Senate Set to Vote at Noon Monday on Bill to Reopen Government
Last House Session - January 21, 2018

During a rare Sunday session, members gave one-minute speeches on the government shutdown. The House then recessed subject to the call of the chair.

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  • 02:00:18 PM

    The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

    • 02:00:28 PM

      Today's prayer was offered by the House Chaplain, Rev. Patrick J. Conroy.

      • 02:00:33 PM

        THE SPEAKER

        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED BY OUR CHAPLAIN,…

        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED BY OUR CHAPLAIN, FATHER CONROY.

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      • 02:00:41 PM

        CHAPLAIN CONROY

        LET US PRAY, GOD, WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER DAY. YOU HAVE…

        LET US PRAY, GOD, WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER DAY. YOU HAVE PROMISED THAT YOU ARE WITH US WHEREVER WE ARE AND WHATEVER WE ARE DOING TO HEAL AND TO HELP, TO GIVE STRENGTH AND MAKE US WHOLE. WE PRAY THAT WE ALL AND THE MEMBERS OF THIS ASSEMBLY ESPECIALLY WILL BE RECEPTIVE TO YOUR PROMISES AND RECEIVE THEM WITH CONFIDENCE AND CONVICTION AND ARMED BY YOUR SPIRIT, WE WILL BE ABLE TO FORGE GOOD SOLUTIONS TO THE CURRENT IMPASSE TO PROMOTE EQUITY, JUSTICE AND TRUTH. PARDON US AS WE HAVE MISSED THE MARK TO THIS POINT AND WE PRAY WE WILL BE FAITHFUL MESSENGERS OF YOUR WORD AND STEADFAST STEWARDS OF ALL YOUR GIFTS. MAY ALL THAT IS DONE TODAY BE FOR YOUR GREATER HONOR AND GLORY, AMEN.

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      • 02:01:38 PM

        THE SPEAKER

        THE CHAIR HAS EXAMINED THE JOURNAL OF THE LAST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS AND…

        THE CHAIR HAS EXAMINED THE JOURNAL OF THE LAST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS AND ANNOUNCES HIS APPROVAL. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, MR. PALLONE.

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    • 02:01:41 PM

      The Speaker announced approval of the Journal. Pursuant to clause 1, rule I, the Journal stands approved.

    • 02:01:42 PM

      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

      The Chair designated Mr. Pallone to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

      • 02:01:55 PM

        MR. PALLONE

        PLEASE JOIN ME WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE…

        PLEASE JOIN ME WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. 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.

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    • 02:02:05 PM

      ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

      The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 10 per side of the aisle.

      • 02:02:11 PM

        THE SPEAKER

        ENTERTAIN 10 REQUESTS FOR ONE MINUTE REQUESTS. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE…

        ENTERTAIN 10 REQUESTS FOR ONE MINUTE REQUESTS. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 02:02:21 PM

        MR. THOMPSON

        PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:02:24 PM

        THE SPEAKER

        WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

      • 02:02:27 PM

        MR. THOMPSON

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, WE MUST REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT. I FIND…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, WE MUST REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT. I FIND IT TROUBLING THAT A MAJORITY OF THE SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE CHOSEN TO JEOPARDIZE OUR MILITARY READINESS AND SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELIMINATE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR LOW-INCOME CHILDREN WHILE SETTING A DEADLINE TO ADDRESS THE DACA ISSUE. I KNOW WE MUST ACHIEVE COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM WHICH INCLUDES PROVIDING CERTAINTY ON THE STATUS ON CHILDREN. BUT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS NOT THE WAY TO ACHIEVE THAT PUBLIC POLICY. WE MUST CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARDS A BIPARTISAN TO PROTECT THE FAITH OF THE DREAMERS AND ENSURE OUR BORDERS ARE SAFE FOR ALL AMERICANS. MY DISTRICT OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED AND MANY OF MY STAFF MEMBERS ARE FURLOUGHED. I WILL REMAIN HERE IN WASHINGTON TO WORK TO GET THIS IMPASSE RESOLVED. IT'S MY HOPE THAT COOLER HEADS WILL PREVAIL AND REOPEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ALL AMERICANS DESERVE BETTER. I YIELD BACK.

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      • 02:03:37 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES…

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 02:03:41 PM

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        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

      • 02:03:46 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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        WE ARE IN THE SECOND DAY OF THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN BECAUSE REPUBLICANS WONT…

        WE ARE IN THE SECOND DAY OF THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN BECAUSE REPUBLICANS WONT TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER.

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      • 02:03:56 PM

        MR. HOYER

        SENATOR SCHUMER WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND HAD A DEAL WITH PRESIDENT…

        SENATOR SCHUMER WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND HAD A DEAL WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP UNTIL THE FREEDOM CAUCUS VETOED IT AND FORCED THE PRESIDENT TO GO BACK ON HIS WORD AGAIN. SENATOR SCHUMER OFFERED PRESIDENT TRUMP HIS BORDER WALL. REPUBLICANS SAID NO. SENATE DEMOCRATS OFFERED SHORT-TERM CONTINUING RESOLUTION TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. REPUBLICANS SAID NO. I OFFERED A FOUR-DAY C.R. WHILE WE WORK ON WORKING ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARTY. AND THE REPUBLICANS SAID NO. WHEN I ASKED WHEN WILL REPUBLICANS TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER? I ASKED WILL THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ALLOW ITS MEMBERS TO VOTE FOR A CLEAN C.R. TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT INSTEAD OF GIVING ITS FREEDOM CAUCUS FACTION A VETO IN ORDER TO PERPETRATE THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, END OF SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD REOPEN GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY.

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      • 02:05:19 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. BUT UNDER THE GUIDELINES, RECORDED IN…

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. BUT UNDER THE GUIDELINES, RECORDED IN SECTION 956, AND NOT BEEN CLEAR BY THE BIPARTISAN FLOOR AND COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP. FOR -- THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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      • 02:05:40 PM

        MR. WILSON

        MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY THE EDITORS OF THE "NATIONAL REVIEW" EXPLAINED THE…

        MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY THE EDITORS OF THE "NATIONAL REVIEW" EXPLAINED THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IN THEIR EDITORIAL HANG TOUGH REPUBLICANS. SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE BLOCKED A BILL TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING AND FUND THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR SIX YEARS. SENATE DEMOCRATS MADE A CHOICE NOT TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. IT CAUSES HARM TO OUR MILITARY. OVER 100,000 NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS WILL BE SENT HOME FROM WEEKEND TRAINING AND OVER TWO MILLION SERVICE MEMBERS WILL HAVE THEIR PAY DISRUPTED BY THE SENATE DEMOCRATS' PARTISAN POLITICS. I KNOW THAT MILITARY READINESS IS AT RISK. YET THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE FULLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS IF SENATE DEMOCRATS DIDN'T VOTE AGAINST THE BILL. THEY ARE TRYING TO GET LEVERAGE FOR A POLICY THEY FAVOR. THIS SCHUMER SHUTDOWN COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF SENATE DEMOCRATS PRIORITIZED AT-RISK CHILDREN AND OUR MILITARY. THE DEMOCRATS' STANCE IS GIVE US AMNESTY AND BLAME THE REPUBLICANS. THIS IS AN UNREASONABLE POSITION. HANG TOUGH, REPUBLICANS. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET OUR TROOPS AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.

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      • 02:06:59 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE THE HOUSE.

      • 02:07:06 PM

        MR. PALLONE

        THIS CYNICAL EFFORT BY THE REPUBLICANS TO LINK THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN TO…

        THIS CYNICAL EFFORT BY THE REPUBLICANS TO LINK THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. THE FAGGET OF THE MATTER IS IF THE REPUBLICANS CARED ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE OR ANYBODY'S HEALTH INSURANCE, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TRIED REPEATEDLY TO REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OR PUT IN A PROVISION THAT SAYS PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO BUY INSURANCE WHICH WILL RESULT IN ABOUT 13 MILLION AMERICANS LOSING THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. THEY WOULDN'T HAVE PUT A CHIP BILL EARLIER THIS YEAR THAT ELIMINATED OR CUT BACK ON THE PREVENTION FUND AND AT THE SAME TIME SAID IF YOU DIDN'T PAY YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE WITHIN THE FIRST 30 DAYS THAT YOU WOULD LOSE IT WHICH SAYS C.B.O. WOULD CAUSE ANOTHER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. IF YOU CLEARLY CARE ABOUT CHILDREN'S INSURANCE WHICH YOU CLEARLY DON'T, DON'T CUT BACK ON HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. YOU ARE SABOTAGING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT EVERY DAY. THE ONLY REASON WHY YOU LINKED THE CHIP BILL TO THE C.R. THIS WEEK IS BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY THE SUBSIDIES FOR PEOPLE'S HEALTH INSURANCE.

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      • 02:08:21 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NORTH CAROLINA.

      • 02:08:24 PM

        MS. FOXX

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:08:28 PM

        THE SPEAKER PR TEMPORE

        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

      • 02:08:30 PM

        MS. FOXX

        SOME AMERICANS HAVE NOT HEARD THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY WE HAVE THE SCHUMER…

        SOME AMERICANS HAVE NOT HEARD THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY WE HAVE THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. THE SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT REPUBLICANS BELIEVE IN THE RULE OF LAW AND WANT TO FUND OUR TROOPS AND THE CHIP PROGRAM. THEY ARE ADVOCATING FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. PRESIDENT OBAMA VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION. THE COURT RULED HIS ACTION UNCONSTITUTIONAL. TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CREDIT, HE AGREED WITH THE COURT AND ASKED CONGRESS TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THAT ISSUE. HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE WORKING ON A SOLUTION AND DOING OUR JOB AND PASSING APPROPRIATIONS BILLS AND CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS TO FUND TROOPS AND OUR GOVERNMENT. SENATE DEMOCRATS SAW AN OPENING FOR THEIR ZEAL TO MAKE THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND CHOSEN TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. IT'S TIME FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO GIVE PRIORITY TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND LEGAL PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY. VOTE TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND COME TO THE TABLE TO FIND A LAW-RESPECTING SOLUTION TO IMMIGRATION. STOP THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. I YIELD BACK.

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      • 02:09:35 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

        THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM WISCONSIN SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 02:09:40 PM

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        PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE.

      • 02:09:45 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

      • 02:09:46 PM

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

      • 02:09:54 PM

        MR. POCAN

        THE G.O.P. IS IN CHARGE OF ALL LEVELS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT HASN'T…

        THE G.O.P. IS IN CHARGE OF ALL LEVELS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO MUCH OF ANYTHING SINCE THEN. THEY CAN'T FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND ASKING FOR THEIR FOURTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION OF A FEW WEEKS YET AGAIN. ONLY THING THEY HAVE DONE IS GIVE TAX BREAKS TO THEIR WEALTHY DONORS AND IN SPIN MODE TRYING TO SAY THE GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO LET CERTAIN PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE FIGHTING FOR SCHOOLS AND HEAD START AND PROGRAMS LIKE MEALS ON WHEELS. YOU WANT TO GIVE COMMUNITY FOR HEALTH CENTERS AND CHIP AND REPAIR THE DACA AGREEMENT WHICH IS IMPORTANT. BUT LET'S REMEMBER, THE ONLY THING THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO SHOW FOR THE LAST YEAR IS A GIANT WET SLOPPY TAX BREAK FOR THEIR DONORS AND A WAY TO AN EXTENDED HONEYMOON WITH THE PRESIDENT. TIME TO STEP UP AND PUT OUR COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY. I MAKE A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST TO BRING UP --

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      • 02:11:01 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN IS NOT RECOGNIZED. THE…

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN IS NOT RECOGNIZED. THE CHAIR WILL HEAR THE UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST. HIS ONE-MINUTE HAS EXPIRED.

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      • 02:11:17 PM

        MR. POCAN

        I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A…

        I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A ABOUT BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY.

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      • 02:11:34 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:11:43 PM

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        PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:11:45 PM

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        THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE DEMANDING OF US TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. THAT'S WHY I…

        THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE DEMANDING OF US TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. THAT'S WHY I PROUDLY VOTED YES TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN, TO PAY OUR TROOPS AND PROVIDE FUNDING TO OUR NATION'S MILITARY, HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN IN NEED FOR SIX YEARS. INSTEAD DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE VOTED NO. THEY SAID NO TO ALL OF THESE CRITICAL PRIORITIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, HEALTH CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN, KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. ALL WHILE THEY PUSH THEIR OWN POLITICAL AGENDA. THE ONLY THING THEY SAID YES TO WAS THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, MR. SPEAKER. NOTHING IN THIS BILL IS CONTROVERSIAL. WE DID OUR JOB. WE PASSED RE-AUTHORIZATION FOR CHIP, CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE, NOT ONCE BUT TWICE AND STALLED IN THE SENATE. DEMOCRATS OWN THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. THEY HAVE SAID NO TO POLICIES THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED. WASHINGTON IS BROKEN. WE NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO WORK TOGETHER, WORK IN THE INTERESTS OF ALL THE RECENT DENTS OF INVESTIGATE VIRGINIA AND AMERICANS, MILITARY FAMILIES AND RETIREES. THEY ARE DEPENDING ON US.

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      • 02:12:59 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY FROM…

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION? THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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      • 02:13:12 PM

        MS. JACKSON LEE

        MR. SPEAKER, TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, HOW…

        MR. SPEAKER, TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, HOW SHAMEFUL IT IS TO USE YOU. YOU WILL BE PAID. AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, OUR LEADERSHIP IS FOCUSING ON MAKING SURE YOUR FAMILIES ARE TAKEN CARE OF. THIS IS A BAIT ABOUT MAKING SURE DOMESTIC SPENDING SO YOU HAVE EDUCATION DOLLARS FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND SADLY OUR SOLDIERS ARE ON FOOD STAMPS. AND CHIP PROGRAM NEEDS TO BE MADE PERMANENT. IT'S SHAMEFUL. WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THE WAY TO USE LANGUAGE AGAINST A PERSON RUNNING FOR OFFICE IS FOR THEM TO BE CALLING AN END LOVER. THEY USED THE RACE CARD. NOW TODAY THE PERSON IN THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND IS USING THE RACE CARD AND SADLY CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN MEMBERS AND LEADERSHIP ARE USING IT BY WAY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. AND THE POLITICAL AD THAT JUST CAME OUT TO SAY WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING. DREAMERS ARE AMERICANS, SOLDIERS AND DOCTORS, MY NEIGHBORS AND INTERNS. AND I'M SADDENED BY THIS. THE BEST STAMP IS WHERE THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP IS BECAUSE WE ARE STANDING FOR ALL OF AMERICA AND WE WILL CONTINUE.

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      • 02:14:32 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES MICHIGAN…

        THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES MICHIGAN SEEK RECOGNITION? IF THE GENTLELADY WILL YIELD, UNTIL THE GENTLELADY YIELDS, I WILL NOT RECOGNIZED. THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

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      • 02:14:50 PM

        MS. JACKSON LEE

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END SHUTDOWN ACT OF…

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO THE PARITY AND ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES TO STOP THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN.

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      • 02:15:09 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED UNTIL AFTER APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. .

      • 02:15:31 PM

        MR. POE

        WHY DOES IT TAKE 60 VOTES FOR A SENATE TO MAKE A DECISION? HE SAID I CAN'T…

        WHY DOES IT TAKE 60 VOTES FOR A SENATE TO MAKE A DECISION? HE SAID I CAN'T REALLY SAY WHAT HE SAID. HE SAID NUTTY. WHY HAVE THIS RULE, WE LEARNED IN ELEMENTARY CLASS THAT 51% IS A MAJORITY. BY REQUIRING 60 VOTES, GOVERNMENT IS RULED BY THE FEW, NOT THE MAJORITY. A HANDFUL OF SENATORS CAN BLOCK PROGRESS. A RESULT, THE GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN. THE SENATE INCONSISTENTLY ALLOWS THE MAJORITY RULE ON SOME VOTES BUT OTHERS, 60%. THE SENATE SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER WHAT SAMMY THINKS ABOUT THIS RULE, MAKE A DECISION WITH 50% REGARDLESS OF WHAT PARTY IS IN CHARGE. SAMMY IS RIGHT. THIS UNDEMOCRATIC RULE IS NUTTY. THE SKY WILL NOT FALL IF THE SENATE DECISION. .

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      • 02:16:34 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION? THE…

        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION? THE GENTLEMAN, WITHOUT OBJECTION, IS RECOGNIZED.

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      • 02:16:40 PM

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        MR. SPEAKER, A CENTURY AGO THERE WAS A POEM CALLED THE SECOND COMING IN…

        MR. SPEAKER, A CENTURY AGO THERE WAS A POEM CALLED THE SECOND COMING IN WHICH HE SAID THINGS FALL APART. THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD. MERE ANARCHY IS LOOSED UPON THE WORLD.

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      • 02:16:52 PM

        MR. RASKIN

        BUT IN AMERICA THAT'S NOT OUR DESTINY. WE CAN MAKE SURE THINGS DON'T FALL…

        BUT IN AMERICA THAT'S NOT OUR DESTINY. WE CAN MAKE SURE THINGS DON'T FALL APART. WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THE CENTER WILL HOLD. LET'S MOVE BEYOND THE BLAME GAME AND LET'S IDENTIFY THE MORAL CENTER AND COMMON GROUND FOR REOPENING THE GOVERNMENT AND MOVING AMERICA FORWARD. COMMANDING MAJORITIES IN CONGRESS AND IN THE PUBLIC WANT TO RE-AUTHORIZE AND FUND THE CHIP PROGRAM AND GUARANTEE HEALTH CARE FOR OUR KIDS. WE SHOULD DO THIS FOR A 10-YEAR PERIOD AND SAVE $6 BILLION OVER A MERE SHORT-TERM EXTENSION. COMMANDING MAJORITIES IN CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC FAVOR RE-AUTHORIZATION IN FUNDING OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, WHICH ARE INDISPENSABLE FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULT HEALTH. COMMANDING MAJORITIES IN THE PUBLIC AND IN CONGRESS FAVOR PASSING A CLEAN DREAM ACT FOR 800,000 DREAMERS WHO ARE CONTRIBUTING TO OUR COMMUNITIES AND IN SCHOOL AND SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND ALL OF US MUST FAVOR A RETURN TO REGULAR ORDER AND A FAIR AND TRANSPARENT BUDGET PROCESS THAT ALLOWS ALL OF OUR AGENCIES, FROM N.I.H. AND NOAA, TO THE D.O.D., TO PLAN FOR THE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES.

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      • 02:17:54 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

      • 02:17:56 PM

        MR. RASKIN

        MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST.

      • 02:17:58 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST WILL BE HEARD.

      • 02:18:01 PM

        MR. RASKIN

        MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT NOW TO BRING UP H.R. 4872,…

        MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT NOW TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY, WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND ADDRESSES THE OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES FACING THE COUNTRY.

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      • 02:18:20 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        AS THE CHAIR HAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE REQUEST CAN'T BE ENTERTAINED…

        AS THE CHAIR HAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE REQUEST CAN'T BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEENCHES. -- CLEARANCE. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

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      • 02:18:32 PM

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        MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY BECAUSE I AM FRUSTRATED. I'M FED UP AND I'M…

        MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY BECAUSE I AM FRUSTRATED. I'M FED UP AND I'M CONCERNED FOR OUR SOLDIERS, OUR FAMILIES, MY CONSTITUENTS AND ALL AMERICANS.

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      • 02:18:42 PM

        MRS. HARTZLER

        PEOPLE ARE FILLED WITH UNCERTAINTY. THEY ARE CONFUSED AND HONESTLY SO AM…

        PEOPLE ARE FILLED WITH UNCERTAINTY. THEY ARE CONFUSED AND HONESTLY SO AM I. CHUCK SCHUMER AND THE SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT OVER A DEADLINE THAT DOES NOT EXIST. THEY VOTED AGAINST A BILL THEY HAVE NO ISSUES WITH. DEMOCRATS HAVE RECKLESSLY PUT NINE MILLION CHILDREN AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. OVER TWO MILLION MEMBERS OF OUR MILITARY, THE MEMBER AND WOMEN WHO RISK THEIR -- MEN AND WOMEN WHO RISK THEIR LIVES TO DEFEND US, ARE NOT BEING PAID. IT'S TIME FOR SENATE DEMOCRATS TO JOIN US AND REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT. THEY NEED TO JOIN US IN PASSING THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM AND THEY NEED TO JOIN US IN PUTTING OUR MILITARY READINESS, OUR AMERICAN SOLDIERS, AND OUR COUNTRY BEFORE POLITICAL GAMESMANSHIP.

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      • 02:19:33 PM

        MRS. WAGNER

        STOP THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. AND I YIELD BACK.

      • 02:19:36 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES…

        THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 02:19:41 PM

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        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:19:44 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

      • 02:19:46 PM

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        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I WANT TO SPEAK CANDIDLY AND DIRECTLY TO THE…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I WANT TO SPEAK CANDIDLY AND DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THERE ARE MANY, MANY ISSUES THAT WE AGREE UPON. REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS COMING TOGETHER TO SOLVE BIG CHALLENGES . IN MY DISTRICT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, PEOPLE ARE DYING. AND THEY'RE DYING FROM AN EMERGENCY THAT DID NOT EXIST AND A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WILL NOT SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS.

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      • 02:20:12 PM

        MS. KUSTER

        AND THAT IS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC THAT HITS DISTRICTS ALL ACROSS THIS…

        AND THAT IS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC THAT HITS DISTRICTS ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, FAMILIES ARE SUFFERING, AND OUR COMMUNITIES ARE HURTING. WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND WE CAN. WE HAVE A BIPARTISAN TASK FORCE WITH 100 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS. AND JUST THIS WEEK 50 MEMBERS, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, CAME TOGETHER TO ASK FOR FUNDING FOR THIS EMERGENCY CRISIS. WE ASKED THE PRESIDENT, EXTEND THE EMERGENCY. WE NEED TO FUND. AND NOW IS THE TIME, MR. SPEAKER. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT, PLEASE, TOGETHER, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, BRING UP H.R. 4872 TO END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY, WHILE WE CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES LIKE THIS OPIOID EPIDEMIC. THIS IS URGENT. PLEASE. I ASK MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. IN REGARD TO HERNAN CONSENT REQUEST, AS…

        THE GENTLELADY'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. IN REGARD TO HERNAN CONSENT REQUEST, AS THE CHAIR HAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NORTH DAKOTA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED. CRAMECRAME

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      • 02:21:47 PM

        MR. CRAMER

        MR. SPEAKER, JOHN ANDREWS, DIED LAST WEEK ON WEDNESDAY. HE WAS A PATRIOTIC…

        MR. SPEAKER, JOHN ANDREWS, DIED LAST WEEK ON WEDNESDAY. HE WAS A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN WHO LOVED HIS LORD, LOVED HIS COUNTRY, LOVED HIS STATE AND LOVED HIS COMMUNITY. JOHN WAS A STRONG CONSERVATIVE WHO EXERCISED HIS CONVICTIONS WITH GRACE AND FACILITATED DIGNIFIED DELIBERATIONS. WHILE JOHN MADE A MARK AS A PUBLIC SERVANT AT MANY LEVELS, IT WAS HIS WORK AS A NEWSPAPERMAN THAT LEAVES THE MOST IMPRESSIVE LEGACY. HIS COLUMNS WERE SOMETIMES PROVOCATIVE. ALWAYS PROFOUND. BUT NEVER MEAN. JOHN WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH DAKOTA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION IN 1970, AND IN 1989 BECAME THE ONLY NORTH DAKOTAN EVER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION. JOHN WAS INDUCTED INTO THE NORTH DAKOTA NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME IN 2000. AND RECEIVED THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE, THE PERFECT DESCRIPTION FOR JOHN. WHILE HE'S BEING LAID TO REST THIS WEEKEND, BECAUSE HIS SERVANT'S HEART HAS STOPPED BEATING, HIS LEGACY LIVES ON IN HIS WORDS AND HIS WITNESS TO DECENCY. MAY WE ALL STRIVE TO HIS VERY HIGH STANDARD OF STATESMANSHIP. GOD REST HIS SOUL -- GOD REST HIS SOUL. I LOVE YOU. I YIELD BACK.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES…

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM ILLINOIS SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

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      • 02:23:07 PM

        MS. SCHAKOWSKY

        DAY TWO OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. THE FIRST GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN HISTORY…

        DAY TWO OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. THE FIRST GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN HISTORY WHEN ONE PARTY HAS CONTROL OF THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE. BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE ISSUES AT THE HEART OF THIS DEBATE ACTUALLY HAS SUPPORT FROM THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AND A MAJORITY IN CONGRESS. SO I ASK MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES, WHO ARE THE 218 REPUBLICANS WHO WOULD VOTE AGAINST FUNDING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, AS WELL AS THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM? WHO ARE THE 218 REPUBLICANS WHO OPPOSE ADDRESSING VETERANS' PROGRAMS, WORKERS' PENSIONS AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC? AND, YES, WHO ARE THE 218 REPUBLICANS WHO WOULD VOTE AGAINST THE YOUNG DACA RECIPIENTS AND THE DREAM ACT? WE DON'T LACK VOTES. WE LACK A WILLINGNESS FROM THE PRESIDENT, FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP AND REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP, TO NEGOTIATE. I AM HERE, WE ARE HERE READY TO WORK. THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO COME TOGETHER WITH THE REPUBLICANS ON A BIPARTISAN DEAL TO END THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST.

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      • 02:24:19 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE CHAIR IS LISTENING.

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        MS. SCHAKOWSKY

        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE…

        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY, WHILE NEGOTIATING A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADDRESSES PARITY ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES. THANK YOU.

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      • 02:24:45 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY'S ONE MINUTE'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. IN REGARD TO HERNAN…

        THE GENTLELADY'S ONE MINUTE'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. IN REGARD TO HERNAN CONSENT REQUEST, -- HER UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST, THAT CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED WITHOUT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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      • 02:25:00 PM

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        MR. SPEAKER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN COUNT. 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED TO…

        MR. SPEAKER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN COUNT. 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT.

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      • 02:25:06 PM

        MR. SMITH

        10 TIMES AS MANY DEMOCRATS AS REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED DENYING FUNDS TO OUR…

        10 TIMES AS MANY DEMOCRATS AS REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED DENYING FUNDS TO OUR MILITARY, TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE, AND TO EVERYDAY AMERICANS. THE SENATE DEMOCRATS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THEIR ACTIONS HALTED GOVERNMENT SERVICES -- SERVICES. THEY CAN'T BLAME ANYONE ELSE. THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN COUNT. 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. LET'S HOPE THEY CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND VOTE TO GET BACK TO WORK. WE HAVE MUCH TO DO TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT.

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      • 02:25:41 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES…

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 02:25:46 PM

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        I REQUEST UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, TO REVISE…

        I REQUEST UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.

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      • 02:25:50 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I SERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY, I WANT A FUNCTIONING…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I SERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY, I WANT A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT. BUT YET WE'RE IN DAY TWO OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. HOW DO WE GET HERE? -- DID WE GET HERE? WELL, REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED -- CONTROL THE HOUSE, THEY CONTROL THE SENATE, THEY CONTROL THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THEY COULD NOT COME UP WITH A BILL THAT WOULD PASS BOTH HOUSES, SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT. IN FACT, THE HARMFUL HOUSE C.R. WAS REJECTED BY THE U.S. SENATE ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS. COULDN'T EVEN GET TO 51 VOTES. BUT DEMOCRATS HAVE A VARIETY OF IDEAS TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT AND WE CAN'T EVEN GET A VOTE ON IT.

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      • 02:26:28 PM

        MR. LIEU

        IT.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        CRITICAL ISSUES. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED…

        CRITICAL ISSUES. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED AND THE GENTLEMAN'S REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. WITH THAT, FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 02:27:10 PM

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        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, REVISE AND EXTEND…

        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.

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      • 02:27:14 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:27:16 PM

        MR. LAMALFA

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. WELL, WE'RE STARTING HOUR 39 OF THE SCHUMER…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. WELL, WE'RE STARTING HOUR 39 OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN WEEKEND. I WOULD LIKE EVERYBODY TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A FOUR-WEEK SPENDING BILL. FOUR WEEKS. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MARCH 5 DEADLINE FOR DACA. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DACA AT ALL. INDEED, JUST TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING. SO, IF WE GET NINE OR 10 SENATORS ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE TO REALIZE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DACA, MAYBE WE CAN GO ON AND DO THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. THAT SAID, MANY OF MY CONSTITUENTS ARE CALLING UP ASKING ABOUT THE FISA DOCUMENTS. THE FISA MEMO. AND I DO WANT TO SEE THEM PUT OUT IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC AND THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS GO WITH THEM. AFTER HAVING HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THOSE CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS EARLIER DOWNSTAIRS. BUT I ALSO WANT US TO BE CONFIDENT IN THE PROCESS THAT CHAIRMAN BOB GOODLATTE, CHAIRMAN GOWDY AND OUR INTEL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN HAVE IN PLACE TO DO THIS CHARACTERY, BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE SURE THESE -- CAREFULLY, BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE SURE THESE DOCUMENTS ARE BROUGHT FORWARD AND USED IN A WAY TO GET TO THE TRUTH. PART OF THAT WILL ENTAIL THAT WE NEED A SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE AND NOT HAVE THE D.O.J. AND F.B.I. INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES. I YIELD BACK.

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      • 02:28:29 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM OREGON SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:28:39 PM

        MR. DEFAZIO

        THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SAID, THIS IS A FOUR-WEEK BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT.…

        THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SAID, THIS IS A FOUR-WEEK BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT. AND ANOTHER SPEAKER SAID THEY'VE DONE THEIR JOB. YOU KNOW, THE MOST BASIC FUNCTION OF THE MAJORITY PARTY WHO CONTROLS THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE IS TO WRITE A PERMANENT ONE-YEAR BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THIS IS THE FOURTH TEMPORARY CONTINUING RESOLUTION. YOU'RE 113 DAYS LATE. NOW, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT? WELL, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE SAYS OPERATING UNDER A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS ABOUT AS UNWISE AS COULD BE. AND YOU SAY YOU'RE HERE FOR THE TROOPS? FOUR WEEKS, NOW 18 DAYS MAYBE. IT'S COST THE PENTAGON BILLIONS. IT'S COST US $1.4 BILLION OF LOST TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. THAT'S 21,000 JOBS. THAT'S HUNDREDS OF PROJECTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SOCIAL SECURITY NEEDS NEW COMPUTERS. THEY CAN'T SIGN A CONTRACT TO GET THEM. AND INSTEAD OF ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR FAILURES TO PASS A SINGLE APPROPRIATIONS BILL, YOU'RE NOW DEMONIZING THE DREAMERS. PASS THE BUDGET. GIVE US OUR APPROPRIATIONS. NOT 18 DAYS, NOT 30 DAYS. FOR THE REST OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

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      • 02:29:46 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 02:29:52 PM

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        REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY…

        REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.

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      • 02:29:55 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED. FOR ONE MINUTE. THE HOUSE…

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED. FOR ONE MINUTE. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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      • 02:30:04 PM

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        MR. SPEAKER, IT'S SIMPLE. UNTIL YOU MAKE IT COMPLICATED. THERE'S A POSTER…

        MR. SPEAKER, IT'S SIMPLE. UNTIL YOU MAKE IT COMPLICATED. THERE'S A POSTER IN MY OFFICE THAT SAYS JUST THAT. IT KIND OF DESCRIBES WHERE WE'RE AT. WE'RE HAVING A LOT OF DEBATE IN THIS HOUSE ABOUT THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT FUNDING SITUATION. OUR MILITARY, THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.

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      • 02:30:20 PM

        MR. ROTHFUS

        WHICH BY THE WAY HOUSE REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY VOTED TO EXTEND MORE THAN TWO…

        WHICH BY THE WAY HOUSE REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY VOTED TO EXTEND MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO AND AGAIN DID THIS PAST WEEK. HERE'S THE SIMPLE PART. THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM CAN BE RE-AUTHORIZED. THE GOVERNMENT CAN BE REOPENED AND PAYCHECKS SENT TO OUR TROOPS WITHOUT DELAY IF SENATORS SCHUMER AND CASEY AND OTHER SENATE DEMOCRATS CHANGED THEIR VOTES TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. THE SHORT-TERM FUNDING BILL AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE RE-AUTHORIZATION IS ABOUT AS BIPARTISAN AND NONCONTROVERSIAL AS YOU CAN GET AROUND HERE. YET SENATOR SCHUMER DECIDED TO MAKE A CRISIS OUT OF IT. SO, MR. SPEAKER, I'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO ASK SENATOR SCHUMER, SENATOR CASEY, WOULD YOU VOTE TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT TODAY? WOULD IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? IF I SAID PLEASE? I YIELD BACK. .

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      • 02:31:06 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT…

        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

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      • 02:31:13 PM

        MS. JAYAPAL

        HERE ARE THE FACTS, THE FIRST SHUTDOWN IN MODERN HISTORY WHEN ONE PARTY…

        HERE ARE THE FACTS, THE FIRST SHUTDOWN IN MODERN HISTORY WHEN ONE PARTY HAS CONTROLLED THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE. THE FIFTH REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN IN 30 YEARS AND FOUR CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS SINCE SEPTEMBER. FOUR REPUBLICANS JOINED DEMOCRATS IN VOTING NO ON THE HOUSE BILL LAST WEEK BECAUSE IT IS NOT A SOLUTION. MR. SPEAKER, THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN IS NO WAY TO GOVERN. REPUBLICANS HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO PASS CHIP RE-AUTHORIZATION BUT INSTEAD THEY WANT TO USE IT FOR HOSTAGE TAKING AND HAVE THE WILL TO ACT ON THE G.O.P. TAX SCAM TO BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND THE WEALTHIEST BUT NOT ON PENSIONS FOR WORKING FAMILIES AND CERTAINLY HAD NO INTEREST IN A SOLUTION FOR DREAMERS, AN ISSUE THAT 87% OF THE AMERICANS AGREE ON AND REPUBLICANS WOULD VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS. THERE ARE TWO BIPARTISAN BILLS IN THE HOUSE TO PROTECT DREAMERS AND ONE IN THE SENATE. THIS ISN'T ABOUT REAL SOLUTIONS. THEY WANT TO USE IMMIGRANTS AS A SCAPE GOAT AND END LEGAL IMMIGRATION. AS AN IMMIGRANT I'M TIRED BEING CALLED THE WORST OF THE WORST AND MEXICANS ARE RACIST OR AFRICANS ARE CALLED VULL GARTHY THAT I CAN'T REPEAT. LET'S END THE SHUTDOWN NOW WITH REAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, MR. SPEAKER.

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      • 02:32:43 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

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        MS. JAYAPAL

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END THE SHUTDOWN OOKT OF…

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END THE SHUTDOWN OOKT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES.

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      • 02:33:07 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        AS THE CHAIR PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE UNANIMOUS CONSENT CONTINUE BE…

        AS THE CHAIR PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE UNANIMOUS CONSENT CONTINUE BE ENTERTAINED.

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      • 02:33:09 PM

        Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 709 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."

        • 02:33:17 PM

          MR. CROWLEY

          I OFFER A PRIVILEGE RESOLUTION AND ASK FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION BY THE…

          I OFFER A PRIVILEGE RESOLUTION AND ASK FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION BY THE CHAMBER.

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        • 02:33:25 PM

          THE CLERK

          HOUSE RESOLUTION 709 RESOLVED THAT THE FOLLOWING MEMBER IS LEGITIMATED TO…

          HOUSE RESOLUTION 709 RESOLVED THAT THE FOLLOWING MEMBER IS LEGITIMATED TO THE STADGEDING COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ONE, COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE. MS. PLASKETT.

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    • 02:33:36 PM

      On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

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        Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.

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          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          WITHOUT OBJECTION. NOKE IS LAID UPON THE TABLE.

        • 02:33:45 PM

          MR. HOYER

          MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE A PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

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          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          STATE YOUR INQUIRY.

        • 02:33:54 PM

          MR. HOYER

          IF AM I CORRECT THAT A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS NOT NECESSARY IF, IN FACT,…

          IF AM I CORRECT THAT A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS NOT NECESSARY IF, IN FACT, AN APPROPRIATION BILL HAS BEEN PASSED TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT?

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        • 02:34:09 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN IS NOT STATING A PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY?

        • 02:34:14 PM

          MR. HOYER

          AM I CORRECT?

    • 02:34:14 PM

      Recess

      The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair.

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        TEMPORE PURSUANT

        CLAUSE 12-A, RULE

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        ANNOUNCER

        WE ARE STANDING BY FOR THE HOUSE TO COME IN. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH…

        WE ARE STANDING BY FOR THE HOUSE TO COME IN. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL ANNOUNCED THE SENATE WILL BE ADJOURNING AND COME BACK TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:00 A.M. THEY WILL VOTE AT NOON FEBRUARY 8. A REMINDER THAT WHEN THE HOUSE COMES THEN, WE WILL GET THAT LIVE FOR YOU ON C-SPAN.

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      • 09:47:06 PM

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        I WANTED TO GIVE ALL OUR COLLEAGUES AND UPDATE.

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        SOUTH CAROLINA, RISE.

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        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT WHEN THE HOUSES ADJOURNED TODAY, IT IS…

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT WHEN THE HOUSES ADJOURNED TODAY, IT IS ADJOURNED TO ME TOMORROW.

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    • 09:47:22 PM

      Reconvened

      The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 21.

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        THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, RISE.

      • 09:47:29 PM

        Mr. Gowdy asked unanimous consent that when the House adjourns today, it adjourn to meet at 12:00 p.m. on January 22. Agreed to without objection.

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          EITHER THAT THE HOUSE NOW ENTERING.

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          THE HOUSE NOW ENTERING.

      • 09:47:42 PM

        Mr. Gowdy moved that the House do now adjourn.

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        WE WILL SHOW ALL OF THIS BRIEFING LATER ON THIS AFTERNOON. THE U.S. HOUSE…

        WE WILL SHOW ALL OF THIS BRIEFING LATER ON THIS AFTERNOON. THE U.S. HOUSE IS GAVELING IN NEXT. WE DO EXPECT THEM TO BE IN JUST BRIEFLY FOR NOW, WITH POSSIBLE WORK LATER ON. YESTERDAY THEY ARE PROOF THAT SAME DAY RULE FOR CONSIDERATION OF A CONTINUED RESOLUTION. THE SENATE IS IN SESSION, THEY HAVE BEEN SESSION FOR ABOUT ONE HOUR AND THERE IS DISCUSSION ABOUT A POSSIBLE WAY FORWARD, AT LEAST ON THE SENATE SIDE. WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON THAT ONCE THE HOUSE DEVILS OUT MOMENTARILY, BUT LET US GO LIVE TO THE HOUSE FLOOR.

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      • 02:00:33 PM

        THE SPEAKER

        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED BY OUR CHAPLAIN,…

        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE PRAYER WILL BE OFFERED BY OUR CHAPLAIN, FATHER CONROY.

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      • 02:00:41 PM

        CHAPLAIN CONROY

        LET US PRAY, GOD, WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER DAY. YOU HAVE…

        LET US PRAY, GOD, WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER DAY. YOU HAVE PROMISED THAT YOU ARE WITH US WHEREVER WE ARE AND WHATEVER WE ARE DOING TO HEAL AND TO HELP, TO GIVE STRENGTH AND MAKE US WHOLE. WE PRAY THAT WE ALL AND THE MEMBERS OF THIS ASSEMBLY ESPECIALLY WILL BE RECEPTIVE TO YOUR PROMISES AND RECEIVE THEM WITH CONFIDENCE AND CONVICTION AND ARMED BY YOUR SPIRIT, WE WILL BE ABLE TO FORGE GOOD SOLUTIONS TO THE CURRENT IMPASSE TO PROMOTE EQUITY, JUSTICE AND TRUTH. PARDON US AS WE HAVE MISSED THE MARK TO THIS POINT AND WE PRAY WE WILL BE FAITHFUL MESSENGERS OF YOUR WORD AND STEADFAST STEWARDS OF ALL YOUR GIFTS. MAY ALL THAT IS DONE TODAY BE FOR YOUR GREATER HONOR AND GLORY, AMEN.

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      • 02:01:38 PM

        THE SPEAKER

        THE CHAIR HAS EXAMINED THE JOURNAL OF THE LAST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS AND…

        THE CHAIR HAS EXAMINED THE JOURNAL OF THE LAST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS AND ANNOUNCES HIS APPROVAL. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, MR. PALLONE.

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      • 02:01:55 PM

        MR. PALLONE

        PLEASE JOIN ME WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE…

        PLEASE JOIN ME WITH THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. 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.

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      • 02:02:11 PM

        THE SPEAKER

        ENTERTAIN 10 REQUESTS FOR ONE MINUTE REQUESTS. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE…

        ENTERTAIN 10 REQUESTS FOR ONE MINUTE REQUESTS. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 02:02:21 PM

        MR. THOMPSON

        PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        THE SPEAKER

        WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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        MR. THOMPSON

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, WE MUST REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT. I FIND…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, WE MUST REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT. I FIND IT TROUBLING THAT A MAJORITY OF THE SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE CHOSEN TO JEOPARDIZE OUR MILITARY READINESS AND SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS AND ELIMINATE HEALTH CARE COVERAGE FOR LOW-INCOME CHILDREN WHILE SETTING A DEADLINE TO ADDRESS THE DACA ISSUE. I KNOW WE MUST ACHIEVE COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM WHICH INCLUDES PROVIDING CERTAINTY ON THE STATUS ON CHILDREN. BUT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS NOT THE WAY TO ACHIEVE THAT PUBLIC POLICY. WE MUST CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARDS A BIPARTISAN TO PROTECT THE FAITH OF THE DREAMERS AND ENSURE OUR BORDERS ARE SAFE FOR ALL AMERICANS. MY DISTRICT OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED AND MANY OF MY STAFF MEMBERS ARE FURLOUGHED. I WILL REMAIN HERE IN WASHINGTON TO WORK TO GET THIS IMPASSE RESOLVED. IT'S MY HOPE THAT COOLER HEADS WILL PREVAIL AND REOPEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. ALL AMERICANS DESERVE BETTER. I YIELD BACK.

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        WE ARE IN THE SECOND DAY OF THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN BECAUSE REPUBLICANS WONT…

        WE ARE IN THE SECOND DAY OF THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN BECAUSE REPUBLICANS WONT TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER.

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        MR. HOYER

        SENATOR SCHUMER WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND HAD A DEAL WITH PRESIDENT…

        SENATOR SCHUMER WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE AND HAD A DEAL WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP UNTIL THE FREEDOM CAUCUS VETOED IT AND FORCED THE PRESIDENT TO GO BACK ON HIS WORD AGAIN. SENATOR SCHUMER OFFERED PRESIDENT TRUMP HIS BORDER WALL. REPUBLICANS SAID NO. SENATE DEMOCRATS OFFERED SHORT-TERM CONTINUING RESOLUTION TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. REPUBLICANS SAID NO. I OFFERED A FOUR-DAY C.R. WHILE WE WORK ON WORKING ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARTY. AND THE REPUBLICANS SAID NO. WHEN I ASKED WHEN WILL REPUBLICANS TAKE YES FOR AN ANSWER? I ASKED WILL THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP ALLOW ITS MEMBERS TO VOTE FOR A CLEAN C.R. TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT INSTEAD OF GIVING ITS FREEDOM CAUCUS FACTION A VETO IN ORDER TO PERPETRATE THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, END OF SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD REOPEN GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY.

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. BUT UNDER THE GUIDELINES, RECORDED IN SECTION 956, AND NOT BEEN CLEAR BY THE BIPARTISAN FLOOR AND COMMITTEE LEADERSHIP. FOR -- THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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        MR. WILSON

        MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY THE EDITORS OF THE "NATIONAL REVIEW" EXPLAINED THE…

        MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY THE EDITORS OF THE "NATIONAL REVIEW" EXPLAINED THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IN THEIR EDITORIAL HANG TOUGH REPUBLICANS. SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE BLOCKED A BILL TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING AND FUND THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR SIX YEARS. SENATE DEMOCRATS MADE A CHOICE NOT TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. IT CAUSES HARM TO OUR MILITARY. OVER 100,000 NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERS WILL BE SENT HOME FROM WEEKEND TRAINING AND OVER TWO MILLION SERVICE MEMBERS WILL HAVE THEIR PAY DISRUPTED BY THE SENATE DEMOCRATS' PARTISAN POLITICS. I KNOW THAT MILITARY READINESS IS AT RISK. YET THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE FULLY OPEN FOR BUSINESS IF SENATE DEMOCRATS DIDN'T VOTE AGAINST THE BILL. THEY ARE TRYING TO GET LEVERAGE FOR A POLICY THEY FAVOR. THIS SCHUMER SHUTDOWN COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED IF SENATE DEMOCRATS PRIORITIZED AT-RISK CHILDREN AND OUR MILITARY. THE DEMOCRATS' STANCE IS GIVE US AMNESTY AND BLAME THE REPUBLICANS. THIS IS AN UNREASONABLE POSITION. HANG TOUGH, REPUBLICANS. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND WE WILL NEVER FORGET OUR TROOPS AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.

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        MR. PALLONE

        THIS CYNICAL EFFORT BY THE REPUBLICANS TO LINK THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN TO…

        THIS CYNICAL EFFORT BY THE REPUBLICANS TO LINK THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. THE FAGGET OF THE MATTER IS IF THE REPUBLICANS CARED ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE OR ANYBODY'S HEALTH INSURANCE, THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TRIED REPEATEDLY TO REPEAL THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT OR PUT IN A PROVISION THAT SAYS PEOPLE DON'T HAVE TO BUY INSURANCE WHICH WILL RESULT IN ABOUT 13 MILLION AMERICANS LOSING THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. THEY WOULDN'T HAVE PUT A CHIP BILL EARLIER THIS YEAR THAT ELIMINATED OR CUT BACK ON THE PREVENTION FUND AND AT THE SAME TIME SAID IF YOU DIDN'T PAY YOUR HEALTH INSURANCE WITHIN THE FIRST 30 DAYS THAT YOU WOULD LOSE IT WHICH SAYS C.B.O. WOULD CAUSE ANOTHER HALF A MILLION PEOPLE LOSING THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. IF YOU CLEARLY CARE ABOUT CHILDREN'S INSURANCE WHICH YOU CLEARLY DON'T, DON'T CUT BACK ON HEALTH INSURANCE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. YOU ARE SABOTAGING THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT EVERY DAY. THE ONLY REASON WHY YOU LINKED THE CHIP BILL TO THE C.R. THIS WEEK IS BECAUSE YOU DON'T HAVE TO PAY THE SUBSIDIES FOR PEOPLE'S HEALTH INSURANCE.

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        MS. FOXX

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        MS. FOXX

        SOME AMERICANS HAVE NOT HEARD THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY WE HAVE THE SCHUMER…

        SOME AMERICANS HAVE NOT HEARD THE TRUTH ABOUT WHY WE HAVE THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. THE SIMPLE TRUTH IS THAT REPUBLICANS BELIEVE IN THE RULE OF LAW AND WANT TO FUND OUR TROOPS AND THE CHIP PROGRAM. THEY ARE ADVOCATING FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. PRESIDENT OBAMA VIOLATED THE CONSTITUTION. THE COURT RULED HIS ACTION UNCONSTITUTIONAL. TO PRESIDENT TRUMP'S CREDIT, HE AGREED WITH THE COURT AND ASKED CONGRESS TO FIND A SOLUTION TO THAT ISSUE. HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE WORKING ON A SOLUTION AND DOING OUR JOB AND PASSING APPROPRIATIONS BILLS AND CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS TO FUND TROOPS AND OUR GOVERNMENT. SENATE DEMOCRATS SAW AN OPENING FOR THEIR ZEAL TO MAKE THESE ILLEGAL ALIENS AND CHOSEN TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. IT'S TIME FOR THE DEMOCRATS TO GIVE PRIORITY TO NATIONAL SECURITY AND LEGAL PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY. VOTE TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND COME TO THE TABLE TO FIND A LAW-RESPECTING SOLUTION TO IMMIGRATION. STOP THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. I YIELD BACK.

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        PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE.

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        MR. POCAN

        THE G.O.P. IS IN CHARGE OF ALL LEVELS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT HASN'T…

        THE G.O.P. IS IN CHARGE OF ALL LEVELS OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO DO MUCH OF ANYTHING SINCE THEN. THEY CAN'T FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND ASKING FOR THEIR FOURTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION OF A FEW WEEKS YET AGAIN. ONLY THING THEY HAVE DONE IS GIVE TAX BREAKS TO THEIR WEALTHY DONORS AND IN SPIN MODE TRYING TO SAY THE GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO LET CERTAIN PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY. WE ARE FIGHTING FOR SCHOOLS AND HEAD START AND PROGRAMS LIKE MEALS ON WHEELS. YOU WANT TO GIVE COMMUNITY FOR HEALTH CENTERS AND CHIP AND REPAIR THE DACA AGREEMENT WHICH IS IMPORTANT. BUT LET'S REMEMBER, THE ONLY THING THE REPUBLICANS HAVE TO SHOW FOR THE LAST YEAR IS A GIANT WET SLOPPY TAX BREAK FOR THEIR DONORS AND A WAY TO AN EXTENDED HONEYMOON WITH THE PRESIDENT. TIME TO STEP UP AND PUT OUR COUNTRY BEFORE PARTY. I MAKE A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST TO BRING UP --

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN IS NOT RECOGNIZED. THE CHAIR WILL HEAR THE UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST. HIS ONE-MINUTE HAS EXPIRED.

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        MR. POCAN

        I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A…

        I WOULD LIKE TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A ABOUT BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY.

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        THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE DEMANDING OF US TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. THAT'S WHY I…

        THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE DEMANDING OF US TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. THAT'S WHY I PROUDLY VOTED YES TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN, TO PAY OUR TROOPS AND PROVIDE FUNDING TO OUR NATION'S MILITARY, HEALTH CARE FOR CHILDREN IN NEED FOR SIX YEARS. INSTEAD DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE VOTED NO. THEY SAID NO TO ALL OF THESE CRITICAL PRIORITIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, HEALTH CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN, KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. ALL WHILE THEY PUSH THEIR OWN POLITICAL AGENDA. THE ONLY THING THEY SAID YES TO WAS THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, MR. SPEAKER. NOTHING IN THIS BILL IS CONTROVERSIAL. WE DID OUR JOB. WE PASSED RE-AUTHORIZATION FOR CHIP, CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE, NOT ONCE BUT TWICE AND STALLED IN THE SENATE. DEMOCRATS OWN THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. THEY HAVE SAID NO TO POLICIES THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED. WASHINGTON IS BROKEN. WE NEED TO GET BACK ON TRACK. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO WORK TOGETHER, WORK IN THE INTERESTS OF ALL THE RECENT DENTS OF INVESTIGATE VIRGINIA AND AMERICANS, MILITARY FAMILIES AND RETIREES. THEY ARE DEPENDING ON US.

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        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION? THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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      • 02:13:12 PM

        MS. JACKSON LEE

        MR. SPEAKER, TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, HOW…

        MR. SPEAKER, TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE UNITED STATES MILITARY, HOW SHAMEFUL IT IS TO USE YOU. YOU WILL BE PAID. AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, OUR LEADERSHIP IS FOCUSING ON MAKING SURE YOUR FAMILIES ARE TAKEN CARE OF. THIS IS A BAIT ABOUT MAKING SURE DOMESTIC SPENDING SO YOU HAVE EDUCATION DOLLARS FOR YOUR CHILDREN AND SADLY OUR SOLDIERS ARE ON FOOD STAMPS. AND CHIP PROGRAM NEEDS TO BE MADE PERMANENT. IT'S SHAMEFUL. WHEN I WAS GROWING UP, THE WAY TO USE LANGUAGE AGAINST A PERSON RUNNING FOR OFFICE IS FOR THEM TO BE CALLING AN END LOVER. THEY USED THE RACE CARD. NOW TODAY THE PERSON IN THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE LAND IS USING THE RACE CARD AND SADLY CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN MEMBERS AND LEADERSHIP ARE USING IT BY WAY OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. AND THE POLITICAL AD THAT JUST CAME OUT TO SAY WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KILLING. DREAMERS ARE AMERICANS, SOLDIERS AND DOCTORS, MY NEIGHBORS AND INTERNS. AND I'M SADDENED BY THIS. THE BEST STAMP IS WHERE THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP IS BECAUSE WE ARE STANDING FOR ALL OF AMERICA AND WE WILL CONTINUE.

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        THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES MICHIGAN…

        THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES MICHIGAN SEEK RECOGNITION? IF THE GENTLELADY WILL YIELD, UNTIL THE GENTLELADY YIELDS, I WILL NOT RECOGNIZED. THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT.

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        MS. JACKSON LEE

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END SHUTDOWN ACT OF…

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO THE PARITY AND ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES TO STOP THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN.

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        MR. POE

        WHY DOES IT TAKE 60 VOTES FOR A SENATE TO MAKE A DECISION? HE SAID I CAN'T…

        WHY DOES IT TAKE 60 VOTES FOR A SENATE TO MAKE A DECISION? HE SAID I CAN'T REALLY SAY WHAT HE SAID. HE SAID NUTTY. WHY HAVE THIS RULE, WE LEARNED IN ELEMENTARY CLASS THAT 51% IS A MAJORITY. BY REQUIRING 60 VOTES, GOVERNMENT IS RULED BY THE FEW, NOT THE MAJORITY. A HANDFUL OF SENATORS CAN BLOCK PROGRESS. A RESULT, THE GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN. THE SENATE INCONSISTENTLY ALLOWS THE MAJORITY RULE ON SOME VOTES BUT OTHERS, 60%. THE SENATE SHOULD STRONGLY CONSIDER WHAT SAMMY THINKS ABOUT THIS RULE, MAKE A DECISION WITH 50% REGARDLESS OF WHAT PARTY IS IN CHARGE. SAMMY IS RIGHT. THIS UNDEMOCRATIC RULE IS NUTTY. THE SKY WILL NOT FALL IF THE SENATE DECISION. .

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        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION? THE GENTLEMAN, WITHOUT OBJECTION, IS RECOGNIZED.

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        MR. SPEAKER, A CENTURY AGO THERE WAS A POEM CALLED THE SECOND COMING IN…

        MR. SPEAKER, A CENTURY AGO THERE WAS A POEM CALLED THE SECOND COMING IN WHICH HE SAID THINGS FALL APART. THE CENTER WILL NOT HOLD. MERE ANARCHY IS LOOSED UPON THE WORLD.

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        MR. RASKIN

        BUT IN AMERICA THAT'S NOT OUR DESTINY. WE CAN MAKE SURE THINGS DON'T FALL…

        BUT IN AMERICA THAT'S NOT OUR DESTINY. WE CAN MAKE SURE THINGS DON'T FALL APART. WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT THE CENTER WILL HOLD. LET'S MOVE BEYOND THE BLAME GAME AND LET'S IDENTIFY THE MORAL CENTER AND COMMON GROUND FOR REOPENING THE GOVERNMENT AND MOVING AMERICA FORWARD. COMMANDING MAJORITIES IN CONGRESS AND IN THE PUBLIC WANT TO RE-AUTHORIZE AND FUND THE CHIP PROGRAM AND GUARANTEE HEALTH CARE FOR OUR KIDS. WE SHOULD DO THIS FOR A 10-YEAR PERIOD AND SAVE $6 BILLION OVER A MERE SHORT-TERM EXTENSION. COMMANDING MAJORITIES IN CONGRESS AND THE PUBLIC FAVOR RE-AUTHORIZATION IN FUNDING OF THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, WHICH ARE INDISPENSABLE FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULT HEALTH. COMMANDING MAJORITIES IN THE PUBLIC AND IN CONGRESS FAVOR PASSING A CLEAN DREAM ACT FOR 800,000 DREAMERS WHO ARE CONTRIBUTING TO OUR COMMUNITIES AND IN SCHOOL AND SERVING OUR COUNTRY AND ALL OF US MUST FAVOR A RETURN TO REGULAR ORDER AND A FAIR AND TRANSPARENT BUDGET PROCESS THAT ALLOWS ALL OF OUR AGENCIES, FROM N.I.H. AND NOAA, TO THE D.O.D., TO PLAN FOR THE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF PUBLIC SERVICES.

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        MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST.

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        MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT NOW TO BRING UP H.R. 4872,…

        MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT NOW TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY, WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND ADDRESSES THE OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES FACING THE COUNTRY.

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        AS THE CHAIR HAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE REQUEST CAN'T BE ENTERTAINED…

        AS THE CHAIR HAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE REQUEST CAN'T BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEENCHES. -- CLEARANCE. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

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        MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY BECAUSE I AM FRUSTRATED. I'M FED UP AND I'M…

        MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY BECAUSE I AM FRUSTRATED. I'M FED UP AND I'M CONCERNED FOR OUR SOLDIERS, OUR FAMILIES, MY CONSTITUENTS AND ALL AMERICANS.

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        MRS. HARTZLER

        PEOPLE ARE FILLED WITH UNCERTAINTY. THEY ARE CONFUSED AND HONESTLY SO AM…

        PEOPLE ARE FILLED WITH UNCERTAINTY. THEY ARE CONFUSED AND HONESTLY SO AM I. CHUCK SCHUMER AND THE SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT OVER A DEADLINE THAT DOES NOT EXIST. THEY VOTED AGAINST A BILL THEY HAVE NO ISSUES WITH. DEMOCRATS HAVE RECKLESSLY PUT NINE MILLION CHILDREN AT RISK OF LOSING THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. OVER TWO MILLION MEMBERS OF OUR MILITARY, THE MEMBER AND WOMEN WHO RISK THEIR -- MEN AND WOMEN WHO RISK THEIR LIVES TO DEFEND US, ARE NOT BEING PAID. IT'S TIME FOR SENATE DEMOCRATS TO JOIN US AND REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT. THEY NEED TO JOIN US IN PASSING THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM AND THEY NEED TO JOIN US IN PUTTING OUR MILITARY READINESS, OUR AMERICAN SOLDIERS, AND OUR COUNTRY BEFORE POLITICAL GAMESMANSHIP.

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        MRS. WAGNER

        STOP THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. AND I YIELD BACK.

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        THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

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        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I WANT TO SPEAK CANDIDLY AND DIRECTLY TO THE…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I WANT TO SPEAK CANDIDLY AND DIRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THERE ARE MANY, MANY ISSUES THAT WE AGREE UPON. REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS COMING TOGETHER TO SOLVE BIG CHALLENGES . IN MY DISTRICT IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, PEOPLE ARE DYING. AND THEY'RE DYING FROM AN EMERGENCY THAT DID NOT EXIST AND A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WILL NOT SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS.

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        MS. KUSTER

        AND THAT IS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC THAT HITS DISTRICTS ALL ACROSS THIS…

        AND THAT IS THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC THAT HITS DISTRICTS ALL ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. PEOPLE ARE DYING, FAMILIES ARE SUFFERING, AND OUR COMMUNITIES ARE HURTING. WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER AND WE CAN. WE HAVE A BIPARTISAN TASK FORCE WITH 100 MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS. AND JUST THIS WEEK 50 MEMBERS, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, CAME TOGETHER TO ASK FOR FUNDING FOR THIS EMERGENCY CRISIS. WE ASKED THE PRESIDENT, EXTEND THE EMERGENCY. WE NEED TO FUND. AND NOW IS THE TIME, MR. SPEAKER. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT, PLEASE, TOGETHER, REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, BRING UP H.R. 4872 TO END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY, WHILE WE CONTINUE NEGOTIATIONS ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES LIKE THIS OPIOID EPIDEMIC. THIS IS URGENT. PLEASE. I ASK MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.

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        THE GENTLELADY'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. IN REGARD TO HERNAN CONSENT REQUEST, AS…

        THE GENTLELADY'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. IN REGARD TO HERNAN CONSENT REQUEST, AS THE CHAIR HAS PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NORTH DAKOTA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED. CRAMECRAME

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        MR. CRAMER

        MR. SPEAKER, JOHN ANDREWS, DIED LAST WEEK ON WEDNESDAY. HE WAS A PATRIOTIC…

        MR. SPEAKER, JOHN ANDREWS, DIED LAST WEEK ON WEDNESDAY. HE WAS A PATRIOTIC AMERICAN WHO LOVED HIS LORD, LOVED HIS COUNTRY, LOVED HIS STATE AND LOVED HIS COMMUNITY. JOHN WAS A STRONG CONSERVATIVE WHO EXERCISED HIS CONVICTIONS WITH GRACE AND FACILITATED DIGNIFIED DELIBERATIONS. WHILE JOHN MADE A MARK AS A PUBLIC SERVANT AT MANY LEVELS, IT WAS HIS WORK AS A NEWSPAPERMAN THAT LEAVES THE MOST IMPRESSIVE LEGACY. HIS COLUMNS WERE SOMETIMES PROVOCATIVE. ALWAYS PROFOUND. BUT NEVER MEAN. JOHN WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE NORTH DAKOTA NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION IN 1970, AND IN 1989 BECAME THE ONLY NORTH DAKOTAN EVER ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL NEWSPAPER ASSOCIATION. JOHN WAS INDUCTED INTO THE NORTH DAKOTA NEWSPAPER HALL OF FAME IN 2000. AND RECEIVED THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION'S AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE. DISTINGUISHED SERVICE, THE PERFECT DESCRIPTION FOR JOHN. WHILE HE'S BEING LAID TO REST THIS WEEKEND, BECAUSE HIS SERVANT'S HEART HAS STOPPED BEATING, HIS LEGACY LIVES ON IN HIS WORDS AND HIS WITNESS TO DECENCY. MAY WE ALL STRIVE TO HIS VERY HIGH STANDARD OF STATESMANSHIP. GOD REST HIS SOUL -- GOD REST HIS SOUL. I LOVE YOU. I YIELD BACK.

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        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM ILLINOIS SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

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        MS. SCHAKOWSKY

        DAY TWO OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. THE FIRST GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN HISTORY…

        DAY TWO OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. THE FIRST GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IN HISTORY WHEN ONE PARTY HAS CONTROL OF THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE. BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE ISSUES AT THE HEART OF THIS DEBATE ACTUALLY HAS SUPPORT FROM THE MAJORITY OF AMERICANS AND A MAJORITY IN CONGRESS. SO I ASK MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES, WHO ARE THE 218 REPUBLICANS WHO WOULD VOTE AGAINST FUNDING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, AS WELL AS THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM? WHO ARE THE 218 REPUBLICANS WHO OPPOSE ADDRESSING VETERANS' PROGRAMS, WORKERS' PENSIONS AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC? AND, YES, WHO ARE THE 218 REPUBLICANS WHO WOULD VOTE AGAINST THE YOUNG DACA RECIPIENTS AND THE DREAM ACT? WE DON'T LACK VOTES. WE LACK A WILLINGNESS FROM THE PRESIDENT, FROM PRESIDENT TRUMP AND REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP, TO NEGOTIATE. I AM HERE, WE ARE HERE READY TO WORK. THE DEMOCRATS WANT TO COME TOGETHER WITH THE REPUBLICANS ON A BIPARTISAN DEAL TO END THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST.

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      • 02:24:19 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE CHAIR IS LISTENING.

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        MS. SCHAKOWSKY

        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE…

        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY, WHILE NEGOTIATING A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADDRESSES PARITY ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES. THANK YOU.

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      • 02:24:45 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY'S ONE MINUTE'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. IN REGARD TO HERNAN…

        THE GENTLELADY'S ONE MINUTE'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. IN REGARD TO HERNAN CONSENT REQUEST, -- HER UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST, THAT CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED WITHOUT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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      • 02:25:00 PM

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        MR. SPEAKER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN COUNT. 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED TO…

        MR. SPEAKER, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN COUNT. 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT.

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      • 02:25:06 PM

        MR. SMITH

        10 TIMES AS MANY DEMOCRATS AS REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED DENYING FUNDS TO OUR…

        10 TIMES AS MANY DEMOCRATS AS REPUBLICANS SUPPORTED DENYING FUNDS TO OUR MILITARY, TO CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE, AND TO EVERYDAY AMERICANS. THE SENATE DEMOCRATS MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THEIR ACTIONS HALTED GOVERNMENT SERVICES -- SERVICES. THEY CAN'T BLAME ANYONE ELSE. THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE CAN COUNT. 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. LET'S HOPE THEY CHANGE THEIR MINDS AND VOTE TO GET BACK TO WORK. WE HAVE MUCH TO DO TO MAKE AMERICA GREAT.

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      • 02:25:41 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES…

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        I REQUEST UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, TO REVISE…

        I REQUEST UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.

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      • 02:25:50 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I SERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY, I WANT A FUNCTIONING…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I SERVE ON ACTIVE DUTY, I WANT A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT. BUT YET WE'RE IN DAY TWO OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. HOW DO WE GET HERE? -- DID WE GET HERE? WELL, REPUBLICANS CONTROLLED -- CONTROL THE HOUSE, THEY CONTROL THE SENATE, THEY CONTROL THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THEY COULD NOT COME UP WITH A BILL THAT WOULD PASS BOTH HOUSES, SIGNED BY THE PRESIDENT. IN FACT, THE HARMFUL HOUSE C.R. WAS REJECTED BY THE U.S. SENATE ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS. COULDN'T EVEN GET TO 51 VOTES. BUT DEMOCRATS HAVE A VARIETY OF IDEAS TO REOPEN GOVERNMENT AND WE CAN'T EVEN GET A VOTE ON IT.

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      • 02:26:28 PM

        MR. LIEU

        IT.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        CRITICAL ISSUES. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED…

        CRITICAL ISSUES. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED AND THE GENTLEMAN'S REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. WITH THAT, FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, REVISE AND EXTEND…

        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.

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      • 02:27:14 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:27:16 PM

        MR. LAMALFA

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. WELL, WE'RE STARTING HOUR 39 OF THE SCHUMER…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. WELL, WE'RE STARTING HOUR 39 OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN WEEKEND. I WOULD LIKE EVERYBODY TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A FOUR-WEEK SPENDING BILL. FOUR WEEKS. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MARCH 5 DEADLINE FOR DACA. HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DACA AT ALL. INDEED, JUST TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT RUNNING. SO, IF WE GET NINE OR 10 SENATORS ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE TO REALIZE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH DACA, MAYBE WE CAN GO ON AND DO THE PEOPLE'S BUSINESS. THAT SAID, MANY OF MY CONSTITUENTS ARE CALLING UP ASKING ABOUT THE FISA DOCUMENTS. THE FISA MEMO. AND I DO WANT TO SEE THEM PUT OUT IN FRONT OF THE PUBLIC AND THE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS GO WITH THEM. AFTER HAVING HAD A CHANCE TO LOOK AT THOSE CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS EARLIER DOWNSTAIRS. BUT I ALSO WANT US TO BE CONFIDENT IN THE PROCESS THAT CHAIRMAN BOB GOODLATTE, CHAIRMAN GOWDY AND OUR INTEL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN HAVE IN PLACE TO DO THIS CHARACTERY, BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE SURE THESE -- CAREFULLY, BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE SURE THESE DOCUMENTS ARE BROUGHT FORWARD AND USED IN A WAY TO GET TO THE TRUTH. PART OF THAT WILL ENTAIL THAT WE NEED A SPECIAL COUNSEL TO INVESTIGATE AND NOT HAVE THE D.O.J. AND F.B.I. INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES. I YIELD BACK.

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      • 02:28:29 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM OREGON SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 02:28:39 PM

        MR. DEFAZIO

        THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SAID, THIS IS A FOUR-WEEK BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT.…

        THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER SAID, THIS IS A FOUR-WEEK BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT. AND ANOTHER SPEAKER SAID THEY'VE DONE THEIR JOB. YOU KNOW, THE MOST BASIC FUNCTION OF THE MAJORITY PARTY WHO CONTROLS THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE IS TO WRITE A PERMANENT ONE-YEAR BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES. THIS IS THE FOURTH TEMPORARY CONTINUING RESOLUTION. YOU'RE 113 DAYS LATE. NOW, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THAT? WELL, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE SAYS OPERATING UNDER A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS ABOUT AS UNWISE AS COULD BE. AND YOU SAY YOU'RE HERE FOR THE TROOPS? FOUR WEEKS, NOW 18 DAYS MAYBE. IT'S COST THE PENTAGON BILLIONS. IT'S COST US $1.4 BILLION OF LOST TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS. THAT'S 21,000 JOBS. THAT'S HUNDREDS OF PROJECTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SOCIAL SECURITY NEEDS NEW COMPUTERS. THEY CAN'T SIGN A CONTRACT TO GET THEM. AND INSTEAD OF ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR FAILURES TO PASS A SINGLE APPROPRIATIONS BILL, YOU'RE NOW DEMONIZING THE DREAMERS. PASS THE BUDGET. GIVE US OUR APPROPRIATIONS. NOT 18 DAYS, NOT 30 DAYS. FOR THE REST OF THE FISCAL YEAR.

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      • 02:29:46 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY…

        REQUEST TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE, TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.

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      • 02:29:55 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED. FOR ONE MINUTE. THE HOUSE…

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED. FOR ONE MINUTE. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        MR. SPEAKER, IT'S SIMPLE. UNTIL YOU MAKE IT COMPLICATED. THERE'S A POSTER…

        MR. SPEAKER, IT'S SIMPLE. UNTIL YOU MAKE IT COMPLICATED. THERE'S A POSTER IN MY OFFICE THAT SAYS JUST THAT. IT KIND OF DESCRIBES WHERE WE'RE AT. WE'RE HAVING A LOT OF DEBATE IN THIS HOUSE ABOUT THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT FUNDING SITUATION. OUR MILITARY, THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM.

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      • 02:30:20 PM

        MR. ROTHFUS

        WHICH BY THE WAY HOUSE REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY VOTED TO EXTEND MORE THAN TWO…

        WHICH BY THE WAY HOUSE REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY VOTED TO EXTEND MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO AND AGAIN DID THIS PAST WEEK. HERE'S THE SIMPLE PART. THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM CAN BE RE-AUTHORIZED. THE GOVERNMENT CAN BE REOPENED AND PAYCHECKS SENT TO OUR TROOPS WITHOUT DELAY IF SENATORS SCHUMER AND CASEY AND OTHER SENATE DEMOCRATS CHANGED THEIR VOTES TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. THE SHORT-TERM FUNDING BILL AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE RE-AUTHORIZATION IS ABOUT AS BIPARTISAN AND NONCONTROVERSIAL AS YOU CAN GET AROUND HERE. YET SENATOR SCHUMER DECIDED TO MAKE A CRISIS OUT OF IT. SO, MR. SPEAKER, I'D LIKE TO BE ABLE TO ASK SENATOR SCHUMER, SENATOR CASEY, WOULD YOU VOTE TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT TODAY? WOULD IT MAKE A DIFFERENCE? IF I SAID PLEASE? I YIELD BACK. .

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      • 02:31:06 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT…

        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

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      • 02:31:13 PM

        MS. JAYAPAL

        HERE ARE THE FACTS, THE FIRST SHUTDOWN IN MODERN HISTORY WHEN ONE PARTY…

        HERE ARE THE FACTS, THE FIRST SHUTDOWN IN MODERN HISTORY WHEN ONE PARTY HAS CONTROLLED THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE. THE FIFTH REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN IN 30 YEARS AND FOUR CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS SINCE SEPTEMBER. FOUR REPUBLICANS JOINED DEMOCRATS IN VOTING NO ON THE HOUSE BILL LAST WEEK BECAUSE IT IS NOT A SOLUTION. MR. SPEAKER, THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN IS NO WAY TO GOVERN. REPUBLICANS HAD PLENTY OF TIME TO PASS CHIP RE-AUTHORIZATION BUT INSTEAD THEY WANT TO USE IT FOR HOSTAGE TAKING AND HAVE THE WILL TO ACT ON THE G.O.P. TAX SCAM TO BENEFIT CORPORATIONS AND THE WEALTHIEST BUT NOT ON PENSIONS FOR WORKING FAMILIES AND CERTAINLY HAD NO INTEREST IN A SOLUTION FOR DREAMERS, AN ISSUE THAT 87% OF THE AMERICANS AGREE ON AND REPUBLICANS WOULD VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS. THERE ARE TWO BIPARTISAN BILLS IN THE HOUSE TO PROTECT DREAMERS AND ONE IN THE SENATE. THIS ISN'T ABOUT REAL SOLUTIONS. THEY WANT TO USE IMMIGRANTS AS A SCAPE GOAT AND END LEGAL IMMIGRATION. AS AN IMMIGRANT I'M TIRED BEING CALLED THE WORST OF THE WORST AND MEXICANS ARE RACIST OR AFRICANS ARE CALLED VULL GARTHY THAT I CAN'T REPEAT. LET'S END THE SHUTDOWN NOW WITH REAL SOLUTIONS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, MR. SPEAKER.

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      • 02:32:43 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

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        MS. JAYAPAL

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END THE SHUTDOWN OOKT OF…

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872 THE END THE SHUTDOWN OOKT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH TUESDAY WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES.

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      • 02:33:07 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        AS THE CHAIR PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE UNANIMOUS CONSENT CONTINUE BE…

        AS THE CHAIR PREVIOUSLY ADVISED, THE UNANIMOUS CONSENT CONTINUE BE ENTERTAINED.

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      • 02:33:17 PM

        MR. CROWLEY

        I OFFER A PRIVILEGE RESOLUTION AND ASK FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION BY THE…

        I OFFER A PRIVILEGE RESOLUTION AND ASK FOR IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION BY THE CHAMBER.

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      • 02:33:25 PM

        THE CLERK

        HOUSE RESOLUTION 709 RESOLVED THAT THE FOLLOWING MEMBER IS LEGITIMATED TO…

        HOUSE RESOLUTION 709 RESOLVED THAT THE FOLLOWING MEMBER IS LEGITIMATED TO THE STADGEDING COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ONE, COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE. MS. PLASKETT.

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      • 02:33:40 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        WITHOUT OBJECTION. NOKE IS LAID UPON THE TABLE.

      • 02:33:45 PM

        MR. HOYER

        MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE A PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        STATE YOUR INQUIRY.

      • 02:33:54 PM

        MR. HOYER

        IF AM I CORRECT THAT A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS NOT NECESSARY IF, IN FACT,…

        IF AM I CORRECT THAT A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS NOT NECESSARY IF, IN FACT, AN APPROPRIATION BILL HAS BEEN PASSED TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT?

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      • 02:34:09 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN IS NOT STATING A PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY?

      • 02:34:14 PM

        MR. HOYER

        AM I CORRECT?

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        TEMPORE PURSUANT

        CLAUSE 12-A, RULE

      • 09:46:36 PM

        ANNOUNCER

        WE ARE STANDING BY FOR THE HOUSE TO COME IN. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH…

        WE ARE STANDING BY FOR THE HOUSE TO COME IN. SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL ANNOUNCED THE SENATE WILL BE ADJOURNING AND COME BACK TOMORROW MORNING AT 10:00 A.M. THEY WILL VOTE AT NOON FEBRUARY 8. A REMINDER THAT WHEN THE HOUSE COMES THEN, WE WILL GET THAT LIVE FOR YOU ON C-SPAN.

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      • 09:47:06 PM

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        I WANTED TO GIVE ALL OUR COLLEAGUES AND UPDATE.

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        SOUTH CAROLINA, RISE.

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        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT WHEN THE HOUSES ADJOURNED TODAY, IT IS…

        I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT WHEN THE HOUSES ADJOURNED TODAY, IT IS ADJOURNED TO ME TOMORROW.

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        THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA, RISE.

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        EITHER THAT THE HOUSE NOW ENTERING.

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        THE HOUSE NOW ENTERING.

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      115th Congress - House
      Total Hours: 938 (After 385 days)
      • Debate445 Hours
      • Special Orders191 Hours
      • Votes147 Hours
      • One Minute Speeches78 Hours
      • Morning Hour68 Hours
      • Opening Procedures5 Hours

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