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statement on the amount of support that would give the iranian revolutionary guard corps. and the reason why is because the iranian revolutionary guard corps in fact owns many of the largest institutions, they were nationalized after the 1979 revolution. and because of this, they are the beneficiaries of the economic activity. it's the number one economic actor, according to our department of commerce, according to our state department, the irgc is the number one actor. in point, yes, this deal is benefit emonstrabley the revolutionary guards corps at a time when they are charged of this ballistic missile program, intercontinental
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ballistic program which you see them developing and advancing as we speak. and i would just add one other point and that is there isn't a lot of debate here in terms of what message they're sending us when they go to the streets and under the direction of the ayatollah, members of the irgc chant, "death to america." i yield mr. schweikert, three minutes, a member of the financial services committee and the task force to investigate terror financing. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. schweikert: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you, mr. chairman. partially, my friend from connecticut, i know you to be one of the smartest people here in these sort of subjects so i'm going to take a slightly different approach and see what i'm reading in this legislation is a little different than some of the nature of the
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conversation here. the way i'm reading this legislation, it functionally says that u.s.-chartered institutions will not act as he clearers, clearing-houses for f.x., for dollar -denominated trade. so as we walk through those mechanics, if we all remember when we sat down both in the isolated area reading the nuclear agreement, what was in that agreement that said we get to hand over, we're obligated to hand over the infrastructure of our u.s. financial system, our banking system, our foreign exchange clearing system and we have an obligation to provide that infrastructure that we ave built and hand that to the islamic republic of iran? there's nothing in the agreement that says we have an obligation to provide our financial infrastructure to
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help them. now, we already heard chairman royce and others walk through all the bad acts and how this money is often killing people around the world and taking their lives and threatening our allies. that may be the meat of it, but the actual legislation functionally denies the use of clearing u.s. currency, u.s.-denominated -- you know -- u.s. dollars from u.s.-chartered institutions. my understanding is if they wanted to they could probably go to the bank of singapore and clear their dollars there into gold and wash money for other bad actors and send it to murderers in lebanon, but at least those institutions that we hold dear, that we regulate, our e talk here that
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taxpayers guarantees deposits them, why would we hand iran our infrastructure to clear their dollars when so many of their resources are going for ad acts? so i know we keep having this conversation of the nuclear deal is bad. many of us voted against it. others saying, oh, it's a great achievement. we want to support it. fine. there is nothing in the agreement that says, great, you now get to use the u.s. financial infrastructure to finance yourselves, move money around and actually ultimately wash money to do evil in the world. so if we're going to have this conversation, lets be intellectually honest of what the language in the legislation actually says. with that, mr. chairman -- speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from california. ms. waters: i now yield five minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts, the ranking
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member of the task force to investigate the financing of terrorism on the financial services committee, mr. lynch. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for five minutes. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong opposition to h.r. 4992, the so-called united states financial system protection act of 2016. mr. speaker, h.r. 4992 would directly violate our commitments under the joint comprehensive plan of action. there is no question about that. by reimposing the secondary sanctions on iran's banking sector, we clearly violate the terms of the jcpoa. those are not transactions between the u.s. and iran but rather these are banking transactions that occur outside the u.s. financial system. these sanctions were lifted on implementation day, according to the agreement, but only after we put international atomic energy inspectors in
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place in iran on the ground to verify iran's compliance with the deal. that verification occurs -- and reporting occurs on a monthly basis. the last report we have from the iaea, who are on the ground in iran, is that they are indeed in full compliance with the terms of the jcpoa, which addressed their nuclear program. now, critics of the jcpoa will tell you this bill is needed to ensure iran does not gain access to the u.s. financial system. yet, the administration has made clear that we are not going to reinstate the authorization or grant iran access to the u.s. financial system, and during the jcpoa talks, the u.s. stood firm that our sanctions against iran's weapons of mass destruction, human rights violations were not part of the agreement. and our primary trade embargo
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on iran with certain -- excuse me -- limited exceptions is still in place. now, critics of the jcpoa will also tell you that the license that has been granted to boeing to sell civilian passenger aircraft to iran is really a subter huge and that iran is subterfuge and that iran is going to use it in a military fashion. they ignore the fact that iran already has military combat aircraft that they purchased from russia. to ere's no need for iran buy airbus aircraft from the e.u. or boeing aircraft from the united states in order to fund their military -- their
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air force. so that is clearly not something that they're trying to do. like i said, they could hire -- excuse me -- they could buy directly from the russian government, as they have done in the past and continue to do. mr. speaker, it's ironic that exactly one year after the u.s. nd p-5-plus 1 that congress is voting to undermine the jcpoa. the votes on the floor are attempting to undermine that and to have another bite at the apple and try to bring down the agreement. i'd like to remind my fellow members that we debated this already and the house and senate failed to pass a joint disapproval. so far, according to high-level israeli officials, iran remains in compliance with that agreement. we should focus instead on ensuring this is fully implemented and that our inspectors have a full and fair opportunity to maintain that ran is indeed in compliance.
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the global community as a result of this agreement will be better positioned to know when to respond sooner and with the den fit of having vast detailed intelligence about iran's nuclear facilities. we are there. we are on the ground like never before. iran has removed over 2/3 of its centrifuges and placed them under international supervision. that's a cut of nearly 14,000. it stopped enriching ukraine yum and removed nuclear material from one of the major facilities. it's -- uranium and removed nuclear material from one of he major facilities. the heavy water reactor at arak has been rendered unusable for nuclear purposes. and finally, the jcpoa has delayed any possible path iran may have to a nuclear weapon.
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enacting this bill, h.r. 4992, or any of these anti-iran nuclear deal bills, would give iran's hardliners the very excuse they want, to rip up the jcpoa to -- excuse me -- the iaea inspectors under the agreement and race towards etting a nuclear bomb. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. lynch: terrific. thank you. if we sabotage this deal, we will be able to count on the backup from the global community to bring back -- excuse me -- if we do sabotage this deal, will we be able to count on the backup from the global community to bring iran back into line? it's a risk that i believe is dangerous, and in this case, unnecessary. i urge my fellow members to defeat h.r. 4992. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from california reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. royce: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from new york, mr. zeldin, a
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member of the committee on foreign affairs. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for three minutes. mr. zeldin: thank you, mr. speaker. and thank you to chairman royce for bringing this important legislation, the american public stands with you, chairman, and there are multiple reasons why the american public will stand with all of this congress that will vote for this bill. for one, the american public as an issue with financing iranian terror through u.s. financial infrastructure. the american public has had an enormous issue with a lot of specifics related to the iran nuclear agreement. for one, it's not really much of an agreement. it is an unsigned political commitment. there are material differences with regards to the agreements. the u.s. says we're going to be able to access military sites the iranian said before, during and after the negotiations you
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will be never be able to access our military sites. we said sanctions will be phased in over the course of time based on compliance. the iranians said, no, no suspension. these are pretty important parts of the agreement. let's talk about some other parts that weren't part of the agreement, they weren't able to agree to so they put into a secretive deal between the iranians and an entity that we have no ability to actually be on an inspection it's team because as a.p. reports put out the iaea's agreements with the u.s., the so-called deals where the verification is outlined, the iranians and some case -- in some cases inspecting their own nuclear sites and are responsible for collecting their own soil sample. that's why the american public stands with everyone who votes for this legislation because of all the unilateral concessions that have been made since this agreement has been made. this isn't the only one buying
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heavy water for no reason. while this president is holding the heavy water of the iranians, those who vote for this bill, who opposed the iran nuclear agreement, they are holding the heavy water of american security. for the $1.7 billion payment that was made after this teal was reached, $400 -- deal was reached, $400 million debt. our or detained soldiers who are embarrassed through videography. nd they use propaganda to make ourselves look weak or maybe it is giving them access to u.s. financial institutions. we are being laughed at. the iranians will take to the street. they'll chant "death to america." ey will continue their illegal of firing ballistic
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missiles. they know we didn't even ask for a signature. think about it. of all the agreements we enter into life buying a car, buying a home, we couldn't even ask for a signature. the american public is upset. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. waters: i yield an additional minute to the gentleman from connecticut, mr. himes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from connecticut is recognized for one minute. mr. himes: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you to my friend, ranking member. to mr. zeldin, maybe we didn't get signature but we got compliance from iran on their obligations to stop their production of nuclear weapons. i want to take the rest of my time simply to clear up a factual matter. i have profound respect for chairman royce and congressman schweikert, one of my closest friends in this chamber. we talk about whether this will jeopardize the jcpoa.
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it would restrict the u.s. banks regarding dollar denominated securities. would point out to in the jcpoa that has the sanctions to be lifted 4.1.3 which lifts sanctions on the provision of u.s. bank notes. this would clearly violate our obligations under the jcpoa and i hope my ferentz frends in the majority would acknowledge that fact as they push this bill. i continue to urge its rejection and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlewoman from california reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. lance. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized for two minutes. . mr. lance: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 4992, united states nnl system protection act, and i thank -- financial system protection act, and i thank chairman royce for offering this legislation today and his tremendous leadership on this issue. allowing iran access to the
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u.s. dollar would mark an unprecedented concession, the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism. iran has taken virtually no tangible actions to suggest that it is serious about dismantling its nuclear program or ending its decades' long ties to terrorism. why should iran be rewarded with coveted access to our currency? last week i offered an amendment to the financial services appropriations act that would make sure that the u.s. treasury officials who might be attempting to act on this matter would not be permitted to do so. to change statutory law. this would go not only to this administration, to future administrations as well. my amendment passed by a voice vote and today's legislation and the previous bills go further in adding new sanctions, stopping the administration's purchase of heavy water from iran, and preventing any additional steps to appease iran. this goes to the heart of the
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agreement, which was voted down in this house. never voted in the other house because of cloture. and let us make sure that iran is held accountable. iran has done nothing to earn our trust. let's not give away critical language in this regard. i urge a strong yes vote on chairman royce's legislation 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 california reserves. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. waters: thank you very much , mr. chairman. you have heard very clearly from this side of the aisle why be s so important for us to true to our commitments that were made under the agreement. you've heard very clearly what this bill is all about. part of that agreement which is
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being denied by the opposite side of the aisle has to do with non-u.s. financial institutions. we maintain our sanctions as it relates to united states financial institutions, and we're not, our institutions are not, in any way violating those sanctions and we do not allow our financial institutions to do business with iran. t we do support non-u.s. financial institutions' ability to do business with iran. so what is this bill all about? we keep hearing about rumors, we capital hearing about -- keep hearing about suspiciouses, we keep hearing about what we think they may -- suspicions, we keep hearing about what we think they may do. but the fact of the matter is,
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this agreement is extremely clear. they have not violated, that is, the iranians have not violated this agreement at all. as a matter of fact, there is something in the agreement called dispute resolution. if you believe that they have violated the agreement in some a why don't you insist on dispute resolution to deal with the issue? but you cannot do that. you cannot point to anything that the iranians have done. that's in disagreement with the agreement that has been made. so why are you coming to the floor of the house of representatives, one day before we are to take a break, and putting this bill and other bills on the floor? is this politically motivated? what are you trying to do? who are you prying to send a
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message to? instead of using your power and your ability to deal with this agreement in an honest and credible way, what you should be doing is supporting the president of the united states of america and respecting this country and our commitments. we have five other countries in this deal. what happens if we reneg on our agreement? what are they to think of us? what do you think about your country? why would you have the president of the united states on the international stage looking as if the rug is being pulled out from under him by his own legislators? i don't get it, i don't understand it. as a matter of fact, one of the things we should all be very clear about is our support for israel.
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that side of the aisle does not support our relationship and our friendship any more than we do. if that's the message you're trying to send, it doesn't work. it doesn't hold water. as a matter of fact, any member of congress who looks at this agreement, who reads the agreement, will understand -- who understands the agreement, knows that you don't have any issues with what is happening in our financial system. you have not been able in this debate to talk about the fact that u.s. financial systems are not involved in any way -- the speaker pro tempore: direct your remarks to the chair. the gentlelady's time has expired. ms. waters: thank you very much. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair is corrected. the gentlewoman's time is not expired. does the gentlewoman wish to proceed? ms. waters: i wish to reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: mr. speaker, i think
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i'll reserve the right to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. waters: well then, mr. chair, i'll address these remarks to you. so that they can hear them. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. waters: and that is this. they have not been able to identify in this debate how the united states financial institutions are involved in any shape, form or fashion doing business with iran. they have not been able in the debate to indicate that somehow we have not agreed that non-u.s. financial institutions can be involved in financial deals with iran. and so i'm simply asking that they deal with the facts. i'm simply asking them not to undermine the agreements that we have made. i'm simply asking them to admit that iran has in no way violated this agreement.
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i'm asking them to simply support this country and this president and to make sure that we don't separate ourselves from the other five countries that we have a deal with. i'm asking them not to put us in the position where the other five countries say, we cannot trust america. we cannot trust america because they are reneging on the deal. we have done a tremendous service not only to israel but to the united states in working out this deal, to ensure that iran does not continue to develop its nuclear capabilities. why do we do that? because we are on the path for peace and not war. we do not want iran to attack israel, we do not want israel to attack iran, and we do not want the united states to be thrown into this war. a war that could be created by either of them, because we believe that we can provide
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credible leadership for peace. that's what this is all about. i will reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i'll continue to reserve the right to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. ms. waters: mr. chairman and members, in closing i would just like to say that we are all in agreement that iran should not be a nuclear state. which would pose a direct threat to both the united states and international security. the iran nuclear deal is the best option we have for keeping nuclear weapons out of the hands of iranian government -- out of the -- the weapons out
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of the iranian government's hands. it would be reckless to abandon our agreement under the deal which allows iran the opportunity to produce weapons grade nuclear material for use in a bomb, for at least a generation. to date, iran again has upheld its end of the deal and we have a responsibility to do the same. the president's statement of administration policy on h.r. 4992 and the other harmful iran-related bills on the floor this week states that undermining the jcpoa would, and i quote, remove the unprecedented constraints on and monitoring of iran's nuclear program, lead to the unraveling of the international sanctions' regime against iran, and deal a devastating blow to the credibility of america's leadership in -- and our commitments to our closest allies. h.r. 4992 is being framed as protecting the u.s. financial system. yet our financial system is
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already protected by our primary sanctions on iran. in other words, this bill does nothing to protect the u.s. financial system or promote our national security. in fact, it does the opposite. so, we've said all of this. i just reiterate it. but let me just make my final and closing statement. why are you wasting your time? even if by some stroke of magic you can get this through the senate and you send it to the president of the united states, he is going to veto it. they know it, everyone knows it, why are we doing this? i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california yields back the remainder of her time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: thank you. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. royce: part of the problem here is that money laundering in iran has been proven, has been proven to be tied to their efforts to support international terrorism. and the unfortunate case here
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is what we're debating, is whether or not any action that we take, remember, we were originally assured, yes, we can push back on issues like their ballistic missile program, we can push back on their support abject rism, or their destruction of human rights of the people inside iran, we can put pressure on those fronts. we've somehow reached the point, despite the testimony of the administration, that we were going to be pushed back -- going to be pushing back, we've reached the point where the administration feels that any steps we take to assert a osition on these fronts is injurious to the relationship with iran or some way undermines the jcpoa. look, in terms of iran, the
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entire country is designated by r treasury department as a jurisdiction of primary money laundering concern. and not just by our country. not just by our treasury. but by the international system that looks at these financial systems, they've determined the same. with respect to iran. the secretary of state, kerry, and his colleagues and the administration are in the midst of a campaign to reassure foreign firms that iran is open for business. all right? we can trade with iran. but it's an additional step beyond that to say that iran is going to have the right to access u.s. dollars. other administration officials by the way go so far as to say that iranian economic growth is in our national security
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interest. look, i don't think it's in our national security interest. and frankly, if people are going to trade with iran, they can do it without the use of u.s. dollars. you know, it's a tough case to make in terms of this in some way being in our national interest. when you consider that islam's revolutionary guard corps has been labeled, what by the u.s. treasury department? -- labeled what by the u.s. treasury department? the most powerful economic actor in the country is the irgc, all right? that's the same entity developing these ballistic missiles in supporting terror throughout the region. it's a terrorist irgc. by our own labeling here in the united states. that should be enough to put the brake on the administration's plans. to get iran out from under restrictions that prohibit trade with iran in dollars.
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you can trade, but you can't trade in dollars. ok? the pervasive influence of the islamic revolutionary guard corps throughout iran's economy means that extreme due diligence will be necessary to ensure that foreign companies and foreign banks are not complicit in iran's terror finance or the range of other illicit financial activities in which iranian entities regularly engage, and that's why this legislation protects the integrity of the u.s. dollar from iranian illicit finance, by codifying existing restrictions, clarifying restrictions on foreign financial institutions involved n dollarization, and, again, links the termination of these measures to the end of iranian support of terrorism. easy enough for iran to solve the problem, just quit supporting terrorism.
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. i urge all members support this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. all time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 819, the previous question is ordered on the bill. 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 codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving ran, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of the bill. all those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. he ayes have it. mr. royce: i request the yeas and nays, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california requests the yeas and nays. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion will be postponed.
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pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, and the order of the house of today, proceedings will resume on questions previously postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. the motion to concur in the senate amendment to the house amendment to s. 764, and passage of h.r. 5631. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. the remaining electronic votes will be conducted as a five-minute vote. his is a 15-minute vote. the unfinished business is the question on adopting the motion to concur in the senate amendment to the house amendment to the bill s. 764 on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will redesignate the
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motion. the clerk: motion offered by mr. conaway of texas. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on agreeing to the motion. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on .his vote the yeas are 306
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 306, the nays are 117. the motion is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on passage of h.r. 5631 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5631, a bill to hold iran accountable for its state sponsorship of terrorism and other threatening activities and for its human rights abuses and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 246, the nays are 179. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: chair declares the house in the committee of the whole house of the state of the union for the further consideration of h.r. 5538. quill the gentleman from georgia, mr. collins, kindly esume the chair. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house for further consideration of h.r. 5538 and the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill making appropriations for the department of interior, environment and related agencies for fiscal year ending 302017 and for other purposes. the chair: when the committee of the whole rose, a request for a
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recorded amendment printed in house report 114-683 had been postponed. pursuant to clause 6, rule 18, proceedings will resume on which further proceedings were postponed in the following order. amendment number 398, amendment umber 99, amendment 100, amendment number 102, amendment ,umber 103, mr. 104, number 106 114, and number 122. the chair will reduce to two minutes the time for electronic votes in this series. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 98 printed in house report 114-683 offered by mr. beyer of virginia. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 398 printed in house report 114-683
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offered by mr. beyer of virginia. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on. a sufficient number having arisen, 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: the yeas are 178 and the nays are 246. the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 99 printed in house report 114-683 offered by mrs. capps and the knows prevailed by voice vote. the clerk: amendment number 99 printed in house report number 114-683 offered by mrs. capps of california. the chair: the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. all members, these are two-minute votes. members, 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: the yeas are 272 and the nays are 25 . the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 100, which further proceedings were postponed. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 100 printed in house report 114-683 offered by mr. gri handfula. the chair: a recorded vote is ordered. this is a two-minute vote.
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the chair: on this this vote the yeas are 194, the nays are 233. the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded voten amendment number 102, offered by the gentleman california, mr. lowenthal oren which further proceed wrgs postponed, on which the noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 102, printed in house report 114-683. offered by mr. lowenthal of california. the chair: a recorded vote having been requested, those in favor of a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen a recorded vote is ordered. 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 vote, the
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yeas are 192 the nays are 233. the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 104, offered by the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. pocan, on which the noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: ealt number 103, printed in house report 114-683, offered by mr. pocan of wisconsin. the chair: a recorded vote having been requested, those in favor of a recorded vote will rise a be 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: the yeas are 190, the nays are 237. the amendment is not adopt. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 104, printed in house report 114-68 , offered by the gentleman from colorado, mr. polis, on which noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 104, printed in house report 114-683, offered by mr. polis of colorado. the chair: a recorded vote having been requested, a -- those in support of the recorded vote will rise and be 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 vote the yeas
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are 188, the nays are 239. the amendment is not adopt. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 106, offered by the gentlewoman from massachusetts, ms. tsongas, on which further proceedings were postponed, on which the noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 106, printed in house report 114-683, offered by ms. tsongas of massachusetts. the chair: a recorded vote having been requested, those in support of the request for recorded vote will rise and be 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: the yeas are 184 and the nays are 241. the amendment is not adopted.
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question questions amendment number 114 printed in house report 114-683 offered by the gentleman from new jersey. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 114-683 offered by mr. norcross of new jersey. the chair: the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on a sufficient number having arisen, 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: the yeas are 195 and the nays are 232, the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 122 offered by the gentleman from arizona, on which further proceedings were postponed and the yeas prevailed. the clerk: amendment number 122 printed in house report 114-683 offered by the gentleman from arizona. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. all members, 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
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proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: the yeas are 214, the -- are 212
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he chair: the yeas are -- the chair: the yeas are 213, the nays are 214.
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he amendment is not adopted. the clerk will read the last three lines. this act may be cited as the interior and environment appropriations act of 2017. the chair: there being no further amendments under the rule. the committee rises. the speaker pro tempore: mr. chairman. the chair: the committee has had under consideration 5538 pursuant to resolution 3820 i report back to the house with amendments adopted in the committee of the whole house. the speaker pro tempore: the
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committee has had under consideration the bill h.r. 55838 and pursuant to house resolution 820 reports the bill back to the house with amendments. under the rule, the previous question is ordered. is a separate vote demanted on any of the committee of the whole. if not, the question is on the adoption of the amendments. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the amendments are adopted of the the question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the clerk: a bill making appropriations for the department of interior, environment and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2017 and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the passage of the bill. the yeas and nays are ordered members will record their votes y electronic device. pursuant to clause 8, rule 20,
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this five-minute vote on passage of h.r. 5538, will be followed by a five-minute vote on passage f h.r. 4992. 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 231, the nays are 196. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the unfinished business is the vote on passage of h.r. 4992 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4992, a bill to codify regulations relating to transfers of funds involving iran and for other purposes. the chair: the question is on passage of the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. -- the speaker pro tempore: the question is on passage of 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.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 246, the nays are 181. he bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the
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speaker's table senate bill 2893 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 893, an act to re-authorize the sound recording and preservation program for the library of congress and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the bill? without objection the bill is read a third time and pass and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to speak -- unanimous consent to take from the speak ears table h.r. 3207 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the we bill. the clerk: senate 3207, a bill to provide playback equipment in all formats. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is
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read a third time and passed. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent that today it ouse adjourn djourn to meet at 2:00 p.m. on monday, july 18. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i rise to request unanimous consent to have my name removed as a co-sponsor of h.r. 4019. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table the bill senate 3055 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 3055, an act to amend title 38, united states insurance vide a
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ofn to veterans and survivor departments of veterans. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the bill? without objection, the bill is read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid n the table. the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to honor the nation's very first public community college, joliet junior college, on its 115th sane remembersry. two -- anniversary. two community leaders founded the college to provide high school graduates the fruits of higher education without forcing them to leave their

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