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well. i enjoyed working with him. and i'm very thankful that he's here to give support on this amendment and the leadership that he's given. and with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the chair: the ayes have it and the amendment is agreed to. the chair: it is now in order to consider amendment number 3 printed in house report 114-411, for what purpose does the gentlewoman from alabama seek recognition? ms. sewell: i have an amendment
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at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 3 printed in house report number offered by ms. sewell of alabama. the chair: the gentlewoman from alabama, ms. sewell, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from alabama. ms. sewell: i rise in support of my amendment to h.r. 3700. it is common sense and straightforward and requires the secretary of h.u.d. to conduct a study to determine the impact of the decreased deductions on rent paid by ell deerly and disabled individuals and rental assistance and housing program. being able to assess quality, safe and affordable housing is critically important. the section 8 voucher program and other programs play a vital role in providing this type of housing for our nation's most
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vulnerable citizens. in fact, nearly all of the housing currently under h.u.d. rental assistance include children, the elderly or disabled individuals. these rental assistance programs house over 10 million individuals and roughly 4.6 million rental units across the country. it is clear that these voucher and rental assistance program perform for which they were created, which is creating shelter. in spite of the enormous success, the program still suffers under the weight of too duplicativeient and requirmentes. as drafted, h.r. 370 on on helps preserve our housing resource. however as we attempt to reform these programs, we must be
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mindful and diligent in ensuring that the proposed changes are beneficial to the overall implementation and that there are no negative unintended consequences. toward that end, my amendment gauges the effectiveness of some of the changes made here today and the impact on the vulnerable segments of our population, the elderly and disabled. we know that no program is perfect. we must strike a delicate balance and ensure that programs are workable and do what they intend to do without adverse impact on those that are greatly benefited by them. i urge my colleagues to support my amendment and i reserve. the chair: the gentlelady reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. mchenry: i ask unanimous consent to claim the time in opposition, although i'm not opposed. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hensarling: i thank the
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gentlelady for her amendment, it is a bipartisan amendment. she makes some good points and happy to accept it and as long as i'm here, i would like to point out to the distinguished ranking member that any time my side wins all the votes, i'm not having a tough day, but having a really good day. with that, i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from texas yields back. the gentlelady from alabama. ms. sewell: i thank the chairman for septembering my amendment. all americans win when we act in a bipartisan manner and i'm grateful for your assistance in making this legislation stronger. i thank my ranking member and as well as my colleague, representative cleaver, for his leadership on this bill. and i yield back. the chair: the gentlelady from alabama yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from alabama.
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those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. nd the amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 4 printed in 411. report 114- now it is in order to consider amendment number 5 printed in house report 114-411. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. hinojosa: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 5 114-411.n house report the chair: the gentleman from texas, mr. hinojosa and a member opposed will each control five minutes.
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the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. hinojosa: today i rise to 00 er an amendment to h.r. 37 entitled the housings opportunities through modernization act of 2015. i want to thank mr. luetkemeyer for his hard work on this bill and in the bipartisan and collaborative way he went about this important housing reform. i also wish to thank the ranking member, maxine waters from california, for all of the hard work -- for her hard work and always looking out for those most needy in our society and for working to improve this bill. my amendment would authorize a nominal user fee on lenders accessing the underwriting
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sections for single family loan program. this fee would not exceed $50 per loan and enable the united states department of agriculture to make much needed upgrades to their automated underwriting system in order to match industry standards. mr. speaker, i believe that access to safe, decent and affordable housing can transform lives. federal programs like the section 502 single family home loan program play a critical role in expanding home ownership and opportunity for our rural communities. this federal program has helped over two million families build wealth through the equity in their home and encourage lenders to provide loans to those who cannot usually obtain conventional financing. through this program, lenders are enabled and encouraged to
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serve borrowers they might typically reject without the guarantee increasing borrowers' access to home ownership opportunities. we owe it to our rural communities to provide the resources it needs to modernize and continue expanding home ownership and opportunity in our most underserved rural communities. the single family housing guarantee loans program relies on the guaranteed underwriting system for determining loan aprovals quickly and accurately. unfortunately, the current system is in need of special technological improvements in order to process risk requests more efficiently. guaranteed underwriting system development is needed and will benefit the field staff, rural borrowers and private sector lenders alike. my amendment will cover the cost
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of developing and maintaining the guaranteed underwriting system and enable the single-family home loan program to be administered in a more effective manner despite recent staffing reductions. the nominal fee will be used to nhance and bring it into the 21st century. a fee will generate $1 million a year starting in 2018. the fee will support important program improvements including the delegation of preferred underwriting to preferred lenders and the fee will help the systems technology capabilities to standards including enhanced oversight and program attic controls. this efficiency upgrade will to have the staff
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most decisions. congress has made home ownership a reality. the section 502 single family home loan program receives $24 billion a year and has helped millions of families. my amendment supports the usda 2016 fiscal budget request and supported by proposal month rural advocacy groups such as the national housing coalition and housing assistance council. with that, i urge all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this amendment back. ld the chair: the the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. hensarling: i ask unanimous consent to claim the time in opposition although i'm not opposed. the chair: the gentleman from texas is recognized.
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mr. hensarling: i just rise in support of the amendment of the the gentleman from texas and thank him for his leadership in this area of rural housing. i think it plays a role in helping develop a efficient underwriting system to assess mortgage credit risk and prevent foreclosures and this is bipartisan amendment. bipartisan bill. we are happy to accept it. and i urge members to adopt it and i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman fro texas, mr. hinojosa. those in favor say aye those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is goode to. -- the amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 6 printed in house report 114-411.
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for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? ms. meng: i have an amendment at th desk. the clerk: amendment number 6 printed in house report 114-411, offered by ms. meng of new york. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 594, the gentlewoman from new york, ms. meng and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from new york. ms. meng: this amendment would require h.u.d. to publish model guidelines for minimum heating requirements. unfortunately, some publ housing agencies across this country have struggled with the task of providing adequate housing and heating to low-income residents. less than two months ago, righters published a series of articles about tenments in new york city complaining they were without heat for several frigid
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evenings in a row. in response to these complaints, legal services of new york city filed a lawsuit on behalf of the tenants and quote a november 25 email head of the new york housing authority heating management unit stating that the policy is heat shut off between 10:00 p.m. and 5 a.m. when the outside temperatures are above 20 degrees. when it falls below 20 degrees, heat is given. this is appalling. many democratic represent tives from new york city agreed with me and we submitted a letter read by my good friends and colleagues, representatives ngel and rangel urging them to abandon the current heating policy. it was submitted to the largest housing agency in the country overseeing 400,000 residents
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living in 2,00 buildings. and that is why i have come to the floor today. while it is not in our authority to mandate what a building's heating requirements should be in any particular city across this country, clearly some help is needed. apparently some local agencies might need official guidance from h.u.d. outlining the fact that it is a good idea to turn the heat on at night when the temperature be outside is below freezing. right now, in the middle of winter, when almost one in five public housing residents in my city are aged 612 or older and more than -- 62 or older, i feel this matter could be one of life or death. we do not want to return to an age in which tenants of local public housing authorities are forced to revert to heating their homes with stoves.
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many of us are familiar with the unfortunate tragedies that occur as a result of that practice and the fires that can occur when residents are forced to rely on individual space heaters. for not only the safety of public housing residents across america but also their humanity, heating starnsdz must be improved. it is my hope that this amendment today which that h.u.d. produce guidelines will assist in this endeavor and my hope that all of my colleagues will support that effort. and i reserve. he chair: the gentlelady mr. hensarling: i wish to claim time in opposition to this amendment although i am not opposed. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hensarling: thank you very much, mr. chairman. i listened very carefully to the gentlelady's comments on the floor and prepared to
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accept the amendment. she makes reasonable arguments. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from new york. ms. meng: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you, mr. speaker, for your support. and i yield back the balance of my time. yes, i will yield. the chair: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. engel: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentlewoman for yielding to me. i certainly support what she's trying to do. last december it came to light that the new york city housing authority has recently as 2013 shut down broilers in public housing unless outside temperatures drop below 25 degrees. this forces residents to go without heat during the coldest months of the year. i grew up in affordable housing. i grew up in city housing so i'm particularly sensitive to everything that the new york city housing authority does. i was outraged by what they -- this revelation.
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nha 00 new yorkers live in housing. they pay rent and in had return depend on housing authority leadership to fulfill a very reasonable need of safe and decent shelter, a practice that forces tenants to grabble with bitter temperatures just doesn't fail to meet that need. it is reckless and demeaning. myself, ms. meng and eight other members of the new york city delegation sent a letter to the new york city housing authority asking they immediately issue guidance condemning this practice and make certain none of their buildings continue to adhere to this outrageous policy. it is important, though, that no american living in public housing be forced to suffer through the winter months, and that's exactly what this amendment will prevent, by requiring the secretary of housing and urban development to issue guidelines on minimum heating requirements. i urge my colleagues to vote for this and ensure that public housing residents' health and safety are protected want to
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thank my colleague from new york, ms. meng, for partnering with me on this important issue and thank her for her leadership. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady from new york yield back the balance of her time? ms. meng: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from new york. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. the committee will rise informally to receive a message. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair will receive a message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the president of the united states. the secretary: mr. speaker.
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the speaker pro tempore: mr. secretary. the secretary: i'm directed by the president of the united states to deliver to the house of representatives a message in writing. the speaker pro tempore: the committee will resume its sitting. the chair: it is now in order to consider amendment number 7 printed in house report 114- 411. for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? mr. palazzo: mr. chairman, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 7 printed in house report 114-411 offered by mr. palazzo of mississippi. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 594, the gentleman from mississippi, mr. palazzo, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes.
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the chair recognizes the gentleman from mississippi. mr. palazzo: thank you, mr. speaker. today's bill to improve public housing is a strong step in streamlining the massive federal program. i want to thank chairman hensarling for allowing us to have this debate. as a former public housing authority executive, i know all too well how important it is to balance financial and managerial responsibility and oversight while at the same time making sure residents' needs are met. this amendment addresses an outdated and misinformed statute in the united states housing act that requires the membership of directors of a public housing agency contain one member who's directly assisted by the agency. opposition to this rule is not new. when h.u.d. proposed these rules in 1999, p.h.a.'s across the united states issued statements of opposition. some would argue that requiring resident members to serve on the board is a blatant conflict of interest as he or she would be making decisions that
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financially impact his or her family and their well-being. while i agree, i'm not here to debate that today. this amendment addresses only the p.h.a.'s in three states and one county. this is because in our respective state constitutions, there are provisions that expressly oppose a board member of any group receiving benefits from the very agency upon which he or she serves. this amendment does not rob the residents in specified areas of a voice in the affairs of their housing. in fact, it is a federal requirement that each p.h.a. have a resident advisory board comprised of at least one resident who serves as a liaison between the p.h.a. and housing residents. i speak from experience when i say that their input is always acknowledged and much appreciated. this commonsense provision is usually passed through the appropriations process, as it has been for decades.
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my amendment simply makes it permanent. i encourage adoption of this commonsense provision, and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from mississippi reserves his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? ms. waters: i rise in opposition to this amendment. the chair: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. waters: thank you. mr. chairman and members, i have serious concerns about providing a permanent exemption for the listed entities from existing requirement that each public housing authority must have a resident commissioner serve on the governing board. in 1998, congress passed this requirement into law in recognition of the need for the perspective and participation of tenants in the governance of public housing authorities. to this day, this requirement helps to ensure that residential -- residents are included in decisionmaking. however, in appropriations bills over the last decade, four entities have received an
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exemption from this requirement maintain a ey separate advisory board with at least six residents of public or assisted housing authority. the city of los angeles is one of the four entities that receive this exemption. however, last year i learned that hicola was not in splines with the part of the exemption that requires that they maintain an advisory board of at least six residents, and this noncompliance had been going on for many years. hicola's noncompliance resulted in a lack of meaningful engagement by residential and important policy provisions that they administrator. i successfully offered an amendment in the funding year 2016 housing funding bill to strike the exemption. and while this amendment was ultimately not included in the final omnibus, it did put congress, h.u.d. and the housing authority on notice that failure to comply with this important law is simply
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unacceptable. this demonstrates that we need to be extremely careful when providing exemptions for a requirement as important as this one. the exemption for hicola and others was intended to provide them with special accommodations while still ensuring meaningful tenant engagement. but hicola's behavior displayed blatant disregard for the law and the intent behind the law. that is why i do not believe that we should be making this exemption permanent. instead, i think we should be thinking about ways to enhance compliance with the existing exemption requirements. for these reasons, of course i'm going to urge my colleagues to vote no on this amendment. mr. chairman and members, it is just inconceivable that we don't understand that if you want to not only educate tenants but to involve tenants in decisionmaking and help them
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to understand how democracy works and help them to understand the rules of public housing and what can and cannot be done and why these rules are adopted, if we don't understand that we don't understand anything. it is inconceivable to me that we would simply say that we do ot want just one commissioner, one resident to be a part of the governing board, and it's inconceivable to me that we don't understand that we allow for exemptions to say, ok, if you don't want just one commissioner to serve on the board with you, we will allow you to have an advisory board of six residents that could involve themselves in the decisions that are made by the governing board. i talk about this importance because i think it's so important as we engage and lift people out of poverty, that
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they understand the rules of the game, and the only way you get to understand the rules of the game is if you get to play. you get to understand how decisions are made. you get to understand what the les are and how government works. to exclude them does not make good sense to me. i know why my own county would like to have this done. they would like to have this done because, guess what, we discovered that they were trying to sell off 241 units of section 8-type housing at the same time they were providing the museum with over $120 million and they said they could not afford the upkeep of those units and they didn't like it that we went out and talked with the residents. i went out to the homes and i said, did you know that these units are about to be sold and that do you know what's going to happen to you and why the
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county is giving up these units? no, they didn't know. they didn't have a clue because they didn't have proper notification. they didn't have one resident that served on the governing board. they didn't have an advisory committee. even though l.a. county had gotten an exemption, they refused to even comply with the exemption to simply have an advisory board. this is not right. this does not make good sense, and i don't know why we would support something like this. i urge a no vote on this amendment. the chair: the gentleman from mississippi. mr. palazzo: i want to thank the speaker. i want to thank my colleague for expressing some good points. this amendment actually continues to allow residents of housing authorities to have a strong voice and it monitors the situation, not just in our housing authorities that we're trying to exempt, in states where their constitutions prohibits board members from being able to sit on boards where they have a monetary orificecal from in that. fiscal interest in
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that. we're trying to make sure that states that have constitutions prohibiting such blatant disregard to common sense and to having that conflict of interest are protected. and apparently there's a personal interest in the one jurisdiction, and hopefully when my amendment's adopted, if we're going through the conference process with the senate we can work with my colleague to make sure that her state h.a. that she's referencing is taken care of. my amendment, i think it adds more voices to the governing process, for them to know what's going on in their local housing authority. so with that, i yield back the balance of my time. ms. waters: if the gentleman will yield? the chair: the gentleman has yielded back his time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from mississippi.
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those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, he noes have it. mr. palazzo: i ask for the yeas and nays. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from mississippi will be postponed. the chair: it's now in order to consider amendment number 8 printed in house report 114-4 11. for what purpose does the gentleman from vermont seek recognition? mr. welch: mr. speaker, desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 8 printed in house report 114-411 offered by mr. welch of vermont. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 594, the gentleman
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from vermont, mr. welch, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from vermont. mr. welch: thank you, mr. speaker. first of all, i'm a strong supporter of the good work that is represented in h.r. 3700. i congratulate chairman luetkemeyer and chairman -- ranking member cleaver for their hard work on this as well as chairman hensarling and ranking member waters. this bill is an improvement over the status quo. this amendment would extend some of the been fits of h.r. 3700 to folks who live in mobile homes. and that happens to be an awful lot of vermonters who are working real hard making ends meet. the idea of a bricks and sticks house is a dream for them but love the mobile home they have and they have economic challenges staying in that home.
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that is true in vermont and across rural america. what this amendment would allow is for the section 8 housing vouchers to be used for some of the obvious expenses that are associated with owning a mobile home, mr. speaker. right now, only the land rent is what can be included in the voucher. in addition to that, obviously, you have the true cost of the mobile home that the owner pays for the housing in addition to the land rent. the mobile homeowners pay other costs including utilities, insurance and financing for their mobile homes. people renting apartments where it is not a mobile home, all of those is factored into the rent. what it would do is allow those costs to be included in the calculation for section 8 that
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in our view puts an unnecessary limitation on what can be considered. compare that to the housing cost vouchers that rental units get, all of those are included in the rent. this amendment would address that issue allowing the property taxes as well as insurance, utilities and financing to be included eligible for the voucher. it would make a huge difference in affordability for americans across this country who are working hard every day and whose option for safe shelter is a mobile home. i urge that my colleagues support this amendment and i thank my colleagues for their bipartisan solid work they have done on this bill. and i reserve. the chair: the gentleman from vermont reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. hensarling: i ask unanimous consent to claim the time in
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opposition although i'm not opposed. the chair: without objection. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. hensarling: i appreciate the gentleman from vermont and i appreciate his amendment. i think this help equalize for a number of section 8 users the ability to use manufactured housing to help equalize this with other housing options. so i think it is an important step forward. i thank the gentleman from vermont for his leadership and prepared to accept the amendment and recommend members vote for it. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from vermont. mr. welch: i want to observe the gentleman from texas spent a fair amount of time in the green mountain state and he knows about these mobile homes and go back and tell them you are a great guy. the chair: the gentleman from vermont yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from
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vermont. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it and the amendment s agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 9 printed in house report 114-411, for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 9 printed in house report number 114-411 offered by mr. peters of california. the chair: the gentleman from california, mr. peters and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. peters: i rise today to offer an amendment on behalf of my frent of ms. lujan grisham.
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there are veterans living in transitional housing and 56% of these veterans have a disability. since 2009, the department of housing and urban development and the department of veterans affairs have made significant progress to reduce the number of homeless veterans but more must be done to get veterans off the street. this can be seen in my home district where we have one of the largest homeless populations in the country. the underlying bill improves housing services by creating a new department within the department of housing and urban development. this position will coordinate housing developments and serve as aly aceon and veterans have access to programs. it will coordinate between the v.a. and h.u.d. which provide the range of services and support. the amendment requires the special assistant to work with
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the v.a. and provide recommendations on how to improve housing services for our nation's veterans. we can do much more and provide them with the resources and support they need to have a stable place to live and build a life. in san diego, organizations like transition er the support to help veterans be successful and the v.a.'s independent living program to allow veterans to become independent. i urge my colleagues to support the amendment to ensure that h.u.d. and v.a. coordinate their efforts on addressing the many different issues and aspects associated with veteran homelessness and i reserve. the chair: the gentleman from california reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. hensarling: i ask unanimous consent to claim the time in
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opposition although i'm not opposed. the chair: without objection. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. hensarling: we know on this house floor there is not enough we can do for our veterans who served us. i think the author of the amendment in attempting to get h.u.d. and the v.a. to work more closely together to address problems like veterans' homeless necessary -- i hope it has some benefit. and i just wanted to accept the amendment and urge all members to adopt it. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. peters: i thank the chairman for his gracious support. and i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from california yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it and the amendment is agreed to. it is now in order -- for what
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purpose does -- it is now in order to consider amendment number 10 printed in house report 114-411. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. peters: i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 10 printed in house report 114-41 offered by mr. peters of california. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 594 the gentleman from california and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. peters: each member of this body represents a district that is affected by homelessness. no one should live on the streets. for many in our districts, ending the scurge of homelessness is an ongoing battle that takes resources from our communities. all of our districts are supported by the con you umh of re program to distribute
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funding to shelter the homeless and provide support programs. in san diego, we completed our point and time count. my office and other public services counted the homeless on the streets to determine how to better serve them. in 2014, this count found that san diego had the fifth largest homeless population in the country and in that program received the 23rd level of homelessness funds. san diego is not the only city disadvantaged by the formula that is used to determine how funds are distributed. other western cities like uston, seattle, san jose receive a disproportionate amount. my amendment would require to reopen the public comment on the formula. this would allow service
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organizations, housing providers, community faith leaders and legitimated officials the opportunity to provide input on h.u.d.'s resources can be equitably and effectively used to end homelessness. the amendment would not change e formula and not unfairly disadvantage any district. want every city to end homelessness and advocate changes and ask for a public comment period. the people who are working on the ground deserve the opportunity to weigh in on how this formula is affecting them and the work they are doing. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment to end the scurge of homelessness and i reserve. the chair: the gentleman from california reserves. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. hensarling: i claim time in
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opposition to the amendment although i'm not opposed. the comment period needs to be reopened and needs to be heard. and the gentleman from california is now batting 1,000 and i'm not sure if he has any other members. he may be pressing his luck after that. but i would urge adoption of his amendment. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california. mr. peters: i'm well aware of what success looks like in this body and i'm finished offering amendments. and i thank the ranking member and the chairman for the hard wouk on this bill. this is a good piece of work. and i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the mendment is agreed to.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 11 printed in house report 114-411. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? mr. ellison: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 11 printed in house report 114-411 offered by mr. ellison of minnesota. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 594, the gentleman from minnesota, mr. ellison, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. ellison: i thank the gentlelady and ranking member waters and chairman hensarling for their leadership on the committee. too many people are excluded from the minimum shal mainstream, 50 million americans lack a credit score. either they have no credit file at all or too few trade lines to establish a credit score. there have been some real
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innovations in helping these people build an accurate score, fica which is a large presence in my state has been a real leader in building scoring methodology. but credit agencies cannot score things they don't have and have late time payment information. if somebody doesn't pay a bill, probably is scored. if they do pay it, probably is not. and this is a case for h.u.d. residents and we need to make it easier for firms to provide customers' online payment data. my amendment specifically aims to help some of the three million people who live in h.u.d.-assisted housing, by law, families with disabilities and those who receive h.u.d. assistance pay 30% of their
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income for rent. i want to see them get credit for paying their rent on time. these folks pay their rent on time and yet it never shows up in their score. the law requires each tenant to provide prior written consent before having their ontime rental information being recorded but dose not require to report late payment. they get for late payment, no credit for ontime. it is mandated by the privacy act of 1994 which is well-meaning piece of legislation except it needs to be updated. this piece of legislation, the privacy act of 1974 wants to protect privacy of affordable housing residents, which is good. but it is causing more harm than good. requiring each resident to grant written permission and have the
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housing manager is a burden. we have evidence that such rent reporting that rent reporting actually helps tenants. builders credit alliance led a pilot in eight communities. the rent reporting reported rent payments of $-- 1,255 residents who lived in assisted housing. their research found that who participated in the pilot were le to build a high, nonprime 644 or a prime score of 688 with the inclusion of their rental payment history. even if they don't want to borrow money, their scores are going up, meaning they can apply for lower interest rates, apply for jobs and have a better situation all around. from credit invisibles to credit
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scores above 646 and some higher and those who saw it go up, 79%, the vast majority saw an increase in credit scores. this was an average increase of 23 points. . another pilot program is pending. the department of h.u.d. is partnering with expeerian, fikeo, the policy and economic esearch council, perc, and transunion to put rental history on credit scores. the privacy act requirements has hindered their effort. already overworked housing staff struggle to maintain the paperwork necessary to report renters' ontime payment. housing staff make it difficult to set up automatic payment data between property managers and credit bureaus with always
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changing database. my amendment includes language from h.r. 4172, the credit access inclusion act, h.r. 4172 has 20 co-sponsors. 10 of the republicans serve on the financial services committee. in conclusion, please support this amendment because it would do a number of very important things. one, it would help credit invisibility for hundreds if not thousands, millions even, and that's not an exaggeration, of very low-income people. makes it easier to provide predictive data of someone's ability to pay and willingness o repay and based on solid empurecal data that they can move from unscoreable to prime to near prime, we should help h.u.d.-assisted tenants into the mainstream. i urge adoption. the chair: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek
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recognition? mr. hensarling: i claim time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hensarling: i thank the chairman. i listened carefully to the gentleman from minnesota. he makes a number of important points. we have had this discussion previously, and i know the gentleman from minnesota is aware of my commitment that within the committee we will have a hearing that will include the subject matter of his amendment. i think the gentleman's amendment obviously addresses the fair credit reporting act, which is not part of this underlying housing bill. and, again, we will debate his issue, research his issue, take testimony on his issue in the future. i do not believe this is the appropriate bill for his particular amendment. so i'm going to urge rejection at this time. and i would yield time to the chairman of the housing and insurance subcommittee, the gentleman from missouri, as
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much time as he may consume. the chair: the gentleman from missouri is recognized for as much time as he wishes to use. mr. luetkemeyer: thank you, mr. chairman. and in listening to the discussion with the gentleman from minnesota with regards to his bill -- or his amendment -- u know, he made the comment, you know, they already report it when people don't make their payments, they do need to be reporting it when they do make their payments. does that mean we have to start reporting car payments, house payments and all those things, too, when people make them on time? mr. ellison: if the gentleman will yield? mr. luetkemeyer: this is what he's asking us to do is everybody somebody does something right, suddenly now we got to be reporting that. mr. ellison: if the gentleman will yield? mr. luetkemeyer: no. those are rhetorical questions. so if you're going down that road, then i think we have some problems.
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also, in your amendment here, you indicate that the -- with the data reported, they're not able to identify if a person is a recipient of housing assistance. you know, we're going to tie their hands, force them to do some stuff. i think it's an ill-conceived amendment, mr. chairman. i would certainly urge the body to reject it. i thank you. i yield back the balance of my time to the chairman. mr. hensarling: i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair reminds members to address their comments to the chair and not to each other. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from minnesota. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. he amendment is not agreed to.
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it's now in order to consider amendment number 12 printed in house report 114-411. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. green: i have an amendment at the desk, mr. chairman. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 12 printed in house report 114-411 offered by mr. al green of texas. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 591, the gentleman from texas, mr. green, and a member opposed, will each control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. green. mr. green: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. chairman, this is an amendment that is known to the ranking member as well as the chairman of the committee, and i will not complicate it. it is a very simple amendment. it simply says that h.u.d. may -- h.u.d. may develop a pilot additional nsider credit scoring information. and we know that there are people who have insufficient
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credit files and as a result they don't get consideration for light bill, gas bill, water bill, phone bill. these are some of the things that we have people making payments on quite regularly, timely, but they don't get considered. and we're simply asking h.u.d. to develop a pilot program. and we say may develop. there really is no requirement that h.u.d. do it within some statutory period of time. there's no requirement that h.u.d. will perform this in a certain way, but see if there is some way to help people who make these payments timely and this -- such as this can become a part of the additional credit information. now, i'm emphasizing additional because quite frankly i had alternative at one time, alternative credit scoring and that created some confusion because we're not using this as
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an alternative. this becomes additional information. so if i may, i'll reserve time now such that i may have an opportunity to respond, if necessary. the chair: the gentleman from texas reserves his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas, mr. hensarling, seek recognition? mr. hensarling: i rise to claim time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. hensarling: i thank the chairman. because the gentleman from texas is a friend and you hear members say that frequently -- in this case it's as sincere as it can be -- the committee has -- is attempted to work with the gentleman from texas. both sides worked in good faith. regrettably we didn't come to pint of mutual agreement on the resolution of his amendment. so i am going to oppose it at this time. the amendment would essentially provide a re-authorization of a program that the obama administration even believed
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was too risky to establish because they had years to establish it and they chose not to. i appreciate the effort. i appreciate the sincerity of the gentleman from texas. i understand what he is trying to do, but i also fear that ultimately the impact of what the gentleman is trying to do ery well could help hasten the insolvency in bankruptcy of the f.h.a., hurting their financials. i am happy that the f.h.a., after seven years, has fainlly decided to actually obey the law, bum -- finally decided to actually obey the law, but i'm not sure that the gentleman from texas is advocating could put pressure on f.h.a.'s insurance fund, ultimately hurting those it is designed to help. and i would say, again, that regardless of one's good
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intentions, i am still very, ry fearful of pilot programs that somehow get the political process involved in telling enders, or conjoeling lenders, suggest to lenders what credit standards they should use. it's what helped bring us to the housing crisis in the first place. no matter how well-intentioned federal policy was, ultimately there was federal policy that incented, conjoled and in some cases mandated financial institutions to put people into homes they could not afford to keep. it didn't do the economy any good. it didn't do the taxpayer any good, and it certainly didn't do the homeowner any good to put them in a home they could not afford to keep. and, again, i have no doubt that is not the intention of the gentleman from texas, but i
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have fears, i have fears that once we start going down this road of telling lenders essentially what type of -- and ultimately that's what we're doing with f.h.a. you're ultimately telling lenders, suggesting to lenders what credit standards they should employ. and so i'm fearful of going down this road. we have discussed a number of compromises. we came close. unfortunately we didn't get there with the gentleman from texas, and so i'm going to oppose this amendment simply because of who he is, somewhat reluctantly but nonetheless the bottom line is the bottom line. i will oppose the gentleman's amendment and i will reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from texas, mr. hensarling, reserves his time. the gentleman from texas, mr. green, is recognized. mr. green: thank you, mr. chairman. a gentleman from texas, i might add. how much time do i have? the chair: the gentleman from texas, mr. green, has 3 1/2
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minutes. mr. green: thank you very much. and mr. hensarling is imminently correct, we are friends. i say it in the sincerest way as well. he and i have collaborated on a number of issues and we've gotten a lot of things done in congress. i hope that doesn't hurt you back home, mr. hensarling, to let people know we've worked on things together. obviously i have a different perch and from my perch, here's what i see. i see an opportunity for additional credit scoring to be used and if it's negative, it's not going to benefit the person that is being scored. it does not prevent any other negative information from being properly scored. it simply says that h.u.d. may use this information indicating that persons have paid light
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gas, water bill, phone bill as additional information. that's all it says, that it may do this and it may create the scoring. now, with reference to h.u.d., h.u.d. has given me an indication -- and i don't have it in writing to hand you, mr. chairman -- i hope you would trust my word, they are not opposing it. the reason why it wasn't done previously was a function of h.u.d.'s budget. i believe this to be the reason, and because of budgetary concerns it did not get done. it was codified into law and that's why i'm reintroducing it, but this is a milder version of what i introduced previously, because previously we said h.u.d. shall do this. and this time we have made it as mild as possible. the realtors are very much supportive of it. this will give 50 million people who are currently with light credit files, don't have
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sufficient credit scores to have some additional information to be considered, but it does not in any way require that negative information be received in a positive manner. if it is negative it remains negative. if you haven't paid your car note, it's still a negative. if you haven't paid your light bill, gas bill, water bill, it's still a negative. so it only gives the opportunity to add these other things as things to consider for many people who quite frankly don't have a lot of traditional credit. they don't have bad credit, they just don't have traditional credit, and there are a lot of my constituents who fall into this category. so with that said, mr. chairman, i'll yield back to my friend from texas, mr. hensarling. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from texas, mr. hensarling. mr. hensarling: as persuasive as my friend from texas is, he wasn't quite persuasive enough at this particular moment. i continue to oppose the
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amendment from the gentleman from texas. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back his time. mr. green: i yield as well. the chair: yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from texas, mr. green. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. the amendment is not agreed to. the gentleman from texas. mr. green: yes, mr. chairman, i do ask for a roll call. the chair: pre-existing condition -- pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from texas, mr. green, will be postponed. . the chair: it's now in order to consider amendment number 13 printed in house report 114-411. for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 13 printed in house report 114-411,
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offered by ms. jackson lee of texas. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 594, the gentlewoman from texas, ms. jackson lee, and a member opposed each will control five minute. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from texas. ms. jackson lee: thank you so very much. let me thank the chairman and ranking member of the full committee and express my excitement to be talking about reform and real housing issues. if there's evern issue that we as members of congress are confronted with when we go home to our districts, it's about people who need housing, people who don't have housing, people that have poor housing, seniors who need house, young families that need housing, and so i'm delighted to be part of this reformation that's been done by the finance committee and to acknowledge the chairman and ranking member of the subcommittee of which this comes from and to congratulate this
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bipartisan process. i am delighted to offer an amendment and i thank the rules committee for making it in order, that i think adds to the improvement but as well some of the issues that we are confronted with. my amendment indicates that the secretary of housing and urban development , in consultation with the secretary of labor and other relevant agency, shall submit a report to the congress annually that goes to the heart of some of the issues unaddressed. an interagency strategy of such departments designed to improve family economic empoweringment by linking housing assistance with essential supportive services such as employment counseling and train, financial education and growth, child care, transportation, males, utah -- meals, youth recreational activities and other supportive services. it goes on to say any actions take in the preceding year to
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carry out such strategies and the extent of progress achieved. my amendment recognizes that in addition to housing connecting low income housing connecting families to child care and transportation is key to connecting families across the country to access employment and other services that foster upward economic mobility and family stability. it allows them to look at their family structure and people who are in need. my amendment acknowledges and recognizes that helping families achief economic empowerment requires interagency collaboration. met me cite, mr. chairman, two supportive letters from the coalition of the homeless and the heartland alliance who are supporting this constructive and instructive amendment to find out what our families need to be strong. let me also say i'm delighted to tell the story of finney from the houston housing authority where we gave her support i
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services through the family sufficiency program and she's come to the point of a credit score of 640 and now a proud homeowner. what a legacy. i ask my colleagues to support this amendment. i'm going to reserve my time but let me -- let me modify that, mr. chairman. i'd like to ask how much time do i have remaining. the chair: the gentlelady has two minutes remaining. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentleman very much. unfortunately one of my dear colleagues from guam, missed her time to offer her amendment and i'm going to ask unanimous consent to modify my amendment with the modification at the desk of ms. bordallo and yield her one minute to discuss her amendment at this time. the chair: the clerk rill we port the modification. the clerk: mod the case to amendment number 13, at the end of the amendment add the following. page 55, after line 11, insert the following new section. section 111, preference for
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united states citizen os nationals. section 214-86 of the housing and community development act of 198014 united states code 46 a.-8-7 is aamended by stricking such alien and all that follows through the period at the end and inserting any citizen of national of the united states shall be entitled to preference or priority before any such alien who is otherwise eligible for assistance. the chair: without objection, the modification is agreed to. the gentlelady is recognized. ms. bordallo: i thank the gentlelady from texas for yielding. i have an amendment at the desk. my amendment fixes a misinterpretation of law and gives u.s. citizens and nationals a preference over migrants from the republic of palua, the states of micronesia when receiving federal aid. i continue to support allowing these migrants to receive
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housing assistance, otherwise our housing situation in guam and other affected jurisdictions would get even worse. however, it was not the intent of congress to displace our citizens when it extended eligibility to migrants in 2000. unfortunately, limited resources have led many u.s. citizens in guam to be displaced by migrants who have entered our country as a result of the compacts of free association. guam's local housing authority has indicated that demand for housing assistance far outweighs the resources available. p.d.n. article indicated that homeless data shows that local residents of guam make up nearly 42% of the homeless on guam. indigenous people -- ms. jackson lee: i gave you up with minute.
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ms. bordallo: i ask for support of my amendment. the chair: the gentlelady from texas has one minute remaining. ms. jackson lee: i thank the gentlelady and i reserve, mr. chairman. the chair: and the gentlelady reserves her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas, mr. hensarling seek recognition? mr. hensarling: i ask unanimous consent to claim time in opposition though i'm not oppose. first with the amendment from the gentlelady from texas, often don't have an opportunity to work with her, i'm happy to work with her on this matter and recognize that this report could indeed add value. i think anything we can do to help in the family economic empowerment, the areas she has identified and employment counseling and training, coordination, of these areas, i think could be very valuable. i appreciate the gentlelady's amendment. and i am prepared to accept it. and the same is true for the
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gentlelady from guam, i'm sorry she missed her opportunity earlier, i'm glad she has her opportunity now and i am prepared to accept her amendment as well. urge adoption and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentlelady from texas, ms. jackson lee. ms. jackson lee: let me thank the gentleman from texas and the -- acknowledge that i was pleased to help out the gentlelady from guam and i want to indicate that these are two amendments that stand on their own right and i close by indicating the purpose of the amendment offered by jackson lee to again refer to finney, a woman who tried to get a home and she stayed in a program and completed the criteria needed to qualify, earn wages of at least $20,000 and got that credit score, established a savings account of $1,000. this is what we're talking about about supportive services and what we want to do is emphasize employment counseling, financial
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education, growth, child care, transportation, youth recreational activities and other supportive services. i'm glad to have the support of the coalition for the homeless of houston-harris county and the heartline alliance to be able to say this makeses for a better road map for getting housing to people who are in need. i celebrate the fact that we're on the floor with this reform bill, talking about housing and i again celebrate and i ask my colleagues to support the jackson lee amendment. with that, i yield back. the chair: the gentlelady yields back her time. the question is on the amendment as modified offered by the gentlelady from texas. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair the ayes have it. the amendment as modified is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 14 printed in house report 114-411.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. price: mr. chairman, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. cloiment amendment number 14 printed in house report 114-411, offered by mr. price of north carolina. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 594, the gentleman from north carolina, mr. price, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from north carolina. mr. price: thank you, mr. chairman. i'm offering this amendment on behalf of our colleague from alabama, mr aderholt, and myself, i want to thank the chairman and ranking member, and staffs on either side for their dwoppings in moving -- for their cooperation in moving this amendment forward. this provides a long overdue update for the h.u.d. formula for the people with aids program. it's the only federal program solely dedicated to proid videoing housing assistance and related supportive services for
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low income people living with hiv-aids. and their families. in short, this amendment would base the distribution of funds on the current number of people living with hiv-aids. who desperately need this support. this would replace the current formula based, incredibly, on the cumulative number of aids cases since the epidemic began decades ago. last year, more than 50% of the people counted in the formula were deceased. to say the least, this has drastically reduced their ability to aid jurisdictions where the present need is most acute. this is particularly true in rural areas and in cities that are currently brearing the brunt of the hiv-aids ep democrat ex. mr. chairman, congress has sensibly -- sensibly adjusted other aids support program, including the ryan white program, so formula funds are distributed based on the number
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of living h.i.v. and aids cases in a given jurisdiction. only this formula remains out of whack. and it's denying thousands of those with hiv-aids the housing and support they need. the price-aderholt amendment make there's changes to the current formula. first it utilizes living hiv-aids cases as the major basis of funng distribution, consistent with changes made to the ryan white program. secondly, it directs h.u.d. to take into consideration housing costs and local poverty rates to ensure the program can better address varied housing needs within jurisdictions. and thirdly, the amendment provides for a gradual implementation of the new funding formula over five years to ensure that jurisdictions have adequate time to adjust to the new funding levels. a stop-loss provision is also include sod that no jurisdiction can lose more than 5% of its funding or gain more than 10% of its funding on a year over year basis.
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mr. chairman, the government accountability office, ever since 1997, has identified the need to update the formula. the housing and urban development department has included similar proposals to update the program in its budget requests year after yea according to their most recent formula projection, 115 out of 139 jurisdictions in this country would benefit under the proposed formula change. the aids vocacy community also supports updating the formula to account for living cases of hiv-aids. these groups include the nationa aids housing coalition, aids united, the national low income housing coalition, and the aids institute. so in close this bipartisan amendment will ensure that our existing federal dollars are allocated most efficiently, most effectively and most fairly to help those living with hiv-aids.
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without aitional spending or new revenue. this is often the difference between homelessness and access to life changing treatment for low income people with this awful disease. it's long pastime to update the formula to bri it into line with ryan white and other aids support programs system of i urge colleagues to support this bipartisan amendment and reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from noh carolina's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i claim time in opposition to the amendment. thehair: without objection the .entleman is recognized mr. nadler: for more than 20 years i have been an adamant supporter of this program and i share mr. price's concerns about theoutdated funding formula but i cannot support this amendment.
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the reliance on cumulative aids cases is problat and does need to be updated to better reflect incidences of the disease. mr. price's amendment will just shiftcarcsources arod. if the amendment changed the formula for new funds if there were no funds, it would be mo semiable but the amendment would shift existing funds on which people now rely. new york city is a ark example. this formula change would eventually cut e city's funding by nearly 25% that cut would translate to realeople. a quarter of new yorkers living with aids and currently receiving support for their housing would be thrown out their homes. we are talking about people living with aids with hopwa support being ousted from their present homes. i understand that people in many areas living with aidseed housg but congress should be focused on growing hwa and expanding te numberf people
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enrolled in the progr not on throwing more people living with ai out of their present homes. . if peop need more hopwa funding, and they do, congress .hould provide it to them rather than shifting around limited pools of money and helping homeless people in one part of the cntry by creating more homelsness in another part of the coury, we should be increasing funding for hopwa to meet the actual needs of the people living with aids in the united states. that is why every year i offer -- t ndment to the t-ud h.u.d. appropriations bill. i want to thank mr. price for his work on hopwa but i cannot support this amendment as written today. i hope going forward through regular legisltive oer we can identify a fair equitable formul update that doesn't harm current beneficiaries, that i to sa harm people living with aids because of
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their hopwa funding in their homes today. thank you. reserve the balan of my time. the chair: the geneman from new york -- the gentleman from new york is the onl-- has the on time remaining. the gentleman from north carolina's time has expired. . price: if theentlen l yield? mr. nadler: thank you. mr. price: mr. speaker i inadvertently used the last inute of my tie and i could -- mr. nadler: do we have a minute left? the chair: you have a minute left. mr. nadler: i certainly yield it to mr. quigley. thehair: the gentleman is cognizedor one minute. mrquigley: thank you, mr. speaker. ank you for yielding. i rise in support of the price-aler holt amendment to better -- price-aderlt amendment to bett ensure that funds are directed in a more equitable update.
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the hopwa program is a national safety net for those battling hiv-ai, proiding coetitive formula grant since 2002. it prevents homelessness and prevents thousands of hoehds dealing with hiv-aids to remain in care. its a proven pvention mechism by helping people become less infectious. that's the foundation for come. community t we needo have a me scombrup dated formula based on curren hiv-aids caseshat reflect tay's needs. i urge aes vote on this amendment and yield back. the chir: the gentleman from illinois yields back hisime. the gentman from new york controls the time and has a minutend a half remaining. mr. nadler: i yield back. the chair: and yieldsack the remainder of his time. the question's on the amendment
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offered by the gentleman from north carolina. those in favor say aye. those oppose no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. e chai purant to clause 6 of rule 18, proceengs will now resume on tse amendments printed in house report 114-411 on which further proceedings were postponed in the following order -- amendment number 7 by mr. palazzo of mississippi,
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amendment number 12 by mr. green of texas. the chr will reduce to two minutes the minimum number -- t minimum time for any electronic vote after the fir vote in the series. thunfinished business is the request for a recordedote on amendment number 7 printed in housreport 114-411 by the gentleman from mississippi, mr. palazzo, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the noes revailed by voice vo. the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 7 printed in hse report 114-411 offered by mr. palazzo of mississippi. e chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those support of the request for a recorded vote wilrise and be counted. a sufficient nber having ase aecord vote is ordered. members will recortheir tes belectronic device. this is a -minute vote. [ctioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in operation ith e united states hse of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings r political or commercial purses is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of reprentatives.]
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the chair: on this vote, the yeas are 236, the nays are 178, the amendment is adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 12 printed in house report 114-411 by the gentleman from texas, mr. green on which further proceed wrgs postponed and on which the nays prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 12 printed in house report 114-411, offered by mr. al green of texas.
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the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be couldn't counted. a sufficient number having risen a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this society the yeas are 181, the nays will 239, the amendment is not adopted. the question is on the amendment in the nature of a substitute as amended, those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the amendment is adopted. accordingly, under the rule, the committee rises. the chair: mr. speaker, the committee of the whole house on the state of the union has had under consideration h.r. 3700 and pursuant to house resolution 594 i report the
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bill back to the house with an amendment adopted in the ommittee of the whole. the speaker pro tempore: the chair of the committee of the whole house on the state of the union reports that it's had under h.r. 3700 and pursuant to house resolution 591 reports that an aamendment was adopted in the committee of the whole. is a separate vote demanded on any amendment to the amendment reported from the committee of the whole? if not the question is on adoption of the amendment in the nature of a substitute, as amended? those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. the question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: a bill to provide housing opportunities in the united states through modernization of various housing programs, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the gentleman from missouri. mr. luetkemeyer: mr. speaker, i request a recorded vote, the
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yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, and the order of the house of january 25, 2016, this five-minute vote on passage of h.r. 3700 will be followed by a five-minute vote on passage of h.r. 3762, the objection of the president to the contrary notwithstanding and passage of h.r. 3662. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 427. the nays are zero. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on whether the house on reconsideration will pass h.r. 3762, the objections
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of the president to the contrary notwithstanding. in accord with the constitution, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 241. the nays are 186. 2/3 of those not responding in the affirmative, the bill is rejected. the message and the bill are referred to the committee on the budget. the clerk will notify the senate of the action of the house. pursuant to the order of the house of monday, january 25, 2016, the unfinished business is the vote on passage of h.r. 3662, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3662, a bill to enhance congressional oversight over the administration of sanctions against certain iranian terrorism finance years nd for other purposes -- financiers and for other
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purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] u.s. house of reesentas.]

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