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? essed are the meek it's not power politics. this is something else. it's kind of like the 10 commandments being brought into a new understanding. this is the way, if you were to follow god's will. this is the way to be. lessed are the poor in spirit. kingdom of god is theirs. john, are you right with the lord? you were never poor. john was not poor. most of us are not poor. so what does it mean the poor in spirit? it means i think it means for those who are holding power to
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identify with those who have no power. hat would be the poor. you are not actually poor, you get it with the poor in spirit. black, chaplain, united states state senate, washington d.c. the chaplain: let us pray, lord of the harvest, we continue to do you, for we desire to your will. you, o god, are our light and salvation so we refuse to be afraid. as our lawmakers strive to walk uprightly, provide them with a harvest of truth, justice and
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righteousness. may they cultivate such ethical concxds con grewance that their undergirded by right actions. lord, keep them aware of your continuous presence as they find in this fellowship fullness of joy. show them the path to life as safetruth brings them to a harbor. name.y in your merciful 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, forjournal stands approved.
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what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, i demand a vote on the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker pro tempore: 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 new york seek recognition? >> i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8, rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the pledge of allegiance will be ed by the gentlewoman from ohio, mrs. beatty. mrs. beatty: 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.
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the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now entertain up to 15 requests for five-minute -- one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from -- the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the life of a friend and someone i you looked up to, mayor greg pet tuss, of cathedral city, california. motivated by his drive to fix the injustices that the lgbtq community faced back in the late 1980's, greg took action and entered public life during a time when acceptance and understanding was not the norm. he inspired many, including me, by taking a courageous stance
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and living life as his true self, becoming riverside county's first openly gay elected official. it was greg's persistence that encouraged me to continue pursuing my passion to serve my community regardless of the setbacks i faced as an openly gay person. though he was initially motivated by his passion to improve the lives of lgbtq people, his life and service brought justice to all people. as mayor of cathedral city, greg helped improve transportation infrastructure in his region and recognized the lgbtq veterans in his city by erecting a monument in their honor. if his memorial service was any indication, his legacy will live on for years to come. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, request 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. thompson: thank you, mr.
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speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to in support of my bill, the whole milk for healthy kids act. i recently introduced this legislation with chairman of the house agriculture committee, colin peterson, and ranking member mike conaway. this bill would allow for whole milk, both flavored and nonflavored, be offered in the school cafeterias. mr. speaker, mil was one a staple in the diet of our students. consumption in schools has decreased since the healthy hunger free kids act of 2010 was implemented and basically demonized milk fat that we know today based on science is where the nutrition, let alone the flavor is. mil is the number one source of nine essential nutrients in the diet of many young americans. we can provide the foundations for a solid healthy lunch in our schools that also taste great. children want to drink. and good for them. when students don't consume milk, they are not getting nutrients such as calcium, potassium, and vitamin d. this bill offers more varieties
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to give kids the option to consuming the milk they love. i encourage my colleagues to support the whole milk for healthy kids act and put flavor and nutrition back into school lunches. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? mrs. beatty: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. beatty: mr. speaker, it's an honor for me to rise today during black history month to pay tribute to mr. clarence lumpkin, as many people called him, the mayor of linden, in my congressional district. he passed away on january 28. for almost 30 years i had the opportunity and honor to work with him. he was a dedicated community leader who fought relentlessly for affordable housing, health care, as well as meaningful employment. not to mention a mentor to
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those countless individuals and leaders in our community. he leaves a legacy of true service and his funeral procession told the story. the procession traveled past places he had a hand in creating or saving. like the library on cleveland avenue. the columbus fire station 18. st. stephen's community house in the linden mckinley stem academy. so although we mourn his passing, we can find comfort in the fact that his life and his legacy and his work will live on for generations to come. my thoughts and prayers are with his wife of 72 years, willa. his three children, six grant children, friends, and the entire linden neighborhood. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute.
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>> mr. speaker, i would like to take this time to recognize a great man and honorable texan, mayor frank sefrued, who passed away december 28, 2018. he lived his life as a selfless servant for others. mr. williams: he served as city councilman for and a half year -- 6 1/2 years. he was recently elected to serve a second term on december 11 before his unexpectedly passing away. i want to bring attention to this because last friday at the chamber of commerce annual banquet, the mayor was awarded the good friend award. this is awarded to those who inspire others to serve and volunteer and those who show leadership and selflessly give their time and resources. as a citizen of coppers comb for 55 years and compassionate leader, i cannot think of someone better suited to be this year's recipient, his wife accepted the award on his
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behalf. the community has already felt the immense loss of the mayor, but his kind and noble spirit lives on through the people's lives he has touched. i'm praying for the family and all those who loved him during this difficult time. in god he we trust. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i you ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to commend my colleagues for their steadfast commitment to pursuing and achieving a bipartisan agreement that prevents another government shutdown, upholds our shared values, and provides stability for american families. i'm encouraged that we have returned to a productive dialogue instead of construct -- set a constructive tone that seeks to unite not further divide us. the american people expect and deserve nothing less. now it is my hope we continue that same spirit of
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bipartisanship as we return our focus to governing and addressing the important issues facing our nation. that means working together to ensure access to quality, affordable health care for every person, to protect the promise of social security and medicare, to expand economic opportunity, and to stop the devastating cycle of gun violence. progress can only be achieved through cooperation and partnership and i look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to deliver results that uplift the lives of all americans. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from washington is recognized for one minute. mr. newhouse: thank you, mr. speaker. today i rise in support of human life and protections for newborn infants. this should be a noncontroversial thing. newborn babies deserve access to medical care. in the week since democrats blocked the born alive abortion survivors protection act in the
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senate, my house colleagues have called for a vote on this important commonsense legislation. i am a proud co-sponsor of congresswoman ann wagner's bill to define any infant who survives an abortion as a legal person and ensure the baby receives the same medical care that any newborn receives. this is in stark contrast to the legislation just passed in the state of new york and the proposal in the state of virginia which legalized late term abortion even up until birth. these radical attempts demonstrate that this is a human rights issue that we must address. protecting the dignity of human life upholds our society's highest values and denying lifesaving medical care for newborn babies should defy our nation's collective conscience. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. newhouse: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my
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time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> good morning. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the memory of senator harris wolfford. mr. kennedy: a giant in our nation's history and dear friend. for decades at every single point in our nation's march toward equality, he stood proudly and strongly on the side of justice and decency. he wasn't one who could be confined only to our shores. before, during, and after his time in the united states senate he sought out injustice around the world and asked how he could help. not only is he an inspiration to any aspiring public servant, he's been a close friend for generations of my own family.
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to his husband, charlton, his children, suzanne, daniel, and david, all the members of his family and friends who love him so dearly know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. that your memory will never fade. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? the animous consent -- gentleman is recognized. >> i echo the gentleman's remarks. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. >> without objection, the gentleman from minnesota is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to remember the life of a dear friend, tommy who passed away after his battle with cancer. his life ended the way he lived, with a fight. he wouldn't have had it any other way.
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it's not hard to think of tommy i when i travel northern minnesota and see the great communities that rely on the mining industry and when i'm with the amazing men and women who sustained minnesota's iron range today. mr. emmer: these are the people tommy cared about. these are the people he represented. the people he helped. tommy was outspoken. he never shied away from fight. yet win or lose he preserved civil discourse in every interaction. after difficult battles, you would still want to hang out with tommy. the croatian sensation as i i wauns called him was passionate about life. passionate about the people, about people and he was passionate about the causes he believed in and fought for every day. i have no doubt that he has a special place in heaven and i know heaven will never be the p same now that he's there. our state has suffered a great loss. tommy will be deeply missed. our condolences to his family and loved ones and a special thanks to all of you for sharing tommy with the rest of
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us. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: do it again one more time. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from minnesota is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i am proud to stand before you as a member of the most diverse freshman class in our nation's history, sent to washington to inspire collaboration and rebuild the american people's faith in their elected leaders. but much of our tenure in congress has been spent under a shutdown, proving the american people were right to nand change. in this dynamic must stop. to that end representatives houlahan, slotkin, allred, and i rallied and energetic group of freshman members, one third of the class, behind the shut down to end all shutdowns act, and as we near agreement and the fear and immediacy of a shutdown fades, will i not forget the conversations i had with federal employees, parents, and business owners in my district, the real human stories of this shutdown. it would be irresponsible and
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unforgivable for us to betray them once again. they are not political pawns and many provide the very safety and security we cherish in this country. that is why i stand here to urge the passing of the c's act to eliminate this tactic from the toolbox forever. i yield back the balance of my time. . >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> duty, honor, country, these three hallowed words dictate what you ought to be what you can be and what you will be. these words were douglas macarthur's words in a speech in 1962. member rising it will be one of the many challenges faced by a oung man for a young man in my
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districts. cheney has been recently appointed to be a cadet at west point and it will teach him rifle marksmanship, military tactics, math, chemistry, a foreign language, boxing, swimming, history, poetry, first aid and philosophy and will learn about comrade re, sacrifice, leadership and the human spirit and the world will be a better place for it. well done, chainy. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to honor an american hero whose motto should inspire, you never quit.
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michael wore that inside his hat. the lettering has faded but ss layed throughout the you michael monsour. in 2001, he enlisted in the navy and injury derailed his first attempt, but michael never quit. he returned and completed basic seal training and assigned to seal team 3. in iraq, he ran away from incoming gun fire and he threw upon an enemy grenade to save his team because michael never quit. he was awarded the bronze star, silver star, purple heart and san egacy per servers in diego. the sailors who will call the uss michael mons omp ur their home.
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i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom arkansas seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from arkansas is recognized for one minute. >> at the age of 93 owe february 5, america lost another hero from our greatest generation. i rise today to honor the life of robert martin for his heroic war ii and his life of service. he enrolled on its army on june 6, 1944, the day we know as d-day and we know it was the beginning of the end of the war but it was the beginning of his service and he had a lot of service to give. during his time overseas, he served in england, france, belgium, holland and germany. he foot in the battle of the bulge and in january of 1945 and
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sfent several months in the hospital recovering from serious injuries. upon his return to the u.s., he was awarded three purple hearts, a bronze star medal, combat industry man badge, prisoner of war medal, world war ii victory medal and several others. he was a proud resident of arkansas and became known as the community historian. sharing his stories with anyone who would listen. mr. martin was a true american hero. he spent his life serving his fellow man and for this, we remember his legacy. it is with great pride that i honor mr. robert martin. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman from florida is recognized for one minute.
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>> mr. speaker, today is a very difficult day for south florida and for my community. one year ago, we lost 17 innocent lives at marjory stoneman douglas in parkland. the family and friends of those we lost does not go away. i know. i lost my father to gun violence. shortly after the tragedy at parkland, i met with the parents of the students who lost their lives. all you want to do is find a way to take away their pain, but you can't. you can listen to them, share their story, hold their hands. but you can't take away their pain. when i spoke with parents like regina, manny, patricia and other concerned floridians, i made a promise i would not stop until we changed our country's gun laws.
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i want to be able to look at those parents, those students and all of those who have lost a loved one to gun violence that i will do everything i can to prevent another tragedy. we cannot wait for another mass shooting. i want to say i am so proud of my colleagues that we passed h.r. 8 yesterday on the floor. we can work together to prevent another parkland the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. >> i rise to speak for those who can't speak for themselves, the souls of our nation's unborn and newborn children. i have long championed pro-life legislation and initiatives, but recent events have shaken me and millions across our country
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compelling me to address this body. the act of abortion is tragic and heartbreaking. however, the termination of human life for abortion urvivors is something worse. mr. rogers: criminal, subhuman. but proposals in state government would allow an infant to die or intentionally killing an abortion survivor is a disgrace and must not be allowed to happen in any circumstance. i echo the calls from republican leadership to immediately pass born alive abortion survivors protection act to ensure the sanctity of life remains a fundamental principle in this country. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i of ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute
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and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from new york is minute.ed for one >> today, i rise to honor the life of chief petty officer shannon kent who lost her life in service to this minute. >> today, country on january 16, 2019 in iryeah. chief kent was 35 years old and survived by her husband and two young sons. after gauting with honors in high school, chief kent enlisted in the united states navy and rose through the ranks and served as the navy's crip to logical warfare and was fluent in five languages and one of the first women to complete the rigorous required for troops to accompany seals on raids. she could run a marathon in three hours and 30 minutes and march for 50 miles with a 50-pound rough sack. he had assignments in iraq and
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syria. just one month, she was killed by a suicide bomber. a recipient of the purple heart and bronze star, she gave the ultimate sacrifice to our country and will be remembered for her courage and determination. with that, i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from illinois is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize the important work down by our court reporters during national court reporting and captioning from february 6-19. court reporters have had and do have a large impact on capturing history for posterity. during our nearly 250 years of american history, court reporters have been the corner
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stone of our american justice from george washington's address to lincoln's divided house speech, they have today with the help of new technology like the cart cap shonners have expanded beyond the courtroom to provide accessibility for millions of americans who are hard and deaf and providing real-time captioning for church services, movie theaters and many other venues, a stenographer julia is sitted next to me recording my every word. on behalf of pies and all members of congress, thank you for the hard work you do in support of this house. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from colorado is
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recognized for one minute. mr. neguse: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 8. i serve on the house judiciary committee and last night after 10 hours of debate, our committee passed this bill to be brought to the floor and it is vital we pass it. in colorado we have experienced undue devastation by countless tragedies of gun violence, columbine, aurora, brothers, sisters, wives, young children have been lost at the hands of gun violence. one year ago today, 17 lives were taken in 6:20 in parkland, florida. there is no question we need to address the epidemic of gun violence. we cannot sit by. universal background checks are overwhelmingly supported by the american people and 20 states
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including my home state of colorado have closed the background check loophole. americans understand what it takes and it is time for congress to act as well. mr. speaker, i rise today to say simply enough is enough. we must act on gun violence. we must pass h.r. 8 here on the floor and with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, like so many others, i have been deeply disturbed by the news out of new york and virginia state legislatures where infantcid emp is being legalized. i rise in support of the born alive survivors protection act. a child born alive after a failed abortion is a living being just like any other baby being born prematurely.
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ending life at 24 weeks is murder. the law adopted in new york legalizes abortion up to 40 weeks essentially up to the moment of birth and this is atrocious. i fear for my children's future with officials supporting and signing bills into law like that of new york's. i urge my colleagues to denounce the radical support and join me in reaffirming and protecting the inalienable right to life. let's do the right thing and bring the born alive survivors protection act up for a vote and pass this bill to preserve the sanctity of life. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to highlight the
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itical need to replace a dangerous pipeline that is operating at 51. lion pipeline 3 project is on its fourth year of review and met every environmental standard. the minnesota public utilities commission voted to issue it a certificatetive indicate of need last year. the project will cre ace 4,000 construction jobs and enjoys the support of trade unions. the project is supported by dozens of elected officials. it will generate an additional 19 million in property tax revenue, providing a significant funding increase to rural schools. with all this benefit it was disappointing to hear we would have further delays. unfortunately, certain state officials feel beholden to in the words of our engineers, environmental extremism.
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these extremists are the same folks that vandalized the same pipeline just last week creating a dangerous situation for themselves and the environment. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from georgia is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize our nation's veterans and the work of those who care for them during salute to veteran patients week. across the country this week v.a. hospitals are celebrating our veterans and showing appreciation for those who may not have loved ones with which to spend valentine's day. during last year's salute to ,000 ans patients week, 288 val yield back the balance of my time tines were delivered to medical centers from school
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children across the country. these efforts included more than 1,400 community groups and 9,000 volunteers. i hope we can build on that effort and show more gratitude to our veterans. i'm proud to see our nation come together for a week like this one and all the volunteers who took the time to express their respect and appreciation. to all our vet ran patients, thank you -- veteran patients, thank you for your service and hope you have a wonderful valentine's day. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from florida is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. 28 years ago today was a very good day. in fact, it was one of the best days of my life. you see, it was the day that amy sue said yes. she said yes to my clumsy marriage proposal. and since then we have been through a lot together. raised four kids. completed undergraduate school and law school.
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moved eight times. started and grew a business. grieved the death of her brother and my father. struggled through my significant health challenges, and won six elections. i loved her back then, but the days, months, and years of shared heartache, struggle, laughter, significantness, and commitment, faithfulness has caused my love for her to grow stronger and deeper than i could express. she's put up with and supported my crazy ideas and dreams even when they required great sacrifice for her and our family. on this valentine's day, amy sureks even though we're apart. i need you to know and understand how grateful i am you said yes and how very much i love you. mr. speaker, i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointments pursuant to section 5580 and 5581 of the revised statutes 20 united states code 42-43 and the order of the house of january third, 2019, of the following members on the part of the house to the board of reason gents of the smithsonian institution.
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the clerk: ms. matsui of california and ms. roybal-allard of california. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointments pursuant to 22 u.s. code 1928-a and the order of the house of january 3, 2019, of the following member on the part of the house of the united states group of the nato parliamentary assembly. of texas. mr. villa the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointments pursuant to section -a of the national cultural center act, 20 united states code 76 h-a amended by public law 107-117, and the order of the house of january 3, 2019, of the following members on the part of the house to the board of trustee of the john f. kennedy center for the performing arts. the clerk: mr. kennedy of
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massachusetts and mrs. beatty of ohio. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to 15 united states code 1024-a and the order of the house of january 3, 2019, of the following members on the part of the house to the joint economic committee. of clerk: mr. beyer virginia. mr. heck of washington. mr. trone of maryland. mrs. beatty of ohio. and ms. frankel of florida. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to 26 united states code 2302 and the order of the house of january -- 23302 and the order o of the house of january 3, 2019, of the following members on the part of the house to the united states holocaust memorial council. e clerk: mr. deutch of florida. mr. schneider of illinois. mr. lewis of georgia. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair tea clares the house in recess -- declares
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the house in recess subject to
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