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support of the nation of israel, one of our greatest allies in the middle east. i urge my colleagues to support h.res. 11, objecting to the united nations security council resolution 2334. u.n. security council resolution 2334 calls for a palestinian state but not a jewish state. it does nothing to condemn or stop the palestinian authorities pay to slave, as we've talked over and over again, that rewarded over $300 million to terrorists in israeli jails last year for crimes committed against israeli citizens and others. it legitimize other efforts to sanction israel. it declares the jewish quarter of the old city of jerusalem where the city of david has been excavated and the western wall, the holiest site as occupied territories. this is absurd. furthermore, the obama administration refused to veto it, this shameful move broke with years of u.s. bipartisan efforts to protect israel from
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deeply flawed and biased u.n. resolutions. h.res. 11 reasserts the u.s. position that the israeli-palestinian conflict can only be resolved through direct negotiations between those two parties. h.res. 11 must pass to send a clear message to the outgoing obama administration and the u.n., the world and that the united states stands with israel, and i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. engel: thank you, mr. speaker. i now yield one minute to another ne new member of congress -- to another new member of congress, who is also making his maiden speech, about the security of israel and the u.s.-israel partnership, the gentleman from the great state belong, k of which i mr. tom suozzi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. mr. souzzi: mr. speaker, i rise
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today as a co-sponsor of the bipartisan house resolution 11. in 2002, during the second intifada, i had the great good fortune of being in jerusalem with perez. he explained why a two-state solution is the only path to peace and i will never abandon his dream of a two-state solution. u.n. resolution 2334, however, pushes the hope of a two-state solution farther away for three reasons. one, it discourages direct negotiations between israel and the palestinians. two, it fails to distinguish between long accepted and more controversial settlements. long accepted settlements such as the long established jewish neighborhoods in east jerusalem, the jewish quarter, places like the western wall, and the consensus settlements, versus more controversial hilltop settlements in the west bank, settlements that even the israeli supreme court has declared illegal. and, three, it fails to explicitly condemn the number-one impediment to a two-state solution. anti-israel terrorism. i yield back the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. desan tills. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. desantis: mr. speaker ks i con it -- mr. speaker, i condemn u.n. resolution 2334. the an outrageous attack against the state of israel, the world's only jewish state and the only democracy in the middle east. i also condemn the obama administration's failure to veto such a resolution. because it betrayed israel and it harmed our national security interests. but the obama administration's actions, or lack of actions, were more than just a sin of omission. they worked behind the scenes to move this resolution forward so that it could be voted on in the united nations general assembly. that is a sin of c.e.o. mission. we have to be honest about -- co-mission. we have to be honest about how the two sides have acted on this and to put pressure on israel and not the palestinian authority. remember, when you talk about a
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two-state solution, palestinian arabs rejected a state in 1948. they tried to wipe israel off the map. they tried to beat them in 1967. it's been a constant state of war and they have chosen to get rid of the jewish state as something that's more important to them than the creation of their own state. and we have to be honest about that. this resolution i will support. i view it as a good statement, but just a first step. we need something in the coming days that has teeth to deal with the united nations and its outrageous conduct. it's become a hot bed of anti-israel activity. where all these tin pot countries get together and rail against the world's only jewish state. they did 20 resolutions against srael at the united nations in 2016. we need to take the power of the purse, defund the u.n. until resolution 2334 is revoked. i yield back the balance of my
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time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i now yield three minutes to our colleague from texas, mr. doggett. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for three minutes. mr. doggett: i thank the gentleman. for what may or may not be their good intentions, this resolution , its authors, undermine the security of families here and in israel. this go-it-alone approach with the current israeli government, defying a nan vote of 14 countries -- unanimous vote of 14 countries and ignoring the concerns of many of our allies, is not a path to peace. we will not protect ourselves, nor our allies in israel, if we pursue of path of isolation. for decades we've enjoyed a bipartisan commitment to two states living in peace and security next door to one another. it has been a difficult goal to achieve, but now is not the time
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to give up on it. there are, sadly, some in israel and some among the palestinians who wholly reject this commitment. they believe it's all theirs. they believe in a divine entitlement to every piece of land west of the jordan river. their idea of a reasonable negotiation is that the other side gets next to nothing. few people who have worked on this difficult issue and have tried to overcome such zealotry and achieve a just resolution have done as much as secretary of state john kerry. despite the insults and the intransigence, he has made near herculean efforts to achieve peace. and to be honest, the road blocks that have been thrown in his path have not come from just one side. in no way do we condone the many, many wrongs of the palestinians and the palestinian
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authority by saying that some of those roadblocks were initiated by the current israeli government. and to talk of one-sided, what irony. indeed, i think it's hypocrisy to talk about a one-sided resolution when this is a one-sided resolution. if there had been the slightest interest in bringing this body together, all of us supporting israel, all of us supporting access to the western wall, all of us supporting the security of our friend that was reflected in $38 billion, the most money in military assistance we've ever provided to a single ally that this administration did, if there was any interest in that, instead of attacking the goodwill and the good faith of this administration, we wouldn't be here today. there's no urgency for us to act today. there's an urgency for them to besmirch just as the new he isingny for the ambassador to --
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new designee for the ambassador to israel. the truth is that ever-expanding israeli settlements, many of them first constructed in total violation of israeli law are a significant -- law, are a significant obstacle. but they're certainly not the only one. clear goal of settlers is to have facts on the ground. to be irreversible in moving to split up any potential palestinian authority. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. doggett: protect our families and those in israel by rejecting this resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield to the gentleman from new york, mr. zeldin. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. zeldin: mr. speaker, i oppose u.n. security council resolution 2334, an anti-israel, anti-jewish attempt on behalf of pro-palestinian nations to delegitimatize israel and ethnically cleanse east jerusalem and the jewish people. the israelis have long been
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willing to compromise large swaths of land in its region in pursuit of a two-state solution. it has been the palestinians who have time and again declined real offers on the table for their own state. just think about this reality. if the israelis agreed right now to make all of the concessions this u.n. security council resolution calls for, there would still not be peace. a viable two-state solution isn't just about israel recognizing the palestinians' right to exist. it's also about the palestinians recognizing israel's right to exist. as for me, i stand for freedom. and america should stand strong, shoulder to shoulder, with israel. president obama lit a minora this year at the white house. he flected on -- he reflected on the mack bees fighting for freedom. those who fought and prayed in
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the land that this administration now calls an illegal occupied territory. it's an insult this was passed one day before the start of hanukkah. israel is one of america's greatest allies and a beacon of freedom and liberty in a very dark region of the world. the obama administration, by allowing its resolution to pass, is attempting a dangerous shift in american foreign policy that to stand. llowed to stand. i encourage all of my colleagues to support this resolution and i thank chairman royce for his leadership. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. engel: mr. speaker, it's now my great pleasure to yield one minute to my good friend, the gentleman from georgia, mr. david scott. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for one minute. mr. scott: thank you very much, mr. engel. ladies and gentlemen, i rise in great support of the ross-engel bill -- royce-engel bill, against this most deceitful and shameful u.n. resolution.
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that's what we're here for. this act was shameful. and it was deceitful. when the u.n. voted for this 2334 resolution, it was like cutting israel's legs out from under them. and then condemning israel for being a cripple. shameful and deceitful. because they wanted to put all of the blame on israel. when it's the palestinians who refuse to even meet, to discuss or even talk about a two-nation settlement. it's the palestinians who say israel doesn't even have the right to exist. how in the hell are you going to meet with somebody to talk about a combined future when they will not give you the decent
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i gnition that you have -- -- you, with all of our thank you so much, mr. engel. because this part is very important. ladies and gentlemen, this nation is blessed. we've been blessed with divine intervention. all through our history, to be that shining light on the hill. to let all of our great works show for the world. we have an opportunity here tonight for this congress to stand up and show that light for israel. stand up for israel. and show our great works to this world. and that's what i say. so let it be written and let it be done. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york
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reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from michigan. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. trott: thank you, mr. chairman. mr. speaker, today i rise in support of house resolution 11, which offers a strong observation to security council resolution 2334. president obama started his foreign policy eight years ago with an apology tour in the middle east and now new york city surprisingly, ends it with a slap in the face to our ally and friend, israel. for over 40 years the united states government, republicans and democrats, stood shoulder to shoulder with our ally, vetoing countless resolutions at the united nations. however this past december, president obama broke that tradition and chose to allow this resolution to come before the security council for a vote. as prime minister netanyahu said, this was a disgraceful anti-israel maneuver. not only does this one sided resolution blatantly target israel, but it seriously impedes the peace process. unfortunately, while i wholeheartedly reject what happened at the united nations,
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i cannot say that i'm surprised. the obama administration has been more concerned with appeasing actors like iran and cuba, all the while ignoring friends like israel. i look forward to a new era of foreign policy where our enemies fear us and our allies respect us. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. mr. price: mr. speaker, may i inquire -- require as to the amount remaining on each side? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina has five remaining minutes. mr. price: and the others? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california has 8 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from new york has 6 1/4 minutes. mr. price: i thank the speaker and i yield two minutes to our friend from kentucky, mr. yarmuth. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky is recognized for two minutes. mr. yarmuth: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank my colleague. as a strong supporter of the two-state solution, as a jewish member of congress, and as someone who has been to israel and seen the settlements
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firsthand, i rise in strong opposition to this resolution. settlements are an impediment to peace between israelis and palestinians. this resolution only provides ammunition to those who oppose a two-state solution. the approach that is our only hope for a lasting peace. we all agree that incitement of violence and terrorism must end, which u.n. resolution 2334 discusses. but as secretary kerry so eloquently stated in his speech on december 28, and quote, some seem to believe that the u.s.'s friendship means the u.s. must accept any policy, rarledless of our own interest, our own positions, our own words, our own principles. even after urging again and again that the policy must change. friends need to tell each other the hard truths and friendships require mutual respect. end quote. well, my friends, israel must end settlement expansion. close their outposts. and get to the negotiating table. prime minister netanyahu has not
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treated the obama administration with respect and this resolution does not offer the american people the honest, true debate we should be having about this critically important issue. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to oppose this measure and i ask unanimous consent to enter my full statement into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from north carolina reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. rohrabacher. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. mr. rohrabacher: contrary to the u.n. resolution we are condemning today which condemns the settlements that are taking place in israel, the new settlements that the israelis find themselves permitting are not undermining the cause of peace. let's get this straight. the settlements are undermining peace.
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no. what undermines peace is when the palestinian people continue with their policies of terrorism, both attacking with missiles and rockets as well as stabbings as well as the palestinian people unwilling -- their leaders unwilling to stand up and recognize that israel exists and they don't have a right to flood into that count friday with a right of return. that's what undermines the peace. the settlements wouldn't be taking place except the israelis and united nations and support of the palestinians have made a mockery of the deal that was made. the israelis withdrew from the territory and they permitted the palestinians to establish authority there with two promises. number one, they wouldn't use the territory to attack israel and they would recognize israel's right to exist and
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eliminate it that way, did not exist. the palestinians have given up nothing. the israelis have given up territory and made themselves vulnerable to the type of territory that leaves israelis dead every day from terrorist attacks. the u.n. has it wrong. the resolution by the u.n. makes peace less likely than more likely. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. engel: mr. speaker, it's my pleasure to yield 2 1/2 minutes to the democratic whip, the gentleman from maryland, steny hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two and-a-half minutes. mr. hoyer: i reiterate our strong support for israel in the united states congress. support for israel has always en a bipartisan value and it reflects the values of our
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country. we are entering a party of one-party government, bipartisan support remains a strategic asset and those who support israel ought to be careful not to jeopardize that. none of my colleagues do it. in supporting this house resolution, we are expressing our deep concern regarding the decision to and sustain in the u.n. security council resolution. some may point out that the decision to be and sustain, they would be right. it does not. that may be true, but it does not justify in my view this particular vote. allowing a one-sided resolution which i perceive the u.n. resolution to be sends the wrong signal and american enemies. the united nations is notorious for its disproportionate
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criticism of israel. as the ambassador said before the u.n. security council vote, quote, as long as israel has been a member of this institution, israel has been treated differently from other nations in the united nations and noted in 2016 alone, the u.n. adopted more resolutions critical of israel than other nations that violate international law and human rights, more than syria, more than iran, more than north korea, more than south sudan, more than russia, combined. more about israel. a one-sided resolution that assigns exclusive blame to israel without addressing palestinian incitement of violence or their continued in
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prospects undermines for a two-state solution. this reference of israeli presence in east jewel, including the jewish quarter of the old city and the western wall as illegal. the only way to achieve a real and lasting peace that enables israel to protect its security -- can i get 15 seconds additional? mr. engel: you don't have it. mr. hoyer: i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. mr. hoyer: israel needs to protect its security and remain a jewish state and a democratic one is a two-state sluse that i support. there are parties to this both food to take steps towards peace. for israel this means not
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building areas and for palestinians, it means ending incitement and terrorism and accepting israel's right to existence. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california is ecognizeded. mr. lance: i rise today in strong support of house resolution 11. the u.n. resolution is vastly disproportionate and includes language that is designed to provoke israel. cat gore ising the western wall as occupied territory is enfirle inappropriate. i believe president obama should have directed united states to veto the u.n. resolution. instead our ambassador sat silent. and sustaining on this vote handed a victory to the forces
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that wish to delegitimate israel. and this resolution erects a greater barrier, hindering critical goirks. these processes must be negotiated bilaterally by israel and the palestinians with support not provocation by outside actors. in this new year and new congress we should reassert a position of strength on the world stage and stand by our allies including israel whose country should have exercised its veto power and thwarted this ivisive anti--israel effort. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. conyers: who are we -- mr. connolly: who are we kidding.
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everyone is trashing president obama. if you want to condemn the u.n. resolution, let's do so, i'll join you, but that isn't what this is about. this is about kicking a president on the way out one more time and enhancing a false narrative about his lack of support for our ally israel. and it agreeses the skid to defund the united nations while they're at it. and i say to my friends on my side of the aisle, don't be fooled or enablelers. there was a viable alternative. we could have had on the floor and we were denied that right. we were even denied the motion to recommit for a reason, because they don't want to risk that. they want to control a platform that is negative and insidious and a resolution filt with insinuations and distortions of
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fact. vote no on h.r. 11. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: what this resolution attempts to do is to rescrect the u.n. resolution that calls for a palestinian state but not a jewish state. a resolution that opens the door for those who want to impose boycott or other measures against israel or israeli companies and in essence in cludes the holiest sites as occupied territory. that is what is in this resolution. that's the facts that we are debating here. and i yield one minute to mr. costello. that is the fact that needs to be rejected, my colleagues. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. costello: i rise to condemn
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the resolution that hinders the path to peace and monday yines israel. our policy has long been that the israeli-palestinian conflict should be between the two parties. this u.n. resolution contradicts our long standing policy by delegitimating international organizations to carry out its own solution. and second, by not providing for the palestinian authority to uphold their own responsibility as it relates to the peace negotiations. and the u.n. resolution disregards the hamas a terrorist organization controls the palestinian state. that is an outrage. we must not sit on the sidelines or be silenced when these resolutions are presented. i support h.res. 11 today. and i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. engel: it's my pleasure to yield one minute to the gentleman from illinois. we are pleased that he is back. mr. brad schneider. mr. schneider: for 19 years, jordan occupied these two, jews could not go to the western wall and were denied access where 2,000 years they made a personal connection to their faith and their history. it is impossible to separate jewish identity from the western wall or the western wall from its jewish identity or jerusalem from the jewish state of israel but this is what is happening in the united nationses for years and what security council resolution 2334 sought to do. the resolution assigns blame to israel while avoiding direct
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criticism of incitement and violence. i urged president obama to veto the resolution. e u.s. must seek a two-state state solution and demilitarize. but the only path to two states is through direct negotiations by the two parties. efforts to force a solution at the u.n. are misguided and risk moving peace. i call on my colleagues to join me in supporting house resolution 11. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield one minute to mr. french hill. mr. hill: i thank the gentleman for yielding. i rise in strong support of this resolution. we need toe close ranks in the house of representatives. we need as colleagues to support what for decades has been the
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cornstone principles of american diplomacy towards israel and palestine. that's direct negotiations between these two countries is the only way that peace can be achieved. the fact that our ambassador to the united nations went against that by and sustaining from this vote is appalling. it's another vote for a tyrant and terrorists. and so all of us need to close ranks to support a two-state solution between israel and palestine. i'm proud to stand with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle tonight, mr. engel, mr. royce, in opposing this mistake that has been made by our u.n. ambassador and by the u.n. resolution itself. both are wrong. both our decision to and sustain and the drafting have been destructive and i'm proud to have this resolution in the house to undo this harm and
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support our ally. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from north arolina is recognized. mr. price: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield the gentleman from georgia, mr. allen. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. alali rise in support to reject the resolution 2334. united n: this 1972 the states has vetoed 4 u.n. resolutions. the facts are in the very final days, obama left our only ally in the united states by allowing them to violate united states policy. either we are with israel or not. i could go on on the president's refusal to veto u.n. resolution and his decision to and sustain
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from a vote. i'll let prime minister netanyahu's words speak for themselves its. they not only failed to protect israel, it coluded with it behind the scenes. allies, nizing our this is betrayal of the worst kind. this will not be tolerated. we are partners in this world. i urge my colleagues to stand with israel and support this legislation and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. . mr. engel: i yield to ranking member of the appropriations committee, mrs. lowey. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york is recognized for one minute. mrs. lowey: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in strong support of today's bipartisan measure. there are no shortcuts to peace.
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only the israelis and the palestinians can resolve their complicated differences through direct negotiations. that is why it has been long standing policy to defend our ally, israel, against one-sided u.n. security council resolutions seeking to impose solutions. last year congresswoman granger and i led a letter to president obama signed by 394 members of this body cautioning against one-sided u.n. initiatives that dangerously behinder the prospects for resuming direct negotiations. i believe the administration's be a stention is a stain on our country's long and consistent record. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i have only one additional speaker, i believe. i will continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from north
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carolina is recognized. mr. price: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes now to our colleague from vermont, mr. welch. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from vermont is recognized for two minutes. mr. welch: i thank the gentleman and i thank our chair of the committee and our ranking member. and i'm here to stand with israel. the question of the best way to do that is one of legitimate debate. it's a debate that we're having here in the house, it's a debate that the folks in israel are having there. and there is no question that the resolution before us is not the one that everyone would have written or the one that was before the u.n. was one everyone would have written. no question that there's fault on the side of the palestinians with respect to coming to the table for peace. but here's the question. that's starting to really make an impact on the possibility of achieving the two-state solution that both sides by and large believe is essential. and that is, something that is
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within the control of the israeli government, will it continue to intensify the support forsettlements in the west bank? if it does, as it has been, there are 600,000 settlers now between the west and bank and east jerusalem, if it continues to do that, it makes this a practical matter, virtually impossible to have the land for peace swap that we know is essential to get to a two-state solution. that's the practical challenge we have. we're all friends of israel. all of us here believe in a jewish state and a democratic state. the second issue of major concern that's discussed in israel as well as here is the fact that demographics are going to catch up and cause a real crisis in israel to maintain that jewish identity and that democratic tradition. there's 4 1/2 million arabs two w.h.o. live between the west and -- who live between the west bank and israel proper. there are 6 1/2 million jewish citizens. if there is not some resolution,
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at some point a decision has to be made to maintain the jewish character at the expense of democratic ideals, or compromise democratic ideals in order to maintain that jewish identity. the israeli state has a proud, strong trotradigs of being democratic, of being reliable, of standing up for civil and human rights. many there and some of us here believe settlements are an impediment to that tradition. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from north carolina reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield one minute to the gentleman from virginia, mr. taylor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized for one minute. mr. taylor: thank you, mr. chairman. a couple weeks ago, i stood in the west bank speaking with numerous, out of the thousands, of palestinians working there in the factories. those who earn three times the salaries that they wound the palestinian authority. they don't want their proudly
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made products boycott. they don't want to loose their jobs, they don't want disruptive palestinian leaders to always speak for them, whose own area has 40% unemployment and no opportunity. the obama administration had eight years to show their true colors. when they didn't get their way, they insecurely, naively, and cowardly lashed out at our greatest and strongest ally in the meevet. women, religious minorities, lgbt, and jews would not have equal rights, democracy or peace in a palestinian country. in fact, the palestinian authority punishes palestinians by death if they sell their land to the jewish people lawfully. the current administration has used the united nations to both legitimatize a profoundly flawed iran deal and delegitimatize israel. to think that settlements are the only thing that stand in front of peace is dangerously naive. i urge my colleagues to stand with the bipartisan royce-engel resolution. i urge them to stand with israel and stand with the palestinians
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in the west bank. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from new york is recognized. he has 90 seconds remaining. mr. engel: the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the house will come to order. take your conversations off the floor and out of the aisles. the house will come to order. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. engel: thank you, mr. speaker. the my pleasure to now yield one minute to my good friend and colleague on the northern affairs committee, the ranking member of the middle east subcommittee, the gentleman from florida, mr. ted deutch. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for one minute. mr. deutch: i thank my friend. in april of last year, 394 members of this house sent a letter to the president urging him to oppose and veto if necessary any one-sided u.n. resolutions. unfortunately the resolution that passed the security council without our veto was exactly that. it was one-sided. the resolution contain nod fewer than five provisions on israeli settlement activity, it calls
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the jewish neighborhoods of jerusalem illegal and it characterizes jews praying at the western wall as being in flagrant violation of international law. but even if you choose to accept every provision on settlement activity, the resolution included only one very general statement about violence. the u.n., which is historically biased against israel, could not even condemn palestinian terrorism against israel as an obstacle to peace. it is. and the u.n. must acknowledge it. that is not balance. it is one-sided. my friends, today's resolutions clearly supports the goal of two states. a jewish democratic state of israel living next to a demilitarized palestinian state as it stands against one-sided u.n. resolutions that take us further than this goal. please support this resolution. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. the gentleman has 90 seconds
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remaining. mr. royce: i'll continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from north carolina is recognized. he has 30 seconds remaining. mr. price: mr. speaker, we're all friends of israel. but that friendship requires more than demonizing the united nations and the obama administration. in fact, it requires the facing of hard truths, the destructive effect of incitement and violence on the palestinian side, which the u.n. resolution explicitly acknowledges, and the threat to peace and to any conceivable two-state solution by relentless settlement expansion on the israeli side, pushed by the right wing, unchallenged by h.res. 11. the majority seeking to push this resolution through has displayed little interest in what it would take actually to achieve peace. choosing instead to distort the history, to impugn the motives of those attempting to achieve these. it's not worthy of this body. i urge its rejection. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from california is recognized.
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mr. royce: i'll continue to reserve the right to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new york is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. engel: thank you, mr. speaker. when an unfair, one-sided resolution moves forward in the u.n., as israel's ally, we have an obligation to say it's wrong. that's what this resolution does. this resolution also calls for a two-state solution. my colleagues who are somehow portraying this resolution as nothing for a two-state resolution, they're absolutely wrong. i urge my colleagues, especially my democratic colleagues, to continue to support the u.s.-israel alliance. and you continue to support it by voting for this resolution. this is a fair resolution. let's remember, when israel left gaza and uprooted settlements, what did it get in return? not peace, but terrorism. stand with the people of israel. vote yes on this resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the house is not in order. the house will come to order.
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take your conversations off the floor. remove yourselves from the aisles. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: have the other managers all yielded back at this time? the speaker pro tempore: there's no further time remaining but the gentleman from california. mr. royce: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. royce: mr. speaker, in short , united nations security council resolution 2334 has harmed our ally, israel, it has harmed the prospects for peace, it is one-sided, it is an anti-israel resolution, the kind of which it has been long standing u.s. policy to veto within the u.n. security council. and it is not hard to see why. because this resolution opens the door for those who want to impose boycott, divest. -- divestment or other sanctions measures against israel or against israeli companies and in
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essence it does declare jew day. 's holeyist site, declares the western wall as occupied territory. mr. speaker, this is reminiscent of another action by the united nations, the infamous zionism is racism resolution, whose damage took decades to undo. fortunately the bipartisan rejection of the president's u.n. decision provides an opportunity for the house to rally around a more constructive policy and renewed u.s. leadership in the region. i strongly urge my colleagues to on both sides of the aisle -- on both sides of the i'll to support this resolution so that -- of the aisle to support this resolution so that the bipartisan policy of rejecting this harmful u.n. security council resolution and encouraging direct negotiation is endorsed loud and clear. it is far past time for the
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incitement to stop and the budgeting of $300 million by the palestinian authority to pay people to slay israeli civilians be discontinued. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: all time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 22, the previous question is ordered on the resolution and on the preamble. the question is on adoption of the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the resolution is agreed to. mr. price: mr. speaker, on that 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. 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
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the speaker pro tempore: on this
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vote the yeas are 342, the nays are 80. four answering present. the resolution is adopted. without objection, a motion to reconsider is laid on the table. he house will come to order. he house will come to order. he house will come to order. please remove your conversations from the floor of the house. lear the well. he house will come to order. members will clear the well. take your conversations off the
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floor. the house is not in order. he house will come to order. he house will come to order. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from arizona seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house out of order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. the house will come to order. sinn sinn mr. speaker, -- salvation army mr. speaker, i rise today -- mr. sali: mr. speaker, i rise today, along with my colleagues from arizona and around the country, to commemorate the sixth anniversary of the january 28, 2011, shooting in tucson that killed six people and wounded 13 more. ms. mcsally: 13 years ago this week, congresswoman giffords was sworn into office. six years ago, this week, she
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headed home to her district just like we all will tomorrow. and six years ago, on sunday, she was engaging in one of the most fundamental activities thank of representative government, by meeting with her constituents, to hear their thoughts, concerns and ideas. just like we will all do in the days ahead. as representatives, we each carry out this critical discourse when home in our districts. it's exer -- its exercise is vital our free society, which is why the shooting wasn't just an attack on tucson, but this body and our very democratic foundation. the attack marked the first time in our country's history that an assassination attempt was made on a congressional member engaging with her constituents. it also is remembered as the first assassination of a congressional staffer, gabe zimmerman, in the line of duty. as we remember those we lost, we also reflect on the renewed sense of compassion and civility that emerged from this tragedy. this weekend in tucson, we will commemorate how our community came together to support those
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grieving and provide an example of courage and unity that the entire country could follow. in this spirit of unity we stand here for a moment of silence to remember the six lives that were cut tragically short that day. the speaker pro tempore: the house will observe a moment of silence. one minute. ms. mcsally: 9-year-old christina taylor green, dorothy morris, judge john roll, phyllis sneck and congressional staffer, gabriel zimmerman. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 22
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and rule 18, the chair declares the house in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the further consideration of h.r. 26. will the gentleman from idaho, mr. simpson, kindly take the chair. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the further consideration of l. 26, which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to amend chapter 8 of title 5 united states code to provide that major rules of the executive branch shall have no force or effect unless a joint resolution of approval is enacted into law. the chair: when the committee of the whole house rose earlier today, a request for a recorded vote on amendment number 12 printed in house report 115-1 offered by the gentleman from iowa, mr. king, had been postponed. pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, proceedings will now resume on those amendments printed in house report 115-1 on which further proceedings were postponed in the following
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order. amendment number it 2 by mr. messer of indiana, amendment number 3 by mr. grijalva of arizona, amendment number 4 by ms. castor of florida, amendment number 5 by mr. cicilline of rhode island, amendment number 6 by mr. conyers of michigan, amendment number 7 by mr. johnson of georgia, amendment number 9 by mr. nadler of new york, amendment number 10 by mr. mcnerney of california, amendment number 11 by mr. scott of virginia, amendment number 12 by mr. king of iowa. the chair will reduce to two minutes the minimum time for lectronic vote in this series. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 2 printed in house report 115-1 by the gentleman from indiana, mr. messer, on which further proceedings were postponed and the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 2 printed in house report 115-1 offered by mr. messer of indiana. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested.
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those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote, the yeas are 235, the nays are 185678 the majority voting in the affirmative, the amendment is dotchted. the unfinished business is the request for a vote on amendment number 3 printed in house report 115-1, by the gentleman from arizona, mr. grijalva, on which the noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 3 printed in house report 115-1, offered by mr. grijalva of arizona. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of
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representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote, the yeas are 191, the nays are 230. less than the majority voting in the affirmative, the amendment is not dopped. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 4 prinned in house report 115-1, by the gentlewoman from florida, ms. castor, on which the ayes prevailed by voys vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 4 printed in house report 115-1, offered by ms. castor of florida. rosheded vote has been requested. rosheded vote h been requested. those in support of the request for a rored vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or
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the chair: on this vote, the ayes are 19, 0 the nays are 233. less than a majority voting in the affirmative, the amendment is not adopt the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 5, printed in house report 115-1, by the gentleman from rhode island, mr. sis lino, on which the noes prevailed by
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voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 5, printed in house report 115-1, offered by mr. cicilline of rhode island. the chair: those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote, the
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yeas are 186, the nays are 232. less than a majority voting in the affirmative, the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the amendment number 6 printed in house report 115-1, by the gentleman from michigan, mr. conyers, on which the noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 6 printed in house report 115-1 offered by mr. conyers of moch. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and remain standing. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote, the yeas are 192, the nays are 231, less than a majority voting in the affirmative, the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number seven printed in house report 115-1, by the gentleman from georgia, mr. johnson, on which the noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 7 printed in house report 115-1 offered by mr. johnson of georgia. the chair: a vorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the
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the chair: on this vote the yeas are 190rk the nays are 234. 2/3 of those not responding in the affirmative, the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 9 printed in house report 115-1 by mr. nadler on which further proceedings were postponed and on i noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk: amendment number 9 printed in house report 115-1 offered by mr. nadler of new york. the chair: a record vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered.
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members will record their votes by electronic device. . this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote the yeas are 194, the nays are 231. less than the majority voting in the affirmative, the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 10 printed in house report 115-1 by the gentleman from california, mr. mcnerney, on which further proceedings were postponed and the noes prevailed by voice
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vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 10 printed in house report 115-1 offered by mr. mcnerney of california. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote the yeas are 190, the nays are 235. less than the majority voting in the affirmative, the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 11 printed in house report 115-1 by the gentleman from virginia, mr. scott, on which further proceedings were postponed and the noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redisnate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 11 printed in house report 115-1 offered by mr. scott of virginia. the chair: a record the vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote.
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the chair: on this vote the yeas
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are 193, the nays are 232 less than a majority voting if the affirmative, the amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on 12 printed in house report 115-1 by the gentleman from iowa, mr. king, on which further proceedings were postponed and the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 12 printed in house report 115-1 offered by mr. king of iowa. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on at the vote, the yays -- on this vote, the yeas are 228, the nays are 190.
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the chair: on this vet, the ayes have 230, the nays 193. the majority voting in the ffirmative, the amendment is
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expected. there being no further amendments, the committee rises. the chair: mr. speaker, the committee of the whole house on the state of the union has had under consideration h.r. 26 and pursuant to house resolution 22 i report the bill back to the house with sundry amendments adopted in the committee of the whole. the speaker pro tempore: the chair of the committee of the whole house on the state of the union reports that the committee has had under consideration h.r. 26 and pursuant to house resolution 22 reports the bill back to the house with sundry amendments adopted in the committee of the whole. under the rule, the previous question is ordered. is a separate vote demanded on any amendment? if not the chair will put them engross. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendments are agreed to.
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the request is -- the question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it, third reading. the chair: a bill to -- the clerk: a bill to amend title regulations 5 that of the executive branch shall receiving e unless joint house and senate approval before being enacted into law. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair will ask all member it is take their seats. for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i have a motion to recommit at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: is the gentlewoman opposed to the bill? >> i am. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman qualifies. the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: ms. murphy moves to
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recommit the bill to the committee on the jew dish with instructions to report the same back to the house forthwith with the following amendment. add at the end of the bill the following -- >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will suspend. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> i ask for unanimous consent to dispense with the reading of the motion. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection? without objection the reading is suspended. the house will be in order. the chair would ask all members to please take their seats, please take their conversations rom the floor. pursuant to the rule, the gentlewoman from florida is recognized for five minutes in support of her motion. >> this is the final amendment to the bill, it will not kill the bill or send it back to committee.
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like a number of colleagues on both sides of the aisle i was not a member of the congress in 2010 when congress enacted the patient protection and affordable care act. ms. murphy: it's been in place for seven years and become part of the fabric of our health care system. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady will suspend. the chair would ask all members to please take their conversations from the floor and allow the gentlelady from florida to be heard. the gentlelady from florida is recognized. ms. murphy: fundamentally changing the way we provide and pay pa for health care in this country. the members of this chamber, our counterparts in the senate and the incoming president will soon have a buynary choice to make. and the stakes for patients, physicians, hospitals and health insurance providers could not be higher. the choice is this. will we retain the many provisions in the affordable
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care act that are functioning well and work together in a bipartisan manner to reform, refine, and rectify those provisions that need improvement? or, on the other hand, will we repeal the entire affordable care act without a clear and comprehensive plan in place to replace the law with something as good or better which is almost certain to cause chaos in our health care system and disrupt the lives and livelihoods of millions of our constituents. the affordable care act is not perfect but i believe the responsible and moral course of action for this body is to strengthen the law, not repeal it. a look to historic precedent gives us guidance here. in the past, when congress has enacted important legislation, like social security or medicare, designed to address serious national problems, it rarely gets it perfectly right the first time. congress almost always needs to revisit the law down the line, to observe how the law has
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operated in practice, to see who the law has helped or who it may have inadvertently have harmed. to learn from that experience and then based on evidence and counsel of our constituents to work across party lines to make any necessary improvements to the law. the perfect must never become the enemy of the good. just as in business, when your business plan runs into challenges, you don't scrap the whole plan you make left and right adjustments along the way and keep moving forward toward your goal. health care is too central to the lives of our constituents to be rebooted every few years in a partisan, haphazard manner. my amendment is consistent with this broader philosophy. one of the most popular and well functioning provisions of the affordable care act is a provision requiring certain health care plans to allow young adults to stay on their parent's health insurance plans until the age of 26. this provision has been
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particularly beneficial for my district in central florida, which has one of the lowest median ages of any congressional district in the sunshine state. and which is home to the university of central florida, the nation's second largest university with over 63,000 enrolled students. prior to the affordable care act, too many young adults in central florida and around the country were uninsured. either because they were not employed or because they were employed at jobs that did not provide affordable coverage or any coverage at all. if these young men and women were to become sick or get injured, the resulting medical bills could bankrupt them or their family. the affordable care act sought to mitigate this risk and the evidence indicates that it has done so successfully. the american people have said overwhelmingly that they want to keep this popular provision. accordingly, my amendment wouldest tably an exception to the reins act. it would ensure that any federal
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regulation that executes or the affordable care act provision enabling young adults up to age 26 to obtain health insurance coverage through their parent's plan will not be annuled by congress by voting for my amendment, you will send a signal that you support this provision, which has benefited millions of our constituents, whether they live in red states, blue states, or purple states. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to claim time in opposition to the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. >> i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, on the floor of this house in 2011, the president of the united states promised the american people that, and i quote, to reduce barriers to growth and investment, when we find rules
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that put an unnecessary burden on businesses, we will fix them, end quote. but mr. speaker, those were just president obama's words. his actions were starkly different. throughout the entire eight years of the obama administration, a flood of new major regulations has been burying america's job creators and haas holds at record levels and to make matters worse, when congress declined to legislate the president's misguided policies for him , he increasingly resorted to unilateral regulatory actions to legislate by executive fiat. it is time to say never again. the reins act, in one fell swoop, puts a stop to abuses like president obama's and assures that congress, the body to which the constitution assigns the power to legislate, has the necessary tools to block the most overreaching
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regulations and mandates on the american peoplement this motion to recommit seeks only to distract from the urgent need to reform our regulatory system and reduce unnecessary burdens on the public. when health care reform regulations are adopted, they should be adopted with approval of this body. i urge all of my colleagues to support this bill, reject this motion to recommit, and show america that congress can act for the good of job creators and all americans who desperately want and need jobs. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia yields back. without objection, the previous question is ordered on the motion to recommit. the question is on the motion. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. ms. murphy: i ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore:

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