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you are equipped to attack obama. now you are being supporteby president and administration. it wor like that. night when you sit down to you look at yourself and think you are not so secure after all. none of us are. i think that sometimes we get so partial that we can do more damage than good. you may do some things that tablesxpose and turn the . at the end of the day, see who you are. youare still mr. dinesh and may be in that culture and that environment that supports you and makes you feel good and successful. that's all well and good. host: thank you, joe. guest: i would like to try to say were my politics comes from. when you talk about things like my base, i don't run for office.
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don't have a base. the speaker pro tempore: the will be order. lays before the house communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. june 5, 2018. i hereby appoint the honorable larry bucshon to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 8, 2018, the chair now recognizes members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the communication from the speaker. chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in no event shall debate
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continue beyond 1:50 p.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from guam, ms. ordallo, for five minutes. mr. speaker, today i rise to reintroduce the reauthorization act. this bipartisan, comprehensive bill builds on legislation that
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i have co-sponsored in the house since 2009 to re-authorize the coral reef conservation act of 2000. i want to thank each of my 13 original co-sponsors for their pport, represenve sot wasserman schultz, hastings, kris, castor, hanabusa, gabbard, raddy wagon, gonzalez-colon, sablan, plaskett and mast. our bill for this 115th congress makes amendments to update and strengthen the 000 law and reflects coral reef conservation work governmentwide. coral reefs are god-given natural infrastructure that provide real, tangible benefits to our coastal and island communities, as well as the nation at large. healthy, resilient coral reefs safeguard against extreme weather, shoreline erosion, and coastal flooding, and serve as
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natural break waters for maritime ports and harbors of refuge. without the reefs to absorb the blunt force of wave action, many island and coastal communities would simply wash wa coral reefs also support countless american tourism jobs and valuable fisheries across the united states. according to the national oceanic, spheric administration, noaa, coral reefs support upwards of 12% of global fisheries and an estimated 25% of all known fish species. in addition, coral reefs are the world's greatest source of biodiversity, covering less than 1% of the ocean floor but marine species. of all known u.s. territorial waters in the pacific support the majority of our nation's shallow water corals.
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guam, my home, sits adjacent to the western pacific ocean's coral triangle, one of the most biologically diverse and important marine ecosystems on the planet. yet the planet's coral reefs are in crisis. 2017 marked arong unprecedented global coral bleaching event. guam and the western pacific long home to some of the most well preserved reefs in the world were impacted severely. ocean acidfication, warming sea temperatures, co pollution, invasion species, and other stressers linked to human activity and global climate change threaten to wipe out these incredibly productive ecosystems. these threats have necessitated special protections and listing under the endangered species act for 25 coral species to
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date. the coral reef conservation re-authorization act addresses these challenges head-on with concrete federal actions and policy changes that will make a difference by first strengthening the federal response to coral reef emergencies, including vessel groundings, natural disasters, harmful algae blooms, and unexploded ordnance under water. two, minimizing damage to coral reefs from invasive or nuisance species, vessel impacts, marine debris, and derelict fishing gear. third, directing new federal grant making for local coral reef conservation projects. fourth, recognizing the importance of coral reef fisheries and the expertise of local fisry wildlife management agencies. fifth, developing the first ever national guidelines for environmentally responsible artificial reefs, and the last,
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eing our nation's marine laboratories, aquariums, sea stitutes in federally funded research on coral biodiversity, propagation, and resiliency. rticular, our bipartisan bill provides congressional authorization for the u.s. coral reef task force, codifying executive order 13089. since 1998, mr. speaker, the coral reef task force has coordinated federal and local actions to protect coral reefs nationwide. our bill preserves full voting membership on the task force for the governors of all five u.s. territories and the states of florida and hai. the coral reef conservation re-authorization act also authorizes the u.s. department interior to take action to conserve our coral reefs. many of our most spectacular coral resources lie within
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national parks, national wildlife interior to take refug national monuments. congress needs to take action to protect our nation's irreplaceable coral reef resources and that starts with re-authorizing the coral reef conservation act. mr. speaker, i urge all members of our house to join us in co-sponsoring the coral reef of 2018.ionuthorization d to working with our house and senate colleagues to advance this important legislation. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the chair recognizes the gentleman from louisiana, mr. abram, for five minutes. you, mr. m: thank speaker. i rise today to recognize the life of the reverend t.f. kenny who died last week after dedicating more than 65 years of his life to the ministry through the united pent costal
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church. he began preaching at the young age of 16. he and his wife were elected to the pastorate when they were jus and 18 respectively, to lead a newly fedhurch in monroe, louisiana. it was in monroe when bishop kenny cultivated his leadership skills that would serve him throughout his career and go on to lead ministries directed toward youth, missions in the greater pent costal church as a whole throughout a louisiana. mr. kenny will be remembered as a man w toonew ideas and turned them into action. that thuche -- enthusiasm made him a perfect fit for youth ministry and he served for six years as a youth president of the louisiana district united pent costal chchine years as the international youth president. in 1970, bishop kenny relocated to the u.p.c. headquarters in missouri to serve as the
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u.p.c.'s foreign missions director, a position that allowed him to share his belief in christ with the rest of d he returned home to louisiana deritter. church in later he was elected as district director of the united pentecostal church wher he oversaw 300 churches and 800 ministers. he served in that post for 27 years before become bishop emeritus of the louisiana district. i'm proud he called louisiana and the fifth congressional district his home. though we know now that he is in his true home with the father. he was a truman of god who touched the lives of countless people, both at home and around the globe. he published a dozen books, created thousands of youtube videos, and had a ttter follong of more than 44,000
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peopl all signs of the incredible legacy of the christian devotion that he left behind. bishop kenny will b greatly isdand dian and i will keep him and his family in our prayers. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlemiebance of t the chairog the gentlewoman from north utes.ina, ms. foxx, for five thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, this month the federal reserve estimated g.d.p.ll hit 4.8% in the second quarter of 2018. under the former administration g.d.p. never hit even 3%. thanks to tax reform and regulatory relief, passed by this republican government, americans are experiencing economic expansion after eight years of stagnation.
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according to the bureau of labor statistics, one million jobs have been created since the tax cuts and jobs act was enacted. 223,000 were added last month. in may, average hourly earnings increased by 2.7%. unemployment is at itst since 2000. the conference boalso ports consumeronfidenceis at a 17-year high. democrats apparently haven't learned the key to economic progress. promising to raise taxes if given the chance. however, tax cuts and repeal of onerousbamaare regulations have been pivotal for our economy. now nearly every measure of success is in our favor. mr. speaker, i want to talk a little bit today about the prosper act and share some
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articth have been published that help explain why the prosper act is so good for our country, so good fo studen, needs to be passed. first article is an article in forbes by preston cooper, may 23, 2018. and i'd like to submit the entire article for the record, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore:witht o. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. cooper explains that there s a common misconception about prosper that is being exploited, unfortunately, by many colleges and universities and our democrat friends. congressional budget office score of the prosper act did estimate a $15 billionu student aid over the next 10 years, but
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only on the mandatory side of the budget. democrats and many in the media have latched on to this number which appeared on page 2 of the score and ignored what the other 35 pages said. as i have read the ente c.b.o. score, i can tell you the prosper act does not cut federal spending on higher education. the prosper act expands the federal government's flagship student aid progr f low-income students, the pell grant. to encourage timely completion, e bill provides a $300 bonus to pell gran students who take on more an full course load. importantly, the bill makes several regulatory changes aimed at expanding both student and institutional eligibility for the program. as a result, the importantly, t annually nts who will
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receive pell grants by 2027. you'll find -- annually receive you'll find the prosper act will increase federal spending on higher ed by $12 billion overheexyears. changes to student loan repayment options are the largest single source of savings in the prosper act. these changes mostly focus on limitingloan forgiveness which in practice delivers its benefits mostly to graduate borrowers with very large loans. the bill makes these changes while retaining income driven repayment options for borrowers to ensure monthly payments remain affordable. in conclusion, the prosper act does not cut federal higher education funding by $15 billion. it increases funding by $12 billion while making new investments in the pell grant program for our nation's most
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vulnerable students. recognizing budget constraints to build partially offsets the costs by reigning in poorly targeted eensive loan forgiveness programs. i welcome the debate over provisions in the prosper act, and i hope that those priorities will one that is the colleges and universities provisions in will and that our colleagues on the other side of the aisle will get behind. with that, sp i y back. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chair recognizes the ntleman from nebraska, mr. bacon, for five minutes. mr. bacon: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in honor of ruth, a dedicated public servant from my own district in oha, nebraska. her dedication to serving all people is a model for all. it was early her career as the c.e.o. at lutheran family services when ruth was profoundly moved by their mission statement which is to
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express god's love for all people. for ruth, the most important words of that sentence is all. for the next 41 years of service, 33 of those years as president and c.e.o., this mission was ruth's rock. rh received her bachelors in cial welfare in 1972 and her masters of the social work in 1976, both from the university of nebraska at omaha. when she first started at lutheran family services, she saw a man with a big tattoo on his arm that said born to lose. she woed, how many people come here every day born to lo tattooed on their heart? she realized she was born to help others. ruth's list of accolades and awards include outstanding young woman in america, social worke of the yea champion for kids and families, lifetime service award, woman of distinction award, and lutheran milseices of nebraska recognized her 25 years of
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service by establishing the leadership development fndth pa all, ruth has served many boards and organizations at all levels from being a member to chairperson. she pent a lifetime dedicated -- spent a lifetime dedicated people. to express god's love that is whruth believes and that's what she's done for so long. ruth has made a positive impact in our local community of omaha. and our state of nebraska and indeed our country. she's made an impact to where it matters most -- the lives of others. mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from kansas, mr. arshall, for five minutes. mr. marshall: mr. speer, i rise today to urge my colleagues to be responsible, to be accountable to the
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american puli deliver a comprehensive immigration solution. beyond safeguarding our borders and addressing daca, it is the responsibility of congress to pass angrmion biha provides a workable visa system for our farmers and all agriculture producers back home. no one has worked harder or understands this more than my former colleague of the house agriculture committee, mr. bob gotte. his comprehensive immigration bill, securing america's futures act, addresses this by reforming e current h-2-a visa program. it places jurisdiction within the united states department of agriculture and the department of homeland security. it also allows our farmers to access a stable supply of workers year round, an important change for our farmers that work 365 days a year. i've worked haron this provision with chairman latte and thankful for the time he took to listen to our farmers back home and
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incorporate many of their ideas and solutions into his bill. in kansas, immigrants make the dairy industry run. they strengthen the farms that provide food on kitchen tables across the country and across the world, and helps the kansas agriculture industry to become the international powerhouse it is today. our farms, our local economy, and all the groceries you buy depend on immigrant labor. to address our current farm labor crisis, we need to create a process that is easier to navigate and allows our farmers to acce t labor pool they need. his congress is promised to be accountable. now is a good time as any and is a great time to bring immigration to the forefront and deliver to our constituents. leading this to a chance of a petition with zero chance being signed by the president is simply not a solution. i'm all in for finding solutions. while i certainly understand the complexity of this issue, this congress has moved it can move mountains when jusa
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months ago we passed a histori tax reform and tackle our nation's immigration policy by working tth mr. speaker, i rise today to hor major general joseph martin who serves as commanding general of the first infantry division back in fort riley, kansas. i had the pleasure of working with general martin and his wife over the years and found them to be exceptional assets to fort riley as well as the entire community. although i was proud of their new journeyabout their new post. heraduat in 1986, alongside another fellow kansan, secretary of state mike pompeo. general martin was commissioned as armor officer, and after graduation served as variy of troop assignments including leadership of the land component in iraq where he partnered with iraq and allied forces to liberate mosul. most rently he served as
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commanding general in fort irrn commanding california, he's worked to build readiness among his troops and continues the partnerships with area communities and organizations to supportoldis and their families during their time at fort general martin has excelled ate will now be at the pentagon this june. my wife lane and i would like to first welcome general martin, his wife to the east coast. we commend them to their service to our nation and w them and the family the very best of luck at their next post. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until 2:00 p.m. today.
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> sunday on "q&a," "new york times" columnist talks about the book, "to change the church: pope francis and the future of catholicism" >> particularly around issues related to the sexual revolution, marriage, divorce, and so on where prior popes basically said these are changes the church can't make. so there have been these sort of fraught places in h pontificate where he's clashed with cardinals and bishops and
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theologians over just how far he can push the church to change,t the church can change without breaking faith with the new testament, the gospel, jesus christ. >> "q&a" sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span. >> presi trump tweeted this morning, the russian witch-hunt hoax continues all because jeff sessions didn't tell me he was going to recuse himself. so much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined and sessions knew better than most that there was noolluon. this morning we talked with a formal federal prosecutor about the igatiti and robert mueller. th is "washington journal." st: m president and cofounder of mccarty associates. a longtime observer of investigations particularly of a presidential nature and

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