chairman, and i was in bulgaria last week, and as you know the biden administration imposed the nits nitskinski sanctions, and i thought that we were not going to be greeted with a positive greeting, but we were. your administration has passed legislation to build up the strength of the missions, and so much that they represent the united states with tools to help deal with the corruption in these countries. so my question to you is that you talk about rapid response in your statement. and when there is an opportunity, we have to be able to move quickly. can you share with me your strategies on how you are going to use the tools that you have at your disposal to deal with the widespread corruptions that we are finding in so many countries that is really fueling the autocratic regimes and attacks against our own country. >> thank you, senator. in president biden, you have found a true partner in combatting crime and corruption insofar as he is the first american president to have issued presidential memorandum declaring the fight against corruption in our national security interests.
it's inspiring to see the extraordinary economic advances of estonia and bulgaria. in estonia we were welcomed by the prime minister and the foreign ministry. we learned that russian diplomats had been expelled in april to protest along with the czech prime minister, exposing the irrefutable evidence that two russian g.r.u. agents were behind the 2014 ammunition depot explosion which killed two people. the same two russian agents named by the czech republic are suspected by british diplomats for killing two in 2018. the czech republic has correctly demanded russia pay for damages. thank you for your annual delivery of south carolina pizzas to capitol hill and congratulations -- and also, god bless our troops and we should never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr
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