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night. this vote in the house and later, the house is back at 3:00 eastern -- what we expect this the houseat 3:45 -- will vote on the rule for consideration of any measure that may come up, allowing them to open up. . minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the speaker: my colleagues, at this hour, the federal government is needlessly shut down because of senate democrats . one party in one house of this congress is deliberately holding our government hostage. this did not need to happen. but it is important for people to understand why this happened,
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why this is happening. , the rsday, mr. speaker house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. members, remove your conversations from the floor. the speaker: mr. speaker, let me understand why this happened. on thursday, this house response apply passed the bill to keep the government open and to extend the children's health insurance program which covers nearly 9 million children from low-income families. no games. no strings attached. a straightforward bill. we did our job. but senate democrats simply refused to do theirs. last night, they used the filibuster to block our bill and to shut down this government. but why? what exactly in this bill was it that the senate democrats oppose? why would they do such a thing?
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why do they find owe objectionable. what is worth holding the entire government hostage? was it funding for our military? was it the children's health insurance program? is it funding for the veterans administration? is it funding for our national parks? what is it? the answer is they have no problems with any of it. and yet, they are blocking this legislation any way. that's right. senate democrats shut down the government over a bill that they have no issues with. they oppose a bill they don't even oppose. we do some crazy things in washington. but this is utter madness. here is the simple truth.
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senate democrats refuse to fund the government unless we agree to their demands on something entirely unrelated. they want to deal on immigration and then they'll think about reopening the government. t is a shakedown strategy that senate democrats have been talking to by their base. i think this ploy is cynical. but let me read you something senator schumer said in 2013. the last time we found ourselves in this position with a government shutdown and here is hat in 2013, senator schumer said. no matter how strongly one feels about an issue, you shouldn't hold people hostage. that's the other side is doing and we cannot give into that, closed quote.
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quote, no matter how strongly one feels about an issue, you shouldn't hold millions of people hostage, closed quote. he was right. you shouldn't. but that is exactly what he and his party are doing right now. here's something else that senator schumer said in 2013. quote, i believe in immigration reform. what if i persuaded my caucus to say, i'm going to shut down the government, not going to pay our bills unless i get my way. it's parallels. closed quote. politics of i had yossy. his words, not mine. here's one more quote from senator schumer in 2013 during that government shutdown. quote. we believe strongly on immigration reform. we could say we are shutting down the government until you pass immigration reform. it would be governmental chaos.
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closed quote. sadly, he had that right as well. mr. speaker, as we speak, furlough notice are going out to federal workers across the country. half of the defense department civilian work force has been furloughed. training for reserves has got to stop. gurdsmen have to be sent home. a number of states are running out of money for children's health insurance and all of it is completely unnecessary. t senate democrats believe none of it is too high a price to pay for appeasing their political base. there was no reason for this shutdown. we have been and we continue to be willing to work together in good faith on immigration, but that deadline is weeks away.
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there is no good reason for senate democrats to keep willfully forcing a shutdown on this country. now, i want to take a moment and address the men and women who work here in the capitol and who work around the country in this government, whether you are in the military or in the reserves or you are in law enforcement or medical researchers or people working at our national parks, wherever your whatever it is you are doing for the taxpayers, thank you for your service. thank you for your sacrifices that you and your families make. we could not be more grateful. you should not have to go through this uncertainty. you deserve so much better than this needless shutdown and we hope it will end very soon. my colleagues, senate democrats shut down this government and now senate democrats need to open this government back up.
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stop holding our troops and children's health insurance hostage. end this reckless shutdown that is inflicting needless uncertainty on our country. let common sense and cooler heads prevail. come to your senses, do the right thing. open this government back up. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from wimbing yields back. the gentleman from kentucky. >> pursuant to clause 7, rule 20, i move the call of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the chair confers recognition for that purpose. i move the call of the house. i move the call of the house. the speaker pro tempore: the all of the house is ordered. the question is on the motion. objection is heard. the question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from
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kentucky. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it and the motion is adopted. recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. those in favor of a recorded vote will rise. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-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 house had passed to the previous night by a vote of 230-197. joining us by phone from capitol for cq kelly, a reporter roll call.
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what is the latest? the house is in now. what does congress have to do? what do they have to get to get to some sort of agreement? sure -- keepake government open. as we saw in a conference quorum callre the -- they are looking to senate democrats to strike a deal. there are signs this is a delicate negotiation. kevin mccarthy said following this meeting, if the senate -- somethingopgaps mitch mcconnell put procedure place for late last night, the house should take it.
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patrick mchenry said anything shorter and there is no support. on top of it, we have nancy pelosi saying at a press conference earlier she will not go along with the cr the senate is considering. she wants a broader deal on immigration. the white house legislative affairs director shared -- showed up to say the immigration compromise being hash out last night in the senate is not good enough. a lot of is expected lawmakers up today. now, it looks like it is on all sides. >> you talked about negotiations. who are the members negotiating? any short-term deal you talk about -- who are they and where
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is this happening? >> this is happening at the top levels of leadership. it is the senate minority mitch, chuck schumer, mcconnell, nancy pelosi, and paul ryan. gave a speechryan on enforcing it is up to senate democrats to solve. this central argument between republicans and democrats about including ofigration, we see a lot .lear division it is unclear how leaders will get to the table if they cannot agree what is on the table. that is where we are at right now. we will do a little bit more information from leadership when
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a phone on the rule for consideration. people who watch the u.s. house today, you talk about the negotiations going on. what is next on the house floor? they come back at 3:00. we understand a vote there. what will they vote on? legislation is locally known as martial law. what it does is it is a same-day authority role, which allows the speakerswhen the committee prepares the guideline for floor consideration for legislation, you can report able from the community -- from the committee and vote on a same-day. given the urgency on both sides, despite these division on how to
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come to a compromise, they want to make sure they can go from the rules committee to the floor as quickly as possible. it is what we are going to look for in the house. in aouse is supposed to be district work period next week. there may be a -- to make sure lawmakers can remain and exchange guidelines about lawmakers -- about what lawmakers are doing. the senators are coming into session now. is it a waiting game in the senate this afternoon? >> in the senate, there is a lot of negotiations going on between various groups about all of these issues -- immigration, a budget deal -- we sell some of it on the senate floor last night. there was a lot of wheeling and dealing going on with various groups of republicans and democrats discussing various issues.
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>> kevin mccarthy appears open resistant -- but if the republicans come together on the house site, they could have the majority of votes to
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push it across the finish line and to the president. it depends on if the immigration issue can be taken out of the same debate as but republicans want or if they cannot -- they come to some kind of compromise.
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the speaker pro tempore: the
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nays are 224. the motion is adopted. a cowell of the house is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. they are present by electronic device. members will have a minimum of 15 minutes to record their presence. [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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