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the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 4 printed in rt b of house report 116-126 by the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 4 printed in part b of house report 116-126 offered by ms. norton of the district of columbia. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise nd be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes y electronic device. this will be a two-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of
the chair: on this vote the 198. re 226, the nays are he amendment is adopted. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: i move that the committee do now rise. the chair: the question is on the motion that the committee rise. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the committee rises.
mr. speaker, the committee of the whole on the state of the union, having had under consideration h.r. 3351, directs me to report that it has come to no resolution thereon. the speaker pro tempore: the chair of the committee of the whole house on the state of the union reports that the committee has had under consideration h.r. 3351 and has come to no resolution thereon. he house will come to order.
he house will come to order. the members will take their conversations off the floor. pursuant to clause 1-c of rule 19, further consideration of h.r. 3400 -- 3401 will now resume. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 3401, a bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2019, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> madam speaker, i have a motion to recommit at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: is the gentleman opposed to the bill? >> i am in its current form. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman qualifies. the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: mr. rutherford of florida moves to recommit the bill, h.r. 3401, to the committee on appropriations with instructions to report the same back to the house
forthwith, with the following amendment. page 4rks line 11, after the first dollar amount, insert by $6 d -- increased million. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida is recognized for five minutes in support of his motion. mr. rutherford: thank you, madam speaker. my motion is very simple. i propose to add $64 million to the operation and support account for immigration and customs enforcement for basic pay and overtime, bringing the total for pay up to the president's request. immigration and customs enforcement is a law enforcement organization with a legislative mandate to uphold the laws of this country. officers at the border are tasked with transporting families from the in-take facilities and moving kids out of d.h.s. custody and into h.h.s. child -- children's care
sites. further immigration and customs enforcement is working to combat human trafficking at our border. over the past two months, forcement officers uncovered 735 fraudulent documented fake families. these traffickers are exploiting our laws and forcing our children to make this dangerous journey north in hopes that they will be released into our country. i.c.e. plays a vital role in stopping trafficking and punishing those who traffic in innocent children. i suggest if the majority truly cares about these children, vote yes on this amendment to give i.c.e. the resources and the pay to stop human traffickers. madam speaker, i've been to the border and i've seen the hard work that these officers do. officers are working overtime to process the record number of
migrants trying to enter through our southern border. however -- the speaker pro tempore: the house is not in order. the gentleman will suspend. the house will come to order. the gentleman may proceed. mr. rutherford: however, madam speaker, this bill does not fairly compensate i.c.e. officers for their additional hard work, going after human traffickers, and i ask you to vote yes for the children. for the children, for the children. as a lifetime law enforcement officer, not paying these officers for their work is unacceptable. we would never treat our local law enforcement officers like this back home. these hardworking men and women should not be punished by the partisan politics in washington . madam speaker, we are asking for those on the ground doing the jobs, and this congress has the responsibility to compensate them.
i urge my colleagues to support this motion and vote yes to pay our federal law enforcement officers for the work they do each and every day keeping this country safe. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the alance of his time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the house will come to order. for what purpose does gentlelady texas rise? >> i rise in opposition to this otion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for five minutes. ms. escobar: madam speaker, i oppose this m.t.r. because as written, this m.t.r. would mean that congress would have absolutely no say over how this
money would be used and we know full well that without restraints, this administration uses funding for cruelty and chaos. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady may resume. ms. escobar: we, in this house and in this country have learned too well that without restraints this administration uses funding for cruelty and for chaos. -- ite -- madam speaker madam speaker, madam speaker, i invite my colleagues to focus on the issue at hand. children, children, madam speaker --
the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady will suspend. the gentlelady shall suspend. he house will come to suspend. he gentlelady will resume. ms. escobar: children sleeping on concrete floors, some as young as eight years old caring for infants. a toddler, 22 months old, soiled and without a diaper. an outbreak of life and the flu. this is not a description of a developing nation. this is happening today on our watch in the united states of
america to children. it is happening in el paso, texas, on our border, our new ellis island. there is no doubt, madam speaker, that the increasing number of families have presented a challenge at our front door. there is no doubt that the most vulnerable among us, especially those children in u.s. custody are suffering in misery, but there is also no doubt that draconian hard-line policies focused on detention only have turned this challenge into a crisis. we must do something and we do something now. and today, we can. today, we can vote on a border
supplemental that allows processing facilities to buy things like food, water and blankets. legal assistance for migrants. one step closer to getting back to the jobs that they were trained to do. it reimburses communities and nonprofits who have shouldered the burden for too long and it provides badly needed funding to h.h.s., money to get those children out of those facilities
and thanks to appropriators who know how concerned we are about these hard-lined policies that turn a challenge into a crisis, they have placed guardrails in this bill unlike this m.t.r. to prohibit funding to go to any activity, like conducting immigration raids that terrorize our communities. will this appropriations bill solve every problem or address every concern? of course it won't. do we have much work to do? of course. and we have legislation and reforms that we would love you to join us. but today, this vote is not about solving every single roblem, nor can it be.
and vote this m.t.r. yes on the supplemental. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the previous question is on the order to recommit. the question is on the motion. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the noes have it. the gentleman from florida. mr. rutherford: we request a recorded vote of the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: a ecorded vote is requested. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. . purn to clause 9 of rule 20, this five-minute vote will be
followed by five minute votes on passage of the bill. this will be 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.]
the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the passage of the bill. pursuant to clause 10 of rule 10, yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a ive-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.]
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. he house will come to order. mr. payne: mr. speaker, i rise today to discuss the importance of hurricane and disaster preparedness. this month of june marks the start of hurricane season.
each year there are around 12 named storms. six of them are hurricanes. three of these are major hurricanes. even as far as my district in new jersey, hurricanes and other tropical weather events can be disrupt -- destructive. >> the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the ouse will be in order. mr. payne: even as far as my district in new jersey, hurricanes and other tropical weather events can be destructive. superstorm sandy hit new jersey in 2012 and we are still feeling the effects. with the hurricane season upon us, it is important to remind our constituents to be prepared. every family should know whether they are in an area that has the potential to be affected by a hurricane. every family should have an evacuation plan, as well as a plan for sheltering in place.
every family should keep a list of important phone numbers and keep vital records, documents safe and with them. and most importantly, every family should listen closely to their local officials and follow their instructions. mr. speaker, we can help educate constituents about hurricane preparedness and end the process -- and in the process save lives. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair would ask that members take their conversations off the floor. for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to speak on behalf of my
constituents at the bluegrass army depot in richmond, kentucky. established as an ammunition and general supply storage depot in 1941, the bluegrass army depot is now one of two remaining army installations in the united states that stores and destroys chemical weapons. the important work of the employees at the depot ensure america's worthy task of destroying our chemical weapons stockpiles and making good on our commitment to the chemical weapons convention. i'm proud that operations to get rid of these stockpiles began earlier this month. mr. barrow: a process that will result -- mr. barr: a process that will result in the destruction of thousands of chemical rockets and project aisles over the next several years. this vital -- projectiles over the next several years. this vital task could not have been achieved without the madison county community who serve on the kentucky chemical demilitarization citizens advisory commission. i want to personally thank community leaders like craig
williams who has literally worked for decades on the safe destruction of these chemical weapons and county judge executive reagan taylor who have continuously advocated for the safety of their community and made an enormous impact on the operations at the depot. i look forward to seeing my district continue to set the international standard for chemical demilitarization. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. as some are aware, today marks the 1-month-anniversary of the death of my beloved life partner, carry acker. what most people -- carrie acker. what most peep don't know is
that carri's death was a suicide. kerry was 63 years old. he shouldn't have had a care in the world. he was financially secure and had a warm, loving family and dozens of friends. he loved them all and yet inexre henceably he seemingly did not grasp the toll his absence would have on those who loved him. why am i sharing this very personal story? ms. wild: because we all need to recognize that mental health issues know no boundaries. i do not want anyone else to suffer as he suffered, nor for any family to suffer as mine has over the past month. this is a national emergency. in 2017 there were more than 47,000 suicides in this country. and more than 1.4 million suicide attempts. across our country, suicides
rose by 30% between 1999 and 2018. behind these numbers are grieving partners and spouses, parents and children, siblings, friends and relatives. every community in our country has been touched in some way by major mental health challenges. removing the stigma cannot just be a slogan. we need to make it real through our actions. that means building a future where people truly understand that they should feel no more shame over seeking treatment for this disease than they would seeking treatment for any other disease or medical condition. to anyone out there who is struggling, i'm urging you to reach out. there are people who love you and who will suffer more than you know if they lose you. help is available 24/7 through 911 or the national suicide prevention life line,
the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. it is with great pride and respect that we recognize the legacy of james bogs, a worker, activist who played a pivotal role in labor organizing in the civil rights movement in the city of detroit. ms. tlaib: james was born in alabama in 1919. he eventually moved to detroit where he became an auto worker. active in his workers union, he was passionate about the political issues facing workers and african-americans. his experiences and increasing interest in far left philosophies inspired him to pen the american revolution, pages from a negro worker's notebook, his most well-known work. mr. boggs married grace lee in 1953. their influence as a couple and individually had tremendous impact on the organizing community, drawing influence from global history, observations of the everyday struggles of people. together the boggs' grassroots
efforts to uplift voices of community members resulted in their founding of a summer leadership program. that legacy and that program lives on and the james and grace lee boggs school in detroit. i am proud to acknowledge and uplift mr. boggs and many of his achievements as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birthday. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady exas 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 gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: thank you, mr. speaker. earlier today, i'm pleased to have had one of my amendments passed in the financial services appropriations legislation that really many people are not aware of and that is the utilization social sed children's
security number. fraudulent people steal their social security numbers and utilizing it in the public areen after. is is important to note that these social security numbers are very valuable because children have no long record of any credit impro prites or bad credit and therefore it seems as if you have a perfect number to do all manner of havoc and create a trail of responsibility for these mourning parents and guardians. ap so we have asked for an investigation of the use of the social security numbers and a method in which to stop these fraudulent individuals from using the social security numbers of deceased children but more importantly adding to the absolute devastation of these
families that their little precious loved one is being misused in their death. i thank you, mr. speaker. and i thank the honorable barbara lee who offered the amendment on the floor and we are gratified to the appropriations chair, ranking member and the full committee chair, this is an important amendment that will stop this impacting dents from these families on mourning the loss of their little loved ones. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady exas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i now make a motion to adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it.
the motion is adopted. the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for morning hour debate. also passed today -- 380 billion dollar federal spending bill that includes spending for commerce, justice, agriculture, interior, the v.a., transportation and housing. the chamber also began work on theher bill that funds treasury department and small business administration. we expect to see more debate on that wednesday. follow the house live wednesday when members gather -- gaveled back in. we will now show you debate from earlier this evening on the southern border humanitarian assistance b