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embargos or boy cots? >> we look at the activities it has done and some of the things it has done to its very own people and see that as problematic. the president believes on focusing on human rights issues in cuba and that is a testament to the tremendous value that we place on human rights. like cuba for that kind of activity. reporter: you don't see an inconsistency? >> i don't. >> the house is about to gavel in for one vote and general speeches. this is live coverage or c-span. zphoo on which the
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yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 256, h.r. 2521, a bill to amend the farm security and agriculture act to include south
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carolina as part of the peanut producing region for purposes of appointment to the peanut standards board. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house splules and pass the bill -- will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill? members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: record as present. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the bill is passed and without objection, the the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? >> i send to the desk a privileged report on the committee of rules for filing under the rule. the speaker: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution, providing for consideration of the bill to expedite under the national poll sill act and improve forest management activities on lands on public land under the
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jurisdiction of the bureau of landsanagement and tribal and for other purposes. the speaker: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? mr. rush: i ask unanimous onsent to be removed from h.r. 620. the speaker: without objection, o ordered. the chair will entertain requests for one-minute peeches. the staff will please clear the
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well. members and staff will please lear the well. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker: without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise to honor the life and
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memory of leslie amanson of my hometown in washington. mr. newhouse: he was a small business and farmer and truly a pillar of the community he served honorably as an army air corps pilot in world war ii. his plane was shot down over holland. he and his crew spent a month hiding underground and being cared for by the dutch people before being captured by the nazis. les served 18 months in a prisoner of war camp and earned a purple heart. his family roots were only strengthened when he bought a farm and -- in sunnyside where he and his wife, helen, raised their children. he would find ways to contribute and help those around him and his appreciation for the community showed in his actions. les leaves behind a legacy of devotion for the people of sunnyside and to our nation.
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my thoughts and prayers are with his family in this difficult time and i ask my colleagues to please join me in remembering my friend, les amandson. i yield back. the speaker: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, yesterday we learned that the first charges of special counsel mueller's investigation had been filed against president trump's campaign chairman paul manafort and his business associate rick gates. r. krishna moor thee: but we
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also learned that -- mr. krishnamoorthi: we also learned that george papadopoulos was also charged. we find that in the senate they refused to commit floor time to laws to protect the investigation from outside interference. if the senate refuses to act the house must. it's imperative we allow the investigation into russian interference into our democracy to continue unimpeded and unhindered. yesterday's news may be the first revelation bus they cannot be the last. he attempts to sabotage -- the investigation into attempts to sabotage our democracy must continue. i urge speaker ryan and the house to protect the investigation. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute.
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>> mr. speaker, suzanne thought jason was the perfect boyfriend. mr. poe: he was protective, love, attentive. after he moved in with suzanne, she noticed his darker side. he became obsessive, jealous, enraged he feel began shoving and striking her. once he push herd so hard her head slammed against the wall. she made him leave but her safety was short lived. up with night as suzanne returned home with friends, jason ambushed her and forced her into the house at knife point. horrified her friends ran into the street and flagged down the police. despite suzanne's pleas, jason stomped on her face and neck until she was unconscious. then she later woke up to find her pouring boiling water over her body. about that time the police broke in and saved her life. mr. speaker, this month is domestic violence awareness month. domestic violence is a health issue and it's also a criminal
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matter. as my grandmother used to say you never hurt somebody you claim you love. and that's just the way it is. yield back. the speaker: the gentleman yields back. the house will be in order. members are advised to take the conversations off the floor. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? without objection the jerusalem s recognized for one minute. ms. lee: i rise in total opposition to the republicans' rigged tax plan for billionaires and corporations. despite having one of the largest economies in the world, one in five californians lives in poverty yet the republicans are pursuing tax breaks for billionaires and corporations. their tax package is robin hood in reverse, steals from the poor and gives toths rest -- gives to the rich and will decimate medicare.
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it will harm the earned income tax plan this billionaire first plan will devastate many states including my home state of california. it will suffer tremendously. the earned income tax credit and child tax credit really have saved more than one million californians from fall beg low the poverty line. undermining the earned income tax credit and child tax credit would push millions of californians even deep entire poverty. americans should not be forced to pay more than their fair share in order to get tax breaks to the ultra rich. any tax plan that pushes even one more american deep entire poverty and forces middle income people to pay more should not even be on the table. mr. speaker, we need to reject this plan that lavishes tax breaks on president trump, his billionaire buddies and giant multinational corporations. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to
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address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to congratulate jefferson county development council for being named partner of the year by the pennsylvania economic development association. the jefferson county development -- development council demonstrated outstanding accomplishments and over the past year has gone above and beyond to carry out its mission to serve existing and new businessing in jefferson county, pennsylvania. led by brad lashinsky, the council works to help new businesses start up, relocate or expand. the jefferson county development council was named partner of the year for utilizing various funding services to complete a number of economic development projects and facilitated the formation of the jefferson county resource partnership a collection of professionals that make up the delivery system in the county and focus on
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providing assistance to businesses in all stages of business development and growth. mr. speaker, i'm proud of the jefferson county development council for the work it does and i whole heartedly congratulate them on this outstanding achievement. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek reck nix -- recognition? the gentleman -- without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise to honor the life and legacy of former florida senator dr. injury rather doe who pass aid way last thursday he represented florida in the florida legislature, one of the first african-americans to serve in the florida senate and think first african-american to serve as the senate's president pro tem. mr. lawson: during the 16 years served in the florida legislature , he provided principled leadership and
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service to our state and country an served as a role model of excellence to many of us who would follow in his footsteps. , he helpedlegislator mentor me and many of my colleagues in florida. he was a founding member of the conference of florida conference of black state legislators. in jacksonville. condolence tod my his wife, carolyn, and especially not only to his wife but to his family, he truly was an outstanding leader and trail blazer in the state of florida. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize mary botini a generous and dedicated
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constituent of the 22nd con grentional district. in 2010 after a fruitful 29-year career she began -- she retired and began to volunteer her time at the oneida county historical society where she was recently named volunteer of the year for 2017. ms. teb nee: she's an ms. ten nee: she's an active member of the community and a grandmother of three. oneida county has a rich history and it's through the efforts and hard work of volunteers like mary that its heritage and collective memory is preserved. mary served as a shining example of what it means to give back. join me today in thanks mary for her commitment to our community and her years of exceptional service. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from ride seek recognition? -- from rhode island seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute.
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mr. langevin: mr. speaker, 15 years ago this week, congress passed the help america vote act which provided much needed federal aid to overhaul our aging election infrastructure. i was proud to support this investment in our elections which helped states to ex-pabbed opportunities for all americans to cast ballots and know they were properly counted. unfortunately today much of our election infrastructure is in need of a refresh. among many challenges, russia mounted a direct attack on our elections and it's imperative we shore up our defenses. i introduced the paper act with congressman meadows to prvide states with resources to assess the security risk posed to their election systems and implement cybersecurity best practices including post-election audits of paper ballots. mr. speaker, it is time to recommit to this. i urge my colleagues to pass the paper act and restore the integrity of our elections.
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i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from kale seek recognition? -- from california seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in support of the champion healthy kids act. for years, programs such as chip and community health centers have been lifelines to underserved and rural communities. nine million -- mr. lamalfa: nine million children rely on chip. 700res. tendency spots were created to help combat the doctor shortage. democrats continue to staal the re-authorization. it's not unfair to ask those making more to pay extra premiums or roll back lengthy enrollments so people can't game the system an it's not unreasonable to ask lottery
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winners who hit the jackpot not to take medicaid. i urge my cliges to come together and get this bill done this week. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. throughout the month of october, we have celebrated the small -- the women's small business month. according to the national women's business council, there are around 9,8 hurblings,000 women-owned businesses in our country. collectively, women-owned businesses produce about $1.4 trillion in annual receipts and employ over eight million employees, that is graphic shows, the largest number of women-owned businesses are in my home state of california. mr. mcnerney: california has bout 1.3 million women owned firms. in my district, the cities of stockton and lodi were ranked as
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the second best place for women entrepreneurs in california. despite the challenges women-owned firms encounter, women entrepreneurs employ many residents that make up the vitality of our local communities. that's why i stand here today to acknowledge and celebrate women-owned small businesses such as the brewing company in stockton, owned by kelly jacobs a friend of many years. let's support and thank all the women entrepreneured in our country and honor their business. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? without objection the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. kaptur: smart dealmakers don't divulge their tactics. yet according to a report from inside trade, president trump told a group of senators that his so-called threats to withdraw from nafta are just a negotiating tactic. president trump, workers in ohio will tell you too much is at
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stake in nafta renegotiation to be playing games and telegraphing empty threats. i hope your focus is on balancing our ballooning national trade deficit with canada and mexico which creates more red ink and outsourced jobs. we need an agreement that stops job outsourcing and creates a level playing field. it should give famplers and laborers on this continent equal status. aye called for representation for workers in all three nations. nafta must address fair labor standards and robust enforcement of rules, including for agricultural labor, the largest segment of our trinational work force. this is a once in a loiftime opportunity to boost fair opportunity across north america. let's not indulge in phony boardroom brinksmanship, let's
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come together and put our communities and workers first. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? without objection the gentlewoman is recognized for e minute. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, before i start i'd like to express my sympathy and concern for those who lost their life in new york to an alleged terrorist act, and to pray for their families. let me also make mention of the fact, mr. speaker, that tomorrow, november 1, begins the open enrollment. we know this president has tried to sabotage the affordable care act. but in fact you have until december 15. we believe that more than 12 million people will register. this is a very important opportunity because in many times in the past, under the previous health care structure, you wouldn't have this time to
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apply. but the affordable care act is still the law of the land and we should extend that law for everyone to be able to enroll. finally, let me thank the texans for taking a knee in recognition of opposing language, where football players were called inmates in a prison. and i frankly believe, i wanted to come to the floor to make that point. late in the weekley take a knee on this floor -- week, i will take a knee on this floor to acknowledge them. finally i'd like to indicate that i hope there will be an apology coming from general kelly for congresswoman wilson. and finally, i want to be able to say something good. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. ms. jackson lee: which is, go astros. greatest team in the world. go astros. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the chair lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leaves of absence requested for mr. griffith of virginia for today, mr. hill of arkansas for today and tomorrow, and mr. mooney of
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west virginia for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the requests are granted. for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move that the house do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until
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