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crime and conspiracy to commit hate crimes. that is a product of that radiation starting to bounce around inside the containment building. but what matters most is the control rod. one of the reasons it is so important that somebody else be president is, people listen to the president of the united states and when that president withdraws the control rods, god willing the next president pushes them back down. [applause] nicolle: a good place as any to stop. thank you so much. i am glad i get to talk to you more. mr. comey: thank you, nicolle. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] reaper for its caption content and accuracy, visit ncicap.org] -- [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy, visit ncicap.org]
the house is about to gavel in for speeches and will recess before returning briefly at 2:00. now to live coverage of the u.s. house here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the use will b order. the chair lsore thhouse a communicatn fro the speaker. the clerk: e spees rooms. washington, d.c. tober 28, 2019. i hereby appoint the honorab dwight ans ct as speaker pro tempore this y. signed, nancy pe sentates. he speer pro tempore rsnt to e order ofhe ouse of january 3, 2019, the chair nowcognizesembers from lists smitteby the joritand minority leaders fo morning houdebate. th cha will alterne recognion between th pares all timehall be eally
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surpasses the state average. he also helped established the college free program which aims to offer every single student to eastern at least 12 college hours before high school education. this year they named the new college campus the dr. daniel p. king college and university center in recognition of his accomplishments. briar to his role at p.s.j.a.i.s.d., dr. king was superintendent at a school district where he led the development of the first early college school district in the nation. in 2006, they earned the excellence in education award and in 2007 "u.s. news and world report" named goggle high school the 11th best high school in the nation and number one in texas. he also earned a state superintendent of the year award in 2006 by the texas association of school boards. dr. king is an influential educator and his numerous accomplishments have paved the way for continued student
success in south texas. our community is thankful for his contributions and i'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him. as we honor dr. daniel p. king i want to acknowledge his wife who is a p.s.j. faculty member and six children who have supported him in achieving his professional goals. i ask my colleagues to join his family, our community, and me in wishing him a happy retirement and thanking him for his service. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair now recognizes the gentleman from kansas, mr. marshall, for five minutes. mr. marshall: thank you, mr. speaker. good morning. last week the biggest news in congress was overshadowed by an impeachment circus. the republican study committee and our task force introduced a framework for personalized, affordable health care. mr. speaker, our current health care system is broke len and not working. health care costs are out of control. and it's time we modernize it.
we promise to all of america we will deliver personalized health care where you and your doctor will remain in control of your health care. this is phase one of a two phase plan which will protect vulnerable americans with pre-existing conditions, chronic illnesses, and serious health issues while reducing premiums, deductibilities, and overall health care costs. personally i can't wait to continue working on these important issues to improve the lives of kansans and deliver for america. mr. speaker, today dozens of kansas f.f.a. members, future farmers of america, are in indianapolis, indiana, for the start of the 2019 national f.f.a. convention. they'll be joining students from pennsylvania to california where more than a dozen high school students from my even own district will be complete competing in various competitions including f.f.a.
member garret craig who will be competing for a position as a national f.f.a. office oer. good luck to you, garrett. while it's known for his agricultural recall education, kansas f.f.a. members are thriving in rural america and introduced thousands of new students to agriculture and ag related career opportunities. i want to wish all kansas f.f.a. students participating in indianapolis this week the best of luck and trust that kansas will continue its long legacy of premiere f.f.a. eadership and achievement. mr. speaker, this morning i want to applaud the efforts of my colleagues across the aisle their efforts and the united states trade team for getting closer to approving the usmca trade agreement. i remain very opt o missic we can get this passed in congress, we can get this done this fall yet. it's time to deliver the usmca agreement for kansas. we waited over a year and it's now time to pass this
agreement. this agreement will mean thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars of increased exports for kansas. today i want to remind the speaker of the importance of the usmca deal and to please bring it to the floor where we can vote on it and deliver for america. mr. speaker, i want to applaud the administration's effort on the china trade war. i want to applaud president trump and his trade team lead by ambassador bob lighthizer for their hard work. it seems like just yesterday they signed an agreement with japan, but they didn't rest on their laurels and have quickly moved on to the significance after chinese trade agreement. there seems to be more good news coming out of the white house every day and we continue to encourage the white house and the chinese leadership to develop this agreement and allow more agriculture products into china. we look forward to future engagements with our chinese counterparts in the near future as well and continue to hope we can work towards a strong agreement yet this fall.
mr. speaker, i'd like to stop and congratulate president trump and the intelligence officers and u.s. special forces who risked their lives in a daring raid this weekend where the leader of isis died by detonating a suicide vest, killing himself and very sadly his three children after he was cornered in a tunnel. mr. speaker, i have to stop and ask the question, what type of a person would sacrifice his own children? isis is among the most depraved organizations in history. they have committed again sidal mass murder. -- genocidal mass murder and beheaded innocent civilians. americans can be encouraged by president trump's syria policy. he has destroyed isis, kept american troops out of harm's way, and continues to support the kurds in eastern syria where president trump's sent a military convoy on saturday. he's keeping his promises leading american foreign polsay broad through strength and showing our enemies there is
nowhere for them to hide. mr. speaker, this morning i want to stop and say thanks to mother nature for all the blessings she's given kansas, particularly in an energy rich state that we are. she's given us oil, natural gas, ethanol, wind, and solar production. last week we want to stop and applaud the efforts of what usda and the department of energy formly did as they began working together to facilitate energy related investments in rural communities to encourage i.n.s. vestments. additional focus on cyber security and grid improvements to secure our rural energy networks are also happening. this work builds upon president trump's energy task force on agriculture and rural prosperity. to make -- thank you so much, for making rural america stronger today. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair now recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa, for five minutes. thank you, mr.
speaker. i rise today to highlight the tremendous news we all received over the weekend that the world's most wanted terrorist and leader of isis was killed in the u.s.-led raid in northern syria. as the self-proclaimed leader of the islamic state, he was directly involved in countless atrocities and demonstrated a complete disregard for hueman rights -- human rights and human rights. genocide, sex slavery. mass executions, via kruse fiction, stoning, burning in cages, or flogging. the world is unquestionably a better place without this purveyor of evil inhabiting it at this time. i commend the u.s. joint
special operations commands first special forces operation detachment delta, also known as delta force, for the flawless execution of this mission. and without any u.s. casualties. i commend president trump it, his administration, for authorizing this raid and bringing one of the most dangerous men in the world to justice. they are doing good work in this syria situation. this will go down as a significant achievement in the war against terror. in the immediate aftermath of the announcement becoming public, motion rational people from both sides of the aisle celebrated this accomplishment but not all. you may have seen the headline in the "washington post." austere religious scholar dies at 48 years of age. even in this age of questionable reporting, this headline and others like it are
reprehensible. it's last act on earth was to dead nate a suicide vest as he was being hunted down by some of our specialized military dogs as well as our personnel it, great work. so in doing so with the suicide vest, he also took the lives of his own children, three of them. u.s. special operation force didn't kill just a noble religious scholar, as was headlined, they actually killed a deranged radicalized madman that is directly responsible for the brutal murders of countless people, americans, his own country people from that part of the world as well. while the headline has since changed by "the washington post," they should be ashamed of themselves. we don't mourn the loss of terrorists in the united states of america. now, this victory doesn't mean the war against terror is won by any means, but it should send a loud, clear,
unmistakable message to the rest of the world that the united states will root out evil wherever it is found, wherever it hides. our enemies are not safe and they never will be. we celebrate this evil's removal from the earth, embodied by baghdadi. anyone killing willing to commit this type of atrocities should understand one thing. we will not rest as a nation, as a military until they are wiped out from the face of the earth. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until 2:00 p.m. today.
>> today, president trump's former deputy national security kupperman, did s ot appear before a closed door investigation before house investigators. adam schiff talked about his no show for his deposition. good morning. today dr. kupperman was supposed for the combrier before -- impeachment inquiry and he was a no show. is deeply regrettable. he was compelled to appear before a