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widespread fraud. a corrupt effort to pressure vice president pence to refuse to count electoral votes. and efforts to corrupt the u.s. department of justice. efforts to pressure state election officials and legislators to change state election results. a scheme to create and submit fake electoral states from multiple states. and today, you saw how pr pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlelady from the virgin islands, ms. plaskett, to suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1168, as amended, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: house resolution 1168. resolution reaffirming the economic partnership between the united states and the caribbean nations and recognizing the need to strengthen trade and investment between the united
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states and the caribbean nations, our third border. 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. this will be a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. thompson and mr. kelly, both of pennsylvania, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. kelly and mr. thompson will be voting yes on house resolution 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? mr. diaz-balart: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by ms. salazar of florida, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote yea on house res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? mr. fleischmann: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. long of missouri, i inform the house that mr. long will vote yea on h.res. 1168. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. barr from kentucky, i inform the house that mr. barr will vote yea on h.res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota rise? mr. armstrong: as the member designated by mr. timmons from south carolina and mr. johnson from south dakota, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote yes on h.res. 1168 and mr. timmons will vote yes on h.res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska rise? >> as the member designated by mrs. hartzler, i inform the house that mrs. hartzler from missouri will vote no on h.res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yea on h.r. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? mr. evans: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. brown, i inform the house that this member will vote yes on h.res. 1168. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. bentz of oregon, i inform the house that mr. bentz will vote yea on h.res. 1168. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, i inform the house that chairwoman johnson will vote yea on h.res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire rise? ms. kuster: madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. pingree, mr. pappas,
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ms. meng and ms. leger fernandez, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. smucker, i inform the house that mr. smucker will vote yea on h.res. 1168. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? mr. correa: madam speaker, as the member designated by the following members, barragan, roybal-allard, cardenas, speier, kahele and peters, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote no on h.res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida rise? >> as the member designated by mr. soto and mrs. murphy, both of florida, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by dr. gosar of arizona, i inform the house that dr. gosar will vote no on h.res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> mad and a.m. speaker as as the member designated by mr. carey of ohio, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. carey will vote yes on house resolution 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? >> as the member designated by mr. herrera butler, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote yes on h. res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr.~wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr.~wilson will vote nay on h. res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? >> as the member designated by mrs. walorski from indiana, she will vote yes on h.res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady new york rise? >> as the member designated by by representative clark, she will vote on h. res. 1168, yes.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. payne, mr. sires, mrs. kirkpatrick and mr. welch and mr. higgins, these members will vote yes on h. res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady florida rise snr. ms. wasserman schultz: as the member designated by mr. crist, mr. crist will vote yes on h. res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? >> as the member designated by mr. deutch, i inform the house that mr. deutch will vote yes on h. res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote yes on h. res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady from michigan rise snr. >> as the member designated by mr. moulton and mrs. lawrence of michigan, i inform the house these members will vote yes on h. res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? >> as the member designated by ms. porter, mr. gottheimer and mr. castro, these three members will vote yes on h. res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> as the member designated by mr. hall rogers of kentucky, mr. rogers will vote yes on h. res.
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1168. as the member designated by mr. plewser of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. meuser will vote yes on h. res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? mr. beyer: mr. pen etta, ms. moore, mr. cohen, mr. ryan, mr. doggett and mr. lieu. they will vote yes on h. res. 1168. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> as the member designated by mr. taylor of texas, he will vote yes on h.r. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady from georgia rise? >> mr. troy of new york and ms. wilson, i inform the house these members will vote yes on h. res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote yea on h.res. 1168.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 351, the nays are 64. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker: the house will be in order. the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. madam, i have the honor to transmit herewith a scanned copy of a letter rec received from mr. robert b. edmond, secretary of state, elections division, nebraska's secretary of state, indicating that, according to the unofficial results for the special election held june 28, 2022, the honorable mike flood
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was elected as representative of the state of nebraska. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the gentleman from nebraska, the honorable mike flood, be permitted to take the oath of office today. his certificate of election has not arrived, but there's no contest and no question has been raised with regard to his election. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. -- the speaker: without objection. the house will be in order. will representative-elect flood and members of the nebraska delegation present themselves in the well. all members will please rise and the representative-elect will please raise his right hand. do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you
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bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that will you well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office of which you are about to enter, so help you god? mr. flood: i so swear. the speaker: congratulations. you're now a member of the 117th congress. without objection, the gentleman from nebraska, mr. smith, is recognized for one minute. mr. smith: thank you, madam speaker. as maybe of the nebraska delegation, it's my distinct privilege to introduce members of this body to our new colleague, representative mike flood. mike has a long service -- record of service and is the youngest speaker of the legislature in our state's history. however, what defines mike's life is not his successful business in radio or the positive mark he made on
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nebraska in the state legislature. it's his commitment to his family. he always has put his wife, mandy, and his boys, brendan and blake, first. they are at the center of everything he does. madam speaker, i am honored to be the first member of the house of representatives to yield to our new colleague, representative mike flood. mr. flood: madam speaker, i rise today and am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to be here. i'd like to recognize my wife, mandy, my -- yeah. and my two boys, brendan and blake.
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both future cornhusker linebackers. their support and hard work has made this day possible. my mom passed away in january and today would have been her 79th birthday. and although she's a democrat, i know she -- i know she is smiling from heaven as i took my oath tonight. when the people of nebraska's first congressional district woke up this morning, they simply wanted to know that their elected officials and leaders were working to solve problems, create opportunities for their children and make sure our homeland is safe. in that spirit, with a deep sense of abiding love for our country, i look forward to working with all of you to find solutions to america's toughest problems. i pledge to be honest, work for the betterment of our country, and conduct myself in such a way
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that i honor this institution, the people's house. i yield back. the speaker: under clause 5-g of rule 20rbg the chair announces that the house in light of the administration of the oath to the gentleman from nebraska, the whole number of the house is 431. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 521, as amended, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 521. a bill to permit disabled law enforcement officers, customs and border protection officers, firefighters, air traffic
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controllers, nuclear materials courier, members of the capitol police, members of the supreme court police, employees of the central intelligence agency performing intelligence activities abroad, or having specialized security requirements, and diplomatic security special agents of the department of state to receive retirement benefits in the same manner as if they had not been disabled. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the 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 will be a five-minute vote. for what purpose does the gentleman -- [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 rise? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. welch, mrs. kirkpatrick and mr. higgins, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from colorado rise? >> as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. pingree, mr. pappas, ms. meng and ms. leger fernandez, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise? >> as the member designated by mr. barr of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. barr will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida rise? >> as the member designated by representatives soto and murphy, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by the following members, barragan, roybal-allard, cardenas, speier, kahele and peters, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> as the member designated by mr. brown, i inform the house that mr. brown will vote yes on the motion to suspend. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> as the member designated by mr. thompson and mr. kelly, both of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. thompson and mr. kelly will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? >> as the member designated by ms. porter and ms. castro, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote yea on house resolution 52. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from michigan rise? >> as the member designated by mr. moltop of massachusetts, mrs. trahan of massachusetts, and mrs. lawrence of michigan, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> as the member designated by mr. smucker of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. smucker will vote yea on h.r. 521. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. panetta, ms. eshoo, ms. newman, ms. moore, mr. cohen, mr. ryan, mr. doggett and mr. lue, i inform the house that these members -- and mr. lieu, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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rise? >> as the member designated by mr. listening of missouri, i inform the house that mr. long will vote yea on h.r. 521. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, i inform the house that she will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by ms. salazar of florida, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? >> as the member designated by mr. deutch of florida, i inform the house that mr. deutsche will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by dr. gosar of arizona, i inform the house that dr. gosar will vote yes on the measure. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> as the member designated by mr. dan meuser of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. meuser will vote yea on h.r.
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521. additionally, as the member designated by mr. hal rogers of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. rogers will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from georgia rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. bass of kale, mr. torres of new york, ms. wilson of florida, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, mr. cawthorn would like to inform the house he will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. taylor of texas, i inform the house that mr. taylor will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. fallon of
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texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yea on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. timmons from south carolina, i inform the house that mr. timmons will vote yes on h.r. 521. as the member designated by mr. johnson from south dakota, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> thank you. the speaker pro tempore: i'm sorry, california. >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. queer roif ohio, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. crier will vote yes on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. crist of florida, i inform the house that mr. crist will vote yea on h.r.
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521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by ms. vicki hartzler of missouri, i inform the house that mrs. hartzler will vote no -- or vote yes, excuse me, on h.r. 521. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler of washington, i inform the house that ms. herrera beutler will vote yea on h.r. 521.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 417. the nays are 0. 2/3 being 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 gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5271 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 5271, a bill to designate the facility at of the united states postal service located at 4225 rosa l. parks boulevard in nashville, tennessee, as the thelma harper post office building. 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 will be a five-minute vote.
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[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 rise? >> as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. donald payne, mr. albio sires, ms. ann kirkpatrick, mr. bill pascrell, mr. peter welch and mr. brian higgins, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. jacobs of new york, i inform the house that mr. jacobs will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida rise? >> as the member designated by mr. soto and mrs. murphy of florida, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker: .500 thuses gee gentleman -- the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from tennessee rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. long of missouri, i inform the house that mr. long will vote yea on h.r. 5271. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. brown, i inform the house that that mr. brown will vote yes on the motion to suspend the rules. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. thompson and mr. kelly, both of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. kelly and mr. thompson will be voting yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. pingree, mr. pappas, ms. meng, and ms. leger fernandez, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. barr of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. barr will vote nay on h.r. 5271.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. deutch of florida, i inform the house that mr. deutch will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. timmons from south carolina, i inform the house that mr. timmons will vote yes on h.r. 5271. as the member designated by mr. johnson from south dakota, i inform the house that mr. johnson will vote no on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from georgia rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. torres of new york, ms. bass of california, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote no on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york rise? >> as the member designated by yvette clarke, i inform the
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house that she will vote yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. crier of ohio, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. kerry will vote yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by the following members, bargain, roybal-allard, cardenas, speier, kahele and peters, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> as the member designated by mr. fuel fall lon of texas, i inform the house that mr. talon will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from michigan rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, mr. moulton of massachusetts and mr. hawn of
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massachusetts, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. smucker of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. smucker will vote yea on h.r. 5271. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. pa net tashing ms. eshoo, ms. newman, mr. cohen, mr. ryan, mr. doggett, ms. moore, and mr. lieu, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski from indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from floridae?
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the gentleman from florida. mr. diaz-balart: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by ms. salazar of florida, i inform the house that ms. salazar will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. katko of new york, i inform the house that mr. katko will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, i inform the house that she will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. herrera beutler of washington, i inform the house that she will vote yea on h.r. 5217. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mrs. hartzler from missouri, i inform the house that ms. martzler will vote yes on -- ms. harts he will will vote yes -- hartzler will vote yes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from pennsylvania rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. rogers of kentucky, i inform the house that mr. rogers will vote yea on h.r. 5271. additionally, as the member designated by mr. meuser of pennsylvania, i inform the house that mr. meuser will also vote yea on h.r. 5721 -- 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? mr. gaetz: madam speaker, as the member designated by dr. gosar of arizona, i inform the house that dr. gosar will vote yea on h.r. 5271. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. taylor of texas, i inform the house that mr. taylor will vote yea on h.r. 5271.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? mr. neguse: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. castro and ms. porter, i inform the house that these two members will vote aye on h.r. 5271.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 330, the nays are 81. three members recorded as present. 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.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i hereby remove myself as a co-sponsor from h.r. 8167. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's request is accepted. the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches.
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for what purpose does the gentlewoman from michigan seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> i rise today to honor the memory of lieutenant college alexander jefferson. one of the original tuskegee airmen who recently passed away in our community. his remarkable service figures prominently in our nation's history. ms. tlaib: jefferson served as a fighter pilot with the red tail 302nd fighter group, 301st fighter squadron, in italy during world war ii. his unit bravely escorted bombers into action, providing critical protection from enemy aircraft without losing a single plane. after the war, jefferson served as an instructor in advanced flight training at the tuskegee army air field, continuing the storied air corps legacy of excellence. lieutenant college jefferson received numerous awards for his
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bravery and selfless service to our country, including the purple heart award. we have lost a great american patriot and hero who should always be remembered for his service to freedom of our country. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arkansas seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> after visiting the grove, teddy roosevelt famously declared, a grove should be kept just as we keep a great and beautiful cathedral. madam speaker, today that cathedral is on fire. the very grove on which president roosevelt stood is enveloped in flames as we speak, threatening to destroy these iconic trees forever. we're seeing the horrific consequences of decades of forest mismanagement play out in yosemite and it's time to act to save our sequoyahs. wildfires now burn so hot and so intensely that they quite
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literally explode sequoias and create tornadoes. if they can't with stand these raging infernos, no trees stand a chance. time is not on our side, madam speaker. we mr. westerman: i urge immediate action to save these national treasures. this is the only way we can conserve america's most beautiful cathedral for generations to come. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: madam speaker, i rise today to recognize the life of casper, a golden retriever in
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the service of children's health care of atlanta's k-9's for kids program. to say that children's health care of atlanta does an immense amount for the community would be an understatement. among these services is the k-9's for kids program that provides the tender love of man's best friend to sick children. casper and his landler, lisa, were pioneers of this program. in 2009 casper reported for his first day of work, the inception of the program itself. he was driven by a deep love for children, like the other employees at children's health care. his floppy-eared smile, paw touches and intentional eye contact brought comfort to hundreds of patients through his many years of service. casper became the leader of his cohort of fellow dogs and helped to pave the way for this instrumental program. this is a tough loss for all who knew casper. but his legacy remains in the dozens of other dogs that continue his service nationwide every day.
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thank you to children's health care of atlanta for the work that they do and for introducing all of us to casper. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. grothman: i'm sure every congressman has been back in their district for the last two weeks, heard the same thing as the number one issue that's facing the american public right now. and that's inflation. be it gas, even more food, even more housing, again and again and again. now, people say, how are you going to get around that? it's simple to get around it. it's just sometimes a little more difficult and that is finally saying no to the excessive government spending around here that has forced the federal reserve to print dollars and decrease the value of the dollar. within the next couple weeks, we are going to vote on
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appropriation bills for the budget year beginning october 1. let's look. are we holding the line? transportation and h.u.d., 12% increase. water, 7% increase. financial services and general government, 16% increase. interior and v.a. -- i'm sorry, interior, 18% increase. military construction and v.a., 11% increase. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. grothman: congress has not yet adapted to the new crisis. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. under the speaker's announced policy of january 4, 2021, the gentleman from texas is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader.
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mr. ellzey: thank you, madam speaker. we are the most caring, giving country. that's not the outlook we see daily on the news and social media. big outlets would have you convinced that americans don't help each other. the algorithms used by these companies are designed to show controversy and to lead you to believe that's more divisiveness in our society than harmony. but that's not true. since being elected to congress, i've seen firsthand that the texas sixth congressional district is home to many remarkable people. so much so that each week my office sends out dozens of recognition letters highlighting some of their achievements. and while in washington, d.c. i've had the incredible opportunity to work with countless individuals, a lot of whom deserve the highest praise for their service to the american people, i want to be clear. these individuals i'm referencing do not just make up my own party. but also those across the aisle. bipartisanship is alive and well up here and i'm proud to say that i'm surrounded by like-minded individuals on both
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sides of the aisle that have dedicated their lives to public service, working tirelessly for the betterment of the american people. growing up back home in texas, my pastor would start off every sunday service with what he called joys and concerns. during this time, he would highlight some of the remarkable things that members of the church are doing and some prayer requests. to unite as a congregation to prepare for our community and those in need. i'll give my own version of joys and concerns. let's start with the joys. these upstanding constituents deserve to be recognized. so let's start by congratulating the valedictorians for the 2021 and 2022 school year. from mansfield high school, valedictorian cara bell and nicholas bendle. from mansfield lake ridge high school, valedictorian angela morca and haley chong. from mansfield legacy, ruth orucan and kennedy ruland.
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from mansfield summit high school, john weaver and anthony trong. vanessa bell and youcef ali. mansfield early college high school, ruby lima gal goes and mary ashoba. libby green and addy owen. blooming grove high school, kennelly skeins and cameron brown. from ennis high school, ennis high school, madison berr. italy high school, valedictorian rushton trees and salutatorian brian hockey. waxahachie high school, niki hoppleberg, and co-salutatorians lily rojas, the daughter of my
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district director. from waxahachie global high school, valedictorian --ed my loathon heritage high school, valedictorian cooper louis, and salutatorian sterling martinez. red oak high school, valedictorian sadi al sadi. palmer high school, alexander holmes and nita perez. avalon high school, savannah brveghts aichek, ken dale high school, brian flores and tanaj washington. maypearl. mildred high school, alejandro timez and salutatorian amanda hawkins.
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from milford, lillian martin and josh what martin. arlingtonton high school, odessa segura. arlingtonton bowie high school, angelina nguyen, and salutatorian witen nguyen. arlington martin high school, co-valedictorian general for the yuen and heather wan was bergen and salutatorian christopher dow. arlington see geese high school, valedictorian niden. congratulations on your remarkable achievement. i look forward to seeing what each of you accomplishes in the coming years. i want to acknowledge he 12 outstanding young men and women from the sixth congressional district who have received and accepted appointments to our service academies. naval academy, ethan clark and
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jasmine lee mas. faifers academy, seth ramsey, destiny spelts, lauren st. klay, megan mellows and jayden laniere. united states military academy at west point, vin ho and chart. for the united states merchant academy zack schmidt. officer rebecca pethouse i want to congratulate you on field training in the red oak police department and recognize you for being awarded enforcement hero by madd north texas. the hard work has not gone unnoticed, thank you for all you do. it's an honor to recognize priscilla sanchez for more than 16 years in the mansfield community. your work as code compliance has
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helped strengthen the relationship between residents and other members. i'd like to welcome chris young and congratulate him on his new position as assistant fire chief for the city of red oak. i'd like to c congratulate darrl hall on your recent new position as city manager for kendale. darrel brings a wealth of experience and previously certained a -- served a 25-year position for kennedale. michael watson is a sophomore at southwestern assembly of god university in waxahachie, next. he led sagu's baseball team to a national finish. congratulations to michael and the team for their outstanding work and achievements. next let me highlight eagle scouts. to become an eagle scout takes
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years of dedication and hard work. to achieve this rank scouts must complete 18 hours of community service and demonstrate leadership within their troop. only 5% of scouts reach the rank of eagle scout. this year ethan miller reached that goal. congratulations to you, sir. it's an honor to recognize master sergeant roger hardy for 15-plus years of service in education in the corsicana community. your outstanding performance in the air force jrotc instructor has helped strengthen the relationship between students and community members. thank you for your service. ashley perkins has been working as an emergency medical dispatcher in mansfield for several years and in 2021 she was named emergency medical dispatcher of the year. thank you, ashley, for your continued service to the mansfield community. i'd like to congratulation fox lieu on your new position as chief of police in richland. he's been serving his community as first responder for many years and i'm confident he'll do
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so for many years to come. i'd like to congratulate zoe burlt on stargt your n new position as sergeant in the maypearl i.s.d. police department. ron appleton is well known in his community since 1966. he started out as an ag teacher at waxahachie i.s.d. and worked his way to district administration. i'd like to congratulate ron on having theron appleton facility named after you. on you is immeasurable. this award is a tribute to your courageous and selfless acts working in health care. i truly appreciate all the work you do in physician practice and women's services. i'd like to personally congratulation fred on his retirement from being a distinguished lieutenant from the ennis police department. it's an honor to recognize you for your 25 years of service to
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the people of ennis. this year marks the 75th anniversary of navarro college. what started out in 1946 with a give up of returning veterans from world war ii has become a pillar in the community. inavarro college is dead tate cd serving our community. congratulations to navarro college on 75 years. i'd like to congratulation jerry lozier of waxahachie global high school on being the assistant principal of the year for 2021-2022 school year. thank you for your commitment to waxahachie i.s.d. each year mansfield i.s.d. honors nonteaching staff with a shining star award for exceptional service and contributions to their students and staff members. this year's recipient was brenda stewart. as a crossing guard each morning
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brenda gets up to ensure the safety of all students going to mansfield i.s.d. thank you for your hard work and dedication to your community. congratulations to brisanna milick for winning first place in u.i.l. journalism competition. please pass on my awards to the rest of the team, they put on a brilliant performance to take waxahachie high school to the top. i'd like to c congratulate greg ellis on being named the new football coach for southwest assemblies of god university. good luck, sir. i'd like to congratulate elizabeth tole for the excellence in community service award by the rebecca voice chapter of the american daughters of the revolution and for being crowned crepe myrtle queen at the crepe myrtle festival in waxahachie. i'd like to congratulate nolan
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on being 50 years of service at h.e.b.-ennis. this honors you for your commitment to the city of ennis that will leave a lasting impact for many years to come. it's always a big deal when a small town boy makes it to the big leagues from navarro college to s.m.u. and now with the indianapolis colt, i want to congratulate trevor denbo for his achievement. he showed hard work pays off, and i know your family is proud of you as is the entire city. i want to congratulate sonia for being the detention officer of the year for navarro county for 2021. i'd like to bring attention to five young women who received the girl scouts gold award. dani, camden, kayla. they had to fix a problem in their community or make a lasting change in the world.
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dani worked with legacy oak a retirement community to make garden buckets. the buckets are housed in a structure that allows easy access regardless of a person's mobility level. plants chosen for the gardens are easy to grow, high-yielding and compatible with each other, eliminating the need for pesticides. the new gardens encourageres. debs to go outside, socialize and offer an ongoing activity. the newly formed green thumb club will maintain the gardens using instructions dani provided. so man that partnered with the texas conservation alliance and ducks unlimited to address wood duck habitation loss. after learning north texas is along the path of the primary fly route for migratory birds she created resting spots and safe haiives to protect the birds from predators. she built and installed 20 wood duck nesting boxes in three counties in north texas. the texas conservation alliance
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has agreed to monitor the boxes which will provide homes for generations of wood ducks to protect the eggs from predators and support population growth. julia's project was designed to assist older individuals with the difficult task of downsizing. working with her church she identified individuals who needed to organize and declutter their homes. she set up consultations with each family and set goals and dates to sort through items. with volunteer assistance each family determine what had they would donate, throw away and keep during the process. the families were able to declot for the a positive way even under difficult circumstances like a family death. the youth group at her church will consider continuing the service with instructions on the process provided by julia. caitlyn used her las vegas of performing arts to start a local theater company to serve youth. working with an anonymous donor and local dance studio she was able to offer young artists the opportunity to be part of a theater production and work with professional actors at no cost.
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23 students created a production together running tech or being a part of the cast. with her volunteers, she organized the rental of the performing space, the selection of the play, rehearsal planning and all costuming. using her framework, the troop theater has become a nonprofit organization to offer low-cost theater experiences to local youth. camden's project supported the outlet thrift store, a nonprofit that helps fund camps and special projects for at-risk youth. the organization historically had prabble processing donations quick quickly. recognizing the relationship between inventory on the sales floor and potentially helping children she built shelving units, organized bins with labels and streamlined the donation receiving process. it allowed merchandise to be place odd then floor for sale in a much more efficient manner. the store will maintain the new process moving forward and use a
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similar process when they open new stores. these are just a few examples of outstanding people living in texas 6. it's my privilege to honor them on the united states house floor. every sunday after the joys would come concerns. and there was never a shortage because everyone knew in matthew, he says, where two or three are gathered in my name, i am in the midst of them. it's no different today and we face a great number of challenges in our country. so i would ask that you keep all americans in your prayers. pray for our farmers and ranchers who have faced incredible trials and tribulations these past couple of years as they continue to provide for all of us. pray for those affected by the war in ukraine as they face an aggressor who cares not for morality and willfully disregards the importance of human life. pray for those affected by the fentanyl epidemic which has devastated our communities. pray for the families who have lost loved ones and the innocent human life taken by human slavery as a result of the disarray in human trafficking at
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our border. continue to keep the people of uvalde, especially the families of those most affected, in your prayers. keep those struggling with mental health in your prayers. be a voice of light in a time darkness to those who need help. keep joy in your hearts. hope in man. and faith in god. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 11-b of house resolution 188, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. for medal of honor recipients and metal rights activists. watch live coverage here on c-span, when the house returns.
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