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in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 7 printed in 116-154. house report for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? mr. chabot: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 7 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by mr. chabot of ohio. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from ohio, mr. chabot, and a member opposed will each control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from ohio. mr. chabot: thank you, madam speaker. i rise this evening to offer a commonsense amendment to h.r.
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3494. my amendment simply strikes section 401, which creates the climate security advisory council. and i'd like to thank the gentleman from south carolina, mr. duncan, for his leadership in also co-sponsoring this particular amendment. this council is not the most responsible use of the valuable man power and funding of the intelligence community. especially since the director of national intelligence did not even request that we create such an organization. the federal government has vast resources to the climate issue. this should be in the context of larger intelligence matters affecting major regions around the world and the national security infrastructure. many of the existing intelligence organizations already do much of this work on their own, including the c.i.a. ction 401 would create
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unneeded redundancy. if the goal is to ensure we allocate our resources, we should require a report to congress from the office of director of national intelligence outlining the necessity for the climate security council before congress establishes the organization or properties any funding. and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from -- >> we have cyberthreats from china, russia, iran and others. iran is pursuing nuclear weapons and the rest of the world. hile isis is on the run, islamic terrorism.
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did you know did you know it is irresponsible to take our attention and resources off of these known and proven threats to national security and divert those funds to climate change sm the intelligence community is tasked from protecting americans and not have a left-wing policy. here they go again with the intelligence policy. that is a mistake. irresponsible. i support this amendment to strip out this silly idea and address the national security threats and i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio. mr. chabot: we'll continue to reserve our time. the chair: the gentleman has the only time remaining. >> i rise in opposition to the
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amendment and claim time in opposition. the chair: the time in opposition has already been claimed. would the gentleman from ohio -- >> how much time do i have? >> i'll use that and close. mr. chabot: i want to quote a -- rallel men tear -- parliamentary inquiry. did the chair offer time in opposition to the amendment? the chair: the gentlewoman from in south. i would urge my colleagues, i asked if the gentleman and you were not standing so it was not clear -- mr. schiff: standing when he was recognized. the gentleman from ohio did not yield to him and when he asked to claim time in opposition, he did not say, although i'm not opposed, you did not ask if there was no objection. he was not legitimately
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recognized. >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that gentleman be granted time in opposition. but we have time left. we have no objection to them offering their objection to his. the chair: unanimous consent request cannot be entertained. >> i'm sorry, i couldn't hear the ruling of the chair. the gentleman asked for unanimous consent -- the chair: the unanimous consent request cannot be entertained. he chair only recognizes one
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member. mr. schiff: i don't know how much time they have on the amendment and time in opposition to the amendment, but if they could yield my colleague to make time for his remarks, i think we can resolve this. >> there are 2 1/2 minutes left. the chair: the gentleman has 2 1/2 minutes. mr. schiff: and the gentleman offering. they claimed the time -- no one claimed time in opposition? the chair: the gentleman from south carolina and yielded back. could we entertain unanimous consent? mr. heck: he asked for time in opposition but did not state he was not opposed. you did not ask. he was not legitimately recognized.
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the offeror of the amendment did the gentleman from south carolina claimed time in opposition. he supported the amendment. and you did not ask if there was no objection. the chair: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman claimed the time. no one raised objection. and then he yielded his back his time. mr. heck: you didn't ask if there was any objection, which is the customary practice. the chair: all time in opposition has been yielded back. >> madam speaker, i still have 2 1/2 minutes, is that correct, because i resevered my time. the chair: you have the only
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time remaining. >> i would like to make a unanimous consent request that the opposition -- that there be opposition to get five minutes and i can close with 2 1/2 minutes. we are trying to be fair here and happy to give our colleagues on the other side of the aisle for five minutes. the chair: the parliamentarian tells me i cannot entertain that motion. mr. chabot: i yield to the the gentleman from other side of the aisle. i have 2 1/2 minutes? i yield a minute and a half. the chair: the alyields minute and a half. mr. chabot: i'm guessing it's in opposition. mr. schiff: on the next amendment that we have time, i
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will yield to my colleague and your colleague and yield to you if there are further comments. mr. chabot: i'm yielding a minute and a half of my 2 1/2 so i have one minute left. the chair: the gentleman from washington is recognized for a minute and a half. mr. heck: i thank the graciousness from the gentleman from ohio. climate change is real, number one. number two, it has significant national security implications. and number three, the only smart thing to do is borough the motto is be prepared. passage of this amendment renders us less prepared. we all know that the intelligence community and the d.o.d. have time and again assessed the measurable effects of climate change, higher
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temperatures, more frequent eather events and this all has tangible impacts to exacerbate and humanitarian conditions detrimental to our national security. the smart thing to do is be prepared and have the advisory council to work across the intelligence community to coordinate the information so we know what's coming and know what we are being presented with and confront it in a smart way. please defeat this amendment and ass the underlying bill. the chair: the gentleman from ohio. mr. chabot: i think i have one minute left. i thought the gentleman would have wanted to support my amendment. in closing, i want to say this council is redundant and unnecessary and use of manpower funding and we need our
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intelligence community focusing on china, russia and north korea. if this council if the director of national intelligence believes is critical, he should come to congress and make a request. and to my knowledge that has not occurred. and until he does, i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and i yield back. the chair: all time has expired. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from ohio. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. mr. chabot: madam speaker, i ask for a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from ohio will be postponed.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 8 printed in 116-154. house report for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. schiff: i rise on behalf of representative green, representative connolly, to offer this amendment. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 8 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by mr. schiff of california. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. schiff: i'm happy to support the amendment offered by representative green and representative connolly, which
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would require the director of intelligence to make available its annual report regarding the diversity and inclusion efforts within the intelligence community. it would include grade-level and promotion rates and metrics such as new scores. this is designed to help employees and managers to have diversity in the workplace. we strive to significantly improve hiring and retention such as the work force mirrors the american population. it is imperative we have better visket to legislate well-informed change. i'm happy to support the amendment and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. any member claim time in
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opposition? hearing none -- the gentleman from california. mr. schiff: i thank the chair and i urge members to support the member and i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. this amendment is agreed to. it is now in or to consider amendment number 9 printed in part bmp of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from hawaii seek recognition? mr. case: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 9 printed in part b of house mr. t 116-154 offered by case of hawaii.
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the chair: the gentleman from hey, mr. case, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from hawaii. mr. case: i recognize myself for such time as i may consume. madam chair, not far from hair on the slopes of capitol hill is a small memorial. on its walls are names not known to too many americans but etched in a dark chapter. tuley lake and these are the internment caps of ethnic japanese were locked up in the hysteria of the second world war just because they were japanese. this amendment sponsored by many of my colleagues and the gentlewoman from california, ms. chu asks us a question, are we
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repeating history or in danger of doing so? in these recent years on the intelligence activities, a discxds difficulties proportionate number of americans have been prosecuted for espionage. they have received high sentences and too many exonerated had their careers ruined. china seeks to recruit chinese for their goals and we must review cases ofes pion age by china. but have we fallen into the same trap of justifying investigations and other investigations towards the ends of national security by the means of general profiling and targeting based solely on ethnic identity. . a group vealed the evidence and concluded that, quote, asian americans, immigrant or
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native-born, may be facing unfair and increased prejudice in this era of geopolitical competition, unquote. it's stated, and i believe correctly, quote, a definite line can be drawn between appropriate prosecution that is based on actual evidence and free of bias, and overreaching persecution that is triggered by unfounded suspicions and tainted by racial prejudice. all american, regardless of eth "ncis" miss itity, depend on -- ethnicity, depend on that line, unquote. this resolution is a flashing red light to our intelligence community, stop, look and listen. take some time to think it through, to be sure you're staying on the right side of that line, and then report back to us here in congress that you have done so and have the procedures and mindset in place to ensure that we won't repeat history, with chy nice americans or any broad ethnic or interest group. i'm pleased to yield two minutes to my colleague, the gentleman from california, the committee chair. the chair: the gentleman from
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california is recognized. mr. schiff: thank you. i thank the gentleman for yielding. i strongly support the amendment. this expresses a sense of congress that racial profiling of americans of chinese descent is contrary to the values of the united states and reinforces flawed narratives perpetuated by the people's republic of china, that ethnically chinese individuals worldwide have a duty to support the people's republic of china. moreover, the amendment reaffirms that the united states government has a duty to warn and protect all americans, including those of chinese descent, from intelligence operations executed by the people's republic of china. finally, the amendment requires the d.n.i. office of civil liberties privacy and transparaphernalia in coordination with civil liberties and privacy officers throughout the i.c. to submit a report to the congressional intelligence committees. this report would review how the intelligence community policies that govern counterintelligence operations against china impact the civil liberties of americans
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of chinese descent who are the targets of chinese espionage and provides recommendations to preserve these liberties and privacy interests. mr. case's important amendment reaffirms that americans of all backgrounds deserve equal protection under the law and reminds our intelligence community of its duty to protect privacy and civil liberties of all persons. again, i want to thank my colleague for his work and i strongly support the amendment nd i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from hawaii. mr. case: i thank the gentleman and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. does any member rise and seek time for opposition? seeing none, does the gentleman -- mr. case: thank you, madam chair. i strongly urge adoption of this amendment. it's the right amendment. we certainly want our intelligence communities to do their job. but we also want them to be very conscious of the decisions that they're making and in line with our basic civil lints -- liberties. thank you very much. the chair: the question is now
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on the amendment offered by the gentleman from hawaii. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 10 printed in 154. b of house report 116- for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. frankel: madam chair, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 10 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by ms. frankel of florida. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentlewoman from florida, ms. frankel, and a
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member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from florida. ms. frankel: thank you, madam chair. this amendment takes us an important step toward fighting terrorism. it would require the director of national intelligence to submit an intelligence assessment on the relationship between women and violent extremism and terrorism. madam chair, to prevent eyes sis -- isis 2.0 and to improve u.s. counterterrorism and peace-building efforts, we need to pay more attention to the roles that women play in violent extremism, including as victims, as perpetrators, and as preventers. first as victims. women are often the first targets of terrorism. we've seen it with the abduction and rape of thousands of women and girls by isis. the kidnapping of hundreds of girls by boko haram in nigeria.
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and the attack on girls just trying to go to school by the taliban. second, madam speaker, women are not only the victims of terrorism, some are perpetrators. recent research shows that women are turning to terror organizations because of false promises of protection and escape from abuse at home and even, believe it or not, for leadership opportunities. as a result, women-led attacks are rising. in fact, now 20% to 30% of foreign terrorist fighters are women. in sub-saharan africa alone, three out of four child suicide bombers are girls. and madam chair, women are not only victims and perpetrators of terrorism, they're also preventers, as mothers and wives and daughters. they influence their spouses and children, they're on the front
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line of detecting early signs of radicalization in their families and communities. with that said, madam chair, because of gender inequality, their warnings are often ignored. let me give you an example. in afghanistan, women saw young men being recruited at a wedding and they shared their concerns with law enforcement. they were dismissed and later those same recruits went on to kill 32 people. in a bus attack. so i conclude, madam chair, by saying that understanding women's roles, their unique roles in terrorism, is important to creating more peaceful communities around the world, which results in more security for the united states of america. and with that, i reserve. the chair: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. does anyone seek time in opposition?
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seeing none, the gentlewoman from florida is recognized. ms. frankel: i just urge all of my colleagues to support this very important amendment and i yield back. the chair: the question is now on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from florida. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 11 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. kennedy: i have an amendment. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 11 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by mr. kennedy of massachusetts.
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the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. kennedy, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. kennedy: thank you, madam chair. i want to begin by thanking the chairman of the committee and his staff for their dedication to getting this amendment here today, their long and strong defense of our system, our electoral system from foreign interference. madam chair, a few weeks ago special counsel robert mueller stood before the american people and issued a stern warning and an ominous challenge. what he referred to as the central allegation of his two-year-long investigation, he told us that there were, quote, multiple systemic efforts to interfere in our election. that allegation deserves the attention of every american. end quote. our democracy was attacked.
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our government undermined. our election system, weakened. we were manipulated. a foreign adversary exposed many of our worst impulses as they hacked, prodded, forged, stole, lied and exploited a coordinated and sustained effort to change the trajectory of this country. we cannot change what happened in 2016. we can learn from it. because our adversaries certainly did. they watched as politicians were all too eager to use hacked material. they took notes as social media networks were used to inflame racial, geographic and demographic divisions. and according to the world threat assessment by the director of national intelligence, dan coates, russia, china and iran already have their eyes trained on 2020.
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that's why we must proactively create a foreign threat response center, tasked with identifying and rejecting any attempts by any adversary to influence our political process. because we cannot hold ourselves up as a beacon of democracy if we are not willing to defend the institutions upon which our democratic system rests. by removing politics from this response and coordinating under one roof within the intelligence community, we can rebuild that faith in to our system -- in our system. and this body, we have no greater responsibility. to protect the sanctity of our elections, to protect the trust of our citizens. to protect our faith in government. that's what this amendment codifies. i encourage all of our colleagues to support it and i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> i claim the time in
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opposition, madam speaker. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, madam chairman. before i get to my objections to the amendment, i want to congratulate the chairman, the majority members of the committee, as well as the majority staff for the great work they did in helping us bring a fully bipartisan bill to the floor that i fully intend to support. they also helped us navigate the intricacies of the rules committee, so that what we're debating tonight and the amendments that were put forward will be able to support this bill on the floor tomorrow or whenever y'all decide to bring it up. mr. conaway: i want to thank the chairman and the good work that they've put in for. i do, though, rise in opposition to this amendment. for the past several years the house intelligence committee has spent a significant amount of time overseeing the intelligence community's ongoing efforts to counter foreign maligned influences targeting the united states. although russia gains significant and necessary attention given the events of 2016, the committee's also concerned about chinese, iranian and other foreign powers that
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have designed on sewing discord in the united states, or covertly influencing the american pop us will. the amendment today would establish -- populous. the amendment today would establish a foreign assessment threat sent -- foreign threat assessment center. it is redundant to existing efforts and creates bureaucracy within an organization that may not be best suited to take the lead on these actions. this issue is not new. last congress we worked with the gentleman from massachusetts in adding a report to the fiscal 2018 and 2019 that would examine the necessity of a maligned influence -- foreign maligned influence response center. this report remains in the bill, giving this a three-year bill -- given this is a three-year bill. i'm not convinced that a certainty is given. however, even assuming it's necessary, i'm concerned the odni might not be the best place for such a center. based on our ongoing oversight is efforts we know the agency is
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taking threats seriously and with given the significant counterintelligence impact of the homeland, it may make more sense to house such an entity within the f.b.i. i don't believe in putting the cart before the horse. it is important for to us collect all the necessary information in order for congress to make an informed decision after significant debate on the merits of such a center and whether the ogni is the right home for it. this debate is should happen within the intelligence community and that debate has not occurred. this would set up a board to oversee the work of the foreign intelligence center which would then be overseen by the house and senate intelligence committee. again, redundancy that is not necessary. based on these reasons, i'll oppose the gentleman's amendment , and urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to vote against it. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts . mr. kennedy: can i inquire how much time i have remaining? the chair: the gentleman has 2
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1/2 minutes. mr. kennedy: i'd like to yield a minute to the distinguished chairman from california, mr. schiff. the chair: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. schiff: i thank the gentleman for yielding. this amendment directs the intelligence community to expand upon its work in identifying and reporting foreign malign influence activity by establishing a center responsible for integrating all intelligence pertaining to foreign efforts to undermine our democratic institutions. the committee and the intelligence community has seen all too clearly over the last three years that the malign influence threats to u.s. sovereignty and security are emerging as a new normal, all the while becoming more sophisticated and diverse. identifying and defending against these threats, particularly those committed by strategic adversaries of the u.s., requires a dedicated whole of intelligence community effort . in order to fully understand the nature of the threat and identify outstanding intelligence gaps that need to be filled. in establishing an interagency foreign threat response center, this amendment lays out a framework for accomplishing this challenging task. i thank my colleague for his
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work, i appreciate mr. kennedy's commitment to this area very much, and support the amendment and i yield back. the chair: the gentleman from massachusetts reserves his time. the gentleman from texas. mr. conaway: in closing, i would like to reiterate the establishment of a center would be from the intelligence committee and the gentleman was successful in adding to the fiscal 2018 and 2019 fiscal act. and such debate should focus on the merits of the center as well as the center should house the center. until that debate happens and the debate happens, woy urge a no vote. mr. kennedy: i appreciate the
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al's words of and the work they did with us to get that report language in the revision last year. much of the intent behind this legislation is actually in this amendment is directly related to what the gentleman indicated from an ongoing threat from china and iran. and what has the intelligence committee did to secure our elections. this amendment speaks for itself and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is now on the amendment offered by the gentleman from massachusetts. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. for what purpose does the gentleman from -- mr. conaway: i ask for the yeas
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and nays. the chair: does the gentleman request a recorded vote? the chair: pursuant to clause 6, rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by -- the gentleman from massachusetts will be postponed. it is now in order to consider amendment number 12 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? miss rice: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 12 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by miss rice of new york. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentlewoman from new york, miss rice and a member opposed each will control five minutes. miss rice: the bill stop terrorist use of virtual
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currencies act was included in the intelligence authorization act. this bill requires the director of national intelligence and secretary of the treasury to develop a threat assessment report on the use of virt tall currencies by terrorist organizations. my amendment would have this report and require this report be december imnatured to state and local law enforcement officials. the united states has led the global campaign to combat terrorism and preventing attacks on american soil, identifying and disrupting terrorist networks and proving that they can will be brought to justice. the threat of terrorism was not the same as it was 18 years and it's a threat that has evolved. i have offered this amendment. in recent years, we have seen
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instances members of terrorist groups have financed their operations. in december of 2017, a woman in new york was arrested and pled ilty after they obtained $62,000 in bitcoin. she was able to send the money via shell monies to pakistan, china and turkey. in early 2017, indonesian authorities reported that an indonesian used bit coin and other currencies to fund attacks n indonesia. they make currencies appealing. in many forms of virtual currencies offer their users attractive to sir couple vent american law enforcement
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institutions. we need a comprehensive amessments. that's why it is critical we act now to understand this emerging threat. virtual currencies have exposed deep vulnerabilities. and unfortunately right now our government lacks the response and strategy to address this threat. passing this amendment will give anti-terrorism and law enforcement firms the information and strategy they need to confront this threat head on. this is the commonsense bipartisan priority and i urge my colleagues to support this amendment. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlewoman has reserved her time. does any member rise to claim time in opposition? seeing none, the gentlewoman from new york is recognized. miss rice: i yield one minute to
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the gentleman from california, mr. schiff. the chair: the gentleman from california is recognized for one minute. mr. schiff: i thank the gentlewoman for yielding. this amendment adds the under secretary of homeland security for intelligence and analysis to the d.n.i.'s consultation requirement for its report on reports and requires the report's dissemination to state and local law enforcement. ensuring that relevant counterterrorism information is distributed tore state and local law enforcement is a key priority in the operation of department of homeland security. adding recipients fusion mechanism improves the bill and i urge my colleagues to support the amendment and underlying bill and i thank my colleague for her work. the chair: the gentlewoman from new york is recognized.
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miss rice: i'm ready to close. madam speaker, i want to thank chairman schiff and ranking member nunes for supporting the amendment and i yield back. the chair: gentlewoman has yielded back. the question is now offered on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from new york. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 13 printed in art b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from washington seek recognition? ms. jayapal: i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 13 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by ms.
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jayapal of washington. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentlewoman from washington and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from washington. ms. jayapal: i want to start by recognizing the work of our chairman, mr. schiff, on this bill. my amendment would require congress to provide much needed oversight to the intelligence committee's use of face recognition technology. it requires the director of national intelligence to submit a report to the intelligence committees in the house and senate on the use of this new technology. this is a critical step in ensuring there is a deeper understanding of technology and appropriate transparency. the amendment expresses a sense of congress to target people based on ethnicity, gender is
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contrary to our nation's values and makes clear that congress believes that the government should not sell or transfer face technology to any country that is using this technology to suppress human rights. i am concerned that face recognition poses grave privacy concerns. as a nation committed to democratic norms and rights to speech and privacy, it is critical we ensure that our national security activities do not come at the expense of our individual liberties and right to privacy and it is critical that this technology is being used. in addition to the civil liberties concerns, the technology does disproportionately impact people of color. the technology unfortunately misidentifies people of color and women which undermines its
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use to the intelligence community and makes it potentially problematic for large-skile use. the united states should not be providing this technology to countries who are perpt traiting human rights abuses. we shouldn't be selling it to china who is using this technology. and although the sense of congress lays down an important marker we need to ensure there are proper controls on the sale and control of this technology and i look forward to doing that with my colleagues. i reserve. the chair: the gentlewoman reserves. ny women claim time in o'opposition? seeing none, the gentlewoman from washington is recognized. ms. jayapal: i yield a minute to the chairman of the committee.
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the chair: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. schiff: this amendment expresses a sense of congress that conveys our firm opposition to any use of facial technology to suppress criticism or dissent or sale or transfer of facial technology to countries using this technology to suppress human rights. there is a unique responsibility to develop procedures that prevent the abuse of this technology. to ensure that the intelligence community is held accountable, there shall be a report analyzing the technology by the i.c. and the associated implications for privacy and marginalized mong communities. this amendment will enhance transparency concerning the
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implications of these new capabilities. there will be a response for he response to disruptive technologies. i thank my colleagues for her work and i support her amendment and i yield back. ms. jayapal: i yield one minute to the gentleman from illinois, mr. garcia. mr. garcia: i rise in support of the amendment we filed to study and limit the use of facial recognition technology. it collects large amounts of data with limited oversight about how and from whom data is collected. facial recognition technology has been shown to be less accurate on non-white faces and hurts communities of color. this amendment studies the
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potential for bias and expresses the sense that people should not be targeted for ethnicity, race or sexual orientation. given the u.s. government's history of tracking protestors especially in minority communities, this is important. congress can and should exercise federal oversight of emerging surveillance technologies for facial technology. our work is only beginning. i urge support for this amendment and i yield back. the chair: the gentlewoman from washington is recognized. ms. jayapal: i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from washington. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it.
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the speaker pro tempore: the mendment is agreed to. the chair: it is now in order to consider amendment 14 printed in 116-14 --house report 154. for what purpose does -- 116-154. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida rise? mr. murphy: madam chair, i have -- mrs. murphy: madam chair, i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 14 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by mrs. murphy of florida. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentlewoman from florida, mrs. murphy, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from florida.
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mrs. murphy: thank you, madam chair. my amendment, which i'm co-leading with congresswoman clark of new york, -- clarke of new york, involving a looming threat from deep state technology by our nation's adversaries. as policymakers, we must understand this challenge and put in place a whole of government strategy to address it in a way that protects our interests and is consistent with our values. the u.s. intelligence community has an important role to play in this effort. the house intelligence committee, led by chairman schiff, recently held an illuminate and alarming hearing fake.p technology now enables anyone with a computer, internet access and technical skills to create fabricated and relatively convincing video and audio recordings that depict individuals doing or saying things that they did not do. or say. the technology behind deepfakes is rapidly evolving. soon individuals will be able to
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create highly realistic and difficult to debunk video and audio content. at a time when americans are already being inundated, especially online, by a flood of false or misleading information, deepfake technology has the potential to make it even harder for the american public to trust what it sees as hears -- and hears. it's easy to imagine the different ways deepfake technology could be exploited america's foes. imagine a russian intelligence service creating a video purporting to show an american president -- presidential candidate accepting a bribe, or an audio recording purporting to reveal an american secretary of state saying something inflammatory about an ally. or imagine a chinese-produced video that falsely depicts the commander of a u.s. military unit commid committing a war crime -- committing a war crime. such efforts, if not quickly exposed as false by the united states, could create havoc. in today's world, perhaps the biggest national security threat
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we face is not the risk of direct military conflict between the united states and russia, china, iran and other adversary, instead the threat lurks in the gray space short of kinetic action. it is illustrated by russian efforts to intervene in the 2016 presidential election, most notably in my home state of florida. it is the threat from authoritarian governments using new technologies to spread disease information, -- disinformation, create division and cause the american people to lose faith in our democratic form of government. to address this threat, our amendment requires the d.n.i. to prepare a report for congress on how foreign countries are using or could use deepfake technology to harm the united states. and to explain how the intelligence community is working to develop appropriate countermeasures. this report will help us to understand the problem and to combat it more effectively. we must get this right. because the stakes couldn't be
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higher. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlewoman reserves the balance of her time. does any member claim time in pposition? seeing none, the gentlewoman will proceed as recognized. mrs. murphy: thank you, madam chair. i yield one minute to the gentleman from california, chairman schiff. the chair: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. schiff: i thank the gentlewoman for yielding. i rise in strong support of this amendment offered by my colleagues from florida and new york, who have both been leaders in this body, focused on national security challenges posed by deepfake technologies. we in the intel committee held a hearing on this very topic last month and the rate at which these capabilities are evolving is almost as breathtaking as what they can produce. high-quality video and other types of media that convincingly portray individuals saying or doing things that never happened.
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the potential for a foreign adversary to undermine an election, foment chaos, or create a national security crisis with a sophisticated digital forgery means that we need to ensure the intelligence community is fully considering the wide ranging implications of deepfake, including the capacity of foreign entities and adversaries to weaponize machine-generated media. this support will also give us a detailed picture about how the intelligence community is coordinating efforts, activities and research surrounding this emerging technology, and if there are lingering gaps in resources or assignments of responsibility, since we need to be clear-eyed about how disruptive and devastating a well-timed deepfake could be during an election or a tense diplomatic standoff. i want to thank my colleague for her work on this amendment and i'm very proud to support it. the chair: the gentlelady from florida is recognized. mrs. murphy: thank you, madam chair. i urge support for this amendment and i yield back the
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balance of my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from florida. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 15 printed in . rt b of house report 116-154 for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? mrs. murphy: i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 15 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by mrs. murphy of florida. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentlelady from florida, ms. myrrh, and members -- mrs. murphy, and member a member opposes --
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opposed will each control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlelady from florida. mrs. murphy: thank you, madam chair. our amendment would require the director ever of -- director of national intelligence, in coordination with the secretaries of state and defense, to prepare a report for congress on efforts by iran to establish long-term influence in syria using both hard and soft power. and the threats that this poses to u.s. interests and allies, including israel. syria's civil war, which began in 2011, has brought an influx of iranian-backed forces into syria. iran and syria are both designated by the united states as state-sponsors of terrorism. their military partnership dates back decades and iran regards syria as one of its most important allies. iran and iranian-backed forces, including the islamic revolutionary guard corps and hezbollah, have produced -- provided man power, training, weapons and funding to the syrian government, led by the president. this assistance, coupled with
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support from russia, have enabled the assad government to retain or regain territory in syria. and the assad government currently maintains control over roughly 2/3 of the country. iran's goals in syria include protecting the assad government, increasing iran's regional influence, threatening israel from a closer location, building weapons -- weapon production facilities and other military infrastructure, and securing a land bridge that would connect iran to hezbollah's strong hold in southern lebanon via iraq and syria. it is clear that iran is seeking long-term influence in syria and is pursuing this objective through military, political and social means. iran's efforts to establish a military presence in syria have led to repeated confrontations with israel. in february of 2018, israel shot down an iranian drone flying over israeli territory and then targeted the base in syria from which the drone was launched. in may, 2018, israel launched
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strikes against iranian military installations in syria. iran's re-- iran responded by firing missiles at israeli positions in the golan heights. and israel then targeted nearly all of iran's military infrastructure in syria. iranian and iranian-backed forces also seek to enhance their influence in syria through nonmilitary means, such as purchasing strategic real estate, constructing shi'a religious centers in schools, securing loyalty from sunni tribes, and inducing the assad government to open farsi language departments at syrian universities. in a startling move, president trump has proposed to withdraw all or most u.s. forces from syria. a proposal i view as a profound mistake. but regardless of the number of u.s. troops deployed to syria, i believe it is a vital u.s. interest to prevent iran, hezbollah and other iranian-backed forces from establishing an enduring presence in syria.
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our amendment would require the d.n.i. to assess how iran is using hard and soft power to gain long-term influence in syria. among other things, i.c. would examine how u.s. efforts to strengthen kurdish forces in syria could undermine iran, how the u.s. helps israel identify threats from iran and syria, and how iran's influence over syrian institutions could increase the likelihood that the islamic state would -- will reconstitute itself inside syria. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady reserves the balance of her time. does any member seek recognition o speak in opposition? the gentleman from illinois. >> i seek the time to speak. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, madam speaker. i rise in support of the murphy-snyder amendment that makes abundantly clear it is of
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the utmost importance to prevent iran from establishing any enduring presence in syria. mr. schneider: the amendment also requires the director of national intelligence to report on iran's efforts to establish a foot hold in syria, on the threat this poses to the united states and our allies in particular, israel. madam speaker, i stood before this body -- this congress in the last congress, urging support for my amendment to require a report on iran's support for proxy forces in syria and lebanon, and i am pleased that this report remains in this bill. today we are building on this amendment, an important effort with the murphy-schneider amendment. i thank my good friend from florida, stephanie murphy, for her leadership on this issue. iran is a bad actor that has spread its malign influence and continues to engage in destabilizing activities throughout the middle east region, as well as beyond. the iranian regime has and continues to establish deep ties within syria through military, political, economic, social, and
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cultural means. this is a dangerous behavior that must be checked. iran must not be allowed to maintain a permanent foot hold in syria that threatens our allies and stability in the region. to stand up to iran we must first understand the full extent of iran's activities in syria, and that is what this amendment does. i look forward to seeing this report and engaging on how we can prevent iran from maintaining a permanent presence in syria. i hope my colleagues will join me in supporting this important amendment and, with that, i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentlelady is recognized. mrs. murphy: thank you, madam chair. i urge support for the amendment and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from florida. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 16 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. brindisi: madam chair, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will dessnailt the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 16 printed in house report 116-154 offered by mr. brindisi of new york. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from new york, mr. brindisi, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. brindisi: thank you, madam speaker. i yield myself as much time as i may consume. madam speaker, i rise today urging adoption of my amendment. which makes clear that nothing in the underlying bill
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contradicts existing federal law regarding acts of international terrorism. providing support to terrorists. or aiding terrorists. the underlying bill helps keep our country safe by ensuring the intelligence community has the resources and authorities it needs to do its job. it also makes sure the intelligence community improve -- can improve and adapt to today's rapidly changing threats and technologies by improving the collection and analytic capabilities against our adversaries like china, russia, iran and north korea. my amendment makes it crystal clear that our country will remain tough on international terrorism, terrorism continues to be a serious threat to our national security. this provision strengthens the underlying bill by ensuring current law regarding terrorism is not changed. so terrorists and those who support them can be brought to justice. again, i urge my colleagues to support this amendment. thank you, madam chair, i
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reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. is there any member who seeks to speak in opposition? seeing none, the gentleman is ecognized. mr. brindisi: thank you, madam chair. i urge adoption of the amendment and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new york. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 17 printed in art b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? mr. sinsinger: i have an amendment at the desk.
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the chair: the clerk will designate telethe amendment. the clerk: amendment number 17 printed in part b of house report 116-154, offered by mr. kinzinger of illinois. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from illinois, mr. sinsinger, and a member opposed each will control phi minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. mr. kinzinger: thank you, madam chair my amendment is very simple. it would require that the director of national intelligence and other relevant agencies to report to congress on the threat that international mobile subscriber identity catchers, cell site simulators or under the brand name stingray pose to national security. the d.n.i. would need to provide recommendations to congress regarding possible policy changes to counter these devices. mobile d signals to
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phones that appear to be legitimate networks. wuns connected, they can see the activity on the phones. the more advanced versions allow owners to even access messages and phone call data. manufactureous were shocked when a report came out last year that the department of home lan security had found these devices around the national capital region. even more concerning was that many of these were located around sensitive government buildings. my amendment would help congress understand the proliferation of these devices around our nation with a focus on their prevalence in the national capital region. we need to know which actors, foreign or domestic, are deploying them and what congress can do to ensure the safekeeping of our national security apparatus. i urge support for this amendment and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. does any member time in on session? seeing none, the gentleman is
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recognized. mr. kinzinger: thank you, madam chair. i ask for support for this and yield back my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from illinois. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 18, printed in part bb-ous report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentlelady from california seek recognition? ms. hill: madam chair, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 1 printed in part b of house report 116-154, offered by ms. hill of california. ms. hill: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentlelady from california, ms. hill, and a member opposed each will control five minute.
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the chair recognizes the gentlelady from california. ms. hill: thank you, ma cam chair. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise in support of an amendment to h.r. 3494. i believe strongly in the principle of government transparency. it's something i ran on and talk about and i've spent my time in congress corking -- working to deliver on. accountability and transparency as the vice chair of the oversight committee and other legislation. today i'm introducing this amendment to clarify what congress already believes to be the law that federal whistle blow verse the ability to make disclosures to the appropriate con dregsal committee of jurisdiction, not just members of the intelligence committee. at a time like this, we cannot afford ambiguity in this technical change will allow congressional committees to conduct their business in a more timely and effective manner. this amendment is not my first effort to protect whistleblowers, nor will it be my last. those with the courage to stand up and say something is not right should have every single protection we as congress can
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offer to them. thank you and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlelady reserves. does any member claim time in opposition? seeing none, the gentlelady is recognized. ms. hill: thank you. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and i yield back. thank you so much. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlelady from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 19 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. levin: madam chair, i have an amendment at the desk.
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the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 19, printed in part b of house report 116-154, offered by mr. levin of michigan. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from michigan, mr. levin, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from michigan. mr. levin: thank you so much, madam chair. according to the anti-defamation league, domestic extremists killed at least 50 people in the united states in 2018. a sharp increase from the 37 extremist-related murders documented in 2017. indeed, that's a 26% jump in one year. given the disturbing rise in plots and incidents of domestic terrorism nationwide, i'm pleased with a provision of the bill requiring that a joint report on demest eric terrorism be submitted to congress each year by the d.n.i., f.b.i. director, and the undersecretary
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of homeland security for intelligence and analysis. my amendment requires that this comp reshensive -- comprehensive report on nestic terrorism be made available on the public website, not just of the national counterterrorism center but also of the federal bureau of investigation and the department of homeland security. the amendment also specifies that the report should be made publicly available no later than 30 days after submission to the appropriate congressional committee. we can't let something this important be delayed over and over again. we need to ensure that this report is accessible not just to promote transparency but also to help policymakers nationwide recognize the scope and the -- scope of the threat that domestic terrorism poses and to encourage academic research necessary to better understand the surge of domestic terrorism so we might bring it to an end once and for all. i'm talking about policymakers
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on the local an state level as well as the federal level. i want to thank chairman schiff in particular and your staff for your leadership on this bill and for working with me on this and other provisions. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and i reserve the alance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. does any member claim time in opposition? seeing none, the gentleman from michigan is recognized. mr. levin: thank you, madam chair. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from michigan. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 20 printed in
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116-154. house report for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> madam chair, i rise to offer an amendment on behalf of representative malinowski. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 20 printed in part b of house report 116-154, offered by mr. schiff of california. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. schiff: i thank the chair. i rise to support this amendment which adds an additional requirement to section 502, a report on the repression of thnic muslim minorities in the
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xinjiang region of china. the human rights issue there is is mass nive scale. based on reviews of satellite imagery and chinese government documents concludes as many as 1.5 million muslims could be held in internment camps by the chinese government. despite this evidence, they have rebuffed attempted to clorely describe the scope and scale of this crisis. h.r. 3494 calls for a comprehensive u.s. government assessment that addresses the number of persons detained, a description of forced labor practices in the camps and an assessment of surveillance, detection and control methods associated with china's new high tech policing model. he amendment also adds a requirement for support -- in
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light of the alarming public reports detailing work between u.s. companies and companies aiding and abetting the chinese communist party's surveillance state this amendment couldn't be time lehrer. i want to thank my colleagues, particularly mr. malinowski, for his work, i'm happy to support the amendment and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: does any member claim time in opposition? seeing none, the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. schiff: i urge support for the amendment and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 21 printed in part b of the house report 116-154, for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. schiff: i rise to offer this amendment on behalf of representative pressley of massachusetts. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: ealt number 21 printed in part b of house report 116-154, offered by mr. schiff of california. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. schiff: madam chair this amendment clarifies section 602 of the bill dealing with domestic terrorism. section 602 would require the f.b.i., d.h.s. and national coubt terrorism center to produce an annual report and strategic intelligence assessment on domestic terrorism. ms. pressley's amendment would require more information
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regarding any training or resources on domestic terrorism provided by the f.b.i., d.h.s., and national counterterrorism center to assist federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies. this would enhance oversight and transparency in the area and give us a better sense of how domestic terrorism training has been provided to law enforcement throughout the united states. again, i thank my colleague for her work and i urge our colleagues to support the amendment and the underlying bill and reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. does any member claim time in opposition? seeing none, the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. schiff: i urge support for the amendment and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed. it is now in order to
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consider amendment number 22 printed in part bambings of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. rose: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 22 printed in part bambing of house report 116-154, offered by mr. rose of new york. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from new york, mr. rose, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. rose: i yield myself such time as i may consume. i rise in support of my amendment to h.r. 3494. hour law enforcement officers stand on the front lines of defending the american people
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from domestic and international terrorist threats. it's our job as congress to make sure that they have the most up to date information about the evolving threats posed by terrorism. including the use of advanced conventional weapons. one such evolving threat is the danger posed by terrorist use of conventional and advanced conventional weapons, including unregistered weapons that lack serial numbers. to address this issue, my amendment to the intelligence authorization act will require the department of homeland security to conduct an annual assessment of the nestic and international terrorist threats posed by conventional weapons as well as advanced conventional weapons. this is a simple, traightforward amendment, that i encourage all my colleagues to support this will amendment and reserve the balance of my time.
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the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. any member claiming time in opposition? the gentleman from new york is recognized. you, madam nk chairwoman. law enforcement needs to have the information they need to understand these threats. the assessment of the terrorist threat posed by conventional weapons and advanced conventional weapons that i call for in this amendment will do just that. additionally, this amendment will then -- this assessment will then be shared with congress and with law enforcement so that our front-line officers have the information they need to understand these evolving threats. i urge all my colleagues to support my amendment. and i yield back. the chair: the alyields. the question on the amendment offered by the gentleman from
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say rk, those in favor aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 23 printed in art b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. rose: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 23 printed in part b of house eport 116-154 offered by mr. rose of new york. the chair: the gentleman from new york, mr. rose, and a member opposed each will control five minutes of the the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. rose: i yield myself such
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time as i may consume. i rise to offer an amendment to title 6 of h.r. 3494 entitled reports and other matters. as a combat veteran, i can tell you that intelligence drives operations and it is imperative to the security of our homeland that the u.s. maintains its superiority when it comes to intelligence. a growing concern is when our rmer or retired professional work for a former government. we seen with n.s.a. working. interviews and documents show surveillance tech next. american ex-intelligence personnel would target the u.a.e.'s opponents online. this information didn't just target terrorists but also human
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rights activists and journalists. it's concerning when our best and brightest go off to go off and conduct intelligence operations with foreign governments that in some cases are against the very people our american ideals proper text. we need to understand the impact of this expertise in the hands of a foreign government. what are the homeland security implications of this? my amendment will do just that. it requires the director of national intelligence in coordination with other intell community partners to conduct an annual assessment of the homeland security vulnerabilities associated with former employees providing intelligence assistance to a foreign government. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. is there any member claiming time in opposition?
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seeing none, the gentleman from new york is recognized. invaluable training and expertise developed by former intelligence officials to keep our country safe are now in the hands of a foreign government for their benefit is absolute chilling. my amendment will tackle these concerns head on with an annual assessment of any homeland security vulnerabilities that may be associated with this exabblet cultivated from years of our country being provided to foreign governments. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new york. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it and the amendment s agreed to.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 24 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? mr. pence: i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 24 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by mr. pence of indiana. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from indiana, mr. pence, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. pence: i rise in support of my amendment, which is deeply personal. madam chair, i was assigned as third battalion third marine. 198 , my battalion was ordered to beirut, lebanon.
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an iranian national affiliated with a terror group trained and supported by the iranian regime ove a truck bomb killing 241 servicemen, 220, which were my fellow marines. it is by the grace of god that i'm standing here today. my battalion shipped out 10 days before the bombing. i was lucky. i was able to come home to my wife who was expecting our first child and my family in columbus, indiana. as a proud u.s. marine, ngressman gallego authorized this bicameral legislation to provide a sliver of justice to the 241 heroes who were not as lucky that day. our amendment is simple. the act would allow the families
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of the bombing victims to execute on the $1.6 billion on iranian funds held by a europeanian-based firm. they were laundered through new york where they sit just outside the hands of justice. regardless of the party you conference with or the district you represent, we can agree that terrorists and those who support them financially must be held accountable for their actions. when i joined the marines in 1979 i made the promise. it is a lifelong commitment held by every marine in the corps of america, a promise reciprocated to the corps of all marines. we must uphold this promise. marines are the first to fight and we are fighting for the gold star families who lost their loved ones. i urge my colleagues to stand
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with congressman gallego and me and our colleagues in the senate to honor the faith and loyalty to honor the 241 servicemen that made the ultimate. uraa stands for our obligation to recognize or as the marines say -- uuraah. i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves president does any member seek time in opposition? for what purpose does the entleman rise? mr. gallego: i rise to claim time in opposition to the amendment. i rise in proud support sponsored by mr. pence. october 23, 198 , remains seared in the memory of all marines.
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on that day, 241 people were killed in terrorist attacks. most of the people killed 6 years ago were my brothers, you are marines serving our country and doing the best to preserve the peace in lebanon. the wheels of justice turn slowly. it took 35 years for the victims to get traction. and now they are winning judgments, marines in congress are here to ensure that iranian funds cannot be hidden from them in secret bank accounts. those killed and wounded and making sure that iran is held liable. it makes it hider to hide money when it should be paying for the pain and suffering. 36 years after the attack, we have not forgotten and u.s. marines remain no better friend and no worst enemy. i yield back.
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the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. pence: i thank the chairman and ranking member for their leadership and my colleague and fellow marine from arizona, mr. gallego, for his faithful service on this legislation. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields. the question on the amendment offered by the gentleman from indiana. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 25 printed in art b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i rise to offer on behalf of
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representative slotkin one of two amendments. the clerk: amendment number 25 printed in part b of house 116-154 house report offered by mr. schiff of california. the chair: the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. schiff: the intelligence committee has invested time and focus the last three years to slotkin'spainful, ms. amendment will compel the committee of national intelligence to identify barriers. your adversaries are committed to a whole of government approach plan in order to defeat these efforts we must understand the scope of the threat and we
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must enlist our intelligence community to identify the scope and means which which our adversaries are attempting to achieve their goal and the d.n.i. will report to congress on these threats and whether there are gaps in the uthorities to hinder their campaigns. this is an important amendment and i urge my colleagues to support it and the underlying bill and i resevere. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. any member claiming time in opposition? seeing none, the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. schiff: i yield back and urge my colleagues to support the bill. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 26 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. schiff: i rise to offer the second of ms. slotkin's amendments on her behalf. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 26 printed in part b of house report 116-154 offered by mr. schiff of california. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentleman from california, mr. schiff, and a member opposed each will control five minutes, the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. schiff: we are all too familiar with the operations perpetrated by the russian government. as the r.c. articulated in the intelligence community assessments, those arctic can you lations were efforts.
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we must remain vigilant about what has been done by russia and undermine our democratic system. this requires an annual report from the director of national intelligence containing about the operations and campaigns in the u.s. by the russian federation. i support the amendment and i urge my colleagues to do the ame. the chair: the gentleman reserves. does any member claim time in opposition? seeing none, the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. schiff: i thank the chair. i urge support for the amendment and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from california. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it.
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he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 27 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. yoho: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 27 printed in part b of house report 116-154, offered by mr. owe ho of florida. the chair: -- mr. yoho of florida. the chair: the gentleman from florida, mr. yoho, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. yoho: thank you, madam speaker. i stand in support of an amendment i have offered to the damon paul nelson and matthew young pollard national intelligence act. i would like to thank representatives nunes and schiff for their work on this legislation. my proposed amendment includes within the report on 5g
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technology the flet threatt to the national security of the united states posed by telecommunications companies that are subject to the jurisdiction of foreign adversary. namely, china, russia, iran, north korea, and syria. this will cover threats from acquisitions, importation, transfers, or use of communications technology by any person subject to the jurisdiction of the united states that involved technology designed, developed, or controlled by a foreign adversary. as globalization continues to shape the world we live in, it is increasingly important that the united states prioritizes the security of our cyber networks and infrastructure. today, china controls over 60% of the 5g networks in the world. in 201, the house permanent select committee on intelligence deemed telecommunications companies huawei and z.t.e. national security threats. seven years later, the companies continue to harm u.s. cyber security interests. should the u.s. continue to let
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these companies and others like them continue to proliferate our networks, we are putting our security of our citizens at risk in our national security. we must continue to our maximum press company on these malicious companies until we can ensure that these actors do not pose threats to our national security. thank you and i yield back. the chair: does anyone claim time in opposition? seeing none, the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. yoho: i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from florida. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 28 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. yoho: i have an amendment at the desk.
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the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 28 printed in part b of house report 116-154, offered by mr. yoho of florida. the chair: 3ur sunt to house resolution 491, the gentleman from florida, mr. yoho, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. yoho: madam speaker, i rise today to offer an amendment to h.r. 3494. my amendment number 27 would require the f.b.i. director in coordination with the undersecretary of homeland security to submit a report on nestic terrorism activity in the united states to the congressional intelligence committee. the report will detail activities conducted by domestic terrorist groups to restrict free speech using violence or intimidation, activities conducted by demest exterrorist groups that are dangerous to human life and are a violation of the criminal laws of the united states or any state. and the prevalence of any
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domestic terrorist group activities within the united states and abroad or any group that claimed to be domestic yet have ties to foreign groups like al qaeda or other terrorist organizations. these are foreign groups of people in the united states today whose reasons for existence is violence. they do not respect the rule of law or the values of america. yes, we have the first amendment that allows for freedom of speech, religion, assembly, but with those freedoms one must exercise responsibility. they seek to inflict harm on americans or specific groups of americans because of their race, religion, personal beliefs, or other reasons. we have seen this evil in recent years with the deadly attacks on the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh, the attack on the mother emanuel a.m.e. church in charleston and sadly, too many more. moreover we have seen violence used by groups that restrict free speech, most recently with
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the attack andy noe in portland by the group antifa. we are the most extraordinary nation because of our beliefs in and adherein to the -- adherence to the idea that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. it is imperative that congress be informed of domestic terrorist activities and understand the prevalence of these activities. by keeping congress informed of these activity, we as leage slators may continue to ensure laws are appropriately crafted to protect all americans and safeguard the liberties we hold dear. ien courage me colleagues to support this amendment and i yield back. the chair: does anyone claim time in opposition? the question is on the amendment buffered -- offered by the gentleman from florida.
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those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he amendment is agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 29 printed in part b of house report 116-154. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from minnesota seek recognition? ms. omar: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: ealt number 29 printed in part b of house report 116-154, offered by ms. omar of minnesota. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 491, the gentlewoman from minnesota, ms. omar, and a member omissouried -- opposed each will control five minute. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from minnesota. ms. omar: thank you, madam chair my amendment mandates reporting on the foreign governments with whom we share access to the terrorist screening database. the database is sheared with more than 60 foreign governments, including countries
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with appalling human rights records, such as saudi arabia and china. an f.b.i. official has acknowledged in sworn system that it has never stopped sharing watch list information with a foreign government because of that government's human rights abuses. many of the people who are included in the database have never been charged with a crime and yet we share sensitive information about them with the same government that murdered jamaal khashoggi. i have also received credible reports there have been uighurs added to the database at the request of the chinese government. madam chair, think about that. there's a universal outreach in washington about the treatment of the uighurs population in china. what are we talking about, let's be clear, these are the precursors to genocide. while it is happening, while members of both sides of the aisle and the secretary of state
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are condemning what's happening, we are allowing the chinese government to add uighurs to the terrorist screening data beas. we are allowing them to track uighurs in the united states. this is probably the most appalling aspect of our sharing this information with governments that violate human rights. but it is not the only appalling aspect. one thing we know for sure, in almost two decades that we have been fighting, the war -- fighting the war on terror is that dictators have been more than happy to call whatever -- whoever opposes them a terrorist. the saudis whose family is directly directed, proven, clear financial links to al qaeda, are given access to this database. the saudis who have rounded up human rights activists, tortured them, mass executed them, claiming they are terrorists, gets to add people on this list. it is entirely possible that
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they get to add american citizens on this list. this is income pat wble a free society. it is incompatible with our essential concept of civil liberties. it is important to note that the evidentiary standards being placed in the database is very low. the government only needs reasonable suspicion that someone is involved in terrorism. which is not even enough to charge someone with a crime. it is also significant that individuals added to this database are not informed of their placement and have suffered preventable harm as a result. so my amendment asks for some basic questions. questions that we as members of congress have not only a right to but a responsibility to ask. i ask my colleagues to support this amendment. if you are concerned about civil liberties, you should be concerned about this. if you're concerned about human rights abroad, you should be
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concerned about this and no matter how you feel about the database itself, this amendment asks that we need answers in order to make informed decisions about our national security policy. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: does anyone claim ime in opposition? seeing none, the gentlewoman from minnesota is recognized. -- ms. omar: i yield one minute to chairman schiff of california. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. schiff: i thank the gentlewoman for recognizing me. this amendment requires a report on a number of civil liberties questions regarding the terrorist screening databases. we need to structure our counterterrorism programs by thinking about not only what we can do and what's constitutional to do, but what we should be doing so that we get the maximum security benefit along with maximum privacy. our aim is to help the
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commitments. we must assert these positions because it is in the best interests of the united states and it is the right thing to do. that is a central virtue of being american. thank you, madam chair, i yield 0 seconds. mr. schiff: securing the safe release of americans held abroad is a top and urgent priority. congress can keep this issue aforefront of the public consciousness. i salute my colleague. and i thank you for drafting this sense of congress that keeps the spotlight on this important issue. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and the underlying bill and i yield
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back. the chair: the gentleman from -- the gentleman is recognized. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. castro: i'm prepared to close. i urge my colleagues to support my amendment and uphold our obligations to our fellow americans and partners around the world. we are a country that keeps its promises and must do so in the future and i yield back. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from colorado. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it and the amendment s agreed to. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. schiff: i now ask that the house now rise. the chair: the question is on the motion that the committee
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rise. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the committee rises. the speaker pro tempore: madam chairwoman. the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings the committee having had under consideration h.r. 3 94 directs me to report it has come to no resolution thereon. the speaker pro tempore: the chair of the committee reports that the committee has had under consideration house number 3494 and has come to no resolution.
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the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: permission to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. thompson: on june 28 i attended the fourth annual football game in pennsylvania. the foundation hosts this annual event from the brockway school district. the event brings together for a great game and support of the
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academic futures. in addition to the best football talent, $1,000 scholarships are awarded. i represent many players from the pennsylvania's 15th congressional district in awarding a scholarship, out of the 20 sholarships provided. and it recognizes the late coach with a moment of silence. he was a stable. and had impressive record and winning 20% of his games as head coach. these young men and coaches exhibited the value of hard work and importance of good sports manship. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana seek recognition? >> 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 is recognized for one minute. >> i'm concerned about the rhetoric i have continually heard from the other side. i believe that all members of this body love our country. but some statements from this house are un-american in tone comparing i.c.e. detention centers to holocaust and suggestions that terrorist organizations were justified in attacking our great nation. members have used language expressing how ashamed they are of this country and i'm fed up with those continued attacks on the very foundation of this great nation. i remind my colleagues that we, as americans, pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and must not use rhetoric that leads other nations to question our loyalties. i'm not afraid to stand up for
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freedom, liberty and justice and i'll defend the vams that make this nation great until the day i die. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from louisiana rise? >> i move that the house now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for morning hour debate. malinowski and
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mr. raskin for bringing this important resolution to the floor. mr. speaker, i come to this floor prayerfully. it is very sad. it was interesting to me, and i spoke out about this, that on sunday, in catholic masses, and beyond that, that the gospel of the day was the gospel of the good samaritan. jesus, what do i have to do to enter the kingdom of heaven? and christ

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