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being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3691. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 158, h.r. 3691, a bill to require the t.s.a. to develop a plan to ensure that t.s.a. material disseminated in major airports can be better understood by more people accessing such airports, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. correa, and the gentleman from tennessee, mr. green, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. correa. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and and to heir remarks include extraneous material on this measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. correa: thank you, mr.
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speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, speaker. i rise today in strong support of h.r. 3691, the translate act. throughout my travels i get the opportunity to witness and meet families and visitors from numerous countries, cultures, and backgrounds traveling throughout our nation's airports. these families share many of the same experiences we all share when traveling using an airplane. they want to board their flights on time and land safely at their destination without on due delay or confusion. sadly signs and other communications throughout our u.s. airports are not meeting the needs of all travelers. many nonenglish speakers, innational travelers, and people with vision or hearing impayments experience challenges during their travels because the current signage is not accessible to them. according to the u.s. census,
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over 65 million individuals living in the u.s. over the age of 5 speak english not well or not at all. no one should have to worry about missing a flight because they don't speak english or have impaired vision or hearing. this bill addresses this issue by requiring t.s.a. to make signage video, audio, and other online content more acceptible to travelers at major airports who do not speak english at their primary language. this bill will make t.s.a. operations more efficient by helping to prevent miscommunication between t.s.a. officers and travelers. furthermore, this bill helps ensure that we maintain the standard of inclusiveity at our airports for residents and visitors alike. with that i urge my house
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colleagues to support this legislation and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee, mr. green, is recognized. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. i rise today in support of house resolution 3691, the translate act. t.s.a. has been important mission to protect air travel and is responsible for the security of nearly 440 federalized airports. across these airports t.s.a. screens more than two million passengers a day. to accomplish this mission, t.s.a. relies on materials like signs, websites, and videos to communicate screening information to passengers and airport employees prior to their arrival at t.s.a. checkpoints. h.r. 3691 requires t.s.a. to develop an implement a plan to identify languages other than english that are primary languages of travelers at major airports and determine steps to improve communication in those languages at those same airports. also included in the plan will
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be steps for t.s.a. to improve communication with individuals that are hearing and vision impaired or may experience other barriers to understanding t.s.a.'s communication. i commend representative titus for her work, supporting t.s.a.'s mission to secure travel. i urge support of the bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the the gentlewoman from the good state of neverauskas, ms. titus. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentlewoman from neverauskas is recognized for two minutes. ms. titus: thank you. thank you for yielding. thank the member across the aisle for his bipartisan support. i'm proud to represent las vegas. that's the entertainment capital of the world. last year almost 50 million people passed through the gates of mccarron international airport in my congressional district. they were tourists, business travelers, and friends and family of my ethnically diverse
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constituents. they were many of them from international airports of destination, they came from all parts of the world, and they didn't speak english. yet much of what t.s.a. communicates to travelers and transportation workers is through, announcements, and videos that are all in english. let's be clear, as you have heard the speakers before me say, you shouldn't have to worry about missing a plane in an airport in the united states just because you don't speak english. that's why i'm excited the house is passing the translate act which i introduced to make sure that t.s.a. goes the extra mile in las vegas and airports all across the country to communicate with the traveler public. -- traveling public. it's a basic curtcy. i know we all appreciate seeing signs in english when we are traveling abroad, so there is no reason we shouldn't make u.s. airports' welcoming as possible to those who don't speak english
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or who may be visually impaired. i thank my colleagues for supporting this bill. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from neverauskas yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: mr. speaker, i have no speakers for this. i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. i am en: mr. speaker, fully in support of this bill. again i want to just give accolades to the gentlewoman who put it together and recognize that this is fantastic and we need to get it done. i yield. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california, more correa, is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. h.r. 3691 will make traveling easier for millions of airline passengers traveling throughout the united states whose primary language is not english. by creating signage that meets the needs of all travelers, this
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bill will improve the travel experience for many. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 3691, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3691. 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 california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3675. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 149, h.r. 3675, a bill to require a review of department of homeland security trusted traveler programs, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore:
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pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. correa, and the gentleman from tennessee, mr. green, will control 20 minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. correa. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and and to heir remarks include extraneous material on this measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 3675, the trusted traveler reconsideration and restoration act of 2019. millions of people have applied for a variety of d.h.s. trusted traveler programs such as t.s.a.'s precheck program and c.p.b.'s global entry, and fast programs. once approved, enrollment in these programs allows travelers to go through expedited
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screening while allowing d.h.s. officers to focus on higher risk travelers. while i commend d.h.s. for taking steps to focus on high-risk travelers, i'm troubled by examples of travelers who meet all the security requirements for enrollment but are unable to enroll. misidentification, or misinformation impairs d.h.s.'s ability to appropriately make determinations on eligibility and limits the public's willingness to participate in these programs. this bill seeks to strengthen the d.h.s. trusted traveler program by requiring the g.a.o. to conduct a study of them. specifically, the bill requires g.a.o. to evaluate the identity matching process, as well as the redress process for individuals who believe they have been wrongly disqualified for these
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programs. such a review will help ensure that trusted traveler programs are working more efficiently and that individuals seeking to participate are subject to consistent processes that ensure fair treatment for all. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise today in support of h.r. 3675, the trusted traveler reconsideration and restoration act of 2019. this bill, sponsored by my colleague, representative john katko, seeks to ensure the rights of travelers who erroneously have had their trusted traveler status revoked. i thank him for his leadership on this bipartisan bill and chairman thompson and ranking member rogers' commitment to bringing this bill to the floor today. i urge all of my colleagues to support the bill.
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and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i also want to thank mr. katko and his leadership of this measure. i have no more speakers and i'm prepared to close after the gentleman from tennessee closes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: at this time i yield -- five minutes, mr. speaker, five minutes to the gentleman from new york, mr. katko. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for five minutes. mr. katko: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in strong support of my bill, h.r. 3675, the trusted traveler reconsideration and restoration act of 2019. this bipartisan legislation seeks to improve the process of having one's trusted traveler status reinstated. after it may have been revoked in error. every day the department of homeland security's trusted traveler programs keep the traveling public moving freely and securely.
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trusted traveler programs like precheck, global entry, nexus, and sentry, facilitate growing passenger volumes at airports and ports of entry while also making screening risk-based. unfortunately, however, so many travelers have suffered from instances of miscommunication or misidentification causing them to lose their trusted traveler status. unlike the department's redress program for individuals who are originally denied enrollment in these programs, the process of restoration when someone's trusted travelers status has been erroneously evoked is much less clear. the traveling public should not be subjected to a litany of bureaucratic hurdles and lengthy procedures at multiple different agencies when seeking help having their trusted traveler status reinstated. h.r. 3675 helps alleviate this burden by implementing a top to bottom audit of the department's existing data and processes by
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the g.a.o. -- general accounting office. it is my intention that this review will yield recommendations for homeland security to improve how travelers engage with the government on these issues and break down communication barriers between federal, state, and local agencies. importantly, my legislation also directs the secretary of homeland security to provide commensurate re-enrowsment time to those individuals found to have had their trusted traveler status revoked in error. i want to thank my bill's bipartisan co-sponsors, including my friends mitts watson coleman, miss slot skin. i thank the chairman of the full committee, mr. thompson, and ranking member rogers for bringing this bill to the floor today. i urge all my colleagues to support this legislation and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york yields the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i have no more speakers and i'm
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prepared to close after the gentleman from tennessee closes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves the balance of the time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. i reaffirm my support for the bill. i have no further speakers and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. our citizens expect a d.h.s.'s trusted traveler programs are operated in a consistent manner and that d.h.s. properly identifies those individuals that are low risk travelers. this bill will provide insight into d.h.s.'s identity matching process and ensure that individuals seeking to participate are subject to consistent processes that ensure fair treatment. we also want d.h.s. to focus its time and resources on individuals that are high risk. this bill will ensure that the programs that d.h.s. uses to vet individuals are executed
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effectively. i want to thank the gentleman from new york, mr. katko, for interdutiesing this bill -- introducing this bill. i urge its passage. with that i yield back the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. embers, the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3675. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the 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 california seek recognition? speaker, i move. that the house suspend the rules 3694.ss h.r. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar 3694, a50, h.r.
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number 150, h.r. 3694, a number 150, h.r. 3694, a bill women and families with young children at passenger screening administration to implement training for frontline administration personnel egarding the screening of points and for ck other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. correa, and the gentleman from ennessee, mr. green, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on this measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. you, mr. a: thank speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the honorable gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. rise today in support of h.r. fly the helping families act. traveling through the airport time -- stressful stressful time for many of our women and pregnant families with young children find more difficulty while especially during the
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screening process. t.s.a.'s current screening improved to st be ensure that these families are easier d and have an experience flying through america's airports. the bill will improve screening process for pregnant women and their families by security personnel to undergo training specific to the needs of these specific travelers. dditionally, this legislation requires t.s.a. to increase awareness of security procedures utilizing nes by various forms of communication informed of the different options they may have process.e screening this includes providing assengers support specialists upon request for women and opt out and adequately of options to allow passengers to undergo alternative screening procedures.
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in short, this bill helps to improve t.s.a. operations and millions of pregnant women and young families who ravel throughout our nation's airports. i urge this house -- my house say -- to i should support this legislation, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of the time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. reen: thank you, speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise today in strong support 3694, the helping families fly act, sponsored by from end and colleague arizona, representative lesko. h.r. 3694 requires t.s.a. to a number of reforms aimed at improving the travel experience for pregnant women and families with young children, including specific assistance by t.s.a. officers at the checkpoint and new training officers. lesko's bill willko's bill will ensure that t.s.a. works closely
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with transportation stakeholders to make pregnant travelers and families aware of screening rocedures and options for assistance. this good government bill recognizes that t.s.a. is the face of en as the department of homeland security, screening more than two million passengers a day. as such, it's inservent upon the to -- incumbent upon the help to ensure they will preying a number women -- pregnant women and families with children. i ask my colleagues to support the bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the the balance erves of his time. the gentleman from california, mr. correa, is recognized. mr. correa: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers. prepared to close after the gentleman from tennessee closes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. tennessee is from recognized. you, mr.n: again, thank speaker. t this time i yield five minutes to the gentlelady from arizona, mrs. lesko. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from arizona is minutes.ed for five mrs. lesko: i thank the gentleman from tennessee for yielding me the time. in speaker, i rise today strong support of my bipartisan
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3694, the , h.r. helping families fly act. strongly that t.s.a. passenger screening checkpoints family -- a family-friendly environment. be stressfullready places for the traveling public, be that stress can xacerbated by those that are pregnant or those with young children. appropriately lp ravel -- address travel concerns with screening and opt out procedures. seeks tolly, h.r. 3694 improve the passenger screening process by increasing the frontline t.s.a. ersonnel and passenger support specialists for pregnant women
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nd families with young children. moreover, my legislation communicate a. to across its various media latforms and in partnership with transportation stakeholders any improvements, procedures, service relevant to pregnant family and -- pregnant families with young children. astly, h.r. 3694 will examine whether certain checkpoints may ccommodate dedicated family-friendly screening lanes. hich will improve the experience for traveling families while also improving across all n checkpoint lanes. as the ranking member of the transportation and subcommittee, ity as well as a mother and grandmother, i believe that we be holding t.s.a.
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accountable in how they interact with the traveling public and facilitate the efficient and effective screening of who are pregnant and traveling with young families. thank the e to chairman of the transportation and maritime security representative correa, for his bipartisan legislation.is we don't always have a lot of that here, so i'm very thankful agree on re able to this bill. dditionally, i want to thank chairman thompson and ranking member rogers for their work to ring this bill to the floor today and to all the bill's co-sponsors. to ge all of my colleagues support this legislation to ravel -- to make travel more friendly, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the yields man from arizona back the balance of her time. the gentleman from tennessee reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized.
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mr. correa: mr. speaker, i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. green: mr. speaker, i have bill ther speakers on the and renew my support for the yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. r. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. h.r. 3694 -- excuse me -- h.r. improve the traveling experience for pregnant women and young families traveling nation's our airports. by improving the awareness and skills of our security personnel and providing more resources and support for our families, we our help ensure that nation's airports provide a safe, fair, and efficient for all. experience i urge my colleagues to support 3694, and i thank the gentlelady from arizona for her legislation s good
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and i yield back the balance of my time. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the question is, members, will suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3694. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the rules are the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules 3722.ss h.r. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of bill. the clerk: union calendar number 152, h.r. 3722, a bill to homeland security act of 2002 to authorize a joint ask force to enhance integration of the department of homeland security's border security operations to detect, and prevent srupt,
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narcotics such as fentanyl and opioids, from c entering the united states, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the mr. eman from california, correa, and the gentleman from tennessee, mr. green, each will minutes.0 the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. r. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and and to heir remarks include extraneous materials on this measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. you, mr. a: thank speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. orrea: thank you, speaker. every day in communities across his country synthetic opioids kill americans in shocking numbers. will take a step forward by addressing this epidemic which is one of the severe, ever -- severe ever our country. the opioid crisis, already
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having claimed hundreds of thousands of american lives over the past two decades, has evolved into a new and more phase.us the first periods of the crisis ere characterized of the overuse of prescription opioids and heroin. devastating as these stages were, the current phase is even more deadly still. entanyl and other synthetic opioids are coming into our country from laboratories in mexico and are wreaking havoc in our ommunities across the entire country. these extremely potential hemicals frequently cross our borders through legal channels such as international mail sometimes in small packages and are difficult interdict.r this bill now before us aims to challenge.t of this force to combat
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sponsoredfficking act through rep jim langevin passed 115th congress before stalling in the senate. congress, the bill, once again, passed out of homeland ecurity committee with unanimous consent. the core of this bill will require the department of to stand up a ty joint task force dedicated to opioids g synthetic from reaching our borders. he joint task force model allows d.h.s. to ensure that the strength and capabilities of its components are all effect.d to maximum steps such as improved screening targeting ofreater suspicious senders, and better information sharing processes law all aid our enforcement agencies in halting the ongoing flow of synthetic our borders.s
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nlike the existing authority governing d.h.s. joint task force, this bill will allow sector nd the private the opportunity to collaborate on this challenge. private sector partners also have strength and capabilities joint n greatly enhance efforts to prevent legitimate commercial activities from being the bad actors. he crisis at hand requires innovative solutions and the greater focus on increased between d.h.s., its components, and the private all could gors and a long way in addressing a major drive of this crisis. that, i urge my house colleagues to support this legislation and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. h.r. today in support of
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722, the opioid app dimmic -- epidemic continues to devastate communities across this country. pproximately 115 americans die every single day from an opioid overdose. opioid abuse doesn't discriminate. touches people from every race group, gender, background, status.c some americans become addicted after taking doctor prescribed an injury or surgery illicithers try them in forms and become dependent. we see illicit drugs being laced with fentanyl which is 100 times more powerful than morphine. accidentalleading to overdose. we've seen estimates concluding that more than two million of fellow americans are addicted to opioids, and as a livesian, i have seen the devastated, families disrupted, destroyed as the addict's behavior drives them to horrific acts.
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as we work to confront this pidemic, we must prevent overprescription, stop the illicit flow into the united tates, and treat those americans who've become addicted. this bill would authorize a oint task force within the department of homeland security to organize opioid interdiction fforts across multiple components in an unity campaign. multifaceted e a approach to tackling the issue. most illicit opioids are produced in china and smuggled by mail while vulnerabilities in the postal system are exploited. .s. customs and border protection are seeing it coming rom mexico through cargo entering through u.s. ports. the task force is effective information sters sharing and exchange between all relevant stakeholders to combat epidemic. while there are no quick or easy epidemic, h.r.his 3722 is a step in the right
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direction. i support this bill and i colleagues to do the same. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. . mr. correa: i yield five minutes to the gentleman from rhode island, mr. langevin. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from rhode island is recognized for five minutes. mr. langevin: i thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker, i rise in support of h.r. 3722, the joint task force to combat opioid trafficking act of 2019. mr. speaker, we are in the midst of a public health emergency that is devastating communities across the country, including my home state of rhode island. no matter the race, gends, race, or religion, americans are suffering from the opioid overdose epidemic. in 2017 approximately 47,600 fatalities were attributed to opioid overdose. fentanyl is exacerbating the problem.
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this powerful synthetic opioid, 25 to 50 times strorninge than heroin, at 50 to 100 times more powerful than morphine caused more than 15 times more death in 2017 than in 2009. the majorities are seize the at ports of entry. in fact southern border accounts for at least 75% of all opioids collected. i'm pleased to offer a solution with my colleagues, mr. king of new york, mr. rose, and mr. mccaul that will strengthen the department of homeland security's fight against trug -- against the drug crisis. this bill authorizes the secretary of homeland security to establish a task force to enhance the internal integration of the department's border security operations to detect, interdict, disrupt, and prevent narcotics, including fentanyl from entering the united states in the first place. secretary johnson was the first to use the joint task force
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model to achieve bert unity of effort across the department's components. all of d.h.s.'s many agencies from customs and border protection to the united states coast guard have an born role to play when it comes to combating opioid trafficking. if the homeland security investigations is looking into fentanyl distribution ring, for example in omaha, they need to coordinate efforts with customs officers in el paso so that packages en route to nebraska are properly interdicted. the j.t.f. model is intended to ensure this coordination is baked into the culture at d.h.s. so that cases don't slip through the cracks. so congress recognized the value of secretary johnson's pilot j.t.s. when we formally authorized them in 2016. as new challenges confront the department, we must make use of this organizational structure in innovative ways to maintain the
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synergies that drove the creation of d.h.s. in the first place. stopping proliferation of fentanyl is particularly well suited to this approach. unlike many -- like many more traditional, fentanyl is often shipped directly to dealers from overseas. fentanyl's extremely high potency allows these shipments to be small enough to go undetected unless carefully scrutized. that's why it's essential that the joint task force on opioids collaborate with private sector organizations and any other federal, state, local, tribal, territorial, or international entity to increase operational effectiveness, coordination, and information sharing. we need to work with partners, especially the united states postal service, and private parcel delivery services like u.p.s. and fedex to ensure suspicious packages are inspected. having a single task force coordinated department's efforts make it much easier for other organizations to know whom to
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call. . so this crisis gripping our nation is obviously very complex. we cannot succeed in stemming the opioid epidemic unless the federal government recognizes the opportunity to integrate and collaborate not only across agencies but also with our private sector partners. so like every bill that makes its way to the floor, this legislation's a result of a corroborative effort. i have to begin by thanking former senator claire mccaskill who has been a true champion in driving policy to address the opioid crisis and who first proposed the j.t.f. model. i must also thank my good friend, long time colleague on the committee and co-sponsor, congressman peter king, who has helped ensure this effort is a bipartisan one, as well as mr. mccaul, who helped get this bill to the last congress. and mr. rose who has been a real
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champion in helping to combat the opioid crisis. who has had an immediate impact fighting opioid since he came to congress earlier this year. i'm grateful also to chairman thompson for his continued leadership on using all the powers of d.h.s. to combat this epidemic. like anything we do, nothing would have been possible without tireless staff work, particularly that of rose lynn -- rosalyn and alex he with the committee and also my legislative director and also allissa, a former staffer in my office. as i said before, the opioid epidemic is increasingly complex with a number of factors driving the tragic increases in overdose. mr. correa: i yield an additional 30 seconds. mr. langevin: i thank the gentleman. as i said before the opioid epidemic is increasingly complex with a number of factors driving the tragic increases in
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overdose. there is no silver bullet. rather we need a whole society approach. this bill will bring that unity of effort to the department of homeland security so that it can be a more effective partner in turning the tide against opioid abuse. i hope all of my colleagues would join me in supporting the creation of a joint task force opioid and support this bill. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. i have no speakers for the bill. renew my support and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. our country faces a severe and ongoing crisis with newly developed synthetic opioids causing tremendous suffering to our families, individuals, and entire communities throughout the country. the corroboration between private companies and the
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government that will be possible through this legislation will prove to be a crucial component and the task of stopping the flow of fentanyl across our borders. h.r. 3722 is bipartisan, and a targeted solution to address this most urgent need. i encourage my colleagues to support this bill and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules, pass the bill h.r. 3722. 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 -- mr. correa: mr. speaker, i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. 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, the yeas and nays are ordered.
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pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, i move that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3246. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 145, h.r. 3246, a bill to require g.a.o. review of certainty t.s.a. screening protocols, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. correa, the gentleman from tennessee, mr. green, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and and to heir remarks include extraneous materials on this measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman is recognized. mr. correa: thanks you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 3246, the traveling parent screening consistency act. the stress of traveling through our airport checkpoints is very familiar to all of us. this experience can be especially burdensome on parents traveling with children. and too often these families aren't given clear direction and how to ensure that they meet t.s.a. guidelines while bringing baby supplies and nursing products through the screening process. parents across the country are often left confused and inconvenienced as they encounter different interpretations of t.s.a.'s policies at different airports. in some cases parents have discarded expensive baby formula and other items after being instructed that such items cannot be brought through security when they are allowed
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under t.s.a.policy. p.s.a. must do better for these families by create -- t.s.a. must do better for these families by creating policies and clearly communicating them to ensure parents are able to properly care for their children while traveling. h.r. 3246 provides more certainty and protections to parents traveling with baby supplies such as breast milk and formula. this bill will help improve traveling experiences for families while enforcing security standards for everyone traveling throughout our nation's airports. i urge my house colleagues to support this legislation and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise today in support of h.r. 3246, the traveling patients screening consistency act of 2019 introduced by
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representative taylor. as many of us can attest the life of a parent with young or infant children can be quite stressful. particularly while traveling. screening by the transportation security administration at airports can make this more stressful with inconsistent screening requirements for the essentials like formula, breast milk, deionized water, and juice. this bill seeks to address any potential inconsistencies by requiring the general accounting office to conduct and review to determine if t.s.a. needs to update or revise its protocols for screening and information sharing. in addition to this determination, the g.a.o. will also assess how passengers' complaints are monitored for trends and will include recommendations for how t.s.a. can improve its practices for screening these items. i would like to recommend -- i like to commend representative taylor, his work on this legislation that addresses an issue brought to him by one of his constituents and is likely experienced by
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many new parents. h.r. 3246 would be a tremendous benefit to passenger experience for new families and i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. no more speaker. i have no more speakers and prepared to close after the gentleman from tennessee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. correa: at this time i yield five minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. taylor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. taylor: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of my legislation h.r. 3246, the traveling parents screening consistency act. as a new member of congress i endeavor to listen to my constituents. as a new member i have actually had over 300 individual meetings with my constituents the last eight months. i have had 24 coffees with your congressman. one of my constituents, a mother from fair view, texas, took advantage of this coffee with your congressman opportunity even told me about her problems she was having with t.s.a. as a
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new mother trying to get her breast milk through to feed her children. in this i realized was a problem not just for her but many mothers across my district and many mothers across? entire country. i heard story after story as i worked on this piece of legislation telling about how the t.s.a. is not consistent with how they are applying their rules. this bill seeks to create clear, consistent rules that parents can understand as they travel our nation's airports. this is important legislation to help streamline that very important process to both keep us safe and make it easy to travel. i want to thank very much my colleague from across the aisle, congresswoman rice. i appreciate the leadership of our chairman, chairman thompson, ranking member rogers, and also want to thank senator mcsally for carrying this piece of legislation in the other chamber. i look forward to hopefully passing this today. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 3246. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas yields back the balance of his time.
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the gentleman from tennessee reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california voifs. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. green: i have no further speakers on the bill. i renew my support, recommending my colleagues support this bill. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. correa, is recognized. r. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. h.r. 2467 aims to ensure consistent eive information regarding the screening process for baby products.nd nursing this bill will enable parents to properly prepare the supplies care for their children when traveling while security assenger through the screening process. taylor for this fine piece of legislation, and i urge my colleagues to support this i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields
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back the balance of his time. question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the 3246..r. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the 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 california seek recognition? mr. correa: mr. speaker, i move house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3526. the speaker pro tempore: the of k will report the title the bill. the clerk: union calendar a bill to, h.r. 3526, authorize certain counterterrorism network of the customs and border protection and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california, mr. correa, and the gentleman from tennessee, mr. green, each will 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. correa. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and
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to nd their remarks and include extraneous materials on this measure. withoutker pro tempore: objection. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. rise today in strong support of h.r. 3526, the act.erterrorism network the u.s. customs and border protection, or c.b.p., is with the important mission of securing our nation's borders and ports of entries a range of threats, including foreign terrorist networks. this mission,ities vital c.b.p. and the department of homeland security collaborate international partners to effectively prevent foreign out rists from carrying attacks on u.s. soil. 3526 authorizes c.b.p.'s center, center, or
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n.t.c., to collaborate with international partners to disrupt and dismantle foreign terrorist networks. uses technology and analytical tools to identify share this information with domestic and international partners. seeks to solidify c.b.p.'s collaboration with outside onal partners of our borders. the counterterrorist network act authorize c.b.p. to assign n.t.c. personnel abroad to critical information sharing operations in real time to ensure that individuals who or suspected of being associated with terrorist from ks are prevented entering the united states. addresses the s rise of domestic terrorism, we vigilant of to be the threats posed by foreign terrorist organizations, such as and the islamic state.
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underscores this by c.b.p. to counter from ists and networks the united states. due to the security mission, c.b.p. is uniquely situated to threats and originate -- that originate from networks criminal outside the globe. this bill will allow congress to ensure our b.p. to borders are secure and are an effective manner. i thank the gentlelady from llinois, ms. underwood, for introducing this legislation, and with that i urge my colleagues to support this and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from tennessee, recognized.is mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. rise today in support of h.r. 3526, the men and women in
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uniformat customs and border are -- are tasked important redibly mission. every day they protect our nation from transnational organizations, human traffickers and those who wish to exploit vulnerabilities at our nation's borders. execute this critical mission, c.b.p. has developed a matter experts hat are well versed in counterterrorism network operations. they work tirelessly at our seaports, land ports, stopping illicit goods and people. given that c.b.p. is uniquely nation's on our frontlines, they can't counterterrorist network activities both nationally and internationally. authority to he ssign its personnel to such specialized thing.
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this bill corrects the commissioner of c.b.p. the statutory authority to assign specialized these task forces and collaborate with appropriate federal, state, entities to disrupt and dismantle transnational criminal organizations and foreign networks. h.r. 3526 will lead to enhanced and an ion sharing increase in intelligence driven enforcement operations. enurge my colleagues to support this important legislation, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman from tennessee reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. to yield three minutes of my time to the gentlewoman illinois, ms. of underwood. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from illinois is recognized. underwood: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today in 3526, the h.r. counterterrorist network act. i introduced this with my olleague from new york, representative katko, to ensure that the department of homeland
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security has the tools it needs effectively with international partners to prevent foreign terrorist from carrying out attacks on u.s. soil. as we work to address growing posed by domestic terrorism, we must also remain vigilant against the threats al qaeda and its ffiliates, affiliates, the islamic state, and other foreign terrorist organizations that aspire to do our nation harm. with the counterterrorist network act, law enforcement will have enhanced resources to elp thwart threats to our country. the counterterrorist network act authorizes the national targeting center which is housed within customs and border protection to collaborate with international security agencies dismantle and terrorist networks. importantly, it authorizes assign national targeting center personnel to verseas posts to improve information sharing about terrorist networks and help prevent entry to the u.s. by or elers who are known suspected of being associated
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with a terrorist network. n.t.c., that's the national targeting center, personnel play an important role in the safety country, including my community in northern illinois. e know that in fiscal year 2015, c.b.p. was able to prevent travellers from traveling to the u.s. through the collaboration between the n.t.c. and other predeparture screening programs. his number represents previously unknown high-risk travelers who were found to pose national security or terrorist threat. the successful partnerships and built s that c.b.p. has with other law enforcement partners in furtherance of their antiterrorism and homeland security missionings warrant congressional support. as we work to address growing posed by domestic terrorism, we must also remain vigilant against the threats al qaeda and its affiliates, the islamic state, and other foreign terrorist to nizations that continue aspire to do our nation harm. i would note that similar
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overwhelmingly passed the house in 2018, and urge my again, support the counterterrorist network act. lastly, i had a -- i would likeo his chairman thompson and staff for their invaluable work on this legislation. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the yieldsoman from illinois back the balance of her time. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: thank you, mr. speaker. we have no speakers on this bill. recommendation that my colleagues support the bill and yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee yields the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. r. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. 18 years after the most devastating terrorist attack on it's imperative that d.h.s. continue its efforts to prevent foreign terrorist from carrying out attacks on our homeland. h.r. 3526 today, congress can ensure that d.h.s.
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address border and homeland security threats long efore they're present at our borders. i'd also note that congress -- congress, the house overwhelmingly passed similar egislation in a bipartisan manner. it was approved by a vote of 410-2. i would hope that my colleagues would, again, lend their support this in me in passing legislation today. i want to thank ms. underwood and his most important timely legislation to protect our homeland from terrorists. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back the balance of his time. the house n is will suspend the rules and pass the 3526..r. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. chair, 2/3ion of the having responded in the affirmative, are the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i that the house suspend the 3106.and pass h.r. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title -- mr. thompson: as amended. as speaker pro tempore: amended? mr. thompson: yes. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. 3106, a bill.r. center for the study of domestic terrorism, authorize research within the department of homeland security on current , ends in domestic terrorism
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research within the department of homeland security on current trends in domestic terrorism, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from mississippi, mr. the gentleman from tennessee, mr. green, each will control 20 minutes. recognizes the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to evise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous the measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. again,ompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise in support h.r. 3106, the domestic and data ational terrorism paso, palway,
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ittsburgh, charlottesville, charleston, oak creek. years, these even great american cities have found themselves involuntarily linked horror of domestic terrorism. there st year in 2018, were 50 extremist killings in he united states, and every single one had links to mostly ng extremism, white supremist extremism. 2018, there and ere 427 deaths linked to extremism in america, and nearly to of those were linked domestic right-wing extremists less than 1/4 the link to islamist terrorists. the department of homeland security has tackled the challenge of understanding and reventing domestic terrorism head-on. in may of this year, the
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committee held its first-ever terrorism domestic where we took testimony from the and the justice department on white spremmists domestic terrorism movements. ince then, the committee has broaden its oversight of domestic terrorism by not only traditional our work with respect to foreign errorist groups but also by focusing on how social media platforms are exploited to recruit, plan, and carry out terrorist attacks. along, the l committee has given special attention to the challenges ssociated with keeping places of worship and other public in the current terrorism climate by, among other things, holding round in jackson, mississippi, in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. i'm proud to be here to present h.r. 3106, a
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approved by the committee on a bipartisan basis o improve the federal response to domestic terrorism. today, americans have a sense domestic terrorism threats are significant but have not presented with a full picture. there's some information to the public but it's limited. americans have learned, for arrests that there were tied to domestic terrorism -- arrests tied to domestic terrorism than terrorism in 2017 and 2018. . the f.b.i. revealed it had around 850 active domestic terrorism visions across the country and as of july according to the f.b.i., the number of domestic terrorism arrests in 2019 is on par with the number
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of international terrorism arrests. in the absence of complete and reliable information from the federal government, groups like the anti-defamation league have done this nation a great service by collecting and publishing data on the threat of extremist violence in the united states. my bill would require the f.b.i., the justice department and the department of homeland security to publish an annual report on terrorism. enactment of this lemmings would help americans over time understand the nature of the terrorism threat and how it is evolving. importantly, the legislation also requires fellow agencies to share information on how the government is keeping us safe. we need to know how many staffs are on the job and how many terrorism-related investigations, indictments, prosecutions and convictions
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there have been. the bill has been endorsed by the anti-defamation league, the arab-american institute, the jewish federation of north america, the lawyers committee of civil rights under law, the leadership conference on civil and human rights, muslim advocates, the naacp and southern poverty law center. i ask unanimous consent to enter endorsement letters from the following organizations in the record, the anti-defamation league, the naacp, the arab-american institute, the jewish federation of north america, and the southern poverty law center. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. so ordered. . thompson: h.r. 3106 is a commonsense bill that will improve transparency into a growing homeland security threat. with that, i urge my house colleagues to support this
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critical legislation and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi reserves. the gentleman from tennessee, mr. green, is recognized. mr. green: i yield myself such time as i may consume and i rise in support of h.r. 3106, the domestic and international terrorism data act. and i almost got up, mr. speaker, when you said the gentleman from mississippi, because i happen to be in a small town just a few miles away from where the chairman lives. h.r. 3106 as amended passed with bipartisan support during the committee of homeland security markup in july. and i thank congressman pete king in developing the nature of a substitute that broadend the scope of the bill to cover all forms of terrorism, a central lesson from the 9/11 terrorism attacks is that government cannot have a siloed approach. he ideological focus was
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stressed again on a committee of homeland security hearing. there is a bipartisan agreement on the need for reliable public reporting on both domestic and international terrorist threats to the homeland. the legislation requires the department of homeland security, the federal bureau of investigation and the department of justice to produce an annual report for six years on a number of investigative aspects of domestic and international terrorism. access to reliable data will help policy makers and the public assess trends emerging threats and available resources. the threats from international terrorism also remains high. hundreds of u.s. citizens were radicalized by isis and south travel to the battleground. 18 years after the horrific 9/11 terror attacks, al qaeda and isis remain intent on targeting the united states. we were also recently reminded
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by the direct threat posed by iran when a hezbollah operative was arrested last week for allegedly plotting attacks against the united states. the broad range of hatred has left scars across the country. reliable data is essential in determining what additional resources may be necessary. i thank chairman thompson for his willingness to work with us to ensure the reporting requirements track all forms of terrorism. i recommend that my colleagues support this bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee reserves. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield three minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. correa. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker, i rise in strong support of h.r. 106 the
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domestic and international data act. i join my colleague from mississippi in support of this most important legislation. this bill improves our understanding of the federal government's response for the threat of domestic terrorism at a time when extremist related attacks are on the rise. in may of 2017, the department of homeland security and the f.b.i. released a joint intelligence bulletin that predicted that the number of white supremacist that moved these attacks will likely to present a lethal threat in the future. and tragically, that prediction has been proven to be true. after the who are i have attacks committed in charlottesville and the tree of life shooting in pittsburgh, i urge my congressional colleagues to counter hate crimes and domestic terrorism. chairman thompson's h.r. 3106
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helps increase transparency and research on domestic terrorism. by requiring homeland security and the justice department to publish an annual public report on terrorism, this bill will provide information that will help policy makers develop and execute evidence-based counterterrorism strategies. and with that, i urge my colleagues to pass h.r. 3106 and i yield the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. the gentleman from mississippi reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers and i am prepared to close after the gentleman from tennessee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. green: i just want to
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reiterate support of the bill and ask my colleagues to support it and thank the chairman and the ranking member for some great collaboration to make this bill an slept bill. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee yields back. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, h.r. 3106, the domestic and international terrorism data act was approved unanimously by the committee on homeland security. this shows you unity that shows there is bipartisan support for ensuring that the american public have data on domestic terrorism and failed efforts to counter this threat. congress and theally can people need transparency from the government. we need to know about the domestic terrorist threats we face and how the government is allocating resources to confront them. importantly, in addition to ensuring that critical data is made available, h.r. 3106
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requires d.h.s. to research the transnational aspect of domestic terrorism. increasingly, that is an awareness that white supremacist extremists rarely act in a vacuum. from the united states to new zealand and norway, networks of extremists inspire each other to violence. further, the committee received testimony about the similarities in the recruitment tactics utilized by white supremacist extremists and isis. they focus on victimization and trust of -- distrust of political leaders and public institutions and heavily on propaganda that emphasize purchase ity and militancy. i would like to thank the staff of our committee who worked on charles and ena,
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nicole. their effort to getting us to where we are today. with that, mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 3106, to ensure greater transparency on this pressing and growing issue. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi yields back. the question is house the house pass the bill h.r. 3106 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 in the affirmative, the the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. without objection, the title is amended.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, pursuant to h.res. 577, i called h.r. 3525 and ask for its immediate consideration. the clerk: union calendar number 157 h.r. 3525, a bill to amend the homeland security act of 2002 to direct the commissioner of u.s. customs and border
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protection to establish uniform processes for medical screening of individuals interdicted between ports of entry and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: in lieu of the amendment of the nature of a substitute recommended by the committee on homeland security printed in the bill, the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of rules committee print 116-33 and the bill is considered read, the bill as amended shall be debatable for one hour equally divided by the chair and ranking member of the committee on homeland security. the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, and the gentleman from alabama, mr. rogers, each will control 0 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on this
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measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, is recognized. mr. thompson: h.r. 3525, u.s. border patrol medical screening standards act as amended, seeks to build on legislation passed by the house in july to strengthen the medical care and attention provided to migrants who cross our borders. in july, in response to reports of inhumane conditions at our southern border and the death of six children, who had been in c.b.p. custody, the house approved a bill to require in-person medical screening by licensed medical officials or apprehended individuals. h.r. 3525 builds upon that measure by focusing on improving health screening processes and
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recordkeeping within d.h.s. the bill offered by the gentlelady from illinois, takes a two-prong approach. first it requires d.h.s. to research innovative solutions for deficiencies in the medical screening it cuggets at the border. this research is to be carried out in consultation with the national medical professional associations who have expertise in emergency medicine, nursing and pediatric care. importantly in carrying out the research, d.h.s. is directed to pay particular tonings to the screening of children, pregnant women, the elderly and other vulnerable populations. once completed, d.h.s. is required to transmit to congress information on what actions the department plans to take in response to the research findings. the second prong of h.r. 3525 is
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focused on driving d.h.s. to improve interoperability among components responsible for the care of apprehended individuals. it does so by requiring d.h.s. to set up an electronic health records system to track health screening and care of individuals in d.h.s. custody. this system would recreate records that could be accessed by all the relevant d.h.s. components. the benefits of such systems are unmistakable. a migrant's medical information cannot get lost. there will be a clear system to track when any follow-up medication or medical attention is needed ensuring cases will not fall through the cracks. it will avoid duplication of medical service and time delays due to loss or incomplete medical records. as important, all the
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information gained from the initial medical screening will follow the children and adults as they are transferred to other d.h.s. components. even though apprehension numbers have recently declined, we must take the lessons learned from the poor handling of the recent migrant crisis to heart and drive performance improvements within d.h.s. h.r. 3525 represents a step in the right direction and as such, i urge my colleagues to support the legislation. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. . . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. here we go again. yesterday, the majority passed a partisan messaging bill to provide illegal immigrants with line at onal complaint the department of homeland
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security. it has no chance of becoming law. it with ey're back at another partisan messaging bill that will never become law. providee it's a bill to illegal immigrants with electronic health records. this bill before us today the department of homeland security to setup an interoperable electronic health system to track medical history of millions of illegal immigrants. the bill requires the system to and running in 90 days. electronic health system is complicated, labor undertaking. they begin with a configuration software tailor the to a client's needs. then, proceeds to a site-by-site installation process and then workforce training. get kes a year or more to new electronic health records up nd running at a hospital with just one location. making these systems nteroperable across government agencies extends implementation
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by years. if you need a real-world example of just how unachievable this s, look no further than the coast guard. the coast guard spent seven years trying to get an nteroperable health records system in place for its 50,000 employees. but after all that time, the didn't work. coast guard service members are still forced to rely on paper medical records. the coast guard is not alone. the department of defense and veterans administration won't have fully interoperable health records systems in place another five to nine years, respectively. 3525 requires d.h.s. to research innovative ways to conduct medical screenings on immigrants. d.h.s. already conducts thousands of medical screenings on a daily basis. finding new ways to deliver ealth screenings more effectively could save time and money, but researching innovations in health care of very is not the mission
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d.h.s. the research mandated by this responsibility of the department of health and human services. d.h.s. research is properly preventing drugs, criminals, and terrorists from entering our borders. we should not force d.h.s. to lose its focus on these critical priorities.urity finally, the bill before us oday fails to provide d.h.s. with any funding to achieve this screening igrant research and interoperable health records mandates. this e no idea how much bill will cost because the ajority failed to file a cost effect from c.b.o. however, we do know from the dodd, nce at the v.a., and coast guard -- d.o.d., and interoperable at health systems are extremely expensive undertakes. d.o.d. is on track to spend $25 billion on their system. he coast guard's failed system just to track 50,000 people cost
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$67 million. as a the coast guard baseline, it would cost over $2.5 billion to track the just the story of illegal immigrants that have come into our country over the last two years. words, without any funding provided for the mandates in this bill, billions critical d.h.s. funding used to counter terrorist plots, first responders, and respond to natural disasters a l be diverted to pay for benefit for millions of illegal migrants. r. speaker, what's truly disappointing about this bill that we considered over the last do nothing that they to prevent another humanitarian crisis at our border. working together on legislation that reforms our broken immigration system, families anderable children from human smugglers, backlogs and ylum expands migrant processing and long-term housing. messaging artisan bill fails to move in the
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senate, i hope democrats will choose to -- policy over agree to work with republicans on policy solutions. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i minutes to the sponsor of this legislation, the gentlelady from illinois, ms. underwood. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from illinois is recognized. ms. underwood: thank you, mr. speaker. introduced the u.s. border patrol medical screening standards act in response to the conditions i witnessed firsthand on our border this year. irst in april, then in july, and then again in august. the humanitarian crisis at our border is a problem that we working together to solve with an evidence-based approach. this legislation is evidence-based, and i'm incredibly proud it was able to onforwarded by the committee homeland security with a voice vote. i also appreciated ranking ember rogers' willingness to engage with us on this bill, and
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i am committed to continuing to look for ways to work together these issues going forward. as introduced, my bill had three sections. two of going forward. as introduced, my bill had three sections. two of which are included in the legislation we are debating today. first, my bill ensures implementation of an integrated electronic health records e.h.r., to be used by those caring for migrants at the border. ask from direct medical officers at the department of homeland security who have identified it as a high priority barrier to providing care. we know that migrants may be between different sites and components multiple an s while in custody, and interoperable e.h.r. is essential to their health remaining accessible. immigration and customs enforce e.h.r. the office of refugee resettlement has an e.h.r., but protection, border which includes the u.s. border patrol, doesn't. i saw was at the border,
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busy, overworked border patrol having to keep health records on paper. i also saw how these records follow migrants between facilities and transfers of custody. as d.h.s. works to improve its of children ning and migrants at the border to ensure there is a minimum the need for re, proper record keeping on those screenings will only increase. children can spend days or weeks in c.b.p. custody before being transferred to component. there must be a transferable care thosehe medical kids receive and the medical conditions they report. has already h.s. begun independently taking steps electronic health records system, hiring staff, and soliciting individual requirements. this legislation formalized formalizes and addresses hat effort that reflects the
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urgency of the humanitarian border. our southern second, this has d.h.s. to ddress any capability gaps and providing medical screening, particularly for children, pregnant women, the elderly, and populations.ble as a nurse, i believe in evidence-based policymaking. data shows that in recent years, the migrant population arriving border has ern shifted from primarily adult economic migrants to a large families and unaccompanied children seeking asylum. prepared t be better to respond to these shifts. barriers to providing basic care to migrants in u.s. custody will persist as our continues its national conversation around immigration policy. required by this legislation will ensure that we ave robust data on d.h.s.'s capabilities in order to inform our response. in ill also ensures that, conducting this research, d.h.s.
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collaborates with medical who have expertise in pediatric care so that d.h.s. the physical both and mental health needs of migrant children at the border. proactively focusing on children, this research is intended to prevent the care we have seen in other ederal facilities from -- carrying -- caring for migrant children. i'm proud that the last section, introduced, was in a bill that was passed in july. standard screenings for children at the border. proactive, timely medical to a ing is essential public health response to the our bor an crisis on order, but effective medical screenings is not there now. this provides law enforcement the taff at the border support they need so they aren't
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being forced to deal with medical situations that we for.'t equipped them that's why i am pleased that the screening language passed the house in july. addition to these medical screening standards, we need to nsure d.h.s.s that an electronic health record -- d.h.s. has an electronic health gaps. and closes the that's why -- that's what the egislation on the floor would do. implement the remaining two components of the u.s. border patrol medical screening act.ards anyone who's been to the border, including many of my colleagues n the committee on homeland security, has seen how overwhelming the humanitarian is.ation there this committee and this congress have consistently been willing the department of homeland security with the resources it needs, but with hose resources comes accountability and oversight. importantlation is an and a sensible step forward to make sure that both migrants and border officials are not placed
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in situations that are unsafe. want to recognize and thank chairman thompson and his staff on the committee on security, including karns, cohen, alexander wendy, brittany lynch for their months of hard work on this legislation. i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support back.d i yield the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from illinois yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from mississippi his ves the balance of time. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. r. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm curious about the announcement that the in support of is th this, in working toward this because they announced they it.sed if it did pass it would be vetoed by the president. minutes toield three an outstanding member of the omeland security
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homeland security committee, the gentleman from pennsylvania, dr. joyce. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. joyce: mr. speaker, i rise today in opposition of h.r. 3525. i feel that this partisan legislation is a missed seriously address the humanitarian and security our s that existed too on southern border. all of us here today can agree every human being is worthy of dignity and respect. a physician, i understand the mportance of efficient and compassionate health care. at the same time, i understand how difficult it would be to achieve the requirements bill.re outlined in this establishing an electronic health records system in any system takes at least a year. scenario.st-case in the bureaucratic web of the federal government, this tedious becomes nearly impossible. for years, members of this house the been working to app had
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epartment of veterans affairs implement its electronic health records system. yet, the v.a. won't have this ompleted for another nine years. quite frankly, requiring the security of homeland o implement an inoperable electronic health records system for illegal immigrants in 90 unrealistic.mply adding to the problem, this costly project would distract needs on theessing border. our customs and border rotection law enforcement agents are hardworking americans an have been tasked with incredibly difficult job. while protecting our country on the southern border, they are providing humanitarian aid to an unprecedented number of immigrants. they need our help. they do not need congress to add unachievable d burdens to their duties. it's disappointing, but it's not surprising that house democrats
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have chosen this approach. again we return to the floor to debate partisan ills that will do nothing to address the underlying cause of this crisis. ather than continuing to grandstand on the house floor, i ncourage my colleagues to once again return to the committee on omeland security to work on solutions that will secure the border, end asylum loopholes, protect our country. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm happy to yield two minutes house hairwoman of the homeland security appropriations committee. ms. roybal-allard: i rise in strong support of h.r. 3525 and i commend my colleague,
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congresswoman lauren underwood for introducing this important legislation. when migrants are in u.s. federal custody, it is our moral responsibility to ensure they are treated humanely and receive appropriate medical screenings and care. earlier this year, the house appropriations subcommittee on homeland security, which i chair, appropriated significant additional resources to c.b.p. to improve medical care and screening. h.r. 3525 will help ensure this care is standardized across the border patrol by requiring it to formalize the medical screening process and to come up with innovative approaches to fill medical screening acts. the border patrol will have a single medical records system accessible to other d.h.s.
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components to ensure continueance of care for migrants. these are smart, simple steps that can save the lives of migrants who left tragic situations in their home country to seek refuge in the united states. i strongly urge my colleagues to vote in favor of this bill. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california yields back. the gentleman from mississippi reserves. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: i would like to yield three minutes to an utstanding in the republican conference, mr. banks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. banks: i oppose this bill because it is poorly conceived, erroneously drafted and extremely risky. this bill would require the border patrol to divert resources from its core missions
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and create a new medical screening for those who illegally cross and enter the country between ports of entry. i believe every part of that is wrongheaded. however, even if you agree with the policy, this is not the way to do it. handing d.h.s. and c.b.p. a 30-day mandate to put an electronic records system in place has no basis in reality. this is second year of a 10-year $16 billion overhaul. i spent much of my time in this congress overseeing it on the veterans affairs committee. v.h.r. implementation is a tall order for the v.a. which has tens of thousands of doctors and nurses, a huge i.t. budget and health care as its core mission. the d.h.s. chief financial officer and c.b.p. has none of
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those things. all the evidence suggests that giving them that mandate is unwise. there is no score or cost estimate whatsoever. the score that was filed is from the enhanced border security and visa entry reform act of 2002 which is completely unvelted. reare being asked to vote on this legislation blindly. based on the institutions similar in size that have implemented v.h.r.'s, the price tag could easily run into the billions. five to 10 years is a realistic time line, not 30 days. i think this is a mistake even if well intentioned. we should be devoting our resources to reduce border crossings and prioritize getting detainees out of border patrol custody and into i.c.e. custody,
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which have mandates to provide medical care. i strongly oppose h.r. 3525 for these reasons. and i strongly urge my colleagues to vote no. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from indiana yields back. the gentleman from alabama reserves. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i yield three minutes to the chair of the house homeland security border subcommittee, the , miss dy from new york rice. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. miss rice: six children have died in i.c.e. custody. an eight-year-old died in the custody. he was the second child that month to die in c.b.p. custody and after his death, they implemented a new medical screening process for young children in their care. as we learned, this process was
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not adequate because four more children died in c.b.p. custody from preventable illnesses and substandard living conditions. even after these policies were put in place, they remain ill equipped for months. this past july, the house passed the humanitarian standards for individuals in c.b.p. custody act. this bill would require d.h.s. to improve screening processes and utilize medical staff and it allocated other necessary resources to conduct efficient medical screenings for all people in c.b.p. custody. i'm proud to support the effort to build on that legislation. i was honored that in her first few months in office, she joined me on two separate trips to the southern border and drafted this bill as a direct result of what she witnessed. h.r. 3525 directs d.h.s. to
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consult with medical experts to improve its medical screening process and establish a health records system for people in c.b.p. custody. they are leveraging the latest technological advances to fulfill its mission of protecting our homeland and it is vital that d.h.s. use that approach when caring for individuals in custody. we have a history of working with the private sector to have cyber response and security bills. this bill would consult with national professional medical associations who have the expertise in emergency medicine, pediatric care and other relevant skills to make sure that d.h.s. is providing medical care to migrants in its custody and instructs d.h.s. to have screenings for vulnerable
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populations, including pregnant women, elderly and people with disabilities. and in 2019, there is no good reason why an agency under as much strain is using paper records. electronic health records would improve interm operations and expedite coordination when children and adults are transferred to other agencies. i would hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle agree that not one more child should die in the custody of the federal government. this bill is bipartisan and offers commonsense solutions and will help save lives. i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting h.r. 3525 today. and with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york yields back. the gentleman from mississippi reserve. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: i yield to the ranking member of the veterans affairs committee, a physician, the gentleman from tennessee,
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dr. roe. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. roe: i rise in opposition to h.r. 3525. before coming to congress, i was a practicing physician for over 31 years. also served in the second infantry division in korea in the second medical batallion where at that time, we spent a lot of time training for mass casualties and big events. and i weren't to the border and spent four days down there on two separate occasions. last time was in june of this year with the medical director of the department of homeland security, and five other members of the doctors' caucus at mcallen, texas to see for myself what was going on. at that time, mr. speaker, there 1,000 or 1,500 people a day that came across. as we stood there by the river,
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15 people walked up and turned ourselves in. and we looked at the facilities they had about how they tried to screen these folks and how they tried to sort them afterwards and congress, it was shame on us for not providing i.c.e. more beds so you could move those folks off the border more quickly. with these folks, many of them have made long and terrible journeys to get to where they are. there is some good news. we just had a meeting today that the ranking member was on the committee was there with the acting director of homeland security and daily arrivals are now down 64%. obtaining numbers are way down from 20,000 in custody at the day and ,to 4,500 per unaccompanied children have been reduced to fewer about than 150.
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there have been great improvements which will improve the health outcomes when you have the time to screen those folks. can you imagine in a facility that has 1,000 facility and you have nowhere to send them and a flu epidemic breaks out. it is a difficult thing to deal with. aese folks and i think we are doing great job. the problem we faced in the lack of add kuwait care screenings and our border agents just being overrun with people illegally crossing the border. and without adding new and impossible to meet guidelines for border patrol agents, we should look to intervene with illegal crossings. ese people are rl escaping unimaginable problems, but once they reach our border, the
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c.b.p. is doing their best. the bill would accomplish very little but overburdenening d.h.s. staff. this bill would require the d.h.s. to purchase an electronic health record in 0 days to coordinate care for illegal border crossings. i have implemented an electronic health lord and took us a year to do it and our medical practice to put 80,000 charts in. can you imagine putting over a million and the department of defense is spending about five-plus billion dollars for a million half soldiers. i will be going to seattle, washington on sunday night and monday to evaluate their systems. we are spending $16 billion to implement this. the d.o.d. and d.o.a. spent a
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billion dollars to implement and the electronic records to talk to each other and they failed. so it is a very difficult, complex situation to put an electronic record in. and i think it's a nobel goal and should be looked at but something not doable within 0 days. i guarantee you it will fail. these are labor intensive and many of them fail. i know as i was saying a little bit ago, the department of defense and v.a. are implementing this program which the total cost will be $25 billion and this legislation gives d.h.s. an unfunded mandate that has no capacity to handle this and would consume all of the supplemental that you sent them further implementing a new record at a hospital takes a year or more. it is a fawley that d.h.s. could
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allhis, train the people at these points of than try. the coast guard, a d.h.s. components had a disastrous experience and they spent $67 million and gave up. we can't deliver a modern health care record system without spending billions of dollars. why would we rush to design this that is doomed to failure for people that are breaking our laws. until they have opted for this, we should not divert scares resources and time for illegal immigrants. i'm willing to work with the other side to improve the health care of the people who come here. we are americans, that's what we do. and we are the best in the world. if you want to sit did you know
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and walk out an issue or a problem with me, i'm more than happy to do that. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from alabama reserves. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: i yield three minutes to the gentlelady from texas, ms. sheila jackson lee. . . the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for three minutes. ms. jackson lee: i ask to revise and nt extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. jackson lee: thank you very uch for the leadership of the chairman and appreciate the ranking member on the floor. 've had the privilege of traveling with congresswoman underwood to the border in some circumstances, and i appreciated as a nurse, as nurse, as she's a trained nurse, i appreciated the in which she looked at this matter. let me say to the doctor, we are always looking forward to trying
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with our colleagues on the basic humanity of every that this isnizing not about health care for immigrants. it is individuals who are in the the united states. and just picture for a moment having gone to the border now almost two decades as a imagine of texas, just that there are moments when there are an influx of for their fleeing lives. it happened under president obama's administration in 2014, managed it. there was no hysteria. there were facilities that were built. there was medical care that we were able to access. in this instance, it did not reality nd the glaring of children who died and those hard, the law g enforcement personnel. i saw them with trying to do as they could, but without lives.ture, we lost
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o the importance of this legislation is particularly one that i think is important. picture for a moment when we in the midst of the crisis coast guard medical personnel, with a table, some edicine on the corner, their edical paragon if he nailia -- paraphenalia, that is not american. to provide sking health care. this is not medicare or medicaid. t's the basic dignity of protecting the american people by ensuring these people are might be r whatever necessary. is he e-record process powerful, because it allows the by ssing of medical care having a record system and also by having that system being accessed by all d.h.s. components operating on the border. case, st a simple
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protecting those of us in the united states, protecting those in our custody. why not? why not be proactive and fellowe for dealing with human beings? let's get away from this ndocumented and realize that this is a land of laws and immigrants. we all collectively want to that, but we also 9-month-old roger is in my hands and he crossed his orders in the arms of sister, and 9-month-old roger, and one of the h.h.s. center needed care or the woman who had given birth 45 in her hands a 45-day doctor that had not seen a doctor, not been to the hospital, this might help get aid to these individuals. an me be clear, it's important initiative. it's an initiative that i think most americans support. i rise to support the entlelady's legislation and thank her for her courage and her astuteness on bringing this to our attention.
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yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. the gentleman from mississippi reserves. is gentleman from alabama recognized. mr. rogers: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, how do i have? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has 13 minutes remaining. mr. thompson: thank you. i yield four minutes to the gentlelady from barragan., ms. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for four minutes. ms. barragan: mr. speaker, i today in support of h.r. border patrol medical screening standards act. r. speaker, i have been to the southern border a number of times. have seen the cold concrete holding cell where felipe gomez alonzo, an 8-year-old boy, spent days.st he was apprehended on december 18, 2018, and did not receive medical testing, screenings, and care. christmas eve on
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while americans were celebrating felipe wouldliday, go on to suffer from 103-degree fever. mrs. start vomit -- would also start vomiting and ecome weak and then die while in custody of the u.s. government. i wish i could say he was the that died in u.s. custody but he wasn't. in the 17 months since the trump implemented the zero tolerance policy at the inhumanely der, jailing migrant children and cruel separating children from parents, six -- let me repeat that -- six migrant have tragically fallen custody.ied in federal valle. crystal ball jack lien. 8.ipe gomez alonzo was
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wall de leon gutierrez was 16. gutierrez was 16. carlos was 16. ramirez vazquez was a 2 1/2-year-old baby. death of these children threats. the medical record keeping is dangerous and is a huge gap we must fix. how many more kids will have to ie before d.h.s. makes effective changes in the way they improve medical screenings records?k medical how many? ms. underwood, a nurse and the bill, has been to the southern border with me to see the problem firsthand. medical training and background that led to this ways o we could research to improve medical screenings improve the tracking of
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medical records, something now.s not happening right mr. speaker, this body and this great lakes moral to make sure -- obligation to make sure no children needlessly our detention at our southern border and in doing so some mureasure of tragic deaths of those children. i ask support of h.r. 3525 and ield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california her s back the balance of time. the gentleman from mississippi -- reserves. r. rogers: health screenings, this bill is about medical records. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, at this time i'm appy to yield two minutes to
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the gentlelady from new jersey, coleman.ie watson the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new jersey is recognized for two minutes. mrs. watson coleman: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank my chairman for and i want to thank my underwood.ms. of atched as the cruel indifference to people in need has built into a crisis at our southern border. come to a point where children have died. violence and ng persecution and horrors in their home countries seeking to come here, the land of opportunity and promise. from their separated parents and loved ones, children here on ailed entirely custody.and in our
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we cannot allow that to continue, and this measure that would taking up today take important steps to address gaps in medical screening at the we don't fail any more children. it pushes us to find new ways to the unique needs of health screening at the border. on special emphasis children and vulnerable groups. just as importantly, it mandates implementation of an e-record not letting are anyone slip through the cracks. e-record system is something we have never heard of before. what happened at the border, tragic deaths of children, those mentioned, like felipe -- jacquline, felipe, is proof we are not doing enough. and it's because we can't. grateful to ms. underwood for stepping up to ensure we do more and urge all of my
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to support this important bill and its passage and with that i yield back the time.e of my the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. alabama.eman from mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you. at this time i have no speakers and i am prepared to close after he gentleman from alabama closes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from alabama is recognized. mr. rogers: thank you, mr. speaker. here we have another bill that just how es disingenuous democrats are about fixing our border and our immigration system. today's bill shockingly immigrants illegal over service members and veterans. they're going to send another messaging bill to the senate where it will properly die. when democrats are ready to legislate real solutions to the that this country faces, republicans stand ready to work with them. n the meantime, i urge all
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members to oppose this bill and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. hompson: thank you, speaker. mr. speaker, in the last year, died after have being in c.b.p. custody. statistic ning demands our attention, especially when you stop to in the entire decade one ding these deaths, not child died in c.b.p. custody. treatment of the migrants crossing the border improved.eeds to be h.r. 3525 does that by focusing to look at its medical screening process and come up ways to improve it and performance gaps. it also helps move the department's record keeping into
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century -- recordkeeping into the 21st century. 3525 is one step to ensure that the money that d.h.s. is spending on screening and caring for apprehended done es and children is wisely. all of add, mr. speaker, s saw the conditions that children were kept along the border. children in fences. inadequateive people health care. you can't do those things. in this body are grandparents or or we have relatives who are, care about ot to children is something that should never be proud of. we are a nation of values.
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values have to say that children matter. underwood's bill clearly says that children in the of the united states government matter. not only do they matter, but we up with them. we should not lose them. yet, they are -- if they are have copies of their records accessible so that professionals who are tasked with the responsibility of taking care of them actually going on.s so i'm clear about the bill. other olleagues on the ide are not interested in helping children and solving this problem that we have along bad.order, then that's too democrats are prepared to work with them if they want to. not, children do matter. with that, mr. speaker, i urge colleagues to support h.r. 3525, and i yield back the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: all expired.debate has pursuant to resolution 577, the previous question is ordered on amended. as the question is on the engrossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. a bill to amend the homeland security act of 2002 to irect the commissioner of customs and border protection to establish uniform processes for individualsening of interdicted between ports of entry, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 1-c of rule 19, further consideration of .r. 3525 is postponed. proceedings will resume on questions previously postponed. volts will be -- votes will be taken in the following order.

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