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are we hitting the lowest wage workers on their retirement security? are they the ones that are going to suffer the most? agency, the recent social security makes the most sense is that it collects the exact right information you need to compute things like paid leave benefits. you need information about people's work history. there payment history. payment history per how long they have been with an employment -- employer. to some extent, the social security, disability insurance program collects that kind of information. natural agency to housing it. there are concerned about why not >> we are going to leave this segment of "washington journal" at this point. a reminder, you can watch all of our "washington journal" programs at our "washington journal" website. washingtonjournal.org.
the u.s. house is about to gavel back in. members will be working on several financial services bills today. also on the agenda this week, a resolution that special counsel robert mueller's report should be made available to the public and congress. live now to the house. the speaker pro tempore: the house will come to order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain reverend meg peery mclaughlin from burke presbyterian church, burke, virginia. the chaplain: let us pray. o god our health and ages past, our hope for years to come and you we live and move and have our being. amid these public servants gathered to govern, we invoke your presence, o god, greater than we can ever grasp and as near as the intake of our own breath.
expose our stubborn bias that deprives our life. reconstruct relationships to enliven joy in the work ahead. ignite our integrity and right size us in our britches. refuse our apathy with an outpouring of your hope. untangle our pride and pain, allowing room for your truth to reep in and guide our way. we make this prayer resting in the promise that we belong to .ou and thus to one another 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. the
pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from texas, mr. williams. mr. williams: 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 stice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. 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 is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to ngratulate the ca rmp uthers girls basketball team. on friday afternoon, despite
laying a school four times the enrollment they had a victory over riverside. friday's victory is a testament that hard work and team work is a recipe for success in any arena. the coach put it best the girls are fighters and tough and never give up. anna, d to represent kathleen, destiny, jennifer, page, aisle even, jackie, ma knowmichaela and jasmine i you will continue to have success in life and on the court. join me in concxds con great concxds con great -- congratulating the blue raiders. 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? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. mr. williams: i would like to recognize a member of the united states marine corps from the 25th district of tech as, lance corporal elissa joy funk. he u.s. ma even corps took impressive and awarded her the achievement medal and was tasket with transporting people and cargoo over 700 miles. her proficiency enabled her to negotiate challenging conditions without any incidents. she was awarted for the professional achievement she demonstrated during this operation and for a job well done. it goes without saying the men and women who make up our armed forces embody everything that is good in america. they serve our country selflessly and for that i'm eternally grateful.
i'm proud that elissa has achieved. i'm praying for her safety while she is deployed and look forward to her return. god pleas the united states marine corps. in god we trust. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does new york seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> i rise today to bring attention to the role of fentanyl and other synthetic anna logs and the crises facing our nation. thousands of americans die each year as a result of these substances which mimic street drugs but are more powerful and more dangerous. last week, i asked secretary nielsen about seizures of fentanyl at america's borders. her response was absolutely frightening as she informed the committee that the amount of
fentanyl seized by i.c.e. was enough to kill every living american twice. this statistic should trouble each and every one of my colleagues. congress must take immediate action to ensure law enforcement has the necessary tools to prevent illicit synthetic opiods from entering the country. my bill would have addressed these issues and i inten to re-introduce that bill in the coming months. i urge my colleagues me to join me to combat substance abuse and save americans lives. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: scrax. pursuant to clause 4 -- pursuant to clause 4 of rule 1, the following enrolled bill was signed by the speaker on friday, march 8, 2019. the clerk: senate 49, a bill to of the e the outstation