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companies. mr. buchanan: they are not working for the american people. they have a pay plan. they're working r the oil companies. we nd to halt all permits for oil, new and otherwise, until we cap this well. . the spker pro tempor for what purpose doethe gentleman from massachusetts sk recognition? >> a unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlen from massachusettss recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. olver: mr. speaker, as financial reform takes shape, we must ask, do wall street banks serve america or themselves? these last years we have seen the answer and it's no suri, wall street serves wall street. could care less about the lives they ruin, seeking profit and bonuses. the bush administration alled wall street banks to chase profit by building their growth on a weak foundation of risky debt and their scheme collapsed. they held americans' savings hostage, congress cod not afford to let them fail, so they couldn't lose. of course they didn't. america lost.
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the international monetary fund estimates these gamblets destroyed nearly $3 trillion of economic value. recently economists have estimated the co of world war ii tbe roughlyhe same. in other wds, was banks deviced a way to make billions in profits and bonuses while wiping out the savings of millions of americans. they cannot be allowed to do th again. the final bill must end their gambling and protect their savings. i yield back. the speaker pro mpore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: permsiono address the house for one minute speaker. the spker pro teore: without objection, the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. we are living in a record breaking budget deficit this year, most likely more than $1.5 trillion. and next year? well, we are not sure since our democrat colleues haven' pass a budget. not since modend budget rules
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were adopted with the 1974 budget act has the house failed to pass a budget. american families have made tough choices to balance their budgets, so why not cgress? republicans think the government should also live within its means, we have created an online tool called youcut to involve every american in the budget process. americans have already cast nearly half a million votes in th youcut program. voting for their top pick to reduce spending and cut the deficit. so we'll he a chance this week to vote on spendinguts approved by the erican people i hope my colleagues will join us in listening to th american people and getti serious about our record dget deficit. i yield back. the spear pro tempore: for what purpose does the -- california seek regnition? >> to addss the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: witht objection, the gentlewoman from california is recognized for minute to address the house. mrs. davis: thank you, mr. speaker. since the supreme court
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citizens united decision,y office has received hundreds of leers and not one in support of i we have no choice but to accept the court's ruling. but we d not accept the idea that special interest should be able to influence the democratic process while hiding behind deceptive ad americs want to make informed decision abouts everything, what's i my credit card agreement, what's in my faly's food, what are the side effects of this prescription? they deser to know these things and our gernment has repeatedly responded by giving them the tools t know more. not less. so why shouldn't congress help voters know who is tryingo influence our elections? who paid for these ads? and who really stands to gain? to disclose that will bng these ings to life and bring the kind of accountability voters expect. i'm also pleased the committee passed my amendment to the bill with bipartisan support. it puts knowledge in voters' hands faster. the disclose act is really truth in advertising for
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politics. i urge my colleags join me in supporting it this week the speaker o tempore: for what ppose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> request perission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlen from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: mr. speaker, lawm sometimes give their lives in the line of duty while protecting the rest of us. houston, texas, police officer mainy was one of those brave men. on may 19, 2010, he gave his life assisting fellow police officers and chasing a criminal in a stolen car. he was 30 years of age. he leftehind his wife and a 3-year-old son. grew up in houston, texas, and was on of 11 chilen. he served as a houston police officer for just seven years. also manny was greatl respected by h fellow police officer. when the texas medical center us ove100 units of blood, an hour-long valiant attempt to save hilife, his fellow police officers stood in lin
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and raised enough blood to replace all of the bloodhat was used to try to save him. the captain, his supervisor, said he was the ki of officer who didn't say a lot but his fellow officers knew they could always cou on him to be there. mr. speaker, we are all able to go about our everyday lives because of officers like manny. we should never take their sacrifice for grante he was a grave and courageous peace officer every day the o who is wear the badge place the lives between us and the lawless. officer manny was one of those lawmen. he's one of houston's finest. that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro mpore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> to address the chamber for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objectio the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i came to thi congress a year ago as a small business man tsolve problems. and one of the critical problems facg the united states right now is how to regulate our financial industry. everyone in this country know
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that is over the past decade washington failed to regulat our finaial industry and some people on wall street took advantage of that to take outsized risand cause a financial collapse that impaed people all across this country. today we stand at the precipice of coming up with lislation that will end bailouts, provide conser protection, and regulate and illuminate the complex derivatives marke. mr. murphy: as a small businessperson who came here to solve approximate, i cannot understand why no one on the other side of the aisle, none of my republican colleagues, is interested isolving this problem. there don't seem to be any reass why not but yet they continue to refuse to move forward to solve the problem we all face in america. i hope overth next month the republicans in this chamber will join with the democrats in regulating our financial industry in a sensible and sound way to protect american consumers and make sure that we have sound and responsible fincial markets. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i ask unamous consent to dress the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: witht objection, the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute to address the house. >>ashington never ceases to amaze. while families across th country continue to struggle to ve within their means, congress continues to spend money we simply don't have. the house has passed a budget resolution every year since 1974, yet leaders on the other side of the aisle have no plans to pass a fiscal road map for the upcomi year. without a budget, there will be no plan tourb the run away government debt we have which is now approaching $12.9 trillion. it's embarrassing to think that the government running the world's largest economy would forgo the most basic tools to manage close to a $ trillion -- $4 trillion budget. if you manage add business and proposed to your bosses you want to forgo a budget to hide bad numbers, whatould happen?
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i can assure you. you would be fired. the spending has to stop. american families are making toh decisions each and every day. washington needs to start playing by the same rules. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recoition? >> i seek the opportunity to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlemafr pennsylvania is recognized for one minute to address the house. >> we have heard t report now, some 34 of our statesre seeing job increases the american economy is on the move. we saw last month 20,000 additional jobs added to our economy. in part because of the work of the majority here in the house. with not one republica vo. we passed important programs like thenergy efficiency block franfrom 3.2 billion in an effort that hasver 1,000 of our communities retrofitting
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public buildings. doing the work that needs to be done to cut our dependence on foreign sources of energy and also doing the work that america needs don mr. fattah: this economi recovery, even as others seem to give our economy is moving forward. we have seen almost a 12-int reversal from a six-point decline to six percentage increase, and last quarter an increase. purchasing is up. we are on the move. and americans all across our country can be grateful th there are people in this congress who would rather light a candle than continue to curse the darkness. thank you. the speaker pro tempor for what purpose does the geleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker prtempore: without objection, the gentleman fromentucky is recognized for one minute to addrs the house. mr. rogers: why is it the majority party in this body with an overwhelming majoty, why is it that they refuse to
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tell the american people with a budget resution how they plan to spend your hard-earned taxpayer money? wh well, it's a political year. and they don't want toshow the american people thawe are going to borrow $1.6 trillion beyond what we take in to pay for the prove will i gatt -- profligate spendg splurge we see going on in this body. ever american family has to have a spending plan, a budget. every church, every business, every government,state, local, and federal are supposed to have spending plans,nd they do. except here. in this chamr. come on, majority. show us how you're going to spend the money. bring your budget forward. every american has theight to know how youe going to spend their hard-earned money and how much debt you're passi along to their children and grandchildren.
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show us the money. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and eend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. farr: lange, -- ladies and gentlemen, the oil spill isn't e only mess in tn. the mess was first started by the pas administration. who took great glee in cuttg taxes for the very rich in this country and leaving behind a huge deficit. remember when clinton left office we had a surplus. when it came to war, we didn't have the money to pay for it. don't pay for it. put it on a credit card. when it came to bailing out the drug companies for giving prescription drugs, don't pay for it. just put it on a credit card. when it came to bailing out wall stree big banks, don't pay for it. just charge it. the fact is, the deficit is big
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day. in the billions. it went from zero to tens of billns, hundreds of billions. guess what? we are back on the mend. jobs are being created. people going back to work. it's slow, but we are investing in america. and the work has just begun. the speakepro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek cognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speakepro tempore: without jection, the gentleman from minnesota is recognized for one minute to address the use. mr. paulsen: one of the most fundamental responsilities of congress is crafting and passing a federal budget. this is not a responsibility that should be taken lightly nor should it be cast aside when the job is seen to be too difficult. unrtunately, that is exactly what's happening right now. wi the house majority failing to pass a dget for theirst time since modern budget rules re established in 1974, while there's no question the budgetary challenges we face today as a country are very
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dire. most dirwe have seen in decades, this does not mean congress should irk its responsibilityn crafting its responsible budget. if anything, this year's budget should be viewed an portunity to bring long-term overdue fiscaleform and discipline to washingt mr. speaker, it is absolutely ti to addres the reckless washinon spending, the illion dolr deficits, the nation debt that's nearly - over $12 tllion now as well for the sake of ochildren and grandchildren. i yield ba. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the ntleman fr virginia is recognized for one minute to address the house. . moran: mr. speaker, we are to be treated with one minute after one minute by our republican friends telling us what they want to do with the economy. buis a year and a half so long ago? for eight years the republican
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party had the opportunity to steer this economy. to fix this economy. and what happened? they took a $5.6 trillion projected surplus and 21 million new jobs tt had been created by the clinton adnistration and left president obama with a $3.5 trillion projected dicit, a $9 trillion fiscal reversal, and in the last several months of the bush adminiration, we were losing 700,000 jobs a month. and in fact, in the last few months of the oba administration, we had gained more net new jobs than during the entire eight years of the bush administration. just year and a half. think of the reversal. but also considewhat president obama inherited. so while i have great fondness for many of my colleagues, we
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would ask the american people to look at the facts. when ty had the opportunity, they blew this economy wide open. and now we all suffering for it. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempor for what purpose doethe gentleman from california seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to dress the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. royce: let's look at those facts, bause it's not year and a half, it is 3 1/2 years, 3 1/2 years sinc nancy pelosi became the speaker of this house. and in case the american public have forgotten it, every single spending bill originates in this house, and for 3 1/2 years we have a situation where the defit's bad? yes they were in 2006. i remember that, the defic was $161 billion. i spoke against that deficit. today after 3 1/2 years of democratic control in the house d senate, that deficit is 10 times whatt was. anif we thnk for a minute
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about some of the orchestration ofome of the schemes with fannie mae and freddie mac which was authored on the democratic side of the aisle to force those institutions into purchasing subprime loans, over $1 trillion in subprime loans, and for us that protested that watch the impact that it had on housing in t united stes, as housing collapsed. and now today to see not even a budget submitted by the other side of the aisle going forrd , spending upon spending upon spending with evenudget put before this institution. . i yield ck. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recnition? ms. richardson: address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the ntlewoman from california is recognized for one minute to address the house. ms. richardson: prior to the obama administration, our economy was run into a ditch. we were losing over 700,000
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jobs a month and most families were struggling just to pay their bills. but, yes, what a difference a year has made. this democratic congress, working with president obama, has chartered a new direction. americans are now paying the lowest amount of tax rates sincthe 1950's, getting deductions on property taxes, help with bonds for states so that they n rebuild hospitals and sewers and tax relief for tuition and teachers for their out-of-pocket expenses. and, finally, yes, we have to protest those coasts and increase the oil liability trust fund. but there is more to do, we all know that, and that's why this week we are looking to pass the americanobs and closing tax loholes that many coorations have taken advantage. we have restore credit to small businesses, extend tax incentives so american busisses can do the research at they need. and, yes, our young people need
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jobs. didn't you get one? i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for wh purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? i ask permission to address the house for one minute ando revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from florida is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. bilirakis: thank you, mr. eaker. during these difficult economic times, families and small businesses across florida are making sacrifices when it comes to their own budgets. yet, washington, continues to spend trillions ofollars on bailouts, takeovers and pet projects. now comes news that the house majority isn't even going to produce a blueprint for -- they intend -- how they're going to spend taxpayers' dollars, hard-earned taxpayers' dollars. where's the budget, madam ker? without a budgetor the upcoming year, there will be no means to curb runaway spending that has skyrocketed our debt to nearly $13 trillion, unforgiveable. simply put, a failure to budget is a failure to vern.
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the american people have repeatedly called for fiscal responsibility and areired of washington's irresponsible spending. mr. speaker,ongress should do its job by passing a budget limiting spending. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one nute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection,he gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. tonko: thank you, . speaker. i rise today in support of wall street reform and american jobs. in my opinion, the debate on wall street reform is stightforward. there are those who support hardrking american families and small businesses against those who wish to protect the status quo and big wall street banks which are to blame for the current recession. we must hold wall street accountable, protect american families from unfair abusive financial practices, close the gaps in our financial system, create certainty and stability in our tumultuous markets and
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act now. it is time we streamline government and put a cop on the beat of wall street to protect american families and businesses. absent this cop, wall street will regulate itself as it did under e previous administration. the american ecomy cannot afford to live through that real-life tragedy again, and neither can the families. in fact, under the leadership of this congress and president obama, we are on pace to create as many jobs in 2010 as president bush created in his entire eight years in office. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri seek recognition? >> i ask permission to aress the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from missouri is recognized for one minute to address the house. >> thank you, mr. speaker. more iues on top of people's minds these days is washington's never-ending spending binge. reining in this wild spending spree mes balancing our
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budget. wait a minute. the majority has indicated that the house may not consider a budget resolution this yea it is vital for the house to submit a budget resolution that will start the budget process in this chamber and crack down on the out-of-control spending that has the government borrowing 42% of the money we spend is year. mr. etkemeyer: if you are a business person you have a budget. our states have budget, but, yet, why wou we think it's not important for our federal government to have a bget? if this were not so serious it would be comical. the question is, why does the majority not want to do a budget? the answer's oious. there are tough choicethat have to be made rein in this out-of-control spending and there's no political will to make those choices. spending is easy, making cuts is hard, failure to budget is failure to gover i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seerecognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. e speaker pro tempore:
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without objection, the gentleman from texas is recoized for one minute to address the house. mr. yes: thank you, mr spker. this memorial day, communities honor and thank thoswho have served in uniform. likewise, the c.i.a. community will gather the memorial wall at headquarters for a solemn and sobering ceremony to honor c.i.a. employees killed in the line of duty this year. the memorial wall bears this inscription,n honor of those members of the central intelligence agency whgave their lives in service otheir country. 90 stars currently bear witness to the patriotism, sacrifice of the men and womeof the c.i.a. below these stars rest a book which we call the book of hono thatecords each star th the date and if possible a name of an individl officer. because, you see, in some cases those names must remain classified. this year those stars will be joined by the largest number of new stars ever added in the
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history of the c.i.a. to this merial wall. this year's solemn and sad occasion reminds us all that the successes that we have had fighting terrorism come at a great price for libert we have taken terrorists off the battlefield and have denied them sanctuary. we have disrupted plots throughout the world, but the costs have also been high. families have been left to mourn their mothers, their fathers, their sons and their daughters. this memorial day, let's remember all the great priots that have served us so well. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from ohio is recognized for one minute to address thuse. mr. latta: thank you, mr. speaker. why does this country need budget and why does this house need a budget? very, very simple. we're looking at a $20 trillion
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debt in less than 10 years. $20 trillion. what's the interest going to be on that in 10 years? over -- potentially$1 trillion. $1 trillion in interest in one year that we'reacing. this year washington's going to spend a records $3.6 trillion --ecord $3.6 trillion and $1.5 trillion is going to be in the deficit. the c.b.o. and o.m.b. when they testified before the budget committee, the directors both said that the spending is unsustainable, unsustainable. what happens here? we don't produce a budget. how do you get this under control? our kids and their kids are going to be paying for it, and it's tough to look at these kids when they come to washington in the face out here on the capitol steps and say where are we going to be here in 10 years? it's not what we've done for them. it's what we've done to them. if we look in the future it's
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getting worse. as we look at this chart tt came out from the treasury, 47% of our debt today is foreign owned. this has got to stop. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> i ask permission toddress the house for one minute. the speaker prtempore: without objection, the gentleman om georgia is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, i rise today to remindy colleagues about where we are today and where we were under the dreadful eight-year bush administration. at the end of that administration, we were losing 800,000 jobs everyth. and today we are on track to create more jobs this year than were creat during all eight years of the last administration. say it again. i will. at the end of the last administration, 800,000 jobs
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re being lt each month, and we'ron track this year to create mo jobs during all -- we have already created more jobs this year than were created during all eigt years of the previous administration. according to the council of economic advisors, the recovery act has boosted employment in my state, georgia, by 8 had,000 -- 84,000 jobs and it's like that and that's the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpo does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mrburgess: i thank the ntleman. mr. speaker, today i sent along with representative scalise of louisiana, a letter to the united states army corps of
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enneers supporting louisiana governor bob jindal's request for an emergency permit to dredge and build sand barrier islas. the united states corps must conduct an eironmental assessment before granting the state peit before buding the barriers. governor jindapetitioned the corps on may 10. he has yet to receive a response. in the meantime, oil has begun to inundate louisiana'sragile coasts and marshes. we support gernor jindal's efforts to protect the fragile systems and natural resources that a important, not just to louisiana, but in fact the entire national economy. and we urge the army corps of engiers to act swiftly so they may assist the vernor in protecting these natural resources. mr. scalise and i were part of a delegation to visit the gulf three weeks ago.
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we've seen theay that it is threatening louisiana's coastline. every resource should beuality lies to stem this bill and prott the nation's coastline. i ask unanimous consent to insert into the record a copy of the record we sent. the spear pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: wiout obction, the gentlen from florida is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. kleine: thank you, mr. speaker. this mning the front page of our local newspapers in south flora had some good news. home sales are finally looking up. a real estate market is crucial to a local economy. south floridis one of the best places to live and work and raise a family and i'm glad we're getting back into the market. many folks took advantage of the first-time homebuyer tax credit and others are moving because their families are gring or they're ready to downsize. i'm cotantly working side by side with our home builders and altors, members like nancy hogan, adam saunders who is
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executive director of the fort lauderdale realtors. putting their ideas into action is one of the best ways to turn the corner on our local real estate market and it's more than just buying a new house. families with a new home need new fuiture, flowers for their new garden, maybe a plumber or painter. and these are products that make a huge impact on our economy. so while there's more work to be done, and we know that, i was glad to readome good economic news in this morning's newspaper. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker prtempore: without objection, the gentleman from n jersey is recognized for one minute to address the house. >> mr. speaker, back home in new jersey nobody wants to hear the house of representatives is preparing to go home for merial day recs without even holding a vote on president obama's budget proposal. given to congress back in february.
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they are trying to live within their own shrunken family budgets with less income and less ability to save and with well over 10% of them unemployed. they know with the president's budget proposal, whatever magnitude of spending, it ensures more debt and borrowing, that we need to make the same hard choices that they are and the federal budget is comprised of their money. it appears this house will not vote because the majority will not vote for a sustained $1 trillion deficit that will compound the national debt as far as the eye can see. i'd also add that the president's much-discussed spending freeze comes after a 24% increase in spending among the affect agencies and programs. as others haveaid, if you cat budget you can't govern, and i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: fo what purposeoes the million from california seek recognition? >> to speak for a minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recogned for one minute to address the house. >> for my colleagues'
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information, before this week is over we will be voting on jobs for ameri and cutting corporate tax loopholes that are sending jobs offshore. mr. garamendi: in the final days of the bush administration, they asked for $700 billion to bail out the financial industry. 81% of that moneyt to the large wall street banks who naged in the next year to reduce their loans to small businesses. while just a small percentage wento local commity banks who actually increased their loans to small businesses. there's something to be learned re and the act we'll be voting on, h.r. 4213, closes those tax loopholes, taxes the wall street barons that have ripped off our money and brings jobs to america through several differt programs. 250,000 summer jobs, r&d tax credits, other programs to n courage small businesses. we should with the support of the republica pass h.r. 4213,
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the american jobs and tax loophole closing programs. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purse does the ntleman from arkansas seek recognition? >> ok. the speaker pro tempore: oklahoma. let me start again. for what purpose does the gentman from oklahoma seek recognition? mr. cole: mr. speaker, i would like to ask unanimous consent to speak out of order for one minute. the speaker o tempore: without objection, the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized for o minute to address the house. mr. cole: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, in 2006 our distinguished majority leader said, enacting a budget was, quote, the most basic respond of governing. representativespratt from south carolina, our stinguished budget chairman, said in the same year, quote, if you c't budget, you can't govern. yet this democratic majority's produced no budget. i don't believe that the fault of mr. hoyer o mr. spratt. they are both good men and they are both working hard to create a budget. but that rponsibility does rest with eac and every member of the decratic caucus.
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my friends, you have 257 members. can't 218 of you agree on a budget? and if not, why are you here? i would suggest to my democratic colleagues they should lead, follow, or in november, get out of the way. thank you very muchmr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to addresthe house for one minute. revise and extend remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from florida is recognized for one minute to address the house. ms. wasserman schultz: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, america has been through tough times before, but we have always pulled together as a nation to oveome our challenges. just over one year ago mocrats came together and faced the challenges we were handed by the mmanageme of the bush republicans. fad with massive job losses exceeding 700,000 a month just ov one year ago, weassed the american recovery and reinvement act and since that time we have reversed the job losses and spurred economic growth. one only needs to look at
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america's manufacturing sectors to see the progress that we are making. american industrial production has increased aumulative 6.8% ring the past 10 months and largest 10-month gain since 1997. total industry production continues to increase last month, together with last month's jobs report, this suggested strong starts for the second quarter. the increase which ws sitely above market expectationwas led by a strong 1% growth in manucturing output. as americans we can do it. we can turn our economy around. we have a ways to go but we can get america back on track. togeer we are doing just that and that's just the way it is. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is cognized for one minute to address the hous mr. thornberry: for the first 250eu78 since the modern budget act was ss in 1974, the use will not pass audge this year. for the first time in 35 years.
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this dereliction of duty is important for at lst two reasons. one, a budget is the first and necessary step to control spendi. every household in the country knows that you have to get a budget together to know your income and expenses to separate priorities and decide how you're going to spend precious resources. the same is true in washington, and yet this year the american people and congress and the administration will not have the opportunity to use that tool. the second reason is that it just confirms the worst that people feel about washington. people around the country ready believe that too many members of congress care more about their own re-election than they do about solving the problems of the country. this just confirms that members don't -- the majority at least don't want to take tough votes. that they are more worried about their own political protection than they are about trying to do what's right and solve problems. mr. speaker, it is irresponsible to even try
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to pass a budget this year. therican people deserve better. i yield back. thspeaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman from connecticut is cognized for one minute to address thhouse. mr. murphy: mr. speaker, in 2007, president bush allowed for 14,000 waivers to our buy america laws. in 2008, on his way out the door, that number became 65,000. let me say that aga in the last year of the bush administration, he quadrupled the number of permits to allow for government contractors to outsource jobs overseas. you want to know why we lost millions of manufacturing jobs over the last decade? there's your answer. we have allowed for american dollars to go overseas to be able to grow international forces at the expense of our domestic work force. you want to know why this year we have already created more jobs than president bush did in his eight years?
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right at the root of it is president bush's and the republicans' drive to take our tax dollars, send them to multinational companies, and allow them to kill american macturing jobs. thatas to stop an the democrats arleading the way. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> one minute to revisand extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute to address e use. >> mr. speaker, i rise today on behalf of the american peopl and we deserve an answer about this out-of-spending control policies coming here out of washington d.c. the house has failed to pduce a budget. no plans for any appropriation bills. no markups. there's no plan onow the majority will spend america's taxpayers' hard-earned money for this fiscal year. or next fiscal year. american families have they don't budget and pay the bills, there are real consequences. unfortunately the majority continues to turn a blind eye to future consequences as they push spending to a record 3.8
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trillion in fiscal year 2011 and widen the deficit to a record $1.5 trillion this year. house republicans stand rey to make tough choices in order to rein in spending. just last week we introduce add measure on the house floor to cut $2.5 billion in expanded welfare. the prram was selected by almost a half million americans through the innovative youcut initiative. the american people have spok. stop the spending frenzy, budget for t future. and return fiscal sanity to washington. thanu. the speaker pro mpore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington ek recognition? mr. inslee: to address the house for onminute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from washington is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. inslee: mr. speaker, republicans and democrats should be unied in one proposition. that is that we should never alloour feign competitors to steal our jobs by ung illegal subsidies. in fact, that is what has happened with the airbus
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company that has now been found guilty of receiving billions of dollars of illegal subsidies from the european governments to subsidize their airplanes, including a tanker. now that company wants to steal american jobs by taking away contract for the next tanker for the u.s. air force so those jobs can be shipped to france another places. this is wrong and it cannot stand. we need to pass an amendmt that would be offered under the defense authorization bill that willssign a cost of those illegal subsidieto the airbus bid. if we do this, republicans and democrats will be united in standing for american jobs for fairness in the rule of law, it's the right thing to do. we can't allow these jobs to be stolen. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> request permission to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute to address the house. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speake most american families have a budget.
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almost all american businesses have a budget. virtually every state,ounty, and local government has a budget. and in factn th house since the current budgetct was passed in 1974, we have had a budget that passed in this house every single year. except for this year. huh? maybe the democrats who run this place lost it. is it under here? no. is it? no. that's congressional record. that's not it. maybe they -- no, they didn' lose it, mr. saker. they are not passing a budget because ey don't want the american people to see that they have, after almost doubling the national debt, they are going to triple it again. mr. speaker, they do not want the american people to see that because they know it will bring a financial calamity upon this country like one we have never seen if we don't turn it around. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for
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what purposeoes the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> ask permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker o tempore: without objection, the gentleman from north carolina is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. butterfield: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize the 13th annual renewable energy and energy efficiencexpo here on capitol hill. as we struggle with rising energy costs and the b.p. oil spill,e are remindedvery day about the importance of a sustainable energy policy. this important event will bring together nearly 50 businesses, sustainable industry energy trained associations, government agencies,nd energy policy research organizations to showcase the enormous potential of remarkable renewable energy and energy efficient technology. as we have search for ways to stimulate the economy, create green jobs, lower costs, reduce reliance on energy imports and lessen the threats posed by the emission o greenhouse gas emissions, we must pay attentioto this. madam speaker, i ask my colleagues to join me in welcoming this year's
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participan and i encourage everyone to take some time to see the exhibits and speak with the participants. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker prtempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute to address e house. >> mr. spear, i rise today to call on leaders in congress to put forth a congressional budget and allow a meaningful open debate on the important fiscal issues facing the nation. mr. lance: producing a federal budget blueprint is one of the mo basic responsibilities of congress. as of today no such budget exists. the failure of presenting the budget to the american people is a failure of leadership by the democratic majority to govern. and a missed opportunity to put forth a budget blueprint that puts our nation on the path to fiscal responsibility. never before in the modern has the house of representatives failed to pass a budget, but never before has our nation seen this type of unprecedented run away
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congressional spending, deficits, and debt. according to the nonpartisan congressional research service, the congress has never failed to consider a budget resolution since the current budget rules were passed in 1974. yet for the first time in 36 years, the democratic majority has chosen irresponsibly to avoid the hard budgetary choices new jersey families and small businesses must make every day. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from -- >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewomafrom california is recognized for one minute to address the house. ms. watson: mr. speaker, as we go through memorial day this season, we recoize those brave men and women who defend our country. the new direction congress under demoat leadership the last three years have made historic gains for american troops, veterans, and familie
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we expanded the g.i. bill, college benefits for all children of fallen troops since 9/11, we have given businesses a touchdown,400 tax credit for hiring unemployed veterans. we have provided nearly two million disabled veterans a $250 economic recovery payment. we have established a veterans corps creating voluntary opportunities that puts veterans back to work. landmark legislation for wounded veterans providing health to family members and other caregivers and eliminating co-payments for catastrophic disabled veterans' injuries. we have enhanced health services f women veterans, including care for newborns. ank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlen from iowa seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks.
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the spker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from ia is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. king: thank you,r. eaker. mr. speaker, i sat here and listened to perhaps as many as 10 democrats do their one-minute and at least three said something that astonishes me. we have already created more new jobs tn were created in all eight years of the bush administration or some version of that. i have no idea how that could be true. i didn't check the obama talking points website, but i did everything else and i couldn't find this data. here's what i know, last week unemployment claims, new claims were up 47000. the week before was 478,000. monthly average was 456,250. we have growing unemployment not shrinking unemployment, and you don't have a category for jobs created. you have a category for jobs saved or created. that didn't exist until president obama created that phrase. now if you get down to 3.5 million jobs left, the
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president can always claim that's the 3.5 million i saved. government doesn't create jobs, it gets out of the way. we need a budget and we need a budget now. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. langevin: to address the hofor one mite and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from rhode island is recognizedor one minute to address the house. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, i rise today to express my strong support for the work that's being done to crack down on wall street and enact reform to prevent another economic collapse. we must create an environment in which corporationare held accountable to their shareholders, employees and customers, and that's y i plan to reintroduce the federal employees responsible investment act to add a socially supportable investment option. making an investment in companies will have a positive impact on r financial system and empower individuals.
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we must do everything in our power to move our economy forward, and i urge all my colleagues to support good corporate governance and legislation that ends wall street's gambling with our hard-earned dollars. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house foone minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from ohio is recognized for one minute. mr. boehner: yesterday, president obama asked for a new law to give him specific authity to force coness to vote on spending cuts. but he already has the ability to force congress to consider spending cuts immediately, and we've been asking him to do it for months. but our nationl debt nearing some $13 trillion, democrats are on the verge of adding $140 billion more this week. why can't we start cut spending now?
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and why don't we see a docrat budget here on the floor? president obama and the speaker continue to pull out this importanwo missing a critical opportunity to stop out-of-control spending that econists say are hurting our economy and slowing the eation of new jobs in america. the president's fiscal mission -- commission won't even report until december is a prime example of this lackluster kick the can down the road approach. americans want immediate, decisive action to end washington's out-of-control spending spree. and if president obama is truly committed to fiscal authority, he'll use the authorithe has under current law to force congress to vote immediately on his spending cuts and ask the congress to pass a real budgets that raines in out-of-control spending of -- reins in out-of-control spending.
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every family knows that the budget is more important, not less important in times of tough -- of a tough economy. i yield bark. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does e gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from california is recognized for one minute to address the house. ms. lee: thank you, mr. speaker. today, the congressional black caucus, which i chair, the asian-pacific american caucus, the progressive caucus, along with the jobs task force conducted a forum with the campaign with the center for mmunity change, the lawyers committee on civil and human rights. we had a forum to discuss a comprehensive legislative strategy to create jobs, especially f the chronically unemploye for example, the national unemployment rate is still way too high, over 9%. yet, in the african-american community it is over 16%. african-american and latino teens are unemployed at nearly 40%. it is critical that we pass h.r. 4213, the american jobs and closing tax loopholes act.
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this bill includes a summer youth jobs provision which will put over 350,000 young people to work this summer. our young people now are helping their families pay the rent and put food on the table. also, summer youth jobs programs give them the essential jobs and life skills to be productive workers and employees. under the obama administration, we are beginning to see hopes in the economy, but we mus do our part in invest in putting people back to work and pass h.r. 4213. this puts us on the right track. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? mr. harper: mr. speake ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from mississippi is recognized for one minute. mr. haer: mr. speaker, ending will reach a $1.3 trillion with money we don't have and the same white house
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budget proposes tax increases by the year 2020. yet, for the first time in more than 35 years, the house will fail toroduce a budget. the failure of the democratic leadership to responsibly construct a brukes threatens job creation, -- budget resolution threatens job creation. the majority must produce a budget if it is going to govern properly. house republicans will continue to reach out to democratic memberwith solutions to boost our economy. unfortunately, the president and his democratic allies in the house have failed to engage republicans on the principle issues facing our country. my faith is inhe american entrepreneur and our small businesses, not in the federal government to create jobs. give the taxpayers what they deserve, a fiscally responsible budget that spends much less, cuts taxes and reduces our national debt. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the
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gentlewoman from nevada seek recognition? ms. titus: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: witht objection, the gentlewoman from nevada is recognized for one minute to address the house. ms. titus: mr. speaker, as memorial day approaches, i want to te this opportunity t thank all of the brave men and women who served in our armed forces and to honor the cherished memories of those who have made the ulmate sacrifice in defense of our prious democratic way of life. i also want to take a moment to honor a veteran who not only fought for his country but returned from war and dedicated his life to heing veterans here at home. r.h. bob goldberg celebrated his 75th birthday just a few months ago on october 8. i rise today to wish him a beted happy birthday and thank him for his service to our nation and his tireless efforts onehalf ofis fellow veterans in southern nevada. bob has served as commander of
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post 711 and worked for many years as an indian affairs officer for the state of nevada. bob personifies valor on the battlefield and devotion on the home front. i yield . the eaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from ohio is recognized for one minute to address the house. >> mr. speaker, over the past year and a half, the administration and the majority in congress have enacted legislation authorizing an unprecedented amount of government spending d intervention and private enterprise. i oppod many of these measures because i believe they spent money we don't have on programs that would not stimulate the economy. an ohio-based economist stated that the state of ohio lost a staggering 587,000 jobs since 2001. in particular, the report indicad that the end of the last decade each of ohio's 88 counties lost employment a
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total of 338,000 jobs or 6.6% of all employment that year. mr. turner: specifically, my home county, montgomery county, has one of the hardest hit counties in the state and nation over the past nine years. montgomery county has lost 20% of its total jobs and 53% of its manufacturing sector jobs. today current unemployment rates in my district in montgomery county is over 12%. clinton county over 17%. warren county over 9%. the american people looking for both sides to find reasonable solutions to these critical challenges, congress needs to curb our out-of-control spending and ena bipartisan, commonsense solutions to stimulate the economy and crea jobs. i yield back. thspeaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. johnson: to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. thspeaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for one minute to
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address the house. ms. johnson: thank you mr. speaker, -- thank you very much, mr. speaker. because of the last adminiration, the bush administration, ounation is going through the most difficult economic times in r history, and unemployment is around 10%. we must do everything we can to help create jobs especial for those struggling to support their families. that is why i support the goals of the local jobs for america act. we need a bill that will create and save millions of public and private jobs and local communities. this bill is intended to help ensure that local communities can still operate essential services, to help preven state and local tax increases, to stimate local businesses and create more jobs in the local community. the local job for america act is aimed to get our economy back on track and americans back to work. you know, we have forgot where
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the problem began. it did not start with this administration. it was done by the last administration. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose doethe gentlewoman from west virginia seek recognition? ms. kapp toe: to address the house for one minute and -- mrs. capito: to address the house for one nute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from west virginia is recognized for one minute to address e house. mrs. capito: as we approach memorial day we still have no budget and now it appears we will not be offering a budget resolution for the first time since the adoption of the 1974 congressional budget act. across the country, people are hurting and being forced to cut back on their spending. an article in "usa today" released today cited income from private wages fell to an all-time low during the first quarter of this year. while our private sector is losing jobs and cutting wages, the federal government, under the leadership of this congress, has been irresponsibly seeking to spend trillions of dollars on a stimulus package full of pet projects, a job-killing cap and
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trade proposal, and a budget-busting, if we had a budget, health proposal. while americans across the country are making a budget and sticking to it, i think it's time thawe in congress sit down under their leadership, make a budget and stick to it. mr. speaker, the american ople deserve better. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. etheridge: i ask permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection,he gentleman from north carolina is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. etheridge: mr. speaker, i rise to call on this congress to put in the interest of the average american ahead of corporate special interests. in this tough economy, my three top priorities are jobs, jobs, jobs. that's true for america. we must provide opportunities for everyone to make the best of their god-given ability. there is an important piece of legislation on the house floor this week that will help to get our economy going and boost jobs.
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yesterday, i visited a coffee shop in raleigh, north carolina, that is striving after getting an s.b.a. loan from the small business administration. i also visited a north carolina high-tech company yesterday. even in this tough economy, they're growing, adding jobs and hiring. and they're counting on the r&d tax credit. we need to act to empower local folks on the ground and get our economy running again. it's time to put aside politics , to focus on the next generation rather than the next election. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? mr. franks: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from arizona is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. franks: a government without a budget is a government without direction. a highly intelligent man put it this way, if you can't budget you can't govern, unquote. the man responsible for those words is none other than john spratt, the trattic chairman of
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the house budget committee. heade that statementour years ago. likewise, four yeers ago now house majority leader steny hoyer said enacting bauget is, quote, the most basic responsibility of governing, unquote. mr. speaker, in the interest of bipartisanship, let me just strongly affirm the sentiments of my democratic colleagues in this case. as we now find ourselves well over a month passed the april 15 deadline with no progress to be swn on the budget, something th has not happened in 35 years, clearly this tax and spend democratic majorit is failing the most basic responsibility of governing and is demonstrating t ability to govern in any responsible way. and, mr. speaker, the american people deserve better. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purposeoes the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from california is recognized for one minute.
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ms. sanchez: mr. speaker, crats have stepped up against terrorists and are getting real results that make americans safe. democrats are strengthening our security by restoring america's global leadership. we have ended torture. we are working with our allies and are getting countries like pakistan to cooperate in the fight against terrorism. we have increased funding for countentelligence activities and human intelligence collection. we have enhanced cybersecurity efforts and bolstered aviation, ports and border security. we are ensuring troops, veterans and their families have the support they need on the battlefield and when they come home. that means state-of-the-art equipment and body armor and mine-resistant vehicles that they need to bring them home safely.
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and we have also made historic investments in our veterans health care and improve the benefits when they return home and have passed a g.i. bill for a new generation so that our trops and their family members will have access to a quality education. mr. speake democrats are making america stronger. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> m speaker, i rise to address the house for one minute. ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute to address the house. mr. olson: mr. speak, i rise today and urge my colleagues to perform one of the fundamental duties required of this body, and pass a budget. the budget is a blueprint for how the federal government defines our nation's priorities. it's also acknowledgement of the fiscal situation curntly faci the american taxpayer. we have a solemn duty and obligation to inform those who
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fund our operations what we are spending their money on and how we are paying for it. as a former navy pilot, i know that you don't take off without a flight plan. the people in this congress are asking us to do just that. guided by one faid principle. more spending. that's not how you fly. that's how you crash. mr. speaker, i our children and grandchildren deserv better. we a sent to thisnstitution to be responsible stewards of the taxpayer dollars. i urge my colleagues to demonstrate leadership and pass a budget. the american people deserve no less. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from california is recognized for one minute to address the house. ms. woolsey: mr. speaker, we have a disaster in the gulf of
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mexico. which makes it absolutely obvious that we do not have the answers preventing and combating such carnage. we have not, none of us, republicans or democrats, invested in the necessary science and the important steps to prevent and combat an oil spill of this size. at's why as a result of the san francisco bay spill over a year ago i introduced h.r. 2693, to streamline from 17 to three agencies and oversee the prevention and responsibility to respond to- preventing oil spills and to cleaning up oil spill emergencies. i would ha the three agencs bring brings its expertise on how to protect marine life and sensitive ecosystems. it would be the lead agency. i would havehe coast guard which will bring the expertise as the first responder and the environmental protection agency would be the third agency to provide an understanding of the
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environmental and public health needs of any response and prevention methods. we may need more. we find out later. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlelady from michigan. >> mr. speaker, in recent weeks we have seen some america corporate executives brought before congress and grilled about how they run their firms, and appropriately so. mrs. miller: what would the response of congress be if the private firm had the following record t operated at losses of about $3 trillion over two years. it used questionable accounting gimmicks. it has unfunded long-term liabilities of $50 trillion or more. it had provided no guidance to its shareholders about its bleak balance sheets. mr. speaker, unfortunately such a firm does exist but it not in the private sector. that firm is the federal government run by this majority. they racked up over $3 trillion in new debt in just two years. they passed outrageous new spending plans. they refused to put forward the buet to the shareholders, the
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american people, because they don't want the people toee their plan for our nation's fiscal future, mr. speaker. if this was a private firm instead of our federal government, there would be charges filed for fiscal malfeasance. the majority owe the american people answers and they must bring forward the budget immediately. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman. >> soon this chamber will have a chance to continue our work on positive job initiative when h.r. 4213 comes before the floor. mr. baca: this bill will work to restore credit to small business who is hire the bulk of the american workers. it will allow funding for summer job programs for many of our youth that are unemployed and seeking jobs during the summer. it would also help the -- this bill continues to provide aid to our brothers and sisters who
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have been hit hard over the past year because of the outsourcing by the previous administrative policies. unemployment is still high. americans still need support from the govnment and we continue to rebound from this crisis. but the signs are there. recovery last month we added 290,000 jobs, the most nce march of 2006. we need to continue this good work a put the american ople back to work. this is why i urge my colleagues to pport h.r. 4213. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore:or what purpose does the gentleman from connecticut rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house r one nute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. davis: all throughout the fourth distrt connecticutans are asking congress for fiscal responsibility. some congressmen are fighting to establish a responsible budget but the democratic leaders are ly offering more ending, more taxes, and more debt. washington doesn't have a revenue program or problem, it's got spending problem. just the first seven months of the current fiscal year congress has run up an $800
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billion deficit under the direction of speaker pelosi. if the house doesn't pass a budget, it will be the first time it has failed to do so since 1974. congress is missing a critical opportunity to provide a response blueprint for the nation's fiscal future and serves as a check and balance for an administration intoxicated by excessive spending. coress must restore the ownership of the american government back to its rightful owner, the american people. that's why house republicans are creatin major initiatives like youcut and america eaking out. both programs allow the american people to change the culture of spending in washington and make the federal budget the same as our family budget -- balanced. stop the spending madness, and give our children back real future. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mcdermott: this morning i read an editorial in the "wall
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street journal" that criticized the unemployment program saying, let's lay off everybody, pay them for not rking, and watch the economy really boom. to criticize the system that's keeping millions of americans afloat during this recession is appalling. cutting benefits will drastically reduce their ability to buy goods and pay their mortgage. does anybody really think that would be good for the econy? when those workers' employment insurance run out they have no other support. we can't just tell millions of americans that we don't care what happens tom. mae the "wall street journal" thinks that only tax rates for the super rich can help the economy, but most of you will member the previous administration tried that. and the only thing it brought us was the worst economy since the great depression. if we don't pass this jobs bill tomorrow, 1.2 million americans will lose their benefi by june. is that good for anybody?
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i say not. vote yes tomorrow. the speaker pro mpore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from ohio rise? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. >> mr. speaker, budgeting is one of the mosfundamental duties of governing. yet here we are a month beyond the deadline for producing a federal budget and the democrat-controlled house will not pass a budget for the next fiscal year. this will be the first time since 1974 that the house fails to pass a budget. and passing a budget is important. the budget provides a fiscal blueprint for moving forward in addressing the deficits and debt t provides the bigger picture in which all the smaller things that congress works on throughout the year. mrs. schmidt: american families and businesses budget all the time making difficulthoices necessary to remain solvent. so much government. failing to consir a budget
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does not make the budget problem go away. it simply provides moreproof that the current leadership in congress has no plan for dealing with all this mounting debt and deficit. at least no plans that it wants the american people to know about. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, if we are serious about reducing spending we should be promoting competition among government contractors. not stifling it. we know fromxperience that a comprehensive engine program for our military aircraft drives down long-term cost and leads to a more reliable product r our armed forces. mr. dry house: that's why -- mr. driehaus: that's why federal procurement has long been for the federal vernment. but right marry contractor responsible for the f-35 joint strike fighter engineoesn't want to play by the res.
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they want to be declared the winner of the race while all the contestants are still at the starting line. the develoent of a competitive is 75% complete and expected to be available to the military five years ahead of initial projections. the competiti contractor has ice offered a fixed price to complete this project, suring production won't be burdened with cost overruns. i urge all my colleagues to do what's responsible for taxpayers and responsible to our men and women in uniform, support the joint strike fighter competitive engine program. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? >> unanius consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the ntleman is recognized. >> tha you. mr. speaker. mr. roe: many reports incate house democrats will not only t pass a budget but they won't even try. it's no surprise that they are unwilling to put their blueprint for the next five years on the house floor because it would be the clearest sign yet that their reckless spending has put our
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countrs solvency in doubt and endangered our future generations. i'm only judging by their own words. in 2006, then house minority whip, steny hoyer, said that passing a budget was the most basic function of government, and i agree. that same year then house budget committee ranking member john spratt said you can't pass a buet, you can't govern. and speaker pelosi said in 2002 that failing to pass a budget hurts children. this means by their own standardhe, the standard which they judge republicans, democrats are unable to govern. house republicans have sd for months the democrats are unfit to govern based on current policies. now their own judgments agree with us. mr. speaker, it's time for hope and change and a budget. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? >> mr. speaker, i request to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.
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mr. speaker, our nation is making history for all the wrong reasons as our net reaches $13 trillion. today we still have no budget, no plan to rein in this out-of-control spending. for the first time in recent history the house will fail to even propose a budget at a time when the american people are demanding fiscal responsibility. our national debt has now hit astronomical portions and without a budget the spending will almost certain continue to grow. a recent rasmussen poll found that only 21% think that today's children will be better off than their parents. only 21%. and one of the main reasons our children are going to be in a tough spot is that they are going to be footing the bill tomorrow for our irresponsible spending today. mr. speaker, now is the time for congress to address the issues facing our nation in a fiscallyesponsible manner. we need to show constraint, set spending guidelines, make tough
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decisions, and eliminate wasteful spending programs. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from byo mifpk rise? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. >> thank you. mrs. lummis: i'm on the budget committee but it doesn't meet. maybe the reason the budget committee doesn't me is because they don't want you to see this chart. if we look at this chart and we look at the blue lines, the blue lines are private sector employment. it is the private economy employment. the job creators, the revenue creators. look at the bush years, those are the years goingp. bush, bush, bush, bush. look at the pelosi years, those are the years going down. pelosi, pelosi, pelosi. the private sector jobs dropped under nancy pelosi. they went up under george bush. look at the readline. the red line is george bush.
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the red line for government employment is flat, look at the pelosi line. the pelosi line for government employment goes up, up, up. so, under pelosi private sector jobs go down. government jobs go up. the private sector pays for the public sector, but there are no private sector jobs. maybe tt's the budget committee won't meet, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's timeas expired. . for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, 40 days, april 15, by law is when we're supposed to have a budget resolution in place, t here we are, 40 days later, no budget relution, no budget when we have a $1.4 trillion deficit, $12 trilli national debt, i mean, look, let's just be honest. the democrats are going toik at that -- to take a pass. they're going to take a pass onsetting priorities and establish a budget and they're going to keep spending.
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american families, american small business owners, they don't get to take a pass. mr. jordan: i'm reminded of the old tv, i think it was the old weekendy's restaurant who had this ad, the lady walks up and says, where's the beef? and think the same thing is being asked by the american people. they're going to be handed the bill, they're asking the question, where's the budget? where's the priorities? where's the guidelines? where's the work we're supposed to do, why isn't it being done let's get focused and do a budget that actually sets priorities, sets the spending guidelines and actually balances, imagine doing something like that. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lungren: thank you very much, mr. speaker. when ll the majority party get rid of its legislative policy of don't ask, don't tell?
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we saw it when we were dealing with the health care bill, where they refused to ask the american people what they wanted and then refused to tell them what was in the bill. remember, pass the bill and you'll find out what's in it. and now we have a new rendition of don't ask, don't tell. don't ask us what our budget is, we don't know what it is. and wwon't tell you what's in it. wait until aft the year is over and we add up all the debt and we add up all the deficits and we add up all the taxes and we add up all the spending. mr. speaker, it's time for the democrats to get rid of their legislative policy of don't ask, don't tell. let's be truthful with the american people and tell them what we're doing to them. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's recognized. mr. fleming: mr. speaker, like
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millions of small business owners across the country, zach hoffman had been duped into believing his office furniture store would qualify for the small business tax cred under obamacare. imagine his surprise when after analyzing the numbers he discovered he would receive zero assistance with t nearly $80,000 in health care premiums he pays for his 24 employees. bying his his calculation, wie need to cut his -- by his calculation, he would need to cut his employees to qualify for the tax credit that the obama administration touted as a lifeline for businesses, with less than 25 employees. after seeing his premiums rise 15% this year, hoffman rightly feels his government has ripped him off and eloquently described the situation as a bait and switch. mr. speaker, how many promises will obamacare have to break
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with the american people before we repeal this disastrous legislation? remember when it passed -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extends my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, we've been asking all afternoon, where's the budget? we've even sent out bloodhounds trying to find this budget. mr. speaker, in 2006 congressman steny hoyer, who is now the house majority leader, was quoted as saying, enacting a budget was the most basic responsibility of gerning. and congressman john spratt, who is now the chairman of the house budget committee, said, if you can't budget, you can't govern. mr. goodlatte: now we're a month past the deadline and speaker pelosi and the democrati leadership are showing no signs
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of complying with the law and coming forwardith a budget for fiscal year 2011. without a budget there's no procedural enforcement mechanism to constrain spending, with the administration -- has increased nondiscretionary spending by 84% since taking office, i fear that without a budget our national debt will continue to spiral out of control. mr. speaker, this will be the first time since the budget act was enacted that the house will not have passed a budget. we want to know, mr. speaker, where is the budget? the speaker pro tempore: for what pse does the gentleman from florida rise? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, let me just reiterate what my good friend from virginia said. the budget chairman, here in the united states house of representives, said, if you can't budget, you can't govern. let's take him at his word. i think everybody on this side
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of the aisle believes that that's very true. it's becoming increasingly clear, however, that house democrats cannot come up with a budget. mr. stearns: american families come up with a budget but continually democrats sidestep it and show no progress toward trying to even attempt to create a budget. this congress is set upon a gender where it's the first time since 1974 where there will be no budget passed in the house of representatives. without a budget there's no controls in place to rein in the spending. it's a sign that congress lacks the leadership to set a framework to limit spending or control entitlement growth. not passing a budget resolution sends a message to the american taxpayers that congress is not serious about addressing the fiscal crisis we have here and they're unable to challenge this uncontrolled spending. while the democratic leadership talks -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the
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gentleman from louisiana rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. it's been a month now, over a month, since oil's been spewing into the gulf of mexico from the horizon well explosion. mr. scalise: and now two weeks after our governor submitt a request to the federal government for a plan that we put on the table to protect our marsh from oil coming in, we still have not heard one word from the president. two weeks aft the request was ade. this isn't something that b.p. can approve. this is something that only requires federal approval and the federal government is standing in our way, from our leaders on the ground protecting our marsh. where is the president? does he not understand the magnitudof what is probably the worst environmental disaster in the country? and then we get mixed messages from his cabinets who come down and say, -- cabinet secretaries who come down and say, they're satisfied with the recovery
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going on. the president needs to come down to new orleans and help us and do his job. we're tired of him talking like john wayne and acting like peewee herman. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. chairman. it was january 10, 1984, when the words were said, where's the beef? mr. garrett: american public across this country is asking this democrat ngress, where's the budget? yes, there's spending. spending is out of control. almost $2 trillion by this new democrat majority. yet there are taxes, almost $700 billion in new taxes, yes, there are new deficits. deficits larger than we've ever seen in the history of this country. but where's the budget? we've heard that the democrat chairman of the budget committee, now famously saying, a congress that cannot pass a budget is a congress that cannot govern.
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how true. but we also have heard speaker pelosi say that the inability to pass a budget hurts american children. well, madam spear, where is your budget? with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the geleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. chairman. majority represents a missed opportunity to provide fiscal discipline that is needed to create job growth in our economy. since president obama was sworn into office, congressional democrats have increased spending by nearly $1.8 trillion, including the failed stimulus bill and the government takeover of health care. to account for the spending binge, the present majority have enacted more than $670 billion in tax increases, pushed the nation's debt $14.2 trillion. yet the spending continues. this week the house is scheduled to consider another massive spending bill that will do little to create jobs but will raise the deficit by $133
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billion. as spending continues to spiral out of control in washington, the congressional democrats present a fiscally responsible budget demonstrates a lack of leadership on the part of the majority. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is rognized for one minute. >>hank you, mr. speaker. i'm going to veer off message. e're supposed to be talking about, where's the budget? i guess i wonder where the budget is. i have to tell you, i think as a republican i'm supposed to love fox news and hate msnbc. now, i'm going to it will you, i do hate msnbc, but something just happened on fox news that compelled me to come to the floor. they've run this diagram and it really is a, i think, blassfemming my friend from ohio. and indicating that there are nine republicans supporting a bill thawill bail out unions. mr. latourette: that's nonsense and i don't know who the pin head is atox news that decided to put that story together. but the trueacts othis piece
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of legislation are as follows. this bill will save the taxpayers by saying to those corporations that have union pension plans, if you find yourselves in a bind, rather than thrusting that upon the taxpayer, it spreads out over five years the ability to bring those pension plans up to speed. that's good government, it's a good bill. it's a good tiberi bill and i don't know what they're doing at fox news but they should stop smoking it and get back to reporting the facts. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mccotter: thank you, mr. speaker. the bill in question is h.r. 3936. what it does is good government. it allows emplors the space they need to make sure they meet the pension obligations that they have to their workers. it is not a government bailout, taxpayer funds are not involved. unless, of course, these institutions, these unions, and
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their pension plans fail. it is a wonderful idea by my colleague pat tiberi. it is endorsed by many, many business groups and i would hope that over the course the coming hours, the truth will out. again, you can't always believe what you see on tv, except that it was a very handsome likeness of congressman latourette that appears on fox news. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma rise? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, over a month has gone by sinls the april 15 deadline for congress to pass its annual budget resolution. house democrats, though, haven't even bothered to offer up a proposal. but without a budget resolution, it is still clear democrats will go on spending unbelievable sums of money. as if a $960 billion health care bill, a $787 billion failed stimulus bill and teeing up more permanent bailout authority weren't enough, house democrats are going to spend another $200
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billion this week on another massive spending bill. majority of this is not offset by other spending cuts in the budget. this latest spending spree will increase our annual deficit by $134 billion. to the extent at there's any budgeting here in washington at all, we'rbudgeting for bankruptcy. the congressional budget office predicts that our debt will rise to an arming 90% of g.d.p. by the end of this decade. this is unsustainable and puts us in the same territory as the country of greece. mrlamborn: having already spent trillions of dollars, we're not even trying to budget for the next year. this is unacceptable. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise? >> to adess the house for one minute, revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i stand before the house today to talk about, when i was milwaukee making the decision
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whether or not to -- when i was making the cision whether or not to run for office, my wife and i talked about it, we ha young children and concerned about what a campaign and being in washington would do to our cldren. and we talked about the $400 billion budget deficit in 2007 and 2008. and not what it would do to our children if i ran for office but what we could do for our children and our children and their friends and their future. and now the $400 billion budget deficit is the decimal point on the current budget deficit. $1.4 trillion. and the budget that's been presented, since it's going to go up double in five years and triple in 10. so i'm here to work for my children and their future and we need to ask you e -- ask ourselves every time a spending bill comes forward, is this worth borrowing from our children and our grandchildren's future to spend this money? i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20,
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proceedings will resume on motions to suspend the rules previously postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. h.r. 5145 by the yeas and nays, house resolution 1258 by the yeas and nays, house resolution 1382 de novo, and house resolution 584 de novo. proceedings on h.r. 3885 will resume later. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. remaining eleronic votes will be conducted as five-minute votes. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. filner, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5145 as amended.
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on which the yeas and nays are orded. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5145, a bill to amend title 38 united states code to improve the continuing professional education reimbursement providing to help professionals employed by 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 rec
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the speaker pro tempore: members, please clear the well. clear the aisles, please. the speaker: the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the the honorable the speaker, house of representatives,, madam, i have the honor to transmit herewith a facsimile from the cef election officer, state of hawaii, indicating that
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according to the unofficial returns of the special election held may 22, 2010, the honorable charles djou was elected representative of congress for the first congressional district, state of hawaii. with best wishes i am, sincerely signed, lorraine c. ller, clerk of the house. the speaker: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from hawaii rise? ms. hirono: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the gentleman from hawaii, the honorable charles djou, be permitted to take the oath of office today. his certificate of election has not arrived but there is no contest and no question has been raised with regard to his election. the speaker: will representative-elect djou and the hawaii delegation present themselves in the well?
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the speer: will representative-elect djou raise your right hand? do you swear or affirm that you will support the constitution of the united states, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office in which you are about to enter, so help you god?
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mr. djou: i do. the speaker: congratulations, congressman djou, you are now a member of the 110th congress. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from -- without objection, the gentlewoman from hawaii is recognized for one minute. the house will be in order. ms. hirono: madam speaker, members, i would like to introduce to you and our colleagues today to congressman charles djou, the newest member of hawaii's large delegation. born in los angeles, congressman djou's family moved to hawaii when he was 3. he is a graduate of honolulu,
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the university of pennsylvania and the university of southern california law school. by the way, he attended the same school as our president. congressman djou most recently served as one of nine members of the honolulu city council where he represented district four, the area extending from waikiki to hawaii kai. he served as the chairman of the executive matters and legal affairs committee, vice chair of the planning committee and as a member of the transportation and public safety and services committee. he was first elected to his seat in 2002 and re-elected in 2006. he previously served one term in the hawaii house of representatives from 2000 to 2002 and was the minority floor leader. hawaii is one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse states in our country,
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and that diverse heritage is exemplified in congressman djou's unique french variation on a chinese surname which goes back this grdfather in shanghai. i'll let congressman djou tell you that story himself. and now i'll like to extend a warm aloha to congressman djou, his wife, stacey, and their three children. i know that they and all members of your family are proud of you today, charles, as you become a member of the people's house. and i look forward to working with you, charles, to ensure that the needs of the people of hawaii are met and that their voices are represented in the people's house. congratulations. the speaker: leader boehner.
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mr. boehner: the gentlelady yield? ms. hirono: yes, i yield to leader boehner. mr. boehner: on behalf of the house republican conference, let me welcome congressman charles djou, his wife stacey, and thei children, family and guests to our nation's capital. charles understands what it means to pursue the american dream because he's lived it. charles' mother was from bangkok, thailand. his father, from china. raised in hong kong during the communist revolution. his grandfather fled from shanghai to hong kong which at the time was under british control. so charles is the son of immigrants and a devoted young husband and father with three beautiful children. he serves as an officer in the u.s. army reserve which gives him a deep appreciation for the sacrifices made by the many men and women of our military.
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he will now represent in this -- military he will now represent in this body. he served his community, as you heard, as a former member of the ty council in honolulu and a former minority leader in the hawaii state house. and as most of you know this son of immigrants is about to begin a new chapter of his life representing the people of hawaii. charles, on behalf of our conference and all of the members of the u.s. house of representatives, we welcome you to our nation's capitol and look forward to your service on behalf of the people of the first district of hawaii.
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the speaker: without objection, the gentleman from hawaii is recognized. mr. djou: madam speaker, leader boehner, congresswoman hirono, members of the house of representatives, aloha. today i am extraordinarily humbled to have the incredible honor of entering the united states house of representatives. and i understand with this incredible honor comes incredible responsibility and i feel privileged to call myself a colleague of all of yours. the reason i am here today, however, is not because of anything that i have done, but instead thanks must go to a whole bunch of individuals who put an enormous amount of effort to helping me become a member. first and foremost, i want to thank my family, my parents who raised me, my wonderful children, nicholas, victoria and
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alexandria, they are the reason i get up every morning and i consider myself so blessed to have so much and driven to do so much more. and most of l, my wife, stacey, who is my could bify dant, my best friend, my most trusted advisor and the reason i go on every day and the reason i am so successful. second, of course, i want to thank all of my hardworking volunteers. it is only because of their enormous amount of hard work, standing with me in the hot sun, doing the unique hawaiian practice of sign waving, going door to door with me and phone banking that i was able to communicate my message to the voters of hawaii. third, i want to thank the voters of hawaii for bestowing upon me this incredible
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privilege. i want all the voters to know that every single day i have the privilege of serving them i will never, ever forget the trust and confidence they have vested in me. and finally i want to thank the american people. it is a testimony to the greatnessf the united states of america that i, a son of immigrants from china and thailand, have a privilege of calling myself a member of the united states congress. it is a testimony to the greatness of our nation, that had i been born in the home nation of either one of my parents, the idea of calling myself the maker of laws and my -- in my parents' home nation would be laughable. but it's because of the good fortune that i waborn and today call myself an american that i have this amazing privilege.
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i am eager to work with all you have. i look fward to beginning the hard work of doing good, bringing change and restoring our nation to prosperity. thank you all very much and as we say in hawaii, mahalo aloha, best wishes. the speaker: under clause 5-c of rule 20, the chair announces that the whole number of the house is now 432.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection, fi-minute voting will continue. the unfinished business is the question on suspending the rules and agreeing to house resolution 1382 which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: house res. ligse 1382, a resolution expressing sympathy to the families of those killed by north korea in the sinking of the republic of korea ship cheonan in solidarity with the republic of korea in the aftermath of this tragic incident. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- the chair
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recognizes the gentleman from virginia. >> mr. speaker, on this issue i would request a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a corded vote is requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote.
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under clause 6 of rule 20. record votes on postponed questions will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: good afternoon, mr. speaker. the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the luss will be -- the house will be in order.
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the gentleman may proceed the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: good afternoon, mr. speaker. i move that the house suspend the rules and concur to the senate amendments to h.r. 2711. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2711, an act to amend title 5, united states code, to provide for the transportation of the dependent remains in effect of certain federal employees who dial -- die while performing official duties or as a result of the performance of official duties. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from missouri, mr. luetkemeyer, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend tir remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lynch: and add any extraneous material. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i
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may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, on behalf of the house committee on oversight and government reform, i present h.r. 2711, the special agent samuel hicks fallen heroes act for consideration. this bipartisan legislation was introcuesed on june 4, 2009, by my colleague, representative mike rogers of michigan, as well as several members of the oversight committee, including chairman towns, representatives bill foster, elijah cummings and brian bilbray of california. in addition, i'm also pleased to be an original co-sponsor. moreover, h.r. 2711 was passed by the house of representatives by voice vote on december 8, 2009, and subsequently passed the united states senate with minor amendments on may 14, 2010. h.r. 2711 is an important measure for the federal law enforcement community. this bill authorizes the f.b.i. and other law enforcement agencies to pay the relocation and moving expenses for
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families of agents who are killed in the line of duty. law enforcement officers and their families are routinely moved by the government to take on assignments that ennce the sety of our country. under current law, the government is authorized to pay these expenses if the agent or an employee is killed overseas but cannot do so for relocation if the death occurs within the united states. while we wish this legislation was not necessary, tragically there have been instances in which such authority was needed to support the families of agents or employees who have given their lives. i applaud the senate and especially senators lieberman, collins, akaka and voinovich for recognizing the importance of this bill and for sending the bill back to the house with minor change the bill, as amended, by the senate would extend these family benefits to employees of u.s. customs and border protection. the senate amendment also makes several largely technical changes to the scope of available assistance.
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these improvements were made at the request of the obama administration which supports this measure. i do want to emphasize that the bill has strong support among the federal law enforcement community, including federal law enforcement officers association and the f.b.i. agents association. lastly, i'd like to point out that the title of this bill pays tribute to the memory and service of special agent samuel hicks. special agent hicks was fatally shot on november 19, 2008, at the age of 33 while executing a federal search warrant associated with a drug distribution ring. he was a stormer police officer with the baltimore -- former police officer with the baltimore police department. unfortunately after the loss of special agent hicks, the bureau was unable to assist the hicks family in moving back to baltimore due to the statutory limitations. this legislation would correct this problem and prevent future
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families from suffering additional grief and hardship. i urge all of my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 2711 and we reserve the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's recognized. mr. luetkemeyer: we passed this bill in the house on september 8, 2009, this bill only applied to law enforcement officers as defined in section 5541. f.b.i. employees who have sacrificed their lives during performance of official duties. additionally the term qualified expense was more broadly defined than how this bill now characterizes the term. following the bill's passage in the house, the senate amended this bill to expand its coverage to certain c.b.p. officers. moreover, the senate amended this bill to clarify the term qualified expense and limit what constitutes a qualified expense. at this stage the bill would authorize the employing agency
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of federal law enforcement officers as well as certain f.b.i. and c.b.p. employees who have sacrificed their lives in the performance of his or her duties to pay the moving, transportation and relocation expenses due to a change of residence for the united states of the immediate family of the officer. additionally this bill will authorize the employing agency to cover the expenses of preparing and transporting the remains of the deceased to the place where the family will reside following the employ's death -- employee's death. often it is required that officers relocate to new areas all across the country and throughout the world. frequently these officers bring their families with them to see these new locates. when the lives of these officers have been sacrificed during a performance of their official duties, the family is often left stranded with no financial means to return to the area they call home. congress should make it a priority to help care for the families of these here'sow -- heroes who have sacrifice -- sacrificed their lives for the
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security of our country. mr. speaker, i support this measure and urge my colleague to do as well. with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i don't see any further speakers on our side on this issue. but i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the chair recognizes again the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i'd like to yield as much times he may consume to my distinguished colleague from michigan, mr. rogers. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker, thank you, mr. lynch, for your help and cooperation. go to show what you good things we can do when we work together in this chamber to. really stand up for the families of the fallen, you know, the folks who are killed in the line of duty come from all walks of life and every corner of our country. and they sign up for law enforcement, federal law enforcement because they believe in a purpose higher than themselves. and they consistently day in and day out, mr. speaker, put their lives on the line for the same
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rule of law that we enjoy in every ounce of every community. and these are the rare and sad cases where these agencies -- agents or patrol officers with the c.b.p. have given their lives in defense of that law and liberty in communities across the united states. but there's also another set of victims there and it's the family members who have sacrificed with them and packed up their families and come long way away from where they group and where their family is to help build a support network for those agents and officers who are serving so proudly the united states of america. and due to a glitch, and it was just that, a simple glitch, that if an f.b.i. agent was killed in the line of duty overseas, their family could be relocated back. but if they moved from maine to california the family was stuck with the expense and the hazard and the hardship of getting home. this is really a small step to say thank you for the service and sacrifice for the men and
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women who wear the badge of the people of the united states of america. and a small statement to them that we care, we have not forgotten and we thank you every day for your service and sacrifice to this great nation. with that, mr. speaker, i would yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman. mr. lynch: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive a message. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: ms. secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has passed s. 3200, an act to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 23 genesis street in new york as the zackary smith post office building. in which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: thank you very much. the chair recognizes the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you, mr. speaker. i urge all members to support
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the passage of h.r. 2711 and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the distinguished gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i also urge my colleagues. i thank the gentleman for his thoughtful remarks and i just want to ask members on both sides to join with mr. rers of michigan, also mr. foster of illinois and, mr. speaker, i know that you as the representative from maryland's seventh strict had a special interest in this bill on behalf of the hicks family and all those officers who are killed in the line of duty. so i want to thank you for your work as well. and eld back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. all time having expired, the question is, will the house suspend the rules and concur in the senate amendments to h.r. 2711. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no.
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in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative -- mr. nch: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1172. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1172, resolution recognizing the life and achievements of will
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keith kellogg. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman om missouri, mr. luetkemeyer, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thanyou, mr. speaker. i sk unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extends their remarks and add any extraneous materials. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. on behalf of the committee on oversight and governnt reform i present house resolution 1172 for consideration. this legislation recognizes the life and achievements of a renowned american industrialist and philanthropist, mr. will keith kellogg. introduced by my colleague and friends, mr. schauer of michigan, on march 11, 2010, house resolution 1172 was favorably reported out of the oversight committee on may 20, 2010, by unanimous consent and
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additionally this legislation enjoys the support of over 50 members of congress. at this time i'd like to yield for five minutes to the lead sponsor of this resolution, mr. schauer of michigan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's recognized for five minutes. mr. schauer: thank you, mr. lynch. i rise in support of house resolution 1172, to commemorate the extraordinary life of will keith kellogg. w.k. kellogg represents the embodiment of the american dream. with an education only through the sixth grade, mr. kellogg rose out of the stockyards of battle creak, my hometown, in michigan, to become one of the most influential industrialists and philanthropists in american history. now in the 150th year since his birth, through both the kellogg company and the w.k. kellogg fodationhe continues to touch the lives of millions throughout the country and the world.
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through the invention of the ready to eat breakfast cereal in 1906, w.k. kellogg provided widespread access to a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals for the first time. think about this. w.k. kellogg stood up an entire industry that didn't exist before he invented the corn flake in battle creak, michigan. breakfast cereal has grown to -- grown to become one of the most widely eaten foods around the world. in many counies, fortified cereal breakfast foods represent one of the few readily available sources of essential micronutrients, a nutrition in health visionary, w.k. kellogg hired the first dietitian to work in the food industry. was the first to print nutrition labels on packaging and believed strongly in educating consumers to empower them to make good knew trirble choices. with -- nutritional choices with a number of obese and overweight children on the rise, w.k.
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kellogg's message about nutritional awareness continues to resonate throughout our country. w.k. kllogg formed a foundation which bears his name. during the great depression he announced, i'll invest my money in people. today through the kellogg foundation, his legacy lives on. from the 64 $-- $64 million he set aside to ease the suffering of children during the great depression, the kellogg foundation now boasts assets of over $8 billion and grants upwards of $200 million each year to charitable organizations, especially those aimed at benefiting children. w.k. kellogg would be proud of the kellogg company's work to attack childhood obesity. and the kellogg foundation's grantmaking to promote education
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and health and eliminate poverty and racism. as we commemorate the 150th anniversary of his life, we should remind ourselves of the increasing importance that a healthy lifestyle plays in our lives. and also remember that in america anything is possible. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back and reserves. the chair recognizes the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's recognized. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you. i rise today in support of house resolution 1172, recognizing the life and achievements of will keith kellogg. will keith kellogg was known woldwide as w.k. kellogg, a great american marketer, philanthropist, patriot and great revolutionary of the health care industry. -- health food industry.
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he found a process -- mr. kellogg and his brother ran the battle creak sanitaryum and health resort when he became interested in nutrition. he made light flakes that made many guests enjoy. although his brother was skeptical, mr. kellogg said, i sort of feel in my bones that we're preparing a campaign for a food which will eventually prove to be the leading cereal in the united states, if not the world. kellogg was also the first company to put a nutritional label on its products. signifying the importance of nutrition in everyday living. mr. kellogg worked long hours to get his product to market. he manufactured and sold to people in80 different companies with production facilities in 14 states. he believed in the hands-on approach by working through factories. he was the first in the corporate world to offer extended benefits and services to his workers. he was particularly interested in helping children in 1927 when he opened the nursery at his
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main plant to accommodate the edses of his female employees with children. in 1930 the w.k. kellogg child welfare foundation was established with the first donation consisting of more than $66 million in kellogg company stock and other investments from kellogg himself. the foundation believes that children of the world's future and they believe in families, communities and society at large to nurture and protect them. reflecting on his success, mr. kellogg once said, i confess at the time i little realized the extent to which the food business mile development in battle creek. kellogg me a -- kellogg made sure to develop a partnership between battle creek and the company. he showed his patriotism and love of his community by his concerns for his fellow workers' welfare. he created more shifts so that more family men could be hired, directing his cereal plant to work four shifts lasting six hours, helping the battle creek community. w.k. kellogg was an american entrepreneur and breakfast revolutionary.
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he stressed the importance of american made and american duty. upon retiring from his company in 1938 he remained a chairman of the board and very involved in kellogg's placement in the market. mr. kellogg was diagnosed with glue coma and spent the rest of his life blind but continued to visit his company's plants with a seeing eye dog. he left america a legacy of healthy living, patriotism and entrepreneurs that still endue -- endures today with that, mr. speaker, see nothing other speakers, i urge the support of passage of house resotion 1172 and i yield back the balan of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i appreciate the gentleman's kind words and also the words of the gentleman from michigan, mr. schauer. i would just add one last point and that is that the kellogg company also played an instrumental role during wld war ii as the company for the first time provided packaged rations for the united states armed forces. in addition during world war ii, the kellogg company engineering
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personnel made use of the company's production facilities in support of the united states armed forces engineering efforts. and in recognition of the company's contribution to the american war effort, mr. keg ol received the army navy e. flag for excellence with that, i'd just ask members on both sides of the aisle to support mr. schauer and his resolution and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: all time is expired. will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1172. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the airmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is -- mr. lynch: mr. speaker. i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. i request the vote of the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chais prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the house agree to -- excuse me -- the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1189. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolu. the clerk: house resolution 1189, a resolution commending lance mackey on winning a record fourth straight iditarod trail sled dog race. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from missouri, mr. luetkemeyer, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr.
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speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. and add any extraneous materials. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. on behalf of the committee on oversight and government reform, i present house resolution 1189 for consideration. this commends lance mackey for his fourth consecutive wins at the iditarod. it was introduced by my colleague, the gentleman from alaska, representative don young, on march 17, 2010. the measure was referred to the committee on oversight and government reform, which ordered the measureeported by unanimous consent on april 14, 2010. it enjoys the support of over 80 members of congress. mr. speaker, lance mackey's ability to win the fourth iditarod can be called an achievement. the iditarod takes place on 1,050 miles of grueling
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landscape across the state. they race through tundra and falls and across frozen rivers. m mackey completed this year's race from the start in anchorage to the end in nome, the second fastest finish in the history of this race. in addition, he's the only person to ever be crowned iditarod champion four times in a row and the person to win the yukon quest and iditarod in the same year. mr. mackey's accomplishments have also served as an inspiration to the cancer community. in 2001, mr. mackey was diagnosed with throat cancer, and he took a year off from racing in order to battle the disease. thankfully, mr. mackey is now considered cancer free and often speaks to a variety of cancer patient groups about his fight and his recovery.
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mr. speaker, let us take this opportunity to congratulate mr. ackey on his re-- on his win. i'd like to thank congressman young and congressman issa for their support on this measure. i ask my colleagues support this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you, mr. speaker. to facilitate manners, i will inlude my remarks in the record at the conclusion of these proceedings and with that yield to my distinguished colleague from alaska, mr. young, for as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. young: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. young: i'd like to thank the chairman and the ranking member. this is a resolution recognizing lance mackey. i know lance personally. as the chairman mentioned last month, won four consecutive iditarod races. my friends, that's a little over 4,450 miles across nearly 1,200 miles in wilderness.
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he is one of the only two finishers to finish the race in less than nine days. remember, this is over 100 miles in less than nine days. lance is the only person to have won the yukon quest four times, a 1,000-mile dogsle race from fairbanks, alaska, to whitehouse. he won the both iditarod and yukon in the same year within two weeks of one another. over 2,000 miles in two races. his father, dick, helped won the iditarod race in 1973 and i raced with dick mackey when i was there and i was a lot younger. and his brother, rick, won the iditarod race. he wore lucky bib number 13. mackey considers his dog to be the true champions and it is guided by lead dog, maple and
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rev. larry led lance's team during his first three wins. lance ckey was diagnosed with throat cancer. he continued to run in 2002 iditarod with a feeding tube in his stomach but had to pull out of the race halfway through. after extensive surgery, radiation treatment and a year-long break from racing, the loss of an index finger, he's now fully recovered and cancer free. he is married to his high school sweetheart, tonya, who is also a musher, and has three children. lance mackey is a real-life hero and inspiration to thousands of alaskans and americans who follow the iditarod. i want to commend lance for the great achievement of winning the fourth straight iditarod. this is a great alaskan. thank you, mack. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. mr. luetkemeyer: mr. speaker, having no further speakers, i urge members to support passage
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of house resolution 1189 and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i commend the gentleman for his thoughtful remarks, ask members on both side of the aisle to support mr. young and his -- sides of the aisle to support mr. young and his resolution and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1189. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to -- the gentleman from massachusetts. lynch mr. speaker, i ask -- mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i ask for the call of the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: a -- the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will
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be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1316, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1314, resolution celebrating asian-pacific american heritage month. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from missouri, mr. luetkemeyer, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and add any extraneous materials. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i now yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, on behalf of the committee on oversight and government reform, i present house resolution 1316 for consideration. this legislation celebrates
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asian-pacific american heritage month, which is celebrated during the month of may. house resolution 1316 was introduced by my friend and colleague, representative mike honda of california, on april 269, 2010. in addition, this resolution was favorably reported out of the house oversight and government reform committee by unanimous consent on may 6, 2010. this house resolution enjoys the support of over 55 members of congress. mr. speaker, the asian american and pacific islander community is compriced over 16 million people which -- comprised over 16 million people. in addition to being one of our country's fastest growing minority groups, thesian american and pacific islander community is also responsible for generating an estimated $326 billion annually for our economy as entrepreneurs. and owners of over 1.1million businesses. while asian-pacific american
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heritage is worth recognizing and celebrating year round, they have traditionally come together in the month of may to celebrate and commemorate asian and pacific american heritage. this celebration began back in 1977 when representative frank horton and norman meneda and senators inoue introduced resolutions asking the president to declare the first 10 davis may as asian-pacific american heritage week. a selection of the month of may marks the arrival of the first japanese immigrants to the united states in 18 3. in 1978, president carter made asian-pacific american week an annual week. and in 1990, president george bush -- george h.w. bush proclaimed the tire month of may to be asian-pacific american heritage month. mr. speaker, asian americans and pacific islanders also made great strides in the area of
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civil rights and public policy led by such notable americans such as patsy mink, the president's current cabinet includes three asian americans, the energy secretary, commerce secretary and veterans affairs secretary. in closing, let us as a body take a moment to recognize the valuable contributions of the asian and pacific american community and celebrate their rich cultural heritage by supporting house resolution 1316. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempe: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of house resolution 1316, celebrating asian-pacific american heritage month. asian american and pacific islanders have been an integral part of the fabric of american life since the first japanese immigrants aarriving in the united states on may 7, 1943. they worked as coal miners on farms and helped with the completion of the first continental railroad.
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rising from their humble beginnings, asian americans have been instrumental in the building of this country from the 19th century onward. in math, sciences, sports, commerce and every aspect of american culture, the contributions of asian americans have enhanced and benefited our rich cultural heritage. over 15 million americans trace their ethnic heritage to asia or the pacific islands and projects that by 2050 there will be approximately 40 milln identifying as asian alone or in combination of one or more races. the month of may once again provides the people of the united states with an opportunity to recognize the achievements, contributions, history and concerns of american -- asian americans. and today we have the opportunity to increase our body here by one with an asian american, mr. djou from hawaii, and give him an opportunity to serve his people and his
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heritage and this great body. with that i'd like to thank my representative colleague, mr. honda, for introducing this important legislation, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, we have no further speakers on our side on this matter. i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: yes, mr. speaker. i yield to the gentleman from louisiana, mr. cao, as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cao: thank you very much. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of house resolution 1316, celebrating asian-pacific american heritage month. i commend the gentleman from california, mr. honda, for introducing this resolution of which i am a proud co-sponsor. the month of may is asian-pacific american heritage month. during this time we celebrate the contributions of asian americans and pacific islanders to their communities and to
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this nation. as we do we also must pause to recognize the struggles they have faced and continue to face. today, we face a crisis in our communities. right now along the gulf coast asian americans, in particular, are struggling because of the impact of the deepwater horize on oil spill. this economic, health disaster is affecting those who rely upon the resources of our coastal waters for their livelihoods. many of those affected are vietnamese american fishermen living in alabama, mississippi, texas and my home state of louisiana. while they are struggling, i know one thingor sure -- they will persevere and overcome the effect of this catastrophe, relying on the perseverance and strength of family that runs throughout asian-american communities. we have seen asian-american communities forced to start over to begin a new life and i
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would like to use my family as an example. my mother and father were born in north vietnam. in 1945, when the communists took over north vietnam my family lost everything. they were forced to leave their home, their family, and their possessions to escape the communists. they migrated to south vietnam, where they started over. after many years of struggling and much hard work, again, they lost everything they possessed. even their children. when in the spring of 1975, the communist forces took over south vietnam. my father spent seven years in vietnamese re-education camp, during which time my mother single handedly cared for my father and my five sisters. once again in 1991, they left everything they owned to come to the united states to begin a new life. tragically that new beginning once again was taking -- taken from them by the destruction of hurricane katrina, but they,
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like many in the same position, are survivors and continue to thrive my family is but only one example of the thousands of asian-american families -- asian american family who was faced and overcome struggles with dignity and bravery this just gives you a glimpse of the resiliency and strength inherent in the asian american culture, allowing those like my family to survive. gist as those along the gulf coast will. mr. speaker, i'm proud to be a vietnamese american, representing in the u.s. congress and the wonderfully diverse constituency in orleans parish. i urge my colleagues to support this important resolution as a tribute to the accomplishments of the asian americans everywhere. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back.
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the gentleman from massachusetts. >> we continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: we urge the members to support the passage of house resolution 1316 and yield back the balance of our time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: i urge my colleagues to support this resolution and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1376 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the chair stands corrected, it's house resolution 1316, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative -- >> mr. speaker. i object to the vote on the
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grounds that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri seek recognition? mr. skelton: i move to suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1385 as introduced. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1385, resolution recognizing and honoring the courage and sacrifice of the members of the armed forces and veterans and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from missouri, mr. skelton, and the gentleman from california, mr. mckeon, each will control 20 minutes the chair now recognizes the gentleman from missouri, mr. skelton. mr. skelton: i yield myself such time as i may consume and i ask annapolis consent that all mbers have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks on the resolution under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered and the gentleman is recognized. mr. skelton: mr. speaker, may is military appreciation month
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and to honor the men and women in uniform and our veterans, i, along with my good friend and ranking member from california, mr. mckeon have introduced h.res. 1385. mr. speaker, i grew up around veterans of the first world war. my father served in the navy on board the u.s.s. missouri in that conflict and he, like so many young men who returned from that war, became a civic -- became the civic and political leaders of their day. tom brokaw wrote a best-selling book called "the greatest generation" about those who fought the two-front second world war. they changed our life. their experiences in war and on the battlefield instilled in them tremendous confidence and like the generation of war veterans before them, the world war i veterans, returned to hometowns across america, large
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and small to become leaders in their communities. in 1950, president harry s. strew truman ordered u.s. military intervention on the korean peninsula. the korean conflict served as a model for the way our military operates today. it was ethe first multilateral united nions operation, it's become the longest-standing peacekeeping operation in modern times. we're inclined remember the leaders who ultimately brought us victory in the korean war, truman, atchison, walker, and ridgeway, it's really me the men and women who served so bravely to whom we pay tribute. the need to contain the stred of -- the spread of communism prouth to a small southeast asian cubtry called vietnam. it was 1964 when congress passed the gulf of tonkan
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resolution, in 1973 -- and 1973 before the last combat troops left vietnam. much is owed to the men and women who served in that conflict and it must be remembered that those who fought and died in service to the united states are owed the appreciation of a grateful nation, even though so many did not receive the welcome home they deserve the persian gulf war was a tremendous display of u.s. military technology. what mt not be forgotten is that the swift end to combat operations was a result of a sound strategy and the ability of u.s. service personnel to carry out that strategy. of course, today, our men and women in uniform are engaged in iraq and afghanistan. i pdict those returning from these conflicts will be another great generation, rising from the sands in the middle east, these veterans who have toiled and fought to bring peace and civilization back to those two
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beleaguered countries are truly america's future. in addition to large-scale conflicts, u.s. military forces have been involved in far more small scale contingency operations in each instance, a number of both large and small, men and women in the united states armed services have answered the call. let us remember the importance of those who wore the uniform and those who wear it today. they served the nation and now we must do right by them in congress. in our communities, and in our everyday lives. today, we honor their courage and their sacrifice and to all of them, we say thank you. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mckeon: i thank the chairman for introducing this
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resolution honoring those who have served in the armed forces and for honoring me to be a co-sponsor with him in that legislation. mr. speaker, next week is memorial day and i rise today in support of house resolution 1385 to recognize and honor the courage and sacrifice of the members of the armed forces and the veterans of our wars. in the clearly defined wars against tyranny, in the controversial conflicts not appreciated until the guns long fell silent, in the limited actions unknown by anyone not there, the american armed forces have time and again answered the call of ty. when our fighting men and women put on their uniforms they beme immune to politics and marched toward the sounds of the guns, going wherever their orders sent them.
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we call them specialist, corporal, and petty officer. they are our own children. these young americans represent the best in all of us. because, while america will always fight for those who cannot fight for themselves, it is their faces that america sends to the aid of the broken, wounded, and starving of the world. in the cold winter of valley forge, across the deserts to tripoli, fighting against their brothers in the civil war, across the wheat fields of france on the beaches of normandy, in the freezing korean winter, in the jungles and the beaches of normandy. in the sungles of vietnam and on the burning sands of iraq and afghanistan, what has set our armed forces apart is their commitment to a moral war a just war, an american way of war. americans make the distinction
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between our enemies and the innocent bistanders and once ur -- bystanders and once our enemies play ley down their arm, our forces provide them food, shelter, and medical aid and when the fighting stops completely, our forces help rebuild war-torn nations, turning bitter enemies into allies of today. since 1775 and across the world today, our armed forces and veterans symbolize all that's best in us as americans. the american armed forces are just as eager to help feed and clothe the survivors of a natural disaster as they are to destroy the tyranny and oppression. people across the globe know that when the americans come, they will fight for what is right and those who rule by fear will then be afraid. in the most difficult conditions, in the most challenging the rain, against the greatest odds, our --
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challenging the rain, against the greatest odds, our forces faced the most challenging odds. since before the acknowledgment of our nation's sovereignty and before the first session of this great legislative body, our citizens organized themselves to fight against oppression and to stand up for freedom and liberty, when the drums beat, when the bugles called, the sound of marching feet was the pride of our nation, answering the call. whether our veterans were drafted or volunteered, made long service careers served only for a short time they committed their lives they youth, and their health to the principles of our great nation. in no other industry of america today will you find a group of young men and women for whom the -- for whom truth is the only currency. pain is a temporary annoyance.
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ingenuity is the answer to all challenges. and teamwork is the thread that unites and binds tm against all foes. they have done all this without counting the cost to themselves and their families. and we who are a grateful nation must remember this. our freedom is a tangible thing. a perishable thing. and our own last full measure of devotion must be dedicated to ensuring that their sacrifice is never in vain. but that a more perfect union will yet rise and inspire the oppressed peoples of the earth. i urge me -- i urge the house to join me and pass this resolution to honor our armed forces. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from missouri. mr. skelton: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. mckeon: it's my pleasure to yield such time as he may
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consume to the gentleman from south carolina, mr. wilson. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. wilson: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong support of house resolution 1385, to recognize and honor the courage and sacrifice of the members of the armed forces and the veterans of our wars. next week we'll be celebrating memorial day. it is fitting we take time to remember those who have served this nation in uniform so honorably and selflessly. i ok forward to being at the veterans memorial park in hilton head, south carolina, next monday. and i was inspired to be with members of the american legion. we stand here today because good men and women from the revolutionary war to present day have put support of america and the ideals for which he stands above personal desires and preferences. while estimates vary, it's
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certain that more than one million americans have died in defense of this nation. we may have known some of them. and if you did you should count yourself among the privileged. i hope you were touch by their sacrifice as i have been by those i have known. people like marine lieutenant colonel joseph mccloud, a fellow, a military fellow in the congressional office i represent killed in iraq on december 3, 2006. to lieutenant colonel mccloud and so many others like him over the years we owe so much. it is a debt that we can never repay to extraordinary military families and widows such as maggie mccloud. the only way i can begin to express our thanks is to continue to support those who now serve to the fullest extent possible and to step forward and publicly acknowledge their dedication and sacrifices for
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america. we should recognize and be grateful that due to the sacrifices of american service members there is a broader spread of democracy and freedom today than in the history of the world with dozens of new democracies upon defeat of communism in the cold war, from poland to bulgaria to cambodia. that's why what we're doing in this resolution andhat we will do next week on memorial day is so important. as a son of a world war ii flying tiger who served in china and is a 31-year veteran of the army reserve and army national guard with four sons currently serving in the military, i especially appreciate military service. i want to thank armed services committee chairman, ike skelton, and ranking member buck mckeeon -- mckeon, for
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supporting this resolution. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from missouri. mr. skelton: mr. speaker, hector polit graduated from west point in june of 1941. after infantry officer's basic course in fort bening, georgia, he was assigned to his first military assignment. the philippines. it was on december 8, philippine time, that the philippines were invaded by the japanese. hector helped defend the peninsula receiving a
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commendation for heroism, a silver star for his actions in february of 1942. in april, he, along with the other american forces, surrendered. he survived the death march on the way to the prison camp and he was kept there over the years. in december, 1944, he was put aboard a japanese ship to be taken to japan. american bombers bombed that ship and he survived. january, 1945, he was again placed on a japanese ship to go to japan to do slave labor, and the american bombers bombed that ship, and hector died as a result of the wounds received.
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there are others throughout that war that saw that battle, combat, deprivation, and yet at the end of the day the american forces did well in that sector of the asian pacific and also in europe. so many of them came home and they came leaders -- became leaders in the communities, in the businesses, in the churches, in the civic organizations, in politics. and today we are the recipients of what they have done. i thank the gentleman from california, mr. mckeon, for his words and for his co-sponsorship of this resolution. it's important that we as a congress express our appreciation for those not just in this second world war but for all of the wars down
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through including today, and i hope we will recognize them when we see them at the airport or on the street or in the coffee shop or at church so we can just say thank you to them. that's what this resolution does. it expresses appreciation. after all, it was sister of the great roman oratoor that said gratitude is the greatest of all virtues, and this is our opportunity as a congress to say we are grateful for those men and women who have worn the uniform. we're proud of them and we thank them. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. mckeon: thank you, mr. speaker. listening to the chairman, made me think of an experience we had last week at home. we had an event that was held by our community honoring those
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who served, and at that evept i met again the parents -- event i again met the parents of a man that was killed a few weeks ago from our home. it was a filipino family that had a son and two daughters, and their son, ian, was killed in afghanistan just, as i said, a few weeks ago. they came to this gathering from the cemetery where they go on a daily basis to visit their son. and seeing the pain in their eyes -- and we had another family there who had lost their son in iraq a few years ago, and they also have kind of befriended the parents of other young people that have lost their lives since then. they go to all of the funerals
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and they become strong advocates to reach out to help the other families. but they felt good about what their sons had done. they hated the fact that they lost their son, but they felt proud of what they had done and could feel like their sons did what they wanted to do. i had the experience today of meeting a young mid shipman. he will be graduating friday from the naval academy. he plans on becoming a seal. and he's been learning arabic, and he's looking forward to an exciting career in the navy. and you know, seeing these young people and seeing the light in their eyes and the -- what tir plans are makes you think of others, as the chairman talked about, the
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young men that graduate -- young man that graduated from west point, had the same light in his life. and i'm sure felt like what he was doing, the sacrifice he made for our country was worthwhile. and it's up to us to remember those sacrifices and never forget, as mr. wilson said, never forget 9/11, never forget the service of all of these young people since the birth of our great nation. with that, mr. speaker, i think we have no further speakers. i would ask that all of our colleagues support this resolution, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from missouri. mr. skelton: mr. speaker, at this time i have no further requests for time, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: all time has expired. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1385. those in favor say aye.
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those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 -- mr. skelton: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: being in the affirmative, the rules -- the gentleman from missouri. mr. skelton: mr. speaker, i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 a the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, i ask that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1353 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1353, resolution supporting the goals and ideals of student financial aid awareness month, to raise awareness of student financial aid. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr. bishop, and the gentleman from tennessee, mr. roe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. bishop: mr. speaker, i request five legislative days during which members may revise and extend and insert extraneous material on house resolution 1353 into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. bishop: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bishop: i rise today in support of house resolution 1353 which expresses support for the goals and ideals of student financial aid awareness month. this month is an important part of increasing awareness of the
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many financial aid options available to young people preparing to go to college. with the cost of college rising rapidly every year, it has become increasingly critical that students take full advantage of their options for financial aid, including grants, loans and scholarships. the passage of the health care and education reconciliation act of 2010, the american recovery and reinvestment act of 2009, the higher education opportunity act of 2008, and the college cost reduction and access act of 2007 all increased the amount of aid available and improved access to student aid for millions of students and their families. student financial aid awareness month helps students and their families get the information they need to make important decisions about financing their postsecondary education. high schools and colleges across the country celebrate student financial aid awareness month by providing critical information, aid application deadlines, faster application
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workshops, money management ti, advice on applying for scholarships, and student loan repayment options. in 2008, 67% of students graduating from four-year colleges and universities or 1.4 million students, have student loan debt. the average debt level for these graduating seniors was $23,200 in 2008. with an increasing reliance on student debt to finance postsecondary education, it is important that students and their families have the information they need to make responsible borrowing decisions. student financial aid awareness month helps achieve this goal. mr. speaker, once again, i express my support for celebrating student financial aid awareness month at schools across this country and for all the benefits this focused effort brings to help families across the country in their pursuit of higher education. i urge my colleagues to join me in support of this resolution, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. roe: thank you, mr. speaker. and to the previous speakers that were here, resolutio 1385, i want to associate myself with the remarks of chairman skelton and mr. mckeon and mr. wilson. as a veteran i, too, would like to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice on memorial day. i rise in support of house resolution 1353, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of student financial aid awareness month, to raise awareness of student financial aid. in many low-income households, many students rely on numerous federal financial aid programs to accomplish that goal. for example, the pell grant originally created in 1972 and known then as the basic opportunity grant program is used as the cornerstone for a low-income student financial aid package. through this grant and the
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other financial aid pgrams like federal work study, the supplemental educational opportunity grant, the perkins loan program and the stafford loan program, millions of students have been able to pursue their dream of a postsecondary education. while it is important to recognize the role that the role that federal financial aid plays in access, it is important to discuss the partnership that must exist between the federal government, states, institutions of higher education and students and their families. without each part of this partnership, it will be impossible to continue to help students attend some form of college. in recent years, the federal government has increased the amount of aid provided exponentially only to have institutions continue to raise their costs at rates outpacing inflation. costs continue to rise at 4%, 5%, 6% per year, students will quickly find themselves unable to afford a college education. all participants must do their part if we want college to
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remain an option for all students. while federal financial aid is important, it is not the only thing that should be mentioned in the conversation around student financial aid awareness month. there are thousands of organizations around the couldn't arery whose mission it is to help low-income students navigate the student aid and college navigation process whether it helps students fill out the free application for student aid, the fafsa, provides financial literacy, assists students while filling out college applications or provides extra tutoring services to ensure that students are are prepare nerd rigors of college. these entities are critical in ensuring that college remains an option for every student that wants to afend. -- attend. for these reasons, i sport the goals and ideals of student financial aid awareness month and urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i've also served on two fouation boards at two universities and i can tell you that these organizations are
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absolutely essential to help educate students. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from new york. >> may i inquire of dr. roe if he has further speakers? mr. roe: i have no further speakers and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. >> i join dr. roe in urging my colleagues to vote for this resolution and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the -- l time has expired. the question is, will the house prules and agree to resolution 1353 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i move that the house
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suspend the rules and agree to russ lees 1169 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk we rill port the title of the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: house resolution 179 honoring the 125th anniversary of rollins college. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr. bishop, and the gentleman from tennessee, mr. roe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. bishop. mr. bishop p.c. thank you, mr. speaker. i request five legislative days in which members may revise and extend and insert extraneous material on h.res. 1169 into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. bishop: i yield myself such time as i may consume. thspeaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bishop: i rise in support of house resolution 1169 which celebrates rollins college for 125 years of service and leadership in higher education. rollins college was founded in 1885 by visionaries from new england who sought to bring
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liberal arts education to the state of florida. since then, it's been one of the leading liberal arts institutions in the south for undergraduate and graduate students alike. the 70-acre campus sits along the sunny shores of lake virginia in winter park, florida. it has an enrollment of 925 undergraduates and 725 graduate students. situated just a few miles from orlando, students have a vibrant community right in their backyard. the students, faculty, and staff at rollins exemplify its rich tra drigs and excellence in education. as one of the oldest colleges in the state of florida, rollins delivers graduate whors passionate about learning. the college is 10-1
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student-faculty ratio for undergradues is one way they're able to offer an engaging academic experience to the student body. it's also recognized as a national lead for the community service, most notably for programs known as service, philanthropy, activismollins college, or sparc a day of community held in freshman orientation week. over 600 first year students agree -- engage with agencies across central florida focusing on helping people and the environment. this year, they celebrate 125 years for the university's history. i thank representative grayson for bringing this bill forward. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this resolution. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: i yield myself such me as i may consume. i rise in support of house resolution 1169, honoring the 125th anniversary of rollins college. rollins college is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the state of florida. founded in 1885 by new england congress regationalists, it's a small liberal arts college with a personalized education. it educates students for global citizenship and responsible leadership, empowering graduates to pursue meaningful lives and productive careers. it's guided by excellence and community. today it serves almost 3,300 students and employs 700 faculty and staff. it awards over 800 degrees annually. notable alumni include producers of hollywood films. they have a reputation for
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excellence in education. it was ranked the number one southern masters level university by "u.s. news" and world report in 2010. the college's students have received a numb of awards for a high level of community service and their willingtons give back to the surrounding communities. rollins college has made a lasting mark on the lives of its students and community throughout the past 125 years. istand today to congratulate rollins college on the occasion of the college's 125th anniversary and i ask my colleagues to support this resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves this egentleman from -- from new york. mr. bishop: i'm pleased to yield five minutes to the author of of this -- author of the resolution, mr. grayson. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. grayson: it is with great joy i stand here before you and my colleagues honoring rollins
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college on its 125th anniversary. 125 years ago, the great state of florida was largely a frontier. a daring group of new england congress regationalists envisioned something more, they envisioned what it could be. they established a small college, co-educational from the start, on the shores of lake virginia in winter park, florida. over time this humble school nestled among the native pines and palmettos, would grow along with our great state. it influenced the development of not only the central florida region such through such alumni as al weiss, the former president of walt disney world park and resorts, but also the across the nation, including graduates such as fred rogers, better known across the country as mr. rogers. other graduates include donnell cram who won the nobel prize in
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chemistry in 1987. undoubtedly this tradition is sure to continue as current students continually secure fulbright, truman, goldman and pickering scholarships. today the college is situated on 70 beautiful acres in winter park, florida in my home district. it boasts more than 1,700 university undergraduate students, several master's degree programs and the highly regarded school of business. it officer a -- offers a truly remarkable liberal arts education and produces notable graduates, a fact that's not gone unnoticed. thisear, for the fifth year in a row, the "u.s. news" & world report in its ranking of america's best colleges ranked rollins college number one among 107 southern masters levels universities. the college is able to count among its successes more than
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just academic achievements. its well-rounded student body has received 20 championships in sports. i am pleased to stand before you and with you in honoring rollins college on its 125th anniversary. may they have as many more equally as fruitful as the first 125. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. re: i have no further speakers -- mr. roe: i have no further speakers, and i yield back the balce of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york. mr. bishop: i also yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to resolution 1169 as amende those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rulls -- rules are suspended. mr. bishop: i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make the point of order that a
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quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 and the chair's prior announcement, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. bishop: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1161. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1161, resolution honoring the centennial celebration of women at marquette university, the first catholic university in the world to offer co-educational as part of its regular undergradua program. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr. bishop, and the gentleman from tennessee, mr. roe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. bishop. mr. bishop: thank you, mr. speaker. i request five legislative days
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during which member mace revise and extend and insert extraneous material on house resolution 1161 into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. bishop: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bishop: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of house resolution 1161, which celebrate 100 years since marquette university became the first catholic university in the world to admit women with as part of its regular undergraduate program. marquette university started as a dream of the most reverend martin j. henney, the first catholic bishop of milwaukee. at the time of its establishment, marquette university was marquette college, it was a small, liberal arts school for men, named for a french explorer in north america. it was founded by the society of jesus a catholic religious order established in 1540.
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only 350 years later, marquette becama more inclusive resolution when it made the decision to be the first catholic university in the world to have co-education as part of its regular undergraduate program. this was made under president mccabe. he saw the need to further the education of teachers who were primarily females in catholic elementary and high schools. while his significant action was met within with opposition in the jesuit community, marquette prepared to open the summer session to women. since 1909, the role of women at marquette university has changed dramatically. marquette now has a student body where women make up more
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than half of the student pop ligs. -- population. in addition, seven of the 33 members of the board of trustees, and 39% of the full-time faculty are female as well. mr. speaker, once again, i express my support for house resolution 1161, and congratulate marquette university on this remarkable milestone. i urge my colleagues to join me in support of this resolution. i yield back the balance of my time -- pardon me. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recogzed. mr. roe: i rise in support of house resolution 1161, honoring the centennial celebration of women at marquette university, the first catholic university in the world to offer co-educatn as part of its regular undergraduate program. marquette was founded on august

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