passed away from suicide. he was 38 years old and left behind a wife and two sons. in the aftermath immediately, we brought together officer bam
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about a's colleagues -- bamba's colleagues and the head of n.i.h. mental health, dr. joshua gordon, and others to chart a course of action. we discussed access to care and the stigma surrounding mental health and how we could be advocates for change. the round table produced two calls to action. increasing peer counseling support opportunities for mental health, and provide parity and benefits for mental health conditions. i made a promise that day to do everything i could to turn these ideas into law. six months ago we accomplished one of our goals, when i stood alongside officer bamba's wife and two sons as president biden signed the first of our two bills into law. the cops counseling act increased access to peer support that will help fight stigma and improve access to mental health services.
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today i stand here and applaud the passage of our second bill, the public safety officer support act, 2022. according to the research from the substance abuse and mental health service administration, public safety officers are 25 times more likely to develop acute stress disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder or other mental health conditions than the general public. and the conditions often go untreated due to the stigma of health. as it stands, mental health is excluded from the psob program. officers killed in the line of duty, the family is eligible to receive benefits. however, an officer dies by suicide, that's directly tied to their job, the family's unable to seek death benefits. this bill will address the issue of stigma and provide the overdue parity between physical and mental injuries. officers who are totally
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disabled as a result of their service will have access to disability benefits. the families of officers who pass away from service-linked suicide will have access to death benefits. this approach has been endorsed by numerous mental health organizations, including the american foundation for suicide prevention. with the help of the public safety officer community, mental health experts and my colleagues in congress, i'm proud to bring this piece of legislation before the house. thank you to everyone who joined the round table in 2019. we've taken a tragedy and turned it into actionable solutions. thank you to all the stakeholders who have worked hard to bring this legislation to the house floor. i appreciate the hard work. and thank you to congressman reschenthaler for co-leading this bill, for helping us give it strong, bipartisan support. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time.
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the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. chabot: mr. speaker, we have no further speakers and we're ready to close if -- unless jt has additional speakers -- jls the gentleman has -- unless the gentleman has additional speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: i yield one minute to the honorable mrs. angie craig, former ace commercial appeal reporter, and now congress person from the state of minnesota. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from minnesota is recognized for one minute. ms. craig: thank you, mr. speaker. corey slifko was a father of two, a husband and an accomplished veteran of the south st. paul police department. he spent 20 years on the force. eventually working his way up to serve as a sergeant. but corey also spent 20 years witnessing the unthinkable and
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unimaginable and was ultimately diagnosed with ptsd. on november 5, 2019, corey lost his life to completed suicide, leaving behind his wife, katie, and their children. now, there's not a doubt in my mind that corey's death occurred as a result of his service in the line of duty. but today katie's family has not been able to access the benefits that corey earned in service to our community. it's vital that these programs don't just protect our law enforcement officers from physical harm, but also from mental injuries they endure in service to our communities. we can change that today. it's time we right this wrong and offer some long overdue support to katie, who has honored corey through her advocacy. i urge all of you to join me in voting yes on this bill. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the thegentlelady's time has expire.
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the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. mr. cohen: would the gentlelady want any other time? ms. craig: that's fine, sir. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. chabot: we have no further speakers and i'd be ready to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: we just close and say we'd like for everybody to vote in favor of this legislation and not go through the extra ordinary efforts of having the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. chabot: thank you. i would just urge all colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support the bill and i yield back the balance of my time as well. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 6943, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, -- for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition?
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>> respectfully request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to 3-s, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. cohen: to invoke the spirit of bill murray, move to suspend and pass h.r. 1125, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman call up house resolution as amended? mr. cohen: h.res. 1125, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1125. resolution condemning rising
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anti-semitism. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. chabot, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee. mr. cohen: thank you. mr. cohen: thank you. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cohen: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cohen: mr. speaker, jewish americans have contributed to an immense amount to our country. in politics, in justice, all fields of science. the arts. and the greatest left-handed pitcher of all-time, sandy koufax. so much has been contributed to the jewish community and there has been anti-semitism. there has been anti-semitism throughout history against jewish people. it's sad and it's been rising in america and continues to rise.
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we saw the killings in buffalo, new york, aimed at african-americans, but the killer in his manifesto said he not only wanted to get rid of and kill african-americans but he considered him him some anti-semitic. he fostered some crazy replacement theory i had not really heard about and claimed that jews were in favor of. well, that's just malarkey. we need to fight this anti-semitism and nobody more than debbie wasserman schultz, our colleague from florida, has done more to have folks reflect on the contributions of jewish people which includes the passage of this resolution, to bring anti-semitism to our attention. it's important that we pass this and that we understand jewish american heritage month, which is this may, while we celebrate
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the contributions of jewish americans. and we reject hate whatever and whenever it appears. i thank ms. wasserman schultz, again. she's done so much. she's a leader in this area, as so many others as well, for bringing this resolution. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. chabot: thank you, mr. chairman. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. chabot: thank you, mr. chairman. i rise today in support of h.res. 1125, which clearly and vigorously condemns anti-semitism. during jewish american heritage month, it's critical to once again call attention to this vial form of bigotry. persecution against any person or any group on the basis of religion is absolutely wrong. it's the fundamental value upon which this nation was founded, which is why the free exercise of religion is protected in the very first amendment to our
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constitution. the historic and pervasive nature that makes anti-semitism a truly unique problem has unfortunately proven to make it difficult to overcome. in the aftermath of the holocaust, the world realized just how pernicious anti-semitism was and has been for centuries and rightly sought to eliminate it. unfortunately, despite this recognition, jewish americans have experienced a rise in anti-semitism. from their places of worship to their neighborhoods, jewish americans experience anti-semitism all too often, and the incidents range from mere slurs all the way to outright violence. regrettably, jewish americans have even been attacked in major cities, such as pittsburgh, new york, and los angeles, just to name a some. our nation's collective memories of the holocaust, unfortunately, sometimes continues to fade. that's why it's important to
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condemn anti-semmism under -- anti-semitism under no certain terms. i'm concerned about the references to government intervention in the online speech, and i do wish my democratic colleagues had been willing to work with us to ensure that that particular portion actually represented the sentiment of the entire house on those issues. we cannot allow our shared desire to combat anti-semitism to lead to censorship and control, which may only exacerbate the problem. our jewish friends deserve our respect and admiration and appreciation. that's why my time in congress i've always tried and always sought to support jewish americans as well as israel. while i am not happy with every aspect of this resolution, i would urge my colleagues to
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support it. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you. i yield five minutes to the honorable debbie wasserman schultz. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from florida is recognized for five minutes. ms. wasserman schultz: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding and for both gentlemen's remarks. mr. speaker, 17 years ago, the first legislation i passed as a member of congress declared the month of may as jewish american heritage month, or jahm. since that resolution passed, every president issued a proclamation supporting jahm. it's to support the contributions jewish americans have made to this nation for more than 350 years. jews have been across the basketball court, to the biggest stages, the big scream, to the supreme court and civil rights and social justice movements.
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our story is woven through generations of leaders. yet, as we honor the profound impact american jews made on our national history and culture, i must sadly acknowledge that the recognition and understanding jahm seeks to foster is critically needed now more than ever. there has been a per sip tus rise in -- precipitous rise in anti-semitism. the anti-defamation league reports that anti-semitic incidents are up 44% nationwide. the american jewish committee reports 24% of american jews were personally targeted by anti-semitism in the past 12 months. four in 10 american jews changed their behavior at least once out of fear of anti-semitism. an alarming 90% believe anti-semitism believes it's a problem in the united states. there has been a disturbing surge in assaults for them wearing religious garb, wearing
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particular clothing, or where they live or shop. during the military conflict between israel and hamas, there was a substantial surge of anti-semitic incidents in the u.s. with 387 of them reported, 148% increase in reports of anti-semitic incidents compared to may of 2020. it emerged in the horrific buffalo shooting where an armed white terrorist targeted african-americans for mass murder. he was driven in part by a xenophobic plan called replacement theory which is at its root blames jews for masterminding the effort to erode the power of white americans. this madness will only fuel more violence and it cannot be allowed to stand. to combat this anti-semitic scourge in our communities, leaders throughout the country must firmly and clearly and forcefully denounce the alarming rise and -- in rampant hate and harassment targeting jewish americans. that's why i'm proud today to bring h.res. 1125 to the floor, which is a condemnation of
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anti-semitism. because enough is enough. this resolution denounces the alarming rise in anti-semitism in the united states and globally and it issues a call for real concrete action to combat it. those action items include promoting holocaust education, jewish identity and anti-semitism education, along with condemnation of all denials and distortions of the holocaust. working with the newly confirmed state department's special envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism to ensure u.s. leadership in the fight against global anti-semitism. working with all social media plat storms to address jonl anti- -- online anti-semitism while protecting first amendment rights. taking steps to improve the physical security of jewish institutions, including increased funding for the nonprofit security grant program so it can continue its essential work of protecting jew ishl and other faith-based institutions across the country. ensuring the safety, security, and dignity of american jews in all aspects of their lives, including the workplace, university campuses, and at
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home. during jewish american heritage month, we celebrate the continued diversity and contributions to american life by the jewish community. in doing so, we must also acknowledge anti-semitism and is not a relic of the past but remains a clear and present danger today. taking action today is just one step. let us renew commitment to defending the rights of all people. before i yield, i do want to take a moment to thank all those who made today possible. my co-leads, congressman mario diaz-balart, brad schneider, and lee zeldin, and, of course, leader hoyer, and many other colleagues and staff whose effort helped bring this resolution to the floor today. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. chabot: we have no further speakers and we would be willing to close at this time if the gentleman has any additional speakers. mr. cohen: we have speakers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to recognize the distinguished leader of the house of representatives, a
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gentleman who continues to amaze me each and every day with his vast knowledge, his big heart, and his love for justice, mr. steny hoyer. mr. hoyer: i thank the distinguished gentleman from tennessee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. hoyer: i thank you. thank him for his very generous comments and congratulate him for his leadership in so many different ways, not only on this subcommittee, but also on the commission on security and cooperation in europe, which he chairs and which is so focused on human rights throughout the world. i want to thank mr. cohen. i want to thank mr. chabot for their leadership on this and bringing this to the floor, bringing it in a bipartisan fashion. i appreciate that very much. mr. speaker, i want to thank my friend, the congresswoman from florida, debbie wasserman schultz. debbie wasserman schultz has been a giant, yes, on anti-semitism, but on civil rights and human rights
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generally. we understand that if one of us is at risk, all of us is at risk if we do not honor the rights of each individual in our country. as a matter of fact, that's one of the things that makes us so distinct. this is an important resolution. it is a vital resolution. it is a resolution that must be adopted so that congress can make clear at this moment, at this tragic moment in our history that jewish americans can feel safe and at home in our country and that anti-semitism has no place here. discrimination and bigotry and hate have no place in america. throughout the month of may, we celebrate jewish american heritage month, as the gentlelady pointed out. why is that so important? it is important because when we celebrate the achievements and contributions of a community, we affirm that this community
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matters, that those in it -- excuse me -- that those in it are valued members of our american family. that's what black lives matter. jewish lives matter. individual lives matter. but we know that there are particular groups who are targeted, targeted for discrimination and hate and, yes, violence. when we fail to recognize or celebrate the history and heritage of a particular community, it sends a signal that they are not valued, that they do not matter, that they are not equal, that they do not count. again and again throughout history, jewish people were seen as lesser than. indeed, disturbingly, jews were seen as less than human, which inevitably led to the discrimination, violence, and, yes, even the genocide of the last century.
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jews who came to our shores were seeking a place to live in safety and freedom. we should be proud of that. and we need to protect that. trag tragically anti-semitism followed jewish americans from the old world to the new world and is becoming a growing cancer on our body politick. too many americans need to hear the loud voices of their congress calling out anti-semitism because too many of our fellow citizens are hearing leaders they support and trust either give voice to anti-semitism or rationalize anti-semitism. it is not enough simply to be against anti-semitism. we must not rationalize or temror -- temporize anti-semitism. we have heard more and more about the great replace.
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justice theory, a twisted conspiratorcal ideology that's been used by those seeking to justify heinous acts of domestic terrorism targeting minorities. that's what happened in buffalo. we hear it from the billos echo, jews will not replace us, from the marchers in charlottesville in 2017. we also heard accusations of duo loyalty and tropes about jewish financial and political control that inspired the nazis and, yes, the soviets alike, in their horrific persecution of jews in the 20th century. now, mr. speaker, in the 21st century, much of this anti-semitism is fueled online through social media. we must not ignore. it must not be allowed to
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metastasized. we have a chance to do that today. so as we celebrate jewish american heritage month, let us do so with gratitude and with joy but also with concern and vigilance. concern for what anti-semitism does to jewish communities in america and for what it does to our nation and our democracy. and vigilance against those who would infect our politics and our culture with the same evils that gave the world places like auschwitz and others. one of the most important one of the most important ways americans can support our jewish brothers and sisters in this country, during this time of dangerous and rising anti-semitism, is to say we see you, we stand with you, you matter, you count, you are part
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of this country and of our community. and to do so without qualification . every jewish american, like every american, deserves to feel safe and respected in america. period. let us affirm that today. let us affirm it every day. let us declare that with one strong voice. today and every day. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. chabot: we'll reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. cohen: i yield to mr. schneider of illinois, a great supporter of this resolution,
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and the ideas contained therein, two minutes and 15 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. schneider: thank you, thank you, madam chair. i rise today resolved to continue to stand against anti-semitism wherever it appears. sadly, in this country, incidents of anti-semitism are up 34%. more than 2,700 incidents reported just last year. more specifically, according to numbers, attacks on synagogues and community centers were up 61%. attacks on k-12 schools or incidents at k-12 schools are up 106%. incidents on college campuses which we're already suffering from -- were already suffering from large increases in anti-semitism were up 21%. these include 88 incidents of assault, 1,776 incidents of harassment and 853 reported
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incidents of vandalism. and this is only what was reported. we know that there is more than what is reported. from every state and the district of columbia. this past weekend a white supremacist who espoused racist and anti-semitic views murdered 10 people simply because of the color of their skin. his rage was fueled by anti-semitic great replacement conspiracy theory that is being spewed by so many people in so many places. congress and america as a whole must stand strong against anti-semitism. as leaders, those of us here must speak up and call out anti-semitism wherever it is. i am grateful for my colleagues on both sides of the aisle who join in this resolution today. i call on everyone to support this and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee reserves.
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the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. chabot: we'll reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you. we're ready -- we just close and ask everybody to support this important resolution. and -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio. mr. chabot: thank you. i would urge my colleagues to support this bill and, on both sides of the aisle, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee yields back. the question occurs, whether the house will suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1125, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- >> madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> the request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays
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are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 1124 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution.
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the clerk: house calendar number 78. house resolution 1124. resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 350. to authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the department of homeland security, the department of justice and the federal bureau of investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the federal government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the committee on the judiciary now printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part a of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill as amended are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto to
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final pass ooj without intervenings motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divide and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on the judiciary or their respective designees, and, two, one motion to recommit. section 2. upon adoption of this resolution, it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 7688, to protect consumers from price gouging of consumer fuels and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the amendment printed in part b of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution shall be considered as adopted, the bill as amended shall be considered as read. all point of order against provisions in the bill as amended are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto to final p and g passage without intervene -- passage without intervening motion except one, one hour of debate controlled by the committee on energy and
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commerce. two, the further amendments described in section 3 of this resolution and, three, one motion to recommit. section 3. after debate, pursuant to section 2 of this resolution, each further amendment printed in part c of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution 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 pro montana and an opponent -- 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 to demand for division of the question. all points of order against further amendments printed in part c of the report of the committee on rules are waived. section 4. upon adoption of this resolution, it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 7790, making
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emergency supplemental appropriations to address a shortage of infant formula in the united states for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2022, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on appropriations or their respective designees. and, two, one motion to recommit. section 5. a, at any time through the legislative day of thursday, may 19, 2022, the speaker may entertain motions offered by the majority leader or a designee that the house suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule
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15, with respect to multiple measures described in subsection b. and the chair may -- and the chair shall put the question on any such motion without debate or intervening motion. b, a measure referred to in subsection a includes any measure that was the object of a motion to suspend the rules on the legislative day of may 16, 2022, may 17, 2022, may 18, 2022, or may 19, 2022. and the form in so offered where the yeas and nays were ordered. and further proceedings postponed pursuant to clause 8 of rule 206789c, upon the offering of a -- 20. c, upon the offering of a motion concerning multiple measures, the ordering of the yeas and nays on postponed motions to suspend the rules with respect to such measures is vacated to the end that all such motions are considered as withdrawn.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. for one hour. >> mr. speaker, for the purpose of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman, my distinguished friend from the rules committee, mr. reschenthaler. pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume. during consideration of this resolution, all time yielded is for the purpose of debate only and i ask unanimous consent that all members be given five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, yesterday the rules committee met and reported a rule, house resolution 1124, providing for consideration of three measures. first, h.r. 350, the domestic terrorism prevention act under a closed rule. the rule self-executes a manager's amendment from chairman nadler, provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on the judiciary. mr. morelle: and provides one motion to recommit. second, h.r. 7688, consumer fuel price gouging prevention act,
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under a structured rule. the rule self-executes a manager's amendment from chairman pallone, provides one hour of de debate equally guid divided and controlled by the energy and commerce, makes in order two amendments and makes in order one motion to recommit. and h.r. 77 # 0, the in-- 7790, under a closed rule. the rule provides one hour of debate yeal request divided and controlled by the committee on appropriations and provides one motion to recommit. finally, the rule provides the majority leader or his he is dig i -- designee the ability to en bloc requested roll call votes on certain suspension bills. this authority last lose it may 19, 2022. mr. speaker, this rule provides for consideration of several critical measures and i'd like it begin by saying a few words about h.r. 350, the domestic terrorism prevention act. just this past weekend, the entire nation watched in horror
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as a white supremacist with a history of violent threats brutally slaughtered 10 people, almost all of whom were black in the city of buffalo, new york. my heartbreaks for the community still reeling this from this senseless tragedy only 75 miles down the flood my home in rochester. the f.b.i. is investigating the shooting as a hate crime and the gunman wrote a racist an anti-semitic 180-page document outlining his motivation for the attack. the gunman intentionally targeted a predominantly black neighborhood and had plans to attack multiple locations afterwards, including in rochester, as has been ridely -- widely reported in the media. mr. speaker, there's been an undeniable surge in mr. speaker, there has been a surge of anti-semitic and extremism across our country. in an analysis performed by the international strategic and international studies found that domestic terrorism in 2020 was
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at the highest level in any year since 1994, which is the earliest year the organization analyzed data. domestic terrorism is the most significant threat to our nation in generations. events like the horrific slaughter of black community members in buffalo have become common in our country and it is time for the federal government to step up and to save lives. before us today we have legislation that helps to provide the tools and resources law enforcement in our communities need to coordinate and combat these threats. the domestic terrorism prevention act prioritizes the investigation and prosecution of domestic terrorism at the department of justice, the department of homeland security, and the f.b.i., creating a new office in all three agencies dedicated to this issue, promoting information sharing among public safety officials to be bet better ensure a better and organized effort, and to provide training and resources to assist state and local law enforcement in detecting and investigating
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acts of domestic terrorism. mr. speaker, these are simple commonsense actions that will help protect our communities. they should be noncontroversial. in fact, nearly identical legislation passed by voice vote last congress. but so far this year, it appears something has changed. despite the rising incidents of hate crimes and urgent need to provide law enforcement with what they need to combat vicious acts of domestic terrorism, every republican in the house judiciary committee voted against the bill in a markup. while only three republicans have co-sponsored the bill this year, i hope more of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will, again, support this bill when it comes to the floor for a vote. the rule also provides for consideration of h.r. 7688, the consumer fuel price gouging prevention act, which will directly address the pain american families are feeling at the pump. during a time of decreased oil production related to the pandemic and global uncertainty
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around the global gas market due to russia's invasion of ukraine, oil and gas companies are reporting historic profits. in the first three months of 2022 alone, exxonmobil made $5.5 billion in profits. chevron made $6.3 billion, and shell made a record breaking $9.1 billion. everyday americans continues to see high gas prices, but big oil has decided to keep production low so their profits can stay high. crude oil prices have declined 30% since their peak in march, but retail prices have gone down 4% during that time. oil companies are raking in record profits at the expense of hardworking americans who are struggling to keep up with sky-high prices at the pump. simply put, this is un-american. in an effort to help working families, president biden called on big oil to ramp up supply instead of simply reaping
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profits without making any additional efforts to address shortages. they used their intentions to use record high profits for stock buybacks. exxonmobil said they would triple the purchase by its own stock by spending $30 billion on stock buybacks and chevron will purchase $10 billion of stock by the end of this year. the biden administration has already taken steps to lower pricings, including by releasing oil from the strategic petroleum reserve with one million barrels daily for the next six months. and granting authority to the f.t.c. and attorney general to investigate price gouging. the penalties collected from these companies will be deposited into a consumer relief trust fund administered by the u.s. treasury department. while some of my colleagues merely to talk about rising gas prices, we are actually
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presenting a solution to the problem today. house democrats are taking action on behalf of working families to put more money in their pockets instead of supporting stock buybacks and exploitive price gouging by the oil and gas industry. lastly, this rule provides for consideration of h.r. 7790, the infant formula supplemental appropriations act. working families living paycheck-to-paycheck are struggling, and they need safe, affordable baby formula to keep their children healthy. baby formula supplies are out of stock at stores across the country, threatening the health of infants and creating panic among their parts and -- parents and caretakers. supply chain issues and abbott has been closed. and the biden administration also announced the f.d.a. would issue new guidance to ease import restrictions with the goal of bringing the most formula into the country as possible. but with 75% of families, at
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least partially dependent on formula to feed their young children, it's imperative congress take additional action as well. this legislation provides emergency funding to both address the formula shortage and help prevent it from ever happening again. the supplemental bill provides $28 million for additional staff at the f.d.a. to better address infant formula safety and supply issues, i.t. system improvements to expand health fraud tools and stronger supply chain monitoring and assessments. mr. speaker, i urge all of my colleagues to support this rule, the underlying legislation taking critical action to bolster american families and protect our communities. mr. speaker, with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank the distinguished gentleman from new york for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you. the rule before us today
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provides for consideration of three pieces of legislation, including h.r. 350, which my colleagues claim will prevent incidents of domestic violence. but let's make no mistake. republicans are committed to fighting hatred and violence in all forms. unfortunately, h.r. 350 does absolutely nothing to actually make our communities safer. rather, this legislation expands the federal bureaucracy. it ignores new and evolving domestic terrorist threats, and it makes it more difficult for law enforcement to recruit and retain qualified candidates. alarmingly, it empowers dryden's d.o.j. -- biden's d.o.j. to continue labeling parents and other political opponents as threats to stifle their first amendment rights. the rule before us today also provides for consideration of h.r. 7688, the democrats' attempt to distract and shift blame for president biden's self-inflicted energy crisis.
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since his first day in office, president biden has waged an unrelenting war on american energy producers. from canceling the keystone x.l. pipeline, to ending oil and gas leases on federal lands, the green new deal policies have discouraged, denied development of the american energy resources and the american energy sector. yet, at the same time, that joe biden has done all this, he refuses to take accountability for the soaring gas prices and economic pain he continues to inflict on hardworking american families. first, the president tried to blame putin. despite the fact that gas prices were rising more than 50%, had risen more than 50% during his first year in office. quick history lesson. that's one year before russia ever invaded ukraine. in fact, gas prices have increased every single month of this presidency. and now the president's blaming
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hardworking oil and gas producers in places like pennsylvania and other places across the country, accusing them of price gouging, even though multiple f.t.c. investigations have repeatedly concluded supply and demand is the ultimate driver of these rising prices. by the way, an artificial decrease in supply thanks to these radical policies. h.r. 7688 will impose a socialist price fixing scheme on oil and gas, leading to even less production, which will hit small businesses and american families the hardest. now, i wasn't alive in the 1970's, but i know there are a lot of members in this chamber who were and i'm sure they can remember waiting in line to fuel up their cars. if h.r. 7688 is signed into law, that travesty will once again be a reality. finally, the rule before us makes in order h.r. 7790, the infant formula supplemental appropriations act.
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under president biden's leadership, our nation is facing an infant formula supply crisis with reports that more than 40% of formula is out of stock. so instead of working with republicans to redirect excess stocks of formula at federal agencies and force the f.d.a. to develop a plan to address this shortage, house democrats simply want to throw money at the problem with absolutely no plan, no guardrails to ensure that funding is spent to actually put baby formula back on grocery store shelves. let me be clear, we're giving $28 million to the very same unelected bureaucrats who failed to address this crisis when it came to their attention a year ago. it's absolutely madness. h.r. 7790 will do nothing, absolutely nothing to alleviate biden's baby formula crisis. and it is american babies and american families who will be
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forced to suffer the consequences. mr. speaker, i'd be remiss if i failed to mention that today's rule also does not make in order a single republican amendment. i guess i shouldn't be surprised. republicans have attempted to work with our democratic colleagues to make our communities safer, to address inflation and lower gas prices, and help parents feed their babies. but it's absolutely from today's rule and from their actions over the last three years that house democrats would rather continue their partisan political theater than put forth real solutions to help real americans. i urge my colleagues to oppose this rule and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morrelle: yes, i would just respond to my friend and colleague from the rules committee, i note when we talk about the need to have bipartisanship and to work
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together, i'd again note the domestic terrorism prevention act passed by voice vote in the previous congress, just two years ago. and yet, not only will it not pass by voice vote, won't pass under our efforts to suspend the rules, it required going to the rules committee. it will require a vote on the floor. and i dare say, based on the judiciary committee and the rules committee, that we'll have to pass it with little republican support. something i regret and we would not only welcome their support but this was a bipartisan bill. i don't think that says anything where we've gone. i think it says a great deal, though, about where my colleagues have gone and how far they've moved away from what is kind and thoughtful resolution that's been recognized by our society and military and that's the growth of extremism in our nation. it's my pleasure to yield two minutes to another member of the rules committee and another
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distinguished member of the commonwealth of pennsylvania, my very good friend, the gentlewoman from pennsylvania, ms. scanlon. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. scanlon: mr. speaker, i want to start by acknowledging the sorrow and terror inflicted upon the families and loved ones of the victims of the hateful attack in buffalo last weekend. you know, the brutal murders that occurred in buffalo were yet another heartbreaking landmark in the growing storm of domestic terrorism impacting communities across america, whether in buffalo, charleston, el paso, or pittsburgh, domestic terrorists are being radicalized online, fueled by elected officials and media pundits who either embrace or wink at twisted white supremacist ideology spawned in the darkest corners of the internet and infecting our nation. communities across america are terrified, scared to go to their
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supermarkets, schools, churches, mosques, and synagogues because of the fear that the combination of lax gun laws and white supremacist conspiracy theories will have consequences. with this bill, we say we are one american community, and we will remain united in the face of these attacks where domestic terrorists aim to scare and divide our communities, we must come together to condemn this hateful ideology and give law enforcement the tools to fight its most violent consequences. we are americans. we're proud of our diversity. and we must choose community over chaos. that's why i'm proud to support the domestic terrorism prevention act. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. and the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you, madam speaker. i'd like to yield two minutes to my good friend from oklahoma, mrs. stephanie bice. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized.
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mrs. bice: thank you, madam speaker. i thank my colleague for yielding. i rise in strong opposition to the combined rule and the underlying fuel prices legislation in this package. as it seeks to cast blame on hardworking americans in the energy industry and offers no real solutions. . the underlying bill would establish de facto price cruels on fuels which has the potential to create fuel shortages. many americans remember the long lines of cars waiting at gas stations in the mid 1970's and don't want to return to that scenario. don't take my word for it. the u.s. chamber of commerce warned congress last night that this bill has the potential to cause, quote, rationing, gas lines, and a much greater reliance on imported energy. i'd like to remind my colleagues that the price of gasoline is determined on a global market based on supply and demand.
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the way to lower prices is to increase supply. we can do that by unleashing american production. sadly, the administration has been doing the exact opposite, delaying permit approvals, denying access to public lands and gaslighting the energy industry. what's worse, just today the administration announced that they are removing sanctions on venezuela in order to import foreign oil from a hostile socialist country. in my home state of oklahoma, nearly a quarter of all jobs are connected to the energy industry. frankly this legislation is insulting to hardworking oklahomans throughout the fifth congressional district whose efforts pow they are great nation. instead of legislation that blames american energy producers we should roll back the onerous energy poll soys they have biden administration and unleash american energy. i urge my colleagues to reject the rule and to reject the underlying bill.
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thank you, madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. i do want to be clear because the distinguished gentlelady mentioned hardworking oklahomans, and we certainly appreciate their hard work. this isn't about the hardworking men and women in ich who work for oil and gas companies. this is about the leadership of those companies that make decisions abwhere their dollars will be invested. just to reiterate what i said earlier, exxonmobil made $5.5 billion in profits in the first three months of 2022. chevron $6.3 billion in profits. shell made a record breaking $9.1 billion. mr. morrelle: on top of that they'll do their own buybacks of stock. exxonmobil announced they'd spend up to $30 billion on stock
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buybacks. chevron will spend $10 billion on buying stock before the end of this year. they've announced that. this isn't about the hardworking men and women who we respect. this is about corporate executives who decided to put their interests before the interests of the american people particularly at a time when we struggle to get them to increase production and we're facing a global crisis in oil and gas because of activities around the world by vladimir putin is unwarranted -- his unwarranted aggression against the people of ukraine which has disrupted the energy market worldwide. appreciate her sentiments but we are not talking about hardworking men and women. we're talking about c.e.o.'s who decided to put their profits ahead of american interests. that's what we're talking about. with that, i'd like to yield three minutes to my great friend and colleague, the distinguished gentleman from illinois, mr. schneider. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.
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mr. snider: -- mr. schneider: the rise of racially motivated extremism is a serious threat to americans across the country. we can't stop the likes of tucker carlton from spewing hateful, dangerous, replacement theory ideology across the airwaves. congress hasn't been able to ban the sale of assault weapons. the domestic terrorism act is what congress can do to help prept future buffalo shootings. future california shootings. future el paso shootings. future charleston shootings. future pittsburgh shootings. oar future wisconsin shootings. we need to ensure that federal law enforcement has the resources they need to best preemptively identify and thwart extremist violence wherever the threat appears. in 2020, this house passed the domestic terrorism prevention act on a voice vote with overwhelming support from both sides of the aisle. i want to thank my colleagues,
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democrats and republicans, who saw the benefit of this legislation and sent it to the senate. it didn't get a vote in the senate in 2020 which is why we are here today. i am grateful that this legislation is being brought forward today in this moment. to those who are considering voting against this bill, i ask them the following. what has happened in the two years since that they no longer support this legislation. what has changed that they no longer support giving the f.b.i., the department of justice, the department of homeland security, the resources they need to keep americans safe? to make sure kids in their schools don't fear the threat of terrorism? that people shoppings in a -- shopping in a grocery store, going about their business, don't have to worry about someone coming in and killing them simply because of the color of their skin? what has changed in twoar yews -- in two years that after
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sending this to the senate on a voice vote without any opposition from republicans, today we're not there? following the vote in 2020, we introduced this bill on january 19, 2021. three democrats, three republicans leading that with me. it was bipartisan. we've added nearly 200 democrats to the list. and the republicans stand silently by. the only thing that's changed in two years is that the risk of violence, the risk of domestic terror, has gone up. i'm calling on my colleague, i am pleading with my colleagues, join us in this legislation. let's join together and send a message that we stand with federal law enforcement we stand with american communities. and we stand against domestic terrorism. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from spell recognized. >> i'd be more than happy to answer the question my friend
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from illinois posed. the difference from two years ago and now is that the d.o.j. has started going after concerned parents that are showing up at school board meetings, labeling them domestic terrorists. the difference is that the department of homeland security thinks it's fitting to have a truth and disinformation board like something from an orwellian novel. this is a different time. also in the last two years we had $2 billion of damage caused by antifa yet my colleagues across the aisle refuse to label antifa a domestic terrorist organization. those are just a few of the things that changed between now and the last time we had this bill. my good friend from new york was talking about the oil and gas industry. let me just remind everybody that in 2020, the oil and gas industry lost $76 billion. there was talk about buybacks. maybe we should consider why these buybacks are occurring.
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maybe it's because of investor -- share hold every activism and e.s.g.'s, that has something to do with it. that activism also drives up investment in capital into the oil and gas industry. but don't take my word for it. dr. jason furman of harvard university, clearly no bastion of conservative thought, he was an adviser to president obama, listen to what he said. when more people want to buy things than companies are capable of making, prices go up. that's the law of supply and demand. companies always want to maximize their profits. i don't think they're doing it any more this year than any other year, end quote. again that was jason furman, not exactly a conservative. while we're talking about all these issue, we're also failing to talk about police week. it is police week. across our nation police departments are struggling to recruit new officers to fill
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open positions. some cities are facing shortages as high as 17%. at the same time, our nation is in the midst of a crime crisis with homicide rates up 48% compared with just two years ago. the crime crisis is a direct result of president biden and the democrats' efforts to demonize the police, to defund the police, and also pushing for soft on crime policies. house republicans will always stand with our police. we will always invest in our nation's law enforcement. and we will always fight to make our community safer. that's why if we defeat this previous question, i will personally offer an amendment to the rule to immediately consider the communities deserve cops act. madam speaker, i'd also like to ask unanimous consent to insert the text of my amendment into the record along with any ex-train nos -- extraneous material immediately prior to the vote on the previous
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question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. reschenthaler: thank you. here to explain the amendment is the author of the legislation, a former sheriff, congressman john rutherford of florida, i yield him three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rutherford: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise to oppose the previous question so we can immediately consider h.r. 7809, the communities deserve cops act. my bill will make retention and hiring bonuses allowable for cops grants. i spent over 40 years in law enforcement, including 12 as sheriff, and i know firsthand the challenges that agencies across america are facing in hiring and training and retaining their personnel. however, the challenges i face as -- i faced as sheriff paled in comparison to what agencies face today. police departments across america are in the middle of a hiring crisis. after years of far left
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politicians defund, demoralizing and delegitimizing police officers, we're seeing now the disastrous results. a recent survey as was mentioned earlier found some cities are facing shortages as high as 17%. 17%. just last year, retirements nationwide went up 45%. and guess what? violent crime also increased in every major city across the northeast almost. less officers equals more crime. plain and simple. this pattern of retimes and difficulty recruiting new officers is unsustainable and it's having disastrous effect. my legislation makes a very small but necessary change to how cops grants are utilized. in addition to using cops funding to hire, train, and equip officer, agencies will be
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able to use federal dollars to offer financial bonuses up to $5,000 to keep officers on the force and to attract and hire new officers. i know many of my colleagues on the other side of the aisle claim to support law enforcement. so i ask you, join with us in this important moment. join with us in voting yes today that you will fund and not defund the police. as we wrap up national police week, let's show the police officers across america that we have their back. with that, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morrelle: i do want to just respond briefly to my colleague, mr. reschenthaler. i don't believe domestic terrorism in any form, by any side, right, left, center, is acceptable in america.
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and so without regard to that, i would say this bill would look at all domestic terrorism. but i do note just for the record and i ask unanimous consent to insert into the record a may 17, 2022, "new york times" article entitled "the right's violence problem." madam speaker, sadly the horrifying attack in buffalo, new york this weekend is just the tip of the iceberg. according to a 2021 report by the anti-defamation league there have been 450 murders committed by political extremists over the last 10 years. 75% attributed to right wing groups. 55% of those tied to white supremacists. 4% in the report tied to left supremists. but it's appalling to argue that some things are fine, there's no need to address root causes of violence. i'm calling on all my colleagues to do something about white
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nationalism. calling on all my colleagues to do something about domestic terrorism. before another attack, domestic terror attack, occurs fueled by hatred as we witnessed in buffalo, new york. again i ask unanimous consent to insert into the record that article. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. morrelle: with that, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized mr. reschenthaler: i appreciate it. i have to push back a little bit on my good friend from new york because the facts just don't line up with his argument, respectfully. i'll give you a great example. during the committee markup, representative steube of florida offered an amendment to strike references to white supremacists and neonazis and insert neo nazi, white supremacists, antifa, black lives matter and radicalized social justice organization. when the democrats had the chance to actually include a
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whole slew of domestic terrorist organizations, when they had the chance, that vote that representative steube offered, it failed on a party line vote with only one republican joining the democrats in voting no so while the democrats refused, refused to put antifa and black lives mat for the rad -- and radicalized social justice organization into the definition of domestic terrorism they simultaneously believe the concerned parents at school board meetings, they're the domestic terrorists. that's problem. and that's what has changed between two years and now. but to talk more about the police to talk more about police week, we are doing very little to talk about the police. to talk more about the police i yield two minutes to my good friend from south carolina, mr. rice. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. rice: madam speaker, i rise today to oppose the previous question so we can amend the rule and immediately consider h.r. 7809, the communities
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defense deserve cops act. which allows for the use of cops grants to provide officers with signing and retention bonuses up to $5,000. plea dictably, madam speaker -- predictably, madam speaker, we have seen shocking increases in violent crime following the calls from my friends across the aisle to defund the police. this week is national police week. a time when we should be honoring those who put their lives on the line every day to keep our community safe. sadly, we are not taking the opportunity to vote on legislation to bowl diser law enforcement -- bolster law enforcement and decrease violent crime. despite house leadership having numerous bipartisan bills to vote on, only two bills have been added to the suspension calendar. the senate judiciary committee is taking up five bills tomorrow. representative rutherford's legislation provides much needed assistance for agencies to hire and retain officers. the cops grant program is vital
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to law enforcement agencies of all sizes, but while it has continued to receive funds, it has not been authorized since 2009. i have also introduced a bill with representative span burger that would -- spanberger that would re-authorize the cops grant program and help low-income rural agencies compete for these grants t has 53 co-sponsors on both sides of the aisle. more of my democratic colleagues have co-sponsored it than republicans. if speaker pelosi would allow a vote on the floor, it would pass. there are many more bipartisan law enforcement bills that deserve to see the light of day. i hope that moving forward we can work together to support the many bipartisan law enforcement bills that deliver targeted solutions to the nation. i ask my colleagues to oppose the previous question so that we can provide the needed support for law enforcement agencies. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves.
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the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morelle: thank you, madam speaker. i must say, and i have the highest regard for my colleague, but anyone who would equate the black lives matter movement and the protests organized over the murder of jorng floyd -- george floyd and equate them with white supremacists like the man who killed 10 people in buffalo and target black americans is equating that is irresponsible and reprehensible at best. these are not -- talk about false equivalent. i am nearly speechless that we would even begin down the road. maybe that says a lot about why the national republican effort has changed so dramatically in just two years when this congress accepted by voice vote the domestic terrorism act that
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we have before us. i also ask unanimous consent to insert into the record an october 15, 2021 "washington post" fak check article entitled the false g.o.p. claim that the justice department is spying on parents at school board meetings. madam speaker, we have heard this argument time and time again. it's blatantly incorrect. attorney garland's october 4 one-page memo. they reference, says, i quote, in the coming days the department will announce a series of measures designed to address the riezing criminal conduct directed towards school personnel. repeat it. criminal conduct directed towards school personnel. criminal. not parents voicing opinions at school board meeting. we are talking about violent credible threats being made to some of our country's most important public service. the school officials are reporting more concerns for their safety as some attendees at their meetings have been arrested for physical violence. the justice department is calling for a strategy, just strategy sessions between
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federal and local law enforcement, a task force, and dedicated lines of communication to address the threats and training for school board members and others who might be targeted. no intervention. no targeting free speech. my wife retired after 30 years as a school teacher. i can't imagine what schoolteachers and school personnel are being -- the threats being directed towards them for simply doing their jobs and carrying out the best interests of children in this country. they are being targeted in violent ways. it's as simple as that. with that, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the request is granted. without objection. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you, madam speaker. i have a lot of respect for my good friend from new york, but, again, facts don't care about friendships. if you look at the facts on september -- just a quick history lesson. on september 29, 2021 the national school board association sent a letter to the biden white house asking the
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administration to treat parents as terrorists. five days later, after that letter, which again asked the white house d.o.j. -- biden's d.o.j. to treat parents as domestic terrorists, five days later, a.g. garland sent a memo to the f.b.i. directing them to work with each u.s. attorney to convene meetings with federal, local, and territorial leaders within 30 days of the issuance of the memo. and to open dedicated lines of communication for threats reported at school board meetings. a few weeks after that, they create add threat tag to be used on parents. fast forward during markup in judiciary, judiciary republicans expressed concerns that h.r. 350 will codify what took place last fall. treating parents as domestic terrorists. to date, that memo has not been rescinded. i would like to yield to my friend from new york to see if he supports the actions of the attorney general. if he supports the letter.
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and if he has anything to say in response. mr. morelle: i appreciate him yielding to me. i would say this. this is beyond absurd. parents can speak out at school board meetings, free speech of the united states is not only protected, we would be the first to protect it on this side of the aisle. what is not acceptable at school board meetings or any other place, a direct threats made by people directed at school personnel, school officials, teachers, or anyone else in our citizen and democracy and community. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: reclaiming mytime. the question is simple. it was on the issue of the memoranda. whether or not if my colleague agreed that the f.b.i. should treat parents as domestic terrorists. the letter has not been rescinded. it's still in place. and the actions of the attorney
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general and the d.o.j. are irrefutable. i point to the fact that that letter has still not been rescinded. to elaborate more, i yield two minutes to my good friend from mississippi, mr. guest. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. guest: thank you, madam speaker. scripture tells us blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of god. as police week comes to a close, it's important that we continue to thank our law enforcement officers that protect our communities and tackle the huge recruiting and retention issues that our police departments are seeing. at a time when violent crime is at an all-time high, and our police departments are understaffed and overworked, because of the impact of the defund the police movement and anti-police rhetoric, it is more important than ever that we support our law enforcement officers. former president ronald reagan
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once said there can be no more nobler vocation than the protection of one's fellow citizens. no single group is more fully committed to the well-being of their fellow americans and to the faithful discharge of duties than our law enforcement. law enforcement we know lives by creed. that creed is to serve and to protect. sheriff rutherford's bill, h.r. 7809, would help law enforcement accomplish that mission. it would put law enforcement back into our communities and take criminals off the streets by allowing federal grant dollars to offer a $5,000 hiring and resengs bonus to law enforcement -- retention bonus to law enforcement officers. i'm grateful for the men and women of law enforcement and for their service, and i will continue to work with these heroes to see that our communities are safe places to
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live, to worship, and to raise a family. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morelle: thank you. i think the bill which the gentleman references was just introduced. we haven't had a markup or discussion. do i note he should read his own bill. it doesn't say $5,000, up to $5,000. which could be anywhere from $1 to $5,000. i think he misunder-the-stood the bill he introduced. i'm prepare to reserve -- prepared to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you, madam speaker. i yield two minutes to my good friend from new york, miss malliotakis. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. malliotakis: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to pose the previous question so we can immediately consider h.r. 7809, the communities deserve cops act to get police back on the force and criminals off our streets.
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police departments across the country are struggling to hire and retain new recruits, to keep up with the pace of retirements and resignations. officer morale has been decimated by rhetoric come interesting politicians, pro-crime policies that tie the hands of our police like the disastrous bail law of my state where a perp arrested in the morning gets out of jail before the police officer even finishes his shift. crime is america's -- in america's cities is skyrocketing. it's skyrocketing as a result of these policies. an increase in ambush-style attacks against our police that put our officers in harm's way, both on and off duty. in 2021, america saw the most law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty since 1995. an nypd officer, they put their life on the line for $46,000 a year. in my hometown department, nypd
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has seen more than 5700 retirements over the last three years. because politicians have made it impossible for them to do their job. nationally, retirements are up 45%. resignations are up 18%, creating a dangerous situation in cities like mine that finished 2021 with the highest homicide rate in a decade. the communities deserve cops act would allow law enforcement agencies to use federal grant dollars to offer hiring and retention bonuses to our police officers. it would increase resources for our police. at a time when too many politicians including those in this chamber are looking to strip away resources. it's unfortunate that legislation like this even needs to be considered. the endemic problem surrounding our police are a direct result of a systematic targeting of those who protect us by the
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progressive politicians. earlier this congress i offered a resolution condemning calls -- mr. reschenthaler: an additional 30 seconds. ms. malliotakis: every one of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle voted against my bill. this is the problem. when our police departments are understaffed and overworked, congress must step up to provide them with the tools they need to effectively do their job. in this year's federal budget i fought to give millions of dollars for the nypdk-nine unit and forensics. i urge my colleagues to support this critically piece of legislation to give our brave men and women in blue the respect and support they need to do their jobs and keep our communities safe. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morelle: i would just suggest to the gentlewoman that
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she support this bill which provides training and resources to assist state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in understanding, detecting, investigating acts of domestic terrorism as we saw demonstrated just this past weekend in our state, the state that she and i both live in, buffalo, new york, and where members of the buffalo police department faced great danger. these are the kinds of resources we want to give. the kinds of resources embodied in this bill. the kinds of resources that the bill envisioned two years ago when members of this house by voice vote approved this bill. we want and welcome their support for this bill. let's get at it and make sure that we are really helping law enforcement at the local level, at the state level, at the federal level deal with the emerging threats of domestic violence. domestic terrorism. with that i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you, madam speaker.
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i'd like to yield upon her request exactly two minutes and 30 seconds to my good friend and fellow appropriator, miss jaimy herrera beutler of washington. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. herrera beutler: thank you, madam speaker. i thank my colleague for yielding time. i rise today to urge defeat of the previous question so we can protect and support local police departments to help them hire and retain more officers. it's that simple. over the past year we over the past year we've seen a dramatic rise in crime in communities across the nation. and the district i serve in southwest washington hasn't been spared. not a day goes by without a local paper depicting another carjack, killing, burglary or assault. these are on the rise. when you meet with our local law enforcement, as i have, they've been sounding the alarm for well more than a year. then consider the phrase we've all heard repeated by politicians across this doesn'try and in this town,
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defund the police. well, in states like mine, washington, so-called police reform laws have made it harder for police to catch criminals and do their jobs. place yourself in the shoes of a law enforcement officer who puts her life on the line every single day, and it's no wonder that honorable individuals have left the profession in droves. one county sheriff's department in my region announced that deputies would no longer be able to respond to certain crimes like theft or property, stolen vehicles and more, due to the laws that are trying to defund police. this is deeply concerning. we must act now to help shore up our police forces to keep our cities and our streets safe. the communities deserve cops act will help reverse staffing shortages by providing and signing retention bonuses for police officers. it's time to stop chasing individuals away from the profession of policing which is exactly what we've been doing
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and the communities deserve cops act will help bring folks back into law enforcement. again, i urge defeat of the previous question so the house can bring up legislation to improve it, to help hire and retain police officers, to shore up our police departments and help keep our communities safe. thank you, madam speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves, the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morrelle: thank you, madam speaker, i'll -- i don't want to belabor what i have said repeatedly but this is, what we saw last week and what we continue to see around the country as it relates to domestic terrorism deserves and demands our attention. and the seriousness with which the american people have trusted us, the responsibility of finding solutions to these problems. i appreciate my colleagues may not support that, may not want to stand with us as we try fight
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domestic terrorism, the rise of white supremacy they may not want to address members of the black community in buffalo being targeted, members of the black community in rochester being targeted, people around the country being targeted. but to continue to avoid the question and create misdirection, i think people tuning in would have a hard time understanding what it is we're doing. let's be clear. we're trying to address in the most serious way we possibly can the rise of domestic terrorism. we're asking for support for our federal agencies to get them better coordinated. we're asking for more resources for state and local law enforcement agencies to confront these challenges. if you don't want to stand with us, that's ok. if you want to go back and tell people back home why you don't think domestic terrorism which rises, demands the attention of congress, that's ok. but continuing to come and try to create misdirection, continue to try to confuse people about what's going on, i think is a
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disservice to the millions of americans who give us the awesome responsibility of watching out for their communities and their families. let's just be clear about what we are doing today and what the choices are and what the vote is and what the bill is before the house. with that, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from the great state of texas, representative chip roy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. roy: i appreciate the gentleman from pennsylvania. my colleagues are talking about what we're actually here to talk about and we're talking about the concern of blab -- concern about black americans, how about in chicago we had 800 homicides, how about in philadelphia, 562 homicides, how about in d.c., 272 homicide, in austin, 89 homicides. the 12 major cities that broke homicide records in 2021 all have democratic mayors. now democrats and the other side of the isle want to politicize what should be a bipartisan approach to come t baying crime, the crime being created by the
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policies of our democratic friends on the other side of the aisle. that's truth and that's what we know. the gentleman is talking about what's going on with respect to domestic terrorism the fact of the matter is, we know the truth he asked what's different? the gentleman from pennsylvania answered what's different we know what's different. this department of justice is targeting americans. like scott smith, a father in loudoun county, virginia who dared to go to a school board and complain about the assault of his daughter in a public school now the gentleman from new york is smirking, smirking about a little girl raped in a high school, the father goes to complain to a fool board and the national association of school board coordinates with the department of justice to figure out how to target parents. to then tag individuals specifically as to whether or not they're threatening people by merely going to a school board to register their complaints. that is what is at stake here. that is why we're opposing what democrats are trying to do. and then they want to gloss over things like frank james in brooklyn, a plaque nationalist who goes in and assaults, i
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think, 30 to 33 people on a subway in new york. that just gets wiped away. while he wants to politicize, twhiel gentleman wants to politicize that which we should be coming together to figure out how to save the american people from the harm befalling them. that's what's going on with the rule here. i'll talk about energy later but the rule here is bad for the united states of network and we -- united states of america and we should be protecting people here in cop week. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized mr. morrelle: i find it disgusting that anyone would suggest i smirk at the rape of a 10-year-old girl. i request the gentleman apologize. we have solemn obligations, no ranting is necessary, no accusations and certainly not insults being thrown about on the floor of the house of representatives. and i am incredibly dismayed that the gentleman would say anything even remotely like
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that. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you, madam speaker. i have no further speakers at this time. i would like to yield myself the balance of the time we have left. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. reschenthaler: thank you. for over three years, house democrats have push forward radical far left agenda that does absolutely nothing to address the serious issues facing american families. the legislation made in order under today's rule is no exception to that. h.r. 350 adds bureaucracy and adds red tape to existing law enforcement resources while completely ignoring new and evolving terrorist threats. h.r. 7688, this is the democrat socialist price fixing scheme. that will reed to less energy production and further exacerbate american family's pain at the pump. finally, h.r. 7790 does nothing.
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i rhett repeat, nothing. to put more formula on store shelves or hold biden's f.d.a. accountable for ignoring this crisis despite knowing about it for the last year. so madam speaker, the american people deserve more than empty promises and meaningless legislation. they deserve action. i therefore urge my colleagues to vote no on the previous question and no on the rule. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morrelle: thank you, madam speaker. i thank all of my colleagues for their words in support of the rule. -- the rule before us today. as i mentioned we have before us relatively simple measures to take action to support working families and protect our communities from domestic terrorism and violent extremism. my colleagues on the other side of the aisle can attempt to
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misdestruct and -- misdirect and confusion and hurl insults all they want but the reality is we're presenting concrete proposals to address issues facing our nation that should be noncontroversial. the domestic terrorism prevention act will allow law enforcement to better deter acts of domestic terrorism. the consumer fuel price gouging prevention act will ensure that big oil cannot record historic profits at the expense of everyday americans. the infant formula supplemental appropriations act will help provide much-needed relief for parents struggling to find formula for their children. i look forward to supporting all three bills on the floor. i appreciate my colleagues and madam speaker, i urge a yes vote on the rule and the previous question. i yield back the balance of my time and i move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it.
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pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. pursuant to clause 9 of rule 20, this 15-minute vote on ordering the previous question will be followed by five-minute votes on adoption of the resolution if ordered, the motion to recommit on h.r. 6531, passage of h.r. 6531 if ordered, passage of s. 2938, and motions to suspend the rules with respect to the following, h.res. 1125, h.r. 5738, h.r. 7335, h.r. 6961, and h.r. 6064. this is a 15-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 gentleman
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from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, ms. jackson lee of texas, mr. meet keething of massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman -- for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms.
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brownley, i inform the house that she will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and chairman scott, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. butterfield will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. wilson, ms. lee, mr. boyle, and mr. delgado, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on the previous question.
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