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venezuelans applied for asylum in the united states. becoming the number one country f origin for asylum claimants. and so many venezuelans have come to south florida where they have contributed so much to our diverse community. in my district, there are approximately 17,000 venezuelan-born residents. . my constituents cannot safely return. a recent u.n. report details the shocking abuses, including killing at the hands of ma did youro's death squad. granting t.p.s. for them is the right thing to do. t.p.s. has bipartisan support in the house and in the senate. we now have an opportunity to take real action to support those who have fled the crisis
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caused by the illegitimate ma did youro regime. i thank my colleagues as well as our colleague from puerto rico for your work on this important legislation. strongly urge a yes vote. viva venezuela. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. >> i thank the gentlelady's for her remarks and i yield four minutes to the gentleman from alabama, mr. brooks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. brooks: venezuela is one of e natural resource richest nation on the planet. oil, top five reserves in the world. the problem with venezuela is not its people other than who they elected and the problem is
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not the lack of resources that should empower those people to wealthy, rather the problem in venezuela is self-inflicted adoption of sosmism. and let's be clear about the economic havoc that is now occurring in the venezuela. we have starvation. in one recent study, average adult over a year's period of time had a weight loss of 20 pounds because they couldn't get the calories needed to sustain their body weight. riots have resulted. inflation, a few years ago, was over 1,000 percent and today, inflation in venezuela is as high as 10 million percent. the currency is worthless. so venezuela has been brought to
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its knees by the adoption of socialism. and i find it ironic that so many in america now advocate the suppression of free enter price and the liberty on which it is based and the replacement with socialism and dictatorial nature that is inherent in the practice. venezuela is an excellent example why america must never go socialist. and i want to emphasize one thing. while maduro has been in charge of vengs waila, maduro is not the cause of the economic hardship that is now being faced in venezuela, rather it is the people's adoption of socialism. let's go to h.r. 549 and how it relates to what i just said.
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this bill proposes a tsunami of people coming to our country who are ill-equipped to support themselves. and let's put that into the perspective of where we are a nation. we blew through the $23 trillion and we are looking at a $900 billion deficit. a deal that has been reached that will only increase our deficit by $2 trillion over the next two years pushing our debt up to $22 trillion. this is money we do not have, have to borrow to get and do not pay back. how does that relate to h.r. 549. 0% of households with unlawful immigrants are on welfare, living off the hard work of others. 70% of illegal alien house holds
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are living off the hard work of others in the united states. quite franky, madam speaker, the united states of america can no longer afford to be the world's orphanage for children and adults alike. we have to get our own house in order. and this legislation helps to increase that by increasing our deficit and debt, making it less manageable and further risking insolvency of a great nation. i ask for opposing h.r. 549 and that's how i will vote. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia reserves. the gentlewoman from florida. ms. mucarsel-powell: just to a couple of quick responses to my colleague. mr. brooks, the only thing that i do agree with is, yes, we have to put our own house in order.
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we have an executive in disarray at this moment. but i think he is maybe ill informed. he people of venezuela did not vote him in. they had fraudulent elections in may of 2018. please do not insult the people of venezuela who are suffering, who have no food and no access to medicine. we have seen the worst humanitarian crisis in this hemisphere and not because the people of venezuela helped him. e interim gitimate present is not there. but we are not going to see a tsami of people of venezuela coming to thisountry. this is aecting people residing in the united states. i yield to representative deutch
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for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida is recognized. mr. deutch: i strongly support h.r. 549 the venezla t.p.s. act. the situation is outrageous and some of this chamber would blame the people of venezuela. it is the maduro regime. people are being killed and tortured, the media has been crens sored. the food is scares and essential medicine continue be found. people are fleeing for their lives. i witnessed people crossing into colombia. i spoke t families who traveled for one meal for their children. and i saw the warehouses filled with humanitarian assistance that maduro refes to allow to
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help his people. this warrant spending t.p.s. to the people living in the united state we must stand with them. the legitimate government and the return of freedom of democracy. passing this bill willnsure that they are protected from being deported. this bill will save lives. i urge my colleagues to support it. ms. marsel-powell: how much time is left? the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida has six minutes remaining. the gentleman from virginia has five minutes remaining. the gentleman from florida reserves. >> i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from florida is recognized. ms. mucarsel-powell: i would to mr. murphy1:30 -- m murp. >> i support this bipartisan
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bill to ovide temporary protective status. and more than half live in florida. 200 of these men and women would is get t.p.s. they would contribute to our economy for a period of time without living in fear of deportatio venezuela is in an absolute crisis and making them in the u.s. to go home is immoral. in my cases, it could be a death sentence. requiring people who sought refuge to return to a failed state violates our core values. let me be car. passing this is a critical step but seeks to trea the symptoms of adisease. and the disease is a cruel an undemocratic and incompetent regime of maduro. for the u.s. to proct its national security, the maduro regime must go. america mustork with its
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allies and use our national power to support the patriots who are fightingo reclaim their country from the regime that has destroyed it. then and only then will it be safe so thesproupeople can return to the country they love. i yield back. the saker pro tempore: the genewomanrom florida reserves. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman fm florida. ms. mucarsel-powell: we don't ve any more speakers and prepared to close. >> there are few detained people and no oer in roving aliens to venezuela e stand with the people of venezuela. mr. cline: we recognize that only through cange in
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leadership and a change in changion will venezuela course and begino rebound in terms of adopting economic rerms and abandonning s socialist policies of the mduro regime. we stand with the pple. nwe snd ready to embrace the null r-elected president should he take control of the coubt country. but this bl, h.r. 549 is a simply not appropriate for the circumstces right now. thibroken t.p.s. system tt e have would not be suicient to accommote t thsands, hundreds of thousands of people
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of venezuela who wld seek to us it, suffice it to say, it is similar to throwing a rt of hep toeople tha is full of holes. i would urge my colleagues to vote against h.r. 549 and with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlemafrom virginia yields back. the gentlewoman from floida is recognized. ms. mucarsel-powell: madam spker, in response to mr. cli's concer t.p.s. is the law of the land and under section 244. all we're askg is tolace venezue as a countryhat is designated der.p.s. in this bill. we are talking about people that are suffering. we canno send them bk to a humatarian emergen. we wrote a letter to te trump administration to grant t.p.s.
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they have the ability to do so at the adminisative level right now bu they have refused. they say they are suppotive, but i seriously question that when they disagree with the granting the t.p.s. for the thoands thatre living in thisountry today. we cannot send them back to a regime that is actually killing its own citizens. and so with at, i would like express my support for h. 549. there is like mentioned, widespread poverty. thgovernment is in disray and we cannot wait any longer. we have to help ourrothers and sters in the united states and this bill accomplishes that. so i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to [speakingforeign language]
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>> i yieldack. the speaker pro teore: the question is, wilthe house suspend the rules anpass the bill h.r. 549s amended. hose in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair 2/3 being in the affirmative -- for at purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? mr. broo: i ask for the yeas and ys. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman request the yeas and ys? mr. brks: yes the speaker pro tempore: the ys annays are requested. all those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays will rise and remain standing until counted a sufficient number having arise theeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8, rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman fromhode island seek recognition? mr. cicillin mr. speaker, i move touspend the rules an ps.r. 2938, th honoring american ters and extreme need haven act o2019, as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the crk: h.r. 2938, a bill to exempt from the calculation of monthly incom certain benefi paid by the department veterans affairs and the department of defse. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant t theule, the gentleman from rhode island,
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mr. cicilline, and the geneman fromirnia, mr. kline, each will -- m kline, ach ll control 20 minutes. the cha recognizes the gentleman from rhode island. mr. cicillin thank you, mr. eaker. i a unanimous consenthat all members may have five legislate days to vise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on e bill under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. cicilline: i yield myself uchime as i may consume. the overriding principle of the bankptcy system is to give people ovehelmed with unimginable debt a freshtart throh meaningful nancial relief. the bankruptcy code either directly or indirectly affects milionof americans and all types of businesses from large to small. the system suosed towork for evyo from consume ebtors and sll business owners to family farmers, service meers, and verans and give them a new patay to economic prosperity. as we have heard during a cent oversit hearing, the bankruptcy system isot working. inlight of these concerns, the hoe judiciary cmittee unanimously passed fo biptisan eces o
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gislation to adresthis concern. these include h.r. 2938, the honing american veterans in extre need act of 201 or the haven act, this gislion which has been champione bmy lleague on the committee, coresswoman ucy mcbath, dresses a fundamenta fairness in current bankruptcy l thatfets veterans receiving disabity benefits. although social curity benefits are not treated as income forankruptcy code means test, veterans disability benefits do constitute income, en though much like socia secury this is a life line manyarticipants. by countguch veterans as income many beceneligible unde chapter seven and steered intohaer 13 ich requires a debtor to ke payment to the creditor bere hor she n receive a dischae. h.r. 2938 corrects this inequity. it would treat certain disabili befits paid by the
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veterans' affairs and department of defense the sam as siasecurityayments under t bankruptcy code mea test. ue my colleagues to support ts commonsense legislaon and i reserve the balance of my time. he speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlemafrom virgini is recoized. mr. cli: thank you, . speaker, yield myself such time as i may consume. ipeak in supptf the bill gentlem from rhode island r his leadership. wehould all honor and suppor america's veterans and their famies of the the haven ac does that by making sure disabilityndebt benef received by ters and their familreceive special protection durin the proce of bankrupy. also want to thank the gentlelady from georgia for her adership onthisssue. th tt, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my te. e speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. getleman from rhode island is recognized. mr. cicilne: i yield one mine to the gentlelady from georgia, mrs. mcbath, the auhor of the lislaon. t speaker p teore: t gentloman from georgia is recognized for one minute. mrs. mcbath: thank you, mr. chairman. thank you, mr. cicilline. i'm so pleased to bring the
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havenct to a ve on the house floor today. thank you to chairman nadler, subcommittee chair mr. cicilline, my rubcan co-sposor, and all the co-sponss who sported the passage of thibill. i want tohank the veterans d the advates for putti thr support behind this legislatioas well. i introduced the havenct t support veterans facing siificant financial hardshi no one wants to turn to bankuptcy. it is a path toward deb relief that carries serious financial nsequence t it's an important option f tose with the mos serious financial circumsnc, and we must make sure our bankruptcy system is serving oureters. these service members desve an oprtunity to get backn eir etith diity. an t you so much. i yid back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gtleman from virginia is recognized. mr. cline: we reserve the
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balance. the speaker pro tempore: th gentman reserves. m cicilne: i'm prepar to close. the speakepro tempor the geneman from virgia. mr. cline: i would simply state hat the haven act makes bankruptcy code rk better and more fairly for our natn's vetance those who depend upon them. i enur my lleagues to support the bill. i yie back the lance my time. e speaker p tempore:he ntleman elds back the balce of his time. the gentleman om rde island. mr. cicilline: i urge colleaes to pass the haven act and yield ba the balance of my te. the speaker o tempore:he genemanields back. the question is, wi thouse suspe theus and pa the bill h. 2938, as ended. so many as are in favor say aye. thosopposed, no. in the opion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmive, the rulesre suspended, the bill pased, and without objectionhe motion to reconsider is ld un the table. r what purpe does the gentlen from rhode island seerecognitn? mr. cicilline: i move to suspend the ruand pass h. 3304, the national guard and
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servist debt lief extension act of 201 as ameed. e speakeprtempore: the clerk wil reporthe titf e bill. the clerk: h.r. 34, a bill to exempt for an additional four-year period from e appcation ofhe mea test presumptionf abuse under chapter 7 qualifying members of resee components ofhe armed forces and memrs othe national guard who, after september 11, 2001, are cled to active duty or to perform a mela defense actity for not less th 90 days. thspker pro tpo: pursut to the rule, the gentlen from rhode island, mr. cilline, anth ntlen fr virnia, mr. cli, willach control 20 minutes. thchair recognizes the gentleman fro rhode islan r. cicilline: thank you,r. speaker. i ask anous consent that ll members may have five legislate dayso revise and extd thr remarks and include extres terial on the bil under coideration. i yield myself su time as i may consume. mr. eaker, der rrent law national g members and reservistsho serv on active duty are like other active duty
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serviceembers exempt fm the bankruptcy codes means tes whch detnes whethea debt's iome is too high to have alof h or her debts erased in bankrupy. unless other wisexempt, servi membe and vetans must complete t required forms and smi the specified paperwork to satfy the means test. thispplies to service members who retued to the united states from activeervice and uo longereceive cmbat way. ey must calulate heir income based on the average monthly iome hor she receves during the filing of thenkruptcy casraerhan the actuaincome which may less becau othe debtor noncombat status. h.r. 34, the national gua and reservist de relief exteion act of 2019, respods ts concern. thislegislation would extd r four years the temporary authorization exemptingertain quafying reserve compone mbers ofhe me services a national guard memrs from the bankruptcy codes means test. this crical proteio f national guard membes and servis be extended before it reathe end of
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the yr. 3304 was unamous passed out of the judiciary committee by voice vote. i urgmy colleaes to support this bipartisan legislation. i rerve the lancof my im the speak pro temporethe gentleman rerves. the gelen om virginia is recogne mr. cline: rise in suppt of the bill. i yield self such time as i may consume. i want to thank the gentleman fr rde island and t geleman om tennessee, sponsor, mr. cohen for suppo for this important islation. which would provide naonal guard members, armed service, reservists, and their families nnued flexibility to qualify ter debt relief in bankruptcy. with that i rerve the balance of my time. t speaker pro tempore: the gentlemaneserves t bance of his time. the gentleman from rhode island. mr.iciine: mr. speak, i yield one minute the spoor of the bill, e geman from ennessee, mr. cohen. the speakerro tempore: th gentleman from tennessee is recognized for one minu. . cen:nk you, sir this is an importanbi for reservtsnational guardsmen who ptenth our untry -- otect ourountrin times of war. we are inhe longest war of our nation's history. the bankruptcy bill of 2005 was a bad bi that made it more
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difficult for pele to claim nkruptcurt guards and reservists whose bases e oftentimes surrounded bypaay lendrs a they become subject toar loans difficult times whie in service to file bankrucy let aloneespondo debts thathey r on behalf of the amic people. i want to thank mr. cline, a great merican earn supporter of reservistand people serving our countr niol guar peoe, for beinga co-sponsor, representive dean pennsylvia,nd t burchett an outstanding tennesanand volunteer nd i thank all the naal guard and rervis who protectsh he and abad. k fo unamousassa. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro mpor the gentlema yields back the bance of his time. t gentleman from virginia mr. cne: i resere. the speakepro tempore: the gentlemeserves e gentleman om rhode island. r. ciclinei'm preparedo close. the speaker pro tempor the gentleman from viinia is recognized. mr. cline: mr.peaker, i urge my colleagues to sport this impoantgiation, i yield
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back the balance of myime. e speer pro tempore: the gentlem yields back the balance of his ime. the gentleman from rhode la. m cicnei urge my colleagues on both sides of the pass this important legislation. iield back the balance of my time. the saker pro tempore: the gentlemayids back the ance of s time. questn is, will the house pend the rules and pass the bilh.r. 3304, as and. so my as are in favor say e ose opposed, no. ithopini of the chair, 2/3f those voting having snded in the afrmativ -- r. cicilline: i request the yeaand nays. thspeer po tempore: t yeas and nay are requested. all those in favor of taking tvote by e yeas and nays will rise and remain stanng until counted. a sufficient number having arisen, the yeas and na are ordered. pursnt to clause 8 of rul , further proceedings on this e question wl beostponed. for what purpo does the gentleman from rhe island seek recognition? mr. cicilline: i moe to suspend the res and pass h. 3311, small business
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reornization act of 2019,s amended. the spker pro tempore: the clerk wl reporthe title of bill. the cler h.r. 3311, a bill united states code to addre reorganzaon of small bunesses, and for oer rpses. e saker oempore: rsuant to the rule, the gentlean from rhodesland, mr. cilline, and the ntman fromirgia, mr. cle, each will control 20 nutes. the chair recognizes the gtlanrom rhode island. mr. cilline: mr. speakeri ask unanimous coent that all membersay have five legislative days revise and and heir remar include extraous material on the bill underonsideration the speer pro pore: such time as i may consume. h.r. 3311, the small business reorganization act of 2019, is legislation that i introduced with the gentleman from virginia, mr. cline, to make a series of reforms to current wruptcy law which would streamline the financial reorganization of small businesses. small locally owned businesses are the economic lifeblood of our communities. according to the small business administration, overwhelm about 20% of small businesses survive after their first year.
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it is essential that our bankruptcy system does not punish entrepreneurship and investment by foreclosing opportunities for small businesses to financially reorganize. this gap in the bankruptcy code is primarily due to the fact that this process was designed with large complex corporations in mind and does in the include adequate protections or safeguards for small businesses. h.r. 3311 address this is shortcoming by requiring the appointment of a trustee to monitor these cases and giving courts greater flexibility to improve small business reorganization plan in a fair and equitable manner. i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 3311. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. cline: i rise in support of the bill and i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, i want to thank the gentleman from rhode island for his leadership on this issue. the bankruptcy system is a critical component of our economy. it provides an important step, safety net for households and entrepreneurs when they need a fresh start. it also stabilizes and encourages lending because it's a tried' true way for creditors
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to recover as much as feasible when things go wrong for borrowers. it's important that the bankruptcy code work for small businesses. they are the back gone of communities across our country. the risk taking that drives the creation of new jobs in america. when they need the bankruptcy code's help to reorganize their debts and keep businesses going, the bankruptcy code should be there as a tool to help. that's why i'm happy the house today considers the small business reorganization act. this important bill offers long needed reform of chapter 11 and the bankruptcy code to help small businesses. and i'm proud to introduce it along with chairman cicilline. i want to thank the full committee chairmen, chairman nadler and ranking member mr. collins for their support of this legislation and for being original co-sponsor. mr. speaker, this bill promises to finally make chapter 11 work for the entrepreneurs whose small businesses are critical life in communities across this nation. i encourage all my colleagues to support the bill. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from rhode
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island. mr. cicilline: i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. cline: we yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from rhode island. mr. cicilline: in closing i'm proud to have introduced h.r. 3311rk the small business reorganization act of 2019 with the gentleman from virginia, mr. cline, and thank him for his strong leadership on this issue, as well as the gentleman from georgia, mr. collins. this was unanimously approved by the judiciary committee and will address gaps in our pruptcy system to provide financial relief to small businesses. this legislation is supported by the nonpartisan national bankruptcy conference, as well as the american bankruptcy institute. i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass h.r. 3311. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. h.r. 3311, as amended. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed, and without
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objection the motion to reconsider is laid upon the able. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i move to suspend the rules and pass s. 504. the clerk: senate 504 an agget toll amend title 36 united states code to authorize the american legion to determine the requirements for membership in the american legion and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from california and the gentleman from virginia each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. >> i ask unanimous consent that all members have legislative
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days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the bill under consideration and i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> let everyone get involved for the national service act. mr. correa: this bipartisan will expand the eligibility for embership to include honorably discharged veterans. the american legion was chartered by congress in 1919, since then the american legion has grown to become the largest service members organization with more than two million members. in orange county, the american legion is nearly home for 8,000 members. the legion has offeredal community of support. sadly, not all members are
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eligible. currently only veterans who served during declared wars are eligible. and there are 12 unofficial combat operations. they deserve to be members of the legion and this bill will allow veterans who served in our armed forces during the cuban missile crisis, the lib yap conflicts and other recognized conflicts to join the legion. i urge my colleagues to support this legislation and i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. cline: i yield myself. i rise in support of s. 50 the legion act and i thank the gentleman. 100 years ago, congress chartered the american legion
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because as our veterans returned home, we must provide for them. it has provided for our service members and communities. in the last century, it has grown to two million members around the world. the group is head quartered in indiana and has 13,000 offices including one in every state. the american legion provides thousands of dollars in scholarships to help students and help prevent diseases and been at the forefront to provide mental health services but particularly for our troops who struggle. beyond the american legion's rich national history, it has held a special place in my home state. the american legion department of virginia was chartered in 1919 with 91 local posts and several thousand members. in the intervening century, it
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has grown to 212 posts and provides a variety of services to veterans and their families. today's legislation makes necessary amendments to the american legion charter to include existing members and all future members who are honor apply discharmingd. it provides future flexibility to continue to provide opportunities for our servicemen and women and enables the american legion to serve the next generation. i thank the congressman for his partnership on this legislation and his support of the american legion and our servicemen and women. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from virginia yields back. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: i thank my colleagues for the support of this process. and i ask for the support of this legislation. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california he yields back. the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the
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. nate bill 504 as amended i'm sorry. 504 as introduced. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid n the table. the speaker pro tempore: proceedings will resume on questions previously postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. motions to suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 246.
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04 .r. 549 and pass h.r. and agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. pursuant to clause 9 of rule 20, remaining votes will be conducted as five-minute votesment --. the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the the gentleman from new york, mr. engel, to suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 246 as amended, on which the waned. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: house resolution 246, resolution opposing efforts to legitimatize the state of israel and the global boycott and divestment movement targeting israel. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to
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the resolution as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 398, the nays are 17 and five recorded as present. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended and the resolution is agreed to. and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, is on inished business the vote of woman from florida and pass h.r. 549 as amended on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 549, a bill to
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designate venezuela under section 244 under the nationality act to prevent nationalities to be eligible for protective status and for other purposes. ism the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 268, the nays are 154. 2/3 in the being in the affirmative, the rules are not suspended and the bill is not assed. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentleman from rhode island, mr. cicilline, to suspend the rules amended, r. 3304 as
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on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 3304, a bill to extend for an additional four-year period from the application of the means test under chapter 7 qualified members of the reserve components of the armed forces or national guard who after seventh, 2001, are called to active duty for not less than 90 days. the speaker pro tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 417, the nays are 1. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended. the bill is passed. and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is question on agreeing on the speaker's approval of the journal. the question is on agreeing of the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the
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i.c.e. have it and the journal the e ayes have it and jourm stands approved. >> madam speaker, i send to the desk a privileged report from the committee on rules for filing under the rule. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 509 providing for resolution of the bill to amend the internal revenue code to create a rehabilitation trust fund to establish a rehabilitation administration within the the treasury and for other purposes. providing for consideration of he bill h.r. 3239 to require u.s. customs and border protection to have a health screening, providing for proceedings for the period from
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july 29, 2019 through september 96, 2019 and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. he house will be in order. members, please take your conversations off the floor. for what purpose does the gentlelady from wyoming seek recognition? ms. cheney: i ask unanimous consent that the committee of jish be discharged from h.r. the born alive survivors protection act. the speaker pro tempore: under guidelines consistently issued as recorded in section 95 of the house rules and manual, the
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hair is constrained not to get the request unless it has been leadership.he the the gentlewoman is not recognized for debate. the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recknigs? >> 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 ne minute.
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mr. payne: i rise to extend my condolences to those who lost loved ones in the bowing 137 tragedy. any accident is one too many and congress has a duty to take steps to ensure that future tragedies do not occur. last week, mr. paul and mr. michael who lost loved ones in this tragedy testified before the committee on transportation and infrastructure on how they believe aviation safety can be improved. i commend them for having the courage to testify before the committee under such difficult circumstances. i personally met with mr. tsunamio and their wife who lost their daughter in the eeth
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ethiopia and airlines tragedy. i cannot begin to imagine the grief they are experiencing. as a father of three, it terrifies of harm coming to my children. i would do anything to prevent it. i'm committed to a thorough investigation of the 737 max airplane to ensure its safety before airlines resume commercial flights and with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without , the gentleman is recognized for one minute. nad a.m. speaker, i rise to
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celebrate the 50th anniversary of the apollo 11. on july 16, 1969, three americans boarded a rocket at kennedy space center. when they lifted off, a flight path toward the unthinkable, humanity was changed forever. everyone was watching these extraordinary events unfold over the next four days as humanity took these first steps on the moon. neil armstrong's words, one small step for man, one giant leap more mankind. the successful journey to the moon brought with it ar tremendous triumph and pride. we reached to american ingenuity
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and determination. this is the spirit that carries us forward today. right now we are looking at rushing to the moon in the next five years and landing on mars. what has been previously unheard of is now being thrust into the scope of reality. we have to take giant leaps to take what is perceived as impossible and look forward to the next chapter of america's next exploration. i yield the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio 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. ms. kaptur: this week, marks an a heroic milestons for retirees as we consider the butch lewis act. it moves one step closer to one
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million 300,000 people of pensions. i met with candy manufacturers, miners from ohio whose futures are at risk. their top concern, economic concern. i heard the stresses since receiving letters, worried between family members. and anxiety and growing health concerns. this isn't the retirement hardworking americans earned. roadway truck driver is suffering from brain cancer . d why should she worry about and spousal benefits were cut in half and has her own. jim bum garner. how can congress ignore the
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pleas. pensions have afforded millions of middle-class people some security. please, let our colleagues join s in broad bipartisan passage. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida 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. >> i rise today to honor drr don graham being selected as florida's teacher of the year and received the highest award. own by his students as dr. dray, he has been driven by music and played in the marching band and studied and earned ar bachelor agree. he returned to qinghai school as
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a educator where he teaches music in the same room where he learned to play. he has worked at the school and serves as the director of bands. dr. graham will spend one year as an ambassador and will raise public awareness and provide learning opportunity to educators and recruit teachers. e has this award sets an example not only to his students but to us all. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas 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. veezeveeze i rise today to commemorate the life of pastor rogers. a father and husband, pastor rogers transition ovend to eternal reward.
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he attended high school? south texas before graduating from the theological see himary in fort worth. he started his journey in faith and helping our community that expanded over five decades. he was a founder and only pastor for 5 of the harvey baptist church. and that was only the beginning of his accomplishments. he was a volunteer for important causes for serving as a chaplain at the jail. e was a nationally known evangelist, pastor and gospel preacher. he was a pillar in the community teaching and encouraging the word of god. it was an honor to know him and to know the legacy he has left
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behind in our community. my heartfelt condolences and thank you for sharing him in our community. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom michigan 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. >> i rise today to recognize he bimpfield y to the fire department. he became a fire while founding it. over the last 60 years he served as a growing a fire house through the time, and in addition to volunteering he retired from bp energy. he is a loving father for three children. he has been a mainstay of the
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department. although he may be retired, he ll and i thank him for his dedication and 60 years of service and wish him the best. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my a few weeks ago, 28 young impressive women shared their talents in the miss new jersey competition. the competition has been around for almost 100 years and at that time has evolved into a fantastic celebration of some of the best young individuals ng south jersey. the miss new jersey competition was the first to offer a talent category and the competition focused more on aptitude and
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intellect over joilt ward appearance. this year, the candidates emphasized their individual styles and passion and all the oung women spoke about initiatives that mattered greatly for them. one of my interns placed in the top 11 wur her platform of social media awareness and made south jersy so very proud. and platform of healthy children, strong america. we are proud of all the contestants and the intellect and the compassion they bring to all their communities and i'm most proud of our contestants from south jersey. i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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seek recognition? without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today to recognize the community theater for all its work to support local theater while preserving historical structures in the first congressional district of georgia. using local tall don't provide live, family-friendly musicals this community at the is truly a gem. since 1913, theater played a large role in the social scene of waycross with the ritz theater hosting operas there. mr. carter: known as one of georgia's finest theater structure the ritz transitioned into showing only movies and then going dormant. now the waycross community theater min maintains the art deco style at the we are its live productions. their work hasn't gone unnoticed.
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they've been awarded grants to help preserve the historic ritz theater. thank you tulle who perform shows, attend musicals, and preserve the wonderful theater culture in waycross, georgia. thank you, madam speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to 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. >> thank you, madam speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 3800, the educational opportunities through success act. the bill introduced last week by my colleague representative warren davidson of ohio. madam speaker, h.r. 3800 seeks to address a common, yet very preventable issue impacting students from low-income families and first generation college students. in recreant -- in recent years applicants to the upward bound program found themselves stuck in limbo when their grant
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applications were rejected due to clerical error, some as insignificant as using the wrong font. this is unacceptable. i was proud to co-sponsor h.r. 3800 a bill that rethosheses the trio programs for five additional years. i'm also proud to work with my colleagues across the aisle to support this commonsense legislation that eases administrative burdens in the application process. programs are critical in ensuring disadvantaged students have a shot at turning the dream of a college education into a reality. h.r. 3800 has my full support. thank you, madam speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to 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. >> madam speaker, it's been six legislative days since h.r. 553, the military surviving spouses
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equity act, was denied a standalone vote. democrat leadership subverted their own rules and prevented a vote on this bipartisan legislation which now has 371 co-sponsors, over 86% of the members of the congress. under new rules in this congress, h.r. 553 qualified for the consensus calendar, a provision for bills to receive a stands can alone vote. mr. wilson: an article published n "the hill" today says, new rule keeps house leaders from squelching any bill with at least 290 co-sponsors 2/3 of the house leadership. sadly the democrats did just that. they targeted and removed h r. 553 from the consensus calendar. democrat leadership should bring the bill to the floor. the time is now to give these rightly deserved benefits to the surviving spouses of servicemens and finally end the widow's tax. in conclusion, god bless our
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troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman s recognized for one minute. >> thank you, madam speaker. tonight i would like to honor ry john alecnavitc and condition garage late him on his upcoming retime. he's a u.s. navy veteran, labor leader, maintenance foreman and certified welder by trade. he's received a certificate of acheement for completing courses at the florida international university center for labor research and studies. after serving in the navy from 1976 to 1979 he was hired by florida power and light and went on to become an apprentice
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mechanic at the florida everglades power plant. mr. soto: in 1994 he became a journeyman mechanic and later became a mechanical certified welder and nuclear maintenance foreman. he's held various positions within his local union of the international brotherhood of electrical workers, including treasure, executive board member stewart, u4 delegate and national convention delegate an served as florida electrical worker vice president and executive board member. gary has been a member of i.b.w. since 1980 and established the process to train members in the code of excellence training program. he women system counsel, and was later elected to serve as business manager in 2005 where he ran unopposed for four additional three-year terms and will retire next month. there's no question he's been a leader in his community and one of labor's strongest members.
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for that, we thank you. with that, i yield back, madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from arkansas seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> madam speaker, i rise today to celebrate our nation's parks. this july marks the 34th annual park and recreation month, a celebration highlighting the incredible opportunities and benefits that park and recreation agencies provide their communities. i, like many arkansans, grew up enjoying everything the natural state has to offer. from hiking and hunting in its forests to swimming, fishing, and boating on the chris call clear lakes and rivers, outdoor recreation is an essential part of life for the families of my state. mr. westerman: some of my favorite memories of life were made outside in the beautiful outdoofers arkansas and i'm
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blessed to be making similar memories today. our park and recreation agencies are an important part of our history and offer much to the quality of our future. theodore roosevelt once said it is an incalculable added pressure to anyone ice sum of happiness if he or she grows to know even slightly and imperfectly how to read and enjoy the wonder book of nature. as a forester and lifelong lover of nature, the wonder book of nature has always been fascinating to me i hope to motivate people to get out and enjoy the natural beauty around them. in the words of the fictional sitcom character lesley knope, america is awesome. i encourage everyone to go outside with friends and family to enjoy all the awesomeness our parks have to offer. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks.
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the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> today i rise to recognize allen independent school district for being named district of distinction by the district administration magazine. allen i.s.d. serves students grades k through 12 in a rapidly growing community. they launched the steam center to provide a unique learning environment to help foster an interest in steam among students. the brand new facility offers students hands on learning experiences ranging from indoor robotics labs to outdoor discovery gardens. i ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating allen i.s.d., their staff, parents, an students for being named a district of distinction. i commend them on their dedication to cultivating a passion in students for learning more about science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition?
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without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. tonight we voted on a resolution opposing efforts to dehe jizzmies the state of -- delegitimize the state of israel and oppose the b.d.s. movement targeting israel. i'm a coo sponsor of the resolution but the house should be voting on efforts to combat these efforts to undermine one of our strongest allies, like the senate did when they authorized state and local governments to divest assets from entities deploying b.d.s. against israel. mr. lamalfa: unfortunately, the house democrats refuse to let us vote on this house. last week one of their members introduced legislation that supports this hate-filled b.d.s. movement, comparing boycotting israel now and boycotting nazi germany in the 1930's and
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1940's. the u.s. and israel have a long history of working together to i a chief stability in the middle east, inventions they work on together and remain one of our strongest and most loyal allies today. we need to unequivocally support that relationship and the loan beacon of freely elected government that is israel in the middle east. as golda meir put it, we'll only have peace when they love their children more than they hate us. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following enrolled joint esolution. the clerk: senate joint resolution, joint resolution providing for congressional disapproval of the proposed transfer to the kingdom of saudi arabia the united kingdom of great britain and northern ireland and the king come of spain and the italian republic of certain defense articles and services. the speaker pro tempore: the chair would inform the house that pursuant to house resolution 497, the speaker has
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certified to the united states attorney for the district of columbia that the refusal of william p. barr and wilbur l. ross jr. to produce documents to the committee on oversight and eform. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2019, the gentleman from california, mr. garamendi is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. the gentleman is recognized. mr. garamendi: thank you, madam speaker. given all of the talk that's going on and the investigations and questions about deficits and the like, i thought it would be
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useful today to start this discussion, which i will spend most of the afternoon or the evening talking about, american manufacturing. but i often want to start these discussions with some sense of value. what's our goal? what are we trying to accomplish here? i keep going back to f.d.r. at the height of the great depression, he said the test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much, it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. and so last week, the house of representatives, the democrats, that is, and maybe just a few republicans, voted to increase the minimum wage across this nation. so that over the next five years the minimum wage would rise from i guess just over $7 an hour to $15 an hour. not a jump immediately.
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but over time. increase it. why did we do that? we're for the people. that's our goal. for the people. and keeping in mind what f.d.r. said, it's not about whether we add more to those who have much, but rather what we do for those who have little. so we raise the minimum wage. why? because those people that are making $7 an hour across this nation, they have very, very little. in fact, so little that they cannot have both food and shelter. and of course when we talk about health care and our goal to expand health care to every american so they have insurance, so that the worrying about how they will be paying for their hospital visit or their doctor is set aside and they're able to get the care they need to lead a healthy and productive life. that's our goal. we are for the people and we're going to address this in so
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many, many ways. one of the ways that we want to address it is to make sure that america remains a strong manufacturing country. many, many years ago, in california, i was looking at how to keep the economy going and we hit upon the five keys for a successful economy. first of all, great education. -- great education system. so that your workers are well educated, can handle the questions of the day and the tasks of tomorrow. secondly, that there be strong research and from that research, you build tomorrow's things. sometimes that's an app. sometimes it's a computer. sometimes it's a ship or perhaps a car. a drone, whatever. so that your research then moves on into things that you mak

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