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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> good afternoon, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. james langevin of rhode island and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on the motion to order the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bilirakis will vote nay on the previous question. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mro house resolution 8, i inform the house that both will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from delaware seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, mr. cleaver of missouri and ms. bourdeaux of georgia, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote no on the
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previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. suozzi, mr. desaulnier and mr. mceachin, these three members will vote yes on ordering the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does t the gentlemn from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. mccor mick, mr. swalwell, these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina and mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that these members will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? mr. gohmert: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gosar from arizona, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house
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that mr. gosar will vote nay on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. katko and meyer from new york and michigan, i inform the house that messrs. katko and meyer will vote nay on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representatives jayapal, ocasio-cortez, bass, chu, correa, ruiz, and vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. chris stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote nay on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cuellar and castro of texas and mr. bowman of new york, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick,
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mr. higgins, mr. payne, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yea on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote nay on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. meng of new york and mr. all read of texas, i inform the house that they will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek
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recognition? >> as the member designated by dr. dunn of florida, i inform the house that dr. du nn will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. walorski from indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. mchenry of north carolina, i inform the house that he will vote no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote no on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are --
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. nehls from texas-22, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote no.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek
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recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. defazio of oregon, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on the previous question.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 217, and the
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nays are 201. the previous question is ordered. the question is on the adoption of the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair the ayes have it. >> on that i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. reschenthaler: on that i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the jerusalem from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. meng and ms. mr. allred, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> as the member designated by
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mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bilirakis will vote nay on the rule. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. cuellar and castro from texas and mr. bowman from new york, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1124. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. chris stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. albio sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mr. higgins, mr. payne, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. troy nehls of texas 22, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, mr. cleaver of missouri, ms. bourdeaux of georgia, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house
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that mr. price will vote yea on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by messrs. katko and meyer, i inform the house that messrs. katko and meyer will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. dell gaw doe, mr. boyle, ms. lee and ms. wilson, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. gohmert: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gosar from the great state of arizona, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. gosar will vote nay on. h.r. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. butterfield will vote yes on house resolution
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1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: as the member designated by the honorable from james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on the motion to prove the previous question on house resolution 1124. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, mr. mchenry of north carolina, i inform the house that mrs. walorski and mr. mchenry will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. suozzi, mr. desaulnier and mr. mceachin, these members will vote yes on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representatives cardenas, mccormick and
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swalwell, i inform the house that will vote yea on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. fallon and mr. taylor of texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that both will vote no on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson, i inform the house that will vote nay on the rule. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady seek recognition? >> as the member designated by dr. dunn of florida, i inform the house that mr. dunn will vote no on house resolution 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman johnson and chairman scott, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.res. 1124.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives jayapal, ocasio-cortez, bass, chu, correa, ruiz, and vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on house resolution 1124.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that ms. brownley will vote yes on h.res. 1124. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: as the member designated by ms. sewell, ms. jackson lee of texas, mr. cheating of massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1124.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 218. the nays are 202. the resolution is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the motion on agreeing to the motion to recommit on h.r. 6531 offered by the gentlewoman from new mexico, ms. harrell, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will designate the motion. the clerk: motion to recommit h.r. 6531, offered by ms. harrell of new mexico. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on agreeing to the motion to recommit. members will record their votes
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by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, mr. cleaver, missouri, ms. bourdeaux of georgia i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. nieshman: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that m mr. bilirakis will vote yea on the motion to recommit. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from delaware -- rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: as the member designated ms. sewell of alabama, ms. jackson lee of texas, mr. keating of massachusetts i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the
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gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote nay on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> as the member designated mr. mchenry of north carolina, and mrs. walorski, i inform the house that they will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. bayher: as the member designated by mr. suozzi, mr. desaulnier, will trone, and mr. mceachin, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, mr. brooks of alabama i inform the house that these members will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> as the member designated by representatives jayapal, ocasio-cortez, bass, chew --
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chu, correa, ruiz, and vargas i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. dunn of florida, i inform the house that dr. dunn will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mr. higgins, and mr. payne i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker -- mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. nehls of texas 22, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. knells will vote -- mre motion. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the in just a moment texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated mr. castro and mr. kay yar and mr. bow -- cuellar, mr. bowman
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these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that she will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by messrs. cat quo and meijer, they will both vote nay on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. butterfield i inform the house that mr. butterfield will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. delgado, mr. boyle, ms. lee, and ms. wilson, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that he will vote aye on the motion. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition 1234. >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by reps cardenas, mccormack, and swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mro h.res. 8, i inform the house that both will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. ald red --
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alred, they will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. langevin of rhode island, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote no on the motion to recommit. house resolution 6531. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by chairwoman johnson and chairman scott i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, it's my honor to be the member designated by mr. gosar from arizona and
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inform the house that mr. gosar will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition?
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 198. the nays are 219. the motion is not adopted. the question on passage of this quill bill, so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition?
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>> call for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: this will be a five-minute vote. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, mr. kaw thoarn of north carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote no on 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representatives jayapal, ocasio-cortez, bass, chu, correa, ruiz, and vargas i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. chris stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote nay on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. butterfield will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. fleischmann: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bilirakis will vote nay on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, mr. cleaver of missouri, and ms. bourdeaux of georgia i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote
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nay on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. kay yar of texas and mr. bowman of new york, and mr. castro, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. nehls of texas 22, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote no on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition 12. >> as the member designated by ms. meng and mr. allred, i inform the house that they will vote yes on h.r. 63531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yea on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by reps cardenas, mccormack, and swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, he had vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: frps the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> mr. connor lamb, m m mrs. kirkpatrick and mr. payne, i inform the house that these members will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> as the member designated by >> i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote no on h.r. 6531. as the member designated by mr. mchenry of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. mchenry will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? ms. bonamici: mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek
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recognition? >> as the member designated by dr. dunn of florida, i inform the house that dr. dunn will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that she will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko and mr. meijer, i inform the house that they will vote yea on h.r. 623531 -- 6531. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.r. 6531. mr. gohmert: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gosar of arizona, i inform the house that mr. gosar will vote nay to 6531.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, ms. jackson lee of texas, and mr. keating of massachusetts, i inform the house that they will vote yes on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: mr. speaker, as the member designated by m mr. delgado, mr. boyle, mrs. lee, and ms. wilson, i inform the house that these four members will vote yea on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mr. taylor of texas and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that both will vote no on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. manning: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yea on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition?
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mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and chairman scott, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 6531. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. suozzi, mr. trone, mr. mceachin, mr. desaulnier, form form these members will vote yes on h.r. 6531. -- i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6531.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 258. and the nays are 165. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to
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reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on passage of s. 2938 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 2938, an act to designate the united states courthouse and federal building located at 111 north adams street in tallahassee, florida, as the joseph woodrow hatchett united states courthouse and federal building, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. members, this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of
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oregon, mr. cleaver of missouri, ms. bourdeaux, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko and mr. meijer, i inform the house that they will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? ms. bonamici: mr. speaker, as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that chairman defazio will vote yes on s. 2938. >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. chris stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote nay on 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman rise? ms. manning: mr. speaker, as the
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member designated by mr. price, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yes on 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. troy nehls of texas 2, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: mar. speaker, as th member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that she will vote yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina and mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that these members will vote no on 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, as the member designated by representatives pramila jayapal, alexandria ococasio-cortez, kar bass, judy chu, lou correa, raul ruiz, and a one vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. fleischmann: mr. speaker, as
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the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bilirakis will vote nay on s. 2938. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: sorry. i had trouble hearing, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cuellar, castro of texas, and mr. bowman of new york, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on s. 26938. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, and mr. mchenry of north carolina, i inform the house that mrs. walorski and mr. mchenry will vote no on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mr. taylor of texas, and pursuant to house resolution 8,
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i inform the house that both will vote no on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. albio sires, mr. connor lamb, mrs. ann kirkpatrick, mr. brian higgins, mr. donald payne, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. salazar: as the member designated by dr. dunn of florida, i inform the house that dr. dunn will vote yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. escobar: as the member designated by ms. meng and mr. allred, i inform the house that these members will vote s. on -- yes on s. 2938. >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote no on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. butterfield will vote
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yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: mr. speaker, i inform the house that mr. delgado, mr. boyle, mrs. lee, i inform the house that they will vote yes on s. 2938. >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. kinzinger of illinois, i inform the house that he will vote yes on s. 2938. >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by reps car denna, cherfilus-mccormick -- cardenas, cherfilus-mccormick, swalwell, i inform the house that they will vote yes on s. 26938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the
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house that mr. langevin will vote yes on passage of senate 2938. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, ms. jackson lee of texas, mr. keating of massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote s. on s. -- vote yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what -- for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? m beyer: mr. speaker -- mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. suozzi, mr. desaulnier, mr. trone and mr. mceachin, i inform the house that they will vote yes on s. 2938. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and chairman scott, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on s. 2938.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. gohmert: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gosar of arizona, i inform the house that mr. gosar votes nay on 2938.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 230, the nays are 190.
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with one answering present. the bill is passed. without objection, a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen, to suspend the rules and agree to h.res. 1125, as amended, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: house resolution 1125. resolution condemning rising anti-semitism. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to the resolution, as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. members, this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote yea on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, mr. cleaver of missouri and ms. bourdeaux of georgia, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, as the member designated by representatives jayapal, ocasio-cortez, bass, chu, correa, ruiz and vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on house resolution 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana and mr. mchenry of north carolina, i inform the house that mrs. walorski and mr. mchenry will vote yes on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. meng and mr. allred, i inform the house that these members will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama and mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: mel, member -- madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that she will vote yes on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. nehls of
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texas, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote aye on house resolution 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mr. higgins and mre that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bilirakis will vote yea on h.res. 1125. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman 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
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yes on house resolution 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yea on house resolution 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? ms. bonamici: as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that chairman defazio will vote yes on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. gohmert: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gosar of arizona, i inform the house that mr. gosar will vote yea on house resolution 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. jackson lee of texas, ms. sewell of alabama and mr. keating of
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massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? ms. salazar: as the member designated by dr. dunn of florida, i inform the house that dr. dunn will vote yes on house resolution 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. castro and cuellar of texas and mr. bowman of new york, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1125. thank you, ma'am. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by messrs. katko and meijer, i inform the house that they will vote yea on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. manning: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. price, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yea on
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h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mrt to house resolution 8, i inform the house that both will vote yes on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: madam speaker, as the member designated by reps cardenas, mccoreic -- cherfilus-mccormick and swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: as the member designated by ms. mr. wilson, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good afternoon, madam speaker. as the member designated by the honorable james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on the house resolution
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condemning anti-semitism. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and chairman david scott, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.res. 1125. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: 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 h.res. 1125.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. trone, mr. desaulnier, mr. suozzi, mr. mceachin, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1125.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 420, the nays are one. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. takano, to suspend the rules and pass h.res. 5378 as amended. the speaker pro tempore:
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h.r. 5738, a bill to amend title 38, united states code, to require a lactation space at each medical center of the department of veterans affairs. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that section 3-s of hrment r. -- h.r. 8 regarding proxy voting be disregarded for the rest of the legislative day. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has not been recognized for that request. for what purpose does the gentleman from california ask to be recognized? mr. takano: madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives jayapal,
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ocasio-cortez, bass, chu, correa, ruiz and vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama ask to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina and mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, mr. cleaver of missouri and ms. bourdeaux of georgia, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mro house resolution 8, i inform the house that both will vote yes on h.r. 5738.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. suozzi, mr. trone, mr. mceachin and mr. desaulnier, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote yea on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mr. higgins and mre that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. salazar: as the member designated by dr. dunn of
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florida, i inform the house that mr. dunn will vote yes on h. h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. meng and mr. allred, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. troy nehls, texas, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote aye on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. castro and cuellar of texas and mr. bowman of new york, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5738. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. bergman: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that m mr. stauber will vote yea on h.r. 5738.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that she will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. fleischmann: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bilirakis will vote yea on h.r. 5738. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from oregon seek recognition? ms. bonamici: madam speaker, as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana and mr. mchenry of north carolina, i inform the house that mrs. walorski and mr. mchenry will vote yes on h.r. 5738.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. manning: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. price, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yea on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. moore: mr. speaker, as the member designated by messrs. katko and meijer, i inform the house that they will vote yea on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady 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 h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. gohmert: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gosar from arizona, i inform the house that mr. gosar says
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yea to lactation devices in 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: madam speaker, as the member designated by reps cardenas, cherfilus-mccormick and swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: mr. speaker -- madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote yea on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: madam speaker, as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.r. 5738. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and chairman david scott, i inform the house
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that these members will vote yea on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. wilson, mrs. lee, mr. boyle, mr. delgado, i inform the house that these four members will vote yea on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, ms. jackson lee of texas, mr. keating of massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5738. the speaker pro tempore: --
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 420. the nays are zero. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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on this vote the yeas are 420. the nays are zero. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business -- 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. takano, to suspend the rules and pass house bill 7335 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 7335, a bill to improve coordination between the veterans health administration and the veterans benefits administration with respect to claims for compensation arising from military sexual trauma and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device.
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this is a five-minute [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by messrs. suozzi, mceachin, trone, and desaulnier, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. jackson: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mr. taylor of texas and you pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that both will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives pramila jayapal, alexandria ocasio-cortez, karen bass, judy chu, lieu correa, raul -- lou correa, raul ruiz,
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and a one vargas, i inform the house that these members -- and juan vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? mr. fleischmann: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bilirakis will vote yea on h.r. 7335. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. escobar: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. allred and ms. meng, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina and mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oregon seek recognition? ms. bonamici: madam speaker, as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that mr. defazio will vote yes on h.r. 7335.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. moore: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. chris stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, mr. cleaver of missouri, and ms. bourdeaux of georgia, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by messer katko -- messrs. katko and meijer, i inform the house that they will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr mr. delgado, mr. boyle, mrs. lee, and ms. wilson, i inform the house that they will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. troy nehls of
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texas 22, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote aye on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman 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 h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? ms. salazar: as the member designated by mr. dunn of florida, i inform the house that mr. dunn will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina seek recognition? ms. manning: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. price, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yea on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition?
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mr. banks: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. mchenry and mrs. walorski, i inform the house that they will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. albio sires, mr. connor lamb, mrs. ann kirkpatrick, mr. brian higgins, mr. donald payne, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. bergman: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that m mr. stauber will vote yea on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: madam speaker, as the member designated by reps cardenas, cherfilus-mccormick, and swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. gohmert: thank you, madam
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speaker. as the member designated by mr. gosar, i inform the house that mr. gosar will vote yea on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: as the member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that she will vote yes on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does -- for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. gars yar: madam speaker -- ms. garcia: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. cuellar and castro of texas, mr. bowman of new york, i inform the house that they will vote yes on h.r. 7335. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: madam speaker, as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island and pursuant to house resolution 8, i'd like to inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.r. 7335. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and chairman david scott, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 7335. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, ms. jackson lee of texas, and mr. keating of massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 7335.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 417, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. takano, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6961, as amended. on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title.
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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 of military sexual trauma. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mrm pursuant tohouse resolution 8, e house that both will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives jayapal, ocasio-cortez, bass, chu,
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correa, ruiz and vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bill rams i will vote -- bilirakis will vote yea on h.r. 6961. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, ms. bourdeaux of georgia and mr. cleaver of missouri, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote yea on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by ms. meng and mr. allred, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina and mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. suozzi and mr. trone, mr. mceachin and mr. desaulnier, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. nehls of texas 22, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote aye on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. butterfield of north carolina, i inform the house
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that mr. butterfield will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yea on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina seek recognition? ms. manning: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. price, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yea on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mr. higgins and mre
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that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. mchenry of north carolina, ms. with a losser ski of indiana, form -- with--mrs. walorski of indiana,i inform the house that tease members vote aye. ms. bonamici: as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that he will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. gohmert: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gosar, i inform the house that mr. gosar will vote nay on 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that she will vote yes on
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h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: madam speaker, as the member designated by the honorable james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.r. 6961. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? ms. salazar: as the member designated by dr. dunn of florida, i inform the house that dr. dunn will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: madam speaker, as the member designated by members cardenas, cherfilus-mccormick and swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: madam speaker, as
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the member designated by mr. castro and cuellar of texas and mr. bowman of new york, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6961. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> as the member designated by messrs. katko and meijer, i inform the house thats they will vote yea on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and chairman david scott, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. boyle, mr. delgado, ms. lee and ms. wilson, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 6961. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek
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recognition? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, ms. jackson lee of texas and mr. keating of massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6961.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 405, the nays are 12. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. takano, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6064 on which the yeas and nays are order. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 6064. a bill to direct the secretary of veterans affairs to seek to enter into an agreement with the national academies of sciences, engineering and medicine for review of examinations furnished by the secretary to individuals
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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: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. bilirakis of florida, i inform the house that mr. bilirakis will vote yea on h.r. 6064. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: madam speaker, as the member designated by representatives jayapal, ocasio-cortez, bass, chu, correa, ruiz and vargas, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on
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h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. schrader of oregon, mr. cleaver of missouri and ms. bourdeaux of georgia, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama and mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady 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 h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. nehls of texas
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22, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. nehls will vote aye on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. delgado, mr. boyle, ms. lee and ms. wilson, i inform the house that tease members will vote yea on -- these members will vote yea on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon and mro house resolution 8, i inform the house that both will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. castro and cuellar of texas and mr. bowman of new york, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6064. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yea on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by ms. meng and mr. allred, i inform the house that tease members will vote yes on h.r. -- that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? ms. salazar: as the member designated by mr. florida, i inform the house that mr. dunn will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from oregon seek recognition? ms. bonamici: madam speaker, as the member designated by chairman defazio, i inform the house that chairman defazio will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by messrs. meijer and katko, i inform the house that they will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. sewell of alabama, ms. jackson lee of texas, mr. keating of massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6064.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart will vote yes on 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. albio sires, mr. connor lamb, mrs. ann kirkpatrick, mr. brian higgins, mr. donald payne, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. gohmert: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gosar from arizona, i inform the house that mr. gosar will vote aye, yea on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley, i inform the house that she will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina seek
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recognition? mr. manning: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. price, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yea on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? mr. banks: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. mchenry of north carolina and mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski and mr. mchenry will vote yea on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: madam speaker, as the member designated by reps cardenas, cherfilus-mccormick, and swalwell, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson and chairman david scott, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 6064. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: madam speaker, as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i'd like to inform
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the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.r. 6064. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. suozzi, mr. desaulnier, mr. mceachin, i inform the house that these members will vote yes only h.r. 6064.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 414. the nays are two. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, seek recognition? mr. nadler: mr. speaker, pursuant to house resolution 1124, i call up h.r. 350, the domestic terrorism prevention act of 2022 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill.
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the clerk: union calendar number 214, h.r. 350, a bill to authorize dedicated domestic terrorism offices within the department of homeland security, the department of justice, the federal bureau of investigation to analyze and monitor domestic terrorist activity and require the federal government to take steps to prevent domestic terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1124, the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the committee on the judiciary printed in the bill, modified by the amendment printed in part a of house report 117-333 is adopted, and the bill, as amended, is considered as read. the bill, as amended, shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on the judiciary or their respective designees. the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler, and the gentleman
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from ohio, mr. jordan, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. nadler. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i -- 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. 350. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. nadler: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. nadler: mr. speaker, in 2018, a gunman shot and killed 11 worshippers attending that bat services at the -- shabat services at the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh. in 2019, another gunman shot and killed 22 shoppers at an el paso walmart. over the weekend, yet, another assailant allegedly shot and killed 10 people at a supermarket in buffalo, new york. these are tragedies. i can cite many others. i can spend my time here today talking about the scourge of gun violence or the dramatic rise in the number of hate crimes or the obvious consequences of the
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hate-filled rhetoric that fills our air waves and have sadly been adopted by some of our colleagues. instead, i want to use my time to point out what these three cases have in common. the gunman in each case was a white man, each angry about so-called replacement theory, each traveling some distance to target a minority community, each hoping to terrorize that community through mass murder. this is not right. this is not normal. this is not consistent with who we are as a country. we must act, and h.r. 350, the domestic terrorism prevention act, which sits before us today, is the least we can do to signal our opposition to white nationalism and this rising menace of organizing intolerance. h.r. 350 creates three offices. one each within the department of homeland security, the department of justice, and the f.b.i. to monitor and investigate and prosecute cases of domestic terrorism.
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these newly created offices would issue joint biannual reports to congress, assessing the state of domestic terrorism threats with a specific focus on white supremacists and would be required to focus their resources based on the data collected and the most significant threats. recent white supremacist attacks have reminded minority communities across the country of a dark history we have not yet escaped. these include the murder of six people of asian dissent at spas in atlanta last summer, five jewish americans being held hostage in a texas synagogue, numerous bomb threats phoned into historically black colleges and universities last february. and last, the violence in buffalo a few days ago. because we deserve a well trained response to this kind of violence, h.r. 350 also requires d.o.j. and d.h.s. to provide training and resources to assist state and local law enforcement
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agencies in understanding, detecting, and deterring acts of domestic terrorism and violent white supremacy. because there should be no confusion that we are targeting criminal activity, as opposed to the legitimate religious or political activity of most citizens, the bill also includes an explicit protection for first amendment rights and other constitutionally protected activity. this legislation is a bipartisan solution to a serious and documented problem facing our country. i want to thank representative brad schneider for all of his work in introducing it. the house stood together last congress to pass this legislation in a bipartisan fashion. i urge my colleagues to do so once again, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. jordan montgomery thank you, mr. speaker -- mr. jordan: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i just want to read from the title of the bill. h.r. 350, 117th congress, second session, to authorize dedicated
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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 terrorism. we already know what this looks like. we've already seen this happen. the department of justice went after parents who showed up at school board meetings to voice concerns about what was happening in their child's school. never forget what they did. they put in -- they put in place this apparatus to report, to snitch on parents. timeline i think here is so important. september 29, last fall, september 29, left-wing political organization national school board association writes a letter to the biden administration asking exactly what this bill does. it says, use domestic terrorism,
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counterterrorism measures against parents. and guess what, five days later, the attorney general of the united states writes a memorandum that does just that. again, what this bill would codify and put into practice. he sends out a memo to every single u.s. attorney around the country. in that memo he says, set up a dedicated line for threat reporting. a snitch line on parents. and guess what happens after that, 16 days after that, the f.b.i. sends out an email to agents all across the country saying, when you investigate these parents, when you're doing this, parents who are reported on the snitch line the attorney general established, put this threat tag label on their name. we know it happened because whistleblowers came forward and told us about two dozen cases where this took place. this bill's going to codify exactly what they've been doing. that's why this bill is so harmful. one of the situations, one of the cases, a mom was reported, a mom who showed up at a school
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board meeting was report. the person that filed the complaint said, well, they were in the group moms for liberty and she owned a firearm. imagine that. a mom who cares about freedom and actually exercises her second amendment liberties. now, what happened in buffalo we know is as wrong as wrong can be, but this legislation wouldn't prevent the terrible crime that took place there. this bill is the same bad bill that democrats pulled two weeks ago because a few of them had actually concerns about first amendment protected activity and what this legislation could do. again, specifically, it says it wants to create new offices to investigate folks in our armed services, in our military, and in our law enforcement for the possibility of infiltration by white nationalism. but, of course, it says nothing about threats from the left, threats like antifa. we know what happened in the summer of 2020. it says nothing about that.
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this bill is dangerous because we've already seen the weaponization of government. we saw it in the i.r.s. a few years ago. we've seen it in the f.b.i., as i just pointed out, most recently, the d.o.j. working with the f.b.i. to go after parents. this bill formalizes what we've already seen. that is why it's so dangerous. . i urge a no vote on the legislation and reserve the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. >> mr. speaker, me anti-defamation league reported after a study last year that 80% of racist violence was from white supremacist. 80%. mr. jordan should take heed of that. i now yield five minutes to the sponsor of this bill, the gentleman from illinois,
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mr. schneider. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. schneider: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you, chairman. i'm proud to rise in support of h.r. 350, the domestic terrorism prevention act, i want to thank the speaker of the house, house leadership in their support in taking on the very real threat of terrorism and racially motivated violent extremism. i'm grateful for the leadership of my colleague and friend, chairman jerry nadler, and my fellow illinoisan, senator dick durbin, who has been my partner in shepherding this legislation since 2017. our nation is reeling. just this weekend in california, a true hero as well as being a father, husband and physician, a true hero saved countless lives by sacrificing himself to wrestle down a hate-driven gunman inside a church. in buffalo, 10 people were murdered by a deranged white supremacist whose hate was fueled by the racist
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anti-semitic great replacement conspiracy theory. i can't go back in time and stop past events. there will be more buffaloes. there will be more el pasos and there'll be more tree of life synagogue type shootings. the she the shooters act a-- though the shooters act alone, these are a harbinger of what to physical low. each attack inspires the next one. whether it is a live streamed assault or screed posted on the dark web, the goal is not just to kill fellow americans, but to inspire like-minded haters to act in kind. we cannot sit idly by while domestic violence extremism spreads across our country. we must give federal law enforcement the resources and the tools they need to actively identify threats and to
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preemptively act to stop violence before it happens. to my colleagues considering voting against this bill, especially those that supported this very same legislation the last congress, i ask them, if not this bill, then what? if not now, then when? their inaction only gives cover to the next domestic terrorist planning an attack. let me be clear. this legislation does not create any new statute or establish any new penalties. it doesn't threaten civil liberties. in fact, it further protects first amendment rights. and it helps the f.b.i., d.o.j. and d.h.s. do their job. in testimony this february before the house judiciary committee on crime, terrorism and homeland security, seth jones of c.i.s. noted there were 73 terrorist plots and attacks in the u.s. just last year spanning 18 states and the
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district of columbia. he stated, government, military and police locations and personnel were the most frequently targeted by domestic terror attacks regardless of perpetrator orientation. he continued, these perpetrators identified with a range of ideologies including the qanon conspiracy, anarchism, anti-fascism, environmental. i and other anti-government and anti-authority philosophies. he continued. in addition, white supremacists and other like-minded extremists have targeted individuals because of their racial, ethnic, religious or political makeup. such as african-americans, immigrants, muslims and jews. f.b.i. director christopher wray in testimony before the senate last year stated that, quote, the top athlete threatt we face from d.v.e.'s -- domestic violence extremists -- continues to be those who identify as racially or ethnically motivated
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violent extremists. specifically those who advocate for the superiority of the white race and are the primary source of lethal incidents and violence in 2018 and 2019, end quote. mr. speaker, the domestic terrorism prevention act we are preventing -- we are voting on today is the right bill nor specific moment. the threat is real, it is growing, and if we don't act more people, people praying in their house of worship, children playing in their schoolyards, police officers serving in our communities, will die. we must pass this bill because the american people deserve to feel secure in their schools, in their supermarket, in chair churches, synagogue, simple temples and mosques. i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: mr. speaker, we don't give cover to anything. white nationalism is wrong, we've always said so, everyone
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knows that. but i tell you who does give cover, with the r when the chairman of the judiciary committee says antifa is a myth that is giving cover. that's a statement made by the chairman of the house judiciary committee. after we had testimony from f.b.i. director wray talking about the dangers of antifa, after the attorney general barr told us that antifa was involved in instigating and participating in violent activity, talk about giving cover. give me a break. i yield fur minutes to the gentleman, my friend and colleague from the state of florida, mr. gaetz. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. gaetz: this bill is ostensibly to fight extremism which wouldn't be so objectionable if the people it empowered weren't so damn extreme. they're so extreme they would chill speech at school board meetings by targeting parents as domestic terrorists. obey. accept the mandates. accept the requirements.
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the c.r.t. or you'll be punished at the hands of your own government. they're so extreme they would leak a supreme court draft opinion so they could gaslight violence and intimidation against the court. also the law would abandon those unborn lives and beating hearts. they're so extreme they would weaponize the department of justice against a sitting president over an election that hillary clinton lost. it was the russians, they told us, and we were extreme if we said it was them all along. now we know it was. the last press secretary thought that covid discussions on facebook rooted in science were so extreme that mark zuckerberg had to deplatform these people, take them away from the digital world. this press secretary wrongly tweeted that fox news is racist. i wonder if she thinks all of fox's viewers are dangers to the american people? are you a domestic extremist?
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this bill is about whether or not you want the department of homeland security looking over your shoulder at the shows you watch, the websites you visit, some politically incorrect meme you liked, some joke you forwarded. any bad association you might have had. if you're not a racist, maybe your neighbor is. and you weren't anti-racist enough to disallow it. these things aren't criminal, of course. they're bad politics at worst in most cases. which is exactly the point of this bill. they're trying to deploy criminal, even anti-terrorism authorities, against what they deem as bad politics. how long until mainstream christianity is deemed domestic extremism? you know all the domestic extremisms, all the domestic extremists declare their pro nouns. if you don't declare your pronouns, maybe you're a domestic extremist too. under this bill how long until facebook yale means a government
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file on you, a higher interest rate on your home loan, your spouse fired from their job? at first i was a critic of the disinformation board but it might go down as one of the most efficient government entities in all of history. it took only one action and actually shut down disinformation by pausing its own activities. the worst part of this bill is how it puts a target on the back of every one of our military service members. this bill will sic the f.b.i. on our military, not to prevent or investigate crimes but to prosecute thought crimes. the problem with our military is wokeness at the pentagon, not white supremacy in our ranks. even the much maligned lloyd austin admitted that 99% are doing the right thing. a recent d.o.d. report showed that less than 100 people in the force of two million were problematic in any way. we seem so intent on a neonazi witch hunt in our own battalions while we freely send $40
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billion, much of which will end up in the hands of the azog battalion without much inquiry. i'm sincerely worried about domestic extremism but from my vantage point it's coming from america's political left and you should really think about that. how domestic extremism is truly in the eye of the beholder. perhaps the beholder of power. and power is about to change hands. who will be the domestic extremists then? i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: mr. speaker, i don't understand how you can look at the devastation in buffalo and the manifesto left behind by the terrorist and not take this issue seriously. i now yield three minutes to the distinguished gentleman from south carolina, the whip, mr. clyburn. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman from south carolina is recognized. mr. clyburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman from new york for yielding me this time. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of the domestic terrorism prevention act. it is heart breaking to stand here today, just days after 10 innocent lives were taken in a buffalo, new york, grocery store by a gunman espousing white supremacist views and hatred toward african-americans. this devastated -- devastating massacre took me back to june 17, 2015. when another white supremacist gunned down nine parishioners at charleston's historic emanuel a.m.e. church. in the intervening year, we have witnessed far too many other acts of domestic terrorism. from a counterprotest in charlottesville, virginia, a
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synagogue in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, to a wal-mart in el paso, texas, a zeke temple ik creek, wisconsin, and an asian-owned nail salon in atlanta, georgia. all told, over 200 mass shootings this year. to be sure, all of these shootings have not been racially motivated. or mote valeted by hate. but all of them share one thing in common. they have been committed in a country too tolerant of irresponsible regulations of weapons of war and in proliferation of firearms of mass destruction. this legislation is long overdue. it would enable the justice department, the department of
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homeland security, and the f.b.i. to prevent, investigate, and prosecute cases of domestic terrorism more effectively. i and many others in this body know what it is to experience acts of racial hatred and witness events of domestic terrorism. we cannot continue to turn a blind eye to white supremacist vigilantes. it impacts all of us. while the gunman in buffalo was aiming for people who looked like me, others who did not look like me fell victim to this evil act. so at my first meeting with dr. martin luther king jr. back in 1960, i met with one of my
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professors, ms. rosa harris, to share the saul to paul transformation i was experiencing. two days later, ms. harris handed me a copy of dr. king's 1958 book, "stride toward freedom." mr. nadler: i yield the gentleman 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. clyburn: to share one passage from that book, i quote. true peace is not merely the absence of tension, it is the presence of justice. mr. speaker, this legislation will provide federal agencies with necessary tools to ensure that peace and justice prevail. i urge a yes vote from all members of this august body and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is
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recognized. mr. johnson: i yield one minute and a half to the gentlelady from georgia, ms. greene. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. mrs. greene: i rise in opposition to this bill. i find it shocking to hear language coming from my colleagues across the aisle accusing republicans of the horrific shooting in buffalo when in fact the shooter's manifesto himself he acted as a lone wolf, no republican has anything to do with that. i also find it shocking to hear these accusations coming from the party that supported b.l.m. riots that caused over $2 billion in damage in cities and communities across the country. now when we're talking about identity politic, when we talk about identity politics, we should remember that there were 62 people injured by a black american who drove his car through a christmas parade in waukesha. and there was a black man who
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shot and injured 23 people on a new york subway. i am not hearing these examples as domestic terrorism from my colleagues across the aisle. and i don't understand why. i think these acts should be blamed on the people that are doing them, not on people's identity and their skin color. another thing that is wrong with this bill is this provides unlimited money to profile americans that the department of justice says are white supremacists. that's unlimited money -- that's why democrats want to pursue every single conservative in america simply because they want to choose who is a white supremacist and not. the speaker herself has called republicans enemies of the state. mr. jordan: i yield the gentlelady an addition ol 30 seconds. mrs. greene: if the speaker doesn't like our politics, we know what domestic terrorists
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will mean to democrats. that will mean anyone who stands in their way in their lustful quest for power. this would be parents that are trying to hold people accountable with their tax dollars for how their children are taught or anyone else that they want to blame for something they want to use for politics. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i now yield three minutes to the gentleman from rhode island, a member of the judiciary committee, mr. cicilline. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from rhode island is recognized. mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of the domestic terrorism prevention act of 2021. we are at an important crossroads in this country. wheem supremacy is -- white supremacy is on the rise and fueling bigotry and hate, we're seeing an alarming increase in domestic terrorism fueled by this hatred. a recent analysis fshowed that n 2020, domestic terrorism in
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america was at its highest level since information started being collected nearly 30 years ago. in 2019, the assistant director for the counterterrorism division of the f.b.i. stated, and i quote, racially motivated violent extremists are responsible for the majority of lethal attacks and fatalities perpetrated by domestic terrorists since 2000, end quote. we're talking about the safety and security of every american and the targeting of already marginalized groups. we also just witnessed days ago in buffalo when a self-proclaimed white supremacist, fascist, targeted a black community, murdered 10 victims in a supermarket. we saw this last year in atlanta when a gunman attacked an asian spa. and we keep seeing it over and over again.
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congress needs to act, and we can start today by passing the bipartisan domestic terrorism prevention act. this legislation will create offices at the d.o.j., f.b.i., and d.h.s. to monitor, investigate, and prosecute cases of domestic terrorism. a long overdue update to not only prevent these horrific crimes but also bring perpetrators to justice. it would streamline information sharing and training systems between different law enforcement agencies including at the local and state level to better our understanding of and response to incidents of domestic terrorism and white supremacy. and finally, it would establish an interagency task force to combat white supremacists infill take of our military and -- infiltration of our military and law enforcement, a terrifying trend that we need to combat now before it gets worse. i want to thank representative schneider for introducing this desperately needed legislation. thank you to chairman nadler for his leadership. i urge all my colleagues to support this important bill. it should be a strong bipartisan
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vote to say no to white supremacy and domestic terrorism in america. and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you. i yield four minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. roy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. roy: i thank the speaker. i thank the gentleman from ohio. here we sit on the floor of the house of representatives and we're talking about allegedly crime but we're not talking about of the 17,000 homicides last year, the 800 homicides in chicago, the 562 homicides in philadelphia, the 89 homicides in austin, texas, blowing away the former record of 59 homicides, and the 12 major cities that broke their homicide records in 2021 all have democratic mayors. we're seeing it across the country. we're seeing the absolute destr destruction of law enforcement and croixs the united states
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of -- law enforcement in the united states, undermining the ability to prosecute bad guys. nobody in this chamber would say we shouldn't prosecute bad guys. as a former federal prosecutor, sign me up. let's prosecute bad guys. i'm all for it. but we understand what this is actually about. we understand what propping up a domestic terrorism unit in this f.b.i., in this administration's federal government, what it's all about. because we saw it in naked display last fall. and we see through all of the information we're getting from whistleblowers. we see it in the information we're getting on tags targeting parents. we see on the empowerment of the f.b.i. to focus and target parents in collusion with the national association of school
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boards, in active coordination of the national association of school boards, we're seeing the targeting of parents. this isn't made up. scott smith is an actual father. he's an actual man in loudoun county, virginia, who had his face put up as the poster child for an extremist activity by the f.b.i. to target parents in coordination with that national association of school boards. you go back and look at the video and you hear scott smith's wife crying that her husband was being targeted, her husband was being targeted in the school board meeting because he dared to question the school when his daughter was sexually assaulted in a bathroom and then they had
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the audacity to make him the poster child. we know this happened. we got the information from the national school board association. we got the whistleblower accounts of the tags being used to do it. so as my colleague from florida pointed out as what this is about. this is about the empowerment of the federal bureaucracy to target americans. that's what it's about. it's questioning you don't think right. it's the extension of thought crimes that is pervasive in this body that will allow the target us for what we believe. inherently undermining our fundamental rights as americans to free speech, to freedom of association, to be able to engage, to be able to talk with each other without having our government target us. if a bad actor carries out bad acts, prosecute him. prosecute her. but you have to do that with police that are funded. you have to do it with district
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attorneys that will prosecute the crimes. you have to be honest of saying we have to prosecute criminals for criminal acts and not thought crimes. this is nothing more than empowering the federal government to police thought and speech in the united states of america. and we should oppose it roundly. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: my colleagues across the aisle seem to want to talk about everything than the subject of this bill, domestic terrorism. to now talk about domestic terrorism, i yield two minutes to the distinguished gentlelady from north carolina, ms. manning. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from north carolina is recognized. ms. manning: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of the domestic terrorism prevention act. over the weekend, we witnessed one of the deadliest racist attacks in recent memory. a man consumed by hateful conspiracy theories targeted the black community in buffalo, killing 10 innocent people in a
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grocery store. he posted the manifesto that was filled with hateful conspiracies and anti-semitic propaganda, including the racist great replacement conspiracy theory promoted by white supremacists. white supremacy and anti-semitism are poison to other society. today, with these forces on the rise, they are turbocharged by social media, which spreads these dangerous ideologies to more people around the world, creating a toxic blend of misinformation and hate. we can't afford to look the other way when individuals are inspired by hateful ideologies to attack our fellow americans. that is why we must immediately pass the domestic terrorism prevention act, to empower our government to confront the threat of domestic violent extremism head-on.
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i want to thank my friend, representative schneider, for his tenacity in pursuing this important bill, which i am proud to co-sponsor. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this critical legislation to combat anti-semitism, white supremacy, and all forms of hateful violence, which threaten all of our communities. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield two minutes to the gentleman from georgia, mr. clyde. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. clyde: thank you, mr. speaker. the democrats' so-called domestic terrorism prevention act opens the door for the biden administration to continue its assault on americans' protected political speech. since president biden stepped foot into the white house, he's blatantly targeted conservatives for exercising their first amendment rights. whether it's labeling parents protesting covid-19 mandates and raci
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racialist curriculum in schools as domestic terrorists, holding nonviolent january 6 protesters in pretrial detention for over a year or creating a radical ministry of truth to monitor supposed disinformation, the biden administration has repeatedly taken aim at political dissent from the right. while the disinformation governance board is reportedly pause, what a hallelujah moment for the constitution, just the idea alone that the biden administration would inincity tuitt such a board -- institute such a board, and keep in mind in administration has ignored antifa on the left. just this week, biden's department of homeland security claimed that they're investigating violent threats by pro-abortion extremist, threatening to murder supreme court justices or burn down the supreme court building but added, and i quote, generalized
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embrace of philosophic tactics does not suggest illegal activity. really? d.h.s., why don't you apply the same standard to january 6 protesters? the glaring hypocrisy is blinding. this is a blatant attempt to further transform the department of justice and department of homeland security into political weapons, greenlighting additional abuse of the biden administration against the american people. i ask my colleagues to vote against h.r. 350 and thereby protect americans' first amendment rights and block the biden administration from targeting, monitoring, and labeling americans they fundamentally disagree with as domestic terrorists. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: mr. speaker, i now yield one minute to the distinguished majority leader of the house, mr. hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized. mr. hoyer: thank you very much,
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mr. speaker. and thank you, mr. chairman, for yielding. mr. speaker, let me, before i start making my remarks -- the gentleman who just spoke is a member of the republican party. the republican national committee passed a resolution telling the american people that what they saw on january 6 was legitimate political discourse. couple of law enforcement officers lost their lives. people were injured. people in the hallways yelling to hang the vice president of the united states and to kill the speaker of the house. legitimate political discourse. mr. jordan: if the gentleman will yield?
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mr. hoyer: i'll yield? mr. jordan: is it i will jet mate mrit cans -- political discourse what happened 100 days straight where antifa attacked a courthouse, was that legitimate political discourse? mr. hoyer: no. mr. jordan: what about justices' homes? mr. hoyer: you ought to visit the mr. hoyer: you ought to visit the speaker's home. she has protesters in front of her home all the time. all the time, mr. speaker. legitimate political discourse is demonstration. it is speaking out. and as a matter of fact as the gentleman knows, we had this bill, there was questions raised by those very concerned, meaning all of us, about the legitimate
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exercising of first amendment rights by all americans. left, right, and in between. the fact of the matter is that we worked hard to make sure that what the gentleman who previously spoke asserted is not true. secondly, mr. speaker, i will guarantee you that our side of the aisle does not condone violence by either the left or the right. violence is -- violence of itself should be rejected. mr. speaker, on january 6, we saw what happens when extremist ideology, disseminated online, in the media and even by elected officials, is allowed to fester into violent action. whether that happens from the right or the left, is irrelevant. what is relevant is the violence and the danger that it presents to individuals as well as to
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property, i would tell my friend if ohio. we see far too much these days of ideology being transformed into violence which is never acceptable and must not be met with silence or acquiescence or i would tell the gentleman from ohio, mr. speaker, rationalization. legitimate political discourse on january 6. absurd. in recent days, mr. speaker, we have watched families mourn these killed in horrific acts of hatred in buffalo, new york, where someone who espoused white supremacy committed a mass shooting targeting african-americans. we've also seen this terror in places like atlanta. laguna woods, california, where members of the asian american community were targeted with deadly violence. we saw it in el paso in 2019
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against the latino community and in pittsburgh in 2018 against jewish americans. this resolution does not condemn extremism on the right or the left. it condemns extremism. which leads to violence. against people on the right or people on the left. or people who are neither right nor left and are not politically identified as such. indeed, in the aftermath of these events, and particularly this week, americans have been learning more about the kind of violence-promoting and twisted ideologies of hate that pose a clear and present danger to our democracy, to the safety of our communities and to the social fabric of our country. i condemn violence from the left, from the middle and from the right. and i would hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle would condemn as vigorously
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violence from whichever quarter it is proposed. one of the worst of these, which is known as the great replacement theory is no more than a centuries old form of prejudice, bigotry, which holds that minorities are conspiring to replace white people. this vile and false narrative is, sadly, not restricted to the dark and distant corners of the internet where extremists lurk. it is found -- it has found a foothold in mass media and shockingly even among elected officials and representatives in this house. many in this house who have had the opportunity to condemn this theory and those who espouse it have chosen silence. that kind of silence, mr. speaker. many in this house condemn
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violence from whichever source as i just said. it is from that same kind of silence that the seeds of dehumanization, persecution and horrific violence were planted in germany in the 19 30's. we know where that kind of rhetoric leads and we must not allow our nation to go down that path. this is one of the most pernicious forms of hatred that fuels domestic terrorism in our day. it is incumbent upon us, the representatives of the american people and guardians of our democracy, to ensure that those who espouse violence, extremist views, have no place in our government. our military. our any position of public tr trust. we have seen published by
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members of this house, images of violence. of threats. of killings. of one of our members. hopefully this bipartisan legislation, bipartisan legislation, will do that and will also equip law enforcement with the tools needed to identify and stop domestic terrorists. the head of the f.b.i. says that our greatest danger in america today is domestic terrorism. the head of the f.b.i. including white supremacists, neonazis and other racially motivated extremists, and to do so proactively. so everyone on this floor know i condemn unequivocally of whatever ideological bent there
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is people using violence to promote their ideas, left or right. this legislation also commissions numerous reports on the rising threat to domestic extremism that will help guide future policymaking on h issue. mr. speaker, to stop these purveyors of evil from tiering country apart, we must act decisively and we must act now. i want to thank representative brad schneider and chairman jerry nadler for their leadership on this very important issue. i know, as i believe every member of this house knows, that extremist violence can reach anyone, any time, anywhere. whether it be a place of worship, a grocery store, or as we learned last year, this very hall. that's why, mr. speaker, i urge all of my colleagues, of
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whatever political persuasion, this does not adopt a political persuasion. but it adopts the premise that the use of violence and hate and bigotry should be shunned by all of us. our constitution provides protection for almost any speech that one can pursue. almost. not all. we place others in danger, not all. but almost any speech you can give. we are unique in the world in that regard. and we protect that and we call it the first amendment. one of our most important amendments. it makes our country what it has been a free and open nation for discussion and debate.
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but it must not devolve into the use of violence, the result of death, antetearing apart of our nation. i urge each member to support that premise and support this resolution. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: mr. speaker, the majority leader of the house just said we don't condone violence by anyone. that statement is just not accurate. the entire summer of 2020, folks in the democrat party said rioters and looters were peaceful protesters. republicans have condemned violence every time it happened. when it happened on january 6 we said it was wrong. when it happened in the summer of 2020 we said it was wrong. but they didn't. the democrat chair of the financial services committee
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said to the rioters and looters, get more confrontational. the vice president of the united states supported efforts to raise money to bail those rioters and looters out of jail. we should condemn all violence and we should prosecute people who commit crimes. we shouldn't be raising bail money to get them out of jail and we shouldn't be encouraging with the comments people make as happened all that summer from the democrats and from the left. we reserve the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to submit a statement by the chairwoman of the subcommittee on crime, terrorism, and homeland security, sheila jackson lee of texas, into the record. the speaker pro tempore: that request will be covered under general leave. mr. nadler: i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from texas, ms. escobar. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. escobar: i rise today in strong support of h.r. 350, the
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domestic terrorism prevention act. here we are again, reeling from another horrific domestic terrorist attack. this week, a racially motivated shooting in buffalo, new york, perpetrated by an avowed white supremacist. in 2018, it was the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh. in april of 2019 it was a synagogue in california. and on august 3, 2019, it was my community of el paso, texas. after every attack on minority communities, by radicalized and heavily armed young men who have embraced white supremacy, our media and even some of our colleagues, leaders in this country, refused to call this violence what it is. domestic terrorism. h.r. 350 calls on the department of justice and the department of homeland security to dedicate resources specifically to track and combat the growing threat of
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white supremacy and neonazism in the united states. h.r. 350 will give communities like mine a fighting chance the next time an angry racist shares a deranged screed online and decides to drive hours to attack vulnerable and innocent people at our grocery stores, or our houses of worship. the anti-defamation league has tracked 450 murders over the last decade committed by these terrorists. right wing extremists are responsible for over 75% of these horrific attacks. and 50% of these horrific attacks are by white supremacists. mr. speaker, america has a racism problem. america has a hate problem. and america has a domestic terrorism problem. we must address it. the domestic terrorism
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prevention act is a crucial step in the right direction. on behalf of my community i thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. jordan: thank you, mr. speaker. i would -- i'd ask unanimous consent that the gentleman from north carolina, representative bishop, be able to control the remainder of our time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. mr. wish p shop: -- mr. bishop: thank you, mr. speaker. you know this bill, or a bill substantially like it has come up before. and it enjoyed substantial bipartisan support. and now that has changed. why is that? it is because it has become evident that the majority seeks for political reasons to
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conflate the extraordinarily serious issue of domestic terrorism with half of the country, with their political opposition. it is evident that the administration has pursued a concocted attack on the credibility on the first amendment activity of parents who were engaging in first amendment protected activism in school boards. the administration has engaged in a deceitful refusal to account for that activity and whistleblower accounts have now revealed that indeed f.b.i. agents went to interrogate parents over their activism. when members of the majority recite events in every one of
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their comments today they are selective. and mischaracterized. they do not mention the brooklyn subway shooter. they do not mention the wisconsin fire bombing. they do not mention waukesha, wisconsin. they do not mention boulder, colorado. why do they not? why is it so consistent that those are not mentioned? it is it is exactly the same issue in which there's always a focus on a particular type of hate, white supremacy. let me tell you something. i have no hesitancy to say that the twisted butcher in buffalo, new york, was a white supremacist. more than that, it's evident that he was mentally ill. that does not mean that republicans writ large are domestic terrorists or white
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supremacists. it is a smear. and it is deliberate. worst of all, this preoccupation to the exclusion of all else that smears the right, smears people center-right as racists, white supremacists, is a device, a demagoguic device to distract from abysmal policy disasters led and created by advocacy and policy of democrats. the defund police debacle that led to 30% increases in homicides, not as tragic as they are 10 and 20 killings of people by domestic terrorists on
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occasions, but 5,000 additional homicides a year and do you know what? 65% of those were suffered by black americans. 3,250 additional killings in 2021 -- 2020, excuse me. more in 2021. an abandonment of the southern border that has resulted in a flood of fentanyl into the country so that you see mass killings by exposure, by laced -- drugs laced with fentanyl. poison coming in and killing -- they note the figure of 100,000. they tell me is not current. it's not even getting at the essence of the problem. and under those circumstances, and having committed that sort of policy malpractice upon the american people with those
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abysmal results, democrats would bring a partisan bill to the floor and conflate the egregious evil of domestic terrorism with some kind of a political smear of your political opposition. what would it take to do that? this bill should be bipartisan because it is promoted, it is brought, it is worked out with the political opposition. this problem is too significant to be cheapened as a political stunt. and with that, madam speaker, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina reserves. the gentleman from new york. mr. nadler: madam speaker, i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from north carolina is recognized.
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mr. nadler: i'm prepared to close, i said. mr. bishop: we're prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. mr. bishop: it is hard to overstate how concerning the problem is that has so invaded our politics. we've seen in so many ways institutional norms be trampled underfood in this congress -- underfoot in this congress. the metal detectors at the door are one example. but they go on and on and on. the hearing in the judiciary committee today, aimed at intimidating the united states supreme court while it's in the midst of a particular decision is another one. concepts about packing the court, ideas by democrats to pack the court, by the chairman of the judiciary committee. they go on and on and on. this one might be the worst.
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you wonder what in the world the majority may be thinking to turn the issue of terrorism, any form of terrorism, into a partisan comingle. cudgel. it is beyond belief if this issue returned to a nonpart posture, you would find that -- nonpartisan posture, would you find that republicans would be pleased to join it. but it has been gross ladieser to thed and turned -- grossly distorted and turned into a political weapon that should never happen, should never happen in this country. should never happen in this congress. this bill should be defeated. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. nadler: madam speaker, the problem is not that the republican party is racist. it's that the republican party won't call out the racists in its midst.
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they won't call the insurrection on january 6 of last year what it is, an insurrection. they call it legitimate public discourse. it is not legitimate public discourse when police officers are attacked when the members of this house are attacked, when the members of the senate are attacked. that's domestic terrorism. madam speaker, too many americans have felt the pain and horror of domestic terrorism striking in their communities. many of these attacks are fueled by white supremacy and hatred targeted at racial and ethnic minorities. we cannot bury our heads in the sand and pretend this problem does not exist. we must confront this challenge head-on. that is why i strongly support the domestic terrorism prevention act, which would identify the greatest domestic terror threats and would concentrate law enforcement
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resources to addressing those threats. i appreciated the republicans supporting this last year. why they won't support this, because they've decided that terrorism doesn't have to be addressed, i don't know. it's terrible. but i urge all my colleagues to support this important legislation and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. all time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 1124, the previous question is ordered on the bill, as amended. question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: a bill 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. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of the bill.
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those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the bill is passed. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. bishop: on that i seek 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 virginia seek recognition? mr. scott: madam speaker, i move the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 7791. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7791. a bill to amend the child
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nutrition act of 1966, to establish waiver authority to address certain emergencies, disasters and supply chain disruptions and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from virginia, mr. scott, and the gentlewoman from california, mrs. steel, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia. mr. scott: thank you, madam speaker. madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 7791, the access to baby formula act. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. scott: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. scott: madam speaker, across the country, the ongoing shortage of formula is disproportionately hurting women and children who rely on the benefits through the w.i.c. program, leaving them with few options to purchase formula for their infants. that's because about half of the infants in america participate in the w.i.c. program. in times of crisis, one of our core responsibilities as
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lawmakers is to ensure that families in need can continue to feed their children and keep them healthy. i'm encouraged that the biden administration and abbott nutrition have reached an agreement to restart formula production following the company's recall, the immediate consequences facing our children require additional action. that's why the gentlelady from connecticut, mrs. hayes, and the gentlelady from california, mrs. steel, and i took action to help vulnerable americans provide their babies with the nutrition they need. one of the flexibilities of the w.i.c. program, access to baby formula act provides will allow families in need -- will allow families in need to use w.i.c. benefits to purchase other safe and available infant formula products. w.i.c. vouchers can be limited to one-brand product. this makes sense because the w.i.c. program can require companies to bid for the privilege of participating and having the power to limit participation to just one brand
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encourages vendors to agree to huge discounts. unfortunately in a time of shot offerrage -- shortage, a voucher for a product not on the shelf is of no value. this bill allows flexibility in such a time so that parents will be able to purchase whatever brand is actually available. this legislation reflects our commitment to ensuring access to formula for those who need it most. during the crisis, both during the current crisis and into the future. i want to thank the gentlelady from connecticut and the gentlelady from california for their urgent leadership on the access to baby formula act and i urge my colleagues to join in taking a stand for our nation's children. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from california is recognized. mrs. steel: madam speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. steel: madam speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 7791, the access to baby
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formula act, a bipartisan bill i am proud to lead with my colleague from connecticut. the shortage of infant formula across the country has led to panicking and desperation amongst those many families. as a parent, there's nothing more important than ensuring the health and safety of your child. as families continue to bear the brunt of crippling inflation, this formula shortage only compounds the stress that these families are facing at home. it's estimated that the cost of family formula is up almost 20% in the last year, more than 40% of the top selling baby formula products were out of stock as of the beginning of this month. families desperate to feed their babies shouldn't have to face empty shelves because of
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government mismanagement and overregulation. we should have never gotten to this point. but this bipartisan legislation will provide certainty for recipients and manufacturers, ensuring this crisis doesn't happen again. under this bill, w.i.c. participates and infant formula manufacturers will receive the clarity they need in the event of another emergency or supply chain disruption. the bill requires infant formula manufacturers to have a plan that will detail how they will address an emergency or disruption so w.i.c. participants aren't impacted. importantly, the bill also includes strict timelines so the companies and w.i.c. participants will know the rules of the road during a disruption.
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finally, this bill includes important transparency requirements so the public will know what the administration is doing to remedy this crisis and prevent future disruptions. i am pleased that we were able to come together and put american families first. madam speaker, families deserve to have this weight lifted off their shoulders. it's time to act. pass this resolution. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california reserves her time. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. scott: madam speaker, i yield four minutes to the gentlewoman from connecticut, mrs. hayes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized for four minutes. mrs. hayes: thank you, mr. chairman. madam speaker, i rise in support of this very important piece of legislation. w.i.c. recipients utilize formula at roughly double the rate of their nonparticipating families. ensuring that this crisis has had a disproportionate impact on
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communities and families with the highest needs. that means that low-income women and children are particularly vulnerable during this nationwide formula shortage. today we are taking swift action to help these families feed their babies, by safely getting more baby formula onto store shelves in the face of manufacturer recalls. i'm excited to work with leadership and introduce the access to baby formula act, which helps improve access to formula products for w.i.c. participants while also better protecting them during future product recalls. this legislation establishes waiver authority to address emergencies during disasters and supply chain disruptions by ensuring states that contract companies with the w.i.c. program can secure supplies from additional manufacturers if necessary. this bill also waives requirements to get formula back on the shelves without sacrificing safety standards.
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the bill promotes coordination and information sharing between the secretary of agriculture and secretary of health and human services regarding any supply chain disruption including supplemental food recalls. as a member of the education and labor committee and chair of the nutrition and oversight committee, when the crisis arose i was concerned like many of my colleagues. i called the chairman and spoke to speaker pelosi to share my concerns. we worked together to come up with a solution to get formula to families as quickly as possible. i'd like to thank the gentlelady from california for joining us in this effort, mrs. steel. thank you so much for your help. i know the feeflg desperation and stress that morse, grandmothers and family members across the country are feeling as they are searching for formula for their children. mothers in my district have joined facebook groups to find where formula is available in our district. they are waiting in long lines outside of stores and buying sample packs on the street. they are even resorting to the dangerous practice to have
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watering down formula to stretch the supply. they are desperate. as many as 75% of american families are at least partially dependent on formula to provide nutrients to their infants. additionally some infants are solely reliant on specialty formulas to manage medical disorders. i talked to marsha from famplington in my district and caitlyn from watertown who sent messages to my office begging for help. my heart broke as these women shared their stories. for those families who are able to find formula in local store, the prices they are paying today have increased dramatically. in some cases up 18% over the past year. it's important to recognize why we are in this situation. families are actively seeing the consequences of a monopoly in any industry in a time of unprecedented supply chain challenges. the u.s. infant formula market is dominated by three companies. abbott nutrition, infamil and gerber. abbott holds the largest share
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of contracts in the w.i.c. programs, that means that half of all infants in t program are reliant on their formula. they also provide 43% of baby formula in the united states and is one of several companies that controls 89% of u.s. -- of the u.s. infant formula market making it especially vulnerable to issues like this when the massive companies in charge of this product fail, millions of families are thrust into the dangerous situation of not being table feed their children. it is unconscionable that we did not have a backup plan for this supply chain issue like we are seeing and families are left desperate. this bill does that, ensuring that if we ever have this type of crisis in the future we are prepared and can quickly shift gears. i want to say to the moms struggling that we hear you in congress and you do not need to handle this on your own. we are working to find you a solution. your words are not falling on deaf ears. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentlewoman from california is recognize. mrs. steel: madam speaker, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. scott: madam speaker, i yield one minute to the gentlewoman from california, the speaker of the united states house of representatives, ms. pelosi. the speaker pro tempore: the speaker of the house is recognized for one minute. the speaker: thank you very much, madam speaker. i thank the gentleman for yielding, for his great leadership in bringing this important legislation to the floor which is part of his leadership for the children and america's working families in ant -- in our country and i want to commend congresswoman hayes for her exceptional leadership in this regard for talking about this issue, giving people hope that there is a solution. not only to correct the situation for now, but to make sure it doesn't happen again. thank you, mr. scott for your leadership in so many ways.
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madam speaker, today the house is taking strong action to improve access to infant formula through the women, infant and children's program, also known as w.i.c. this shortage has taken an especially dangerous toll on women and children from underserved communities as about half of all infant formula sold nationwide is purchased as w.i.c. benefits. thanks to the leadership of congresswoman hayes, and education and labor chairman bobby scott, we will pass legislation today to secure important flexibility for the w.i.c. program to help vulnerable families buy infant formula in times of emergency. this action ensures w.i.c. can respond quickly to supply chain disruptions and recalls by relaxing certain nonsafety related regulations and in doing so make sure america's babies get the nutrition they need right now and for the future.
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at the same time, under the relentless leadership of appropriations chair rosa delauro, the house will soon pass emergency supplemental appropriations to address he shortage. it delivers urgently needed resources to the f.d.a. to take steps to restore formula supply, increase f.d.a.'s inspection staff, keep fraud lean products off the grocery shelves and better collect data on shortages in communities across the nation. it is essential that we ensure the federal government has the resources it needs to get baby formula back on the shelves and as the president said we want to do it quickly but we do not -- we must do it safely and we must do it with caution. not so fast as not to be safe. these two bills are strong steps and democrats will not relent in shining a bright star on this bright light on this emergency. i'm hopeful that your legislation, mr. scott, and
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congresswoman hayes, will be strongly bipartisan, that's my understanding and that would be a great thing coming together for he children. additionally, congresswoman delauro is having hearings tomorrow in the appropriations committee on this subject. congressman -- mr. chairman, frank pallone of energy and commerce will be holding hearings next week and congresswoman, madam chair, congresswoman carolyn maloney on the committee on government and oversight reform has launched an investigation into the shortage, requesting that the four major formula manufacturers detail the steps they are taking to address this emergency. thank you, madam chair, for your leadership. when people ask me what are the three most important issues facing the congress i shawls say the same thing. our children, our children, our children. their health, their education, the economic security of their families, clean, safe gun violence free environment in which they can thrive, and a
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world at peace in which they can reach their fulfillment. that is why ensuring our beautiful babies have the nutrition they need to grow up health and strong is an urgent moral imperative. as a mother of five, grandmother of nine, i know firsthand that when a baby is crying because a baby is hungry, we want to give that baby what's best for the baby in terms of not only satisfying the hunger but helping with the development. that's why this has to be saved. together these two bills are the latest manifestation of our for the children agenda, protecting the health and baby. i want to say also that today the president invoked the defense production act to address nationwide shortage of baby formula. that's a good thing. it would also make available some military aircraft to bring formula that is safe from other
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places to our country to get that formula on the shelves, in the homes, for the babies as soon as possible. with that, i just say, this is as personal as it gets for a family. and again we want it all to be safe and that's what i think this legislation -- i know that this legislation is about. that's why i hope that again, a vote for this legislation will be a vote to dry prief -- a vote no on this would deprive hungry babies of nutrition they need. that's why i'm so glad it will be strongly bipartisan. with that, i urge a strong bipartisan aye on both bills for the babies, for the children. congratulating the -- both sides of the aisle on their work on this. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the speaker yields back. the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. mrs. steel: madam chair, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from michigan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two
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minutes. >> i thank my friend. madam speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 7791, the access to baby formula act, to prevent the future crisis like the one taking toll on families today. i'm a grandfather. and a father. so it is important to me. across the country, new mothers are going store-to-store in desperate search of baby formula. it's stressful, it's gut wrenching and it's unacceptable. even when parents can find baby formula, the price has soared 18% in the past year, so how did we get to this dire situation? last november, the food and drug administration shut down the nation's top baby formula manufacturer, a plant just outside of my district in michigan. since then the biden administration slow walked response and failed to understand the consequences of their actions.
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mr. walberg: the f.d.a. should have reopened the abwith the plant in sturnlings sooner this -- in sturgis sooner this plant is consequential in large part due to a contract they have with w.i.c. h.r. 7791 takes critical steps to safeguard w.i.c. participants even in the event of something like plant closure. this legislation requires preparation and planning for supply chain disruptions, ensures appropriate guide rails, and will make and prevent disasters caused in part by the government contracts altering the market. as a parent, ensuring the health and well being of your child is paramount. they should not have to scramble from one empty shell to have another and worry about feeding their babies. this formula shortage is an urgent crisis and one that cannot happen again. i urge my colleagues to support the access to baby formula act and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. scott: i yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from new york, the chair of the oversight and reform committee, mrs. maloney. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for two minutes. ms. mrs. maloney: i thank the gentleman for yielding and his extraordinary leadership on this issue and so many other areas. i thank our speaker for speaking out so beautifully for the children, for our support for their health, for baby formula, their support in general, rosa delauro for her appropriations bill that will supply $28 million for the baby formula crisis. and for the author of this very important bill before us, representative hayes, i thank her for her leadership too. i rise in support of h.r. 7791, the access to baby formula act, vital legislation to improve access to infant formula for families with less income who
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use the w.i.c. family benefit program. that's the women, infant and children program. the abbott recall and formula shortages have devastated families across our country. particularly those who rely on the w.i.c. program. i have been contacted by constituents who are traveling far and wide to find the formula, go on the internet, they are trying to find it, they are printing their grandmothers' formulas and coming up with other ways to try to get formula to infants. this is absolutely unacceptable. we cannot sit by while families struggle to feed their babies. that's why i have sent letters to the c.e.o. of the four largest baby formula manufacturers, pressing them on their plans to boost supply, what happened, why did this happen in the first place? how soon are they going to get formula back on the shelves of our stores for our families?
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and how will they prevent future shortages? we must pass this bill to provide the additional w.i.c. program with the flexibility that president biden called for so that families across the country can access affordable formula. under the w.i.c. program now they're only allowed to contract with abbott, the company that had the recalls. so this would allow them to contract with other companies to provide this vital service to our children. i thank the gentlelady and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. mrs. steel: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. scott: i request unanimous consent to enter into the record a letter from dozens of health and nutrition and education and child advocacy organizations urging passage of this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. scott: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from california
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is recognized. mrs. steel: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. scott: i had another speaker on the way but he's not here yet so i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from california is recognized to close. mrs. steel: madam mrs. steel: madam speaker, it is undeniable that the nationwide baby formula shortage has created immense panicking and desperation among families. from skyrocketing inflation and gas prices to rising violent crime, the american people are being faced with crisis after crisis. the last thing families need right now is a shortage of such essential goods as baby formula. in the united states of america, no parent should be unsure of how they will feed their infant child. we need to act today to reverse
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the effects of this shortage on american families and the bipartisan bill before us today offers an opportunity to right the ship. i urge my colleagues to support this bill and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california yields back. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. scott: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself the remaining time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. scott: thank you, madam speaker. as i said at the beginning of the debate, one of our core responsibilities as lawmakers during times of crisis is to ensure that families, particularly those most in need, can continue to feed their children. this is precisely the goal that the access to baby formula act seeks to achieve. by providing additional flexibilities in the w.i.c. program, we have a critical opportunity to assure that families can continue using their w.i.c. benefits to get safe and available formula products that their children need. simply put, the access to baby
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formula act is legislation we need to ensure access to formula for children and families who need it most, both during this current shortage and into the future. i want to thank the gentlelady from connecticut, mrs. hayes, and the gentlelady from california, mrs. steel, for their urgent leadership on behalf of our nation's children and families. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 7791, the access to baby formula act, 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 the bill, h.r. 7791. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. thin the opinion of the chair, 3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? mrs. steel: recorded vote, 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 gentlewoman from connecticut,
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ms. delauro, seek recognition? ms. delauro: madam speaker, pursuant to house resolution 1124, i call up the bill, h.r. 7790, the infant formula supplemental appropriations act of 2022. and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7790. a bill making emergency supplemental appropriations to address the shortage of infant formula in the united states for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2022, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1124, the bill is considered read. the bill shall be debatable one hour, equal request divided and controlled by -- equally divided and controlled by the committee on appropriations or their respective designees. the gentlewoman from connecticut and the gentlewoman from texas each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from connecticut, ms. delauro. ms. delauro: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their
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remarks and include extraneous material on the measure under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. delauro: madam speaker, this supplemental funding legislation will work in tandem with president biden's launch of operation fly formula and the invocation of the defense production act to help quickly and safely address the infant formula shortage in this country and help prevent this from happening again. i am shocked by the infant formula crisis. the shortage we are seeing today is in large part caused by some who chose not to prioritize the health and the safety of our babies. in september, 2021, food and drug administration, f.d.a. inspectors conducted a routine inspection of the abbott nutrition facility in michigan. where suspicions were wrongdoing were already present. as noted in a bloomberg article published on may 12. from a reporter who obtained the
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f.d.a. report through a freedom of information act request. on october 20, 2021, a whistleblower who worked at that abbott facility submitted a report to the f.d.a. unveiling a damning list of allegations of wrongdoing at the hands of abbott. recalls happened. but if the allegations are true, this company has lied, cut corners, falsified records to cover up their misdoings at the sake of infant health. this is plain wrong. but this was in october. the f.d.a. knew about what abbott was doing in october and, yes, they dragged their feet. it was not until late december that the f.d.a. interviewed the whistleblower and then not until a month after that in late january -- that, in late january, was the plant inspected in person. abbott then issued a recall in february. four months later. in march i requested an h.h.s.
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office of inspector general report to look into this tragedy so that we can hold the bad actors accountable. and then i got hold of -- submitted for the record a whistleblower's report. with truly awful allegations against abbott. their wrong doings included the falsification of records, testing seals on empty cancer, releasing untested infant formula, just to name a few, in essence they put a product on the market, a contaminated product, which they knew was contaminated and we had lost at least -- at least two infants died. several were hospitalized. now we are learning that in 2014 abbott deliberately and successfully tried to weaken bacteria testing safety
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standards. at that time the f.d.a. issued a proposed rule that would have increased the regular safety inspections of infant formula manufacturing facilities to prevent the contamination of infant formula. the very crisis that we have today. the federal government has an important role to play in addressing this painful issue. as i said, at least two babies died and four more were hospitalized that we know of because of corporate agreed, consolidation and a disgraceful lack of proper oversight by the f.d.a. this is infant formula we're talking about. parents trust that this formula will be safe and healthy for their newborn babies. it should be the most regulated and protected of any product. and here we see abbott putting production and profits before people. i introduced this bill this week because 43% of infant formula is
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out of stock nationwide. there is an immediate need to bring infant formula to the babies and families facing such a dire necessity. in the wealthiest nation in the world, babies should not be at risk of going hungry. parents should not have to play a guessing game and wonder if the food that they are giving their babies is safe. earlier this evening president biden announced that he would invoke the defense production act, to increase domestic production of infant formula, launching operation fly formula to use federal planes to fly formula in from abroad. i have been calling for the swift importation of safe infant formula from f.d.a.-approved facilities overseas since the beginning of this crisis. these steps will achieve this goal and i applaud the biden administration for rising to
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this urgent challenge. and now that we are ramping up production, preparing to purchase formula from abroad, we must ensure that it is safe. and i would repeat, this product needs to come from f.d.a.-approved facilities. so we make no mistake that they are adhering to a standard. the f.d.a. needs the resources to do that. the f.d.a. plays a critical role in ensuring formula provides the full nutritional needs of infants and that it is manufactured in the safest way possible. we must ensure that a lack of funding is not a barrier to getting safe formula to parents and babies. the bill before us does just that. it addresses this pressing need by providing $28 million in new funding for the f.d.a. these funds will be used to prevent fraudulent products from entering the marketplace, to acquire better data of the situation in the marketplace, and to fund the balance of
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f.d.a. activities. to prevent shortages from happening again, funds will strengthen the work force focused on formula issues and increase the f.d.a.'s inspection staff. the f.d.a. needs resources to be able to get this work done quickly and safely and that includes building their work force. right now they have only nine people on staff inspecting and reviewing the submissions that could increase the number of f.d.a.-approved facilities developing infant formula. it is not enough. being able to have more staff doing this job will ensure f.d.a. can increase the quantity of submissions being reviewed without risking the quality of the review process. we also would have the funds to buttress their inspection teams so we can get more f.d.a.-approved facilities online. i'm proud that this bill meets
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this urgent need. people are looking for some relief and i'm proud that we are on the floor tonight to ensure that families get this help as soon as possible. but we should not and we will not be made to choose between the health and the safety of our babies and the supply that keeps them fed. i reject this dangerous and false dichotomy. let me be clear. the funding in this bill seeks to address the shortage now. but we must simultaneously find solutions that prevent this contamination and the shortage from happening again. our work here is not done. we will introduce legislation in the next several days to address the root causes of the issue so that it does not happen again. madam speaker, we all are heart broken. both at the stories of the babies who died and their mourning families and the millions of moms and dads today
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who are frantic and scrambling to find formula. within their hearts, scared that the product they may be giving their infant can potentially cause them grave harm. that's not who we are. that is not who we are. our babies are our most vulnerable and we must work quickly and decisively to make safe formula available for every single baby in this country who needs it. madam speaker, i urge my colleagues to support this absolutely critical piece of legislation and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut reserves. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. granger: madam speaker, i rise today in opposition to h.r. 7790, the infant formula
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supplemental appropriations act. american families are facing yet another crisis. parents don't have the access to the formula their children need and they're angry and they're frightened and i understand why they're angry and they're frightened. there are reports that more than 40% of baby formula is soldout across the united states. some families are having to drive hours just so their children don't go to bed hungry. at a time when americans are paying record high gas prices, no one can afford this. we had the opportunity to work across the aisle on a bipartisan solution to this crisis. unfortunately the text we're considering today has not been agreed to by both sides. i have four concerns about the bill. first, the bill does nothing to force the f.d.a. to come up with a plan to address the shortage.
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second, it does nothing to address whether federal agencies have access to formula that could be directed to american households. third, it fails to leverage the federal government's existing capabilities to transport formula. and finally, the bill gives the f.d.a. an additional $28 million when funds are already available to address this issue. two months ago we increased the f.d.a.'s operating budget by $102 million. this included an $11 million increase specifically for maternal and infant health and nutrition. there's also more than $1 billion at the department of agriculture has available to address supply chain issues. my question is, why can't these existing funds be spent? ultimately, i fear that h.r.
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7790 will not put more formula on store shelves and that's why i'm opposing this bill. we should take the time to do it right and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: i might just add -- just a quick moment to indicate to my colleague, who is my friend, that in fact, we did check with other departments and agencies, particularly with fema, to find out what they might have in stock and fema currently has on hand formula for 550 infants for one week. so in fact we don't have other federal agencies that do have a stock of infant formula and what we have said in the legislation that the f.d.a. must report to house and senate appropriations committee on a weekly basis of where the money is being used,
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how it's being used, so we have accountability. with that, i am really honored to provide 3 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from georgia, my colleague, congressman bishop, who chairs the appropriations subcommittee on agriculture. this is coming through his subcommittee. he has been a tireless fighter on this issue and making sure that our kids are safe and to that end, he will be -- talking with the director of the food and drug administration tomorrow morning so he has been really at the center of this effort. it pleases me to really yield to the gentleman from georgia, congressman bishop. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 3 1/2 minutes. mr. bishop: thank you, madam speaker. i thank the gentlelady for yielding and i thank you for your passion and compassion in confronting this issue. as chairman of the house
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appropriations subcommittee on agriculture, rural development, food and related agent sis i'm glad to support chairman delauro as we address the infont formula crisis facing america. we're working to ensure parents and other care give verse access to safe and affordable nutrition for the babies in their care. emergency funds allocated by this bill will help safely expedite the inspection of the country's infant formula supply and quickly get it back on the shelves of stores across the country. but we must also address how such a crisis came to pass in the first place. how did a manufacturer, a company responsible for over 40% of our nation's infant formula supply, have an unclean facility? how was this situation left unchecked? and how did it lead to
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hospitalizations and the death of babies? congress will be scrutinizing this crisis with the f.d.a. and manufacturers in the days ahead. i look forward to my subcommittee hosting the first hearing in this regard with the f.d.a. commissioner robert caleb tomorrow morning. i've often stood on this very floor to tout the importance of the f.d.a. and how it touches every single family and every life in america. today is a stark reminder of that fact. the f.d.a. is at the forefront of our system of checks, to ensure that our food and our medicine, including infont formula, meet the nutritional standards, the nutritional needs and that they are safe for our consumers. we must ensure the safety of and the re-establish american's confidence in the infant formula
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they purchase. that means get manager inspectors out in the field to make sure the drive for corporate profit does not compromise infant formula safety. it also means making sure families are not being sold fake formula or subjected to price gouging from bad actors and hoarders looking to take advantage of the crisis. i've heard from families who are distraught at the news of this crisis. they want to know how a tainted product got to the market, how come there's not enough baby formula to replenish store shelves? and what we're doing to make sure they have access to safe baby formula and quickly. this bill provides the funds to improve the safety of, to reduce fraud in, and to better understand the pressures and vulnerabilities of infant frm la market. it helps to address he shortage we face today while getting us the data we need to prevent this from happening again. families are willing to make
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tremendous sacrifices for the investments in the safety and well being of their children. making sure their children is fed is one of the most fundamental concerns that parents face. by passing this bill, congress is standing up for our families. i urge my colleagues, pass this bill. pass this bill. let's make sure that the children, the infants in america, have safe and available formula. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut reserves. the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. granger: i yield the gentleman from maryland, the acting ranking member of agriculture subcommittee, dr. harris, for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. harris: i thank the gentlelady from texas. madam speaker, i rise in opposition tonight to h.r. 7790, the infant formula supplemental
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appropriations act, a bill that just continues the majority's reckless spending spree without actually fixing the infant formula crisis this administration caused. like parents across america, i'm frustrated by the biden administration's lack of urgency to address this completely predictable crisis. in fact, infant formula supply challenges started last fall. and were exacerbated with the abbott recall of infant formula and the facility closing in february. at that time, the administration and the f.d.a. should have ed -- should have made ate priority, back in february, to get this plant safely back online as quickly as possible. instead, they allowed yet another crisis to occur. in fact, the facility remains idle three months later with just a recent announcement by the f.d.a. that they have now
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come to an agreement with abbott on how to reopen the plant. the answer to the formula shortage is that families need more formula and we need to get one they have largest domestic producers of formula safely operating again. but this is not a money problem. this is a leadership problem. it's another example of this administration's disregard for hardworking american families who are already struggling with record high gas prices, food prices, and inflation soaring to a 40-year high. now all of vas constituents impacted by this formula shortage. this is one issue we should have been able to address in a bipartisan manner. i thank ranking member granger for her leadership on this issue, offering commonsense solutions that wouldn't have added to our national debt and would have held the f.d.a. accountable for its foot dragging. unfortunately, republican input was dismissed and this bill just continues the democrat's strategy of throwing money at
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the same bureaucrats who caused the crisis and who have not made its solution a priority. so that that failed agency can hire more bureaucrats. this is yet another missed opportunity to allow republicans and democrats to work together for the benefit of american families. instead, the majority is going it alone. having caused this problem just like they caused the high gas price, crime in our streets and rising food prices. they're not solving it with this bill. they're just spending money and adding to the debt our children and grandchildren have to repay. i urge my colleagues to oppose this bill, come back to the table, work with the republicans, and let's have a bipartisan solution. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from -- the gentlewoman from texas reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: i just say to my
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colleague that in fact, abbott nutrition, one would suspect from listening to our colleague, that abbott nutrition was ready to really move forward and to deem with -- deal with reopening. the fact of the matter is that the food and drug administration, and i have said, that the food and drug administration drags their -- dragged their feet by not looking at what they were doing in october, etc. but the f.d.a. had to go to court. they had to go to court to get an agreement with abbott about how to open. this wasn't a company that was taking on their culpability and know -- in knowingly selling a contaminated product that puts our babies at risk. going to court, that took up
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part of the delay with moving. having to have to go to court to do this. with that, i would like to yield three minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, the chair of the committee on energy and commerce and congressman pallone has, again, spent so much of his professional career focused on food safety issues and in fact, as is the ag subcommittee doing hearings, the energy and commerce committee will be doing hearings on this issue as well. congressman pallone. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. pallone: thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in strong support of the infant formula supplemental appropriations act. i want to particularly thank appropriations chairwoman delauro for all she's done to shed light on the contamination of infant formula and the problems with f.d.a. enforcement. she talks about me but i want to talk about her because she has
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really take then issue to heart for such a long period of time. but i have to say that i am extremely upset listening to the members on the other side, the republicans, talk about this crisis and how it could have been avoided. i've been on the energy and commerce committee now for over 30 years. f.d.a.'s policies of food safety, unlike that for drugs and medical devices, is not based on fees paid by the manufacturers. this is because republicans in the past have not been willing to impose those fees on the manufacturers. i can tell you that -- from personal experience when i tried to include a fee structure in food safety initiatives in the past, before my committee, the energy and commerce committee, every time it was opposed by the republicans because they were listening to the manufacturers who didn't want that fee schedule imposed on them. we have it for drugs. we have it for medical devices.
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we don't have it for food safety and that's right in the hands of the republican leadership. i'm not particularly blaming the appropriators today because this was not an appropriations issue. this was an energy and commerce issue. but to suggest in some way that this is the democrats, i will tell you it's the republicans if that money had been in place we would have had the inspectors. we would have had the ability in my opinion to do a lot more on the issue of food safety and so this crisis, to some extent is based on the republican's unwillingness to adopt a fee structure and provide that regular source of funding for the f.d.a. now let me also say that in addition to the emergency funding, the house is also voting tonight on grant flexibility to the w.i.c. program. i want to thank ed and labor for that. the biden administration has taken a number of important actions to respond to the shortage, incluing working with manufacturers to increase production, encouraging importation of safe infant
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formula and today as the chairwoman of appropriations said, the operation the white house announced including the use of defense production act to show that this administration is continuing to commit to end this crisis. the energy and commerce committee also today unanimously passed a measure to allow f.d.a. to streamline processes for hiring highly skilled professionals and retain them with competitive salaries and this will help ensure infant formula supply is safe and inspectors are on the job. i want to say, madam speaker, manufacturers have to do a better job in the future to alert the f.d.a. of potential shortages so we can shift production quickly. the f.d.a. must be empowered to move more quickly to set limits on contamination which is currently bogged down in long, cumbersome regulatory process. ewe understand more needs to be done but this bill needs to be passed today.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut reserves. the gentlewoman from texas. ms. granger: i yield to the gentlewoman from iowa, mrs. hinson, for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. mrs. hinson: thank you, mr. speaker. mrs. hinson: thank you. mr. speaker, families across this country are desperate for help. babies are going hungry, mothers and fathers are faced with empty shelves and there is no formula to be found. as a mother, this is heartbreaking. as a congresswoman, this is unacceptable. and this is why i will be offering a motion to recommit this bill in just a few moments. according to the u.s. food and drug administration, the f.d.a., 67% of children rely on infant formula for some portion of their nutrition by the time they're 3 months old. one of my children had to have formula. that's 2.7 million babies that need formula their parents

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