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remark. the memo, release of there was hysteria and hand ringing and my goodness, it is world. of the then the memo comes out and everyone knocks the memo and deal, who s no big cares tis all phony anyway. you can't have it both ways, of the t was the end so it r so what, i mean, is posturing, kabuki theater, it maneuvering and ritualized behavior, just for political advantage. the underlying question about -- did something occur or to be at is what has answered. host: go to our last call that, is jim in west virginia, line.at's caller: yes. i ap >> "washington journal" live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. this segment and more at c-span.org. the u.s. house gaveling in for general one-minute speeches. right now later on at 4:00 p.m. eastern, they'll begin debate
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on nine bills including one expediting military sales to jordan. off the floor, republicans will meet at 7:00 to discuss a possible new temporary funding bill for the government. the current one expiring this thursday. live floor coverage from the house here on c-span. houseill be order. chaaier conroy.d by chlai cro l u py. ciful goe givenks fo vi uanother y. guids, thohtnd desirths day may sp breate tos a new sri shape hicong and our world acrdingo your dign at ffiouwl. blese mbers of the people's hous ge tm atent i a opens that through diversi ofas ey m sor ohst ma tir selibetely
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e qstion isn e speakepro tempore: 'sr of l.ngreeto the those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the journal stands aproved. for what purpose does the gentlewoman rise? ms. ros-lehtinen: i opt to the -- object to the vote that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause of rule 20 further pr seed thongs question are postpone the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from michigan, mr. kildee. mr. kildee: would all please join us in the pledge. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america plebling indivisible, with liberty and justice for all -- i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and ustice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one minute speeches. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. ros-lehtinen: madam
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speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from florida is recognized for one minute. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, madam speaker. i would like to highlight the 2018 jewish community services mitzvah florida, matza which will take place on march 25. every year, madam speaker, this wonderful event brings together volunteers and staff from the jewish community services to prepare and deliver passover holiday baskets to home-bound seniors and other members of the jewish community in need. those who take part in the matzva mitzvah do far more than deliver meals. they help foster a sense of community among jewish residents of south florida and ensure that everyone who observes the passover holiday does so with a full heart. volunteers will start assembling the food at 9:00
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a.m. and the delivery of the food baskets will follow at 10:00 a.m. madam speaker, i want to thank the jewish community services of south florida for its dedication to creating a better and more inclusive community. i also encourage everyone in south florida to come out this march 25 to temple israel of greater miami at 9:00 a.m. and take part in the 2018 matzo mitzvah. thank you, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. kildee: mr. speaker, i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. kildee: thank you, mr. speaker. here we're. again. on thursday, the government runs out of funding because the majority has not yet been able to reach across the aisle and negotiate a long-term budget agreement that reflects the priorities of the american people.
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one party controls the house, the senate, and the white house. but there is not a functional majority in the hands of one or another party. the majority is comprised of thoughtful members who on both sides of the aisle if we chose to could sit around the negotiating table and work out the differences that we bring in a way that in a way that moves the could be -- country forward, adopts a budget that is reflective of the priorities we were sent here to address. so long as one party takes the approach that all of the votes necessary to pass any measure must only come from one party, we're not going to be able to move forward as a country. being in the minority i understand we don't get to set the agenda, but we ought not be locked out of the conversation. especially when it is by coming together that we can get a
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long-term budget and not -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. smith: mr. speaker, house intelligence report found shocking abuse of surveillance y the f.b.i. the premiere law enforcement agency of the federal government wrongly took sides in a presidential campaign. report confirms that f.b.i. officials sought to influence the 2016 election. unsubstaniated opposition research paid for by the clinton campaign was wrongly used as a basis to wiretap a trump campaign official.
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justice department and f.b.i. employees were trying to influence the outcome of the presidential election. to borrow a phrase from intelligence committee chairman nunes, this quote happens justice department and f.b.i. employees were trying to influence the in banana republics, end quote. it should never happen in a democracy. it would be understandable if the president and attorney general wanted to clean house and ask everyone to resign who used a political file compiled by the clinton campaign as a basis to spy on an innocent american citizen who is with the trump campaign. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. fitzpatrick: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize the retirement of donna, a constituent of mine from bristol borough, bucks county, pennsylvania, after a 42-year career of community service as an employee of the grundy foundation. starting in 1975, she worked at the grundy library, eventually assisting the foundation's executive director until she was appointed the grundy museum
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administrator. a position which she held for the past 12 years. as a museum administrator, she's credited with updating the museum's strategy plan, creating best practices for all of the museum's programs and services, and building up partnerships between the museum and the community. under donna's leadership, the number of visitors to the museum increased exponentially in the 40th and 50th anniversary events were great successes. i want to express my deep gratitude and the gratitude of our entire community for donna's commitment to preserving the history of our community. while her retirement is well deserved, her exit is already felt. thank you, donna. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. today i rise to congratulate the 242 athletes who made the
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2018 united states winter olympic team. this is the largest delegation of athletes from any nation attending the winter olympic games in history. while reviewing the roster, i was pleased to see that the world will get to know something i have known for a long time. north carolinians are strong competitors. three of whom i would like to salute. i offer my well wishes and congratulations to heather of high point, north carolina, who will compete in long track speed skating. kamani griffin from winston-salem, north carolina, who will compete in long track speed skating. and bobby from wilmington, north carolina, who will compete in ice hockey. the olympic games remain one of the only avenues in which the world's community may come
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together despite resounding differences. i wish these north carolinians the very best as they compete on the world stage along with their fellow united states athletes. and will look forward to cheering all of them on. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. mursuent to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately 4:00 p.m. today.
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we are waiting to take you live at 2:30 to hear from the president, he's in cincinnati speak -- speaking at a manufacturer there. in the meantime, part of today's "washington journal." our first guest is stephen vladeck of the university of texas austin, the law professor there, covers national security issues. good morning to you, sir. could we get your sense of the assessment on the republican memo? guest: after all of that sound and the fury, i think the release of the memo was a bit anticlimactic. the memo really doesn't include much beyond what had already leaked out. of course, there are these questions about the provenance of thissi

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