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Jul 26, 2017 3:59pm EDT
to meet any threat from anyone anywhere, whether it be china and the pacific and terrorist groups like al qaeda, isis, hezbollah, hamas and transnational drug smugglers and criminal gangs. mr. chairman, i repeat, congress' most important constitutional duty is to provide for the common defense this appropriations package before us allows us to meet that solemn responsibility and i urge support of the bill and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: all time for general debate has expired. pursuant to the rule, the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. the amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the rules committee print shall be considered as adopted and the bill as amended shall be considered as the original bill for the purposes of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. no further amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in house report 115-259. amendments en bloc described in section 3 of house resolution 473 and pro forma amendments described in section 4 o
Jul 26, 2017 1:59pm EDT
necessary resources to respond to threats from countries like russia, china and iran, as well as crush the violent extremists who wish to do us harm. as promised to the american people, we're rebuilding and modernizing our military as an international powerhouse by better equipping our troops, strengthening counterterrorism efforts, and re-establishing confidence with our allies. at a time when our enemies continue to advance around the globe, the u.s. must remain at the forefront of military readiness and advanced technology to strengthen national defense at home and abroad. this bill also maintains our commitment to those brave men and women after their service has come to a close. providing for greater oversight and accountability at the v.a.. and modernizing electronic health records to help our veterans receive the high quality of care they deserve. i'm also pleased that this legislation includes the energy and water appropriations bill. which funds many of our national security interests and builds upon our country's essential infrastructure needs. in particular, this bill protects t
Jul 26, 2017 7:59pm EDT
national security because currently, china has a monopoly on the rare earth element market, 90% of all rare earth elements that are in every phone, every tv, are controlled by china. but we know that coal, through research, can unlock an abundant supply of these critical elements that we need for every day technology. so this just isn't about energy production, this is about every life. ms that impact our so for our nation's security and electric grid reliability and use of our domestic fossil fuel resources, investment in fossil r and d is critical. each of these programs represents a partnership that provides a greater leverage toll federal funds. therefore, i urge our members to vote against the gentleman from new jersey's amendment so we can support fossil energy r&d for our country and for our future. i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves. . . the gentleman from new jersey is ecognized. >> in many way, i think the gentleman agrees with me. it's about balance. the dollars in the underlying the xceeded that -- what administration asked for. mr. norcross: let's not pick one winner,
Jul 26, 2017 9:59pm EDT
anchor chain from countries like china and korea. until the army corps follow the policy, i'll keep fighting to support u.s. manufacturers and their workers. and i hope the whole chamber will join me in this effort. my amendment strengthens the existing language in this bill to better protect a critical production capability, support our manufacturing industry, and put american workers first. i urge my colleagues to vote yes on this amendment and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. mr. simpson: mr. chairman. i claim time in opposition. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. simpson: mr. chairman, i rise to claim opposition to this amendment. the underlying bill has language on this issue. but i understand that the requirement may not be as comprehensive as my colleague purports. i'm concerned that the amendment before us may have unintended consequences. if my colleague would withdraw the amendment today, i will commit to working together as this bill moves through the legislative process to see if we can address her co
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