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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 399 and the nays are 4. the rules are suspended and the bill is passed and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. unfinished business is the vote on the motion by the gentleman from georgia, mr. carter, to
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suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5690, which the the yeas and nays are ordered the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar 590, a bill to ensure the government accountability office has adequate access to information. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass 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: the yeas are 404. the nays are zero. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended and the bill is passed and without objection, the motion to
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reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i send to the desk two privileged reports from the committee on rules for filing under the rule the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 75, resolution providing for consideration to amend title 5, united states code to postponethe effective date of rules, providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 5719 to amend the internal revenue code to modify the text treatment of grants and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. report to accompany house resolution 876, providing for consideration of the bill to require the secretary of the treasury to submit a report on the estimated total assets under direct or indirect control and
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for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. pursuant to clause 8, rule 20, the chair will postponeto suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause of rule 20. any recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to uspend the rules and pass h.r. 6007. he clerk: h.r. 6007, a bill to amend title 49 united states code to include consideration of certain impacts on commercial space launch in a navigable airspace analysis and for other
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purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from missouri, mr. graves and the gentleman from indiana, mr. carson, each will control 20 minutes. mr. graves: i ask that members have five lemmingstive days to include extraneous material on h.r. 6007. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. graves: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i might consume. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 6007. the bill is going to improve aviation safety by requiring to take transportation activity into considering when conducting studies. it is an important issue that has to be addressed and it is integrated into the national airspace system. they held a hearing on the commercial space transportation industry and the hearing looked
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at the commercial development space ports. the committee looks forward to working with all individuals on this and i know that the majority leader, mr. mccarthy and i do want to thank him for his strong leadership on this issue and we are going to be looking forward to working with him on this. i urge my colleagues to support this and i reserve the balance of my time. . . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. >> i rise in support of this bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> this legislation, mr. speaker, provides the f.a.a. with authority to review whether or not a proposed structure will present a hazard to commercial space vehicle launches and re-entries. mr. carson: the f.a.a. has entrusted, mr. speaker, -- is entrusted, mr. speaker, with providing for the safety of people and property in the air and on ground. so it is very critical that the
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agency have the tools it needs to account for the rapidly changing uses of the skies. the f.a.a. already has authority to evaluate whether a proposed new structure will interfere with the safe operation of aircraft or air traffic control. however, this statutory authority does not explicitly direct the f.a.a., mr. speaker, to consider whether a new structure might interfere with the safe launch and re-entry of commercial space vehicles. h.r. 607 provides the f.a.a. with the authority it needs to maintain the highest level of it's -- highest levels of fety while allowing this die a numberic industry to continue to grow. i reserve the balance of my time -- dynamic industry to grow. i reserve the balance of my time, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from missouri is recognized. mr. graves: thank you, mr.
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speaker. mr. speaker, at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. bridenstine. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. bridenstine: i'd like to thank the gentleman. thank you, mr. speaker. i'd also like to thank the majority leader for introducing this bill. h.r. 6007. and for his efforts on behalf of the entire commercial space industry. due to his efforts, we got a great bill in the commercial space launch competitiveness act last year. nine months into the bill, it has had a great impact on this industry. space represents what is exceptional about the united states of america. we are characterized by a spirit of adventure, risk taking, entrepreneurialism, a spirit that has revolutionized access and operations in space to the point where our very way of life now depends on space. we have transformed how we communicate, how we navigate, how we produce food and energy. how we conduct banking, predict weather, perform disaster relief and provide security and so much more. but to be able to access space, we need a robust infrastructure .
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space ports, and i would mention that we have a licensed space port in the great state of oklahoma, space ports are a key cog in that infrastructure. facilitating launches and re-entries, not only by government agencies, but also now by private companies. in order to ensure these entities can operate efficiently and facilitate space launch and re-entry, government policy needs to treat them as it treats other key pieces of transportation infrastructure. this legislation, which i am proud to co-sponsor, simply gives the f.a.a. the ability to analyze the navigable air space around airports. around space ports. and authority -- an authority it currently lacks. this will help the f.a.a. and space ports understand how structures and other features around space ports will effect the operation of space vehicles. as a pilot myself, i can tell you, i have used approach plates, i've used departures. what we need now is an ability
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for the future infrastructure to incorporate space vehicles into these approach plates so that we can integrate commercial air traffic with space traffic. this is an important tool and i urge passage of this bill and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from missouri is recognized. mr. graves: i yield back the balance of my time -- i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. mr. graves: thank you, mr. speaker. with that i'll conclude by saying that i'd urge all members to support h.r. 6007 and with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 6007. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed. for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas rise? the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays
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will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from missouri seek recognition? mr. graves: mr. speaker, i move to swebleds the rules and pass the bill h.r. -- suspend the rules and pass the bill, l. at 7 -- h.r. 5977. the clerk: a bill to direct the secretary of transportation to provide to the appropriate committees of congress advanced notice of certain announcements and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from missouri, mr. graves, and the gentleman from indiana, mr. carson, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from missouri. mr. graves: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'd ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on h.r. 5977. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. graves: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. graves: mr. speaker, the congress authorizes funding for the federal transportation programs which in turn obviously provide the funding and credit assistance for transportation projects across the country. however, the authorizing committees don't consistently get advanced notice from the department of transportation prior to its announcement of grant awards and credit assistance for projects. this bill requires the department to give the authorizing committees at least three days advance notice prior to announcing grant awards and credit assistance for projects. it's going to improve transparency and enhances oversight of the department by ensuring that congress is properly notified of these announcements. i encourage my colleagues to support this. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. carson: i rise in support of h.r. 5977. this bill ensures that the members of the committee on transportation and infrastructure and certain senate committees will receive
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at least three days advance notice of discretionary grants and loans made by the department of transportation. when congress enacted the moving ahead for progress, we included a congressional replication requirement for surface transportation grants. language to require notification was omitted inadvertently when congress enacted the most recent surface transportation authorization act. the fixing america's transportation act, or fast act. the committee on transportation and infrastructure has consistently received notice from d.o.t. prior to the announcement of grant awards and credit assistance for transportation projects since the passage of the fast act. i urge my colleagues to join us in supporting this 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 missouri is recognized. mr. graves: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i now yield two minutes to the author of the fast act, the chairman of the transportation committee, the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. shuster.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. shuster: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you, mr. graves, for your help in developing h.r. 5977, and for your hard work on developing and passing the fast act, fixing america's surface transportation act. which provides five years of funding for federal transportation programs. these programs enable us to make much-needed investment in our transportation system. h.r. 5977 will help ensure that federal transportation funding is spent wisely, through proper and consistent notification from the department of transportation to congress. i thank my colleague for their help in developing this important legislation and urge its support of h.r. 5977. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from missouri is recognized. the gentleman has yielded. mr. graves: with that, mr. chairman, i would urge all of my colleagues to help me in -- and support this legislation. it's a very important piece of legislation. with that i would yield back the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 5977. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended -- the gentleman from kansas is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5944. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5944, a bill to amend title 49 united states code, with respect to certain grant assurances and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr. zeldin, and the gentleman from indiana, mr. carson, each will
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control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. zeldin: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 5944. the speaker pro tempore: weck. mr. zeldin: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i -- the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. zeldin: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. i rise in support of h.r. 5944 this bill will ensure regulatory consistency and stability for airports that are co-lobalingted -- co-located with air national guard or air force bases. in recent years, several air national guard units have had their manned aircraft mission replaced with an unmanned aircraft mission. for some of these units, the unmanned aircraft are remotely operated from the guard facilities, but not located at the airport. since in some instances the unmanned aircraft do not lands at the airport from which they're being operated, there's concern that the nominal leases these units have long enjoyed
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may no longer be permitted by the federal aviation administration. this bill ensures that an airport's simple renewal of a nominal rate lease with an air national guard unit that operates aircraft remotely or otherwise does not result in the airport losing its federal grant funding. the bill in no way prohibits airports from negotiating new lease terms with air national guard units, but it ensures that should an airport and an air national guard unit agree to renew a nominal rate lease, they may do so. mr. speaker, in this time of transition for our military aviation, this bill allows airports and the department of defense sufficient flexibility to rebalance and adjust the missions of air national guard units without jeopardizing airports' f.a.a. grants. this bill provides that flexibility while preserving the right of airports to renew leases that it bleefpk -- it believes are in the best interest of the airports and surrounding communities.
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with that i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 5944 and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. carson: mr. speaker, i support this bill as well, which will allow our nation's military to continue leasing space at airports at nominal rates. current law requires that airports agree to certain conditions to receive federal airport grants. one of these requirements is for an airport to generate revenue that sustains most, if not all, of the airport's operations. if airports continue to renew leases under which tenants of airport property pay discounted rates, they could violate their grant assurances and put their federal airport funding in jeopardy. this bill allows airports to continue offering the low market rates to military tenants. i have no objection to this bill. however, i would like to note that our nation's airport infrastructure far exceed the federal funding available. i regret that we are not here
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discussing some accompanying language that would increase airports' ability to generate revenue, such as through the passenger facility charge or an increase in funding for the airport improvement program. i'm very pleased this bill is narrowly tailored to accommodate the important missions of the national guard and the u.s. air force, as well as to protect the needs of airports. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. zeldin: mr. speaker, i wish to yield 2 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from north dakota, mr. cramer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north dakota is recognized. mr. cramer: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank my colleagues from new york and indiana and other colleagues supporting this legislation and they've described it beautifully. i would just simply state that what this really does is it brings f.a.a. policy up to the contemporary standards of modern day missions by our air force and air national guard. many flying missions have made the trans-- transition or are making the transition from
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manned aircraft to remotely piloted aircraft, just like the happy hooligans in my home state of north dakota. i think this policy recognizes that reality. i'm just going to wrap up by simply stating, mr. speaker, that there are many benefits to this bill, in addition to the ones that have been stated. first of all, it's taxpayer friendly. and it's mission appropriate. it does nothing to diminish, but rather enhances the integrity of the air force's mission and it's good for taxpayers. it supports airport authorities and their flexibility, as well as military and defense operations. ultimately, mr. speaker, it strength -- strengthens the defense of our country, which is our highest priority. by keeping military installations at local airports. with that i would urge a yes vote on h.r. 5944 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 new york is recognizes -- is recognized. mr. zeldin: mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. zeldin: mr. speaker, i will conclude and yield myself the
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balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. zeldin: mr. speaker, i urge all members to support h.r. 5944 and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 5944. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. mr. zeldin: i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5957. he clerk: number 604, h.r. 5957, a bill to include the personnel management system of the federal aviation system. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york, mr. zeldin and the gentleman from indiana, mr. carson each will control 20 minutes.
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the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. zeldin: i ask that all to rs have faff five days include extraneous material. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. zeldin: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: jarninged. mr. zeldin: i rise today in support of h.r. 5957 rg. when congress passed the wounded arriors federal leave act it excluded some from that. one-third of veterans who served after september 11, report aving a service-sect connected visibility. and 30% or hire. there are more than 35,000 veterans in my district alone, many of whom have the skillsets and the background to succeed in
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technically positions. a veteran's service to our nation does not become a barrier. i want to thank the subcommittee chairman and for their leadership on this simple and important fix to remove an unnecessary barrier to employment to our nation's veterans. i urge my colleagues to support this bill and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the entleman from indiana. mr. carson: i rise in support of and this bill introduced by my colleague and aviation subcommittee rick larsen will provide veterans at
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the f. ample a. the same entitlement to leave. i'm proud to be a sponsor of this bill. h.r. 5957 will close an important loophole and create loophole with certain service with connected disabilities. this bill is fair and it is necessary and it is the right thing to do for servicemen and women. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. zeldin: i reserve. the chair: the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. carson: i yield to mr. larsen, such time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. larsen: i rise in support of this.
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last november after passing the house and senate by unanimous consent, the wounded warriors act was signed into law. no one who sustained an injury should have to choose between earning a paycheck or earning health care. it provides with upfront veteran leave during the first 12 months on the job. act that ed leave anyone who is hired. that legislation applies to federal personnel covered under title 5. those not covered under title 5 are not able to use these leave benefits. my own state of washington, there are 650 veterans who work they hireda. and and
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350 veterans eachier. and may be unable to get the health care that they need. an effort to expand these benefits, representative libed introduced this bipartisan bill earlier this month. this ensures that newly hired employees receive the same disabled leave. this legislation will help ensure that no newly hired veteran is faced with the choice between earning a pay dele check or health care or the work that was started by the wounded warriors act. i want to thank the organizations including the veterans of foreign wars, the american legion, the paralyzed
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veterans of america and the federal managers association and the f.a.a. managers association and general aviation manufacturers sorkt and the national air traffic controllers association. i thank representative lobiondo for working with me. hirono t to recognize and i look forward to move this important bill passed the finish line. this was reported out of the committee and today i ask for this chamber's support as well and let's not keep these veterans waiting and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. carson: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york.
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>> mr. zeldin: i urge all members to support h.r. 5957 and i yield back. >> will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5957. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended and the bill is passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. zeldin: i ask to pass h.r. 4016 as amended. the clerk: a bill to direct the federal administration to allow alteration of structures by state departments of transportation without requiring an aeronautical study and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from new york, mr.
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zeldin and the gentleman from minnesota each will control 0 minutes. mr. zeldin: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to include extraneous material. woiks. mr. zeldin: i yield myself such time as i may zume. i rise today in support of h.r. 6014. this bill clarifies that the federal administration may enter and changement to an for reimbursement by that state or local government agency. the agreement to provide these services would have for completion of the project and of the ct the project national airspace system. it includes a minor technical change that the legislation
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applies to projects located at projects. it does not create any. it clarifies the administration's existing authority to provide in-kind services to local and state services. i appreciate mr. nolan's commitment to this issue and his willingness to work on a bipartisan basis. and i urge support and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota. mr. nolan: mr. speaker, i rise in support of this common zhrep sense bipartisan measure. i would be remiss if i didn't thank chairman shuster, ranking defazio for and supporting this legislation. what it does it clarifies that
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the f.a.a. has the authority to ter into a reimburseable contracts with the state and all of the states in this country. the reason and the rationale for it is it dramatically reduces federal bureaucracies and saves the taxpayers a ton of money as well as invest terse tors and encourages investment in our airport infrastructure and creating jobs and laying the foundation for a good economic development in the future. i would like to give you one quick illustration and yield the balance of my time. these are two towers that are used for navigation at a regional airport in north central minnesota. agreed oup of investors
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to put a a hangar to incorporate corporate jets. a fast-growing economic community. and they said we have to do a feasibility study and the airport and the investors will have to pay for that. and then they said, we'll select a contractor under the current rules and will cost another $500,000 and you will have to pay for that. there was resistance at the airport and in the business community because everybody in town knew at least two guys with a pickup truck and a back hoe who could move the back hoes. and i called the state department of aviation and i said have you ever done anything like this before?
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they said, yes. have you done it in compliance with the a.f.a.a. standards. and give me an estimate of what you can do that for. and they did. and they came back. instead of a three quarterers of a mill joran dollars. e are talking about enormous savings.nd stimulating f.a.a. ted and from the i strongly urge its adoption and thank the leadership for bringing this bill forward. mr. speaker, i think i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. zeldin: i will conclude and i yield myself. i urge all members to support h.r. 6014 and i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house uspend the rules and pass h.r. bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas rise? >> i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote will rise and remain standing until counted. yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5 71 as amended. the clerk: union calendar number 605, h.r. 71, a bill to amend title 40 to require the male and
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male baby question aped facilities. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes chairman the gentleman from from pennsylvania. mr. barletta: i ask that members have five legislative days to include extraneous material. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. barletta: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. h.r. 5147 as amended, the bathrooms accessible in every situation act would require rest rooms in certain public buildings would be equipped with baby changing stations. families visit facilities every day. while the cost of changing station are small, sole
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buildings do not have them. this bill would cover it by the general services administration that are covered by public use. rooms uld not be to rest if there are other rest roomsnerby or if it would require costly construction or alterations. thank you and i reserve. . . mr. carson: thank you to chairman barletta. this bill directs the g.s.a. to install baby-changing stations in rest rooms and public buildings across the nation. i'd also like to commend my colleague, the gentleman from rhode island, mr. cicilline, for his leadership on this issue and for his willingness to work with us to bring this bill to the floor today. i'm pleased that our committee work closely with representative cicilline to achieve the original purpose of the bill and to keep costs down
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to change public policy. the amendment bill directs g.s.a. to include at least one baby-changing station in the men's and women's rest room on each floor of a public building. the requirements of this bill do not apply to any rest rooms in federal buildings which are not available to the public. i urge my colleagues to join us in supporting this legislation and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. >> i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. carson: mr. speaker, i yield to representative cicilline as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cicilline: thank you. i thank the gentleman for yielding. i want to begin by thanking chairman shuster and ranking member defazio for their support of this legislation. and also i'd particularly like to thank congressman carson for his strong support in getting this bill through the transportation and infrastructure committee. and thank chairman barletta for his support as well. h.r. 5147, the bathrooms accessible for babies in every situation, or babies, act would require that rest rooms be
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equipped with baby-changing facilities that are physically safe, sanitary and appropriate. federal public buildings belong to the people of this country. and they should be welcoming and appropriately accommodating. is legislation will ensure that there are appropriate and sanitary facilities in public accessible buildings for parents and care takers to change the infants and toddlers that are with them. for example, in the office building with where my office is locate ts, there are no baby -- located, there are no baby-changing tables at all. people have to try to find a changing station in another public building. or they'll have to decide to change their baby on a bathroom floor, which is a terrible ption, unsanitary for both the parents and the children. this same problem exists in federal buildings all across this country. access to baby-changing stations in rest rooms in federal buildings will help in protecting the health and safety of children and will encourage a family-friendly environment. various cities and counties in the united states have passed similar laws requiring changing tables in men and women's bathrooms for all of the same
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reasons. current g.s.a. policy requires that the planning of new construction modernization alteration projects include family rest rooms equipped with baby changing -- baby-changing stations, but current policy does not apply to existing buildings. this legislation will impose the request -- the requirement to publicly accessible federal buildings and facilities, the costs would be modest to install a baby-changing station. this will go a very long way to ensuring the safety and comfort of families visiting federal buildingses all across this country. i thank -- buildings all across this country. i thank the chairman. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. carson: i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. >> mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 5147 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative,
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-- for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3937 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: house calendar number 100. h.r. 3937. a bill to designate the building utilized as a united states courthouse located at 150 reid circumstance until greenville, north carolina, as the -- reade circle in greenville, north carolina, as the judge randy d. doub united states courthouse. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentlemen will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. barletta: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to
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revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 3937 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. barletta: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. barletta: h.r. 3937 as amended would designate the building utilized as the united states courthouse located at 150 reade circle in greenville, north carolina, as the randy d. doub united states courthouse. i would like to thank the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones, and mr. butterfield, for their leadership on this legislation. judge randy d. doub was in the private practice of law for 26 years in greenville, north carolina. from 1985 until 1990, he served on the north carolina board of transportation. and in 2006 he was appointed by the fourth circuit court of appeals as the united states bankruptcy judge and served as a chief judge from 2007 to
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2014. sadly last year judge doub passed away suddenly. he was a well respected bankruptcy attorney and jurist which is exemplified by the fact that this bill was sponsored by the entire north carolina delegation. i think it is fitting to recognize his service to the law and the community by naming this courthouse after him. thank you and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. carson: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. carson: i also support h.r. 3937 as amended, which designates the u.s. courthouse located in greenville, north carolina, as the randy d. doub united states courthouse. i want to thank my good friend and colleague, g.k. butterfield, for his work on this effort, and i urge my colleagues to support this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the
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gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. barletta: mr. speaker, i wish to yield three minutes to the gentleman from north carolina, mr. jones. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. jones: mr. chairman, thank you very much. mr. speaker, in january, 2015, one of my dearest friends suddenly passed away at the age of 59. judge randy doub had been a friends of mine for years. he was a strong man who lived his faith. he loved his country and he loved his wife, toni, and sons, alexander and jamison. randy was also very active in his church and a passion -- and passionate in his career. as a federal bankruptcy judge, he was respected by the lawyers who came before him, by the families who he helped through financial difficulties, and by the dedicated and most loyal staff that he worked so closely with. psalms 106, verse three, says,
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bless ready they who serve justice, who do righteousness at all times. randy truly was a fair and caring judge who understood that the opportunity to serve in this capacity was a gift from god. mr. speaker, while he achieved much in his career, one of randy's prouder accomplishments was his work with the g.a.o. on the greenville courthouse. he helped to design, create and oversee a highly -- a high quality facility to better serve the residents of eastern north carolina. all while keeping the project under budget. he took great pride in this building. mr. speaker, for all the reasons i have mentioned and more, it is right and justified to name this courthouse after judge randy davis doub. and want to thank my dear friend, mr. g.k. butterfield, who knew randy doub as well as i did. mr. butterfield rning as you know, is a former --
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butterfield, as you know, is a former judge and attorney. he and i worked side by side to get this legislation to the floor of the house and i want to thank the committee of jurisdiction, i want to thank the subcommittees who are on the floor today for giving us this chance to remember a man who loved his country, who loved the constitution and he loved his family. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. barletta: mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. carson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield to representative butterfield as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from north carolina. mr. butterfield: thank you very much, mr. speaker. let me begin this evening by thanking you, mr. carson, for yielding time and thank you for your extraordinary leadership, not only on your committee, but the great work that you do here in the congress. you are a leader of leaders and i thank you so very much. and to you, mr. barletta, thank
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you for your work. i see a sense and feel a sense of bipartisanship on this committee and i want to congratulate both of you for your fine work. mr. speaker, tonight i rise in support of my bill. h.r. 3937. which seeks to honor a great american jurist, a great public servant, a great american, junk randy doub. -- judge randy doub of greenville, north carolina. randy was an outstanding jurist and a life-long north carolinian. who is fondly remembered by many who appeared before his court and by those in the pitt county, north carolina, community he loved so much. last november i introduced this legislation, a bill that seeks to name the u.s. courthouse at 50 reade circle in greenville, north carolina, the -- as the judge randy d. doub united states courthouse. my good friend and colleague of
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many, many years, congressman walter jones, as he, i mentioned just a moment ago, has joined me in spearheading -- mr. speaker, the house is not nod -- the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the house is not in order. member would please take conversations off the floor. -- members would please take conversations off the floor. mr. butterfield: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, my good friend and colleague of many, many years, congressman walter b. jones, joined me in spearheading this effort. we have worked on it for a long time. i thank walter for his tireless work on this bill. we were joined by the entire north carolina delegation who signed on as original co-sponsors. i want to express my sincere appreciation to my colleagues, all of them, democrat and republican, from north carolina for the strong bipartisan support for this bill. i would also like to thank the majority leader, mr. mccarthy, for working with me to put this bill on the floor. i ask leader mccarthy if he would put it on the floor this week and he agreed. mr. speaker, randy doub was born in forsythe county, north
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carolina, a little community outside of winston-salem. in 1977 he graduated at the top of his class from east carolina university, which is in greenville, my congressional district. he then earned his law degree from the university of north carolina at chapel hill in 1980. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend. the house is not in order. members will please take conversations off the floor. please take their conversations off the floor. mr. butterfield: thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman may proceed. mr. butterfield: let me try that paragraph again, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman may proceed. mr. butterfield: thank you. mr. speaker, randy doub was born in north carolina, which is in forsythe county.
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a small community near winston-salem. in 1977 he graduated from east carolina university there in greenville. he then earned his law degree from the university of north carolina-chapel hill in 1980. and that's when i met randy doub. i passed the bar and graduated from law school in 1974. randy did so in 1980. and after 1980, we became very good friends. after law school, judge doub went into private practice where he spent 26 years, providing expert counsel to his clients and devotedly represented their efforts -- interests in court. after more than a quarter century in private practice, randy was appointed as the united states bankruptcy judge for the eastern district of north carolina. as he asended to the bench, judge doub's reputation as a hardworking, fair and compassionate jurist did not go unin thed. in 2007 he was named chief
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judge, a position he held until last yield back the balance of my time year. sadly -- last year. sadly, on january 24, 2015, judge doub passed away at the young age of 59 from a sudden heart attack. he left behind a wonderful family and community who loved and respected him so very much. he was well respected. judge doub put his family and faith above all else. he was a devoted and loving husband to his wife of 29 long years, toni, a wonderful father to their two sons, alexander and jamison. a man of strong conviction and faith, judge doub was a member of unity free will baptist church in greenville and was a dedicateded and long serving member of the church choir. mr. speaker, while judge randy doub is deserving of far more accolades than i've given him this evening, i am sure they will come with time. it is my great pleasure to offer this legislation that
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seeks in some very small way to honor the life and work of judge randy doub. in closing, there's no more fitting way to honor this legacy and the contributions of judge randy doub than to name this courthouse the randy d. doub courthouse in greenville, north carolina, where randy served with such distinction and honor. i thank my colleagues for their strong support, i urge my colleagues to vote yes on this legislation. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the schare recognizes the gentleman from indiana -- the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. courson: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. >> i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is
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passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. without objection, the title is amended. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, i move the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5859 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5859, a bill to amend the homeland security act major to establish the metropolitan area counterterrorism training grant program and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from texas, mr. mccal and the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the -- for what purpose does the gentleman recognition?ek mr. gohmert: if no one is claiming time in opposition, i would like to claim that time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair would inquire if the gentleman from new jersey is opposed to the bill? mr. payne: i am not.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas will control the time in opposition, the gentleman will have 20 minutes. mr. mccaul: i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remark -- their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mccaul: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas. mr. mccaul: as we stand here this evening, there are ongoing investigations into the terrorist attacks over the weekend in new york, new jersey, and minnesota. details of these attacks and those responsible continue to emerge. the one thing -- but one thing is certain. we are thankful that there is no loss of life. and we are thankful for our brave first responders who worked around the clock to keep our communities safe.
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these brey men an women are doing -- these brave men and women are doing their jobs in increasingly difficult times. the threat environment is as high as we have ever seen it. since 9/11. large scale terror attacks have been replaced as the main street -- as the main threat by smaller attacks that seek to terrorize intercommunity -- entire communities at an alarming pace. whether it is a simultaneous, coordinated attack at multiple locations as we saw in paris last year, attacks like the ones in new york, new jersey, and minnesota this past weekend. or an active shooter targeting law enforcement as we experienced in my home state of texas. against the dallas police
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department. we must ensure that our communities and our first responders, our heroes have the tools and training they need to best address today's threats. and that is why i introduced h.r. 5859, the community counterterrorism preparedness act. this bill authorized $39 million for first responders in major metropolitan areas to conduct training and exercises to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the most likely terrorist attack scenarios. like the i.e.d. attacks that we recently saw in new york and new jersey or active shooter attacks. e fiscal year 2016
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consolidated appropriations act included $39 million for grants to address complex, coordinated terrorist attacks. like the attacks in paris. my bill authorizes the program and provides clear direction to the department of homeland security, ensuring that emergency response providers receive the funding they need to address these emerging threats. first responders in any of the more than 60 jurisdictions that currently receive or previously received funding under the urban areas security initiative are eligible for funding under this new program. mr. speaker, as chairman of the committee on homeland security, my main job is to support the establishment of policies, programs that will help keep the american people safe.
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this program established in my bipartisan bill will provide the additional resources to first responders so they can do just that. with that, i urge all members to join me in supporting this bill and i yield 10 minutes of my time to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne, and ask unanimous consent that he be allowed to control that time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne is recognized. mr. payne: i rise in support of h.r. 5859, the community counterterrorism act of 2016 and yield myself such time as i may consume. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, over the weekend, a
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pressure cooker bomb exploded in chele -- in the chelsea neighborhood of manhattan, new york. a second explosive was found only blocks away. thankfully, nobody was killed, but 29 innocent people were injured. course the investigation -- over the course of the investigation, an additional explosive devices were found in elizabeth, new jersey. all of these devices were ultimately connected to the devices found in seaside park, new jersey, one of which exploded early saturday morning. law enforcement's pursuit of the suspected terrorist ended in linden, new jersey, in my congressional district. yesterday, police successfully apprehended the suspect after a shootout in which two brave officers were shot.
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thankfully, we understand that both injured linden police officers have been released from the hospital and officer padilla and officer hammer have even made requests to come back to work. mr. speaker, the events of this past weekend reflect the evolving nature of the terrorist threat of our community -- the evolving nature of the terrorist threat our communities are confronting. from homemade explosive devices planted throughout a region to active shooter incidents, today's threat environment demands that local law enforcement be prepared to respond to cheese complex attacks. the community counterterrorism act would formally authorize the $39 million complex coordinated terrorist attack program funded in fiscal year 2016 appropriations bill.
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the program would help our first responders access the training necessary to stay a step ahead of those who would do us harm and keep our communities safe. i also want to express my deepest appreciation for the first responders in new jersey -- and new jersey citizens who came to quickly identify and apprehend the suspected man in the bombing issue. remaining engaged and vigilant, linden and elizabeth residents, law enforcement, and first responders kept our communities safe and prevented loss of life. and i know a lot of people will not acknowledge the help we got from the muslim community, but i want to specifically acknowledge their efforts to assist authorities in apprehending the
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suspects. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and reserve the alance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from texas, mr. gohmert is recognized. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. i recognize myself for such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. gohmert: one thing that all three of us who have spoken othis bill tonight share is a desire to protect our homeland. i know that, absolutely, completely, to each of our core well, want our homeland protected. the issue comes in how do we go about doing that and what lessons have been learned from prior mistakes and prior deaths and injuries. we continue to hear in the media about lone wolves.
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as patrick poole once said, they're not lone wolves. we keep finding they're known wolves. it seems that over and over, people who are killing in the name of allah, killing in the name of the islamic state and its leader, killing in the name of radical islamic jihad, they have been questioned, they have surfaced as a threat, and yet when they're investigated, they don't seem to be able to capture the fact that this is someone who has been radicalized, is going to go about killing people, killing americans. and if we look at orlando and now new york city, we are training law enforcement officers to spot nonexistent
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islam fobes. hat is an -- islamaphobes. that's an expression, a word coined by the organization of islamic council that has 57 members, or states, 50 state, i forget, the united states or o.i.c., one has 57 states, the other has 50. anyway, they're the ones that orned the phrase islamaphobe islamaphobia. as we look at how homeland security money has been spent in trying to prepare against radical islamists, although they call it countering violent extremism, they don't want to say the words radical islam. my dear friend from texas has repeat think said the phrase radical islam because he understands that's what it is. unfortunately, the homeland security department still can't
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quite grasp what radical islam is. and for those who wonder, is it even possible that money that we would appropriate thunder bill which makes clear, page 4 of the bill, that when applying for the money at a minimum, the application has to say how the applicant will work with community partners. community partners. that's an interesting phrase itself. where have we found that before? we have found that with homeland security, we have found that with the f.b.i. and we have heard testimony in our judiciary committee from f.b.i. director mueller on the community partnership that they have had with mosques and with different groups that care. in fact, care itself, and other islamic groups that have even
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been implicated, or actually named as unindicted co-conspirators in the holy land foundation trial in which the principals were convicted of supporting terrorism, and there were numerous unindicted co-conspirators. the only ones that objected to their listing as unindicted co-conspirators brought their motion to be struck from the pleading before the federal district judge in the case. he examined the evidence and indicated there was plenty of evidence to support them being named as co-conspirators. they weren't satisfied with that, they appealed to the fifth circuit court of appeals. the fifth circuit court of appeals examined the evidence that was available and said, just on the evidence available, it's very clear that these groups that are objecting to being listed as co-conspirators, there's plenty of evidence to
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show that they are co-conspirator. the name shall not be instruct. . and yet the f.b.i., the state department, the homeland security department, the c.i.a. , our intelligence agencies continue to follow the instructions of the white house and that is to be community partners with these groups that have ties to the muslim brotherhood. as i have traveled in the middle east and north africa, repeatedly i've been asked by leaders once the cameras are out of the room, why do you not understand the muslim brotherhood has been at war with you for decades? you keep helping the muslim brotherhood, you keep getting advice from the muslim brotherhood, when are you going to learn? in egypt, where the muslim brotherhood was born, egypt has understood what a threat the
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muslim brotherhood is to western civilization. they don't want to recognize our constitution, they want it is up planted and replaced with shah -- supplanted and replaced with shari'a law. we can live in place with the muslims in the world, but we need to be sure we recognize radical islamic jihadists. so how do we go about training? homeland security committee is making a wonderful gesture. here's money for law enforcement officers to be trained. and what happens? well, they're told they've got to have these work reach-out with community partners and i know from personally questioning the former f.b.i. director, i was chas ticing him for the -- chastising him for the fact that the united states was notified twice that the older tsarnaev brother, the
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boston bomber, had been radicalized and was going to kill people in the united states, and they didn't do an adequate investigation. the best that i can determine from the information the f.b.i. provided, they sent an agent to talk to tsarnaev himself and apparently he indicated, gee, i'm not a terrorist. well, to be sure they did an adequate investigation, they went and talked to his mother and his mother said in essence, he's not a terrorist, he's a good boy. and the f.b.i. checked the box. he's not a terrorist. he was a terrorist. but we also know from our hearings, from material that a few of us, only a few of us, in this congress have examined that was purged from the f.b.i. training material, we know they have purged information from the training that our f.b.i., that our intelligence, that our homeland security, that our
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justice department can have and to learn about what radical islam is. we know that saddam hussein, for example, said that he was radicalized, it began with his , ading the muslim brotherhood qutb, he wrote a booklet called "milestones" and reading of that booklet helped radicalize saddam hussein. i would bet that -- osama bin laden. i would bet that of the f.b.i. agents that have been trained under this administration, most f them have never heard of qutb, so no one would have known to ask tsarnaev, you have read "milestones," what do you think of it? when i challenged mull that are they had not even gone -- muller that they had not even gone to the mosque to ask questions, how was tsarnaev acting, is he becoming more stern, more religious? as he talked about
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"milestones"? what is he reading? and i chastised him for not going to the mosque and the best our f.b.i. director could say was, we did go to that mosque in our outreach program. oh, yes. they took money that was appropriated to train and prevent terrorism and they go out and have sitdown programs, probably have some meals, i don't know what all they do in their outreach program, but they're not learning to spot radical islamists. and as a result homeland security, the committee at least, the homeland security committee has their heart in the right place, they're wanting to do the right thing, they're hearing from our department of homeland security , block grants to these law enforcement with will allow -- allow them to train, to prevent, and the language is they may use the grant to
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conduct training and exercises consistent with preventing. that's where our training so far is going to help people, whether new york, orlando, san bernardino, to spot islamaphobes. that's why when a complaint is made in san bernardino about the person that would go on to kill so many lives there, take so many lives there, yeah, they investigated, but they thought it was just an islamaphobe, because that's what they've been trained to look for. when the f.b.i. got a heads up on the orlando shooter, they investigated and they figure, oh, probably just muslim haters. that's what they're spending their money to train for. actually , they
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investigated, new jersey, mr. rahimi, after his own father reported him as a terrorist, ar he stabbed his own brother -- after he stabbed his own brother. and what does the f.b.i. do? they didn't go to his social media, they would have learned he's been radicalized. they didn't bother to look at his travel records, as best we can tell. to see where he traveled. and who he saw or where he went. where he might have been radicalized. oh, no. no. they just eventually got from the father a recanting so they let it go. and as a result people, countless people were nearly killed. why? not because law enforcement in new jersey or new york don't want to do their jobs and do the best job they can and save lives. these are good law enforcement officers. just as they are in san bernardino and orlando. they want to do their job.
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but they haven't had the right training. i would direct my friends to august 10 through august 12 of 2011. steve cogland who used to brief the joint chiefs of staff on radical islam, along with some others who have spent their adult lives studying radical islam, were going to do a seminar for law enforcement, training in the prevention of rrorist attacks or extremist attacks. two days before the law enforcement around the country was going to go to langley, to our intelligence agency, and be trained on how to spot radical islam, how to prevent these, just like this money's going to be used here, someone with cair, the council on american islamic relations, from what story we got, called someone at the white house and someone at the white house called langley,
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cancel that training. and they changed the guidelines so that only people who were going to train about islamaphobia and minimalize the training about true radical islam and how to spot it are now allowed to each our law enforcement, as long as this administration is here in place. so, my proposed a al was, let's -- proposal was, let's amend this language and we can just say that none of this money can be used in correlation or coordinating with or to go to anyone who was named as a co-conspirator in the holyland foundation trial, or the muslim brotherhood, and its affiliates, or cair and its affiliates. but this is a suspension bill. it cannot be amended. and for that reason i
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regretfully must oppose the bill and urge my colleagues to vote no until we can get a bill so law enforcement can be trained to spot radical islamists and not just miss those warnings of the radicals as nothing but a bunch of islamaphobes. i reserve the balance of my time. >> will the gentleman yield? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. >> do you still have time? mr. gohmert: i yield to the gentleman from texas. mr. barton: i listened diligently to my friend, louie gohmert, who is a friend, and a colleague. both in the judiciary and in he legislative branch. i'm not going to address you by your first name because judges don't do that. your frustration level is extremely high. as i would argue most
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americans' frustration levels are extremely high. the speaker pro tempore: address your remarks to the chair. mr. barton: mr. gohmert's frustration level is extremely high, as i would argue the american people's frustration level is extremely high. for that reason, he's concerned about what people who are avoiding the intent of the law are doing to circumvent the laws in this country, so am i. but does that mean, because we don't trust someone in the white house or someone in an agency to do the right thing we shouldn't provide the additional training that will keep law enforcement officers from being killed because they weren't trained well enough to respond in an active shooter situation? we're trying to get additional funding to train up every person who enforces the law
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right in this country. i understand mr. gohmert's worried about these people who are circumventing the intent of the congress. we all worry about that quite a bit. but the not a reason to take down a piece of legislation that will provide needed resources for first responders and law enforcement across this great land. those people have -- the better trained they are, the better chance they have to stay alive. mr. gohmert: reclaiming my time. let me respond. when you can't trust the people in the white house to train properly to recognize radical islam, then it is incumbent upon the congress to put the language in our bill so they don't have a choice. it is not my level of frustration with people circumventing the law, it's the fact that we have the power to put in the bills who does the
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training, who will get the training, exactly what kind of training and we're leaving it to this administration. as a result my frustration is that people are being killed and injured needlessly because even as we stand here with the language in this bill, this administration has already shown that they will train, in order to have prepared for and to prevent terrorist attacks, yes, i know they can get training for active shooting, but they're being trained to prevent and prepare for. you got to learn about islamaphobia. let's put the language in there so that this administration cannot prevent the true professors of radical islam from teaching law enforcement on what to look for to know whether someone is radicalized. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time.
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the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. mc caller:. caller: caller: -- mr. mccaul. mr. mccaul: mr. speaker, i yield five minutes to the distinguished gentleman from texas, judge carter. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman, mr. carter, is recognized. mr. carter: i thank the chairman for yielding. thank you, mr. speaker. as i've already seemed to have expressed in my compassion with mr. boy merit, i'm very -- gohmert. i'm very proud to support the committee counterterrorism preparedness act. this bill authorizes $39 million to allow our first responders to conduct training and exercises to prevent, prepare for and respond to terrorist attacks. including attacks that involve active shooters. the homeland security appropriations subcommittee has provided funds for this program and i'm glad to join my lleague in pushing forward a
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formal authorization. we have to do everything in our power to make sure our local law enforcement has the ability to respond during terrorist attacks or active shooter scenarios. if you just watch those first responder-trained dallas policemen as they went into that high rise parking garage, how they parked their cars, how they moved through the cars, that's first responder training. and it saves lives. time after time we've seen a tragic incident brought to an end by our law enforcement officers and often they're the first on the scene. we have to be sure they have the training to do their jobs safely but effectively. i have long supported similar training through the department of justice's valor program which conducts training in our back
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yard in texas at texas state university's alert facility. the president recently signed my belief act to allow local law enforcement to access active shooter response training through the cops grant. i'm proud to support this similar legislation and once again -- that once again gives more resources to our first responders and law enforcement officers so we can save their lives and help them save our lives. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne. mr. payne: thank you, mr. speaker. you know, my good friend, mr. gohmert from the state of texas stated one thing that was true in his -- in his speech. that he does not know what community outreach means. it is something that helps first
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responders, has helped, but obviously he has had no experiences with that. and this talk and this notion about the white house and what they are and they aren't and what they do and don't do. when our greatest enemy, osama bin laden, was in our sights, whoever went -- or whatever, at the white house, said take that shot. so to continue to question certain people's resolve in keeping the homeland safe i think is disrespectful. mr. speaker, nothing in this bill provides that any entity other than law enforcement will be eligible to receive grant funding. only law enforcement will be
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eligible. this bill merely provides that community partners, that law enforcement are being trained to protect, are included in the efforts to prepare for complex and coordinated attacks. this is language i added and i thank the chairman for his commitment to community preparedness and i yield to mr. donovan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from new york, mr. donovan is recognized. mr. donovan: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank my friend from new jersey, mr. payne who is on the emergency preparedness and response communication committee as a subcommittee of chairman mccaul's homeland security committee. i rise in support of h.r. 5859, the community counterterrorism preparedness act. i'm proud to be an original
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co-sponsor of this bill that was introduced by the leadership of chairman mccaul. mr. speaker, we recently commemorated the 15th anniversary of the september 11 attacks. in the 15 years since that tragedy, first responders have taken steps often with the help of federal homeland security grant funding to enhance their ability to prevent, prepare for, and respond to terrorist attacks. much progress has been made in that time. but the terrorist threat is evolving. as chairman mccaul noted, terrorists have transitioned from the 9/11 type large scale attacks to smaller attacks that are either directed or inspired by overseas terrorist organizations. we must ensure that our first responders are prepared to
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counterchanging terrorist tactics. and that is why this bill is so important. h.r. 5859 will provide first responders in major metropolitan areas across our great nation with funding to address the evolving terror threats facing our homeland. a need reinforced by this weekend's attacks in new york city and new jersey. on saturday morning, at 8:30, at a marine corps race honoring our veterans, a bomb exploded. less than 12 hours later, in a busy restaurant-filled section of manhattan known as chelsea, at 8:30, another explosion occurred. and the next evening, in elizabeth, new jersey, at a
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train station, another bomb was discovered and eventually exploded as a robot tried to dismantle it. all three of these locations were picked because they're heavily traveled, there was many people there and could have caused great destruction. 29 people were injured in the chelsea incident. during the investigation that led to the apprehension of the villain who master minded these attacks -- master minded these attacks on our innocent citizens, mr. rahami, law enforcement tracked an detained associates of his while they were driving thru my district. it was mr. payne's district in which he was apprehended. this is personal to us. i recently attended a number of memorials of first responders from my district that made the ultimate sacrifice on september
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11. when i was elected to congress, 16 short months ago, i requested to become a member of the -- member of the homeland security committee so i could work with my colleagues to ensure that our first responders, those brave men and women, have the tools they need to ensure our communities are protected. when the urban area security initiative grant, when the 2017 presidential budget proposal cut those grants in half, there are people on this floor, particularly people in homeland security committee, that advocated for and restored those grants. i want to thank chairman mccaul for his leadership and for introducing this bipartisan bill. i urge all members to join me in supporting the legislation and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne.
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mr. payne: i yield back to the chairman, mr. mccaul. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. mccaul. mr. mccaul: how much time do i have? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has five minutes. mr. mccaul: mr. speaker, i attended the 9/11 ceremony, a moving experience. i spent almost my entire career working with law enforcement, federal law enforcement, state and local law enforcement as both a federal prosecutor and a state prosecutor. today, i released a report called the national strategy to win the war against islamists terror. i would submit that nobody knows this issue better than i do. it's the reason i'm chairman of this committee. i get the briefings.
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i understand the threat level. and yes, it is radical islamist terror. i had an nypd intelligence briefing after the 9/11 ceremony briefing me in a classified setting on how this threat has evolved. from not just go to syria to join the fight, but rather kill and attack where you are. as i met with those brave men and women at nypd, they said, mr. chairman, we need your help in this fight. we need the funding. and yes, we need funding to help us with the active shooter threat that's out there, with the i.e.d. threat that's out there. with the suicide bomber threat. targeting new york. and guess what?
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just a few days later, we got hit again. not just in new york. but in new jersey. and in minnesota. these funds, importantly, go to no one but law enforcement and first responders. doesn't go to the people mr. gohmert's talking about. it goes directly to police chiefs and to first responders and fire departments who are our heroes and we should have their backs, day in and day out they protect the american people and to suggest or even insinuate that these heroes, frontline defenders, would in any way conspire with the muslim brotherhood or radical islamist terrorists is an insult and it's disgraceful to this body, this chamber. it's an assault on all law
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enforcement and responders, first responders, across this country. we shouldn't doubt our police chiefs, our law enforcement, our fire chiefs, our first responders. we should have their backs. and mr. speaker, that is exactly what this bill is designed to do. with that, i yield back the alance of my time. mr. gohmert: i ask unanimous consent to reclaim my two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: i ask unanimous consent to respond to the remarks. without objection, the gentleman may reclaim his 2 1/2 minutes remaining. mr. gohmert: there's nothing i have said that impugns the integrity of any law enforcement officer. i've worked with law enforcement
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officers, i've been a prosecutor, i've been a judge, i know how tough their job is. there's nothing i have said that would impugn their integrity, there is nothing that is disgraceful, except when a ngress refuses to learn from repeated killings, murders, by radical islamists, and i understand the intent. it's going to train for active shooters. but when the language in the bill says such grant to conduct training and exercise consistent ith preventing, then i can guarantee you because even though my friend says he knows more about this issue than anyone else, he doesn't know, apparently what homeland security is doing with the money, doing with the training, didn't know about the changes that were made by this
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administration to who can teach about radical islam. and so i would simply say, we really do need to help our law enforcement learn what radical islam is about and the way to do that is put it in the bill so this administration cannot change what it has done with the money -- change what is done with the money. that's what we should be doing. as far as community outreach. i know all about community outreach. i've been with muslim friends at mosques. i know about community outreach. but i try to make sure i'm not talking to the foxes that homeland security has brought into the hen house. and if you think i'm wrong, look at the article published in egypt by the muslim brotherhood publication that identified six muslim brothers who were high consultants. worned g el-biari who i
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-- warned about for year, and nobody would help me on the committee get him out. finally, after he tweeted out that the international caliphate was inevitable, finally homeland security allowed him to rotate off of their advisory council. we got foxes in the hen house and it's up to congress to get them out. that's why i oppose the bill. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. time has expire. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5859 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative -- mr. gohmert: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient numbering are risen, the yeas and nays are
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ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion will be postponed. the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. lamalfa: request to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. mr. lamalfa: mr. speaker, i rise with sadness tonight. in northern california, an air force base is there to conduct
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very important reconnaissance operation. this morning we lost one of our aircraft, a u-2. as part of the mission process there. there are two flight members as part of that aircraft. both were able to eject. one has passed away. one is suffering from injuries. i ask tonight that those that are watching, those that have heard about this, pray for those families, pray for their healing, for that one member that is still alive, pray for the colleagues at the air force base who was conducting a very important mission for the reconnaissance in defense of our country. we're very grateful to all of them and our hearts go out to the families of those two flight members. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following personal request. the clerk: leave of absence requested for mr. poe of texas for today and for the balance of the week.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the request is granted. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. lamalfa: i move that the house be adjourned. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for morning hour debate. bills like legislation to exempt u.s. olympic and paralympic athletes from paying taxes on their metals and prize money. folks were requested by congressman of kansas. craig kaplan tweeted that congressman kewell's caps office that he requested the votes because it is the largest number of suspension votes this year.
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is back on wednesday at 10:00 a.m.. and noon for legislative business. earlier today in the senate by a 89-seven, senators voted to move forward on the continuing resolution to fund the resolution passed the end of fiscal year deadline. we spoke to a capitol hill reporter for more details. >> kelly is an appropriation with the senate. the federal government -- what is the latest you are hearing about the status of negotiations on the bill? this has been weeks of painstaking negotiations back and forth. the senate just agreed to take a procedural step forward to
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limiting debate on a motion to proceed to the bill. that is a bunch of procedural jargon or they took one inch for it. there is a lot a senate procedure left before they can consider the continued resolution. >> your colleagues were voting on an effect to move forward. it is kind of reflective of that, saying that the senate forges ahead, but without a deal. what do they have in this deal to move it forward? the public senators have seen no final text on the continuing resolution. as the majority, what he told me reporters, of other he sees this as a move to take a step forward into something that has to get done before september 30. otherwise, the government will shut down. because procedure takes longer in the senate, this is a clear indication that the senate wants to move ahead. and perhaps this,
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spurring this vote to move ahead with the continuing resolution, even though there is still final agreement, it's the fact that chairman bill flores introduced resolution inuing the house. it runs the same length that senate majority leader mitch mcconnell says there is a will run to, which is december 9. it contains to combat the mosquito borne virus. contained school funding for the military construction and be a appropriation bill. one of the 12 bills that congress hopes to send to the president. the house of version contains controversial risers that democrats in the senate have threatened to block passage of the legislation over. that includes targeting refugees , and halting the transfer of in internet domain organization that the u.s. currently have
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control over, that the president wants to transfer to the international community. right now, we are seen a little bit of a hassle between the two chambers about who will move forward. majority leader kevin mccarthy says, he is waiting for the senate to act before they move forward. are some of the major players, senators involved on either side -- on both sides i should say in the negotiations. -- negotiations? elly: mitch mcconnell, and the raking democrat -- ranking democrat working with the top appropriation members on the house. then working with paul ryan and nancy pelosi. this is really a high level negotiation that is going on. the main contention has to do
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with a legislative provision they want to attach to the measure. since the congress did not finish regular appropriation process, it just keeps funding for the government leveled at fiscal 2016 levels. there is no increase in spending or anything like that. one of the things that has made it hard for them to move forward on the negotiation is that attack the aidto to the mosquito-borne virus that leads to severe birth effects in infants of pregnant mothers who are infected with the virus. once that happens, there was a numbers off lawmakers, including high-ranking republicans on the house side who have interest in louisiana, which has been ravished i floods. high level of democrats on the senate side who want to see money for the water contamination in flint, michigan. senate minority told us this
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morning that the white house appeared to be a little bit frustrated by so many different demands coming from all different directions, trying to attach onto this continuing resolution. house is here until september the 30th. tell us about the timetable the senate is facing? isch mcconnell says it likely the senate will be in next week. is it likely they will be in longer than that? we are unclear at this point. originally the idea was to get out of town by this week. majority aides would not confirm this, but that was the rumor flying around. senators are eager to get home because as the viewers probably know, this is a very contentious race for control of the senate. their hope was, given that the house -- the house republicans have been in disagreements over
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the length of the continuing resolution, senators were hoping to pass legislation and leave town, leaving the house no option to concede to what ever the senate did. otherwise, risk shutting down the government. this is an indication that republican leaders in the house , maybe, exert a little bit more power over the process since they do not see a lot of development on the senate side. we have been in negotiation for two solid weeks. really top level the ghost -- negotiation, still no tax cap emerged. a legite is -- kelly is reporter. you can follow her on twitter and cq.com. thank you for the update. coming up on c-span, president obama delivers his final speech to the you and general assembly. then, national intelligence director james clapper. later, cia director john brennan
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on security. president obama delivered his final adjusted the united nations general assembly on wednesday. he focused his remarks on withing extremism, dealing the global refugee crisis and the conflicts in the middle east. this is 50 minutes. [applause] >> on behalf of the general assembly, i have the honor to welcome his excellency barack obama. president of the united states of america. i invite him to address the assembly. president obama: mr. president, mr. secretary general, fellow
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daigle -- delegates, ladies and gentlemen. this hall as president for the final time, let me recount the progress that we have made these last eight years. from the depths of the greatest financial crisis of our time, we coordinated for the catastrophe and return the global a cap -- economy to growth. we have taken away terrorist safe havens. safe in the nonproliferation regime. nuclear the iranian issue through diplomacy. we opened relations with cuba, and help andia latin america's longest war. we welcome a democratically elected leader to this assembly.
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assistance is helping people feed and care for the sick. and promote models of development, rather than defendants. we have made international institutions like the world bank and the international monetary fund more representable. while establishing a framework to protect our planet from the ravages of climate change. this is important work. it has made a real difference in the lives of our people. have happened had we not worked together. globe, we aree seeing the same forces of global integrations that have made us exposedendent, also
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deep faultlines in the existing international order. we see it in the headlines every day. around the world, refugees flow from conflict. financial disruptions continue to wait upon our workers and entire communities. eastwap of the middle basic order has broken down. we see too many governments censoring the flow of information. terrorist networks use social media to prey upon the minds of our youth, endangering open society and spraying anger against innocent immigrants and muslims. contest theions
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constraints placed on them by international law. this is the paradox that defines our world today. a quarter century after the end world isld war, though by many measures less violent and more prosperous than ever. yet our societies are filled with uncertainty and unease and strife. despite enormous progress, as people lose trust in institutions, governing becomes more difficult. in tensions between nations become more quick to surface. so i believe that at this .oment, we all face a choice it we can choose to press
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forward with a battle -- better model of cooperation and integration, or we can retreat into a world sharply divided and ultimately in conflict. along age old lines of nation, race, or religion. race, or religion. i want to suggest to you today that we must go forward and not backward. i believe that as imperfect as they are, the principles of open market and accountable governance, democracy and human rights and international law that we have forged remain the foundation for progress in this century.

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