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addressing climate change. when you talk to democrats about it, whether it is senator markey or schumer or any other democrat, they always ask, what did the republicans plan? mcconnell and other republicans have not put together good plan on that. i think the democrats will try to emphasize it during the debate next week. >> we're talking with matthew daly, turning to the house for a second reporting on the president's veto. the headline is "trump issues the first veto after rebuke of border order." this is on the national security emergency declaration. what should we expect in the house debate on this next week? >> is interesting it will come back to the house. it passed fairly easily in the house under democratic control. not with a two thirds that will be needed to override the veto. we expect the veto will be sustained. in other words, not enough --
the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., march 25, 2019. i hereby appoint the honorable alan lowenthal to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2019, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties.
all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in no event shall debate ontinue beyond 1:50 p.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama, mr. brooks, for five minutes. mr. speaker, a big lie is a political propaganda technique made famous by germany's national socialist german workers party, but more on that later. for more than two years, socialist democrats and their fake news media allies, cnn, msnbc, "the new york times," "washington post" and countless others have perpetrated the biggest political lie, con, scam and fraud in american
history. attorney general barr's executive summary of mueller's report shows what many of us have known for a long time. the accusations of collusion by president trump and russia in the 2016 elections are nothing but a big lie. the mueller investigation was massive. it, quote, employed 19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 f.b.i. agents, intelligence forensic accountants and other professional staff. the special counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses, end quote. after tens of millions of wasted american tax dollars, the finding is succinct, quote, the report does not recommend any further indictments nor did the special counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have
yet to be made public. the investigation did not establish that members of the trump campaign conspired or coordinated with the russian government in its election interference activities, end quote. the mueller report vindicates president trump and his 2016 campaign from the socialist, baseless, reckless and false big lie charges of russian election collusion. equally important, there is a converse to president trump's vindication. mueller's report confirms that socialist democrats and their fake news media allies made up nonexistent allegations and engaged in the most soareded of fake news. big lie, propaganda, smear, lie in campaign history. they were shameless, shameless in their big lies scam that has inspired hatred against president trump and violence against americans who support
america's foundational principles. if socialists and the fake news media had any honor they would cleanse their souls and atone for their sins by utter mea culpas and apologizing to the american people for the fraud and scam committed. more likely, however, they will double down and propagate even more big lies because doubling down is essential to big lie theory. in that vain, i quote from another socialist who mastered big lie propaganda to a maximum and deadly effect. quote, in the big lie, there is always a certain force of credibility because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously and thus in the similar lissity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie since they themselves often tell small lies and little
matters but be ashamed to resort to large-scall falsehoods. it would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths and they would not believe others would have the dissort the truth so infamously even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still do you and waver and will continue to think there may be some other explanation, end quote. who is this big lie master? that quote was in 1925 by a member of germany's national socialist german workers party, that's right, germany's socialist party, more commonly known as the nazis. the author was socialist adolf hitler in his book "mein kampf." mr. speaker, america can either learn from history or be doomed to repeat it. when it comes to big lie political propaganda in america, as the mueller report confirms, america's socialist and their fake news media
allies are experts and have no peers. regardless, america must reject their big lies or succumb to the danger that lurks and horrific damage that results. mr. speaker, i yield back the alance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from arkansas, mr. hill, for five minutes. mr. hill: i thank the speaker. today i rise on national medal of honor day to recognize the recipients of our nation's highest military distinction for acts above and beyond the call of duty. 25 medal of honor recipients hail from arkansas. their stories of self-sacrifice are not forgotten. today we pay tribute to those individuals for their meticulous service, sacrifice, and heroism. i'd like to also recognize and
thank arkansas boy scout donald j. fitzgerald for his outstanding work to preserve the legacy of medal of honor recipients and their stories. over the last three years, donald has visited the graves of over 160 medal of honor recipients, documenting several medal of honor recipient's stories and lives. he chose to share with the world what he learned and wrote a book about his travels titled "our missions of honor." i applaud donald for his initiative, his efforts and dedication to all medal of honor recipients, past and present. we pray that their efforts may be long remembered by our citizens. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize two fellow arkansans, jeff and brenton, for their valiant efforts to memorialize the bravery and legacy of veterans who served in
operation desert storm. operation desert storm was one of the most successful operations in american military history. over 700,000 americans were deployed overseas to liberate kuwait from saddam hussein's invasion. 383 americans lost their lives in that conflict, including four arkansans. last month, former vice president dick cheney and others took part in the dedication of the future site for the national operation desert storm memorial located on the mall in washington, d.c. jeff, a shorewood, arkansas, accountant, served duration of the gulf war and acts as treasurer and c.f.o. brent works with the veterans affairs department on the mental well-being of our veterans. he served hobblely during -- in the u.s. marines and later in the u.s. army during desert
storm. he now acts as the organization's communications director. i thank them for their service to our nation and commend their good work and efforts to honor the brave men and women who took a part in operation desert storm. mr. speaker, i rise today to commend the efforts of the committed professionals at vanburen county and their determination to improve that community's health and well-being. the vanburen county wellness committee founded by former county judge robert hooper in 2017 seeks to create a bridge between local health resources, information, and initiatives to improve the health and well-being of the residents. at present, three grant funded health awareness kiosks have been installed across the county, featuring asset mapping of community health resources and county health initiatives.
these kiosks allow residents to find the best doctors and health care services within their communities. connecting individuals with the services they need, from food insecurity to mental health support and recovery. i'd like to extend a hand of gratitude and congratulations to roger and the entire vanburen county wellness committee for their worthwhile investment in the health of our citizens in that county. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from kansas, mr. marshall, for five minutes. mr. marshall: thank you, mr. speaker. this past week president trump and secretary pompeo took a bold step to affirm israel over the golan heights. i support this administration and our long time friend and ally, israel. i've sit on the mountains where
abraham and his nephew parted ways some 4,000 years ago. i can hear the cannons and the missiles and tanks miles away in war-stricken syria. we've heard during the yom kippur war of 1974 syrian forces overran the golan, jeopardizing both israeli and american security. less than 125 miles away from jerusalem suffers as a buffer between israel and the many foes who deserve nothing more than to wipe them off from the face of the earth. from the third millennium b.c., they included the israelites, syrians, back lonians, alexander the great and the roman empire. in later centuries, christians crusaded, ottomans concurred the land. starting in 1885 jewish families bought and lived on the land in the golan heights and stayed there until 1920 when riots drove them out. for the next 40 years the boundaries of this area were
debated and defined by the french and british. we all know the state of israel's born in 1948, and the golan was mutually shared with neighboring countries. this, however, led to constant raids and civil unrest in the region and debate over a scarce item in the area, water. finally, in the 1960's, syria ignored previous water agreements and attempted to divert water from israel. this led to the armed war over water which was won by israel in 1967 and pushed the syrians out of the golan leaving israel in control once again. d this is where most leftist naysayers will end their history. if it never had been contested. this matters for america for a variety of reasons, set aside the fact that israel is our most loyal and strategically vital ally in the middle east, let's look at russia. americans are rightly concerned about the cyber of that nation.
the golan is an example where the left are turning a blind eye. since the time of peter the great and katherine the great, russia has sought a warm water port in the med ter arian and to stake their claim of land south of the black sea. not only does syria provide them both, it provides them an opportunity to wipe israel off the map. we could not let this happen. we must not let this happen. we must continue to stand up to thugs like putin and assad and with our friends in israel. mr. speaker, no collusion, no collusion, no collusion, that's right. after two years, mr. speaker, let me say that again. there is no collusion. after two years and the cost of more than $25 million, that's $50,000 a day spent on this witch hint of taxpayer money, -- witch-hunt of taxpayer money, there was no collusion and indeed there was no pot of gold at the end of the media's
rainbow, nothing but fool's gold. mr. speaker, how can you spend $50,000 a day on an investigation? as i think back, we may have been the first person in chamber to call this investigation for what it is, a witch-hunt. i am not a lawyer but common sense suggests if there is no collusion, no corrupt by the president trump and no crime committed, there is no charge of obstruction of justice charge. but i'm sure common sense is on the last of their minds. for 675 straight days, democrats and the media have had a field day smearing the president, his friends and his family. they've hired 19 lawyers, 40 f.b.i. agents, and issued nearly 3,000 subpoenas, all which have further confirmed what we already know before the investigation started, there was no collusion. importantly, mueller confirmed that no one with the trump campaigned conspired or coordinated with the russian government. additionally, we found out through this investigation the
russians made many attempts to offer to help the trump campaign and time and time again the trump team stood up and rejected russia. i want the media who spent thousands of hours painting a picture of collusion and conspiracy to cover these mueller findings to confirm this. i ask the democrats which misled the public for months to come forward and speak the truth. but instead, what does the bias media and democrats say in response to the mueller verdasco -- verdict, absolutely nothing. no democrats are here for morn hour debate. what does that say? i stand on the house floor today, i have one question for this chamber and for this nation. can we please mom move on and work with our president rather than work against him and focus on policy rather than fantasy? thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair now recognizes the gentleman from nebraska, mr.
smith, for five minutes. i rise to bring attention to the harsh weather and flooding experience throughout nebraska. on wednesday, march 13, a large storm known as a bomb cyclone hit our state of nebraska and much of the west. it brought with it brizzard conditions, high wind, and large amounts of rain followed by highly destructive flooding which continues in sem air -- in some areas today. as i spent the past week touring damage and recovery efforts, one theme was clear, nebraskans don't scare from a challenge, nor do they stand by as their friends and neighbors suffer. entire communities have come together to fill sandbags, open shelters, and rescue neighbors in need. ranchers across the state have battled to clear pastures, reunify herds, and reach newborn calves. i appreciate president trump moving quickly to approve a federal disaster declaration and supported by the entire nebraska
congressional delegation. the governor has estimated the cost of rebuilding infrastructure destroyed by the storm at more than $400 million and the nebraska farm bureau estimates the toll from lost crop and livestock production could top even $1 billion. the recovery will not be easy, but the hard work and dedication of nebraskans across the state will be on full display as we recover, rebuild, and rue new what was lost in these tragic -- and renew what was lost in these tragic events. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until 2:00 p.m. to
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