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of time with advisories to males sexfemales to abstain from because it could transmit to their partner and these children are born with severe abnormalities. this a concern that possibility of a massive demand on our medical systems where these individuals are bei transported to. and arare they being followed? placed somewhere, is there any medical or health department follow upup on these individuals to ensure we are not alonging a medical crisis with individuals that are coming here >> "washington journal" live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern. you can can find this portion
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and all of today's program at c-span.org. we'll leave here. the u.s. house gaveling in shortly to continue debate on $47 billion next year for the treasury department, the judiciary and executive branch, as well as the district of columbia. about 6% more than this year than last. live coverage of the house is herere on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: t he house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. loving god, we give you thanks for giving us another day. guide the members of this people's house with the spirit of understanding which might lead them to their best judgment. we live in a world of human failure and broken promises. may they be tolerant of the faults of others because they are aarof their own shortcomings. bless all with a quiet respect for the diversity of opinions to be found here.
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through honest dialogue and contemplative listening may your servants search all the avenues open to them to meet today's challenges with integrity and justice. may all that is done be for your greater honor and glory, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, the journal stands approved. the pledge o of allegiance wille led by the gentleman from indiana, mr. pence. mr. pence: 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 iberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the
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gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. quig-l-ily: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to recognize loria for receiving the 2019 city pack scoop jackson aa ward. her service for over 20 years as advocate and leader in chicago's pro-israel community make her an identify a deal resip wrent. since the 2000s she's served as a lock time city pack organizer and a set the standard that they continue to emulate. she has served as the co-chair of the young leadership council and a pack's councilmember. she leads americans united in support of democracy which has organized morer than 1,000 events to cultivate, support the u.s.-israel relationship. as a grand daughter of -- granddaughter of holocaust
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survivors, a friend and a supporter to the entire community and ter activism is an inspiration and model for us all. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? mr. pence: i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. pens: i rise today to congratulate the new palestine high school softball team who capped their record setting season with a 10-0 victory in the state to thele game. this is the dragon's a third state title in as many years. over the last three years, this dynasty has been unsoppable -- unstoppable. their record is a staggering 90-6. this season the dragons won each game of the state tournament by at least 10 runs, a a fete which has never been -- feats which has never been accomplished in indiana's a state history. they are the first softball team in indiana history to win
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back-to-back-to-back. through everything they personafide hard work and team spirit and i recognize coach ed mark yum and the new palestine dragons for this historic accomplishment. thank you, madam speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarksment the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> today i'm happy to announce health passage of a commonsense amendment to prohibit federal spending for offshore drilling throughout the entire atlantic ocean. mrs. luria: protecting our cocoastal virginia district fro the threat of offor drilling is among my top priorities. one of my first actions in congress was co-sponsoring the defend our coast act. this bipartisan bill would forbid any drilling, exploration, development, or production of fossil fuels off the continental shelf in the
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mid-atlantic region. as a 20-year navy veteran who trained off the virginia coast, i know that having to dodge oil platforms would impact military readiness and undermine our national security. i also know what offshore drilling could do to virgiginia beautiful shorelines and thriving economy. this is why i proudly co-sponsored and continue to support congressman frank pallone's a amendment to protect and preserve the atlantic coast from offshore drilling. i urge the senate to follow the house lead. thank you. i yield the remainder of my time. 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, i rise today to speak about the school food modernization act which would help america's school calf teareras modernize its equipment and infrastructure. earlier this week i was proud to introduce this act with congress canman mark desaw nay -- mark deal nay. we know nutrition play as a
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critical role in a a child's development and far too many children sometimes the only meal of the day is the one they receive at school. that's why it's essential to help schools access funding to purchase modern kch equipment and infrastructure. some schools may be using the same equipment so long it not only serves the student but served that student parent as well. school service staff -- food service staff needs modern facilities to serve high quality, nutritious meals that meet the school nutritional a standards. our bill allows schools to participate in a loan assistance program from usda to help them acquire new kitchen equipment. schools would be eligible for federal guarantees up to 80% of the loan. it also strengthens training for food service personnel who want more education on how to prepare healthier meals. i urge my colleagues to co-sponsor this legislation to help students form a lifetime of healthier eating habits. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek
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recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the life of petty officerer raul guerra, the bring home raul committee. mrs. napolitano: he was borned in 1942, and known for his love of journalism. he enlisted in the naval reserve in 1965, deployed to vietnam as a navy journalist. on the evening of october 8, 1967, he volunteered on a a combat mission to support an air strike over north vietnam. his plane was tragically shot down, crashed, due to heavy terrain and hostile territory, he was pronounced killed in action. his remains were not recovered. the local paper in 2007 reported that a local navy seman's a remains will been found which -- seaman's a row mains had been found which was part of
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returning him home. his former classmates formed the bring home raul committee. worked over 12 years to diligently spread his story, search for living family members, and held many members with the fieield m.i.a. accoting agency. the d.p.a.a. in february of 2019 notified the committee of the closure of his case that he would finally return home whereby he received full honors at a l.a.x., escorted by numerous caring can people. he was finally laid to rest after 52 years, april 25, 2019. my deepest sympathy to the family and friends of raul guerra and recognize the dedication of the committee. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennesessee seek recogniti? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. roe: thank you, mr. speaker. today our bipartitisan group led
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by dr. ruiz is introducing the protecting people from surprise medical billings act. this commonsense piece of legislation will give patients peace of mind that and expected medical bill will not leave them in financial ruin while setting up a fair, neutral process to resolve billing disputes between insurers, providers, and hospitals. for far too long costly medical bills have caused stress negatively impacting their patients, families across the nation. that's why our bill bans the practice of billing patients for unanticipated out-of-network care. it's not fair the patients may be incapacitated in an a emergencyr may have selected a facility they believe is in network to be met with a costly dical bill because one provider was out of network. similarly providers are between a rock and hard place because a federal law requires them to provide care regardless of the ability to pay. our bill resolves this by
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setting up a baseball style arbitration between the medical provider, insurer to compensate providers for care. a similar new york state law has proven possible. it's timeout that all a states had these protections. i urge support forer this. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> 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. >> thank you, mr. chair. i rise to give you some facts about health care. right now the trump administration is suing to eliminate the law that guarantees pre-existing conditions can health care coverage for americans. you might wonder what consequence touts a a pre-existing condition? i'm going to give you some examples. cancer, which affects over 22 million people is a pre-existing condition. depression which affects over 16 million people has been deemed a a pre-existing condition can.
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alzheimer's, which aa effects over five million people has been deemed a pre-existing condition. epilepsy, which affects over 3.4 million people has been deemed a pre-existing condition. mr. lieu: if you or a family member or friend have a pre-existing condition, you are in deep trouble if the trump administration succeeds in their lawsuit. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester:r: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for ne minute. ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, since january the house of representatives have passed bills lowering prescription drug price, strengthening protections for pre-existing conditions, and making sure americans can find aa forwardable quality health insurance coverage. i know thousands of delawareans, small businesses, and millennials across the board are struggling to afford the health care that they need. in 2019 that's unacceptable.
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many of us saw hope and help when the affordable care act was passed, and my commitment to the american people is protecting the ground that we gained while strengtgthening this landmark legislation. as part of that commitment, six bills stabilizing the a.c.a. and lowering the cost of prescription drugs were incorporated into my bill, the more health education act. and the entire package passed the house a few weeks ago. this bill will help lower the cost of prescription drugs by bringing generics to the market faster, helping americans understand health insurance options available to them, and protect those with pre-existing conditions can. i'm proud this legislation passed the house of representatives and i look forward to working wiith the senate to ensure that these bills become law. every american deserves quality health care that is accessible and affordable. and we will keep fighting for our states and for the country. the speaker pempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, request
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unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, the house appropriations committee has the distinction of being the only congressional a committee enumerated in art aicle 1 of the constitution. it's our job to allocate funding across the federal government to best serve the american people. to put more simply, it's our job to solve problems. that's why i wanted to take an opportunity to call attention to some of the problems that the committee has worked to solve over the past few weeks. the gun violence epidemic has devastated communities across our country, including my own. that's why i'm proud that the labor, health, and human services and education appropriations bill for the upcoming fiscal year has setaside funding for the first time for $25 million for the c.d.c. to study and develop solutions for this epidemic. mr. aguilar: the bill also makes meaningful investments in combating the opioid crisis that has torn far too many families apart, inccreasing funding for substance abuse and mental health services administration.
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it also ramps up funding to protect title x family planning, helping low-income families access the health care that they need. these are only a few of the ways that the house appropriations committee has worked to provide real tangible results to lead to better health outcomes for the american people. i'm proud of the work the committee has done and i look forward to our continued work. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from the great state of connecticut seek recognition? >> i rise to complement the gentleman from connecticut and to seek 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. himes: mr. speaker, one of the proudest moments of my career in this chamber was the passage of the affordable care act. not because it was perfect, it wasn't. but because it changed the lives for the better of tens of millions of americans. and now we are threatened with repeal. folks, here's what repeal would look like by the numbers. overturning the a.c.a. would raise the number of uninsured people in the united states by
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20 million to 21 million people. due to pre-existing conditions, more than 100 million americans could face higher health insurance premiums or the possibility that theyey might n get insured at all. now, remember, as you consider the claim from my republican friends that they will preserve pre-existing condition coverage, remember that they promised forer 10 years to repeal the affordable care act. and they didn't do it. then they pmid to repeal and replace the affordable care act, and they didn't do it. so when they promise preserve pre-existing conditions can, take that with a grain of salt. but this isn't just about numbers. it's about people, like bob who was able to start his own business once his insurance wasn't tied to his job. i do not exaggerate when i say repealing or striking down the affordable care act would be a tragedy of enormous proportions. i ask all my colleagues to join
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the fight to protect american's health care. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: i thank the gentleman for his service. i would like to address the house for one minute. the department refused to answer whether or not the children's ability to go to sleep was a requirement of providing safe and sanitary conditions. this is another despicable example of this administration's harmful policies that are meant to do nothing more than strike fear in the hearts of those who come to our border. they continue to troy to hide thifrm the american people. they told congress that there was no family separation policy. that was a lie. now they're trying to explain away the inhumane treatment of ththe very children they've chon to separate from their families. aye been to the border.
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i've seen the cages and foil blankets. i've talked@children and the parents they were separated from. thankfully the house passed $4.5 billion emergency funds to strengthen health and safery tirmentes -- safety requirements, to protect families from unnecessary, prolonged detention. america is the greatest country in the world. there's no reason that children should be in cage os people should be dying in the custody of our government. mitch mcconditional needs to do his job, pass this bill and send it to the president's desk to be signed into law immediately. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous con sent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise to announce the introduction of my bill, the protecting people from surprise medical bills act, legislation to protect patients from unfair and expensive surprise medical bills.
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by working together as a bipartisan team of 30 original co-sponsors and growing, we are gaining momentum because we agree patients must come first. for too many middle class families receiving an unexpected and very expensive bill if an out of network provider is devastate, and can lead to severe anxiety, depression and financial ruin. . ruiz: our bill creates the most transparent way without picking win orse losers. it's the best way to protect middle class families from receiving an unexpected bill from out of network providers. as an emergency physician i know patients come first and must be protected. that's why this bill encludes the stongest patient protection of anany surprise billing legislation proposed in the house or senate. i'm grate to feel dr. roe and the 30 members who agree. the protecting people from surprised mical call -- medical bill sacramento the most
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effective legislation in congress to end surprise billing once and for all. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from maryland seek recognition? >> address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, on june 28, 2018, a gunman shot and killed five employees of the capitol gasset newspaper in annapolis, maryland. the annapolis community which i have the privilege of representing was shake ton its core and will continue to grieve for years to come. but that same community also reached deep within itselelf to find an amazingesiliency. which helped lift up the who w this unconscionable act of violence. on this anniversary, and in solirity with those families as well as hundreds of friends, co-workers and acquaintances we honor the memory of rob hyacinth, wendy winters, gerald fishman, john mcin a mare remark
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and rebecca smith. we must confront the fact that those targeted by this cowardly assault were members of our valued local press corps. mr. sarbanes: in america we cherish our free and independent press. we honor our journalists who find the truth. this tragedy struck at the heart of newsrooms large and small adelose country. the day after this tragedy, the capitol gasset went to press, an inspiring act of courage and detemination that ral lid the annapolis community. today as we remember rob, wendying gerald, john and rebecca, let's honor the couverage the whole "capitol gazette" staff, their dedication, their service to the community and their commitment to a vibrant, free press are a tribute to the journalism preson. i yield back. the speaker pro temporere: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i was pleased and america should be pleased that robert muller is responding to a subpoena issued through this -- the chairman of , and iciary, mr. nadler mr. schiff. robert mueller will appear before our two committees for two hours of committeing. the mueller report is the most important book or document in this country. everyone should look at it and read it and learn about contacts that the trurp administration and campaign had with the russian government and how russia influenced our elections and will try to do it again. that's what's in the mueller report. and attempts to obstruct justice that did not exonerate our president, specifically that mr. mueller said if he could say he didn't commit a crime, he would. it's important he testify. it's important peel learn about
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the mueller report and the danger that lurks beyond our house and senate and within our government. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the president. the chair announces the speaker's approval pursuant to 46 u.s.c. 51312 subclaus b, clause 10 of rule 1, and thed or ore they have house january 3, 2019, of the following member on the part of the house board of visitors to the united states merchant marine academy. the clerk: mr. king of new york.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 460 and rule 18, the chair declares the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the further consideration of h.r. 3351. will the gentleman from connecticut, mr. courtney, kindly take the chair.
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the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for the further consideration of h.r. 3351 which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill making appropriations for financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending september 30, 20 20, and for ther purposes. the chair: when the committee of the whole rose, amendment number 4 plinted in house report 116-126, offered by the gentlewoman from the district of columbia, ms. norton, had been disposed of. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> pursuant to section 5 of house resololution 460, as the designee off the gentlewoman frm new york, mrs. lowey, i rise to offer amendments en bloc which are at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate amendments en bloc. the clerk: amendments en bloc,
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consists of amendments number 29, 31, 37, 0, 23, 38, and 39 printed in part b of house report 116-126 offered by mr. quigley of illinois. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 460, the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. graves, will each control 10 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. mr. quick rhee: thank you, mr. chairman. i yield -- mr. quigley: thank you, mr. chairman. i i yield myself such time as i may consume. the amendments are made in order by the rule and are agreed by both sides. i appreciate the collaborative approach my friend from georgia and i were able to take in constructing this package. i'm particularly pleased to see amendments highlighted -- highlighting the important work eing done with the tobacco and
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alcohol prom, the c.f.i. fund and others. amendments also cl ttention to the unfortunate delays in placing harriet tubman's portrait on the $20. this historic change in american currency would represent the first african-american and first woman featured on paper currency since martha washington. another amendment speaks to the importance of combating unwanted robocalls intended to scam seniors. this a the ittee's directtion in this bill to the f.c.c. to provide a detailed plan to create robocall division to hold callers accountable and set penalties. it also addresses concerns of tech companies abusing the privacy of children including the collection of data from children under the age of 13. finally, i couldn't agree more with improving postal in rural
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areas. i hope to continue to have the cooperation of the postal service as we continue to rectify issues in my home district in chicago and throughout the country. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia. >> i rise in support of the bloc amendment. i wantnt to thank mr. quigley f working with members from both sides of the aisle to pull together a combination of 15 different concepts and amendments we have included in this one amendment here and six of which are republican amendments so appreciate mr. quigley's cooperation as we work through these issues that are important to all of us and one of those amendments that is included in here is offer wid the gentleman from tennessee, r. cus to have, i'd like to -- mr. kustoff, and i'd like to yield to him. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. cus to have: i rise to -- mr. kustoff: i rise to highlight
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my amendment. i've had a fair number of conversations with law enforcement throughout my district in west tennessee and they told me time and time again that drug trafficking continues to be one of their main concerns. along interstate 40 in tennessee, we continue to see an increase in drug trafficking. i think we can all agree that the spread of illegal drugs leads to higher crime rates which ultimately increases the financial strain on our local, state, and federal law enforcement. this program provides funding for additional equipment and man hours to carry investigations required to arrest these criminals and ultimately stop the flow of drugs. mr. chairman, i know that many of my colleagues are experiencing similar situations bak home and they understand just how serious of an issue this is becoming for the safety and security of all americans. the bottom line is that our law
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enforcement needs resources offered by the program to help keep us safe. this program is also a good first step to combating the opioid epidemic that is plaguing our communities. we must be proact i now because prevention is the best long-term solution. law enforcement at the local, state, and federal level, they've all expressed support for this amendment and i urge my colleagues to do the same today. i also want to thank my colleague from illinois, mr. foster, for joining me on this bipartisan amendment. and i do appreciate the support of the chairman and also the ranking member for including my amendment. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from georgia. the gentleman from georgia reserves. thgentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. quigley: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from illinois, mr. foster. the chair: the gentleman from
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illinois is recognized for two minutes. mr. foster: this is critical to our national and economic security. it's charged with safeguarding the financial system from ill list use and combating money laundering. our amendment included in this en bloc directs fincen and agency partners to take measures to identify and oversee one particular space, crip toe currency exchahanges, wallets a so-called crip toe mixers that try to hide the source of crip e currencies. fincen regulates ordinary fiat currency. money tealers who deal in crip toe currency are functionally no different and it makes sense they should have to comply with anti-money laundering regulations. that's why regulations have made it clear these kinds of entities are subject to the bank secrecy act.
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more needs to be done, however. as of october 20 18, only 13 of the top 100 crip toe exchanges had reportedly registered with fifincen even though most crip e funds flow through these exchanges. we need to send a mess a -- message to these entities that they cannot hide in plain sight, they should live up to their obligations or law enforcement will find them and hold them accountable. . i'm a big proponent of inin vation. no one wants to see innovative products and services being used to support terrorism, facilitate human trafficking, or enable criminals to carry out fraud, identity theft, ransom wear, or extortion. that's why i hope my colleagues join me in supporting this en bloc amendment so we can can encourage fincen to pin -- so we can encourage fincen to continue this. our financial system depends on these efforts. i urge my colleagues to support this en bloc amendment so we can
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encourage responsible innovation in financial services while ensuring such innovation is not undermined by criminals who engage in money laundering, illicit financing, and a whole host of other cyber enabled crime. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from illinois yields back. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. quigley: we reserve. the chair: the gentleman from georgia.. >> a i have the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. style, who would like to speak on his amendment. i yold him two minutes. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. steil: i thank ranking member graves for including this amendment a en bloc. i rise today to urge support for my amendment. this amendment expresses congressional support for the important work of the financial literacy and education committee known as a flec. the mission is to improve financial literacy and help americans make good financial choices.
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this is an important task especially for at-risk groups such as minority communities, rural americans, and other historically tiss advantaged groups. -- disadvantaged groups. they should continue to support efforts to improve financial literacy in our communities. as a member of the financial services committee, i closely e financial sector.ansfor thanks to innovation and smart regulatory reforms, more people have now have access to mortgages, personal and business loans, retirement products, and other financial services. if we want all a americans to succeed and thrive -- all americans to succeed and thrive in today's growing economy, we must provide efforts to provide education on how to make smart financial decisions. this amendment a reinforces congress' commitment to financial literacy, especially r at-risk communities. i urge support for this en bloc amendment. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from georgia is recognized.
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>> i reserve. the chair: the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. quigley: i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from massachusetts, his trahan. the chair: the gentlewoman massachusetts is recognized for two minutes. mrs. trahan: i'd like to thank the gentleman from illinois, our appropriations committee chair, as well as members of the rules committee for making this amendment in order. i rise to offer an amendment that serves to remind the fcc that lawmakers who oversee and fund this agency want answerers. it's beeover a year since congress directed the fcc to investigate the sale of geolocation data by wireless carriers to third parties. location data has been sold through a supply chain with little oversight and we are seeing this information end up in the hands of bad actors. for just a few dollars, stalkers and predatory abusers can buy fweeo location information to prey on unsuspecting victis. a reality that should set off alarm bells nationwide. the fcc's delay in reporting their findings from this
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investigation puts consumer security at risk. the fcc must act tremedy their lack of enforcement and transparency regarding this investigation. thank you. i yield back. the chair: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman frorom illinois seeks recognition. mr. quigley: i support the amendment. urge its toppings. and i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: can the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from is recognized. >> i'd like to thank the chairman of the subcommittee, done a wonderful job putting together 15 good amendments we can can agree on. happy to yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentleman from illinois. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the aye vs. it. the ayes have it. en bloc amendments are agreed to. it is now in order to consider amendment number 13 printed in part b of house report 116-126.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? mr. grothman: i have an amendment before the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. excuse me, sir. the gentleman will suspend. the clerk is recognized to designate the amendment a. the clerk: amendment number 13, printed in part b of house report number 116-126. offered by mr. grothman of wisconsin. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 460, the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. grothman, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chairer now recognizes the gentleman from wisconsin. mr. grothman: this a series of amendments we have seen as we go throughout the budget process asking for an across-the-board cut. we are borrowing 18% or 19% of our budget which is just beyond belief. the speaker before me talked about financial literacy. we need some financial literacy for the congress here. you can cannot continue to put out budgets which are you
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borrowing 18%, 19% of your money. in this financial services and federal government appropriations we have a 5.1 increase n a sane world we have aa 5.1% decrease. i know who i'm dealing with and want my amendment to pass. so we are only go save 3.1% off the 5.1% which believes you with a mammoth 2% increase which is not as irresponsible as the appropriations committee came up. sometimes you are criticized for coming up with these across-the-board cuts. i can understand the criticism. it should be more nuanced. some programs should be gotten rid off. maybe some programs need an increase. if we are going to to what's necessary around here, my experiences politically, people back he are willing to take a cut. again this is a 2% increase. they are willing to take a cut if everybody takes the cut. if you don't feel like you were targetg their program. so we have an a amendment here with a across-the-board 3.1% reduction. i think it's something that
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should probably pass close to unanimously around here. we'll see if it does. still leaves a 2e here. 's my amendment in general. and there is actually a lot of things in this bill that probably actually our forefathers would be amazed the federal government was involved in at all. i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? mr. quigley: i thank you, mr. chair. i rise in opposition to the amendment offered by the gentleman from wisconsin. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. quigley: this bill funds multiple programs that are not only necessary to the daily operation of the federal government but also have a direct impact on the lives and livelihood of american families, business, and communities. i stand in support of the bill on the floor today which restores the cuts proposed in the president's budget and finally invests in programs that have been starved for funding under republican leadership for the past several years. this amendment would not just
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cut these programs, it would do so in an arbitrary manner without regard to the impmpact particular programs. in addition, this cut would take funding well below the even level proposed in the president's a budget request. let me say that again, it would bring the bill below the president's budget by many hundreds of millions ofle toers a. reduce by 3.1% the funding aa vailable a to the s.b.a. to enable small businesses to access loans for working capital, fixed assets, and other assistance to establish, operate, acquire, expand a a small business. it would reduce by 3.1% the funding available to the tept of treasury to counterer -- department of treasury to counter money laundering and implement requirements congress placed upon the treasury to review proposed foreign investment in u.s. business to ensure these transactions do not threaten our national security. it would reduce by 3ers 1% the
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funding available the office of national drug control policy to make grants to federal, state, and local entities who are on the frontline combating the opioid epidemic. for these reasons i strongly oppose this amendment and urge my colleagues to to the same. i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from wisconsin is recognized. mr. fwrothman: i'll point out with regard to things like small business administration -- mr. grothman: i'll point out with regard to things like small business add a mcmorris rodgers. w had a booming private sector business before the s.b.a. and i edewe need an a increase he at a time when the economy is the best it's been in my lifetime can be questioned. in any event i yield the remainder of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. quigley: i urge opposition. yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time.
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the question is on the amendment order by the -- offered by the gentleman from wisconsin. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. the noes have it. the amendment is not afwreed to. mr. grothman: i request a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from wisconsin will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? mr. quigley: mr. chairman, pursuant to section 5 of house resolution 460 as a the designee of the gentleman from new york, mrs. lowey, i rise to offer amendments en bloc at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendments en bloc. the clerk: enclock number 2 consisting of amendments numbered 16, 24, 28, 30, 36, 41,
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43, 44, 45, and 46 printed in part b of house report number 116-126, offered by mr. quigley of illinois. the chair: can pursuant to house resolution 460, the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, and the gentleman from georgia, mr. graves, each control 10 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois. mr. quigley: mr. chair, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the chair: the gentleman is recognized. mr. quigley: the amendments included in the en bloc were made in order by the rule. this package includes amendments that cover a broad range of issues across the financial services and general government bill. i support the amendment and urge its adoption. i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. graves: i rise in opposition to this amendment. this is another en bloc amendment. unlike the one we spoke on previously, this is purely a partisan amendment. really no reflection of bipartisan tone whatsoeve in fact, it's really nothing more than a partisan aa tack on
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the administration. -- attack on the administration. an attempt to make their lives more difficult which we see that every day during this place but it would be nice if the other side would recognize that the administration needs certain resources need access to those resources in order to carry out the functions of their job just like we to here. because of those reasons i object to the amendment. encourage a no vote. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. quigley: mr. chairman, i yield two minutes to the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen. the chair: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for two minutes. mr. cohen: thank you for the time. this should be bipartisan because this is protecting america and protecting our constitution which we have all sworn an oath to uphold this. amendment that i am offering will require the trump administration to abide by the emoluments clause. the clause says the president shouldn't be getting moneys from the federal government over and beyond his salary.
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and yet money spend at the trump hotel, trump hotel in ireland where they went, at the trump hotel in scotland and other places where trump makes his journeys, whether they are within the scope of his original overseas purposes of going to london and d-day, but diverting to dune beg to play golf and let people know about his golf course and a hotel there, charge the government for the golf carts thatat the secret service uses, and the rooms, and the drinks, and the food at his hotel, earth. "the washington post" reported nearly --etc. "the washington post" reported nearly a millionle toars in revenue spent by federal government agencies by trump properties. the constitution does not permit it. it should be bipartisan. the gentleman says that this is attacks and the administration needs certain lathtude and resources. the trump family doesn't. if this president did like every other president and die vest elf of his ownership of his
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properties, we wouldn't have this problem. he didn't do it. from day one they have been making money. and they have also been advertising their product. every time they advertise trump properties, they are using the government as a way to expand the president's wealth. i ask that we aa bide by our ths enforce the emoluments clause and stop the trump business from taking money from the federal government. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from illinois. mr. quigley: we reserve. the chair: the gentleman has the nly time le. i yield to the gentleman. >> i urge my colleagues to support this.
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director of national intelelligence, dan koets, said and i quote, frankly the united states is under attack. the intelligence community continues to be concerned about the threats of upcoming u.s. elections in 2020. mr. deutch: f.b.i. director christopher wray said our adversaries are adapting and upping their game as we head into the 2020 elections. the people charged with to protecting our national security are ringing alarm bells. that's why it's so troubling to hear president trump say he would listen to a foreign power's election assistance and maybe, maybe call the f.b.i. ile f.c.c. chair responded with alarm, she said, it is illegal for any person to solicit, accept, or receive anything of value from a foreign national in connection with a u.s. election. it's true. she shouldn't have to say that. representative jayapal, i shouldn't have to file this amendment. it should be clear to every
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american that our elections are for americans to have a say in their government and should be defended against foreign interference. apparently, the president needs some clarity. i urge my colleagues to support this amendment and support elections free from foreign interfererence. i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yelled back. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. quigley: i strongly urge support of the amendment and yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the question is on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentleman from illinois. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. he ayes have it. pursuant clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentleman from illinois will e postponed.
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it is now in order to consider amendment number 18. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? mr. connolly: i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: the -- the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 18 prininned in house report 116-1126, offered by mr. connolly of virginia. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 460, the gentleman from virginia, mr. connolly, and a member opposed each will control five minutes. mr. connolly: the trump administration is threatening congress witith a furlough of 1 employees at the office of personnel management unless we, the congress, acquiesce to the administration's so-called plan to abolish o.p.m. altogether and give the trump white house control of government-wide federal employee policies. my amendment would put an end to the administration's plan to use e careers of 150 loyal civil servants as bargaining chips for the proposal to abolish o.p.m.
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altogether. this proposal lacks merit, justification, or even a coherent rationale and you don't have to take my word for it. the government accountability office testified that o.p.'s leaders have not estabished outcome-oriented goals, developed a cost-benefit analysis or implementation plans and have not fully involved or communicated their efforts with the congress, employee, and other key stake holders. both republicans and democrats have expressed similar skepticism about this plan. here in the house and in the other body. my republican counterpart in the senate, chairman james lankford, has said, and i quote, it's hard to get to the determination of how this makes anything better. meaning the proposal. the federal government's most essential resource is its 2.6 million employees who comprise the most professional, nonpartisan civil service in the world.
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developing and enforcing the policies to protect them from political interference has been the task of the independent agency o.p.m. o.p.m. administers the largest employer-sored health insurance program and processes retirement benefits for 2.5 million federal retirees and survivors. it trains candidates for some of our country's most important civil service positions and provides medical and dental and vision insurance to millions. o.p.m. is the group that serves the people who serve the american people. we have watched that is administration has attempted to curtail the independence of the civil service itself and reverse more than a century of protected reforms implemented by professionals in the civil service and insulate them from political influence. now the administration is holding the careers of 150 civil
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servants hostage in an attempt to force congress' hand to this terrible idea. much is at stake. and we cannot allow civil servants to serve as bargaining chips. on may 21, my subcommittee held a hearing that eviscerated the administration's half-baked plan to eliminate o.p.m. and criticism was bipartisan. i told acting director reicher then that the plan was dead on arrival and she needed to start over to find a way that we could work together on a bipartisan basis to improve the sensual agency. she said she would and took her at her word. despite clear messages and conned oversight, she hasas mov forward with plans that further weaken an agency in need and fail to live up to her end of the ayeement. last week, o.p.m. officials announced the sfwonings lay off or possibly furlough 150 employees because they couldn't
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afford to keep them on the payroll they said. this threat was made in spite of proposed appropriation levels above what would be needed to fill any anticipated budget gap. the administration's inadequate plan, one can call it a plan, to dismantle o.p.m. has been a disaster. now after realizing they can't prevail on the merits of their proposele, unfortunately, the administration is resorting to blackmaililful they're willing risk the livelihoods of 150 members of our civil service, men and women who have dead kayed their careers to serving the federal work force that serves the american public and on a plan that fails the sniff test. i've worked with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to put language in appropriations bills that prohibit the administration from using federal funding to implement any part of this reorganization plan. i now seek to add an amendment to prohibit o.p.m.'s threatened furloughs or a reduction in force. i've also filed an amendment for the fiscal year 2020 national
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defense authorization act that would require o.p.m. to halt its reorganization effort and consult with congress. on thursdaying, my subcommittee will hold o.p.m. officials account frble the lack of documents provided to congress about the plan to eliminate o.p.m. and at that hearing i intend lthat a critical federal agency on my watch. i urge adoption of this amendment and i reserve. the cir: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia rise? mr. graves: i rise in opposition to the amendment, not in position to mr. connolly in any way, i know he's representing his district, his constituents and his interests in o.p.m. doing their job and doing it well bbut there are soe challenges. there's no doubt. o.p.m. has made it clearhey want to perform their dews and function but in order to do that they must reorganize they must modernize they must update thems as an agency and organization. we're seeing that across all
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agencies. but this one in particular needs some assistance. mr. chairman, i'll add, their current funding, where they are today, is what's driving them to this decision to make this notice that if things dent improve they don't have any other choice but to furlough individuals. but their option is to reorganize. maybe the focus was more on homeland security and border walls and border security and other things but this bill was a part of that and as a result of the product that came out of this body under the new majority, it was insufficient for o.p.m. therefore, they're having to forewarn of decisions they're going to have to make. but we should give them credit. they're looking for an alternative and that is to reorganize, to change, to modernize, to update. but you know what, mr. chairman, in this bill, the underlying
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bill, not the amendment, they're prohibited from protecting these jobs. as a result of this bill under this majority they're prohibited from protecting the jobs and now an amendment comes all the way back around the other end to say, wait, you can't do what you want to do to protect those jobs and you can't fire anybody, you can't furlough anybody, you can't reorganize, what are they to do? what are they do to do? i heard a nice argument for this amendmentut i didn't hear a solution for o.p.m. it would be nice if we're going to micromanage and i think we heard a great quote yesterday, just because you can micromanage, doesn't mean you have to, but if we are, maybe we should provide some guidance sand assistance. with that, i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: for what purpose does e gentleman -- mr. hoyer: thank you, mr.
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chairman. i rise in strong support of this amndment. i thank mr. connolly who is a leader on issues of effective government and he served as he head of government as a matter of fact and tissue in fairfax county and is one of our experts in this area. i want to say to my friend, mr. graves, the issue here for me is not that we don't need to make o.p.m. more efficient. i agree with his premise. we do node to do that. but the reorganization that is suggested, merging the office of personnel management with the general service administration, is in my opinion v very bad log. the neral service administration deals with real property. with inanimate objects. o.p.m. deals with human resources. there's no match between those two. making o.p.m. effective,
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efficient, organization is an objective that we ought to all share. i know that mr. connolly shares that objective and i know ma mr. connolly, mr. graves and mr. quigley working together could certainly affect that end. which i would support. i i do not support what perceive to be a retaliatory suggestion about laying off people at o.p.m. in other words if we can't merge it, we're going to lay them off. frankly, if there is evidence that there are too many people and enough people to do the job that is being done and that we can either transfer or -- transfer people to other agencies that might need them, that's one thing. but i don't think that's the evidence that we see. and clearly there would be fficient funds in the budget that mr. quigley has offered to make sure that we have an efficient, effective, office of personnel management. unfortunately, mr. speaker, my
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perception is that there is a hostility, frankly, toward the federal work force. in this administration. i think that's unfortunate. whether you think government ought to be small or large, you ought to agree on the fact that whatever size it is, we ohto have an effective human resource agency so that the morale of our employees, the competency of our employees, the work ethic of our employees, the benenefits administration for our employees, is all done in an effective, efficient manner. i would hope that we would make sure that we don't get into this taliatory political response rather than a substantive response. i think that's what mr. connolly's amendment is about. i thank mr. graves for his comments but i would urge my colleagues to vote yes on the connolly amendnt. i yield back the balance of my time.
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the chair: the gentleman yields back his time the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. grace: i appreciate the leader's congressmens. he's an observe ant member, been here many years, seen how government operates. there's not been too many examples of the consolidation of government agencies but in a time of technology and advancements and modernization, i think government could merge some things together. could find some synergies, could save some dollars and in this economy that we're experiencing today, what better time to do that? unemployment at the lowest it's been in 51 years. allowing others to experience that opportunity of growth and wealth throughout the economy and additional job opportunities, take those skills somewhere else, that's great. but this is not really what o.p.m. wants to do. they're being forced to do that. because of last year's -- or earlier this year, the inadequacy of a funding bill that put them in this position
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and it was the first big test of this new majority and unfortunately, it put these enes in a tough spot. their only choice is to come up with other ideas and solutions and that is maybe we have to reorganize, maybe we have to modernize. but certainly we have to analyze how can we do -- how can we serve the american people better anand in some cases that might mean we could be leaner, more efficient, an more effective and that might mean merging different agencies together and creating new synergies. with that, i'll oppose the amendment and ask others to do the same and yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is now on the amendment offered by the gentleman from virginia. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. it's now in order to consider amendment number 19 printed in art b of house report 116-126.
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for what purpose does the gentlemanromndna seek recognition? mr. banks: thank you, mr. chair. i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 19 printed in part b of house report 116-126 offered by mr. banks of indiana. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 460, the gentleman from indiana, mr. banks, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from indiana. mr. banks: thank you, mr. chairman. here we are again debating another be spending package that does absolutely nothing to address our $22 trillion national debt. the bill before us today proposes to spend $24.5 billion, which is more than $1.4 billion over last year's total. this puts us further down the path toward busting the budget caps. i respect my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, but i sincerely worry that they do not understand the dangers that lay ahead with these bloated
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spending packages. here's a glimpse. our children will face a less prosperous future, and our national security will be needlessly threatened through the inevitable sequestration that results from busting the budget caps. my amendment is simple. it would reduce nondefense spending in this bill by 14%, which is the level needed to avoid the outcome that i just described. there is no reason that washington can't do what american families do each and every day, which is living within their budget. i urge my colleagues to support this commonsense amendment. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? mr. quigley: mr. chair, i rise to claim time in opposition to the gentleman's amendment, mr. banks. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. quigley: i always like being lectured how i don't understand debts and deficits as one of think 38 members of
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this house to vote for cooper-latourette. i understand those concerns. but any attempts to be serious bout our debt and deficit must include a big, balanced and bipartisasan effort to address those matters. not going after one of the smaller spending bills, one of the 12 smaller spending bills and saying, see, there, we did it. it would have to include appropriate revenues. it would have to include addressing all elements of this government, including the sacred cow of the defense budget. if you're going to address our nation's debt and deficit, you have to look at the government as a whole. this is a similar measure to the amendment offered by the gentleman from wisconsin. only it's more destructive to the cuts it proposes to make across the board. i will not repeat the same talking points that i previously stated regarding the
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harm that such indiscriminate cuts would have on american families, businesses, and communities. i would note this amendment proposes to cut more than $2 billion from this bill. this reduction would bring the bill below the funding level provided in the fiscal year 2012 under republican -controlled congress. this amendment is harmful. i urge my colleagues to oppose it. thank you, mr. chairman. i reserve. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from indiana is recognized. mr. banks: thank you, mr. chairman. a few billion dollars here, a few billion dollars there, $25 billion over there, eventually it adds up. and that's why the american people are demanding now more than ever for their nation's leaders to do something about a $22 trillion and growing national debt. mr. chairman, we're running out of time to put our fiscal house in order. deficits will soon top $1 trillion and grow to nearly $2 trillion over the next decade. my constituents back home in
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northeast indiana see this reckless spending and ever-growing national debt and they ask me every time i go home, are you serious? it's a valid question, mr. chairman. i honestly don't know what to tell them when we have spending bills like the one before us that spends more than ever before on this particular division. just like the other seven divisions that we voted on previously. i've offered this amendme n seven times. seven other times in addition to today. in an attempt to prevent sequestration and the devastating effects that it will have on our nation's military. our national security is dependent upon the state of our fiscal house, and unfortunately, these spending bills do nothing to protect the security and prosperity of our nation. i urge my colleagues to support my amendment to cut 14% of nondefense spending in this bill to rein in out-of-control spending. with that, mr. chairman, i'll yield back the remaining -- the remainder of my time.
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the chair: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from illinois is recognized. mr. quigley: thank you, again, mr. chairman. i know what to tell the people of indiana. same thing i tell the people of illinois. i know what to tell my constituents about this matter. i'mm from indiana. you tell them that you're serious about this and that you're willing to work with everyone on the floor and in both chambers and the president of the united states. but any serious measure dealing with such matters, as the deficit and the debt, must be, again, much bigger than this, much more balanced than this, and much more bipartisan than this, and it must recognize that it involves revenues and cuts, reforms, restructuring and, of course, the department of defense. anytime, anyone over there wants to address these matters in a serious way, i'm more than willing to listen. as for this matter, though, i strongly oppose it and urge my colleagues to do the same. the chair: does the gentleman yield? mr. quigley: i yield back. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is on the
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amendment offered by the gentleman from indiana. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the gentleman from illinois. mr. quigley: i ask for a recorded vote. the e chair: pursuant to clause of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from indiana will be postponed. it's now in order to consider amendment number 26 printed in part b of house report 116-126. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. suozzi: mr. chairman, i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 26 printed in part b of house report 116-126 offered by mr. suozzi of new york. the chair: pursuant thouse resolution 460, the gentleman from new york, mr. suozzi, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york. mr. suozzi: thank you, mr.
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chairman. this bipartisan agreement in this house that there's no greater great lakes in our nation than o-- obligation in our nation than to our nation's veterans. i have an amendment for us that increases funded for the small business administration's entrepreneurial development programs, specifically for the veterans business outreach centers. these centers provide a wide range of services to our veterans, including training and counseling. they also provide transitioning service members with a large nrk of successful business advisors and veteran business owners. there are over 800,000 veterans in my state. these veveterans bring a wealth of skills and experience that make them uniquely suited to be successful small business owners. they have sacrificed a great deal for our nation, and it's our responsibility to support them as they transition to the next stage of their lives and careers. veterans business outreach centers support an inspiring small business owner through every step. they go through workshops and
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walk them through for starting a small business and help set up business plans. mr. chairman, according to the s.b.a., there are over 2 1/2 million businesses in the united states that are majority owned by veterans. these businesses employ over five million people and generate annual revenues of over $1 trillion. in the state of new york alone, there are over 137,000 businesses owned by veterans that create jobs and support our communities. in the state of new york, we have the arsenal business and technology partnership located in upstate new york that provides support to veterans and their spouses throughout not only our state of new york but new jersey and puerto rico that are all looking to start and expand or purchase a business. these services are offered both in person and online and are available at no cost to veterans. the s.b.a.'s veterans business treach centers represent an outstanding opportunity to
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invest in our communities while also supporting the returning service members who have sacrificed for our nation. i strongly urge passage of my amendment, and reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserveses. does any member seetime in opposition? hearing none, the gentleman from new york is recognized. swaus -- mr. suozzi: mr. chairman, i yield back my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new york. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. mr. suozzi: mr. chairman, i am going to ask for a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new york will be postponed. it's now in order to consider amendment number 27 printed in part b of house report 116-126. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from nevada seek recognition?
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mrs. lee: thank you, mr. chairman. i'd like to thank my colleague from nevada -- i'd like to present an amendment. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 27 printed in part b of house report 116-126 offered by mrs. lee of nevada. the chair: pursuantnt to house resolution 460, the gentlewoman from nevada, mrs. lee, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from nevada. mrs. lee: thank you, mr. chairman. i'd like to thank my nevada colleague, congressman amodei, for his support on this bipartisan amendment. mr. chairman, our amendment would provide increased funds for drug-free communities programs. the opioid epidemic is hurting every corner of this country and southern nevada is no exceptiion. we need to invest in local community-based solutions to help people struggling with opioid abuse. unfortunately, local governments often have the fewest drug prevention
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resources and funds, even though it's the local communities on the front lines of this crisis. in every state and congressional district, every day of the year, there are first responders and paramedics treating overdoses and abuse. our bipartisan amendment will directly invest in local community efforts to combat opioid abuse in nevada and througho this country. i urge all my colleagues to support this bipartisan amendment, and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentlewoman reserves. does any member seek time in opposition? hearing none, the gentlewoman from nevada is recognized. mrs. lee: mr. chairman, i have no other speakers, and i am prepared to close at this time. i yield. the chair: the gentlewomanan yields the balance of her time. the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from nevada. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18
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, further proceedingngs on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from nevada will be postponed. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. graves: thank you, mr. chair. i rise as designee of the gentlewoman from texas to strike the last word. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. graves: i'd like to yield to the gentleman from michigan. the chahair: the gentleman from michigan is recognized. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i thank the gentleman. i appreciate the fact here of striking the last word. i rise in opposition to amendment 36, which is en bloc. despite the description of this amendment, it would actually reduce broaadband competition, if adopted, with tremendous negatives for my district and many others. mr. walberg: by requiring network sharing in multitenant
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buildings, there's less of an incentive for network operators to build out or make upgrades to their networks. nothing in the f.c.c.'s order that's subject to this amendment would provide state and local efforts from increasing access to multitenant environments. rather, the commission would clarify that those efforts should be consisnt with the federal policy. this amendment also raises safety concerns. technicians from varying broadband providers would be required to service the same facilities in a shared setting, and this could lead to unknown or unsafe environments for these workers. this amendment could also disincentivize buildout. this amendment would prevent the preemption of an outlier san francisco ordinance which requires the sharing of in-use wiring in apartment complexes, office buildings, and other similar buildings between providers. for years, the f.c.c. has been promoting facility-based
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competition to bring broadband to unserved americans. meanwhile, the commission has foreborne from the vast majority of legacy carrier competitive provisions of the communications act because they did not work. we shouldn't be trying to re-create them on a local level, and with that, mr. chairman, i yield back the balance of my time the chair: the gentn yields back the balance of his time. it i is now in order to conside amendment number 32 printed in part b of house report 116-126. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from pennsylvania eek recognition? ms. dean: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 32 printed if house report 116-126, offered by ms. deanf pennsylvania. the chair: pursuant to house
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resolution 46, 0 the gentlewoman from pennsylvania,s. dean, and a member opposed each wi control five minutes. ms. dean: i yield myself such time as i may consume. this amendment would increase the funds for community development financial institutions. people with disabilities and their families face a range of financial challenges that often go unappreciated. in particular they encounter financial service, accumulating wealth, a and obtaining financi to buy a home, pay for an education, start a business, or buy an accessible vehicle. just this morning i met with my friend and constituent peter and his family. peter has a disability and has all kinds of important aspirations for himself. people with disabilities also face obstacles participating in work force. on average they earn less than those without disabilities. at the same time people with disabilities face higher debt-to-income ratios. and greater expenses.
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and they are more likely to be unbanked or underbank. the stewings that serve people with disabilities face similar challenges including barriers to the capital they need to build and renovate affordable house, community facilities and work spaces. the consequences are direct and dire. according to the national disability institute, roughly one in three americans with a disability lives in poverty, more than twice the average rate. and because many people with disabilities depend on government benefits they are often unable to save or accumulate assets. the situation should trouble us all. thankfully, we have institutions that are well positioned to address these challenges. cdfi serves low-income populations including people with disables by providing access to affordable financial products and services. cdfi's are certified by the department of treasury and have an impressive record of success, increasing the amount of funds dedicated to fbsrnl -- financial and technical assistance that cdfi's can be awarded would
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enable them to more effectively address housing, transportation and the rest. crucially that enables low interest loans to allow people with disabilities to meet their own needs they feel need for this funding is great. according to the national disability coalition, 33 cdfi's requested more than $15 million in the inaugural round of applications for fiscal years 2017 and 2018. in that round, in the two-year round, more than $5 million was award. my amendment would increase the total funds dedicated to these awards to $6 million annually, up from the current $3 million. we know these programs work. in my home state of pennsylvania, the pennsylvania assistive technology foundation has helped 310 pennsylvanians with disabilities purchase assistive technology including vehicles, rolling shower -- roll-in hour somehows an more. through access to capital, ndividuals withties abilities
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are able to make purchases that change their lifes. for many, cdfi's are the only way to obtain a loan, a loan that will allow them to live their life the way they choose. thoost that's why we should be striving for a more inclusive financial system that helps everyone flourish, one that works for the benefit of all. i urge all members to support this amendment, thank you, and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: does any member seek time in opposition? hearing none, the gentlewoman from pennsylvania is recognized. ms. dean: i close and ask for this important small increase that will make big differences in the lives of not only people in my state but across the country. i yield. the chair: the question n is on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from pennsylvania. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion -- in the opinion of the chair the ayes have it. the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the
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gentlewoman from pennsylvania will be postponed. the chaiair understands that amendment number 33 will not be ofred. the chair understands that amendment number 34 will not be offered. it is now in order to consider amendment number 35 printed in house report 116-126, for what purpose does the gentleman rise? mr. kim: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 35 offered by mr. kim of new jersey. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 460, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. kim, and a member opposed each will control fiv minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. kim: i yield myself such time as i may consume. my amendment today is a simple one. it provides more support for two critical programs that have helped jump start small l
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businesses, create job and foster the american dream. the small business administrations veteran b busins outreach centers and small business development centers may not be household names to some but they have been a lifeline and resoue to small business owners across our country. veteran business outreach centers provide counseling and training to eligible service members, veterans, and military spouses. with 22 centers nationwide, this program provides the skills aspiring entrepreneurs need to get their ideas and businesses off the ground. at a time in which military spouse unemployment is more than six times the national average, these programs can help provide opportunities for those who have served and their families. small business development centers also provide essential services to small business owners who fuel our economy. these cent verse trained hundreds of thousands of americans in developing business plans and accessing capital. these programs touch each and
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every one of our districts but let me tell you why it's important to the people of burlington and ocean counties in new jersey. small businesses are the backbone of new jersey economy. according to the small business administration approximately half of new jersey's private sector work force is employed by a small business. by voting for this amendment, we can empower these job creators to continue to strengthen our economy. by voting for this amendment, we can give back to those who have served our country in uniform and by voting for this amendment, we can continue to invest in our programs that have proven to work. i urge adoption of this commonsense amendment and reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. does any member seek time in opposition? hearing none, the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. kim: nothing further to say, ewill yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no.
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in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the ayes have it. mr. kim: i ask for a recorded vote. the chair: pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceeding on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey will e postponed. it is now in order to consider amendment number 40 printed in part b of house report 116-126. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. malinowski: i have an amendment at the desk. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendmentful the clerk: amendment number 40 printed in part b of house report 116-126, offered by mr. malinowski of new jersey. the chair: pursuant to house resolution 460, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. malinowski, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey. mr. malinowski: thank you, mr. chairman. i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. chairman, the amendment i have offered increases minimum funding for the i.r.s.'s tax
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counseling for the elderly program. filing taxes remains a far too complicated task in america. i'm sure we can all agree on that. this vital program provides free tax assistance to peopleage 60 and older. it is particularly helpful to filers who have questions about their pensions and retirement. in my home state, new jersey citizen action is one of the grantees for this program. they do tremendously positive work which will only be enhanced with additional funding. there are several reasons to strength then program. first, older americans are often subjected to financial exploitation schemes. according to aarp, every year, abuse and exploitation rob older americans of $ billion and this is only the amount that is reported. having another set of eyes on elderly filers' finances would help to identify the victim of these schemes and help us combat
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them. next the ongoing controversy surrounding turbo tax which manipulated taxpayers into paying to file their returns despite being eligible to file them for free. this underscores the need for programs that help those most vulnerable to manipulation. relatedly, the way we file our taxes is evolving at a faster rate than many people can keep up with, including those who have filed on paper their entire lives. finally, the new tax law created additional confusion for many filers. the loss of the state and local tax deduction hurt many taxpayers in my district, especially seniors struggling to stay in their homes on a fixed income who were surprised not to get the r refunds they have com to count on. son some -- so in sum, we should do everything in our power to protect older americans and ensure they can file their tacks securely and with confidence. let's helhis program help even more people next year.
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thank you and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. does any member seek time in opposition? hearing none, the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. malinowski: i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. it is now -- the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from new jersey. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the ayes have i it. the amendment is -- pursuant to clause 6 of rule 18, further proceedings on the amamendment offered by the gentleman from ew jersey will be postponed. the chair understands that amendment number 42 will not be offered.. sur -- pursuant to clause 6 of
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rule 18, proceedings will now resume on those amendments printed in part b of house report 116-126 on which further proceedings were postponed in the following order. amendment number 13 by mr. grothman of wisconsin. amendment en bloc number 2 by mr. quigley on illinois, amendment 19 by mr. banks of indiana. amendment number 27 by ms. lee of nevada. amendment number 32 by ms. dean of pennsylvania. amendment number 35 by mr. kim of new jersey. and amendment number 40 by mr. malinowski of new jersey. the chair will reduce to two minutes the minimum time for any electronic vote after the first vote in the series. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 13 printed in part b of house report 116-126 by the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. grothman, on further -- on
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which further proceedings were postponed, on which the noes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 13 printed in part b of house report 116-126, offered by mr. grothman of wisconsin. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered.. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be 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 chair: on this vote the yeas are 151 and the nays are
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274. the nays have it. the nays have it. he amendment is not adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendments en bloc offered by the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendmenents en bloc. he chair: en bloc numbe2 printeted in part b of house report 116-126 offered by mr. quigley. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. thosose in support of a recorde vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-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
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the chchair: on this vote the yeas are 227. the nays are 200. the ayes have it. the ayes have it. the amendment en bloc is
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adopted. the unfinished business is a request for a recorded vote on amendment number 19 printed in part b of house report 116-126 by the gentleman from indiana, mr. banks, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk:k: amendment number 1 printed in part b of house report 116-126 offered by mr. banks of indiana. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recororded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a two-minute vote.. -- this will bebe a two-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 chair: on this vote the yeas are 141. the nays are 285. the nays have it. the nays have it. on this amendment, it's not adopted. the unfinished business is a request for a recorded vote on amendment number 26 printed in part b of house report 116-126 by the gentleman from new york, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 26 printed in part b of house
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report 116-126 offered by mr. suozzi of new york. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. his is a two-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 chair: on this vote the ayeses are 406. the nays are 19. the ayes have it. the ayes have it the amendment is adopted. the unfinished business is the request for recorded vote on amendment number 27 printed in part b of house report 116-126 by the gentlewoman from neverauskas, ms. lee, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes
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prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will retegget the amendment a. the clerk: amendment number 27 printed in part b of house report number 116-126, offered by mrs. lee of neverauskas. the chair: a a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for recorded vote will rise and a be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by elelectronic device. this will be a two-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 chair: on this vote the yeas are 400. the nays are 27. the yeas have it. the yeas have it. the amendment is adopted. the unfinished business is the request for recorded vote on amendment number 32 printed in part b of house report 116-126 by the gentlewoman from pennsylvania, ms. dean, on which further proceedings were postponed and the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will designate the amendment a. the clerk: amendment number 32, printed in part b of house report number 116-126, offered by ms. dean of pennsylvania. the chair: a a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is
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the chair: on this vote the yeas are 373. the nays are 51. the yeas have it. the yeas have it. e amendment is adopted. e unfinished business is the request for recorded vote on enent number 35 printed in
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part b of house report 116-126 by the gentleman from new jersey, mr. kim, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will retegget the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 35, printed pt b of house report number 116-126 offered by mr. kim of new jersey. the chair: a a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a two-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 chair: on this vote the yeas a 4 and the nays are 17. the ayes have it. the ayes have it. the amendment is adopted. the unfinished business is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number 40 printed in part b of house report 116-126
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by the gentleman from new jersey, mr. malinowski, on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 40 printed in part b of house report 116-126 offered by mr. malinowski of new jersey. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having arisen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. his is a two-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 cora of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: on this vote the yeas are 362 and the nays are 65. the ayes have it. the ayes have it. the amendment is adop there being no further amendments, under the rule, the committee rises. the committee of the whole house on the state of the union having had under consideration h.r. 3351 and pursuant to house
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resolution 460 i report the amendment back to the house. the speaker pro tempore: the chair of the committee of the whole house on the state of the union reports that the committee has had under consideration the bill h.r. 3351 and pursuant to house resolution 460 reports the bill back to the house with sundry amendments adopted in the committee of the whole. under the rule, the previous question is ordered. pursuant to house resolution 460, the question on adoption of amendments will be put en gros. the question is on adoption of the amendments. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the amendments are adopted. the question is on engrossnt and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opopposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: a bill making appropriations for financial services and general government fofor the fiscal year ending september 30, 2020, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the
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house will be in order. he house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman n from georgia seek recognition? mr. graves: mr. spetion to recommit at the desk. e speaker pro tempore: is the gentleman opposesed to the bill? mr. graves: mr. speaker, the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is correct. the house is not in order. is the gentleman opposed to the bill? mr. graves: yes, mr. speaker, in its current form. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman qualifies. the clerk will report the motion. . the clerk: mr. graves of georgia moves to recommithe bill h.r. 3351 to the committee on appropriations with inconstructions to report the same back to the house forthwith --
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mr. graves: i ask unanimous consent to dispense with the reading. the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to dispense with reading? objection is heard. the clerk: with the following amendment -- page 5, line 2, after the first dollar amount insert increase by $10 million. page 77, line 16, after the dollar amount, insert decreased by $10 million. page 79, line 24, after the dollar amount insert decreased y $10 million. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. graves: thank you, mr. speaker. while i don't support this underlying bill, i thought i would take a different approach to this m.t.r. i thought it would be nice if we thanked the other side for some of the things yoha done in this bill. i'm glad you agree. first, mr. speaker, i want to thank my friends on the left for including and codifying
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hyde-like protections for the innocent unborn. with this vote today, it's encouraging our friends on the other side of the aisle, they do agree, they do agree that the lives of the innocent unborn deserve our protection and that is in the underlying bill today. thank you. i'd also like to thank my friends for the stand of the gring threat and spread of socialism around the world and recognizing that democracy is the answer. that's in this bill. hank you, mr. speaker. i am glad we came in favor of boosting states' rights, standing behind the 10th amendment for our states when it comes to banking for small businesses. that's in this bill, mr. speaker. thank you.
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lastly, let me thank my other friends on the other side of the aisle for recognizing the hard work of the federal emoys. the majority leader has allowed the 2.6% cost-of-living adjustment, a pay raise to stay in this bill. yes, mr.peer, that raise does extend to all members of this house. that took k courage from the majority leader. and we want to thank you before we leave here this week. thank you, mr. speaker. that's not what the m.t.r. is about. but we just wanted to say thank you for a moment. this m.t.r. focuses on one major bipartisan issue, mr. speaker. keeping us out of war and enforcing sanctions, sanctions against iran, north korea, venezuela, russia, and others who seek to harm our nation. i can think of no one better that i could yield to at this moment to discuss the importance of this m.t.r. a green beret. heerved in multiple combat
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missions around the world, 20 years of service in the u.s. army, an american hero, our from of the army, mike florida. i yield to the gentleman from florida. mr. waltz: this adds $10 million for the department of treasury. this office plays a key role in countering our most critical national security threats by implementing sanctions. as a green beret, i have fought on the war on terror and c tell you that this office is vital to the safety of our nation and preventing war. in light of our current threats, this office requires an additional $10 million to accomplish its goals. this motion will implement sanctions policy towards russia, north korea, isis and particularly the iranian regime. the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism. i am personally well aware of the grave threat iran poses to the security of our country.
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i have lived it. i have dealt with the iranians and their proxies all over the world. they are an enemy of this country and our ally, israel, and that does not change regardless of whether you're a republican or a democrat. colleagues, no one wants war. in fact, we want to drive iran back to the negotiating table to prevent war and the best way to do that is to exert maximum pressure on their economy. because what the regime cares about the most is not the iranian people. it's not the iranian people but by lining its own pockets. all indications from the intelligence community are that the economic pressure campaign is working, iran's currency is tanking, inflation is on the rise, oil exports are drawing up, and most importantry, iran is unable to p its terrorist proxies like hezbollah and hamas. specifically, this motionon wil fund sanctions on iran's leadership, on senior commanders of the irgc, on front companies, and on iran's
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terrorist ally, hezbollah. i want to remind this body of the marines we lost in beirut at the hands of iran, the 500 americans killed by iranian militias in iraq, and the u.s. hostages, the american hostages held in iran as we speak here today, which include a u.n. worker and a princeton ph.d. student. so as a soldier that's had to fight terrorism you, no one wants to avoid war as much as i do. my colleagues, i wear a brace let on my wrist of -- bracelet on my wrist of one of the green berets i lost, and i wake up every y day thinking how this body can be worthy of their sacrifice. let's support this m.t.r. and let's work together to avoid another war in ththe middle eas the speaker pro tempore: the entleman's time has expired. the house will be in order. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek
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recognition? mr. quigleley: mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to the recommit. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for five minutes. mr. quigley: mr. speaker, i'm going to begin by quoting an imminent republilican from illinois, abraham lincoln, because this argument and the timing of it remin took place in illinois sometime ago. one morning, abraham lincoln argued before thellinois supreme court and he made a case on a point. in the afternoon, arguing for another client, he spoke in the exact opposition to the point he had made in the morning. when one of the justices pointed this out he said, i've had time to reflect on that, and i change my mind. we just witnessed the same thing. how in the world can we take your m.t.r. seriously, just a few moments ago on an amendment proposed by mr. banks from indiana, you voted yes on otwo
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amendments that would cut this account by 14%, a cut of $23.5 million. apparently, you've had time to think about it and realized perhaps the error of your ways. in addition, i would say, and i love working with the ranking member when he was chairman last year, he funded this same bill as the chairman wrote the bill and funded it by millions less than we're proposing today in our bill. so apparently time changes our minds. i don't know where you'll be five minutes from now or whether your passion for this will be as strong as it was half an hour ago, but the underlying bill includes an increase of $8.7 million above f.y. 2019 where my friend from georgia proposed this.
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i started with the president of the united states, abraham lincoln. i'm going to end talking about this bill with thehe imminent philosopher from london who i , mick week in chicago jagger. he said, you can't always get what you want. but if you try real hard, you get what you need. this bill isn't perfect, but it's a really good bill under trying circumstances, and what do you need if you try? we're funding the i.r.s. up $12 billion. we included $600 million for election security. rather than eliminating, as the president proposed, community development financial institution grant programs. we boost them by $50 million. instead of slashing funds for the small business administration, we're increasing those funds. we are also boosting the ability to protect consumemers and the policing the bad actors by providing sorely needed
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additional funding for the agencies that need them. finally, i think the most timely, important point is. when mr. mueller spoke to the american public for the first time about the report, he said, this was a systematic attack on our democratic process by our adversary, and it has to be a bipartisan approach. this bill does that, $600 million to protect against an assault on who we are as a democracy. you need to support this bill and oppose this m.t.r. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back his time. without objection, the previous question is ordered on the motion to recommit. the question is on the motion to recommit. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. the gentleman from georgia. mr. graves: recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote iseqsted. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, vord. members wiwill record their vot by electronic device. -- a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes
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by electronic device. pursuant to clause 9 of rule 20, the chair will reduce to five minutes the minimum time for the electronic vote on the question of passage. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united d states house 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.] ceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the chair: o on this vote the ys are 226. the nays are 195. the motion is adopted. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois rise? mr. quigley: mr. speaker,
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pursuant to the instructions of the house i report 3351 house with an amendment a. the chair: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: page 5 a, line 2, after the first dollar amount increase by $10 million. page 77, line 16, after thele toar amount insert decrease by $10 million. page 789, line 24, after thele toar amount i sert decreased by $10 million. the chair: the question is on the adoption of the amendment. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the amendment is agreed to. the question is on engrossment and a third reading. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. third reading. the clerk: a a bill making appropriations forer financial services and general government for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2020 and for other purposes. the e chair: the question is on passage of the bill. pursuant to clause 10 rule20, t
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ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be 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.] house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 224. the nays of 196. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from arkansas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent that the committee on judiciary be
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discharged from further consideration of h.r. 962, the born alive abortion survivors protection act. the speaker pro tempore: the house is not in order. please take your conversations off the floor. >> mad speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the committee on judiciary be discharged from further consideration of h.r. 962, the born alive abortion survivors protection actand ask for its immediate consideration in the house. the speaker pro tempore: under guidelines consistently issued by successive speakers, as recorded in section 956 of the house rules and manual, the chair is constrained not to entertain the requests unless it has been cleared by the bipartisan floor and committee eadership.
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the gentleman is not recognized for debate. the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute peeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigagan seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the t objection, gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> madam speaker, in recognition of gun violence awareness month, i rise to share the story of a brave soldier named ben. ben's sister, mary, is a moms demand action leader of berkley, michigan. after her brother was honorably discharged from military service, mary grew concerned
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that ben was at risk for self-harm. mr. levin: mary and her dad begged every firearms store in the area they lived at the time not to sell a gun to her brother. she was told ben could not be denied a gun despite the risks he faced. ben died by suicide shortly thereafter with a gun he had bought at one of those stores. had mary been able to seek an extreme risk prevention order, ben could be alive today. i'm a co-sponsosor of the extre risk protection order act, and the federal extreme risk protection order act. for ben and so many others, congress must act without delay. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> madam speaker, i rise to ask
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unanimous consent -- the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> thank you, madam eaker. today i rise on the day that congress will compete in the 110th baseball game for charity. i rise to recognize a local sports team from a high school in pennsylvaa, in the heart of pennsylvania's 12th congressional district. these young men overcame adversity, injury, and people just didn't think they we going to win, but they did what we do in the heart of p.a. 12 and across our great nation. they rose to the challenge, they overcame the adversity, they worked together as a team, and they won the pennsylvania uad a state championship for baseball, a remarkable group of young men that came together to
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make their community proud. i wisht wishes for this crew of men, y young boys, men, their coach, and th community as we celebrate the hard work and success they have achieved. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas -- the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. kaptur: thank you, madam speaker. i rise to introduce the transform student debt to home equity act off 2019. my bill would enable graduates current on repayment to renegotiate their student debt into an opportunity to purchase and own a home which, of course, is an equity accumulating instrument with an estimated $6 trillion student debt, it's no wonder that
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homeownership rates have plummeted. there is an instrument already in widespread use that could facilitate a solution for home mortgage. this common lending tool has the power to incorporate student loan repayment noose a means for building equity, not just debt, the home mortgage. this bill directly asks h.u.d. and the federal housing administration to establish a pilot program that connects credit-worthy federal student debtholders with eligible homes by arranging financing that recalculates terms, debt-to-income ratios, interest rates, community reinvestment thresholds and other factors, short-term student debt in certain situations could transition into longer term homeownership opportunity. i urge my c colleagues to suppo this legislation to help unleash the student debt strangle hold on so many in the aspiring generation, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition?
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>> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> thank you, madam speaker. i rise today to honor a local legend who recently passed away in lakeland, florida. mr. billy henderson had a passion for flying planes since he was a young man. as a matter of fact, he used to fondly say he started flying in 1946, when he was 16 years old, and began legally flying 20 years later in 1968. mr. spano: billy turned his passion into a life purpose, and in 1974, he and four others created son and fun, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting aviation education in central florida. sun and fun has grown from hosting a small fly-in which attracted 900 attendees to the largest annual convention in florida. every year more than 100,000 visitors come to lakeland to watch pilots such as the blue angels, show off the best that aviation has to offer. sun and fun only brings -- not
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only brings in $60 million to central florida every year but also has an impact beyond the convention. the organization operates the florida air museum, which houses over 100 aircraft and sponsors over $2 million per year in scholarships for aviation education. the skies over lakeland will never be the same without you, billy henderson, but they will be marked by your legacy for years to come. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent -- i ask permission to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to highlight the disaster at our southern border and how it's affecting our children. this monterey, i want to read a letter on the house floor from a young constituent of mine, mitch you, ann 11-year-old. and he had this to say. dr. gosar, we moved to the vavalley five years ago from flagstaff. mr. gosar: i want to let you know how illegal immigration is
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affecting me. my classes are overcrowded. the teachers have to spend more time on children in order to make sure theyake yes, they need to be educated if they are here. however, why should i lose instructional time because of the laws? he goes on further to say -- do you know what is being done to help with the smallerer class sizes? where are we with border control? my education is important to me. i want to be successful in life. the tensions are high in my school because of the illegal immigrants. how is -- how is racism perpetuated if not prevented? i will be going to a private charter this fall. however, i'm still concerned about my future and may not be so lucky to escape my problems. my friends are not able to switch schools. this is not the way it should be. i hope youanffer guidance. no one knows what the answer is. this is how it's affecting and i submit it's a sad state of affairs in southern arizona. .
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recogniniti? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to deliver a mple message and bring the united states, canada and mexico trade agreement for a vote. this bill is fair to amererican workers and companies and a variety of industries. farmers and ranchers get w wide access to foreign markets and new rules make u.s. manufacturing more competitive. the usmca will help small businesses cut through international red tape. the president has negotiated a deal that benefits not only large employers but also small businesses and middle-class businesses. the u.s. mcs is important with our other trading partners.
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this will continue the strong and job growth and more domestic energy production have already helped to create. i urge congress to pass the us mmpcrmp arch quickly. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker, i would like to recognize madison university in virginia. it is having the highest graduation post graduate rate. this is an outstanding accomplishment for one of the commonwealth of virginia's largest colleges. institutions like j.m.u. prepare students to prep them for opportunities. graduates of four-year colleges are now tasked with the. for recent graduates, demand for
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talent is high. congratulations to j.m.u. and go dukes. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess subject to the call of the chair.
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mr. cummings: contrary to claims by ms. conway and president trump, this is not a conspiracy to silence her or restrict her first amendment rights. this is an effort to enforce enforce federal no which very clearly -- ambiguity here, which clearly prohibits employees from engaging in political activities on federal property or while using their official positions. this report was issued by special counsel henry turner. mr. turner leads the office of special counsel. the independent agency charged
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with enforcing the hatch act. listen to this. mr. turner was nominated to his position by president trump in 2017. and in all of the republicans and democrats in the senate approved his nomination by a voice vote. mr. kerner worked on the republican staff of this very committee for several years under both chairm darrel issa and jason chaffetz. in this report, the special counsel describes, and i quote, persistent, notorious and deliberate hatch act violations, end of quote. this report explains how ms. conway violated the law dozens of times by using her official
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position to criticize democratic candidates and support republican candidates. i should not have to say this, but obvious that is against the law. it is against federal law. unfortunately, this was not the first time the special counsel informed the president that ms. conway violated the law. in 2018, special counsel sent president trump a report finding that ms. conway violated the hatch act twice. yet the president took no disciplinary action against her. instead, with the president's full support, ms. conway has engaged in an astoundnding showf defiance by increasing the frequency of her illegal
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activity and discxds difficulties parging the law itself. on may 29, 2019, she answered a question from a reporter about her violations by saying, blah, blah, blah. end of quote. she then stated dismissively, and i quote, let me know when the jail sentence starts, end of quote. ms. conway is comfortable escalating her violations and her defiance, becausehenows president trump will not take any disciplinary action against her. the president stated during an interview with fox news, and i quote, no, i'm not going to fire her. i think she's a terrific person. she's a tremmed \cxds iousyous spokesperson. she's been loyal, end of quote.
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this is not a question of whether somebody is a terrific person. it's not a question of whether they are tremendous s spokespern and not a question as to whether they are loyal, it is a question of whether they obey the law, period. now things are getting worse. in response to the special counsel's report, the white house and ms. conway have gone on the offensive by arguing that the hatch act does not even apply to her. tell that to all the other federal employees that have to adhere to this law. in a letter to special counsel on june 11, the white house counsel claimed there were no violations, quote, even assuming that the hatch act applies to the most senior advisers to the
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white house, end of quote. similarly, ms. conway stated this week, quote, it is not even clear to us according to th white house counsel, that the hatch act applies to assistance of the president, end of quote. let me make this abundantly clear. the hatch act is absolutely applies to ms. conway, period. it is written in black and white. we are the committee on jurisdiction over this law. and neither congress nor the courts have ever suggested that a president's adviser is exempt. finally, i want to address the house the white house's baseless arguments for refusing our request for ms. conway's testimony here today. they sent a letter to the
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committee on monday arguing that ms. conway is, quote, absolutely immune, end of quote, from testifying. they claim that this principle has been, quote, consistently adhered by administrations of both political parties, end of quote. ladies and gentlemen, this is simply not true. congress has never accepted the claim that white house advisers are absolutely immune. in fact, our committee has obtained public testimony from numerous white house officials while they served in the white house. these include multiple white house counsels, the deputy counsel to the president and associate counsel to the president, a deputy assistant to the president and the director of the white house office of security. in the case of ms. conway, the white house's arguments have
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even less merit. we are not asking about any conversations she had with the president. and we are not asking about any advice she gave to the president. here, we have a clear-cut case of a federal employee -- >> we'll reair the entire hearing. the committee has gavel back in. jamie rankin. snow

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