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don't miss pennsylvania, we've got four women who have come. it's very exciting. thank you very much. thank you for your good wishes. thank you. >> some of the new members elected to the house for the 116th congress, some will be sworn in this evening, mary gay scanlon among them, winning the special elections that happened concurrently last tuesday on election day. the house coming in momentarily, gaveling back in for the first votes of the 115th lame duck session. privileged report from the committee on rules for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 1142, resolution providing for consideration of the bill, h.r. 6784, to provide for removal of
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the gray wolf in the 48 states from the list of endangered and threatened wildlife, published under the endangered species active 1973, and providing for proceedings during the period from november 19, 2018, through november 26, 2018. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered precipitationed. - printed. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, proceedings will resume on motions to suspend the rules previously postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. h.r. 6064 by the yeas and nays. and h.r. 2615 by the yeas and nays. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. remaining electronic votes will be conducted as five-minute votes. the unfinished business is the
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vote on the motion of the gentleman from colorado, mr. lamborn, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 6064, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: house calendar number 188. h.r. 6064, a bill to rename the oyster bay national wildlife refuge as the congressman lester wolf national wildlife refuge. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. 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.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 385. the nays are 4. two recorded as present.
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2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker: the house will be in order. members and staff, please take your conversations off the floor. he house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, i have the honor to transmit herewith a fax imly copy of a letter received from
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mr. robert and mr. todd valentine, co-executive directors of new york state board of elections, indicating that according to the preliminary results of the special election held november 6, 2018 -- the speaker: the clerk will suspend. the gentleman is right. the house is not in order. members, take your conversations off the floor. the clerk may proceed. the clerk: indicating that according to the preliminary results of the special election held november 6, 2018, the honorable joseph morelle was elected representative to congress for the 25th congressional district, state of new york, signed, sincerely, karen l. haas. the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. sir, i have the honor to transmit herewith a scanned copy of a letter received from the honorable mary fallin, governor of oklahoma, indicating that the honorable kevin hernandez of the first congressional district -- hern
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of the first congressional district is elected to fill the vacancy in the 105th congress created by the resignation of the honorable jim bridenstine on april 23, 2018. this certification has been submitted under the laws of oklahoma as stated in the accompanying documents. signed, sincerely, karen l. haas. the honorable the speaker, house of representatives, sir. i have the honor to transmit herewith a scanned copy of a letter received from mr. jonathan marks, commissioner of bureau of commissions, election and legislation, department of state, commonwealth of pennsylvania, indicating that according to the preliminary results of the special election held november 6, 2018, the honorable mary gay scanlon was elected representative to congress for the seventh congressional district, commonwealth of pennsylvania. signed, sincerely, karen l. haas. the speaker: the house will be n order.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? edwin encarnacion mr. speaker, i ask unanimous con -- mr. engel: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that mr. joseph morelle take office today. there is no contest and no question has been raised with regard to his election. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the gentleman from oklahoma, the honorable kevin hern, be permitted to take the oath of office today. his certificate of election has not arrived but there is no contest and no question has been raised with regard to his election. the speaker: without objection. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the gentlewoman from pennsylvania, the honorable mary gay scanlon, be permitted to take the oath of office today. her certificate of election has not arrived, but there is no
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contest and no question has been raised with regard to her election. the speaker: without objection. will the representatives-elect please present themselves in he well. members will rise. and the representatives-elect will please raise their right hands. do you solemnly swear that will you support and defend the constitution of the united states against all enemies, foreign and domestic, that you will bear true faith and allegiance to the same, that you take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion, and that you will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which you are about to enter, so help
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you god? congratulations. you are members of the 115th ongress. without objection, the gentleman from new york, mr. engel, is recognized for one minute. he house will be in order. mr. engel: thank you, mr. speaker. as co-dean of the new york delegation, along with my colleague, congresswoman lowey, the new york delegation is pleased to welcome our newest colleague, joe morelle, representing new york's 2525 -- 25th district in upstate new york. joe has been elected to the seat of our beloved and
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departed colleague, louise slaughter. joe hails from -- i know i butchered. that and like myself served in the new york state assembly. he was lectsed -- elected to that body in 1990 and became majority leader in 2013. he graduated from -- with a bachelor's degree in political science and began his political career at age 28 as a monroe county legislator. congressman morelle and his wife, mary beth, are well known, well loved and we're so happy to have joe morelle as one of our colleagues. congratulations, joe. the speaker: does the gentleman yield to the gentleman from new york? does the gentleman yield to the gentleman from new york? mr. engel: yes. i yield to the gentleman from new york. the speaker: the gentleman from ew york is recognized. mr. morelle: thank you, mr. speaker. colleagues. and, mr. speaker, thank you for -- to your staff for the
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courtesies they have extended to me. i want to thank, first of all, my wife, mary beth, my entire family and many dear friends who have traveled to be with us today. and those at home watching for their unwavering love and support. i'd also like to thank my long-time friend, congressman eliot engel, for that kind introduction. and the warm welcome of all my colleagues -- the speaker: the gentleman is suspend. the gentleman is right. the house is not in order. members, please take your conversations off the floor. the gallery will please be quiet. mr. morelle: i want to thank my long-time -- the speaker: hold on. the gentleman is recognized. the gentleman may proceed. mr. morelle: thank you, sir. i also want to thank my long-time friend, congressman eliot engel, for that kind introduction and the warm welcome of all of my colleagues in the new york delegation have extended to me. i'm humbled to take the oath of office. it is truly the honor of a lifetime to serve new york's 25th district as a member of the house of representatives.
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indeed, i have very big shoes to fill. congresswoman slaughter was truly a remarkable individual who shattered ceilings and blazed trails. but more than that, she was a dear friend to me for over 30 years, and i will be forever grateful for her guidance, devotion and friendship. it is a special privilege to be able to carry out on her vital and important work. i look forward to the days ahead and i work together to support our neighbors in need, to advance society for future generations and build a stronger, more vibrant america. hank you, mr. speaker. the speaker: the house will return to order. there are two more. he house will return to order. the gentleman from oklahoma is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. my colleagues, it is a
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tremendous pleasure today to introduce our newest colleague from tulsa, oklahoma. the great first district of oklahoma. having been a special election baby myself, a long time ago, the pressure, the significance of our colleagues when they stand before you in the unique way that they're sworn in is tremendous. so the advice that i've given congressman hern, i'll try and practice myself. lueke lueke brevity -- mr. lucas: brevity. born on an air force base, worked all of his life, earned a degree in engineering and an m.b.a. degree. the thing i love the most perhaps is a hog farmer at one point in his career, and a very successful restauranteur. kevin is an individual who is a reflection of the great first district of tulsa. he's a reflection, i think, in what we need and want in a member in this united states house of representatives. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield the remainder of my time to my newest colleague, our newest colleague from oklahoma, congressman hern. the speaker: the gentleman from klahoma is recognized.
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mr. hern: mr. speaker, mr. speaker, members of this esteemed body, it is my honor to represent the citizens of oklahoma's first congressional district. i want to first thank my wife, tammy, of 25 years, who i would not be here today without her. my oldest son, kelby, is here with his wife, dana. and my youngest son, caden, is here. i also want to thank my colleagues from oklahoma who have gone above and beyond in welcoming me to this body. congressman lucas, congressman cole, congressman russell, congressman mullin. i can't thank you enough. the most recent advice they gave me was to keep this very brief. so brief i will be. i have lived the american dream. growing up without running water, to now serving my great
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country and fellow oklahomans in congress. now we as a body need to work together to make sure that that dream can be achieved by so many generations to come. so let's get to work. thank you. the speaker: the house will be n order. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. i would invite all of my pennsylvania colleagues to come up and join me, if you like. mr. speaker, as the dean of pennsylvania's congressional delegation, it is my great pleasure to welcome our newest colleague. for the last 35 years, mary gay scanlon has been a public interest lawyer, working for voting rights, equitable education funding, immigration and criminal justice reform.
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mr. doyle: and is an advocate for low-income families, children, women, veterans and seniors. she and i worked together on securing asylum in this country for the internationally recognized sudanese human rights activists. the speaker: the gentleman will suspend. the gentleman is right. the house is not in order. the gentleman may continue. mr. doyle: she and i worked together on securing asylum in this country for the internationally recognized sudanese human rights act visit, who was imprisoned and tortured by the sudanese government for speaking out against it. and i'm pleased to note that he is here in the house gal -- house gallery today.
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mary gay's career reflects her deep commitment to aiding and giving back to her community. she has worked tirelessly to help those in need in pennsylvania and she now plans to continue that work at the national level here in congress. i'm happy to welcome such a dedicated individual to this body. i know we all look forward to working with her and our colleagues in the pennsylvania delegation, to serve the commonwealth and this great nation. i would like to yield to the senior republican member of the delegation, representative thompson for some remarks also -- thompson, for some remarks also. mr. thompson: thank you, congressman. i just want -- obviously on behalf of our entire delegation, republicans and democrats both, we welcome our new colleague to this chamber and look forward to serving with her. we're pleased to have her here. thank you. mr. doyle: colleagues, mary gay
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scanlon. the speaker: the house will be in order. he house will be in order. the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. scanlon: mr. speaker, members of the 115th congress, i am honored to have this opportunity to serve our country. i chose tonight to be sworn in on our constitution, a document that begins with our uniquely american creed, we the people. a charge and a challenge to faithfully represent the people of my district and the entire country, a charge i promise to honor every day with all of my might. i am particularly honored to
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serve as the advance guard, not just for madeline dean, chrissy hulihan and susan wild, who will soon join me and our brethren in the pennsylvania elegation. ms. scanlon: but also as an army of new members who will join us for the 116th congress, a congress that may look different than the one we see today. we the people entrust to the equal branches of this government to ensure that opportunitys are available and right the wrongs. to make sure that the people get a fair shake whether in their jobs, in our classrooms or in the ports or voting booths and treat others with civility as we work in service to this great country. to ensure opportunity and
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safeguard the world we pass onto the next generation. i promise to continue fighting for the underserved, for children and families and seniorsp to bend the arcs of justice. for those on the high school team in philadelphia who are the next generation of civic leaders, for veterans like bob ho want to ensure that their benefits. families like chester whose lives have been changed by gun violence and for my friend, our human rights activate from darfur who was forced to flee led to her kidnapping and torture. i'm eager to continue this work right here with all of you.
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finally, i'm grateful to the friend and family and my husband, mark, for believing in me and i hope i make you proud. thank you. the speaker: the chair announces to the house that in light of the administration of the oath of office, the gentleman from oklahoma and the gentlewoman from pennsylvania, the whole house number is 431. without objection, five-minute voting. unfinished business is on the vote of the motion on mr. gosar to concur in the senate amendment on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 2615, to
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authorize certain land located in jackson county, mississippi to the national park service and veterans of foren wars. the speaker: members will record 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 representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: the nays are 1. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, senate amendment is agreed to. and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to take from the speaker's table the bill h.r. 3359 with the senate amendment thereto and concur in the senate amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill and the senate amendment. the clerk: an act to amend the
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homeland security act to amend the security agencies of the department of homeland security and for other purposes. senate amendment, strike out after all the enacting clause and insert, section 1, short title, this may be -- the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom texas. mr. mccaul: i ask to dispense with the reading of the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the request from the the gentleman from texas. the speaker pro tempore: the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlelady north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: i ask unanimous consent that the committee on oversight and government reform be discharged from further consideration of house resolution 1138 and ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the clerk: house resolution 1138, resolution condemning the anti-semitic attack on the building housing tree of life and new life honoring the memories and expressing support for their families, friends and community. the speaker pro tempore: the house is not in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i reserve the right to object, although i don't object and would ask to speak for one minute.
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the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the consideration -- mr. doyle: i reserve the right to object. the speaker pro tempore: the the gentleman is recognized for reservation. mr. doyle: mr. speaker, i rise today with a heavy heart, a few short weeks after a gunman entered the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh and took the lives of -- the speaker pro tempore: the house is not in order. please remove your conversations rom the floor. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman may resume. mr. doyle: thank you, mr. speaker. a few short weeks after a gunman entered the tree of life synagogue and took the lives of 11 innocent people and injured six others, i would like to ask
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the house to pause now. joyce feinberg, richard ttfried, jerry rabinowitz, bernice simon. aniel stein, and if we could pause for a moment for these eople. thank you. i would also like to honor the law enforcement officers, the first responders, and the medical professionals who heroically responded to the attack and continued to -- continue to wish a full and speedy recovery for those who are wounded. attack happened because one man had a dark hatred in his heart for the jewish people. but the jewish community in pittsburgh and the city as a whole have proven to be stronger than hate. i want to thank the bipartisan
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task force to combat anti-semitism for their support and all of the american people who have reached out with their comforting words of support. we all must do more to combat this hate in our neighborhoods and stop these tragedies from happening. this resolution is just a step in the healing process for our city and our country. and with that, mr. speaker, i remove my objection. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from north carolina is recognized. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. i have an amendment to the text at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the amendment. the clerk: amendment offered by ms. foxx. page 3, line 1, strike feinberg and insert feinberg. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the amendment is agreed to and, without objection, the resolution is agreed to. ms. foxx: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: i have an amendment to the preamble at the desk.
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the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the amendment to the preamble. the clerk: amendment offered bibi ms. foxx of north carolina. in the second, whereas clause, strike feinberg and insert feinberg. in the last whereas clause, insert according to the anti-defamation league after 2017. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the amendment to the preamble is agreed to and the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the order of the house of january, 2018, regarding morning hour debate not apply tomorrow. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that further proceedings on the motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, h.r. 5787, may be postponed through the legislative day of november 16,
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2018, as though under clause 8 of rule 20. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. ros-lehtinen: thank you, mr. speaker. damon nelson, the staff director of our house permanent select committee on intelligence, passed away a few days ago and this has left us shocked and saddened. it was my honor to have been selected by the speaker to serve on this coveted committee. and we all came to know damon as a kind and gracious gentleman. always armed with a smile, damon was there to lend a hand, to staffers and members alike.
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a veteran of the persian gulf war, damon took pride in his military service, which also afforded him the opportunity to meet his lovely wife, dana. my heart goes out to you, dana, and to damon's family, to our congressional colleague, devon, and to all of the wonderful folks who had the privilege of calling damon a friend. although damon will no longer walk these hallucinate odom halls, his spirit will -- these hallowed halls, his spirit will foreverer in this institution. -- will forever be in this institution. i was privileged to know such a patriot and fine individual who embodied the characteristics of a public servant. thank you, damon, for all you did. and rest easy, my friend. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. langevin: mr. speaker, as co-chair of the career and
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technical education caucus, i rise to recognize national apprenticeship week. in recent years we've heard too often about the tremendous skills gap that we have in our country, with too many jobs at companies in our district that go unfilled because workers don't have the skills to do those jobs that are available. apprenticeships provide valuable on-the-job training for students of all ages, by combining practical and theoretical instruction, they allow students to earn while they learn, preparing them for high-skill, high-paying jobs. i've seen the promise of these programs back home. apprenticeship programs are offered in maritime, pipe and structural trades. apprentices will finish the program with a certificate and an associate's degree ready for rewarding careers in high demand industries. apprenticeships offer affordable education for students, enhancements for businesses and big economic returns for our communities. as the number of skilled job openings continues to grow and the work force continues to age, apprenticeship programs
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will become even more critical and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the memory of dr. richard gottfried, whose life was tragically taken along with 10 other congregants during the attack at the tree of life synagogue in pittsburgh on october 27. raised in uniontown, pennsylvania, rich concluded his studies at the university of pittsburgh dental school. there he met peg, with whom he enjoyed a beautiful 38-year marriage. mr. rothfus: rich and peg ran a local dental practice. they also joyfully gave back to their community. providing dental care to the needy, including immigrants and refugees, at the catholic charity dental clinic. their boundless love was
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reflected in their full respect of and engagement in each other 's jewish and catholic faiths. they relished evening at home on their deck with wine and cigars. what took rich from us was an act of pure evil. hatred. and anti-semitism. love must overcome hate. and the love displayed by rich and peg, and now continued by her, can lead us all from grieving to healing. may rich's memory be a blessing whole community. i whole community. i thank the speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom illinois seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today on the appointment of matthew whitaker as acting attorney general of the united states. mr. whitaker has repeatedly
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dismissed the value and seerns of the mueller -- seriousness of the mueller investigation while advising the president on sabotaging it, including advocating for investigations the d.o.j.'s own professional staff had already determined were unnecessary. mr. krishnamoorthi: mr. whitaker's broader record on issues of justice is just as disturbing as the anti-defamation league found his opposition to the appointment of nonchristian federal judges to be, quote-unquote, deeply troubling. lastly, mr. whitaker's service as acting attorney general has been widely recognized by legal experts from across the political spectrum as unconstitutional because of the clear requirement that principal officers such as the d.o.j.'s secretary demand senate confirmation. the united states needs an attorney general worthy of the office and committed to protecting the efforts of the special counsel, but so long as mr. whitaker remains in office, he should follow ethical
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guidelines and recuse himself from the mueller investigation. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, on veterans day i had the privilege of being in st. mary's pennsylvania. the american legion recognized vic all-star break for his service. i was honored to be there. i professioned colonel straub with a flag that had bns flown ver our united states capitol. the red, symbolizes courage dating back to sitting in the cockpit of a range of experimental planes as an airman. the white symbolizes purity of purpose, being selfless in all his work. the blue symbolizing his loyalty to his family, his community, and to his country. and the stars, well, what more can i say? colonel straub is a talented
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and proud air force guy. mr. speaker, one of the privileges of this job as a u.s. representative is we're able to meet, help and thank many people throughout the congressional district. as we honor our veterans throughout the nation this weekend, let us all remember that freedom is not free. and for that, we can thank a veteran. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one inute. mr. payne: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the late victor pantosi of jersey city, new jersey, on the occasion of the 1 u.n.th anniversary of the end -- 100th anniversary of the end of world war i, which was sunday. just two months after the united states entered world war i, and only five years after mr. pentosi immigrated to the
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united states, he enlisted in the army. sergeant pantosi served in many pivotal battles in france. he was shot in the knee on june 15, 1918, then gassed eight days later. sergeant pantosi spent three weeks in a field hospital, recovered and returned to his post. he was awarded the purple heart and many other commendations for his service. in 1919, sergeant pantosi was honorably discharged from the united states army. the next day he became a u.s. citizen. mr. pantosi passed away on october 7, 1976, at the age of 82. i ask my colleagues to join me in honoring sergeant vincent pant sombings i of jersey city, new jersey, and -- an exceptionally dedicated man whose service to our country deserves this recognition. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise with a heavy heart. in my district, just a few days ago, broke out, a tremendously devastating wildfire. mr. lamalfa: it affected the town of paradise, california. and has completely destroyed the town and displaced at least 27,000 people, with many ssing, unknown, what their whereabouts. mr. speaker, we ask for the prayers of the people of this country, for this still unfolding situation. the fires aren't even all the way out yet. they haven't investigated everything yet. and they still have many, many missing people there. so, what we really need is a little more time to put the fires out so, that we can have re-entry and find and solve those that are missing and for that's that want to support and help in country, mr. speaker,
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monetary donations at this time for the paradise, california, known as the camp fire would be the most helpful thing that people can do at this time, to give the most assets and resources, the most helpful for those, providing those and helping with the shelters that so many people have been displaced. thank you, mr. speaker. and thank the american people for their prayers and support for our paradise citizens. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. kaptur: mr. speaker, i rise to encourage every citizen to sign up for health insurance coverage during open enrollment, which ends on december 15. you still have several weeks. for details about available plans, please visit
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healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596. health insurance is a vital protection that ensures americans won't be forced to put off a check-up or worry about going broke if they or a family member gets sick. as many in ohio know, the average cost for three days in the hospital is $30,000. the majority of personal bankruptcies in our country result from health care expenditures. there are many affordable health plans on the exchange. in many cases, financial help is even available. in fact, neat 10 people qualify for financial help with most getting a plan for $75 a month or lells. health insurance can provide you and your family with health security and peace of mind, and health insurance pays medical costs when you or a loved one really need medical care. the marketplace provides access to quality and affordable health coverage and in order to
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get in touch with someone ocal, to learn more, go to localhelp.healthcare.com or 2516. s-800-318- find out how much you can save while signing up for good health insurance. you have until december 156789 thank you so much. i yield back the balance of my time -- 15. thank you so much. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following personal request. the clerk: mrs. watson coleman of new jersey for today the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the request is granted. for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move that the house be now adjourned sm the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted.
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the speaker: the house will be n order. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? edwin encarnacion mr. speaker, i ask unanimous con -- mr. engel: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that mr. joseph morelle take office today. there is no contest and no question has been raised with regard to his election. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the gentleman from oklahoma, the honorable k

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