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you are the national president f.o.p., the fraternal order of police, is that correct? sir.oes: yes, mr. chabot:. thank you. i want to thank you for being here today and representing the women across america who keep us all safe. that.nk you for in my home state, ohio, it's a who ity that those shouldn't have firearms can't get access to those firearms. to be t's what we ought working on, making sure those people who aren't eligible can't get them. shouldn't -- guns should not be in the wrong hands. ne way that this could be accomplished is to ensure that the nics system, the national criminal background check system, is accurate, that it's -- leave this ing to hearing at this point. you can continue to watch it website our c-span.org. the u.s. house is about to gavel in in just a moment. expected to start work on a seven-week federal spending
plan, as federal spending will run out at the end of this month. house and senate negotiators full-year spending deal. live coverage of the house here on c-span. national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by the guest chaplain, dr. bryant r. ali from the new psalmist worship center of newark, new jersey. the chaplain: let us pray. our father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come, thy will be done, as in heaven, so on earth -- on earth. give us day by day our daily bread, and forgive us our sins as we also forgive everyone that has sinned against us. and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. lord, as these elected officials handle their agenda today, may the words of their mouth and the
meditation of their heart be set for your sight. lord, those who acknowledge your path will also be directed by you. i pray that we truly become one nation, under god, united with liberty and justice for all. lord, touch each representative today, bless their family and the community they have the privilege of serving. in the name of the father, son nd holy spirit i pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1, i demand a vote on the speaker's approval of the journal. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal.
those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the ayes have it. the journal stands approved. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. higgins: mr. speaker, i object to the vote on the grounds that a quorum is not present and i make a point of order that a quorum is not present. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question are postponed. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from new hampshire, mr. pappas. pappap -- mr. pappas: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now receive a message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a
message from the president of states.ted the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i am directed by united ident of the states to deliver to the house of representatives a message in writing. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne, will now be recognized for one minute. mr. speaker, i'd like to introduce and praise today's guest chaplain, pastor ali.t pastor ali has been my friend for almost 50 years. the pastor in the hood, as we call him, for 26 new psalmist worship center in newark, new to ey, a center he founded bring the power of the lord to way. who have lost their he's renowned author, community
counselor, teacher, and preacher in my district. story is one that should inspire us all. astor ali received his spiritual calling as a homeless an struggling with chemical addiction. he conquered those demons through the power of the lord. started preaching and pursued his calling. has a doctoral degree theology, serves as president of the baptist ministry in newark and the and he is a smartual ounselor for the newark anti-violence coalition, and of es on the newark board health centers. he's an incredible leader in my ommunity, and a true inspiration. to have him say a prayer for us today. my fellow members, i'd like to
the senior pastor of new salmist worship center, the honorable dr. bryant ali, who us an incredible job for today. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. will now entertain up to 15 further requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. higgins: i ask unanimous address the house for one minute, sir. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. speaker, the american society of civil engineers estimates by 2025 the addressing america's will reach re needs $4.6 trillion. with federal transportation funded at $305 billion this year, we aren't even coming close. with each day that passes, the grows. safety is threatened. opportunity is lost, and the
cost of getting the job done increases. according to the federal highway data, in the buffalo-niagara region alone, one of every 13 bridges is structurally deficient. crumbling.re our water infrastructure is breaking, and our transit ystems are inadequate and outdated. the situation couldn't be more urgent, and the opportunity obvious.be more numerous economic reports indicate investment infrastructure delivers real and real growth in the american economy. t's time to deliver on the substantial investment in infrastructure. there is a great deal of work to americansnd there are prepared to do that work. yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: 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. wilson: thank you, mr. speaker. every august i participate in a of south carolina's second district with my wife,
oxanne, and dedicated staff from the washington district officers visiting schools, job creating businesses, and of commerce. an amazing stop this year was in lexington. a family-owned business makes a equipment for professional teams, national olympic teams, colleges, high schools, the military. they are a classic example of a garage-originated business that produces equipment worldwide. the founder, richard soren, took us around the facility. the beginning was a tour with an 100 ric collection of over years of weight lifting equipment. sorenax create heir equipment, they also produce their apparel. in conclusion, god bless our troops and we will never forget and the global war on terrorism. our sympathy to the family of emily. andprayers for jim clyburn,
.is daughters, the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> to address the house for one minute. withoutker pro tempore: objection, the gentleman is minute.ed for one speaker, i'd r. friend, onor my dear barker, after her passing recently at the age of 96. she's one of newark's most dedicated artists and art a legacy who leaves of great contributions behind. 50 years ago, she opened the in newark, thery art studio gallery. to art place dedicated and encouraging artists of color
their n and express unique talents. through this gallery, she helped inspire and launched the careers of african-american artists across the city. thanks to her efforts, the newark museum held the first local artists called emerging and established in 1983. was one of the founding members of the newark arts ouncil, today known as newark arts. she even received the 2019 lifetime achievement award from women's caucus of the arts. her art has been displayed nationally, and even internationally. hen you're in newark, you can see one of her five muriels all" on usic unites us the psng fair mount heights art wall. she's been a blessing to our cultural scene and to me and valuedas a great friend and friend of all of her
children. lifetime -- her life reminds us the valve art in society and will sorely be missed. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the back.eman yields for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. speaker, i rise today in the wake of a terrible storm district vastating my in southeast texas as we speak today. imelda, which appeared out of nowhere, ighways and roads are flooding and local authorities are advising folks to seek shelter. mine have f complained they are now underwater as well. flooding. again, we seem to see these storms come out of nowhere. by surprise.us it wasn't even a named storm. once they named it, it seemed few hours it st a made landfall.
working -- ourre office is working with the governor's administration in governor abbott, and with the trump administration to quickly get declarations of to ensure thatcy the resources and help necessary ill be provided to our constituents there. mr. babin: right after votes today, i will be heading home as possible and will be doing all that i can to help the people of southeast texas. a resilient h and people in southeast texas, and that help --e rule we need to help our neighbors. in technicolor just two years ago with hurricane devastation.hat my prayers are with everyone in this storm right now, and my office will be working around all we can. do i will head home. thank you, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the back.man yields for what purpose does the gentleman from new hampshire seek recognition?
without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. pappas: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today on behalf of all ew hampshire residents and mericans in support of the christa mccullough, she nderstood how history was defined by ordinary people doing extraordinary things. she dared to touch the future as astronaut.nd an elected from more than 11,000 app will he indicates -- inside ts, she explored and outside the nation. a emember watching it as kindergarten student in 1986, up ing that a teacher just the road was making history. although her and six other souls ere lost in the challenger explosion, her legacy endures. the creation of this collaborati collaborative coin can help open the doors of opportunity and to succeed.students t will support first robotics,
a program that's helping the next generation of dreamers, leaders. i ask congress to pass this legislation today. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute nd to revise and extend my remarks as necessary. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in of the florida sheriff's youth ranches and similar at-risk centers for children across our nation. ounded in 1957, the florida sheriffs' youth ranches have been improving the lives of children throughout our state with the comprehensive programs in six florida ocations, including one in my district, life oak, florida. the branches are credited for elping more than 152,000 children and families in florida alone. mr. dunn: i visited them and i and it goes work well beyond basic care and provides a sense of security, belonging to these children who are coming from
ncredibly difficult circumstances. without action by this house, on the title 4-e child welfare waiver will expire. adversely affecting the support provided to children's homes across our country. our responsibility to ensure that the vital services o vulnerable children and families are not interrupted. we must guarantee the system has resources ount of necessary to achieve safety and these -- for all of permanency for all of these children. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the back.eman yields for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. i rise today to shine a light on one of my mr. dan schultz, skahary lives in
app family man. age,delgado: at 42 years of he went from completely healthy to being diagnosed with a.l.s. his devastating disease has thrown his ability to complete basic tasks such as brushing his or h, feeding himself, scening his name. when i saw him last month at a arbecue, he was surrounded by loved ones, confined to a wheelchair. stories like dan's should remind s how important it is to continue to raise awareness about a.l.s. and motivate ongress to take every action possible to help the 30,000 a.l.s.ns struggling with congress must provide robust funding for disease research and create expedient pathways to market for new treatments and that could save or drastically improve the lives of disease.ing with this we should have therapeutic solutions as soon as possible. thank paul nt to tonko, a truly ally in this
fight, who is working closely family. schultz may god bless dan schultz and his family. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition? without objection, the gentleman is now recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize my friend, gary mayberry, for his retirement after 30 years of service as a c.e.o. and president of the chamber of commerce serving johnson city, my hometown, jonesboro in washington county, tennessee. mr. roe: after joining the air force during the vietnam war, gary returned to northeast tennessee to continue his -- serving his community. after earning a master's degree in city management from east tennessee state university, he spent 10 years training government officials before joining the chamber of commerce. as c.e.o. and president of the chamber, gary worked tirelessly to strengthen the economy of northeast tennessee. he attracted new businesses and supported the existing ones. he promoted education, local colleges and regional charities. gary's leadership was recognized when he was named to the u.s.
chamber national board. i'm blessed to call gary mayberry my friend. i thank gary for his service to our community during his tenure with the chamber, and i wish gary and his beautiful wife, jackie, all the best in their new retired life. mr. speaker, i wish to offer my condolences for the clyburn family and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york seek recognition? >> to address the floor for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is now recognized for one minute. mr. clarke: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i hold in my hand several letters received from my constituents in brooklyn, new york, youth, new york teens who, like me, are disgusted by the ongoing injustice and inhumane treatment of brown and black children who are being held in detention centers at the southern border of our nation.
i read one letter from charlie, who is 16 years old, living in new york city. to my fellow teen. after hearing about your situation, i'm sorry our country doesn't welcome you with open arms. trust that not everywhere is like this. america can be accepting and supportive. i hope you'll be released and allowed to become a part of our family. i hope you'll get to siebert places of this country -- see better places of this country. you deserve to live freely, safely and i wish you luck. believe that your future will be better and someday these detention centers will be shut down. she's right. we must shut down these inhumane detention centers, we must put our -- an end to the irreparable mental, physical damage being done to our most vulnerable in the united states. we must reunite these families and we must stand on the right side of history. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. for what purpose does the
gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> request in a en consent to address the house -- con sent -- unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize the work of god's pit crew, a crisis response team who have done incredible work providing aid and support in response to over 130 natural disasters across the country and around the globe. their work began in 1999 when randy and terry john roberts drove through truck loads of supplies to oklahoma city after a devastating tornado. 20 years later their coalition of friends and neighbors has grown to over 400 members who have volume teered their time and skills to help those -- volunteered their time and skills to help those in need. mr. riggleman: most recently they provided aid to the bahamas after hurricane dorian this summer and the wildfires in paradise, california, late last year. i ask that my colleagues join me in recognizing these virginians for their service to our communities and the work they have done for those in need. god bless god's pit crew. thank you, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the
balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. every student deserves the opportunity to pursue higher education and achieve their goals. but for too many americans, especially low-income student or families in poverty, unexpected financial emergencies like sudden medical costs, transportation issues, or loss of employment, can prevent them from completing course work or even cause them to drop out of school altogether. a broken-down car or a brief hospitalization should not derail a lifetime of hard work for any student. mr. morelle: that's why i'm proud to have partnered with congresswoman katie hill to introduce the campus act, which provides emergency grants to students in need so they can continue their course work and stay on track academically. this legislation provides a critical safety net for low-income students and brings us one step closer to making higher education accessible and affordable for all young people. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield
back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent, mr. speaker, to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. johnson: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize the important work being done at the v.a. to help prevent suicide. an estimated 45,000 americans die each year from suicide. roughly 6,000 are veterans. that's over 16 per day. over 115 per week. suicide is a national public health issue and it's important that we educate ourselves on how to recognize the warning signs. in the spirit of suicide prevention month, the v.a. has launched efforts to help deliver assistance to veterans. funding for additional research, strategies to educate communities about suicide prevention, and collaboration with public and private partnerships to implement tools to help curb suicides among our nation's veterans. as a fellow veteran, i've seen firsthand some of the
difficulties veterans face following their military service. and we owe to them our support after they have sacrificed so much. veterans are all around us. neighbors, friends and family members. and they deserve our utmost attention. i want to thank the v.a. for their support, for their work in addressing this important issue, and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent, mr. speaker, to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to honor the life of devon mcqueen. who loved baseball and his friends, but loved his family more than anything. i'm here to honor his mom, colleen mcqueen, his dad, derek mcqueen, his uncle, michael, and all of his family. devon was only 15 when he passed
away after battling multiple rare diseases and chronic illnesses. mr. rose: i'm so glad that our community came together and honored his life and spirit, when we recently unveiled a beautiful sculpture in his memory. it's called the strength of a giant. the sculpture by an artist of a boy pushing a large bolder toward a blue sky. ever upward -- boulder toward a blue sky. ever upward and ever forward with the strength of a giant. that's what devon's life was all about. devon, we won't forget you. thank you. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair now lays before the house a communication. the chair: the honorable the speaker, house of representatives. madam, pursuant to the permission granted in clause 2-h of rule 2 of the rules of the
u.s. has house of representative, the clerk received the following message from the secretary of the senate on september 19, 2019, at 9:09 a.m. that the senate disagrees to the house amendment, agrees to conference, and appoints conferees. senate 1790. with best wished -- wishes i am, signed, sincerely, cheryl l. johnson. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a message. the clerk: to the congress of the united states. section 202-d of the national emergencies act provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless within 90 days before the anniversary date of its declaration the president publishes in the federal register and transmits to the congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date. in accordance with this provision, i have sent to the federal register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency with respect to persons who commit --
threaten to commit or support terrorism declared in executive order 13224 of september 23, 2001, is to continue in effect beyond september 23, 2019. the crisis constituted by the grave acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, including the terrorist attacks on september 11, 2001, in new york and pennsylvania, and against the pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the united states nationals or the united states that led to the declaration of a national emergency on september 23, 2001, has not been resolved. this crisis continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the united states. for this reason, i have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in executive order 13224, with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit or support terrorism.
signed, donald j. trump, the white house, september 1, 2019 -- september 19, 2019. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, i send to the desk a privileged report from the committee on rules for filing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: report to accompany house resolution 564, resolution providing for consideration of the bill, h.r. 4378, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the house calendar and ordered printed. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, by the direction of the committee on rules, i call up house resolution 564 and ask for its
immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 42. house resolution 564. resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill h.r. 4378, making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2020, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the bill shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and on any amendment thereto to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on appropriations, and two, one otion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from massachusetts is now recognized for one hour. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, for the purposes of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes
to the gentleman from oklahoma, mr. cole, pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume. and during consideration of this resolution, all time is yielded -- all time yielded is for the purposes of debate only. i ask unanimous consent that all members be given five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, today the rules committee met and reported a rule, house resolution 564, providing for the consideration of h.r. 4378 under a closed rule. one hour of general debate has been provided, controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on appropriations. mr. speaker, before i begin my formal remarks, let me take this moment also to recognize the leadership of the ranking member on the rules committee, mr. cole. he's not only a friend, but he's fair and he's a fair and evenhanded appropriator that can work with both sides. and i know if the gentleman could control this entire
process, we would not be having continuing resolutions, we would be actually voting to -- for funding for the entire year. as my colleagues know, funding for the federal government runs out on september 30. and that is less than two weeks from now. and i had hoped that we would have finished all of our work by now. certainly the house has done its lion's share of work. but instead of prioritizing that, president trump has been obsessed withdrawing on weather maps and twitter fights and cozying up to dictators and the republican senate is completely dysfunctional. it seems like we have a better chance of getting struck by lightning than seeing them pass a bill. the house has passed bills that fund 96% of the government. again, 96% of the government is funded by the actions in this house. but the republican senate has passed zero, nothing.
i mean, what are they doing over there, mr. speaker? the senate is just starting to get its act together, but where have they been all summer? this house is the only adult in the room. and that's why we are acting today to keep the lights on. this continuing resolution will keep the government funded through november 21. it's bipartisan, it's drafted as cleanly as possible to encourage republicans in the senate and the white house to finally negotiate on a long-term deal. . i know my republican colleagues on the other side of the capitol to the id to stand up president. president trump ransacked funding for military construction projects in their diverted instead to pay for his ineffective border i am being er wall told you can fry an egg on. the president is hurting our and women, e men their families and their communities, but still, senate nothing.ns do but they won't be able to shirk
heir responsibilities here, because any compromise will require bicameral support and signature.ent's so someone over there is going to have to deliver some bad news to donald trump, that he's going have to log off twitter and actually govern. good not make for television, but keeping the government open for business is the most basic responsibility that we have. now, make no mistake, mr. speaker, when we finally do go to conference, this majority is defend our values. that means fully funding a fair and accurate census, securing elections from foreign interference, and supporting federal research into our violence epidemic, all while working to fund and tion, health care, infrastructure. this is what responsible governing looks like. ow, i know that may be a radical concept for some of my friends on the other side who enabled this president to launch longest shutdown in american history, but we don't believe in shutting down the government. the last trump shutdown cost us
$3 billion in economic activity recovered.ver be that's according to the nonpartisan congressional budget office. afford a repeat at a the when moody's has found president's disastrous trade war is already resulting in 300,000 created.s that's a figure that could increase to 450,000 fewer jobs if he end of the year continues these policies. it's tough to know what will like thecause it seems president can't makeup his own mind. better luck at a casino than betting what president trump will do next. master negotiating. that's madness. our farmers are hurting. 'm glad this bill lessens the impacts they're facing as a result of the president's trade war. these families need our help, i stand with them. someone has to lead here, to funded, and rnment we are. no gamesmanship. the cleanest possible plan to keep the lights on for
another month. encourage all my colleagues, let's say enough with the uncertainty, enough with the shutdowns and enough with the president's inaction. let's pass this short-term c.r. and finally make bipartisan, negotiations on a long-term deal a reality. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman reserves. the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: thank you, mr. speaker. thank my r, i want to good friend, the gentleman from massachusetts, the chairman of committee, for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. i yield myself such time as i consume. the speaker pro tempore: so ordered. mr. cole: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i want to begin by thanking my words.for his kind i mean that with all sincerity. we obviously have different opinions. we represent different parties, but we do work together well, and i appreciate the manner in friend runs this committee and discharges his responsibility on that committee entire house. we're here today, mr. speaker, ofa bill that represents one the most fundamental roles of
the united states congress. hat's to fund the government, to keep it open. oday's bill is a bipartisan continuing resolution, ensuring that critical government funding will remain in place through 21.mber extension of funding is necessary to ensure that the the and the senate have time to reach a deal for a full ear of appropriations for fiscal year 2020. mr. speaker, i call this bill a continuing resolution, but i i used is ther word much more important. the word is bipartisan. what this bill truly is. a bipartisan compromise between parties. it's amazing what we can get together and ork move toward a common goal. in putting forward this bill, that's exactly what we've done. h.r. 4378 is a bipartisan ensures we will keep the government open and operating through november 21. deserve no people
less. .r. 4378 not only funds the government and keeps it open, it also provides critical extensions for some important government programs. without passing this bill, programs impacting millions of americans in every istrict in the country would enpier. these includes -- expire. hese includes the commodity corporate -- corporation, the program, rance diabetes program for native americans. these are important to my district. the same could be said of every other member of the house. of us have constituents who use these and other important programs every day. have constituents whose lives are changed for better because these programs are there. if they were to expire and stop working, all of us, every last rightly hear from it from our constituents the following day. not ill before us today is a perfect bill, but that's the
nature of a compromise. to the two parties agree work together, both sides have to give up some things for the good.r that's the nature of compromise and the nature of what we can do set aside ee to partisanship for the good of all those we are privileged to represent. mr. speaker, while i cannot support the rule, i do support the underlying measure. i think it represents a real bipartisan achievement that the chamber, n republican and democrat alike, are can and should support. that i'd urge opposition to the rule, but urge upport for the underlying legislation, and i reserve the balance of my time. the peaker pro tempore: gentleman reserves his time. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, we ave no other speakers on this side of the aisle. mr. cole: we had one request to speak.
let me make sure he's not in the chamber. prepared to 're close. may.t to do a p.k., if i the speaker pro tempore: i will now recognize the gentleman from oklahoma. mr. cole: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. if we defeat the previous i'll offer an amendment to the rule to immediately bring a bill to prohibit taxpayer funding in support of of aigns for the offices senators or representatives. earlier this congress, my h.r. atic friends passed 1, which included a public funding scheme for congressional would transfer hundreds of millions of taxpayer ollars to congressional candidates. most particularly to incumbents. hat bill included an astonishing 6-1 match for contributions under $200. for every dollar a congressional taxpayers would kick in an additional $6 if that
was less than $200. if you want to fix the campaign system and level the playing throwing more money into the system, especially taxpayer dollars, makes zeros sense. find it ropriator, i hard to think of a worse use of taxpayer dollars than creating a government-funded campaign a.t.m. at a time when we could be institutes national of health, to help find a cure or cancer or find need -- fund needed infrastructure projects across the country or bring broadband internet to rural democrats in the house of representatives have instead made clear they want to spend on themselves.s congress should take immediate teps to ensure that taxpayer dollars are never spent on congressional campaigns, and 4261 would accomplish that goal. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous of myt to insert the text amendment in the record along with extraneous material immediately prior to the vote on previous question. the speaker pro tempore: without
objection. mr. cole: thank you, mr. speaker. ith that i urge, again, a no vote on the previous question, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman yield back all of his time? mr. cole: i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the reserves. the gentleman from massachusetts is recognized. mr. mcgovern: i'm frayed if i i'm frayed if i say any more i will -- i am afraid if i more i will lose votes on your side. mr. ole: thank you, speaker. in closing, while i oppose the ule, i want to support the underlying measure. h.r. 4378 is a bipartisan ontinuing resolution that will fund the government and keep it open for the american people work on complete our the appropriations for fiscal year 2020. provide extensions for critical programs impacting onstituents in every district in the nation. i want to associate myself with remarks, while i haven't voted for many of the
ppropriation bills -- i don't think i voted for any this chamber passed, because i have disagreements, the house has largely done its work. we have largely completed the appropriations process here. glad our friends in the senate -- and they had a reason they waited until we had a bipartisan deal with the administration on the top line spending level. i agree with my friend, it's time to get to work. it's time for these bills in the get e to start moving, passed. then, we can sit down, have the appropriate negotiation between the two chambers. arrive at a bipartisan agreement and present the egislation to the administration that hopefully the president will be willing to sign. so, again, i think buying the we need here without inconveniencing -- inconveniencing the american do.le is a rise thing to i ask members to support that. to vote no on the previous rule, but o on the yes on the underlying
legislation. and with that, mr. speaker, i ield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. he gentleman from massachusetts. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, i'll urge my colleagues to vote yes on the previous question. the rule.yes on let me just say, you know, we eed to do something about campaign finance. think our current system is corrupt. i think if people wonder why we this institution has enacted tax bills that favor atlionaires and millionaires the expense of the middle class, well, i think you can tie that to the money. people want to know why we can't get the united states gun e to take up sensible control legislation like universal background checks, i money.em to follow the i think we need to even the laying field so that middle-class families and those struggling to get in the middle on this hill as
uch as -- as much as corporations and special interests have been over the past several years. in this hich we passed house, i think is a step in the direction toward giving back to the people from big it away bills tions, ending tax that support the well-off and well connected. the gentleman's amendment, but let me say this in conclusion. friend, mr. cole, pointed out, this is a continuingcompromise resolution. i want to thank chairwoman lowy grainger -- ember granger, as well as my colleague cole, who ma, mr. works on the appropriations committee, forgetting us to this point. hope we didn't have to do continuing resolutions, and in the future that will depend whether our colleagues in the want to gets senate their act together and
deliberate and legislate in a timely fashion. need to pass this because ur farmers are hurting, our retailers and our small businesses and local hurting.rers are virtually anyone that steps too steps foot re is -- in a store is forced to pay more because the president's tariffs costing a typical household a year.n $1,000 none of us can control the president's haphazard so-called but we ion with china, can control whether congress can lift the threat of another shutdown. disarray. may be in and the president may be focused twitter feud or talking about, you know, how mountain climbers couldn't climb over his new wall or fry an egg on it, but this majority is focused on the american people and we a doing our job to prevent shutdown, to provide necessary
unding that benefit all people in this country, and buying some time so we can work out a long-term deal. my colleagues to join with us today. let's encourage the senate republicans and the president to jobs they were elected to do and keep this government funded. job, and here r today we will bring a bipartisan to this floor, this bipartisan continuing resolution that deserves a strong vote on both sides of the aisle. so with that i yield back the balance of my time and i move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the his time.yields back all time for debate having xpired, the question is now on ordering the previous question on the resolution. aye. in favor say those opposed, no. the ayes have it. opinion have it, in the of the chair. mr. cole: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oklahoma rise? ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the
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