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on fox news, this from the wrapup. he said i think one of the things donald trump has made clear when there is video of kids suffering he responds. that is his redline. i am not sure this is a coherent strategy going forward. guest: are calling from the washington post was in the pentagon briefing and asked a question along those lines. the syrian government is killing his people in more conventional ways on a regular basis and that hasn't sparked intervention. what is the difference? the answer from the administration is chemical weapons and the use >> we're going toof leave this. you can can find all of our "washington journal" segments online. c-span.org. the house gaveling back in expected to give some one-minute speeches. should be a brief gaveling in. they'll gavel back out until
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5:00 eastern time. with several bills from the natural resources committee on the agenda today. members also expected to spend most of the rest of the week debating bills in recognition of tax day, which is tomorrow. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. loving and gracious god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. bless the members of the people's house. there are many important issues to be considered with multiple interests and priorities dividing the house in its deliberations. today, we ask your blessing upon so many americans in many parts of our country who are suffering due to severe weather. may their needs be met expeditiously and may those first responders and others who have come to their assistance be
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blessed in their efforts and know of the prayers in support of a grateful nation. 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 approval thereof pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from south carolina, mr. wilson. mr. wilson: everyone in the galer please join in. 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. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the
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gentleman from south carolina seek recognition. mr. wilson: 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. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, last week i introduced house resolution 815, which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of israel as well as president donald trump's courageous decision to move the american embassy to jerusalem. over the past 7 o years the israeli people have demonstrated resiliency of the human spirits while overcoming tremendous obstacles. every day israelis endure the threat of terrorism in their lives, but they remain optimistic about the future of their country. as americans face a similar enemy in the global war on terrorism, we must continue to strengthen our relationship inspired by ambassador ron determiner. by holding fair and free ections and vigorously
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legislating in its partly, israel is a shining model of democratcy. i'm grateful for another remarkable year of freedom with the bold legislating in its leadership o minister benning netanyahu. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 anti-global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: 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 from california is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to make clear that the dangers of a partisan farm bill that we're house ing in the agricultural committee this week. mr. costa: bipartisanship is not simply a buzzword. bipartisanship is vital for policies house agricultural committee this to range of americans. sadly, it's in short supply these days in our capitol. the house agriculture committee has for over 40 years traditionally been a very bipartisan committee. because our nation's food supply affects everyone, rich and poor, farmers and consumers, democrats and republicans alike. america's food
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bill, and it needs to be about feeding all of us. i always say it's really a matter of our national security. yet the bill we're considering this week is without question a partisan farm bill. fails to s and how it serve key parts of our nation and abandons many of their food security. a partisan farm bill's bad policy, plain fails to serve key parts of our nation and abandons and simple. it will not succeed legislatively, nor can it be implemented successfully. i ask that we put aside these partisan differences, do as we have done traditionally, and work together to pass a bipartisan farm bill in the house and in the senate that the president can can sign. i yield back the balance of my time. 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. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. smith: mr. speaker, morning consult recently asked americans about their views of
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television's political bias. respondsants were four times as likely to say programs present a more liberal perspective than a conservative one. four times. the liberal media, including hollywood studios, have dismissed the views of most americans. they portray american life in their own liberal image. news reports, movies, and tv shows reflect the liberal leanings of the media producers, not most americans' values. to be fair and balanced, the media should represent american families and their values, not just the producers' political and cultural philosophy. 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. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. poe: mr. speaker, the russians lied. in 2013, the russian bear
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entered into a sweeping agreement with the united states. the deal -- syria's arsenal of quems would be removed by the mid -- chemical weapons would be removed by the middle of 2014. russia would guarantee this agreement. in return, the united states would indefinitely stall air strikes. for months we have watched in horror as defenseless men, women, and children were murdered by the rogue syrian regime, intend on using chemical weapons against their own people. friday evening, president trump joined our allies, france and britain, to authorize precision air strikes against chemical weapon production and storage in syria. this decisive retaliation was appropriate, a targeted response to this horrific crime. no chemical weapons in syria. however, the united states' role in syria must be focused. u.s. purpose in syria is eradicate the influence of isis. any other u.s. military escalation of the syrian war must be authorized by congress. but meanwhile, assad the
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butcher now knows from our president not to cross a redline and use chemical weapons on his people. that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the house -- the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, this is to notify you formally pursuant to rule 8 of the rules of the house of representatives that i have been served with a subpoena for testimony as a witness in a criminal trial issued by the superior court of the state of county of san mateo. after consultation with the office of general counsel, i have determined that compliance with the subpoena is consistent with the privileges and rights of the house. signed, sincerely, mark negales, constituent services director. county of san mateo. after consultation the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, i'm resigning as of this
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date my position on the house veterans' affairs committee. membership on veterans' affairs has proven to be invaluable to me in providing for veterans and their families and for active service members in the northern marianas islands. these heroes are remote from the services of the veterans administration and have been neglected. but the department has proven responsive to me as a member of the committee. it is my intention to build on that relationship i have established with the department and within the committee. so that my constituents, who have served their nation in the military, may continue to receive the services they have earned and deserved. signed, sincerely, gre goreo sablan, member of congress. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the resignation is accepted. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately
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and parliament will do so. it is my responsibility as prime minister to make these decisions. >> i believe that the action was legally questionable. and on saturday, the united nations' secretary general said as much. reiterating all countries must act in line with the united nations' charter and action must be in self-defense or by the united nations' security council. the prime minister has assured us that the attorney general gave legal advice approving the action. i hope the prime minister will
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publish this advice in full today. the summary notes references the disputed humanitarian intervention doctrine but even against this, the government fails its own tests. >> mr. speaker, wouldn't expect ou to call me, then. president trump tweets over the last week. i can't be the only person who found it extremely difficult to keep track if he was for or against military action. i wonder ircan the prime minister at what point that the president instructed her on military action. >> the answer to the honorable lady's question. at no point at all. took this position -- i took
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this position because i believed it was the right thing to do and in our national interests and decision that should be, i believe, supported by anybody who recognizes that we need to re-establish the international norms in relation to be used and prohibition of the use of chemical weapons. >> and a look at some of our live coverage coming up tonight on c-span 3 and look at the trump administration, reporters from the "new york times" and n.p.r. and will be in discussion with marvin kalb. live ononline streaming c-span.org. tonight on landmark cases,
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kluxden berg versus ohio, ku clan leader. our guests to discuss this case are the former head of the american civil liberties union and a law professor at new york law school and a senior attorney at columbia university's. watch "landmark cases" tonight and join the conversation. landmarkcases and we have research. the companion book. a link to the national constitution centers interactive constitution and the landmark od case. >> as a follow-up to the recent
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hearings, c.e.o. zuckerberg, "the communicators" look at the spread of personal data with the president and c.e.o. at the center of democracy and technology and former chair of the federal election commission. >> look at all the politicians who asked him questions for 10 hours, every one of them has en using data mined from american citizens to communicate with their constituents to target voters and a lot of this is for good reasons. >> the mega issue for me is how data collected, used, secured and processed by the companies in which we engage in the online world in a very pervasive way. >> watch "the communicators" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span 2.

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