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i won't get into all that. will tell you this, the affordable care act ensures a fraction -- insures a fraction of the number of people that insurance insures and yet congress is not permitting mental health and parody to be enforced for them. the fact is we have tens of millions of americans who work hard every day and are able to obtain health insurance through their employer and pay for a good part of that as well and they're not getting the benefit of the law and parody either and so i don't think it's just the affordable health care act. we are not enforcing that as to the affordable health care act. >> you can continue to watch this house oversight field hearing on the opioid ep epidemic on our website c-span.org. we will go to the floor of the house of representatives. today the house expected to consider several bills. one on mental health programs
for police officers. another would direct cabinet departments to update scrout dated terms used to refer to racial minorities. now live to the floor of the u.s. house here on c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] the speaker pro mpor the hou wl or e rar wi bd by ouchapla, faer nry fatherconroy. chinonroy: ls ay. griousd we g t fo gg us ather d good gianthis past ektl with tnkfuls we gather witfaly and lod es throut this grland toebratour bis ther bless t members oe
eoe's hous who have been enrustedit serve our nation and all americans in their need. grant them to work together in respect and affection and to be faithful in the responsibilities they have been given. much is left to be done. bestow upon them the gifts of wisdom and discernment that in their words and actions they justice, love with mercy, and walk humbly with you. may all that is done this day be 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 of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. doyle. mr. doyle: 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 entertain requests for one-minute speeches. the hat purpose does gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, former first lady of south carolina campbell wife of the late governor carroll campbell, passed away last week. south carolinians are grateful for her dead significance to our citizens. born in greenville she was married to the love of her life for the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. 46 years. together they built successful small businesses and then served the people they loved decades. being instrumental in the development of the two-party system with carroll campbell being the first republican elected to congress from greenville, spartanburg in over 100 years. as south carolina's first lady 1995, she devoted
herself to service organizations including the american cancer society, the march of dimes, and carolina children's home. she served on the board of trustees for richland memorial children's hospital. when governor campbell was diagnosed with she devoted herself to service organizations including the american cancer society, the alzheimer's, she devoted herself to caring for him and raising money for alzheimer's research and the carroll campbell place for alzheimer's care in lexington. and i join and i join all sout carolinians in thanking the campbell family, especially the sons and for sharing her with us. she's made south carolina better and we will miss her. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we'll never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. doyle: i ask unanimous consent to speak for one minute. to ren. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. speaker, i rise to inform my colleagues
of the death of brian shaw. a brave young police officer who was recently killed in the line of duty in my district on november 17. what began as a routine traffic stop turned into a pursuit on foot and an exchange of gunfire that left officer shaw mortally wounded. brian was just 25 years old when he was murdered doing the job he loved. he was a universally loved and respected member of his community. he was well liked and respected by his fellow officers. his life was brutally cut short. but there is no denying it was a life well lived. brian was a graduate of burro gh school, slippery rock university, and the allegheny county police training academy. he served as a police officer in chezz wick, frazier, spring dale township before joining the police department this june. friends have said he always wanted to be a police officer. brian said he became a police officer because he wanted to make a difference. i want my university, colleagues in the
whole nation to know that he did. throughout his service as a police officer, he upheld the law and he served the communities with dedication, compassion, and a warm smile. he knew the risks that come with being a law enforcement officer and he accepted them willingly. i had the honor of attending the memorial service for officer shaw at mount saint peter's church last week. the turnout was amazing. the church was packed to the rafters. thousands more stood outside, including more than 1,000 police officers. i can't think of a more tangible expression i can't think of a more tangible expression of respect and appreciation for officer shaw's service and sacrifice. closing, i want to express my deepest sympathy to officer shaw's parents, lisa and steven, his brother, his fellow police officers, his family, and his friends. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute.
>> mr. speaker, i want to thank my colleague from pennsylvania for his remarks regarding officer shaw. mr. rothfus: the book of wisdom teaches the souls of the just no n the hands of god and them. shall touch the family and friends of new kensington pennsylvania police officer brian shaw today must trust in that scripture as they continue to grieve his loss. officer shaw was only 25 years old when he was taken in the act of senseless violence, but in his short life he learned a great deal and what he learned allowed him to give even more. brian shaw knew his vocation, to serve as a police officer and as he said, to make a difference. his former supervisor recalled when brian gave that answer during his them. the family and friends of new kensington pennsylvania police officer brian shaw today must j knew he meant it's looked into his eyes and smile. perhaps cha chief coin saw in brian were virtues our world desperately needs more of. sincerity. and
they contributed to what new sense kensington police chief described as his incredible passion for his sincerity. they work. to his parents and family, you raised him right. may brian shaw, a just man, ever more rest in the hands of god. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to back i me of the feed have heard from my constituents about the tax bill that has already passed this house and is now under consideration in the senate. more than 2,000 of my constituents have taken the timeback i have heard from my to reach out share their overwhelming opposition to this bill. i have heard from people like the 83-year-old man in lake forest who will face financial hardship when he's no longer able to deduct his medical expenses. or the professor at rosalyn
franklin university in north chicago who emailed she's worried about what the elimination of the tuition waivers will mean for his medical students. mr. schneider: or the man in libertyyville who fear the deduction for property taxes he'll face hire annual tax bill and more than 10% hit on the value of his home. mr. speaker, we need tax reform. i remain committed to working across the aisle to achieve it. but this partisan proposal is not the way. i urge my colleagues to listen to their own constituents. abandon this fatally flawed bill and work in a bipartisan way to accomplish fair, responsible tax reform. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. today i rise to highlight the rising cevaerity of illegal marijuana grows on federal
lands. mr. lamalfa: a 60% increase in the amount of assets seized for marijuana raids compared to just the previous year. service forest eradicated more than $1 million of marijuana plants from over 240 sites on national forestry system lands in the pacific area alone. local sheriffs in my district have expressed me their great concern for public safety, environmental destruction, a lot of time which farmers end up getting blamed for water quality and the chemicals and stuff that get left behind. ser radicated more than $1 million not the farmer's fought but these illegal growers, and human trafficking gets caught up in this. what is currently being done to address the marijuana grohs on our public lands? not enough. people feel endangered by going into the public lands whether it's adjacent private property owners or what have you. timber harvest needs to be done. taking care of the environmental needs for our wildlife, all that, it can't happen due to these illegal
grows and the danger they bring. should be able to enjoy them and stop this illegal practice. we need much more assets poured into our western forestlands to eradicate this illegal growth. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the the florida seek om recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, fl recognition? mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize the career of monsignor franklin castle who will retire this coming spring after serving as president of saint thomas university for the past 24 years. nsignor cass sell has led an exemplary life of service. in south florida we're most thankful for his distinguished presidency of st. thomas which included the expansion of campus facilities, positioning the university as a leader in the fight against human trafficking, and the establishment of the university's first doctoral
program. during his tenure, the monsignor created a legacy of committed service which transformed st. thomas into one of the nation's leading universities and prepared thousands of his graduates to become leaders in their fields. once again congratulations on a well deserved retirement. and on a remarkable career advancing st. thomas' legacy of academic achievement and spiritual development. your lifelong emphasis on catholic values, guy versity, and student success has helped empower many students to take on the world with compassion and strong conviction. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from the virgin islands seek recognition? miss blast ket: -- ms. plaskett: unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. miss last kets: i rise today to congratulate st. croix native
tim duncan on his induction into the college basketball hall of fame. in 1989 rgets tim was training to be an olympic swimmer when hurricane hugo struck the virgin islandses, destroying all the olympic sized swimming pools. with no place left on the island to train, he turned his focus to basketball. at wake forest he helped lead the team four ncaa tournaments, named the national association of basketball coach's player of the year three times, the a.c.c. player of the year twice, and the national player of the year in 1997. tim was drafted as the number one pick to the spurs where he served as a leader on and off the court for 19 years. tim duncan has not forgotten his home. after two back-to-back category five hurricanes, he helped to contribute 20,000-plus pounds of food and donated millions of dollars through his tim duncan foundation. tim exemplifies the idea of making a way out of no way. hurricane hugo did not defeat
maria as hurricanes and irma will not defeat the u.s. virgin islands. we want to use this time to thank him and on tuesday giving thanks to alt others who have contributed maria and irma will not defeat the u.s. virgin islands. we in the hurricane leaf. my brother's workshop, family resource center, community foundation of the virgin islands, st. croix foundation, virgin islands asap relief group, bloomberg philanthropies. love for love city. operation rebuild. dy olson, v.i.r. 3, tony rosario, u.s. vi boxing. operation rebuild of the virgin islands. and all the first responders and all the virgin islands who are staying v.i. strong. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately 4:30 p.m. today.