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i like donald trump. i did not like him before, but he did a lot of good for the country. host: jason, our last caller. we will be back here tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. we now are going to the floor of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, 9, ington, d.c., december 2020. i hereby appoint the honorable to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. speaker ofcy pelosi, the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: order of thehe
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 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the entleman from california, mr. mcclintock, for five minutes. mr. speaker, : every american needs to see tearful video as she pours out her frustrations as a mall restaurant owner in los angeles. forced to drastically curtail her business during california's shutdowns, she took out an $80,000 loan to meet all of he expensive requirements to move her dining outside and
salvage what was left of her work. instead, authorities arbitrarily shuttered rules and down again, a death sentence for restaurant.old yet, they permitted a film production company to offer the across e outdoor dining the very same parking lot the ay she had to close her business. i'm losing everything, she says, through her tears, everything i being taken away from me. hauled a olice restaurant owner away trying to eopen his restaurant just across the tracks from other restaurants where dining was allowed under precisely the same conditions. when asked to explain these standards, governor newsom said, oh, i'm deeply empathetic. must be a load off of their minds. the fifth amendment in our bill of rights specifically protects from being deprived of
life, liberty, or property law.ut due process of where are those rights today? ongress is now discussing how to provide relief for the thousands of small business owners, their employees, and the families that depend on them who have been crushed by these edicts. as usual, politicians measure by how much they're willing to spend other people's money. but the fine point of the matter this -- government cannot support the economy for any significant period of time does not vernment finance the economy. -- it is the economy that finances the government. when you shut down the economy, niece t down the ref that -- revenues that go to the government. from thegenuine relief cov covid lockdowns is to end the covid lockdowns. hard for some people to understand that? by now, it ought to be obvious
that the lockdowns have failed to contain this virus. this nine months of unprecedented experiment in social engineering, the virus spread.s to common sense should tell us the a virus the us the y penetrated it is in population, mass isolation will be. the plight of angela and victims of these policies tell us clearly what we re very effectively accomplishing. we are destroying our society. in motion countless avoidable deaths by suicide, and alcohol abuse, domestic violence, deferred health health ts, deferred screenings and poverty that will stalk us for many years to come. youth of a ed our year of their educations. nearly half of american in ilers say they're now imminent danger of permanently closing. magazine reports,
quote, the number one worry on most small business owners' threat of more government-dated business closures. million americans who had in february no longer have them. reakthroughs and epidemiology has given us advanced treatments littled -- unper unparalleled in human history. what'sn't give officials best for every person in every circumstance. nor does it give them the right wantonly destroy people's lives and livelihoods. medicine's most ncient command is first do no harm. in -- sh traeshl and
arbitrari arbitrarily destroyed the life's dreams of millions like angela. we've made life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness into a hallow and bitter mockery. don't need people the governors' empathy and they need politicians' handouts. hey need to lead their own lives according to their own best judgment. they need their bill of rights back. all, they need their back.m i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. kennedy, for five minutes. i risenedy: mr. speaker, today to say goodbye to this body. time serving the fourth congressional district of close.usetts comes to a this job has been an honor. e've come quite a long way since my first days in the
capitol, when i had an a.p. reporter following me around for the day, and i got so lost trying to find the house floor the longworthp in parking garage. uckily things have mostly improved from there. seeing my name on that office time.or the first keeping company with giants that idolizing. others.n lewis, and having the honor of responding to donald trump's first state of union. from mighty fall river, massachusetts. here are few people that i would not be here without. wife, lauren, thank you for serving alongside me. sacrifices that you made and the heart you gave to this too. tell ellie and james that dad breakfast, school dropoff
uty for the next 15 years or so. to the massachusetts delegation, i loved serving with you. learning from you. there's no team i would have rather been in the trenches with day. to my constituents back home, i am so grateful for the trust in me.u put my proudest moments were when you allowed me to bring your this chamber. when i could carry what you felt atleboro or milford to this floor. for the privilege you afforded me. i'll see you back home soon. staff ally, to the members who worked and fought talked and wrote and served alongside me over the course of the last eight years. all are the heroes behind my story. there will never be words for my gratitude, for everything that you took on every single day and ensure we did, to this job right.
i'll miss not seeing all of your often.uite so mr. speaker, i leave this body and hopeful, because here is what i know. a complicated and messy country. hat we violated our founding dry.ses before the ink was we boldly declared, we the we le and promptly defined protestant men. we staked our moral high ground pursuit liberty and the of happiness and paid for it with human bondage, abuse and we carry to this day. history is in that a slow and stubborn story that shares.neration a journey to heal those wounds understanding fought and
bled for over time, that we are mess together whether we not.it or our arc isn't clean but it is clear. that each generation expands of we.finition we suffer setbacks. pushed off track. and sometimes can't feel that progress. amongst ourselves. ut still, generation after generation, we expand. and that is the counterweight to great lie of these times. that the american pie is finite. family to survive, yours must suffer. that the richest nation on earth is somehow plagued by scarcity greed.than loosening that life's grip on our country is the work of our generation. unseen, e that feel unheard, and unrepresented. for the most in need of protection, of
justice and opportunity, who have been told by their there is no room for money or time or will. injustice is a reality etched in stone rather than a those in choice by power, about who is worthy and not.s i hope that in the months and years ahead this body can help that. that we will err on the side of xpansion, of inclusion, and acceptance, equity and grace. because history makes clear that error is when we do the absolute opposite. big and bright. but it will take everything and it.yone to reach i hope that a new generation of americans will rise knowing that people's house stands tall for them. r. speaker, it has been an honor. god bless and god speed. i yield back.
the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman alabama, mr. brooks, for five minutes. is brooks: mr. speaker, this my sixth speech in a series on voter fraud, election theft, and election.ential today, i cite an august 29, 2020 post" article that quotes extensively from a new professional democrat election theft expert's steals ion of how he election using the en masse mail ballot voting system. he states he puts a real ballot copy machine, e and it comes out the same way, but the return envelopes are ballot.ure than the you could never re-create the envelope, so envelopes had to be real voters, end quote. the election theft expert adds, have his would opportunists fan out going house to ouse convincing voters
let them mail completed ballots public behalf as a service. the fraudsters and his minions would take the sealed envelopes hold them over boiling water, end quote. for those unaware, the process collecting ballots from voters is called ballot and is illegal in some states but legal in others. the election expert continues, you have to steam it to loosen the glue. he then would remove the real a counterfeit ballot inside the signed ertificate, and reseal the envelope. five minutes per ballot tops is how long he says it takes to vote.a the election theft expert adds postal ote, sometimes employees are in on the scam. ou have a postman who is a anti-trump guy and working in some republican strong hold. take those filled out ballots and knowing 95% are just to republican, he can throw those in the garbage.
in some cases, mail carriers of his work crew and would sift ballots from the over to the them operative, end quote. the election theft expert quote, with mail-in ballots, part sans from both -- hashsans from both parties out and count ballots at the local board of elections. ebating which ballots make the cut and which need to be thrown out because of irregularities. ballots offered by him or his operation would come with a corner around the voter certificate which contains the voter's signature, so democratic of election counters would know the fix was in and not to quote. end the "new york post" describes as, ote theft methods quote, organizationally, his oter fraud schemes in the garden state and elsewhere reserved mafia organizations boss, usually the
campaign manager, handing off the day-to-day managing of the soldiers to the underboss, him. the actual candidate was usually dark deliberately so hey could maintain plausible deniability. this democrat election theft expose tunningly helped the soareded underbelly of voter raud and election theft that riddles america's election system and too often makes results election inaccurate and unreliable. s my prior speeches have detailed, voting in american elections by illegal aliens and noncitizens is so out of ontrol that joe biden openly solicited the illegal alien block vote and support with a romise of amnesty and citizenship if they helped him get elected president. . . further en masse ballot mailout schemes are illegal because they violate article 1, section 4 of
the constitution and congress' ensuing legislation that designates one 24-hour day as the election day. more to the point, congress could have but did not create an election week, election month, or election season. mr. speaker, the overwhelming compelling and irrefutable evidence leads to but one conclusion. if only lawful votes cast by eligible american citizens are counted, president trump handily won the electoral college and re-election. hence, on january 6, 2021, provided the required one senator joins me, i will object to and vote to reject electoral colleague submissions of nevada, georgia, wisconsin, pennsylvania, and all other states whose election systems are so badly flawed as to render their vote submissions unreliable, untrustworthy, and unworthy of acceptance.
mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities towards the president-elect. the chair now recognizes gentleman from utah, mr. mcadams, for five minutes. mr. mcadams: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to say farewell to this institution that i have been so lucky and honored to serve. i want to first thank my wife, julie, for supporting my career in public service for the past 12 years, and for these last two years while i have been a member of the u.s. house of representatives. it is an understatement to say that i could not have done this job without her. both in terms of her unconditional love and support, for taking care of our family while i traveled back and forth to washington, and as a thought partner, sounding board, strategic advisor, moral conscience, and north star. any time that i was faced with a politically difficult dilemma,
she would tell me to follow my conscience and stand for what i believe in. i want to also thank my four children, james, kate, robert, and isaac. your humor, love, and support have kept me going even when things get tough. thank you for allowing me to pursue this great adventure and i am looking forward to more evenings at home with the four of you. i also want to thank my staff. i know i have had one of the best staffs on capitol hill, and it is a testament to their hard work and their perseverance that we were able to accomplish as much as we did. so to nicole,iveny, allison, eric, michelle, andrea, chris, brennan, julie ann, katie, christian, marcus, hannah, and stephanie thank you. to the people of utah who
granted to me this opportunity, thank you. i also thank my house colleagues, democrats and republicans, for your ideas, for our constructive disagreements, and for those who shared my desire to work together to find solutions to our challenges, i am grateful. mr. speaker, i packed up my washington, d.c., office this week with mixed emotions, pride in the work that i accomplished to support utah's hardworking families, but frustrated at what did not get done. nothing captures it quite like the failure to deliver to date much needed emergency relief due to the coronavirus. we see this catastrophe happening in utah and around the country, people are dying, people are sick, people are hurting economically, small businesses are on the brink of failure, and many have already failed. it is time for each and every one of us to step forward and do our part. it is long past time for congress to put the partisanship and politics aside and to do its
job to get it done and to show results. a bill that does not pass the house and senate and gets signed by the president means nothing to struggling businesses or to a struggling family. the partisan divide has taken a toll on public confidence in government's ability to meet the challenges we were elected to solve. americans recognize their distrust of the federal government and each other is a problem and it gets in the way of solving tough issues. a new type of polarization is gripping the country, as one researcher noted, this level of political divisiveness on both sides creates a feedback loop of hatred and leaves the u.s. open to manipulation by foreign powers that wish to further these internal riffs. i tried to counter that by walking a centrist path, to heel -- heal, and listen to find common ground. people like me who build bridges
rather than fan the flames. i have seen this work whether it's working with republicans to counter the alarming rise in the rate of suicide, or traveling to our southern border to get agreement for emergency food, housing, and medical aid for refugees fleeing violence and danger in their home countries. once you learn that people in both parties agree on o both humanitarian treatment and securing the border, efforts can focus on ironing out the details. i was proud to represent utah's fourth congressional district during the 116th congress, serving my community, my state, and my country as an elected representative in the people's house. this was a great honor and a privilege. i'm glad to have carried out their good ideas across the finish line, including four bills expected to be signed into law. i built relationships with republicans and democrats that led to success on clean air, stopping child trafficking, preventing suicide, and recovering investment savings for hardworking seniors cheated
by fraudsters. my wish this holiday season for those who serve next year in congress is to be less partisan and more like utahn is who see the best in each other, work together, and roll up their sleeves and let's solve problems together. for the good of everyone. godspeed and may god bless the united states of america. thank you, mr. speaker. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. garcia, for five minutes. mr. garcia: thank you, mr. speaker. while most americans were sitting down to dinner and enjoying a relaxing evening with their families on november 23, a young california highway patrol officer by the name of andy, was on duty in the city of palmdale. at 7:05 p.m. a vehicle turned directly into the path of
officer ornelas' motorcycle causing a terrible accident. after a fight for his life he succumbed to his injuries and passed away on december 2. i rise today to pay tribute to this precious hero taken from this world too soon. men and women like officer ornelas make sacrifices and face danger on a daily basis, while we, the average citizens of this beautiful country and the beneficiaries of their service, remain wrapped in the warmth of the security blanket they provide. while he was alive, we didn't think officer ornelas enough. we didn't appreciate him enough. and we certainly didn't support him enough. as a society, we need to remember that these precious guardians of peace and security that they provide are subjected to dangers that the average american cannot fathom. while they are alive, we need to honor our first responders more. andy did things right. he did things for the right reason. he worked hard, played hard, and
loved his friends and family with purity and intensity. we were all blessed to have him on his watch. my deepest condolences and prayers to go out to andy's family, his mom, dad, brother, and uncle are all law enforcement officers and his wife, taylor, now more than ever, needs the full support of our nation, the support of her state and community. andy is with god, and taylor, we are with you at all times and at your disposal to support you in ny way we can. mr. speaker, i rise today to pay tribfwute a good friend who is retiring after nearly six decades of noble and loyal service to our nation and our state of california. today. mr. bob keller is officially retiring from the santa clarita city council after more than 20 years in that role. during his tenure he also served as mayor four times. before his time on city council, he also served on our community as an lapd officer for 25 years.
and before that, he was a green beret in the u.s. army. his list of accomplishments and leadership roles in our community are too long to list today. in the end it is his kind carketerks humble comportment, and playful sense of humor that makes this patriot and public servant so special. i want to also thank bob's wife, cathy, for making so many sacrifices in support of our community and country. bob, i'm proud to call you my friend and honored to know you, sir. you are one of the best americans i met. congratulations on your etirement. mr. speaker, i rise today to honor the life of an american legend and aviation my near general chuck yeager who passed away this past monday, december 7. daring tonight first to break the sound barrier over california's mojave desert, he achieved aviation history in 1947 and launched the modern jet age. he did what many thought was impossible and he did it over the skies of my district.
his dedication to our nation and contribution to aeronautical sciences was greater than this one crowning achievement. he served in world war ii as a fighter ace shooting down 13 german planes, five in one day. in 1953, he set a world speed record by flying at nearly 2 1/2 times the snead of sound. from commanding the school training astronauts at edwards air force base, to flying 127 missions as a commander of a fighter wing in vietnam, to testing a russian m.i.g. obtained from a defector his service to country in advancement of aviation never stropped throughout his lifetime. she's accomplishments might have seemed unlikely in the beginning. having only a high school degree. he might have seen an unlikely milestone maker. as he said in his memoir, all i know i worked my tail off learning how to fly and worked at it all the time. as a fighter pilot myself, this is difficult for me to say, but chuck yeager was truly the best fighter pilot in the world.
hard work, determination, bravery, and service made chuck yeager a role model and uniquely american hero. may god bless chuck yeager, his family, and the nation that he served. i hope chuck yeager's up there in heaven setting more records. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from colorado, mr. perfect mutter, for five minutes. mr. perlmutter: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise for a couple purposes today. i rise today to honor the career of rob strain, a friend and constituent who is retiring as president of ball aerospace headquartered in colorado. rob first joined ball aerospace in 2012 after serving as director of nasa's goddard space flight center. at goddard rob's strong oversight and leadership skills contributed to the success of
more than 13 missions. as he was able to blend technical and programmatic solutions while under intense congressional and agency scrutiny. rob has a hands-on managerial style and a collaborative nature which makes him a critical contributeon ror on mission teams and not -- contributor on mission teams and not just the person in charge. he execute add smooth transition from the flawed triagency program for the nation's next generation polar weather satellites to the nasa-noaa joint polar satellite system, jpss, based at goddard, to ensure the continuity of these critical weather satellite operations. the significance of his thoughtful, effective leadership during the program's transition cannot be overstated. rob also served a key role for the final space shuttle servicing mission to the hubble
space telescope. the mission encountered a major programmatic challenge from a prelaunch computer failure one month before the scheduled launch. in this quote failure is not an option, close quote moment, rob brought together the government and industry expertise to fix the problem, ensured the team stayed on track, and minimize schedule impacts. the result was a successful servicing mission extending hubbell's incredible contributions to our scientific community as we approach 31 years in service. prior to joining nasa, rob led the space department of the john hopkins applied physics laboratory where he was integral to the successful development, launch, and operations of the new horizon spacecraft to pluto. new horizons overcame numerous technical and instrument availability issues to meet an extremely tight planetary launch
window and flu -- flue by pluto in 2015. he has been a strong champion for diversity and inclusion across his teams and empowering all members of the team to be themselves. and contribute to the success of the business and the mission. despite the success, rob has achieved in his career, he remains incredibly approachable and humble person. rob remains accessible to individuals at all career levels, actively seeking their input, and making them feel valued. rob, i will miss your dry sense of humor which often brought lembity to -- levitt to serious etsing -- levitt and serious situations. thanks for your work to the community, colorado, and the nation. i wish you the best in your retirement. . second purpose i rise today, mr. speaker, is to respond one of my who is questioning the
validity of the election. wrong.dn't be more the gentleman from alabama and i together.gislation we co-sponsored a bill that was just signed, but i can tell you to his allegations and the allegations of attorneys that there has been major fraud in this election, they couldn't wrong. there's not a shred of evidence, nd i'd say to my friend, under the constitution, under article , section 1.4, the states are in charge of their elections. under the section concerning the presidency, article 2, ection 4, we choose when we hear from the electors of the electoral college, which will be 6.uary but citing a "new york post" article of an unnamed democrat supposedly is an expert in lections certainly is not evidence.
and in the cases across the country, there has been no case hasand case after been thrown out as they deserve out. thrown in fact, the supreme court just threw out a case yesterday claims against pennsylvania and its election process. don't understand how these attorneys can bring these cases the ut facing sanctions by arious courts for bringing frivolous, abusive litigation. this election was fair. have been many instances where they're trying to find fraud.vel of no fraud has been found. joe biden is the president and we will make him president on january 20, when occurs. rainauguration with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes mr. spano for five minutes. rise today to
elebrate a florida 15th resident, retired colonel, gary clark. gary wore his uniform proudly and defended our way of life. soviet tnam to the invasion of afghanistan to desert storm, gary's leadership director nder and played a key role in our force policies. despite this distinguished career, gary was just getting started. national board of directors of the military vice rs association, as chair of the florida veterans oundation, chairs the polk county veterans' council, serves james hailey v.a. hospital board, among others. n a personal level, he's also aided my office and those of my two predecessors with the ilitary service academy's nomination process. he's got deep -- his deep helped and knowledge has
students throughout the years to country.dly serve our just this past september, gary to entere eighth class the florida veterans hall of famer. who americans like gary have sacrificed their time, their talents, and their treasures for both this nation their neighbors. when i see an american flag i proudof gary, and i am so to call him my friend. thank you, gary, for your years , and to many more ahead. i salute you. mr. speaker, i rise to mourn the bishop matthew john williams, a longtime community and faith leader from our at a personal -- and a personal inspiration to me. born in 1956 in lakehand, florida. elder s of the late matthew sr. and louise. graduated from my alma mater
hillsboro attended community college. during a period of national unrest, he accepted christ as and in 1982 savior became a full-time minister at church of god and christ, forever impacting countless lives in our community. williams as bishop always available to help anyone in need, he always was a source and guidance to his peers. given his dedication to his it is no and faith, surprise that he was elected to the church of god and christ highest oard, the executive administrative board his denomination. our community and my family extend our deepest sympathies to the williams family. wife, gale, his and his daughter, denise. he will be missed, we know that he still lives in the and nce of almighty god awaits our next meeting. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back.
the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman -- for five minutes. thank you, mr. speaker. ms. schakowsky: i'm schakowsky.n jan i represent the ninth congressional district of i am here on this stand up for to the people of the ninth are essional district who uffering right now under this pandemic. we know that already we have of 286,000 ths
ling the people who died in world war ii. vaccine. war with this 5-plus million americans have contracted this virus. the suffering of people who -- and the families have died and the people who have this terrible it is also an issue who areest of americans suffering right now. sure that like every other member of congress that you are i'm ng the calls that getting. are weeping s who
into the telephone and telling about their fears, the families that their jobs.cing, the loss of a man who called crying because i can't pay my rent, i have lost my job, i am so afraid that goingwith my family we're to be out on the streets. who called somewhat embarrassed to tell us that she forot put food on the table her children. directed her to a food bank. but think of that, in the country in the world a food had to rely on bank to be able to feed her this country. today, one out of four of our is considered what we
say food insecure. what does that mean? it means that they don't know here their next meal is going to come from. shameful. people who have -- who are day after christmas losing their unemployment benefits. illinois, that's half a million people. round the country, that's 16.4 million people who may be source of substay thens. this is america. we need to save our people. need to come to an -- we need to ent, and come it soon, because people are now.rate right what we -- the things that we to do.
number one, i believe we need to every family.o they need money in their pockets. money going to go. it's going to go right out into the community helping all the that we are so about.ed that $1,200 check that people got earlier in the year was a saver. and we should do something right now. we need to extend those insurance benefits. our economy actually was thriving when they were getting $600 a week to keep going.amilies i'm not necessarily asking for that amount of money, but we continue the unemployment insurance benefits. that money goes right out into the economy.
and then, we have to end the a liability sort of shield. ways, it's really a for ut-of-jail-free card companies that don't have to take care of their employees so don't get sick. 48 million workers put their own in danger every day and the up and go out into world, taking care of our elderly, working in hospitals, grocery stores, loading our shelves and taking money. when we leave. deserve help, and they should not be -- the be freed should not from any kind of liability. and local tate government needs money. from your --
don't you -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. need hakowsky: so we those state and local money and we need help for small businesses. do that. we must do that. thank you. back.d the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida, mr. rutherford, five minutes. mr. rutherford: i rise today to congratulate sheriff david shore well-deserved retirement from a 40-year life-long career in law enforcement. been with the st. john's county sheriff's office since eing elected sheriff there in 2008, 2012, and 2016. that's 16 years of faithful st. john's county sheriff's office. he's been an outstanding leader john's sheriff's office. innovations many during his tenure. sheriff shore actually began his with the ement career
st. augustine police department a patrol erving as officer before being promoted to 1991.nt in because of his leadership, nowledge, skills, and abilities, in 2000, he was appointed as chief of police successful stints as operations commander and dministrative services commander. he would then begin his career county ff of st. john's just four years later in 2004. to that's when i really came know sheriff shore, during the associations f's new sheriff's school. lthough we both attended an earlier training class and really had gotten to be close riends, it was at this new sheriff's training that i truly egan to appreciate sheriff shore's intelligence and his insights. a riff shore is also
decorated service in the florida national guard. later retiring as a major after years of service to our nation and our state. gulf war and he led north florida's recovery following hurricanes andrew and opal. is public service record and leadership in northeast florida is truly second to none. shore's awards and accolades are too numerous o list but they do include the america's most wanted first award, the american legion top cop's award, the good award, the salvation army's gus craig award, and the ed taylor colonel award for the st. john's county many ns' council for his years of dedication to our nation's veterans. his many n to successes in law enforcement, military service, and community shore also riff
holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the university of florida, honorary doctorate of law degree from college. during his 40 years of service, sheriff shore made a positive his community, his in the his agency, and lives of many people, including my own. me of a quote s by ralph waldo emerson. life is not to be happy. it's to be useful. compassionate. to be honorable. o have make some difference that you lived and lived well. david, my friend, you have made a difference and lived well. behalf of the fourth congressional district of in ida, i wish david well his retirement and thank him for dedicating his life to the our community and our
nation. with that i yield back. . the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from connecticut for five minutes. mr. himes: mr. speaker, i rise today to ask a simple question, when did we stop looking out for each other? we used to be a country that reserved its highest and best celebration for those who sacrificed for us. that's why we honor nathan hail of connecticut, and rosy the riveter and the crew and passengers of flight 93, why we celebrate martin luther king day, to honor a man who gave his life to make us a better people, to make us a better nation. they sacrificed and did the hard things so that we could have the blessings of freedom and prosperity. two days ago, mr. speaker, we remembered the start of world war ii.
400,000 americans died in that war, 290,000 in combat. om and alita sullivan of waterloo, iowa, gave their sons in that war. all five of them. george sullivan, frank sullivan, oversullivan, madison sullivan, albert leo sullivan all five sons killed in the south pacific in 1942. .ll five of them given for us every single day nurses and e.r. doctors and janitors and delivery people take huge risks for us. for 2 1/2 centuries americans have done what was asked of them and more. we serve on juries, we pay our tax, we have been drafted into the military. why? we do these things not because we necessarily want to do them, but because we recognize that we
have an inherited freedoms and liberty and prosperity from others who secured them for us. we understand that freedom and prosperity aren't gifts to be taken for granted. to be exalmted above -- exalted above what we owe each other. they are blessings to be paid forward and to be fought for. so what about this? what about this mask? what about this? ask off for freedom. really? this is a flimsy piece of cloth. it's uncomfortable, it's inconvenient, but it saves lives. it saves others. when did we stop looking out for each other? you're not being asked to turn
over your children, your five boys. you're not being asked to ration sugar or have meatless mondays. you are not even being asked to serve a week on a jury. you are being asked to wear a piece of cloth on your face to protect others. mr. speaker, i have nothing to offer those who believe that covid is a hoax or that masks don't save lives. all i can do is pray for them when they meet the souls of those for whom they would not make the smallest of sacrifices. what i can do is remind us what makes us great as a people. it's not our wealth or power, it's what we are willing to do for each other, what makes us great is what we are willing to offer up to each other. the small things that we owe each other. and the inconceivable sacrifice upon which all of this is built.
and our best, what are we capable of doing for each other? sk tom and alita sullivan. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. cloud, for five minutes. mr. cloud: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to honor the memory of ms. suzan day, a beloved teacher in the corpus christi community who passed away on october 5, 2020. mrs. day was a passionate and educator at cal allen high school who retired this past may after 36 years of service to our o community. students and parents alike described her as devoted, energetic, and inspiring. she would challenge her students with quality education while encouraging them with her enthusiasm and charm. the students of cal allen told
stories of many experiences including coaching the challenge team to a three wins in the local tv quiz show. the english department chose to recognize her with a plaque declaring the english hallway, a place she spent so much time with her students, to be the sues zahn day hallway. she was an amazing member of our community who touched the lives of hundreds of students, parents, and teachers. i offer my condolences to her family, friends, and students as they grieve the loss of a great woman. she'll be fondly remembered by all for the investment and impact she's made on the lives of so many students. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you very much, mr. speaker. time is running out for america's 500,000 inddent
restaurants and their 11 million employees. this is the hardest hit sector of our economy. we began our morning hour today listening from our friend from california, mr. mcclintock. it's the lead editorial in the "new york times" focused on the crisis for these restaurants. independent restaurants are holding on literally by their fingertips. they are facing a new wave of restrictions that are necessary to deal with the covid crisis that is rising. the talk of expanding the paycheck protection program, the p.p.p., absolutely misses the mark. it didn't work initially when it was introduced for the restaurants, and it won't work now. they can't afford to wait for warmer weather in the spring or vaccine in the summer.
they don't need more debt. they need a life line now. otherwise we could see the loss of up to 80% of our independent restaurants that form the very fab -- fabric of our neighborhoods. luckily there is a solution. my restaurants act has already passed the house. it's a program that won't add to the deficit. in fact, it will actually provide more money to the government. the cost is $120 billion of the bill, but the economic analysis suggests that it will save $248 billion. think about it for a moment. that's logical because instead of adding massive unemployment costs, having restaurants defaulting on their mortgages, being evicted because they are unable to pay rent, and the ripple effect throughout the
vast supply chain for independent restaurants from farmers, ranchers, people who a few months of support from the restaurants act, it will enable them to have limited operation, be paying rent, keeping current with their mortgages until later in this next year they can return to normal operations. it is imperative that we deal directly with putting money in their hands. last week, former vice president biden, president-elect biden aid restaurants need loans not -- need grants not loans. secretary of the treasury mnuchin said restaurants need grants. they don't need loans.
we have a solution that is available. the restaurants act, as i said, has already passed the house of representatives. over half the senate has co-sponsored this legislation. and as we have heard from president-elect biden, it should not be a loan, it should be a guarantee. secretary mnuchin said restaurants need grants, they don't need loans. the house should follow up not with expanding p.p.p., more loans, more cumbersome. send them that lifeline. keep independent restaurants in business. protect their 11 million employees. and literally the very fabric of our community. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back.
the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from kentucky, mr. barr, for five minutes. mr. barr: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to once again sound the alarm about an increasing danger to retail investors and retirement savers across the country. we have seen in recent years a trend of asset managers, banks, and other financial institutions prioritizing political and social causes over investment returns. potentially compromising the long-term financial security of their customers. we have seen companies see the primacy of shareholders to show called stakeholders, endangering the long-standing corporate governance principle of directors and officers phi o douchery duty. corporate leaders continue to accede to the calls from the extreme left to shun certain industries, deprioritize financial growth, and comply with a radical corporate
governance reform agenda out of fear of being publicly shamed. i fear that if left unchecked this trend will accelerate in the coming years as governments continues to pressure financial institutions to be agents of social change at the expense of savers, customers, and shareholders. without a strong defense of free and fair market principles, we risk witnessing a decline in american economic exceptionalism that will have long-term material impacts on our constituents. earlier this month, former vice president biden announced that geese as ppoint brian the chairman of the economic council. he will join the administration from his current post as the head of sustainable investing at black rock. in that capacity, he serves as a leading proponent of black rock's environmental, social, and governance or e.s.g.,
investing strategy. black rock has been perhaps the most vocal asset manager on restricting access to capital for legally operating fossil energy businesses and limiting choices for their investors based on misguided public relations goals. this, in part, is attributable to the efforts of mr. diese who has ork straited the curious investment strategy of actively alienating a an entire sector of the american economy, the u.s. energy sector, and the millions of jobs it supports, while at the same time enthusiastically providing access to capital to chinese businesses which threaten american competitiveness and national security. the appointment of him is a harbinger of things to come. it showcase that is unless we act we will be on the path to socialism where the primary goal of a corporation is not long-term growth or hiring more people or providing products and
services to the american people but instead to satisfy the most vocal detractors of corporate america. so-called stakeholder capitalism, or o the left's ideals for it, takes for granted the laws of supply and demand and discounts the market forces that govern businesses success or failure. shareholder primacy is not about elevating the select few. it is about establishing metric based accountability for corporate leaders to ensure they are operating efficiently and effectively. that efficacy and productivity then in turn benefits employees, communities, and suppliers. in today's market, a company cannot be successful without a focus on these other constituencies, but it must first and foremost make a profit to be viable. caring about broader social concerns, treating employees, suppliers, and customers well and ethically, and engaging in philanthropy within the community may engender social
support for a corporation. in that sense it may advance long-term shareholder -- in that sense it may advance long-term shareholder value maximumization. but that is not the paradigm those on the far left are urging the business community to adopt, instead they want a new paradigm, a paradigm that subordinates the interest of shareholders to the whims of stakeholders who have no ownership interest in the corporation whatsoever. replacing the focus on shareholder value maximumization with a focus on stakeholder interests unrelated to the core business of the corporation would not only authorize officers and directors to breach their fiduciary duties to the owners of the corporation, it would in the long term undermine the corporation's ability to advance the interests of employees, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders. the socialists think that shareholder value maximumization is always inconsistent with other stakeholder interests. the opposite is often true. .
socialist image. we must act diligently to preserve the spirit of free promote healthy economic growth and protect the ong-term interests of investors. from rian dee departing we must obligate the investors who entrust their we e investors who entrust their investors to them to prioritize, to focus on maximizing -- before radical radical environmentalists. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. cox, for five minutes. mr. cox: thank you, mr. speaker. on behalf of the individuals, amilies, and communities of california's 21st district, i want to express my deepest gratitude for the privilege of today.ere i'm the son of immigrants who
never imagined that their son would become a member congress. i first started in chemical dad.eering like my my wife and i moved to the agoral valley some 20 years for her to start and pursue her medical career, taking care of critically ill children in one of the most deserving regions in america. best thing i he can say about myself is i'm married to her, kathy murphy. me, i began volunteering with habitat for humanity and from there i can directly trace to where i stand before you today, as a member of congress. servant, as a public it has been an honor and a privilege to serve. more rewarding in life than serving others. and as late martin luther king professed, life's most persistent question and urgent question is what are you for others. one of my favorite family
when my grandmother n the fill fines after -- philippines after world war ii soldiers she sass being -- she saw soldiers being discriminated against. grandmother, she took it upon herself to open the first and social club for african-american troops there in manila. didn't know or even ever speak to or meet our the late john lewis, but they were cut from the same cloth. the belief if you see something that's not right, not fair, not just, you have to up.k you have to say something. you have to do something. did something. and that sense of social justice to my mom, long castro, who became one of the first equal opportunity officers. 'm so proud of my children,
molly and joe and thomas and in who are serving others the peace corps, the foreign service and the armed services. for two years, i've been so and so proud of my staff here in washington, d.c., california.e in they made a positive difference in the lives of all the people 21st congressional district. from the 27 bills we passed to of water illion infrastructure we got passed through the house to the over we returned back to over 300 constituents, they were productive, effective, and capable. thank you to my team. shining example of the adage to be successful, surround who are with people smarter than you. i want to thank all the house taff for making this place work, the capitol police who safe, the staff in the gym who kept us in shape, and nancy, leaders, steny,
jim, hakeem, our caucus is in good hands. all the interns who served in both my d.c. and district offices. i'm proud you are considering a ife and a career in public service. by the young amen and women who want to make a difference. hey want to see a change in their own communities. my proudest moment as a member of congress was that day we 6, the career and promise act. a young woman from a valley who and witnessed the passage of that act said to me afterwards, thank you, congressman cox. finally make me feel that somebody cares. beyond the legislation we worked my measure of success was to provide them with an example if ou care, work on issues that matter to you, your voice will be heard here in washington. i do care. forward to continuing to fight to make a positive difference in the lives of all residents.ral valley we have to fight, mr. speaker. away.acies are not taken
they are given away. i'm proud of the role i played, 2016, by taking back this l of the house and year winning the white house. i'm proud to say president-elect and vice president lekt harris. there is a lot more to do to ensure our democracy. must uphold and defend our constitution, from all enemies, foreign and domestic. recall that the framers of the constitution established congress first. supreme ticle 1, amongst the three branches of government. the power of the people resides congress, not the white house. for will be my final speech the16th congress, i want -- for the 116th congress, i want to democrat.oud to be a sometimes our party is not great at messaging. we try to make every voice heard. price for e pay a that at the ballot box. i'm happy to sing from the rooftops, the democratic party has been the party of the
and their ple families. the fact is there's only one party that has consistently for t to win health care your family. there's only one party that will suffer the political telling america about covid.h i look forward to the biden-harris administration, our and democratic senate. we'll get back to work fighting for the people. thank you, mr. speaker, and i back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. crenshaw, for five minutes. crenshaw: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to unequivocal condemn in the strongest possible terms the actions of the speaker of the pelosi.ancy this last week, referring to her of bipartisan targeted relief bills we could ave voted on this floor she said, quote, don't characterize what we did before as a mistake. this was not a mistake. a decision, end quote. when asked what had changed, why
is finally coming to the table on covid relief her response was simple. new president. we've known for months that pelosi was holding the political age for gain while americans was under lockdowns, pelosi withheld for political purposes, ot policy purposes, but for political purposes. we now have a full admission. part out he quiet loud. this was never about what was best for the american people. policy out honest disagreement. it was about preventing president trump from getting any credit. it was about politics. speaker pelosi made a simple calculation. bet if she could keep congress from reaching a deal on cov relief that would hurt president trump and republicans and give her more power. own when members of her party asked her to bring commonsense, stand-alone,
to rtisan relief measures the house floor that would easily become law, she refused. say over and over again that nothing is better something. she was being honest. she honestly believed that nothing was better than something, but better for who? not for the american people. that's for sure. she believed that nothing was than something for her and her party. a more d to imagine awful and heartless strategy. pelosi orse, speaker does all of this while people in her home state suffer from unconstitutional lockdowns that democrat leaders forcing upon are their citizens. these lockdowns are not based on science. have been. study after study shows that yield little, any benefits. the small businesses are them.ing under you know what else, the democrat leaders making these executive this, too.y know
because they're violating their own guidelines. couldn't the house let a little pesky lockdown get haircut y of a little appointment. even though those lockdowns estroy the lives of her constituents. we've seen the heartbreaking angela. everyone should have to watch that testimony. shut down her outdoor -- outdoor dining while sets up shop udio right next door. she represents millions of americans suffering who have the hypocrisy of these lockdowns, of the double standards, as big businesses can small freely while businesses are shamed into thatssion and told wrongly they are the ones who must sacrifice to slow the spread, of the business they spent their whole lives uilding is the price to pay because if it just saves one life. unscientific nonsense.
we all know it. shows outdoor dy dining is safe. that outbreaks are not occurring businesses,ur small ur gyms, our restaurants, our salons. yet, these small businesses are in the crosshairs of cowardly country.ns across the this madness has to stop. of arbitrary application executive orders is deeply, unconstitutional. justice gorsuch recently stated, there is no world in which the tolerates n color-coded executive edicts and reopens liquor stores bike shops but shutters hurches, synagogues and mosques. americans have had enough. it's time to stand up against so-calledisy of these leaders deliberately harming the citizens they claim to represent the deeply mn partisan actions of the speaker of this house. back.d
the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from georgia, mr. hall, for five minutes. mr. hall: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. mr. hall: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to about a couple of items of importance. i rise today to speak about ealth and black homes and businesses. according to the brookings institute, the net worth of a is nearly te family 10 times that of a black family. ccording to the atlanta wealth building initiative, the numbers in my home state of atlanta and cities in the slightly -- are slightly better but no less concerning. ae median household income of comparedily is $83,722 to $28,105 for a black family. 69% of black families are liquid
to 22% of compared white families. the average african-american valued at ess is $58,085 while the average value business is $658,264. there are many reasons for these disparities. starting foremost with america's original sin, slavery. descendents of african laves in district five expect restorative financial justice in the form of repairations. know the reason the problems exist in the 21st century is the of capital to black-owned businesses and the success of black banks. circulation of dollars in the community, the greater economic stability and opportunities for economic growth. of rding to the university georgia's center for economic growth, money circulates one within the african-american community compared to more than ix times in the latin x community, nine times in the unlimited nity and
imes within the white community. it calculates a dollar circulates one day, 20 days in and 30 daysommunity in the asian community. black people have an estimated gross national income but 2% is recirculated in the black community. eeping black dollars in the black community is harder than it sounds. we talk about the impact of spent ollars being outside of the black community. maggie nd activist anderson shares about a story of an empowerment experiment during her family purchased black owned products from black for one year.es there was a picture of vast economic divide. discusses how l'oreal owns soft sheen carson. profiting from exclusively black buyers. i of the white owned hen is
cone -- hennessey cognac, they have no black distributors or doesn't advertise in black-owned media. experiment was at northwest university college business which proved how supporting black owned businesses can benefit the black ommunity as well as the american economy as a whole. book "our black year: one quest to buy black in the economy" she ed noted with black spending from businesses rose from 2% to 10% it can create a million new and provide economic security to black households. is of financial services not the example of the wealth cause.'s also the without the ability to invest, struggle to milies translate the income they have to generational wealth.
survey of consumer finance, the typical black for y has only 10 cents every dollar held by the typical white family. this wealth gap dates back to he decades after emancipation and has remained stubbornly persistent. red lining a practice that as gnates black communities unfavorable for home loans and usiness investment reduces property values and increases nterest rates in many neighborhoods. . largely excluded from the generous incentives of the new deal, the black community was boxed out of the country's post-world war ii boom and vastly expanded the american middle class. despite laws prohibiting loan discrimination on the basis of race, the congressional black caucus cause on regulatory agencies to improve enforcement at a national level. are and latinx homeowners more likely than whites to be turned down for a mortgage loan.
a recent analysis from stillo showed in 2016 nearly 21% of black applicants were denied a conventional loan, while 15.5 of latinx were and in 2016, asian applicants were denied a conventional loan in 10.4% of case, slightly more than the national average, and whites in only 8.1% of cases. according to a new report, new america report, many banks hinder black wealth creation with discriminatory practices and service official. in communities of color maintaining basic entry level checking accounts, the minimum opening deposit is higher in majority black neighborhoods, $80.60, and neighborhoods without racial majority, $97 than in white neighborhoods, 68.5. the solution is there is a need to help support -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. hall: not only -- mr. speaker, this is an urgent
issue. i urge my colleagues in this chamber to consider the dictation of the statement and act to help all americans to realize the american dream. i yield, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from ohio, mr. chabot, for five minutes. mr. chabot: thank you, mr. speaker. it's with a mixture of some sadness but mostly appreciation that i come to the floor today to recognize the contributions of my staff director of the small business committee, kevin fitzpatrick, who is retiring at the end of this congress. kevin and i have worked together for a quarter century now and he's the last remaining member of my original staff when i was first sworn into congress back in 1995. while i'm happy for kevin that he will soon have more time to spend with his lovely wife and wonderful children, he will be impossible to replace. over the years kevin has played an integral role in nearly every legislative accomplishment we have achieved for ohio state's first congressional district and for the american people. kevin fitzpatrick is the kind of person who can build an instant
rapport with anyone, a skill that's extremely valuable in politics. whether it's a family here from back home in cincinnati, a foreign dignitary, or even a political opponent kevin's always ready with a disarming story that puts others at ease. although he's worked on the hill for a long time, kevin's roots are back in ohio. he grew up with his loving family in shelby, ohio, and graduated from miami university back in the days when not only the washington professional football team but also miami were known as, the redskins. kevin nearly became a candidate for office himself when he was asked to consider running against then young ohio state representative named sherrod brown. had he not decided against t. kevin might well be serving with me here in the house rather than having this speech given in his honor today. i'm actually the third congressman kevin's worked for. his first job in washington was for legendary ohio conservative congressman john ashbrook who interestingly ran against richard nixon in the republican
presidential primary in 1972. later kevin worked for congressman dunkin hunter senior on the republican research committee which was part of leadership at the time. when i ran and won my seat in congress in 1994 in the republican revolution, i was washington outsider and so were most of my supporters. i desperately needed someone who knew not only ohio but also had the experience and understood how to get things done here in washington. that made kevin fitzpatrick a natural fit as my legislative director. i have served on three committees during my 25 years here in congress, foreign affairs, judiciary, and small business. kevin has had a profound impact on my policy agenda on all three committees over the years. on foreign affairs we have worked on more issues than i could possibly relate here, but some of our most significant accomplishments have been in advancing the relationship between the united states and our democratic ally, taiwan, in the face of the existential threat posed by communist china.
kevin was instrumental in helping me create the congressional taiwan caucus along with former congressman robert weksler, dana rohrabacher, and then representative now senator sherrod brown. over the years we pushed many pro-democracy and pro-taiwan initiatives, one of the most significant being the taiwan tribal act which will now allow diplomatics visits between top u.s. and taiwanese officials. judiciary, throughout his life kevin has been a warrior for the unborn. he's played a significant role in the promotion of pro-life legislative initiatives. those efforts ultimately led to the most significant federal pro-life legislation enacted since the infamous roe v. wade decision, the federal ban on partial-birth abortion. signed into law by president bush back in 2003 and ultimately upheld to be constitutional by the u.s. supreme court. kevin was front and center in those efforts and i know he's as proud of that accomplishment as i am. in recent years, kevin has led
the small business committee as my staff director. in that role, kevin has put together what i believe to be the best committee staff on the ill. perhaps the greatest testament to kevin's leadership occurred earlier this year with the creation and implementation of the paycheck protection program, or p.p.p. this critical program saved millions of small businesses across america that would otherwise have gone under during the covid-19 pandemic. and most importantly, saved over o 50 million jobs. finally, during the course of kevin fitzpatrick's career, he's hired, trained, and mentored so many people currently working both on and off the hill. he shared his knowledge, experience, and commitment to improving our country with each and every one of them. it will now be their turn to each new staff members how to make the people's house truly work for the people.
they couldn't have had a better teacher, a better mentor, or a better example than kevin fitzpatrick. thank you, kevin, for your service, your dedication, and your friendship. you will be missed. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne, for five minutes. mr. payne: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to declare that our four-year public nightmare is almost at an end. next month, joseph r. biden will be sworn in as the 46th president after an honest, free, and fair election. and an ugly chapter in america's history will be over. no more governing by tweet. no more constant lies. no more insulting our nation
while passing -- praising our enemies. no more incompetent family members conducting national policy. no more gross profiteering offered the presidency. no more children in cages. no more promoting a white supremacy. no more tax on -- attacks on the american institutions like the f.b.i., the courts, schools, and the post office and so many others. no more payoffs. no more conspiracy theories. no more recounting ballots. and the future with no more coronavirus, hopefully. for the last four years we have been told to make america great. when joseph r. biden is sworn in as president of the united states, we can say that we finally did. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back.
the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities towards the president. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from wisconsin, mr. grothman, for five minutes. mr. growth: man -- mr. grothman: thank you. we just wrapped up an election here and we were told this election was about hatred and bias. i don't know any haters on my campaign and i don't think there is this huge amount of bias in general in this country that some people tried to make this election about. but recently i did have a woman up up could me from my district talking about real bias and perhaps hatred in america. she talked about her children who went to college. her and her husband both got married before she had the children and both worked hard and made an average income. both of her kids had about $30,000 or $40,000 in student loan debt and she had good kids working hard to pay off that debt. but she felt that if her and her husband had not gotten married,
the government probably would have given them something they couldn't get as married and working people, her kids may ave gotten $po,000-plus -- $30,000 plus in pell grants. they probably were eligible for other grants, at least in the state of wisconsin, similar state grants. as well as eligible for work study program. unfortunately, her kids were not eligible for that and she feels they are being significantly discriminated against and hatred is being displayed by the american government. here is real hatred and real bias. is she right? is there really u.s. government hatred and bias against people who got married? how did this happen? i have talked about this issue before, and people imply that maybe it happened by mistake. not just the pell grant program but other government assistance programs just inadvertently
sprung up and punished people who got married. however, this election hi a little bit of an eye opener. had black ction we lives matter get involved f you read the website, which was eventually scrubbed or taken down in part about a month ago, about two months ago, a month left to go in the campaign, on its website it said, first of all, two of its three co-founders were trained marxist, and secondly, one of their goals was to disrupt the western prescribed nuclear family structure. first of all i think they are a little bit historically accurate. i think there are all sorts of culture in the world other than european cultures which you have a wife and a husband and kids. but nevertheless, they clearly considered a problem. and it doesn't surprise me that this group would have on their website they considered it a problem since they were founded by two marxists. when i think of marxist, i think
of three things. ok, first of all of course i think of the socialism and the fact that government should own everything and we shouldn't have lots of different people in lots of different businesses or different rental units or what have you. they want everything controlled by the government. the other two things i think of is first of all they hate god. ok. whether you are talking about countries in which marxists take over be it red china, vietnam, carl marxy follow the in saying abolition of religion is demanded for the two happiness of people. i associate marxism and people associating with such a group i associate the hatred for god. but the other thing we have to remember is carl marx himself was very anti-family. that's why i assume on the website it appeared that black lives matter wanted to disrupt the western prescribed nuclear
family. here is a group that i'm sure cheers programs which penalizes people who are married and discriminates in favor of people who aren't married. and to my surprise, people did not run for this group. to me, every politician should say from some groups, i'm not going to ask for your help. ok, years ago when i was in the state legislature i fought the drug companies who i think are overdrugging our kids. i fought the drug companies who i think were prescribing too many open yachts which were leading to deaths. -- opiates which were leading to deaths. i don't take money from prescription drug companies. i don't take money from pate day leanders. i have known people who got cancer, i don't take money from cigarette companies. you don't have to take support from everyone who is willing to support you. when black lives matter puts on their website, we disrupt the western prescribed nuclear family and we have an american government which, to me, is
discriminating against couples who are married, you have to wonder, was this by chance or are these people who want to set up government programs to discriminate against families? i would like to give people a chance to publicize this problem in hearings and see what we can do about this problem so i have asked the chairman of the education and labor committee, which has something to do with programs like pell grants, to have a hearing and see whether my constituent is right. . are we penalizing them? a request like this to the chairman of the committee. a problem that has been out there ever since lyndon his on in the 1960's began war on the family. i personally think he was the
orst president in this country's history. it's not just because he declared war on the family. e did a bad job in prosecuting the vietnam war. his personal life was a hodgepodge. the bad things he did, i at k his programs aimed destroying the family was the worst thing. illustrate that members of the other party are also a little bit concerned these programs that penalize the -- what they refer western traditional family, those used by people who re not western europeans at all, i would like to ask for such a hearing. i'd like to thank you for giving today, and iinutes time.the remainder of my the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from new york, ms. stefanik, for five minutes. ms. stefanik: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house and to revise and extend remarks.
the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. stefanik: i rise today in new york state senator betty little, an extraordinarily effective public servant for the north country to congratulate her on her upcoming retirement. betty has dedicated decades of her life to representing the of upstate families new york, both during her time in the new york state assembly senate.state senator little first began her career in public service at the in many el and served capacities while also working as a teacher before her election to assembly in state 1995. she was later elected to the 2002.senate in betty has accomplished countless legislative results over the years. benefits for military families, saving hardworking protecting lars, jobs in the adirondacks and ofays standing up for people the north country. while petite in stature, betty giant among public
servants. senator little sought election working office as a mother. time when this was a lot harder and less envogue. she quietly shattered glass eilings and paved the way for numerous generations of women to come. i'm proud to call betty little a role model, a dear friend. i offer better my most sincere gratitude ions and and i wish her and her family all the best in this next chapter. to highlight ege her accomplishments in the congressional record. thank you. i yield back. washington journal continues.
host: tim ryan is back with us joining us here zoom. he is a member of the house appropriations committee. explain where we are on avoiding a shutdown friday night and what it is going to take to get a deal in the days to come. guest: hopefully we will pass a resolution that will keep the government open until december 18. we will go from there and have another week