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encouraging this person to achieve their support. host: allison ratto and julia bascom, thanks so much for being here. >> the house back now on the agenda today. several bills on law enforcement coinciding with national police week. will be o ur chaplain, father croix. chaplain conroy: let us pray, eternal god we give you thanks for giving us another day. look upon our world, men and women being born and being laid to rest, some getting married and others getting divorced. the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the happy and the sad. there are so many who are aimless, despairing, hateful, killing, so many sick and undernourished so many
struggling with life who find it hard to see meaning. send us your spirit that the issues of our day might be met with compassion by the members of this house. and all who serve to improve the conditions of our shared humidity. 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, thejournal stands approved. pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from indiana, mr. banks. mr. banks: 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 berty and justice for all.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? mr. banks: permission to address the house the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. banks: as we debate the farm bill this week, the house has an opportunity to permanently eliminate one of the worst examples of runaway government and bureaucracy by the obama administration. the 2015 waters of the united states rule, is harmful to farmers and agricultural producers in indiana and across the country. this rule gives unelected bureaucrats at the e.p.a. the power to broadly interpret what is a navigable waterway. this rule can be interpreted in a way that a puddle could be subject to federal regulation. i'm proud to represent nearly 12,000 farms in northeast indiana and each and every one
of these prayings could be subject to this overreaching rule. at a time of falling commodity prices the last thing farmers need is a a decree that seeks to regulate every aspect of their operation. i applaud efforts by the trump administration to delay this damaging rule, but it is time to permanently repeal this. i urge my colleagues its elimination as congress considers the farm bill this week. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, keith nolan's dream was to be a military officer. he excelled at the first two levels of army rotc and was preparing to take the next step
when he was told that he could the not continue because he failed the hearing portion of a ilitary medical examine. mr. takano: this is not surprising because he's death. the united states does not allow the deaf community to serve in the military unlike other nation that is allow deficit zens to serve. despite keith's passion and our attempts to establish a demonstration program to prove that the deaf community is entirely capable of contributing to our military, keith does not have the opportunity to serve his country. today i am mourning for keith and for the country which lost out on his service. but i want to celebrate his passion and his dedication to expanding civil rights for the deaf community. he has taken this rejection in
stride, creating an rotc program at the maryland school for the deaf. i am once again calling for a demonstration program that gives the deaf community a chance to tea fend the country they love. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina recognition. mr. wilson: 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. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, this weekend i was grateful to lead to ngressional delegation jerusalem where we met yesterday with prime minister netanyahu and knesset affairs chairman to jerusalem where while we attend opening of the u.s. embassy in jerusalem, ably coordinated by ambassador david friedman and kushner. mp and jared sadly, some threatened israel's legitimacy, but the opening of
the u.s. embassy in jerusalem with the courage of kushner. pr trump provides validity to the state of israel and their inherent right to determine their own capital. america's bond with israel is unique and its strength is the foundation of american leadership in the middle east to peace. by moving the beemcy to embassy and pro--the to jerusalem, the world is safer for american families and i appreciate the opportunity to have been there for this historic achievement with president trump fulfilling his promises. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we'll never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. best wishes for a smeedy recovery for congressman anthony brown of maryland. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? > i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in recognition of new york city police department detective familia. unfortunately she was the first
dominican female officer killed in the line of duty in new york city. during national police week and police officers memorial day, i want to celebrate her. she along with her law enforcement pearce in new york and across the country were memorialized at the national law enforcement officers memorial. mr. espaillat: her commitment to public service speaks volumes of the benefits and sacrifices she and fellow immigrants and people of color continue to make in the united states. public service, despite the overwhelming anti-immigrant rhetoric that is in today's political climate. immigrant community continue to play a vital role in every aspect of american life. as the first dominican american elected to congress, i understand that service to country is not limited to one race or ethnicity as did the detective.
i represent the family for over 22 years both in the statehouse and now in congress. this is a somber moment but one that demands our recognition of the tremendous service that detective familia gave to her community. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. 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 is recognized for one inute. mr. lamalfa: i rise today to join so many of my colleagues in recognizing national police week. these days it seems our uniformed officers don't always receive the respect and admiration they deserve. making this week all more important in my mind. i'm especially thankful to officers david bailey and christine griner who ever knows saved many lives when they took down an armed gunman at last year's baseball practice. our law enforcement officers deal with this type of threat on a daily basis. sometimes even from deranged
individuals who specifically want to kill cops. there were 135 officers killed in the line of duty last year. unlike me and you they know thing risk when they go to work in the morning and accept them. for these men and women who wear the badge each day and dedicate their lives to making our communities a better place, it must often feel like a thankless job. not today. i want every law enforcement officer around the country to know that you are appreciated and you are admired. thank you for everything you do. god bless you, keep you safe in your duties. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: under clause 5-d of rule 20, the chair announces to the house in light of the resignation of the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. dent, the whole number of the house is 428. the chair lays before the house communications. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of u.s. house of representatives, the clerk
received the following message from the secretary of the senate on may 14, 2018, at 10:28 a.m. that the senate passed with an amendment h.r. 931. th best wishes, i am, signed incerely, karen l. haas. the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on may 15, 2018, at 11:43 a.m. appointment, united states commission on international religious freedom. with best wishes, i am, signed sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in r