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willing to look at what's in the intest interests of our constituents, putting parking lot sanship aside. s that bill we should vote for this bill needs to pass. i thank the president for supporting this bill and i thank this body because i trust we will in the long run do the right thing after we've exhausted all the other alternatives. thank you mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the time of the gentleman has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from kentucky. mr. rogers: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentlelady from california, ms. waters. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from california is recognized for one minute. ms. waters: mr. speaker and members, we're poised to vote on legislation to fund government. nobody wants to shut down government. everybody here wants to have an answer and we could have an
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answer. all the opposite side has to do is to stop supporting a bill that would allow the biggest banks in america to rip off the people one more time. we bailed out the richest banks in america with the people's money. the people do not want that anymore. and so this provision that's in the bill that would allow them to basically put us all at risk because they want to trade these derivatives and be protected with fdic cannot go on. and so there are a lot of other things in this bill that's unacceptable. i am the ranking member of the financial services committee and i worked on dodd-frank. they're trying to undermine dodd-frank. they've been trying to get rid of dodd-frank piece by piece. we have to fight it every day. i am not going to let the people down. democrats are not going to let the people down. we're not going to vote for anything that's going to give
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the store to the biggest banks in america one more time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentleman from kentucky -- the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, i'm very pleased to yield one minute to the distinguished minority whip, mr. hoyer of maryland. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland, the minority whip, is recognized for one minute. mr. hoyer: thank you, mr. speaker. ever aker, and members, since the conference report was reported out, leader pelosi and i have told everyone how objectionable the two provisions that have been discussed are on our side of the aisle. we think they should not be in an appropriation bill. we think that they should be considered on their merits or demerits. unfortunately they are on the bill. i rise in support of the bill. notwithstanding, i have
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vigorous objection to these provisions. i rise because i frankly think that pursuing c.r.'s, continuing resolutions, on a continuing basis is harmful to our economy, harmful to the growth in jobs, harmful to our national security and i regret, i regret that the homeland security bill has not been included for a year as well. we undermined national security by that limitation. but nevertheless in a world of alternatives i have concluded that it is better for us to cromnibus as it is referred to than it is to defeat it. so i urge my members to vote for this cromnibus tonight. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, may i ask how much time is remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york has
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three minutes remaining. and the gentleman from kentucky as four minutes remaining. mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, i am very pleased to yield one minute to mr. farr, the gentleman from california, a distinguished ranking member of the committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. mr. farr: thank you very much and thank you for yielding. i want to thank mr. rogers, the chair of the committee, for bringing a bill to the floor. i wish it was the full bill. and not most of the bill. but i also want to -- the world to note that even though there's some poison pills in this issue, there are -- is a very progressive appropriations bill. and it shows that when you do reach compromise, and i hope that the party that will be in the majority next year will understand that we wanted to do a full process, we wanted to be vetted, we don't want poison
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pills, but in the end get the bad language out, which you did, and you can have a bill that has bipartisan support. we don't want things to get worse in this country. we want it to get better. a c.r. would be the worst thing that could happen. but also as a body that believes in exposure and the public's right to know, we should never allow these poison pills to be in this bill. hold your nose and make this a better world. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, i'm very pleased to yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentleman from texas, mr. doggett. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. doggett: mr. speaker, this bill puts a big bow on a holiday gift for the wall street contributors who get special treatment in the provisions of this bill. once again here in the holiday season, it's all about stuffing the silk stockings.
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and these people want to gamble with our money. when these big banks win, they get to keep all the money. but when they lose, they look to the taxpayer to bail them out. it was wrong to do so before and this bill removes key reforms that are vital to preserving our financial system and our economic security. we ought not to yield to the big bank contributors who at the same time this same bill frees up additional money for individuals to pour into the campaign that pollute our democracy. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: thank you, mr. speaker. our most important responsible is to -- responsibility is to fund government corporations. this bill does that but also contains a number of objectionable items that have no place in a spending bill. i'd like to thank jim moran, ed pastor, bill owens, frank wolf, tom latham, jack kingston, your friendship and expertise will
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be missed. i'm pleased that after weeks of negotiations we have a package that funds 11 of the 12 bills. i hope that in the next congress we avoid such a contentious process, pass bills we are proud to support under regular order. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the president's statement in support of this bill in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, it will be part of the record. mrs. lowey: thank you, mr. speaker. i am voting for this bill and i urge your support. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from kentucky. >> did the gentlelady yield back? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yielded back her ? me mrs. lowey: i yield back the no time that i have left, my friend, mr. chairman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky. mr. mr. speaker, i urge members to support -- >> mr. speaker, i urge members
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to support this bill and keep the government open. it's a good bill. vote for it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair will receive a message. matt: mr. speaker, a message from the -- the medger: mr. speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: the senate has assed s. 1353 in which the con current of the house is -- concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: all time for debate has expire. pursuant to house resolution 776, the previous question is order. the question is on the motion by the gentleman from kentucky, mr. rogers, all those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the motion is agreed to and, without objection, the motion - the gentleman from kentucky.
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mr. rogers: mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: those in favor of the request for the yeas and nays will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, this 15-minute vote on the motion to concur will be followed by a five-minute vote on the motion to suspend the rules on h.r. 5679. this is a 15-minute vote. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2014] [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on his vote the yeas are 219, the
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nays are 206. motion is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland rise? mr. hoyer: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous unanimous consent to speak out of order for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. the housing will be in order. the house -- the house will be in order. the house will be in order. the gentleman from maryland. mr. hoyer: mr. speaker, we have one more vote. that will be the last time that john dingell votes in this house after 59 years. great servant of our country.
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mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield you such time as i may consume. the speaker: let me thank my colleague for yielding -- for yielding. let me add my words of congratulation to our good friend, john dingell. who's been a mentor to members on both sides. aisle. and has carried more institutional history than anyone here. my job tonight is to say thank you and merry christmas. mr. hoyer: mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. without objection, five-minute voting will continue. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from washington, mr. hastings, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5699 as amended
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on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: union calendar number 490, h.r. 5699, a bill to authorize the secretary of the interior to acquire approximately 44 acres of land in martinez, california, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: mr. brady of texas. noo
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 361, the nays are 39, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. pursuant to house resolution 776, house con current he resolution 122 is adopted.
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the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. please clear the well. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from kep tucky rise? mr. rogers: i ask unanimous consent that the committee of appropriations be discharged from consideration of house joint resolution 10 and ask for its immediate consideration in
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the house. the speaker pro tempore: clerk will report the title. the clerk: joint resolution making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015 the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the joint resolution? without objection, it is read a third time and passed ap the joint resolution is laid upon the table. the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable, the speaker, house of representatives, sir, pursuant to the permission granted in 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the house of representatives, the clerk received the message on december 11 at 2:53 p.m. that the senate passed senate 2785, that the senate passed without amendment h.r. 3044.
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that the senate passed passed with an amendment h.r. 3329 and with best wishes, i am signed sincerely, karen l. haas. sir, pursuant to the permission granted in 2-h of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate december 11, 2014 at 4:12 p.m. that the senate passed h.r. 2740. the honorable, the speaker, the house of representatives, sir, pursuant to the permission 2 the in clause 2-h of clerk received the message on december 11, 2014 at 6:32 p.m. that the that the passed senate
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1635, with best wishes, i am, igned sincerely karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following enrolled bill. the clerk: h.r. 1067 an act to make revisions in united states code as necessary to keep the title current and make technical provisions. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces that a civil action was initiated on november 21, 2014 in the united states district court for the district of columbia relating to the patient protection and a orwardable care act. for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky rise? >> i ask unanimous consent that the committee on energy and
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commerce be discharged from further consideration of the bill h.r. 5803 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: a bill to require the secretary of the interior to assemble financial experts to address the energy needs of the areas of the united states and the freely associated states through the development of energy action plans aimed at romoting access, including use of resources. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed and read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i ask unanimous consent that
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the committee on ways and means be discharged from further consideration from h.r. 4521 and ask for its imimmediate yailt consideration in the house. the clerk: h.r. 4521, a bill to amend certain considerations of the f.a.a. act the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is engrossed and read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's desk the with a amendment thereto and concur in the senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: an act to amend the
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wild and scenic rivers act to provide water certainty for the city of primeville, oregon and for other purposes. strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following, section one. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the reading is dispensed with. mr. walden: i ask the amendment is considered as read. i ask the bill be passed. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the senate amendment is agreed to and the the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. mr. walden: i ask that the legislation be approved. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's desk the bill s. 1474 to amend the violence against women re-authorization act of 201 to repeal a special rule for the
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state of alaska and for other purposes and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report. the clerk: senate 1474, an act to eament the women against violence act for the state of alaska and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from particulars as seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table the bill s. 154 and ask for its immediate consideration of the house. the clerk: senate 1553. a voluntary to improve cybersecurity and research
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development, work force development and education and public awareness and preparedness and for other purposes the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? without objection, the bill is read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. .
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon seek recognition? mr. walden: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous con sent that when the house adjourns today that it adjourn to meet at 3:00 p.m. tomorrow. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so moved. mr. walden: thank you, mr. speaker. -- madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one
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minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognize for one minute. >> thank you. madam speaker, i've had the privilege of serving in public office for 30 years. mr. kingston: 22 of which have been in the united states congress. i've met many wonderful people, cast some tough votes and made some difficult decisions. it has been an honor, a challenge, a great responsibility and i have enjoyed it immensely. for this i thank the lord, my family, my extended family, staff, supporters, constituents and friends. i'm thankful tonight that some of them are in the gallery. my wife, libby, son, jim, daughter, anne, son, john, betsy and trey. also have some staffers who stayed up late to be here. chris and mary, alexandra, briana and natalie. i thank them for hanging in here with me. madam speaker, in the words of the great philosopher thomas carlisle who in his masterpiece said this, thus we labor but
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not for ourselves. that's what i've tried to do as a member of congress and tried to make a difference doing it. i've often wondered what it would be like to cast my last vote. today i've done that. and i wonder no longer. in a minute i will walk off the floor for the last time as a member of congress. i look forward to the next chapter in my life and the great things that lie ahead for our beloved country. once more, i thank god, my family, my staff, friendses and constituents -- friends and constituents. it truly has been an honor of a lifetime. and now i end with this. that statement that thousands of members before me have used. madam speaker, i yield back the alance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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mr. swalwell: we are mission to address the house for one minute,revise and extend my remarks. -- for one minute, i reserve the balance of my time i reserve the balance of my time -- revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. swalwell: i rise to talk about bill. bill is an oakland native. he served as california's state treasurer for the past eight years and prior to that he served as california's attorney general which i appreciated as a former prosecutor, especially the work he did on behalf of sexual assault victims. he also served 25 years in the state legislature and four years as senate pro temp. he's known as a strong policymaker and a well-respected leader. as treasurer he served under two governors and effectively managed california's budget through the recession. he kept the economy growing through these tough economic times while maintaining key investments and expanding california's 529 college savings programs and expanding investments in renewable energy. his leadership will be missed but he leaves an incredible legacy for others to follow. again, i want to thank bill for
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his remarkable career of public service and wish him and his wife and their children the best as he moves on to this next step in public service. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom michigan seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, over the last two years, i have had an opportunity that is rare, i was given the task of representing my community in the house of representatives. during that time it has been a privilege to see our democracy in action up close. it has been an honor to serve with all of you. in this, my last message on the floor of congress, i want to remind all of you that we are here to serve the people, not special interests. if i had -- if i have made any impact on any of you, i hope it's this. mr. bentvolio: the job of a member of congress is to protect our rights, not take
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them away. i want to thank each and every member of the house of representatives for their support and their work and i would like to ask them to strive and dare greatly and offer this last, small piece of advice. merry christmas to all and to all a good night. with that i yield back. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house and extend and revise my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you very much, madam speaker. i rise on this particular occasion to thank my family, my friends, my colleagues and the voters of the sixth congressional district of massachusetts for giving me an
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unbelievably wonderful opportunity to represent that district here in the house of representatives. i've been privileged to witness history and to participate in its making. my focus has always been on social justice and opportunity for all. i know that we've worked to try to make that happen every day that i've served here. mr. tierney: i'm also appreciative of the fantastic staff that have worked with me over the years, who have done so much to make sure that the work we did reflected those values and made sure that every day we spent trying to make sure the constituents of the sixth district were well served. i also want to say that the delegation of massachusetts deserves particular recognition on that. always appreciative of their support and having served with the unbelievable legend, mr. kennedy as our senator for years, was a particular privilege. madam speaker, from making college more affordable and accessible to making sure that people have an opportunity in the work force to get the skills they needed, to perform and have a job, to make sure
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that we had oversight in foreign affairs and make sure that when people are contracting on contingent operations that they have to make sure they take care to not have waste, fraud and abuse in the work that is done. from watching the taxpayers' dollars to make sugar that people in this country got -- to making sure that people in this country got a fair shake, to make sure that people stood up for not just the banks and large corporations but for every single family in this country and making sure that their government worked for them. i've been proud, i've been honored, i've been privileged and i thank again my constituent, my family, my friends and all of my colleagues here in the house. ith that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table the bill h.r. 3329 with the senate amendment thereto and to concur in the senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill and the senate amendment. the clerk: h.r. 3329, an act to
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enhance the ability of community financial institutions to foster economic growth and service their communities, boost small businesses, increase individual savings and for other purposes. senate amendment, strike all after the enacting clause and insert the following, section 1, changes required to small bank holding companies -- >> i ask unanimous consent that the reading of the senate amendment be dispensed with. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the reading is dispensed with. is there objection to the original request of the gentlewoman from missouri? without objection, the senate amendment is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the hat purpose does for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition?
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without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker. i rise to honor my constituents, arnie and ester larson who will celebrate their -- larson, who will celebrate their 80th wedding anniversary. 50 years of marriage is referred to as the golden anniversary and 60 years as the diamond anniversary. however, there is no such reference for an 80-year anniversary because this accomplishment is so rare and unique. much has changed since 1934. a stamp cost three cents and frankly roosevelt was in his first term as president when arnie and ester were married. in all this time the larson's marriage has endured a testament to their love, faith and commitment to each other. mr. smith: i ask my colleagues to join me in honoring the larsons in this remarkable occasion and congratulate them on 80 years of marriage. thank you, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. jackson lee: i ask to
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address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: madam speaker, it has been a long day and i believe the american people have seen the best of what america is in the vigorous debate and review of the future of this nation. yes, there are some positive aspects to the appropriations bill. the $5 billion in funding for ebola treatment. and of course the $2.2 billion for the rule development -- rural development account which will help my constituents, helping them rebuild a burnt down police station of which i hope to work on. and yes the $18.1 billion for nasa, $363.7 more than the 2014. but i believe that out of good conscience i would not want to stand in support of again going backwards and allowing banks to be engaged in derivatives and having american taxpayers pay for their actions.
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i believe in opportunities in banks and investment, but not the derivative work that causes them to be able to have the taxpayers pay for their mistakes. and then finally i believe there's too much money in campaigns and politics. and now in this bill that will be signed by the president, $300 million will be allowed to e given by one individual as opposed to the $97 -- $300,000 as opposed to the $37,000 or $97,000. let's get back to legislating for the people and we can all join together for a good legislation. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one inute. mr. lamalfa: thank you, madam speaker. i rise tonight in sadness to acknowledge the loss of a dear
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friend, robert conan. bob is a guy that loved life and loved sharing it with his family and friends. he could be happiest out in one of his orchards or in his apiary, forming new queen bees in their little queen cages, or on the back of a motorcycle or under the hood of a dodge or ford hot rod. he loved sharing that with everybody. he's a guy that was a humble man, but yet a real innovator, with harvesting equipment, orchard practices, bee keeping practices, it really put him at the cutting edge. even the humble man he was. you could see some of that humbleness in the things he said. one of the funny ones was that he didn't want to have to have a big birthday or big event on a weekend because, as he would say, it i don't want to screw up a guy's weekend. so indeed in that humility, his family held his memorial service yesterday on a
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wednesday at noon. maybe so it wouldn't screw up a guy's weekend. bob was a great man, a pillar of the community, a piller in agriculture. he'll be severely missed by his wife, his sons, his brother, his sister, a whole bunch of family and friends that call him family, call him a dear friend. god bless him. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from hawaii seek recognition? ms. gabbard: i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. gabbard: thank you very much, madam speaker. there are two kinds of people serving here in congress. those who are here to serve the interests of the american people and those who are here to serve the interests of the big banks and wall street speculators. the big banks that forced the american people to bail them out in 2008 are even bigger today than they were before. and this bill that passed today
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sets the american taxpayer up to bail them out yet again. the passage of this bill brings us ever closer to the precipice of an economic disaster that will make the 2008 meltdown seem like a picnic. madam speaker, i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. rahall: in one minute, the congress of the united states continues to attract some of the minds.st mind and eegest they are are our staff and because of time constraints, i can't go through all of them but i will insert them into my record. started lic record
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with robert c. byrd. ratored as an elevator op for senators-only and i know about responding to the mail and during the long hours and thankless task to keep this place running for the people they are elected to serve. and they are our staff. the l put their names in record. suffice it to say, i appreciate their hard work and labor as do the people of west virginia. i have served on two committees, the first one was called the public works and transportation committee and then changed to transportation and infrastructure committee. house d on the house and resources committee and chaired
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the subcommittee on mines and mining and serving on that house resources committee. i do appreciate, mr. speaker, that all of us in this body are all bridge builders. we have tried and i have tried hard to build bridges between our coal miners in our state between our advantaged and disadvantaged and to provide jobs and protect jobs in our fields and the air we breathe. we all seek the world of peace. i'm proud of my record in my 38-year record in protecting and black lung benefits and safety for our coal miners. soughtry leff from excessive helped ons, and i
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building our infrastructure, whether transportation, technology. have created vital white waufer rafting areas and which s it is called the new river george. my grandfathers came to this country and worked hard. they lived the american dream. i traveled the middle east including with president clinton in the december, 1988 when he became the first u.s. president to set foot. i met with queens, kings and war lords, you name it in this region. and many times were not in sync with our policy. i have long advocated for human rights, dignity and relief.
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madam speaker, i do leave this body with a great sense of pride and a great sense of accomplishment and what we have been able to do for the people of west virginia. i do appreciate my colleagues to reflect with me on what has been a remarkable personal journey and serve the people. assist ant to the democratic whip through the watergate years and through the 38 years, it has been both exciting and frustrating, full of fast-paced days and long drawn-out nights. it has been full -- at sometimes tears,, sometimes laughter and has been an experience that i truly appreciated and loved
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every minute of it. and i want to say in conclusion, i thank god. i thank my family for their support. this is the 10th anniversary and we celebrate knowing there has been a great ride in this institution. my late father stood behind me. my 89-year-old mother now living in my hometown and my brother and sisters have always been there, my three children have always been behind my career and all three of my grandchildren. that's what's it all about. making this place a better place for our children and grandchildren to live in. my heart felt thanks go out to the people of west virginia. i fought for our courageous coal miners and happy to see that
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those issues noticed by the coal miners will not be honored in most cases and the coal miners will be able to keep their jobs. i have been deeply to keep their jobs. and stand up for our american heroes and veterans. i thank our working men and women, our seniors, who strengthened this nation with their contributions. and may god bless our teachers who shape the future of our youth. in concluding this chapter in my life, i offer my thanks to you, each of you in this body, my colleagues, for the experiences for representing the diversity and lifetime of lessons for the trials that you have shared and taught me. i have had the high honor of
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serving the servants. thank you and god bless this house of representatives. god bless our country and i yield back the balance of my ime. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent that the committees on foreign affairs, oversight and government reform and the judiciary be discharged from h.r. 5 89. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 589, russian federation to provide additional assistance to ukraine and for other purposes. it is there objection? the gentleman from new york is
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recognized? mr. engel: reserving my right to object, although i don't intend to object. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman is recognized. mr. engel: this is a very important measure and we need to send this measure to the president's desk and need to do so tonight and delighted to do so. mentingis not only fo rmp troops. this is an invasion. and i'm concerned that the designs don't stop at ukraine. putin is putting substantial pressure on our allies. we must not bow. if we don't act now, where we will be in six months or two years, where we will be in a decade. europe-hold for peace. that relatey is within reach. putin's aggression puts it in
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jeopardy. we need to let president putin know we can't allow his plate ant aggression and as the united states, we remain the world's champion of freedom, democracy and dignity for all people. i commend the chairman and ranking member to sending the house this bill so we can stand one in the face of russia's aggression. chairman royce and i have worked together to say that we will not stand for putin's aggression. i think this is a very, very important thing to do and very important bill to pass and with that, i withdraw my objection. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: i reserve my right to object. ms. kaptur: i would like to say
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as co-chair of the ukranian caulk just and ranking member of the full committee, i stand in , a g support of h.r. 5859 measure that allows america to shine the hope of liberty to the distant lapped of ukraine, a measure that we hope to send to the president's desk very soon and hope to move it tonight. is clear that russia is fomenting and about its illegal invasion. it is an invasion. the kremlin's design don't stop with ukraine and we see substantial pressure being placed on our nato allies and other friends. liberty cannot bow. six months ago when russia invaded ukraine, 4,000 lives
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ere existing and have been taken. just acording to the u.n., 1,000 lives have been lost since the peace treaty was negotiated. since the cold war, a vision has emerged of a europe and that reality is within reach. his regression cannot stand and the united states cannot hope liberty die surely in a land where people have suffered more than any other place on erget. the ravages of world war i still sting and motivate our actions here tonight. by approving h.r. 5859, america sends a clear signal to the world that we are the standard bearer of liberty at home and
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abroad and i thank the chairman and ranking member of the senate foreign relations committee for sending this bill and with this, i withdraw my objection. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio withdraws her objection. without objection, the bill is engrossed and read a third time and passed and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. gerlach: and it is with great honor and privilege i now move to adjourn the house. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted.
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take a look at twitter here.
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says no one in the house objects. it will be helping to avoid a government shutdown tonight. also some of the behind-the-scenes. the minority leader nancy carlos made -- nancy pelosi. another tweet here from the washington post, who says jamie dimon himself called to urge support for the derivatives role in the bill. you can readmore at the washington post. read more reach -- at the washington post. that portion still a part of the bill that passed in the house tonight. it will be going on to the senate and then on to the
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president. bill. support the if you oppose. .ll others you can send us a tweet. you can also post your comments on facebook.com/c-span. tom, you support the bill so what are your thoughts? >> i am shocked. you know something? let me tell you something, i was shocked. >> what shocked you? it almost gave me a heart attack. support of this, were you surprised by how long
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it took? >> i'm surprised. >> go ahead. >> i was surprised and i just want to say thanks to the house. the measure passing and the house and headed to the senate, let's hear what thomas thinks. you are on the line for those who oppose the measure. >> i think the measure is a travesty in many dimensions -- not just the last minute adding to allow the banks to put our financial system at risk. in terms of the immigration situation, they continue to spend billions of dollars helping immigrants to come to this country and take advantage and the major
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complaint of helping them find the way home is that it would be too expensive, that is ridiculous. >> thank you for the call, thomas. sam, you're on the line for others. i am here and i agree with the previous caller -- i wonder about the smartest man in the world -- that being president put thehy he chose to immigration problem in front of this important vote. he had to fight for every vote or he and i think he was maybe not the smartest president in the world. and i think our whole economy is squeaking and the government is falling apart -- not falling apart but not working together. like mr. bowman will
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probably not get reelected as the senior in congress. >> the speaker the house, john boehner? >> i think he just lost his appointment of that. conservative liberal -- liberals are going to lose and conservatives will only get stronger and more and more our government will get better. >> sam, thank you let's take a look at a tweet about speeder -- speaker john baker -- john boehner. some of the back story. , john boehnerne spotted wooing joyce beatty of ohio for her vote. she let him talk, walked back to the democrat side and voted no. her vote not-
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enough. speaker binger has voted in romnibus.the co >> a tired boehner walking down the center aisle of the house motioning to his members to vote up. line in losthe angeles california, you support the bill. and johnort the bill boehner did a great job and obama said he would sign it if it got to him, it will go through and will be clear of anything until next september and all is well. >> thank you chris. , and thate in georgia you oppose this bill. why do you oppose it? teamster andired
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this bill has a part in it to cut the retirement of retired teamsters and it is a sad day in america when you take money away from people who worked hard all and are depending on the money they worked for in the retirement another will take it away. >> emmett, i know it was a big bill and a lot of people talking about how lawmakers don't know what is in the bill. do know how that would affect you? 30%.ey are saying up to they could be up to 80%. people who worked hard all their lives -- i have been retired for nine years another will take part of it away and i'm not able to go back to work now -- what am i supposed to do for the rest of my life? the possibility of a cut in my paycheck. germany in florida, you are
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on the line for others, what are your thoughts? i have such pride for america and i find this to be an achievement for the house of representatives in congress. provisionshere are in the bill, primarily speaking about the primary and's for rolling back some of the reforms for wall street but at the end of the day i think this is the right thing to do. forward thatving both sides would be able to come together to figure out how best to record some of those position -- provisions. like i said i think it is a phenomenal achievement. >> the white house -- before this photo happened, issued a
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statement saying that it supported it. members and cabinet members to convince democratic lawmakers to vote in favor of this. a number of measures in here that the white house wanted to get through -- funding for the ebola epidemic, for fighting isis in iraq. the administration objecting to the inclusion of what it called ideological and special interest riders in the house bill. in particular the inclusion of a would reform dodd frank and weaken a critical component of the financial system reforms. onto robert calling from indiana, you are opposed. >> this is robert in tennessee. >> oh ok sorry, go ahead. >> no problem.
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i'm the same feeling as a gentleman just before, there are some good things in there still there is a lot of bad things as well. i am 81 years old and i'm retired and my pension is in jeopardy. we would not be in this position and it is the big banks and all the people that cause the crash , we are in a bad position until that happened and now we bailed them out and they are going on their merry way and leaving us behind holding the bag. this.ery upset about
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this is a great injustice in this deal tonight. it andy disturbed over there is around probably 400,000 people in the same position that i am in or even more. where are we going to turn or what are we going to do -- the is fixing i can see it sometime in the near future. alexandriaf in virginia, you are on the line for others. what are your thoughts? anything i'm glad to see they got something done to be honest with you. anti-wall street
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talk is a bunch of backcountry gibberish. banks but it'she good to see that they got something done and it was nice to see that -- the government will have no government shutdown that theudies to see country will be protected and the financial system will be protected. and republicans came together tonight and it is a very good thing. he didn't like this thing had a lot of people on the conservative slanted like it and they came up with a good agreement in a close vote and they finally did something for the american public. thank you for that. memphis, tennessee, brandon is on the line. you support this bill so let us know why.
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>> first of all thank you for letting me be on c-span, the reason i support this bill is because it leaves the government open and you look at the unemployment rate is going down -- so the government needs to be open. tennessee -- in georgia, jeff is on the line. jeff are you still with us? >> i sure am. >> i don't see whether you suppose or -- a poser supports of phyllis in. quite clear that we have one party in this country and that is the military industrial complex continuing to press upon we the people and they will do their own agenda whether we both the men or vote them out. which is thes bill most disgusting part of the whole thing is that we will be
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on the hook for the derivatives market when it pops and last time i checked there is 2.1 quadrillion dollars that these jang -- banks have called printed money on. plus what they been sitting on for the last two years of quantitative easing and it is just quite appalling. >> thank you jeff. inf mentioned the tea party the tweet here, this is from litico." >> sing that tea party activists were attacking the rider that poweriewed as a sneaky grab by a establishment republicans designed to undermine outside conservatives. remainswhy nancy pelosi
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later, she may lose seats and she may stumble but she fights. democrats respect and remember old-school baltimore grit. democrats in the house is the assistant leader jim clyburn voting yes. aaron blake from "the washington post" says so 10 nonvoters? with a holding out or not in town? like the d funding of obamacare and i don't like the d funding ofthe obamacare and i don't like the funding. i do like what they've been doing for the last six or seven years, it is political deadlock and it makes no sense to me. financially, if you put the numbers down there is no reason why this had to be done this
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way. if they would've just continued it and then when we got a new congress in -- a new senate in than the republicans could have done what they wanted to do and democrats could've voted against it -- to me it would have been more fair. the american people spoke and now this is pushed through and i think john boehner should go, i think nancy pelosi should go. i'm from california and nancy pelosi -- she is a nightmare of my dreams. i don't like her and i don't like feinstein, but i think this was a bad deal. >> thank you for the call. david in washington dc, you say you support the bill, we will let people know the house has gaveled out the senate vote. what if you support the bill?
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why did you support the bill? >> had to say as a student, my generation as a long time to see cooperation and congress. we're frustrated as every other american with the issues that we face social economic and political. i to say it is finally great to see something being done. be optimistic. people have concerns with some of the financial deregulation that is going to occur and it is a valid point because in some ways it can be a moral hazard. it is important to see some of the things coming up in this funding that includes
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for nasa which has not been upgraded in several years. my generation still hasn't seen a man or a woman move on to the moon. it is time for us as a country to move forward and probably just finally accept some of the incentives that are set in the bill. we can't always get what we want finallynk that we're making a step in the right direction. call, from ventura, california. the line melanie is on and you oppose the bill, tell us why? believe it was ridiculous and this is america land of the free not land of the bankers. disagree withy what the man from california
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said before. this is going nowhere, this monopoly of government going one way or another -- it should be like in equal playing field and it is not. we are getting the shreds and we need to take care of this country and not other countries. middle,aight down the maybe a little bit to the left, but i don't think john boehner is wrong, he is not doing his job i also think nancy pelosi or anyone else is doing their job. we are in a mess. letting bankers take control again, are you kidding me? we're going to pay their debts again? thank you for listening to me, i am nervous. get one more tweet before me show you some of the debates from the house for right before the vote they took tonight past that spending bill.
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this is about john dingell, a member and congress honor to cast my final boat. myself the luckiest guy in shoe leather. he voted yes on that bill that passed tonight, the cromnibus bill. let's get a look this is from earlier in the house, this is some of the debate before they took the vote as it moves to the senate. mr. speaker i am pleased to yield one minute to mr. moran, a distinguished ranking member of the appropriations committee who was planning to retire and we will miss him greatly and wish him good luck. >> the jammin from virginia is recognized for one minute. the house will be in order.
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jammin from virginia. >> thanked -- gentleman from virginia. forhank you mr. speaker, 200 years this government has functioned on behalf the american people and it has functioned for the art of compromise. conservatives, liberals and democrats and republicans have decided what was in the best interest of the nation. this appropriation bill is in the best interest of this nation. it does reflect a compromise that i would say to my colleagues in the democratic side that this is a good bill. this reflects our priorities and this is our last chance to have those priorities reflected in an appropriations bill. me thatur staff told for 2.5 weeks she has not seen her children before they had to go to bed and the reason is that she has been working night after
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night fighting for our priorities to be included in this bill that she was successful -- all of our staff was successful, can i have another 30 seconds? i'm just getting warmed up here. >> he is recognized for 30 seconds. a shout to day pomerantz, will smith, and rick healey and shalonda young and all of the people who made this good bill on both sides of the aisle -- this is why our government functions because we are willing to compromise. we are willing to look at what is in the best interest of all of our constituents putting partisanship aside, this is a bill we should vote for. pass.ill needs to i think the president for supporting this bill and i think this party because i trust that we will in the long run do the right thing. >> the time of the gentleman has expired.
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recognizes the gentleman from kentucky. >> jammin from kentucky reserves his time. the gentlelady from new york. one am pleased to yield minute to the gentlelady from california, miss waters. >> the gentlelady from california is recognized for one minute. mr. speaker and members we are poised to vote on legislation to fund government. nobody wants to shut down verybody hered e wants a have an answer and all the opposite side has to do is stop supporting a bill that would allow the biggest banks in america to rip off the people one more time. bailed out the richest banks in america with the people's money. the people do not want that anymore and so this provision in the bill that would allow them
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to basically put us all at risk because they want to trade these derivatives and be protected with fdic cannot go on. there are a lot of other things in this bill that is unacceptable. i am the ranking member of the financial services committee and i worked on dodd frank. they are trying to undermine on frank an event trying to get rid of it piece by piece. i am not going to let the people down. democrats are not going to let the people down and we are not going to vote for anything that will give the store to the biggest banks in america wants more. [applause] kentucky -- from gentlelady from new york. >> i'm very pleased to yield one minute to the distinguished minority whip of maryland. >> he is recognized for one minute.
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members,eaker and thank you -- ever since the conference report was reported, pelosi and i have told everyone how objectionable the two provisions that have been discussed are on our side of the aisle. we think they should not be in an appropriations bill. we think they should be considered on their merits or demerits. unfortunately they are on the bill. i rise in support of the bill, notwithstanding my vigorous objection to these provisions. i rise because i think that continuings -- resolutions on a continuing basis is harmful to the economy carvel to the growth and jobs, harmful to national security and i regret -- i regret that the homeland security bill has not
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been included for a year as well. we undermine national security by that limitation. in a world of alternatives i have concluded that it is better for us to pass this cromnibus as it is euphemistically referred to to defeat it. i urge my members to vote for this crime the bus --cromnibus tonight. >> gentlelady from new york. >> how much time is remaining? yorke gentlelady from new has three minutes remaining and the gentleman from kentucky has four minutes. mr. speak year i am very pleased to yield one minute to mr. farr in the gentleman from california. much and thankry you for yielding.
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--ant to thank mr. rogers the chair of the committee for , inging a bill to the floor that evenorld to know though there are poison pills in this issue, it is a very aggressive appropriations bill. hope that the party that will be in the majority next year will understand that we wanted to do a full process, we wanted to be vetted, we don't want poison pills, but in the end get the bad language out, which you did, and you can have a bill that has bipartisan support. we don't want things to get worse in this country. we want it to get better. a c.r. would be the worst thing that could happen. but also as a body that believes in exposure and the
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public's right to know, we should never allow these poison pills to be in this bill. hold your nose and make this a better world. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, i'm very pleased to yield 30 seconds to the distinguished gentleman from texas, mr. doggett. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for 30 seconds. mr. doggett: mr. speaker, this bill puts a big bow on a holiday gift for the wall street contributors who get special treatment in the provisions of this bill. once again here in the holiday season, it's all about stuffing the silk stockings. and these people want to gamble with our money. when these big banks win, they get to keep all the money. but when they lose, they look to the taxpayer to bail them out. it was wrong to do so before and this bill removes key reforms that are vital to preserving our financial system and our economic security. we ought not to yield to the big bank contributors who at
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the same time this same bill frees up additional money for individuals to pour into the campaign that pollute our democracy. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from new york. mrs. lowey: thank you, mr. speaker. our most important responsible is to -- responsibility is to fund government corporations. this bill does that but also contains a number of objectionable items that have no place in a spending bill. i'd like to thank jim moran, ed pastor, bill owens, frank wolf, tom latham, jack kingston, your friendship and expertise will be missed. i'm pleased that after weeks of negotiations we have a package that funds 11 of the 12 bills. i hope that in the next congress we avoid such a contentious process, pass bills we are proud to support under regular order. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the president's statement in support of this bill in the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, it will be
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part of the record. mrs. lowey: thank you, mr. speaker. i am voting for this bill and i urge your support. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from kentucky. >> did the gentlelady yield back? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yielded back her ? me mrs. lowey: i yield back the no time that i have left, my friend, mr. chairman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky. mr. mr. speaker, i urge members to support -- >> mr. speaker, i urge members to support this bill and keep the government open. it' >> that bill passed in the house and the senate just passing the continuing today revolution that will allow the senate two days to work on the spending bill
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passed in the house tonight. not expecting to hear from the white house at least tonight on this bill and we will change gears at the senate continues its work. a look at something else going on today. john brennan responded to the on the ciart interrogation techniques. >> it was 8:46 a.m. on the morning of september 11 2001 when the north tower of the world trade center in new york city was struck by an aircraft commandeered by al qaeda terrorists. 17 minutes later, the clear blue
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skies were pierced yet again by another hijacked aircraft. this one tearing into the adjacent south tyler. pentagon suffered a similar attack. 10:03 a fourth plane's shattered the serene landscape in pennsylvania as passengers refused to allow al qaeda to use one more plane as a missile to strike the homeland. minutes,ort span of 77 the terror attacks which were -- forever change the history of our country. it would rob us of 3000 lives and ultimately cost us trillions of dollars and plunge us into a aver ending war against globally dispersed collection of terrorist with a murderous agenda. as deputy

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