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earning the rank of eagle scout. jim never stopped learning. earning multiple degrees, including two bachelor degrees, two masters degrees, and a doctorate in education. a constant advocate for education and its importance. dr. kohnen completed his career by serving as a high school teacher where he taught political science, manage. erser -- management, and general science. jim kohnen also never stopped serving. using his education and experience, dr. kohnen served just about every local community organization possible. by volunteering with a variety of local organizations, most often serving as their treasurer, including the boy scouts, dublin historical preservation association, the league of women voters, the knights of columbus at st. raymond's research. he also served as an elected or appointed official on five boards including thal media
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county mosquito abatement district, the dublin services district, the zone 7 water agency, the alameda county special districts association, and the american association of quality. jim was always there to step up when we jim never stopped learning, he never stopped serving and naming dublin's post office, our only post office, after jim is a fitting tribute to his lifetime contributions and helps to inspire trivalley community residents to follow in his footsteps by dedicating their lives to service to others. passing this bill also now ensures that jim's surviving wife, who he's married to for 47 years, passed and their children, bill and mark, will be able to see jim honored. it's also the 50th anniversary this week of when jim and pat both met and graduated from rypien college in wisconsin -- rippon college in wisconsin. today we honor jim kohnen, loving husband and father, faithful public servant,
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soldier and eagle scout. and urge my colleagues to join me in support of h.r. 1671. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from vermont is recognized. mr. welch: i have no more speakers 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 north carolina is recognized. mr. meadows: thank you, mr. speaker. i urge all members to support h.r. 1671 and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 1671. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended -- mr. meadows: 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
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arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this otion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. meadows: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1458. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 145 , a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 1 walter ham understand place in wal wick, -- waldwick, new jersey, as the staff sergeant joseph d'augustine post office building. mr. meadows: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. meadows: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. meadows: thank you, mr.
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speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 1458 introduced by representative scott garrett of new jersey. which would designate the to postal facility locatedality 1 walter ham understand place in waldwick, new jersey, as the staff sergeant joseph d'augustine post office building. staff sergeant d'augustine was in d on march 27, 2012, afghanistan, a fierce battleground where over 19,000 marines were deployed. he was conducting a combat operation with other marines. he died two weeks before he was due to come home for his sister's wedding. at this funeral, hundreds of waldwick residents gathered at the church in his memory and hundreds more lined the streets to pay their respects. staff sergeant d'augustine was a native of waldwick, new jersey. he graduated from waldwick high school in 2001. where he wrestled and played
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football. in the marines, sergeant d'augustine was assigned to one of the most dangerous jobs as a member of the explosive ordinance disposal unit. he bravely performed his duties and should be remembered for his courage and his heroism. mr. speaker, it is an honor to pay tribute to staff sergeant joseph d'augustine today by asking my colleagues to vote in favor of this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from vermont is recognized. mr. welch: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to join my colleagues in the consideration of this bill, to designate the u.s. postal service facility located at 1 walter ham understand place in waldwick, new jersey, as the staff sergeant joseph d'augustine post office and i very much look forward to sergeant account of d'augustine from mr. garrett. yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. mr. meadows: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield as much time as he may consume to my distinguished colleague from the state of new .ersey, mr. garrett mr. garrett: i thank the gentleman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. garrett: i thank the chair. it is with great sadness and a heavy heart that i rise today to honor the life and legacy of one of new jersey's sons. staff sergeant joseph d'augustine of waldwick, new jersey. staff sergeant d'augustine was killed more than two years ago on march 27, 2012, while conducting combat operations in afghanistan. in the greatest act of sacrifice possible, staff sergeant d'augustine gave his life while protecting his fellow men and women in uniform. he was just 29 years old. today this house will honor staff sergeant d'augustine's ultimate sacrifice of passing
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h.r. 1458. this legislation will designate the united states postal service located in 1 walter ham understand place in waldwick, new jersey, as the staff sergeant joseph d'augustine post office building. truly, while no action by this congress could ever repay his sacrifice, this bill will create a permanent and visible memory of his heroism. it was just one day after graduating from waldwick high school back in 2001 that staff sergeant d'augustine enlisted in the united states marine corps. he was assigned to the eighth engineer support battalion, second marine logistics group, second marine expeditionary force. staff sergeant d'augustine has served two tours of duty in iraq, and he was just two weeks away from completing his second tour of duty in afghanistan. while there, he worked as an explosive ordinance disposal
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tech, he was going ahead of his fellow marines and soldiers and sailors and airmen and clearing the way for them. we will never know how many lives staff sergeant d'augustine saved. but his numerous awards, including the bronze star with valor, the purple heart, navy and marine corps commendation medal, navy and marine corps achievement medal, combat action ribbon, the good conduct medal, the national defense service medal, the afghanistan campaign medal, the iraq campaign medal, the global war on terrorism medal, the global war on terrorism service medal, the korean defense service medal, the humanitarian service medal and the nato isaf medal speak all of his selfless heroism. and even after his passing, staff sergeant d'augustine's legacy continues to this day in his community. the staff sergeant joseph d'augustine memorial fund offers a scholarship to one male graduating senior and one
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female graduating senior who exemplify the highest standards of citizenship through strong character and dedication to community service. since october, 2012, the fund has dough noited mar than $-- donated more than $48,000 to numerous charities, as well as direct donations to veterans in need. the tremendous outpouring of love and support for his family since his death has provided a glimpse into the number of lives that he's touched and also the number of lives his legacy continues to touch. to those who invest, his parents, anthony and patricia, his three sisters, nicole, jennifer and michelle, and his brother-in-law, glen, he will always be remembered as a love son and loving brother -- loving son and loving brother. to his fellow marines he will be remembered as a faithful brother in arms. to this nation he will be remembered as a patriot who loved his country, loved the marine corps and gave his life in defense of freedom.
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the marine corps motto, always faithful. staff sergeant d'augustine lived this motto and his legacy embodies it. he was faithful to his country, he was faithful to his mission, he was faithful to the corps and he was fableful -- faithful to his fellow marines. in times such as this, words fail to provide adequate comfort to his family and friends, but it is my sincere hope that they know that the prayers and gratitude of this nation are always with them. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey yields back. the gentleman from vermont is recognized. mr. welch: i thank the gentleman from new jersey for his eloquent statement and we fully support this bill and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. mr. meadows: thank you, mr. speaker. i would just like to thank the gentleman from new jersey for his leadership on this particular issue, for his love for those that he represents and his love for those who
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serve. and i just thank you so much, the gentleman, for bringing this. i urge all the members to support h.r. 1458 and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 1458. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the chair lays before the house a message. the clerk: to the congress of the united states, consistent with the provisions of 19, u.s.c., 1330-c-1, this is to notify the congress that i have designated meredith m.
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broadenbent as chair and dean a. pink earth as vice chair of the united states international trade commission effective june 17, 2014. signed, sincerely, barack obama, the white house, june 17, 2014. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on ways and means. for what purpose does the gentleman from alaska seek recognition? mr. young: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3786 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 299, h.r. 3786, a bill to direct the administrator of general services on behalf of the arc visit of the united states to convey certain federal property located in the state of alaska to the municipality of anchorage, alaska. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from alaska, mr. young, and the gentleman from indiana, mr. carson, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from alaska.
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mr. young: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 3786 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. young: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. young: h.r. 3786 will direct the general service administration on behalf of the national archives to convey property of the state of alaska to the city of anchorage this will bring savings to the taxpayer. the national ar kivenes has determined -- archives has determined it no longer needs the property to be conveyed in the bill and wants to sell it as part of its efforts to shrink its space footprint. it will require fair market value for the property and allow the national archives to retain the proceeds to offset cost repair and other facilities. i urge my colleagues to support the passage of this legislation and at this time i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i also support h.r. 37 6, which directs the -- 3786, which directs g.s.a. on behalf of the arc visits of the united states to convey nine acres of property in anchorage, alaska, to the local municipality in exchange for its fair market value. g.s.a. reports that this property is effectively underutilized. and i support selling the property for its highest value and best use. this bill, mr. speaker, protects the interests of taxpayers and allows the federal government to manage its property portfolio more efficiently. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this bill. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from alaska is recognized. mr. young: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers and at this time i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alaska yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: mr. speaker, may i
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ask my colleague, mr. young, if he has any other speakers? mr. young: i have no other speakers. mr. carson: all right. mr. speaker, i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alaska has yielded back. mr. carson: well, i yield back the balance of my time as well, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 3786. 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 bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from alaska seek recognition? mr. young: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3998, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 300. h.r. 3998, a bill to authorize the administrator of general services to convey a parcel of real property in albuquerque, new mexico, to the amy biehl igh school foundation.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from alaska, mr. young, and the gentleman from indiana, mr. carson, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from alaska. mr. young: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and tend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 3998, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. young: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. young: h.r. -- mr. speaker, h.r. 3998, as amended, will direct the g.s.a. to convey property in new mexico to the amy biehl high school foundation for fair market value. the amy biehl high school is a public charter school that has been using the building since 2006. while the school currently leases the facility from the general services administration, g.s.a. only receives nominal rent, making to more costly to the taxpayer to maintain the property. in fact, the amy biehl foundation has invested funds
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to renovate and restore the building for use as a school. g.s.a. has determined there's no federal need for the property and concluded the cost of managing this building exceeds any revenue. selling this property for fair market value will ensure the taxpayer receives the best return on the property. with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, h.r. 3998 was introduced by representative michelle lujan grisham and directs the g.s.a. to transfer the old federal post office in albuquerque, new mexico, to the amy biehl high school foundation in exchange for its fair market value. the amy biehl high school foundation runs a public charter school that was founded in 1999 and has been residing in the g.s.a.-owned old federal post office building since 2006. currently the public charter school has a long-term lease with the g.s.a. for nominal
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rent. g.s.a. has determined that it would be best to remove the building from their inventory because the building does not generate significant revenue for the agency. in addition, the current lease is not consistent with g.s.a.'s mission. the charter school has been working with g.s.a. on transferring the building's ownership to the foundation since 2007. today's bill, mr. speaker, will allow that transfer to happen very quickly while protecting the taxpayers' interests. i also want to take a moment to talk about amy biehl and the inspiration for this great charter school. amy was a 26-year-old full bright scholar working in south africa when she was tragically attacked and killed in 1993. amy's parents refused to allow their daughter's violent death to become her legacy. stead, linda and peter
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founded a foundation to build on peace, multicultural. the school builds on that work. to transfer the lease at its fair market value will simply promote amy's legacy and benefit taxpayers. i support this bill, mr. speaker, and i certainly urge its passage. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from alaska is recognized. mr. young: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alaska reserves his time. the gentleman from indiana. mr. carson: i yield five minutes to the gentlelady from new mexico, ms. lujan grisham. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new mexico is recognized for five minutes. ms. lujan grisham: i want to thank the gentlemen very much for their support on this bill. i rise, of course, in support of my bill, h.r. 3998, which would direct, as you've heard, the general services
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administration to sell for fair market value the historic post office building in downtown albuquerque, new mexico, to the amy biehl high school foundation. as you've also heard, the charter school is named after a young fullbright scholar from santa fe who was in fact trg tragically killed -- tragically lled in africa trying to end apartheid. the school is a few blocks away from a public library, historical theater and a robust transportation center. 55% of the students that attend this school receive free or reduced lunch. 64% of the students will be first generation to attend college. and 70% of the students represent minority families in new mexico. in fact, this school primarily serves at-risk youth. the school's central location ensures that all of the students have access to transportation and allows the
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school to partner with nearby businesses and nonprofits to collaborate on community projects. the amy biehl high school holds an impressive track record with 99% of its graduates enroll directly into college and has been a recipient of several awards. in 2004, the school was designated as 20 mentor schools in the nation by the coalition of essential schools, and in 2006, the high school also won the national trust for historic preservation award. the school has leased the old post office at the corner of fourth in downtown since 2006 and currently this lease is for a term of 60 years. the building was built in 1908 and is listed on the united states register of historic places and the new mexico register of cultural properties. the amy biehl high school moved in the old post office which
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sat unoccupied for six years and they were able to raise and invest more than $3 million in federal, state and private funds to renovate and restore the building for use as a school. selling the building to the high school provides the school with greater autonomy. it opens the door to capital campaigns and creates a permanent home for the school and the students. the amy biehl high school foundation and the g.s.a. have determined that transferring ownership of the building is in fact in the best interest of both entities, the federal government and the school. i would like to thank senator tom udall for working with me on this bill, and i ask my colleagues to support this legislation that will help the amy biehl high school continue to provide albuquerque students with a first-rate education while also preserving an historic piece of downtown albuquerque. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new mexico yields back. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from alaska is recognized. mr. young: mr. speaker, i just like to put a plug in for charter schools, period. amy biehl school is an example of what can be done under charter schools and how it does serve a purpose. we've been very successful in the state of alaska with our charter schools, and i think it's crucially important to understand that sometimes other schools can't fulfill that gap. apparently this one does a good job, according to the young lady that sponsors the bill and the gentleman managing this bill. let's just remember that when education is failing, then we have to look for other alternatives. this is a classic alternative. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alaska yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3998 as amended. 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 bill is passed,
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and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: purr subte to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
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government. you say, wow, those are conservative republican voters and many cases they're not. in fact, a lot of them aren't voting at all because they don't see either party talking to them about the concerns they have in trying to create an opportunity for them to live the american dream. >> former pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate rick santorum argues that working americans have been abandon by both political parties and offers conservative answers to their problems. saturday night at 10:00 eastern on "after words." part of book tv on c-span 2 and this month on our book club, we're talking about "the forgotten man." start reading and join others to discuss the book in our chatroom at booktv.org. book tv, television for serious readers. >> we got an update on what's happening in iraq from a former u.s. ambassador to iraq, john negroponte, on this morning's
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"washington journal." continues. is a john negroponte former u.s. ambassador to iraq and he joins us as we continue our discussion on the militant uprising in that country. ambassador negroponte, you started your service in iraq a decade ago as insurgents then were trying to destabilize the country. iraq facese threat today compared to what you saw firsthand hand in 2004, 2005? guest: i think things have really changed a lot. probably the most important thing is we withdrew our troops at the end of 2011 so there is really no u.s. military presence , nor is there the kind of diplomatic presence that we had previously. we say,o longer, shall an honest broker in the situation, and that is important militarily and politically. and the other thing is that the situation in syria has gotten so -- gotten so 11
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bad since 2011, and part of what we are seeing happen in iraq today is really the spillover of the situation that has been s intoping with isi syria the past several years. host: this is the islamic state of iraq and syria, also known as isil. on this map from "the wall street journal," the black approximatehe section that isis wants to make into a continuous state. guest: we were dealing with it in a national form. it was inside iraq in the form da in iraq and we had a iniculties with al qaed iraq. they took control of falluja at that time and there was a big battle where marines regain control of falluja.
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a couple years later, general mcchrystal and special operations forces succeeded in eliminating zarqawi, the leader da in iraq, and as many people have said, al kato was pretty much decimated or dealt a severe blow at that time. extremist sunni phenomenon has gotten a second wind in terms of what has been happening in syria. host: for those who are less familiar with isis were just starting to understand, can you tell us how we went from zarqwai and how we told them to what we have today -- how we killed him to what we have today? guest: they went down to low numbers and then the situation in syria started brewing and these same extremists took up
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arms in syria and they started becoming more active in the so-called sunni triangle of opposed to the government in baghdad, and they took a foothold -- you may , back earlier this year in falluja again, and then in ramadi, western part of the country, predominately sunni area of the country, and now you see these rather spectacular attacks, starting with mosul, which was always a troublesome area. even the time i was there, it was kind of a divided city, on one side of the river hard line sunni extremists, on the other -controlledh because it was close to the border with kurdistan. it is a terminus development for
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the government of iraq to lose one of the most important cities in the country. host: is the threat that you are greater than it was when you were there? guest: well, first, i think it is greater because the government has lost control of some of these towns. falluja and ramadi in the old anbar province have been under the control of these extremists for quite some time now. and now you see this progression of activities from mosul southward. so i would say yes. we would have been very disturbed during the time i was in iraq to have so many cities falling under some kind of enemy control, and i think that we did up -- with the presence that we had and the work we were doing with iraq he forces, we did a pretty good job of keeping control of pretty much the entire country. host: i read where you said that
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the current situation is creating strange bedfellows in the region. your thoughts on the u.s. cooperating with iran as they try to stabilize iraq? guest: i said strange bedfellows in the sense that obviously, the government in iran and being a shia-dominated society and government run by shia clerics, has a certain degree of sympathy with the shia-predominant government in iraq. in that sense, politics makes strange bed fellows. hoped we be pending much cominging much hope on to some kind of negotiated understanding with iran? i have some questions about that because i think their interests -- ours, andhours i'm not sure what they can add to the mix. i'm not sure that i get has a
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problem with iran. -- that baghdad has a problem with iran. the problem baguette has -- baghdad has is with sunni extremists. one thing i could see involving is something we did vis-à-vis afghanistan, is to form a regional group of countries. in afghanistan it was called the two, a group of regional countries plus the united states and russia, i believe, who consulted periodically about the situation in afghanistan. i think it would be good to have some kind of regional grouping which involved a neighboring state -- the neighboring states of iraq to get regional involvement in what is going on, and that way you could get the other big stakeholders -- turkey, saudi arabia, jordan -- involved in talking a little bit about what everybody's vision is for iraq going forward.
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and shiitethe sunni split and what we're seeing happening in the region with that split, with that sort of corporation work? -- cooperation work? the map in "the wall street journal" shows the split in the middle east, countries with larger shiite populations, like iran, in darker red, and more sunni populations, the lighter colors over here. could there be regional cooperation, with their be -- or would there be too much sectarian tension? good: that's a very question, and up until now it has not been easy, but that is the point of diplomacy. you don't negotiate with your friends, you negotiate with people who have a different point of view from yourself. to me it would be good to get the stakeholders are on the table -- around the table. i don't
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you can see this at c-span.org. more debate on bills from today. pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3375, a bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic of the department of veterans affairs to be constructed at 3141 centennial boulevard, colorado springs, colorado, as the p.f.c. floyd k. lindstrom department of veterans affairs clinic. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, and the gentleman from south carolina, mr. clyburn, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from colorado. mr. lamborn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks on h.r. 3375. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lamborn: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 3375, which would name the department of veterans affairs community-based
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outpatient clinic at 3141 centennial boulevard in colorado springs, colorado, as the p.f.c. floyd k. lindstrom department of veterans affairs clinic. we are here today to honor the life and sacrifice of private first class floyd k. lindstrom by naming a new v.a. community-based outpatient clinic in southern colorado after him. p.f.c. lindstrom was raised by his mother in colorado springs, which is part of the fifth congressional district that i am honored to represent. there he spent of much of his youth working summers on a farm and playing basketball. as a young man he delivered fruit and produce between california and colorado, while helping to support his mother and sister. just after his 30th birthday, p.f.c. lindstrom answered the nation's call to serve by enlisting in the united states army on june 22, 1942. he was trained as a machine gunner asigned -- assigned to second platoon, third battalion, seventh infantry regiment of the third infantry
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division. and arrived in north africa in the early months of 1943. that's when my father was also in north africa. on july 12, 1943, p.f.c. lindstrom's convoy came under attack from enemy aircraft when he saw an out-of-control truck heading for a friendly dismounted soldier. noticing that the soldier was unaware of the threat, linds strom abandoned the safe of his productive cover and redirected his truck, saving the fellow soldier's life. for these actions he was awarded the silver star but this wasn't the only time he displayed extraordinary heroism and selfless sacrifice. on november 11, 1943, p.f.c. lindstrom's unit was providing machine gun support for a rifle company attacking a hill in italy. when a german counterattack forced friendly forces to retreat to to a defensive position. lindstrom demonstrated complete fearlessness in the face of almost certain death by
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single-handedly assaulting and knocking out an enemy machine gun position. that display of aggressive spirit and conspicuous gallantry was credited with breaking up the counterattack and lindstrom was subsequently nominated fored medal of honor. and i would like to read the last sentence from the citation for p.f.c. lindstrom when he received his medal of honor. . p.f.c. lindstrom demonstrated aggressive spirit and complete fearlessness in the face of almost certain death. and mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to introduce in the record the citation for his medal of honor. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lamborn: thank you. following that event, p.f.c. lindh trom was asked to stay with his fellow soldiers or go away far removed from enemy lines. consistent with his previous
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actions, lindstrom refused to put his safety ahead of his fellow soldiers and chose to stay with his unit. less than three months later he was killed during a german counter attack in italy. on april 20, 1944, p.f.c. lindstrom was posthumously awarded the medal of honor. he's now interred in evergreen cemetery in colorado springs, colorado. the new v.a. community-based outpatient clinic in colorado springs is set to open in the next few months and was only made possible through many years of hard work through the veterans of southern colorado and the support of my colleagues here in crong kong. the new facility would double the size of -- colleagues here in congress. the new facility would double the size and have health care convenient to those in southern colorado. it's only fitting for the new clinic to be named after one of colorado springs and the nation's greatest heroes. i can think of no one more deserving of this honor than
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private first class floyd k. lindstrom. it is my pleasure to offer h.r. 3375, and i'm grateful for the leadership and support of the v.a. committee chairman, jeff miller, ranking member michaud, and the entire colorado delegation. i ask my colleagues to join me in honoring this great hero by supporting this bill. thank you, mr. speaker, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from south carolina is recognized. mr. clyburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. clyburn: thank you. i rise today to offer my support of h.r. 3375, a bill to name the department of veterans affairs community-based outpatient clinic that will be constructed at 3141 centennial boulevard, colorado springs, colorado, as the p.f.c. floyd k. lindstrom department of veterans affairs clinic.
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floyd lindstrom was born on june 21, 1912. he was a truck driver for the local store and frequently drove back and forth to california. he joined the army from colorado springs in june, 1942. by november 11, 1943, he was serving as a private first class in the third infantry division. on that day in italy he single handedly charged and captured a german machine gun. p.f.c. lindstrom was killed in action three months later on ebruary 3, 1944, at the age of 31. he's buried in evergreen cemetery in colorado springs, colorado. for his bravery and service, p.f.c. lindstrom was awarded
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two italian military crosses, he purple heart and a silver star. on april 20, 1944, he was posthumously awarded the united states military's highest decoration, the medal of honor, for his actions in italy during world war ii. p.f.c. lindstrom went above and beyond the call of duty. he made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. it is most appropriate that the outpatient ty clinic in colorado springs, colorado, be named in on of this local hero. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i want to thank my colleague, the
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gentleman from south carolina, for his words and his support on this bill and this has special meaning to me because my father fought also in north africa, sicily and italy and he recently passed away as one of the members of the greatest generation. so floyd lindstrom, though, never came back. he had a -- i believe he was engaged, had a fiancee or girlfriend and never came back. so it's only fitting that we honor the veterans who served in the past on a building that's going to be serving the needs of our veterans in the present and i believe this will also inspire generations in the future as they know the story of floyd lindstrom. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from south carolina is recognized. mr. clyburn: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers at this time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from south carolina yields back the balance of his time? mr. clyburn: i do yield back and urge all of my colleagues
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to support h.r. 3375 and, mr. speaker, i'd like a roll call vote. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: and i agree with that. i also ask for a roll call vote. i ask my colleagues to also support h.r. 3375, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3375. hose 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 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, further proceedings on this otion will be postponed.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4199. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4199, a bill to name the department of veterans affairs medical center in waco, texas, as the doris miller department of veterans affairs edical center. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, and the gentleman from south carolina, mr. clyburn, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from colorado. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on h.r. 4199. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lamborn: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of h.r. 4199, which is sponsored by my good friend and colleague and fellow committee member, representative bill flores of texas, who serves as the chairman of the economic opportunity subcommittee. h.r. 4199 would name the v.a.
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medical center in waco, texas, the doris miller department of veterans affairs medical center. petty officer doris or dore miller, served in the u.s. neifi from 19 -- navy. during the attack on pearl harbor on december 7, 1941, her heroic actions helped save many of her fellow service members. for his actions, he received the purple heart medal, the american defense service medal, the asiatic pacific campaign medal and the world war ii victory medal and the navy cross, making him the first african-american in our nation's history to receive that honor. it is only appropriate that the v.a. medical center in waco, texas, bear dorrie's name. i'm grateful for representative flores for sponsoring this legislation, and urge my colleagues in supporting h.r. 41 9. thank you, mr. speaker, -- h.r.
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4199. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from south carolina is recognized. mr. clyburn: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to pay tribute to one of the great heroes of world war ii. h.r. 4199 would name the veterans medical center in waco, texas, after a decorated sailor who displayed tremendous courage during the attack on pearl harbor. doris miller was the first african-american hero of world war ii. after enlisting in the united states navy at the dallas recruiting station and attending basic training in norfolk, virginia, dorrie arrived on the u.s.s. west virginia station in pearl harbor. at the time there were few options for black sailors in the navy.
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dorrie was assigned as the mess attendant. t 6:00 a.m. on december 7, dorrie was awake conducting his duties as room steward for the officers when the alarm for general quarters rang out. throughout the fighting, he assisted in transporting wounded to the first aid stations, kept load ammunition and manned an unattended aircraft deck gun. while under bombardment from e japanese, dorrie continued attacking at the attacking men, possibly taking down one of the aircraft. for his extraordinary courage, dorrie was awarded the navy cross for admiral chester them
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its. he was the first african-american -- nemitz. he was the first african-american to receive that honor in the pacific fleet. the two years after pearl harbor, dorrie gave the ultimate sacrifice, going down with his ship during the battle in the south pacific. dorrie has been immortalized in movies as well as with commemoration on the united states postage stamp. he also had the honor of having a united states navy frig ott named after him -- frigate named after him. he was born in waco and played fullback at waco's h.h. moore high school. he also worked as a cook in the waco supplementing the family income during the great depression.
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of ve a proud tradition honoring our heroes by dedicating our flagship facilities to those who epitomized the sacrifice of all veterans. so it is fitting that the waco proudly takes the name of his famous son. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i now recognize the sponsor of the bill, representative bill flores of texas for as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. flores: thank you, mr. speaker. also thank gentlemen from south carolina and texas for support of this bill. i rise in support of h.r. 4199 would name the waco department of veterans affairs medical
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center after petty officer doris miller. he was the first african-american to be awarded the navy cross. petty officer miller, better own by his nickname dorie of waco, texas, served from 1939 to 1943 and was most renowned for his heroic attacks during the japanese attack on pearl harbor. on that day, while serving as a mess attendant on the battleship west virginia when the attack started. during the attack and under enemy fire, miller aided mortally -- manning a .50 caliber aircraft machine gun. he returned fire upon the enemy until he was out of ammunition, reportedly shooting down one to three enemy planes. in the final moments before the u.s.s. west virginia sank, miller continued his heroism by continuing many of his shipmates to safety and saving
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many in the process. the story of petty officer miller's bravery is a testament to his outstanding courage and commitment to serve his country. in may of 1942 in recognition of his heroism at pearl harbor, the secretary of the navy and fleet admiral commended and awarded miller the navy cross, the second highest military declaration for valor. the admiral commented that his bravery, quote, marks the first time in this conflict that such a high tribute has made in the pacific fleet to a member of his race and i'm sure that in the future we will see others similarly honored for brave acts, unquote. miller tnled his naval service in the pacific war theater. during the spring of 1943 he was assigned to an escort carrier. during the ship's mission on ovember 24, 1943, a japanese submarine torpedoed it and within minutes the vessel sank.
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petty officer miller was one of the 646 brave sailors that gave the ultimate sacrifice aboard the liss come bay that day. -- liscom bay that day. he was decorated with the purple heart medal, the american defense service medal, the pacific campaign medal and the world war ii victory medal. petty officer miller's actions at pearl harbor led him to be recognized as one of the heroes of world war ii and in doing so he distinguished himself as a great african-american hero in u.s. history. miller's story has become iconic as one of the heroic tales of bravery during world war ii. act one actor paid tribute to him. each year the waco v.a. medical center assist thousands of central texas veterans with their health care needs.
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by naming this in honor of him, we pay tribute to his sacrifice and that of other veterans. he's worthy of such an honor. in naming the center after a local hero, we will preserve the memory of miller's outstanding valor and duty for generations to come. finally, i want to thank all of those who made this legislation possible. . . i would like to thank the house members and the texas delegation for their 100% co-sponsorship of this legislation. in addition i want to thank texas senator cornyn and texas senator cruz for introducing identical legislation in the senate. additionally i want to thank waco mayor malcolm duncan, the county commissioner lester gibson and the county judge for their local support. last but not least, i would like to thank the texas chapters of the veterans of foreign wars, the american legion, the disabled american veterans, the military officers
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association of america, the texas veterans commission, and the texas coalition of veterans organizations for lending their support to this recognition of a texas hero. again i urge the support of the passage of h.r. 4199. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from south carolina is recognized. mr. clyburn: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i would like to dd my thank yous to mr. flores and the entire texas delegation for bringing this legislation. dori up studying about miller and he was one of those who we knew should be honored. but there were many on that day , among them joseph henry washington, who was serving on the u.s.s. arizona on december
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7, at the time of this attack. he survived. and i recently wrote about him. many great men and women serving during this time have gone unattended to and i thank you all so much for recognizing this one. i would hope as we continue our service here, we will continue to look into the backgrounds and experiences of those others who have not yet been recognized and do the appropriate recognition at the proper time. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentleman from south carolina for his words and his constructive and inspiring thoughts and i thank the sponsor for bringing this very excellent piece of legislation and so i would encourage all of the members to support h.r. 4199 and with
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that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 4199. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 4360. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4360, a bill to designate the facility of the united states forest service for the grandfather ranger district located at 109 lawing drive in nebo, north carolina, as the jason crisp forest service building. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from michigan, mr. benishek, and the gentleman
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from south carolina, mr. clyburn, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. benishek: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks on the bill, h.r. 4360. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. benishek: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. benishek: mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of h.r. 4360, a bill that would name the administrative building for the grandfather district of the national forest in north carolina for officer jason crisp. officer crisp spent eight years serving in the mcdowell county sheriff's department, serving in different roles in the community where he grew up. he graduated from the federal law enforcement training center in 2005 when he returned to western north carolina to begin his career marking timber for the forest service. and later to work in a k-9 unit along with his partner.
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like other forest service law enforcement officers, officer crisp and mar sombings were charged with protecting the national forest and knows its background by -- boundaries which they did with distinction. officer crisp and maros often assisted in manhunts and other searches in the national forests and surrounding community as part of their duty. officer crisp was not on duty on march 12 when he received a phone call about a murder suspect on the loose. nevertheless, he selflessly assisted, agreed to assist, demonstrating his commitment to keeping his community safe. this selfless attitude of dedication is prevalent among the men and women of the forest service, law enforcement and investigations division. officer crisp's life was senselessly taken in the line of duty on march 12 while assisting local and state police forces in the manhunt. he leaves behind a wife, amanda, and two sons, garrett and logan. as we mourn the loss of officer
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crisp, we want to thank the crisp family for officer crisp's' years of service. naming this building is a small token of thanks to officer crisp's family to honor his memory and service. while he will be missed, naming the forest service building in his honor will be a reminder to the citizens of western north carolina of all that he meant to the community. thank you, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from south carolina is recognized. mr. clyburn: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 4360. .r. 4360 designates a facility at the united states forest service grandfather ranger district in north carolina the jason crisp forest service building. after the united states forest service officer jason crisp.
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officer crisp and his k-9, maros, were tragically killed n the line of duty on march 12 in north carolina. officer crisp was off duty. but nonetheless assisted local authorities in the manhunt for a murder suspect on the loose. the selflessness is demonstrative of officer crisp's commitment to the safety and security of his community. a commitment shared by our many dedicated forest service officers. designating the jason crisp forest service building is our way of thanking and honoring officer crisp and his family, sister , sons, parents,
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and brothers for his 16 years of service to the united states forest service. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 4360 and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. benishek: mr. speaker, i'd like to yield to my colleague from north carolina, the author of this piece of legislation, mr. meadows, for as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. meadows: thank you, mr. speaker. and i thank the gentleman from michigan and i thank my friend from south carolina for their support of this bill. i also want to thank, mr. speaker, chairman lucas and ranking member peterson for their help in bringing this bill to the floor, without their help, truly, we would not be here today. but it is an honor not only to work with them both, but their
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staffs on this legislation. and so i'd like to also thank the entire north carolina delegation for their support. on october -- on march 12 of 2014, just this year, just a few months ago, officer jason crisp and his k-9, maros, were shot and killed in burke county, north carolina. he was off duty at the time and the call came at home and when it came in, he was very quick to respond and participate in a manhunt to track down someone, a suspect who had committed two murders. it was the kind of selfless service that was not unique and not a one-time thing for officer crisp. some just five days later, a memorial service was held in his honor and we had thousands of law enforcement officers from all across the region come
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to honor his service, as well as other elected officials and the governor. the bill we're considering today would name the united states forest service building in the grandfather ranger district there in nebo, north carolina, as the jason crisp forest service building. in honor of officer crisp's sacrifice. officer crisp, or jason, as his family and friends knew him, was 38 years old. lived in marion, north carolina, in mcdowell county, and part of the western part of north carolina. he had graduated from the federal law enforcement training center in 2005 and had become an officer for the forest service. he and his dog, maros, routinely assisted in hunts for suspects in mcdowell, burke, avery and caldwell counties. crisp, he also served as a law
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enforcement reserve officer in the mcdowell county sheriff's office. he actually served also as a deputy sheriff there, prior to going to work for the u.s. forest service. his wife, amanda, and his two sons, garrett and logan, his parents and sisters and two brothers are a reminder that many times when we have people that serve, that there are other people that are involved in that service as well. and so i want to thank them today. perhaps the best words were by some of his friends at his memorial. they called him warm-hearted. always looking out for others. a warrior. and, yes, someone who even plays practical jokes. the release that came from his family says that -- said that jason was a love father, a loving husband and a great friend. he was his wife's best friend
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and the love of her life. he loved the lord and was an honest christian man who gave his life protecting his friends . he loved his job with a passion and the only thing that he loved more than his job and his family and his friends were really his service to his country and his county. he died a hero. however, he was a hero well before that day. maros was also a family member and he was loved like a child and jason loved working with maros and they wanted to make sure that they said thank you to the agency for their hard work and thanks for all the prayers and calls and visits from family members and friends. it's an honor for me today to not only recognize officer crisp but all the first responders who miss birthdays, anniversaries, dinners and gatherings to answer the call
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to protect and serve our communities. every day, mr. speaker, we expect them to answer the call, serving silently and selflessly . we also expect them to come home. some do not. so with that, mr. speaker, i would encourage the passage of h.r. 4360, to name the grandfather ranger district forest service building in nebo, north carolina, in honor of officer jason crisp, the officer jason crisp forest service building, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina yields back. the gentleman from michigan is recognized. >> i urge passage of the bill and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 4360. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair,
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2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1216.
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the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1216, a bill to designate the department of veterans affairs vet center in prescott, arizona, as the dr. cameron mckinley department of veterans affairs veterans enter. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, and the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. kennedy, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from colorado. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on h.r. 1216. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lamborn: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 1216, sponsored by my good friend and colleague, representative paul gosar of arizona. this bill would name the vet center in prescott, arizona, as the dr. cameron mckinley department of veterans affairs veterans center. dr. cameron mckinley joined the united states marine corps reserve after world war ii. following his time in uniform,
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dr. mckinley pursued a career in service to his fellow veterans, eventually becoming chief psychologist at the v.a. medical center in prescott, arizona. iven his service to the fellow -- to his fellow veterans, i urge all of my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 1216. thank you, mr. speaker, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. kennedy: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield myself uch time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. kennedy: i reich to support h.r. 1216 which designates the department of veterans affairs vet center in prescott, arizona, as the dr. cameron mckinley department of veterans affairs veterans center.
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as chief of psychology at the prescott v.a. medical center from 1981 to 1996, he earned the respect and honor of many veteran service organizations. his tireless efforts to support the mental health needs of arizona service members and their families made a huge difference to many veterans. dr. mckinley was a groundbreaker. he established a 24-hour information center, teams of support groups and responsible for establishing a veterans' mental healed and rehabilitation center. for his exceptional commitment to his community, he received the military order of the purple heart. he was made a charter member of the chapter 9 of vietnam members of america who cited his efforts -- their efforts on his behalf. he was an avid jouts doorsman, capturing the beauty he experiences, hiking, canoing on
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camera. an avid reader of history, he also volunteered for the project at tory the library of congress. in 1997 to 1998 he volunteered at the national vietnam wall in washington. while dr. mckinley is no longer with us, his long-standing commitment to our nation's heroes lives on. he's a strong candidate for the naming of the veterans' center in prescott. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: i thank my colleague from rhode island for his gracious words. i'd like to recognize the sponsor of this legislation, representative gosar of arizona, for as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from arizona is recognized. mr. gosar: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i'd like to thank chairman miller and chairman lamborn for their continued leadership at the house veterans' affairs committee.
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mr. speaker, i rise before you to honor a great man who served this nation and its veterans for a lifetime of work. that is dr. cameron mckinley. the bill being considered here today, h.r. 1216, would designate the department of veterans affairs vet center in prescott, arizona, as the dr. cameron mckinley department of veterans affairs veterans center. he served in the u.s. marine corps reserve in shreveport, louisiana, from 1947 to 1949. he served with honor at the air force hospital during and after the vietnam war, providing therapy to military personnel and their families. later, he served with great distinction as the chief of sigh colk at the veterans affairs hospital in prescott, arizona, from 1981 to 1995. dr. mckinley spent decades confronting the pressing issues of posttraumatic stress disorder, also known as ptds, by providing cutting edge psyche could helogical and neuropsychological assessments
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of veterans of three wars. he organized a rap group for veterans dealing with varying degrees of ptsd. he had groups and other specialized groups to help veterans dealing with ptsd. and he gave them tools to deal with their afflictions and transitioning them successfully back into civilian life. dr. mckinley and a group of veterans who had been working with him in that area then formed the chapter 95 of the vietnam veterans of america. that v.v.a. chapter in concert with dr. mckinley, local leaders, businesses and nonprofit groups successfully petitioned the federal government for a free-standing veterans affairs medical center in prescott, arizona. that vet center opened in juvene 1985. dr. mckinley's cutting edge worked received recognition from the veterans affairs medical center, the veterans readjustment counseling center and the department of the army
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for his outstanding work to improve the lives of veterans of multiple generations. among his numerous awards, special recognition of award chapter 95 in 1983, special recognition award from the military order of the purple heart, appreciation awards from the prescott vet center on november 8, 1995. certificate of appreciation from the veterans readjustment counseling center on november 11, 1989. united states department of army certificate of appreciation for outstanding work in support of combat veterans of desert shields and desert storms and their families in 1991. special appreciation prescott vet center in december of 1995, and a special appreciation of recognition award for volunteer work at the prescott veterans center in 2004. but today it is with a heavy heart that i report to this chamber that dr. mckinley left this world on october 11, 2013. thankfully he passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his
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loving family. i now ask unanimous consent that his obituary be placed in the congressional record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. gosar: and a tribute to this remarkable man's life, congress names a facility after the very leader who was its inspiration and a life saver for so many. i'm also saddened we could not take up this bill and pass it into law sooner so dr. mckinley could live to see how this hallowed body shows its appreciation for his work. now i hope his family may share a few smiles as the bill moves forward in the legislative process. i'd also like to think that dr. mckinley is smiling upon us right now. i pose a challenge to my colleagues, members of the executive branch and anyone else listening. dr. mckinley strove for exemplary service to his veteran colleagues. in naming this building after him, we hold his life's work in the highest esteem. we hold it in this way to show all americans what it means to lead a life of service to others. and so we shall all strive to follow in his footsteps.
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the challenge before us is to provide timely, quality, patient-centered and patient-friendly care to each and every veteran. most importantly, in his long past -- it is long past time that the federal government follow his example and do the very thing he did with his veteran patients. the federal government must listen. today i thank the veterans' affairs committee for supporting this bill. i thank my cleern -- my arizona colleagues for their support and being original co-sponsors of this bill. i think of all the veterans' service organizations for their support of this bill and for all they do nor our vets. and i want to thank friends of camp mckinley for their continued advocacy on behalf of this great man. i ask support and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from arizona yeelsds back. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: i want to thank the gentleman from arizona for this excellent piece of legislation and his work on behalf of veterans in his district. and i apologize, i should have referenced my colleague from
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massachusetts, not rhode island, and with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. kennedy: i thank the gentleman. it's a common mistake. don't worry. mr. speaker, i have no further speakers at this time. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 1216. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask members to support h.r. 1216 and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 1216. 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 bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3682. the speaker pro tempore: the
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clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3682, a bill to designate the community-based outpatient clinic in the department of veterans affairs located at 1961 premiere drive in mankato, minnesota, as the lyle c. pearson community based outpatient clinic. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, and the gentleman from minnesota, mr. wals, will each control -- there are walz, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from colorado. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and on h.r. ir remarks 3682. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lamborn: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lamborn: thank you. mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 3682, which is responserd by my good friend and colleague and fellow committee member on the veterans' affairs committee, representative tim walz from minnesota. h.r. 3682 would name the v.a. community based outpatient clinic in mankato, minnesota,
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the lyle c. pearson community based outpatient clinic. he was a world war ii prisoner of war who received the distinguished flying cross, the air medal with clusters and the purple heart for his service. he was also a life-long public servant serving as the disabled american veterans national commander from 1975 to 1976. recognizing lyle's service and his sacrifice by naming the cboc in mankato after him is a fitting honor. i am grateful for representative walz for sponsoring this legislation and urge my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 3682. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from minnesota is recognized. >> i want to thank my colleague and friend from colorado for his kind words and his work on the veterans affairs committee. i'm proud to serve with him. i rise today in support of
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3682, which designates the department of veterans affairs community-based outpatient clinic in mankato, minnesota, as the lisle c. pearson community-based outpatient clinic. walswals lisle pearson was the true definition -- mr. walz: lisle pearson was the ue deaf -- lisle -- lyle pearson was a true definition of a hero. he completed 50 combat missions over occupied territories. in december, 1944, lyle's aircraft was shot down over italy. surviving the horrors of the shootdown, lyle was a prisoner of war from december 1944 until may of 1945. for his actions in combat, as a p.o.w., he was awarded the distinguished flying cross, the air medal with clusters and the purple heart. like so many of his colleagues, the distinguished service that he served in uniform might have only been outpaced by what he did after he came back home.
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after the war, lyle rejoined his wife on their family farm but his desire to serve was strong. beginning in 1957, lyle administered programs for a county juvenile court. first as a chief probation officers and then as director of court services. he helped turn around countless lives, earning minnesota correction's officer of the year in 1969. one of lyle's biggest impacts was helping his fellow veterans. he served his entire life helping our veterans and as you heard from my colleague, he served as a national commander of the disabled american veterans. he also spent 49 years as theed a contaminant of his local chapter. he dedicated a half a century of service to the st. peter hospital, was a 4-h leader and act wve his church. through all of this he was a husband, the father of seven children and a stalwart pillar of our community. his dedication to duty, his community and this country was the finest keeping of the ideals of service, selflessness and giving.
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making him the ideal namesake for the mankato community-based outpatient clin take will serve so many of our fellow veterans. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. lamborn: thank you, mr. speaker. it is an honor to work with my colleague, representive walz, on this fine piece of legislation honoring someone very deserving of this honor. and the naming of this clinic. so with that, mr. speaker, i would urge all of our members and colleagues to support h.r. 3682 and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 3682. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess for a period of less than 15 minutes.
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so you say, wow, those are conservative republican voters. and in many cases they're not. in fact, a lot of them aren't voting at all because they don't really see either party talking to them about the concerns they have in trying to create an opportunity for them to live the american dream. >> former pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate rick santorum argues the working americans have been abandoned
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by both political parties. and offers conservative answers to their problems. saturday night at 10:00 eastern on "after words." part of book tv this weekend on c-span2. and this month on our online book club we're discussing "the forgotten man," a new history of the great depression. start reading and join others to discuss the book in our chat room at booktv.org. television for serious readers. >> on this morning's "washington journal," rewwe looked at majority leader eric cantor's primary loss that happened a week ago and what it means for political polarization in congress. host: norman ornstein joins us today one week after the loss of eric cantor. the headline in your news column after last week ossie's column.
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-- why do you think this changes things for the republican party? guest: i do not think it is particularly important. if you are a member of august, it does not matter what the data show. this is the second primary defeat with a lot of challenges. the first was ron paul, over 90 years old. all it takes is one prime example for members to learn the less. the lesson they learned, i am afraid, is, if you vote to get the government reopened, if you vote to keep the debt ceiling going up, if you do any that operates with a rock -- with barack obama, you are in danger. we will see a party where the forces that aim for ostentation,
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those who basically want to blow the government and not just have a smaller one, but a non-unction in government, are in the transcendence. i call them the new nihilists. i think they are more significant now both outside and inside. it is true, a lot of people are writing the show that money and is not every in and politics home and cantor had a huge bank, $5 million. example where it is not money over some of the other forces. a lot of big money going into republican politics is coming from people who are hostile to and are perfectly happy to have these confrontations. leave -- lead one
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the republican party? guest: it is difficult. for john boehner, the challenge has been there for a long time on this front. to giveoach has been his members and enormous amount of slack, a lot of rope, let them come close to hanging themselves until they finally realize his path will not leave them in a good direction, and then finally get the votes. and it usually comes with more democrats than republicans there you can only do that so often. eric cantor for a long time was an advocate of his. in the last couple of years, they have been working more together as they realize the alternative was anarchy. that hurt cantor. whether kevin mccarty emerges as leader, or what happens with the
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less -- the rest of leadership, whether the outside forces are represented directly there, or if a get shut out and say, once again, we are on the outs i'm looking in, the task boehner has becomes much more challenging. host: is this a missed opportunity for the new nihilists, as you describe them, or are they not as strong within the republican conference as perhaps the high-profile victory against cantor? >> that is a harder one to say. words what happened is the stunning defeat, when it occurred, they scheduled this vote on a very short leash. it meant that organizing to get
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enough votes to prevail and the caucus would not be easy to do for somebody who had not been engaged in the process he four. kevin was ready to go. of words am a for mccarthy, the great strength he had was personality. when you have got no agreement by insurgents to rally behind a candidate, and you end up with somebody who is an and urgent among insurgents, that makes it harder. it will be interesting to watch the votes. it does not mean there really secret ballot. members have a sense of how they will go. votes emerging against mccarthy will be an interesting sign. it will be even more interesting to watch the contest. force of the republican party, the largest element is in the south. one of the challenges they have is the self old shirley is very
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different from the broader fabric of the country. districts are lily white or close to it. they have a different perspective on immigration issues. they are different on social and cultural issues. they are the largest force. what if you end up with a leadership that basically comes from a swing state in ohio, a blue state in california, a blue state in illinois, which would happen if peter wins the lips and the deep red part of the conference is not represented in the top ranks of leadership? >> that is the pitch some of the others are making. but yes. we do not know how that will come out. it is a three-day race. a lot of other factors will emerge. my guess is that also
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complicates matters. they will take the chief deputy'whips -- deputy''s whips position. the right wing of the party and the south, very likely. it may not be enough. wehink it will be hard and [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] >> we expect the house back with a couple more bills to debate this afternoon, including a resolution allowing the capitol rotunda to be used for a ceremony to award the congressional gold medal to israeli president shimon peres. coming up in 20 minutes from now on c-span3, a hearing looking at weight loss remedies. one of the witnesses is dr. mehmet oz who offered to help, quote, drain the swamp of unscrupulous marketers that are using his name to peddle miracle pills to millions of
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americans desperate to lose weight. here's a bit of a preview as we wait for the house to come back. >> here's three statements you made on your show. you may think magic is make-believe, but this little bean has scientists saying they found the magic weight loss cure for every body type. it's green coffee extract. quote, i've got the number one miracle in a bottle. to burn your fat. it's raspberry ketone. quote, garcina-cambosia it. may be the simple solution you're looking for to bust your body fat for good. i don't know why you need to say this stuff because you know it's not true. so, why, when you have this amazing megaphone, and this amazing ability to communicate, why would you cheapen your show by saying things like that? >> well, if i could disagree about whether they work or not. and i'll move on to the issue of the words that i used.
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and just with regard to whether they work or not, take green coffee he can tract as an example, i'm not -- extract as an example, i'm not going to argue that it would pass f.d.a. muster if it was a pharmaceutical drug seeking approval, but among the natural products that are out there, this is a product that has several clinical trials, there was one large one, a very good quality one that was done the year that we talked about this in 2012. >> i want to know about that clinical trial. because the only one i know is 16 people in yeas and nays are ordered that was paid for by the company that was in fact -- at the point of time you initially talked about this being a miracle, the only study that was out there was the one with 16 people in india that were written up by somebody that was being paid by the company that was producing it. >> this paper argued there was no one paying for it but i have the four papers, five papers actually, plus a series of science papers on it as well. we can spend a lot of time arguing the merits of whether green coffee extract is worth trying or not worth trying. many of the things that we
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argue you do with regard to your diet are like-wise criticizeble. should you be on a low-fat diet, a low-carb diet? i spend a good part of my career arguing that people be on a low-card diet. we've come full circle and i no longer recommend that. we realized it wasn't working for our patients. it is remarkably complex, as you know, to figure out what works for most people even in a dietary program. even the practice of medicine, we evolve by looking at new ideas, challenging orthodox and evolving them. these are the clinical papers and we can argue about the quality of them, very justifiabley, i can pick apart papes that are showed no benefit as well. but at the end of the day, if i have clinical subjects, real people, having undergone trials, indiana this case i actually gave it to members of my audience, it wasn't a formal trial, it was just an -- >> which wouldn't pass -- the trial you did with your audience, you would not say that would ever pass scientific muster. >> no, i would never publish the paper.
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it wasn't done -- that wasn't the purpose. the purpose was for me to get a thumb nail sketch. was this worth me talking to people or not? i don't think this ought to be a referendum on the use of alternative medical therapies because if that's the case, listen, i've been criticized for having folks come on my show talking about the power of prayer. again, as a practitioner, i can't prove that prayer helps people survive an illness. >> it's hard to buy prayer. >> that's the difference. >> prayer's free. >> yes, prayer's free. that's a very good point. thankfully prayer is free. so -- but i see in the hospital when folks are feeling discomfort in their life and a lot of it's emotional when they have people praying for them, it lightens their burden. so my show was about hope. i wanted -- as you very kindly stated, we've engaged millions of people in programs, including programs we did with the c.d.c., to get folks to realize that there are different ways that they can rethink their future. that their best years aren't behind them, they're in front of them, they can lose weight. if i can just get across the
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big message that i do personally believe in the items that i talk about on the show. i passionately study them. i recognize that oftentimes they don't have the scientific muster to present as fact. but nevertheless i would give my audience the advice i give my family all the time. and i've given my family these products. specifically the ones you mentioned. [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] >> you can see all of this hearing coming up in a little more than 10 minutes from now on c-span3. the house is back for debate on a couple more bills this afternoon. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate concurrent resolution 37, concurrent resolution authorizing the use of the rotunda of the united states capitol in commemoration of the shimon peres congressional gold medal eremony. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from mississippi, mr. harper, and the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. kennedy, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from mississippi. mr. harper: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five
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legislative days to revise and extend their remarks on the senate concurrent resolution. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. harper: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. harper: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of the senate concurrent resolution permitting the use of the rotunda of the united states capitol in commemoration of the shimon peres congressional gold medal ceremony. the presentation of the congressional gold medal is a physical recognition given by congress to express our nation's highest appreciation for an individual's distinguished achievements and contributions. the man we rise to discuss today is one who has many significant achievements and who holds a life-long extraordinary record of public service. israeli president shimon peres in a rn in poland in 1923 town which is now part of
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bilaris. to escape the persecution, he and his family emigrated to palestine. he -- in 1947 he joined the zionist party. once israel achieved its independence in 1948, peres was appointed to the head of israel's navy and rose to become the minister of defense. peres went on to serve in several high-level positions in israel's cabinet. his career spans more than 70 years, including serving as prime minister twice and now as president of israel. throughout his career, he has been an integral hand in guiding his nation into the future. his long career is marked by numerous events where peres exercised his determination for peace. in 1993, peres participated in secret negotiations between palestine -- between the palestinians and israelis which
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is known as the oz low accords, an -- oslo accords. the next year he was jointly awarded the nobel peace prize for his role serving as lead negotiator for israel while he served as foreign minister during his negotiations. perress is a statesman who has -- peres is a statesman who has dedicated his life for the service of others. he's taken seriously the calling and responsibilities of what it means to be a member of the world stage. this was no more apparent than earlier this month when peres joined pope francis and palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas in praying for peace at the vatican and offered his own invocation which he said without peace we are not complete. we have yet to achieve this mission of humanity. even when peace seems distant, we must pursue it to bring it
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closer. the united states has a long-standing and close relationship with the people of israel. israel is our friend and closest ally in the middle east. and through president peres' leadership, this relationship and our international cooperation has only deepened and per severed. our two nation -- per seared. our two -- persevered. our two nations stand by together in promotion of peace, democracy, liberty and the furthering of human rights. later this month on june 26 the congress will meet together to honor this man, a man who has set an example of courage and perseverance for us all and award him with the congressional gold medal. it is fitting to present him with congress' most prestigious award as a sign of our deep respect and admiration. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. kennedy: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. kennedy: i want to start, mr. speaker, by thanking my colleague from mississippi for coming down to the floor today. thank you very much, sir. mr. speaker, this simple resolution which passed the senate by unanimous consent last week would authorize the use of the capitol rotunda for a ceremony to award the congressional gold medal to shimon peres. the congressional gold medal is one of the highest civilian honors and shimon peres, israel's president, is most deserving of this noteworthy award. during a recent trip to israel last year, i had the distinct honor of meeting president peres who even at 90 years of age is as devoted as ever to a strong and unbreakable bond between our two nations. awarding the congressional gold medal to shimon peres will put him in a distinguished category of only nine individuals who have ever been awarded both the congressional gold medal and the president's medal of freedom. which president obama awarded
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peres in 2012. of the dual medalists, four are nobel peace prize laureates, an honor bestowed on president peres. the resolution before us today is timely as president peres is scheduled to visit us next week. congress will be able to hold a commemoration ceremony with him in attendance. i'd like to take this moment, mr. speaker, to thank the folks at the u.s. mint who have been working round the clock to make sure the medal is on time and lso the staff of the house and the senate as well as their staff for their support. mr. speaker, i urge all members to support the resolution and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. need to ask if the gentleman is prepared to close. mr. kennedy: i am, sir. mr. harper: i reserve.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. kennedy: mr. speaker, i yield back and ask all of my colleagues to support the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts yields the balance of his time back. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. harper: mr. speaker, i would add that throughout israeli president peres' dedication, he's served as the unifying figure and upholder of the world's compass. no one could have those attributes than peres. our nation thanks him for his honorable service and his unfailing humanitarian efforts and i yield back the balance of my time. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to senate concurrent resolution 37. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are
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suspended, the concurrent resolution is agreed to and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately
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most of whom don't have colonel degrees. folks that really still understand the value of work and the importance of work and responsibility and people who understand the importance of family and faith, believe in freedom and limited government. so, you say, wow, those are conservative republican voters. and in many cases they're not. in fact, a lot of them aren't voting at all because they don't really see either party talking to them about the concerns they have in trying to create an opportunity for them to live the american dream. >> former pennsylvania senator and presidential candidate rick santorum argues that working americans have been abandoned by both political parties. and offers conservative answers to their problems -- problems. saturday night at 10:00 eastern on "after words." part of book tv this weekend on c-span . that month on our online book club, week discussing "the
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forgotten man: a new history of the great depression." start reading and join others to discuss the book in our chat room at booktv.org. elevision for serious readers. >> in her first public appearance since stepping down as health and human services secretary, kathleen sebelius talked about the challenges in implementing the health care law. she spoke at the enroll america national conference, in washington, d.c. the nixon -- the next enrollment period is november 13 through mid february of next year. >> good morning, state of enrollment, 2014, national conference participants. please welcome president of nroll america. [applause]
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