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community. and what are the able to do to sort of protect their campaigns from getting hijacked by interference? beginning toe just really have a more serious conversation on that aside from the 2016 what happened, really looking ahead of being able to protect the integrity of elections going forward. host: about 15 or 20 minutes left this morning with our panel of congressional correspondence. we will get as many of your calls as we can. mike lillis, you got -- a republican. good morning. caller: hello? host: go ahead, jean. caller: we in this hostile -- household try to follow politics >> you can watch the rest of this discussion online on our website c-span.org.
going to take you live now to the floor of the house about to gavel back in. on the agenda today -- a number of bills dealing with homeland security, including information sharing and terrorist acts using vehicles as weapons. you're watching live coverage from the u.s. house on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroifment --conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. dear lord, we give you thanks for giving us another day. you are the source of all life and unconditional love. the house of representatives is a noble institution which embraces the highest aspirations of the nation's people and embodies their lasting values. help the members of this house to look at themselves, their
politics, priorities, and the nation's interests with new vision in the light of your spirit. help them to be wise and patient legislators seeking not immediate political wins but a productive future which will nourish the stability of our homeland and reap a harvest of peace in the world. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his pproval thereof. "new england journal of medicine" -- pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from florida, mr. dunn.
mr. dunn: please join meefment 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 justice for all. mr. dunn: please join meefment the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. dunn: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. dunn: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor a life that was lost too soon, staff sergeant carl ennis of tallahassee was tragically killed in the blackhawk helicopter crash that claimed the lives of seven members of the united states air force in western iraq last week. sergeant ennis graduate interested florida state university in 2004 and went on to get his m.b.a. in 2017. chose to selflessly serve our country and join the air force after college, serving as a pararescue man where he
performed combat rescue missions as a member of the elite 308th rescue squadron. he loved the outdoors and even had a blog about hunting, fishing, and hiking. he was loved and respected by all who met him. mr. speaker, please join me in honoring staff sergeant carl ennis and all our fallen heroes who gave their last measure of full devotion to this country at home ericans safe and abroad. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in celebration of ms. betty jean wilson franklin's 90th birthday. mr. veasey: at home and abroad. she was born march 18, 1928, she is a native of fort worth and fwrad waited from the historical i.m.
terrell high school. her passion for education inspired her to work for them for-- for 27 years until she retired in 1990. it's her everlasting commitment to her faith that is well-known among her friends and family. she has been a faithful member of the st. james baptist church for the last 77 years, which she contributed in various capacities, including her participation in the senior choir for 52 years. in addition, she serves her community as a member of the greater fort worth area negro business and professional women's club and the fort worth zeta auxiliary of zeta phi beta sorority. she's also a member of eastern star southern beauty chapter 446 and served as grand secretary of the masonic grand chapter order of eastern star of texas for 13 years. she is the proud mother of two daughters, grandmother of four grandchildren, and the great
grandmother to her seven great grandchildren. happy 90th birthday, miss franklin, i wish you continued health and happiness on this milestone occasion. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. pittenger: mr. speaker, i rise today in honor the state champion forest hills high school basketball team who, on march 10, won the north carolina high school athletic association, 2-a championship. forest hill's high school is located in marshville, north carolina. this is their first basketball championship in school history. yellow jackets junior guard jay rory made four free throws in the final 14 seconds to lead his team to a 63-59 victory. congratulations to the team. jayon, dillon, cam,
garrett, l, tanner, jaleen, keyshawn, jay rory, and josh owens. as well as the head coach and assistant coaches. go, jell-o jackets. thank you. jackets. go yellow thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, today i recognize the initiative mr. chuck hughes and dr. gordon e bradshaw from the city of garey chamber of commerce. mr. visclosky: their efforts have created the community civility counts initiative and a world civility day which will
celebrate its third annual occurrence on april 12. it was established as a day to become more aware of our behavior towards others and to think about how we can bring more understanding into the lives and lives of others. we live in a time when we can all benefit from being a little bit more civil. we live in a time when a combined gesture can have a great consequence for creating a just inle to it rent -- intolerant society. i congratulate the initiative and dedicated work of mr. hughs and dr. bradshaw. i ask my colleagues to join me this world civility day and every day to do our part to bring a little more empathy into our world. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> 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 inute.
mr. lamalfa: i rise today to urge house leadership to include very important forestry priorities in the omnibus funding bill. we all agree fire borrowing must be fixed. raiding funds is no way to run a business. we need much more than that. we need active force management reforms to prevent another devastating wildfire year like we just witnessed in california as we seem to do every year in the west. there are over 100 million dead trees right now in just california alone, and they will only turn into tinderboxes if we cannot remove them as we should. for example, my bill, electricity reliability and forest protection act, would allow utility companies to clear a tray in danger of falling on a power line without months of paperwork and the liability relief they need in case the government doesn't give them the permission to do it timely. congressional leadership on the other side of the aisle refuses to budge when it comes to meaningful forestry management reforms to remove these
hazardous dead trees, which is even worse forest health when we continue to have these fires for no good reason. come to california, the north raight, come breathe the dirty air each summer when we see firsthand the damage these wildfires cause. hitsen to the people who were impacted, endangered, and have to breathe that bad air each year because dirty air each summer when we see firsthand of these forest fires that are allowed to happen because the government will not manage its land. why do we continue to allow this to happen? i don't know. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition. >> unanimous consent to address he house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. fitzpatrick: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize the bucks county children's museum and the impactful programs that they bring to our community. located in new hope, it focuses on creating fund for children up to 7 who enjoy using their imagination. at 9,000 square feet, the children's museum provides
something for every kid. from the hospital exhibit where kids can put on a lab coat, drive an am blast, to the town square wrt kids can go back in time to a turn of the century general store or ride the express train. take a virtual hot air balloon or grab a shovel and dig to find artifacts in a digging exhibit of the it is important we continue to inspire and take a virtual educ generation. i want to thank the bucks county children's museum for what they do to bring wonder and wonderful experiences to the youngest citizens of bucks county. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the entleman yields. under clause 5-a of rule 20rks the chair announces to the house that in light of the passing of the the gentlewoman from new york, ms. slaughter, whole number of the house is 430. whole number
pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately 3:45 p.m. today. >> you can find live coverage here on c-span from the floor of the house when they return at 3:45. and later this afternoon, president trump will be in man chest ever, -- manchester, new hampshire, speaking about the opioid epidemic. according to the "boston globe," president will announce the justice department will seek the death penalty against some drug traffickers. and president t's