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of 35 or 30, not sure. 50% increase in turnout. this generation, you are younger than a millennial, but people from your age, you turned 18 yet or soon will. you changed the world by oting. that's not really overstated. and this year when -- your generation, people under 35, seem to be more public minded, more interested in being full-fledged citizens than generations preceding. more political in the sense of issues and caring about climate change and guns and civil rights and women's rights and lgbt rights and all the things that re american values that this
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-- we're going to break away and take you live to the floor of the house for votes. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 121. resolved that the house has heard with profound sorrow of the death of the honorable walter b. jones. a representative from the state of north carolina. resolved that a committee of such members of the house as the speaker may designate, together with such members of the senate, may be joined, be appointed to attend the funeral. resolved that the sergeant at arms of the house be authorized and directed to take such steps as may be necessary for carrying out the provisions of these resolutions. and that the necessary expenses in connection with be paid out of applicable accounts of the house. resolved that the clerk communicate these resolutions to the senate and transmit a copy thereof to the family of the deceased. resolved that when the house adjourns today it adjourn as a
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further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. proceedings will resume on questions previous postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. motion to suspend the rules and 1079. r. 1065 and h.r. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. pursuant to clause 9 of rule 20rks remaining electron dick -- 20, remaining electronic votes will be conducted as five-minute votes. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from california, ms. hill, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1065, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 1065, a bill to
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provide for a study on the use of social media in security clearance investigations. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1065. 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: on this vote, the yeas are 377, the nays are 3. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule o10, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from california, ms.
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hill, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1079 as amended. on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 1079, a bill to require the director of the office of management and budget to issue guidance on electronic consent forms and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 1079 as amended? members will record their votes by electronic device. his is a five-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: on this vote the yeas are 379, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the house will be in order. he house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, i send to the desk a privileged report from the committee on rules for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 122, resolution providing for consideration of the joint resolution, house joint resolution 37, directing the
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removal of united states armed forces from hostilities in the republic of yemen, that have not yet -- that have not been authorized by congress, waiving a requirement of clause 6-a of rule 13, with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the committee on rules and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. the house will please come to order. the house will please come to order. members should take their seats. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? mr. hoyer: mr. speaker, i ask
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unanimous consent that the committee on house administration be discharged from further consideration of house resolution 120 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house and, further, i ask unanimous consent that it be read in full. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 120. whereas the death of former chairman of the committee on energy and commerce, representative john david dingell jr., on february 8, 2019, brought not only a sense of deep personal loss to his family, including his wife, representative -- mr. hoyer: mr. speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. the clerk will suspend. he house must come to order. the clerk may resume. the clerk: whereas the death of former chairman of the committee on energy and commerce, representative john david dingell jr., on february 8, 2019, brought not only a sense of deep personal loss to his family, including his wife,
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representative debbie ding of michigan's 12th congress -- dingell of michigan's 12th congressional district, to his children and grandchildren, to his many former colleagues and friends, but also to the institution of the house of representatives, and to the nation. whereas john dingell represented the people of southeastern michigan with distinction in the house for 59 years. from december 13, 1955, to january 3, 2015. making him the longest serving member of either chamber of congress in its history to date. whereas john dingell's father, the late john david dingell sr., proceeded him in service as a member of the house from march 4, 1933, to september 19, 1955. and his wife, debbie dingell, succeeded him on january 3, 2015, and continues to serve and michiganders have entrusted john sr., john jr. and debbie dingell together to serve as their voice in the congress for the past 86 years. whereas john dingell was raised
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from the age of 6 in southeast michigan. his parents' home state, and where his father was elected to serve in the 73rd congress. whereas john dingell was fiercely proud of his polish american roots and throughout his life shared the joys of his heritage with others, including delivering pastries to his colleagues, house staff and visitors to the capitol. whereas john dingell's first taste of public service and participation in government was as a page for the house of representatives. whereas john dingell, while serving as a house page, was in the hall of the house on december 8, 1941, to witness president franklin roosevelt deliver his iconic address asking for a declaration of a war against japan following the bombing of pearl harbor. whereas john dingell was drafted into the united states army at the age of 18 and served honorably. whereas john dingell received both his b.s. and j.d. degrees from georgetown university, and then served in private law practice as a park ranger with the national park service, and
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as an assistant prosecutor before his election to the house. whereas john dingell was elected to the house following the death of his father in 1955, and was re-elected 29 times. whereas john dingell took up the mantle of advocating for affordable health insurance coverage for the nation's seniors, as championed by his father, and worked to secure the enactment of medicare in 1965, presided over its passage in the house, and was on hand to witness its signing into law by president lyndon johnson. whereas john dingell was a crusader for the environment, helping to author and shepherd to passage the clean air act, the clean water act, the safe drinking water act, the endangered species act, and the national environmental policy act. whereas john dingell fought to make civil rights a part of democrats' platform in 1960, standing up to those who believed it would alienate certain voters and declaring it was the right thing to do. whereas john dingell was a strong supporter in the house of the civil rights act of
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1957, the civil rights act of 1960, the civil rights act of 1964, and the voting rights act of 1965. whereas john dingell served as chairman of the committee on energy and commerce from january 3, 1981, to january 3, 1995. and again from january 3rks 2007, to january 3, 2009, and served as its ranking minority member during the years in between, making him the senior democratic member on that committee for 26 years. whereas during every congress in which he served, john dingell introduced legislation to provide universal access to health care and the invited speaker nancy pelosi to use the gavel with which he presided over passage of medicare in 1965, to preside over the affordable care act's passage in the house in 2010. whereas john dingell over the course of his tenure served with 11 presidents, eisenhower, kennedy, johnson, nixon, ford, carter, reagan, bush, clinton,
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bush and obama. whereas john dingell served as the dean of the house from january 3, 1995, until january 3, 2015. whereas john dingell retired from the house in 2015 and was succeeded by his beloved wife whom he referred to as his lovely deborah. who carries on his legacy and now serves as co-chair of the democratic policy and communications committee in the democratic caucus. whereas in 2014 president barack obama awarded john dingell the presidential medal of freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. whereas john dingell, both before and after his retirement, gathered a large following on twitter, where he demonstrated his wit, wisdom and clever commentary on the nation's politics, while promoting greater civility, patriotism, tolerance, justice and inclusion. and whereas john dingell was held in the highest esteem by members of the house from both parties. not only because of his record tenure in office, but because
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of his sharp intellect, good humor, congeniality and belief in working together to achieve consensus through trust and camaraderie. now, therefore, be it resolved, that the house of representatives, one, honors the life, achievements and distinguished public service of john david dingell jr. and, two, expresses condolences o his family on his passing. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the original request? without objection, the resolution is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on judiciary be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 962, the born alive abortion survivors protection act, and ask for its immediate consideration in the house.
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the speaker pro tempore: under guidelines consistently issued by successive speakers, as recorded in section 956 of the house rules and manual, the chair is constrained not to entertain the request, unless it has been cleared by the bipartisan floor and committee leaderships. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent -- this unanimous consent request cannot be intertained, i urge the speaker and majority leader to immediately schedule the born-alive bill so we can stand up and protect the sanctity of life -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has not been recognized for debate. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain one-minute requests. for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute.
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mr. langevin: i rise as co-chair of the career technical caucus to recognize february. representative thompson introduced the goals and ideals. this resolution is important cause many americans hold an outdated view. in fact today it is the opposite. c.t.e. is a pathway for students to explore careers that are relevant in today's society from health care to advanced manufacturing to i.t. c.t.e. month is not only a month to achieve the students who visit my office but spread awareness to help students and businesses succeed. mr. speaker, our society needs
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workers with these skills that are in demand today. and i want to thank representative thompson for his partnership and urge my colleagues to join us in supporting c.t.e. programs across the country. i yield back. 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 and revise and stepped my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. yoho: after conclusion of the last shutdown i was hopeful we would work together in good faith to find common sense approaches. the democrats are more concerned with releasing illegal aliens. my colleagues on the other side have said we reduce our beds nearly exchange for border security. this is not acceptable. as we are all aware, adult
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detention beds are essential. reducing the amount of beds would exacerbate our problem thus relying on a catch and release policy. om 4% of those show up. they have a 96% chance of staying in this country. our primary role of government is security. border security is our national security and our national security should not be a bargaining chip. i urge my colleagues across the sle to take this issue seriously. stop playing political games and the brave men and women of our ast guard, c.p.p. and i.c.e. agents. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: permission to address the house for one
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minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: i thank mr. speaker, the clarity is that none of us should tolerate any shutdown of the government or ever holding our federal workers hostage to policy dates and that is for my colleagues and friends on the other side of the aisle and for this administration. i think in all fairness the clarity on the question of detention beds to make sure the criminals are detained and women nd children have alternative housing. that debate can go on beyond holding the government hostage and our workers hostage. i would like to introduce the fact that i established the consal children's caucus as we have done every year since i have been here and it is a better quality of life in this nation and around the world. one of the priorities is hunger
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amongst children here in the united states and around the world. it is noteworthy that children go to bed hungry and we support e food nutrition programs, breakfast, lunch and dinner in our public schools. we must ensure this nation protects our children. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from. ms. cheney: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. ms. cheney: i rise today because every american should know that we are now at the point where the democrats are demppeding hat i.c.e. release dangerous criminals. first they demanded we not build a wall. their leader said it would be immoral. they are demanding we release dangerous criminals. and they are threatening to shut
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the government down. most americans know their obligation is the dens of the nation. democrats want to abolish the government agency. this is a back effort. under this latest proposal, i.c.e. could have to release 15,000 criminals. the far left radical positions are threatening the security of our nation. it's time to build the wall and secure our borders and keep dangerous criminals off our streets. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. >> this thursday marks one year since the horrific shooting in park lapped, florida. my community faced our own tragedy nine months later when
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12 of our friends were stolen from us. as our communities continue to mourn these devastating tragedies, we must honor the memories of those we lost. there is no single answer that will stop every answer of gun violence but to do nothing with the argument that it will not fix everything is unconscionable. we need to pass h.r. 8, which is being considered by the house judiciary committee this week. i call on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support this bill, a critical first step to keeping deadly weapons out of the wrong hands. thank you. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without
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objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise to speak out against the dangerous proposal put forth by leadership on the other side of the aisle. to place an arbitrary cap on i.c.e. capacity. mr. bacon: they arrest drug dealers and human traffickers and speaker pelosi and leader schumer want to limit how much they catch. this represents a breakdown and will make our southern border less secure. doesn't make accepts that a trooper can pull over 10 people or a city cop. as the knicks person because they have hits on a magic number, our country emprayses the rule of law. we don't pick and choose. i urge the democratic leadership to withdraw this proposal and come to the negotiating table. it's time to work together and
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we cannot undermine the safety of our community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: i rise today to discuss our broken immigration system and our need to overcome partisan politics to find a solution. the most demrarring example and the most endangering is our pourous southern border. tens of thousands of immigrants avoid our immigration laws to gain access to america. but my colleagues across the aisle refuse to see the issue. they ignore the evidence to push their political ageppedave at the sense expense of america security.
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let's be clear what this is, a back-door attempt to defund i.c.e. and prevent them in doing their mission and apiece those demanding open borders. i urge my colleagues to come to the table and negotiate in good faith for the safety and security of all americans. we need border security which includes a wall structure and need i.c.e. to achieve its mission. to the democrats, stop these last-minute games and do our obs for the american people. the speaker pro tempore: flop the gentleman from louisiana seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> i rise today in support of american tradition and here teage, american law enforcement and the sovereignty of our nation. i stand here in the chamber of
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the people's house who has never witnessed such division and insanity as i have observed here, where right is wrong. where american traditions are objected and christian principles are ridiculed and they have no fossil fuels and no second amendment. a land where no airplanes fly where police cannot arrest and where jails do not exist. i remind my colleagues to serve the best security of the american people. we were not legitimated by citizens of foreign soil nor should we allow a bipartisan congress to become infected with anti-american sentiment. mr. speaker, i yield. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my
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remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. without objection. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. thompson: for the eighth consecutive year, the boy scouts journey to ot the life award. they got volunteers in the district and council levels in june yachta in central pennsylvania. the journey to excellence award measures the perform appears in fiscal management, membership growth and retention, program, cam png and advancement. they are directly related to producing growing and sustainable scouting programs. i'm proud of the boy scout counsel which i have been a member of for four deck ids. this is a time to celebrate.
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and jonathan long as the howard cub backpack of the year. i congratulate the council on their outstanding achievement and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina. >> i ask unanimous consent when the house adjourns today it meet at 9:00 a.m. tomorrow. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? without objection, gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise to address the dangerous proposal being put forth by democrats in the ongoing negotiations to secure our border and fund the government. talks on this issue are now
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stalled because democrats are demanding a cap in the number of beds allocated to detain illegal criminals. this new initiative contradigits what our leaders on the ground are asking us to do on this issue. just this weekend, the national sheriffs association both stated and i quote, any legislation at reduces i.c.e.'s capacity would hippeder national security and public safety missions. i.c.e. would be come peeled to release thousands of aliens. if democrats' plan was approved, 9,000 immigrants would be released by the end of the fiscal year, that is 9,000 criminals. we need to focus on security of our border.
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funding the wall and not protecting criminals and sending them back on the streets. we need to listen to these recommendations. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. . . 4 i ask that the democrats leadership would have the entire country believe that our president and the republicans are the ones holding up negotiations to avoid another unnecessary government shutdown. but it is the president and the house republicans who have come to the bargaining table in good faith. just this week there were rumors that a deal was near. with less border funding than the president and my party wanted. that's what happens in negotiations. we give and they take. now that we are close to a deal
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being cut, the democrats are moving the goal post, mr. speaker. this brand new cap on i.c.e. detention beds has come out of thin air. what's worse, the move by the democrats would make our country less secure, it's just a backdoor attempt to get rid of i.c.e. entirely. the citizens of the country deserve better, mr. speaker. mr. burchett: they deserve a government that works. let's do the job our constituents sent us here to do. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north dakota seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. armstrong: thank you, mr. speaker. sheriffs are in d.c. this week and they have a special message for congress, secure the border. these sheriffs know that border security will help stem the flow of illegal drugs and human trafficking which effects
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communities all across the country. the sheriffs warn that a new demand for my -- from my colleagues across the aisle could mean over 800,000 criminals would have to be released by authorities. they wrote, and i quote, this dangerous proposal not only jeopardizes the risk of our national security, but hinders our law enforcement officers from effectively enforcing and upholding the law and protecting their communities. in other words, this demand does not make our country safer. we need to empower law enforcement to hold criminal aliens when appropriate to protect our communities. the last thing we should do is release dangerous criminals from custody. i urge negotiators to come to an agreement to secure our border, build the wall, a barrier, a fence, a partition, a panel. i'm less interested in is he tan ticks and more -- semant crimbings s and more interested in supporting the law enforcement officers that are on the front lines every day protecting our communities. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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without objection, the gentleman is recognize for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. you know, instead of working in good faith to secure our borders and reach a compromise, to avoid another shutdown, house democrats have complete utter -- other ideas. mr. lamalfa: they argue that allowing i.c.e. to increase adult detention beds from 40,000 to 52,000 is actually a bad idea. unbelievable. is there any solution the democrats pose for securing our borders and our sovereign nation? they don't want the agency to have the capacity to detain more illegal immigrants that cross into the united states. instead, just flow right. in increasing the risk to our citizens as we see time and time again. especially in my home state of california. right now there are 48,000 illegal immigrants detained thanks to the increased enforcement of our sovereign border laws under this administration. our sheriffs are greatly concerned, however, that the new numbers that the democrats are posing for us is that we'll
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release up to 10,000 illegal immigrants, criminals even, into our streets into our country. instead of providing additional beds, our border patrol agents -- in order to do their jobs, they've proposed to knock that number down to 35,000 it. appears my colleagues on the other side of the aisle would rather increase illegal immigrants -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. lamalfa: endangering our public. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> 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. >> thank you, mr. speaker. what do we think would happen in this country if we said we were only going to lock up 1,000 people total for murder? mr. gaetz: probably after the thousandth person was arrested and locked up, you'd have a whole lot more murders, not less. because people would think they
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could get away with it. the caravans that are forming in central and south america and coming toward our southern border aren't shrinking. they're growing. and that's why democrats don't want us to be able to lock up all the people who commit the crime of unlawful entry into the country. because they want to induce that illegal immigration. mr. speaker, we want to stop it. and our negotiators are operating in good faith. but now democrats are adding new issues. here's my challenge, speaker pelosi. if you've got a bill that can pass with democratic votes to secure the border, put it on the floor. because we're tired of negotiating when the goal posts keep moving, when the terms keep changing, and when democrats do not appear sincere about securing our border. it's like we're negotiating against the ghost and we're tired of it and the american people are tired of it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to 22, u.s.c., 1928-a and the order of
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the house of january 3, 2019, of the following members on the part of the house to the united states group of the nato parliamentarian assembly. the speaker pro tempore: sanchez of california, mr. larsen of washington, mrs. davis of california, mr. meeks of new york, mr. brendan f. boyle of pennsylvania, mr.s could staff california. -- mr. costa of california. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leaves of absence requested for mrs. brooks of indiana for today, mr. quigley of illinois for today, and mrs. watson coleman for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the requests are granted. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2019, the gentleman from north carolina, mr. walker, is recognized for 60 minutes as designee of the
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minority leader. mr. walker: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five lesks -- legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the topic of this special order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. walker: thank you, mr. speaker. first thing i would like to do is extend our deepest sympathies, prayers, certainly our thoughts go out to the family of john dingell and walter jones. did not know mr. dingell. only came after and served with his lovely wife, debbie dingell, but certainly wish all of their family our extended prayers. and the same goes for one of our north carolina delegation members, walter jones. his family, jo ann and ashley, who served faithfully for north carolinians for a quarter of a century. certainly we will remember those as we have already tonight, in our prayer caucus in praying for both families. i don't really have any speeches written out tonight
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but to want to talk about a couple of areas that i believe are continuing to impact our country. maybe two of the foremost areas. border security and then we'll talk a little bit about where our country stands in the pro-life movement. let me start with border security. this seems to be happening in realtime. in fact, just last night, mr. speaker, i received a phone call from a local sheriff who is part of the 3,000 sheriffs representative in the national sheriffs association. you see, they are becoming more and more concerned as we get less and less as a body concerned about border security. they reached out to me last night and said, we would like to deliver, 50 of us would like to deliver a letter to the capitol, to members of congress, specifically chairwoman nita lowey and ranking member kay granger. plans weren't to arrive until this afternoon, but we quickly
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made arrangements to be here this morning, if these 50 sheriffs were going to travel all over the country, states from massachusetts to arizona to washington to texas, the least kyo do would be -- could do would be to be here and greet. they which we did. we met these 50 sheriffs on the capitol steps, which handed me this letter. i would like to submit it and read it this evening. it says, dear chairwoman nita lowey and ranking member kay granger. on behalf of more than 3,000 sheriffs represented by both the national sheriffs association and the major county sheriffs of america, we write in opposition to congress' most recent deliberation to place an artificial cap on immigration and customs enforcement detention capacity. i'm going to explain this in just a little bit and get into detail. capping the number of detention beds utilized by i.c.e. not only jeopardizes the integrity of the immigration system, but
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we cripple i.c.e.'s ability to detain criminal aliens and other aliens who pose a risk to public safety or are a flight risk. they continue. any legislation that reduces i.c.e.'s detention capacity would hinder its ability to perform its national security and public safety missions. but also impact local law enforcement's ability to protect the communities they serve. you know, we've heard a lot from some of our democratic colleagues that say the people that should be making these decisions or people that should be informing us of these decisions are the people with the most experience. well, here are our national sheriffs association, 3,000 strong, sitting representatives here. they go on to say, in order to meet the cap being tentatively proposed by congress, i.c.e. would be compelled to release thousands of aliens from custody. now, listen to this data point. to achieve the 16,500 adult average detainee population, or
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known as a.d.p., these caps for the remaining seven months of the fiscal year net a reduction of 9,264 adults by the end of this fiss y'all cal year, it would be required -- fiscal year, it would be required. what does that mean? if you're frot meeting the caps, these folks, these criminal aliens are going to get released. you say, are these criminal aliens? here's the number. approximately 72% of i.c.e.'s current detention population is subject to mandatory detention due to the alien having certain convictions or have committed certain acts. so of that number, 72% we know of that we're just going say or the democrats want to us say, mr. speaker, that we just need to release these because we want to put a cap, pick a number out of the air, because we don't think we should have more than that. no matter what kind of crimes they've committed. this is ludicrous. they conclude by saying, placing a cap on i.c.e. detention beds would undermine the efficientsy -- efficiency of the immigration system and
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reduce the number of aliens who are removed by the united states. they use these words. this dangerous congressional proposal not only jeopardizes the risk of our national security, but hinders our law enforcement officers from effectively enforcing and upholding the law and protecting their communities. there you have it. they are saying the reduction of these detention beds, which is just a backhanded way of defunding immigration and customs -- customs enforcement, would hinder them from doing their job. so tonight i am reminding my democratic colleagues that by pushing for the reduction of detention beds, these sheriffs, who serve for little pay, and serve in dangerous situations, in many places in many remote areas, they are telling my colleagues, don't do this. this puts us in a dangerous situation. this puts our communities in a more dangerous situation. when we allow thousands of criminal aliens to be put back
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into different communities on the streets, this is preposterous. the national sheriffs association and the major county sheriffs of america oppose the current budget proposal and urge congress to consider the dangerous ramifications that passing this depreciated budget could have on the citizens of america. mr. speaker, these aren't my words. mr. speaker, these aren't the words of our minority leader, kevin mccarthy, or whip steve scalise, or chair liz cheney. these are the words of our local county sheriffs. urging and pleading, do not continue to push for this. it's a real shame that these sheriffs have to come to washington, d.c., 33 degrees outside in the rain, to plead with a member of congress to try and stop such a preposterous suggestion. as i stood today and i brought them inside the capitol, gave
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them a quick tour, even took them over to the rayburn room, and we talked a little bit. we talked about how structures work. how steel slats work. we talked about the places of san diego and el paso, where there's been a drastic reduction in crime. you see, these sheriffs get it. these sheriffs are elected officials within themselves, and have a duty to uphold the law. much like the same oath that members of congress take to protect and serve the american people. structures work. now the democrats at the last minute to are trying another ploy by trying to come up with some crazy suggestion that we should reduce the amount of detention beds, putting a cap on it, automatically releasing criminal aliens. it's time for my democratic colleagues to put up or shut up when it comes to being genuine about border security. one of the things we have seen recently is not only a
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lackadaisical approach about border security, we've also seen it in the protection and many members are passionate and should be so. this isn't an argument about how much funding a certain project should receive. this isn't about a preference on a particular issue that comes out of committee. the reason this has brought so much passion over the last 50 years is because this has to do with human life. i can tell you as a former pastor and being in a hospital room when a loved one breathed their last breath and seeing how families yes or noed for another hour, a another day. they would have given everything they have for another few precious minutes, a son,
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daughter, dad, mother, sister, mom, yet we have cheapened life in these hallowed halls that has become a bargaining chip. how did we get to this place? the other night, the night before the national prayer breakfast i was speaking to a latvia m the country of who was appalled to our abortion laws. when we have to begin to talk about only six other countries who have such an extreme abortion laws as ours, is that not a wakeup call. when the governor of new york continues to advocate with such lack of respect for human life, is that a wakeup call.
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when governor north a.m. talks about this, is that not a wakeup call? what does it take for americans to say enough is enough when it comes to human life? right now, we are trying to ring to the floor a born alive protection act. what does it say? it is not overwhelming too much. it says if a baby survives a botched abortion, the providers will be required by law to sustain its life. we can't get it to the floor. the reason why, when it was introduced last time, last cycle, we had several brave strong democrats who had the courage to step forward and vote depens to vote for a piece of legislation that would require providers to sustain life during
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these times. i was so moved by that kind of courage nearly a year or so ago, that i wrote thank you cards to those democrats who were willing to stand up for the sanctity of human life. what's it worth to us? it is important. i would even add, another bill that was passed out of the house, not taken up for the senate, pain-capable child pokes act. what's it going to take for our country to put the kind of concern in the favor that god's creation deserves. peaking of god's creation, mr. speaker, speaker of the house, throw days ago, sent this tweet out. she said we have a moral responsibility to protect god's creation for generations to
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come. that is why today she was naming a select committee not on the samping at this time of human life, but on climate control. we need to look at all the issues. but we need to stand as members of congress for those who cannot stand for themselves. we need to be a voice for those who have no voice. mr. speaker, i rise tonight to continue to remind us that the god's creation isn't just what we see in nature. god's creation is also these unborn babies. may we come to the place that we protect. so tonight as i talk about border security and pro-life issues, i would like to yield a vet me to my friend, from florida, representative ted yoho to share his thoughts.
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mr. yoho: i appreciate your time and i appreciate you putting together on such an important issue. i left another meeting and we are talking about border security. this shouldn't be a fight. what we are talking about is what we are charged with in congress, republicans, democrats and the president, we have taken that oath. that oath talks about protecting our country and upholding our country. and when you look at border security, that should not be a part sap issue if you focus on border security and take politics out of it. not donald trump's fence or a party's fence, this is security for the american people. just last week, there was a bust of drugs coming in from mexico in a load of bell peppers that d over 1,000 pounds of
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methamphetamine. it was valued at $1.2 million coming through our southern border through a legal checkpoint. that is border security, that erodes the very fabric of this nation. two weeks before that, there was a bust of illegal truck coming cucumbers that had over 200 pounds of fentanyl and had enough to kill an estimated 55 million americans. it came through a legal checkpoint. so when we talk about border security, take the narrative and the argument off of donald trump's border wall. put it on america's border security. and if we as republicans and democrats come together as americans we will have border security and not racist and not
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trying to keep anybody out that wants to come here legally. this is about securing the people in our country, the men and women that get exposed to these drugs. i don't understand why the mexican government dose nt done more about this. hecters growing 22,000 of poppy fields. there is not medicine use in that quapt. he om way that's oming in is illegally through check points or no check points or legal check points that were not emphasizing border security with the new technologies we have. it pains me to think of this country going through another shutdown that doesn't need to
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because people want to play party politics. you think of the young men and omen in d.h.s. with our border employees, custom and border patrol and i.c.e. agents. they show up for work. and we can't come to an agreement about america's border security. it's shameful for us. it's embarrassing. but when you try to tell the people that are in those situations, i know people in the coast guard and when you say, they don't want trump to have a wall they say i don't care whose problem it is, fix the problem. one of them says you need to build a wall around washington, d.c., so you guys can't leave until you solve this problem. it's a shame that we together as
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republicans and democrats can't solve this problem. but unform politics gets put spoo this. if i may talk about the other issue. being a veteran yarn. have come to believe lifer conception. i have done transfers in the horse world and withdraw an embryo from a horse and even at that size, it looks like a golf ball. it's a baby horse developing. and i think it's ironic and it's sad that in this country we have laws on the book that will protect the unborn turtle in an egg or the eagle within an egg in a nest and we have laws that
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says that is a federal offense and you will go to prison for it and protect species. but when it comes to the human species that when it comes to what you and i do, we are created in the image of god. i have seen an erosion of our society and it pains me. and every 100 years it says it's a breakdown of our society. but i can only think that this time around, when you are saying 's ok to kill a baby that is breathing, living, creature of god, there is something wrong in our society. and i think of that the bible that says if my people will turn away from its wicked ways and get down on their knees, i will forgive them. and he says, if they do that,
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then i will continue to bless them. and so i appreciate you doing this. i would like to yield back. i have some more facts and figures if you have time. mr. walker: thank you, dr. yoho as we continue to talk about these two issues tonight. border ack to the security issue and how this has become more of a campaign against the president of the united states. when just a few short years ago, the the majority of senators who were democrats at the time, voted for a structure, that time, voted for a wall. it wasn't politically incorrect to call it a wall but in washington, d.c.,, we see it being called politically incorrect. we see the work of our border
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agents and i.c.e., who in 2017 were able to ascertain over 800,000 pounds of drugs. think about that. 800,000 pounds of drugs. enough fentanyl to kill every man, woman, boy and child not just in our country but in north america, was ascertained. a week ago tomorrow night sitting to my left in the second row there was my sister-in-law. her prots was an army veteran. wonderful young man played basketball with my youngest brother. scott aaron was his name. and one day he injured his knee and had to have an operation and from that operation he was given
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painkillers, led to opioid and led heroin to the place where he became a full-fledged addict. and tried to overcome that addiction but in the end, failed and realized in his mind that he did not have hope which brought him to the place of committing suicide. scott is not by himself, to the tune of 300 families per week who are having the funeral of a loved one due to some kind of tragic overdose, mostly heroin. heroin is laced with fentanyl and we are seeing more and more epidemic proportions. e are doing to provide funding to combat the heroin epidemic, but why wouldn't we put up
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structures in hot spots along the board irto reduce and some cases eliminate. on this floor, i have talked with my democratic friends and colleagues who have told me time after time after time, we have no doubt that a structure works. why not move forward. why not come to an agreement, a compromise to lay out the places where a structure, a fence, a wall could work? how many lives would need to be saved to make it worth it? how many families could be reunited an empty chair this christmas? how many would it take to be worth it and get past the political jargon to use this as a pawn to argue back and forth? i would say just one. the case could be made for thousands. border security, it's time we
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come together. we don't need to be talking about another shutdown or c.r. we need to resolve this. this is a commonsense solution to resolve this. republicans aren't talking about ar border wall from san diego to mcallen, texas. there are places where drones may be the better way. but there are things that we can do immediately. yet i believe it's come to the place where we are placing personalities and politics over the people themselves. . border security. it's time we do something. i'm going to yield a few minutes back to my friend, dr. yoho, for a few more data points on border security, then i'll finish out.
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mr. yoho: as i was talking about the drugs coming in, methamphetamine and fentanyl coming in, these aren't come big the honest ranch hand or farmworker in mexico. these are orchestrated by drug cartels. keep in mind the methamphetamine and fentanyl coming in comes mainly via china. china is trying to recreate the opium wars of the 1800's with our youth of this country. i feel bd for your family to have your brother-in-law go through that, i can't imagine the pain and horror. but in this country, 300 opioid deaths a week in this country alone. but that's just the tip of the iceberg. i got a good friend of mine, a heart surgeon in gainesville, florida, who said, ted, that's just the tip of it. i've got a young lady, it's her fourth heart valve replacement at 25 years of age.
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fourth heart valve replacement. because as they use the drug they don't use sterile techniques. they get infected, bacteria grow on the heart valve. i said tom, what's the cost of that? he said average heart valve is close to $100,000. $400,000 and if she dies she doesn't die from a drug overdose in the records. it's from heart failure. so the 300 a week we know are tiing from drug overdoses, that's just the tip of the iceberg. we talk about the cost. you know, you can put a monetary cost on the death -- on the deaths and e.m.t.'s and emergency support staff and e.r.'s wes we as taxpayers are funding because as he said, he said guess who paid for that he -- i said the hospital he said absolutely. no insurance. we can put a price on that. a monetary price. but you can't put a price on the disruption and loss of a family
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member as your family went through that price of that goes on forever. if we look at just numbers, from a typical number standpoint, we get ,000 inadmissible migrants arrive at our southern border daily that means since january 2, when the democrats took over, 41 days approximately, that means there was 82,000 inadmissible my grants that came into this country or trying to. of the family units, that's a spouse, husband and wife or just a mother or four with their children, in the last 41 days, that equates to 36,395 family units. nand -- if you look at the illegal aliens arrested for homicide charges just in the 228. 1 days, it's other
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let's take politics out of this argument. let's do what's right by the american people. fund our government. fund d.h.s. secure or borders with any means from above. and i yield back and i thank the gentleman from north carolina for your passion about this. thank you. mr. walker: thank you, mr. yoho. i appreciate that. just a couple more thoughts on border security as we move forward. america was built on immigration. nearly everyone in the sound of my voits, even though the halls have emptied out tonight, can go ck and trace some point from ancestry the impact that immigrants had on this country. but it's legal immigration. now, somebody might ask, how are
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we doing in that area? thank you for asking. america has the most generous immigration laws in the world. n 2017 alone, we took over 1.1 million immigrants that raised their right hand, took an oath to pledge allegiance to this great country of america. we're doing pretty good there. and the president has even made proposals to increase that amount. it is the illegal immigration. we don't want our heart to get lost into this. as republicans, specifically speaking for myself, having worked in refugee camps, having worked internationally, to understand the plight and the struggle that goes on, to be able to expand america as fast as we can, legally allow people to be part of the greatest
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country in the history of the world. yet as members of congress, when we raise that right hand to do our best to protect, we need to take that seriously. the crazy calls to abolish our law enforcement, agencies like rescued, in 2017 rescued 9104 children that were being exploited. how many children would it take for it to be worth it? for immigration and customs enforcement, how many of those any ren would we measure success by this? and to go as far as to call for the abillionishment, that's not america. that's crazy political speech. speaking of crazy political speech, the recent language, and i'll close with this, the recent
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absurd language that has become acceptable to talk about third trimesters and infant cide, where do we -- what are we come -- and infanticide, what are we coming to in this country? we don't pass judgment on the young woman who is making metimes a life decision, working with our own greensboro pregnancy care center. sometimes these ladies don't realize they have another option. we don't pass judgment. don't believe the lies that this is about hating or judging these innocent souls. the problem that i have tonight is the political leaders that are providing the pathway to cheapen the sanctity of our human lives. that is where the focus needs to be. it needs to be that colleagues,
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republicans and democrats, are willing to stand up for those who simply don't have any rights. who advocaters in baby? who speaks out on behalf of the baby? it's all about reproductive rights. it's all about choice. it's all about what's now called women's health care. who stands up for the baby? you know, as we talked about a little earlier tonight in our bipartisan prayer caucus, where a dozen or so members were gathered, i brought up the point, wasn't too long ago that i remember sitting in a prestigious place with my wife, being the honored guest, and i think back -- to add to that, i think back over the last four years i have served the united states congress, sat down with rime ministers, royalty, all
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across this world. to have opportunities to talk policy. but i'm well aware of that in our life the remembrance of a congressman lasts about 15 minutes, maybe 0 minutes once you're gone from these halllowed halls. so we are judged in some ways by our policy but ultimately what we do for god to me matters the most when it comes to eternal values. so one day when we all stavend before god, we'll be judged by not what button we push odd the back of these chairs but ultimately what we did, i believe, with life. that's why it's important to me. that's why it's important to millions and millions of americans. let's get back to the place where we're willing to stand up, we're willing to raise our
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voices, for a child that cannot raise its own. tonight, let's get back to a place where we have a respect for the almighty, for god. who is as i read in a tweet earlier, is the giver and creator of life. i think of david's writing in the old testament. think of psalm 139. david captured quite poetically the words how we are fearfully and wonderfully made. how that even when we were formed at the beginning of our substance, that god knew us. not only did he know us, he had a purpose and a plan for every life. born and unborn. may we never grow weary and may we never tire of doing all that
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we can in the united states and ess to protect, stand, defend, the sanctity of human life. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2019, the gentleman from florida, mr. soto, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. soto: thank you, mr. speaker. first, i want to thank the gentleman from north carolina, we all express our condolences in florida to the loss of congressman walter jones, thank you for bringing that up. mr. speaker, we have the longest shutdown in history caused by the president of the united that changing the mantle
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government needed to be shut down for his border wall. wasthen finally, government reopened. as every party came to their senses. as we speak, mr. speaker, we have senate members and house members diligently negotiating a bipartisan border deal. four republicans in the senate led by senator shelby and three democrats led by senator leahy, in the house we have our chairwoman, nita lowey and subcommittee chairwoman roybal-allard, our ranking member granger, and ranking member fleischmann. and i believe a deal is eminent.
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we're both -- where both sides will deliver concessions. and have to compromise. yet tonight i heard dozens, dozens of speeches by my friends across the aisle on the one hand pleading for a bipartisan deal, and at the other hand, condemning democrats with every other breath. were they not aware there's a bipartisan negotiation happening as we speak? that their colleagues are involved in? devoid of reality perhaps or maybe it was just political scare tactics. but mr. speaker, when bipartisan ans come up before this body this week and we show that we will keep the government open and protect our nation, i know one other thing is for sure.
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my colleagues across the aisle are going to need a new script. because these scare tactics aren't going to work anymore. mr. speaker, in honor of black history month, i want to recognize anna m. pinellas. anna m. pinellas and her husband moved to kissimmee, florida, in 1981, after having worked in local government in washington, maryland, and virginia. having knowledge in securing funds for various projects, she was hired by the city of kissimmee and was table secure grants for the infrastructure around osceola square mall. the paving of hill street and john young parkway. the first of those dreams being -- grants being $750,000. she was also hired by osceola county government to secure federal funds for projects which include bringing head start back to osceola county, refurbishing
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the old courthouse, and the establishment of a salary plan for osceola county employees. one of her primary goals was to pursue the establishment of the dr. martin luther king jr. holiday in the city of kissimmee, city of st. cloud, osceola county, and the school board. years ago, pinellas founded osceola visionary a nonprofit corporation devoted to honoring and celebrating dr. martin luther king jr. before the holiday was observed. today pinellas continues to honor dr. martin luther king jr. by hosting their annual banquet and hosting programs for the central florida community. for that, ms. pinellas, we honor you. want to recognize beverly coleson neal, president of the
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naa crmp p and the florida state conference. she spent most of her life fighting for civil rights beginning in her childhood as a member of the jacksonville youth council of the naa crmp p. she has a wealth of experience in the field of civil rights, community and political organizing. her involvement has been centered around safeguarding the black community. e had the 1984 efforts for congressional district three for reverend jesse jackson for the president of the united states getting the only dell depate from florida. dr. 09, she was asked by tucker to start a chapter of plaque women inching in florida. she has organized five other chapters in the state. she has been instrument allen sureing the programs in orlando
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to reflect the needs of black women and their families in orlando. she is the mother of three adult sons, james, odel and kenneth neal and the proud grand mother of five grandchildren. she is a committed passion for the work she does in the state and is always working for those who ignored or overlooked. she feels this is god's purpose for her life on earth. for that, mrs. beverly coleson neal, we honor you. in honor of black history month, i want to recognize johnny walker. johnny walker was born in ethiopia in 1961 where his father was a technical adviser of the u.s. department of state. he is employed for the american federation of government
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employees working for and with federal employees performing the full range of labor duties for florida, puerto rico and the u.s. virgin islands. he has been a labor activist and trainer with extensive experience erm representing unionized bargaining units. his advocacy has object taped $500,000 back pay for employees. walker received his undergraduate degrees in political science and liberal arts from the college of central florida and howard university. he worked as the constituent liaison for bill chapel junior from 198 to 1986. he has received numerous recognitions from the d.c. on political education, d.c. labor croum and the afge.
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walker represents federal depoft employees and provides community support and outreach to thousands of union members he represents. the most recent example being the ongoing support for furloughed employees by holding collections and distribution drives, town halls to discuss the effects and discuss solutions. for that, mr. johnny walker, we honor you. in honor of black history months, i want to recognize cynthia downing. she is a native of florida, mother of one daughter and a recent grandmother. she is a graduate of haynes city senior high. she received her bachelor's degree in human resources and master in business
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administration from university of phoenix. she is a lifetime meeting of the haynes city naacp. her love of advocating for the people in seeking justice has afforded her the opportunity to serve on social and economic panels. she is most proud of instituting the black history month program es a progress, the scholarship program and the drum major for justice award. serving in this capacity allows her to bring new initiatives to her community. e always had a passion for people reaching their own potential and started as a trainer and coach. she assists with vocational rehabilitation with job placement. she is active in many ministries of her church.
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she serves as a subpoenaed school teacher, newsletter editor and president of the shepard's care ministry and lives by the quote her dad repeated, to whom much is given, uch is required. cynthia downing, we honor you. in honor of plaque history month, i would like to recognize anthony gordon. anthony gordon was born and raised in afeon park, florida. he attended polk state college on a baseball scholarship and began his professional baseball career with the kansas city royals, chicago whikes and milwaukee brewers. he began working with bill and ian bryant to purchase the
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dealerships. anthony serves as a board of directors for the ford minority dealers association and also served as a haynes for heart of florida hospital and recognize as the haynes city of commerce 2014 citizen of the year. he volunteers for the great america teach-in at ridge high school, and in recognition of black history month. mr. anthony depordon is a dedicated husband and father as well as a active member of new where he hollyness erves as an ordained minister. and for that, mr. anthony
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ordon, we honor you. in honor of black history month, i want to recognize wayne gandy. in 1989 as a senior at haynes city high school, wayne gandy was recruited to play football. he was then drafted as a first-round pick to the los angeles rams where he played his first five years. he has played for the pittsburgh steelers, new orleans saints and the atlanta falcons, having never missed a game. hisr the nfl, he focused on foundation, organized exclusively to support and promote the power of sports in developing the qualities of leadership, social responsibility and excellence through the sponsorship of sports camps, team building events and programs that build healthy spirits, bodies and
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mipeds of at-risk teens. in addition to this, he hosts a three-hour radio show, "the serveshe jocks show" and as a color analyst for espn. he returns to his hometown and offers help wherever it may be needed. he has sponsored the wayne gappedy christmas town metropolitan a basketball tournament in haynes city. in 20717, haynes city high school dedicated the field to mr. gappedy showing how his name is synonomous to the meaning of being a hometown hero. for that, mr. gandy, we honor oument -- you. in the honor of black history
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mr. i want to recognize gethers from winter haven, florida, served as the city's first african-american commissioner and mayor and special assistant to congressman andy ireland and world war ii veteran and served as an lk trish and in the navy. n 195 , he received a bachelor of science from florida a&m university. and spent 28 years as a teacher and one of his greatest accomplishment established a junior college in winter haven florida, now known as polk state college because he knew the importance of receiving a good education. he has served on the central florida regional council, polk
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county industrial boppeding board, polk county master economy and mr. geggetters was the first african-american chairman of the executive american committee in polk county. he has been affiliated with the national education association, american legion, naacp, boys and girls club and optimist club. his wife is a retired educator and former secretary of the democratic party. they have six children and nine grandchildren, all college educated. and for that, we honor you. in honor of black history month, i want to recognize george brooks, staff sergeant george brooks enlisted in the us air force in 1954, seven years after
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the u.s. a.f. integrated its forces and stationed in biloxi ne year before emmet was murdered. and he was one to attend electronics school. he worked on the b-36 aircraft becoming one of the first black bomb navigation technicians to fly the craft, flying three missions. he left spokane in 195 for westover air force base in springfield, massachusetts, where he first started working on the b-52 bombers and joining the ranks of black navigateors on that plane. he flew 47 missions and awarded the air medal with two clusters. over the course of his career,
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he flew over 100 missions until retiring from the usaf in 1974. mr. brooks went to work for the department of defense for 13 years after that as an electronics consultant until his retirement in 1987 and traveled the world extensively with stops in seven countries including ant arctica and ending up outside lake rails. staff sergeant brooks, for that, we honor you. in honor of black history month, want to recognize orette davis. she is a startup advocate and technology enthusiast while continuing to support orlando's tech community. he serves as director of
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marketing, at an orlando company providing cutting-edge technologies. mr. davis is a proud graduate of the university of florida and received a masters in business administration from rollins college. mr. davis was head of growth for abe a.i., a technology company recently acquired by invest net. where he launched the largest center on artificial intelligence. he was the first executive director for the orlando tech association which helped cultivate the explosive growth of orlando's technology. as head of o.t.a., he was invited to the tech meetup at the white house by the obama
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administration where he presented on growth of orlando's startup community. mr. davis has made tremendous impact on the central florida community and in addition to his work in orlando, he has helped foster entrepreneurial communities throughout the country. and for that, mr. davis, we honor you. in honor of black history month i want to recognize delores mcmillan. mrs. delores mcmillan is a retired educator and administrator whose career spanned from 1965 to 2003. her commitment to educating children and community service are among her greatest gifts and strengths. ms. mcmillan moved to kissimmee in 1966 after marrying her college sweetheart, the late samuel lawrence mcmillan junior. during a time when schools were still segregated, she helped
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pave the way for the integration of black educators into the osceola county school system. after receiving her masters in administration and supervision in 1989, she was propoeted -- propoeted to -- promoted to assistant principal at osceola high school and then principal at parkway high school. she received numerous awards for her outstanding contributions and leadership in education and community service. she is a recipient of the naacp lifetime achievement award. the rosa parks memorial award. the octa human and civil rirlinges award. and more. her involvement includes valencia college, board of director, board of trustees, osceola county fire and kess cue advisory board, oslo -- osceola visionary inc. and a member of the osceola county chamber of
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commerce lead cher ip -- leadership. she's currently president of the osceola branch of the naacp. she continues to advocate for equal rights and education and encourages young people to seek higher educational opportunities by providing tutoring an financial assistance to college bound students. she is a true role model for all women including but not just women of color an for that, mrs. do lohrs remcmillan, we honor you. in honor of black history month, i want to recognize gail pshal brown. she started her life in brooklyn, new york but was raised by her grandparents in rural north carolina. now a floridian, she's celebrating 21 years at west 2 news where she's served as anchor and general assignment reporter. starting in television while in
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high school, working in her hometown, she did everything from shooting video for the city to doing commercials for advertisers. gail received a bachelor of arts in drama and speech with a minor in broadcasting for east carolina university. while at e.c.u., she received the broadcaster of the year award from her peers and worked t witn tv 7 in north carolina. she served on e.c.u.'s first pract couple program for journalists. she learned the business from all angles, beginning as a tape jockey she moved to reporter, then to anchor, and even did weather before doppler radar was implemented in florida she has covered countless stories including related to trayvon martin and casey anthony in polk county's alejandra juarez
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deportation story to mexico i'm currently working on legislation for. some of gail's most memorable stories include the first gulf war, the grow nay ta invasion, and susan smith who drowned her two sons tragically. she's interviewed notables including congresswoman shirley chisholm, author alex haley, sports caster jane kennedy, and did stories ranging from bob hope, the lee -- phylicia rashad to hope air force base story. she's received numerous community awards including being inducted into the black journalist hall of fame, orange county mayor proclaimed gail brown dion april 30, 2015, for being a committed an engaged reporter who has shown integrity and compassion for the community that same year she also received the spirit of journalism oprah
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winfrey journalism award. she is most proud of her two children, jasmine, a senior at north carolina a&t and joshua a sophomore at florida gulf coast university. after nearly four decades as a journalist, gail says she love this is business and still hopes to continue serving the central florida community. or that, we honor you. mr. speaker, with that, i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. does the gentleman have a motion? mr. soto: i move to adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the motion is agreed to.
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accordingly, pursuant to house resolution 121, the house stands adjourned until 9:00 a.m. tomorrow as a further mark of respect to the memory of the late
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>> >> representative anthony gonzalez was a football star at ohio state for the indianapolis colts drafted him in 2007. after injuries cut short his professional football career, representative gonzalez earned his mba in stanford business school. he is the first latino elected to ohio's congressional delegation. carol miller served over a decade in the statehouse before voters in west virginia passed their district elected her to congress. politics runs in her family. she is the daughter of single design. it she would later be called by future of how governor and 2016 president candidate john kasich. like a guest was a prosecutor in mississippi for nearly 35 years, the last decade as district attorney before his election to the house. he is also a sunday school teacher at his local baptist church.
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david and his brother opened a small liquor store in the early 1990's. the company eventually moved its headquarters to maryland and has expanded to become the largest independent find one retailer in the country. washington positive district, elected representative, kim. the only female doctor in congress. , new leaders. watch it all, on c-span. >> c-span's washington journal, live with news and policy issues that impact you. coming on tuesday morning, jim himes joins us to talk about the war powers and fridays government funding deadline. next, we will discuss immigration and border security with mark. and a discussion about the state of the a hospital care with usa today's veteran affairs correspondent. sure to watch washington
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journal, live at 7:00 eastern on tuesday morning. join the discussion. >> the iranian president spoke on the 40th anniversary of the iranian revolution in a speech delivered in time and, he talked about iran possible terror and missile programs and economic sanctions imposed by the united states. this 45 minute program is courtesy of press tv. >> upon him is his household.
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[speaking iranian] solicitations are upon her. i think god, almighty -- thank g od, almighty for guiding the iranian nation and assisting the iranian nation in order to overcome dictatorship and dependencies.
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this will create the islamist republican establishment in the country. 22nd rally has his own features. it coincides with the 40th victory anniversary of the islamic revolution and iran -- in iran. and also, the great nation of yeartoday has entered the of the victory of islamic resolution. hand, this year's alsory anniversary
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the martyrdom anniversary that is upon her. due to her teachings and precepts, the iranian nation managed to resist the superpowers and attain victory. meanwhile, this year we are holding the 22nd celebrations at the time, when we face conspiracies by the criminal u.s. and the zionist regime and the reactionary regimes in the region and they have imposed
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sanctions upon us, putting pressure on our nation. therefore today people's turnout across the country is indicative of the fact that the one-year schemes of the enemy have been foiled. such a massive turnout by the people indicates that the enemy will never be able to attain its ominous goals.
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so, we are going to continue treading this path that we chose 40 years ago. at the beginning i wish to elaborate on a few points, while addressing the iranian nation. firstly, our islamic revolution seeks to protect islamic iran. and that's been aim of the revolution. our people know very well that 205 years ago a major parts of the northern areas of the country and the caucuses at the time, the treacherous kings,
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these paths were separated from the country at that time. and 191 years ago another part of our northern territories were separated from the motherland. 172 years ago, a major part of iran's northwest was separated from iran. 163 years ago an important part of the country's east was separated and 138 years ago a part of the country's northeast was separated from the motherland. 100 years ago major parts of the country's south was separated and that area constitutes several countries today, in the
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southern part of the persian gulf, and even 47 years ago, i mean seven years prior to the triumph of the islamic revolution, at the time of the treacherous regime, an important part of the country's south was separated, that was considered as -- geographically speaking it was considered the 14th province of iran. so it was separated from iran by the regime. so you see that during the several decades at the time of
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the kings, 2/3 of iran was separated from the country. so this means that the past regimes, in addition to affecting the people's culture, welfare, religion, they have been traitors concerning people's culture, religion and welfare, and at the same time they were traitors considering the territorial integrity. many people can remember that 100 years ago, if they have studied history they can remember that at the time of world war i, they can remember how iran's north, west and south were occupied by three powers and 77 years ago, at the time of the first, at the time of world war ii, despite iran's impartiality, the country was
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divided into north and south and the forces -- the allied forces dominated the country and they ordered the shah to leave the country and he accepted all conditions set by the allied forces, provided that his son would be appointed as iran's shah. so this has been a clear act of treason by the kings and those who were in power. so, that was an act of treason toward the iranian nation. but 37 years ago, at the time when the global powers instigated saddam and provided him with weaponry, and the
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reactionary regimes of the region provided him with money, and also with forces provided by other countries, they instigated him to attack iran and they promised him that he'll be title of the bill topple the government of iran within a week and after three days -- after seven days he would be conducting an interview in tehran.
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the great nation of iran and its courageous sons from the force, the army resisted and they resisted for eight years and the iranian nation object taped victory that is registered in history and crushed the siege laid on imam and they liberated and in the course of the operations, the people managed to liberate major regions in the west and other operations such as -- \[indiscernible] >> they managed to crush the enemy and told the whole world that today it's not the monarchy called iran. today it's the islamic iran and
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the iranian youths based on the religious and national obligations. they will resist in the face of the whole world and the west and east provided iraq with the most modern aircraft and it provided them with the most modern helicopters and artillery systems. but event loy all the mercenaries suffered a defeat and our courageous competence carried the flag of victory and they returned to their homes from the battlefronts. today the whole world should know that the islamic republic of iran's power is much greater than the dangers of the imposed war.

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