tv U.S. House Meets for Legislative Business CSPAN July 17, 2017 1:59pm-2:11pm EDT
and any votes will take place at 6:30 eastern time. later in the week, in the house several bills dealing with energy and environmental regulations. and later this afternoon, the senate foreign relations and any votes will take committee will take a look at the state department's proposed plans for reorganization in 2018. live coverage at 5:00 p.m. eastern on c-span3. tomorrow congress will consider car lisa gingrich. and nathan sails to be state department counterterrorism coordinator. both nominees will testify live tomorrow at 10:00 eastern on c-span3 and the senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has postponed further work on the revised health care replacement until after arizona republican john mccain recovers from surgery. a score of the bill is expected this week and we'll bring you any updates on the c-span networks. the house about to gavel back in for speeches. again legislative work beginning at 4:45 with votes at 6:30. you are watching liven coverage from the house floor here on c-span.
-- live coverage from the house floor here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. eternal god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. the constitutional commitments of the members of the people's house as they return to the capitol today. guide and sustain them in your wisdom and inspire all, especially those in leadership, with the insights needed to assist our nation at this time. during these warm days of summer, may the discourse on the floor and in committees be noted more for light than heat, that
the important work to be done might be down to the benefit of all americans. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor an glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the royce house his apursuant to the rule. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approve thsmed epledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from south carolina, mr. wilson. mr. wilson: everyone, including our guests in the gallery, please join in. 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 pro tempore: the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the
gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. wilson: last week the house represents passing overwhelmingly a defense authorization act with a bipartisan vote of 344-81. this bill represents a strong commitment to acting accounting reforms and rebuilding our military. as chairman of the house armed services zpheet on readiness -- subcommittee on readiness, i'm grateful this bill modernizes our forces and begins to close the readiness fulfilling president trump's pledge to rebuild the american military. this legislation also supports military families by providing the largest pay raise in eight years and by giving military families greater flexibility when relocating during the school year. the primary function of the nasht government is to provide for the national defense.
to ensure our services have the rejurorses this -- resources they need. i appreciate the determined leadership of mac thornberry and look forward to working with him to advance the legislation through the conference process n conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to congratulate an exceptional member of the united states navy on the event of his retirement. commander doug hugin. on friday, july 14, commander huggin completed his tour as the commanding officer of naval support activity, florida. this caps a long and distinguished career. his service to the navy started as an e-6 airborne command
pilot and has taken him around the world from the european command to japan and finally to panama city. while at n.s.a. panama city commander huggin led over 3,000 activity duty personnel in performing critical missions. salvage and experimental diving among others. his leadership over the last two years in the second district is a testament to the values upon all those who serve in the navy. mr. dunn: mr. speaker, please join me in saying thank you to commander huggin and his family for his years of service and va sacrifice and wish them luck as they move on to enjoy the new chapter in their life. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, a new soccer stadium in st. petersburg, a
luxury apartment complex in russia all brought to by north korean slaves. mr. poe: that's right. these slaves get almost no wages, no holidays, with little food or sleep. and little kim not only enslaves his own people at home, he runs an international slave trade. the slave network brings in $2 billion to $3 billion every year to the north korean military complex and helps little kim evade sanctions. this is statedowns sponsored of human trafficking and slavery. the slaves are not just sent to russia. it's troublemakers like china and qatar, too, that are slave destinations. secretary tillerson has called upon all countries to implement u.n. security council resolutions to sever or downgrade diplomatic relations with north korea to financially isolate that country. it's time these countries comply with the united nations' resolutions. and we must send a united
message to north korea. end your slave trade and stop the saber rattling. that's just the way it is. 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. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. smith: mr. speaker, if donald trump jr. were a democrat, the media would be defending him for doing what every campaign does, conducting opposition research. the media would be praising him for ending a meeting when it became obvious there was no evidence to backup an informant's allegations. the media would be pointing out that many countries' leaders openly supported barack obama for president, including those from the united kingdom, france, sweden, and nicaragua. maybe the real crime is the media's double standard. in their irrational obsession
with dedee stroig the trump president -- with destroying the trump presidency, they have forgotten journalism's profound responsibility to be fair and objective. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a, rule 1, the chair declares that the house is in recess until approximately 4:45 p.m. today.
can improve your bottom line. >> the chairman of the house information subcommittee texas congressman will hurd talks about his bill to upgrade technology at federal agencies. his opinion of u.s. cyberdefenses and his proposal for a cybernational guard. representative hurd is interviewed by politico cybersecurity reporter tim starks. >> the idea of a cybernational guard is this. if you're in highlight and want to go to college and study something around signer security, we're going to find you scholarships to go to college. when you graduate, you've got to come work in the federal government. not at n.s.a. or d.o.d. but at the department of interior or at the census bureau or at social ecurity. you're going to do that for the same amount of time you got the scholarship for. then when you go to work in the private sector, the private sector will loan you back to the government for the proverbial one weekend a month or 10 days a
quarter where this is going to improve the cross pollination of ideas between the public and private sector. >> watch "the communicators" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span2. >> joining us for "newsmakers" is the top democrat on the foreign affairs committee and here in studio with us, allana shore, congressional reporter with "politico" and rachel. allana has the first question. elana: this morning, minority leader pe he see said they were willing to drop some objections to let it move forward that would be