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slash impeachment. the house judiciary committee released the impeachment resolution today. article 1 deals with abuse of power and article 2 with obstruction of congress. >> as the impeachment process continues, watch c-span's live coverage as house democrats move ahead with drafting articles of impeachment and the administration's response. follow the impeachment process on c-span. unfiltered coverage, live as it happens, prime time reairs and ny time on c-span.org. >> a look at the u.s. capitol. the house about to gavel back in to begin today's legislative session. members are considering federal funding for coastal areas of the u.s. affected by climate change. nearly 30 amendments will be considered. also legislation increasing federal grants for students who attend minority service colleges and universities. take you live to the house
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allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible with liberty and justice for all.. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? excuse me, for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. higgins: mr. speaker, drug prices in the united states have been rising at rates significantly faster than anywhere else in the world for the past 25 years, according to the commonwealth fund. investments by the federal government and research from the foundation of advances in new treatments and cures. the federal government does all the costly basic research in pharmaceutical industry does all the profitable distribution and marketing. now the federal government should use its considerable laverage to negotiate fair drug prices so that the american
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people can truly benefit from their taxpayer invissments. i am pleased to see the house moving forward this week with h.r. 3 that will do just that. we must create leverage whenever we k despite promises from president trump last year, the drugmakers would announce massive voluntary price degreeses on their rod prods, patients continue to face enormous year over year drug price increases on the drugs they need in the first half of 2018 for every drug that saw a price decrease, 96 drugs saw a price increase. we also know that drug price hikes are almost never connected to any evidence of innovation and improved ben fifment why do drug companies raise the price of existing drugs? because they k it is imperative we protect patients from unaffordable drug prices and unjustified price increases on those drugs. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek
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recognition 1234 mr. thompson: mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, yesterday i was pleased to join 158 of my colleagues in sending a letter to speaker pelosi highlighting the critical importance of the usmca trade agreement. tates been nearly 400 days since president trump sipped the agreement with our two closest trading partners, at long last it seems a vote may finally be in the future. with less than two weeks left in the legislative calendar, a vote is long overdue. farmers, ranchers, manufacturers, and everyone in between will benefit from the passing of usmca. usmca will help increase market opportunities, keeping trade free and fair and the projected impact on our nation's agricultural industry is staggering. nder this new revamped agreement, u.s. agricultural
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exports will increase leading to an estimated 325,000 additional jobs here at home. that's good news not just for our local rural communities but each and every american. usmca will help bring u.s. trade policy into the 21st century. each day that passes without a vote is leaving money and opportunity on the table. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for ne minute. ms. jackson lee: 2017 the gulf region experienced one of the greatest catastrophic flooding and hurricanes in our history. 51 trillion gallons of water. neighborhoods that had never flooded, flooded. people in desperate conditions,
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reservoirs breaking, dams breaking, and i knew that we had to rescue them. i introduced the first hurricane harvey legislation, $174 billion. but, mr. speaker, there was a group that i did not want to forget because i know that they are entrepreneurs and that's why i established the small business grant program modeled after 9/11 that now has come into fruition with $100 million. i will go home and announce this to my local community, the grants are grants and not loans. unique. they are not like the s.b.a. of the they are grants. we fought for that from the federal government all the way down to the state government. i'm asking my constituents to meet me in houston at 2:00 p.m. for a grand announcement in order for the small businesses still impacted by hurricane harvey to get grant relief, money that is not alone, and im' fighting for those loans to be small enough to help all of our small entrepreneurs. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> to ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this week speaker pelosi and house democrats are continuing their three-year-old quest to overturn the 2016 election and tear down president donald trump. recently speaker pelosi said current impeachment force is not rushed because it's been going on for 2 1/2 years. that seems to me to be admission of what we have known for a long time. that the democrats do not care how or why they impeach the president so long as they do so. this impeachment sham is the result of a quest that began the moment president trump descended the escalator at trump tower in 2015 to announce he was running for president. mr. keller: it's also the result of career brewer contracts and house democrats
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to prevent or stop president trump from taking power out of their hands and returning it to the people. just this week we have seen evidence that the f.b.i. has been weaponized against the presidential candidate, chairman schiff abusing his power by releasing phone records of members of congress and reporters. and his refusal to defend a one-sided report drafted by him and his -- crafted by him and his staff. let's stop the sham and get back to the work of the american people. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from neverauskas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. horsford: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to speak in support of h.r. 3rks the elijah cummings lowering drug cost now act. across america seniors and families are struggling to afford the prescription drugs they need to stay healthy. one of my constituents from the rural part of my district,
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kristi, was receiving telehealth care through her senior care plus coverage before her health plan cut its rural coverage. until she enrolls in another coverage, she will have to pay out of pocket for her prescriptions. her insulin alone will be $500 each month. under h.r. 3, some commonly used insulins can cost as little as $400 per year. for kristi and for the 30.3 million americans who live with diabetes, we must pass h.r. 3 and lower drug costs now. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. in september i was named the national defense authorization act conference committee, which is tasked as reconciling
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differences between the house and senate passed defense authorization bills. mr. delgado: in this role i believe i have the chance to advocate for provisions dealing with pfas contamination and devastating effects including thyroid disease and cancer. the contaminant has reached havoc in my district. unfortunately, leaders in both parties opted to high jack negotiations at the 11th hour behind closed doors and disturbingly undemocratic fashion. in the end, nearly every meaningful pfas provision was stripped from the agreement. while aim pleased my bipartisan legislation requiring the chemicals to be listed on the e.p.a.'s inventory was included, i am deeply frustrated by an incredibly flawed process completely void of transparency. for this reason, i decided not to sign the final conference report. i expected more from this process and quite certain the american people expect more from this body.
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i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. our nation faces an alarming crisis, the cost of prescription drugs continues to rise placing a dangerous burden on american families, especially our older citizens. that's why this week the house is taking action to lower the cost of lifesaving medication individuals need to survive by passing h.r. 3, elijah cummings lower drug costs now act. i'm especially proud this landmark legislation will include a provision i authored with my colleague, congressman rose, to reduce medicare part d cost for low-income seniors. h.r. 3 will finally allow medicare to negotiate drug costs and our provision len sure the cost savings goes right back to support medicare recipients by expanding access to programs that lower out-of-pocket expenses for
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vulnerable adults and individual with disabilities. an orel: this marks important step forward ensuring medication is accessible and affordable for everyday americans. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. his name was carlos hernandez vazquez. he was 16. he was sick with the flu. so sick with the flu that he passed out. he was being detained by u.s. border patrol. he lay on the floor of his cell for hours without a single person coming to help him. ms. brownley: hours until he died. on the floor, alone. when c.b.p. detained him they were responsible for his well-being. we were responsible for his well-being. and we failed him. some say we must create a
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deterrent from children fleeing their home country. i ask, mr. president, is this deterrent enough for you? our country was founded on the principle that human rights are universal rights. it is at the very core of our constitution, our democracy, nd it is why this democratic experiment endures. without it we are nothing. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from new jersey seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to speak for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. on this fifth day of salt, my constituents have said to me that the salt cap has lit the values of their homes and forced them to even
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sometimes sell their property. a constituent recently shared that when he bought his home, his father-in-law patted him on the back and told him he had done a great job. last year he had to sell that home where he raised his three children because he could no longer afford it. not only did my constituent have to move, but had he to sell his home for less than it was worth. he drew a direct link to the 2017 tax bill salt deduction cap. and this constituent is not alone. a moodies economist found the salt cap has taken $1 trillion hit to home values. nowhere is that felt more than in my district. mr. speaker, he section county is the most impacted county in the entire country. with an average of $11.3% drop in home values. but counties in texas, illinois, connecticut all rank in the top 30. home ownership is a pillar of the american dream. the federal government should not be putting up barriers to owning a home. we need to get rid of the salt
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cap and stop punishing homeowners. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. . the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house resolution 748 resolved, that any time after adoption of this resolution the speaker may, pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 18, declare the house resolved into the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for consideration of the bill, h.r. 729, to amend the coastal zone management act of 1972 to authorize grants to indian tribes to further achievement of tribal coastal zone objectives, nd for other purposes.
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the first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. general debate shall be confined to the bill and amendments specified in this section and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on natural resources. after general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of rules committee print 11640 shall be considered as adopted in the house and in the committee of the whole. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as the original bill for the purpose of further amendment under the five-minute rule and shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. section 2. a, no further amendment to the bill, as amended, shall be in order except those printed in the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution and amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution. b, each further amendment printed in the report of the committee on rules shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be
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offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the house or in the committee of the whole. c, all points of order against the further amendments printed in the report of the committee on rules or amendments en bloc described in section 3 of this resolution are waived. section 3. it shall be in order at any time for the chair of the committee on natural resources or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution not earlier disposed of. amendments en bloc offered pursuant to this section shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on natural resources or their
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designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the house or in the committee of the whole. section 4. at the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the committee shall rise and report the bill to the house with such further amendments as may have been adopted. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or ithout instructions. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for one hour. >> i yield the customary 30 minutes to the the gentlewoman from arizona pending i yield myself such time as i may consume. during consideration of this resolution, all time yielded is for purposes of debate only and i ask unanimous consent that all members may be given five days
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to revise and extend their legislative remarks. the rules committee provides for consideration of h.r. 729 coastal and great lakes communities enhancement act under a structured rule. this rule provides one hour of debate equally by the chair and ranking member of the committee. the rule makes in order 29 amendments and provides en bloc authority and provides one motion to recommit. mr. speaker, the coastal and great lakes enhancement act brings 10 meaningful and bipartisan bills that have necessary benefits to the american people and i'm proud to add my voice in support of this many much needed legislation. all around us we see spikes in severe weather patterns, rising sea levels and destroyed ecosystems. as natural disasters increase in
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devastation, our communities pay the price through destroyed infrastructure, economic instability and even loss of life. coastal communities experience intense climate impacts and sea level rise, chronic flooding, coastal erosion. coastal economies and communities need to adapt to climate change. we know the devastation that floodwaters can cause that many of my neighbors are still rebuilding from the severe flooding we experienced in 2017 and again this past spring. e shoreline that fronts lake ontario, my district is impacted by lake fluctuations and experiencing unprecedented floodwaters that devastate homes and cripple lakeside businesses. i'm not alone whether my constituents are adequately
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prepared which is not a matter of if but when. so many of us in this body, most of us have communities are struggling to deal with wildfires, flooding, hurricanes, droughts and red tied, harmful algae in our lakes, the list never ends. the situation is not going to get better on its own. we need to act now. h.r. 729 is an opportunity to help our constituents prepare and adapt to our climate crisis. this legislative package not only tells the american people that we care about preserving coastal communities but positives we are willing to take the necessary actions to protect coastal ecosystems and local economies. the bill sets in place to improve ocean monitoring and research and provides tools and resources for coastal communities to protect themselves from climate impacts. it is critical we support
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proactive initiatives to prepare for and respond to our climate crisis and this legislation takes the necessary steps. i'm proud to speak in support of this significant piece of legislation and i urge my colleagues to join me in supporting this package. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from arizona is recognized. ms. lesko: i thank representative morelle for yielding me the customary 30 minutes and i yield myself such time as i may consume. this week, democrats have scheduled a series of bills on the house floor in the name of combatting climate change. they are actually retreads of the programs already authorized and actions that are already being taken by the federal government. h.r. 729 is clear proof that the
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democrats have no agenda and have no priorities other than to impeach the president of the united states. most of the bills included in this package duplicate existing authority that the national oceanic and atmospheric administration and the u.s. fish and wildlife already have. most authorization of appropriations in the bill package are therefore unnecessary and are higher than current levels being spent. noaa, the agency that would be response i will for carrying out most of this legislation stated in testimony that it can do and is doing most of all of these functions under current law. this package also creates a precedent of having a city, washington, d.c.,, and a
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noncoastal one at that as participating in the coastal zone management act. there is a real threat that this would give d.c. veto power over federal actions affecting its coastal zone once it develops an approved coastal zone management program. the loan guarantee program under the working waterfront program, section 104, is problematic because the american taxpayer will be on the hook for any default. the national sea grant program is popular amongst coastal members, but the bill makes mandatory a fellowship program that provides free graduate students to congressional offices at taxpayer expense. mr. speaker, i have concerns about the bills included in this package. this land package addresses
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changes to the coastal zone management act. the act signed by president nixon into law in 1972 provides federal funds to states to develop plans to preserve, protect and develop the resources of our nation's coastal zones. this bill that we are debating today contains text from h.r. 2185, which would allow washington, d.c., to receive federal funding to develop and implement a coastal zone mammingment plan of their own. this is an odd way to appropriate federal funds as the district of columbia does not have a coast. ather washington, d.c. borders the potomac river which feeds into the chest peek -- chesapeake bay which merges into the atlantic ocean.
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this would no doubt reduce the funding for existing participants and also raises the questions that states that contain rivers that lead into as arkansas with the mississippi river or my home state of arizona with the colorado river should get federal funding to create a coastal management plan. this is a dangerous precedent to -- and a poor use of resources. this package authorizes funds to the national oceanic and atmospheric administration to perform tasks that they already do. for example, this package contains text from h.r. 2189 which would authorize noaa to conduct the coast program. this has upto date mapping information to address coastal
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issues such as storm preparation, flood management, ecosystem restoration and coastal development. it should be noted that noaa has already been conducting this program under the line item of ocean management and services since 2007. in other words, this bill would require federal agencies to carry out duties that they have already been doing. like i said earlier, this is really not a great use of the public's time on the house floor. another example of this package directing federal agencies to perform tasks that they have already been doing can be seen in the text that's drawn from h.r. 3541. this legislation would establish a coastal climate change adoption preparedness and response program to assist
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states in developing plans to minimize negative consequences of climate change and implementation of those plans. noaa through the coastal zone management act already funds state programs relating to climate change and has been providing assistance to states that h.r. 3541 wants the agency to do. h.r. 2189 and h.r. 3541 are just two of many examples in this bill that duplicate existing authority that the national oakic and atmospheric administration already has under the coastal zone management act. further, the cost of this land package to the american taxpayer is immense. according to the nonpartisan congressional budget office, the cumulative cost of this package would cost as much as $1.4
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billion more than what is already being spent over the authorized period. even worse, these bills have the potential for an additional cost of $292 million outside of the bill's authorized windows if certain conditions are met. ith over $22 trillion in debt, we should not be moving bills that are dupely cattive, repetitive and unnecessarily expensive. we need to be responsible with the hardworking taxpayers' money. why can't we discuss land packages that have more bipartisan support and do not cost a fortune to the taxpayer? back in february, 2019 we voted s. 47, john dingell con servings and management act. it received support from democrats and republicans in both chambers and signed into
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law by president trump. this permanently re-authorized the land and water conservation fund and protected hunting and fishing rights and performing the land governance system. the c.b.o. estimated that senate bill 47 would decrease direct federal spending by $9 million over a 10-year period. i believe by balancing resource development and recreation along with saving taxpayer dollars is very important. this land package that we are currently debating today does not even come close to the success that this house had experienced with senate bill 47. ultimately this package highlights the real opportunity costs of impeachment. the democrats have rallied and promised real sweeping policies to address what they call the climate crisis.
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however, they have been so consumed with attacking our president and with impeachment that they have nothing to show for it. this bill is nothing more by the majority to portray themselves doing something, anything for the american people when this bill underscores the truth. they have and are doing nothing. with that, i urge opposition to the rule. and i reserve the balance of my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morelle: i want to thank my colleague and friend. we serve on the rules committee together and i always appreciate hearing your thoughts. i do want to make a couple points that i think bear having been said. this is not a duplicative effort and the need does exist. for instance, while noaa may have the flexibility to create a program like the working waterfronts program, they are not currently supporting working waterfronts in the way
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that the bill envisions and continue to propose the elimination of coastal zone management grants. the amount of need for coastal zone management grants far exceeds the amount made available for grants each year. this bill will direct noaa to create a grant program and loan program to support working waterfront activities and authorize extra funding to make that happen. also want to just make a point as it relates to the district of columbia which sits at the confluence of the potomac and anacostia rivers and lies mostly in the coastal plane. it is boarded by the coastal states of virginia and maryland whose water ways are included in the state's coast alt zones. he shorelines of arlington and alexandria virginia are included in the programs. to clarify the virginia side of the potomac sell ingible while the district of columbia side is not -- is eligible while the district of columbia is not. this would connect this gap and
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subject to submission and approval of the coastal zone management plan. coastal floods do not recognize state borders. the district of columbia is at a risk of continued increasing flooding. since 1950 noaa reports a 343% increase in nuisance flooding in the district of columbia and a single 100-year flood event could cost over $1.2 billion in damages, including damages to federal property. i also want to note that in addition to consolidating 10 bipartisan bills, the legislation also includes a range of bipartisan amendments. i'm proud my own amendment will be included which ensures 5% of funds for the working waterfronts grant program will be used for technical assistance. this will help states and local governments with early stage resource, planning assistance, and additional expertise. additionally i would like to highlight two other additional amendments led by my friend and colleague, representative john katko, who represents syracuse, new york. just to the east of my
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district. both of those amendments i'm pleased to co-sponsor. these amendments make meaningful improvement that is will advance research on harmful algal bloom development and open opportunities to assess the impact of water level regulating practices on the great lakes. it further demonstrates the bipartisan work that went into this legislative package. i thanks my colleagues on the other side who contributed to this bill. policy is always better when we work together. i look forward to ensuring our constituents get access to the key provisions in this bill. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from arizona is recognized. police -- police lesko: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. with all due respect to my friend, mr. morelle, washington, d.c., does not have a beach on the ocean. virginia does. mr. speaker, if we defeat the previous question, i will offer an amendment to the rule to consider house resolution 750,
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which expresses the sense of the house that it is the duty of the federal government to protect and promote individual choice and health ensures for the american people -- health insurance for the american people and prevent any medicare for all proposal that would outlaw private health insurance plans such as employer-based coverage and medicare advantage plans. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of my amendment in the record along with extraneous material immediately prior to the vote on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. lesko: mr. speaker, i hear from my constituents regularly, and i have a lot of senior citizens, that they are afraid of a medicare for all approach. they understand that a one-size-fits-all government-run health care system will not work. that is because whether it is
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called the single payer system a socialist system medicare for all constitutes a complete government takeover of health care in america. medicare for all will end, eliminate private health insurance plans. it will eliminate the current medicare. it will eliminate all medicare advantage plans like my mother is on. and replace it, instead, with a one-size-fits-all government-controlled health care plan. just like obamacare, even if you like your plan, you will not be able to keep it. passage of medicare for all would push over 150 million americans off their health insurance plans and into government health insurance plans. further, while no version of medicare for all has yet
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received a budget score, senator bernie sanders' version of medicare for all did receive estimated scores from two outside groups. in 2016 the urban institute calculated that senator sanders' health care proposals would increase federal funding y a whopping $32st6 trillion over 10 years -- $32.6 trillion over 10 years. and in june, 2018, it was estimated that medicare for all would increase federal spending by $32 trillion over 10 years. our national debt is a national security crisis. we must work together to combat it, not increase costs. with that, mr. speaker, i yield four minutes to my good friend, the representative from texas,
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representative burgess. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for four minutes. mr. burgess: thank you, mr. speaker. house resolution 750 expresses the sense of congress that individual choice in health insurance should be protected. almost 160 million americans under 65 years of age are enrolled in employer-sponsored health insurance. another 14 million americans under 65 have purchased their own private health insurance. additionally, an increasing number of americans are taking advantage of the robust choices in medicare advantage plans. according to the congressional budget office the number of individuals with employer sponsored insurance has increased by three million since president trump took office. largely in fesket our great economy. right now the energy and commerce committee is holding a hearing on one-size-fits-all health care. being discussed are nine bills
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that serve to lay the groundwork towards socialized medicine in the united states. i fear that if house democrats declared this their north star, as they did in the hearing today, it abandons the health insurance options that americans have said are working for them. medicare for all would eliminate private insurance, eliminate employer-sponsored health insurance, eliminate medicaid, eliminate the children's health insurance plan, upon which many americans depend. so i am concerned about the consequences for existing medicare beneficiaries as this policy would more rapidly deplete the medicare trust fund , which is already slated to be insolvent in 2026. the practical effect of that is no doctor, no hospital could be reimbursed by medicare under law when said trust fund is exhausted. our nation's seniors depend on
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the existence of medicare for their health needs in retirement. more than 70% of americans are satisfied with their employer-sponsored health insurance and it provides robust protection force all individuals. since 1996, has provided protections for pre-existing conditions. this is why it's so important we protect individuals' employer sponsored insurance for the majority of americans who would like to keep it. according to one study by america's health insurance plans, consumers prefer greater market competition rather than more government involvement. medicare for all is a complete government takeover of the health care industry. this same study found that consumer satisfaction is driven by comprehensive coverage, affordability, and choice. a one-size-fits-all health program results in no voice for americans. consumers value discounts for good health and flexible spending accounts and health savings account programs that would all but disappear in a medicare for all world.
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"the new york times" reported rural hospitals are saying that they would virtually close overnight while others have stayed they would try to offset the steep suts by laying off hundreds of thousands of workers and abandoning lower paying services such as services for mental health. other countries with socialized medicine have seen increased wait times. in canada the wait time for a specialist consultation is over nine weeks. americans deserve to have better access to health care than the long waiting lists and lower quality care found in other nations. single payer health care would be another failed attempt at a one-size-fits-all approach to health care. single payer is not one-size-fits-all. it's one size fits no one. it is critical this congress maintain access to health care choices. build upon what is working in our health care system. i urge my fellow members to vote no on the previous question so that we can support house resolution 750.
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i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas yields back. the gentlewoman from arizona reserves. the gentleman from new york is ecognized. mr. morelle: thank you, mr. speaker. i urge a yes vote on the previous question. to move on to a vote on the rule. even if you defeat the previous question, your amendment would not be able to move as you suggest, your amendment is not germane to the bill on natural resources. obviously this is an attempt to obscure what we are attempting to do which is we can either help coastal communities plan and prosper for a resilient future or continue to delay and pay. 42% of americans live in coastal communities. working waterfronts employ more than two million people. great lakes fisheries alone support more than 75,000 jobs. and healthy fish habitats support a recreational fishing industry that provides more than 800,000 jobs to american citizens. coastal communities around the country are experiencing
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intense cly at impacts, including severe weather events, sea level rise, chronic flooding, coastal erosion, and changing ocean conditions. coastal communities and economies need to adapt for climate change and h.r. 729 will help communities do just that. with that, i reserve my time, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from arizona virginia tech. gentleman -- the from arizona is recognized. mrs. lesko: mr. speaker, i have no more speakers. however i do want to say that i believe that the amendment, if the previous question is defeated, is germane because it applies to the rule and not to the bill itself. i am prepared to close if my ounterpart is. mr. morelle: i'm prepared to close if you'd like to make closing comments. mrs. lesko: thank you, mr.
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speaker. in closing, i want to emphasize to my friends across the aisle that we should be bringing legislation to this floor that showcases how we can work together. however, this package ultimately highlights the real opportunity cost of impeachment. the democrats have rallied for months now and promised real sweeping policies to address what they call the climate crisis. however, they have been so consumed with attacking our president and impeachment that they have nothing to show for it. in an attempt to satisfy their base that they are doing something about climate change, they are, instead, in this package, just repeating things already being done but it's at a higher cost. mr. speaker, i urge no on the previous question, no on the
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underlying measure. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from new york is recognized. mr. morelle: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to thank my colleague and friend, mrs. lesko. mr. speaker, the next devastating flood or natural disaster is not if but when. we have a choice to make here today. we can either help our communities prepare and prosper for years to come or continue to drag our feet and face the dire consequences. we owe it to ourselves, our constituents, and the future generations to get this right. and i personally want to be on the right side of history when we look back on the climate crisis. . the work we are doing is smart, meaningful and i look forward to its passage. i thank my colleagues for their support on h.r. 729 and i thank the chairman and the commitment
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of this committee and i applaud mr. kilmer and chairman mcgovern to move this legislation to the floor. i urge a yes vote on the rule and previous question. i yield back. and i move the previous question on the resolution. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york yields back. the question is ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. . those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. ms. lesko: i call for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those favoring a vote by the yeas and nays will rise. a sufficient number having arisen, yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 8, rule 20, the chair will postponefurther proceedings on motions to suspend the rules or a recorded vote is ordered or votes objected to and the house will
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resume votes at a later time. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. doyle: i move to suspend the rules television viewer protection act of 2019 as amended the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 5035 a bill to amend the communications act of 1934 to extend expiring of television broadcast stations and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. doyle, and the gentleman from oregon, mr. walden, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania. mr. doyle: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to include extraneous material on h.r. 5035. i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the
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gentleman is recognized. mr. doyle: the television viewer protection act will ensure that millions of americans include a million satellite customers will not lose access to broadcast kept. it is important to get this legislation passed and to the president's desk before the end of the year. i urge my colleagues in the senate to move it through their chamber as quickly as possible and i resevere the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from oregon. mr. walden: i yield myself such time. i rise in support of h.r. 5035 television viewer protection act and i commend my colleagues for the bipartisan work we have done on this measure. and i resevere the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. mr. doyle: i continue to reserve. mr. walden: i'm prepared to yield become. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized. mr. doyle: i urge my colleagues
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to support this important bill and i thank my friend for his cooperation. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 5035. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are success pnded, the bill is passed and without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair is in recess for a period less than 15 minutes. nade
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intelligence committee, mr. schiff, chair of the ways and chairmen richie neil of massachusetts, chair engel, and chair of the financial services committee, maxine waters of california, the chair of the committee on government reform and oversight, congresswoman carolyn maloney. i also want to acknowledge the important work done by our dear and deported, may he rest in cummings, as chair of the oversight committee. yield to mr.o nadler. chairman nadler: thank you, madam speaker.
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over the last several months, investigative committees of the house have been engaged in an impeachment inquiry into president donald trump's efforts to solicit foreign interference in the 2016 election. efforts that compromise our national security and threatened the integrity of our elections. throughout this inquiry, he has attempted to conceal the evidence from congress and from the american people. our president holds the ultimate public trust. when he betrays that trust and , he himself before country endangers the constitution, he endangers our democracy, and he endangers our national security. the framers of the constitution prescribed a clear remedy for presidents who so violate their oath of office. that is the power of impeachment. ofay in service to our duty
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the constitution and the constitution and to our country, the house committee on the judiciary is introducing two articles of impeachment charging the president of the united trump, withld j. committing high crimes and misdemeanors. the first article is for abuse of power. fors an impeachable offense the president to exercise the powers of his public office to obtain an improper, personal benefit while ignoring or injuring the national interest. that is exactly what president trump did when he solicited and pressured ukraine to interfere in our 2020 presidential election. our nationalg security, undermining the integrity of the next election, and violating his oath to the american people. these are consistent with president trump's previous
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invitations of foreign interference in our 2016 presidential election. caught, and the house investigated, and opened an impeachment inquiry. president trump engaged in unprecedented, categorical, and indiscriminate defiance of the impeachment inquiry. this gives rise to the second article of impeachment for obstruction of congress. here to, we see a familiar pattern of president trump's misconduct. a president who declares himself above accountability, above the american people, and above congress's power of impeachment which is meant to protect against threats to our democratic institutions, is a president who sees himself as above the law. we must be clear. ,o one, not even the president is above the law.
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i want to recognize the great contributions of the investigative chairs, particularly intelligence committee chairman adam schiff, foreign affairs chairman adam engel, committee oversight former chairman, the late elijah cummings and the new chairwoman, carolyn maloney, maxine waters, and richard neal who helped lay the foundation for the articles we are introducing today. my do want to thank sherry committee colleagues who were critical and our work to hold the president accountable and in the drafting of these articles. judiciary week, the committee will meet to consider these articles of impeachment, and to make a recommendation to the full house of representatives. we do not take this action lightly, for we have taken an oath to defend the constitution, and unlike president trump, we understand
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that our duty first and foremost is to protect the constitution and to protect the interest of the american people. that is why we must take this solemn step today. the cornerstone of democracy and foundational to the rule of law. the integrity of our next election is at risk from a president who has already sawed foreign interference in 2016 and 2020 elections -- sought foreign interference in 2016 and 2020 elections. that is why we must act now. i will turn now to chairman schiff who will explain the evidence and why we need to act in such a urgency today. rep.
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i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one to address the house the fostering and the graduate resources erlocking for education, or the future act. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. adams: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. adams: i rise to support the fostering
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undergraduate talent by unlocking resources for future act.r the we can also simply call it 2.0.e act three months ago on september 17, the house of representatives passed the first version of the future act, h.r. which would have of uthorized title 3 part f the higher educate act for the next two years. we acted on that day because his important program, which prepares the eight million students at our nation's serving institutions on careers in stem expired september 30. nfortunately, inaction on the part of the senate left us in a situation where colleges and toversities have already had begin laying off staff. planned er schools had to cut back programmatic afloat.s to stay
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congress has shown we can come together and work in a bicameral fashion to make the lives of our citizens better. h.r. reement reached in re-authorize only $255 million in mandatory black for historically colleges and universities and all m.s.i.'s for two years, it authorize or re-authorize this funding permanently. re-authorization means that for the rest of time gone, mr. we're all diverse college students can count on a robust investment from their federal government. and it was all done because we, as members, were able to put partisanship, come together for the common cause of ensuring a bright and prosperous for millions of low-income first generation college students of color. and mr. speaker, the future act
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.0 is once again responsible legislation that is completely paid for. there are a number of people to for getting this bill to the floor today, but i want to articularly recognize the leadership of chairman neal of the ways and means committee and her sentative delbene for partnership. because of these collaborative can ts, the house today once again address the number ne priority of our minority serving institutions which educate nearly 30% of all students in america. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to submit for the record a letter from the american ouncil on education and 42 other national organizations in support of the future act's by the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. adams: i reserve the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady reserves. the gentleman from south dakota, mr. johnson, is recognized. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, thank much.ry i yield myself as much time as i would consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. johnson: we live in a highly divided time, of course. of polarization. but i would submit, mr. speaker, that one thing that every member of this esteemed body can agree upon is that they want people to work their way out of poverty, that that pathway out of poverty is a critically part of the american story. one thing i know deep in my i know that my colleague, congresswoman adams, is education is a powerful tool. creates and hard work opportunity for people to be able to build better lives, and gather here today. the future act, fostering ndergraduate talent by unlocking resources for education act. now, congress has long hisgnized the importance of
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torecally black colleges -- istorically black colleges and tribal colleges, which we have a number of them in south dakota, a we'll hear about them in bit, and there are a number of institutions. they build the pathway out of poverty that we've been talking about. large role what a stem, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, is our country today and we know that it will play an even larger role in the future. and so what this bill does, what the future act does, is make congressional commitment to that stem for a on continues decade, $255 million a year has historically black institutions, tribal colleges, nd other minority serving institutions. it has unlocked great potential and great opportunity. these now that institutions work. we know that they are worth investing in. graduates of those
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minority serving institutions arn more and have more successful careers than people who do not graduate from those knowtutions and in fact we that for many of the institutions their outcomes for better than s are he outcomes for students who graduates who graduate from serving ty institutions. this is a powerful story and worth investing in. this programd that has been put in place and has been working. the 10-year re-authorization lapse september 30, 2019. we have an opportunity here this chamber to reinvest in what works and to at least rk done on close to on time. nd so, mr. speaker, i have other comments to make, particularly about tribal i leges, but at this point reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlelady from north carolina.
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ms. adams: thank you, mr. speaker. i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from washington, delbene. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. delbene: thank you. i want to thank congresswoman incredible work on this legislation. esterday, i reintroduced an fafsa version of the act. my wo bill would simplify the erification, student loan repayment process. my bill also provides a more secure way for taxpayer data to shared between the i.r.s. and the department of education for the purposes of verifying income applicants requesting or renewing eligibility for income driven loan repayment plans. state of washington ranked miest in -- ranked table. of grants on the
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with the high cost of education that's unacceptable. of borrowers and income driven repayment fail to ecertify their income on time, resulting in payment spikes and nterest capitalization for approximately 1.3 million borrowers. this important legislation is reducing the in burdensome verification process or students and parents filing for aid. addressing a drive challenge many students face accessing and affording higher education. i'm honored to be working with y colleagues in the senate, chairman alexander, and ranking member murray, to simplify and fafs if an he application -- fafsa application process and help students across the country. this bipartisan approach to fafsa simplification has been a time coming. i am pleased we're able to get the entirety of my bill included i urgefuture act where i my colleagues -- which i urge my colleagues to support today. times, thisllenging
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kind of bipartisan solution is something we can all support. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from south dakota. mr. johnson: mr. speaker, thank you. been years, texas has ably represented by congressman brady who has done a fantastic job serving texas and have to try, but i do brag. he's still a favored son of his of south dakota where rapid city and vermilion remember him well and at this like to speaker, i'd yield him such time as he may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized for such time as he consume. mr. brady: thank you, congressman johnson. leadership, r your for that great state. r. speaker, i rise in opposition. to be clear, not to the underlying bill. i strongly support the education provision, the one that would
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strengthen historically black colleges and universities and serving ority institutions. in fact, that provision has passed this house with i believe support. but i do rise in opposition to the dangerous precedent set by provision included in this bill. taxpayer rights should be trampled in this process. the senate, as you know, unrelated $2.5 billion provision that threatens creates a ivacy and dangerous opportunity, to potentially misuse our private tax information. bill, for the first time, now authorizes new large-scale protected previously taxpayer information with hundreds of contractors, educational institutions, and other bureaucrats. without taxpayer consent. potentially without the it.guards to protect the scale we're talking about here is huge. 31 e talking about at least
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million individual disclosures of taxpayer information every and hundreds of thousands a year after that. his would be the third largest disclosure of taxpayer information for nontax purposes in history. only to the census and the affordable care act. this way. have to be we have another option that pays bill but protects taxpayer information. nd why is that privacy so important? the i.r.s. has more information about you than almost any other gency in the federal government. they know how many kids you have, how much money you make, office, ou have a home if you bought a hybrid car, how donate, they know your marital status. that information is valuable. a lot of bad actors would like it.ave access to ow the of this bill, these bad actors could have access for
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any years after you go to school. we know watergate hearings revealed white house attorney ried to use i.r.s. information to target political enemies, to dostrations have tried this for farmers unsuccessfully. congress recognized this vast private information could be abused, and we have acted to protect it. protections ensure taxpayer information is kept confidential. it meets certain exemptions. over the years we've added them,tions, and we deleted but every time, congress has carefully considered the cost consequences of those actions. this bill's amendment is being house without the that appropriate care or consideration. a form for you file a loan or repayment or all that, you fill out that information or you download the taxpayer information. that will be blocked. that.e can you do
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so in the future, these millions out in the ill be netherlands for years after you college.from once, as you know, once your data is out there, the horse is of the barn, you can never get it back. so i rise today in opposition to this bill. pause.ly to ask, let's let's replace this positive bill, which we all support, eplace this privacy risk with another pay-for we can all agree on without more work is done in this measure. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentlelady from north carolina. thank you, mr. speaker. i want to yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from washington, mez delbene. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. delbene: mr. speaker, i think this bill is all about sure that we support consumer privacy and that we do way. a streamline so the legislation this bill would actually make this more and, again,onsumers
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i want to reiterate the nderlying legislation, the fafsa act, was passed out of republican majority in the almost inance committee a year ago and passed the senate by unanimous consent shortly truly a bipartisan effort. currently each year when an fying their income for income-based repayment plan, students have to manually go and submit ccount their i.r.s. documents. hey are submitting those documents. their will have information to be sent to the department of education for verification by having their data go directly. mo are secure and streamline process. streamline process means that eight million to nine million applicants who are theirtly unable to access i.r.s. data for their applications for verifications, this eans this will -- process will be automated and they will be able to move forward with going to school and receiving the support that they need.
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strongly disagree with the concerns the gentleman raised. this is strengthening security privacy and ning student and parent borrowers have the opportunity to opt out of that transfer. originally. to it they can opt out of that transfer if they so wish later folks to rongly urge support this bill which and supportsrivacy streamlining for parents and students and i yield back. mr. johnson: let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children. chief sitting bull has cast a long shadow in south dakota. his words are as true today as they were when he uttered them and he is the namesake for one of the successful, hardworking tribal colleges in south dakota. they are collectively serving
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and improving the lives of thousands of largely native, although some white students as well and the outcomes are fantastic and they are charging lives and work every single day often in difficult environments and difficult financial environments to help students who are so often first generation students take those important educational steps to find that pathway toward a more successful life. this is worth investing in. i have been to these colleges. over my 20 years in and out of the public sector, i have been to sitting bull colleges and other colleges. , names of these presidents these are legends in the educational arena. those leaders and their staffs are using these dollars to
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deploy this stem education in a way that really works and we all know, mr. speaker, we all know how important stem education is. i suspect we all understand that 15 of the 20 fastest growing careers are in the stem fields. they require advanced study in science and math. we understand that job growth over the course of the next 10 years in these stem fields will be 100% higher in job growth than other fields. that is not an attempt to i minimize other types of education, of course. but if we want to have students at historically black colleges and tribal universities and other minority-serving institutions, be prepared to be a key part of this growing american economy, the future act and the stem education that it supports is critically
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important. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. adams: i thank the gentleman for his comments and i'll add my testimony to that as a 40-year ollege professor at a fine h.b.c.u. and i got my bachelor and master's there and north carolina has more hcbu's than any other state. i yield to the gentlewoman from regon, ms.mona mitchy. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. bonamici: i rise in support of the future act. this bill will provide critical support to our minority-serving institutions by permanently re-authorizing for funding to
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historically black colleges and universities and tribal -controlled colleges and universities. these schools serve an important role in expanding opportunities for african-american students and historically unrepresented student population. we must do all we can to make sure the institutions have the resources to support their students and i thank representative adams. in addition to the critical support for the historically black colleges and universities, this bill will allow for the secure, i repeat secure, direct transfer of taxpayer data from the i.r.s. to the department of education to enroll in income drive repayment plans. this will make a real difference. borrowers with small loan balances are more likely to fault rather than six-figure
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debt. they are less likely to have completed their degrees and burdened by low incomes or unemployment. i have heard from borrowers who describe loan repayment is daunting, overwhelming. and i have heard from several constituents who face deadlines to annually recertificate if i their plans. this change will protect many borrowers by getting and keeping them in repayment plans. this bill will remove burdensome paperwork requirements for borrowers who are permitly and temporarily disabled. this is a long priority of mine and i applaud representative delbene on her language in the bill before us today. i'm pleased this bill includes a much needed increase in pell grant funding. i urge all of my colleagues to support this crucial legislation when it comes to the floor as we
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continue our work to make college affordable and equitable for everyone. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the gentleman from south dakota. mr. johnson: in august, i was insighting bull college and i spoke with the instructors, the professors and the administrators and most importantly the students there. and the stories of these students, they brought such a smile to my face. if anybody is having a bad day, you've got to go to one of these tribal colleges and got to hear from the students who are seeing the prospects for a better tomorrow improve every single day they sit in the classroom. to see these facilities which are not -- these are not the fansiest campuses in america, but these are places where people with large hearts have built a center of learning for economic activity. one student, i asked her,
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because she had a very difficult life and i said, why do you per server. why are you doing homework later in the night so you can be prepared to class? wouldn't it be easier to do something else? she said congressman johnson, the life i have had isn't the life i want to have. my children deserve better and sir, i'm going to give it to them. hard work alone can only do so much. hard work when paired with education can unlock the universe. this is happening in our country. and it is worth investing in. mr. speaker, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlelady from north carolina. ms. adams: how much time do we have remaining? on either side. the speaker pro tempore: 11 minutes remaining, ms. adams and the other side has nine.
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ms. adams: i yield four minutes o the gentleman from virginia. the speaker pro tempore: how much time? four minutes? the gentleman is recognized for four minutes. mr. scott: i thank the gentlelady for her leadership in bringing this bill to the floor and i thank all of my house and senate colleagues who worked diligently on this legislation. historically black colleges and universities, tribal colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions play a significant role in expanding access to higher education. collectively they educate more than one fourth of all undergraduates. nearly six million students. historically black colleges and universities make up less than 3% of colleges and universities,
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yet they produce almost 20% of all black graduates, half of all black professionals and over a third of all black stem graduates. unfortunately, despite the role in serving our nation's most underserved students. these colleges have been underresourced compared to other institutions of higher education. the house passed the future act, a proposal to provide vital that g for hcbu's and funding expired on september 30. this bill will restore that funding. after care negotiation and compromise, this bill we are voting on today just doesn't restore the guarantee the funding, it permanent authorizes the funding. it also facilitates stronger cooperation between the i.r.s. and the department of education to simplify the education for
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student aid to make it easier for students to access student aid and repay their loan. the future act streamlines the repayment process for millions of direct loan borrowers for the 12.4 million borrowers with the federal family education loan, a loan from our old program that is winding down, this bill does not disturb the treasury's authority. this bill allows borrowers including pell borrowers to retrieve their own tax information for the purposes of certifying their income on income-driven repayment plans. many pell borrowers are enrolled in income-driven repayment plans and rely on this existing tool made available by the internal revenue and department of education. this legislation does not eliminate the authority for the data retrieveable tool and we
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urge the secretary of treasury and education to maintain that tool to make sure all borrowers protect those borrowers whose loans are owned by the department of education. before i close, i would like to give thanks to chairman neal of the ways and means committee for his dedication and hard work to bring this bill to the floor. thanks to his leadership, we are voting on a bill today that will expand access to both institutions of higher learning and student aid for generations to come. i urge my colleagues to support the future act and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from south dakota. mr. johnson: just a short note, mr. speaker, about congresswoman adams. i have the honor of serving with her on the education and labor committee and the agriculture committee. and every time we have a committee hearing, i get the
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opportunity to see her hard work, her respect and her approach toward making this institution be the best that it can be and she done great work to get us to this point. i would advise the congresswoman as well as the speaker that i have no further speakers and am prepared to close at the appropriate time, sir. ms. adams: i would like to thank the gentleman for his kind remarks and real pleasure serving with you and working with you on this particular issue. mr. speaker, i want to yield three minutes to the gentleman from texas, mr. doggett. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. og dog today's bill -- mr. doggett: this provides critical support for minority serving institutions, it includes provisions from the bipartisan student aid simplification act which i introduced earlier this year and
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assist students in all universities and it is mighty important for graduates repaying student debt. i salute the chairman, mr. scott, for the work of his committee. college board and national college access network who have worked with me for months and senators murray and alexander for moving this through the senate. too many students find the current application for federal student assistance so complicated and the difficulty of getting all of the financial information required so demanding that they never complete the application. i was in san antonio this past weekend. the completion rate there is a mere 35%. so $2.6 billion in free money available for student financial assistance goes unclaimed each year. this bill will eliminate up to 22 fafsa questions and require
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the department of squeags and i.r.s. to do some of the heavy lifting for the students by sharing taxpayer information for fafsa completion. increase in access to pell grants and other educational opportunities especially for first five i'm students whose parents may work at multiple jobs and the provisions included from the bill that we introduced earlier this year will eliminate problems -- about 7 million students who have graduated have faced in the annual certification process for income-driven loans. these are folks who may owe a lot, but don't earn a lot. not ncludes teachers for recertifying each year. these borrowers will be protected from payment spikes. and we do all this through
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administrative simplification and through greater the bill raises the $2.8 billion that we need for our minimum-serving institution the. hen students can access more economy. investing in our students is one of the best investments we can make and investing in our minority-serving institutions means that opportunity is available for all. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from south dakota. mr. johnson: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from north carolina. . mr. castro: mr. speaker, thank you. rise in support of h.r. 5373, the future act. i want to thank all the members of congress and members of the enate, the educational institutions and the advocates who helped shepherd this legislation. future act, m.s.i.'s
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will permanently receive the for the ion they need next 10 years. without this funding, schools for miss out on funding stem programs, academic counseling, and financial in need.or students this funding can be the difference between millions of to afford ing able college or attend college at all. and this funding provides many of color with the only opportunity they've ever had to they are so where often sorely underrepresented. must support these critical fforts to diversify stem careers. today, many students continue to leave stem fields while in especially minority students. about 37% of latino stem 40% of black stem students will switch majors compared to 29% of white stem students. latino students
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and 26% of black students will completing their stem degrees. but by providing schools with he means to support their students, we can prevent these trends from continuing and help study.fy all fields of it will help dismantle the ingering discrimination found in some career fields that these folks want to pursue. diversify we develop different per expectiveses -- erspectives, gather better talent and become better globally. i ask my colleagues to support this piece of legislation. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. does the gentleman from south to reserve?nue i reserve, sir. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from north carolina. adams: mr. speaker, i want to -- i have no further requests for time. i'm prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the close.ady is prepared to
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the gentleman from south dakota is recognized. johnson: this bill does three important things, mr. speaker. the first off, it invests in historically black colleges and these tribal olleges and these other minority-serving institutions we've been talking about and the value proposition is clear. it's a great american success story. the second important thing the invests indoes is it stem education, and we have talked a fair amount today what an important and powerful engine that can be for economic growth within this country. and we've also talked a fair today about the third component of this bill which is streamlining and modernizing complicated federal student american that cost taxpayers real money. that streamlining will help. so, mr. speaker, with that three-pronged value proposition before us the future act, which will continue this american investment in
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stem education at these institutions.ng i ask my colleagues to support time ture act and at this i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from north carolina may close. adams: thank you very much, mr. speaker. i want to, in my closing, thank the gentleman from south dakota, mr. johnson, for all of his work and his support. let me, again, thank all of my colleagues who've helped bring to the precipitous of federal ng a robust hbcu's and n m.s.i.'s, ms. delbene, chairman thank you for your leadership in every step of the way of this effort. and thank you to the black caucus, congresswoman karen bass, the hairs of the hispanic caucus and asian, pacific american congressman joaquin
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castro and congresswoman judy chu. leadership ank the of the house for making hbcu's students 's and the they serve a priority for this body. it's telling how important this of our with the state nation that we're considering this measure in the midst of all congress has to do before the of the year. nd to the advocates, to the uncf college fund, to thurgood who sent to others over 60,000 letters and calls to members of congress, i hope we tell these groups and let folks know they have worked hard working hard has paid off. mr. speaker, eight million students from across america are counting on us today. they're counting on congress to keep their promise. 2008 when mandatory funding inguage was first authorized title 3, this body approved the 354-58.by a vote of
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the ess in 2008 understood importance of ohbcu's and education needs they have tailored to students ho were traditionally denied access to adequately fund schools throughout their lives. congress understood how the needed to help these institutions fulfill their assist students to meet their goals. the fact remains true now more ever. let's have a strong vote to pass out of this house today. to the senate and bring it to the president's desk so finally have can certainty from their government. and know that when congress to provide for the future, we mean what we say. urge my er, i colleagues to support the yield back and i the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the 5363, as amended. aye. in favor say those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 aving responded in the affirmative, the rules -- mr >> mr. speaker, i'd like to ask for a recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: does the gentleman request the yeas nays? >> yes, sir. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays are requested. those in favor of taking this vote by the yeas and nays rise and remain standing counted. a sufficient number having risen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this question will be postponed.
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proceedings will resume on postponed.reviously votes will be taken in the following order. question he previous on house resolution 148, house resolution 48, if ordered, and the motion to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 5363. electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. pursuant to clause 9 of rule 20, remaining electronic votes will be conducted as five-minute votes. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the ordering the previous question on house resolution 748 which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title of the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number resolution 748,
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resolution providing for consideration of the bill h.r. 729, to amend the coastal zone management act of 1972 to indian e grants to tribes to further achievement of ribal coastal zone objectives, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on ordering the previous question. 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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