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start with the nra influence. the nra is very powerful. host: as powerful today is the past? guest: i cannot think of a bill that has passed in decades the 1993 --posed -- 1994 bill, there were some significant legislation them. trying tohe last bill restrict access to guns and i believe the nra supported it. actually doesnt propose something that the nra opposes and a becomes law, it would be a huge breakthrough. there has been basically no successful effort. president obama did >> you can find this online at www.c-span.org.
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we are now going to the house. votes at 6:30, and later in the week, changes on emissions standards. live to the house. the eaker pro tempore: house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. march 5, 2018. irhereby appoint the honorable -- i hereby appoint the honorable randy k. weber senior, to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: to the order o of the house of january 8, 2018, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the
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parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in in event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from kansas, mr. marshall, for five minutes. mr. marshall: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to bring attention to progress on a critical nationwide initiative. american energy independence. energy is a bedrock industry of the american economic machine. energy fossers innovation that have seen substantial leaps in efficiency which led to dramatic expansion and zail. to highlight the progress we have achieved, we need look no further than my home state of kansas. even just to think back to my childhood being raised up in butler county, kansas, which during world war i was the wobbled's -- world's largest producer of oil. we have long been known for production and agriculture and aviation. it's the spirit of innovation
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that's pushed kansans to utilize vast and diverse energy opportunities. it is a top 10 state for crude oil production and has the gas area, one of the top producing natural gas fields in the united states. these factors give kansas the opportunities to be a leader in the national effort to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil. in fact, american energy exports now seat with middle east oil for buyers in asia. daily trading volumes of u.s. oil futures contracts have more than doubled in the past decade. i was reminded of the size of the export opportunity this past week when i was in mexico city and nafta discussion. with improved delivery systems and more efficient extraction methods, the united states is now exporting more than 1. million barrels of crude oil each day with an increase of 11% expected by 2019. the economic impacts of increased united states output are encouraging to everyone in the industry who has fought through tough it times with low
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crude oil prices. this expansion has shaved our nation's oil imports by 0% over the past decade and provided 21st century careers in rural communities. since the 2008 peak, we have lowered consumer prices for domestic gasoline by 37%. just a few short years ago, no one would have imagined the united states could increase production of oil and natural gas while still cutting greenhouse emissions which are now 25-year lows. but yet we have these advancements are evidence of the ingenuity of our producers. further they show we have production and environmental stewardship. for the first time in generations, american energy policy is focusing on necessaryic production, global leadership, and -- domestic production, global leadership, and that's something worth recognizing. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until 2:00 p.m.
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today.
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>> tonight on "the communicators" democratic f.c.c. commissioner mignon clyburn discusses the f.c.c.'s rejection of net neutrality, spectrum auctions and how to expand broadband throughout the u.s. brian, terviewed by technology reporter for "politico." >> earlier you brought up the federal communications commission and this week there was a big court decision on whether or not it can sue at&t for its alleged misrepresentation to consumers about unlimited data. what lessons do you draw from that court ruling and particularly through the loophole involving the common carrier exemption? commissioner clyburn: on a positive side, there is one loophole meaning the court gave
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some clarity as it relates to whether or not there is authority -- whether there is a mix of common carrier or not. there was some clarity given there. but what is also clear what is still troubling to me, that the f.t.c. is still not the expert agency. still not the agency that has any background when it comes to common carrier or net neutrality regulation. the f.c.c. is still the agency that does not answer or come into play unless a harm is done and unless you can prove unfair or deceptive practices. those are very high hurdles for mignon clyburn security system to be able to realize or to be able to bring to the f.t.c. >> watch "the communicators" tonight at 8:00 eastern on c-span2.
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>> tonight on c-span's landmark cases -- we'll explore the civil rights cases of 1883. the supreme court decision that struck down the civil rights act of 1875, a federal law that granted all people access to public accommodations like trains and theaters, regardless of race. justice john marshall harlan, known as the great descenter, cast the election that eclipsed the majority opinion. explore this with danielle howard alker, dean of university's law school. watch "landmark cases" on c-span, c-span.org or listen with the free c-span radio app. for background on each case, order your copy of the "landmark cases" companion book available for $8.95 plus

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