tv U.S. House Meets for Morning Hour CSPAN June 26, 2017 11:59am-12:10pm EDT
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clickn find this online the series tab are main page and select washington journal. we are live at the house. e: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. e clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., june 26, 2017. i hereby appoint the honorable paul mitchell to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2017, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in no event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m.
each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from kansas, mr. marshall, for five minutes. mr. marshall: i request unanimous consent to address the house for up to five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. marshall: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor brigadier general patrick d. frank who is the acting senior commander of the first infantry division in fort riley but departing soon after serving in this capacity since october of 2016. brigadier general franks was the first to welcome me as a new member of congress and he and his wife, jennifer, served as great ambassadors for the big red one. thank you for making myself as well as my staff always feel so very welcome at fort riley. he's received numerous awards and served in multiple theaters some of which include operation desert storm, operation uphold democracy in haiti and operation freedom sent national.
we commend him for his service to our nation and wish he and jennifer the best of luck and much success in his next post as deputy commander general of the army cadet command at fort knox, kentucky. he and jennifer will will be missed at fort riley and in kansas. kansas is an export dependent state. we supply food, feed and aircraft and parts to countries all over the world. as i traveled the state over the past six months i heard repeatedly we must find ways to open new markets for united states producers, including kansans. the good news is that this administration is focused on just doing that, opening new markets. the announcement that u.s. beef will be allowed back in china is a tremendous example. china is a $2.5 billion beef market. with the u.s. has been unfairly shut out for 13 years.
this bilateral success shows how the u.s. is about holding other countries accountable and that our negotiators are working on behalf of u.s. producers. recent confirmation that the u.s. is continuing world trade organization cases for barriers for wheat, corn and rice is also welcomed news for united states farmers. china has flagrantly violated their w.t.o. commitments, costing lost farm incomes as china stockpiled surplus grains that are weighing on world markets. -- global rules-based trade as global has expanded we've found when there is a free and level playing field america can match any competitor. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from louisiana, mr. abraham, for five minutes.
mr. abraham: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize mrs. emerson for being recognized as one of the top 20 ag teachers in the nation. by the national association of agricultural educators. they come into her classroom with a strong background in agriculture and she provides hands on lessons that provoke meaningful connection between the curriculum and the work at home to help take their learning to the next level. her students can earn industry certification and dual credit by enrolling in her agricultural courses. she helps develop her students' leadership skills through the national f.f.a. organization, skills they need to move forward, higher levels of education, postgraduate
education and just for life. to borrow from the f.f.a. creed i, too, believe in the future of agriculture because of educators like lauren emerson who are leading the next generation of agriculturalists, the fifth district is proud to recognize mrs. emerson for all she's doing for her ag students. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until 2:00 p.m. today.
for error. senator mcconnell is starting the week several votes short of the 50 need with both conservative and liberal opposing the matter. cited concerns over medicaid. you can read more details online thehill.com. speeches likely in the senate when they meet at 4:00 eastern. you can watch that on c-span2.
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