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have a thing that was already investigated. it was a big hoax, there was no collusion, no conspiracy with the russians, and the attorney general, the person who is supposed to make the determination about obstruction people whowe have are just lost in their conspiracy theories. it is really about time to get over this and get on with governing the nation and doing something for the people instead of being obsessed over these -- this investigation. trying to get information about the president's taxes, when he doesn't have to disclose it. host: ok. we have to leave it there because that governing body in
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the house of representatives is about to come in for session. we bring you now to the house floor. live coverage here on c-span. ives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the .s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., april 30, 2019. i hereby appoint the honorable to act as speaker pro tempore dean phillips on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2019, 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 11:50 a.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be
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limited to five minutes. now the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. fitzpatrick, for five minutes. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize a veterinary clinic and dedicated doctor in bucks county, pennsylvania, both doing their part to protect the health of service dogs in our community. service dogs greatly assist members of our community in ways, providing companionship, helping individuals with special needs, and serving as therapy dogs. recognizing their importance, dr. martha lowe of the center for animal referral and emergency services, also known as cares, is offering free eye exams to service dogs. these critical exams allow them to work in nursing homes, schools, and other facilities where their services are
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needed. i would like to extend my sincerest appreciation to cares and to dr. lowe and organized by the american college of veterinary opt meteorologists, dr. lowe is one of over 300 doctors who perform this work throughout the united states. we are so grateful for all their work and their service to our community. mr. speaker, i rise today to honor an extraordinary family and community from bucks county, pennsylvania, that is working to make our community a better place. rlier this month, charlo threw out the first pitch between the central bucks west and pinridge high school. he is brother of an 8-year-old boy who succumbed to brain cancer in 2016. charlo and his family has since
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developed a close bond with the team and our entire community. the family has turned their tragedy and grief into strength. working with this team, the family helped fund the dominick nd to -- and, mr. speaker, i applaud the c.b. west high school team. we wish them continued success this season and i'd also like to extend all our gratitude to the family and wish charl and his parents our heart-felt thanks on behalf of everybody n our community. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize a small business in bucks county, pennsylvania, for helping kids in our community. a barbershop in newtown gave five young men with special needs haircuts for their prom. in addition to their haircuts,
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these students get the ability to interact and independently communicate with their barber, giving them real-world experience and confidence. it has been a long-standing respected business in newtown and i appreciate their contributions to our community and i'd like to thank the owner, tracy, for her generosity and i'd like to extend my gratitude to mary and the bucks county intermediate unit transition unit for their work for empowering individuals with special needs. our community thanks each and every one of these individuals and organizations. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. now the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. green, for five minutes. mr. speaker, i rise because i love my country and,
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mr. speaker, i have in my hand a document-styled report on the investigation into russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. special counsel robert s. mueller iii. mr. speaker, i rise because this congress has a date with destiny. mr. speaker, the 10/10 tabulations of history are sounding. the bells of history are reminding us that we have a responsibility to our country that we must take up. i rise, mr. speaker, to announce that i will bring articles of impeachment against the president of the united states of america for obstructing a lawful investigation, and i do so, mr. peaker, because i will not put
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party above people. i will not put politics above principle, and i will not put this president above the law. mr. speaker, i don't do this because i want to. i do so because i have to. we cannot allow the paralysis the alysis to thwart obstruction of justice cause that must be brought before the congress. this is a day that we all must start now to decide what our votes will be, because history demands that we all take a stand. i have not lobbied one person and will not do so. i say to people, vote your conscious, but if you have read this document, if you have read
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this document, there are a good many people who will conclude that the president has obstructed a lawful investigation. mr. speaker, there are people who cannot say that i was right when i said some 00-plus days ago that the president -- 600-plus days ago that the president was engaging in obstruction, and they will not say that i was wrong. but to those people who can't say that i'm wrong and will not say that i'm right, you know that i kept my word every step of the way, and i'm going to keep my word today. if this house does not bring these articles of impeachment before this august body, each member has the authority and opportunity to do so. i will not allow history to show that this congress did not
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take a vote on the impeachment a reckless, ruthless, lawless president. i absolutely believe that we must honor our date with history. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president. and now the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota, mr. emmer, for five minutes. mr. emmer: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize rice elementary school for being authorized to teach the primary years program as an international baccalaureate world school. they take an interdisciplinary approach, allowing children to learn and collaborate in the classroom. this program provides a unique learning experience for students, expanding their horizons and teaching them
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about the larger world beyond our own borders. i congratulate the students at rice elementary. thank you for always going above and beyond for your students and their families. i am proud to recognize rice elementary as a leader in education in our great state of minnesota, the education state, and in minnesota's sixth congressional district. congratulations, again, to the teachers, administrators, and most importantly, the students . d their families mr. speaker, i rise today to honor retired chief petty dicks. alan dics -- after being stationed in iraq, he continues to serve in our community. chief petr officer dicks -- petty officer dicks, in partnership with wells fargo, alan and the minnesota council
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for veterans, thanked and honored our service members for their sacrifices to our great nation. alan currently serves as the chair of the minnesota veterans' team members network, which is part of our state's assistance council. it allows people to access housing, legal assistance. alan made the spirit of minnesota veterans tribute bell a reality. the bell embodies the symbolism of respect that our community has toward our military because of their courage and valor. we are safer and stronger as a country. we are thankful for alan. he reminds us how important it is to remember and honor those who gave so much to our nation. your service and all your work on behalf of our veterans and their families is greatly appreciated. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize mitch for being named the 019 sock rapid citizen of the year. mitch is a life-long resident
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of sock rapids in the sock rapids community. he's also a life-long public servant. through his organization, mitch raises money by organizing 5-k runs and other community events for organizations like the sock rapids fire department, tanners team foundation. mitch's charitable efforts extends well beyond the borders of minnesota's sixth district and minnesota. he helped with the recovery efforts for the burn victims in south asia. he raised money for health care, education, and the environment in africa. mitch's work to serve people in our community and beyond deserves recognition. our district and our constituents all benefit from his passion to serve others. thank you, mitch, for making an exceptional impact on our community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. and now the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. peters, for five minutes.
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mr. peters: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today a day before holocaust remembrance day to recognize the late cornelius and wilhelmina deraoux. in 1940's, nazi forces invaded the netherlands. throughout the next five years, the deraoux family risked their lives to save the life of a young jewish teenager. he was one of two survivors in his family. the deraouxes understood the great response in shielding more its. yet, they dis-- moritz. yet, they helped save a fellow citizen. during the holocaust, the nazis killed six million jews. however, throughout this nightmare, there were a few, like the deraouxes, who refused to allow dark forces to prevail. this past sunday, mr. and mrs. deraoux were named righteous among the nations for their
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eroic efforts to protect moritz. righteous among the nations is a special designation, the world holocaust remembrance center that conveys the gratitude of the state of israel and of the jewish people for those who took risks to save jews during the holocaust. as of january, 2018, it had recognized over 26,000 people from 51 different countries with the righteous among the nations designation. their names appear on the mount of remembrance in jerusalem. it's an unprecedented tribute by victims to those who stood by their side. next week marks the 74th anniversary of the nazi army surrender. we must never forget the consequences of remaining silent in the face of evil and intolerance. please join me in honoring the deraoux's self-less actions and commemorating those lives lost. mr. speaker, i rise today to
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recognize the last -- late stan smith, an exemplary historian whose helped made the san diego veterans history project possible. stan's brother, charlie, was killed during the invasion of sicily in 1943 during world war ii. this prompted stan, himself, to join the u.s. navy and later prompted his interest in recording veterans' accounts of their service during world war ii and the vietnam war. stan began helping my office in 2013 and worked with us for three years before going to help the san diego veterans' museum. he recorded more than 100 oral histories of san diego veterans in the seven years since it began, ensuring their stories would never be forgotten. stan understood the importance of passing down from one generation to the next the history of these veterans and thanking the men and women, who like stan, served our country. we are deeply grateful for stan smith's commitment to recording
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veterans' stories. his work has ensured their stories will never be lost. please join me in honoring stan smith and his children who plan to carry on the work their father started, and if there are any san dei ageans interested in -- diegans interested, contact my office. i rise to congratulate a medical device company located in my district for receiving the 2019 dwyane roth renaissance award. dwyane was a champion of life sciences and tech entrepreneurship. he was a beloved community leader who defined san diego's innovation ecosystem and economic diversity. every year the dwyane roth award is given to a company whose inventions and breakthroughs have improved the world around us. resmed has conducted groundbreaking sleep and respiratory medicine and technology to increase the accessibility and availability of treatment for those with sleep apnea and other chronic
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diseases. this year, resmed is recognized for its commitment to improving quality of life, reducing the risk of chronic disease, and increasing access to health care. . i'm proud to celebrate a san diego company that's worked tirelessly to better health care on this well deserved honor. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. khanna, for five minutes. mr. khanna: thank you. mr. chair, i rise today to tell he sad story of daniel desnoyers, who took his own life because he did not have the money to buy the basic drugs that he needed for his mental health issues. daniel was a young man who struggled with depression and
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psychosis. mental health issues that show no physical symptoms but take a deep psychological toll on those that they afflict. daniel did the right thing, he he purchased health insurance through the new york health insurance marketplace from fid elis, a subsidiary of sentenna corporation. in march daniel went to the pharmacy to he refill his perfecter description for an anti-psychotic medication that he needed. he was informed by the pharmacy that he he no longer had health insurance and the one month refill phil would cost him $250. to some people $250 may not seem like a lot of money, but to daniel it was. and according to a 2018 study by the federal reserve, 40% of americans will not be able to
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cover an unexpected $400 expense. daniel, unfortunately, was one of them. so he did not buy the medicine and he began to ration his anti-psychotic medicine, taking it every other day, until he could get his insurance back. he contacted his provider at the beginning of april when he learned that they had canceled his plan because he missed a $20 payment. they didn't immediately reinstate the plan. instead the company informed him that his coverage would not resume until may 1. this meant another month without a refill of his prescription. another month without the medicine daniel needed to function. his ration of medicine had run out. on april 9, filled with thoughts of suicide, a listed side effect
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for anti-psychotic drug withdrawal, daniel superglued his seat belt shut, posted a farewell message on facebook, and drove his truck into the river ending his life. aniel died he at the age of 29 -- died at the age of 29 because he was late paying $20 to a corporation that pulled in more han $60 billion in 2018. something is deeply wrong in this country where we let a young man die because he can cannot afford medicine that he needs and when his insurance is taken away because of a $20 missed payment. daniel died because we have a system that puts profits over patients. a health care system that does not guarantee basic care for all people is a health care system
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that is broken. medicare for all could could have prevented daniel's death and it could prevent the death of so many others. lloyd doggett's pharmaceutical bill that would hold these pharmaceutical can companies accountable could have prevented daniel's death. 28 million americans are are still uninsured and millions more are saddled with high deductibles and high premium plans which lead them to forego the care they need. medicare for all is the plan that will guarantee every american the basic care that they have a right to. man, he sn't a perfect didn't lead a perfect life, but he tried. and our nation owes it to him and others like him to make sure that they have the medicine they need to live with dignity. i will continue this fight for daniel, for his father, for his
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family, and for all americans. thank you, mr. chair. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield back. with that pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until noon today.
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>> later today former vice president joe biden will continue his campaign rollout with an event in iowa. you can can watching our live coverage from dubuque at 7:15 p.m. eastern on c-span and online or listen live with the free c-span radio app. >> wednesday, at 10:00 a.m. eastern, attorney general william barr will testify before the senate judiciary committee on the mueller report. on thursday, at 9:00 a.m. eastern, he'll testify before the house judiciary committee. live on c-span3, c-span.org, and listen on the free c-span radio app.
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>> the house rules committee is holding a hearing this morning for medicare for all, a bill to create a national health insurance program under medicare. this is the first congressional hearing for the medicare for all policy. we join it in progress. mr. mcgovern: unionization of the car wash industry. he graduate interested yale law school and columbia college couple laudy, as i said in my opening statement, we are deeply honored to have you mere. nd the floor is yours. >> chairman mcgovern and members of the committee, thank you for inviting me to testify today. my name is audi barkin. i am 35 years old and i live in santa barbara, california, with my brilliant wife rachel and our beautiful toddler.

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