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folks at home. i tried to do that. to keep in close contact with them about the boats that are happening -- about the votes that are happening, why i voted the way i did, and about representing them. when i come to washington, i hope to bring down here the sense of decency that people have in northeastern pennsylvania. host: i will have to let that be the last word. congressman matthew cartwright, thank you for joining us. guest: my pleasure. house iswe said, the gathering right now. we are taking you there live now. live coverage from c-span.
[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.] the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. loving god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. in the waning days of this 114th congress, we ask your blessing upon the members of this people's house. most especially upon the leadership. it is on their shoulders the most important negotiations of this congress have been placed. they have been entrusted by their fellow americans with the awesome privilege and responsibility sustaining the great experiment of democratic self-government. give them wisdom, grace, insight, and courage to forge legislation that allows us all to move forward toward an encouraging future. may all that is done this day
be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: pursuant to clause 1, rule 1, i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker: the question son agreeing to the speaker's approval. journal. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the journal stands approved. the gentleman from south carolina. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds a quorum is not present and make the point of order a quorum is not present that a quorum is not present. the speaker: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the pledge of allegiance will be led by gentleman from washington, mr. kilmer. mr. kilmer: please join me in the pledge. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty
and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will entertain up to five requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, sadly this weekend marks the 10-year anniversary of the death of marine lieutenant colonel joseph mccloud, a former military fellow in my office. an american hero. he served in the office in 2003 promoting democracy and freedom. as an active duty marine, train provided incredible insight into defense and national security issues. i am grateful that i had the opportunity to work with train and it was a privilege to see his first hand dedication to the marine corps, but equally to his wife and their three young children. train was tragically killed in
iraq on december 3, 2006, when a helicopter he was riding malfunctioned and was forced to make an emergency landing. in an interview in the "washington post," maggie described her husband as, quote, a man of character and honor, end of quote. words that i know accurately describe train. to his wife, maggy, their three children, and the rest of the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. his service will never be forgotten. train lived up to the highest ideals of the u.s. marine corps. semper fidel last. in conclusion god bless our troops and mate president by his actions never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. for train with general jim mattis, we'll abelieve victory to protect american families. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek wreck nix -- wreck nix -- recognition? mr. kill letter: today i rise
about jobs. in my hometown of port ang less, washington, we recently opened up a new innovative center focused on composite manufacturing. this composite recycling center, one of the first in the nation, is already showing that the peninsula can be a hub for ground breaking innovation. they won grant from the u.s. department of commerce that will give entrepreneurs the tools they need to take yesterday's recycled parts and turn them into advanced products. it will also encourage growth of quality jobs in my region, investing in local citizens so they can build careers working with composites. this is a terrific example to use a wayne gretzky quote of local economic developers gating to where the duck is going to be. i look forward to continuing to be a partner in the effort toe bring good jobs to our neck of the woods. thanks so much. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one
minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from ohio is recognized for one minute. mr. chabot: thank you, mr. speaker, last night my alma mater, la salle lancer, they won their third straight high school championship. my brother dave and i both played for la salle back in the day. they face add tough team in the championship game for the second straight season. the lancers' back-to-back-to-back chips capped off an historic 2016 football season which la salle won its first outright g.c.l. championship and became the first ever three-peat division two champions in ohio playoff history. i also want to wish one of la salle's rival teams, the saint x bombers, in their quest to win the division i championship this evening. congratulations to all the la salle players and their families, the coach, and his coaching staff, and everyone involved with the lancer football program. you have all made the entire
cincinnati area extremely proud. lancers roll deep. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from rhode island is recognized for one minute. mr. cicilline: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, this is trudy willis, trudy and her husband are lifelong residents of middletown in my district in rhode island. they have three children and four wonderful grandchildren. like millions of americans, trudy relies on medicare to pay for her health care needs. for trudy, medicare isn't anonymity, it's a benefit that she and millions of americans have earned and a promise our government has made. that's why i'm disappointed that president-elect donald trump has announced he'll appoint a secretary of health and human services who wants to end medicare as we know t let me be very clear. president-elect trump does not have a mandate to end the guarantee of medicare. he lost the popular vote by about 2.5 million votes. we're not going to let him kill one of the most effective tools
seniors have to live their retirement years with dignity. the republicans bring up legislation to end medicare, we will stop this legislation dead in its tracks. we did it a decade ago when president george w. bush tried to privatize social security. and we'll do it again. and by doing so, we'll maintain the promise we made to trudy and millions of seniors across our great country. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize a great friend and leader, congressman john kline, who will be retiring at the end of this congress. he has served the citizens of minnesota's second district in the u.s. house since 2002. 25-year veteran of the marine corps, he also serves on the house armed services committee. i have had the honor of serving with john kline on education and work force for eight years.
his chair of this committee is a great advocate for education and how it creates greater opportunity for all. his steady leadership has navigated congress to successfully advancing legislation to improve job training, elementary and secondary education, career and technical education, and so much more. his service has truly made a difference throughout our nation. in addition to serving under chairman kline's clearedship, i enjoyed the friff to share weekly bible study with john. thank you, best wishes to congressman john kline. his wife, for their service to the nation. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. because of the inaction of this congress, our president, 2012, deferred action on childhood aa -- arrivals to this contry,
young boys and girls brought here at the terned age of 3, 5, 6 or 7 now flourishing in our communities and making this great country even bert. i call your attention to one of my constituents, claudia, who arrived in this country at the age of 8 from venezuela, interned in my office in 2013, and now works for oiler great senator jose rodriguez, and is making el paso, texas, and america, an even rate grater place to live. mr. o'rourke: because of her mother's status, claudia was not able to follow. her mother died last year and she was unable to return to be with her mother in her dying days and grieve with their family and be with them. we owe claudia anti-750,000 other dreamers in this country certainty. we certainly owe them something better than what the president-elect has promised which is to terminate this deferred action. i ask this body, i ask the president-elect, and i ask every american to join together to make sure that we allow these dreamers to succeed
because their success means america's success. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from arkansas seek recognition? >> request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this year marks the 75th anniversary of explosive ordnance disposal in our nation's armed forces. and their nation misis even more important than dangerous today than it was 75 years ago. today i rise to honor two e.o.d. text who gave their lives in the past few weeks. to keep others safe from harm. u.s. navy e.o.d. senior chief petty officer scotty dayton, age 42, killed in syria on thanksgiving day. 24th of november, 2016. in the ongoing conflict in syria against isis. he died from wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. assigned to e.o.d. mobile unit two in virginia beach, virginia, he was near raqqa.
he is survived by his wife, two children. e.o.d. chief jason fineman, age 34, killed near mostle, iraq, october, 2016, also died from wounds sustained from an i.e.d. he was operating while deployed with navy seals advising iraqi forces and retaking the city of mosul. he's survived by his wife, son, and mother. as a nation we'll be forever grateful for the ultimate sacrifice both these men made in service to their fellow sailors and contry. mr. crawford: please take the time to remember the important role that e.o.d. text play in our national security anti-risk they take every day to keep us safe. joip -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. dibi today to honor
buckholtz. he works tirelessly to bring our community together. he works part-time as a camera man for the zion park district filming city council and township meetings. mr. dold: he's become a staple in the community, documenting almost every single event in zion, from local park openings, volunteer events at soup kitchens, to police and firefighter awards, he promotes events special moments that often go unnoticed. and he recognizes individuals that go above and beyond. it's been an honor and privilege to work alongside him in the zion community. he never asked for recognition behind the camera and only asked people cherish the special moments with others. today i'm honored to be able to give gibby a little bit of recognition for his great service to our community. thank you, gibby, keep up the great work. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule
>> after the great fires of 1910, which traumatized the u.s. forest service. tried to take fire out of the landscape and the problem was that we took good fires as well as bad fires out. the last 50 years, which is a long time, half the history of our engagement, we tried to put good fire back in. that is -- has been very difficult. >> hear from brook simpson about the challenges of writing
history. >> i'm the person that tells that story. and i'm going to try to do it as best i can, as honestly as i can, as balanced as i can. but i get to do something fundamentally creative and say this is what i think happened. >> then on american history tv on c-span3, hear about the lives of u.s. senators, barry goldwater, and carl haden through their collections of personal and political papers. from rob spindler. >> when you look at carl haden's career, he was really responsible for co-sponsoring and writing a huge amount of legislation that benefited the citizens of arizona and the citizens of the united states. his legacy was very much a legislative legacy. barry goldwater was really a person who is an icon for the western united states.
he was a person who represented the interests of the west. >> and jared smith, curator of history at the tempe history museum, shows us the contributions to the early history by charles haden. >> charles haden is -- he's originally born in connecticut. he comes out west during the course of his life, travels over the santa fay trail. he runs and makes it to arizona in the 1850's. >> the c-span cities tour saturday at noon eastern on c-span2 it's book tv and on american history t vice president on c-span3. working with our cable affiliates and visiting cities cross the country. >> now president-elect drum, he started his thank you america tour yesterday. up next we'll show you his remarks from cincinnati where he announced his choice for defense secretary. this is just over an hour.
pport, and your prayers i am deeply humbled to say that 50 days from today with my family at my side will i take the oath of office to serve as vice president of the united states of america. cheers and applause] mr. pence: i'm here tonight to say thank you. i'm here tonight to say thank you for electing a president who will make america great again. cheers and applause] so thank you to the people of io, the people of kentucky and i'll bet there's a few
hoosiers in the room. thank you for doing your part. to make drum the next president of the -- to make drum -- donald trump, the next president of the united states f america. he did it and we have you to thank. before i go on, let me just say from our families to yours, our hearts go out to the victims and families of those who were injured in the horrific attacks that took place earlier this week in columbus, ohio. the victims are in our prayers and we commend the swift and courageous actions of law enforcement in that perilous moment. cheers and applause]
mr. pence: but let's be clear. in just 50 l of you days we will have a president who supports the men and women in law enforcement as every level. cheers and applause] we will have a president who will suspend immigration from all countries and territories compromised by terror. cheers and applause] and we will have a commander in chief who will hunt down and destroy isis at its source. cheers and applause] crowd -- [crowd chanting u.s.a.! ]
mr. pence: thanks to you we're going to have a president who will make the american economy great again. we'll repeal obamacare and replace it with american solutions. we're going to cut taxes, roll back regulation, have trade deals that put american workers first. we're going to get this economy moving for every american. thanks to you right next door in my home state of indiana today in indianapolis, because of the bold leadership and vision of president-elect donald trump, a company that announced back in february that they were closing their doors and moving to mexico announced
that now more than 1,100 good-paying jobs will stay right here in america. and the president leekt made it happen. make no mistake about it. carrier chose to stay in indiana because america chose to make donald trump the next resident of the united states. and thanks to you, thanks to you we're going to enforce the laws of this country for the citizens of this country, we're going to build a wall and we're going to end illegal immigration once and for all. [cheers and applause]