tv Speaker Pelosi News Conference on Emergency Powers CSPAN February 25, 2019 7:32pm-7:56pm EST
the speaker pro tempore: the yeas are 387, the nays are 19. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20 the fun in-- the unfinished business is agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal which the chair quill put de novo. the question is on agreing to the speaker's aplufle of the -- approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i send to the desk two privilege red ports from the committee on rules for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the titles.
the clerk: report to ani house resolution 144, providing for consideration of the joint resolution, house joint resolution 46, related to -- relating to a national emergency declared by the president on february 15, 2019. report to accompany house resolution 145, resolution providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 8, to require a background check for every firearm sale and provided for -- providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 1112 to amend chapter 44 of title 18 united states code to strengthen background check procedures to be follow before a federal firearm licensee may transfer a firearm to a person without such a license. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table s. 483 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: the
clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 483, an act to enact into law a bill by reference. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to consideration of the bill? for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i have an amendment at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: strike all after the enacted clause and insert the title -- >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will suspend. >> i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the reading of the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. without objection, the amendment is agreed thork bill is read a third time, passed, and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to asker -- to ask for unanimous consent that the committee on the judiciary be discharged from further consideration of h.r.
962, the born alive abortion survivors protection act and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: under guidelines consistently issued by successive speakers as recorded in section 956 of the house rules manual, the chair is constrained not to entertain the request unless it's been cleared by the bipartisan floor and committee leaderships. >> flk, i strongly urge the speaker and majority leader to bring this vote to the floor. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, we rise today to
honor the lives we lost to gun violence in aurora, illinois, earlier this month. this is unfortunately not the first time that we've mourned unnecessary loss of life from gun violence. 11 years ago, when efirst took office, i inherited a community in mourning. 17 students were injured and ve were killed in the mass shooting at northern illinois university. so i spend my first weeks and months in office doing what i could to help my community recover. and now 11 years later, on february 15, the call went out from aurora, illinois, workplace shooting at henry brand, active gunman, officers down. more than 200 police units from across the western suburbs of chicago responded to contain the situation. they were running toward the sound of gunfire as they do countless times each day in our country. six officers were injured during that response.
and in the aftermath we learned that we lost five members of our community. josh pinkard, the plant manager who, when fatally shot sent a final text message to his wife tara to say, i love you. trevor wayner on his first day at work as an intern from northern illinois university. clayton parks, trevor's supervisor an also graduate of n.i.u. vicente juarez, a hardworking family man who lived with his wife, daughter and grandchildren on a quiet street in oswego. russ, a machinist and father of two children. now as we have done so many times before in congress i will soon ask that we pause for a moment of silence. but this time, i would ask each of you to also think of the voting card that each of us carries on the house floor and the responsibility that you carry with that card.
because this week, we will finally be voting on legislation for effective and universal background checks for all gun sales. this is legislation supported by both republicans an democrats in congress and supported by 97% of the american people. so our hearts go out to the family and friends of the victims left behind and now i ask that we pause for a moment of silence. the speaker pro tempore: all members will rise for a moment of silence. >> 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 for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to
honor sheriff mike yeager. sheriff yeager has dedicated 35 years in law enforcement to keeps his community safe and serving his neighbors both on and off the job. in fact, it would take far longer than i have here tonight to list all of the many organizations such as the georgia and national sheriff's association the union, the public safety board and boy scouts so many organizations he has served to make his community and state a better place. it's no understatement that sheriff yager is a pillar of the community and mod -- model public servant. mr. ferguson: it's no surprise that president trump a-pound him u.s. marshall for the northeast district. we are proud of sheriff yeager and his accomplishments, i know he will continue to serve our state and the nation well. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for
one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> thank you, mr. speaker. 0 days ago, five people, four of whom are my constituents, left their homes for work at in aurora, illinois and never returned. their lives were taken by an unspeakably horrible act. gun violence that happens heart breakingly frequently in this country. as we consider legislation this week that's a critical first step toward preventing gun violence i would like to take a few miamis to honor the live ours community lost this month. i wish to remember russell beyer, proud chair of his union, a 20-year employee at pratt, he was a father of two and a steadfast patriots fan. we remember clayton parks, a northern illinois university grad who his wife abbey describes as an incredible father to their young son actionle. we remember josh pinkard. i want to shout from the rooftops about how amazing josh was, his wife tara wrote about a
man who loved god, family, and college football. we remember trevor wayner, a student at northern illinois university killed on his first day at an internship. he was described by a friend as someone who would go out of his way for others. we remember visen -- vicente juarez. his neighbors loved him for his efforts ridding the neighborhood of dandelions each summer. we'll never forget our five neighbors and the bravely of -- bravery of law enforcement and first responders who rushed toward the violence and undoubtedly saved countless lives. may we honor them with our actions and may our community come back stronger than ever before. yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one
minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. rise to honor the life of dr. manderlin scales of winston-salem, north carolina. during blackhistory month we especially -- black history month we especially remember the cricks of those like dr. scales who was one of four black teachers to integrate winston-salem schools hsm eworked -- worked in the winston-salem-forsyth county schools for 20 years and spent 30 years in various roles at the state university. she was known for her belief that every encounter was an opportunity to impact students in a positive way. additionally she served on numerous boards, including the ymca of northwest north carolina, delta fine arts center and northwest child center.
dr. scales passed away last month but her legacy as a dedicated educateor and selfless community leader will endure through the many live she is touched in her 91 years. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, some of the greatest contributions to medicine have been made by african-americans in this country.
the first open heart surgery was completed by dr. daniel hale williams, a black man. mr. payne: not only was he a pioneer of this life-saving surgery but also in the late 1800's, he opened the country's first hospital with an interracial staff in chicago. then in the 1930's, dr. helen dickens did her internship at that hospital before becoming the first black woman admitted to the american college of surgeons. and then while dr. dickens was doing her internship at providence, a young black girl growing up in segregated arkansas dreamed of becoming a doctor. years later, in 1993, dr. joslyn elders became america's first african-american general surgeon. mr. speaker, black history is not something that is in the past. it is constantly unfolding. it is american history.
our stories are being written and expanded on all the time. that's why black history month is so important. not just to honor our past but to celebrate our present and prepare for our future. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. . >> mr. speaker, i stand here today to condemn the senseless and cowardly and horrific terrorist attack in india, the deadliest in three decades. on february 14 of this year, a suicide bomber rammed an explosive-packed vehicle into a convoy, claiming the lives of 40 indian paramilitary forces and wounding at least 44 others. mr. perry: the pakistan-based militant group later claimed responsibility for the attack. we mourn the victims of this
act of terror and call for continued action against any nation to include pakistan that harbors terrorists and promotes violent extremism. india has announced its plans to diplomatically isolate pakistan and cancel its preferential trade status. we support these efforts, mr. speaker. this attack only furthers, strength beness -- strengthens our u.s.-india counterterrorism cooperation. to the nation of india, we mourn with you, we pray for you, and we stand in solidarity with you during this difficult time. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. johnson: i'd like to address the body for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in recognition of rare disease week. around 350 million people worldwide suffer from a rare
disease. that is more than the number of people who live in the united states alone. and it's particularly alarming when we consider how few resources are available to those battling a rare disease. in fact, of the 7,000 rare diseases in existence, half of them don't have a designated foundation or research support group. and nearly 90% lack an f.d.a. approved treatment. -- f.d.a.-approved treatment. as a member of the rare disease congressional caucus, i urge my colleagues to support measures that would increase funding for research and put our resources into the development and accessibility of life-saving treatments. treatments should not be as rare as the diseases they heal. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the
gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. olson: mr. speaker, there's a force of nature that all texans know. texans from sweden. i'm one. but the most powerful one is a -year-old, her name is jennifer lindgren. as you can see, jennifer was born without a left hand. not a problem. jennifer says, quote, most of the time i forget that i have one hand. i've always just done pretty much what everybody does -- has done.
jennifer, you're wrong. you've done more than anyone else ever could do. jennifer is a president of the cinco ranch f.f.a. her sheep, lou, won third place at the recent ca -- katy f.f.a. livestock show. jennifer, you are awesome. as you go off to the great aggie school, texas a&m university, you must change a little bit. am have to say, howdy, gig and whoop a lot. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ithout objection, ma'am.
ms. jackson lee: mr. speaker, just recently i was very proud and pleased that this body passed my legislation, the juvenile block grant anti-bullying and intervention act, dealing with prevention of bullying, but more importantly, dealing with the opportunities for communities across america to begin to think more creatively of how you deal with juvenile justice. how you deal with young people, the juvenile ages, who have gone awry, of school laws, regular actions, of criminal activities. how do you deal with these young people? it is clear that the juvenile justice system needs to be reformed. as a member -- senior member of the judiciary committee, it's my commitment to listen to people from across the nation. many people don't realize that once you are committed to a juvenile detention center, facility or jail, under juvenile laws in most states, you will find, and many of them
receiving dollars, you will find that there is no definitive sentence. they are sentenced and could be there from age 14 to 21. it may be that their parents do not have resources to get them out. it may be that they do not have an alternative place to go. and it may be that they have no representation. that is not the way to treat young people. so we'll be looking for legislation to incentivize our states to change the juvenile justice system, the criminal justice system, and we look forward to working with all of our colleagues. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from indiana seek recognition? without objection. mrs. walorski: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to congratulate maureen mcfadden on a remarkable 40-year career on television. i want to take a moment to honor the iconic legacy maureen is leaving behind and thank her for all she's done for
communities. a life-long hoosier, she's been a fixture in south bend as a reporter and anchor for the past four decades. she's played a vital role in making northern indiana stronger, not only bringing us the day's news, but always finding ways to serve her neighbors and give back to the community she loves to call home. i'm grateful to maureen not only for her excellence in journalism, but also for the incredible example she has set for aspiring journalists and young hoosier women, always looking for ways to give back to build a brighter future. mr. speaker, i ask my colleagues to join me in recognizing the exceptional character, leadership and compassion maureen has demonstrated both on and off the air. mo, i wish you the very best. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? without objection. >> thank you. mr. speaker, i rise in support
of s. 47, which we will vote on tomorrow. mr. mcadams: this comprehensive public lands -- planned -- lands package has numerous provisions to benefit my state of utah and makes permanent the land and water conservation fund it. provides an important land conveyance to a county that will be used to house personnel to prevent and fight wildfires. this bill also facilitates a land transfer in utah county to utah's school and institutional trust lands administration or sitla. it holds lands in trust, proceeds which supports utah's education system. this will ultimately benefit utah state university and its students. i also want to congratulate my colleague, representative john curtis, for his work in bringing together and working with state, city and county stakeholders in emery county. the emery county title in this bill has broad local support and will protect over 600,000 acres of wilderness. the largest wilderness designation in 25 years. this legislation is good for utah's economy. the land and water conservation
fund should never have been allowed to expire because it's such a vital program. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i rise to ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in sadness, but also to honor a commissioner, commissioner marcus hardy, who is a highly respected leader in his community. marcus served as a city commissioner in the town of crescent city, florida, which is located in the district which i'm proud to represent. i was fortunate enough to work alongside mr. hardy in efforts to improve crescent city and the greater community. mr. yoho: beyond being a devoted public servant, a coach and a role model, marcus was a family man and a friend to many. anyone who knew him knew his heart and his passion for serving others. he often spent his free time
serving as a mentor for the boys to men organization in crescent city, or working to revitalize putnam county for the benefits of the whole community. marcus will be remembered for his compassion and his leadership, his friendship, large, firm hand grip, and a contagious smile. thank you for your service, marcus, you will be missed by many. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to speak about a recent shift we've seen in this country over the recent weeks. mr. lamalfa: that's americans' views on abortion. not long ago, a poll found that 55% of americans were likely identified as pro-choice, compared to about 38% who identifi