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people? they are trying to close on the post office. host: unfortunately, i have to interrupt you because the house is about to gavel and so we had to say goodbye. james clyburn with the majority web -- clyburn, the majority whip, thank you for your time sir. the chair lays before the house communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, 2020.gton, d.c., july 29, i hereby appoint the honorable henry cuellar to act as speaker day.tempore on this signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 7, 2020, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. with time equally allocated between parties and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip limited to five minutes. but in no event shall debate
continue beyond 9:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida, mr. soto, for five minutes. mr. soto: thank you, mr. speaker. rise today in support of egislation we just passed, the commission on the status of black men and boys, that was my fellow y floridian, congresswoman wilson. lasted for over 246 ears in america from 1619 to 1865. t's one of america's original sins. people think of the civil war as ncient history, but there's actually still even children of slaves alive today.
80's, y be in their late early 90's, but it makes you realize it wasn't that long ago. 13th through the great endments, we saw change prohibiting slavery, creating citizenship, due vote s, and the right to for african-americans. and then you have the era.struction started out with a promising potential. federal troops helped ensure votes throughout the nation. african-americans to the house and senate. nd according to sherman's promise, everyone would get 40 acres and a mule. down, though,ming starting with the assassination lincoln and abraham president johnson began to dismantle reconstruction. president hayes ended reconstruction in 1877 as part f a corrupt deal to ensure his presidency. those in the south, african-americans were arrested,
chain gangs among other ways to force them into indentured servitude. northwest and -- north and west faced discrimination, discrimination justice, ousing, education, health care, marriage, even facilities became segregated and reached a fefrd nation th a birth of a in 1915. starting the k.k.k. and renewed and confederacy, its leaders and symbols. terrible upon every stereotype of african-american screening but er it didn't stopped there. african-american troops fought world war i and world war ii and segregated -- in segregated that for a country discriminated against them and ame home and shut out of the programs. shut out of v.a. student loans and home loans, missed out on greatest expansion of the middle class during the 1950's and it was then the renewed
was just ts fight beginning. with the success of civil rights nd voting rights acts of the 1960's, we saw some improvement. victories fought hard by the lewis, who we just lost. a crimination persisted in system of justice, finance, business, and other foundation society. add in the 1980 war on drugs and bill and list of laws and bills to system@icily -- systematically break up black family, it as our nation looks inwa inward after the death of george institutional bias of black men and boys as well as black women and girls. this is why the commission on of black men and boys as well as the justice in policing act are so important. be an investigation, a realization and reckoning in racist past ofhe this country and generational theft.
lasting evelop solutions if we are to progress as one nation where every created equal. with that, i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, minutes. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, my colleagues across the aisle have developed habit of harping about how incorrectly re addressing the priorities of the american people during the pandemic. coming fromld claim them. seeing as they are the ones who have been caught playing games on multiple occasions. every day the democrats echo the points.igue talking you can't help but wonder if they realize that in fact they are the ones who've been wasting along.l denial is a powerful thing, mr. speaker. t a time when the american people demand leadership and accountability from congress, emocrats have leaned on their political playbook for answers. t this point, are we really
surprised? let's recap what the democrats have done to date. hey've passed the so-called heroes act. a $3 trillion socialist wish crafted by in closed doors without bipartisan collaboration. undermined 200 years of implementing proxy voting. members are not physically in one decided to phone in his vote to the ommittee while he was on his boat. now, juxtapose that with the work we've taken up. epublicans have fought for schools to open -- reopen safely. a high priority on strengtheni strengthening our nation's workedc recovery, and we tirelessly to support frontline workers. let president trump and the an example as be well. ecretary scalia of the deb of labor -- department of labor recently came to my district to
members of the private sector to learn about north carolina's progress. harg -- secretary hargan in to the baptist hospital winston-salem to see how we protect north carolinians. this week president trump went to north carolina to meet with a resentatives of biotechnology company that's currently manufacturing a vaccine.g coronavirus mr. speaker, the differences between the republican approach approach are at night and day. i've said this before and i'll again. democrats are choosing posturing over progress. have ample opportunities to work with us, but they're more interested in creating the bite, furtheround inflating the federal and apleasing -- appeasing their far left base. this isn't an observation. fact.s a when you think of progress you think of frontline workers.
of private sector innovation. you think about the millions of children around the country returning to school. you think of businesses eopening their doors to the public. when republicans think of rogress, that's what we envision. sadly, democrats have become so entrenched in their own narrative that they've failed to recognize the true riorities of the american people. republicans will continue to work on the pressing needs of delay.ion without we can only hope that our democrat colleagues will come to eventually. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman illinois, mr. shimkus, for five minutes. mr. shimkus: thank you, mr. speaker. heard it said that being a chief of staff to a member of congress is one of the best jobs on the hill. a special person to keep the staff performing at a
them.evel required of burnout could easily occur because of long hours, high pay.s, and low that is why i come to the floor to thank my chief of staff, his 24 years for of service to me, the people of illinois, and the people of this country. yes, you heard me right. craig has been with me for 24 years.t it really has to be some kind of record. in theas born and raised area of madison county. he's one of the kids who was to politics as a young kid, volunteering for campaigns in high school. attending western illinois university, he continued his tudies and political activities. he graduated with a degree of political science. the easily was hired by republican house staff in illinois. may have met him then, but my first direct and consistent contact with craig was back in the when he was worked for secretary of state. he volunteered to take on the task of running my first
campaign against incurvent.ed running for -- incumbent. congress is difficult. incumbentn entrenched was crazy. i was a little crazy and i'm was too.g the district consisted of 19 counties. neither of us had personal we put a little bit of our own end -- i paid for gas and my food. last month of his salary cost. clinton landslide in illinois but craig's provide nt helped immediate legitimacy to the campaign and made it competitive. this 6 i ran again and time craig was involved as an unpaid advisor. i won narrowly. ask i won i knew i had to craig work for me and run my office in washington.
i made a lot of republicans made taking craig away from springfield. he became highly respected. would be easily d duplicated in d.c. empowering.ing and he softened my big hammer style calmed the seas when storm shimkus was brewing. shimkus staff members can be found all over d.c. from the executive branch to the senate staff of ief of offices. they all stay in touch and reach advice.raig for i left the d.c. hiring decisions to craig. hire ory is, if you someone and doesn't work out, you have to be the one to fire that person. known for taff is being open, accessible, riendly, most of the time, hardworking, and knowledgeable. this is attributed to craig. limited turnover is also a tribute to him. craig is a father figure to a group of chief of staffs. active in the chief of staffs
association, he's helped members work together. in the heat of member battles, can s talking to chiefs help work things out. he's also a proud and active republican. for his knowledge, organization and planning. is an active and member of the capitol hill club, which is a republican club here on the hill. a good chief of staff has to be a confidentialal advisor to -- confidential advisor to member. they live the government and smumently.orlds so -- simultaneously. know that action people take action and many times cross the line. in particular craig, pulls the member, and that would and keeps me away from the brink of doing stupid.g really craig was and is available 24/7, year.ys a maybe upon my retirement he can
et some rest, but i doubt he will. we both carry the political and governmental scars of 24 years service, some can be seen, while others cannot be seen. it's those scars that will forever bind us together. thank you, craig, for joining me in d.c. thank you for staying with me. and thank you for being the best hill.of staff on the with that, mr. speaker, i yield back my time. the peaker pro tempore: chair recognizes the gentlewoman from california, mrs. torres, for five minutes. torres: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to the cry, a that has pierced the heart of my community. tragedy that continues to cut day.r with each passing because we still don't know what happened. no answers.e ll we know is that one of our
very best, one of our brightest is dead. hearts have broken, and we answers. rmy specialist enrique roman martinez was a chino native who the whole inland empire proud. before he wasarmy even old enough to vote. mother to sign the release forms. was to ow committed he our country and to others. stationed at fort bragg n north carolina and went camping in the outer banks over seven l day weekend with other soldiers. we don't know what happened that on may 22, but what we do
is that it cost enrique his life. the seven people who would seemingly have a lot of to do remarkably had nothing to say. when a police officer walked up campsite the next day soldiers those seven to move their illegally parked a single one hought it was important enough to mention that someone that had with them, their friend, their soldier, was missing. . from the night before. it took a full 17 hours before they spoke out and reported enrique gone.
and when they did so, they said they were worried that enrique was suicidal. it is hard for me to imagine why anyone would hesitate to tell a police officer that their fellow camper, their friend, their soldier was missing, if they thought he was suicidal. a week later specialist martinez remains -- -- martinez's remains were found washed ashore not far away. the question of whether or not he was suicidal was settled by the simple fact that they only . und his severed head his head. that's it. he was just 21 years old. he had just started out in life.
he had dedicated his few short years as an adult to a cause much greater than himself. he was only three months away from completing his duty and coming home as a veteran. someone like that deserves better than this. his family deserves better for the son and brother that they've loved and lost. i would like to take a moment to talk about enrique's -- enrique's family. his mother and sister. because one of the most solemn duties our military has is a duty -- a sacred duty as their commitment to leave no one behind on the battlefield. it is their duty to inform the family when something goes wrong. and as a mother of an air force
veteran, i can tell you the fear of receiving the notice like that was with me every single day my son served. it is an ongoing unease in the back of your mind that never goes away. it is something i can still feel today. now, imagine if enrique was your son. the only thing worse than a conversation like that is if that conversation never happens. never. and that's what happened to maria and griselda. the army was so slow to inform the family that they've learned through media reports that their son had been mutilated, through media reports. the medical examiner ruled enrique's death a homicide on that monday. and it took the army until friday to reach out to the family. the lack of notice was bad
enough. but the lack of answers is still far worse. it is time to hear more from the seven individuals. your silence isn't acceptable. it is time to hear from the community in north carolina. if you know something, say something. as a mother, i plead with you. if it was your son, if you are the mother of one of those seven young soldiers, male or female, say something. talk to your son or daughter. and demand that they speak out. lawyering up is not enough. lawyering up is not enough. hey deserve to bury their son. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. mrs. torres: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. hompson, for five minutes. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize july as national parks and recreation month. our nation is blessed with a
robust park system across the country on the federal, state and local levels. summer is a popular time to take advantage of all of that. the coronavirus pandemic and the shelter in place orders that have followed have left many of us desperate for fresh air. and as many parks begin to reopen, there are plenty of beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities to enjoy at parks across the country. as a life long resident of rural pennsylvania, an avid outdoorsman, someone that was a former recreation altherr pift at one point, i know -- recreational therapist at one point, i know the impact our park system can have on our communities. my district, pennsylvania's 15th congressional district, is home to countless parks and outdoor recreation alpha silts. including the oil -- recreational facilities. including the allegheny national forest. this month is an opportunity to underscore the role that parks play in our everyday lives and in the fabric of american culture. it is also an opportunity to
recognize the hardwork and contributions of our park employees. our parks give us all an opportunity to connect with the nature around us. they create a sense of community, stimulate local economies, by attracting businesses and jobs, tourism, and the increased -- and they increase the quality of life for all residents. reak -- recreational facilities contribute to a healthier society. there's an undeniable connection between parks and public health. studies show that americans who live within a 10-minute walk of a park see increased physical activity and lower obesity rates. recreational programs at public parkses provide children with a safe place to play, access to healthy food, opportunities to be physically active, and enrichment activities that will help prevent at risk behavior such as drug use and gang involvement. just last week the house passed the great american outdoors act , legislation that will ensure
our national parks are around for future generations to enjoy. as summer continues, it is my hope that families across the country will find an opportunity to take advantage of our nation's parks and recreational facilities. if considering a visit to one of our national parks, visit the national park service website at mps.gov. to find an open park in your community. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. kosta, for five minutes. -- mr. costa, for five minutes. mr. costa: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for five minutes and to ventilator revise and extend -- revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. costa: mr. speaker, i rise today to stress the importance of investing in programs that expand opportunities for every person and every -- in every corner of our nation. including my district in california, san joaquin valley. just the last week we passed a spending bill that will benefit
our farmers, repair aging water infrastructure, help food-insecured residents from going hungry, and support revitalization of our efforts on public lands and combat the climate crisis by cleaning our air. as this week we have an opportunity to make further investments in the future sustainability of our nation. let's face it, we're living off the investments our parents and grandparents made a generation ago. the availability of reliable supply of water is the foundation of the san joaquin valley's economy and i might add california and much of the west. which grows food that feeds the world. as we say, we're water -- where water flows, food grows. we also must ensure the access to clean drinking water so our communities can thrive. no one should have to worry in the richest nation in the world of having access to clean water in their homes. these bills will provide more than $100 billion to help repair the aging valley canal, such as the delta men dotea canal -- mendota canal, the
california ac which duct, which are critical to -- acquiduct, which are critical to delivering water. these would also make small, disadvantaged communities safer and healthier by providing nearly $1 billion for infrastructure repairs. communities like livingston and the san joaquin valley. it also provides more than $10 billion for clean drinking water state revolving funds which are important. it matches the best use of money. we've been living off these investments for way too long. the coronavirus pandemic has worsened america's food security crisis, as we've witnessed. but with this bill we have an opportunity to ensure hungry americans, especially children and seniors, have access to nutritious food. for more than 50 years, hungry americans have relied on the supplemental nutritious assistance program known as snap. to keep from going hungry. these are the working poor and young and old alike.
38 million americans, including 25% of my constituents, depend on these programs. throughout my time in congress, i have fought to increase funding and expand eligibility for this program. which has come under constant attack of this administration and i don't understand it. there's never been a right time to cut support for the most vulnerable residents in our country, and doing so now ertainly is not righteous in deeming this worldwide pandemic. the package also includes significant funding for agriculture research programs to help mitigate crop diseases, eradicate invasive species, and also has caused billions of dollars in california's agriculture economy. and in addition, we need to do more for farm workers' safety. people who are working in partnership with farmers to every day put food on america's dinner table. as well as for our packing sheds and our food processing facilities. the climate crisis is having
unquestionable impact on the planet. this bill makes significant investments to preserve america's landscapes, prevent the worst impacts of climate change, california's san joaquin valley unfortunately has some of the worst air in the nation. by providing $450 million in grant funding for diesel emission reduction act, this bill will help replace retrofit emission diesel fuels for cleaner burning options to help clean our air. these grants have already removed dozens of air-polluting vehicles from our valley road, creating immediate and tangible results. i have worked for decades to improve our air quality and remain committed to finding resources to improve our environment and reduce pollution. and in california, sadly, we have wildfires. that have caused incredible destruction and hardship to california's mountain communities. there are estimated to be more than 100 million dead trees in the state. multiple causes. this spending bill will provide nearly $6 billion to help maintain our forests and fight fires. we must do more to manage our
forests and prevent devastating fires. this bill will help us do just that. that's why these appropriation bills are so important. and finally, it makes strong investments in our nature preservation. wildlife conservation, ecological protections by providing $500 million to support areas like the san luis national wildlife refuge. the important refuge area for the pacific flyway between canada and mexico, an important wildlife refuge. this spending bill provides priorities for public health, safety, invests our aging infrastructure, protects the environment, and prepares us for a brighter future. i am proud to vote for it. i urge my colleagues to do the same in a bipartisan fashion. finally, we must also pass a bipartisan version of the heroes act, for all the right reasons, which is contained in that legislation. for our states, for our county, for our cities, and for those who work there. for our health care workers, for further testing. and to create a safety net for american agriculture. i encourage my colleagues across the aisle to do that as
well. we must work together during this pandemic that is affecting all of our country and the entire world. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama, mr. byrne, for five minutes. mr. byrne: mr. speaker, the interaction act was passed in 1807 and signed into law by thomas jefferson. as a delegation by the congress to the president of the power granted into article i, section 8, clause 15 of the constitution, to call forth u.s. armed forces, number one, to execute the laws, number two, suppression insurrections, and number three, repel invasions. in 1827 the president's power to do so was upheld by the supreme court in martin vermont mott. in 18 -- martin v. mott. it was -- 1871 it was amended again to allow the president to use armed forces to enforce the equal protection
clause of the 14th amendment, and protect black people from the ku klux klan. president grant used it three times. to get democrat support for president hayes in this house during the aftermath of the disputed 1876 presidential election, hayes agreed to remove federal troops from the south, which ended reconstruction. the act was passed in 1878 to limit the use of u.s. armed forces in domestic matters. thus codifying the compromise. the insurrection act's provisions are construed as specified exceptions to the other act. as such, it has been used by democratic presidents, grover cleveland, woodrow wilson, franklin roosevelt, john kennedy and lyndon johnson. roosevelt used it to put an end to a detroit race riot during which 25 black people were killed and over 400 were injured. president eisenhower used it to desegregate little rock schools. kennedy use it to end a race
riot at the university of mississippi in 1962 after a black man was enrolled there. he used it again in my home state when democratic governor george wallace disgracefully tried to block the enrollment of vivian malone and james hood, both black people, at the university of alabama. he also used it to enforce the desegregation of public schools in alabama in reaction to the hate-filled environment around the state wallace encouraged. in 1989 it was used by president george h.w. bush in st. croix in the aftermath of hurricane hugo and again in 1992 when the governor of california asked for assistance in the riots which followed the beating of rodney king. it has not been used since. nor did president trump use it earlier this summer here in washington. all military personnel used here this year were national guard, the authorization of which was not needed under the insurrection act in this federal city. . this house approved an amendment
to the national defense to orization act substantially weaken operations of the military under the act.rection let me be clear. over the last 200 years, this used sparinglyen and only under extreme circumstances, which is only appropriate in a country which the civil control of our military. our armed services have a primary mission to protect us enemies without our country. they should rarely be used to do for people within our own country. this amendment forbids our they're called out under the insurrection act, to participate in search, arrest or other similar activity unless otherwise law.emely authorized by mr. speaker, the insurrection authorized byedly law. this amendment would effectively make the insurrection act toothless. imagine general grant cleaning kluxku clucks clan -- ku
klan having that limitation. president kennedy protecting black students trying to attend university in and alabama in the klan.f violence and the what is this house thinking? the house did t not think. indignation against president. say blind because they would not do so if hillary clinton was president. not god the senate did have this in their version of the ndaa. reject th parties to this rash amendment and for all of us to return to our senses. rare but ugly re things. not tie future presidents' hand at a time when they need is and our military's protection here at home. ith that, mr. speaker, i yield
back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from connecticut, mr. himes, for five minutes. mr. imes: thank you, speaker. express is morning to the extent to which i am proud of my constituents in outhwestern connecticut and connecticut's fourth congressional district but also to observe that just as in this do in we have work to addressing the racial ofparities that exist in all our institutions. we have work to do in district.t's fourth i was enormously proud that bend the curveto on coronavirus, thanks to the our governor, ned the t, just as we saw numbers begin to decline, lie were applaud by the brut brutal murder of george floyd in
minneapolis. what was not affected by happened today. people rose up in the broad broad ty of my constituency. my constituency includes some of yes, veryiest, small, white towns in the country. cities includes diverse that struggle with the issues of poverty. bridgeport, stamford. up, young, nts rose old, poor, wealthy, black, lgbtq, and ght, demanded progress and change. peacefully. it they did it side by side with police ers of the department of stamford, of police chiefs standing ide by side with black lives matter protesters. that was a good thing. that was an example of how we ome together in the face of
something awful. but i also rise because there is room for complacency. citizens of ellow connecticut that while we are a progressive state and while we of our together in all communities, it could happen here. remind my constituents that connecticut was actually the last state in new england in eliminate slavery. that's just a few years before abraham lincoln did so in the and around the country. o there is no place for complacency amongst my constituents. nd the truth is, as i have observed, and as many have observed, what happened to floyd is the pinnacle structure of four centuries of racism and discrimination. george floyd is not alone. the names echo in a chamber of in this country.
breonna taylor, ahmaud arbery, go on es echo and they and on. but those black americans who unjustly sit ed atop a structure of the denial opportunity.ss to and that is in our systems of housing, our systems of the private d in sector. so even as i celebrate and my pride in my constituents, we need to be broader struggle. we need to be there as we of the how we make one more segregated parts, at least with respect to housing of the more fair.es, we need to be there when we ontemplate the fact that too many of our black and brown brothers and sisters don't have to the extraordinary ducational institutions in the state of connecticut and around the country. we need to be there. is good to show up and
protest peacefully when a black at the hands of the police, but it is not nough, because that act sits four n edifice, a century-long edifice, through throughout our society. it's not just my constituents. it's this chamber and this ongress that must get serious about addressing the unequal in ribution of opportunity this country. that is our mission. so st said goodbye, with many of my colleagues, to john lewis. i know that's what john would ave us do and i know he would do it with grace and dignity and humility. i charge my constituents with, and that's what i hope this congress will ddress in the memory of john lewis, who just left us this morning. thank you, mr. speaker. of my back the balance time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman pence, for , mr. five minutes.
mr. ence: thank you, speaker. i rise today to recognize cliffy alls state park for its 100th anniversary. located in beautiful madison, falls -- clifty visitors s its beautiful hiking trails and falls in clifty falls. i congratulate them for their 100th year anniversary. indiana is lucky to have such a place.ul mr. speaker, i rise today to hallenge mayors, governors, leaders of this country to stand up and shut down the rioting e're witnessing in communities across our nation. anarchists are destroying homes, businesses, and whole communities. these people are not peaceful protesters. are violent agitators. the leaders of these cities need and t their act together end this violence.
american citizens are getting yes, even killed and it's time to stop this madness. my colleagues to join me in calling to end this allessness and to help keep of our communities safe across this country. mr. speaker, i rise today to voice my strong support for eopening schools across our nation. i've been talking to parents in my district, indiana's sixth the consensus it's in. let's get our kids back to school. our side.e is on both the c.d.c. and academy of rick -- pediatrics agree it's safe to reopening our schools. fact, it would be unsafe to keep our schools closed. the emotional scarring, and learning se, deficits of keeping our kids stuck inside, staring at a and away from socialization is far too grave. working parents doing everything they can to put on food -- to
put food on the table, they need our support. we cannot let an entire eneration fall behind in education. we must find a safe way to reopen our schools. speaker, i rise today to voice my support for president j. trump. perseverance in the face of lies politicaledia and his opponents shows fearless eadership and should be admired. the d.c. swamp continues to attack him relentlessly, nothing to take him down. he collateral damage in this grotesque war against our president is the american people. resident trump created an economy where minorities were hriving, workers and families had good-paying jobs, and usinesses were finally flourishing. when democrats and the media do everything in their power to old trump's work, they're actually attacking the very american way of life that we
hold dear. pledge to continue to support president donald trump and his american make the people stronger than ever. to speaker, i rise today bring attention to the mental health crisis our nation faces the covid-19 pandemic. the pandemic and the resulting crisis have resulted in the mental health and substance we've never like seen before. veterans, students, families, of americans with a history mental illness or addiction are really suffering. shut down our country does not make scientific sense, or common sense. reopen our ive we country and get americans back to work, back to school, and lifestyle.ealthy thank you, mr. speaker. back.d
the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from north carolina, mr. budd, for five minutes. mr. budd: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to highlight the work being done to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus. of the best work in our from y is coming biotechnologies innovation center in my home state of north carolina. monday, just this past monday, july 27, president trump isited the morrisville laboratories and touted the progress that's been made in operation warp speed toward an effective vaccine in historic time. the morrisville laboratories role in that effort because they're working on a bulk drug substance for one vaccines.sible it's impossible to overstate how important a vaccine will be for our nation. that north d carolina is on the front lines of that research. so i want to thank the president highlighting these
facilities' exciting work and especially thank the researchers, the doctors, and scientists for their tireless work and wish them every success possible. speaker, i rise today to stand up for law and order and in our nd security country. in an era where some in the pposition party, they advocate for defunding the police, violent crime and rioting have across the nation. no city has endured more violen and less government action than portland, oregon. or 60 days, local officials have refused to protect the fundamental rights of their citizens. ainly, the right to life, to liberty, and the personal property. i believe that if state and officials won't secure these rights for their fellow americans, then the federal government should do it for them t the direction of the president. i fully support the president's deployment of federal officers and store law and order
safety and security on the streets of portland. heartbreaking episodes of the violent crime that's occurred recently city, d in kansas missouri, where a 4-year-old, a and killed as shot while he was asleep in his own bed. a month ago. 29. a month ago on june and the only way to deal with violent criminals is to meet with strength, and that is what the president is doing by initiating a federal law nforcement operation appropriately named operation legend. simply, this operation will focus on putting more cops on the streets in high crime more funding available for local police departments and use federal officials en local refuse to act. we are never going to defund the police. instead, we're going to empower surge stop this crime that's terrorizing our american