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the speaker pro tempore: the yeas are 239 and the nays are 173. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfinished is vote on the the gentleman from of the motion by mr. katko and pass h.r. 4567 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 4567 a bill to require a department of homeland security overseas personnel
enhancement plan 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.]
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 415, the nays are zero. 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 on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the
question on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. which the chair will put de novo. the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the gentlelady from wyoming. ms. titus: i ask for the yeas and nays, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is requesting a vote by the yeas and nays. 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. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be 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.]
the gentleman from florida -- for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. he house will be in order. he gentleman from florida. >> mr. speaker, i rise honor of mr. jerry roth, american hero from florida who passed away this year on january 7. at the age of 17, mr. roth joined the 101st airborne division during world war i and received many decorations for his courageous actions overseas. among which are distinguished flying cross and the purple heart. mr. yoho: i had the distinct honor several years ago to
present him with a collection of medals which required him to get a larger jacket. following the end of the war, mr. roth continued to sembt american people as a teacher -- serve the american people as a teacher in st. petersburg, florida, are we led the school's swim team through an undefeated season in 1971. mr. roth is honored in the swimming hall of fame for his accomplishments at both boca sika high school and dixie hollins in florida. mr. roth was an outstanding patriot and he will be dearly missed by all in his community. his example of leadership through service is one we can all learn from. to mr. roth, along with the others from that greatest generation era, i thank you, my family thanks you, and our nation thanks you for the life you lived, for your service to your country, community and for making this world a better place. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
from rhode island seek recognition? mr. langevin: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. without objection, so ordered mr. speaker, -- mr. langevin: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor a great rhode island public servant, educator and dear friend, my predecessor, congressman robert wigen. during his time as -- in government, bob served as a state legislator, governor -- lieutenant governor from 1993 to 1997 and united states representative from 1997 to 2001. bob has always fought passionately for the poe people of the state of rhode island and in the decades since, he has shared his wealth of knowledge with the students at the university of rhode island, dedicating himself to preparing the next generation of leaders. as he retires from that position, i want to say that bob served for the right reasons. to make a positive difference in
his community and improve the lives of people around him. i am proud to call him my predecessor in the hall ofs -- halls of congress, my dear friend and mentor to this day, and i happily congratulate him on his retirement. i know that in one way or another, bob will continue to serve his community as he always has, with integrity, passion, and wisdom. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor officers cory helms and dylan cole of the monroe, north carolina, police department. who on december 26 risked their lives to save two families flapped a burning home. officers helm first a-- helms first arrived but he was pushed back by the thick cloud of smoke. officer cole aarrived next. the two men attempted to find a latter to rescue the five people
trapped on the second floor. mr. pittenger: unable to find a latter, monroe's two heroes disregarded their own safety by charging into the burning home and up the stairs before carrying a -- carrying two families up to safety. officers cole and helms rescued two adult sisters and their childrens ages 3 years, 10 months and 5 months. there were no injuries as a result. officers cory helms and dylan cole are living examples of what it means to serve and to protect. please join me in honoring these two brave officers and all the men and women of the monroe department of police who work on our behalf every day. god bless them. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. mr. payne: mr. speaker, congress
must stop deferring the american dream for bright young people. simply because they were brought here as children. daca recipients represent the best of our nation. these are young people who are in school. got their education or served in ur armed forces. these are people who never committed a felony offense or significant misdemeanor. these are people who pose no threat to public safety. these are people who just want to live the american dream and each day that passes without congress voting on the dream act, darkens their futures. mr. speaker, if it's numbers that my colleagues want, i got them. deporting daca recipients would cost $400 billion.
deporting the 5,300 eligible eople in my district alone would cost $140 million. aren't we supposed spob growing the economy, not shrinking it and i yield back? the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to congratulate 14 years of e on successful business. january 10, 20 2004, it was opened in mississippi near the campus of university of southern mississippi. and while the original burned down in 2011. there are now more than 18 restaurant locations spanning three states. ron is a fellow golden eagle
that continues to expand his businesses in south mississippi biloxi.as opened in his restaurants continue to fuel the economies of my district. the success that ron has had in a short amount of time is a testament to his entrepreneurial spirit and hard work, persistence and determination. and he has a great partner, his wife and their beautiful family. next time you are in south ississippi stop by mug shots bar. and have a peanut butter burger. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady from texas seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for one. without objection. ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, a
little clarity is important on a very, very important issue. i would like to call 140,000 young people in my state as dreamers, dream of the greatness of america. the status that they are under is something called daca, which was instituted by president obama because this republican congress could not provide legislative relief. and so he saw the lives that were being impacted. in a few months however, the claims not knowing what happened, was the individual who removed that daca status. it is a dire situation. and the reason is because there are individuals whose status is now expiring or has already expired. and therefore, they are living in limbo. hese are doctors, lawyers,
teachers. it is crucial we move quickly for a daca fix and we do it without impacting families or diversity of visas. we do it out caring and respect. let's do it now and let's do it for america. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. mr. carter: i rise to recognize the long tim editor of the "savannah morning news" who retired on january 5. he began his service writing for the former savannah evening press. his first stories included a murder trial and a man who violated by killing a chicken and leaving its remnants on city sidewalks. ey taught mr. barton lessons
in journalism and propelled to be an entrusted writer. he has covered the most important topics including interviews with jim williams, and stories about political elections. mr. barton not only knows the unique character of savannah and contributed to its development over the last 39 years. his regular contributions to the savannah morning news will be missed and i thank him for his dedication of making savannah a better place to live. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> last week, the trump administration announced a proposal to open our nation's
federal waters to potential oil and gas exploration. immediately leaders and lawmakers from the east coast to the west coast and republicans and democrats cam out against a proposal for offshore drilling. i know how important our oceans and our coastlines are for our economy, our businesses, communities and our families. we have long fought to protect onshore s and limiting and legislation to protect our oceans and could coasts. i believe that in congress, we will work to uphold the laws and legacy of protection. but the trump administration needs to hear from you. i ask my constituents and all americans to share why they proposal this for oil drilling off our coasts. participate in the public comment period that is now open until march 9 for it is your
opportunity to speak to the administration, stand up for our communities and protect our environment and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. olson: mr. speaker, the men and women who defend our country have one sacred creed. and they all come home. days, 72 years and 234 . t they at houston cemetery at 16, he left texas to fight the nazis in germany in world war ii. he was a buffalo soldier.
all-black division of ourrmy. he never returned to see his family. his in 1945. but could not be identified. lonnie was known as unknown x193. in 2016, his remains were identified and and this morning, he was laid to eternal rest. elcome home soldier. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, character
assassination is donald trump's favorite trick when people make him look bad. they have been smearing the authors of the dossier which exposes of trump-russia connections. they are cking steele diverting attention and impugn the f.b.i. for launching its investigation. the dossier didn't start the f.b.i. investigation but a trump policy adviser boasting to a diplomat that they had stolen. that was two months before the emails. and that smacks of collusion. they shared this information with the f.b.i. and the investigation began. the dossier came along and corroborated with what the f.b.i. heard. it wasn't just the f.b.i. who
took the dossier seriously. this is a serious document corroborated by a host of other evidence and the truth is coming out, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities of the president. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> it's only been a few weeks since congress passed the historic tax reform bill but it is tough for the opponents and our friends across the aisle, well you have to wonder at some point, don't they tire of being wrong so often? you might recall some claim that it would raise taxes on the middle class, yet the majority of americans will see a tax
decrease. the average family of four in innesota will see a tax cut of $3,154 dollars and they claim that it would never benefit americans but employers have given $1 billion in bonuses and wage increases to their employees. and finally they said the tax cuts and jobs act would never jump start economic growth. after two quarters of 3% growth approaching 4%, it is like the opponents are left telling the american people are you going to believe me or your own eyes. our opponents rely on high per bowley. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. kildee: i rise to plead with
my colleagues we must come together to support a long-term funding solution for the traditionally children's health insurance program commonly known as chip. here is a family in chesapeake that demonstrates that families face without chip. chip serves as a lifeline for this family for poor children. before this family had access to chip, these children did not have health insurance. the parents limited the seven and eight-year-old children to indoor fall silts because they were afraid they might break a bone. she visited the doctor's office for prenatal care. they kept the children home from school because they could not afford a doctor's visit. with chip, the mother and children all have health
insurance and up to date on wellness exams. mr. speaker, for the health of my constituents and millions of other americans we must come together for long-term funding for chip. i thank you and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. >> i rise today to the farm bureau up in my district on this 100th annual meeting on being in their business is in red bluff, california. they have been an organization being dedicated to farming, ranching and all its forms to its neighboring communities as partners as well. this last month, it was
recognized the mid-sized farm bureau of the year. so as you know, the farm bureau, very important and very involved in the fiber of rural communities with ag production, farming, ranching and hay which make agriculture needs go around as wells the activities of e fair, with the kids, for the future. the farm bureau is an important part of the future. my congratulations for its membership, its board for hanging in there and serving those people for 100 years. the speaker pro tempore: jabbed. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new mexico seek recognition? ms. lujan grisham: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. lujan grisham: mr. speaker, a few years ago, new mexico
decimated its behavioral health system when it terminated every contractor in the state. thousands of knew mexicans did not have medicine increasing their risk to substance abuse. many knew mexicans were incarcerated or died because of the state's negligence. today we are seeing an even more catastrophic state-created crisis in the making. just a few weeks ago, the state canceled its contract with the agency on aging which manages and oversees like adult day care, care giving, transportation and respite care. decimating the current system without public hearings, due process or having a public plan to ensure the continuity of services will disrupt these life saving safety net programs that
serve nearly 80,000 seniors and these seniors will suffer. i have written the h.h.s. demanding they investigate the state's negligent behavior. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. tenney: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of the dramatic struggle for freedom in human rights that we are witnessing in the country of iran. the oppressive regime in iran has a bloody track record of abuses and has long neglected its citizens' most basic rights and needs. the government of iran has squandered the precious resources of its people by supporting proxy armies throughout the middle east and wreaking havoc across the glone. instead of providing for the basic needs of its citizens.
courageous iranians are proving each day that they are no longer willing to accept the indignities and repression from the ruling elite. it is tragic but not shocking to see the regime in iran respond to the recent wave of protests with violence, cutting off communications, media and predictably blaming the united states of america. i'm a co-sponsor of house resolution 676, a resolution passed by the house of representatives yesterday in support of the rights of people of iran to express themselves freely and condemning the oppressive iranian regime for its crackdown on legitimate protests. i stand with the brave iranians who are facing down the violent and brutal regime for the sake of liberty. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. kaptur: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to highlight another scam in the g.o.p. tax giveaway just signed into law. president trump promised in november factories will be
pouring back into the united states. really? the republican tax scam taxes earnings of foreign subsidiaries of u.s. firms at half the rate, hear me, half the rate of what is earned here in the united states by those same companies. if that isn't an invitation for more job outsourcing, i don't know what is. the corporate tax rate, which republicans slashed at the expense of the middle class, social security and medicare, is now at 21%. but the rate at which american companies overseas subsidiaries will be taxed is half that much. 10.5%. why does the republican tax bill incentivize u.s. companies to move profits and capital overseas? call president trump. let him know. because that's what he just did. the republican bill does nothing to address the job outsourcing crisis. it makes it worse. the speaker pro tempore: the
gentlelady's time has expired. ms. kaptur: isn't this economic madness? i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. >> nearly nine million children across the nation, more than 55,000 in my district alone, rely on the children's health insurance program for their health care. the deadline to fund chip passed and congress has failed to provide long-term funding for the program, kicking the can down the road. mr. ruiz: and leaving patients worried about whether or not -- parents worried about whether or not they're child will get the health care they need because they are no longer covered in the middle of a flu season, no less. for decades republicans and democrats have come together to fund the bipartisan and noncontroversial chip program. it's unacceptable that this time
around republican leaders proposed paying for chip by cutting other critical public health programs that chip recipient kids rely on. like vaccines. this is unconscionable. stop using children's health care as a partisan weapon. kids and parents deserve better. we must put our children's needs above partisanship and provide for the health of our children with a bipartisan, long-term funding solution for chip. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. mr. speaker, i rise to call attention to a dangerous backlog at the social security administration that is harming millions of americans across the nation, especially in and around the city of philadelphia. mr. boyle: phil delve yans face the lofpkte -- phil delveans face the longest -- phil delvians face the longest delay
in the nation where people wait for a basic prelem mayor in hearing. 9,000 americans died last year awaiting an s.s.a. benefits determination. in 1974, we made a promise to thereby for our elderly, blind and disabled americans who have little or no income. they in turn rely upon the social security administration to approve their eligibility and administer these life-sustaining benefits. on monday i led a letter with my democratic colleagues from the philadelphia area and new jersey demanding answers from the s.s.a.'s leadership. today i rise to stand up for the millions of americans who are on their own suffering from a crisis of public service that threatens their ability to afford basic necessities through no fault of their own. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. boyle: i will not stand down until this problem is fixed. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from nevada seek recognition?
without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. mr. kihuen: thank you, mr. speaker. today i rise to remember the life of candace bowers. candace was a single mother to her three children, curtis, katie and her recently adopted daughter, ariel. she was a hardworking waitress who was selfless and always ensured she was able to take care of her family. candace had a loving heart, a big smile, and an infectious laugh. she went to the route 91 music festival in las vegas with her best friend so she could take some rare time to herself. candace was known for her strength, fierce loyalty and generosity. she would give her last dollar to anybody who was in need. i would like to extend my condolences to candace's family and friends. please note that the city of las vegas and the whole country grieve with you. mr. speaker, i yield the remaining balance of my time.
the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to honor the memory of an extraordinary constituent, lisa hanson. mr. tonko: lisa was an air force veteran, a long-time civil servant, and an inspiration to many as an ovarian cancer survivor. in the final years of her career, lisa worked as a defense contractor at the legislateary -- legendary arsenal in new york. during her 14-year battle with cancer, lisa became an expert in cancer research and treatment. she used that knowledge and experience to become an advocate and a mentor to fellow survivors. ovarian cans already effect one in 75 -- cancer will effect one in 75 women. there's no diagnosic tool for it. raising awareness is one of the best and only ways to get women
diagnosed sooner. lisa made it her personal mission to reach as many women as possible in new york's capital region and beyond, through her leadership at caring together inc. she also participated in the surviver's teaching students program, sharing personal experiences with medical and nursing students. lisa passed away on january 6. we will remember her passion and selfless dedication to ovarian cancer research and the extraordinary power in her voice and in her story. thank you for a lifetime of service to others, lisa. you will be sorely missed. but thank you for the inspiration you have provided so many. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. are there any further requests for one-minute speeches? the chair lays before the house the following personal request.
the clerk: leave of absence requested for ms. adams of north carolina for january 8 through the 11. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the request is granted. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? ms. tenney: mr. speaker, i request that the house be adjourned. 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. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until
it authorizes powerful electronic spying tools that pick up the digital chatter of non-u.s. person believed to be overseas. i mean everything. emails, texts, online chats, that sort of thing. the tools have been slated to expire at the end of calendar year 2017. but because of their importance to lawmakers, they tacked on a short-term extension to the latest continuing resolution, so now they expire on january 19. >> the bill, the
re-authorization, passed the intelligence committee on a party-line vote it. passed the rules committee on tuesday. what are some of the other key details of the re-authorization and what changes did the rules committee make? >> the big thing the rules committee allowed is they're allowing an alternative measure to also come to the floor. in addition to the one that passed out of house intelligence. right now the underlying bill, s. 139, the big thing there, the thing that lawmakers have been unable to agree on this whole debate is about a warrant requirement to search the 702 data base. right now the c.i.a., the n.s.a., the f.b.i. can all search that database without a warrant requirement. the underlying bill before lawmakers would say that the f.b.i. needs a warrant when they're in the final stage of their investigative process. what rules did last night is they also allowed an alternative measure that's going to be voted on. it's called the u.s.a. rights act. it's been endorsed by about 40 lawmakers and counting and what that says is, to even look at this massive database of
communications, you need a warrant. no matter what agency you're at, you can be at the i.r.s., the n.s.a., the c.i.a., the f.b.i., you need a warrant to even look at the stuff. >> this is a bipartisan measure headed by justin amash, which you tweeted about. what have been concerns of this bipartisan group? why did they want this alternative debated? >> they just believe that right now the 702 programs are illegal. they say that you're going -- they're saying if you're at the c.i.a. or f.b.i., you can go in, query a u.s. person who has been incidentally collected by these program, and then build your case from there. they say that's backwards. you should have reasonable cause to -- or probable doubt, i should say, to look into the database in the first place. they're saying, you can't get the information and then build your case. you need a case first that you can then build. so that's why -- they just believe that it's illegal right now in its phase and it violate -- face and it violates the fourth amendment. >> we're talking about the house re-authorization. let's look at the senate. you tweeted about the senator
rand paul saying that senator rand paul vowed to filibuster any f.s. fisa bill that does not include a warrant retirement. how will the senate deal with that threat from senator paul? >> i believe that if the underlying bill, s. 139, passes out of the house, despite senator ranled paul's stand, it will still pass in the senate. the bill has been endorsed by the white house, therefore i assume it has the support of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. he may filibuster along with democratic senator wyden of oregon but don't think they're going to be able to stop this from happening. >> so we're a little over a week to the deadline for the budget, any chance that fisa will be somehow attached to that? >> it's entirely possible. at least in the senate. i think the house is going to vote on it as its own stand-alone, which something that was a requirement from the conservative notice house freedom caucus and others. what the senate does is unclear. if they're going to do stand-alone or attach it to the next c.r. the leaders of the senate intelligence committee, republican richard burr and democratic mark warner have
both given nominal lip service to this bill saying that they don't really have a problem with it because these tools are so important to national security. so what the senate -- where the senate places it remains to be seen but it's going to be a stand-alone vote in the house at least. >> lastly this fisa debate always brings the clash of privacy concerns versus national security. where does the 115th congress stand in relate to other congresses on this issue? >> this is the first big test. and what is different about this debate as opposed to debates, everyone is on board that these tools despite the 702 do help national security. there are estimates that all the .s. intelligence, not just n.s.a. and 25% is derived from these programs. everyone is on board but how and what sort of restraints are put
on it. >> and covering all these issues read more at politic -- politico.com. >> and the house returns tomorrow to complete work on that measure re-authorizing the foreign intelligence surveillance act set to expire on january 19. the house is done for the day. but members debated and passed a bill that settles water rights and land issues for the white mountain apache dripe in arizona and there were motions to adjourn over immigration issues and future of daca recipients. members will gavel back in at 9:00 a.m. eastern. speaker ryan came to the floor to announce a new house dean, don young, who recently became the longest serving house member following the resignation of
john conyers. here's a look. ri
purpose that the to recognize honorable don young of alaska is the new dean of the house of representatives. all right. the tradition of having a dean that dates back centuries to the house of commons. it is an honor that goes to our longest continuous serving member. don young is one of only 28
americans in our history of this nation to serve more than 40 years in this house. as you can see, he has a very bright future ahead of him. don, i want to be clear at the outset that there are limits to the dean's duties. for instance, you cannot have a bear skin in the chamber -- house chamber. ou still cannot reserve seats. the dean has responsibility of swearing in the speaker. rather that's swearing in the speaker, not swearing at the speaker. all right. this milestone is a real -- it's not just a matter of longevity but the word that comes to mind when you think of don young, loyalty. this man is fiercely loyal. don young is fiercely loyal to alaska. he fights hard for what he
believes is right. just look at anwr. i know it's controversial. don young -- we have been talking about doing tax reform for 30-plus years here. don young has been working on anwr for 45 years. when we passed h.r. 1 here in the house, that was the 13th time he passed an anwr bill and it finally made it into law. achievements like this just don't happen overnight. they require leaders willing to carry on a torch what may. as we all know, don young is not -- he's not the kind of guy that will let anything or anyone get in his way. he's loyal to his family and his friends which includes many, many members of this body. he can be direct, but you always know where he stands or more importantly you always know where you stand with him. here he comes.
but most of all, as our dean, don young is loyal to this institution. on that we all know. decades on, don young believes as much as anyone in the value of the work that we do here, and as don young himself has so characteristically put it, those that think that i might retire, quote-unquote, i will not do. he believes in this institution. he believes in the work he does. this on his 16,374 day in the house, we extension tend our congratulations to don, to ann. thank you for your service to alaska and thank you for your service to this country, don young.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? ms. pelosi: mr. speaker, i rise to honor congressman don young. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. pelosi: i rise to join our distinguished speaker in honoring congressman don young who asends to the position of dean of the -- ascends to the position of dean of the u.s. house of representatives following nearly 45 years of proud service on behalf of the people of alaska. congressman young also holds the distinction of serving as the first dean of the house from the republican party in 80 years. congratulations. on behalf of the democratic caucus, let me extend my congratulations to don, to his wife, ann, and his entire family. despite our differences, it is clear that don cares deeply about our nation. don serves because in his words
he's enthusiastic about meeting people and trying to solve their problems. a former teacher, he's an advocate for quality education for all. as a former u.s. army tank operator, he believes in ensuring that service members, families and veterans have the care they have earned. and in honor of his late beloved wife lou young, he's been a champion for the native children of alaska. thank you, dean. the motto my colleagues of the state of alaska is north to the future. in his commitment to progress and better futures for the people of alaska, don honors those words. the dean of the house has the the oath dministering to the speaker which begins, i will support and defend the
constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic. as dean, congressman young will now have the special responsibility not only of defending the constitution but of defending the integrity and dignity of this institution which he has done all along. following in the footsteps of great leaders before him, sam rayburn, john quincy adams, carl vincent, it is now don's solemn duty to help foster a climate of civility in the congress and to hold our colleagues accountable. why are you laughing, don? for the behavior of raising a high standard for this body. i told don i will tell you this story when i just congratulated him. don has been very helpful to us army post from an to a kind of national park. i hope you consider that part
of your legacy that you were part of establishing that in san francisco. i am ready to welcome you anytime you are ready for that, don. but in the course of our conversations over those times, i noticed one day that don had on this beautiful tie. it had like a bald eagle. it had a baby seal. it had these beautiful animals on it. and i said, oh, don, what a lovely, beautiful environmental tie you have on. e said, i call it lunch. again, we know that don young will always honor the important obligations as he always has and now his new obligations as dean of the house of representatives. that's historic.
thank you for your service. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: does the dean of the house seek recognition? mr. young: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for a minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. young: that's right. you got it right. first, let me thank the speaker and the majority -- minority leader for their introductions. i have been in this house 45 years with nine speakers, nine presidents. i have been in this house with 2,000 members that are left.
i love this body. and i can suggest one thing. my greatest honor has been able to achieve results for my state. i am the only congressman from the whole state of alaska and i love it. it's my responsibility to represent the state and this house as a single person to do the job i have been asked to do. one of the things that i have enjoyed is the friendships. i don't think there is an enemy in the house. i worked across the aisle, mmy oberstar and i never had an adversarial vote any one time on the transportation committee. now, when george miller was the minority miller, we had a lot of arguments and a lot of disagreements, but we hunted together and we ate together. i believe in bipartisanship. i believe in this body to lead
this nation. nine presidents, the house has its job to do regardless who the president is. i want to thank my wife who is in the audience up there in the gallery. give her a hand. man gets lucky usually once in his life. i got lucky twice. my past wife was with me for 46 1/2 years. this new wife of mine has been with me about eight years now. i want the state to pay her because she keeps me alive and she likes what i do. so i want to thank my colleagues. now, i will not change being the dean. i will still holler, vote. i will sometimes get out of line. but in doing so remember it comes from my heart.
and my heart is in this house. thank you very much. >> congressman don young, longest serving continuous member in the house. the house gaveling at 9:00 a.m. to continue fisa. the chamber started work on that today and look at the rule debate from this afternoon. one. collins mr. s pr, for the purposes of debate on i yield the customary 30 minutes to the gentleman from florida, mr. hastings, pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume. during consideration of this resolution all time is yielded for the purposes of debate only. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and to include extraneous material on house resolution 682, currently under coer