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allowing indian tribes to set up amber alerts. and another on sickle cell disease prevention and treatment programs. this is live coverage from the house floor on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, reverend vincent derose, st. francis xavier catholic church, washington, d.c. the chaplain: o god who are the hope of sinners and joy of the holy, grant this house a spirit of compunction for failures, perseverance for growth, and humility in success. for the good of our country we ask you to inflame the members of this chamber with wisdom, hope, courage, and all the other virtues necessary to secure prosperity throughout our land and equal justice unto
the law. above all, help us to be a ople of loving and counter with our ther and neighbors around the world. establishing an ever more perfect society on earth we may one day know the joys of paradise with you. we ask this with our neighbors around the world. establishing an in your most ho name, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his pproval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentlewoman from innesota, miss mccall lum. ms. mccollum: 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 justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> request permission 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. >> thank you. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize an outstanding teacher from florida's second district. al rodener withry, a science teacher at the middle school was selected by the space foundation as one of 31 educators worldwide who are honored for her work promoting science and space curricula. along with this honor she and her colleague were selected to work with nasa as part of their microgravity university for educators 2018 challenge. this once in a lifetime opportunity will give these teachers and four of their students the chance to work directly with the rodener withr science teacher at the middle school was selected by the space foundation experts at nasa. mr. dunn: it is clear that they are inspiring a love of science and space in their students. these teachers are forming not just strong minds, but also strong characters and big hearts in young men and women
with a sense of community. mr. speaker, please join me in congratulating miss rodenberry and thank her for instilling a love of science and space in our next generation. search the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from minnesota seek recognition? ms. mccollum: 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. ms. mccollum: mr. speaker, i rise at that urge the immediate elease of two journalists. who have been imprisoned in burma for their fearless reporting on the atrocities being perpetrated against the a hingea. the ethnic cleansing of the row hingea has shocked the conscience of the world, in part because of the important public testimony reard by these two journalists. in december they were invited to meet with the police. they were handed documents by officers they had never met before, and they were immediately arrested.
under object sur clone -- bscure colonial era law. the refusal to grant them bail is highly irregular. it seems obvious that the only purpose of their continued detention is to chill the independent media in burma. mr. speaker, a free press is essential to a democratic society. and i join the state department and governments around the world urging burma to release these journalists immediately and to allow them to reunite with their families and return to their important work. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. the refusal for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: 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, this morning i was at the central pennsylvania digital learning foundation in duncansville to speak about my work on the house education and work force committee. the central pennsylvania digital foundation charter school office a customizeable
cyber education for students throughout pennsylvania. its learning experience engages and empowers every student to be successful in reaching their academic and personal goals for today and tomorrow. this school was developed from the ground up by the engages an superintendents in collaboration with intermediate unit eight. the iu- was furnished to provide a broad range of services to 35 public schools, two charter schools, and approximately 8 nonpublic schools. mr. speaker, we must understand that there are numerous educational environments and many students strive in a cyber school-style setup. the iu- has enjoyed tremendous work to ensure students who choose the education receive the same quality education as their peer who is attend brick answer mortar schools. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time.
for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition. >> 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 ne minute. >> mr. speaker, our hearts are heavy greefing for the 17 innocent murdered in parkland and praying for their families and friends. i cannot begin to fathom the sorrow of parents who must murray a child. from schneider: from the time our children are born we understand it is our responsibility to protect them. but increasingly as a nation we're failing our children and allowing them to be gunned down in schools, concerts, and houses of worship. still in this darkest of time i see reason to hope. i'm inspired by the eloquence of the survivors of the young people across the country who are speaking out for positive action. we all know there are commonsense action that is would curb gun violence in our communities and save lives. universal background checks, banning military-style assault weapons, high capacity
magazines, and bump stocks, and funding mental health care to name a few. these measures have overwhelming support of the american people. all that's missing is the political will from congress. hopefully this moment will be different. i urge my colleagues to listen to the voices much our young people. let's have the debate and vote on real actions to reduce gun violence in our schools, our neighborhoods, and our country. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will suspend for a moment. the chair will remind all persons in the gallery they are here as guests of the house and any manifestation of approval or disapproval of proceedings is in violation of the rules of the house. the gentleman may proceed. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize the extraordinary work of sally harrison. she's the president and c.e.o. of mesa chamber of commerce. she's worked in this role since 2013.
mesa's business environment is thriving with her at the helm. she led a meeting at arizona state polytechnic campus with congressman jim bridenstine. under her leadership this unique council continues to highlight the manufacturing pability we have in my district. been positive reports of the discussion she facilitated and i am confident that she will continue to create these opportunities for my constituents. these conversations between local officials, federal office holders, and business leaders are paramount to ensure their constituents receive the best possible representation. sally understands this and is working every day to facilitate it. mr. bigs: i thank her for her service to our great city and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> one minute. revise and extend. been positiv reports of the discussion she facilitated and i am confident that she will continue to create these for eaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? mr. cohen: to address the house
for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. we have been out of session for a week and much has happened in america. of course the most dreadful thing is parkland, florida. the douglas high school. i shed quite a few tears thinking about those students and looking at the teachers that lost their lives. the system failed. the f.b.i. failed to follow up. apparently the sheriff's department failed to follow up. and, mr. speaker, our president failed. because he failed to see the problem that we have in this country is not giving teachers guns but giving teachers more respect and giving them more counselors and more aid to be able to teach. he failed to see the problems not just in schools where it's so important and there have been shootings and killings in schools, but killings in texas churches and in las vegas concerts. and by people over 21 years of age. banning bump stocks, which was the response to las vegas was right and good and needs to be done by law to be done legally. banning assault weapons being
purchased by under 21-year-olds is a good, but we need to ban assault weapons for everybody for the 58 victims in las vegas and the church in texas and high capacity magazines. we need a study. we need to act. i yield back the balance of my time. god save america and the children. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately
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