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have p.a.c.'s. and all of our time is very limited. we have limited time. there's access granted based on contributions in this town. so i want my time to be spent -- [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] >> as we told you, we'll take you live to the floor of the house now for a couple of votes. following order. motion to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 269 by the yeas and nays. and h.r. 251 by the yeas and nays and agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal if ordered. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. remaining electronic votes will be conducted as five-minute votes. the unfinished business is the vote of the motion of the the gentleman from new jersey, mr. pallone, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 269 on which the
yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 269 a bill to re-authorize certain programs under the public health service act and with respect to public health security and all-hazards preparedness and response and with respect to nonprescription drugs that are marketed without an approved drug application and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
consent to speak out of order for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. 10:10 ears ago today, at a.m., 19 members of the tucson community were shot in a despicable act of violence that shocked the nation. they were attending a congress on your corner where congresswoman gabbie giffords was meeting with her constituents. when they were gunned down in a senseless tragedy. that killed six and wounded 13. the shooter fired his weapon 33 times in less than 20 seconds. and was attempting to reled his handgun when the courageous actions of three people stopped him. had they not done so, many
others would have been wounded or killed. mrs. kirkpatrick: the six people who died were christina-taylor green. morey. dot federal judge john rolle. phyllis sineck. darwin stoddard. gabriel "gabe" zimmerman. bill badger. these were the people wounded by the gunman. congressman ron barbour who is now my district director. ken dureshka. james fuller. randy gardner. congresswoman gabbie giffords. susie heilemann. george morris. mary reid. pam simon who is in the gallery with us today.
mavy stoddard, ken tucker. the members of my community had never seen such a devastating tragedy before yet they responded with compassion and kindness toward the survivors. and the families of those who were murdered. they did not let this horrific tragedy define who we were. three memorials sprung up spontaneously. at the site of the shooting. at congresswoman giffords' office. and at the university hospital where the most seriously wounded were taken. thanks to the quick actions of members of the public who rushed by the the wounded and first responders lives were saved that morning. this mental health of everyone in attendance was adversely affected. and many of the survivors still
endure the physical and mental impact the shooting had on their lives. the families of the six people killed grieve the loss of their loved ones to this day. i am so honored that our colleague, gabbie giffords, is with us tonight. she served with great distinction in this house and despite her nearly fatal injuries has gone on to encourage and inspire us to take action to reduce gun violence in our country. today, a bipartisan group of our colleagues responded to gabbie's call by introducing and
co-sponsoring house resolution 8. this bill, which i support, will keep guns out of the hands of people who are currently prohibited by law from purchasing guns. it will eliminate loopholes in the current background check system. the bill will not prevent responsible gun owners from buying guns. but it will make sure that their gun purchases are made in compliance with our existing laws. i look forward to the debate that we will have regarding h.r. 8 and hope that we will soon pass this bill out of our chamber. gun violence in our nation is a major public health problem and it must be addressed. the american people who sent us here are waiting for us to step up and act responsibly on their
behalf. we must do so. mr. speaker, i ask for a moment of silence. the speaker pro tempore: the house will observe a moment of silence. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 251 on which the yeas and nays are ordered.
the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 251 a bill to extend by two years the chemical facility anti-terrorist program of the department of homeland security and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20rks -- 20, the unfinished business is the question agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal which the chair will put de novo. the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? >> 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 and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 235 and the nays are 161. with two voting present. the journal stand as i proved. - stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: madam speaker, i send to the desk a privileged report from the committee on rules for filing under the rule.
the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 28. resolution providing for consideration of the bill, h.r. 264, making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2019, and for other purposes. providing for consideration of the bill, h.r. 265, making appropriations for agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration, and related agencies' programs for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2019, and for other purposes. providing for consideration of the bill, h.r. 266, making appropriations for the department of the interior, environment and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2019, and for other purposes. providing for consideration of the bill, h.r. 267, making appropriations for the department of transportation and housing and urban development, and related agencies for the fiscal year
ending september 30, 2019, and for other purposes. and waiving a requirement of clause 6-a of rule 13 with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the committee on rules. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar nd ordered printed. the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for ne minute. ms. kaptur: madam speaker the president's demand for $5 billion for a wall won't stop the drug trade and here's why. the drugs will keep flowing in here due to nafta and cafta's
exploding continental trade resulting from u.s. jobs being shipped south of our border and the goods they produce down there then being shipped back here with an endless flow, endless, endless flow of truck, planes, ship, rail cars. colombian drug cartels figured this out when nafta came along. there's a story i wish to place in the record from last friday's "wall street journal" entitled "el chapo jury in brooklyn." two characters among the most significant drug traffickers ever extradited to our country undergoing trial, they are explaining how massive amount of cocaine and methamphetamines were brought into major u.s. city, how they hired families in the united states to drive down into mexico and bring back contraband material in their cars. this is a shot of laredo, texas.
mr. president, the truck fwose for miles. this is how the majority of contraband material come into this country through those portals of entry. a wall will not solve the major reason these materials end up in this country. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection sk the gentleman is recognized -- without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: yesterday i hosted press conferences for the 2019 agenda with my wife roxanne. i'm glad the 2018 success serving as armed services readiness subcommittee chairman to rebuild the military, leading the house dell fwation to open the embassy in jerusalem and the
tax cuts creating jobs with record high middle class income. in 2019, i'll work to create jobs and economic growth, support conservative alternatives, achieve foreign affairs opportunities and promote our military and veterans. building on the bipartisan success, i'm confident that this year we can be productive. congratulations to the clemson tigers for their win, coach debo sweeney and trevor lawrence are an inspiration for america. we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker. yesterday i met with a group of federal workers in tacoma to discuss the impacts of the government shutdown and one of the folk there is was a prison guard. she told me without her paycheck
she was worried -- she didn't know if she could pay for child care or prescriptions she needs after successfully fighting cancer just last year. mr. kilmer: because of the shutdown that's the conversation unfolding aloss -- across 800,000 kitchen tables as federal workers try to figure out how to scrape together mortgage payments, ren payments, trying to make due without a paycheck. this crisis doesn't just impact federal workers. it hurts entire communities. it hurts the area around olympic park. it hurts restaurants and other places when tourists cancel trips buzz of the shutdown. it hurts college students and small business owners who won't have act stose federal loans tpwhafse shutdown. madam speaker while we can have a legitimate discussion about immigration reform, america doesn't need a wall, it doesn't need a 5th century answer to a 21st century challenge. america needs an open
government. and the senate and president can and should make this happen right now. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, the american people are sick and tired our or po rouse borders and the inability of washington to get things done. every day that we fail to secure these borders, more drug runners, human traffickers and violent criminals into our -- enter our communities. it is time we quit playing politics and give the american people what they want and what they voted for. though president trump has pushed the topic into the spotlight, the idea of a wall is nothing new. we have been talking aba wall for decades. this is not a work in progress. this is a failure of leadership. presidents, republican and democrat alike, have failed to secure our border. it is time for the president to take emergency action and make no mistake, our border security absolutely constitutes a
national emergency. every kay our brave soldiers are breaking their backs to support our national security across the globe, yet we can't secure our own country here at home. if you were to ask any of them what the priority in this nation is, i think you'd receive a resounding support far border wall and border security. we simply cannot continue to operate as we have. the time has come for our president to take decisive action and i urge him to do everything in his power to build this wall. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker. on november 7, 12 lives were stolen from us during the shooting at the borderline bar and grill in my district. as our community began to reckon with this tragedy i said today we mourn, tomorrow we work to
end the senseless gun violence vaging our ms. briownley: but we didn't have time to recover from our shock before wildfires raged through our community. our trauma was made unthinkably worse. but we were also united by these dual tragedies, united in reflection and united in healing. my community knows that there is no single solution to ending mass shootings. but we also know that to do nothing, to not even try, would be unimaginable. we cannot bring back those lives lost. but we can take sensible action to find solutions that will make the lives of our constituents better and safer. one very obvious, commonsense solution that more than 90% of this country supports is universal background checks. h.r. 8 will not solve all of the gun violence that is ripping our nation apart but it will help.
i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 8. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and rhett rith -- and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to remember the life of mr. johnny murphy who passed away december 19 at the age of 63. mr. murphy passed, he was serving as mayor pro tem of richmond hill, georgia, in the first congressional district. however, this is far from the only way he served his community. mr. carter: without his effort and ted case to the area, richmond hill likely wouldn't be where it is today. in 1984, many murphy started a real estate company called the richmond hill land company one the -- when the town was much smaller and didn't yet have a red light. since then he he started the
richmond hill chamber of commerce, served on the city council and as mayor pro tem. now the city has grown to have multiple neighborhoods and something for everyone to do. including one of the largest festivals in the area, the richmond hill seafood festival. i'm proud to have had someone in our district who could make an impact like this of mr. murphy. his family will be in my thoughts and prayers in this difficult time. thank you, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker. rise to congratulate luigi badacioli, a visionary senior in high school, whose app was selected as the winner of the congressional app challenge for new york's 20th congressional
district. mr. tonko: his app stood out from those in our district. his app is an online classroom that teaches novice students thousand to code through video lessons, educational text and challenge assignments. growing a modern, sustainable, competitive economy requires exceptional stem training and education. his commitment to making coding education accessible to anyone on the internet truely -- truly embodies the spirit of the congressional app challenge. he's earned the prize and -- pride and praise of our entire castle region community. may others share his passion in coming years and beyond. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: works the gentleman is recognize for ne minute. -- without objection, the
gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, the world knows that no one takes better care than their friends -- of their friends than texans. the whole world knows my hometown of sugarland is the best of the best. mr. olson: the world saw this in global stories abhurricane harvey. but the world misses so many stories. like an article about an eight-alarm fire that destroyed ight apartments weeks before christmas. about ld needs to know
blanca and lea, troy. that fire burned all they owned used to cellos they teach kids music at austin high school. s the world can see, they have a fully furnished apartment courtesy of bell furniture in sugarland, texas. sugarland is the best of the best. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. olson: and that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house an revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today to honor one of georgia's most successful public servants, governor nathan deal.
governor deal has led our state with grace and tenacity for the last eight years and his time in office has been marked by years and years of success. in fact, since 2014, georgia has been ranked the number one state in the nation for doing business and that is a direct result of governor deal's tenacity and work in economic development, work force -- investments in work force training programs and his sheer desire to see our fellow georgians succeed. mr. ferguson: his commitment has led to more and better jobs for georgia and produced a work force second to none in the world. governor deal and his wife are headed to a much-deserved retirement and rest and an awful lot of fun and we wish them the best. i know all georgians wish them the same debt of gratitude i do as well. governor deal thank you for making georgia a better place. with that, i yelled back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition?
>> address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. gohmert: in 2007 there was a vote in this body about whether or not we provide a barrier, a wall, fence, and we had democratic leaders that voted for it back then, both here and in the senate. 79 senators voted for it back then. the problem is not better on our border. and in fact the drugs coming across are worse. there's enough fentanyl coming across in the past year to kill every american adult. the problem is worse. folks here were for a wall, a barrier, seems the only difference is now there's a president that some in here absolutely despice. well this is a place -- i didn't realize i only got 45 seconds, thank you.
the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. are there any further requests for time? the chair lays before the house the following personal request. the clerk: leave of absence requested for mr. defazio of oregon for today and tomorrow until 6:00 p.m. mr. mast of florida for today through january 17. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the requests are granted. under the speaker's announced -- cy of january 3, 2017, january 3, 2019, the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. meuser, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority eader. mr. meuser: thank you, madam speaker. it is with a great sense of honor, respect and patriotism i
make my first address on this floor. this government shutdown needs to be resolved. the people know it is up to this congress to do it. and to do so in short order. despite the high level of political mores a we must wade through in the first days of the 116th congress, i continue to believe that this congress can do things better and actually work together to get things done for the american people. the need exists to advance and improve our border security. as well as correct aspects of our illegal immigration laws. the problem solving, however, starts with securing our borders. our borders are a serious problem. we all know this. the data is indisputable. by anyone serious who reviews the information. we have hundreds of thousands entering our country illegally every year. and our border patrol agents
cannot manage the situation with the resources and tools congress has appropriated. there is a cost and a plan to make our borders properly secure. congress has the responsibility to provide the right level of funding, so as border security staff can in fact do their job and so our country has lawful immigration. the experts at homeland security say this costs us $5.7 billion. there are many in this congress who will not vote for this. but less than seven years ago, these same members voted for border security funding, which didn't did in fact include a physical barrier -- did in fact include a physical barrier. politics has no place in this serious matter. the border agents, including chris cabrera of the national border patrol council, emphasizes that a wall or a arrier is an essential tool. we here in congress must
provide the means so border patrol can do their job. i myself do believe in a policy of high fences and wide legal gates. but before we can talk about legal gates and deal with the issues such as daca and extended work visas for agricultural workers, we must secure the border. the people want us to work together for our country. not for ourselves. or our political parties. let's not continue to let the people down. let's show that this congress can do things better. madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. does the gentleman have a otion? mr. meuser: i move the how do now adjourn. thank you.
the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for morning hour debate. follow the house live on c-span when members return wednesday. president trump addresses the nation tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on border security and immigration issues.
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