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measures. the house live here on c-span when members return in just a couple of minutes. the house ter today, judiciary committee will be working on a number of gun iolence prevention bills with live coverage at 2:00 eastern on c-span3. you can also watch online at c-span.org or listen live with the free c-span radio app. 18th nesday is the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. watch our live coverage at 8:30 eastern on c-span3 from the 9/11 memorial plaza in new york city. of silence, the reading of the names, and the ringing of the bell. at 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, from the pentagon, a wreath aying ceremony at the 9/11 memorial. live coverage of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 on c-span, tacks c-span3, and online at c-span.org. listen live on the free c-span radio app.
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>> and the house about to gavel in noon eastern time. they'll debate the rule for three bills restricting oil and in the u.s., and a number of housing and banking measures. live now to the floor here on c-span. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer bib delivered by the est chaplain, pastor kevin yriarte, journey of faith church, covina, california. the chaplain: please bow your heads. father, thank you for our leaders you have chosen. lord, search their hearts and give them wisdom and discern meant to lead our nation, courage to stand for what is right, bring peace to this house, your presence to these halls. may our leaders never lose their individual uniqueness, but may
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also never lose their unity as one. prevent differenceses from distracting from purpose, unite where others try to divide. restore what is broken. thank you that we live in a country where we are free to live, free to believe, free to express. may we remember that we are not a country divided by different views or beliefs, we are a country of people united by your love as one body, one nation. your word created this country. may your word sustain this country. god, continue to cover, protect and bless america. in jesus' name we pray. amen. the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, thejournal stands approved.
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pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from north carolina. >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. the speaker: without objection, the gentlewoman from california, ms. rs. napolitano: -- ms. napolitano is recognized. mrs. napolitano: i'm pleased to welcome pastor yriarte, pastor of journey of faith church in west covina. thank you for coming with your family and for the wonderful prayer. he has been married to his life l.a. county supervisor and they
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have two sons. jordan is in his third u.s. coast guard academy. after years of working in the business world, pastor was called by the lord into ministry full-time. he heals the wounded and restore the broken. he is chap line of the police department and provides counseling and support to the police department and to the victims and families of crime as needed. in april, 2019, pastor kevin became a parent at mission's partner at the u.s. coast guard academy and performed sbuse with potential candidates and represents the academy at various functions. he has been helpful in many important events. he is enintegral part at our annual prayer breakfast and is known for uplifting prayers. pastor, thank you for your blessing and the work you do.
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may god to continue to bless your mission. the house of representatives writing. in the speaker: the chair will receive a message. speaker, a .: madam message from the president of the united states. the secretary: madam speaker, i m directed by the president to delivered to the house of representatives a message in writing. without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. > madam speaker, i rise today to honor the life and legacy of bauer. mr. quigley: a life-long
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champion for the causes of always at equality, the forefront the battle the lgtq community has faced. he has business leaders and organizations to elevate the visibility of the community and safeguard its rights. inspired by his own mother's story as a 103-yard line of the holocaust, michael understood that the humanity, of the lgbtq was dependent on protecting oppression.gs -- he took the directive, never again, literally, and devoted that end.o michael's top priority was always his family and the love provided were y most important in his life. the love of his life, roger simon, whom he met in 1982 in toronto in 2003. i ask my colleagues to join me
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in remembering my friend, tireless or his service and dedication. missed.be the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlemanion, is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. eljin today to recognize and jo ann darling of willis, michigan, for being inducted in michigan farmer's hall of fame. mr. walberg: they have been 61 years and for updates they have been respected farmers and community leaders in county. from dawn till tophic, year dusk, year after year, their de crops that fed fellow citizens. michigan corn growers, a host of organizations, elg{suffix}in and jo ann --
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jo ann have been part of the community. has legacy of stewardship now been passed down to their son, doug. n total, six generations of darlings have worked on the family farm, which dates back to excuse me -- 1833. michigan farmers are among the hardest iotic and working individuals i have the and very to represent few have not demonstrated more ethic than work elgin and jo ann. elgin to congratulate and jo ann darling on a live time of farming excellence. you certainly belong in the hall of fame. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask permission to address the house for one revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from florida is recognized for one minute.
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>> thank you, mr. speaker. over 100 million tourists last year. in came from every state the union and from around the world. world-class our beaches. florida's beaches are a national treasure, beyond just our district, but across our nation. major air force exercises throughout the gulf of mexico. reason, there's a federal moratorium on oil gulf.ng in the but in 2022, that moratorium is expire. it's time to end this looming moratoriumd make the permanent. that's why we've come together n a bipartisan fashion to do just that. this week we'll have a chance to rotect florida's wildlife and sea life, to protect our military operations and the ness and protect national treasure of florida's
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beaches for all members of constituents and for world. i urge all my colleagues to upport this critical legislation. mr. soto: and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? i ask son: mr. speaker, permission 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. r. wilson: thank you, mr. speaker. with last week's threat of hurricane dorian to south carolina, i am grateful to the officials who worked to prepare the people of south carolina. mcmaster, e governor mccarty, secretary of transportation christy hall, as ell as the director of the emergency management division. as the hurricane approached, i ent by to thank all of the state and federal personnel in the south carolina emergency division at pine ridge. the work this division achieves s vital to the safety of thousands of south carolinians,
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and i commend them on their around-the-clock attention. general mcmaster people up y kept the to date on the ever-changing hurricane. i want to thank president trump or helping south carolina to prepare in this time of uncertainty. in conclusion, god bless our roops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from arizona seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, the president projects worth construct 175
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miles of wall on our southern bored bother. kirkpatrick: it affects every branch of the military, abroad. my district will lose $30 funding, designated for the reconstruction of an transportation equipment building. our localtal asset to economy and our entire national security. action defy this congress's role in appropriating believe it's disrespectful to our armed orces and the american taxpayers. the president has made it very clear, he's more willing to his own political campaign over protecting and our military. ultimately, this type of us all at ing puts risk. fund our ent, military, not your wall.
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back.d the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to direct chair.emarks to the for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlemanion, from north carolina is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. in june, illegal immigration -- immigration and i.c.e., nforcement, released a list of criminal illegal aliens that were allowed back in their sanctuary by local s communities. an honor duringian citizen who was deported four in s before he was arrested washington state in october, 2014. nce notified of his arrest, i.c.e. asked local authorities o imprison him for an additional 48 hours. mr. budd: they allowed him back n the community where he eventually murdered his cousin
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and hid the body in a dumpster. these are not isolated incidents of violence but they occur all too frequently in sanctuary cities across america. that sanctuary city policies threaten the safety of our neighbors. havefed up these tragedies gone unchecked far too long in our country. hat's why i produced the -- introduced the justice for victims of sanctuary cities act, with congressman bradley byrne, allow anyone harmed by an illegal immigrant to sue sanctuary city or state. mr. speaker, it's time for the house to give victims of of tuary sanctuary city policies a legal pathway to justice. this cannot happen again. yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from california is recognized for one minute. you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, it's hard to believe that some have already we learnedhe lessons from the b.p. oil spill disaster. years ago we few
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saw millions of gallons of oil being spilled into the gulf of sadly, many areas are still recovering. mrs. davis: in california, we the disastrous effects that offshore drilling can have on our oceans and lives that on it. we had our own disaster in santa ago.ra exactly 50 years night after night we saw images sea otters drenched dead sea pictures of lions and dolphins. that's why we say never again. offshore drilling is not the our country's energy challenges. invest in we must clean, renewable energy. everybody knows, has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, and we way.to keep it that so i urge my colleagues, vote to rejectr oceans clean and more offshore drilling. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman recognition?ek
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>> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objectio without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to all three of the anti-american dominance bills on the floor this week. i'm most concerned by h.r. 205 gulf says in parts of the of mexico. i don't rise as circular oil and gas texan. i have unique insights because unlike most of the bills supporters i started my naval career at the cradle in the pensacola, florida, the home port of the blue angels.
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i have flown over every ocean on earth. i patrolled the russian nuclear missile submarines to protect our nation from nuclear war. a blanching et ban on this entire region hurts our national security. this bill is a hatchet and we need a precise sca pmp e mp l. vote against all three bills especially h.r. 205. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois 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 from illinois is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, as we return this week, we must confront our nation's sickening gun violence. my commitment to act is even
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stronger after my own terrifying experience. mr. lipinski: my wife and judy were at the gilroy garlic fest when a shooter opened fire. we heard the pops and then screams and turned and ran for our lives. three people were killed, but it could have been much worse if not for law enforcement's quick action. it seems like a bad dream but it was real just as the threat of gun violence is all too real. this violence has social and spiritual roots but there are commonsense laws to stem gun violence. people have begged me including proud gun owners who understand we can pass gun safety laws while upholding the second amendment. this week, the senate should start by passing comprehensive back grouped check bill that we passed in the house earlier this
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year. doing nothing is not an option. congress must act. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois 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 from illinois is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, following a summer of horrific gun violence we can no longer accept congressional failure to take concrete action. mass shootings in gilroy, el paso, dayton and odessa and gun violence daily in our country including close to my home in chicago dwiped the summer of 2019. mr. schneider: i hope the fall of 2019 will be remembered the time when our leaders finally begin to address our nation's gun violence epidemic. the simple fact this house already passed bipartisan bills on universal back grouped checks
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and closing the charleston loophole. this is commonsense legislation that more than 90% of americans support. it would have closed the loophole that the texas shooter weapon. cquire his mitch mcconnell refuses to allow a simple up-or-down vote on this bill. we need to tell the n.r.a. and mr. mcconnell that enough is enough. people are needlessly dying. the victims and their loved ones deserve more than mere thoughts and prayers. congress must act now. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable, the speaker, house of representatives, madam, pursuant to the prges granted in 2-h of rule 2 of the u.s. house, the clerk received the following
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message from the secretary of the senate on september 10, 2019 at 11:29 a.m., that the senate passed senate 349, that the senate passed senate 1689, that the senate passed without acres, h.r. 831, that the senate agreed to without amendment house concurrent resolution 57. m.m, signed sincerely cheryl johnson. >> by direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 548 and i ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 40, house resolution 548, resolved, that at any time after adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declare the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill, h.r. 205, to amend the gulf of mexico
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energy security act of 2006 to permanently extend the moratorium on leasing in certain areas of the gulf of mexico. the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. general debate shall be confined to the bill and amendments specified in this section and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on natural resources. after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of rules committee print 116-29, modified by the amendment printed in part a of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted in the house and in the committee of the whole. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. all points of order against
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provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. no further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in part b of the report of the committee on rules. each such further amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the house or in the committee of the whole. all points of order against such further amendments are waived. at the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the house with such further amendments as may have been adopted. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.
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section 2, at any time after adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declare the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill, h.r. 1146, to amend public law 115-97, commonly known as the tax cuts and jobs act, to repeal the arctic national wildlife refuge oil and gas program, and for other purposes. the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. general debate shall be confined to the bill and amendments specified in this section and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on natural resources. after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the committee on natural resources now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
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consisting of the text of rules committee print 116-30, modified by the amendment printed in part c of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted in the house and in the committee of the whole. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. no further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in part d of the report of the committee on rules. each such further amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the house or in the committee of the whole. all points of order against such further amendments are waived. at the conclusion of
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consideration of the bill for amendment the committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the house with such further amendments as may have been adopted. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 3, at any time after adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declare the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill, h.r. 1941, to amend the outer continental shelf lands act to prohibit the secretary of the interior including in any leasing program certain planning areas, and for other purposes. the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. general debate shall be confined to the bill and amendments
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specified in this section and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee n natural resources. after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the ext of rules committee print 116-31, modified by the amendment printed in part e of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted in the house and in the committee of the whole. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. no further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in part f of the report of the committee on rules. each such further amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be
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debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the house or in the committee of the whole. all points of order against such further amendments are waived. at the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the committee shall rise and report the bill, as amended, to the house with such further amendments as may have been adopted. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or ithout instructions. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized for one hour. mr. hastings: thank you very much, mr. speaker. for the purposes of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to my friend, the distinguished the gentlewoman from arizona,
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pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume. during consideration of this resolution, all time yielded is for the purposes of debate only. i ask, mr. speaker, unanimous consent that all members be given five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, on monday, the rules committee met and reported a rule, house resolution 548 providing for consideration of h.r. 205, protecting and securing florida's coastline act of 2019, r. 1146, the arctic cultural and coastal plain protection act and h.r. 1941, the coastal and marine economies protection act. the rule provides for consideration of each bill under a structured rule.
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the rule provides one hour of debate on each bill, equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of the committee on natural resources. additionally, the rule provides one motion to recommit on each bill. mr. speaker, together, these three bills block oil and gas drilling in the arctic national wildlife refuge, the atlantic and pacific coasts and in the eastern gulf of mexico. for those of you who have worked with me over the years, you know that i have said and i mean that i will be the last person standing before offshore oil drilling is expanded off the coast of florida. i'm a native floridian and i have seen substantial changes in my state and i have seen that
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coastline on either side threatened by a variety of ssues that man should not be undertaking. well, mr. speaker, i'm glad it didn't have to come to that. i'm glad that the people's house is taking up these measures that will undoubtedly protect our nation's environment, climate and the economies of coastal communities that rely on tourism. outdoor recreation and fishing. i'm glad that the house of representatives is demonstrating to the american people that we work for them, not for the oil and gas industry. . . mr. speaker, best re last year in -- mr. speaker, last the in aed are acal move, trump administration opened
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nearly all u.s. coast to oil and drilling. this disastrous plan brought to b.p. deepwater horizon disaster in the gulf of mexico, the explosion not only injured a eople and lot, poured millions of gas -- into the gulf wars, but also killed hundreds of birds, marine turtles.fish, and sea ust the prospect of oily beaches led to hundreds of hotel florida's ns along gulf coast, even in places the oil never reached. living there during that period of time, of course, around this nation saw shown on nuous loop television of oil spilling into
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the gulf. it has not all gone away, and that f the industry along coastline has been decimated. mr. speaker, the trump administration's plan is risking dollars and millions of jobs from the industries that on a clean, healthy ocean. it, our mistake about coastal communities are the states' of the united economy. ccording to the national ocean economics program, coastal over 80% of the population. g.d.p. and employment. moreover, the ocean's economy's recreation industry 71% of andedly provide
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the jobs in the united states. n fact, our coastlines provide 12 times the amount of jobs than industry.re oil f that's not enough, in 2016, the u.s. atlantic ocean economy nd california's ocean economy ontributed more than $94 billion and $43.5 billion to the ountry's g.d.p., respectively during that period of time. national parks on both coasts in the eastern gulf states ontributed $6.2 billion to the local economies, and the department of defense has made t abundantly clear that the continuation of the moratorium n the gulf on oil and gas leasing is essential to vital activities.diness mr. speaker, there's widespread
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support, underscore that, bipartisan support for offshore drilling. i want to thank the entire for the work tion that they have done with special ambassador rooney, shelala,pi castor, ms. and other of our colleagues that on these drilling down issues legislatively. hat opposition includes nearly all the coastal governors, over 2,200 elected officials across the political spectrum, more municipalities, including all in my district, businesses, and 500,000 fishing families. mr. speaker, america needs to energy, safeguard our natural resources, and look to
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and innovative ways sustainable energy po portfolio. simply oil drilling is not the answer. with that, mr. speaker, i time.e the balance of my the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from arizona is recognized. mrs. lesko: thank you, mr. speaker. thank representative hastings for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and yield back the time.e of my -- and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from arizona is recognized. rs. lesko: thank you, mr. speaker. energy is a critical driver of qualityican economy and of life. its production creates thousands well-paying jobs. energy is needed in almost every our lives. from fueling the trucks that goods to stores,
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to powering the servers that internet possible. the united states cannot reach our potential without large-scale access to developing our energy resources. debating threere american energy, merican quality of life and american national security at risk. wants to pass sweeping bans on harnessing resources.ergy they want to ban american energy the pacific, ban american ban y from the atlantic, american energy from alaska. all.want to ban it and american families will pay price. these bills ignore the economic
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domestic energy production. energy development brings high-paying jobs, facilitates manufacturing and investment and revenues.overnment energy development in the united tates also makes energy more affordable for everyone. the verage salary paid in national -- natural gas and oil fields is $113,000 per year. he energy industry supports 300,000 jobs in the united states. also ignore how affordable energy makes a higher of living accessible. part of it summer, back home in arizona. is conditioning, of course, essential in our climate in rizona, but it's also a major driver of electricity bills.
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ur electricity bills are very high. many of my constituents are limited living on incomes. i want to work to lower their by expanding american energy development. but instead, my democratic colleagues, i believe, are doing opposite. domestic oil production has to spend 28% ans resulting in nearly $1,000 in savings per alone.in 2017 to my constituents, that's a lot of money. reality of our current situation and energy ex -- in exploration is that 94% of the outer continental shelf of the united states is off-limits to offshore exploration and development. had a lease auction for areas of the atlantic ocean
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1984. we have made substantial gains technologies, drilling technology, and overall safety since then. why not even just allow for xploration to know what resources we have? we must consider how access to resources helps keep our nation secure. gas supplies 67% of the use.y americans and total oil and natural gascon -- gas consumption is expected to grow the next 30 60% of enerating over america's energy. y limiting access to offshore areas containing resources, we foreign g dependent on actors, like the russians, for saudi arabia for oil. in fact, california recently
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dollars of ons of oil from saudi arabia, which the saudi arabian oil family. weaken our will energy and national security. i do agree with many of my colleagues that i have spoken prudent we should be with future offshore exploring drilling. we must be cognizant of our military training and testing, florida.y in however, we cannot do this with an outright ban. e must take a measured and thoughtful approach. to make this point, the united one of the only countries along the atlantic actively exploring for energy in those waters. resources andewer far less strict environmental egulations are adopting policies to proceed with
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offshore development. us todaye bills before would halt all american progress. an all-of-the-above energy approach. in my home state of arizona, reality and necessity. we have to rely on multiple and iverse sources to ensure affordable and reliable energy. i support nuclear, hydroelectric, coal, sun, wind, and other alternative solutions, also support domestic oil and natural gas production. state of arizona, allo verde nuclear jen -- palo verde nuclear generation station sits outside of my district, gigawatts of clean energy for phoenix and southern california. several natural gas lants, such as the awua -- agua fria generation. a panel at a university where we discussed
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to produce roject hydropower. approach, the-above like those in arizona, will benefit american families and quality of life. the bans that my democratic colleagues propose u.s. economy, threaten our national security, and ncrease energy prices rates on consumers. i urge opposition to the rule reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from arizona the balance of her time. the gentleman from florida is recognized. my hastings: mr. speaker, enunciated the number of jobs that the oil and industry provides and the was e that she reported 300,000. as a are 242,000 jobs esult of solar energy in this
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country. in 000 jobs on wind farms this country. and the coastline that we are alking talking about provide 12 times the amount of jobs than offshore oil and gas industry. now, i won't be with y'all 20 years from now, but i predict the fossil fuel industry, and interestingly the leaders in that will own a lot of the solar in this country. time.ust a matter of with that in mind, i have the honor to yield three minutes to my dear and from florida, a distinguished
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ules committee, dr. donna shalala. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida is minutes.d for three thank lala: i want to congressman algae hastings. i -- alcee hastings. i want to rise in support of this rule that supports these bills. i want to thank my fellow floridians, mr. rooney and ms. introducing the bipartisan legislation that places a permanent moratorium on gas leasing in the eastern gulf. coastal otecting ecosystems, these bills help military readiness given the long history of military raining and activities, particularly in the gulf. andhore drilling is a dirty dangerous venture that threatens ecosystems, oastal
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nd in florida, offshore drilling threatens our very way of life. of speaker, millions tourists come to florida each our to join us in enjoying pristine beaches and our clean water. . our livelihood depends on clean and healthy environment. off shore drilling threatens in g.d.p.37.4 billion in florida alone. he risk of another catastrophe like deepwater horizon is too reat to endanger florida's ocean resources and a thriving coastal economy. in 2018, floridians spoke out loud and clear. a state constitutional amendment
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to ban offshore drilling in florida's waters passed with nearly 70% of the vote. in the county where my district is located, miami-dade, it passed with nearly 80% of the vote. simply stated, we don't want offshore drilling. instead, we should be investing our time and resources in renewable clean energy that we know creates jobs and sets us on a course to combat climate change. mr. speaker, we don't need offshore drilling and we don't want offshore drilling. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from arizona is recognized. ms. lesko: i want to briefly just talk about what my colleague, mr. hastings, said.
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he mentioned 242,000 solar energy jobs and 210 thousand wind energy jobs. and you know, that's great. allowing oil and gas exploring isn't going to take away jobs. industries are going to increase just naturally. however, at this time with our technology, i know that you need natural gas and other sources to spin up electric plants fast because solar isn't always -- the technology isn't there to store the energy for when it's needed. and i do want to say that what i don't understand about the bills is we are going to need oil and gas. and why would we want to go back embargo crisisil when we are relying on foreign
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nations that are often hostile to us, i just don't understand it. i yield 1 1/2 minutes to my friend, the representative from florida, mr. rooney. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. rooney: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentlewoman for yielding. i rise in support of this rule. h.r. 205, the protecting a and securing florida's coastline. thank congresswoman castor, dr. shalala and the florida delegation who have signed up to protect florida. offshore drilling is a threat to our tourism economy and tourism is competitive. any conditions or sirkes which could however are remote or circumstantial, could ruin beaches would have a significant impact. last november, florida passed a
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constitutional amendment banning offshore drilling and it received five million votes and passed with 70% of the votes. this accounts for $34.7 billion and $17 poib 5 billion from the gulf coast and supports 600,000 jobs. ollowing the deepwater horizon disaster, florida lost tourist visits despite the fact that there was no oil reefs there and no impact. the perception becomes reality in a competitive tourist industry. in addition to the need to make the moratorium permanent, the eastern good gulf is home to the gulf test range, a military testing range that stretches from the florida panhandle to the keys. this is unimpeded training and testing area and crucial to national security and cannot be carried out anywhere else in the
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united states. vast size allows the testing of weapons, combat maneuvers and drone testing and will need space for testing. the majority of this activity is ight along the area -- ms. lesko: another 30 seconds. mr. rooney: the majority of the activity is east of the military longitude 86, 41 minutes, which we can see right here. this blue line is the military mission line. as we can see the military forecast, the majority of testing to take place adjacent to the east of this line. not out of here but right in here. and i circled all the p major bases. so i urge all my colleagues to protect florida and this military mission line and our tourist-based line by voting yes on the rule. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida yields
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back. the gentlewoman from arizona reserves. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. hastings: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves. the gentlewoman from arizona is recognized. ms. lesko: i yield two minutes any good friend from -- way, mr. hudson from north carolina. mr. hudson: i rise today to oppose the rule in opposition to these anti-energy bills. america leads the world in production and the gas prices are on track to be the lowest in 20 years. we are experiencing, mr. speaker, an american energy renaissance. the oil and gas industry accounts for over 10 million jobs and we have the potential to add even more scobs in my state and others. however, this legislation before us today is a jobs killer. it increases our dependence on foreign oil and gas and reduces
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our ability to develop our own natural resources. in odd for us to continue to lead, we must explore our abundant resources at home. we can create more affordable and sustainable energy supply while at the same time we can assure strong protections for the environment. not only are there economic concerns, but there are serious geo political implications. as a member of the helskinki commission, i know the national security concerns that come with turning over our share of energy markets. russia is the largest exporter of natural gas to the european union and they grow their officer of influence. washington politicians are handing over opportunities to russia to expand their energy foothold and increase their influence over our allies. we should be countering russian influence and not giving up our economic power.
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this opportunity will fade fast if we don't take advantage of it now. the jobs, the money, the bright economic future will all go to other countries making our nation and allies more reliant on foreign energy. with that, i urge a no vote on the rule and on these underlying bills. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina yields back. the gentlewoman from arizona reserves. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. hastings: i continue to reserve and i would ask mr. hudson did he has a minute, if he has a minute, i would like to speak with him. not challenging, i just need to peak with you. mr. hudson: you didn't say step outside, did you? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida reserves. the gentlewoman from arizona is recognized. ms. lesko: i yield two minutes to my good friend, the
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representative from louisiana, mr. graves. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from louisiana is recognized. mr. graves: i want to thank the gentlewoman for the time and i want to thank the speaker. mr. speaker, we are here today to talk about energy policy. we are here today to talk about jobs and national security. we are here to talk about the environment and climate change. now, we have three bills that this rule addresses. we have three bills, the alaska bill, we have a gulf of mexico bill and atlantic bill. and so the idea here is that we are going to carry out policies that stop energy production in the united states for the purpose of protecting the environment. sounds like a laudable goal. let's protect the environment. i agree with that. here's the problem. when you look at evidence from e obama administration, when
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you look at evidence from the obama administration, it shows that by shutting down domestic energy production, it increases greenhouse gas emissions, increases, not decreases. it increases imports of energy from other countries, not decreases. it threatens our national security. mr. speaker, all you got to do, you want to see how this plays out. case in point, let's go up to the northeast last winter, in the northeast last winter because they prevented natural gas pipelines from being built into the northeast to provide cleaner natural gas fuel to help warm these homes, heat these homes, they had to import natural gas from russia. so the policies that this -- these bills are advancing, all
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it does, is this is a gift for vladimir putin. this is billions of dollars, this is american jobs. you are not helping the environment, you are not helping the trade deficit. so we simply came in and said, you know what? we want to offer some amendments to clean these up. let's help these bills achieve these objectives. we offered 10 amendments. all 10 amendments were rejected by this rule. all 10 of them. if you want to reduce gas emissions, fine, let's do that. if you want to impositive the environment, i'm with you. opposition to this rule is necessary. these bills do not achieve the objectives. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from arizona reserves. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. hastings: i would say to the previous speaker eight republican amendments were made in order, perhaps none that he offered, but i thought that the
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rule was particularly fair. i would also say to him that no oil that's being produced in this country right now is affected by anything having to do with this legislation. yesterday, ambassador rooney made it clear to us in the rules committee that at the present rate, production of oil, we are roducing enough oil to go into 66 years of oil production. that's at the present rate without going anywhere else. i reserve. mr. graves: would the gentleman yield. mr. hastings: he asked me to yield, mr. speaker. of course, i yield. mr. graves: i appreciate the gentleman's statement about energy production today. i want to remind the gentleman, mr. speaker, that as we produce energy, you are extracting something. therefore new development areas
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are necessary in order to replenish the areas that are producing today. also want to remind the gentleman, mr. speaker, that if the united states is not providing energy to these countries where we are exporting today in some cases, countries like russia come in and fill that void. so it doesn't make sense for us to shut down these areas particularly in the eastern gulf of mexico where you have adjacent production and production attempts in cuba, production in mexico. this doesn't do anything to help protect this environment. we need to look at this a little bit more carefully. mr. hastings: you had done well until the words of my grandmother stepped on the cutout when you talked about the eastern gulf. i offered b.p. of what happens and if you come down and see the coastline and see the businesses that went out of business including those in the fishing
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industry, oysters, the whole has been impacted. we are still suffering. and i might add on the floor of the eastern gulf of mexico, they call snow something that's on the floor. but i appreciate the gentleman's position. but i will be the last man standing on not having oil drilling off the coast of florida. i yield back -- excuse me, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from arizona is recognized. ms. lesko: thank you, mr. has b. we are still suffering. and i speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. if we defeat the previous question -- i have an amendment to the rule to prohibit the use of federal funds for payments in support of campaigns to the offices of senator or representatives. i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of the amendment in the record along with
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extraneous material immediately prior to the vote on the previous question. i will now yield four minutes to my friend, representative davis, to explain the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. davis: thank you to my good friend, ms. lesko, she is doing a great job representing her constituents in arizona. this is an issue that has got to be addressed. if we defeat the previous question, we will offer my bill, h.r. 4261. when the majority democrats proposed public financing of campaigns in h.r. 1 at the start of this congress, i thought it was one of the worst ideas in campaign finance ever. public financing of campaigns will fill the swamp and any member who voted for it was voting to fill their own pockets and the pockets of political operatives nationwide. at first democrats tried to use the tax dollars of hard-working
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americans to finance their public finance sections in h.r. 1. it was a $622-page bill that was supposed to get money out of politics that initially had provisions to put public taxpayer dollars into members of congress' own campaign covers. imagine, imagine, if more people watch c-span, they would have been able to see so many members vote to line their own poggets with public tax dollars for their own personal political campaigns. that is not what my constituents asked us to do when cleaning up washington. that is not what we should be doing. we need to work together that make sure it doesn't happen again. . once the public -- caught some sense this was happening the
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majority decided to change the way they do this. what they did instead they were going to use corporate fines. well, that criticism forced them to change it but not also be able to get funding at the levels that are needed for every member of congress to be able to run this new public financing campaign. publicly financed campaign. they would have had to subsidize the corporate fines with tax dollars, or, or when the federal government finds a corporation that's broken federal law, it does so with specific intentions. remember, for every dollar that a donor gives to a campaign under the democrats' plan, you would have gotten six times national park first tax dollars, then so-called corporate fine dollars. can you imagine a scenario where a pharmaceutical company is fined for corporate malfeasance associated with the opioid epidemic and the resulting funds goes not to those affected by
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this horrible epidemic but go to line the pockets and campaign coffers of members of congress, politicians, not to mention this form of public financing would bring into question judges' partialality f they new a corporation's fine could help their prefer political party, help them win elected office, what's to stop them from determining who specifically receives the money? using taxpayer dollars or money from corporate fines to publicly support a candidate and start yet another mandatory program is irresponsible. there are better use that is would be more beneficial to our constituents than putting it back into congress' own campaign coffers. call it what you want to call it, but we are now subsidizing private money with funds from corporate fines through campaign subsidies and this is simply a money grab for politicians. image if every member of congress not counting all candidates in each congressional race just the 435 of us who serve here, receives just $1
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million in match funds from the federal government, that's close to half a billion dollars going to just the incumbent politicians campaigns. in districts like mine where the investment every campaign season is substantially higher, it would be even more. welcome to campaign finance socialism. if the goal is to get money and corruption out of politics, public financing of campaigns is the wrong way to do that. thank you, again, to my colleague from arizona. thank you to my colleagues who are going to vote to make sure that we don't publicly finance campaigns of anyone in this institution. i yield back the balance of my time. which i gegs i don't have. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from arizona reserves. gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. hastings: through you i would advise my good friend from arizona that i have no further speakers and i'm prepared to close whenever she is. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time.
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the gentlewoman from arizona is recognized. mrs. lesko: i am also ready to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. lesko: mr. speaker, in closing the bills before us today, i believe, and many believe, are harmful to american jobs, americans' quality of life, and americans' security. these bills like quite a few of the other bills passed by the democrat majority will die in the senate. these are just more messaging bills. but the message underlying these bills is the false notion that domestic energy production is harmful. i cannot disagree more. domestic energy production creates hundreds of thousands of well paying jobs. lowers electricity bills, and prevents us from being dependent on foreign countries for oil and gas.
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as the worker post opined last year, as long as the economy requires oil, it must come from somewhere, and better the united states than a country with much weaker environmental oversights. in a bipartisan op-ed i have here written by jim webb, a former democratic senator, and jim nickelson note that because of current u.s. policy major energy investments are moving to ountries like mexico where regulations could lag even farther behind ours. over the last four years as we have debated whether to open up carefully selected new areas for exploration on our side of the gulf of mexico, mexico itself has leased over 20 million new acres on its side. in fact, mexico's country's
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total acreage leased in the gulf is now over 30 million acres, double that of the u.s.'s 14.7 million. utilizing america's energy sources is a commonsense step for america's energy future. america must make safe and full use of all of its energy resources for economy and for our national security. much of that energy could be from offshore. we should encourage an expansion of necessaryic energy production , but instead, unfortunately, my democratic colleagues in the majority seek to limit it. you know, there are numerous reasons why offshore natural gas and oil are important to the united states and why we should reject these bills. one, 67% of the energy americans use in total oil and natural gas
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consumption is expected to grow over 30 years. two, u.s. offshore has accounted for more than a million barrels of oil per day for the past 20 years. three, by 2035, the natural gas and oil industry could create ore than 1.9 million new jobs. four, 89.9 billion barrels of cubic 327.9 trillion feet of gas potential energy resources yet to be discovered in the u.s. outer continental shelf. five, about $900 million annually in funding for national parks and conservation programs from offshore development through the lwcf. mr. speaker, i urge no on the previous question. no on the underlying measure. and i yield back the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from arizona yields the balance of her time. the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. hastings: mr. speaker, my that the three measures that we offer are going o be dead in the senate. one of the regrets in this country is that virtually everything that we are doing in the house of representatives goes over to the grim reaper's office and dies on his desk. and that includes substantial measures having to do with prescription drugs, sensible gun regulations, and a variety of asures adding up to close to 75 that are on his desk now that
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could be sent to the president of the united states. so i would imagine that we are going to continue down this path of when we offer sensible measures that will help the united states citizens that one person is going to hold them up for whatever reason, and that includes sensible gun regulations such as background checks, that more than 90% of the american people want us to pass. the senate how works, but i do know that the senate ain't working right now, and it's being held up by one person. mr. speaker, it's not enough to oppose drilling off one's state's coastline, oil spills
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travel. and climate change knows no borders. our nation's coastlines are vital, recreational, economic, and ecological treasures that will be polluted by expansion of offshore drilling. let's underscore that all of the drilling that's going on in the gulf right now is not affected by this particular measure. what we are saying is, no more. please don't give us your oil on our beaches, b.p., and other in thattry -- that industry. house and senate republicans can stick their hands in the tar sands all they want, but pumping more fossil fuels out of the ocean and into the atmosphere will not sustain the american economy nor provide the economic prosperity that will benefit all
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americans. as i said earlier, i won't be with you 20 years from now, but i can assure you that during that period of time we will have electrically driven cars. we will have moved substantially in the solar and wind and thermal areas in this country. and it will benefit us immensely as well as benefit this planet. i can't imagine that we will have fossil fuel in 2050, and i can't imagine that our children would not be worse off if we did. one thing you can be assured, the people with the moppy -- money are going to control the deal. so when we move to solar energy, the existing energy mongrels are going to be about the business of owning solar energy. it's just that simple. they'll know when the transition
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is going to take place, but in the meantime what they want to continue to do is to pollute the environment that we live in, destroy the habitat of the ocean that is provided for animals that are there, as well as fish and a variety of other -- spinoffs in our ocean activities. we have polluted the ocean in a very bad way in many forms. we don't need to add to that with further development at this point. i might add america is the leading producer of oil and gas in the world. we are exporting oil and gas. and therefore i don't see that we are suffering a single bit as we transition from fossil fuels to solar, wind, and thermal and
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other forms of energy that will be developed along the way. mr. speaker, i urge a yes vote on the rule and a yes vote on the previous question. and i yield back the balance of my time and i move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the ordering of the previous question on the resolution. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the aye vs. it. mrs. lesko: mr. speaker, i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion will be postponed. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to
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suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or votes objected to under clause 6 of rule 20. the house will resume proceedings on postponed uestions at a later time.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from seek recognition? >> i ask the house suspend the rules h.r. 2852. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report. the clerk: h.r. 2852 a bill to amend the national housing act to allow install state appraisers in connection with mortgages insured by the f.h.a. and education requirement. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule the san nicolas.m guam ms. sanchez: i ask unanimous onsent that all members -- and and to insert extraneous material there thereon the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> i yield myself such time as i
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pay consume. h.r. 2852 home buyer assistance act would make an update to appraiseals to allow appraisers to conduct appraiseals. the current requirement for loans to use a certified appraiser is outdated as it was put into place when there were no minimum standards leaving concern about competency across states. now that we have minimum standards, f.h.a. certification is not only out of date but creating market pressures for lenders to require lenders for l loans even if they are not f.h.a. loans. this in turn make it harder for licensed appraisers to obtain work when they are experiencing shortages and we are struggling
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to recruit new appraisers. there is no rationale that explains why licensed appraisers who are allowed to conduct appraiseals are not qualified to conduct appraiseals for f.h.a. loans. this is supported by industry groups and lenders and housing advocacy groups who recognize this is an unnecessary barrier. i thank mr. sherman for introducing this and co-sponsor mr. duffy. i urge all members to vote yes. thank you and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. >> i yield myself such time as i may consume. rise in support of h.r. 2852 homebuyer assistance act of 2019 as my friend from guam just explained. mr. stivers: there are two different standards between the regular government sponsored
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enterprises and the f.h.a. today, f.h.a. requires certified appraisers. this bill canges it to certified or licensed appraisers just like the other government-sponsored enterprises to allow the entire pool of appraisers in a given area to actually be allowed to appraise homes as my friend from guam explained, there are appraiser shortages in many areas around the country. this will be helpful. this bill also requires a minimum amount of training that is required by the appraisal foundation or state licensing agencies in order to be an appraiser that can appraise on f.h.a. transactions. these changes i think will help appraisers and it will help make sure there is a quality pool of appraisers regardless of whether
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somebody has a regular government-sponsored enterprise or f.h.a. low pressure. we are excited to support this. this is bipartisan. i support the bill and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i yield five minutes to the the gentleman from california, mr. sherman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. sherman: i thank the gentleman from guam for yielding. i thank my colleague, mr. duffy, for working with me on this bill, the homebuyers assistance act of 2019. he has worked hard to ensure this is a bipartisan process. i would like to thank the chair of our committee from the gentlelady from california and her staff for their assistance with this bill and her support in bringing the bill forward. there is no no more day in the
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economic life of a family than the day they buy a home. those 83% or 84% of with f.h.a. financing are purchasing their first home. appraisers play an important role in the process. this bill would change the rules a bit for f.h.a. appraisers so as to bring them in line with the rules we already have for fannie may and freddie mac who are the largely federally controlled entities in guaranteeing or financing homes and will deal with certified appraisers that we are experiencing in parts of the country. this bill deals only with single-family homes. you could make the argument that you should have a certified appraiser in dealing with complex commercial, industrial and multifamily properties.
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this bill focuses on single-family homes. the bill has the broad support of both consumer advocacy organizations and industry stakeholders. to name the few, home buyers assistance act is supported by the center for responsible lending, the appraisal institute, the national association of realtors, the credit union association and the community independent bankers of america. this bill will make it easier for home buyers to buy a home with f.h.a., federal housing administration mortgages by expanding the number of appraisers who are allowed to do the appraiseals of those homes. i'm pleased to say that in the other body, senators thune and tester have introduced apparel piece of legislation, a bipartisan piece of legislation.
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and i look forward to putting a bill -- this bill on the president's desk. as other speakers including the gentleman from guam pointed out, not 2010, there were nationwide standards for licensed home appraisers, but since 2010, we have minimum federal education experience and examination requirements set by the appraiser qualifications board. so there is no reason at all to require certified appraisers be involved and it is entirely appropriate to have certified or licensed appraisers. this fix will help first-time home buyers. over 83% of the f.h.a. home purchase mortgages are being made by first-time home buyers
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and over one-third of f.h.a. loans were object taped by minority households. the purchasing of a home is difficult enough for first-time homebuyers. we shouldn't have an additional challenge of finding a certified appraiser. we have a process is one that works just as the process works certifiedoug licensed appraisers. this bill inted out, applies only to single-family homes. and did you flexes. it does not deal with complex commercial and multifamily and industrial properties. i'm pleased to say that with the support of all of our colleagues on the committee, this bill was
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approved by voice vote at the financial services committee and i was there on july 11. there was not one dissenting voice raised. i hope we can repeat that success again here on the floor. i urge my colleagues to vote yes and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. the gentleman from guam reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: i have no more republican speakers and i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i'm prepared to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: i would like to close by thanking the gentleman from california for a bipartisan bill. i want to thank the gentleman from wisconsin, sean duffy, from our side who is the lead republican on this bill. this is a bill that will get
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more appraisers in the pool to actually help people who want to buy homes that are financed by the f.h.a. it's a wine hiff win and i urge support and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio yields back. the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i want to thank the gentleman from california for bringing this legislation. and the support from mr. duffy. this removes unnecessary barriers which will help millions of americans and join me in supporting this important piece of legislation and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 2852 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 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. the yeas and nays are requested.
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all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion will be postponed. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from guam seek recognition? mr. san nicolas: i ask the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3620. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 3620, a bill to provide represental assistance to low-income ten apartments and certain rural housing projects financed by the rural housing service of the department of agriculture and develop and implement a plan for preserving the ability of rural rental housing and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule the gentleman from guam and the
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gentleman from ohio each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from guam. mr. san nicolas: i ask that members may have five legislative days to include ex train \cxds iousyous material there on. i rise in strong support the strategy and investment in rural housing preservation act of 2019 which will address the imminent crisis of aging, us dmp a multi ti family housing that serves low-income family. like hud properties they have suffered from years of inadequate funding. and usda does not have a strategy to preserve these homes. for these families, the homes we are trying to preserve the only affordable housing in their communities. without congress providing the
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tools, many of these families will be displaced. not om from their homes but from their communities. and even worse, some might fall into homelessness. to address this problem, h.r. 3620 would permanently authorize the preservation and revite lization program that allows us dmp a to restructure loans for properties to provide incentive for private owners to participate in the agency's affordable housing programs and provide further properties. to carry out the program, it would authorize $1 billion in funding over five years and require them to develop a plan to implement the new funding and thots available to them under this bill to ensure that a comprehensive strategy is in place to preserve these rural housing properties and avoid resident displacement and would establish a advisory committee
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to include usda on the implementation of its plan. this includes the text of a bill that would allow the voufer program under the violence against women's act. . i want to thank the gentlewoman from missouri, for introducing this important legislation and i urge my colleagues to support this bill. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. stivers: i rise in support of h.r. 3620, the strategy investment in rural housing preservation act of 2019. statistics from the u.s. department of agriculture show that 15% of our population lives
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in rural areas. in that area rural renters generally have significantly lower incomes than rural homeowners. the nearly 1/3 of them live below the poverty level. in fact, the average annual income of tenants in usda section 515 finance properties is approximately 13 $13,600 and the majority of those residents are either senior citizens or people with disabilities. rural housing makes up about 28.4% of rural and small town housing stock. a significant part of the rural housing market. it's clear that the challenges of rural america are multifaceted. this bill would help address some of those and it would help make sure that outcomes currently experienced as a result of the interaction of r.h.s.'s owner assistance programs and the tenant rental assistance programs not working well together. the program's structured in a
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way the departure of properties from the programs when an owner's loan either matures or prepaid, it negatively impacts the availability of rental assistance for tenants. it's safe to say the system currently does not make much sense a need for greater reform and consolidation. h.r. 3620 is a step in the right direction. i'd like to thank my colleague, congressman clay, for his work on this very important and long neglected issue of rural housing. i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves the balance of his time of the the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield five minutes to the sponsor of this legislation and chair of the zpheet on housing, community development, and insurance, mr. clay. mr. clay: i thank -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. clay: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank my friend from guam for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise in favor of h.r. 3620, the strategy and investment in rural housing act of 2019.
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which would address the need to repair and renovate the existing usda rural housing stock and the best way to deal with maturing loans. i ask members to support this commonsense legislation. here is why. the stock of affordable homes supported by usda's section 515 and rural rental housing loans and section 514 form labor housing loans is old and in need of repair. however, the usda has been unable to come up with a clear plan to preserve these homes and ensure residents are not displaced, putting them at risk of housing instability and in worse cases, homelessness. this bill permanently authorizes the multifamily preservation and
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revitalization program and provides $1 billion in funding over five years. this will give the usda the tools and funding necessary to come up with a comprehensive and gy from preservation avoid tenant displacement for some of our most vulnerable. and the bill also, as mentioned, establishes an advisory committee that includes a diverse range of stakeholders to advise the usda on how to implement its plan for preservation. ection 515 and 14 are usdale backed multifamily loans provided low-interest, long-term, multifamily loans to support affordable rental housing. there are approximately 14,000 section 515 and 514 properties across the country that are home
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to nearly 400,000 families. as was stated, which have an average income of $13,000, which my colleagues will recognize is well below the poverty line. although my congressional district is not considered rural, the state of missouri certainly is. and in many ways is symbolic of rural states and communities across this nation. and this bill will help them and many of the most vulnerable people who work in rural communities across america. as i stated at our hearing in april on this legislation, and at our markup in july, as chairman i fully intend to ensure that this subcommittee nages in the housing issues facing -- nages in the housing herb shoes face -- engages in the housing issues facing all
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americans. that's a good start. i look forward to my colleagues' support. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from missouri yields back the balance of his time of the the gentleman from guam reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized mr. stivers: thank you, mr. speaker. i have no more speakers and prepared to close and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves the balance of his time of the the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i, too, am prepared to close and reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam reserves the balance of his time of the the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: thank you, mr. speaker. again i rise in support of h.r. 3620. i want to commend congressman play klay for his incredible work on rural housing. as the congressman from a rural district, over 50% of my district is rural. this is going to help people all around the country. i want to thank congressman clay. we got a lot more work to do op rural housing, but this is a good start. i would urge adoption and yield the balance of my time back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio yields back the balance of his time of the the gentleman from guam is
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recognized. mr. san nicolas: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. i want to commend the gentleman from missouri, mr. clay for bringing this bill to the house. we are committed to helping address homelessness and this will go a long way to address that need. h.r. 3620 passed the committee by a vote of 57-0. i urge all my colleagues to join me in supporting this important piece of legislation. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3620, as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 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 pon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from guam seek recognition? mr. san nicolas: mr. speaker, morph the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 281, the ensuring diverse leadership act of 2019, as
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amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 281, a bill to amend the federal reserve act to require federal reserve banks to interview at least one individual reflective of gender diversity and one individual reflective of racial or ethnic diversity when appointing federal reserve bank presidents, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from guam, mr. san nicolas, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. stivers, each will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from guam. mr. san nicolas: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and tend their remarks on this legislation and to insert extraneous materials thereon. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. san nicolas: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i thank the chair. -h diverse subcommittee joyce beatty for this important piece of legislation and members on the other side of the aisle who also support this bill. for far too long the federal
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reserve system has been very homogeneous since 1913. this only partially changed when n 2017 rafael bostic was appointed as a black african-american and openly gay male to serve as bank president. only six women have served in a similar capacity despite america becoming more demographically diverse. to reflect this, h.r. 281 would require the federal reserve bank to interview at least one individual reflective of gender diversity, and one of racial or ethnic diversity when filling federal reserve bank vacancies. to consider this effort, the bill would the federal reserve to report an allly on the pool demographics. we must ensure the federal reserve system reflects growing diversity of our nation and gender, racially, and ethnically diverse candidates are receiving serious consideration for president vacancies at 12
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federal reserve banks. increasing diverse leadership representation will ensure more prospect tiffs are considered when making decisions about america's economic future. i thank chair beatty for push for this important bill. i ask my colleagues to join me. thank you, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: thank you, mr. speaker. as my friend from guam just explained, the federal reserve bank has had a very long history , 130 presidents of the regional federal reserve banks and it 2013, 100 913 to years for the first african-american president of one of those regional banks. additionally, only eight of the 12 regional banks have ever had
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a woman president. these demographics are not reflective of the people the federal reserve serves. the national football league had a similar track record when it came to head coaches in the past. in 2003, the league adopted the so-called rooney rule which required every team with a head coaching vacancy to interview at least one or more diverse candidates. in 2009, the rooney rule had expanded to include general managers' jobs and in 2016 the requirement was updated to require every team to interview at least one woman during the hiring process for executive positions. when the rooney rule went into effect, there were only two head coaches of color in the national football league. the following year there were three. and those numbers have continued to grow. last season there was a record eight coaches of color in the nfl. the highest number in league history. h.r. 281 does not create a quota or hiring mandate, it simply pledges opportunities for women and minorities as the rooney
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rule did for coaches of color in the nfl and for women in the executive ranks for the nfl. at four hearings this year, the financial services committee heard from numerous witnesses that the effort to increase diversity throughout the financial services sector relies on expanding the pool of candidates to include more women and minorities. we heard from witnesses how diverse perspectives among the firm's leadership lead to better decisionmaking and better outcomes. h.r. 281 applies these principles to the federal reserve banking system. the bill directs the federal reserve regional banks to interview at least one individual reflective of gender and racial or ethnic diversity when appointing a federal reserve president. the rooney rule has been adopted across the private sector and is considered an industry best practice for firms trying to increase diversity in their senior leadership. we have an opportunity now to expand that concept to the federal reserve bank.
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i'm proud to have been a co-sponsor of this bill with my friend and colleague chairwoman joyce beatty. i want to thank her as the chairwoman of the diversity inclusion subcommittee for bringing forward such a commonsense idea with a proven track record that's seen as a best practice across the industry. this legislation will diversify the applicant pool and increase opportunities nor women and minorities at the federal reserve bank. i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio riffs the balance of his time. the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. smiss: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield five minutes to the sponsor of this legislation, the chair of the subcommittee on diversity and inclusion, mrs. beatty. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. mrs. beatty: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you to our vice chair, congressman san nicolas, for your leadership and support. to my colleague, congressman steve stivers, thank you for thank you for
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your support. mr. speaker, i have the distint honor to chair the financial services committee's subcommittee on diversity and inclusion. and we have heard from numerous experts and read countless research reports that show more diverse executive teams are more likely to outperform their peers on probability, be more stable, and increase their market share. according to a study conducted by mckenzie and company entitled delivering through diversity, researchers have found that companies in the top 25% for gender and ethnic diversity on xecutive teams were 21% to 33% more likely to outperform on profitability. while companies in the bottom 25% for both gender and ethnic diversity were 29% less likely, mr. speaker, to achieve above average profitability.
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that is why it's so important we pass my bill, the ensuring diverse leadership act of 2019, or better referred to as h.r. 281, which would require at least one individual reflective of gender diversity and one individual reflective of racial or ethnic diversity to be interviewed for each federal reserve president vacancy. as you have heard, it is modeled after the national football league's rooney rule. which requires every team to interview at least one minority candidate in the hiring process for a new head coach. this bill this bill adopts that diversity initiative and applies it to the federal reserve. what i would like to call the now beatty rule. like the national football league prior to the implementation of the rule in 2003, the 12 federal reserve banks faced a diversity problem
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within the leadership in their institution. this would help move the needle. in the more than 100 years of existence, the 12 reserve banks nonwhite ad three presidents and seven female presidents. in 2009, the federal reserve ever had a nonwhite reserve bank president and it wasn't until the historic selection of my thend rafael bostonic to be federal reserve bank president in 2017, african-american president was appointed. eight of the 12 reserve banks have never had the distinction of having a female at the helm. that is why we need to adopt the beatty rule at the federal reserve and pass this very
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mportant bill. reserve bank presidents serve not only as the head of their financial institution but play an incredibly important role in our nation's economy. from serving on the federal open market economy, which determines the country's monetary policy and interest rates to regulating the banks in their region to getting cash into their banking system. federal reserve presidents should be more reflective of the public and this bill will ensure diverse leaders are in the room and at the tables when making decisions that will directly impact our economy and directly impaths our communities. i would like to end by thanking chairwoman waters and all of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle who have co-sponsored this legislation, including my good friend and colleague from ohio,
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mr. gonzalez, who spoke on behalf of this bill and helped to make this bill be bipartisan. lastly, i would like to thank jim rooney and the rooney family, whom i have had the opportunity to sit down with and discuss this legislation and his philosophy and his ideas. he is the son of the late van rooney. this is a very important initiative. i am pleased to have his support and bipartisan support on this bill. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to support this bill and i ask them to vote in the affirmative, yes, to pass the beatty rule. thank you, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from guam reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: i yield three minutes to the gentleman from
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ohio, mr. gonzalez who is the vice ranking member member on the subcommittee and knows the rule. mr. gonzalez: i rise in support of h.r. 281 ensuring diverse leadership act of 2019, the beatty rule. i want to thank my friend, mrs. beatty and chairwoman waters. my friend, mrs. beatty, has been a tremendous leader on the financial services subcommittee and pleasure getting to know her in my first term in congress and working with her. when i'm back in my district, those e that most -- working day-to-day in our community is the work on the diversity subcommittee.
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they all have stories on the different nirttives they have undertaken to expand diversity in the financial services community. like many of my colleagues, i'm concerned about the historic lack of diversity we have seen at the federal reserve. this is an important piece of legislation that will help rectify that. i consider myself a direct beneficiary of the rooney rule, rule. 's i was fortunate to play for two men who i consider to be the ost profound leaders, both are african-american, tony dungey and jim caldwell. it has worked. rom 1921 until 2003, the nfl had seven minority coaches. 1921 to 2007, seven. we have seen 18 up to the
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present. this is a step in the right direction and further the promotion of increased diversity by implementing the beatty rule for regional banks when interviewing for a new president. by providing the opportunity to be interviewed and showcase their individual tall especially, this legislation will open more doors for individuals from a diverse back grouped while still being based on merit. this is expanding opportunities and giving everybody a fair shot. i look forward to work with my colleagues on this important issue and i congratulate mrs. beatty for her work and i look forward to voting yes and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio yields back. the gentleman from ohio, mr. stivers resevere. the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio. mr. stivers: i will close, mr.
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speaker. h.r. 281 is just common sense. it's the best practice in the industry. it is shown that it will increase the diversity of outcomes or the diversity of the staff and we hope it will work for the federal reserve banks. the federal reserve bank's record needs to be improved on diversity and this is a great first step. nd i congratulate joyce beatty and representative gonzalez. and i urge the adoption and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio yields back. the gentleman from guam. mr. san nicolas: i yield myself the balance of my time. i want to thank representative beatty for bringing forward this legislation. i'm excited to read about the beatty rule and i'm excited to see a strong bipartisan support for something that is common sense. i ming my colleagues to join me
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in supporting this piece of legislation. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 281 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 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. for what purpose does the gentleman from guam seek recognition? mr. san nicolas: i move the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 241 the bank service company examination act as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 241, a bill to amend the bank service company act to provide improvements with respect to state banking agencies and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from guam, mr. san nicolas and the gentleman from ohio, mr. stivers, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from guam. mr. san nicolas: i ask unanimous
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consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and stepped their remarks on this legislation and to insert extraneous material. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. san nicolas: i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise in strong support of h.r. 241, the bank service company examination coordination act of 2019. i want to thank the gentleman from texas, representative williams, for his work on this bill which would promote better coordination between federal and state banking regulators as they oversee vendors that provide a wide range of services for banks. technology has disrupted every industry including banking and given the cybersecurity risks that come with that technology. in light of the capitalone data each provided by amazon whip service, a t.s.p. used by the bank and many other companies,
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it is important that congress ensure there is strong oversight over these third party companies that work with banks. the bank service company act authorizes federal regulateors to examine tsp's. similarly, many state banking regulateors are authorized to examine them under various state laws and they are responsible for ensuring that these third-party relationships do not pose undue risk to the state charter system which accounts for 80% of all banks in the united states. however, the bank service company act is silent regarding state bank regulateors which could hamper information sharing. while h.r. 241 would not give states any new authority but would recognize at the federal level the supervisory authority that many state regulateors already have under current state law and encourage federal regulateors to coordinate with
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them. state charter banks, it is important we consider ways to encourage innovation, coordination and consistency among state and federal regulateors in the oversight. furthermore in the 2017 annual report, the financial stability oversight council recommend that congress pass legislation to strengthen oversight of third party companies that work with banks to improve cybersecurity. to that end, last congress, democrats and republicans on the committee of fingerprint shal services voted unanimously 56-0 in support of this legislation. h.r. 241 will promote consistency and strengthen oversight of our banks and the technology companies they work with. i encourage members to support h.r. 241 and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: i rise in support
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of h.r. 241, the bank service company examination coordination act of 2019. this bill amends the bank service company act to enhance state and federal regulateors' ability to coordination examination and share with the technology developedors and partners. they are rightfully frustrated by the inability to share information as a result of the constraints resulting from the bank service company act specifically duplicative examination processes that are in no way uniform or collaborative. their inability to share and examine information between federal and state regulateors creates vullnerblingts. the commonsense changes reduce regulatory burdens for institutions that are struggling to comply with the current regulatory regime. h.r. 241 enhances the safety and soundness of our financial system by allowing regulateors
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to coordinate these activities. sharing information allows risks and weaknesses of individual institutions as well as the overall system to be revealed more effectively and allows state and federal agencies to more -- avoid duplicative examinations and strengthen commune cages and ensureing the appropriate level of oversight. to put it in perspective, the bank service company act was enacted in 1962. that is one year before zip codes were introduced and the first push-button telephone was made available to the america cap consumer. a lot has changed. the bill fails to take into consideration of technology and the implications for nearly half a century. the statute needs modernization. in 2017, the financial stability oversight council recommended congressional action to en
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courage better coordination as it relates to seeing financial institutions periodically as it relates to their relationship with third party and technology service providers. two years later that legislation would encourage coordination that would encourage coordination is still needed. i commend the gentleman from texas, mr. williams, for being the sponsor and champion of this issue and over several years as well as the gentleman from new york, mr. meeks, who has been a strong advocate for modernization. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 241. i resevere the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i yield one minute to the gentleman from new york, mr. meeks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. meeks: thank you, mr. chair. i rise today to speak in support of h.r. 241, the bank service
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company examination act. as chair of the house financial services subcommittee and consumer protection and financial institutions i am very focused on the appropriate oversight of our banking sector and effective coordination among our bank regulateors in overseeing the integrity of individual banks and the banking system as a whole. we learned in -- we learned that failure to properly coordinate and gaps in regulatory oversight allows systemic risks to meerge. in particular the enactment of this bill state and federal regulators will be directed to coordinate their work and monitoring technology solution providers and the use of such technology. this type of coordination is key to giving consumers and the average americans faith in the stability of the banking system,
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security of the enclosing solutions used in banking, and will streamline regulatory oversight without cutting corners. i'm pleased to join with my colleague, mr. williams, who's been a strong advocate of making sure that we have this kind of transparency and working together and urge all of my colleagues to vote aye on h.r. 241. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i reserve the balance of my time, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio. mr. stivers: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield as much time as he may consume to the gentleman from texas who is a great entrepreneur, great businessman, and a supporter of the free market system, mr. roger williams. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. williams: thank you gentleman -- i thank the gentleman for yielding. i'm proud to support h.r. 241, the bank service company examination court madeation that enables state regulators to
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better coordinate their activities. it allows sharing of supervisey information, between state and federal regulators. banks used t.s.p.'s in their day fo day operations for a variety of activities such as processing payments, taking deposits, or assisting with sishe security efforts. as banks are adapting to a more interconnected world, partnerships between financial institutions, t.s.p.'s, are not only common but they are necessary. state and federal regulators each have the ability to exam technology vend for safety and sound nevments but you current law prevents them from sharing the results of their examination as problem that h.r. 241 corrects. h.r. 241 helps to harmonize the oversight processes without adding risk to their financial system. sharing the results of regulatory examination results between agencies can reveal the weaknesses of an individual institution, as well as larger banking system as a whole. the financial stability oversight council, which is
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charged with identifying risks in the u.s. financial system, recommended in their 2017 annual report, to enhance coordination between state and federal regulators. specifically the report called on congress to pass legislation that encourages coordination among the federal and state regulators in the oversight of third party service providers. the result would be reducing potentially conflicting and duplicative regulatory oversight while also promoting more consistent cyber security standards. sharing the results of these exams allows for agencies to more efficiently use their limited resources while ensuring private companies are not subject to an avoidable duplicative review. i want to thank chairman waters, ranking member mchenry, and especially my friend on the other side of the aisle, congressman meeks, and all the staff for their dill gebt work. aim proud the bipartisan effort in the 115th and 116th congress that allowed for the passage of
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h.r. 241 today. i urge all my colleagues to support this legislation. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio reserves. mr. stivers: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: i'm prepared to close. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio. mr. stivers: thank you, mr. speaker. h.r. 241 will help reduce duplicative examinations, better coordinate the exams that state and federal agencies give to our financial system to better identify vulnerabilities of individual institutions and the overall system. it's a bipartisan act that will do great things for our financial services system. i would urge its adoption and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from guam. mr. san nicolas: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. better coordination between federal and state banking regulators will make oversight of third party vendors and company that provide a wide range of service force banks
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more efftive. h.r. 241 helps accomplish that. i want again thank the gentleman from texas, mr. williams, for introducing this bill. as well as mr. meeks from new york for hi advocacy. i urge all my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 241. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 241, as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 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 pon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from guam seek recognition? mr. san nicolas: mr. speaker, i move the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 1690, the c.o. alert act, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 1690, a bill to
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require carbon monoxide alarms or detectors in certain federally assisted housing, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from guam, mr. san nicolas, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. stivers, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from guam. mr. san nicolas: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and on this ir remarks legislation and to insert extraneous material thereon. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. san nicolas: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: senate is recognized. mr. san nicolas i rise in strong support of h.r. 1690, the c.o. alert act of 2019, which would prevent needless carbon monoxide deaths from happening in federally assisted housing. known as a silent killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas proud by common fuel burning products and appliances such as cars, heating systems, boilers, and
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generators. high levels of carbon monoxide can cause serious illness and worse cases, death. carbon monoxide poisoning is as risky to health and safety as a fire. while smoke detectors are in all housing units, including public and assisted housing units, carbon monoxide detectors are not. only some states and localities currently require them. they are not otherwise required in federally assisted housing such as public housing or private market units inhabited by section 8 housing choice voucher households. therefore, public and assisted housing residents are at risk of this silent killer. according to media reports there have been 13 carbon monoxide deaths in public housing since 2003. four have occurred in 2019 alone. in april of this year, h.u.d.'s office of public and indian housing sent a notice to public housing authorities and private owners of h.u.d. subsidized housing to encourage them to
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install and maintain carbon monoxide detectors. unfortunately, in the absence of funding and clear statutory requirements, public housing authorities and property owners will struggle to afford the costs of these devices. h.r. 169 o will provide just over $300 million over a three-year period to support the installation and maintenance of carbon monoxide detectors and alarms in public and assisted housing, including units in rural areas. no family shall have to learn their loved one's died because congress did not invest in a simple and cost-effective solution that would prevented this tragedy from happening in the first place. i wanted to thank the gentleman from illinois, mr. garcia, for introducing this lifesaving legislation. i urge my colleagues to support this bill. thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from ohio is recognized. mr. stivers: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. stivers: i rise in support
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h.r. 1690, the carbon monoxide act of 2019 by the gentleman from illinois, mr. garcia. carbon monoxide is a colorless, odorless goes elited from household items like stombs, furps in as, fireplace that can cause sudden illness or death when they are inhaled. -- c.d.c. for disease reports that each year more than 400 americans die from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning and more than 4,000 people are hospitalized. the good news is that carbon monoxide poisoning is easily detectable and preventable through the installation of relatively inexpensive battery operated carbon monoxide detectors. unlike fire alarms, federal law doesn't currently required federally assisted housing properties to have carbon monoxide detectors. h.r. 1690 would address that by requiring the properties in
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section 8 public housing and section 202 for elderly folks and section 811 for disabled people have at least one carbon monoxide detector per floor installed. this bill builds on the proactive work of h.u.d. second ben carson in april secretary carson issued a notice to all properties in the programs encouraging them to do just that and followed up a release of $5 million in 23u7bding for the installation of these detectors in public housing. i commend secretary carson for taking that action and issuing that guidance. i also want to thank representative garcia for this legislation. i want to thank senator scott for his work on similar legislation in the united states senate. this is a bill that will save lives and will help make us all safer. i want to commend representative garcia for his great work on this.
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i would urge its adoption and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from guam. mr. san nicolas: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield five minutes to the sponsor of the legislation and an active member of the financial services committee, mr. garcia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. garcia: thank you, mr. speaker. i move to suspend the rules and ass h.r. 1690, as amended. mr. speaker, i rise today in support of a practical bill that will assure healthy, safe housing. h.r. 1690, the safe housing for families act now named the carbon monoxide alerts act, or co-2 alerts act, would require the installation of carbon monoxide detectors in all federally assisted public housing to prevent needless deaths. the legislation i introduced with my colleague, joe
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cunningham of south carolina, passed out of the financial services committee unanimously and bipartisan action in the senate is well under way. secretary carson anti-department of housing and urban development, testified in support of our efforts to put an end to carbon monoxide deaths in public housing. llow me to share a story about gwendolynne who was a resident of a housing unit in wayne, michigan. they moved to their community to be somewhere quiet and safe but the fact that h.u.d. doesn't require carbon monoxide detectors an its facilities put them in grave danger. a cold february day this year ashley, their daughter, pulled up to the hickory hollow with her three kids. she expected to find her parents waiting for a routine family dinner. when when her parents didn't
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return her calls or answer the door, she knew that something was wrong and called the police. ashley's mother had died of carbon monoxide poisoning. when the medical examiner arrived, ashley knew it was time to leave. i didn't want to see them bring my mother's body out in a body bag, she said. and i didn't want my children to see that, either. anthony fleming, ashley's father, was found unconscious and was taken to a hospital. he never regained consciousness. these deaths and many others were preventable. since 2003, 13 people have died from carbon monoxide poisoning in federally subsidized housing. in fact, the centers for disease control report that 50,000 individuals per year are sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning and over 400 die per year. it is unconscionable that the
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very people our government seeks to provide shelter for are dying in their homes. all it takes is a detector. just like smoke detectors, we already require in every building. secretary carson himself said it himself and i quote, a simple, inexpensive, widely available device can be the difference between life and death of the give the unevenness of state and local law, we intend to make certain that carbon monoxide detectors are required in all of our housing programs just as we require smoke detectors. no matter where our h.u.d. assisted families live. in april h.u.d. proposed a rule to require carbon monoxide detectors on its housing units. in may, h.u.d. announced $5 million to install detectors. we know, however, that the rule making process can drag on for
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months. already almost 25 states already require carbon monoxide monitors in homes and it was second carson that suggested that the patchwork of state laws be aligned around the principle of expanding public safety protections. testifying before the financial services committee in may, secretary carson said that he was 100% in favor of resolving this issue and said, quote, as quickly as we can get it done, it's going to get done. end of quote. the quickest possible solution is for the house to pass the bill before us today. secretary carson's staff at h.u.d. have been engaged in working with congress to expedite the rule making process and make sure that protections are put in place before the cold winter months arrive. . this bill has spurred legislative action in the senate, and the bipartisan
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efforts moving through the banking committee are now bill.d in this let's pass this lifesaving in slation and help those federally assisted housing. i'd like to thank the staff of financial services committee, the department of housing and urban development, senate, those who have worked to ensure that our preventwill effectively needless deaths as quickly as possible. especially like to hank senator kamla harris for working with me and to senators menendez and scott for helping technical changes to improve the bill. max o want to thank chair even -- maxine waters, patrick and mr. stivers of ohio, and members of their staff for all their work on this bill, unanimous support from the financial services
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committee. housing, help health and how many security groups support this legislation. the speaker pro tempore: the expired.'s time has mr. san nicolas: i yield five the gentleman. the speaker pro tempore: -- the recognized.s gast gast the national ssociation of realtors, the american public health association, the national housing law project, the trust, the sing public housing authorities association, the council of large public housing authorities, the latin united housing association. innovations, the ecurities industries legislation. colleagues, let's seize the rare opportunity to advance straightforward lifesaving that's already won bipartisan support in this house. in our housing acilities with a simple,
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inexpensive solution is not a partisan issue. what our ly constituents sent us here to do, work together to find solutions the american people. i urge you to support h.r. 1690, the c.o. alerts act, and i yield to the balance of my time the gentleman from guam, mr. san nicolas. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam reserves. receive a ill message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the president of the united states. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam speaker. mr. speaker.: the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i am directed by the president of the united states to deliver to the house in epresentatives a message writing. the speaker pro tempore: the ohio is from recognized. r. stivers: thank you, mr. speaker. i am prepared to close, and i
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reserve the balance of my time. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman reserves. mr. san nicolas: thank you, mr. speaker. too, am prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from ohio. mr. san nicolas: thank you, mr. speaker. again, i rise in support of h.r. 1690, the c.o. alerts act. i want to thank my colleague from illinois, mr. garcia. to recognize senator tim scott from south carolina, senate sponsor of the bill, and we want to help law.this into i rise in support. i urge all my colleagues to this great legislation from mr. garcia and senator scott, and i yield back the time.ce of my the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from guam is recognized. mr. san nicolas: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i consume. i just wanted to extend a sincere thanks to representative this lifesaving legislation. you know, to be able to introduce that's going to save immediately, but over the generations that we're going to continue to provide is
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found.ng very, very prow it's an honor to be able to serve with them. it's an honor to see so much ipartisan support for this legislation as well as both houses of our congress. so i humbly ask my colleagues to in se join all of us supporting this legislation. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the house n is will the suspend the rules and pass the 1690, as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 aving responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the .able the chair lays before the house a message. clerk: to the congress of 202-dited states, section
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of the national emergency act, provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless within the anniversary date of its declaration the resident publishes in the federal region and transmits -- egister and transmits to congress that the emergency continues beyond the anniversary date. provision,ce to this i have sent to the register the enclosed status noting the ational emergency with respect to the threat of foreign interference in or undermining public confidence in united elections declared in executive order 138-48 of 2018, is to continue in effect beyond 2019.ber 12, although there has been no evidence of a foreign power vote ng the outcomes or tabulation in any united states lection, foreign powers have historically sought to exploit america's free and open
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political system. years, the proliferation of digital devices nd internet-based communications has created significant vulnerabilities and agnified the scope and intensity of the threat of foreign interference. he ability of persons located in whole or in substantial part outside the united states to undermine public confidence in the united states elections, including through the assessing of election and campaign covert ucture or the distribution of propaganda and disinformation continues to pose extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the united states. determined have that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared executive order 13848 for undermining public confidence in elections.es signed, donald john trump, the white house, september 10, 2019.
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the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committees on he judiciary, foreign affairs, house administration, and the permane permanent select committee on intelligence and ordered printed. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess, the chair declares
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