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other turing and my time in spent a lot of nursing homes and the -- $8 or $9 an hour and time in work the hindends off. aides is absurd. why don't we require businesses people, multi d million and multi billion profit wage?n pay higher why don't we have a different wage for walmart, other profiting in are huge >> you can find this conversation, all of today's "washington journal" at c-span.org. look under the series tab. the u.s. house about to gavel in momentarily. with more this afternoon, the senate will extend their session. extend -- they are calling off part of the august recess. the majority leader, mitch mcconnell, issuing a statement the senate will work through the first two weeks of august. the first two weeks of the august recess are rescinded and the senate will -- the senate
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will be working. they come in this afternoon at 2:15. the u.s. house gaveling in now for member speeches. legislative work starting at 4:00. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. loving and gracious god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. pray for the needs of the nation. the world and all of creation. bless those who seek to honor you and serve each other and all americans in this house, through their public service. may the words and deeds of this place reflect an earnest desire for justice and may men and women in government build on the tradition of equity and truth that represents the noblist heritage of our nation. these july days are busy, and the work to be done in the
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people's house is complicated and very important. bless all members with a -- with energy, wisdom, patience and firm resolve to do their best work for the benefit of all americans. may your blessing, o god, be with us this day and every day to come. and may all we do be done for your greater honor and glory. amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge will be -- the pledge of aleansance will be led by the gentlewoman from -- allegiance will be led by the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton. ms. norton: 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.
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the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. . wilson: mr. speaker, president trump's success during his overseas trip to poland and the g-20 summit in germany makes it clear that america is once again the clear leader of the free world. in poland, the president reaffirmed that western nations will stand together against threats to our security and our way of life. his remarks focused on his strategy of peace through strength, increasing defense spending, confirming our commitment to nato, and promoting american energy as an alternative to russian sources in eastern europe. during the g-20, president trump made it clear that under his leadership america remains committed to blocking the funding of terrorism extremism, also empowering women across the world, affirming the right
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of nations to defend themselves, and pledging to end unfair trade. additionally, working with other foreign leaders he successfully negotiated a cease-fire in syria. in conclusion, god bless our troops, and we will never forget seven and the global war on terrorism. sadly, canada has forgotten the 26 canadians murdered on 9/11 by awarding millions of dollars a terrorist who killed u.s. army specialist, first class sergeant christopher spear, putting american families and canadian families at risk. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from district of columbia seek recognition? ms. norton: permission to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. norton: mr. speaker, despite attempts at resuscitation, trumpcare is close to impasse charitably speaking. the senate bill does so much
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harm to all concerned, to americans who depend on medicaid or medicare, or have a pre-existing condition, and actually raise costs, out of pocket with less coverage. while kicking 22 million people, including 61,000 d.c. residents off their health care plans all together. that some may be tempted to cheer the coming demise of trumpcare. the fate of trumpcare may be better than repeal of the affordable health care act, but to leave it there is to show contempt for the american people. republicans argue that obamacare was flawed because it was the product of only one party. if so, republicans should avoid the same mistake. the best way for congress to spend the remaining weeks before recess is with democrats and republicans at the same
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table. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that i may be hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of h.r. 392, the fairness for high school immigrants act, a bill originally introduced by representative jason chaffetz of utah for the purposes of adding co-sponsors and requesting reprintings pursuant to clause 7 of rule 12. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize an outstanding member of the united states air force, colonel joe solokunkel. he's been reselected for reassignment from the second district of florida where he served as the vice commander of the 325th fighter wing. he'll continue his service at mountain home air force base in idaho as the commander of the 366th spider wing, the gunfighters.
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he's been an exceptional leader, oversaw more than 4,000 people who train and support f-22 raptor pilots and crews. he has worked tirelessly to improve the lives of his officers, air men, and their families. mr. dunn: improved mission performance, facilities, and family programs. mr. speaker, please join me in extending congratulations and gratitude to colonel kunkel, his wife and children. may god continue to bless our nation with this kind of exemplary patriotism and service. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, a recent n.p.r. pbs news hour poll found a combined 68% of americans said they do not trust the media very much or not at all. mr. smith: the same poll also found americans trust president
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trump more than the media. it's no surprise that americans do not trust the media. the media have stopped reporting and started attacking. as the federalist david noted in recent article, news organizations have become obsessed with fighting the president rather than covering him, end quote. a harvard study recently found 80% of the news coverage of president trump in his first 100 days in office was negative, a new unfortunate record. the media is so fixated on attacking the president they rush to print unfounded stories using a single anonymous source. last month three cnn employees resigned for their role in a botched trump-russia story. the debacle revealed the media's insatiable appetite to print any storery, no matter how groundless it is critical of the president. the liberal media should stop fighting the president and start covering his presidency in a fair and unbiased manner. then they will regain the trust
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of the american people. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas seek recognition? >> i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> i rise today to congratulate 17-year-old aaron smith in overland park in my district. mr. yoder: aaron recently won the international biogenius challenge held in san diego, california. earning $7,500 for her research from the biotechnology institute. it pushes high school students from acrots world to find solutions to health care, sustainability, and environmental needs through biotechnology. erin's research and work focused on parkinson's disease which affects about seven million to 10 million people worldwide and about 60,000 new patients in america each year. she code add website that can use facial recognition of subjects which enable her to discover early indicators of parkinson's disease.
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she built an algorithm to be used as a diagnostic tool. she's a rising senior at shawnee mission west. she's incredible. i want to congratulate her and wish her the best in what is just the beginning of a long journey towards helping many people living with this dreaded disease. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from puerto rico eek recognition? miss gonzalez colon: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. mr. onzalez-colon: speaker, i'm proud to stand before the house today to recognize a decorated war hero and patriot who passed away on friday, july 7, at 83. he was born and raised in puerto rico. the son of two schoolteachers
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who became a three star admiral and highest ranking hispanic officer in the united states navy at the time. throughout his distinguished 35 years, he served as a commander to various forces earning the silver star, distinguished flying cross, and purple heart. he exemplified valor and commitment that his brothers in arms from puerto rico have demonstrated since the great war. on july 14, 1998, admiral hernandez testified before the senate and highlighted the puerto rican participation in our nation's wars. he reality of from democracy they fought to defend and uphold. he urged congress to respond to the people of puerto rico so ey can acheeve legal determination. it is an honor. i echo the same today and ask the house to join me in xpressing our profound gratitude to admiral hernandez to the united states of america. the speaker pro tempore: the
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chair lays before the house a communication. 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 july 11, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. appointment, advisory committee on the records of congress, signed, sincerely, karen l. haas. the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, pursuant to section 703-c of the public interest declassification act of 2000, 50 u.s.c. 3161 note, i hereby apoint mr. john f. tierney of massachusetts to the public interest declassification board. thank you for your consideration of this appointment. signed, sincerely, nancy pelosi, democratic leader. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
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including the national defense authorization act and the backlog of critical nominations that have been mindlessly stall by democrats. the majority leader, mitch mcconnell, going on to say, in der to provide time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the senate will delay the start of the august recess until the third week of august. giving them at least 10 more
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legislative days. no word on the house yet. although the freedom caucus back in june did call for the house to call off their august recess. >> sunday on q&a -- >> in a country in an absolute monarchy, speaking about the distribution of wealth, about e corruption, can get you in so much trouble. >> saudi arabian women's rights activist talks about her time in prison after challenging the saudi government's ban on women drivers. in her book "daring to drive: a saudi woman's awakening." >> you never see a woman driving in the street in a huge country, the city of texas. you can put three texases inside saudi arabia. we wanted to change this. by this movement. and the movement is going on. never stops. we're still campaigning for the right to drive. for us, the right to drive is an act of civil disobedience, because women are not supposed
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to drive. we show that we are able, we are capable of driving our own life and being in the driver's seat to follow our own destiny by doing this act of civil disowe benals. > -- disobedience. >> the senate homeland security committee this morning held a confirmation hearing for the president's nominee to be the next t.s.a. administrator and homeland security undersecretary for intelligence and analysis. wisconsin senator ron johnson chairs the 90-minute hearing. mr. johnson: this meet something called to order. pursuant to notice, the committee meets to consideration of nominations of claire and grady to be the secretary of management and henry concerner to be the special council, office of special council.

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