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today, if i didn't have friends -- wow, you and howard dean. listen, if i didn't have friends that were democrats, i would be eating alone five nights a week in new jersey. all right. so i -- everybody -- my view on our party is, as with howard's party is, if it's stagnant and it doesn't change, it dies. and so donald trump has brought enormous change to this party. we will be able to tell over the course of the next couple of years whether that enormous change turns out to be positive for the party as an institution, both political and governmental. or whether it turns out to have been a mistake. you never know that until after. i always kind of compare it a little bit to jimmy carter. even though you couldn't think of two different people from a personality perspective than jimmy carter and donald trump. but jimmy carter radically
changed the democratic party. if you think about how the -- >> we will have more from this u.s. global leadership coalition on our website c-span. type that in the search bar homepage. house about to come in. live coverage here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the order. ll be in the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, dr. ron racy, geneva classical christian school, order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, dr. ron racy, geneva classical christian school, fai oaks anch, texas. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty, sovereign, creator, d eternal holy god, you have shown great kindness and mercy it all your people. let your ears be attentive and your eyes open to this prayer
for your servants, these men and women of congress, who are your representatives of the people of this nation. may we remember that in the beginning you gave us this nation and the freedoms and abundant blessings we enjoy. confess our od, we since toward you. we have not obeyed the simplest of your commandments, to love the lord god with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, with all your mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. we ask that you grant us forgiveness and give wisdom, understanding, and compassion to these, your servants.
in the name of god, our heavenly father, jesus christ the son, and the holy spirit. 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. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina eek recognition. >> i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval. journal. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it of the the approved.ands for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and make a point of
order a quorum is not present. . the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion are postponed. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from -- the gentlewoman from minnesota, ms. mccollum. 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: without objection, the gentleman from illinois, mr. bost, is recognized for one minute. mr. bost: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to welcome dr. ron bracy as our guest chaplain. dr. bracy has served our nation uniform and through his faith. he eered the air force academy after high school and served in the u.s. air force for 4 years. dr. -- 42 years. dr. bracy is the veteran of the vietnam war where he flew 183
combat missions and on duty in the pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attack. he is a retired minister and author of "walk on" from the valley of despair to the mountaintop of praise. he has taught at all levels of education, and currently teaches at the geneva classical christian school in texas. dr. bracy was my family pastor for many years. he and his wife are truly loved. we're incredibly blessed to have dr. bracy here with us today. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition. mr. wilson: ask will entertain requests unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. . wilson mr. speaker, congratulations to president-elect due kay on being elected the new president of colombia, on sunday,
achieving 10 million votes, one of the largest voter turnouts in the history. he will be one of the youngest presidents of the country's histo. the father of three is married to maria. i know firsthand of the talented people of colombia, as former co-chairman of the partners america program, hosting students fm colombia with two of my sons as exchange students to colombia. the south carolina national guard headed by geral bob livingston is grateful to be training with colombia's military and state partnership program. this selection was theirst t be -- election was t first to be held since a peace deal was reached. i'm grateful that president-elect plans to work closely with the united states in the tradition of former president uribe. he will be successful in creating jobs, increasing spurt for pop population, and leading colombia to a more pruss future. we will never forget september 11 and the global wab on
terrorism. we'll remember otto warmbier on the anniversary of his death. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from minnesota is recognized for one minute. ms. mccollum: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. mccollum: mr. speaker, i oppose president trump's separating olicy of families on our southern border. tearing children there the arms of their parents, confining them in cages, with children caring for one another should never happen anywhere in the se families on our southern border. world. let alone in america. the national association of school psychologists calls this emotional violence. they go on to say, i quote, such trauma can have lifelong consequence was respect to children's mental health and behavioral health. this is a human rights violation committed by the trump administration. make no mistake, president trump has the power to end this today. when the president says he's required by law to enact this
policy or when he blames democrats for the crisis he has created, i say, mr. president, you're not telling the truth. so tomorrow you don't need to need to esota, you stay here in washington, stop this heartless policy, the american people demand that these children be given back to their parents and to end this crisis now. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities towards the president. and are reminded to address their remarks to the chair. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition. >> i 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, i rise today to congratulate panama city, florida, native major general patrick d sergeant for assuming command of the u.s. harmy health, readiness center of excellence in fort sam,
houston. i had the pleasure of meeting him last year in washington. he has had a decorated army career serving our country for more than three decades. he grew up in bay county and attended florida state university before joining the army in 1985. mr. dunn: he is board certified in health care administration and he is a medevac pilot. he has been a leader in providing health care to our troops for many years. he was in charge of all medical care in iraq as the commander f medical task force iraq. in his own words, he has worked to bring humanity to the battlefield. and i believe he will brilliantly continue that work in his new post. . speaker, please join me in congratulating major general patrick sergeant on his new posting. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from arkansas 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. speaker, thank you.
i rise today during national ptsd awareness month to call attention to this topic that's so important to the lives of our veterans and their families. mr. hill: nowhere is the connection between ptsd and suicide felt more strongly than in the veteran community. suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the united states and on average we lose 20 veterans per day to suicide. far too many of our veterans are left with the difficulties of overcoming ptsd and addiction on their own. our central arkansas veterans health care system led by dr. margie scott is one of nine systems nationwide that's currently involved in the clay hunt act program in our nation. this program gives our v.a. employees the necessary tools to reach out to high-risk veterans and offer guidance while providing essential suicide prevention services. i've got three wounded warriors on my district staff, mr. speaker, and we're together dedicated to our veterans. i'm grateful to our veteran
service organization that is we work together to spread the word on how we need to help our veterans avoid the crisis that comes with the risk of suicide. vets, are you not alone. all vets believe in the buddy system, and the veteran crisis line keeps that bond. ease, call vets, are you not f you are having a crisis or you know a veteran in crisis. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair can lays before the house a communication. -- the chair lays before the house a 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 june 15, 2018, at 2:03 p.m. that the senate passed senate 2652. with best wishes, i am, signed
karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a 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 june 19, 2018, at 11:28 a.m. that the senate passed with an amendment h.r. 5515. with best wishes, i am, signed sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess subject to the call
today's hearing will talk about the privacy concerns raised in the wake of the cambridge analytica facebook scandal and potential steps to protect consumers. live coverage starts at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span3, also online at c-span.org and you can listen with the free c-span radio app. the u.s. house is back at 2:30 eastern to officially start legislative work. until then, a portion of today's "washington journal" and public health implications of children being separated from their families due to the
trump administration's zero tolerance policy for migrants. "washington journal" continues. host: dr. paul spiegel joining us from the john hopkins. he served as the director for the center for humanitarian health. good morning. guest: good morning. the centerus about and your work on this idea of humanitarian health. guest: sure. the center for humanitarian health has three objectives. itin future humanitarians, is research. go toe a long way to improve how we actually respond to humanitarian emergencies. and finally, in power meant, ment inents, -- empowere students,