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transparent process. this committee is failing the american people by proceeding in this way and i fully support the motions made by my colleagues earlier in this hearing and regret we proceeded without observing the rules of this committee. that said, judge kavanaugh, i have reviewed the parts of your record i have been able to access and what i have been able to see from available speeches, writings, and tea significances and i have to say it troubles me. while serving on the bench you dissented at hire rate than any circuit judge elevated to the supreme court since 1980, that includes judge bourque. your dissents reveal positions that fall well outside the mainstream of legal thought. you suggested that the president has the authority to refuse tone force the law such as the affordable care act where he decided it was unconstitutional. >> opening statements continue from senate judiciary committee members with judge kavanaugh to follow later this afternoon. can you can continue to watch the hearing live on c-span3 and we'll return to live coverage
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here on c-span after the house recesses in a few minutes. now live to the floor of the house here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speakers' rooms, washington d.c., september 4, 2018, i here by appoint mark meadows to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. we give you thanks, o, god, for giving us another day. in the wake of a great american holiday, we ask your special blessing on american workers. may they know and be confident
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of the no built and cake creditness of their labor. as the members of the peoples' house return to the capitol call them as well with your gentle voice of college atlanta. when the sense of alienation shadows all of our souls, we find our differences difficult to bear. we move away from each other. insofar as this spirit of alienation has descended upon this house, help each member to overcome unnecessary and have productive work on behalf of our nation. bring them to a deeper level of awareness of your spirit and make us one nation. give the members listening hearts ready and willing to respond to your spirit living in each one. and may all that is done be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings
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and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, thejournal stands approved. pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from arkansas, mr. hill. mr. hill: 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 fundraise one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise to recognize the chamber of commerce on celebrating its 50th anniversary this week. this organization is a steadfast pillar of the strong business community in kernersville, north
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carolina. the teacher grant program is among the chambers' many significant contributions to local education and investments in future business leaders. each year teachers submit proposals for creative, quote hands on, end quote lessons and with moneys raised over the summer the chamber awards at least one $500 grant to each school. the chamber also supports current community and business leaders through its leader kernersville program which has prepared 200 participants for leadership roles and involvement within the community. the region and state since 1993. the chamber of commerce has been an incredible asset to this community and will continue to be so for many years to come.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is ecognized. >> i recognized the achievements of a woman from arkansas miss see rare a whomy. a students at the conway career center recently completed the skills u.s.a. championships where she received a skill point certificate in welding sculpture. the programs are integrated into career and technical education through a framework of personal workplace and technical skills grounded in academics. more than 6,300 students from every state in the union completed this year's championships and arkansas is so proud of sierra's aaccomplishments. skills u.s.a. championship events are a great way for
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students to immerse in the field of a skilled work force. conway area career center is located at conway high school and i congratulate sierra and that of her teachers. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield bark. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the life and legacy of northeast indiana broadcasting icon, charlie butcher. thousands of northeast indiana residents would start their mornings with charlie, a beloved radio anchor on wowo program. and spoke directly into the home and car of each listener was unparalleled. he could have been a radio fixture anywhere, he chose to
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stay in forth wayne. i was fortunate to know charlie both on and off the air, but our off-the-air conversations is what i cherish the most. he was passionate about education. his wife is an elementary school teacher. and while our entire region mourns his loss, his irreplaceable voice will live on for generations to come. i offer my deepest condolences to his wife sarah, three children and colleagues at wowo. thank you for honoring charlie's legacy and 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? >> request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the american worker. yesterday, our nation observed labor day, which was established in late 19th century as a way to
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honor the workers that contribute to the wealth and prosperity of this great nation. commonwealth of pennsylvania was one of the first eight states in the union to recognize the holiday. in 1894, president cleveland declared labor day a federal holiday. while they consider a time to celebrate the end of summer, it's more than a three-day weekend. labor day honors the american worker and the power of work. it highlights that through hard work and discipline and opportunity, we can all achieve the american dream. and more americans will join the work force thanks to my bill that was signed into law this summer that increases funding for career and technical education programs. this law will restore rungs on the opportunity regardless of age and background that is something we can all celebrate. thank you. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair lays before the house a communication.
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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 august 31, 2018 at 10:16 a.m. appointment creating options for veterans' recovery. signed sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house

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