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for giving us another da y. may isiah's prophetic words guide us still. send your spirit upon this nation and this congress, that we may be open to hearin your word and actively seek the salvation you alone can bring. make of us and the members of this people's house a people of compassion and holine ss, and pursuing the avenues of justice for all, may we be a sign to the community of nations. the issues of this coming week promise to be contentious. send your spirit of amity and understanding, that the proceedings of the legislative sessions might be a model of good governance. lord, bless the members of the people's house today and all days and may all that is done be for your greater honor and
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glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, pursuant to clause 1, rule 1, i demand a vote on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the journal stands approved. >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i -- i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the pledge of allegiance will now be led by the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson.
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mr. thompson: 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 kentucky seek recognition? >> i ask 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 in disappointment that once again the federal government is nearing another debt limit. our national debt is a record $22 trillion. i blame both parties for this reckless and immoral burden that has been placed on our children. we do not have a taxing problem in congress, we have a spending problem in congress. comb comb -- mr. comer: both parties have
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lacked fiscal responsibility over the past four decades. both parties have operated in deficits when they were in power. mr. speaker, it will take both parties working together to control our spending. our national debt is the -- is the single biggest challenge that faces our great country, and surely we can make it a bipartisan movement to cut unnecessary and wasteful spending while still funding our most important priorities of social security, medicare and our national defense. i yield back. 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, to 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 february 15, thousands of students from my alma mater, pentagon state university, participated -- penn state university, participated in a 4746-hour dance marathon --
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46-hour dance marathon. it's the accumulation of a year-long fundraising effort to fight childhood cancer. since the first took place in the mid 1970's, students have raised more than $157 million. all the proceeds go to the four diamonds at the penn state university children's hospital. four diamonds ensures that families who are battling pediatric cancer are not faced with any costs, allowing them to fully focus on the needs of their child. during the thon event, participates stand and dance for 46 hours straight without sleep. it gives students a chance to stand in solidarity with those affected by this terrible disease. mr. speaker, every year thon is the largest student-run philanthropy in the world. and every year i am in awe of the passion and thoughtfulness that our penn state students have for this great cause. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back the balance of
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my time. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately
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>> c-span's road to the white house coverage continues now with remarks from minnesota democratic senator, amy klobuchar. she spoke in new hampshire and explained her policy priorities and how she would run against president trump in the 2020 presidential election. this is 45 minutes. >> there's a lot of room over here. i don't want to get you shut out there. there you go. we are all good. anyway, i want to thank you so much and this is a home they made for a house party. it is great to be back in new


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