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pray. lord, god of the universe, for ve you thanks giving us another day. as the morning temperatures capitol and ashe schools open to various configurations, we know the changing. yet, the challenges confronting our nation remain. in the west, normal ly, belies the and further gives notice that much needs to be done. bless the members of the house with wisdom and that they might address these many challenges with due diligence, and the stress confronting so many of our families and businesses be eased. lord, have mercy. this day be is done or your greater honor and
glory. amen. father.ker: thank you, amen. the pledge of allegiance -- pursuant to section 4-a of house 967, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentlewoman from davids.ms. ms. davids: i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. will eaker: the chair entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the entlewoman from kansas seek recognition? today to : i rise address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. -- the speaker: without objection,
the gentlewoman is recognized one minute. davids: mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the life and mayor michael copeland who passed away. devoted father and husband and is survived by his wife, maria, and three children, abigail, and joshua. hethe longest serving mayor, held the office until his passing. legacy that ind a touched the lives of many. personally, i will miss his wise counsel. i very much appreciated each one of our many conversations since i took office. generous with his ime and knowledge, willing and eager to represent the people. mr. speaker, i offer my deepest copeland's to mayor family and friends and to those who will miss his kindness and leadership. loss for kansas
and our community. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? unanimous ask consent to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. thank you, mr. speaker. t is my pleasure to rise today and recognize mary kay from carolina. since 2004, mary kay has served as an administrative assistant the chamber of congress. the title she holds does not do she has atthe impact the chamber or in north carolina. she's the sunshine in the room no matter where she is. er ray of sunshine will be sorely missed. in her capacity, she's oordinated numerous craft shows, festivals, events within the community. wonderful years at the chamber, mary kay retired on 26 and celebrated
alongside her colleagues and riends with a drive-in celebration. mary kay, as you enter this new stage of your life, i know that in yourontinue to serve community, impact the lives of your friends and neighbors, and ray of sunshine wherever you are. ay god continue to bless you, bob, your husband of 40 years, family. 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 minute.ed for one >> i rise to recognize buffalo lack achievers who will soon elebrate virtually the 40th awards ceremonies. mr. higgins: i'm certain this very event will be memorable. the buffalo black achievers honor the character and outstanding ts of citizens of buffalo and western new york, and the substantial
they make every day. achiever 6 black wards will be bestowed upon recipients on people from life.ent walks of the scholarship has awarded students for ool more than 15 years. my congratulations goes out to all of those earning the buffalo achiever awards for 2020, and i offer my best wishes to my executive officer, herb bellamy jr. nd in the memory of his great father, herb bellamy sr., and to other board of directors for a successful virtual ceremony in 2020. celebrating rd to together once again in 2021. back.d the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute, without objection. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. know, we are witnessing
history at this time. historic peace agreements israel and its arab neighbors. and bahrain. both negotiated with the help of administration. but judging from the media coverage, you'd hardly know it. be surpriseduldn't if we actually saw a banner this.ne like "extra! trump kills defense jobs." this front page parody, point.s trying to make a when president jimmy carter rokered a camp david accord between egypt and israel, the achievement was celebrated. nobel peace d the prize. t was a defining moment in history. here has been just four peace
agreements negotiated between nations.d its arab president trump played an these.nt role in two of as well as his administration. so let's give credit where due, and let's work together for even more peace in the region. and i ou, mr. speaker, yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from oregon seek recognition? to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. schrader: thank you, mr. speaker. week historic wildfires have ravaged my home state of oregon. i have three major fires in my district alone. these fires continue to burn at an alarming rate. of life and loss property is still unknown. heroic without the life-saving work of our police officers, the sheer magnitude of that loss
greater.far they have been working around the clock to evacuate families winds have changed most rapidly and dangerously, in ing their own lives peril. currently, oregon experiences the worst air quality in the has been enveloped in absolute dense smoke for one week. many of those battling these live in impacted communities and have continued their work as their families homes are d their lost. they are not enough words of give to these heroes, but i know i speak on behalf of say we areans when i forever grateful to you. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask to address thent house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. ilson: thank you, speaker. all of america was grateful on friday, the 19th anniversary of september 11 attacks, to witness president donald trump resent sergeant major thomas
patrick payne, the military's highest honor for valor, the medal of honor. native of south carolina, and master sergeant joshua wheeler, with fellow army helped rescue 5, about 70 hostages set to be islamic state terrorist in iraq. the terrorists had dug mass mass to prepare for murder. sadly, sergeant wheeler lost his payne continued the multiple courageous assaults to the he locks, to free hostages and helicopter the hostages to freedom. our nclusion, god bless troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. i yield back. for peaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. in memoryi rise today f my constituent, sylvester
thompson, who was taken from us far too soon after battling covid-19. growing up in a small virginia aspierd to l.t. move to -- aspired to move to work ascity, aspired to a banker in manhattan and he from ed 2 1/2 hours a day staten island to pursue that dream. as he got older, he realized life.s so much more to so he returned to his true passion for true sports, working as an equipment athletic r n.y.u.'s athletics ent -- department. helping his son's realize their own passions. a larger than life character, a coach, a mentor, omeone with a great sense of humor and a smile that will be so dearly missed. l.t., you will forever live in memory. back.you and i yield
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? speaker -- mr. thompson: mr. speaker, request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute nd to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: i'm proud to give milk act with my friend, mr. keller. families who use the w.i.c. program more control of for their children. t will provide whole milk to anyone over the age of 2. this legislation will give families who depend on w.i.c. options when considering nutritional options for their children. it will also help increase milk which is a win for our dairy farmers. whole milk has been wrongfully unhealthy in recent years but in reality it provides a wealth of vital nutrients that important for y growing children. including whole milk until the w.i.c. program will provide a
option for those families who depend upon these enefits for essential nutrition. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for does the gentleman from indiana seek recognition? . >> thank you, mr. speaker. speak unanimous consent -- the speaker pro tempore: yes, the gentleman seeks recognition. does the gentleman seek unanimous consent for one minute? >> yes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i rise today in -- want to honor the timeless american principles of freedom, equality, and opportunity. it these principles are the foundation on which our nation was built. unlike the nations and the empires that came before, the
united states was founded on an dea and an idea that men are created equal and have certain unalienable rights given by our creator. this idea turned into a dream. a dream that no matter what circumstances you come from you can come to america and be free to pursue your dreams and be equal to your peers in the eyes of the law. there are some among us that think this system of self-government has failed. there are some who believe socialism is a better tool to achieve the american dream. mr. baird: they think by tearing down our institutions, tossing aside the constitution, and giving the government more control they will somehow achieve utopia. using history was a guide, we know this is to be wrong. our constitution is special because it limits the power of
government while safeguarding our freedoms and our civil rights. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. baird: i'll do my best to follow their example and keep our america as the shining city on the hill. with that i yield the remader of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, by direction of the committee on rules i call up house resolution 1107 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the resolution. the clerk: house calendar number 93, house resolution 1107. resolved, that upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 2574, to amend title vi of the civil rights act of 1964 to restore the right to individual civil actions in cases involving disparate impact, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the amendment in the nature of a
substitute recommended by the committee on education and labor, modified by the amendment printed in part a of the report of the committee on rules accompanying this resolution, shall be considered as adopted. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on education and labor, and, two, one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 2. upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 2639, to establish the strength in diversity program, and for other purposes. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. in lieu of the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the committee on education and labor now printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute
consisting of the text of rules committee print 11662 shall be considered as adopted. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on education and labor, two, the further amendments described in section 3 of this resolution; (3) the amendments en bloc described in section 4 of this resolution; and (4) one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 3. after debate pursuant to the second section of this resolution, each further amendment printed in part b of the report of the committee on rules not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 4 of this resolution shall be considered
only in the order printed in the report, may be 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, may be withdrawn by the 4 proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. section 4. it shall be in order at any time after debate pursuant to the second section of this resolution for the chair of the committee on education and labor or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part b of 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 education and labor or their respective designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and
shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. section 5. all points of order against the further amendments printed in part b of the report of the committee on rules or amendments en bloc described in section 4 of this resolution are waived. section 6. upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order to consider in the house the bill, h.r. 2694, to eliminate discrimination and promote womens health and economic security by ensuring reasonable workplace accommodations for workers whose ability to perform the functions of a job are limited by pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. all points of order against consideration of the bill are waived. the amendment in the nature of a substitute recommended by the committee on education and labor now printed in the bill shall be considered as adopted. the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read. all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended, are waived. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the
bill, as amended, and on any further amendment thereto, to final passage without intervening motion except, one, one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on education and labor; and (2) one motion to recommit with or without instructions. section 7. upon adoption of this resolution it shall be in order without intervention of any point of order to consider in the house the resolution, h. res. 908, condemning all forms of anti-asian sentiment as related to covid 19. the resolution shall be considered as read. the previous question shall be considered as ordered on the resolution and preamble to adoption without intervening motion or demand for division of the question except one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on the judiciary. section 8. house resolution 967, agreed to may 15, 2020, as most recently amended by house resolution
1053, agreed to july 20, 2020, is amended. one, in section 4 by striking september 21, 2020 and inserting november 20, 2020, (2) in section 11, by striking calendar day of september 20, 2020 and inserting legislative day of november 20, 2020, and (3) in section 12, by striking september 21, 2020 and inserting november 20, 2020. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from pennsylvania is recognized for one hour. ms. scanlon: mr. speaker, for the purposes of debate only, i yield the customary 30 minutes to my distinguished colleague from the rules committee, the gentleman from georgia. pending which i yield myself such time as i may consume. during consideration of this resolution all time yielded is for the purposes of debate only.
i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks t the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. scanlon: mr. speaker, yesterday the rules committee met and reported a rule, house resolution 1107, providing for consideration of h.r. 2574, the equity and inclusion enforcement act, and h.r. 2694, the pregnant workers fairness act, under closed rules. the rule provides for one hour of debate for each of the two bills equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking member of the committee on education and labor. the rule also self-executes manager's amendment to h.r. 2574. additionally, the rule provides for consideration of h.r. 2639, the strengthen diversity act under a structured rule. the rule provides one hour of debate equally guided and control by the chair and ranking member on committee of education and labor. the rule provides the chair of the committee on education and labor may offer amendments en bloc, debatable for 20 minutes. the rule also provides for
consideration of house resolution 908, condemning all forms of anti-asian sentiment as related to covid-19 under a closed rule. finally, the rule extends recess instructions, suspension, and same day authority through november 20, 2020. thank you, mr. speaker. i'm proud to begin debate on four bills today that will protect workers, encourage diversity and inclusion in the work force, and demonstrate congress' support for our asian american communities in the face of anti-asian rhetoric by the administration with respect to covid-19. covid-19 has infected over 27 million people worldwide, and claimed the lives of over 900,000, including almost 200,000 of our fellow americans. this pandemic brought the world to a stand still economically and socially. virtually everything in our daily lives has been affected in some form. there was no coherent national strategy to deal with this deadly pandemic when it started,
and now six-plus months in, americans are still being left behind by an executive branch more focused on down playing the virus' severity than getting it under control and our economy and way of life back on track. in congress we find ourselves having to deal with a senate majority that has even less interest in controlling the virus and helping the american families. the house has passed numerous pieces of legislation that would directly help american workers, small businesses, families, and children. but in the midst of a pandemic, leader mcconnell is more interested in packing the judiciary than he is in passing legislation to help the american people. the heroes act has sat on leader mcconnell's desk for exactly four months to the day. in the absence of leadership, our cities and states are desperate for resources to combat the pandemic. the american people are calling out for relief, but republicans are willfully ignoring them. instead they are trying to
divert attention from their abject failure to take prompt or effective action earlier this year when tens of thousands of lives could have been saved. instead, this administration is using the playbook of fear mongering auto contracts throughout ages by demonizing a marginalized group n recent months we have seen a marked rise in anti-asian sentiment and rhetoric. racist and zone phobic names for covid-19 have been spouted by elected officials, and these terms have had damaging far-reaching impact on asians and asian americans. as we have seen over the past four years, the endorsement of racist language by national leaders has led to well documented increases in racist speech and hate crimes across the country. this harmful rhetoric has resulted in physical attacks, verbal assault, workplace discrimination, and online harassment against our fellow citizens. these are our friends and neighbors. essential workers.
nurses, law enforcement officers, and teachers. the vitt reyol against our fellow americans must be forcefully and overwhelmingly condemned, mr. speaker. in the midst of this pandemic, reaffirming american values is more necessary than ever. whether it's condemning hate speech or making sure that our government is working for all americans and not just wall street tycoons or real estate developers. therefore i would recommend to my colleagues that they encourage senator mcconnell to quickly take up the heroes act or come to the table with good faith negotiations to address covid-19. in a thoughtful and people focused way. i thank my colleague, congresswoman grace meng of new york, for introducing this necessary resolution, and the house judiciary committee for quickly getting this before the rules committee. mr. speaker, it's been more than 65 years since the supreme court made racial segregation and public education illegal, but over the past several decades racial and socioeconomic
segregation in our schools has dramatically increased. this didn't happen by accident. in many counties across the u.s., children are assigned to schools based on where their home is located. if your parents can afford to live in a more affluent area and pay higher property taxes the school you attend will reflect this. the opposite is true for students in poorer areas. and centuries of systemic racism has rell dated far too many students of color to poorer neighborhoods and school districts. school districts prepare come nently serve schools color sweefed $23 billion less in funged than white school districts. the result of this undeniable gap in educational fund something students of color have fewer resources, older equipment, and aging if not crumbling facilities that make learning more challenging compared to their peers in higher income areas. in a 2001 supreme court decision, alexander versus sandoval, a conservative
majority stripped away four decades of statutory protection against discrimination by disallowing victims of these unjust policies from bringing desperate impact climbs under title 6 of the civil rights act. fortunately the bill we consider this week will restore the right of students, parents shall and communities to address this systemic harm by allowing those impacted to seek enforcement in our courts. the equity and inclusion enforcement act is critical to reforming how education is accessed in the united states. . we need to ensure that the law the discriminatory practices and that's exactly what this bill will do. imilar to the equity and inclusion enforcement act, the strength in diversity act ddresses the importance of increasing diversity in education and eliminating and racial c segregation. once again, educational pportunities for our children largely depend on their home zip
code. unsurprisingly, suggest regags detrimental impact -- detrimental as a impact on children. not segregated are less likely to drop out. classrooms promote creativity.ing and many school districts around the ountry have implemented innovative strategies to address school segregation. strategies to support more inclusive learning include the development of state-of-the-art magnet schools, open enrollment policies and to ges in feeder patterns promote diversity. research suggests that diverse and ngs reduce stereotypes promote cross-racial understanding, which is specially important as our country moves towards a more ethnically and culturally diverse society. in diversity act
initiatives rsity to promote social cohesion and reduce racial prejudice. no one solution to make education more equitable for our clearly showsdata that increased diversity in classrooms is one of the best students to receive a quality education. will promote those solutions. finally, mr. speaker, we have pregnant workers fairness act. exposed and exacerbated the hurdles that workplace.in the so let's state one obvious fact. women should not have to choose and an financial security healthy pregnancy. it's been illy to discriminate to nst -- illegal discriminate against pregnant. the make up nearly half labor force in the country, yet pregnancy discrimination job,ists including losing a
being denied reasonable accommodation or not being hired in the first place. pregnancyhe number of discrimination claims filed with the equal employment opportunity steadily has been rising for two decades and is all-time high. these practices aren't new, and they must end. an issue that stands the political spectrum and affects omen in every corner of this country. estimates indicate over 20% of pregnant workers are employed in both low wage and physically demanding. omen of color are heavily overrepresented in these estimates with nearly one in latina ployed black and women working in low-wage jobs. thou the pregnancy discrimination act has been lost in the 1970's stand despite a decision allowing for reasonable accommodation claims, an unreasonably high still d of proof is allowing discrimination against workers.nant the bipartisan pregnant workers
fairness act helps change this strengthening federal workplace protections and promoting the health and and-being of pregnant women their families. this important legislation sector employers and private sector employers with more than 15 employees to accommodations for pregnant employees and individuals with known related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. 2020. we shouldn't have to have this debate or lay out an entire rgument as to why we should protect pregnant workers, but here we are. workers time pregnant have fair and equal opportunity in employment. the protections of the pregnant workers fairness law.ecome when more women work, the better performs.y women are not asking for special
treatment or handouts. just the workplace protections deserve so they can do the jobs they need to do. hank you to all my colleagues who helped craft these superb pieces of legislation. i look forward to supporting urge my colleagues to do the same, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the reserves.n the gentlem the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. woodall: thank you very much, mr. speaker. my colleague k from pennsylvania for yielding me the time. she and i have the pleasure of erving on the congressional modernization committee together. committee.n it is not infrequent that we will have identified a problem have identified a solution and i think why haven't we come up with that before and in l move forward partnership together. i think that's the way the american people expect this to run and dad gumity, e're -- daggummit, we are
close. our friends in the senate and our friends in the white house can't they get more things done, well, the truth is, to ave opportunities here get things done. will tell you the mantle of responsibility lays with us and we are missing some of those responsibilities today to come do things in a partnership way. was over the weekend, mr. speaker, with our colleague, denny heck from washington state. a forum on polarization in congress. e were talking about what that has meant and how that has come o be and what legislation, how legislation is affected by that. mr. heck said something i profound and ry not really understood outside of congress.of folks often talk about their partisan achievements. and i'll paraphrase him. there is a special sense of sorting bers take in out those really thorny issues,
those issues you had to come and work on. those issues where you had to give a little to get a little. hose issues that not just anybody could have solved but that we came together with a people at a unique time and members take special those hardest ng of nuts. i think that's exactly right. he media doesn't cover those successes. i think with the same glee that bickering is covered. but absolutely men and women of body take in this special pride in solving problems.ly hard we have an opportunity today, to solve some problems, and i'm not sure we're that. full advantage of principled compromise, mr. speaker, does not mean finding lowest common denominator. it means finding those things all of our constituents are do and figuring out
and 5 different districts different sets of ideas we can . this rule today, mr. speaker, a whole host of bills. the sed the day -- i miss days where we did one rule, one bill. pandemic has crunch problems. i hope when these masks come which i'm certain they will, we'll return to being a one idea at a time. this rule makes in order a number of bills. start with h.r. 2639, the diversity act, mr. speaker. it must have been said by every yesterday that discrimination is wrong, that it's immoral, that it's and we must do absolutely everything we can to make sure american choolchildren are treated equally in our schools. to do that.rports
again, this is an idea that has great bipartisan support. moral right on its side. separate is not equal. and learning from diversity is part of the strength that our provides. and i'm glad, even though we offered a motion for an open that all members could have their voices heard, my the ds in the majority on rules committee sought to make 12 separate amendments in order from my colleague from georgia, mr. allen, that i make this bill better. he allen amendment is an opportunity for us to work move forward, not just something that goes to the senate, mr. speaker, but something that goes to the and moves beyond. i ave been there, and so understand the need to say, i to the senate and
the senate isn't moving it and shame on that senate. well, you talk to your friends whether it's a democratably led -- or cratically led senate republican led senate, we can will move deas that across the floor, ideas that will move to the president's that will us, ideas make a difference. we all grow weary on this floor we'd king about things like to do. and we often mistake passing using a very partisan majority in the house, as getting something done. it's not. making a utely statement, but it's getting absolutely nothing done. senate acts and only when the president acts are we able to get something done. that opportunity with the allen amendment today, mr. speaker, and i hope folks will that.dvantage of mr. speaker, another bill that it the rule makes in order is he pregnant workers fairness act, h.r. 2694. again, there's not a single this body who believes
that discrimination is appropriate. this is another opportunity that work in a partnership way to move a bill forward. it's important for employers to provide reasonable accommodations to workers. we all want what is best for these workers, and in fact, we ranking member of the education and workforce ommittee yesterday, mr. speaker, that chairman scott, chairman of that committee, had to make this bill better. the bill is different today than when it was introduced because of that partnership effort. good thing that comes out of this institution comes out in a partnership way. more step that, of course, the minority was hoping to ould make would be one protect religious freedoms in this bill. he rights of religious institutions, mr. speaker. this is not a radical idea. this is something we've been
50 years when we alked about nondiscrimination statutes. and it is my hope that chairman scott, having heard the in the rulesterday committee, having heard from our ranking member, the gentlelady carolina, dr. foxx, that he will take yes for an answer. to come back time and improve this bill and get it across the floor in a very again, partnership way, that not just makes it to the senate but makes it through onto the president's desk to affect the law as we all desire. i think the american people will thank us if we seize this pportunity to find common ground. mr. speaker, we see this again n house resolution -- h.res. 908, that this bill makes in order today, the rule makes in order. condemns all forms of anti-asian sentiment and bias as to covid-19. mr. speaker, i'd encourage you to go and read in resolution. s you know, from house
resolutions, you have a series of whereases and then you got do. it is we want to if you read the series of it to be you'll find as stridently partisan as you find house resolutions to be. be not necessary that it that way. we all condemn and denounce nti-asian sentiment, mr. speaker. all manifestations of racism, of scapegoating, of intolerance. we all condemn those ideas. federal law nt enforcement to play a strong ole in ensuring that asian american communities across this country are protected and that crimes against them are and properly prosecuted. offact, mr. speaker, in july this year, i joined, again, in a way mr. ip, bipartisan lieu and ms. chu on the democratic side of the aisle, and myself on the
republican side of the aisle, we led a letter to attorney general letter that included signatories like my friend from pennsylvania, ms. scanlon, the justice department bolster its work in this area. send an unambiguous message to the american people hat anti-asian discrimination will not be tolerated at any level of our government. ecause, mr. speaker, because i do want to highlight those things that we do together, not partisan way, but in a let's get something done together way, i ask unanimous letter to have that submitted in the record. i know that will be covered under general leave. grateful.'m r. speaker, the attorney general, i have no doubt, feels exactly the same way about this, do, as mr. on and i lieu and ms. chu do, and that is ay i am saddened that we have that tion before us today
includes these whereases that make it difficult to take yes for an answer. i want you to remember, mr. we had a very similar conversation with h.res. -- 576 last year, that was the resolution asking that the whistleblower's complaint be provided to congress. i went up to the rules committee that afternoon last spring, mr. speaker, and the was the trump administration is daerelict, its full of scoundrels, we demand the whistleblower's report. well, what are we supposed to do with that, mr. speaker? as article 1, we're entitled to the whistleblower's report and the recommendation to the chair of the rules committee at that time and to house eadership to give us an opportunity to speak with one article 1 voice on whether or seethe house is entitled to a whistleblower's report. out these ease, take partisan jabs and let's just get to the heart of the matter and get access to those documents
that we want. in the chairman's and speaker's wisdom they took that advice. a resolution that had been on its way to being whipped no from the republican side of the aisle came back and passed with absolutely no dissent when we decided to spend less time poking one another and more time trying to make progress together. mr. speaker, we have that opportunity again today. and i hope we will take yes for an answer. there's obviously an election year, an opportunity to get off the rails on partisan rhetoric from time to time. but we all know that we speak with a stronger voice when we speak with one voice here in this institution. and we have that opportunity to find that space in h.res. 908. finally, mr. speaker, the last bill in this very long rule is
h.r. 2574, a measure that purports to strengthen federal civil rights laws in educational settings creating a private right of action on the theory of disparate impact. mr. speaker, i hope it surprises you as it surprises me that we are talking about a fundamental change in american civil jurisprudence and this bill didn't go through the judiciary committee at all. again, it purports to change the law as it relates to educational settings, but of course in fact changes the law across the entire spectrum of civil litigation and not one opportunity for the judiciary committee to be heard. talked about principleled -- principled complow economize. i don't want to pretend it will be an easy thing to find that common ground on disparate impact litigation. litigation is something that
divides this house time and time again and it takes serious people, which is why serious men and women like my friend from pennsylvania find themselves on the judiciary committee. t is not an easy path to find. but for not one opportunity, we ask the judiciary chairman about that yesterday, mr. speaker, he said he looked at the education committee's work product and thought it was appropriate. i'm glad that he does not feel undermined by being completely eft out of changes in judicial procedure in the united states of america. i would be if -- i would feel that way if i was chairman of the judiciary committee, even if he doesn't feel left out. even if he thinks that's good enough, i've got dozens and dozens of members on the judiciary committee who were placed on that committee because of their expertise in that area, who have been placed op the judiciary committee because of their thoughtfulness in this area, and i think america would benefit, not be burdened, by having an opportunity for those voices to be heard.
again, if your position is, let's pass bills in the house and thank ourselves, congratulate ourselves for having passed something in the house, we have exactly the right bill before us today. if our position is we want to make a difference for the men and women we serve, i say our position is, i take that back. i shouldn't even have said that because i'm certain each of my members, colleagues, as i do, knowing them, that it is their position they didn't come here to make a statement. they did come here to make a difference. i want it to come to fruition that we make that partnership progress together. if we defeat this rule, mr. speaker, we are going to have that opportunity. i'm not talking about an opportunity to quash any of these bills. i'm talking about an opportunity to perfect these bills in those ways that i have mentioned not so that they go to the senate and die, not so they receive a
veto threat from the white house, but so that they go to the senate and pass so that they receive the president's signature and so that they make the difference that each one of the men and women in this chamber were sent here to do. we are close to that today, mr. speaker. i believe if we defeat the rule we can get there. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentlewoman from pennsylvania is recognized. ms. scanlon: than you. i thank my learned colleague for his input. it certainly would be refreshing to see anything pass the senate these days. mr. speaker, i yield 3 1/2 minutes to the gentleman from massachusetts, the distinguished chairman of the rules committee, mr. mcgovern. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for 2 1/2 minutes. 3 1/2 minutes. mr. mcgovern: mr. speaker, i want to thank the distinguished member of the rules committee, ms. scanlon, for yielding me the time. there are a lot of good things included in this rule. i want to discuss one in particular here today. h.res. 908, condemning all forms
of anti-asian sentiment as related to covid-19. this resolution is about our values. not our democratic values. not our republican values. it's about our american values. look, i understand the politics can be contentious. the rhetoric can get heated. but what we are talking about here is something else all together. anti-asian rhetoric crosses the line that should never be crossed. the asian american community is an integral part of our society. it's an important part of my community in massachusetts. these are our neighbors, our friends, and our family. and the hateful rhetoric that we are hearing directed toward them during this pandemic is unacceptable. it has led to an uptick in physical attacks, verbal assaults, and online harassment. hate crimes against asian americans are on the rise. mr. speaker, this is the antithesis of what the united
states of america stands fomplet during difficult times our nation comes together. we don't allow offensive rhetoric to tear us apart, no matter who says it. we are nearing 200,000 lives lost in this country because of the coronavirus. countless more are sick. businesses are closed. our economy is struggling. the world has changed, mr. speaker. but one thing that has not and will not change is our obligation to be there for each other. to treat others as we would want to be treated. to show those around us the dignity and respect and the basic human decency that we would want them to show us. pandemic or no pandemic. to pretend that these hateful words about asian americans don't matter is to kid yourself. just ask those who have been on the receiving end. our ask the groups that monitor hate inspired discrimination. they tell us that there were more than 2,100 anti-asian
american hate incidents in this country related to this pandemic between march and june. i shudder to think what the number has grown to today. no one should be forced to endure such hate and violence. asian americans are struggling under the weight of this pandemic just like everyone else. they are doctors and nurses and first responders just like everyone else. i know that in politics our values don't always align, but on this, democrats and republicans should agree. some things go beyond partisanship. they speak to who we are as a nation and what we are willing to tolerate. so i'm hoping for a strong bipartisan vote on this resolution because this country should always stand as an inclusive and just society. and as elected officials, that starts with us. we must lead by example. so i urge all my colleagues on both sides to support this rule
and the underlining -- underlying measures, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from georgia. mr. woodall: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. i don't disagree with a word my friend from massachusetts had to say. in fact i want to thank him for joining the letter that we led on this very topic in a bipartisan way earlier this year. i do not believe i'm speaking out of turn, if the gentleman is -- will partner with me in stripping out the little whereases in this resolution, i'm certain not only will we get a bipartisan vote, we'll get a huge bipartisan vote in the same way we did when you follow that same good advice i gave about this time last year. with that, mr. speaker, if we defeat the previous question today, i will amend the rule to make in order h.r. 1325, the protect and serve act, and h.r. 8251. i'd like to ask unanimous consent to insert the text of
amendment in the congressional record immediately prior to the vote on the question. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. woodall: these measures before us today are critically important and a gentleman who can speak to these issues with not just his words but with a lifetime of service is the gentleman, mr. rutherford. with that, mr. speaker, i'd like to yield rutherford, four minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for four minutes. mr. rutherford: i thank my good friend from georgia and neighbor. mr. speaker, i rise today to stand up for the lives of our nation's law enforcement officers. i spent over 40 years of my life in law enforcement, including 12 as sheriff. i dedicated my life to protecting my northeast florida community and doing my absolute best to ensure that all of my officers went home safely to their families.
sadly we still lost good men and women in the line of duty. and there is no doubt that law enforcement is a dangerous profession in every officer that put on that badge knows the risk that they take. one thing is certain. these risks are growing significantly, increased thanks to the growing anti-police rhetoric we are seeing across the country, making their jobs more dangerous now than ever before. mr. speaker, i urge defeat of the previous question so that we can consider h.r. 1325, the protect and serve act. the lead co-sponsor of my legislation is congresswoman val demings, a career police officer and former orlando police chief. it's not a controversial bill, and it is one that many, many of my colleagues on both sides of
the aisle support. in fact, last congress this bill overwhelmingly passed the house by a vote of 382-35. 382-35. like congresswoman demings, i know what officers go through every day when they put on their uniform, say goodbye to their families, and head out to do the important work of protecting our communities. recently we have seen an undeniable increase in violent attacks against police officers, especially using ambush-style attacks. just this weekend we saw two los angeles police officers shot in cold blood while simply sitting in their vehicle. but then, but then when being transported to the hospital for lifesaving treatment, the doors to that hospital were blocked,
blocked by protestors chanting, we hope they die. e hope they die. two years ago florida, two deputies assassinated while simply eating lunch. this year, this year 24 police officers have been ambushed, seven died because of attacks. this is why we must defeat the previous question and consider the protect and serve act. this is bipartisan legislation that will enact the strongest penalties for anyone who decides to target and harm not only federal officers but also in some cases state and local officers. many of my colleagues, many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle have expressed shock, shock over the recent police
shootings. i now ask that you translate those statements of shock into action. and show america that attacks on law enforcement will not be tolerated. please stand with congresswoman demings and i in supporting the protect and serve act. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from pennsylvania is recognized. ms. scanlon: thank you, mr. speaker. we have been talking about shared american values. certainly one of our strongest shared american values is that we condemn violence. particularly violence against our law enforcement officers. that's not open to question what happened in california this past week is horrific. and we all condemn that. but that's not what we are talking about here. what we are talking about is an attempt to high jack the rule we
are here to debate. i just listened to very eloquent argument by the gentleman from georgia about the need for bills to go through regular order and to follow the process. if these are the noncontroversial items as warranted by my colleagues, then they can go through the suspension process. we just voted on two suspension bills last night. we can do more. we could be here longer than anticipated if the news i'm reading is correct, so let them go through the suspension process. let them be marked up. . let's get back to the business, bills are those. yield to the gentlewoman from california, ms. matsui, for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for minutes. ms. matsui: thank you, mr. speaker. i would like that my colleague
for yielding me time. rule in support of the providing for consideration of several bills that will support workplace,men in the and reaffirm our shared ommitment to equity and diversity. of these important bills, one stands out as personal to me, condemning all orms of anti-asian sentiment related to covid-19. or many asian americans across this country, the harmful rhetoric from the highest a icials of our land is painful remainder of our yet nrealized potential as a nation. our livedis formed by experiences. for me, having been born in a internment rican camp, i learned from my parents and grandparents the dangers of fear and hatred, not acceptance and unity. our country is to successfully contain the spread
virus, the ly federal government must every single at american is valued, and the and lives matter. americans of all backgrounds their to know that government holds a fundamental well-being.o their owever, when our leaders use language that undermines our ollective resolve, it diminishes public trust, undercuts public health, and families. this rhetoric does not align values we worked to has ll in our children and no place in america today. important statement for this chamber to make, and i vote on the to a house floor soon. yield at, mr. speaker, i
back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from pennsylvania. ms. scanlon: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: you reserve. the gentleman from georgia. mr. woodall: thank you, mr. speaker. appreciate the words of my california. what makes this institution strong is so many of those of us nces that each one bring from our lives. opportunity toan speak with exactly the one voice wet my friend asks us to, if can simply remove the partisanship from this esolution and make it the condemning resolution that it should absolutely be. long those lines, mr. speaker, i'd like to yield four minutes to my friend from missouri to again, not hijacking the rule by defeating the previous question but simply what is already a very long rule two additional measures that won't be statements, mr. speaker. they will be opportunities to move through the senate and onto
president's desk. i'd like to yield four minutes to the gentlelady from missouri, mrs. wagner. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for four minutes. mrs. wagner: i thank my good chairman and ranking member -- the ranking member of rules for his friendship for his fight for nd this chamber. speaker, i rise today to call on my colleagues to defeat the previous question and bring my legislation, h.r. 8251, that all d ensure americans can access hospitals urgent medical care without life-threatening delays due to violence and extremism. prohibit tion would intentionally blocking hospital exits by force, threat of force, or physical
in order to injure, ntimidate, or interfere with any person who is trying to lifesaving rovide medical procedures or treatment. outraged, , i'm outraged that the irrational and hatred directed at the brave men and women of ur nation's law enforcement resulted in the attempted two innocent of deputies and the reckless endangerment of those in need of urgent medical care. gunman mber 12, a attempted to execute two los deputies, riff's a udia, a single mother, 31-year-old single mother, and simply ear-old partner because they wore the uniform.
were called e they to serve and to protect american neighborhoods. this was a chilling and brutality that we're seeing all over our country. turning to healing, protesters chose to endanger the of those in need of immediate medical care by the entrance ing to the hospital where the criticalwere receiving chanting "we hope they to police."ath they die", and "death to police." men and women of our law enforcement are selfless public servants, mr. speaker. choose to risk their lives to protect us. unconscionable that their
sacrifices are being repaid with targeted violence and hatred, unconscionablely that protesters would prevent innocent americans from lifesaving care by blocking hospital entrances. call on my colleagues, i my colleagues for us to ome together to defeat the previous question, stand with our men and women in blue, stand for what's right and just in our country. for humanity and support my legislation. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia reserves. the gentlewoman from recognized. is to scanlon: we're prepared close if the gentleman from georgia has no further speakers.
mr. woodall: we have no further speakers. prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. oodall: thank you, speaker. i yield myself the remaining time. better than t any my friends from missouri and just said it. my colleague from pennsylvania is absolutely right, mr. speaker. we have a regular order process. through re halfway september. we're back for our first day of session this month. more. we were here i wish there was more work going on. i wish there was less and more working together, but there simply isn't. previous question is an speaker, to add things to the rule. you can use it to hijack the rule. take down the to rule. that's not what we're doing here today. what we're asking, mr. speaker, two commonsense, bipartisan bills, mr. speaker. from the the arguments
gentleman from florida, the gentlelady from missouri. did you object to a single word say? they had to did you find one bit of partisanship or disagreement in their words? not.id the question is, and are we going to get some democratic to defeat the previous question and add to this? we are because these are ideas.san to question is, are we going get enough? are we going to get enough? is, mr. he truth speaker, the question isn't, did words ring true with you. the question is, knowing that their words rang true with you, you add your vote to theirs? i'm asking you to do that, and i'm asking my friend from do that.nia to i'm asking my friend from massachusetts and from that.rnia to do i opened debate today, mr. so ker, telling you we were close to what i believe every man and woman in this chamber
work to do, and that is together, not to pick a fight, not to make an argument, but to a difference. tweaks, minor, minor we can do that with every single piece of legislation that my majority want to bring forward today. to defeatust one vote the previous question, mr. at all, and no tweaks we can do that with the two measures that the gentlelady from missouri and the gentleman put before us ve here today. me.speaker, vote with defeat the previous question. let's move forward to speak with voice, not just to condemn anti-american sentiment. protect pregnant women in the workplace. the public behind safety officers, the men and women in this country who show every day of the week for us. ask my colleagues, defeat the
previous question. and in the absence of that, and followt the rule exactly the advice my friend from pennsylvania suggested. all of these bills back to committee and bring them back out one more time. that way.ve to be we can move forward today. ith that, mr. speaker, i, too, encourage my colleagues to defeat the previous question. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. he gentlewoman from pennsylvania. ms. scanlon: thank you, mr. speaker. some of the midst of our country's most challenging times. facings of americans are eviction, they're food insecure. don't know where their next paycheck is going to come from. died, andericans have that number is likely to double by the end of this year. we have a president wholly in different to the pandemic, other impact on his political future, and senate leaders
iding him every step of the way. months ago, the house passed the a oes act, which would be lifeline to the people we serve. however, that bill remains untouched on senator mcconnell's with hundreds of others. included in that bill are small es for our businesses and working americans, critical aid to state and local governments just lights on, ep the and to defend our citizens against the pandemic when ational leadership is so lacking. and much-needed money that would developing a to vaccine for covid-19. the heroes act is money for our providers, our schools, our caretakers, and essential workers. dereliction of duty for the senate to refuse to engage n good faith on this critical legislation. and the american people will remember. remains in is bill senator mcconnell's legislative graveyard, we'll continue to protections that americans need, deserve, and are calling out for.
of of the four pieces legislation in our rule today will help our country and americans all over. the beginning of the 116th congress, this house has shown to the task of legislating for the people while other ing oversight and critical constitutional duties. critical assed covid-19 legislation, we will not stop passing the legislation necessary to make this country a more equitable place for all americans. we won't stop working for the people, despite attacks by those who would prefer to posture. place for violence against law enforcement. place for violence against our fellow citizens, whether that violence comes from right.t or the there is no place for discrimination, and most of all, no place for stoking division between americans. back at ll beat that every opportunity. mr. speaker, i urge a yes vote
previous e and the question, and i yield back the balance of my time and i move question on the resolution. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. question is on ordering the previous question on the resolution. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. chair, theion of the ayes have it. mr. woodall: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia. r. woodall: on that i ask for the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: 3 of house section resolution 965, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. [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.]
>> as a member designated by mr. blumenauer, pursuant to house i inform the , house that mr. blumenauer will vote yes on the previous question. mr. member designated by lowenthal, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the lower that all will vote yes on the previous question. beyer: as a member designated by mr. lieu, pursuant 965, i resolution inform the house that mr. lieu ill vote yes on the previous question. as a member designated by ms. arragan, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. barragan will ote yes on the previous question. designated by mr. cohen, pursuant to house i inform the , house that mr. cohen will vote yes on the previous question. s a member designated by mr. rooney, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. rooney will vote
no on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? ms. jeffries, as the member esignated by chairwoman lofgren, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that chairwoman lofgren ill vote yes on the previous question. as the member designated by serrano, n jose pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that congressm congressman serrano will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom california seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member member ed by congress napolitano, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. napolitano will
voting yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from kansas seek recognition? mr. speaker, as the clay, designated by mr. pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. clay will vote aye on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the massachusetts m seek recognition? ms. clark: as the member frankel, d by ms. pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. frankel will vote yes on the question. as the member designated by ms. meng, pursuant to house 965, i inform the house that ms. meng will vote question. previous as the member designated by ms. pingree, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson of florida, pursuant to house i inform the , house that mr. lawson will vote yea. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? kildee: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. lawrence of michigan, pursuant to house resolution 965, i that mrs. house lawrence will vote yes on the previous question. s the member designated by mr. butterfield of north carolina, pursuant to house resolution mr. i inform the house that butterfield will vote yes on the previous question.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? mr. raskin: mr. speaker, as the ember designated by ms. jay appall, pursuant to house esolution 965 -- jay pursuant to house resolution that ms.form the house will vote yea on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. pocan, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. pocan will vote question. previous i inform the house that mr. grijalva, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. grijalva will ote aye on the previous question. i inform the house that mr. garcia, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. garcia of
will vote aye on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman recognition?seek mr. gallego: as the member esignated by representative kirkpatrick, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that representative kirkpatrick will vote aye on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for the gentleman es from tennessee seek recognition? mr. cooper: as the member designated by mr. lipinski, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. lipinski will vote yes on the previous question.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> good morning, mr. speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on the motion and move the previous question on house resolution 1107. thank you.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? ms. wasserman schultz: as the member designated by mr. payne of new jersey, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. payne will vote yea on the previous question. mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. hastings of florida, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. hastings will vote yea on the previous question as well.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. danny davis, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. davis will vote yes on the previous question. as the member designated by mr. rush, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. rush will vote yes on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. porter, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote yes on the previous question.
the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. welch of vermont, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that mr. welch will vote yes on the previous question. as the member designated by ms. trahan of massachusetts, pursuant to house resolution 965, i inform the house that ms. trahan will vote yes on the -- on the previous question. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the member
the ayes have it. >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. woodall: i ask for the yeas and nays, please, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3 of house resolution 965, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this uestion are postponed. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess for a period less than 15 minutes. d ss than , twitter andedia facebook. a very good tuesday morning to you as we show you one of the headlines from today's paper on this topic.
the lead story in "the new york ."mes their story on this topic noting that president trump blamed poor forest management yesterday rather than climate change for the unprecedented wildfires engulfing western states while joe biden focused on global warming and warned of natural disasters if president trump prevailed in november. this is joe biden, yesterday. [video clip] >> hurricanes don't swerve to avoid red states or blue states. wildfires don't skip towns that voted a certain way. the impacts of climate change don't pick and choose. that is because it is not a partisan phenomenon. it's science. our response should be the same, grounded in science. acting together