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on the house of representatives, convening in about 20 seconds at the top of the hour, neglect eastern time. the senate -- not a clock eastern time -- 9:00 eastern time. the senate will take up the bill passed by the house to fund the government and including the $5 billion to fund the wall. live coverage of the house here on c-span, the senate on c-span2. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. candace: let us pray. -- chaplain conroy: lord of wisdom, we give you thanks for giving us another day. prior to the great compromise, benjamin franklin addressed the constitutional convention. quote, we indeed seem to feel our own want of political wisdom since we have been running about in search of it. in this situation of this
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assembly, groping as it were in the dark to find political truth and scarce able to distinguish it when presented .o us lord, you are the powerful friend referred to by franklin and we turn again to you to ask that your wisdom might break through the similar political darkness of these days. bless the members of the people's house and all of congress with the insight and foresight to construct a future of security in our nation's politics, economy, and society. may they as you be especially mindful of those who are poor and without power. may all that is done today be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the
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last day's proceedings and announced to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, pursuant to clause 1, rule 1, i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker: the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from tennessee, mr. duncan. mr. duncan: will our guests in the gallery please join us with the pledge to our flag. 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: the chair will entertain requests -- five
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requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? mr. duncan: to address the house for one minute. the speaker: the gentleman is recognized. mr. duncan: too many of our leaders seem to want to be modern day winston churchills and think of themselves as war leaders. they are far too eager to be in war after they start it. but the americans don't want permanent forever wars and don't need such wars. i salute president trump's decision to bring our troops home from syria. with a $21 trillion national debt, we simply cannot afford to be the policemen of the world. our very unnecessary wars in the middle east have now cost us several trillion dollars that we had to borrow and have resulted in the deaths or horrible injuries to thousands of young americans and many more thousands of innocent women and children. they have created more enemies
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for our country around the world. the bible tells us in both old testament and the new to, quote, seek peace and pursue it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from west virginia seek recognition? mr. mckinley: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mckinley: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize john overton for his long record of his service to the state of west virginia. opting to retire, john won't be representing the people of berkley county, west virginia, for the first time in 34 years when the house of delegates convenes in charleston next month. john and i served together in the legislature for decades in the 1980's and early 1990's. i came to know john as someone who followed his conservative principles even when it wasn't in vogue.
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during the 34 years he served in the minority, many of those fights were lonely fights but he never swayed from his staunch, unwavering commitment to conservative principles. after the 2014 election, the republicans took the majority in west virginia legislature for the first time in 84 years and his conservative values helped dictate a new agenda. he chaired the industry and labor committee, served as speaker pro tempore. i wish the best to john and his wife jo ann as he retires from his legislative service. serving as a citizen legislator can be a thankless task. the people of west virginia owe him a debt of gratitude for his decades of service and his dedication to west virginia. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today -- pursuant to clause 8 of rule
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20, the chair will postpone further proceedings today on motions to suspend the rules on which a recorded vote or the yeas and nays are ordered or on which the vote incurs objection under clause 6 of rule 20. the house will resume proceedings on postponed questions at a later time. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.res. 1063. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 1063, resolution designating room h-226 of the united states capitol as the lincoln room. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida, mr. mast, and the gentlewoman from nevada, ms. titus, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. mast: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.res. 1063. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mast: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mast: h.res. 1063 designates the room h-226 of the u.s. capitol as the lincoln
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room. i appreciate my colleagues' work on this and find it appropriate to honor for such a distinguished leader of our country. i urge my colleagues to support this resolution. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from nevada. ms. titus: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. titus: thank you. i also support house resolution 1063. this bipartisan bill designates room h-226 in the u.s. capitol as the lincoln room. as we all know, president abraham lincoln is commonly considered one of the greatest presidents in the history of the united states. but what you might not know is that president lincoln at one point in his career was a member of the house of representatives from the seventh congressional district of illinois. president lincoln served one term in congress from 1847 to 1849 and was known for his opposition to the institution of slavery and the mexican american war.
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during his short time in congress, president lincoln spent a significant amount of his leisure time in the u.s. capitol room now known as h-226. so this resolution, which names the room for president lincoln, is an appropriate honor for a former member of this distinguished body. also who led our country in one of its darkest hours. so i support the resolution and urge my colleagues to support it as well and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from florida. mr. mast: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has the only time remaining. mr. mast: mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 1063. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the for what , the -- purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? i knew it was somewhere out there. mr. massie: the bluegrass state. mr. speaker, i request the yeas
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and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those -- all those in favor of taking the vote by the yeas and nays will rise will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. mast: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3018. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: h.r. 7318, a bill to amend the federal asset sale and transfer act of 2016 to ensure that the public buildings reform board has adequate time to carry out the responsibilities of the board and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida, mr. mast, and the gentlewoman from nevada, ms. titus, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. mast: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 7318. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mast: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. mast: h.r. 7318 amends the
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federal assets sale and transfer act to align the timeline for the sale of unneeded properties with the appointment of public building reform board. this will result in more savings to taxpayers by providing the board sufficient time. i urge my colleagues to support this bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from nevada. ms. titus: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. titus: i also support 7318. this bill that's under consideration this morning addresses an outstanding issues that emerged since congress originally passed the federal assets sale and transfer act, known as fasta. it authorizes an independent board to make recommendations on real estate actions to dispose of unneeded federal real estate and, two, redevelop
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underutilized property. this aligns the dates of the determination of the public buildings reform board created by fasta with the appointment of those board members. i worked closely with chairman barletta during his tenure as chairman of the economic development public buildings and emergency management subcommittee and i appreciate his leadership in making the management of real estate more efficient. i also look forward to continuing his work to help the general services administration scrutinize the real estate decisions of the federal government in order to find savings, promote energy efficiency and ensure transparency. towards that end, i look forward to conducting vigorous oversight of the g.s.a. in the next congress to ensure the american taxpayers are receiving the full value for their dollars that are being invested in federal real estate so i would urge members to support this legislation and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from florida. mr. st: mere, i --
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speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 7318. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. 2/3 having responded in the affirmative -- the gentleman from kentucky. mr. massie: mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requests. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. mast: mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 7319. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7319, a bill to amend the federal assets sale 2016 to er act of to provide flexibility with respect to the leaseback of certain federal real estate property and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida, mr. mast, and the gentlewoman from nevada, ms. tight us, will each control 20 -- ms. titus, will each control 20 minutes.
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the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. mast: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mast: h.r. 7319 amends the federal assets sale and transfer act of 2016 to provide flexibility with respect to the leaseback of certain federal real estate property and i ask support of this bill and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from nevada. ms. titus: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. titus: i also rise in support of h.r. 7319. this addresses an issue which has come up since enactment of fasta. it allows the federal government to lease back a piece of property in order to facilitate the sale of this property. the goal of this provision is to allow the sale underutilize property. work with rward to
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his board and i urge members of this body to support this legislation. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from florida. mr. mast: mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 7319. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair -- the gentleman from kentucky. mr. massie: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings are postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? mr. mast: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the house suspend the rules and pass h.r. 7329. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 7329, to make technical corrections to provisions of law enacted by the frank lobiondo coast guard authorization act of 2018 and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore:
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pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida, mr. mast, and the gentlewoman from nevada, will each control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. mast: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on h.r. 7329. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mast: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: mat mat this bill makes corrections which was signed into law december 14. it updates membership on a coast guard advisory committee and i reserves. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from nevada. ms. titus: i rise in support of this noncontroversial legislation which makes technical changes to the frank lobiondo coast guard authorization act which was recently signed into law. it makes sense to enact these technical corrections at this time to ensure the amendments contained in public law 115-282 are enacted and codified as
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accurately as possible. i commend the sponsor for his initiative in introducing this legislation and i urge its adoption. mr. speaker, i yield back. ism the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. mast: i yield back. the question is will the house uspend the rules and pass h.r. 27329. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. mr. massie: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted.. a sufficient number having arisen, yaped. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. massie: i move to suspend the rules and pass s. 3367. the clerk: an act to amend certain transportation reporting requirements and permit transparency and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule the
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gentleman from florida, and the gentlewoman from nevada, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. massie: i ask unanimous consent that members -- mr. mast: i ask unanimous consent that members may have five legislative days to include extraneous material. it enhances transparency reports and eliminates certain advisory boards and makes amendments. i urge my colleagues to support this bill and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from nevada. ms. titus: i yield myself such time as i may consume. this bill makes changes to reporting requirements for the department of transportation requiring various agencies to be more transparent to the public by making some of these reports available on d.o.t.'s website those would include the northeast corridor safety committee report and some
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environmental reviews. the bill requires that any changes in fees or charges for attending the merchant marine academy be posted publicly online as well. the bill makes the results of state performance targets publicly available. and directs g.a.o. to review states' progress in achieving these targets including how states are utilizing grants and problems that may be encountered in achieving their target. the review will be important to congress when considering the next re-authorization of the surface transportation bill. finally, this bill sunsets the northeast corridor safety committee and the national rail cooperative research program oversight committee upon full completion of the positive train control along the northeast corridor and makes tech any changes in reorganizing the grant extension under title 49. it does a lot of good things to improve transparency both for
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the public and congress. i urge my colleagues in supporting the bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from florida. mr. mast: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass senate 3367. those in favor say aye. , those opposed, no. for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? mr. massie: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant pursuant to clause 8 of proceedings on this question will be postponed. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from north carolina seek recognition? the speaker pro tempore: clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service loathed at 770 ayrault road in fairport, new york as the louise and bob slaughter post office. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. walker: i ask unanimous consent that members may have five legislative days to include extraneous material. the bill has bipartisan support. i urge all members to support it and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from maryland. mr. raskin: i'm pleased to join and proud to join my colleagues in considering h.r. 7293 which would designate the facility of
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the united states postal service as the lou weeze and bob slaughter post office. she was a ground-breaking member of this body whose energetic service on the rules committee changed the culture of the house of representatives and served here for 31 years and first woman to chair the rules committee. i now yield to my colleague, representative for a further brief statement on her life and career. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. >> thank you to my friend and colleague for yielding me this time. i rise today to recognize someone we all know well, a true american patriot, the honorable louise m. slaughter and it is a privilege to have introduced this bill to honor louise and bob slaughter and particularly to do so in the 115th congress
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that so many colleagues who worked side by side. louise loved monroe county and through her dedicated work, she made immeasurable contributions to our region, state and nation. that is why i'm proud to sponsor this legislation to dedicate the united states post office at 770 ayrault road in fairport, new york as the louise and bob slaughter post office building. this will be a fitting tribute to a truly remarkable couple. on a personal note, it was louise slaughter who counseled me at a young age and helped run for public office. they remained dear friends for 40 years. we grieve her loss and misses her dearly. she left behind inan credible legacy. first and only woman to chair the rules committee of the house. louise was a fierce legislator
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and a true champion for those of our nation in need of real champions. from landmark health care legislation and education and infrastructure projects that strengthened our state and federal economy. she was a friend, a colleague, mentor and role model for people in this room and constituents. they are more deserving of this honor and i look forward to when the post office is opened for business in honor of their memory. i'm grateful to my colleagues in the new york delegation who joined me in co-sponsoring this legislation. this is a test ta metropolitan to the profound impact louise slaughter had on all of us and on all of us for years to come. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland. mr. walker: as the former majority leader, you are a
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fitting successor to represent louise slaughter. i urge passage. i have no further speakers at this time. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 7293. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. for what purpose does the ntleman from kentucky -- mr. massie: i request the yeas and nays. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted.. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. walker: i move to suspend the rules and concur in the senate amendment to h.r. 4174. the clerk: an act to amend to require federal activities and for other purposes. senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule the
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gentleman from north carolina, mr. walker and the gentleman from maryland will each control 20 minutes. mr. walker: i ask unanimous consent that members may have five legislative days to include extraneous bill under consideration. the poll e this bill sponsored by speaker ryan would bolster private protections. this bill previously passed the house on suspension and i urge members to support it and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland. mr. raskin: i yield myself such time as i may consume. this would establish a framework to support greater access and use of government data and i thank speaker ryan and representative kilmer for their constructive work on this issue. the goal of the bill is to ensure congress and the executive branch are able to make policy decisions based on evidence, facts and science. so we are in very strong support
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of this legislation. i reserve the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore: only time remaining. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and concur senate amendment. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair -- mr. massie: i would love to get a vote on the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays and nays are requested. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. number, the the yeas and nays are ordered pursuant to clause 8, rule 20 fufert proceedings will be postponed. mr. walker: i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill s. 2276. the clerk: an act to require agencies to submit reports on outstanding recommendations in the annual budget submitted to congress. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from north carolina and the gentleman from maryland each will control 20 minutes. mr. walker: i ask unanimous
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consent that members may have five legislative days to include extraneous material. the good accounting obligation would improve transparency and oversight of the executive branch. this bill enjoys bipartisan support. i urge members to support it and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland. mr. raskin: i yield myself such time as i may consume. i support the bill which is designed to promote the transparency and accountability of federal agencies and would include a summary of the recommendations made by g.a.o. or the inspector general in the prior year. agencies would be required to explain what steps they are taking to address these recommendations by g.a.o. or their i.g. or if they disagree with those recommendations, why. they provide critical oversight of the executive branch of government and provide congress with invaluable assistance in helping to hold any present
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administration accountable. knowing what agencies are doing or not doing to address g.a.o. and i.g. recommendations will assist us in congress in conducting our constitutional oversight responsibilities. this is a commonsense members. i'm delighted to advance it on a bipartisan basis. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the bill and pass senate 2276. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. mr. massie: i would like to request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. mr. walker: i move to pass the bill senate 3031. the clerk: an act to amend united states code to improve the management of federal personal property. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule the gentleman from north carolina
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and the gentleman from maryland will be recognized. mr. walker: i ask unanimous consent scuke that members can include extraneous material on the. the personal property would improve inventories. this bill has bipartisan support. i urge members to support it and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from maryland. mr. raskin: i yield myself such time as i may consume. rhyme rising in support of the federal personal property management act which would impositive the accountability of unneeded equipment, information technology resources at federal agencies. may be an appropriate time to take up this bill given the furniture through the floor of the house of representatives. most agencies do not have procedures in place to identify unneeded personal property on a regular basis. the g.s.a. established regulations in the process but
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lacks the authority to tell agencies how or when to identify excess property. as a result, agencies don't have property that could be used in state or local governments. the report found there is a wide variation in how federal agencies classify according to value which makes it difficult to measure the total value of the personal property holdings. the federal personal property management act would assess property once a year in assets f lower value on a regular basis. requiring agencies to regularly inventory their excess property should spur agencies to declare excess property more often allowing for disposal. the bill would give them to accomplish uniform regulations allowing for a better understanding and use of its value. i urge members to support the bill and i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: in the opinion of the chair -- for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? mr. massie: mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from -- the gentleman rise? >> i ask that the chair reduce two minutes for electronic voting on any question that could otherwise be subjected to five-minute voting under clause 8 or 9 of rule 20. the speaker pro tempore: so ordered. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina seek recognition? mr. walker: i move to suspend the rules and pass the bill senate 3191. the clerk: an act to provide for the expeditious disclosure of records related to civil rights cold cases and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from north carolina, mr. walker, and the gentleman
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from maryland, mr. raskin, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from north carolina. mr. walker: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. walker: mr. speaker, the civil rights cold case records collection act of 2018 would ensure the integrity of records of civil rights cold cases and ultimately allow public access to them. this important legislation has bipartisan support. i urge all members to support it and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from maryland. mr. raskin: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. raskin: i support s. 3191, the civil rights cold case records collection act which represents an important step toward finally solving more than 100 unresolved cold cases in the civil rights field. the bill will establish a new collection and review board so the public can view records with appropriate security and privacy safeguards.
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the bill would allow the expertise of outside investigators to help bring justice to the families and descendents and victims of these crimes and provide a role for congress in the appointments to this review board to ensure proper expertise and accountability in the process. it's imperative congress appropriate sufficient funding to the national archives and other agencies to carry out the important mission of this legislation. i urge all members to support this bill and future funding measures for this endeavor. thank you, mr. speaker. yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass senate 3191. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative -- mr. massie: mr. speaker, i would like to wish you a merry christmas and request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed. -- hat purpose does pursuant to clause 12-a of rule
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1, the chair declares the house in recess for a period of less than 15 minutes. current government funding, as we mentioned, expires tonight at midnight. while the house is in recess here on c-span we'll show you debate from last night on that spending bill.

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