House Session - May 22, 2018
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The House meets for legislative business with possible work on the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act.

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  • 10:00:01 AM

    The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

    • 10:00:08 AM

      The Speaker designated the Honorable John R. Curtis to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

      • 10:00:18 AM

        THE CLERK

        HONORABLE JOHN R. JOHN R. CURTIS TO ACT AS SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ON THIS…

        HONORABLE JOHN R. JOHN R. CURTIS TO ACT AS SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ON THIS DAY, SIGNED, PAUL D. RYAN, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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  • 10:00:33 AM

    MORNING-HOUR DEBATE

    The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 11:00 a.m. p.m. for the start of legislative business.

    • 10:00:37 AM

      THE SPEAKER PRO PRO TEMPORE

      ALL TIME SHALL BE EQUALLY ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND IN NO EVENT…

      ALL TIME SHALL BE EQUALLY ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL DEBATE CONTINUE BEYOND 10:50 A.M. EACH MEMBER OTHER THAN THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND MINORITY WHIP SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM OREGON, MR. BLUMENAUER, FOR FIVE MINUTES. CHAIR MR. BLUMENAUER: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. SHOOTING, SWIMMING

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    • 10:01:09 AM

      MR. BLUMENAUER

      CARIBOU FROM A MOTOR BOAT, BEAR BAITING, DOG S FOR BLACK BEARS, USING…

      CARIBOU FROM A MOTOR BOAT, BEAR BAITING, DOG S FOR BLACK BEARS, USING ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. SHOOTING WOLF PUPS AND BEAR CUBS IN THEIR DENS. OUTRAGEOUS PRACTICES THAT WERE BANNED UNDER A 2015 RULE FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, WHICH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS ANNOUNCED IT SEEKS TO REVERSE. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS. OUR NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES HAVE ALWAYS HAD SPECIAL STATUS. AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO ROLL THAT BACK ESSENTIALLY MAKING THEM INTO GAME PARKS. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO REFLECT ON WHAT THIS MEANS. THINK ABOUT WHAT GOES ON IN YOSEMITE OR YELLOWSTONE PARK. WOULD THAT EXPERIENCE BE ENRICHED BY HAVING THESE EXTREME HUNTING TACTICS TO ELIMINATE SOME OF THE TOP LINE PREDATORS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE THINGS TO HUNT? ABSOLUTELY NOT. 300 MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR VISIT THESE NATIONAL PARKS. AND THE DRAW IS THE WILDLIFE. NATIONAL PARKS WITHOUT ANIMALS IS JUST SCENERY. MR. SPEAKER, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE FOCUS ON WHY THIS IS SUCH AN OUTRAGEOUS POLICY. THESE ARE LOW DENSITY ANIMALS WITH LOW REPRODUCTION RATES. AND IN ALASKA THERE IS NO CONFLICT WITH LIVESTOCK, VERY LITTLE INTERACTION WITH PEOPLE OTHER THAN THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE THEM. MR. SPEAKER, IT IS WRONG ON THREE FUNDAMENTAL LEVELS. FIRST OF ALL, IT IS JUST WRONG. ALL ANIMALS SUFFER. AND HUNTING THEM DOWN WITH THESE EXTREME METHODS IS CRUEL AND IS REPUGNANT TO VIRTUALLY ALL AMERICANS. IT IS WRONG ECOLOGICALLY. FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS WE HAVE SEEN THESE ANIMALS COEXIST, AND THE NATIONAL PARKS LIKE YOSEMITE OR WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ALASKA ARE SOME OF THE FEW REPUGNANT TO PLACES WHERE THAT ECOLOGICAL BILLION CONTINUES TO WORK. AND HUMAN BEINGS CANNOT IMPROVE UPON IT. THEY CAN ONLY DAMAGE THAT DELICATE BALANCE. IT IS ALSO WRONG ECONOMICALLY. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITIES FOR THESE 300 MILLION TOURISTS IS PROFOUND. AN

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    • 10:06:03 AM

      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    • 10:06:09 AM

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  • 10:00:18 AM

    THE CLERK

    HONORABLE JOHN R. JOHN R. CURTIS TO ACT AS SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ON THIS…

    HONORABLE JOHN R. JOHN R. CURTIS TO ACT AS SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ON THIS DAY, SIGNED, PAUL D. RYAN, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

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  • 10:00:37 AM

    THE SPEAKER PRO PRO TEMPORE

    ALL TIME SHALL BE EQUALLY ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND IN NO EVENT…

    ALL TIME SHALL BE EQUALLY ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL DEBATE CONTINUE BEYOND 10:50 A.M. EACH MEMBER OTHER THAN THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND MINORITY WHIP SHALL BE LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM OREGON, MR. BLUMENAUER, FOR FIVE MINUTES. CHAIR MR. BLUMENAUER: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. SHOOTING, SWIMMING

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  • 10:01:09 AM

    MR. BLUMENAUER

    CARIBOU FROM A MOTOR BOAT, BEAR BAITING, DOG S FOR BLACK BEARS, USING…

    CARIBOU FROM A MOTOR BOAT, BEAR BAITING, DOG S FOR BLACK BEARS, USING ARTIFICIAL LIGHT. SHOOTING WOLF PUPS AND BEAR CUBS IN THEIR DENS. OUTRAGEOUS PRACTICES THAT WERE BANNED UNDER A 2015 RULE FROM THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION, WHICH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION HAS ANNOUNCED IT SEEKS TO REVERSE. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY OUTRAGEOUS. OUR NATIONAL PARKS AND RESERVES HAVE ALWAYS HAD SPECIAL STATUS. AND THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION WANTS TO ROLL THAT BACK ESSENTIALLY MAKING THEM INTO GAME PARKS. IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO REFLECT ON WHAT THIS MEANS. THINK ABOUT WHAT GOES ON IN YOSEMITE OR YELLOWSTONE PARK. WOULD THAT EXPERIENCE BE ENRICHED BY HAVING THESE EXTREME HUNTING TACTICS TO ELIMINATE SOME OF THE TOP LINE PREDATORS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE MORE THINGS TO HUNT? ABSOLUTELY NOT. 300 MILLION PEOPLE A YEAR VISIT THESE NATIONAL PARKS. AND THE DRAW IS THE WILDLIFE. NATIONAL PARKS WITHOUT ANIMALS IS JUST SCENERY. MR. SPEAKER, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE FOCUS ON WHY THIS IS SUCH AN OUTRAGEOUS POLICY. THESE ARE LOW DENSITY ANIMALS WITH LOW REPRODUCTION RATES. AND IN ALASKA THERE IS NO CONFLICT WITH LIVESTOCK, VERY LITTLE INTERACTION WITH PEOPLE OTHER THAN THE PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SEE THEM. MR. SPEAKER, IT IS WRONG ON THREE FUNDAMENTAL LEVELS. FIRST OF ALL, IT IS JUST WRONG. ALL ANIMALS SUFFER. AND HUNTING THEM DOWN WITH THESE EXTREME METHODS IS CRUEL AND IS REPUGNANT TO VIRTUALLY ALL AMERICANS. IT IS WRONG ECOLOGICALLY. FOR MILLIONS OF YEARS WE HAVE SEEN THESE ANIMALS COEXIST, AND THE NATIONAL PARKS LIKE YOSEMITE OR WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ALASKA ARE SOME OF THE FEW REPUGNANT TO PLACES WHERE THAT ECOLOGICAL BILLION CONTINUES TO WORK. AND HUMAN BEINGS CANNOT IMPROVE UPON IT. THEY CAN ONLY DAMAGE THAT DELICATE BALANCE. IT IS ALSO WRONG ECONOMICALLY. THE ECONOMIC IMPACT FOR GATEWAY COMMUNITIES FOR THESE 300 MILLION TOURISTS IS PROFOUND. AN

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  • 10:06:03 AM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

  • 10:06:09 AM

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Total Hours: 1196 (After 504 days)
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