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would suggest is safer than other proposals that would not necessarily get us to a goal of zero net carbon so quickly. before, the tricky thing there is, there is a trade-off over decarbonize inc. over arbonizing decade. where we are spending our money and the practical ability to change the infrastructure, it is not a decade-long process. it is longer than that. one thing we reacted to and part >> you can find this and all of our "washington journal" segments online at c-span.org. as we take you live now to the u.s. house. today debating bills dealing with radioactive waist and a measure on energy efficiency in schools. watching live coverage here on c-span.
the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. eternal god we give you thanks for giving us another day. bless the members of this assembly and us all that we would be worthy of the call we have been given as americans to nurture and guarantee democratic freedoms to all who dwell in our great nation. help us all to be truly thankful and appropriately generous in our response. give each member the wisdom, patience, and perseverance to attend to the pressing issues of
these days. may all that is done this day be for your greater honor and glory, 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, the journal stands approved. >> i demand a vote on agreeing to 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 stand approved. >> mr. speaker, 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 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postpone the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from new york.
>> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, mr. brindisi: 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 pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for what ute -- purpose does the gentleman from oregon seek recognition? >> permission to address the house. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i started in this business as a college student, inspired by what was happening with the civil rights movement, i worked on a campaign to lower the voting age to 18. mr. blumenauer: in my home state of oregon and on the national campaign. after that i had the privilege to work on a series of nonpartisan efforts to expand the franchise, to improve voting rights, to streamline
access. bipartisan, not particularly controversial. it's been one of the biggest disappoints of my life to find the issues i worked on as a college student continue to vex us. but i am pleased today that we're in the process of advancing h.r. 1, the most significant democratic reform package in a generation. h.r. 1 will make it easier to vote, regardless of income, ability, geography, or race. it fights to end the dominance of big money in our politics and enacts tougher ethics standards to ensure public officials actually work for the public. i'm particularly proud of three provisions that i helped incorporate into the bill from our oregon experience. oregon was a pioneer of vote by mail. and bringing that model nationwide paves the way for
all states to be able to offer vote by mail and early voting that's secure, verifiable. it even saves money for state and local governments. we have a provision that has automatic voter registration for individuals interacting with state agencies. they are ought matically registered to vote. -- they are automatically registered to vote. and paper ballots ensure election integrity and ability to audit. there is no he question -- the speaker pro tempore: wrap up. . blumenauer: i look forward to our moving forward, mr. speaker, to be able to deal with this significant conversation to make sure that we meet our responsibility for the democratic process to function. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
from kansas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from kansas is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, today i rise to encourage the president to sign senate bill 47 into law. the bipartisan lands package which includes my legislation protecting the national historic site at fort scott, kansas. my first piece of legislation, the fort scott national historic site boundary modification act, preserves the legacy of the role in the american frontier. mr. watkins: this legislation solidifies the community's contribution to supporting the union during the civil war. known locally as lunette blair, this antique structure is the
seoul remaining block house that helpedpropel the confederate invasion in kansas. i want to thank my colleagues and the kansas delegation for joining me in this -- in the her taje mission for southeast kansas. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask 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. speaker, i rise today to call attention to the need for better oversight of cable and internet providers. between price increases, slow internet speeds, and baffling fee, customers in all regions of the country and my district in new york state are overcharged by their cable company and don't get always what they have paid for. for customers on fixed incomes, a sudden jump in the cable bill can put a painful squeeze on
other parts of the family budget and customers in rural areas often find their broadband speeds are not nearly as fast as advertised if they are lucky enough to have broadband add all. mr. brindisi: that's why i'm introducing the transparency for cable consumers act. under this bill if a cable or internet company is fined by the state public service commission, the company would be required to report to the fcc what they are charging customers and what they are delivering in return. by bringing more transparency into the market, we can help increase competition and improve services for consumers across the country. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, madam. pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the
senate on march 5, 2019, at 9:31 a.m. that the senate passed senate 252. signed, sincerely, cheryl l. johnson. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a message. the clerk: to the congress of the united states. section 202-d of the national emergency act, 50 u.s.c. 1622-d provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless within 90 case before anniversary of its declaration the president publishes in the federal register and transmits to the congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. in accordance with this provision, i have sent to the federal register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency declared in executive order 13692 of march 8, 2015,
with respect to the situation in venezuela, is to continue in effect beyond march 8, 2019. the situation in venezuela continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the united states. for this reason i have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in executive order 13692 with respect to the situation in venezuela. signed, donald trump, the white house. march 5, 2019. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until a
today state environment officials testified before a senate public works subcommittee. >> thanks, everyone, for being here today. this meet og they have clean air and safety subcommittee is called tord oer. first i'll turn to senator barasso to make a few comments. >> thank you, mr. chairman. before we begin i want to take a moment to congratat