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the the referendum. >> thank you, mr. speaker. the problem with the deal goes far beyond the backstop. may i ask my right honorable friend what she intends to do with the fact that every region of the country will be left for her and we will have less say hugethe rules governing swathes of our economy than we have at the moment? prime minister may: what the government economic analysis thes is the deal, none of proposals -- this deal does not make is poorer than we are today. --t it does -- what it does what the economic analysis shows is if you want a referendum, the best way to do that -- >> we will leave the british house of comments to go live to
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the u.s. house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. december 10, 2018. i hereby appoint the honorable john abney culberson to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 8, 2018, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in no event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the
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gentlewoman from florida, ms. ros-lehtinen, for five minutes. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, though i still have a few days left before the end of my term, i wanted to take this opportunity to thank the constituents for allowing me to represent them in the u.s. house of representatives for so many years. whether it's been helping a veteran obtain the v.a. assistance he or she needs, or fighting for our dreamers, who are securing funds for important projects in our community, or passing critical legislation to help those oppressed by totalitarian regimes, or one of the many, many other duties that you have entrusted to me, i have been honored to serve the people of south florida in this distinguished body for almost 30 years, and i have played a small part in making our slice of paradise an even better place in which to live. every day when i come to this floor, when i walk these hallowed halls or look at that magnificent capitol dome lit up, i pinch myself to make sure i am
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not dreaming. and that is because as a political refugee i have a unique perspective on the greatness of our nation. america opened its arms to my family and to me as we fled the communist castro regime. when we arrived in miami, it was in one of the last commercial flights out of cuba. i was only 8 years old. so to think i have been elected to serve in the us us congress that i became the first hispanic woman to serve in congress and the first woman to chair the house foreign affairs committee is simply astounding. not because it's about me, but it says a lot about the greatest democracy that man has ever created. the united states of america. we're a country that says you can be successful no matter where you started, and that is something that we do not ever take for granted in my south florida community where it seems like almost everyone seems to be from somewhere else. my constituents are also a testament to the endless
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possibility possibilities that all of us have -- possibilities that all of us have as free americans. mr. speaker, where i was born is not just a place listed on my passport, it has defined how i view the world through the prism of democracy, freedom, the rule of law, of human rights. these are fundamental american principles that have guided my legislative r0rd. i have been honored to fight for equal rights for all people by joining efforts that will put an end to the discrimination and violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. i have been proud to advocate for the natural allies of our country like the democratic jewish state of israel, her right to exist, and her right to defend herself. to secure support for a free trade agreement with colombia, one of our biggest trading partners in latin america. and promote u.s. assistance that allows taiwan to resist beijing's increasing coercion. i have also worked to promote religious autonomy for the people of tibet also victims of
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chinese aggression. to re-establish democracy and the rule of law in my native homeland of cuba and nicaragua and venezuela and syria, and so many other countries. and to sanction rogue regimes like that in iran, russia, korea, and also those 40 do us harm. domestic issues have been a priority as well. growing up in south florida i learned to appreciate the wonderful natural resources all around us. and i have made it my priority to protect those treasures so that future generations are also able to enjoy them. i have worked to renourish our beautiful south florida beaches, to restore the sea grass beds and coral reefs, to provide for advance wastewater treatment in our beloved florida keys and reinvigorate our miami river. throughout my tenure, i have represented miami international airport and port miami, two of the largest economic engines to our county that serves as
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gateway to the americas and supports thousands of jobs and economic development across our sunshine state. as the wife of a vietnam veteran who was wounded in combat, and a stepmother to marine aviators, i have been proud to support our military and our veterans. during my time in congress, i i authored legislation awarding the congressional gold medal to the world war ii women air force service pilots, wasps, and supported efforts to reinstate burial rights at arlington national cemetery to these women pioneers. i supported legislation to protect victims of domestic violence and some of the most vulnerable people in our society. mr. speaker, each one of these issues are important, not only to me, but to our community in south florida and i will carry them wherever i go next. i want to thank the hardworking staff and interns with whom i have had the delight to work throughout my tenure in congress. some are still looking for jobs. please hire them. and i want to thank my loving and supportive family, my
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parents, i know you are watching me from heaven. thank you for encouraging me to run for office and for your love in every step of the way. dexter wayne, thank you for supporting me on this -- joining me on this crazy adventure for your unwavering support, and the same goes to our adult children. i'm so proud of each and every one of you and i know that you have accomplished so much and still some more to come. i hope to have contributed to leaving a better world for our five grandchildren to enjoy with a sixth one coming before the new congress is sworn in. i thank each one of my colleagues from both sides of the aisle who have worked with me in a bipartisan manner throughout my three decades in congress. i will continue to cheer on my pals in the bipartisan congressional women's softball game. it truly has been the highest honor of my professional life to represent the great people of south florida. i'm excited to start a new chapter in my life and for
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whatever life throws at me, all i have to say is, put me in, coach. thank you so much, mr. speaker. hank you to my constituents. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from kentucky, mr. comer, for five minutes. mr. speaker, i would like to recognize my friend, howard good, of edmonton, contract c in addition to serving as mayor since 1993, he has served as an officer of the kentucky state jay see's, a member of the local industrial board, and 9-1-1 board and deacon of the edmonton baptist church, as an officer of the ambulance board, his influence was felt throughout the region. in his personal life, mayor garrett is an avid university of kentucky and yankees nan. he's married to his high school
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sweetheart and they are the parents of three children and grand parents to five grandchildren. the mayor has much to be proud of in his life. on behalf of the first district of kentucky, i thank him for his years of achievement and compassionate service to the dmonton community. mr. speaker, i would like to congratulate monroe county judge executive tommy willet on his retirement after serving two consecutive terms in office. prior to his election, tommy and his father owned and operated pure drug company in tomorrow kinsville, contract c -- tom kinsville, kentucky. he served on the board of community act of southern kentucky, monroe county water board, monroe county board of health, and several other significant boards and committees over the years. in his free time, judge willet enjoys spending time with his two sons, daughters-in-law and
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four grandchildren. on behalf of the first district of kentucky, i congratulate judge willet on his years of service to monroe county and wish him many years of continued success in the community to hich he has given so much. mr. speaker, i rise to recognize my friend, clinton county judge executive richard armstrong. i'm grateful for his efforts to better the lives of first district kentuckians through his service on the lake cumberland district board of directors and his involvement with numerous community organizations throughout his career. as one of clinton county's prominent community leaders and advocates, he has prioritized industrial development and spurred economic opportunities for those he has served. these significant accomplishments in combination with his passion for serving his community have distinguished him as one of the region's most prominent public servants. his achievements and efforts to improve the lives of his fellow
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clinton countians have forged a legacy of outstanding character and commitment to continuous improvements in all facets of community life. judge executive armstrong's passion for bettering the community is rivaled only by his love for spenged time with his family. i join his wife, his children, and his five grandchildren, as well as all those who know him in thanking him for his years of service to his community. mr. speaker, i would like to recognize my friend judge executive mike stevens of adair county, kentucky. his outstanding service and contributions during his tenure have greatly benefited his community and i'm proud to recognize him for his years of service. prior to being elected public office, judge exec testify -- judge executive stevens owned and operated his own farmcy. he's also served on the home place, board of directors, and lake cumberland area development district board of directors. judge executive stevens varied experience and knowledge of the
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local community made him a compassionate and effective county judge executive and exceptional public servant. on behalf of the first district of kentucky, i thank judge mike stevens for his numerous accomplishments while serving as adair county judge executive. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from nebraska, mr. bacon, for five minutes. mr. bacon: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor one of nebraska's most dedicated leaders. rita sanders as served since november, 2010, as the mayor of bellevue, one of the oldest cities in nebraska and home to one of the largest bases of the united states air force. she concludes her service as mayor today. she's achieved many heralded results. she was inducted into the filipino asian american hall of fame of 2017 as a testament to her tireless work and tremendous accomplishments as a filipino american. in addition, the ajewant general
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for the national guard awarded her the civilian distinguished service medal in march of 2017. she was born in hawaii in 195 . her father served in the united states army and was a bronze medal recipient for his heroism in vietnam. her mother was originally from germany. she's married to rick and they have two grown sons. they are owners of a very successful business, serving the elderly community. rita's an outspoken advocate for our service members and emphasized and enacted measures to enhance public safety, community and family programs, including programs to support our military families. she has served as a long-time board member for the advisory council and appointed by the governor for commission on military and veterans' affairs for nebraska. she's also embraced the importance of economic development and community enhancement throughout the city starting from the time she served as chairman of bellevue's chamber of commerce. as mayor, she's worked with other city and state officials and the governor's summit on
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economic development to provide expertise on areas of work force development, recruitment, and taxpolicy. on october 14, 2017, she was inducted into the chicago filipino asian american hall of fame. the council general of the philippines acknowledged her diligent work to facilitate the return of the historic 1r6789 alinga bells. which was gotten by america's soldiers in 1901 as a tribute to the losses they suffered. leaders of the filipino government and catholic church hold these bells as highly significant religious artifacts and express their concerns of the use of them as a war prize . when she met with the president earlier this year, she pledged her support to retrieve the bells. she was successful and attend add ceremony at the air force base in wyoming where secretary of defense announced the return of the bells. we thank her for our tireless
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service and achievements for the city of bellevue, anti-state of nebraska. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize a young lady in nebraska who is a fighter. a fighter gets medically complex condition known as acute myo lloyd leukemia. a fighter to gain support of h.r. 3325, the advancing care for exceptional kids act of 2017. or the's -- or the ace kids act. grace is 11 and diagnosed with a.m.l. when she was 9 after dark bruises appeared on her shins. her parents thought she had dancing mishap. aggressive treatment was started for grace at children's hospital and medical center in omaha, and her parents managed to maintain a family for their two other children. wile going through these treatments. mandy was able to step away from her job to care for grace and jeff was able to telecommunity.
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thanksgiving that year was spent in the hospital cafeteria and her sister spent her birthday ith her baby sister. increased travel costs made for a tight situation. medicaid stepped in to help alleviate the cost not covered byish shurens, but the deductibles were high. the ace kids act is designed to improve care for children while reducing program spending. it addresses existing challenges facing these children, identified by families and physicians, including the provisions and coordination of care across multiple providers and services and easing access to out-of-state care. . i was pleased to join 60 democrats in working to advance it. today -- tuesday is going to be -- this bill will be up for consideration under suspension for the rules.
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i encourage my colleagues to support this legislation tomorrow. grace loves to tell her nurses from children's hospital and medical children which serves the most medically complex children in nebraska and the region because of their highly specialized pediatricians and surgeons. due to children's wide footprint, medicaid plays a significant role in the patient's lives. one day, the fighter known as grace, wants to become a nurse. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, for five minutes. mr. xx: thank you, speaker. mr. speaker, i rise to honor mr. charlie lovett of wilkes county in north carolina's fifth district. recently mr. lovett was posthumously inducted in the wilkes county agriculture hall
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of fame and three miles of highway nc-16 north were officially renamed in his honor. in addition to being a pioneer of the u.s. powell tree industry, mr. lovett -- poultry industry, mr. lovett was part of the c.l. lovett highway. although he passed away in 1978, mr. lovett's legacy is fondly remembered and livelihoods continue to thrive along trails he blazed. charlie lovett's life is a shining example of the american dream, that north carolinaians remain proud of and hopeful for. at the young age of 14, lovett left home to drive trucks for his uncle, distributing farm products in the foothills of mountains of wilkes. in the summers he put his farming skills to use. at age 19 he returned to public school to improve his skills to be able to turn his work experiences into a business of his own.
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starting with horse-drawn wagon to sell apples and working at r.j. reynolds tobacco, mr. lovett was able to get necessary startup capital to contribute to the foundation of the modern poultry industry. he bought his first truck in 1924 and developed a weekly schedule of buying barnyard chickens, butter, ham, dried apples, honey from country stores and farmers in wilkes to sell in charlotte, winston-salem. he provided the market for local farms to sell and trade their markets to produce family farm income. this same year mr. lovett married the love of his life, ruth bumgarner. ruth deserves just as much credit as her husband for being a steadfast pillar of support in his business endeavors and encouraging him to succeed. during this time, chicken production progressed from barnyard chickens to hot house chickens. and lovett was an early adoptor
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of the farming innovation. in 1928 he built one of his first hot house chicken houses on his farm with capacity for 250 birds. a portion of that chicken house is now on display at the wilkes heritage museum. hot house chicken farming increased rapidly in the 1930's and 1940's. processing plants were built in the major cities in the east coast to support the war effort and chickens were delivered from wilkes by mr. lovett's trucks. in 1946, mr. lovett sold his live chicken business to his oldest son, c. fred lovett. although he continued to raise a foods products business and started an eggs business. 15 years later, fred lovett consolidated all the chicken and egg operations to form
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holly farms poultry industries during the 1970's. holly farms polet tree industries became the largest chicken in the world. additionly, it was the first chicken brand distributed nationally in the united states. not only was mr. lovett a smart business man with a strong work ethic, he was also known for his good character. if profits were higher than expected he passed on extra earnings to his suppliers. he was an adured father of seven -- adoored father of seven who instilled values of faith into the lovett family and was an active member of pleasant home baptist church. charlie and ruth were a team in every endeavor and extended their business success, not just to their children, but also to their siblings and many nieces and nephews who lived on the farm and worked at lovett poultry company. the wilkes farming community has been the beneficiary of mr.
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lovett's courage to take risk and his determination to succeed. in 1989, holly farms was acquired by tyson foods and in wilkes, the industry still generates more than $300 million in gross annual revenues, employs 3,300 people and supports 200 family farms. with a lot of hard work and limited means, mr. lovett became a pioneer of the poultry industry and his legacy is enshrined in the wilkes community. he's an example for us all of the endless possibilities in our country and what the seeds of big dreams with the support and collaboration of family and community can grow into. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back her time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee, mr. kustoff, for five minutes. mr. kustoff: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to honor the
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students of munford high school marching band. about 265 students from tipton county, tennessee, will represent munford high school in the tournament of roses parade. this annual tradition takes place each year in pasadena, california, on new year's day. i've got to tell you, it's a distinct honor to be invited to march in the tournament of roses parade with only five bands from across the nation receiving an invitation each year. munford high school will be the only band from the mid south area selected for this event. this talented group of students ed by dr. courtney fee and director barry trufall will proudly represent not only munford high school but the entire state of tennessee. they made our community proud. to the students, you've worked
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really long and hard hours for this day to come. and i hope you take in each and every moment of this incredible opportunity in pasadena. may you remember this moment and this honor for many years to come. best of luck, cougars. tennessee is really proud of you. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia, mr. carter, for five minutes. mr. carter: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize lieutenant john white on his service to both our nation and to the city of savannah. lieutenant white served as united states marine in the pacific theater during world war ii. there he became part of the 51st defense battalion, the first african-american combat unit. when he returned from war, he was recruited by chief roger --
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james roger to join the savannah police department. on may 3, 1947, lieutenant white became the first african-american officer in the state of georgia where he continued to serve for 38 years. he is now the last surviving member of the original nine black police officers who joined the savannah police department. i want to thank lieutenant john white for his monumental service which paved the way for other african-americans to go to work each day and serve their communities in the state of georgia. mr. speaker, i rise today to remember the life of dr. henry herbert nebincobb, a pharmacist who passed away on november 20, 2018, at the age of 72. the doctor wore many hats throughout his life as a pharmacist, serving the state of georgia. first, he joined the united states air force for five years as chief pharmacist serving
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abroad in places like the philippines. upon his return he completed a masters degree and a ph.d. degree from the georgia college of pharmacy. from there he taught college students, worked with the st. mary's hospital for 44 years and practice in nursing home pharmacists. his expertise and dedication will be missed in the pharmacy profession and at the university of georgia. as a former student of dr. cobb, i can attest to his dedication to our great profession. dr. cobb's family and friends will be in my thoughts and in my prayers. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize mr. bill brown as he celebrated his 100th birthday on december 3. born and raiseed in brunswick, georgia, he's a stalwart of the community. after 100 years, though, he's has ly a stalwart but he
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also made a significant impact on countless individuals' lives. during world war ii, he built liberty ships for the war effort. when the war was over he embarked on the career of selling real estate in the area. during this time he had a firsthand perspective of brunswick's growth. although there are only -- these are only a few of the many ways he served his community throughout his life, one of his most important may be that he rarely misses being in the pew in the first united methodist church. i am glad to see the hundreds of people who came to mr. brown's birthday party. each with well wishes and lots of thanks for mr. brown for now -- for how he helped them along the way. mr. brown, happy birthday. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize captain danny jones, ilot john beemler, and apprentice gordon struther near
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the st. simon's island pier on onovember 19. the crew and their boat, the glen, was approaching the pier when they noticed a crowd pointing to a person floating in the water. the crew responded swiftly. pulling him onto the boat, applying first aid and covering him in warm blankets. this is truly a heroic event and i couldn't be more proud of the actions of these individuals in the first congressional district of georgia. thank you tore the glen county -- for the glen county fire department, e.m.t.'s who also assisted in saving the individual's life. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until 2:00 p.m. >> the house will be back in session this afternoon at :00 p.m. eastern. n agenda today a bill to allow offshore wind farms in u.s.
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territories like puerto rico and guam. and the national park service to study whether george w. bush's boy hood home should become a part of the national park system. later in the week a resolution condemning russian aggression against ukraine aggressiveness. when the house returns to session we'll have live coverage here on c-span. >> when the new congress takes office in january, it will have the youngest, most diverse, freshmen class in recent history. new congress, new leaders. watch it live on c-span. starting january 3.

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