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contribute. and to assimlate into our communities. chairman grassley: in regard to sanctuary cities and statutes, -- states, i applaud this administration's tofertse crack down on sanctuary jurisdictions and insist the communities participate in the program. unfortunately,cies president trump took office a number jurisdictions decided to stop honoring i.c.e. detainer requests. that's dangerous and i worry about the impact an entire state becoming sanctuary will have on public safety. considering that can you describe the trump administration ongoing efforts to crack down on sanctuary jurisdictions and what steps you are taking to encourage communities to cooperate? secretary nielsen: yes, sir. first of all as you know we have asked -- >> we're going to leave this homeland security hearing at this point to go live to the u.s. house. we will return to the hearing if we get the opportunity. live now to the house of representatives for the start of legislative business.
the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. haplain conroy: let us pray. dear god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. we ask our special blessing on this people's house. they face difficult decisions in give them wisdom so they may execute their abilities to the benefit of all americans. give as well this day acknowledging religious freedom in our land confidence to all people who are concerned about
the issues most pressing in our nation at this time. may all that is done be for your reater honor and glory amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: pursuant to clause 1 rule 1, i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the journal stands approved. mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore:
pursuant to clause 8, rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the allegiance will be led by the gentleman from texas, mr. smith. mr. smith: would everyone rise and join me in the pledge of allegiance. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and ustice for all.. the speaker pro tempore: under clause 5-d of rule 20, the chair announces to the house that in light of the resignation of the gentleman from ohio, mr. tea beerry, -- tiberi, the whole number of the house is 431. the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house
for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. all lson: mr. speaker, american families benefit that the dow jones industrial average closed a record high of nearly 26,000 last week. students benefit as college endowments grow. refusing tuition costs. retirees benefit as the retirement accounts appreciate. and with increased liquidity, jobs are created for small businesses. it's undeniable that the stock market with the positive of president donald trump has soared. rush limbaugh was correct on his program that the growth is unprecedented. one year ago after president ump was elected, the stock oft market increased by 28.5%. today the dow jones his another record high, up every 7,200 points since the 2016 election. since the start of the year, the stock market has already reached six new record highs. i'm grateful for the leadership
of president trump who has tweeted this agreement with the leadership of speaker paul ryan and house republicans. this has promoted economic growth through the anticipation and market enact the of bills, creating immediate jobs, reduce regulation to allow small sinesses to begin hiring again, and reform our tax code so that families will be able to keep more of their hard-earned paycheck. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. again, and reform our the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. smith: unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. smith: mr. speaker, we already knew from their daily attacks that the media disdained the president. what we didn't know with a certainty until last week was that the media also disdained the american family. how else to explain the front paging and televising at all
hours a four-letter expletive that would be seen by children across america. cnn reportedly used the word 195 times in one day. sad. there was a time when the media would show some respect for family values, but no more. words that might have been omitted were not spelled out are now broadcast in their entirety. that is a media's decision to make, but it is a poor decision for the american family. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today on religious freedom day to celebrate the numerous faiths that people hold across this great nation. today we commemorate the 232nd anniversary of the passing of
the state law that has shaped and secured our important lega the speaker pro tempore: religious liberty. on january 16, 1786, the virginia general assembly passed the virginia statute of religious freedom. the bill written by thomas jefferson states, quote, all men shall be free to profeans by argument to maintain their opinions in matters of religion. end quote. just a few years later this bill served as the inspiration for the first amendment. which affirms our right to choose and exercise faith without government coercion or retaliation. today americans from diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds remain committed to the values of faith, honesty, integrity, and patriotism. mr. speaker, our constitution and laws guarantees americans the right not just believe as they see fit but freely exercise their religion. we observe this day in our homes and schools and houses of worship because we have the freedom and the right to do so. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minutes. mr. olson: mr. speaker, the of e of my hometown sugarland, texas, are amazing. last thursday something terrible happened on the road i drive every day at home. interstate 69. an 18 wheeler jackknifed during heavy rain. it flew off an overpass, crashing down on a small toyota camry. look, that camry is about three feet tall.
the first miracle, the driver, was still alive. that day, iracle her name is lawrie, laurie's trained to be a nurse. across the street at the university of houston sugarland. the crash happened right in front of her. crawled through broken metal glass and got karen out. urie shows the best in texas and my hometown of sugarland, and i'm proud to call her my boss in congress. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the and my hometown the gentlewoman from puerto rico eek recognition? miss gonzalez colon: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for
one minute. miss garciaparra colon: -- miss gonzalez-colon: 40% of our people still lack electricity. with the system barely patched up, almost 80,000 homes approved to receive the temporary roof. only half have been installed. only two examples. the hurricane season will be back in five months. and then we'll be required to start all over again. the situation demand extreme urgency for all federal agencies. what's taking so long? what's the sense of urgency? this will never be tolerated in state. the provisions of this act, led only to patching things up. the disaster bill addressed this, but it's stalled in the senate. we expect better. we deserve better. we will work to move ourselves
up but we need the tools to do sofmente we expect the federal agencies to act urgency. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. last month the house passed the tax cuts and jobs act. already these pro-growth policies are having a positive impact. businesses are making investments in operations and people. zain brooks, operates a resource center for children with special needs. because business can now immediately expense new equipment purchases, zain is able to open a second facility to serve more special needs children. mrs. handel: aflac announced it lynn crease contributions to employee retirement plans.
at&t with nearly 3,000 employees in the sixth district cave a $1,000 bonus to nonmanagement employees as a direct result of the tax cut bill. overall, more than two million workers across the country are feeling the benefits of this law through increased wages, bonuses, and more retirement hours. and with paychecks for nearly every american set to increase in the coming weeks, there is even more good news on the horizon for american families. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: does any other member seek recognition? the chair lays before the house communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the u.s. house of representatives, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on january 12, 201, at
11:15 a.m. that the senate passed without an amendment, h.r. 984 and h.r. 4641. appointment, the united states semisess quentinial commission, signed, sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately 4:15 p.m. today.
i urge you come knocking. secretary nielsen: i look forward to it, sir. >> i'm a little frustrated that there seems to be no proactive legislative effort coming from any part of the administration on cyber, coming any part on election interference. and these are opportunities that you are missing to accomplish important things in a bipartisan way that will save american lives. secretary nielsen: we will be by to talk about it.
senator whitehouse: thank you, chairman flake. senator flake: i'm glad senator graham mentioned phases and we spoke about it in that tuesday meeting but those involved in immigration legislation reform before recognize these issues are thorny and take negotiation and compromise on all sides. things like chain migration and asylum policy dealing with unaccompanied minors. enforcement issues, those are things that will need to be part of comprehensive reform. but in order to make sure that we protect those who came through no fault of their own and so-called daca kids, there's got to be a phase one, phase two and probably a phase three. i hope that message is taken
back and recognized in order to get the votes we need to pass this important legislation. hearing record will be open for one week and those who need to get questions in and those who are answering the questions to do it as quickly as possible. and ask unanimous consent that closing statement of senator grassley be part of the record. without objection. and with that, the hearing stands adjourned. [captions copyright national satellite corp. 2018] captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org
>> as the hearing comes to a close, if you missed what the homeland security secretary had to say, you can see her entire testimony this morning that started at 10:00 and see it all online on c-span dog and type in homeland security hearing. they made joint statements to the press. president trump: it's great to have the highly respected president of sackic stan with us -- cackic stan. we have a lot of goods being purchased from our country. general electric, boein