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the spending in a number congressional budgets, either. the fact is last sunday you made a salient point you would hope the democrats would come along on the defense side, but without giving us additional money for welfare spending, but they refused and that's just the world we live in. i think that's absolutely true. i don't think it's possible in this world to plus up defense from $549 billion to $716 if they zero out social programs. that's not going to pass anybody, let alone the united states senate. instead of a shared sacrifice being everybody tightens their belt across the federal budget, we get the stair steps. you fund mine i'll fund instead of yours. except in the budget you've got discretionary spending in the president's budget request taking defense up all the way but social spending goes from 591 with the b.b.a. -- identify a you can seat rest of this hearing with white house budget director economic mulvaney on our website, c-span.org.
we're going to leave it here. the u.s. house is about to gavel in. on today's agenda, legislation dealing with mortgage closing costs, interest rates, and other financial regulations. live coverage of the house. the speaker: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. eternal god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. february weather would deceive us and think that spring is yet a long way off and even as cold winds plow and penetrate the depths, your have new life. and unfruitful branches and rushing streams wash away all that is ruthless. invigorate the house of
representatives, that restoretive justice may insire new confidence in this nation and the work of congress may produce a fruitful land. grant that the daily work of your people might silence the cynical world with blossoms of truth and early growth release the scent of eternal life. may all that is done this day in the people's house be for your debater honor and glory, amen. the speaker: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces his approval thereof. the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentlewoman from alabama, mrs. roby. mrs. roby: 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 iberty and justice for all. the speaker: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for
one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: -- the speaker: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. on monday i had the privilege of visiting central mountain high school career and technical education certainty. this is a state-of-the-art 235,000 square foot academic career technical education complex. the keystone central school district has introduced an implemented a c.t.e. curriculum that offers a totally integrated academic career and technical education for all ninth through 12th graders. the integration model allows all students to explore and entertain high academic and technical skills in their chosen profession. this system is designed to provide all students with an education exploration opportunity that is both rigorous and relevant for career and post secondary success. mr. speaker, as co-chair of the career and technical education caucus and author of the strengthening career and technical education for the
21st century act, i am thrilled to see this kind of complex in my community. offering c.t.e. programs to students in high school truly gives them an opportunity to explore career options. there is an enormous skills gap that exists today in america. there are good-paying, family sustaining jobs out there but people need the right skilts to obtain those jobs -- skills to obtain those jobs. c.t.e. programs are the pathway to success. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: i ask unanimous consent c.t.e. programs are the to addr for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. cicilline: mr. speaker, the president and our republican colleagues are at it again. promoting economic policies that enrich the wealthy and biggest corporations in our country, that will hurt middle class families. we saw in in the tax scam. we see it in the president's budget. now we even seen it in the infrastructure proposal. president trump proposes a $200 billion infrastructure plan
that will raise fees and tolls on commuters. will burden cities and states. and ask others to fill the funding gap. sells off infrastructure to wall street and private companies. and ends vital work and environmental protections. the democrats have proposed a better deal. a $1 trillion investment. five times the president's really rebuild america. it will create six million good-paying jobs. it will deliver lower prices and better choices for consumers. it safeguards clean air and ean water and worker protection. it builds more resilient infrastructure, withstand climate change, and ensures products are built with american materials. protection. it builds there's a real contrast here between what the president has proposed is shift the burden to cities and states and for the federal government to abandon its responsibility to help rebuild our country. the democrats have a better deal than this raw deal. it's a deal to really rebuild our country to create 60 million good paying jobs, to
make sure the federal government remains a real partner in rebuilding america. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> 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. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, today i rise in recognition of a man whose service to his community has resulted in greater safety, security, and justice in polk county, florida. sheriff grady jud, a dear friend, has been sworn into the role of the president of the major county sheriff's association of america. a position to which he will bring his knowledge, his skill, and his integrity to advocate for safer communities across our great nation. for centuries the angelo american sheriff association has pros two american cleveland and mb
teddy roosevelt. he has long been an advocate cl teddy roosevelt. he has long been an advocate for the rule of law and benefit as he rises to his position to fight to uphold the noble tradition of keeping the peace. my deepest congratulations to heriff judd and his family and the major county sheriffs of america who do such important work to keep us safe. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the major county the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? mr. kildee: i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. kildee cloon -- mr. kildee: thank you, mr. speaker. this week the long awaited trump infrastructure plan was finally released. what a disappointment. after coming here a year ago and promising a $1 trillion plan. in his state of the union saying it's going to be even bigger, huge, $1.5 trillion. in the fine print, however, $1.3 trillion of the $1.5 trillion comes from communities like my hometown of flint, michigan. now, let's be clear. if states and local communities
had an extra $1.5 trillion -- $1.3 trillion laying around, they would be servicing those roads and bridges. they would be rebuilding their water systems. they would be doing this work already. if we're going to have a federal infrastructure plan a, we need to have a federal infrastructure plan that's really investment. and not just checking the box president can say he submit add big, bold infrastructure plan much it's not big and bold from the federal government's point of view. president can say he submit add $200 billion vin hement from the federal government offset by a $170 billion reduction it woils down to $3 billion a year over 10 years. that's not big. that's not bold. and that won't fix the roads and bridges in this country. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, this
weekend iran has wrongfully seized another american hostage. a dual american iranian citizen was volunteering with the persian wildlife heritage foundation when he was maliciously arrested. this is in addition to the tragic news that canadian amani, who was arrested working with the foundation, died last week under suspicious circumstances in an iranian prison. tabaz is the c.e.o. of the persian wildlife foundation and form president of empire resorts. he attended colgate university and columbia business school. he's an upstanding american citizen who does not deserve to be treated like a criminal nor political pawn by a rogue regime as he promotes the extraordinary heritage of persia. the obama administration caved to the dangerous ransom deals with iran. strategic patients only embolden them to subjugate the brave citizens of iran. government continues to
undermine peace, free nations must work together address this serious threat. i support secretary of state rex tillerson and ambassador haley in calling for release of all american government unjustl iran. d in citizens we will never forget speaven the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek we will recognition? to address consent the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. mr. speaker, february is national children's dental health month. ms. kelly: during this month we raise awareness about the importance of oral health, especially for america's kids. tooth decay is the most common disease.hildhood five status is directly tied to academic achievement disease. five times more common than asthma. seven times more common than hay fever. an oral health and school attendance. one we we can fix this is passing the action nor dental health act which was
unanimously reported out of the energy and commerce committee on september 25. this bipartisan bill is co-sponsored by 83 members and supported by the american dental association, the national dental association, the american dental education association, and 39 other advocacy groups. once enacted this bill will empower the c.d.c. to deliver more and better dental health care to underserved populations especially in urban and a rural communities. and increase education about the importance of oral health. i'm proud to be working with congressman mike simpson of idaho on this bipartisan bill. i ask the speaktory schedule a vote on the bill before the end of national children's dental health month. lastly, aid like to wish my colleagues and my constituents a happy valentine's day. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from alabama seek recognition? >> 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. mrs. roby: thank you, mr.
speaker. this week the senate is taking action to address our illegal immigration problem. i rise today to share some feedback from the people i represent in alabama's second congressional district. i recently held two telephone town hall events to hear directly from some of my constituents. let me start by saying, mr. speaker, thank you to every person who took the time to participate and ask questions. during both town halls, i asked everyone what their top priority was regarding our country's illegal immigration issue. and the vast majority of participants said they are most concerned about securing our border. i couldn't agree more. i always said in order to truly fix our immigration system, we absolutely have to start by securing our border. if i had a leak in my house, i wouldn't start by replacing the damaged dry wall, i would fix the leak first. mr. speaker, the same idea applies nor our illegal -- for our illegal immigration problem.
we will only be able to make real progress towards fixing the issue once we secure our border. i'm plowed to support these efforts in the house and i stand -- i'm proud to support these efforts in the house and i stand ready to continue to tackle the problem where it starts, at the border. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition. >> 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. speaker, outside this building more and more republicans beknown the effect of trumpism on their party. we should take a moment to define this new phenomenon. trumpism is when the whims of our authoritarian president trump the values republicans once stood for. it's when evangelicals say character doesn't matter. it's when rule of law constitutionalists shield trump by attacking the institution that is guarantee the rule of law. mr. huffman:: when first amendment champions join trum national park attacking our free press. when russia hawks bow and
scrape before a president who chooses to believe his pal, vladimir, over all our u.s. intelligence agencies. trumpism is when this house, which is supposed to conduct serious oversight, acts like trump's lap dog, ignoring or abetting corruption and obstruction of justice. because trumpism threatens our democracy, many leading republicans are leaving their party or, like george bush's speechwriter, calling on voters to deliver a message this fall. without that political jolt, elected republicans will just keep clinging to the u.s.s. trump as it sinks further into the swamp. now that we have defined trumpism, let's work together to save this country from it. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: embers are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalitieses towards the president. for what purpose does the gentleman from seek
recognition. >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. smith: mr. speaker, the for what purpose does the gentleman from seek welfare system in america has a problem and the great majority of americans want to fix it. since 2000, the amount of federal dollars spent on medicaid that goes to able-bodied adults has increased 713%. the amounts on food stamps has increased nearly 500%. these figures do not include seniors or individuals with disabilities. every welfare dollar that is spent on able-bodied working age adults diverts resources from the very individuals the program was designed to help. the truly needy and other important priorities such as education and public safety. the solution is a work requirement. able-bodied adults on welfare should be required to work, get training, or perform community service to receive benefits. an overwhelming 90% of voters support this reform. which could move 10 million able-bodied individuals off of
welfare. those who can work should. work is essential to helping individuals regain their independence and self-worth. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 9-1-1 system and to honor its founder, congressman ed roush, of huntington, indiana. as the representative from my northeast indiana district, the late congressman roush was a driving force behind the efforts to create one central telephone number that citizens could use in a time of crisis to receive help. . aunching a one-man crusade, he wrote to governors and public servants to gain support for an emergency phone number that was easy to remember under stress
and short enough to dial quickly. the congressman's efforts were successful and the 911 system went live in indiana with the congressman placing the first test call. due to his efforts, huntington led the way for other municipalities to adopt the important emergency system that has saved so many lives. hoosiers are proud of his leadership on this initiative. we as a nation are safer due to his efforts and the every day life-saving actions of 911 operators and first responders. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. polis: permission to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. i rise today in support of the olympic athletes from the great state of colorado. the olympics are a dem orn administration of fellowship, commitment, determination and grit, a wonderful example for the world.
there are 36 participating from colorado, the most from any state and competing in 17 different disciplines. 12 of these olympic athletes are from colorado's 2nd. lindsay, sarah, joe an, casey, rystal, jailen, mike, katie, chris, kyle and read, all hail from the 2nd district of colorado. won the past, reed olympic gold medal, the first gold medal for team u.s.a. reed learned to snowboard in his back yard. another one, arial gold and gold is a good name, despite disloathing her shoulder is ringing home a bronze medal in the halfpipe.
i wish i had time to talk about the other 36. they are an inspiration to all americans and i'm rooting for them. u.s.a. u.s.a. u.s.a. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> permission to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. without objection. >> i rise today because i am a proponent of impeachment. i have as much as not only said so, but brought articles of impeachment before the house of representatives. mr. green: there are a good many people who are opposed to my position. as a member of the house, i would challenge any member who desires to debate this issue on the floor of the house, i would also challenge any member of a morning program, "morning joe" who believes he should back up his words to talk to me on his
program. never talked to me, would you invite me on your program and show the courage to speak of these issues with me there so i may defend and you may attack. i yield back the balance of my ime. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from gay seek recognition? mr. collins: by direction of the committee on rules i call up resolution 736 and ask for its consideration. cle the clerk: house calendar number 126, house resolution 736, resolved, that at any time after adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule xviii, declare the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill, h.r. 620, to amend the americans with disabilities act of 1990 to promote compliance through education, to clarify the requirements for demand letters,
to provide for a notice and cure period before the commencement of a private civil action, and for other purposes. the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. general debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on the judiciary. after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. no amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in part a of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution. each such amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for
division of the question in the house or in the committee of the whole. all points of order against such amendments are waived. at the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the committee shall rise and report the bill to the house with such amendments as may have been adopted. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 2. upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 3299, to amend the revised statutes, the home owners' loan act, the federal credit union act, and the federal deposit insurance act to require the rate of interest on certain loans remain unchanged after transfer of the loan, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the
bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on financial services; and two, one motion to recommit. section 3. upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 3978, to amend the real estate settlement procedures act of 1974 to modify requirements related to mortgage disclosures, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of rules committee print 115-59, modified by the amendment printed in part b of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any
further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on financial services; two, the further amendment printed in part c of the report of the committee on rules, if offered by the member designated in the report, which shall be in order without intervention of any point of order, shall be considered as read, shall be separately debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent , and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question; and, two, one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 4. on any legislative day during the period from february 16, 2018, through february 23, 2018 (a) the journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and (b) the chair may at any time declare the house adjourned to meet at a date and time,
within the limits of clause 4, section 5, article i of the constitution, to be announced by the chair in declaring the adjournment. section 5. the speaker may appoint members to perform the duties of the chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 4 of this resolution as though under clause 8(a) of ule i. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for one hour. mr. collins: tore the purposes of debate only i yield 30 minutes to the gentleman from colorado, mr. polis, pending which i yield myself i may consume. all time is yielded for the purposes of debate only. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include material on the bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. collins: mr. speaker, i am pleased to bring forward this rule today on behalf of the rules committee. the rule provides for
consideration of h.r. 620, the a.d.a. education reform act, the trid improvement act and h.r. 3299, the protecting consumers access to credit act. the rule provides for one hour debate equally divided between the chairman and ranking member of the judiciary committee. the rule provides for a motion to recommit and makes in order multiple amendments from colleagues on both sides of the aisle and one hour debate on the two financial services bills, with time equally divided between the chairman and ranking member of that committee. yield the rules committee had the opportunity to hear from mr. nadler, mr. poe. we heard from mr. hill and ms. waters on the financial services bill. h.r. 620 received consideration by the judiciary committee and enjoyed a rigorous markup process. in h.r. 3299 and h.r. 3978 were considered and reported by the financial services committee. the bills before us today
address different topics on our economy and our nation but have something in common. they are pro-growth bills aimed at righting wrongs and improving the right of the way the current system works. i'm a co-sponsor of the a.d.a. education reform act and i have had multiple occasions to talk and listen about this bill. it is sponsored by mr. poe from texas and several of my friends of both sides of the aisle have co-sponsored this bill. i have co-sponsored this bill because the american disabilities act is critical. no individual should suffer discrimination and disabled should have access to businesses that provide public accommodation. i'm a former small business owner so i speak from experience. i stand before you and really one of the main reasons i stand before you on this issue is behind this bill as i am the father of a strong, intelligent and a little sassy daughter named jordan.
she is 26 years old and has been in a wheelchair her entire life. her first walk and first steps came in a little pink wheelchair. jordan makes this issue personal for me. discrimination is unacceptable and unacceptable for people to build a cannotage industry on the backs of disabled when these drive-by lawsuits have no benefit to the disabled individual. my daughter helps me understand the importance of access to public space and the danger that this exploits. there are actors seeking access and call to task to block access to disabled individuals. what we are seeing too often is bad actors exploiting the law for their own financial gain. when these serial litigants clog up the courts, they take up time in the courts, could be using to
address issues that truly need remediation. they also undermine the americans with disabilities act. the intent is not to drum up lawsuits but prevent diss krim nation and increase access and protect those with disabilities. the disability community, my daughter included, represents some of the strongest people i know. they have a voice and they are powerful. today we are here making sure the law works better for them and isn't being exploited by those who seek to undermine that law. they face legal fees and technical jargon which is an impediment to access. businesses want to fix such issues but are being -- instead of being able to make this issue right, they are forced into court. in some examples the serial lawsuits, the issues have not been acceptable to the human eye and building codes have changed and the a.d.a. and the business owners have been hauled into court before they have a chance
to respond or to fix the problem. h.r. 620 ensures businesses have the opportunity to fix access issues and it provides notice and a cure period and clarifies the requirements for demand letters and provides training for they can better understand proper a.d.a. compliance. the number of lawsuits have skyrocketed. since 2013, there is 132% in the number of lawsuits in federal courts. h.r. 620 addresses this problem in a smart way that maintains the integrity and purpose of the key provisions of the american disabilities act while ensuring there is a chance to fix access issues. this bill does not take an individual's right to sue for access. this bill does not overturn the a.d.a. it does give business owners a chance to fix problems quickly. some owners may not even realize they are not in come plipes. codes have changed and there are hundreds of pages of compliance.
hat is no excuse for willful noncompliance. they should have a chance to update. it is important to know this bill has bipartisan support and if the rules committee made several amendments in order so we can consider ideas to even further strengthen this legislation. and i would ask that all members listen to that amendment debate because these amendments do have an impact on this bill and would encourage them to be a part of that. h.r. 620 makes sense and aims on focusing issues instead murn on trial or extorting money from businesses with no thought of helping those with disabilities. . two important financial services bills also provided for by this rule. h.r. 3299, the protecting consumers access to credit act was introduce the by mr. mchenry and mr. meeks and reported by the financial services committee with bipartisan support. similar language was included
in the house passed choice act last year. this legislation codifies the valid when made legal doctrine a long-standing legal principal that if a loan is valid when it is made with respect to trt rate, it does not become invalid or unenforceable when assigned to another party. this bill is the response to the 2015 desession by the second circuit court of appeals in madden vs. midland which appears to have ignored the long-standing legal principle. the decision in the madden case created instability and uncertainty in the secondary credit market and restricts the availability of loans to borrowers, particularly those with less access to traditional lending sources. it is has also led to regulatory uncertainty and fallout from -- for lenders. my home state of georgia is increasing presence in fentek and this provides a legislative fix that increases certainty and supports economic opportunity. additionally, mr. speaker,
we're here to discuss h.r. 397, the trid improvement act which indoor prates numerous important provision -- which incorporates numerous important provisions from bills. it takes steps to provide important regulatory relief and make capital markets more competitive and efficient. dodd-frank has led to an explosion of regulations and requirements that ultimately have squeezed access to capital, created hurdles to smaller markets, and imposed burdens on small businesses, tart-ups, and investors. up provision is h.r. 3978. the language provided by mr. did you have if i. this prohibits the s.e.c. from compelling the production of source code or similar intellectual property without a subpoena. the s.e.c. has a data breach and g.a.o. has been critical of its cyber security. i think -- thank mr. duffy and mr. hill along with my colleague, david scott from georgia. they are right to recognize we shouldn't be forcing s.e.c. registered entities to hand
over their source code without due process protections. this legislation ensures normal processes that can be followed o access this information is needed by prevents unnecessary disclosures of this intellectual property. mr. speaker, source code for security and other financial entities is similar to what the coke recipe is to coca-cola or doughnut to crispy cream. it's intellectual property that represents the backbone of a company. this bill makes clear that the sensitivity and highly cral usual information doesn't have to be handed over to the s.e.c. with the hope the information remains secure. h.r. 3978 includes numerous other key provision, including recognizing unique needs of emerging growth and companies entailing regulatory burdens accordingly and requiring the cfpb to allow for more accurate and clear calculations to be provided to consumers when they are -- when they purchase lenders and owners title insurance policies. mr. speaker, today you are seeing a theme. are you seeing a rule that provide for numerous bills that
make commonsense changes to the current system, to spur growth and simply increases fairness. you are seeing bipartisan bills , including bipartisan amendments that will be coming forward on this in support of these bills. with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. polis: i thank the gentleman for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. polis: mr. speaker, today sadly we find ourselves considering legislation that would actually make it easier for scrupulous payday lernsd to skirt state interest rate caps. another bill that guts the enforcement of the americans with disabilities act that puts an unfair burden on people with disabilities. these bills hurt the american people. instead of spending our time here debating very important immigration bill like the senate is doing across the way, instead we're considering bills that will only harm our most
vulnerable populations. on the other side of the capital, the senate is having an open debate about immigration in our country. this house owes the american people no less. the senate is trying to find solutions to help hundreds of thousands of daca recipients to improve border security, to address family reunification. the senate's debating different proposals from both sides of the aisle. we'll see what they come up with. again, this house is simply not doing its job. this house is doing nothing to improve border security, nothing to address the daca recipients, or family rereunification. over here there's not even a plan to bring any immigration bill or amendment to the floor. in fact, there is no commitment at all to actually address the issues of the american people. we have bipartisan bills today that speaker ryan could bring to the floor. they would pass with probably 70%, 60% of the vote. mr. speaker, the march 5 deadline for daca protections
is rapidly approaching. there is no plan in place to protect dreamers like anna and marcos in my district. instead over 800,000 young adults are trying to see what happens next. hoping the court system intervenes. hoping somebody somewhere does something so they can continue to work legally in the only country they know. the country they call home, the united states of america. i have offered the dream act as an amendment to every spending bill that's come through rules committee. i'll continue to do so until we finally get it done. but again instead of bringing up a bill to help protect dreamers before the self-trump imposed march 5 deadline, the house will consider legislation that undermines the civil rights of disabled americans and also makes it easier for predatory lenders to evade consumer protection laws. people wonder why the house of representatives is as unpopular as it is. 3299, the 3299, the protecting
consumer access to credit, is a bill that hurts consumers. it's one that makes it easier for payday lenders to evade well thought out state level protection laws. that's why over 200 national and state organizations have written in opposition to the bill. which they fear would open the floodgates to predatory lending with interest rates as high as 300%. 20 state attorneys general have also written in opposition. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to ernt these letters into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. polis: states can and do like my state of colorado put limitations on the interest rates of install loans issued by nonbanks. barnings, other, have the preemption of state interest rate caps through the national bank act. in order to get around state interest rate caps, payday lenders often use a bank to originate a loan at a higher interest rate, but the nonbank designs a loan provides funding for the loan, services the loan, and guarantees any losses the bank incurs. in all but a name it is a nonbank entity. the payday lender is the de facto lender.
the pang is simply a nominal participant to evade regulations. these are referred to as rent the charter schemes. they are not new. in the early 2000ed federal banking regulators shut down everal of these arrangements between national banks and nonbank lenders. banks may not run out their charters to third parties. right now our federal banking regulations are able to constain the keeps. this legislation would undermine our ability to stop abusive and predatory practices. states are leading the effort to stop abusive lending practices of the in my home state of colorado there is a lawsuit challenging this scheme. now that the new director of the consumer financial protects cure rojas delayed a final rule that would help protect borrowers, it's up to the states to protect consumers. this bill would make it harder this. bill would cripple states like colorado's efforts to stop predatory lend interesting playing on their citizens. the republican -- preying on their citizens. the republican assault on states' rights has gone from bad to worse.
this is another part of the big government republican war on consumers across the country, preempting states' rights for washington, d.c. control. it seems like the republicans want to control everything from washington. and that's why we need to make sure our states are empowered to have the ability they need to react to protect consumers and our law. lately there's been an increased focus on fentek companies. i am a big supporter of financial innovation, but we can't do that at the expense of consumers or high cost of putting consumers into a cycle debt which ends badly. why are we considering legislation that would put the power in washington, d.c., and take away state level protections for consumers? we should be finding ways to increase access to affordable credit. make it easier for consumers to access the financial services rather than trying to force a republican washington solution on all the states across our country. we're considering this bill under a closed rule.
there is only one amendment filed to this bill and it's not even allowed to be debated no less voted on. i want to talk about the other bill under this rule. h.r. 3978, the trid improvement act, which is a package of several bills that came out of the house financial services committee, some of which are more controversial than others. title 1 of the package was reported out by a 53-5 vote. all the republicans and democrats supported tightal 5 of the package. eliminating barriers to jobs for loan originators. i support title 2, the protection of source code act that's being included. i cls support representative foster's am which would provide additional clarification. the problem is it takes several bills that have bipartisan support, combines them with other bills that should be considered separately, which is forcing democrats and republicans to weigh the package as a whole. we simply can't know the ramifications of considering all these bills at the same
time. especially when they haven't had hearings on the individual components. timely, h.r. 620, the a.d.a. education and reform act many the most damaging bill that's discussed under this rule, we are celebrating the american with the disabilities signed into law 28 years ago to allow americans with disabilities to have every kind of opportunity that everybody else does. free from discrimination in the workplace and schools and transportation. it was a landmark bipartisan effort. title 3 of the american with disabilities act prohibits places of public accommodation from discriminating against individuals with disabilities and sets a minimum reasonable standard for accessibility. which has been the law of our land for three decades. h.r. 620 would make it more difficult for people with disabilities to have their rights guaranteed under the americans with disabilities act. under this bill, instead of requiring the public establishment to comply with the a.d.a., the burden would shift to the victim of the discrimination to prove a violation has occurred.
you're forcing disabled americans to go around with clip boards and inspector goggles rather than forcing businesses to comply. it's simply not fair. it's been nearly three decades since the americans with disabilities act was sign into law. all title 3 of the a.d.a. act requires is businesses make their facilities accessible to the extent it's readily achievable. a very reasonable burden under the law. and businesses flourished over the last three decades. we have had continued economic growth. i have heard from so many of my constituents about this bill, including cary brown, assistant specialist, serving disabled residents. she said, quote, the standards set forth in the a.d.a. are designed to ensure people with can access basic public acome can dayses. requiring them to file a complaint to enforce compliance of a 28-year-old law is a step backwards. end quote. i think can access basic this r turn everybody with kiss abled an attorney because that's what they need to be to assert the rights they have under the law.
they are significant if not universal opposition to h.r. 620 from health and disability advocacy groups. including epilepsy foundation, national council on disabilities, asocial -- american association of people with disabilities. we new, mr. speaker, this president has mocked and taken on americans with disabilities. i thought it was above the republicans in congress to join president trump. in assaulting the rights of those with disabilities. h.r. 620 will not allow people with disabilities to immediately file a.d.a. violation, denying access to buildings due to a lengthy legal process. who has time to wait several years to access a building you need to be in because of your job. it simply doesn't make sense. that means people with disabilities will wait weeks, months, or years just to gain the access that is required under law.
for businesses, there's simply no incentive to adhere to a.d.a. guidelines. all of this combined harms disabled americans and weakens legal protections that for decades republicans and democrats have been proud of in the americans with disabilities act. i reserve the balance of my ime. the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities or personal remarks toward the president. the gentleman from colorado reserves. the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. collins: thank you, mr. speaker. i think of the things, there are a lot of things we can agree on and disagree on o, one of the things from my position, especially with a daughter who has -- this is not an insult to disabilities. it's keeping them from being abused and used by folks who don't even have disabilities and asking for money and not caring if the issue gets fixed or not. at the end of the day which would somebody rather have? a person in a wheelchair have something fixed or pay an attorney? put this in context of what it is. with that, mr. speaker, i'm happy to yield as much time as he may consume to the chairman
from california, mr. royce. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california, mr. royce, is recognized. mr. royce: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm rising in strong support of the rule. on the underlying bill. included in this package of bills before us today is the national securities exchange regulatory parity act. this is a bipartisan bill. and it's to ensure future regulation can keep pace and not stifle innovation in our equity markets. the s.e.c.'s interpretation of the current law created a two-tier playing field by giving treatment to three named exchangeses. enactment of the securities exchange parity act relates to the 33 securities act and the bill would make it clear that the blue sky exemption by
state-by-state registration is extended to all national securities exchanges registered with the s.e.c. why is that particular exemption important? if you were to ask anyone from massachusetts, for example, who tried to invest in apple during band p.o., state ratheors -- regulateors banned the stock that didn't have solid earnings foundations. oday apple is up 43,000% and flirting with a market cap. the bill before us today increases the number of securities that will not be forced to register on a state-by-state basis while maintaining important investor protections. e s.e.c. and will remain the
primary enforcement agency of securities fraud. this bill doesn't impact the oversight or enforcement authority. the s.e.c. must approve individual exchange listing standards. they won't be allowed to pre-set the standards. state by state securities regulation not only potential investors from promising opportunities like apple, but it can have significant negative economic consequences by chilling public offerings and obvious innovation. the national securities exchange parity act includes them to be listing venues and source of capital for companies looking to expand and hire more workers. the bill is identical to language included in the larger regulatory package already passed by the senate banking committee. i urge my colleagues to support
this commonsense technical fix and good for market competition. it's good for capital formation and i urge passage of the rule and the underlying bill and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. mr. polis: i would like to yield five minutes to the gentleman from rhode island, mr. langevin. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from rhode island is recognized for five minutes. i want to thank the gentleman for yielding. mr. speaker. as the first quad pliegeic elect todd congress i'm not here just as a member of congress but someone here with a disability. and i hope providing a voice for so many in our country that also have disabilities to give my
perspective on h.r. 620 the misnamed a.d.a. reform act. the american disabilities act was passed nearly 30 years ago as an enduring promise to a large population of americans that discrimination includeing access to public accommodations will not be tolerated. now there have been decades for people and organizations to understand and implement provisions of the a.d.a. and for those who are just learning about the a.d.a. or who need a refresher on the law, there are many resources that provide information and technical assistance. the a.d.a. provides a lifeline to so many who need access to classrooms, rest rooms, businesses, restaurants, transit and so much more. and i recognize that there are some individuals who are unfairly targeted in states that have failed to protect against
things like these drive-by lawsuits. but the root of the problem is not the a.d.a., it's the unscrupulous lawyers who take advantage of the law. now the a.d.a. does not allow people to sue for compensatory or punitive damages, only injunktive relief, meaning that you solve the problem. h.r. 620 does nothing to address the problem happening at the state level, nor does it target immoral lawyers. instead itasaka cry fileses the rights of millions by reducing the impact and protections of the a.d.a. which so many have come to depend on. how now it does so by creating a notice and cure regime that will reate a a disincentive for a.d.a. compliance.
a written notice that gives 60 days to acknowledge receipt of a complaint and then 120 days to demonstrate and i quote substantial progress, end quote, in the removal of an obstruction ignores the a.d.a. that support a right to inclusion and respect and it tells people with disabilities that we are not worthy of inclusion until someone is caught and even then, a remedy is not guaranteed. mr. speaker, i am grateful that the rules committee chose to make in order the bipartisan amendment that i will offer with my colleague and co-chair of the bipartisan disabilities caucus, representative greg harper, but to be frank, this bill should never have been reported out of the judiciary committee in the first place, much less to the floor. h.r. 620, mr. speaker, is a blunt tool that wrongfully impedes the right of people with disabilities. h.r. 620 -- if h.r. 620 passes
with any kind of notice and cure period, we will return to the days when discrimination was commonplace and will be because elected officials votesed to remove civil rights instead of protecting them. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from rhode island yields back. the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. collins: it's my pleasure to yield as much time as he may consume to my colleague from arkansas, mr. hill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from arkansas is recognized. mr. hill: i appreciate the opportunity to come before the house during this rules debate on this package of bipartisan bills that have been worked on for two congresses now. and that address a number of issues that i think members on both sides of the aisle and our committee recognized would improve the capital market system, improve access to
capital for business and consumers and also reduce the red tape, the bureaucracy associated with trying to run a community bank, provide services to our consumers and our -- both business and families. that has been made so challenging since the passage of the dodd-frank act almost eight years ago. i was coming to washington yesterday and i was read inthe weekend business section and there was a story there about richard griffin from crawford arkansas who owned a community bank there for decades, $30 million bank and he said with his 13 employees he just couldn't comply with the level of regulatory burden following dodd-frank that was so geared to our biggest financial institutions, our most complex
financial institutions. companies like those head quarterered up in new york and he felt compelled to leave that business, the local board of directors and turn it over to an out-of-state company. and crawford, arkansas is a good town and deserves a good banking presence, home to georgia pacific and all of their activities there. so these bills, mr. speaker, are as i say bipartisan and they are needed across this country. and let me just touch on a few of them. the ones that i think provide the most benefit to community bankers and businesses and customers of those local banks are first of all, mr. stivers' bill, which eliminates a well intended licensing provision if you wanted to make mortgage loans after the 2008 crisis,
congress thought it was a good idea to make sure mortgage lenders were qualified, so they made them get a license. we can debate whether that was too much work or not or whether it was worth while or not. they made banks get it and nonbanks. in this bill, mr. stivers said if you are going to change jobs and hold a mortgage license, that you just have a transition period where you don't have to requalify for that if you are going to work for a nonbank or work for somebody in another state. it only passed our committee 60-0. it doesn't get much more bipartisan than that. that will help baverages remove red tape, recruit loan officers and getting them to work faster serving customers. likewise, the trid improvement act is something that i've
worked on in a variety of ways and it's included in this package. and it allows states where you can buy both a personal policy for your title insurance as well as the title coverage for closing, show me the real discount. the real irony here is when elizabeth warren was a staffer and college professor, one of her goals for the cfpb was simplification and take these complicated forms and make it easier to use. here's an example of the opposite. the new truth in lending forms for real estate settlements was made more complicated. after eight years of dealing with it, this is a classic difference of trying to make it simpler. let's show the consumer what the closing costs are for their title insurance. this will speed mortgage closings and reduce errors in mortgage closings and reduce
consumer confusion about the so-called know before you owe rule. i would argue this rule has made it much more difficult to know what you owe before you borrow it. and this is a small step in improving that. so these things, mr. speaker, help our community banks. and there is one other in this package, mr. mchenry's bill which allows community banks that originate loans, consumer loans, commercial loans that are selling those loans to a nbank, a nonbank servicer or nonbank packager to be able to pass through the rate that they originated the loan for. there is a supreme court case that said that you can't pass through the rate and state banking laws don't preempt our state usery laws for this kind of work. i commend mr. mchenry because this provides liquid to our
banking system and makes products more accessible and our small community banks more competitive. and i'll close by just touching on a couple of the other measures that i think help businesses help capital markets, help capital flow. you heard mr. royce talk about his bill that will help capital markets flow and create parityy among our exchanges and lowering costs for companies wanting to go public. raise capital on the public markets. mr. duffy has a bill that requires the s.e.c. to actually get a subpoena if they want to get source code from a capital market provider, someone who is managing money, someone who is offering to manage portfolios or
offer a mutual fund company. and this is very, very helpful. i think when you want to get a secret sauce for your business and the government wants it, you ought to have a subpoena. that's all this bill does. it does nth change the rules about that and doesn't change anything other than saying if you want this information, you ought to go and get a subpoena. and i believe that will improve capital formation. so, mr. speaker, these are good bills and these are bipartisan bills, these are bills that we worked on for two congresses that will help increase access to credit, lower the cost of that credit, increase capital flows to the business sector to support the growth that the american people want. and i appreciate the rules committee allowing me to speak on these bills. i appreciate chairman hensarling putting them together. and to my friends on the other side, these are bills that went
through regular order. these are bills that are bipartisan and these are bills that have support of the opposition. we have put them together in a bipartisan package today under this rule because our friends down the hall in the united states senate are rapidly moving a bipartisan package of improvements for our capital markets and our banks, something that we want, something we have waited some eight years for. and so this allows us to work better with our colleagues over in the senate where 14 democrats ve partnered with the senate banking committee to move bipartisan legislation to help us grow our economy. i yield back the time you have afforded me and i thank you for that time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from arkansas yields back. the gentleman from colorado is recognized. . mr. polis: president trump
continues to insist somehow democrats don't care about fixing daca. i beg to differ. this is the 22nd time we tried to bring the bipartisan bill, h.r. 3440, the dream act, to the house floor for a vote. we made our position clear. we want immigration policies that reflect our values that make america safer while realizing, of course, that we are a nation both of laws and of immigrants. yesterday, the u.s. chamber of commerce again urged congress to pass legislation that provides permanent relief for dreamers. even the conservative cato institute estimates deporting dreamers will result in a $280 billion reduction in economic growth over the next decade. mr. speaker, if we don't care about the families, about the young people affected, surely, mr. speaker, you care about $280 billion that will be lost if republicans fail to act. protecting these aspiring americans is not only the right thing to do morally, it's the right thing to do for our country and for our economy.
if we defeat the previous question today for the 23rd time, i will offer an amendment to the rule to bring up h.r. 3440, the dream act. this bipartisan, bicameral legislation would finally help hundreds of thousands of young people who are american in every way except for on paper. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of my amendment in the record along with extraneous material immediately prior to the vote on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. polis: to discuss our proposal, i yield three minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. correa. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for three minutes. mr. rrea: thank you, speaker. again, mr. speaker, i stand on this floor to speak about the dreamers, and this time i ask a simple question. what happened? for months here in washington, we couldn't pass a budget, we refused to pass a budget. numerous continuing resolutions were brought up. we even shut down government,
and the press talked about the dreamers. it was all about the dreamers. yet, last week after the budget spending caps were raised for both military and nonmilitary expenditures, we got a budget. and that was a budget that was voted on by both democrats and republicans. so i guess, ladies and gentlemen, this was not about the dreamers because we still don't have a fix for the dreamers. yet, 80% of our public supports a fix for the dreamers. 80% of our public supports a pathway to citizenship for our dreamers. and even our president wants a ix for the dreamers. why? because all of us recognize that dreamers are soldiers, teachers, police officers, they are effectively our friends and our neighbors. yet, here we are again today not sure of the future for dreamers in this country.
folks, it's time to stop using dreamers as political pawns in a bigger political chess game. last week at the state of the union, my guest was a dreamer from my district. she's a college student majoring in chemistry, and i say to all of you, she is going to make a tremendous scientist. we need scientists in this country. as you know, america is the land of immigrants, and all of us here are immigrants. as you know, 75 of our fortune 500 companies are led by immigrants. and we need more hardworking immigrants. and that's what dreamers are. they're hard working, they study hard, pay their taxes, follow the law and, yes, ladies and gentlemen, dreamers have been vetted. let me repeat. dreamers are immigrants that have been vetted.
and yet, today, we still ask, what is going to happen to dreamers? mr. speaker, let's not live with any regrets. let's not look back tomorrow, next year, 10 years, 20 years from now and say we could have been', should've', would've', mr. speaker. let's vote on h.r. 3440 and let's do the right thing. mr. speaker, i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california yields back. the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. collins: thank you, mr. speaker. i would inquire from my friend from colorado if you have any more speakers. mr. polis: we have no more speakers. mr. collins: then i'll let you close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado is recognized to close debate for the minority. mr. polis: i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. polis: i am not sure what's worse, the fact we are taking up legislation that would make it more difficult for americans to gain access to buildings in their community, including buildings that they work in, or
that we're considering legislation that makes it easier for payday lenders to prey on vulnerable consumers by forcing washington, d.c., big government republican values on our states' rights, or is it worse we are not taking up legislation to protect the hundreds of thousands of dreamers at risk of deportation at the beginning of march unless we act? my republican colleagues are working hard to put washington, d.c., big government ahead of people, to force people with disabilities to get law degrees and wander around with note pads to document whenever they need to get into a building and put payday lenders ahead of hardworking americans. instead, we should focus on finding bipartisan solutions to protect aspiring americans to be forcibly deported from the only country they know. i ask my colleagues to vote no on the rule on h.r. 2399 and
h.r. 620 and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado yields back. the gentleman from georgia is recognized to close debate on the legislation. mr. collins: thank you, mr. speaker. look, i think the interesting thing is expressed by our speakers, especially on the financial services committee, these are bipartisan pieces of legislation, they came back, vetted, many of them through the choice act previously but also had been coming back in agreement looking across the -- something really interesting is a bicameral, bipartisan process making sure capital and these financial services bills we can move and can improve. i do, again, take a little bit of exception and, look, rhetoric is rhetoric. but deceit is also deceit in the sense we don't talk about, especially in this a.d.a., i am not sure how opposing a bill that's designed to make improvements for folks is and protecting trial lawyers who can get people who do not even have disabilities to sue or to
send a demand letter to get money without requiring the business actually solve the problem. that's what's been missing in this debate today. they can actually send a letter, say, here's what our problem is, we are going to sue you. if you send us x amount of dollars, that will do away with it, never concerned at all if the decision is actually making a difference in the business or the location. they don't care. in fact, if you wanted to oppose this, you're actually, frankly, saying that's a good idea, i like that. let's just pick on business. at the end of the day, you know those folks with disabilities, they are just our key to making more money. that's wrong. and my daughter is not a moneymaking proposition. that's got to cease. we can disagree on ways about this. my friend from rhode island and i talked about this a great deal. we are of the same mind and same agreement. we may disagree on somehow this is -- how to get there but at the end of the day, the a.d.a. is still there, the a.d.a. is not going away, the a.d.a. is not being gutted, the a.d.a. is
not -- there's nobody asking folks with disabilities have law degrees. a lot of them have and they are making a difference. one of the greatest emphasis to a business that may have an impediment, they may have put something in a way is for someone with a disability say, by the way, i can't get in here and most business owner don't say, i don't want disability folks in my business. no, they want to fix it because they want to do business. to say anything else is simply unfortunately at times tending to scare people for the wrong reasons. if you want to defend trial lawyers and others who are willing to sue with nondisabled people to sue business, taking google photographs of google maps and saying this is a business that we're going to extort something from, then vote against this bill. then explain to somebody be in a wheelchair why you're using them and allow these folks to use them for their profit motives. that's wrong. we can find a lot of ways to find agreement here.
let's at least look at the situation on how it is. so with these financial services bills, they provide regulate relief, they reduce unnecessary burdens, they're bipartisan. i am urging my friends to take a look at the amendments. there are a lot of amendmentes that will come forward on these, especially the a.d.a. bill, and others. look at that. listen to it. talk about it. at the end of the day, never forget what is actually happening here and what we're actually seeing is something that we can make a difference in. and we're looking to make a difference in. i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support the rule and underlying bill. with that i yield back the balance of my time and move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia yields back. all time having expired on this resolution, the question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. mr. polis: mr. speaker, on that i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the
yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes y electronic device. pursuant to clause 8 and clause 9 of rule 20, this 15-minute vote on ordering the previous question will be followed by five-minute votes on adopting the resolution, if ordered, and motions to suspend the rules in regard -- with regard to h.r. 3542 and house resolution 129. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 228. the nays are 187. the previous question is ordered. the question is on adoption of the resolution. all those in favor say aye. all those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. mr. polis: on that i request a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 227 and the nays is 187. the resolution is adopted. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the unfin earned business is vote on the motion of the the gentleman from south carolina, mr. wilson, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3452 as amended on which yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk: h.r. 3542, to impose sanctions against hamas by reason of the use of civilians as human shields and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. members will record their votes
by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of epresentatives.]
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 415 and the nays are zero. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. without objection, the title is amended. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the the gentleman from south carolina, mr. wilson, to suspend the rules and agree to h.res. 129 as amended on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 129, resolution calling on the department of defense, other elements of the federal government and foreign governments to incentivize efforts to investigate, recover and identify all unaccounted