tv U.S. House of Representatives Legislative Business CSPAN December 7, 2016 12:00pm-2:01pm EST
bills or so, including one on international insurance standards. off the floor, house rules committee meeting on the continuing resolution. at's at 3:00 offer over on c-span3. you can watch it on c-span.org or watch it on the free c-span app. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. haplain conroy: let us pray. eternal god we give you thanks for giving us another day. on this day, 75 years ago, our nation was attacked and war was visited upon our people. in so many polices in our world,
war rages still. may all leaders be empowered to work toward lasting peace with the help of your grace. we ask also this day for wisdom, patience and understanding among the members of this people's house. give them the generosity of heart and the courage of true leadership to work as true statesmen and women toward a common solution to the many issues facing our nation. may all that is done be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the jourm of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1, rule 1, the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from texas, mr. barton.
mr. barton: 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 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. ros-lehtinen: mr. speaker, i rise and congratulate dr. eduardo padron, president of my alma mater, miami-dade college, for receiving the presidential medal of freedom. as a refugee who escaped the castro regime, i was honored to help lead the effort to get this recognition. he has always made it his life's work to advocate on behalf of underserved populations. through his expert guidance and leadership, dr. padron has
propelled miami-dade college into national prominence by improving student access, retention, graduation as well as helping them with their professional achievements. today, m.d.c. enrolls and graduates more minority students than any other institution of higher education in the country. congratulations, dr. eduardo pedron, on receiving our nation's highest civilian honor. south florida and the m.d.c. community could not be more proud of you. felicidades, amigo. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from hawaii seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. gabbard: thank you, mr. speaker. my heart is in hawaii today. at almost this exact time on this very day 75 years ago, the first bombs were dropped in the attack on pearl harbor. more than 2,400 people perished on that fateful day that will
forever live in infamy. we remember our brothers and sisters who paid the ultimate price and those who answered to serve in the months and years that followed, including our two former senators, inouye and akaka, and the more than 320,000 who gave their lives in that war. we remember the japanese americans whose lives were forever changed when after the attack on pearl harbor were thrown into internment camps and the brave people who in spite of these atrocities volunteered to serve, go for regiment. may we never forget what happened at pearl harbor, the lessons learned and the sacrifices of all who served. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker.
i rise today to honor a fateful public servant of louisiana, mr. edward gordon randolph jr., better known as ned, who passed away october 4, 2016, at the age of 74 this past year. ed was a political force in louisiana. he served in the louisiana house of representatives, louisiana senate and served as mayor of his hometown, the great city of alexandria, louisiana. now, med served in that capacity for over 20 years, and he had many, many accomplishments in that job, but among those was his opening of the alexandria river front center, advocating for the transition from england airbase to england air park, which is still in great existence, and he revitalized that entire city and left behind a legacy of
great, great success. mr. abraham: so, again, just a tribute to ned randolph, he will be missed. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. higgins: mr. speaker, today marks the 75th anniversary of the tragic attacks on pearl harbor. it's a day we reflect and remember over 2,400 americans whose lives we lost that morning. today, i especially remember army corporal earl wickette, a south buffalo native, who was stationed at pearl harbor on the day of the attacks. he went on to fight on behalf of our nation for over four years. following his tour, he returned home to western new york, raised a family and continued to serve his community as a buffalo firefighter. unfortunately, mr. wict is no longer with us -- wickette, is flonger with us, passing away -- is no longer with us, passing away a few years ago. i join all americans to
remember those who paid the ultimate price at pearl harbor and those who sought and protected our freedom here and round the world. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek roll call anything? -- seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. today i proudly honor my constituents, the fairfield area high school girl's soccer team, for earning the piaa single championship. these women brought home the first team sports title in fairfield's history. the green knights defeated district seven champion shady side in a 9-4 victory at herbie park stadium. the green knightses -- hershey park stadium. the green nights scored 27 goals including two nine-goal
performances. for a team from a small -- for a team from a small community, the green nights had an army of -- knights had an army of loyal supporters. i extend my congratulations to the team, to the head coach and the school officials, family and friends who supported these young women on this incredible journey. we are all so very proud of you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for ne minute. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, i, too, rise to acknowledge the fallen on this day, december 7, at pearl harbor, the day of infamy, and offer to them our greatest admiration and gratitude. our prayers continue to be with
their ongoing families. but i also rise today to speak about the responsibilities of public servants. to my knowledge, air force one does not belong to any particular presidency, regardless of party. and therefore, any attempt to ensure the technological sophistication and the quality of that aircraft should be left to the decisionmakers who have the responsibility of protecting the president of the united states or in essence those who have the responsibility of governing the united states military, which includes the congress and certainly the pentagon. i'm concerned when the incoming person that will take the oath of office begins to abuse the process and suggest that this is too costly and that this company, boeing, in particular,
should be undermined. our job is to create and save jobs, not to destroy jobs, but our job also, mr. speaker, is to protect the president of the united states. and that kind of interference uninformed should be stopped immediately. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. lamalfa: thank you, mr. speaker. i do rise today on the 0th anniversary of the attack of -- 70th anniversary of the attack of pearl harbor to remember. also, in particular, the recognition of one of the survivors we still have with us, david edward callahan, a great northern california veteran who put his life on the line to serve in the united states in the navy at a time when the world was on fire. less than four months after he reported to the u.s. naval training station at san diego the age of mr. callahan
would be soon to be standing aboard the u.s.s. new orleans when the first drone was heard that morning. for six years he would fight the japanese in almost every major battle of the pacific war as a combat swimmer which later became known as the naval seals where he was awarded a purple heart. on behalf of the first district of california, we want to show our gratitude to mr. callahan. his service didn't end there as well. later the pacific nuclear proving grounds, he used his diving skills there to see how that would work in the nuclear testing that was going on at that time. he's never stopped serving. he's never been less than an inspiration for all of us. e will be taking part in pearl harbor ceremonies today. we're proud to have him and have him as an american. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the
gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman is recognized. without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. johnson: thank you very much, mr. speaker. today marks the 75th anniversary of the attack on pearl hashon. it -- pearl harbor. it was a defining moment in america's history and the day of infamy. this deon straighted the resolve of the american people and the armed forces. it is a day we honor those who gave their lives in the defense of this country, but also honor those who have saved lives of others during this tragedy. petty officer doris "dori" miller from my hometown of waco, was one such individual who went above and beyond the call of duty in defense of this country and fizz americans. he's widely recognized as a hero after the attack on pearl harbor for his remarkable
courage when his ship, the u.s.s. west virginia, came under attack by the japanese. in the face of imminent danger, he assisted his ship's commander who was mortally wounded to safety. he then reportedly manned a .50 caliber anti-aircraft machine gun to shoot down at least three of the 29 japanese planes that went down that day. mr. speaker, ever since i've been a member of congress, i have worked time and time again to get dore miller awarded the -- dory miller awarded the congressional medal of honor. yet, he's left with the honorable navy cross. it's time we honor the unheard sacrifices of our men and women in uniform and award dory miller the congressional medal of honor. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: i ask unanimous
consent to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. the united states of america's a nation of laws where the government derives its limited powers from we, the people, the consenting governed. since 1789, the constitution has served as our country's legal foundation. its wisdom is timeless, and just as george washington called the constitution the guide he would never abandon, we won't abandon it either or try to tinker unnecessarily with its brilliance. thanks to the foresight of the constitution's framers, their understanding of government overreach and their grasp of human nature, we have an abiding document that checks the power of the federal government and protects the rights of individual citizens. it is genius in its brevity, in its endurance and in its forethought to limit and
separate the governing powers established therein. as a member of congress, it's an honor and sacred duty to protect and uphold the constitution. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. pascrell: i wrote to director of the f.b.i. in september requesting the materials relating to the f.b.i.'s investigation into the 2008 financial crisis. elizabeth warn joined in this request as we made as a result of the precedent that the f.b.i. established and high profile case citing intense public interest and quote, unquote, the interest of transparency, the f.b.i. saw fit to provide
extensive testimony to congress and hundreds of pages of documents giving context to which decision not to prosecute. it has been eight years since the bets and culture of fraud on wall street crashed our economy and caused millions of americans to lose their jobs and their homes, yet no top executives were charged with crimes. in many americans have the nawing sense that justice has not been served. yet as today, i have not received one word. the d.o.j. has obtained financial settlements from major institutions like bank of america. the american public has a clear interest and stake in understanding why the f.b.i. did not pursue charges against the recommendations of its own commission. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and 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 the pennsylvania state little league champions, the keystone little league team from clinton county, pennsylvania. i hosted them for a capitol tour and joined me. the team has a remarkable 2016 claiming their district and sectional titles before winning the statewide championship for pennsylvania. as the pennsylvania champions, they made an impressive run in the playoffs coming one game short of representing the mid-atlantic region. pennsylvania's district has a great team and this team continues that legacy. they have ross mcginnis, a winner. in the 2011 mid-atlantic little league world series team, also the former keystone team hailed
from clinton county. in keeping with this tradition, keystone made their region proud through their love and dedication through america's favorite pasttime baseball. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield become. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. maloney: i rise to express my deep disappointment in the continuing resolution that was released last night. the $7 million appropriated to reimburse new york city for costs incurred in providing security for president-elect trump and his family was a mere fraction of the $35 million requested by the city and the police department. the security efforts involved are unprecedented and it is
totally unfair to ask new york city taxpayers alone to pay for these costs. this is the second busiest intersection, not in new york city, not in new york state, but in the entire country. over 10,000 residents per hour cross at 57th and fifth. and it is a security challenge personified. because of this budget failure, new yorkers are now being forced to provide a no-interest loan to the federal government with no guarantee of being paid back. this is a terrible deal. securing the president-elect is a national security priority and it must be paid for by the federal government. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from texas, for purpose does he seek recognition? >> address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection.
gentleman is recognized. mr. barton: i rise for two reasons, first to honor the life of my father. he died on this date december 7, 1996. he was a world war ii veteran and based in italy and flew 40 combat missions over central europe. i rise to commend president trump for his phone call to the president of taiwan. taiwan is a friend of the united states. we recognize taiwan from the late 1940's to 1972. we then recognized mainland china but maintain diplomatic relationships with taiwan until 1978. president trump was right to make a phone call to the president of taiwan. they are a friend of the united states. in my opinion there is no reason we can't have diplomatic relations with both nations. i'm told the president of the taiwan is going to come through
texas in the fall on her way to guatemala. and i will welcome her if that trip occurs and try to give her the hospital that she gave me when i visited her great nation last month. a phone call is a phone call, my colleagues. and i commend the president-elect for calling the president of taiwan. i hope this means a warming relationship with taiwan. i yield become. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. polis: permission to address the house. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. polis: it is a privilege to serve the people and acknowledge two constituents of mine who are retiring, joesey and wally heath, beloved members of boulder, colorado.
their family and love grew along side love of public service. people say to her, now that you are retiring you can do what you want to do. she says i have been doing what i wanted to do. she was the head of the community foundation and prior to that was in the county commission and when i was 15 years old i volunteered on her u.s. senate race. wally heath is retiring as a state senator. prior to the legislature he had a career in international business and founded the rocky mountain world trade center. for wally and joesey, their jobs weren't about the work they did but about building communities. they served on so many boards, advocated for so many just causes and above all they remained true to themselves in purchase vayors of progress. i'm honored not only to be their
congressman but to be their friend. on behalf of the united states house of representatives, i look forward to joining them in future adventures. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? mr. byrne: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. byrne: i rise today to congratulate captain william peterson of richland, washington who was inducted into the wall of heroes at the united states coast guard academy. while serving with the coast guard, then lieutenant peterson engaged in a rescue of nine survivors from hc-130 that had crashed in bad weather off the coast of alaska. winds gusting up to 40 knots and visibility as low as 50 feet,
lieutenant peterson inched his helicopter along side the side of a mountain and transported nine survivors back to safety over multiple trips from the crash site. captain peterson demon stated the highest forms of courage, judgment and unwavering devotion to duty that day and i congratulate him on this much deserved honor. i also offer my humble appreciation to captain peterson on serving on my academy nomination board. your service is an inspiration to these future military leaders. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? mrs. hartzler: permission to address the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. hartzler: i rise today to recognize linda crystal who is retiring as executive director of economic development in
pettis county. she has served the past 12 years. linda has achieved many accomplishments including the creation of three enhanced enterprise zones resulting in over 50 companies benefiting and growing her businesses in her community. additionally, this past year, the community was able to complete its third strategic plan in 15 years. as a result, multiple task forces were established to enhance the community which also led to the eventual creation of the entrepreneurial program. it is an honor to congratulate nd thank linda crystal for her years of service. i'm blessed to represent her in congress and wish her all the best in her future endeavors. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute and resize
and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. smith: mr. speaker we need a new word for the dictionary, a new term for the merger of the liberal media in the democratic party. the liberal media have no reason to treat president-elect trump fairly or objectively. this is no surprise given that 96% of national reporters' contributions went to hillary clinton. as chairman of the media fairness caucus, here's my proposal. let's combine the two words dia and democrat and go with mediacrat. i realize the liberal media is not likely to use this word very often but there are two reasons for them to do so. first to show they have a sense of humor and second to show they have a sense of humility.
i think most americans would be happy that the liberal media didn't display their bias every time they cover the president-elect. show he mediacrats should balanced reporting. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute and revise and extend. >> a disturbing trend at leading universities refusing to comply with immigration law. i'm introducing the federal immigration law with co-sponsors from california to new york to florida. this act requires any entity receiving federal funds including institutions of higher learning to comply with all lawful requests made by federal immigration authorities. should the entity refuse to comply, all federal funding can be withheld.
the university of pennsylvania which charges $51,000 twuse despite of having an endowment would lose federal grants if they choose to continue their policy of not complying with federal immigration law. congress has the responsibility to protect the rule of law in our country and provide for the safety of our citizens. the american people have spoken loudly in this past election that they want federal immigration law enforced. shame on those universities who take federal money and promote lawlessness. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> i call up house resolution 944 and ask for its immediate consideration. the clerk: house calendar number 62, house resolution 144
resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 5143, to provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of inte1.national insurance standards setting processes, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. in lieu of the amendment recommended by the committee on financial services now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of rules committee print 114-68 shall be considered as adopted. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on financial services; two, the further amendment printed in the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, if offered by the member designated in the report, which shall be in order without intervention of any
point of order, shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question;. and three one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 2, on any legislative day of the second session of the 114th congress after december 8, 2016, a, the journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved, and, b, the chair may at any time declare the house adjourned to meet at a date and time, within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article 1 of the constitution, to be announced by the chair in declaring the adjournment. section 3, the speaker may appoint members to perform the duties of the chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 2 of this resolution as though under clause 8-a of rule 1. section 4, each day during the period addressed by section 2
of this resolution shall not constitute a calendar day for purposes of section 7 of the war pouse resolution 50 united states code -- war powers resolution 50 united states code 1546. section 5, each day during the period addressed by section 2 of this resolution shall not constitute a legislative day for purposes of clause 7 of rule 13. section 6, it shall be in order at any time on the legislative day of december 8, 2016, for the speaker to entertain motions that the house suspend the rules as though under clause 1 of rule 15. the speaker or his designee shall consult with the minority leader or her designee on the designation of any matter for consideration pursuant to this section. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama is recognized for one hour. mr. byrne: mr. speaker, during consideration of this resolution, all time yielded is for the purpose of debate only. i now yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. hastings, pending which i yield myself such time
as i may consume. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. byrne: mr. speaker, house resolution 944 provides for consideration of h.r. 5143, the transparent insurance standards act of 2016. the resolution provides for a structured rule. this legislation is an important effort to protect the u.s. model of insurance supervision, provide for improved oversight and keep the u.s. insurance industry strong and competitive. for over 150 years, the individual states have successfully regulated insurance and coordinated their activities. this model has worked and ensured the focus remains on the consumer. well, when congress passed the dodd-frank act back in 2010, the federal government assumed a new role in the regulation of the insurance industry. this change included the creation of the federal insurance office, otherwise known as f.i.o., and charged f.i.o. with representing the
interests of u.s. insurers, not consumers, insurers during the negotiation of any international agreements. the change also allowed for both the f.i.o. director and the federal reserve to participate in an international organization known as the international association of insurance supervisors. previously, insurance regulators from the individual states participated in international discussions. remember, the state insurance regulators are there to protect consumers. the international association of insurance supervisors is responsible for developing regulatory guidelines and best practices for insurance supervisors around the world to adopt. europe and the united states have very different regulatory models for insurance. recently, the european union has developed a regulatory protocol known as solvency 2. solvency 2 is significantly
different from the successful state-based insurance regulatory system that has been successful in the u.s. for the last 150 years. the fear is that the international association of insurance supervisors will adopt solvency 2 as the, quote, gold standard, closed quote, which would put u.s. insurers and consumers at a severe disadvantage. more alarming, the treasury department and the u.s. trade representative are already engaged in negotiations with the european union regarding, quote, a agreement, closed quote, over insurance regulations. if based on the solvency 2 model, this could severely hurt the u.s. insurance industry and consumers. that is where our legislation comes in. the transparent insurance standards act simply enhances congress' oversight of international deliberations related to insurance standards.
the bill sets reasonable requirements that must be met before the united states can agree to accept, establish or ter into the adoption of any international insurance standard. the same requirement will be followed throughout any negotiations over an agreement with the european union. to be clear, this bill would not stop the international process. it simply will ensure that the united states is leading on the issues instead of being led by foreign governments. this bill also requires that the federal insurance office and the federal reserve report and testify before congress at least twice a year about ongoing negotiations. i appreciate mr. luetkemeyer and chairman hensarling for their leadership on this very important issue. and i hope we can come together to pass this important legislation. i just don't understand why anyone would be opposed to greater congressional oversight
over such an important issue. adoption of these standards or entering into an agreement with the european union could fundamentally alter the u.s. insurance industry and, yes, hurt consumers. it only makes sense for the democratically elected congress to play a role in the process. this legislation is simply about improving oversight and protecting the state-based model of insurance regulation that has held up so well in our country over the last 150 years and has enjoyed wide bipartisan support. most importantly, this bill is ensuring the american people come first, not some worry about a group. i ask my colleagues to protect american consumers across america by supporting h.j.res. 944 and the underlying bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves.
the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. hastings: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i thank the gentleman from alabama for yielding to me the customary 30 minutes for debate, and i rise to debate the rule for consideration of r. 5143, the transparent insurance standards act of 2016. at best this bill is unnecessary. at worst, it will harm our ability to reach vital international agreements to protect our financial system. mr. speaker, the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent great ecession was the worst financial disaster in our nation's history since the great depression. nearly nine million americans
lost their jobs, doubling the unemployment rate. more than 11 million americans lost their homes to foreclosures. home value dropped more than 30%. our nation lost more than $13 trillion in economic output. to put that in perspective, that is the equivalent of losing a year's gross domestic product. from this disaster, we learned any lessons and passed the dodd-frank wall street reform and consumer protection act to ensure that we're better able to prevent such a financial calamity from occurring again. one lesson we learned was the significant risk close to our
financial system by potentially nstable large, globally active insurance companies as demonstrated by the near collapse of a.i.g. as a result, commonsense reforms to the insurance industry were put in place, including the creation of the federal insurance office, to coordinate federal efforts, develop policy and represent the united states in the international association of insurance supervisors. this office, along with new authorities for the federal reserve and the department of the treasury, allow our regulators to work to ensure that our unique insurance regulatory regime provides stability in our financial system, both nationally and
globally. now, however, the majority seems to have forgotten the lessons of 2008's financial crisis. mr. speaker, at best, this legislation is unnecessary. nder the guise of transparency , h.r. 5143 would require additional public notice and comment regarding potential agreements on international insurance standards, but such international agreements would only take effect domestically after regulations were promulgated in accordance with u.s. law which already includes a notice and comment period. the transparency this bill is seeking is already enshrined in
our rulemaking process. then at worse, this bill will harm u.s. negotiators by tying their hands and making setting workable insurance standards nearly impossible to achieve. mr. speaker, by requiring our negotiators to seek consensus positions with all 50 state insurance commissioners, this bill weakens the united states' ability to work with other countries to improve the regulation of large global insurance companies. by placing unnecessary, counterproductive and overly cumbersome reporting and negotiating requirements on the federal reserve and treasury, we will not be able to achieve the global insurance stability we need to prevent future
financial disasters. as we approach the end of the 114th congress, i'm dismayed to see that consideration of this bill is how the majority has decided we should spend what few precious legislative days remain. i guess my dismay carries over from last night's so-called impeachment consideration of the i.r.s. commissioner who will be gone from office by the time they could get through this process, and i was pleased to see the chairman of judiciary refer it to his committee where i'm sure it will die. ut it just seems we get to this important juncture and we find ourselves caught up in
bumper sticker politics as we have for most of the session of the 114th congress. it appears that in the final hours of this congress, the majority is attempting to throw up roadblocks to prevent commonsense financial regulations aimed at preventing large insurance companies from once again threatening the stability of our economy. the american people, all of them, republican and democrat, deserve better. assuredly we can anticipate that if this measure where to become law -- and i predict it won't -- but if it were to become law, then i can see us at some point faced with another serious financial crisis. mr. speaker, i reserve the
balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. byrne: thank you, mr. speaker. i listened to my colleague from georgia -- from florida's remarks, and i certainly understand the concern that we all have with the aftermath of the great recession of 2008. but there are many of us that believe that the dodd-frank law that contains a provision that we're trying to affect here, went way outside to what we were trying to do to try to prevent another recession from happening again. how does ceding control over the u.s. insurance market to foreign government and groups help our economy or help prevent a future recession? how does a bill like the underlying bill that protects consumers and provides congressional oversight hurt our economy? how does that not help our
economy, help the consumers? this bill is necessary because we face, the united states faces losing control over our insurance that is so very important to everybody in the united states of america. . one thing we have seen the last several years is a steady effort to take power away from state governments, which is frankly contrary to the intent of our constitution. our state governments do very important things, like the primary providers for public education. but they are the primary regulators for insurance and they have done a good job at that. we have 150 years of experience with that. we have bipartisan support for that. why would we be taking power
from them? why is it continuing to allow them have that power and utilize it as each state sees fit? and my colleague talked about how at the end of this congress we are doing bumper-sticker things. i believe that passing with a huge bipartisan vote the national defense authorization act last week was a good thing. if that's a bumper sticker, i want that bumper sticker. we passed last week the 21st century cures act, which i believe that's going to save lives. if that's a bumper sticker, i want that bumper sticker and tomorrow, we are going to take a water bill for everybody in the united states is going to enhance the well-being of people all over this country. if that's another bumper sticker i will be happy to have on my car. i appreciate my colleague's remarks and knows the tremendous
respect that i have but i respectfully disagree with the premise of his arguments. and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. hastings: my colleague from alabama and i do have mutual respect for each other and i agree with him the three measures that he cited to, too and i could cite others during the 114th that were substantive legislation that rightly we should have bipartisan support for and did and i agree with him that the wurte wrrda bill that we could equally wear proudly on our bumper stickers. the point that i was making was that we spent a good portion of the 114th congress, number one, doing nothing. we didn't even make any bumper stickers because we weren't here that often to undertake to do
anything. but at the same time, many of the things that we did fell in the category at least as i perceive it of being bumper-sticker measures. 60-plus times repealing the affordable care act. knowing full well that the sitting president was not going to sign anything. so all we did it for was for certain people to have talking points. we are he on entitled and that's what politics is, but make no mistake about it, we did a lot of bumper-sticker legislation in the last session because a lot of it went nowhere and a lot of it was done during a period that we should have been about the business of substantive legislation. mr. speaker, if we defeat the previous legislation i'm going to amend the rule to bring up a bill that would close a tax loophole that rewards companies for moving jobs overseas and
would instead provide a tax credit for companies that move jobs back to the united states. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of my amendment in the record along with extraneous material immediately prior to the vote on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hastings: thank you. and to discuss our proposal, i yield such time as he may consume to the bill's sponsor, the distinguished the gentleman from new jersey, my good friend, mr. pascrell. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. pascrell: thank you, mr. ranking member. thank you, mr. chairman. mr. speaker. i rise in opposition to the rule . in the wanning days of the 114th congress, here we are debating a bill once again to roll back wall street reforms. this is what it comes down to.
how tone deaf can we be? here's a news flash. the whole country is focused on defending blue collar jobs, bolstering our industrial manufacturing base. folks are zoned in on that, focused on that issue. so we need to stop outsourcing now. and this congress should start by defeating the previous question and bringing up the bring jobs home act. around five million united states manufacturing jobs have been lost since 1994. good paying jobs. their loss has led to a somewhat demise for the middle class in
america. just ask folks in places like ohio and pennsylvania who have seen steel mills and rubber factories shipped overseas. new metown of patterson, jersey, formerly the hub of the manufacturing textile industry, which no longer exists. so why are we subsidizing it? hy are we subsidizing american companies to move to other shores? and that's what we're doing. right now when companies move overseas, they can take a tax deduction for the cost of the move. that's a huge tax break. how do we defend it and why do we defend it?
so the bill that the ranking member referred to eliminates this tax deduction and gives a tax credit of up to 20% the cost of moving businesses -- bring businesses back to the united states of america through u.s. companies. that seems to me to make more sense. why are we paying folks to leave when we could be paying them to get back into this country? i don't know how you disagree with that. the companies would have to add jobs to claim the tax credit. that's the caveat. i think it works. i ask you to consider it. let's stop subsidizing companies that ship jobs overseas and start bringing jobs back to our shores. and let's stop talking about it. let's do something about it.
mr. speaker, it doesn't get much simpler than that. this is not a new idea at all. president obama and the democrats in congress have raised this bill for years and the republican congress has locked the bill at every turn. senator stabenow of michigan needs this bill in the senate where it cleared a procedural vote 93-7 two years. 93-7. so i challenge you today to take up and pass the bill to stand up for american manufacturing and the workers here at home who need help. don't be all talk. step up to the plate. take a stand where it counts. i urge a no vote on the previous question so we can bring up the bring jobs home act and start
bringing jobs back to the united states of america, the greatest country in the world. i yield back. and thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. byrne: thank you, mr. speaker. this bill, the underlying bill has nothing to do with wall street and everything to do with consumers. so i respectfully disagree with my colleague from new jersey. i know that it would be good for them to try to characterize this bill if something had to do with wall street but has to do with you and me and average people in this country. i listened to his remarks regarding his proposal regarding doing things trying to keep companies from going abroad and doing everything we can to attract other companies abroad whether they are u.s.-based or not and come back here. that sounds like what
president-elect trump is saying and i think it's pretty clear that that is going to be a big priority for him when we come back in january. now, we had been talking about tax reform here in this house. and there is a proposal moving forward that's comprehensive that will not only provide the appropriate incentives for american companies to stay here, but also provide incentives for other companies that are in other countries to come here and provide jobs for the american people, which is really what this is all about. but our tax reform proposal would actually lower tax rates for everybody in america. and we should be about that as well. instead, our other friends on the other side of the aisle every time we talk about tax reform, they want to stick some tax increases in there. the american people don't want a tax increase. they're tired of tax increases.
they're tired of the overextension of the federal government and they're tied of ceding over control in america to international governments and groups. what the underlying bill does is it keeps control over our domestic insurance market here in america and doesn't give that control, doesn't give any of that authority to people in other countries. so i've listened with interests to the remarks that were just made. i'm looking forward to president-elect trump being president trump so we can have a comprehensive approach to keeping american businesses here and attracting more businesses here for more jobs and i believe that's exactly what we're going to see during this very exciting year to come. and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from reserves. and the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. hastings: i would advise and
ask if he has additional time. i have no further speakers and i'm prepared to close. mr. byrne: i have no further speakers and i'm prepared to close as well. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, as my friend from alabama knows, we are currently debating the rule. this is a tool used to set the house's agenda and to prioritize consideration of legislation. for that very reason this is in fact the appropriate time for us to explain to the american people what legislation we would like to prioritize and what agenda we would like to pursue in this house. that's why we have a previous question. but, mr. speaker, the gentleman would also be pleased to learn that our amendment does not prevent the house from considering the majority's bill. our amendment simply allows the house to consider our bill as
well. and as mr. pascrell pointed out, it's not as if this is something that hasn't been brought up in the last two years and therefore, i join the gentleman in his exritement about the possibility of going forward of us being able to address this legislation. but now is the time that we can vote on the ere to previous question as requested. mr. speaker, in closing, let me reiterate that the bill before us is unnecessary and a waste of time and it would be harmful to our country's well-being and let me go back and put a caveat, it won't become the law in the 114th session. t may very well pass the 115th
session. we need to protect and wisely continue to implement commonsense regulation and oversight passed in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis to ensure that it doesn't happen again. i urge my colleagues to oppose the rule and the underlying measure and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. byrne: in closing, i want to go back to some remarks i made at the beginning. no one wants to see a repeat of the great recession. it harmed everybody in this country. but in response to it, by passing the dodd-frank law, which this provision is going to try to effect, we essentially took a liberal grab bag and threw it into a bill and tried to pretend that somehow that was going to have something to do with preventing a future recession. virtually that is in dodd-frank
has nothing to do with preventing a future recession and the particular provision has nothing to do with preventing a future recession. what it does do is take the bill that we have right now, not the underlying bill but the law we have right now, it takes authority away from the american people. we sat pack and watched this administration go through negotiation and agreement after agreement that were bad for the american people. my colleague and i agree over and over again the iran deal was a bad deal for the american people. why would we continue to cede control to foreign governments and groups? i think this election we just had was in part about taking control of our country back. taking it back from federal overreach and taking it back from ceding authority to people in other countries. this bill, the underlying bill that this rule deals with, gets that authority back for the american people.
gets the control back to the states where it has been for 150 years successfully. that's what's good for the american people and that's why we chose to bring this bill forward. mr. speaker, i glen urge my colleagues to support house resolution 944 and the underlying bill. i yield back the balance of my time and i move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. mr. hastings: i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion will be postponed.
the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, sir. pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on december 7, 2016, at 12:24 p.m. appointments, united states-china economic security review commission, virgin islands of the united states centennial commission. with best wishes, i am, signed sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote and yeas and nays are ordered. on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule
20. recorded votes on postponed questions will be taken later. for what purpose does the gentleman from alaska seek recognition? mr. young: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 329, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 329, a bill to amend the indian employment, training, and related services demonstration act of 1992 to facilitate the ability of indian tribes to integrate the employment, training, and related services from diverse federal sources, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from alaska, mr. young, and the gentleman from northern mariana islands, mr. sablan, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from alaska. mr. young: mr. speaker, -- mr. chairman, i ask unanimous consent -- mr. speaker, excuse me.
i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. young: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. r. young: mr. speaker, the 477 -- the mbodies tribal indian employment, training, related services couldn't lation act will empower tribes to offer work force development initiatives that uplift native communities across the contry. the bipartisan legislation will make tribal 477 program permanent and make improvements to this administration. the 477 program was established in 1992. by wait i was sponsored of that legislation at that time also. as a demonstration program. it allows tribes to combine employment, childcare, and job
training funding from a variety of federal sources and conduct consolidated comprehensive reporting. this has neighborhood tribes to run innovative programs and save everyone money and resources. i would suggest respectfully this is a great piece of legislation. allows tribes or self-determines by allowing tribes to have opportunities to taylor unique needs of their communities. significant education and training needs exist in indian country. 477 program has a proven track record of success. this is particularly true in alaska where the cook and tribal council has pioneered a smart model that provides holistic services all under one roof for individuals and families. my bill improves the county procedures, reporting mechanisms to uphold the original intent of the program. ensure that agencies treat tribes fairly and sets the foundation where prtiss pants continue success. i would like to thank the members of the 477 tribal work
group who over the past four years have been dedicated to develop and advancing this legislation. without their group's tireless advocacy, this bill would not have been possible. i'd also like to thank chairman bishop, ranking member grijalva, and their staffs for their work on the bill and advancing it through the committee process. i specifically like to recognize ken dangerfielder of chairman bishop's office and alex ortiz of my st. finally i'd like to offer my thanks to chairman brady, chairman kline, and chairman goodlatte and their staffs for working together with the committee which i serve to improve this bill. at this point i would like to insert for the record an exchange of letters with chairman brady of the ways and means committee, chairman kline of the education and work force committee, and chairman goodlatte of the judiciary committee regarding this bill. i thank them for agreeing to help expedite consideration of this bill today. i urge the adoption of h.r. 2 -- 329 and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the
gentleman from alaska reserves. the gentleman from the northern mariana islands is recognized. mr. sablan: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. sablan: public law 102-477 established what is commonly known as the 477 program to foster employment and economic development in indian contry. this highly successful program authorizes tribal governments to consolidate up to 13 different federal grant programs into a single plan with a single reporting system. current participants in the program have significantly improved effectiveness of services included in their 477 plan while lowering administrative costs. this has been translated into more and better direct services for their communities. h.r. 329 will build on this success by permanently authorizing the program by increasing the scope and
availability of participating federal grant programs and by setting a streamline process for stribes to follow. -- tribes to fofment i want to congratulate chairman young for his tireless work on this legislation and for putting together a piece of legislation that we should always consider and for bringing together all of the stakeholders to address their concerns and find a workable solution. i ask my colleagues to join me in supporting this legislation and i have no further speakers. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from alaska. mr. young: i have no further speakers. i just urge the passage of the legislation and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 329, as amended. so many as are 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 pon the table.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alaska seek recognition? mr. young: i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6400. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 6400. a bill to revise the boundaries of certain john h. chafee coastal barrier resources system units in new jersey. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from alaska, mr. young, and the gentleman from northern mariana island, mr. sablan, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes gentleman from alaska. mr. young: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. young: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. young: h.r. 6400 was introduced by my colleague, mr.
pallone from new jersey, makes boundary adjustments from the units of the coastal barrier resource system along the coast of the new jersey congressional district. i have no objection to this bill and compliment the gentleman for introducing the bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from northern mariana islands. mr. saab lan: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. sablan: at this time, i'd like to yield to the author of the bill, the distinguished gentleman from new jersey, as much time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: i want to thank my colleague. i rise today in support of h.r. 6400. this bill is extremely important to my constituents, especially those living in union beach, new jersey. passing this bill will allow the u.s. army corps of engineers to move forward on an important flood control project for union beach. h.r. 6400 would realign the mapping of several new jersey units of the john chafee coastal barrier resource system, congressional approval is required for any changes to
these maps by the u.s. fish and wildlife service. over the past year, fish and wildlife service worked with the corps to make noncontroversial changes to the mapping, completed its review, and transmitted them to congress on november 21 of this year. until these maps are approved by congress, mr. speaker, the union beach flood control project will be in limbo. the court cannot sign a project partnership agreement or make other progress until the update the maps are approved. union beach was devastated by super storm sandy. and residents have been waiting far too long for this project to be completed. it was initially authorized by the water resources development act of 2007 on november 8, 2007. and fend pfunding an authorization for the project came from sandy relief funding in 2013. moving forward on this project is a priority for the state of new jersey, local authorities, and the army corps. however, that can only be done if congress approves the new maps which can can do by passing h.r. 6400.
again, passing this bill is vitally important. it is noncontroversial. i want to thank chairman bishop, ranking member grijalva, and the house leadership for allowing this legislation to be considered under suspension of the rules. i urge my colleagues to support the people of union beach have waited long enough to rebuild and protect their community from future storms. i thank my colleague again. i yield back. reserve the balance of the time and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from northern mariana island reserves. the gentleman from alaska. mr. young: mr. speaker, i have no additional speakers. my compliments to the gentleman from new jersey. do i hope he understands that this is his dis-- i do hope he understands that this is his district and i will support his legislation. i would like to have him do the same thing when i bring legislation to the form that only affects my district. with courtesy to him i will say urge a yes vote on this legislation. i have no further speakers. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from northern mariana islands.
mr. sablan: the gentleman from alaska controls the time. he's yield back. i have a statement to insert for the record and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6400. as amended. so many as are 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 pon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from alaska seek recognition? mr. young: i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3711 as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 661, h.r. 3711, a bill to authorize the secretary of the interior to conduct a special resource study of chicano park
located in san diego, california, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from alaska, mr. young, and the gentleman from northern mariana island, mr. sablan, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from alaska. mr. young: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and includeheir remarks and extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. young: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. young: mr. speaker, located in the burial logan community of san diego, chicano park is a 7.4 acre parcel known for its display of nearly 50 vibrant murals depicting the history, culture, and civil rights movement. residents secured the creation of the park in 1970 he by protesting the construction of a parking lot on the vacant land, the city previously promised for the development of the community park. after successfully taking over the land, artists painted dozens
of vibrant murals on the pilars on the bridge low created in the park. creating the largest concentration of murals in the world. h.r. 3711 authorizes the secretary of interior to evaluate the national significance of the park, determine a suitability and feasibility of the site, designate it as a national historic landmark or affiliated area of the national park service through a special resource study. the bill prohibits the secretary from considering any options that result in the federal acquisition of the park. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alaska reserves. the gentleman from from northern mariana aileds. mr. sablan: at this time, i yield as much time as he may consume to distinguished the gentleman from california, mr. vargas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. vargas: i rise today to ask my colleagues for support of
h.r. 3711, the chicano preservation act and i thank the chairman for his kinds about the park and ranking member i thank you for allowing me to be here supporting this legislation forward. chicano park is a historic parkt which embodies the culture in san diego. organization. the united to advocate and with the state officials, the park was born. since then the park has been transformed by muralists with reathtaking murals, consultp turs. chicano park is home to the largest collection of outdoor murals in addition to earth works and architectural piece. the murals are recognized at the
local, state and national levels as historical, cultural and public art. this legislation authorizes a special resource study of the park and its murals to evaluate the will feasibility of the park being a historic landmark. and it is interesting that the community has taken it on as community park. unfortunately, the area has very few parks and this is one of the places where community now since 1970 has been coming and having picnics there with their families, the children and has become a wonderful opportunity for the people that live in the community. but even more than that, if you go there on a saturday, you will find artists throughout the state and arizona and other places to look at the murals and the art. it is a vibrant area. if you look at some of the things, you will see t-shirts and cultural food and has become a wonderful place for everyone to come together. i appreciate very much the opportunity here and i want to
thank the ranking member and especially the chairman for this opportunity. and again, i encourage him to come to the park. not quite as grand as some of the things in alaska and i look forward to going to alaska some day because i have only seen pictures and i thank you for your kind words about the park. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from northern mariana reserves. the gentleman from alaska. mr. young: mr. speaker, i have no additional speakers on this legislation and i urge passage of the legislation and classic example where people are working together to have a place to rest and save some great art. and i congratulate you gentlemen for introducing this legislation. i urge the passage of the gislation and i will reserve -- when he yields back, i'll yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alaska reserves. the gentleman from from the northern mariana islands.
mr. sablan: i reserve the remainder of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. sablan: they will evaluate the chicano park for inclusion in the national register of historic places and possiblebly to become an agency. chicano has shown the civil rights struggles for the community but has become the center for discussions around civil rights movements for all mexican-americans today. today this space has become a vibrant expression of the history and concerns of the community and because of their effort, i know it will continue to remain a relevant site for generations to come. i am glad to see this community effort will receive the national recognition it deserves. i want to thank my colleague, congressman vargas, for introducing this bill and i'm pleased to say we are able to move this through the house expeditiously.
i would like to visit alaska, but at this point in time, i would urge adoption of 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 alaska. mr. young: i'm sure i would welcome you for a visit and hope to visit both of their communities in the future. only things we can get done and what you treasure in my state of alaska. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alaska yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3711 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the same. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in its affirmative, the rules are suspended and the bill is passed and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bill. the clerk: senate 33995, an act
to require limitations on prescribed burns. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, proceedings will resume on questions previously postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. ordering the previous question on house resolution 944, adoption of house resolution 944, if ordered, the motion to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1219 and the motion to suspend he rules and pass s. 3028. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. remaining electronic votes will be continued as five-minute votes. the unfinished business is ordering the previous question on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 162, house resolution 944, resolution providing for consideration of the bill h.r.
5143 to provide greater transparency and congressional oversight of international insurance standards setting processes and for other purposes, providing for proceedings for the period december 2016 to january 3, 2017 and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 231, the nays are 178, the previous question is ordered. the question is on adoption of the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the ayes have it. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
the speaker pro tempore: the yeas are 232 and the nays are 180, the resolution is adopted. and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the the gentleman from utah, mr. bishop, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1219 as amended on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk: union calendar number 655, h.r. 1219, a bill to
authorize the secretary of interior to convey certain land of the arbuckle project, oklahoma, to the conservancy district, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. 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.]