House Defeats Goodlatte-McCaul Bill, 193-231
House Session - November 28, 2012

The House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.

Speakers:
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Action
  • 12:01:55 PM

    THE SPEAKER

    OHIO.

  • 12:02:19 PM

    THE CHAPLAIN

    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 TO THE HOUSE HIS APPROVAL THEREOF. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 1 OF RULE 1 THE JOURNAL STANDS APPROVED. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TODAY WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK, MR. HIGGINS.

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  • 12:03:39 PM

    THE SPEAKER

    ALL.

  • 12:03:52 PM

    MR. HIGGINS

    WITHOUT OBJECTION.

  • 12:04:06 PM

    THE SPEAKER

    GUEST CHAPLAIN. TOO OFTEN WE DON'T RECOGNIZE TRUE

  • 12:04:15 PM

    MRS. SCHMIDT

    STORY OF KEN JOHNSON AND PHIL FULTON, TWO PASTORS IN ADAMS COUNTY. YOU

  • 12:04:21 PM

    MRS. SCHMIDT

    THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN UP TO 15 FURTHER REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES…

    THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN UP TO 15 FURTHER REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES ON EACH SIDE OF THE AISLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA RISE?

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  • 12:06:51 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THE POLICIES AND OTHERS CARRY THOSE POLICIES OUT. AT LEAST THAT'S THE WAY…

    THE POLICIES AND OTHERS CARRY THOSE POLICIES OUT. AT LEAST THAT'S THE WAY IT HAPPENS IN THIS COUNTRY.

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  • 12:07:02 PM

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    SALUTE SMARTLY AND CARRY OUT THE ORDERS.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    SALUTE SMARTLY AND CARRY OUT THE ORDERS.

  • 12:07:09 PM

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    SALUTE SMARTLY AND CARRY OUT THE ORDERS. BO HICKS' BODY WAS RETURNED TO…

    SALUTE SMARTLY AND CARRY OUT THE ORDERS. BO HICKS' BODY WAS RETURNED TO HIS BELOVED SOUTH CAROLINA MONDAY TO HIS FAMILY AND TO HIS FRIENDS.

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  • 12:07:18 PM

    MR. GOWDY

    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 OHIO RISE?

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  • 12:08:19 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    COMMITMENTS OF MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND SOCIAL SECURITY. NO SKIN OFF THEIR…

    COMMITMENTS OF MEDICARE, MEDICAID AND SOCIAL SECURITY. NO SKIN OFF THEIR NOSES. SORRY, YOU 50 MILLION

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    NO SKIN OFF THEIR NOSES. SORRY, YOU 50 MILLION AMERICANS WHO ARE

  • 12:08:25 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    AMERICANS WHO ARE IN POVERTY. TOO BAD, YOU MILLIONS OF CHILDREN, ELDERLY…

    AMERICANS WHO ARE IN POVERTY. TOO BAD, YOU MILLIONS OF CHILDREN, ELDERLY AND POOR WHO RELY ON SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE AND MEDICAID.

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  • 12:08:27 PM

    MR. KUCINICH

    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 ILLINOIS SEEK RECOGNITION?

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  • 12:09:47 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    FIRED ELECTRICITY GENERATING FACILITY IS BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY IT

  • 12:09:52 PM

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    FACILITY IS BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES AND HAVE PEOPLE LIVE LONGER…

    FACILITY IS BENEFITING THE COMMUNITY IT SERVES AND HAVE PEOPLE LIVE LONGER AND BETTER LIVES. SOME IN CONGRESS

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  • 12:09:55 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    PEOPLE LIVE LONGER AND BETTER LIVES. SOME IN CONGRESS

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    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 GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS RISE?

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  • 12:11:18 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THANKSGIVING, AND THAT IS WHAT I'D LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT. THIS WHOLE IDEA OF…

    THANKSGIVING, AND THAT IS WHAT I'D LIKE TO SPEAK ABOUT. THIS WHOLE IDEA OF GIVING THANKS AND RECOGNIZING WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

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  • 12:11:22 PM

    MS. JACKSON LEE

    OF GIVING THANKS AND RECOGNIZING WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

  • 12:11:25 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    AND RECOGNIZING WHERE WE ARE TODAY. BEFORE I START THAT, VERY BRIEFLY,

  • 12:11:28 PM

    MS. JACKSON LEE

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

    THE GENTLEWOMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS RISE?

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  • 12:12:59 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    HIM AND HIS FAMILY. HE SAYS, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT TOO MANY OF US ARE GOING…

    HIM AND HIS FAMILY. HE SAYS, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT TOO MANY OF US ARE GOING TO BE HIT WITH A BIG TAX INCREASE NEXT YEAR. I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY ANY MORE TAXES.

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  • 12:13:05 PM

    MR. POE

    YEAR. I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY ANY MORE TAXES. MY FAMILY LIVES PAYCHECK TO…

    YEAR. I CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY ANY MORE TAXES. MY FAMILY LIVES PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK.

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  • 12:13:09 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    TO PAYCHECK. WE STAND TO LOSE EVERYTHING WE'VE WORKED FOR.

  • 12:13:13 PM

    MR. POE

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

    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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  • 12:14:07 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND ROADS AND BRIDGES. IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE THIS…

    AND SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND ROADS AND BRIDGES. IN ORDER TO EXPERIENCE THIS GROWTH, WE CANNOT ALLOW SEQUESTRATION TO MAKE DRAMATIC CUTS TO MEDICAL RESEARCH.

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  • 12:14:19 PM

    MR. HIGGINS

    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 KANSAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

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  • 12:15:24 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    IN RED INK AND RED TAPE. AS THE END

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    IN RED INK AND RED TAPE. AS THE END

  • 12:15:32 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    TAPE. AS THE END OF THE YEAR DRAWS NEAR, WE HAVE AN

  • 12:15:34 PM

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

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

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  • 12:16:35 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    VISITING THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY. THEY SAY SOCIAL SECURITY MUST BE REDUCED.…

    VISITING THE WHITE HOUSE TODAY. THEY SAY SOCIAL SECURITY MUST BE REDUCED. IT DIDN'T CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO THE DEBT OR DEFICIT, BUT IT MUST BE REDUCED. WHAT DID

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  • 12:16:44 PM

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    BE REDUCED. WHAT DID HE SAY? YOU HAVE TO LOWER PEOPLE'S EXPECTATIONS OF…

    BE REDUCED. WHAT DID HE SAY? YOU HAVE TO LOWER PEOPLE'S EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO GET HE SAID SOCIAL SECURITY

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  • 12:16:51 PM

    MR. DEFAZIO

    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 KENTUCKY SEEK RECOGNITION?

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  • 12:17:56 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    OF AMERICANS AND 97% OF SMALL BUSINESSES. WE

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    AMERICANS AND 97% OF SMALL BUSINESSES. WE

  • 12:18:03 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    BUSINESSES. WE SHOULD BE BUILDING ON THAT COMMON GROUND NOT ARGUING OVER…

    BUSINESSES. WE SHOULD BE BUILDING ON THAT COMMON GROUND NOT ARGUING OVER SEMANTICS.

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    OVER SEMANTICS.

  • 12:18:28 PM

    MR. YARMUTH

    FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN SEEK RECOGNITION?

  • 12:19:18 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    COMMUNITY. THEY CHOSE TO HELP AN 18-YEAR ARMY VETERAN CRITICALLY INJURED…

    COMMUNITY. THEY CHOSE TO HELP AN 18-YEAR ARMY VETERAN CRITICALLY INJURED IN AFGHANISTAN ON JULY 9 OF THIS

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  • 12:19:24 PM

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    YEAR WHILE TRYING TO RESCUE FELLOW SOLDIERS.

  • 12:19:28 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    SOLDIERS.

  • 12:19:32 PM

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    HIS HE AND HIS WIFE CAMILLA WHO IS NOW PREGNANT WITH THEIR SECOND CHILD,…

    HIS HE AND HIS WIFE CAMILLA WHO IS NOW PREGNANT WITH THEIR SECOND CHILD, ARE FACING ECONOMIC LOSS. THE CHILDREN HAVE RAISED MONEY BY DOING WALK-A-THONS AND BAKE SALES AND WILL PRESENT THE MONEY TO

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  • 12:19:49 PM

    MR. COURTNEY

    FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM OHIO SEEK RECOGNITION?

  • 12:20:34 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    CENTER ESTIMATES THAT THE AVERAGE PERSON WILL SEE THEIR

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    CENTER ESTIMATES THAT THE AVERAGE PERSON WILL SEE THEIR

  • 12:20:41 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WILL SEE THEIR TAX BILL RISE IN 2013. UNEMPLOYMENT WILL

  • 12:20:52 PM

    MS. FUDGE

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

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

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  • 12:21:45 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    H.I.V.-AIDS. WHILE WE HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN THIS TIME, WE HAVE…

    H.I.V.-AIDS. WHILE WE HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN THIS TIME, WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE THAT SUBSTANTIAL WORK REMAINS TO BE CONE.

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    RECOGNIZE THAT SUBSTANTIAL WORK REMAINS TO BE CONE. THOUGH THE NUMBER OF…

    RECOGNIZE THAT SUBSTANTIAL WORK REMAINS TO BE CONE. THOUGH THE NUMBER OF NEW INFECTIONS IS DECREASING EVERY YEAR, 34 MILLION PEOPLE, INCLUDING

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  • 12:21:53 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    NEW INFECTIONS IS DECREASING EVERY YEAR, 34 MILLION PEOPLE, INCLUDING

  • 12:21:58 PM

    MR. CICILLINE

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

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK SEEK RECOGNITION?

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  • 12:22:55 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THE SHACKLES OF THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE. ALBANIA

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    TODAY IS A THRIVING DEMOCRACY A MEMBER OF NATO AND WHEN YOU LOOK

  • 12:23:05 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE FACT OF THE 1950'S AND THE 1960'S, EXTENDING INTO

  • 12:23:09 PM

    MR. ENFWAL

    FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

  • 12:24:45 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    ECONOMY. IT WAS ONE OF THE STATES HIT HARDEST BY THE RECESSION AND AFTER…

    ECONOMY. IT WAS ONE OF THE STATES HIT HARDEST BY THE RECESSION AND AFTER YEARS OF STRUGGLE, OUR HOUSING MARKET

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    STRUGGLE, OUR HOUSING MARKET IS BOUNCING BACK AND OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS…

    STRUGGLE, OUR HOUSING MARKET IS BOUNCING BACK AND OUR UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS THE

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  • 12:24:52 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS THE LOWEST IT'S BEEN SINCE 2009.

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    OF THE NATION BACK INTO THE RECESSION WE HAVE BEEN CLIMBING OUT OF. THE…

    OF THE NATION BACK INTO THE RECESSION WE HAVE BEEN CLIMBING OUT OF. THE INABILITY FOR US TO COMPROMISE WOULD MEAN THAT MILLIONS MORE WOULD BE UNEMPLOYED, HIGHER TAXES ON THE ALREADY STRUGGLING FAMILIES AND THERE WOULD BE CUTS TO THE PROGRAMS THAT SO MANY LIVELIHOODS DEPEND ON. WE'RE

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  • 12:25:18 PM

    MS. HAHN

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

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

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  • 12:26:12 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    REMARKS.

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    AND YOU KNOW

  • 12:26:45 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

  • 12:26:49 PM

    MS. KAPTUR

    POINTS IN TO 13

  • 12:28:12 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, SIGNED, SINCERELY,

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    EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, SIGNED, SINCERELY,

  • 12:28:17 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, SIGNED, SINCERELY,

  • 12:29:36 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, SIGNED, SINCERELY, JOHN GARAMENDI, MEMBER OF…

    EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY, SIGNED, SINCERELY, JOHN GARAMENDI, MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

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  • 12:29:45 PM

    THE CLERK

    IS ACCEPTED. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12A OF RULE 1, THE HOUSE WILL STAND IN…

    IS ACCEPTED. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12A OF RULE 1, THE HOUSE WILL STAND IN RECESS SUBJECT TO THE

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  • 12:30:03 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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    BUILDING.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    FROM MASSACHUSETTS, MR. CAPUANO, WILL EACH CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR…

    FROM MASSACHUSETTS, MR. CAPUANO, WILL EACH CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES

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  • 12:57:15 PM

    THE CLERK

    20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA.

  • 12:57:27 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

  • 12:57:40 PM

    MR. DENHAM

    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MAJORITY FOR BRINGING…

    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MAJORITY FOR BRINGING THIS BILL UP. THIS IS A NICE WAY FOR SERVING THE LONGEST CONTINUING SPEAKER IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY. FOR THOSE WHO

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  • 12:57:51 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    COUNTRY. FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T HAVE THE PLEASURE TO KNOW MR. O'NEILL, I'D…

    COUNTRY. FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T HAVE THE PLEASURE TO KNOW MR. O'NEILL, I'D LIKE

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  • 12:57:56 PM

    MR. DENHAM

    LOOK AT HIM AS AN HISTORIC FIGURE UP ON THE PODIUM. I

  • 12:57:58 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    UP ON THE PODIUM. I LOOK AT HIM AS A MAN I KNEW A FAIR AMOUNT

  • 12:58:00 PM

    MR. CAPUANO

    THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA.

  • 01:00:51 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THIS RESOLUTION. TIP

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    RESOLUTION. TIP O'NEILL NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION TO THIS BODY. THOSE

  • 01:00:57 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    BODY. THOSE

  • 01:00:59 PM

    THE SPEAKER

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK.

  • 01:03:52 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    I THANK SPEAKER BOEHNER FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AND COOPERATION IN BRINGING…

    I THANK SPEAKER BOEHNER FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AND COOPERATION IN BRINGING THIS LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR. THANK

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    TO THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. TIP

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    SPEAKER. TIP

  • 01:04:01 PM

    MR. CAPUANO

    O'NEILL SAYS THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WAS MILLIE, HIS WIFE, AND I HAD THE…

    O'NEILL SAYS THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE WAS MILLIE, HIS WIFE, AND I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF SERVING IN THE OFFICE THAT TIP O'NEILL HAD WHEN HE WAS SPEAKER OF THE

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  • 01:04:08 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    O'NEILL HAD WHEN HE WAS SPEAKER OF THE

  • 01:04:10 PM

    MS. PELOSI

    THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. WHO SEEKS RECOGNITION?

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS FOR…

    THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS FOR YIELDING --

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  • 01:09:22 PM

    MR. CAPUANO

    THANK THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS FOR YIELDING

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    MR. CAPUANO

    ME TIME AND JOINING WITH OUR DEMOCRATIC LEADER AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN…

    ME TIME AND JOINING WITH OUR DEMOCRATIC LEADER AND SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN SUPPORTING THE PENDING MEASURE. SPEAKER THOMAS P. O'NEILL, OTHER WISE KNOWN AS TIP, WAS FIRST ELECTED TO REPRESENT THE 11TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS IN 1952 AND

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  • 01:09:37 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    OF FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, TIP O'NEILL.

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    MR. CAPUANO

    OF FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, TIP O'NEILL. TIP O'NEILL HAD A LONG AND…

    OF FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, TIP O'NEILL. TIP O'NEILL HAD A LONG AND DISTINGUISHED CAREER IN PUBLIC SERVICE AS

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    PUBLIC SERVICE AS WE HAVE HEARD. THIS WAS CLEARLY AN O'NEILL FAMILY VALUE…

    PUBLIC SERVICE AS WE HAVE HEARD. THIS WAS CLEARLY AN O'NEILL FAMILY VALUE AS SO MANY HAVE CARRIED ON WITH SUCH DISTINCTION.

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  • 01:12:47 PM

    MS. TSONGAS

    THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    DELEGATION ALWAYS WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO TIP O'NEILL. A…

    DELEGATION ALWAYS WELCOME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO TIP O'NEILL. A GIANT

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  • 01:14:11 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    TIP O'NEILL. A GIANT OF THIS HOUSE AND LEGEND IN

  • 01:14:13 PM

    MR. CAPUANO

    AND LEGEND IN MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS. FOR DECADES, TIP O'NEILL REPRESENTED…

    AND LEGEND IN MASSACHUSETTS POLITICS. FOR DECADES, TIP O'NEILL REPRESENTED THE PEOPLE OF HIS DISTRICT WITH DISTINCTION, HARD WORK, AND WIT. AND FOR

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  • 01:14:23 PM

    MR. MCGOVERN

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELD BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA RESERVES THE…

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELD BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA RESERVES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS.

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  • 01:16:26 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    GENTLEMAN SO MUCH FOR HOLDING THIS SPECIAL SESSION. MR. SPEAKER, I WAS…

    GENTLEMAN SO MUCH FOR HOLDING THIS SPECIAL SESSION. MR. SPEAKER, I WAS ELECTED TO CONGRESS 36 YEARS AGO. AND MY FIRST

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    AGO. AND MY FIRST DAY IN CONGRESS, MY FIRST VOTE IN CONGRESS, IN JANUARY

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    FIRST VOTE IN CONGRESS, IN JANUARY OF 1977, WAS A VOTE FOR WHO WOULD BE…

    FIRST VOTE IN CONGRESS, IN JANUARY OF 1977, WAS A VOTE FOR WHO WOULD BE THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE.

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  • 01:16:44 PM

    MR. MARKEY

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA RESERVES HIS TIME.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    TELL YOU THAT MOST OF THE O'NEILL FAMILY AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT

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    WILL TELL YOU THAT TIP WOULD BE PROUD OF THEM. HE WAS

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THEM. HE WAS PROUD OF THE ONE HE IS KNEW AND THE ONE HE IS DIDN'T KNOW AS…

    THEM. HE WAS PROUD OF THE ONE HE IS KNEW AND THE ONE HE IS DIDN'T KNOW AS WELL. EVERY ONE

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    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    NO. IN THE OPINION

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    BENEFIT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOLLOWING

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    BENEFIT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOLLOWING

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    BENEFIT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOLLOWING

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    BENEFIT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOLLOWING

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    CALLER

    BENEFIT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOLLOWING

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    BENEFIT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOLLOWING

  • 01:23:17 PM

    MR. MILLER

    BENEFIT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOLLOWING

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    BENEFIT VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES. FOLLOWING

  • 01:23:23 PM

    MR. MILLER

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLELADY FROM FLORIDA.

  • 01:25:43 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    VILLAGE. MRS. DAVIS SERVED WITH GREAT DISTINCTION AS A BUSINESSWOMAN, BUT…

    VILLAGE. MRS. DAVIS SERVED WITH GREAT DISTINCTION AS A BUSINESSWOMAN, BUT ONE

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  • 01:25:48 PM

    MS. BROWN

    THE GENTLELADY RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

    THE GENTLELADY RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA IS RECOGNIZED.

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  • 01:27:24 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN SUPPORT OF H.R. 6374, A BILL TO DESIGNATE THE…

    MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN SUPPORT OF H.R. 6374, A BILL TO DESIGNATE THE DEPARTMENT

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  • 01:27:30 PM

    MR. MILLER

    DESIGNATE THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS FACILITY IN CARROLLTON,…

    DESIGNATE THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS' AFFAIRS FACILITY IN CARROLLTON, GEORGIA, AS THE TRINKA DAVIS VETERANS VILLAGE. MR. SPEAKER, MUCH OF WHAT I'M GOING TO SAY HAS BEEN SAID BY THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, THE GENTLEMAN

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  • 01:27:40 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, THE GENTLEMAN

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    MR. GINGREY

    THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    MILLER: MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE…

    MILLER: MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS

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  • 01:31:50 PM

    MR. MILLER

    MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS ON H.R.…

    MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS ON H.R. 6374, AND I THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO YIELD TIME. ENCOURAGE ALL MY

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  • 01:31:56 PM

    MS. BROWN

    FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO YIELD TIME. ENCOURAGE ALL MY MEMBERS TO SUPPORT…

    FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO YIELD TIME. ENCOURAGE ALL MY MEMBERS TO SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    OF MY TIME.

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    MR. MILLER

    IS, WILL THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 6374. SO MANY AS ARE IN…

    IS, WILL THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 6374. SO MANY AS ARE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT THE MOTION TO

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  • 01:32:25 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA RISE?

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WASHINGTON, AS THE NATIONAL PARK RANGER MARGARET ANDERSON POST OFFICE.

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    >>

    OFFICE.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    PENNSYLVANIA, MR. ALTMIRE, WILL EACH CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE

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    THE CLERK

    MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

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    MR. GOSAR

    BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. REICHERT, WOULD DESIGNATE THE…

    BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. REICHERT, WOULD DESIGNATE THE FACILITY OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE LOCATED AT 103 CENTER STREET WEST IN EATONVILLE, WASHINGTON, AS THE NATIONAL PARK RANGER MARGARET ANDERSON POST OFFICE. THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE ENTIRE WASHINGTON STATE DELEGATION, AND WAS FAVORABLY REPORTED BY THE COMMITTEE ON THE OVERSIGHT AND GOVERNMENT REFORM ON JUNE

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  • 01:34:54 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES HIS TILE. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES MR. ALTMIRE.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    POST OFFICE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMMITTEE REQUIREMENTS, THE BILL IS…

    POST OFFICE. IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMMITTEE REQUIREMENTS, THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED

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  • 01:36:18 PM

    MR. ALTMIRE

    THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON DELEGATION.…

    THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED BY ALL MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON DELEGATION. MARGARET ANDERSON

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  • 01:36:22 PM

    MR. ALTMIRE

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA…

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA IS RECOGNIZED.

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  • 01:38:18 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    H.R. 5788, LEGISLATION TO DESIGNATE THE POST OFFICE LOCATED AT 103 CENTER

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    MR. GOSAR

    POST OFFICE LOCATED AT 103 CENTER STREET WEST IN EATONVILLE, WASHINGTON,…

    POST OFFICE LOCATED AT 103 CENTER STREET WEST IN EATONVILLE, WASHINGTON, AS THE NATIONAL

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WASHINGTON, AS THE NATIONAL PARK RANGER MARGARET ANDERSON

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    MR. REICHERT

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. WHO SEEKS RECOGNITION?

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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    MR. ALTMIRE

    IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN…

    NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE,

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    MR. GOSAR

    VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE…

    VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID UPON THE TABLE.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THAT THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 5738.

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    MR. GOSAR

    LANCE CORPORAL ANTHONY A. DILISIO CLINTON-MACOMB CARRIER ANNEX. THE SPEAKER

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    DILISIO CLINTON-MACOMB CARRIER ANNEX. THE SPEAKER

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    THE CLERK

    THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA, MR. GOSAR, AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

    THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA, MR. GOSAR, AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA, MR. ALTMIRE, WILL EACH CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    ORDERED.

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    MR. GOSAR

    THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE LOCATED AT 15285 SAMOHIN DRIVE IN MACOMB,…

    THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE LOCATED AT 15285 SAMOHIN DRIVE IN MACOMB, MICHIGAN, AS THE LANCE CORPORATE ANTHONY A. DILISIO

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    A. DILISIO CLINTON D.C. MACOMB CARRIER ANNEX.

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    MR. GOSAR

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES HIS TIME. MR. ALTMIRE.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    LANCE CORPORATE ANTHONY DILISIO CLINTON-MACOMB CARRIER ANNEX. IN

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    MR. ALTMIRE

    DILISIO CLINTON-MACOMB CARRIER ANNEX. IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMMITTEE…

    DILISIO CLINTON-MACOMB CARRIER ANNEX. IN ACCORDANCE WITH COMMITTEE REQUIREMENTS, THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED

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  • 01:44:39 PM

    MR. ALTMIRE

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA IS RECOGNIZE.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THE FREEDOMS WE HOLD DEAR. ANTHONY DILISIO WAS ONE OF THOSE. HE WAS

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    THOSE. HE WAS AN ALL-AMERICAN KID WITH A -- WAS A MEMBER OF THE SWIM TEAM…

    THOSE. HE WAS AN ALL-AMERICAN KID WITH A -- WAS A MEMBER OF THE SWIM TEAM AND BASEBALL TEAM AT CONTACT

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  • 01:46:14 PM

    MRS. MILLER

    THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    QUESTION IS WILL THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 5738. THOSE IN…

    QUESTION IS WILL THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 5738. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE

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    OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 BEING IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE…

    OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 BEING IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL

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  • 01:49:34 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL

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    IS PASS AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE…

    IS PASS AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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  • 01:49:42 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THAT THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 3892 AS…

    MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THAT THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 3892 AS AMENDED.

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    ROAD IN ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA THEARKS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VICTOR A. DUE…

    ROAD IN ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA THEARKS PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VICTOR A. DUE POST

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  • 01:50:11 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    OFFICE. -- A. DEW POST OFFICE.

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    CALLER

    I ASK THAT ALL MEMBERS HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND…

    I ASK THAT ALL MEMBERS HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL ON THE BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION.

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  • 01:50:35 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDER.

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    MR. GOSAR

    AT 8771 AUBURN FOLSOM ROAD IN ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA, AS THE PRIVATE FIRST…

    AT 8771 AUBURN FOLSOM ROAD IN ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA, AS THE PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VICTOR A. DEW POST

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    CALIFORNIA, AS THE PRIVATE FIRST CLASS VICTOR A. DEW POST

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    MR. GOSAR

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES HIS TIME. MR. ALTMIRE IS RECOGNIZED.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    OF THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE IN ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA, AFTER VICTOR A.…

    OF THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE IN ROSEVILLE, CALIFORNIA, AFTER VICTOR A. DEW. AFTER

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  • 01:52:09 PM

    MR. ALTMIRE

    CALIFORNIA, AFTER VICTOR A. DEW. AFTER ENLISTING WITH THE MARINES IN 2009,…

    CALIFORNIA, AFTER VICTOR A. DEW. AFTER ENLISTING WITH THE MARINES IN 2009, VICTOR CHOSE THE

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    ENLISTING WITH THE MARINES IN 2009, VICTOR CHOSE THE

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    MR. ALTMIRE

    I YIELD SUCH TIME AS HE MAY CONSUME TO THE SPONSOR OF THIS LEGISLATION,…

    I YIELD SUCH TIME AS HE MAY CONSUME TO THE SPONSOR OF THIS LEGISLATION, MR. MCCLINTOCK.

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  • 01:53:50 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    AND HIS COMRADES IN ARMS. THAT DAY, I DISCOVERED THAT HIS NEXT DOOR…

    AND HIS COMRADES IN ARMS. THAT DAY, I DISCOVERED THAT HIS NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR IS A LONGTIME ACQUAINTANCE OF MINE.

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  • 01:53:57 PM

    MR. MCCLINTOCK

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. THE CHAIR WILL RECEIVE A MESSAGE FROM THE…

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. THE CHAIR WILL RECEIVE A MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. THE MESSENGER: MR. SPEAKER, A MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE. THE SECRETARY:

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  • 02:02:21 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    1996 IN WHICH THE CONCURRENCE OF THE HOUSE IS REQUESTED.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R.

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    MR. ALTMIRE

    H.R. 3892, AS AMENDED. SO MANY AS ARE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO.…

    H.R. 3892, AS AMENDED. SO MANY AS ARE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING…

    OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED

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    MR. GOSAR

    CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES…

    CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID UPON THE TABLE.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THAT THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 233.

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    MR. GOSAR

    OFFICE.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    GOSAR, AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM MISSOURI, MR. CLAY, WILL CONTROL 20 MINUTES.

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    THE CLERK

    CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

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    MR. GOSAR

    2338, INTRODUCED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. POSEY, WILL DESIGNATE…

    2338, INTRODUCED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. POSEY, WILL DESIGNATE THE FACILITY OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE LOCATED AT 600 FLORIDA AVENUE IN COCOA, FLORIDA, AS THE HARRY T. AND HARRIETTE MOORE POST OFFICE. THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED

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  • 02:04:28 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES MR.…

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES MR. CLAY FROM MISSOURI.

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  • 02:05:28 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    OFFICE IN COCOA, FLORIDA, AFTER HARRY T.

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    MR. CLAY

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA…

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA IS RECOGNIZED.

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  • 02:07:30 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THE LIVES OF HARRY T. MOORE AND HIS WIFE, HARRIETTE MOORE. THESE LEADERS…

    THE LIVES OF HARRY T. MOORE AND HIS WIFE, HARRIETTE MOORE. THESE LEADERS AND THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS WERE TAKEN FROM US 61 YEARS AGO THIS CHRISTMAS.

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  • 02:07:34 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    FOR CIVIL RIGHTS WERE TAKEN FROM US 61 YEARS AGO THIS CHRISTMAS. HARRY T.…

    FOR CIVIL RIGHTS WERE TAKEN FROM US 61 YEARS AGO THIS CHRISTMAS. HARRY T. AND HARRIETTE MOORE PROPELLED THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY FAR BEYOND THE

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  • 02:07:43 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    PROPELLED THE STRUGGLE FOR JUSTICE AND EQUALITY FAR BEYOND THE

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    MR. POSEY

    THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES MR. CLAY.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THAT. MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE NO FURTHER SPEAKERS.

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    MR. CLAY

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA IS RECOGNIZED.

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  • 02:12:30 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN…

    NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED,

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  • 02:12:34 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE…

    THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID UPON THE TABLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES

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  • 02:12:41 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THAT THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 3912.

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    MR. GOSAR

    WOODHULL POST OFFICE BUILDING.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    FROM MISSOURI, MR. CLAY, WILL EACH CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE

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    THE CLERK

    CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE -- MR. O GOSAR FROM ARIZONA.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

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    MR. GOSAR

    POSTAL SERVICE LOCATED AT 110 MASTIC ROAD IN MASTIC BEACH, NEW YORK, AS…

    POSTAL SERVICE LOCATED AT 110 MASTIC ROAD IN MASTIC BEACH, NEW YORK, AS THE BRIGADIER GENERAL NATHANIEL WOODHULL POST OFFICE BUILDING. THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE ENTIRE NEW YORK STATE DELEGATION, AND WAS FAVORABLY REPORTED BY

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  • 02:13:53 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    ENTIRE NEW YORK STATE DELEGATION, AND WAS FAVORABLY REPORTED BY

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    MR. GOSAR

    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. I WOULD…

    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD AS MUCH TIME AS OUR COLLEAGUE WOULD LIKE TO CONSUME TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK, WHO IS THE SPONSOR OF THIS LEGISLATION, MR. BISHOP.

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  • 02:14:54 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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    MR. CLAY

    MY TIME. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN HONOR OF AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY…

    MY TIME. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN HONOR OF AN AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY WAR HERO, BRIGADIER GENERAL NATHANIEL WOODHULL. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT MY LEGISLATION TO NAME THE POST OFFICE IN MASTIC BEACH, NEW YORK, THE BRIGADIER GENERAL NATHANIEL

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  • 02:15:12 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    GENERAL NATHANIEL WOODHULL POST OFFICE BUILDING. I THANK ALL OF MY…

    GENERAL NATHANIEL WOODHULL POST OFFICE BUILDING. I THANK ALL OF MY COLLEAGUES IN THE NEW YORK DELEGATION

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  • 02:15:14 PM

    MR. BISHOP

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA.

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    MR. CLAY

    THE PASSAGE OF H.R. 3912, AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED,…

    RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION MOST MOOG. --

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  • 02:19:08 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    MOOG. -- WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE.…

    MOOG. -- WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA RISE? MR.

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  • 02:19:12 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE THAT THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 5954.

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    MR. GOSAR

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM MISSOURI, MR. CLAY, WILL EACH CONTROL

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    THE CLERK

    20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA.

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

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    MR. GOSAR

    BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA, MR. ALTMIRE, WOULD DESIGNATE THE…

    BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA, MR. ALTMIRE, WOULD DESIGNATE THE FACILITY OF THE UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE LOCATED AT 320 7TH STREET IN ELLWOOD CITY, PENNSYLVANIA, AS THE SERGEANT LESLIE H. SABO JR. POST OFFICE BUILDING. THE BILL IS CO-SPONSORED BY THE ENTIRE PENNSYLVANIA STATE DELEGATION

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  • 02:20:22 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MISSOURI IS RECOGNIZED.

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  • 02:21:34 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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    MR. CLAY

    SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF MY LEGISLATION TO NAME THE ELLWOOD CITY POST OFFICE IN…

    SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF MY LEGISLATION TO NAME THE ELLWOOD CITY POST OFFICE IN HONOR OF SERGEANT LESLIE SABO. BY PASSING THIS BILL WE ARE PLAYING A SMALL PART TO PAY TRIBUTE TO AN EXCEPTIONALLY HEROIC MAN AND FAMILY FOR THE SACRIFICES THEY MADE FOR THIS COUNTRY. SERGEANT

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  • 02:21:54 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    COUNTRY. SERGEANT SABO GREW UP IN ELLWOOD CITY, PENNSYLVANIA. HE REFLECTED

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    MR. ALTMIRE

    MR. SPEAKER, I ALSO URGE THE PASSAGE OF H.R. 5954 AND WILL RESERVE THE…

    MR. SPEAKER, I ALSO URGE THE PASSAGE OF H.R. 5954 AND WILL RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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  • 02:24:58 PM

    MR. CLAY

    AND THANK THE SPEAKER FOR THIS TIME AND SPECIAL THANKS TO MY COLLEAGUE…

    AND THANK THE SPEAKER FOR THIS TIME AND SPECIAL THANKS TO MY COLLEAGUE FROM PENNSYLVANIA, MR. ALTMIRE, FOR SPONSORING THIS LEGISLATION. I RISE

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  • 02:25:05 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    FOR SPONSORING THIS LEGISLATION. I RISE TO RECOGNIZE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL…

    FOR SPONSORING THIS LEGISLATION. I RISE TO RECOGNIZE CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR HERO, ARMY SERGEANT LESLIE SABO, WHO WAS FROM MY HOMETOWN OF

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  • 02:25:08 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    SABO, WHO WAS FROM MY HOMETOWN OF

  • 02:25:17 PM

    MR. GERLACH

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MISSOURI IS…

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MISSOURI IS RECOGNIZED.

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  • 02:27:42 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    SPEAKER, I URGE ALL MEMBERS TO SUPPORT PASSAGE OF H.R. 5954, AND I YIELD…

    SPEAKER, I URGE ALL MEMBERS TO SUPPORT PASSAGE OF H.R. 5954, AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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  • 02:27:47 PM

    MR. CLAY

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE,…

    NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED,

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  • 02:28:02 PM

    MR. GOSAR

    AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT…

    AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. THE

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  • 02:28:07 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    H.R. 6131, AN ACT TO EXTEND THE UNDERTAKING SPAM, SPYWARE AND FRAUD…

    H.R. 6131, AN ACT TO EXTEND THE UNDERTAKING SPAM, SPYWARE AND FRAUD ENFORCEMENT WITH ENFORCERS BEYOND BORDERS ACT OF 2006, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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  • 02:28:58 PM

    THE CLERK

    RECOGNIZED FOR A ONE-MINUTE SPEECH? UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED POLICY…

    RECOGNIZED FOR A ONE-MINUTE SPEECH? UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM ILLINOIS, MS. SCHAKOWSKY, IS RECOGNIZED FOR 60 MINUTES AS THE DESIGNEE OF THE MINORITY

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  • 02:29:11 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    60 MINUTES AS THE DESIGNEE OF THE MINORITY LEADER.

  • 02:29:43 PM

    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    ANY CHILD AS YOUR CHILD. BECAUSE WHAT I RISE TO TALK ABOUT TODAY IS THE…

    ANY CHILD AS YOUR CHILD. BECAUSE WHAT I RISE TO TALK ABOUT TODAY IS THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING VERY IMPORTANT MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH. SOME WONDERFUL THINGS THAT OUR COUNTRY DOES TO MAKE SURE THAT CHILDREN, LIKE HER, REGARDLESS OF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES AND WHERE THEY LIVE AND HOW MUCH MONEY THEIR PARENTS MAKE WILL BE ABLE TO GROW UP HEALTHY AND HAPPY AND PRODUCTIVE IN OUR COUNTRY. . BECAUSE INVESTMENTS IN INTERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH IMPROVE THE WELL-BEING AND QUALITY OF LIFE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHILE ACTUALLY REDUCING GOVERNMENT COSTS. SO AS WE DEAL WITH ALL OF THE ISSUES OF THE DEBT AND DEFICIT, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY'S KEEPING HER AND CHILDREN LIKE HER AND HER MOTHER AND HER FATHER AND HER FAMILY IN MIND AND MAKING CUTS THAT REALLY MAKE SENSE AND AVOIDING CUTS THAT ABSOLUTELY MAKE NO SENSE, THAT DON'T SAVE MONEY, AND CERTAINLY DON'T MAKE OUR COUNTRY ANY BETTER. THE INVESTMENTS THAT WE MAKE HELP CHILDREN REMAIN HEALTHY, ACHIEVE SUCCESS IN SCHOOL, AND BECOME PRODUCTIVE MEMBERS OF SOCIETY. SO WHILE WE ALL AGREE WE WANT TO TACKLE OUR FISCAL CHALLENGES, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE TAKE THE KIND OF BALANCED AND SENSIBLE APPROACH THAT REDUCES OUR DEFICIT, PUTS OUR FISCAL HOUSE IN ORDER, BUT PROTECTS THE HEALTH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND FAMILIES. SO WE SHOULD ALL AGREE, BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, THAT WHILE WE WANT TO INCREASE REVENUE TO TACKLE OUR BUDGET DEFICITS, AND ASK THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD TO PAY WEALTHIER INDIVIDUALS, AND PROFITABLE CORPORATIONS TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE, SO THAT WE DON'T ASK CHILDREN AND FAMILIES TO BEAR THE BURDEN. THIS LITTLE GIRL CERTAINLY HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH CREATING THE DEFICIT, AND MANY FAMILIES THAT THEY LIVE IN HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CREATING THE DEFICIT AND ASKING THEM TO PAY MORE DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE. WE NEED TO FIND SAVINGS IN BLOATED -- OFTEN IN THE BLOATED DEFENSE BUDGET, WASTE, FRAUD, AND ABUSE THROUGHOUT MANY DIFFERENT SYSTEMS, OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO GET RID OF UNNECESSARY AND DUPLICATIVE PROGRAMS THAT WE DON'T NEED. AND WE SHOULD GO VERY CAREFULLY THROUGH OUR BUDGET, BUT WE DON'T WANT TO DO IT AT THE EXPENSE OF SMALL CHILDREN. OF CHILDREN. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SEQUESTRATION, THESE ARE AUTOMATIC BUDGET CUTS THAT WILL GO THROUGH IF WE DON'T RESOLVE THE FISCAL PROBLEMS THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. AND THESE ARE, I WOULD ARGUE, INEFFICIENT ACROSS THE BOARD CUTS THAT WILL BE MADE, AND EVEN SOME PROGRAMS FOR -- EVEN THOUGH SOME PROGRAMS FOR VULNERABLE AMERICANS ARE PROTECTED, OTHERS WOULD BE SEVERELY CUT AND WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW THIS. AMERICAN FAMILIES SHOULDN'T BE PAYING FOR A BUDGET DEFICIT LARGELY CAUSED BY THINGS LIKE TWO UNPAID FOR WARS AND TWO UNPAID FOR TAX CUTS THAT DISPROPORTIONATELY BENEFITED THE WEALTHY. AND WALL STREET GONE WILD THAT LED TO THE WORST RECESSION SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION. OUR BUDGET SHOULD NOT BE BALANCED ON THE BACKS OF VULNERABLE AMERICANS, INCLUDING WOMEN AND CHILDREN. AND FUNDING PROGRAMS THAT ASSIST VULNERABLE WOMEN AND CHILDREN HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED SERIOUS CUTS IN RECENT YEARS AND WE SHOULDN'T BE ASKING MORE FROM THESE SAFETY NET PROGRAMS. WE ALSO WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE DON'T REPLACE SEQUESTRATION, THESE AUTOMATIC CUTS THAT WILL GO INTO PLACE, WITH SOMETHING EVEN WORSE. SOME ALTERNATIVES ARE BEING CONSIDERED THAT WOULD ACTUALLY DO EVEN MORE HARM THAN SEQUESTRATION TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN. AND ALTHOUGH MEDICAID BENEFICIARIES ARE PROTECTED UNDER SEQUESTRATION, SOME PROPOSALS WOULD MAKE CUTS AND/OR CHANGE MEDICAID INTO A BLOCK GRANT. THAT MEANS GIVING JUST A SUM OF MONEY TO THE STATES, PRETTY MUCH TO DO WHAT THEY WANT WITH, AND NOT NECESSARILY COVERING THE CHILDREN AND POOR PEOPLE, POOR FAMILIES THAT NEED MEDICAID SUPPORT. IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, MEDICAID COVERS MORE THAN 40% OF ALL BIRTHS AND COVERS ONE IN THREE CHILDREN. THINK ABOUT THAT. 40% OF ALL BIRTHS AND ONE IN THREE CHILDREN ARE IN FAMILIES THAT QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID SUPPORT. THAT MEANS THAT THEY ARE LOW INCOME ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID. AND WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO DO SOMETHING THAT WOULD MAKE THAT UNAVAILABLE SO WE HAVE THE BIRTH OF HEALTHY CHILDREN. SEQUESTRATION WOULD DEVASTATE OUR PUBLIC HEALTH SYSTEM, IMPEDING OUR ABILITY TO BEND THE HEALTH CARE COST CURVE, TO PREVENT ILLNESS, TO CURE DISEASES, TO ENSURE ACCESS TO QUALITY HEALTH SERVICES, AND TO ENSURE THE HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT OF OUR CHILDREN. SEQUESTRATION WILL ELIMINATE NEARLY $1 BILLION IN FEDERAL FUNDING FOR PROGRAMS AND RESEARCH DESIGNED TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THESE CUTS WILL HINDER OUR ABILITY TO EXTEND QUALITY HEALTH CARE SERVICES TO WOMEN AND TO FAMILIES. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT A VERY IMPORTANT AND OFTEN UNDER ATTACK PROGRAM THAT WE CALL -- WE CALL TITLE 10. AND THAT IS FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES. FAMILY PLANNING CLINICS AND THE TITLE -- AND ALSO I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE TITLE 5 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICES BLOCK GRANTS. TWO PROGRAMS THAT REDUCE BARRIERS FOR LOW-INCOME WOMEN AND CHILDREN TO ACCESS CRITICAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES AND SUPPORT. IF WE GO TO THESE AUTOMATIC CUTS, AGAIN YOU CALLED SEQUESTRATION, WE'LL BE CUTTING $24 MILLION IN FUNDING TO TITLE 10 CLINICS. IS THAT $24 MILLION OR BILLION. $24 MILLION TO TITLE 10 CLINICS. DECREASING FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THE ONLY DEDICATED FAMILY PLANNING PROGRAM TO ITS LOWEST POINT IN A DECADE. TITLE 10 CLINICS ARE CRITICAL AND VITAL COMPONENT OF OUR HEALTH CARE SAFETY NET, PROVIDING CRITICAL ACCESS TO BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAMS, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT SERVICES FOR SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, AND REDUCING THE RATE OF UNINTENDED PREGNANCIES AND REDUCING THE RATE OF ABORTIONS. ACCESS TO FAMILY PLANNING MEANS THAT THERE WILL BE LESS ABORTIONS IN THE UNITED STATES. FOR MANY WOMEN, TITLE 10 CLINICS PROVIDE THE ONLY HEALTH CARE SERVICES THAT THEY EVER RECEIVE IN THEIR LIFE. WITHOUT ACCESS, SOME WOMEN WILL HAVE A HARDER TIME OBTAINING PREVENTIVE CARE AND TREATMENT SERVICES. I'M TALKING ABOUT CLINICS THAT PROVIDE UP TO FIVE MILLION WOMEN ACROSS THE COUNTRY, PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINICS, THAT WE NEED TO FUND FOR NOT JUST -- PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO THINK ABOUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD AS BEING THE PLACE WHERE WOMEN CAN GET ABORTIONS. THAT'S A TINY PART OF THEIR SERVICES. ABOUT 3%. MOSTLY THEY PROVIDE PRIMARY HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTION. AND THAT'S A VERY, VERY IMPORTANT SERVICE THAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T CUT. THE BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING PROGRAM HAS BEEN PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO PROVIDING ACCESS FOR WOMEN TO EARLY DETECTION AND SCREENING SERVICES. IN THE ILLINOIS, MY STATE, I'M FROM THE CHICAGO AREA, TITLE 10 CLINICS HAVE CUT 1,400 CASES OF CERVICAL CANCER, 713 CASES OF BREAST CANCER OVER A FIVE-YEAR PERIOD THROUGH THE PROGRAM. SO SEQUESTRATION CUTS MEAN THAT 550 FEWER ILLINOIS WOMEN WILL BE SCREENED FOR CANCER THROUGH THIS PROGRAM, POTENTIALLY COSTING WOMEN'S LIVES. BECAUSE THEIR CANCER WILL BE FOUND TOO LATE WITHOUT ACCESS TO THESE LIFESAVING SERVICES. I HAVE BEEN JOINED BY ONE OF THE CHIEF ADVOCATES FOR WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHO HAS BEEN SUCH AN INCREDIBLE AND CONSISTENT ADVOCATE, AND I AM SO PROUD AND GRATEFUL THAT CAROLYN MALONEY, REPRESENTATIVE FROM NEW YORK, HAS JOINED US. I'D LIKE TO YIELD TO YOU, CAROLYN.

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  • 02:40:11 PM

    MRS. MALONEY

    I WANT TO UNDERSCORE I THINK A PRETTY SHOCKING STATISTIC. YOU MENTIONED…

    I WANT TO UNDERSCORE I THINK A PRETTY SHOCKING STATISTIC. YOU MENTIONED THAT THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS 50TH IN INFANT MORTALITY. WAS THAT THE --

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  • 02:48:07 PM

    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    BEST, OF COURSE, AND YOU MENTIONED THAT COUNTRIES THAT WE WOULDN'T…

    BEST, OF COURSE, AND YOU MENTIONED THAT COUNTRIES THAT WE WOULDN'T NECESSARILY EXPECT WOULD BE BETTER THAN THE UNITED STATES -- MOROCCO, FOR EXAMPLE, AND I'M SURE THERE'S A BUNCH OF OTHERS, AND

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  • 02:48:21 PM

    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    OF AMERICA BEING 50TH -- NOW, MANY PEOPLE DON'T LIVE IN COMMUNITIES WHERE…

    OF AMERICA BEING 50TH -- NOW, MANY PEOPLE DON'T LIVE IN COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY SEE THAT, BUT THAT MEANS THERE'S GOT TO BE NEIGHBORHOODS, COMMUNITIES IN OUR COUNTRY WHERE THE INFANT MORTALITY RATE IS PROBABLY VERY MUCH LIKE THOSE IN UNDERDEVELOPED COUNTRIES WHERE, YOU KNOW, THEY RELY ON PROGRAMS LIKE THE W.I.C. W.I.C. -- LIKE THE WOMEN, INFANT AND CHILDREN PROGRAM TO MAKE SURE THAT WOMEN DON'T -- CHILDREN DON'T HAVE UNDERWEIGHT BIRTHS. THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING IS WE WOULD BE TAKING FOOD OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF LITTLE CHILDREN, LITERALLY.

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  • 02:49:30 PM

    MRS. MALONEY

    HIRE A LOBBYIST. SO THOSE PROGRAMS THAT HELP POOR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO BE…

    HIRE A LOBBYIST. SO THOSE PROGRAMS THAT HELP POOR CHILDREN ARE GOING TO BE INCREDIBLY VULNERABLE DURING THE SEQUESTRATION. NO ONE IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD LET THIS HAPPEN. YET, THE PARTIES SEEM SO FAR APART. WE DON'T SEEM TO BE GETTING THE CONSENSUS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. IT'S ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL, AND GETTING THAT CONSENSUS AND NOT FALLING OVER THAT CLIFF IS LITERALLY GOING TO SAVE LIVES, MILLIONS OF LIVES.

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  • 02:50:24 PM

    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    DIRECTOR. SO PEOPLE CAN LOOK AT A FACE. THIS IS THE KIND OF FACE, IF NOT…

    DIRECTOR. SO PEOPLE CAN LOOK AT A FACE. THIS IS THE KIND OF FACE, IF NOT ELLIDAY'S FACE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. HERE'S THE MOM AND THE BABY TOO. THESE ARE THE KINDS OF PIECES THAT WE WANT PEOPLE TO KEEP IN THEIR MIND. IT'S EASY TO SAY WE'LL CUT MONEY FROM THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, WOMEN, INFANT AND CHILDREN PROGRAM, AND THEN YOU REALIZE WHAT THAT WOULD MEAN TO PERHAPS THIS MOTHER AND THIS BABY AND SO MANY ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

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  • 02:51:22 PM

    MRS. MALONEY

    I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    CHRONIC CONDITIONS, REDUCING DISPARITIES THAT ARE OFTEN PRESENT

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    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    CHRONIC CONDITIONS, REDUCING DISPARITIES THAT ARE OFTEN PRESENT IN OUR…

    CHRONIC CONDITIONS, REDUCING DISPARITIES THAT ARE OFTEN PRESENT IN OUR SOCIETY. LET'S BE CLEAR, NOT EVERYBODY HAS ACCESS TO QUALITY AFFORDABLE HEALTH SERVICES, AND WE WANT TO IMPROVE THAT FOR MORE THAN 40 MILLION WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL HEALTH CARE NEEDS. MY STATE USES TITLE 5 FUNDING TO REDUCE INFANT MORTALITY, AS I SAY, TO PREVENT TEEN PREGNANCY, TO ENSURE NEWBORN SCREENINGS. WE'RE ABLE TO TEST CHILDREN EARLY ON FOR THINGS THAT CAN BECOME CHRONIC CONDITIONS AND MAKE SURE WE TAKE CARE OF THEM EARLY AND TO COORDINATE CARE FOR CHILDREN WITH PHYSICAL DISABILITIES. AND THE SEQUESTRATION CUTS WILL REDUCE CRITICAL FUNDING TO THESE EFFORTS BY OVER $1.65 MILLION IN ILLINOIS ALONE, AND WITH THOSE CUTS 306,000 FEWER ILLINOIS WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN CAN BE SERVED. ANOTHER REALLY IMPORTANT AREA THAT I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T FOCUS ON IS TRAINING OF DOCTORS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SEQUESTRATION -- THESE AUTOMATIC BUDGET CUTS -- WILL DO IS TO REDUCE OUR ABILITY TO TRAIN PEED AT RICK PHYSICIANS TO -- PEDIATRIC PHYSICIANS TO BE PART OF THE EDUCATION. IT TRAINS MORE THAN 40% OF GENERAL PEDIATRICIANS AND 43% OF PEDIATRIC SUBSPECIALISTS. SEQUESTRATION, AUTOMATIC CUTS, WOULD TAKE $21 MILLION FROM THIS PROGRAM, FORCING THE REDUCTION OF RESIDENCY SLOTS, TRAINING OF DOCTORS AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE WANT TO HAVE THESE QUALITY DOCTORS THAT ARE ABLE TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN. I WANT TO GO BACK TO SOMETHING THAT REPRESENTATIVE MALONEY RAISED, AND THAT'S THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN AND IMMUNIZATIONS. EXPERTS AGREE WE MUST COMBAT OUR DEFICITS BY BRINGING DOWN THE TOTAL COST OF HEALTH CARE. THAT'S TRUE. THE SEQUESTRATION COULD RESULT IN JUST THE OPPOSITE. THE SEQUESTRATION CUTS TO PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE -- WHAT CAN HE CALL THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM, THE -- WHAT WE CALL THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM, THE SNAP PROGRAM, OR THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN, AND THE 13 IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMS THAT WILL HAVE THEIR FUNDING CUT, IF WE'RE TO REDUCE OUR NATIONAL HEALTH CARE HE EXPENDITURES, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE -- HEALTH CARE EXPUNDTURES, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE FUND THOSE PROGRAMS. THEY HAVE A TRACK RECORD OF SAVING MONEY ON FUTURE MEDICAL EXPENSES. IMAGINE YOU'RE SENDING YOUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL AND THEY'RE SITTING NEXT TO A CHILD WHO SIMPLY CAN'T AFFORD TO GET THE KIND OF IMMUNIZATIONS THEY NEED BECAUSE THOSE FUNDS HAVE BEEN CUT. NONE OF US WANT THAT. I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT THAT FOR MY GRANDCHILDREN. THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANT AND CHILDREN, THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, IMPROVES THE HEALTH BY PROVIDING NUTRITIOUS FOOD AND NUTRITION AND BREAST-FEEDING EDUCATION TO WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN AND THE W.I.C. PROGRAM HAS RESULTED IN HEALTHIER PREGNANCIES, HEALTHIER BIRTH OUTCOMES AND THE BETTER GROWTH FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN. FOR EVERY DOLLAR WE SPEND ON WOMEN IN THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, AS MUCH AS $4.21 IS SAVED IN MEDICAID EXPENDITURES BECAUSE W.I.C. REDUCES THE RISK FOR PRETERM BIRTH BY 25% AND LOW BIRTH WEIGHT BABIES BY 44%. THESE ARE SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMS. IN SPITE OF THE PROVEN SUCCESS AND COST SAVINGS FROM THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, SEQUESTRATION WOULD CUT $529 MILLION FROM THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, WHICH WOULD ALLOW THE W.I.C. PROGRAM TO SERVE APPROXIMATELY 735,000 FEWER WOMEN AND YOUNG CHILDREN WHO ARE NUTRITION RISK, INCLUDING 24,200 FROM MY HOME STATE. I SEE THAT I HAVE BEEN JOINED BY A FEARLESS AND TIRELESS ADVOCATE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, PARTICULARLY LOW-INCOME WOMEN AND CHILDREN. THIS IS MY NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR AND GREAT FRIEND AND GREAT CONGRESSWOMAN FROM THE GREAT STATE OF WISCONSIN, GWEN MOORE.

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  • 02:57:40 PM

    MS. MOORE

    THANK YOU FOR THE WORK --

  • 03:05:19 PM

    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    DELAURO.

  • 03:05:41 PM

    MS. DELAURO

    THAT WAITING TO SPEAK TODAY IS CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS CAPPS. THE ISSUES THAT…

    THAT WAITING TO SPEAK TODAY IS CONGRESSWOMAN LOIS CAPPS. THE ISSUES THAT WE TALK ABOUT TODAY ARE NOT ABOUT -- JUST ABOUT WOMEN. IT'S ABOUT OUR FAMILIES. AND WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE LIVES OF OUR FAMILIES. THERE HAS BEEN SUCH AN INCREDIBLE ROAD FOR FAMILIES TODAY GIVEN THE NATURE OF THE RECESSION AND HOW DEEP THAT RECESSION WAS AND HOW BASICALLY PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO HANG ON AND TO TRY TO MAKE THEIR WAY TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES. IT'S ABOUT MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH, IT'S ABOUT THEIR WELL BEING. AND YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT IT IS APPROPRIATE TO TALK ABOUT THIS NOW. WE DID JUST COME THROUGH AN ELECTION. AND I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE SAW IN THIS ELECTION THAT THE ISSUES THAT FACE WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES WERE FRONT AND CENTER. AND WOMEN COLLECTIVELY ADDRESSED THESE ISSUES AND BEGAN TO PERK UP THEIR EARS AND TO LOOK TO SEE, HOW AM I GOING TO TAKE CARE OF MY FAMILY? WHO IS WATCHING OUT FOR ME AND MY FAMILY? AND I'M -- I KNOW AS YOU ARE AND MY COLLEAGUES ON THIS SIDE OF THE AISLE, WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE DECISIONS THAT THEY MADE AND NOW WE HAVE TO MAKE GOOD ON THE PROMISES THAT WE MADE TO FAMILIES AND THEY ARE PROMISES. WE HAVE A MORAL RESPONSIBILITY TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES OF NUTRITION AND HEALTH IN THIS NATION. THIS IS NOT SOMETHING, WHEN PEOPLE WANT TO SAY THAT THERE ISN'T ANY MONEY TO DO THESE EFFORTS LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT OTHER AREAS WHERE THERE IS MONEY AND THE ENORMOUS SUBSIDIES WE PAY OUT TO VARIOUS INTERESTS AND WHERE WE PROVIDE OUR TAX CODE WHICH WE CAN USE FOR GOOD PURPOSES BUT OFTENTIMES MAY BE USED FOR A PURPOSE THAT'S CONTRARY TO THE WELL BEING OF THIS NATION. LET'S LOOK TO THOSE PLACES FIRST BEFORE WE START TO LOOK AT CUTS THAT AFFECT THE PEOPLE IN THAT PHOTOGRAPH, THEY'RE REAL. THEY'RE NOT STATISTICS. AND THIS INSTITUTION HAS THAT MORAL RESPONSIBILITY AND THAT OBLIGATION TO DO WELL BY THEM. AND MY COLLEAGUE, GWEN MOORE, SHE TALKED ABOUT THE W.I.C. PROGRAM, THE SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR WOMEN, INFANTS AND CHILDREN. SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS, SCIENCE BASED. IT'S A LIFETIME OF GOOD NUTRITION. HEALTH BEHAVE GRORS AT-RISK WOMEN AND CHILDREN. AND WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS THE INVESTMENT IN THIS PROGRAM, WHAT DOES IT DO. IT DOESN'T JUST SINK TO THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN? IT MEANS HEALTHIER PREGNANCIES, HEALTHIER BIRTH OUTCOMES, GROWTH AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUNG CHILDREN. OVER HALF HOE THE BABIES BORN IN THE UNITED STATES EVERY YEAR, AND NINE MILLION MOTHERS EVERY MONTH, PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROGRAM ALL ACROSS THE UNITED STATES. MY COLLEAGUE TALKED EXCLUSIVELY ABOUT THE W.I.C. PROGRAM. LET ME THEN, I WAS GOING TO DO THAT BUT LET ME TAKE A DIFFERENT TACK. LET ME TALK ABOUT THE BOUNTY IN THIS NATION THAT YOU SPOKE ABOUT, MY COLLEAGUE. AND THIS IS A LAND OF PLENTY. WE PRODUCE MORE FOOD THAN ANY OTHER NATION IN THE WORLD. AND I'LL TELL YOU ABOUT MY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. THE GREATER NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT, DISTRICT. ONE OUT OF SEVEN PEOPLE IN MY DISTRICT GO TO BED HUNGRY. THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL IS COMING FROM. CONNECTICUT STATISTICALLY IS THE RICHEST STATE IN THE NATION. IT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE SOMETHING CALLED FAIRFIELD COUNTY. AND THE GOLD COAST WHERE THERE'S A LOT OF AFFLUENCE. BUT WE ALSO HAVE CITIES LIKE NEW HAVEN AND HARTFORD AND BRIDGEPORT AND OTHERS WHO HAVE FAMILIES WHO ARE AT RISK. WHAT'S HAPPENED WITH THE ISSUE OF -- WHEN PEOPLE TALK ABOUT FOOD AND SECURITY. YOU KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. I KNOW WHAT IT MEANS. CONGRESSWOMAN CAPPS KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS. IT MEANS PEOPLE ARE HUNGRY. AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHERE THEIR NEXT MEAL IS COMING FROM. AND WE'RE NOW LOOKING AT FOOD PANTRIES THAT ARE OUT OF FOOD. THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF DRIVES TO SAY FILL UP THESE SHELVES SO PEOPLE CAN COME, PEOPLE WHO NEVER THOUGHT THEY'D HAVE TO USE THIS KIND OF SERVICE ARE IN FACT LOOKING AT THE NEED TO PUT FOOD ON THEIR TABLE. AND YET, WE LOOK AT A SET OF SIRBLINGS HERE IN THE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE JURISDICTION OVER, WHERE WE WOULD SEE $134 BILLION IN CUTS. TO THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM. TO SUPPLEMENTAL NUTRITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM NETWORK SNAP PROGRAM. WHAT THAT MEANS IS WHEN YOU HAVE THAT MASSIVE A CUT THERE, MILLIONS, MILLIONS OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE JETTISONNED FROM THE ABILITY TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES AND FEED THEMSELVES AND THAT MOTHER AND CHILD IN THAT PHOTOGRAPH ARE GOING TO BE WITHOUT ACCESS TO FOOD. IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE AND THEN I WILL JUST SAY ONE MORE POINT. THE EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WHICH IS A PROGRAM FOR FAMILIES WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FOOD STAMPS. THEIR FUNDING IS DEPEND UPON WHAT HAPPENS IN THE FOOD STAMP PROGRAM. SO THE YOUNG WOMEN IN BRANFORD, CONNECTICUT, WHO CAME TO AN EVENT WITH ME AND A BLUE COLLAR TOWN A YOUNG WOMAN HAD A JOB AS A HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR, HELPED INVEST PENSION FUNDS, THREE SONS, 18, 14, AND 10. SHE GOT UP AND SAID, MY -- I AM NOT ELIGIBLE FOR FOOD STAMPS SO I COME TO THE FOOD BANK TO GET EMERGENCY FOOD ASSISTANCE. SHE AND HER FAMILY, THREE GROWING BOYS, EAT ONE MEAL A DAY. IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A LAND OF PLENTY. I SAY, SHE HAD TEARS IN HER EYES. SHE WANTS A JOB. SHE WANTS TO GO TO WORK. SHE HASN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND ONE. CONNECTICUT HAS 9% UNEMPLOYMENT. SO HER FAMILY IS EATING ONE MEAL A DAY. IT'S OUTRAGEOUS. IT'S UNCONSCIONABLE. WE HAVE THE ABILITY IN THIS INSTITUTION TO CHANGE THAT. SO THAT OUR CHILDREN DON'T GO TO BED HUNGRY AT NIGHT. THAT IS NOT WHO WE ARE, THAT'S NOT WHERE OUR VALUES ARE. IT IS THAT MORAL RESPONSIBILITY. AND IF WE MOVE FORWARD WITH WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT IN THESE DEEP CUTS, THE SEQUESTRATION, ALL IT IS IS LETTING PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE DEEP CUTS, THERE WILL BE EVEN MORE CUTS TO FOOD PROGRAMS, NUTRITION PROGRAMS, WHICH WILL ROB PEOPLE OF THEIR LIVES AND THEIR ABILITY TO SUCCEED AND IT'S PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT FOR OUR CHILDREN, OUR BABIES, OUR TODDLERS, AND OUR CHILDREN. LET'S HAVE THE COURAGE, NOT TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN AND TO PULL BACK FROM THESE UNCONSCIONABLE CUTS TO OUR FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM. THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR DOING THIS. GOD BLESS YOU.

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  • 03:13:55 PM

    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    ARE IN THIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND LOIS CAPPS FROM CALIFORNIA HAS…

    ARE IN THIS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND LOIS CAPPS FROM CALIFORNIA HAS BEEN A LEADER ON HEALTH CARE AND ALL THOSE PROGRAMS THAT ARE REALLY GOING TO HELP OUR FAMILIES TO LIVE THE KINDS OF LIVES THAT ALL OF US WANT TO LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES. SO THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. LOIS CAPPS OF CALIFORNIA.

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  • 03:14:36 PM

    MRS. CAPPS

    OF THE IMPLICATIONS IT HAS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN AND HER CHILD…

    OF THE IMPLICATIONS IT HAS FOR THE BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMAN AND HER CHILD THAT YOU'RE PICTURING NEXT TO YOU THAT IS A REMINDER TO ALL OF US THAT THESE ARE NOT NUMBERS WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SEQUESTRATION. THEY REALLY HAVE IMPACTS IN PEOPLE'S VERY LIVES. SO IT'S AN HONOR FOR ME TO FOLLOW MY -- OUR COLLEAGUE, ROSA DELAURO, FROM CONNECTICUT, AND ALSO HAVE AS PART OF YOUR DISCUSSION, GWEN MOORE AN ELOQUENT SPOKESPERSON FROM MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN. THIS IS VERY DIVERSE IN MATERIALS OF REGION OF THE COUNTRY THAT ARE GOING TO BE IMPACTED SHOULD WE EVER CROSS THIS THRESHOLD. BUT MOST OF THE PUBLIC DISCUSSION WE'VE HAD SO FAR ON WHATEVER THIS FISCAL CLIFF, HOWEVER IT'S DESCRIBED, THAT WE FACE, THE DISCUSSION HAS BEEN ABOUT TAXES, ABOUT WHO IS GOING TO PAY WHAT IN TAXES. BUT WHAT HAS BEEN SO UNDERREPORTED AND OVERLOOKED, WHICH IS WHY I'M SO GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR CALLING THIS OUT TODAY FOR US, IS THE IMPACT THAT SEQUESTRATION CUTS WOULD HAVE ON OUR ECONOMY, BUT ESPECIALLY ON THAT VITAL ELEMENT OF OUR ECONOMY WHICH IS OUR MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY, OUR CHILDREN. THEY'RE OUR FUTURE. THEY ARE NOT JUST STATISTICS, THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE, LITTLE PEOPLE WHO CANNOT WAIT FOR SERVICES BECAUSE THEIR BODIES WILL CHANGE, THEIR MINDS WILL BE STUNTED, THEY WILL LOSE OUT IF WE -- IF WE WITHHOLD SUPPORT FOR THEM. AND I SPEAK FROM MY MANY YEARS OF BEING A NURSE, AS YOU DESCRIBED, AND BEING A NURSE IN OUR PUBLIC SECTOR IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE AND I'VE SEEN FIRSTHAND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE CUT SERVICES TO OUR CHILDREN. WE NEED TO BE INVESTING IN OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE OUR ECONOMIC ENGINE FOR TOMORROW, AND WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LEAVE ONE OF THEM BEHIND. WE THEREFORE CANNOT AFFORD TO SLASH THE PROGRAMS, THE VERY PROGRAMS THAT WILL GIVE THEM THE KIND OF HEALTHY START IN LIFE. YOU INVEST A DOLLAR UPFRONT IN A CHILD AND YOU RECOUP THAT DOLLAR SO MANY TIMES OVER THEIR LIFETIME, AND YOU PREVENT A LOT OF OTHER KINDS OF DOLLARS FROM BEING SPENT IN WAYS THAT WE DON'T WANT TO. BUT SEQUESTRATION WOULD BE DEVASTATING FOR OUR CHILDREN. I FOCUSED ON MY STATE OF CALIFORNIA IN TERMS OF LOOKING WHAT THIS WOULD BE LIKE. THESE CUTS, SHOULD SEQUESTRATION COME TO PASS, WOULD BE SO DEVASTATING TO THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN THE STATE I COME FROM. FOR EXAMPLE, IN THE PROGRAM WE'VE ALL BEEN TALKING ABOUT, BECAUSE IT'S SO CENTRAL TO WHAT FAMILIES NEED, FOOD SECURITY, THE WOMEN, INFANT, CHILDREN'S PROGRAM, FOR THOSE THAT DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO GIVE THEIR CHILDREN TO GIVE THEM THAT HEALTHY START, OVER 120,000 WOMEN AND CHILDREN WILL BE CUT FROM THIS ESSENTIAL PROGRAM JUST IN CALIFORNIA IF SEQUESTRATION CAME TO BE. THIS PROVIDES NUTRITION ASSISTANCE, VITAL LINK TO HEALTHY THRIVING BRAIN AND BODY WHICH ARE FOR FAMILIES WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOODS. AND FOR MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH SERVICE BLOCK GRANTS, NEARLY 400,000 FEWER WOMEN AND CHILDREN WILL BE RECEIVED BY THESE BLOCK GRANTS. SO THE RIPPLE EFFECT DOWN THAT -- DOWN OUR STATE AND THROUGHOUT OUR COMMUNITIES WOULD BE SO TREMENDOUS BECAUSE THESE SERVICES PROVIDE A WIDE RANGE OF HEALTH CARE TO -- AND THEY ALLOW THE EXPANSION OF CERTAIN OF QUALITY OF HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS, FOR EXAMPLE, CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES. IN CALIFORNIA WE WOULD BE FACING, SHOULD SEQUESTRATION HAPPEN, 2,000 FEWER WOMEN HAVING ACCESS TO BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENINGS, THE PREVENTIVE SERVICES THAT CUT -- KEEP CANCER FULL-BLOWN FROM OCCURRING IN THESE WOMEN'S LIVES. SO COSTLY TO THEM PERSONALLY, TO THEIR FAMILIES BUT ALSO TO TAXPAYERS. AND NEARLY $1 MILLION -- AND THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO CLOSE BY FOCUSING ON -- BECAUSE WE DON'T STOP AND THINK WHEN WE WOULD CUT $1 MILLION FROM THE CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM, IN SEQUESTRATION, $1 MILLION WILL BE CUT FOR THESE TRAINING PROGRAMS IN CALIFORNIA WHICH WOULD MAKE -- THAT PROGRAM MAKES SURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH RESOURCES NECESSARY TO TRAIN THE NEXT GENERATION OF PEDIATRIC PHYSICIANS, PEOPLE WHO ARE THERE ON THE FRONT LINES WITH FAMILIES TO PULL THEM THROUGH WHAT LIFE -- WHAT THEY FACE IN LIFE. YOU KNOW, MANY OF US MET, AND I MET THIS REAL-LIFE IMPACT OF THIS PROGRAM WHEN A REMARKABLE YOUNG MAN CAME TO CAPITOL HILL FROM CALIFORNIA LAST YEAR. MAX PAIGE. NOW YOU MAY NOT REMEMBER HIS NAME, BUT YOU PROBABLY REMEMBER, IF YOU WATCHED THE SUPER BOWL IN 2011, LITTLE DARTH VADER IN THE AD, THE POPULAR VOLKSWAGON SUPER BOWL AD. HE'S A REAL CHILD. ONLY 7 YEARS OLD. I CAME TO MEET HIM ON CAPITOL HILL LAST YEAR. HE WAS BORN WITH A CONGENITAL HEART DEFECT, NOT UNCOMMON, BUT IT HAS REQUIRED NUMEROUS SURGERIES DURING THE SEVEN YEARS OF HIS SHORT LIFE. AND HE'S BEING TREATED BY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN LOS ANGELES, WHICH MY COLLEAGUES FROM CALIFORNIA KNOW VERY WELL AS AN OUTSTANDING MEDICAL FACILITY, SERVING A WIDE REGION IN THE SOUTHWEST. AND LAST YEAR WHEN MAX CAME TO WASHINGTON WITH HIS PARENTS AND LITTLE BROTHER, HE CAME TO TELL MEMBERS OF CONGRESS HIS OWN STORY AND HOW IMPORTANT IT IS THAT WE CONTINUE TO INVEST IN PREPARING NEW DOCTORS TO CARE FOR OUR CHILDREN. YOU KNOW, IT'S EVERY PARENT'S WORST FEAR WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THEIR CHILD BECOMES SICK. NOT JUST A RUNNY NOSE OR A SORE THROAT, BUT SERIOUSLY ILL WITH PERHAPS A LIFE-THREATENING OR A CHRONIC CONDITION THAT NEEDS LIFE-LONG TREATING. WE OWE IT TO EVERY PARENT IN AMERICA TO DO WHAT WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY CHILD HAS ACCESS TO THE BEST HEALTH CARE AVAILABLE IF THEY NEED IT. WE DON'T WANT THEM TO BE CONCERNED THAT THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE THAT TRAINED PEDIATRICIAN, THAT HOSPITAL TO SEND THEIR SICK CHILD TO SHOULD THAT HAPPEN AND IT'S BECAUSE WE COULDN'T GET OUR ACT TOGETHER AND AVOID THIS SEQUESTRATION. SO I'M SO PLEASED THAT YOU TOOK THE TIME TO ORGANIZE THIS HOUR OF SHARING WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE IMPACT OF SEQUESTRATION, THAT IT WOULD HAVE SUCH A PROFOUND AFFECT ON OUR LIVES WHEN WE THINK ABOUT ENSURING THAT EVERY CHILD IN AMERICA GETS A HEALTHY START TO LIFE. WE TAKE IT FOR GRANTED THAT EVERY SMALL CHILD NEEDS AND DESERVES THIS RIGHT IN THIS COUNTRY THAT WE ARE PROUD TO LIVE IN, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. SO WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER NOW ON BEHALF OF OUR NATION'S CHILDREN AND THEIR MOTHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES TO STOP THE SEQUESTRATION CUTS, TO ENSURE WE HAVE A BALANCED APPROACH TO REDUCING OUR DEBT AND CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE FRONT LINE SERVICES THAT THEY PROVIDE TO OUR FAMILIES, BECAUSE OUR SMALLEST, OUR MOST VULNERABLE AND THEIR FAMILIES, THEY'RE DEPENDING ON US NOW IN THIS HOUR. SO, AGAIN, I THANK YOU FOR BRINGING US TOGETHER, MY COLLEAGUE FROM ILLINOIS, AND FOR FOCUSING US ON THE REAL-LIFE IMPACT THAT WHAT WE'RE FACING HERE WITH THE --

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  • 03:22:53 PM

    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

  • 03:23:19 PM

    MRS. CAPPS

    CARE COSTS. LET ME JUST GIVE YOU THE ACTUAL DOLLAR

  • 03:23:21 PM

    MS. SCHAKOWSKY

    THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF…

    THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MR. CALVERT, IS RECOGNIZED FOR 60 MINUTES AS THE DESIGNEE OF THE MAJORITY LEADER.

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  • 03:26:23 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. COMBINED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND…

    STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. COMBINED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERTISE OF MY DEPARTING COLLEAGUES WILL BE SORELY MISSED. I'VE BEEN JOINED BY SOME OF OUR CALIFORNIA MEMBERS WHO WILL BE COMING IN AND OUT IF THEY WISH TO SPEAK AND

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  • 03:26:37 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    WE'LL BE HAPPY TO YIELD TO THEM. BUT FIRST WE HAVE A GOOD FRIEND FROM…

    WE'LL BE HAPPY TO YIELD TO THEM. BUT FIRST WE HAVE A GOOD FRIEND FROM NORTH DAKOTA WHO'S ALSO DEPARTING, U.S. REPRESENTATIVE RICK BERG, AND I WILL YIELD TIME TO HIM. REPRESENTATIVE BERG.

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  • 03:27:17 PM

    MR. BERG

    AND ENCOURAGES JOBS. I'M SURE WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT THERE IS MORE WORK…

    AND ENCOURAGES JOBS. I'M SURE WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT THERE IS MORE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. BUT I'M HOPEFUL IN THE DAYS, THE WEEKS, THE MONTHS AND THE YEAR AHEAD THAT WE CAN FINALLY COME TOGETHER, NOT AS DEMOCRATS AND NOT AS REPUBLICANS, BUT AS AMERICANS WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FUTURE AND CONCERNED ABOUT THAT NEXT GENERATION. IN DOING SO, I KNOW THAT WE'LL TACKLE THE CHALLENGES THAT OUR COUNTRY FACES. YOU KNOW, I'M ALWAYS PROUD TO TELL THE PEOPLE I MEET THAT I REPRESENT NORTH DAKOTA. DOWN HERE IN WASHINGTON, WE ARE THE ENVY OF THE NATION. WE HAVE THE LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE COUNTRY, A BUDGET SURPLUS. WE'RE SEEING UNPRECEDENTED ECONOMIC GROWTH AND ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST FUTURES AHEAD. AND TO THE GREAT PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA, I WANT TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST GRATITUDE FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE NORTH DAKOTA'S VOICE, THE VOICE HERE IN THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS. I'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK MY STAFF FOR THEIR HARD WORK. I'VE PUT THEM THROUGH SOME LONG HOURS SERVING THE PEOPLE OF NORTH DAKOTA, AND I KNOW THE PEOPLE OF NORTH DAKOTA APPRECIATE THE HARD WORK AND THE DEDICATION THAT THEY BROUGHT FORWARD. YOU KNOW, MY FAITH IN THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS IS UNWAVERING AND I TRULY BELIEVE THAT AMERICA'S BRIGHTEST DAYS ARE AHEAD. SERVING THE PEOPLE OF NORTH DAKOTA IN CONGRESS WAS AN ADVENTURE AND AN EXPERIENCE OF A LIFETIME. IT'S SOMETHING I'LL ALWAYS LOOK BACK AT WITH PRIDE AND APPRECIATION. PERSONALLY, I'M NOT SURE WHAT LIES AHEAD, BUT I'LL SAY THIS, IT WILL BE GREAT SPENDING A LOT MORE TIME IN THE GREAT STATE OF NORTH DAKOTA. THANK YOU. MAY GOD BLESS, AND WITH THAT I'LL YIELD BACK.

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  • 03:29:31 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    REPRESENTATIVES. WE'RE LOSING A GREAT MAN WITH A RETIREMENT -- A GOOD…

    REPRESENTATIVES. WE'RE LOSING A GREAT MAN WITH A RETIREMENT -- A GOOD FRIEND OF ALL OF US AND A MENTOR TO ME, JERRY LEWIS. FROM HIS EARLY DAYS IN CONGRESS, JERRY LEWIS HAS WORKED TIRELESSLY FOR THE GOOD OF THE NATION AND FOR THE WELL-BEING OF HIS CONSTITUENTS. WHETHER IT WAS SECURING WATER SUPPLIES FOR SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, REBUILDING OUR DEFENSE PROGRAMS, SUPPORTING THE NASA UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE, ELIMINATING WASTEFUL SPENDING OR IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE, JERRY LEWIS HAS BEEN THE DEFINITION OF A LEADER AND A PATRIOT. HIS GREAT DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE WILL BE SORELY MISSED BY THE ENTIRE HOUSE AND ESPECIALLY THE HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE WHERE HE SERVED AS CHAIRMAN AND RANKING MEMBER. I KNOW ALL OF US ARE GRATEFUL FOR JERRY FOR YEARS OF SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY AND WE'LL MISS HIS VISION, HIS LEADERSHIP AND HIS SENSE OF HUMOR. AND CERTAINLY SAYS HIS INTELLECT. I CONGRATULATE JERRY ON HIS RETIREMENT. WHILE HE WILL BE MISSED HERE, HE HAS MUCH TO LOOK FORWARD TO AS HE ENJOYS RETIRED LIFE WITH HIS WIFE, HIS CHILDREN, AND HIS GRANDCHILDREN. NEXT I'D LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT AND SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT OUR CALIFORNIA FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL, CONGRESSMAN DAN LUNGREN. CONGRESSMAN LUNGREN WAS FIRST ELECTED TO CONGRESS IN 1978, WHERE HIS LEGAL BACKGROUND WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN HIS LEADERSHIP ON JUDICIARY, CRIMINAL JUICETIES AND IMMIGRATION ISSUES. HE WAS CALLED BACK TO STATE SERVICE IN 1989 AND SUCCESSFULLY RAN FOR ATTORNEY GENERAL WHERE HE SERVED FROM 1991 TO 1999. AS ATTORNEY GENERAL, CONGRESSMAN LUNGREN HELPED AUTHOR AND LATER DEFENDED IN COURT CALIFORNIA'S LANDMARK THREE STRIKES AND YOU'RE OUT LAW. DURING HIS TENURE AND DUE TO HIS TOUGH ON CRIME POLICIES. CRIME PLUNGED 30% TO HISTORIC LOWS IN CALIFORNIA. AFTER A FEW YEARS IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR -- SECTOR AND THE AFTERMATH OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001, CONGRESSMAN LUNGREN DECIDED TO RETURN TO CONGRESS AND WAS RE-ELECTED IN 2004. SINCE HIS RETURN, CONGRESSMAN LUNGREN HAS USED HIS TIME AND TALENTS AS A MEMBER OF THE JUDICIARY AND HOMELAND SECURITY COMMITTEE. THROUGHOUT HIS CAREER, CONGRESSMAN LUNGREN HAS SUPPORTED, AND BEEN SUPPORTED BY HIS WONDERFUL WIFE BOBBIE AND THEIR FAMILY. THANK YOU, CONGRESSMAN LUNFWREN FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOTH CALIFORNIA AND OUR -- YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOTH CALIFORNIA AND OUR COUNTRY WILL BE LONG REMEMBERED. I KNOW YOU'RE VERY PROUD OF YOUR ALMA MATER, NOTRE DAME, AS THEY HEAD TOWARD ANOTHER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP. NOW I'D LIKE TO RETURN TO CALIFORNIA AGAIN WITH DAVID DREIER, WHO IS OUR CURRENT CHAIRMAN OF OUR CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN DELEGATION. DAVID WAS ELECTED AS PART OF THE REAGAN REVOLUTION IN 1980. HE HAS REMAINED TRUE TO THE PRINCIPLES OF FREE MARKETS, FREE TRADE, LIMITED GOVERNMENT, STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE, AND PERSONAL FREEDOM DURING HIS 31 YEARS OF SERVICE. CONGRESSMAN DREIER HOLDS THE DISTINCTION OF BEING THE YOUNGEST CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE AND THE FIRST FROM CALIFORNIA. AS CHAIRMAN OF THE RULES COMMITTEE, CONGRESSMAN DREIER HAS BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN RESTORING REGULAR ORDER TO THE HOUSE, ENSURING MEMBERS' VOICES ARE HEARD ON LEGISLATION AND SUPPORTING THE IDEALS OF CIVIL DEBATE IN THE HOUSE. CONGRESSMAN DREIER HAS ALSO BEEN A LEADER IN REFORMING CONGRESS TO INCREASE TRANSPARENCY, DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, ENSURE THE DIGNITY OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. IN 2001, MR. DREIER WAS UNANIMOUSLY SELECTED BY THE CALIFORNIA -- BY HIS CALIFORNIA COLLEAGUES TO CHAIR THE STATE'S REPUBLICAN DELEGATION WHERE HE LEADS CALIFORNIA'S HOUSE REPUBLICANS ON CRITICAL STATEWIDE ISSUES. CONGRESSMAN DREIER'S LEADERSHIP, ESPECIALLY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE RULES COMMITTEE, WILL BE SORELY MISSED. NEXT IS SOMEONE I'VE WORKED WITH ALSO FOR MANY YEARS, WE HAD WORKED TOGETHER TO ADDRESS CALIFORNIA WATER SUPPLY ISSUES AND REFORM THE ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT. CONGRESSMAN WALLY HERGER. WALLY HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS ASSET TO HIS CONSTITUENTS AND CERTAINLY TO THIS BODY. DURING HIS TIME IN CONGRESS, CONGRESSMAN HERGER HAS BEEN A VOW TALL AND -- VOCAL AND ACTIVE SUPPORTER OF EFFORTS TO ENHANCE AND IMPROVE FLOOD CONTROL AND WATER STORAGE INFRASTRUCTURE TO MEET THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY NEEDS OF GROWING COMMUNITIES IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA. HE'S ALSO BEEN A STRONG SUPPORTER OF IMPROVED FOREST MANAGEMENT TO PROTECT COMMUNITIES FROM CATASTROPHIC WILDFIRE AND PROVIDE LOCAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES. ACCORDINGLY, HE'S BEEN CHAMPION OF SEVERAL PIECE OF COMMON SENSE FOREST HEALTH LEGISLATION, INCLUDING THE HERGER-FEINSTEIN-QUINCY LIBRARY GROUP OF 1998 AND THE SECURE RULES SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY SELF-DETERMINATION ACT OF 2000. CONGRESSMANNING HER YOU ARE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE RE-AUTHORIZATION EXPANSION OF THE 1996 WELFARE REFORM LAW, THE RE-AUTHORIZATION MEASURE ENACTED IN 2006, TO STRENGTHEN THE 1996 LAW TO HELP EVEN MORE PARENTS ON WELFARE GO TO WORK AND FURTHER STRENGTHEN THEIR FAMILIES. IN THE 112TH CONGRESS, CONGRESSMAN HERGER WAS SELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND WAS THE LEADER IN FIGHTING GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH CARE. IN ADDITION TO MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN CONGRESS, CONGRESSMAN HERGER AND HIS WIFE PAMELA ARE PROUD PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS OF NINE CHILDREN AND 12 GRANDCHILDREN. CONGRESSMAN HERGER'S SPIRIT, TENACITY, INTELLIGENCE, AND LEADERSHIP HAVE BEEN THE HALLMARK OF A DISTINGUISHED CAREER AND WE CERTAINLY SALUTE HIM AS HE RETIRES. I'M HAPE BY TO YIELD TO MR. HERGER WHATEVER TIME HE MAY CONSUME.

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  • 03:36:10 PM

    MR. HERGER

    I THANK THE GENTLEMAN AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH OF A PRIVILEGE AND…

    I THANK THE GENTLEMAN AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW HOW MUCH OF A PRIVILEGE AND HONOR IT HAS BEEN FOR ME TO SERVE WITH YOU FOR THE LAST 20 YEARS.

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  • 03:40:46 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    ONE OF OUR SENIOR MEMBERS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND A GREAT NOTRE…

    ONE OF OUR SENIOR MEMBERS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA AND A GREAT NOTRE DAME FAN, ALUMNI OF NOTRE DAME, DAN LUNGREN, FOR WHATEVER TIME HE MAY CONSUME. MR.

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  • 03:41:01 PM

    MR. HERGER

    CONSUME. MR.

  • 03:41:03 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    APPRECIATE THE TIME HE'S TAKE TON RECOGNIZE THOSE OF US WHO ARE LEAVING…

    APPRECIATE THE TIME HE'S TAKE TON RECOGNIZE THOSE OF US WHO ARE LEAVING THIS INSTITUTION WHO HAIL IF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. 24 YEARS AGO, IN 1988, I STOOD ON THIS

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  • 03:41:28 PM

    MR. LUNGREN

    WELL, I THANK THE GENTLEMAN AND I CERTAINLY WISH YOU WELL, AND I KNOW…

    WELL, I THANK THE GENTLEMAN AND I CERTAINLY WISH YOU WELL, AND I KNOW NOTRE DAME WILL DO VERY WELL IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS.

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  • 03:50:04 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    LET'S NOT GET CARRIED AWAY.

  • 03:50:12 PM

    MR. LUNGREN

    I WILL SEE NOTRE DAME AGAIN. I DON'T KNOW IF I WILL HAVE ANOTHER 24 YEARS,…

    I WILL SEE NOTRE DAME AGAIN. I DON'T KNOW IF I WILL HAVE ANOTHER 24 YEARS, HOWEVER.

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  • 03:50:32 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    MINUTES.

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    MR. LUNGREN

    DOLD: I WANT TO THANK MY GOOD FRIEND FOR YIELDING AND CERTAINLY WANT TO…

    DOLD: I WANT TO THANK MY GOOD FRIEND FOR YIELDING AND CERTAINLY WANT TO THANK MY COLLEAGUE

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  • 03:50:41 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    THANK MY COLLEAGUE AND MR. LUNGREN, THE CHAIRMAN, FOR HIS LEADERSHIP OVER…

    THANK MY COLLEAGUE AND MR. LUNGREN, THE CHAIRMAN, FOR HIS LEADERSHIP OVER THE COURSE OF THESE MANY YEARS. IT IS INDEED ONE OF THE HIGHEST HONORS AND PRIVILEGES OF MY LIFE TO BE ABLE TO REPRESENT THE PEOPLE OF ILLINOIS' 10TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN THIS ESTEEMED BODY. I

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  • 03:50:58 PM

    MR. DOLD

    I THANK THE GENTLEMAN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. NEXT, I'D LIKE TO…

    I THANK THE GENTLEMAN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. NEXT, I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE OUR DEAN, THE DEAN OF THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN DELEGATION, CONGRESSMAN JERRY LEWIS.

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  • 03:57:53 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION AND FRIENDS BEYOND THAT. YOUR KIND…

    MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION AND FRIENDS BEYOND THAT. YOUR KIND REMARKS EARLIER ABOUT MY WORK HERE IS MUCH MORE THAN I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT, BUT I DO VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOUR MENTIONING MY

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  • 03:58:08 PM

    MR. LEWIS

    I THANK THE GENTLEMAN, NOT ONLY HAS HE BEEN A GREAT COLLEAGUE OF ALL OF US…

    I THANK THE GENTLEMAN, NOT ONLY HAS HE BEEN A GREAT COLLEAGUE OF ALL OF US IN CALIFORNIA BUT A GREAT FRIEND TO EVERY ONE OF US AND I'D SAY WE MISS YOU BUT I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO BE SEING YOU AROUND BOTH IN CALIFORNIA AND HERE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. NEXT I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE THE NEW DEAN OF THE CALIFORNIA DELEGATION, INCOMING DEAN NEXT YEAR, DANA ROHRABACHER FROM ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

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  • 04:01:19 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    DANA ROHRABACHER FROM ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA.

  • 04:01:48 PM

    MR. ROHRABACHER

    I THANK YOU, MR. ROHRABACHER. I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING WITH YOU FOR A…

    I THANK YOU, MR. ROHRABACHER. I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING WITH YOU FOR A LONG TIME IN THE FUTURE. --

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  • 04:06:15 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    BACK AND FORTH TO THE AIRPORT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO NOW THAT…

    BACK AND FORTH TO THE AIRPORT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO DO NOW THAT HE'S RETIRING. ELTON IS ADMIRED FOR HIS FIGHTING SPIRIT, TENACITY. HE IS SOMEONE THAT WILL FIGHT TO THE END FOR THE THINGS THAT HE BELIEVES IN.

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  • 04:06:26 PM

    MR. CALVERT

    UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED SPOIL OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE CHAIRMAN…

    UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED SPOIL OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE CHAIRMAN RECOGNIZES THE JOVEPL FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA MS. NORTON FOR 30 MINUTES.

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  • 04:13:09 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    THAT WE'RE PLEASED TO SAY THAT THE HOUSE HAS ALREADY HONORED. MR. SPEAKER,…

    THAT WE'RE PLEASED TO SAY THAT THE HOUSE HAS ALREADY HONORED. MR. SPEAKER, THIS HOUSE HAS SEEN MANY DISAGREEMENTS ON MANY ISSUES AND THAT'S WHAT THE AMERICAN

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  • 04:13:20 PM

    MS. NORTON

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EXPECT. WE BELIEVE AND THE HOUSE HAS SHOWN THAT IT…

    THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EXPECT. WE BELIEVE AND THE HOUSE HAS SHOWN THAT IT BELIEVES THAT SOME MEMBERS -- SOME MATTERS, HOWEVER, ARE BEYOND DISPUTE. THERE ARE SOME MATTERS WHERE UNITY IS TO BE EXPECTED. THESE MATTERS GO TO BASIC RESPECT FOR OUR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED SERVICES. THE HOUSE TO ITS GREAT CREDIT HAS ALREADY DEMONSTRATED THAT RESPECT AND I WANT TO FIRST THANK THE DELEGATE WHOSE PROVISION, WHOSE AMENDMENT WAS CHIEFLY RESPONSIBLE, DELEGATE IS A -- IS A PLAN, FROM -- DELEGATE SABLAN FROM THE MARIANA ISLANDS, WHOSE AMENDMENT HAS, I BELIEVE, TWICE BEEN PUT IN THE HOUSE DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL THAT REQUIRES THAT WHEN THE FLAGS OF THE 50 STATES ARE RAISED OR HONORED BY THE ARMED FORCES THAT THE FLAGS OF THE TERRITORIES AND OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ALSO BE HONORED. I WANT TO ALSO THANK HOUSE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN BUCK MCKEON AND RANKING MEMBER ADAM SMITH FOR PUTTING THIS PROVISION IN THE DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL THAT IS NOW PENDING. THIS BILL WILL BE CONSIDERED, I SUPPOSE NEW YORK CONFERENCE BY THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE. IT IS IN THE HOUSE BILL. WE REGRET IT IS NOT IN THE SENATE BILL AND SO THE DELEGATES AND I HAVE COME TO THE FLOOR TO ASK THAT THE SENATE FOLLOW THE LEAD OF THE HOUSE. -- OF THE HOUSE ON THIS MATTER OF COMMON COURTESY AND RESPECT. DELEGATE SABLAN'S PROVISION IN THE HOUSE-PASSED BILL SIMPLY REQUIRES THAT THE FLAGS OF THE TERRITORIES AND OF THE DISTRICT OF COLOMBIA BE RESPECTED WHEN THE ARMED SERVICES CHOOSES TO HONOR THE FLAGS OF THE STATES. I HAVE IN ADDITION WRITTEN A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT ASKING FOR A PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM CAN DIRECTING ALL FEDERAL AGENCIES TO DO THE SAME. I REGRET TO REPORT THAT THE ARMY ALONE RECOGNIZES THE D.C. FLAG AND THE FLAGS OF THE TERRITORY AS A MATTER OF POLICY AND I WANT TO GIVE ONE EXAMPLE THAT I THINK WILL MAKE THE HOUSE UNDERSTAND WHY THIS IS SO IMPORTANT TO US. A MOTHER WROTE ME OF HAVING ATTENDED THE GRADUATION OF HER SON FROM THE NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES. SHE HAD WANTED THIS BOY TO GO TO COLLEGE. HE HAD GOTTEN ADMITTED TO COLLEGE, HE WANTED TO GO TO THE NAVY AND SO THEY SAID TO THE NAVY, YOU WILL GO, AND AS GRADUATION DAY CAME FROM NAVAL STATION GREAT LAKES AND THEY CALLED THE NAMES OF THE GRADUATES ONE BY ONE AND THEY GOT TO HIS NAME, JONATHAN RUCKER, AND THEY CALLED HIS NAME. THE FLAG OF EVERY OTHER GRADUATE WAS RAISED WHEN THE NAME OF THE GRADUATE WAS CALLED. BUT THIS YOUNG MAN GRADUATING ESSENTIALLY FROM BOOT CAMP INDUCTION INTO THE NAVY HAD HIS NAME CALLED BUT HIS FLAG NOT RAISED. THE FLAG IS THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. HIS PARENTS WERE HEARTBROKEN. AS YOU MIGHT IMAGINE. AND THE MOTHER WROTE ME. IT WAS FROM THAT EXAMPLE THAT I UNDERSTOOD HOW VERY IMPORTANT THIS WAS AND UNDERSTOOD HOW IMPORTANT MY FELLOW DELEGATE'S BILL, NOW ADOPTED BY THE HOUSE, WAS. IT WAS PERSONAL DISRESPECT FOR THE YOUNG MAN, NOW BECOMING A PART OF THE UNITED STATES NAVY. IT WAS DRISS RESPECT FOR THE DISTRICT OF -- DISRESPECT FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FLAG, IT WAS DISRESPECT FOR THE RESIDENTS OF THIS CITY WHO HAVE SERVED AND DIED IN EVERY WAR THAT OUR COUNTRY HAS EVER FOUGHT IN, INCLUDING THE WAR THAT CREATED THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THIS MEANS TO THOSE OF US WHO HAVE NO VOTE BUT PAY TAXES, SAME AS THE REST, WHO ARE MEMBERS OF THIS HOUSE, AND GO TO WAR, YOU NOW SEE THE HUGE DISPROPORTION, AT LEAST IN MY OWN DISTRICT, YOU WILL FIND IT IN THE DISTRICTS OF THE DELEGATES AS WELL, WORLD WAR I, 635 CASUALTIES, MORE THAN THREE STATES. WORLD WAR II, 3,-- 375,000 CASUALTIES, MORE THAN FOUR STATES. KOREA, 547 CASUALTIES, MORE THAN EIGHT STATES. THESE ARE ALL DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA RESIDENTS. AND THE VIETNAM WAR, 243 D.C. CARKTS, MORE THAN 10 STATES -- CARKTS, MORE THAN 10 STATES. WE ARE CALLING ON -- CARKTS. WE ARE CALLING ON THE SENATE TO INCLUDE THE LANGUAGE REQUIRING THE ARMED FORCES TO FLY THE D.C. FLAG AND THE FLAG OF THE TERRITORIES WHENEVER THE FLAGS OF THE 50 STATES ARE RAISED. MR. SPEAKER, WE THINK THAT IS FAR FROM TOO MUCH TO ASK IN LIGHT OF THE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WE REPRESENT, WHO ARE IN THE ARMED FORCES TODAY AND THOSE WHO HAVE GIVEN THEIR LIVES FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO ASK THE SPONSOR OF THE SUCCESSFUL AMENDMENT, DELEGATE SABLAN FROM THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, IF HE WOULD SPEAK AT THIS TIME.

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    MR. SABLAN

    THANK YOU, DELEGATE SABLAN, YOU'RE THE LEADER ON THIS ISSUE WITH YOUR…

    THANK YOU, DELEGATE SABLAN, YOU'RE THE LEADER ON THIS ISSUE WITH YOUR PROVISION THAT YOU SUCCEEDED IN GETTING INCLUDED IN THE HOUSE, THE DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION BILL. MAY I INQUIRE OF THE CHAIR HOW MUCH TIME WE HAVE? THE LAST REMAINING?

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  • 04:29:04 PM

    MS. NORTON

    MUCH. I DID WANT TO MENTION THAT THE DELEGATE SABLAN INDICATED HE HAD…

    MUCH. I DID WANT TO MENTION THAT THE DELEGATE SABLAN INDICATED HE HAD RECEIVED THESE COMPLAINTS FROM HIS CONSTITUENTS. THAT'S HOW WE KNOW THIS. THESE VETERANS, THESE MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES BRING IT TO OUR ATTENTION. AND HE ALSO MENTIONED THAT SOME COMMANDERS HAD THE DISCRETION AS TO WHETHER

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  • 04:29:23 PM

    MS. NORTON

    AS TO WHETHER OR NOT TO FLY OUR FLAGS. I NOTED THAT -- I NOTE THAT THE…

    AS TO WHETHER OR NOT TO FLY OUR FLAGS. I NOTED THAT -- I NOTE THAT THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE HAS INDEED ISSUED A MEMORANDUM TO ALL PARTS OF THE ARMED SERVICES AND HIS WORD WAS THAT HE ENCOURAGED, THAT LEFT TO THE DISCRETION, ENCOURAGED ARE HIS WORDS, DISCRETION, ARE HIS WORDS, OF COMMANDERS WHETHER TO DISPLAY THE FLAGS OF THE TERRITORIES AND THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA WHEN THE FLAGS OF THE 50 STATES ARE DISPLAYED. NOW, I WOULD ASK THE UNDERSECRETARY OF DEFENSE, I WOULD ASK THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, I WOULD ASK THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WHETHER OR NOT THERE WILL EVER BE DISCRETION IN A COMMANDER WHETHER TO FLY THE FLAGS OF VIRGINIA OR UTAH OR NORTH CAROLINA OR FLORIDA, THAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED AN INSULT TO THOSE STATES, WE CONSIDER IT NO LESS. I'M PLEASED TO YIELD TIME AS WELL TO THE DELEGATE FROM THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, CONGRESSWOMAN CHRISTENSEN.

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  • 04:31:06 PM

    MRS. CHRISTENSEN

    I THANK MY COLLEAGUE FOR THOSE REMARKS AND WE HAVE ANOTHER DELEGATE WHO…

    I THANK MY COLLEAGUE FOR THOSE REMARKS AND WE HAVE ANOTHER DELEGATE WHO HAS COME TO THE FLOOR, I'M PLEASED TO INVITE CONGRESSMAN FALEOMAVAEGA FROM AMERICAN SAMOA TO STEP FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

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  • 04:36:01 PM

    MS. NORTON

    WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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    MR. FALEOMAVAEGA

    TODAY. I RISE TODAY WITH MY FELLOW DELEGATES TO URGE THE SENATE TO ADOPT…

    TODAY. I RISE TODAY WITH MY FELLOW DELEGATES TO URGE THE SENATE TO ADOPT THE HOUSE PROVISION IN F.Y. 240613 NATIONAL

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  • 04:36:23 PM

    MR. FALEOMAVAEGA

    F.Y. 240613 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT THIS PROVISION WOULD…

    F.Y. 240613 NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT THIS PROVISION WOULD REQUIRE IN STATUTE THE INTEGRATION AND DISPLAY OF FLAGS OF

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  • 04:36:27 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    PROVISION WOULD REQUIRE IN STATUTE THE INTEGRATION AND DISPLAY OF FLAGS OF

  • 04:36:29 PM

    MR. FALEOMAVAEGA

    MR. SPEAKER, HOW MUCH TIME REMAINS?

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    MS. NORTON

    WHO REPRESENT AMERICAN CITIZENS AND AMERICAN SINTS WHO FIGHT AND HAVE…

    WHO REPRESENT AMERICAN CITIZENS AND AMERICAN SINTS WHO FIGHT AND HAVE FOUGHT

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  • 04:43:08 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    AND AMERICAN SINTS WHO FIGHT AND HAVE FOUGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY, WHO WERE…

    AND AMERICAN SINTS WHO FIGHT AND HAVE FOUGHT FOR THEIR COUNTRY, WHO WERE PLEASED AND CONTINUE TO VOLUNTEER IN DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBERS INTO THE ARMED FORCES,

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  • 04:43:11 PM

    MS. NORTON

    THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED SPOIFL JANUARY…

    THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED SPOIFL JANUARY 5, 2011, THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MR. LUNGREN, FOR 30 MINUTES.

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  • 04:44:11 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    UNITED STATES IN THE CAPITAL CITY.

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    MR. LUNGREN

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY…

    THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. UNDER THE SPEAKER'S ANNOUNCED POLICY OF JANUARY 5, 2011, THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MR. HUNTER, FOR 30 MINUTES.

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  • 05:11:51 PM

    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

    BEFORE YOU AND SPEAK ABOUT A TRUE SON OF AMERICA WHO LOST HIS BATTLE WITH…

    BEFORE YOU AND SPEAK ABOUT A TRUE SON OF AMERICA WHO LOST HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER SIX DAYS AGO ON NOVEMBER 22. HERE'S AN ARTICLE HERE FROM THE LOCAL PAPER IN SAN DIEGO TALKING ABOUT DAN MCKENNON AND IT SAYS NAVY PILOT, RADIO AND AIRLINE EXECUTIVE, APPOINTED TO TWO FEDERAL BOARDS AND SON OF SAN DIEGO CONGRESSMAN.

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  • 05:12:08 PM

    MR. HUNTER

    APPOINTED TO TWO FEDERAL BOARDS AND SON OF SAN DIEGO CONGRESSMAN. THOSE…

    APPOINTED TO TWO FEDERAL BOARDS AND SON OF SAN DIEGO CONGRESSMAN. THOSE ARE A LOT OF THINGS BUT DAN WAS SO MUCH MORE THAN ALL OF THOSE EVEN PUT TOGETHER. FIRST, HIS FATHER WAS A DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN FROM SAN DIEGO HERE IN THE 1950'S. PROBABLY STOOD AT THIS TABLE LIKE I AM SPEAKING NOW. DAN WAS A PAGE WHEN WE STILL HAD PAGES IN THE HOUSE IN THE 1950'S DURING THE TRUMAN ADMINISTRATION AS WELL. HE HAD A GREAT RESPECT AND LOVE FOR THIS COUNTRY AND HE HAD A GREAT RESPECT AND LOVE FOR THIS BODY AND THE INSTITUTION. HE HAS SOME GREAT CLAIMS TO FAME. ONE OF THOSE IS THIS -- AS A YOUNG MAN, DAN SERVED IN THE NAVY AS A HELICOPTER PILOT AND HE'S CREDITED WITH 62 SAVES ON LAND OR SEA. THAT'S MORE SAVES DURING PEACE TIME THAN ANY OTHER NAVY PILOT IN HISTORY. HE LOVED THE NAVY AND LOVED FLYING AND THAT LED HIM TO OTHER THINGS IN LIFE. HE WAS A GREAT PILOT. HE WAS INSPIRED TO FLY FROM SOME WORDS TAKEN FROM THE MOVIE "THE BRIDGE OVER TOKO" AND I WILL SUMMARIZE WHAT MADE HIM WANT TO BE A HELICOPTER PILOT. THERE WERE SOME FOLKS TALKING IN THIS MOVIE THAT BASICALLY SAID, WHERE DOES AMERICA GET THESE KINDS OF PEOPLE THAT WANT TO FLY OFF THESE PLATFORMS THAT ARE FLOATING AND FLY BACK OUT TO THESE PLATFORMS AGAIN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN, TRY TO FIND THOSE PLATFORMS AND LAND ON THEM, WHERE DOES AMERICA GET THEM? THEY ARE THE GREATEST IN THAT COUNTRY. THAT ASPIRED DAN TO JOIN THE NAVY AND DO EXACTLY THAT, FLY HELICOPTERS AND RESCUE HIS FELLOW SAILORS THAT HAD THE BAD LUCK OR BAD SKILL TO LAND IN THE WATER. HE BOUGHT A COUNTRY RADIO STATION IN SAN DIEGO AND TRANSFORMED IT, MADE IT INTO ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL RADIO STATIONS IN SAN DIEGO COUNTY. AT THE SAME TIME IN 1977, HE WAS THE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION IN NASHVILLE. HE ALSO SERVED ON THE NASHVILLE ASSOCIATION OF BROADCASTERS BOARD OF DIRECTORS HERE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AS I GO THROUGH THIS LITANY OF THINGS THAT DAN MCKINNON DID, WE CAN SEE -- MCKINON DID, WE CAN SEE HIS FAITH IN GOD, HIS SELFLESS SERVICE TO COUNTRY AND CHRISTIANITY PLAYED THROUGH THROUGHOUT HIS ENTIRE LIFE. HE RAN FOR CONGRESS. HE TRIED TO GET IN THIS BODY IN 1980. HE HAD AN UNSUCCESSFUL RUN FOR CONGRESS IN 1980 BUT THE NEXT YEAR, PRESIDENT REAGAN NOMINATED HIM TO LEAD THE FEDERAL CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD WHICH BASICALLY OVERSAW THE DEREGULATION OF ALL THE AIRLINES. AS I KNOW, AS SOMEBODY THAT WANTS LESS GOVERNMENT AND LESS BIG BROTHER INTERVENTION, DAN MCKINON WAS THE MAN AFTER HE DID HIS WORK ON THE CIVIL AERONAUTICS BOARD AND DEREGULATED THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY SO WE HAVE WHAT WE HAVE NOW WHICH IS COMPETITION AND LOW RATES AND EXTREMELY HIGH SAFETY MEASURES, HE SHUT DOWN HIS OWN BOARD THAT PRESIDENT REAGAN STARTED. RARELY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. DO YOU SEE A PERSON THAT STARTS SOME KIND OF BOARD OR BLUE RIBBON PANEL OR COMMISSION AND ACTUALLY CLOSES IT DOWN ON THEMSELVES AFTER THEY'VE DONE THE WORK THAT THEY NEEDED TO DO. THAT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON. THAT TAKES A SPECIAL PERSON TO GIVE UP THE REINS AND SAY WE DON'T NEED MORE BUREAUCRACY. WE'RE GOING TO SHUT IT DOWN. WE'VE DONE THE WORK THAT WE WERE ASSIGNED. . HE DID IT BECAUSE HE WANTED TO HELP THE COUNTRY AND LOVED BEING A PILOT AND THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY. PEOPLE SAY THAT THE AIRLINE INDUSTRY RIGHT NOW, THE WAY THAT IT IS IS A DIRECT REFLECTION OF HOW HE DEREGULATED IT. THAT WAS A BIG DEAL WHEN YOU HAD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DICTATING FARES AND ROUTES AND CHANGE THAT TO A FREE MARKET SYSTEM WHERE FREE COMPETITION COULD ENTER, IT TOOK A LONG TIME AND TOOK A MAN OF SPECIAL SIGNIFICANCE AND DAN DID IT. HIS DAUGHTER, WHO I THINK IS A LIEUTENANT IN THE NAVY RIGHT NOW DOING TENSION WORK FOR THE NAVY SALES SAID THIS, HE WOULD SAY THAT HIS NAVY WAYS WERE THE ONLY THING HE DID BY HIMSELF. EVERYTHING ELSE WAS A TEAM EFFORT. HE LOVED BEING A PILOT AND FLYING FOR THE NAVY AND HE FLEW AND SAILED UNTIL THE END OF HIS DAYS. HE ALSO WORKED FOR THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AND HAD HIM DOING SPECIAL PROJECTS AND GOT THE SEAL AWARD FROM THE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. YOU TAKE ALL OF THESE THINGS TOGETHER AND SEE A MAN WHO HAD A FULL LIFE, A FULL FAMILY, LOVED AND SERVED HIS COUNTRY AND HAD COURAGE AND TRUE GRIT AND TRUE FAITH IN GOD THAT GOD WOULD HELP HIM LEAD HIM THROUGH HIS LIFE AND HIS PATH AND TRUSTED IN THE LORD TO DO THAT. ON A COUPLE OF OTHER SEPARATE STORIES, DAN TAUGHT ME HOW TO JUMP MOTOCROSS BIKES. I GOT MY FIRST JOB AT A TV STATION DOING THE NEWS CAMERA THAT HIS BROTHER HAD. I GOT TO WORK ON HIS AIRLINES AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, IN BETWEEN COLLEGE. I'M A YOUNG GUY. I'M ONLY 35 YEARS OLD AND SOMETIMES YOUNG GUYS LIKE MYSELF NEED PEOPLE TO LOOK UP TO, PEOPLE THAT GIVE US STRUCTURE AND PEOPLE THAT TELL US WHICH IS THE RIGHT AND THE WRONG WAY. HE WAS A MENTOR OF MINE AND ON NOVEMBER 22 WHEN HE LOST HIS BATTLE WITH CANCER, AMERICA AND SAN DIEGO TRULY LOST ONE OF THEIR SONS AND ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT MAKE THIS COUNTRY TRULY GREAT. WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12-A, RULE 1, THE

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    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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