House Approves National Defense Authorization Act, 351-66
House Session - January 20, 2018

House members spoke about the government shutdown which began at midnight earlier that morning.

Speakers:
Time
Action
  • 09:01:07 AM

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

    • 09:01:09 AM

      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

      The Chair designated Ms. Foxx to lead the Members in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

      • 09:01:29 AM

        ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

        The House proceeded with one minute speeches which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 5 per side of the aisle.

        • 09:04:28 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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        • 09:04:36 AM

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          WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE…

          WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        • 09:04:39 AM

          MR. WILSON

          I'M GRATEFUL FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT TODAY MARKS THE FIRST YEAR OF THE…

          I'M GRATEFUL FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT TODAY MARKS THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PRESIDENCY OF DONALD TRUMP. WE CAN REJOICE IN HIS SUCCESSES OF PROMOTING PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH ABROAD AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AT HOME. THE THAT AMERICA'S BEING RESTORED AS A BEACON OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY. ISIS IS NOW REALLY BEING DEFEATED WITH HIS CALL FOR VICTORY SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY. THE ECONOMY IS BOMBING WITH JOBS. AND SKYROCKETING STOCK MARKETS. HIS DEDICATION FOR ALL AMERICANS IS CLEAR. AS UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT A 17-YEAR LOW. LATINO UNEMPLOYMENT A RECORD LOW. THE DEMOCRAT RESPONSE HAS BEEN MEAN-SPIRITED OBJECT STRUCKISM OF RESISTANCE. LAST MONTH SENATE DEMOCRATS OPPOSED THE TAX CUTS WHICH CLEARLY BENEFIT WORKERS. AND NOW LAST NIGHT SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IN AND UGLY EFFORT TO SMEAR THE PRESIDENT WHILE DISTRACTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM THE PRESIDENT'S ACHIEVEMENTS ON HIS ANNIVERSARY. I JUST LEARNED THAT SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE CLOSING NATIONAL GUARD ARMORIES ACROSS OUR STATE TODAY AT NOON, PUTTING OUR MILITARY READINESS AND TROOPS AT RISK. I AM CONFIDENT WITH THE POSITIVE LEADERSHIP OF ARMORIES ACROSS OUR STATE TODAY AT NOON, PUTTING OUR RYAN THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS WILL BE-L CONTINUE TO BE THE SPEAKER PAUL ADULTS IN THE ROOM FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES. IN CONCLUSION, GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. WE WILL NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11 AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOR YOUR HEARTFELT ADDRESS TO THE HISTORIC RIGHT TROOPS. WE WILL NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11 AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TO LIFE MARCH YESTERDAY ON THE MALL.

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        • 09:06:04 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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        • 09:06:10 AM

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          TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

        • 09:06:14 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

        • 09:06:17 AM

          MR. LA MALL IF A

          WE'RE ABOUT NINE HOURS --

        • 09:06:19 AM

          MR. LAMALFA

          WE'RE ABOUT NINE HOURS INTO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. WHICH IS BASICALLY THE…

          WE'RE ABOUT NINE HOURS INTO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. WHICH IS BASICALLY THE SENATE DEMOCRATS HOLDING THE UNITED STATES, 320 MILLION PEOPLE HOSTAGE, OVER AN EXECUTIVE ORDER MADE BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO BENEFIT 690,000 PEOPLE HERE ILLEGALLY. THE DACA PROGRAM. THE DACA PROGRAM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS. THERE'S PLENTY OF TIME TO CONTINUE TO ADDRESS THE CONVERSATION ON DACA A, WHICH IS GOING UNDER WAY, BIPARTISAN BASIS, SOMETHING THAT'S DUE IN TWO MONTHS. PRESIDENT TRUMP RIGHTLY DECIDED TO RESCIND WHAT WAS DONE BY A PREVIOUS EXECUTIVE ORDER SO WE CAN ABIDE BY THE LAW AND PUT A GOOD LAW IN PLACE THAT ADDRESSES BORDER SECURITY, CHAIN MIGRATION, AND WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE HERE ILLEGALLY. THERE IS A LOT OF SYMPATHY FOR ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THOSE MINORS HERE UNDER DACA. MR. SPEAKER, IT'S TIME WE GET BACK TO WORK AND PUT THIS COUNTRY WORK TO WORK AGAIN NOT HOLD 320 MILLION AMERICANS RANSOM IN ORDER TO DO THIS FOR A HANDFUL OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY. GET BACK TO WORK. REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT SO WE'RE NOT SHUTTING DOWN THE CHIP PROGRAM. THE NATIONAL GUARD, ETC. I YIELD BACK.

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        • 09:07:28 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

          THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        • 09:07:41 AM

          MR. ROTHFUS

          LAST NOVEMBER MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO THIS HOUSE PASSED THE…

          LAST NOVEMBER MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO THIS HOUSE PASSED THE RE-AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM KNOWN AS CHIP. THE HOUSE AGAIN PASSED A RE-AUTHORIZATION FOR CHIP THIS WEEK, BUT LAST NIGHT IN ADDITION TO VOTING NO ON CHIP, CHUCK SCHUMER AND THE SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED NO ON KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT FUNDED. HERE WE'RE. THE FUNDING SENATE DEMOCRATS REJECTED LAST NIGHT INCLUDES FUNDING FOR OUR NATION'S SERVICE MEMBERS, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WHOM ARE EMPLOYED THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST, PACIFIC, AND KOREA. THEY COULD HAVE VOTED QUESTION YES TO THE FAMILIES WAITING FOR THE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM AND YES TO OUR TROOPS, BUT THEY DID NOT. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS. THE ISSUES OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS AND SECURING OUR BORDER ARE BEING NEGOTIATED SEPARATE AND APART FROM THIS FUNDING BILL AND CHIP AND THERE ARE SERIOUS PROPOSALS TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES. I URGE SENATE DEMOCRATS TO CHANGE COURSE, END THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN, AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. PASS THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM THAT WE SENT OVER DAYS AGO. I THANK THE SPEAKER. I YIELD BACK.

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        • 09:08:43 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR…

          THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        • 09:08:57 AM

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          MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN GREAT FRUSTRATION WITH THE PARTISANSHIP THAT…

          MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN GREAT FRUSTRATION WITH THE PARTISANSHIP THAT IS BEING SHOWN ABOUT A BIPARTISAN PROGRAM TO HELP CHILDREN AND ABOUT KEEPING OUR GOVERNMENT OPENED. THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM PROVIDES AFFORDABLE AND COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 19 WHOSE FAMILIES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID BUT CANNOT ACCESS INSURANCE THROUGH A PRIVATE PLAN. THOUSANDS OF MY CONSTITUENTS RELY ON THIS PROGRAM AND WE'RE TRYING TO RE-AUTHORIZE IT FOR SIX YEARS, THE LONGEST IN THE PROGRAM'S HISTORY. MR. SPEAKER, THERE IS NOTHING CONTROVERSIAL ABOUT CHIP. KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT OPENED IS A FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CONGRESS AND A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNPRODUCTIVE. WE MUST PROVIDE CERTAINTY TO SERVICE MEMBERS AND FEDERAL WORKERS WHO RELY ON A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES.

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        • 09:09:42 AM

          MR. COSTELLO

          MR. SPEAKER, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES, PARTICULARLY THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF…

          MR. SPEAKER, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES, PARTICULARLY THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, TO PREVAIL UPON SENATE DEMOCRATS TO OPEN THE GOVERNMENT UP. WE CAN CONTINUE THESE IMPORTANT POLICY DISCUSSIONS WITH AN OPEN GOVERNMENT. I YIELD BACK.

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        • 09:09:55 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

          THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND -- WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        • 09:10:03 AM

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          THE TRUMP TRAVESTY CONTINUES.

        • 09:10:08 AM

          MR. HOYER

          AS IT HAS FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS. WE HAVE HEARD OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE…

          AS IT HAS FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS. WE HAVE HEARD OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE TALK ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT ITS PASSAGE. BRING IT TO THE FLOOR. IT WILL PASS. AND I GUARANTEE YOU IT WILL PASS THE SENATE. YOUR SPEAKER, OUR SPEAKER, SAID, AND I QUOTE, WE WILL ADVANCE MAJOR LEGISLATION ONE ISSUE AT A TIME. THAT IS NOT WHAT THE BILL YOU PUT ON THIS FLOOR DID. IT IS NOT WHAT THE BILL THAT'S ON THE SENATE FLOOR DID. YOU ARE RIGHT. THERE IS NO CONTROVERSY. GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE SHUTTING DOWN. IT IS THE TRUMP CONFRONTATION AND CHAOS THAT CONTINUES. THAT IS WHY THIS GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN. AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RIGHTFULLY UPSET WITH EVERY ONE OF US. NOT JUST REPUBLICANS, NOT JUST DEMOCRATS. THEY ARE UPSET THAT THEIR GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORKING. MR. SPEAKER, BRING THESE ISSUES ONE AT A TIME TO THIS FLOOR AND THEY WILL PASS AND SOME WILL NOT.

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        • 09:11:25 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

        • 09:11:27 AM

          MR. HOYER

          MY TIME HAS EXPIRED.

        • 09:11:28 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

        • 09:11:30 AM

          MR. HOYER

          BUT THE PEOPLE'S TIME IS EXPIRING. LET US DO OUR WORK ONE ISSUE AT A TIME.

        • 09:11:33 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

          THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN, THE MINORITY LEADER, SEEK RECOGNITION.

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        • 09:11:43 AM

          MS. PELOSI

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

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

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        • 09:11:47 AM

          TEMPORE WITHOUT

          WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEWOMAN CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

        • 09:11:50 AM

          MS. PELOSI

          THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, LAST NIGHT ON THE EVE OF…

          THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, LAST NIGHT ON THE EVE OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S INAUGURATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP EARNED AN F FOR LEADERSHIP. PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS' OBSESSION WITH PASSING A TAX SCAM TO BENEFIT THE WEALTHIEST IN OUR COUNTRY AND CORPORATIONS HAS BLINDED THEM TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. DESPITE CONTROLLING THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, AND THE WHITE HOUSE THE REPUBLICANS WERE SO INCOMPETENT, SO NEGLECT -- NEGLIGENT THAT THEY COULDN'T GET IT TOGETHER TO KEEP GOVERNMENT OPENED. THEY COULD GET IT TOGETHER TO PASS A TAX CREDIT, 83% OF WHICH BENEFITS THE TOP 1%. BUT THEY COULDN'T GET IT TOGETHER TO PASS CHIP IN ITS FULL COMPLEMENT OF WHAT IT NEEDS -- TO MEET THE NEEDS OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND SENIORS. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE TIME OF THE 2013 G.O.P. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THE -- THIS IS, QUOTE, PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE PROBLEM STARTS FROM THE TOP. AND HAS TO GET SOLVED -- HE SAID, HAS TO GET SOLVED FROM THE STOP. THE PRESIDENT IS THE LEADER AND HE'S GOT TO GET EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM. HE'S GOT TO LEAD. PRESIDENT TRUMP THEN. PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW. AS PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETS, OUR COUNTRY NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN. YOUR WISH HAS COME TRUE. FOR YOUR ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. BECAUSE OF ALL AROUND INCOMPETENCE, INEFISHENCY, AND PRIORITIZING WITH -- INEFFICIENCY AND PRYOR ADVERTISING, WITH HEART AND SOUL, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WE KNOW AS A GOOD SHUTDOWN OF GOVERNMENT. REPUBLICANS TOTAL INABILITY TO GOVERN IS ONCE AGAIN THREATENING OUR ECONOMY, WEAKENING OUR COMMUNITIES, AND DANGEROUSLY DRIVING THE MILITARY OF THE CERTAINTY THEY NEED TO KEEP OUR NATION SAFE. I SAY THE ECONOMY BECAUSE A SHUT DOWN HURTS THE ECONOMY. THE FACTS ARE THERE FROM THEIR PREVIOUS SHUTDOWN. I'M PROUD THE HOUSE AND SENATE DEMOCRATS' UNITY IS INSISTING ON A BUDGET THAT SUPPORTS OUR BILLTARY AND THE DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS THAT -- MILITARY AND THE NECESSARYIC INVESTMENTS THAT KEEP OUR NATION -- DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS THAT KEEP OUR NATION STRONG AND HONORS THE VALUES BY PROTECTING OUR DREAMERS. I HOPE WE CAN NOW CONDUCT BIPARTISAN NEGOTIATION, BIPARTISAN NEGOTIATION IN A TRANSPARENT WAY THAT UNIFIES THE COUNTRY WHERE WE CAN FIND COMMON GROUND TO HONOR OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS IS THE FIFTH REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN. THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN GOVERNANCE, SO SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT IS SORT OF A MEANS TO AN END FOR THEM. I JUST WANT TO NOTE IN 2013, WHEN THE REPUBLICANS LAST SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT 231 REPUBLICANS VOTED TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT. ON THEIR SIDE. 231. THAT INCLUDED SPEAKER RYAN, LEADER MCCARTHY, WHIP SCALISE, CHAIRWOMAN MADAM SPEAKER -- MCMORRIS RODGERS. LATER, OCTOBER 16, WHEN IT WAS TIME TO OPEN UP GOVERNMENT, IT WAS JUST A KIND OF A REMARKABLE THING. IT WAS 229. WHEN IT WAS TILE TO OPEN UP GOVERNMENT, IT WAS REMARKABLE BECAUSE THE REPUBLICANS STILL DID NOT WANT TO DO THAT. ON OCTOBER 16, 144 REPUBLICANS VOTED TO KEEP GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. 144. 198 DEMOCRATS VOTED TO KEEP -- TO OPEN UP GOVERNMENT. NOBODY VOTED TO KEEP GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. WHAT IS THIS? WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT? DO THEY NOT THINK THAT PEOPLE HAVE A RECORD TO SEE WHAT THEIR VOTE HAD BEEN. THIS IS THEIR FIFTH SHUTDOWN SINCE THE 1990'S. THIS IS THE FOURTH C.R. SINCE SEPTEMBER. GET IT TOGETHER. WIPE THE TEARS OF JOY FROM YOUR EYE ABOUT PASSING THE TAX CUTS THAT BENEFITS THE WEALTHY. GET DOWN TO BUSINESS FOR EVERY DAY PEOPLE IN AMERICA AND STOP USING CHILDREN AS A SHIELD TO COVER UP WHAT YOU ARE NOT DOING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHEN WE HAD THE MAJORITY, ONE OF THE FIRST BILLS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS PRESIDENT, THIS THE BILL WAS CHIP. IT HAS BEEN LEGISLATION TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS THAT SERVE 27 MILLION AMERICANS. MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS WHO SERVE THE NEEDS OF THOSE CHILDREN. MEDICARE EXTENDERS. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON OF WHAT THAT PACKAGE IS AND WHAT THE REPUBLICANS DID NOT WANT TO PAY FOR IN THEIR ILL-FOUNDED C.R. THEY PUT FORTH. C.R. WEAKENS GOVERNMENT. C.R. WEAKENS OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE. SECRETARY MATTIS HAS SAID THAT OVER AND OVER. THIS ACTION SHUTS DOWN ACTION. THE C.R.'S DEBILITATE GOVERNMENT. LET'S GET SERIOUS. GET IT TOGETHER. STOP ROMANCING YOURSELVES ABOUT THAT TAX BILL AND START GETTING SERIOUS OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I YIELD BACK.

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        • 09:17:43 AM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          BACK.

      • 09:17:53 AM

        Recess

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

        • 12:00:09 PM

          Reconvened

          The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 20.

          • 12:00:15 PM

            ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

            The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

            • 12:00:27 PM

              THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              WITHOUT OBJECTION.

            • 12:00:28 PM

              THE SPEAKER

              MY COLLEAGUES, AT THIS HOUR, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NEEDLESSLY SHUT…

              MY COLLEAGUES, AT THIS HOUR, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NEEDLESSLY SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF SENATE DEMOCRATS . ONE PARTY IN ONE HOUSE OF THIS CONGRESS IS DELIBERATELY HOLDING OUR GOVERNMENT HOSTAGE. THIS DID NOT NEED TO HAPPEN. BUT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HAPPENED, WHY THIS IS HAPPENING. ON THURSDAY, MR. SPEAKER, THE HOUSE IS NOT IN ORDER.

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            • 12:01:07 PM

              THE SPEAKER

              GOVERNMENT BACK UP. I YIELD.

            • 12:07:14 PM

              THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              THE GENTLEMAN FROM WIMBING YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY.

            • 12:07:19 PM

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              CLAUSE 7, RULE 20, I MOVE THE CALL OF THE HOUSE.

            • 12:07:24 PM

              THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              THE CHAIR CONFERS RECOGNITION FOR THAT PURPOSE. I MOVE THE CALL OF THE…

              THE CHAIR CONFERS RECOGNITION FOR THAT PURPOSE. I MOVE THE CALL OF THE HOUSE. I MOVE THE CALL OF THE HOUSE.

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            • 12:07:36 PM

              THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              THE CALL OF THE HOUSE IS ORDERED. THE QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION. OBJECTION…

              THE CALL OF THE HOUSE IS ORDERED. THE QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION. OBJECTION IS HEARD. THE QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION OFFERED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT AND THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. RECORDED VOTE IS REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING A RECORDED VOTE WILL RISE. THOSE IN FAVOR OF A RECORDED VOTE WILL RISE. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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            • 12:08:27 PM

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              THE HOUSE HAD PASSED TO THE PREVIOUS NIGHT BY A VOTE OF 230-197. JOINING…

              THE HOUSE HAD PASSED TO THE PREVIOUS NIGHT BY A VOTE OF 230-197. JOINING US BY PHONE FROM CAPITOL HILL IS KELLY, A REPORTER FOR CQ ROLL CALL. WHAT IS THE LATEST? THE HOUSE IS IN NOW. WHAT DOES CONGRESS HAVE TO DO? WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO GET TO GET TO SOME SORT OF AGREEMENT?

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            • 12:08:36 PM

              Mr. Guthrie moved a Call of the House pursuant to clause 7 of rule 20.

              • 12:08:47 PM

                Mr. Crowley objected to the motion and Mr. Hoyer demanded the yeas and nays.

                • 12:08:50 PM

                  On Ordering A Quorum Roll Call 38 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

                  • 12:09:03 PM

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                    IT IS TO MAKE SURE -- KEEP GOVERNMENT OPEN. AS WE SAW IN A CONFERENCE…

                    IT IS TO MAKE SURE -- KEEP GOVERNMENT OPEN. AS WE SAW IN A CONFERENCE MEETING BEFORE THE QUORUM CALL -- THEY ARE LOOKING TO SENATE DEMOCRATS TO STRIKE A DEAL. THERE ARE SIGNS THIS IS A DELICATE NEGOTIATION. KEVIN MCCARTHY SAID FOLLOWING THIS MEETING, IF THE SENATE SENSE OVER STOPGAPS -- SOMETHING MITCH MCCONNELL PUT PROCEDURE PLACE FOR LATE LAST NIGHT, THE HOUSE SHOULD TAKE IT. PATRICK MCHENRY SAID ANYTHING SHORTER AND THERE IS NO SUPPORT. ON TOP OF IT, WE HAVE NANCY PELOSI SAYING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE EARLIER SHE WILL NOT GO ALONG WITH THE CR THE SENATE IS CONSIDERING. SHE WANTS A BROADER DEAL ON IMMIGRATION. THE WHITE HOUSE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS DIRECTOR SHARED -- SHOWED UP TO SAY THE IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE BEING HASH OUT LAST NIGHT IN THE SENATE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. A LOT OF IS EXPECTED LAWMAKERS WRAPPED UP TODAY. NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS ON ALL SIDES.

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                  • 12:10:42 PM

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                    YOU TALKED ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS. WHO ARE THE MEMBERS NEGOTIATING? ANY…

                    YOU TALKED ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS. WHO ARE THE MEMBERS NEGOTIATING? ANY SHORT-TERM DEAL YOU TALK ABOUT -- WHO ARE THEY AND WHERE IS THIS HAPPENING?

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                  • 12:10:54 PM

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                    THIS IS HAPPENING AT THE TOP LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP. IT IS THE SENATE…

                    THIS IS HAPPENING AT THE TOP LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP. IT IS THE SENATE MINORITY LEADER, CHUCK SCHUMER, MITCH MCCONNELL, NANCY PELOSI, AND PAUL RYAN. WE HEARD PAUL RYAN GAVE A SPEECH ON ENFORCING IT IS UP TO SENATE DEMOCRATS TO SOLVE. BECAUSE OF THIS CENTRAL ARGUMENT BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ABOUT INCLUDING IMMIGRATION, WE SEE A LOT OF CLEAR DIVISION. IT IS UNCLEAR HOW LEADERS WILL GET TO THE TABLE IF THEY CANNOT AGREE WHAT IS ON THE TABLE. THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT RIGHT NOW. WE WILL DO A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION FROM LEADERSHIP WHEN WE HAVE A PHONE ON THE RULE FOR CONSIDERATION.

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                  • 12:12:00 PM

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                    PEOPLE WHO WATCH THE U.S. HOUSE TODAY, YOU TALK ABOUT THE NEGOTIATIONS…

                    PEOPLE WHO WATCH THE U.S. HOUSE TODAY, YOU TALK ABOUT THE NEGOTIATIONS GOING ON. WHAT IS NEXT ON THE HOUSE FLOOR? THEY COME BACK AT 3:00. WE UNDERSTAND A VOTE THERE. WHAT WILL THEY VOTE ON?

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                  • 12:12:16 PM

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                    THIS LEGISLATION IS LOCALLY KNOWN AS MARTIAL LAW. WHAT IT DOES IS IT IS A…

                    THIS LEGISLATION IS LOCALLY KNOWN AS MARTIAL LAW. WHAT IT DOES IS IT IS A SAME-DAY AUTHORITY ROLE, WHICH ALLOWS THE HOUSE -- WHEN THE SPEAKERS COMMITTEE PREPARES THE GUIDELINE FOR FLOOR CONSIDERATION FOR LEGISLATION, YOU CAN REPORT ABLE FROM THE COMMUNITY -- FROM THE COMMITTEE AND VOTE ON A SAME-DAY. GIVEN THE URGENCY ON BOTH SIDES, DESPITE THESE DIVISION ON HOW TO COME TO A COMPROMISE, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN GO FROM THE RULES COMMITTEE TO THE FLOOR AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. IT IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LOOK FOR IN THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN A DISTRICT WORK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. THERE MAY BE A -- TO MAKE SURE LAWMAKERS CAN REMAIN AND EXCHANGE GUIDELINES ABOUT LAWMAKERS -- ABOUT WHAT LAWMAKERS ARE DOING.

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                  • 12:13:23 PM

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                    THE SENATORS ARE COMING INTO SESSION NOW. IS IT A WAITING GAME IN THE…

                    THE SENATORS ARE COMING INTO SESSION NOW. IS IT A WAITING GAME IN THE SENATE THIS AFTERNOON?

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                  • 12:13:30 PM

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                    IN THE SENATE, THERE IS A LOT OF NEGOTIATIONS GOING ON BETWEEN VARIOUS…

                    IN THE SENATE, THERE IS A LOT OF NEGOTIATIONS GOING ON BETWEEN VARIOUS GROUPS ABOUT ALL OF THESE ISSUES -- IMMIGRATION, A BUDGET DEAL -- WE SELL SOME OF IT ON THE SENATE FLOOR LAST NIGHT. THERE WAS A LOT OF WHEELING AND DEALING GOING ON WITH VARIOUS GROUPS OF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS DISCUSSING VARIOUS ISSUES.

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                  • 12:13:50 PM

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                    APPEARS OPEN TO NANCY PELOSI RESISTANT -- BUT IF THE REPUBLICANS COME…

                    APPEARS OPEN TO NANCY PELOSI RESISTANT -- BUT IF THE REPUBLICANS COME TOGETHER ON THE HOUSE SITE, THEY COULD HAVE THE MAJORITY OF VOTES TO PUSH IT ACROSS THE FINISH LINE AND TO THE PRESIDENT. IT DEPENDS ON IF THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE CAN BE TAKEN OUT OF THE SAME DEBATE AS BUT REPUBLICANS WANT OR IF THEY CANNOT -- THEY COME TO SOME KIND OF COMPROMISE.

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                  • 12:30:51 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE NAYS ARE 224. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. A COWELL OF THE HOUSE IS ORDERED.…

                    THE NAYS ARE 224. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. A COWELL OF THE HOUSE IS ORDERED. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. THEY ARE PRESENT BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. MEMBERS WILL HAVE A MINIMUM OF 15 MINUTES TO RECORD THEIR PRESENCE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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              • 12:31:00 PM

                House Vote 38 - On Ordering a Call of the House

                Passed (224 - 150)
                Yea
                Nay

                Vote Details: Yea - 224
                Republican - 205
                Democratic - 19

                Vote Details: Nay - 150
                Democratic - 150

                Vote Details: Not Voting - 46
                Republican - 32
                Democratic - 14

                Vote Details: Present - 10
                Democratic - 10

                • 12:31:27 PM

                  Call of the House Roll Call 39 - Quorum vote pending.

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                  House Vote 39 - Call of the House

                  Passed (0 - 0)
                  Present

                  Vote Details: Present - 377
                  Democratic - 172
                  Republican - 205

                  Vote Details: Not Voting - 53
                  Republican - 32
                  Democratic - 21

                  • 12:46:52 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 12:46:53 PM

                  Recess

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

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                    WE NEED DEMOCRATS.

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                    WE NEED DEMOCRATS.

                • 04:01:27 PM

                  Reconvened

                  The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 20.

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                    THE HOUSE IS COMING INTO SESSION. : FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN…

                    THE HOUSE IS COMING INTO SESSION. : FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                  • 04:01:30 PM

                    Mr. Sessions filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 708.

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                      I SEND TO THE DESK A REPORT FOR FILING UNDER THE RULE.

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                      TEMPORE RESOLUTION

                      RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE…

                      RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES.

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                    • 04:01:57 PM

                      TEMPORE REFERRED

                      REFERRED TO THE HOUSE CALENDAR AND ORDERED PRINTED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES…

                      REFERRED TO THE HOUSE CALENDAR AND ORDERED PRINTED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                      UP HOUSE RESOLUTION 708 AND ASK FOR ITS IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION.

                    • 04:02:09 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE RESOLUTION.

                  • 04:02:10 PM

                    Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 708 — "Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules."

                    • 04:02:12 PM

                      THE CLERK

                      HOUSE KALLEN NUMBER 121, RESOLVED THAT THE REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6-A OF…

                      HOUSE KALLEN NUMBER 121, RESOLVED THAT THE REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6-A OF RULE 13 FOR A 2/3 VOTE TO CONSIDER A REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES ON THE SAME DAY IT'S PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE IS WAIVED WITH RESPECT TO ANY RESOLUTION REPORTED THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 29, 2018. SECTION 2, IT SHALL BE IN ORDER AT ANY TIME THROUGH THE CALENDAR DAY OF JANUARY 28, 2018, FOR THE SPEAKER TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION THAT THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AS THOUGH URN CLAUSE 1 OF RULE 15. THE SPEAKER OR HIS DESIGNEE SHALL CONSULT WITH THE MINORITY LEADER OR HER DESIGNEE ON ANY MATTER PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.

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                    • 04:02:56 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                      DURING CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION, ALL TIME YIELDED IS FOR THE…

                      DURING CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION, ALL TIME YIELDED IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEBATE ONLY. I YIELD THE CUSTOMARY 30 MINUTES TO THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM NEW YORK, MY FRIEND, MS. SLAUGHTER. PENDING WHICH I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME.

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                    • 04:03:19 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                      MR. SESSIONS

                      I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RULE AND THE UNDERLYING LEGISLATION. THIS…

                      I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RULE AND THE UNDERLYING LEGISLATION. THIS RESOLUTION WHICH WE WILL PRESENT TODAY IS NECESSARY, IT'S NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THAT THE HOUSE -- TO PROVIDE THE HOUSE WITH THE FLEXBILITY NECESSARY TO ADDRESS SENATE DEMOCRATS IN ACTION WHILE THEY CONTINUE FUNDING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND THE IMPORTANT INSTRUMENTS OF GOVERNMENT. MR. SPEAKER, LAST EVENING, SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER FROM NEW YORK AND SENATE DEMOCRATS MADE WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE A REPREHENSIBLE DECISION TO ALLOW THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO SHUT DOWN. BY VOTING AGAINST THE BILL THAT FUNDS OUR MILITARY AND THE PAY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM THEY VOTED AGAINST A BILL THAT WOULD EXTEND CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE FOR SIX YEARS. NOT BECAUSE THEY OPPOSED ANYTHING IN THE BILL, BECAUSE YOU'D BE HARD-PRESSED POB OPPOSED TO ANYTHING THAT WAS IN THIS LEGISLATION. THEY VOTED AGAINST THE BILL TO MANUFACTURE A CRISIS IN A PURELY POLITICAL MOVE BASED UPON AN UNRELATED ISSUE THAT IS NOT FACING AN IMMINENT DEADLINE. I'D LIKE TO THANK THE FIVE SENATE DEMOCRATS AND SIX HOUSE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED WITH REPUBLICANS TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. SENATOR SCHUMER SHOULD HAVE LED THE REST OF HIS DEMOCRATS AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO DO WHAT HE DID BACK IN 2013 WHEN HE SAID, WE, I SAY THE DEMOCRATS, COULD SAY WE'RE SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. WE'RE NOT. WE'RE GOING TO RAISE THE DEFICIT CEILING UNTIL YOU PASS IMMIGRATION REFORM, IT JUST WOULD BE BE WONG TO NOT DO THE RIGHT THING AND OPEN UP THE GOVERNMENT. YET THESE WISE WORDS, NEEDED MORE THAN EVER NOW, THIS IS JUST A POLITICAL GAME. AS PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID LAST EVENING, SENATE DEMOCRATS OWN THIS. IT IS A SCHUMER SHUT DOWN. THEY PUT POLITICS ABOVE NATIONAL SECURITY.

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                • 04:03:20 PM

                  DEBATE

                  The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H. Res. 708.

                  • 04:05:29 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO WILL STATE HIS POINT OF ORDER. IS THE GENTLEMAN…

                    GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO WILL STATE HIS POINT OF ORDER. IS THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO DEMANDING THAT THE GENTLEMAN'S WORDS FROM TEXAS BE TAKEN DOWN? THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS WILL BE SEATED. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE WORDS.

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                    THE CLERKS ARE TRANSCRIBING THE WORDS THAT WERE JUST READ ON THE FLOOR AND…

                    THE CLERKS ARE TRANSCRIBING THE WORDS THAT WERE JUST READ ON THE FLOOR AND WILL READ THEM BACK. THE CHAIR WILL RULE ON THE FITNESS OF THE WORDS AND THE REQUEST BY THE CONGRESSMAN THAT THE WORDS BE TAKEN DOWN.

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                • 04:07:46 PM

                  POINT OF ORDER

                  During the course of debate on H. Res. 708, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have words taken down. Subsequently, unanimous consent was granted to withdraw the words in question and debate continued under regular order.

                  • 04:19:59 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                    WITHDRAW MY REQUEST THAT THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS THAT THE WORDS BEING…

                    WITHDRAW MY REQUEST THAT THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS THAT THE WORDS BEING TAKEN DOWN.

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                  • 04:20:13 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE DEMAND FOR THE WORDS OF THE THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS BE WITHDRAWN? THE…

                    THE DEMAND FOR THE WORDS OF THE THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS BE WITHDRAWN? THE DEMAND IS WITHDRAWN. WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED.

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                  • 04:20:30 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    MR. SPEAKER, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I THINK REPUBLICANS ARE ON THE FLOOR…

                    MR. SPEAKER, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I THINK REPUBLICANS ARE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE TODAY TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE'RE ATTEMPTING TO OFFER TO THE AMERICAN --

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                  • 04:20:49 PM

                    TEMPORE MEMBERS,

                    AISLES AND REMOVE CONVERSATIONS FROM THE FLOOR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS…

                    AISLES AND REMOVE CONVERSATIONS FROM THE FLOOR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED.

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                  • 04:20:58 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    MR. SPEAKER, THINGS ARE SENSITIVE ON BOTH SIDES. THE GOVERNMENT'S SHUT…

                    MR. SPEAKER, THINGS ARE SENSITIVE ON BOTH SIDES. THE GOVERNMENT'S SHUT DOWN. REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO OFFER TODAY ADVICE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT WHERE WE STAND ABOUT GETTING US BACK TO WHERE WE NOT ONLY OPEN UP THE GOVERNMENT BUT DOING IT IN A WAY THAT IS FAVORABLE TO NOT ONLY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO PROTECT THIS GREAT COUNTRY INCLUDING CHILDREN OF THIS COUNTRY THAT NEED HEALTH CARE THAT REPUBLICANS ATTEMPTED TO PASS IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. I RESMB.

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                  • 04:21:34 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

                  • 04:21:37 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, AND I THANK YOU FOR YIELDING ME THE CUSTOMARY 0…

                    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, AND I THANK YOU FOR YIELDING ME THE CUSTOMARY 0 MINUTES AND I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. TODAY IS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF A COMPLETE CONTROL OF WASHINGTON. THE REPUBLICANS RUN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE. A TAX BILL FOR CORPORATIONS AND THE WEALTHY AND NOW THE GREAT GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. THE IMPACTS WILL BE SEVERE. JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE LAST REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN IN 2013, WHICH COST OUR ECONOMY AN ESTIMATED $24 BILLION. WE LOST PROGRESS ON REDUCING THE MASSIVE BACKLOG OF VETERANS AND DISABILITY CLAIMS. 2/3 OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND THREE-FOURTHS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WERE FURLOUGHED. FLU SEASON SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING IS SEVERELY LIMITED AND WE ARE IN A CRISIS THIS YEAR WITH FLU WHERE MORE THAN 20 CHILDREN HAVE DIED. THE FOOD SAFETY INSPECTIONS WERE DELAYED AND 1.2 MILLION PRIVATE SECTOR LOANS WERE DISRUPTED, BILLIONS IN TAX REFUNDS WERE DELAYED. HEAD START CENTERS STOPPED SERVING 3,300 CHILDREN AND 120,000 PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS WERE DESTROYED. THE REPUBLICANS ARE HANDING OUT TO THE WEALTHY AND CORPORATIONS. WE FAILED TO RENEW BEFORE THEY EXPIRED, THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, FAILT TO RENEW THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, WHICH C.B.O. -- THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE HAD FOUND WOULD SAVE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT $6 BILLION DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE MAJORITY MADE THE TAX CUTS FOR CORPORATIONS PERMANENT. THAT WAS A TAX BILL THAT WAS SOLD AS A MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT. WE KNOW IT'S A TAX CUT FOR BIG CORPORATIONS AND SUPERWEALTHY AND IT SEEMS DESIGNED TO TARGET BLUE STATES. I LIVE IN ONE. THESE ITEMS SHOULDN'T BE AN EXTRAORDINARY EXERCISE. REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AGREE WE NEED TO ADDRESS THEM. BUT THE MAJORITY HAS BEEN MISSING IN ACTION AND WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO LIMP ALONG FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT. THAT IS NO WAY TO RUN A BUSINESS AND CERTAINLY NO WAY TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED LAST NIGHT AND I QUOTE, OUR COUNTRY NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN. IN 2011, YEARS BEFORE HE ASSUMED OFFICE, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID DURING AN INTERVIEW AS ANOTHER REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN LOOMED, HE SAID I THINK IT WOULD BE A NEGATIVE MARK ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. HE IS THE ONE THAT HAS TO GET PEOPLE TOGETHER, END QUOTE. SO WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HIM DO THAT AND PLAY THAT ROLE NOW. THE PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT TREAT THIS AS A REALITY SHOW AND STOP TREATING GOVERNMENT WHERE TRUTH IS EASILY DISCARDED. THE MAJORITY'S SHORT-TERM C.R. FAILED IN THE OTHER BODY BECAUSE IT DIDN'T GET THE JOB DONE. IT WAS WRITTEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITHOUT A SINGLE BIT OF INPUT FROM THE MINORITY PARTY. DEMOCRATS WANT TO -- MEMBERS OF THE OWN MAJORITY CONFERENCE VOTED AGAINST IT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CAPITOL. IF I WERE IN THE MAJORITY'S SHOES WITH 51 SEATS AND I HAD TO GET 60 VOTES, I WOULD WANT DIM CATS TO BE IN ON IT WITH ME. AND TO DO IT, WE HAVE TO DO IT IN ALL STEPS. MAJORITY IS QUICK TO INVOKE THE NAME OF MY STATE SENATOR, AND WILL NOT CROSS MY LIPS BECAUSE OF WHAT WE WENT THROUGH, BUT THAT SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF NEW YORK EARNED PERFECT SCORES ON HIS S.A.T.'S AND HEARD ON N.P.R. ON TWO DIFFERENT SUBJECTS ANDION ANYONE COULD SAY HE MISUNDERSTOOD WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID DURING A MEETING OR HE WOULD WAS LEAVING THE MEETING CONFOUNDED OR CONFUSED. THEY WERE APPARENTLY CLOSE TO AVERT THE SHUTDOWN. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THIS PRESIDENT THINKS ONE THING AT 10:00 A.M. AND ANOTHER THING AT 12 P.M. EVEN THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER FROM MY OTHER HOME STATE, KENTUCKY SAID, I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTS AND HE HAS NOT YET INDICATED WHAT MEASURE HE IS WILLING TO SIGN, END QUOTE. SO, MAJORITY IN BOTH CHAMBERS SHOULD TRY SOMETHING NEW FOR A CHANGE. WE CALL IT BIPARTISANSHIP. I'M HERE TODAY READY TO CRAFT A COMPROMISE AND FACE THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND MY DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES. I SAY THIS WITH ALL MY HEART, WORK WITH US FOR THE GOOD OF THIS COUNTRY. LET US END THIS SHUTDOWN BEFORE MONDAY. AND I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                  • 04:27:17 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I APPRECIATE THE GENTLEWOMAN FOR HER COMMENTS. I YIELD FIVE MINUTES TO THE…

                    I APPRECIATE THE GENTLEWOMAN FOR HER COMMENTS. I YIELD FIVE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. THORNBERRY.

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                  • 04:27:33 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

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                    MR. THORNBERRY

                    MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE THE CHAIRMAN YIELDING AND RISE IN SUPPORT OF…

                    MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE THE CHAIRMAN YIELDING AND RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RULE WHICH WILL HELP GIVE THE HOUSE THE FLEXIBILITY IT NEEDS TO DEAL -- TO RESPOND APPROPRIATELY TO WHATEVER THE SENATE MAY BE ABLE TO PASS. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE HOUSE HAS DONE OUR WORK. WE PASSED EVERY ONE OF THE APPROPRIATION BILLS BEFORE THE FISCAL YEAR BEGAN IN OCTOBER. AND ON THURSDAY, WE PASSED A BILL TO CONTINUE GOVERNMENT FUNDING UNTIL FEBRUARY 16. NOW WE'RE WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE SENATE MAY BE ABLE TO PASS AND THIS RULE ENABLES US TO RESPOND TO THAT. I WANT TO FOCUS MY COMMENTS ON THE FEBTS THAT THIS BUDGET DRAMA IS HAVING ON THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. MR. SPEAKER, THE FIRST JOB OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY. WE HAVE TO DO THAT BEFORE WE DO ANYTHING ELSE. THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO MILLION MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO RISK THEIR LIVES TO HELP KEEP US SAFE. SOME OF THEM ARE ON STATION THIS VERY MINUTE ALL AROUND THE WORLD . EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES DEPEND UPON US FOR THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO DO THE JOB THAT THE COUNTRY HAS ASKED THEM TO DO. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE CONSTITUTION IS VERY EXPLICIT SAYING IT'S CONGRESS' RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND MAINTAIN THE VITAL MILITARY FORCES OF THIS NATION. AT THIS MOMENT, THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHEREVER THEY ARE AROUND THE WORLD DOING THEIR JOB ARE NOT GETTING PAID. NOW THEY'LL STILL DO THEIR JOB, BUT NOW THEY HAVE AN ADDITIONAL CONCERN TO WORRY THEM. THERE ARE OTHER CONSEQUENCES. ALL OF THE CIVILIANS WHO WORK AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ARE ALSO NOT GETTING PAID ON MONDAY HALF OF THEM WILL BE TOLD NOT TO COME TO WORK. THE WORK ON WEAPONS MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES LARGELY WILL BE STOPPED. NEW CONTRACTS FOR SUPPORT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PROCEED. ANY MEDICAL PROCEDURES AT MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITIES WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. AND THE PENTAGON WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY ANY OF ITS BILLS, WHETHER THAT IS MONEY THAT IS OWED TO A FAMILY WHO HAS LOST A LOVED ONE IN THE LINE OF DUTY OR WHETHER IT'S PAYING A DOCTOR TO TAKE CARE OF A SERVICE MEMBER. . AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE THAT EVERY DAY WE FORCE THE MILITARY TO LIVE UNDER A CONTINUING RESOLUTION DOES DAMAGE TO THE MILITARY. THE DAMAGE BEING DONE NOW UNDER THE SHUTDOWN IS FAR WORSE. TRUTHFULLY, WE HAVE NOT FULFILLED OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE TROOPS OR@CONSTITUTION FOR SOME TIME. AS THE WORLD GREW MORE DANGEROUS OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEAR WELL, CUT MILITARY BUDGET ABOUT 20%. NO OTHER PORTION OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET NEW YORK OTHER SIGNIFICANT PORTION, AT LEAST, OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET, HAS UNDERGONE THOSE KINDS OF CUTS. AND NOW WE DO THIS. MR. SPEAKER, THERE'S AN EVEN MORE DISTURBING PROBLEM HERE. TOO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO USE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO THE TROOPS AS LEVERAGE FOR SOME OTHER ISSUE. MOST EVERYBODY ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CAPITOL AGREE WE NEED TO SPEND MORE ON DEFENSE. THAT'S REFLECTED IN THE VOTES WE HAVE HAD ON DEFENSE ISSUES OVER THE PAST YEAR. BUT SOME HAVE NOW MADE ACTUALLY SPENDING THAT MONEY THAT THE TROOPS NEEDS CONDITIONAL. ON GETTING THEIR WAY ON SOME OTHER EXTRANEOUS, UNRELATED ISSUE. MR. SPEAKER, I SUGGEST WE OUGHT TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY FUNDING ON ITS OWN MERITS AND NOT TIE TOYOTA ANY OTHER ISSUE AND THEN WE CAN LOOK AT THOSE OTHER ISSUES ON THEIR OWN MERITS TOO. USING SUPPORT FOR OUR MILITARY AS A HOSTAGE TO TRY TO GET POLITICAL ADVANTAGE ON SOME OTHER ISSUE REALLY ON ANY OTHER ISSUE IS WRONG AND IT OUGHT TO STOP. WE NEED TO SET OUR TROOPS FREE FROM THIS POLITICAL DRAMA. THE TIME TO DO THAT IS NOW. I YIELD BACK.

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                  • 04:32:02 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I YIELD THREE WEEKS -- THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS A…

                    I YIELD THREE WEEKS -- THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS A DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE RULE COMMITTEES, MR. MCGOVERN.

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                  • 04:32:14 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES.

                  • 04:32:17 PM

                    MR. MCGOVERN

                    THIS IS DAY ONE OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. WHAT A SAD DAY IT IS FOR THIS…

                    THIS IS DAY ONE OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. WHAT A SAD DAY IT IS FOR THIS INSTITUTION AND WHAT AN INCREDIBLY SAD DAY IT IS FOR OUR COUNTRY THIS REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED GOVERNMENT IS INCOMPETENT. IT TAKES MY BREATH AWAY. YOU CONTROL THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, THE WHITE HOUSE AND THIS IS WHAT WE GET? ONE CONTINUING RESOLUTION AFTER ANOTHER AND NOW A TRUMP SHUTDOWN? YOU SHOULD BE FIRED. THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY WRONG. YOU SAY YOU WANT DEMOCRATS TO SUPPORT YOUR SPENDING BILL, YET YOU WON'T WORK WITH US. YOU WON'T TALK TO US. NEGOTIATING BILLS IN BACK ROOMS WITH ONLY REPUBLICANS IS NOT HOW YOU GET A BIPARTISAN VOTE. THIS MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY APPROACH UNDERMINE OURS DEMOCRACY AND RESULTS IN LOUSY BILLS THAT DO NOT SERVE THE INTERESTS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP PROMISED REGULAR ORDER. THEY PROMISED TO RESPECT THE VIEWS OF EVERYBODY INCLUDING THE VIEWS OF THE MINORITY. AND THEY PROMISED A MORE OPEN PROCESS. THAT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A BIG, FAT LIE. I HEAR FROM MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS THEY CARE ABOUT THE DREAMERS. AND WE ALL KNOW THAT IF THE DREAM ACT WAS BROUGHT BEFORE THIS HOUSE IT WOULD PASS WITH A BIPARTISAN VOTE. BUT THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP AROUND HERE IS SO PATHETICALLY TERRIFIED BY THE MOST HATEFUL, XENOPHOBIC AND BIGOTED ELEMENTS OF THEIR BASE THEY WON'T PUT A BILL ON THE FLOOR. I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE THING THAT GOT THEM OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING, THE TAX CUTS FOR HEDGE FUND MANAGERS AND THE WEALTHY, THEY'D BE WILLING TO WORK ON OTHER THINGS. WE NEED A FIX FOR CHIP BUT WE NEED TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, MEDICAL RESEARCH AND VETERANS HEALTH. WE NEED FUNDS TO DEAL WITH THE ON YAT CRISIS. WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED SERVICES AND WE DESPERATELY NEED TO INVEST IN OUR AGING INSFRA STRUCTURE. WHAT WE DON'T NEED ARE MORE AND MORE SHORT-TERM C.R.'S THAT FAIL TO ADDRESS THE URGENT NEEDS OF THIS COUNTRY. MY COLLEAGUE, TODAY, MILLIONS OF AMERICAN, LED BY FED UP WOMEN, ARE MARCHING IN CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THEY HAVE A MESSAGE. THEY DON'T LIKE THE WAY YOU'RE GOVERNING AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE. TO MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, ASK YOURSELVES IF YOU WANT TO KEEP FOLLOWING TRUMP AND THE MOST EXTREME ELEMENT IN YOUR PARTY OFF A POLITICAL CLIP CLIFF BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THEY'RE TAKING YOU. IF YOU KEEP FOLLOWING THEM, HISTORY WON'T BE KIND. STOP THE NONSENSE, STOP THE OBSTRUCTIONISM, DO YOUR JOB AND WORK WITH DEMOCRATS FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WATCHING. I YIELD BACK MY TIME.

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                  • 04:34:58 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    MEMBERS ARE ADVISED TO DIRECT THEIR COMMENTS TO THE CHAIR. DIRECT YOUR…

                    MEMBERS ARE ADVISED TO DIRECT THEIR COMMENTS TO THE CHAIR. DIRECT YOUR COMMENTS TO THE CHAIR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                  • 04:35:05 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THERE WAS A QUESTION ABOUT THE…

                    MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THERE WAS A QUESTION ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T VOTE IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE. THOSE PEOPLE WHO VOTE YES WERE FOR FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT. THOSE THAT VOTED NO FOR WERE -- WERE FOR SHUT DO YOU THINK THE GOVERNMENT. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH WHAT'S CALLED STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY ADVISED THE RULE COMMITTEES JANUARY 17 HE WOULD BE SIGNING THE BILL. THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS FOR THE BILL. MR. SPEAKER, THE ARMED SERVICES NETWORK, ARMED FORCES NETWORK IS OPERATED BY THE U.S. ARMED FORCES WHICH BROADCASTS POPULAR TELEVISION PROGRAMS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CIVILIANS AN THEIR FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE AT BASES AND OVERSEAS INCLUDING SHIPS AT SEA. BECAUSE OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN, ARMED FORCES NETWORK SERVICES WILL GO OFF THE AIR. THAT MEANS THAT TOMORROW, THE NFL CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY, OUR SERVICE AMERICAN ALL AROUND THE GLOBE WILL BE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE THINGS WE DO HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY A YES VOTE WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR MILITARY. MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE DISTINGUISHED MAJORITY LEADER,

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                  • 04:36:27 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

                  • 04:36:30 PM

                    MR. MCCARTHY

                    MINUTE.

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                    THE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    LET ME YIELD MYSELF 30 SECONDS TO SAY, I'M SORRY THE MAJORITY LEADER…

                    LET ME YIELD MYSELF 30 SECONDS TO SAY, I'M SORRY THE MAJORITY LEADER DIDN'T MENTION IT, BUT WERE THERE ANY DEMOCRATS IN THOSE MEETINGS IN HIS OFFICE? I YIELD ONE AND A HALF MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM VERMONT, FORMER MEMBER OF THE RULES COMMITTEE, MR. WELSH.

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                  • 04:42:53 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED. MR. WELSH --

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                    MR. WELSH

                    WE ARE --

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                    MR. WELCH

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. THORNBERRY, IDENTIFIED A PROBLEM. WHEN WE…

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. THORNBERRY, IDENTIFIED A PROBLEM. WHEN WE ARE OPERATING BY CONTINUING RESOLUTION, NO ONE HAS STABILITY. S THE FOURTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION IN THE FOURTH MONTH OF A BUDGET YEAR. GIVE US A BUDGET. A YEAR BUDGET. THAT'S WHAT WE NEED. THAT'S WHAT THE MILITARY NEEDS. SECONDLY TO THE JERRETT LEADER , MY FRIEND, IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE DEMOCRATS INVOLVED, THEY HAVE TO BE AT THE TABLE AND THERE'S BEEN A DECISION MADE THAT TO GET TO 218 VOTE, IT'S GOING TO BE THE TEA PARTY THAT HAS THE FINAL SAY, NOT DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION, LET'S CHANGE THAT. THIRD, THE BUDGET ISSUES ARE NOT ALL THAT DIFFICULT. THEY'VE BEEN MENTIONED DARK KA TO BE SURE, BUT THE OPIOID CRISIS, VETERANS FUND, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. FINALLY, ON DACA. LET'S HAVE AN OPEN RULE. LET'S BRING TO THE FLOOR THE GOODLATTE BILL. MANY FAVOR IT ON YOUR SIDE. LET'S BRING TO THE BILL THE HURD-AGUILAR BILL, BIPARTISAN. LET'S PROMISE TO PUT ON THE FLOOR WHATEVER BILL MAY BE PASSED IN THE SENATE. THAT'S CALLED AN OPEN PROCESS. IT'S CALLED TAKING CANDLELIGHTABILITY. WE ARE IN A SITUATION OF OUR OWN MAKING, NONE OF US WANT TO BE HERE. WE ALL KNOW IT'S WRONG FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT'S BAD FOR THE REPUTATION OF GOVERNMENT. LET US HAVE AN OPEN PROCESS, OPEN RULE, AND WE WILL SET AMERICA FREE.

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                  • 04:44:29 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                    MR. SESSIONS

                    ALABAMA, THE GENTLEMAN FROM THE RULES COMMITTEE, MR. BYRNE.

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                    MR. BYRNE

                    THIS IS A SHAME. IT'S A SHAME WE FIND OURSELVESES IN THIS POSITION ALL…

                    THIS IS A SHAME. IT'S A SHAME WE FIND OURSELVESES IN THIS POSITION ALL BECAUSE SENATE DEMOCRATS THINK THEY CAN HOLD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HOSTAGE UNTIL THEY GET THEIR WAY ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES. THERE IS NO WAY AROUND IT. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE. MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND A MAJORITY IN THE SENATE HAVE VOTED TO PREVENT THIS SHUTDOWN AND KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN.

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                  • 04:45:06 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN WILL STATE HIS POINT OF ORDER.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN WILL SUSPEND. REQUEST THAT THE STAFF BRING THE POSTER TO THE…

                    THE GENTLEMAN WILL SUSPEND. REQUEST THAT THE STAFF BRING THE POSTER TO THE CHAIR FOR HIS OBSERVATION.

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                  • 04:47:27 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN OBJECTS TO THE EXHIBIT. THE CHAIR MAY SUBMIT ITS QUESTION OF…

                    THE GENTLEMAN OBJECTS TO THE EXHIBIT. THE CHAIR MAY SUBMIT ITS QUESTION OF THE USE OR MAKE A MESSAGE. AND THE CHAIR HAS VIEWED THE EXHIBIT IN QUESTION AND FINDS IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A BREACH OF DECORUM. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE DECISION STAND AS THE JUDGMENT OF THE HOUSE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM OKLAHOMA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                • 04:47:50 PM

                  POINT OF ORDER

                  During the course of debate, exception was taken to the use of an exhibit used. The Chair viewed the exhibit and found that the exhibit did not constitute a breach of decorum.

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                    MR. COLE

                    I MOVE TO LAY THE APPEAL ON THE TABLE.

                  • 04:47:58 PM

                    Mr. Perlmutter appealed the ruling of the chair. The question was then put on sustaining the ruling of the chair.

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                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      THE QUESTION IS ON THE APPEAL ON THE TABLE. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE…

                      THE QUESTION IS ON THE APPEAL ON THE TABLE. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT. THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO.

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                  • 04:48:11 PM

                    Mr. Cole moved to table the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair

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                      MR. PERLMUTTER

                      I ASK FOR A RECORDED VOTE. THOSE FAVORING A RECORDED VOTE WILL RISE. A…

                      I ASK FOR A RECORDED VOTE. THOSE FAVORING A RECORDED VOTE WILL RISE. A RECORDED VOTE IS ORDERED. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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                  • 04:48:27 PM

                    On motion to table the appeal the ruling of the chair Roll Call 40 - Recorded vote pending.

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                      >>

                      CENTRAL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR -- A PROCEDURAL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR.…

                      CENTRAL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR -- A PROCEDURAL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR. THEY HAVE BEEN DEBATING A RULE ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE UP A CONTINUING RESOLUTION ANY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND MONDAY, JANUARY 29, WHAT IS CALLED A SAME-DAY RULE. THE VOTE PROCEEDED AND WAS DELAYED WHEN ONE CONGRESSMAN OBJECTED TO SOME OF THE WORDS USED BY PETE SESSIONS IN HIS COMMENTS ABOUT THE RULE, AND HERE ANOTHER DUSTUP, IF YOU WILL, REGARDING A CHART THAT HAD BEEN USED AND A VOTE CONCERNING THAT IS UNDERWAY ON THE HOUSE FLOOR RIGHT NOW.

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                      >>

                      THE HOUSE DEBATING WHETHER WE CAN SHOW A POSTER OF SENATOR SCHUMER. THE…

                      THE HOUSE DEBATING WHETHER WE CAN SHOW A POSTER OF SENATOR SCHUMER. THE CHAIR MADE A RULING ON THAT. THIS IS AN APPEAL OF THAT. 15 MINUTE VOTE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. WE DO EXPECT THEY WILL REP UP THIS AND WRAP UP WORK ON THE RULE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL VOTES THIS AFTERNOON, BUT

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                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 24, THE NAYS ARE 173, WITH TWO RECORDED AS…

                      ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 24, THE NAYS ARE 173, WITH TWO RECORDED AS PRESENT. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. PROCEEDINGS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR WILL NOT RESUME UNTIL MEMBERS CLEAR THE AISLES AND REMOVE YOUR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE FLOOR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA IS RECOGNIZED WITH ONE AND A HALF MINUTES REMAINING IN HIS REMARKS.

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                • 05:12:48 PM

                  House Vote 40 - Table Appeal of the Ruling of the Chair

                  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.

                  Passed (224 - 173)
                  Aye
                  No

                  Vote Details: Aye - 224
                  Republican - 218
                  Democratic - 6

                  Vote Details: No - 173
                  Democratic - 173

                  Vote Details: Not Voting - 31
                  Republican - 19
                  Democratic - 12

                  Vote Details: Present - 2
                  Democratic - 2

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                    >>

                    WHERE WAS I BEFORE MY POST OF SENATOR SCHUMER WAS RULED IN ORDER? AH, YES,…

                    WHERE WAS I BEFORE MY POST OF SENATOR SCHUMER WAS RULED IN ORDER? AH, YES, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS HAVE DEVASTATING IMPLICATIONS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR NATION'S MILITARY. ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL WILL COME TO WORK BUT CANNOT BE PAID. CRITICAL MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS AND TRAINING THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS ARE FORCED TO STOP. ALL BECAUSE OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. MR. SPEAKER, THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL IN QUESTION ALSO INCLUDES SIX YEARS FUNDING FOR THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, KNOWN AS ARAL KIDS IN ALABAMA. BUT REPRESENTATIVE PELOSI RECENTLY SAID THAT THE EFFORTS TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND FUND CHIP --

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                  • 05:15:00 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN DESERVES TO BE HEARD.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME. THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME.

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                    MR. BYRNE

                    EFFORTS TO FUND --

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                  DEBATE

                  The House resumed with debate on H. Res. 708.

                  • 05:15:46 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THE CHAIR NEEDS YOUR HELP. PLEASE TAKE…

                    LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THE CHAIR NEEDS YOUR HELP. PLEASE TAKE YOUR CONVERSATIONS OFF THE FLOOR AND LET'S ALLOW THE GENTLEMAN TO BE HEARD. THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME.

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                  • 05:16:08 PM

                    MR. BYRNE

                    LEADER PELOSI RECENTLY SAID --

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN WILL RESUME.

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                    MR. BYRNE

                    LEADER PELOSI RECENTLY SAID.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    WILL THE GENTLEMAN BE SEATED.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA MAY PROCEED.

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                    MR. BYRNE

                    LEADER PELOSI SAID RECENTLY THE EFFORTS ARE LIKE A BOWL OF DOINGY DOO. TO…

                    LEADER PELOSI SAID RECENTLY THE EFFORTS ARE LIKE A BOWL OF DOINGY DOO. TO THE OVER 150,000 CHILDREN IN MY STATE WHO RECEIVE INSURANCE THROUGH THE PROGRAM. MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE A MESSAGE TO MY COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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                  • 05:18:39 PM

                    THESPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA.

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                    >>

                    I ASK THAT THE WORDS BE TAKEN DOWN.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA WILL BE SEATED. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE…

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA WILL BE SEATED. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE RECORDS.

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                • 05:18:56 PM

                  WORDS TAKEN DOWN

                  During the course of debate on H. Res. 708, exception was taken to certain words used and a demand was made to have words taken down. Subsequently, unanimous consent was granted to withdraw the words in question and debate continued under regular order.

                  • 05:24:31 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

                    THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                  • 05:24:37 PM

                    >>

                    MR. SPEAKER, I REALIZE THAT THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME.

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                    MR. LEWIS

                    FOR ALL OF US, BUT WE ALL NEED TO BE A LITTLE MORE HUMAN, A LITTLE MORE…

                    FOR ALL OF US, BUT WE ALL NEED TO BE A LITTLE MORE HUMAN, A LITTLE MORE PATIENT AND IN ORDER TO HAVE CIVILITY AMONG ALL OF US. I WITHDRAW MY OBJECTION.

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                  • 05:25:04 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE DEMAND HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA. NOW THE…

                    THE DEMAND HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA. NOW THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA, WITH 40 SECONDS REMAINING, MAY RESUME HIS REMARKS.

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                  • 05:25:26 PM

                    MR. BYRNE

                    STOP WITH THE POLITICAL STUNTS TO PUT OUR MILITARY AT RISKS AND THE ANTICS…

                    STOP WITH THE POLITICAL STUNTS TO PUT OUR MILITARY AT RISKS AND THE ANTICS THAT CREATE UNCERTAINTY FOR FAMILIES. STOP PLAYING TO THE RESISTANCE GAMES AND GET OUR GOVERNMENT BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS. I ENCOURAGE ADOPTION OF THIS RULE AND I FINALLY YIELD BACK.

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                  • 05:25:51 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND, THE…

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND, THE DEMOCRATIC WHIP, MR. HOYER.

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                  • 05:26:01 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES. BEFORE THE…

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES. BEFORE THE GENTLEMAN SPEAKS -- THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                  • 05:26:16 PM

                    MR. HOYER

                    LET ME SAY AT THE OUTSET, WE OUGHT TO PUT SANK TIMONEY ASIDES. EACH SIDE…

                    LET ME SAY AT THE OUTSET, WE OUGHT TO PUT SANK TIMONEY ASIDES. EACH SIDE IS CHOOSING. MR. SPEAKER, YOU VOTED TO CLOSE DOWN THE GOVERNMENT AND THEN YOU VOTED AGAINST OPENING IT UP. BOTH SIDES HAVE ACCUSED THE OTHER OF WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. NOW THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT SUCCEEDED IN PASSING THE APPROPRIATION BILLS AND SENDING THEM TO THE PRESIDENT. THAT IS WHY YOU NEED A CONTINUING RESOLUTION. MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS ARE IN CHARGE OF THE HOUSE AND MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS ARE IN CHARGE OF THE SENATE. AND THEY ARE IN CHARGE OF THE WHITE HOUSE. WE HAVE NOT PASSED A SINGLE APPROPRIATION BILL. MY VIEW IS, WE HAVE NOT DONE SO BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. IT'S ABOUT REPUBLICANS FRANKLY BEING UNWILLING, IN OUR OPINION, TO WORK TOGETHER TO GET TO AGREEMENT. WE DON'T WANT THIS SHUTDOWN. OUR REPUBLICAN FRIENDS ARE ARE SAYING THEY DON'T WANT THE SHUTDOWN AND WE ARE WILLING TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE TO PREVENT IT. REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD FOUR OPPORTUNITIES. 100% OF THE DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR A 90-DAY C.R. TO GIVE US TIME TO GET TO AGREEMENT ON APPROPRIATIONS BILLS. AND A LEVEL OF FUNDING. MR. SPEAKER, YOU KNOW THAT. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT FOR SOME TIME. WE HAVE NOT COME TO DEPREEMENT. AND THEREFORE, WE FIND OURSELVES, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT WE AGREE ON A LOT. WE HAVE ASKED TO ADHERE TO PARITY, MR. SPEAKER, AS YOU KNOW. IT IS THE PROCESS THAT YOU AGREED WITH SENATOR MURRAY THAT WE HAVE FOLLOWED FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS. ALL WE'RE ASKING IS LET'S FOLLOW IT AGAIN. THAT IS WHY WE'RE HERE. BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET SUCH AN AGREEMENT. WE HAVE ALSO ASKED THAT WE BE ABLE TO PROTECT AT THE REQUEST OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AGREEMENTS, PUT SOMETHING ON THE FLOOR, AS HE SAID AND HE WOULD SIGN IT. WE WANT TO RE-AUTHORIZE THE CHIP PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND OTHER HEALTH PROGRAMS. WE AGREE ON THAT. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS GOT TO BE SO DISTRESSED THAT THEY SEE THIS GOING ON ON THIS FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. WE WANT TO PROVIDE DISASTER RELIEF TO THOSE IN TEXAS, FLORIDA AND PUERTO RICO AND VIRGIN ISLANDS.

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                  • 05:29:31 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE HAVE MINUTES.

                  • 05:29:38 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 05:29:41 PM

                    MR. HOYER

                    I THANK MY FRIEND. I URGE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES WHO ARE IN THE MAJORITY…

                    I THANK MY FRIEND. I URGE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES WHO ARE IN THE MAJORITY AND CONTROL THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS, END THIS SHUTDOWN. USE THE AUTHORITY YOU ARE ASKING FOR UNDER THIS RULE TO BRING TO THE FLOOR THE ITEMS ON WHICH WE AGREE. MR. SPEAKER, YOU HAVE SAID, YOU WOULD DO THAT, TAKE THE TOUGH ISSUES AHEAD ONE AT A TIME. I ADMIRE MY STATEMENT. I WILL TELL MY STATEMENT, I WILL ADMIRE MORE THE PERFORMANCE. SPEAKER RYAN HE SAID WE WILL NOT KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD, WE WILL LEAD, WE WILL NOT BLAME OTHERS. MR. SPEAKER, I ASK YOU TO DO JUST THAT. STOP IGNORING RESPONSIBILITY AS THE MAJORITY PARTY TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN AND SERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. NOW, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4 72, THE END OF SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THROUGH TUESDAY THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY, REAUTHORIZING THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, AND OTHER CRITICAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS, ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF DREAMERS AS WAS REQUESTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND PROVIDING A ASSISTANCE TO AMERICANS IMPACTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. AS THE --

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                  • 05:31:22 PM

                    >>

                    AS THE MINORITY WHIP MUST SURELY KNOW, TIME DEDICATED FOR THIS DEBATE IS…

                    AS THE MINORITY WHIP MUST SURELY KNOW, TIME DEDICATED FOR THIS DEBATE IS FOR DEBATE ONLY. WOULD THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS YIELD FOR THAT PURPOSE?

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                  • 05:31:38 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I DO NOT.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN DOES NOT YIELD AND AS SUCH, THE REQUEST CANNOT BE…

                    THE GENTLEMAN DOES NOT YIELD AND AS SUCH, THE REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED.

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                  • 05:31:51 PM

                    MR. HOYER

                    PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY. DID THE SPEAKER HEAR MR. MEADOWS OBJECTING TO MY…

                    PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY. DID THE SPEAKER HEAR MR. MEADOWS OBJECTING TO MY UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST?

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                  • 05:32:00 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE REQUEST WAS NOT EVEN ENTERTAINED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS…

                    THE REQUEST WAS NOT EVEN ENTERTAINED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED.

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                  • 05:32:11 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE…

                    MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM HOOD RIVER, OREGON, MR. WALDEN.

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                  • 05:32:21 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES.

                  • 05:32:25 PM

                    MR. WALDEN

                    MY COLLEAGUES. LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH…

                    MY COLLEAGUES. LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, STOPPING THE CUTS ON OUR LOW-INCOME HOSPITALS, EXTENDING THE SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM FOR NATIVE AMERICANS. CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, I CAN TELL YOU WE DID OUR WORK. WE HELD HEARINGS, WE HELD MARKUPS, WE BOUGHT A PACK -- BROUGHT A PACKAGE TO THE FLOOR AND APPROVED IT ON NOVEMBER 2. TRAGICALLY, ONLY A DOZEN OR SO DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR THAT PACKAGE AT THAT TIME. IT WAS FULLY FUNDED. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS WOULD HAVE TWO YEARS FUNDING. THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, PHI YEARS AND THE LARGEST FUNDING AMOUNT EVER ACCORDED TO CHIP. SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM, FUNDED. WE CARE ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS AS A CONFERENCE. AND YET IT WAS A PARTISAN DIVIDE, TRAGICALLY, AND IT WENT TO THE SENATE WHERE THEY COULDN'T FIND THE VOTES TO PASS IT. SO WE HAVE COME BACK CONSISTENTLY THEREAFTER TO APPROVE CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE. THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM PROVIDES INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR NINE MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN. WE ALL SUPPORT THAT AS A CONGRESS. WE HAVE HAD TO EMERGENCY EXTEND THE FUNDING IN VARIOUS CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS, MOST OF WHICH MY COLLEAGUES ON THE THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE HAVE OPPOSED. TODAY WE FIND OURSELVES WITH SEVEN STATES ABOUT TO RUN OUT OF MONEY AND CANCELLATION NOTICES GOING OUT TO ABOUT TWO MILLION PEOPLE. THIS IS A NECESSARY -- THIS IS UNNECESSARY, IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE, IT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN BUT IT IS. THAT IS WHY THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM NOW CAN BE FUNDED FOR SIX YEARS IN THE C.R. WE ALL VOTED -- IN THE C.R. WE ALL VOTED ON AND NEVER -- NEARLY EVERY DEMOCRAT VOTED AGAINST. WE CAN DO SIX YEARS FUNDING FOR CHIP AND WITH THE CHANGES IN OTHER LAW AND THE TAX CODE WE DID NOT HAVE TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO PAY FOR IT, THAT'S ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF. THAT IS WHY IT IS TROUBLING TO ME TO HEAR THE REMARKS OF SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO SAY THEY'RE ALL FOR THIS. THEY WANT TO VOTE FOR THIS, WHEN WE HAVE GIVEN THE ENTIRE HOUSE THIS OPPORTUNITY ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TO FUND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE, TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, TO FUND THE SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM. WE ZRNT TO BE HERE. AND YOU SURE AS HECK DIDN'T HAVE TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. OUR CHOICE YESTERDAY WAS VOTE TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT OR NOT. VOTE TO FUND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE FOR NINE MILLION CHILDREN AND BY THE WAY, STATES LIKE MINE THAT ALSO INCLUDES DACA KIDS. WHEN YOU VOTED AGAINST THAT YESTERDAY, YOU VOTED NOT TO PROVIDE INSURANCE TO CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN IN OUR STATE THAT IS WRONG. WE ARE HERE TO GOVERN. WE ARE GOVERNING AS REPUBLICANS. WE WILL GET THIS GOVERNMENT UP AND RUNNING AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THOSE CHILDREN. WITH THAT, MR. CHAIRMAN, I YIELD BACK.

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                  • 05:35:42 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD 30 SECONDS TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND, MR. HOYER.

                  • 05:36:01 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR 30 SECONDS.

                  • 05:36:04 PM

                    MR. HOYER

                    I THANK THE GENTLELADY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THIS HOUSE IF WE HAD…

                    I THANK THE GENTLELADY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THIS HOUSE IF WE HAD ENTERTAINED MY UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST, WE COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ALL THAT THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON JUST DISCUSSED. EXCUSE ME, OREGON. HAD JUST DISCUSSED. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE. I WILL REMIND YOU THAT THE REASON DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST IT WAS BECAUSE YOU TOOK THE MONEY FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH OUT OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH. YOU DECREASED THE PREVENTION TRUST FUND BY SOME $6 BILLION WHICH HAD IN PART INOCULATION FOR CHILDREN AGAINST DISEASE. WE THOUGHT ROBBING FROM PETER TO PAY PAUL WAS NOT A GOOD POLICY TO PURSUE.

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                  • 05:36:50 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRE. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                  • 05:36:55 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    AT THISTIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF…

                    AT THISTIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, FROM HOOD RIVER, OREGON, CHAIRMAN WALDEN.

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                  • 05:37:08 PM

                    THE SPEKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 05:37:10 PM

                    MR. WALDEN

                    I'M HAPPY TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION, THE PREVENTION FUND WHICH THE GENTLEMAN…

                    I'M HAPPY TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION, THE PREVENTION FUND WHICH THE GENTLEMAN REFERENCED IS A VERY IMPORTANT FUND TO DO WHAT? PROVIDE PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE. WHAT DO YOU THINK CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE IS ABOUT? PROVIDING HEALTH CARE. CHILDREN'S -- THE PREVENTION FUND, OH, SO YOU DON'T THINK PROVIDING INSURANCE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN IS ABOUT GOOD HEALTH? HOLY SMOKES NEW YORK WONDER YOU VOTED NO. NO WONDER YOU VOTED NO. AND YOU HAVE USED THE PREVENTION FUND IN THE PAST, MR. CHAIRMAN, THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE --

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                  • 05:37:49 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    ADRISS -- ADDRESS HIS REMARKS TO THE CHAIR.

                  • 05:37:57 PM

                    MR. WALDEN

                    I THOUGHT I WAS. BOTH PARTIES HAVE USED THE PREVENTION FUND TO DO THINGS…

                    I THOUGHT I WAS. BOTH PARTIES HAVE USED THE PREVENTION FUND TO DO THINGS THEY THOUGHT WAS IMPORTANT. I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN USE A PORTION OF A FUND THAT GETS REPLENISHED BY $2 BILLION EVERY YEAR, WHICH THE PROACHTORS, GOTH BLESS THEM DEREK SIDE HOW THOSE FUNDS GET APPROPRIATED EVERY YEAR WE CAN THOUGHT IT MADE SENSE TO USE A PORTION OF THAT FUND FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH. THERE WAS STILL GOING TO BE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY LEFT TO BE APPROPRIATED. WE ALSO THOUGHT THAT PEOPLE ON MEDICARE MAKING $500,000 A YEAR, $40,000 A MONTH, ROUGHLY COULD PAY $137 MORE FOR THEIR MEDICARE SO WE COULD TAKE CARE OF PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND KEEP OUR HEALTH CENTERS OPEN. THAT WAS ONE OF THE PAY-FORS. THAT WAS ONE OF THE PAY-FORS. WE HAD -- AND WE WERE OPEN TO NEGOTIATING BECAUSE WE KNEW WE'D HAVE TO WITH THE SENATE ON HOW ELSE WE'D PAY FOR IT. THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT IS, WHY ARE THEY PITTING ONE GROUP OF KIDS IN AMERICA AGAINST ANOTHER? GOVERNOR SANDOVAL SAID AS MUCH FROM NEVADA HE SUPPORTS WHAT WE DID YESTERDAY. GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER OF MASSACHUSETTS, I TALKED TO HIM YESTERDAY, HE WANTS THE CHIP BILL FUNDED. CAN'T WE PUT THE POLITICS BEHIND US AND TAKE CARE OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN? WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK.

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                  • 05:39:23 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. LET THE CHAIR REMIND BOTH SIDES OF THE TIME…

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. LET THE CHAIR REMIND BOTH SIDES OF THE TIME REMAINING. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK HAS 15 AND ONE QUARTER MINUTES REMAIN, THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS HAS 13 1/2 MINUTES REMAINING.

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                  • 05:39:40 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD 30 SECONDS TO THE GENTLELADY FROM CONNECTICUT, MS.…

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD 30 SECONDS TO THE GENTLELADY FROM CONNECTICUT, MS. DELAURO.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 05:39:47 PM

                    MS. DELAURO

                    THE GENTLEMAN DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HEALTH AND PREVENTION FUND IS ALL…

                    THE GENTLEMAN DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HEALTH AND PREVENTION FUND IS ALL ABOUT. IT IS MORE THAN CHILDREN'S HEALTH. IT IS VACCINES. IT IS INSULIN. IT IS LEAD PAINT PROTECTION PROGRAMS. KNOW WHAT IT IS. THIS IS A MAJORITY WHO HAS SPENT THE BETTER PART OF THE YEAR DECIMATING AN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND NOT CARING A WHIT ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO CHILDREN AND THEIR HEALTH CARE. WE DO NOT FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND CHILDREN WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CHIP WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE HELP THEY NEED BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GO TO A COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER. IF YOU ARE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF THIS NATION AND THEIR HEALTH CARE, BRING A CLEAN CHIP BILL TO THIS FLOOR AND LET'S MAKE IT PERMANENT. DON'T HIDE, DON'T HIDE BEHIND THE CHILDREN OF THIS COUNTRY.

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                  • 05:40:32 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY'S TIME HAS EXPIRE. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                  • 05:40:36 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    WE KNOW WHO VETTED YES AND WE KNOW WHO VOTED NO. MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME…

                    WE KNOW WHO VETTED YES AND WE KNOW WHO VOTED NO. MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN TO DEFEND THE REPUBLICAN POSITION, THE GENTLEMAN, CHAIRMAN WALDEN.

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                  • 05:40:48 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES.

                  • 05:40:51 PM

                    MR. WALDEN

                    MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE MY COLLEAGUE FROM CONNECTICUT'S STRONG WORDS.…

                    MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE MY COLLEAGUE FROM CONNECTICUT'S STRONG WORDS. HERE'S THE DEAL. DEMOCRATS HAVE USED MONEY OUT OF PREVENTION FUND TO FUND TAX CUTS OVER TIME. THAT'S A TRUE STATEMENT. YOU'VE USED IT FOR ALL KINDS OF THINGS. BUT THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT IS, WE BROUGHT YOU TWO CLEAN CHIP BILLS, ONE THAT FULLY FUNDED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, AND A SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM AND TEACHING HOSPITALS THAT STOPPED, YOU KNOW THE ONLY THING THAT DID AGAINST OBAMA CARE THAT I THINK A LOT OF YOU WROTE AND ASKED ME TO DO? WE TURNED OFF THE CUTS TO DISH HOSPITALS. THAT'S A REQUIREMENT UNDER THE EXISTING OBAMACARE LAW. YOU ASKED US, YOU GOT TO TURN OFF THESE CUTS TO OUR HOSPITALS THAT SERVE THE LOW-INCOME PEOPLE, WE SAID YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU'RE RIGHT. THAT'S -- MOST OF WHAT WE DID WAS BIPARTISAN. WE ALL AGREED ON. THEN WHEN YOU DIDN'T LIKE THAT, AND I THINK ONLY 15 DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR THAT WHOLE PACKAGE, THEY'RE ALL FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, ALL FOR SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAMS, ALL FOR TURNING OFF THE DISH CUTS, THEY'RE ALL FOR CHIP. UNTIL THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR IT. AND THEN THEY VOTED NO. AND THEN WE BROUGHT A CLEAN CHIP BILL TO THE FLOOR AS PART OF KEEPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OPEN AND THEY DIDN'T LIKE THAT. THEY WERE FOR A FIVE-YEAR CHIP BILL UNTIL THEY WANTED 10. WE GIVE THEM SIX, THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO VOTE YES. THEY VOTE NO. WHAT IS IT WE HAVE TO DO HERE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO GET THIS DONE, TO GET YOU ON BOARD TO STOP THE PARTISAN POLITICS, MR. SPEAKER? YOU KNOW THIS. YOU'RE ON APPROPRIATIONS. THIS IS IMPORTANT WORK. SEVEN STATES, INCLUDING MY OWN, ARE ON THE CUSP OF RUNNING OUT OF FUNDS. TWO MILLION AMERICANS ARE ABOUT TO GET NOTICES FROM INSURERS THAT THIS CANNOT BE EXTENDED. BECAUSE THE MONEY IS RUNNING OUT. WE HAVE PERFORMED AS REPUBLICANS, WE SHOULD PERFORM AS REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, WE SHOULD PUT THE HELICOPTER OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN FIRST AND YOU NEVER SHOULD HAVE SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK.

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                  • 05:43:11 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, THE DISTINGUISHED RANKING MEMBER ON ENERGY AND…

                    GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, THE DISTINGUISHED RANKING MEMBER ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE, MR. PALLONE.

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                  • 05:43:22 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES.

                  • 05:43:24 PM

                    MR. PALLONE

                    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I RESPECT MY COLLEAGUE FROM OREGON. BUT YOU HAVE…

                    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I RESPECT MY COLLEAGUE FROM OREGON. BUT YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING OVER THE LAST YEAR BUT SABOTAGE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, SABOTAGE HEALTH CARE IN THIS COUNTRY. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THE ONLY REASON YOU'RE WILLING TO BRING UP THIS CHIP BILL AS PART OF THE C.R. IS BECAUSE YOU PUT IN THE TAX PLAN, ELIMINATE THE MANDATE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE WHICH THE 13 MILLION PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN THIS COUNTRY OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS AND THE MONEY THAT WAS CUT SUBSIDIZED THEIR PREMIUMS NOW DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PAID. SO ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU SAY, OK, WE'LL PUT A SIX-YEAR CHIP BILL ON THE FLOOR. THE PAY-FORS WERE NOT ONLY FROM THE PREVENTION FUND. THE PAY-FORS ALSO SAID IF SOMEBODY DIDN'T PAY THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE WITHIN 30 DAYS, THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. AND C. BOMPLET SAID THAT ANOTHER 500,000 PEOPLE WOULD LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. EVERYTHING THAT THIS MAJORITY HAS DONE SINCE DAY ONE OF THIS SESSION HAS BEEN TO SABOTAGE THE A.C.A. NOT ALLOW PEOPLE TO EVEN KNOW THAT THEY CAN BUY INSURANCE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE. TAKING AWAY THEIR COST-SHARING SUBSIDIES. THE LIST IS ENDLESS AND FOR YOU TO COME UP HERE TODAY AND SUGGEST THAT SOMEHOW YOU CARE ABOUT THE KIDS AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE CHIP PROGRAM CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT SIX YEARS, WHERE ARE THOSE KIDS GOING TO GO? YOU HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING ABOUT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. 40% TO 50% OF THEM HAVE TO USE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS BECAUSE PEOPLE WON'T TAKE CHIP. YOU HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING ABOUT THE HOSPITALS, THE DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE OF HOSPITALS THAT MANY OF THEM HAVE TO GO TO. THAT'S NOT ADDRESSED IN THIS LEGISLATION. SO THE ONLY REASON THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT THIS BILL AND PUT IT ON THE C.R. IS BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE SABOTAGED HEALTH INSURANCE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. SO DON'T STAND UP HERE AND TELL ME THAT SOMEHOW REPUBLICAN PARTY CARES ABOUT THE KIDS. THEY DON'T AND YOU ALSO KNOW THAT THIS WAS NOT GOING TO PASS. YOU KNOW THAT IT WASN'T GOING TO PASS. YOU'RE NOT TRYING TO ACT IN A BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL WAY YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS GOING NOWHERE. YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHUTDOWN.

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                  • 05:45:37 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

                  • 05:45:42 PM

                    MR. PALLONE

                    IT'S PART OF

                  • 05:45:46 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    YOU GO ON AND ON ABOUT HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CARES ABOUT KIDS. THE…

                    YOU GO ON AND ON ABOUT HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CARES ABOUT KIDS. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DOES NOT.

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                  • 05:45:55 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. ALL MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO DIRECT…

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. ALL MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO DIRECT THEIR REMARKS TO THE CHAIR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                  • 05:46:07 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE…

                    I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH IN ENERGY AND COMMERCE, DR. MICHAEL BURGESS.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 05:46:23 PM

                    MR. BURGESS

                    AS PART OF WELFARE REFORM AND MOVE FROM WELFARE TO WORK AND WHAT DO WE DO…

                    AS PART OF WELFARE REFORM AND MOVE FROM WELFARE TO WORK AND WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT CHILDREN? THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE THEIR MEDICAID AND CHILDREN WILL BE LOST AT SEA. CHIP WAS CREATED AS A OLYMPIC GRANT PROGRAM, MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY TO THE STATES AND AUTHORIZED FOR 10 YEARS. CHIP WAS AUTHORIZED FOR 10 YEARS. FUNDED FOR FIVE BUT AUTHORIZED FOR 10 YEARS. WE ARE FINISHING THAT UP. I WANTED A TWO-YEAR BILL. I COMPROMISED. SENATE DEMOCRATS AND SENATE REPUBLICANS WANTED A FIVE-YEAR BILL. WE FUNDED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. WE HAD THE HOSPITALS BACK HOME WERE SAYING WE CAN'T MANAGE. REMEMBER, EVERYONE WAS SUPPOSED TO LAY DOWN IN THE FIELDS OF OBAMACARE, EXCEPT THEY'RE NOT. OUR HOSPITALS ARE TASKED WITH TAKING CARE OF UNDERINSURED AND UNINSURED. WE NEED TO DELAY THOSE DISH CUTS. AND HERE'S THE THING THAT STRIKES ME. WE PASSED A FIVE-YEAR BILL THROUGH THIS HOUSE, AND THEN THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE BETWEEN THEM AND THE END OF THE YEAR SAID WITH THE REPEAL OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE GOT A LOT LESS EXPENSIVE AND BROADEN IT OUT TO A SIX-YEAR WINDOW, YOU WILL RETURN MONEY TO THE TREASURY. OBAMACARE IS SO BAD AND MAKES EVERYTHING EXPENSIVE. C.B.O. PUT IT ON SALE, WE SHOULD BUY AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO YOU ON THE FLOOR AND THE TWO DOZEN SAID, YOU DIDN'T LIKE IT WHEN IT RETURNED MONEY TO THE TREASURY. WE GAVE YOU A GOOD BILL. IT WAS PART OF A THREE OR FOUR-WEEK CONTINUING RESOLUTION. IT'S NOT THAT HARD. LET'S PASS IT AND DO THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICA'S CHILDREN AND MILITARY AND FEDERAL WORKERS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. I YIELD BACK. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. MS.

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                  • 05:48:46 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

                  • 05:48:51 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO, MR. POLIS.

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                    MR. POLIS

                    GREAT RESPECT FOR THE INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES. AND I THINK YOU ALL KNOW AND…

                    GREAT RESPECT FOR THE INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES. AND I THINK YOU ALL KNOW AND I KNOW, MR. CHAIRMAN, THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BLAME ALL OF THIS FOR THIS DISFUNCTION. THEY BLAME THE PRESIDENT AND THEY BLAME REPUBLICANS AND BLAME DEMOCRATS AS WELL. AND YET, HERE WE ARE CONTINUING TO PLAY INTO THE WORST FIERCE AND PARTISANSHIP RATHER THAN TALKING ABOUT THE PATH FORWARD. WE KNOW WHAT THE ISSUES ARE THAT SEPARATE US AND THEY AREN'T THAT GREAT. WE WANT TO FUND THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. LET'S FIGURE OUT THE PLAN. WE WANT TO FIX DEFERRED ACTION BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT CANCELED THE PROGRAM IN MARCH AND FIND A WAY FOR THEM TO WORK. THE BUDGET CAPS AND THE TIMING, VERY IMPORTANT. I UPS THAT REPUBLICANS WANT TO SPEND MORE ON THE MILITARY THAN MANY DEMOCRATS DO. AND I HAVE BEEN A CONSTANT SUPPORTER OF TRYING TO FIND SUPPORTER. LET'S COMPROMISE. LET'S NOT DO IT WHEN DEPOFT IS CLOSED. DO IT A THREE-DAY EXTENSION OR GET TO WORK INSTEAD OF BLAMING ONE ANOTHER ON ISSUES THAT WON'T GO AWAY. AND YOU WILL FIND THE HESITANCY, LET'S WAIT THREE WEEKS AND HASH OUT THE SAME ISSUES BECAUSE THAT MUCH MORE UNCERTAINTY FOR THE U.S. MILITARY, FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, FOR THOSE WHO RELY ON BASIC GOVERNMENT SERVICES. IT'S TIME TO WORK TOGETHER IN GOOD FAITH, TO RISE TO THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFICE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PLACED US IN TO FIND THE COMMON WAY FORWARD. AND MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF DEMOCRATS AND PROUD OF REPUBLICANS AND YES, I CARE DARE TO SAY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NUMB REOPENING THE GOVERNMENT IN FACING THESE ISSUES THAT FACE US.

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                  • 05:51:09 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I RESERVE.

                  • 05:51:11 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

                  • 05:51:16 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MICHIGAN, MR. KILDEE, FOR ONE MINUTE.

                  • 05:51:22 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 05:51:24 PM

                    MR. KILDEE

                    I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE POSITION WE'RE IN, WE HEAR THAT REPUBLICANS…

                    I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE POSITION WE'RE IN, WE HEAR THAT REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE CAN'T COME TOGETHER BECAUSE DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING UP THIS BILL IN THE SENATE. WELL, LET'S EXAMINE THAT FOR A MOMENT. WHY IS IT THAT LEADER MCCONNELL CAN'T GET A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN THE SENATE THAT THIS BODY SENT OVER THERE WITH FIVE DEMOCRATIC VOTES? IT'S BECAUSE IF THE LEGISLATION THAT WAS PASSED HERE WAS NOT CONSTITUTED OF A MAJORITY POSITION WHO SUPPORT DACA AND SUPPORT HELPING THOSE DREAMERS, NOT CONSTITUTED OF A MAJORITY OF THIS BODY WHO WANT TO SEE NOT ONLY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS FUNDED BUT THE CHIP PROGRAM CONTINUED AND WANT TO SEE CHIP PROTECTION. I BELIEVE THERE IS A MAJORITY IN THIS BODY THAT IS NOT CONSTITUTED OF JUST 218 REPUBLICANS THAT CAN COME TOGETHER AROUND THESE ISSUES. AS LONG AS THE LEADERSHIP CONTINUES TO NOT SEEK A MAJORITY THAT CAN DELIVER LEGISLATION THROUGH THIS BODY BUT ALSO HAS THE CHANCE TO GAIN SUPPORT IN THE SENATE, WE WILL FIND OURSELVES UNABLE TO GOVERN. WE OUGHT TO SEEK THAT MAJORITY.

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                  • 05:52:47 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                  • 05:52:50 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    WE CONTINUE TO RESERVE.

                  • 05:52:52 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS RESERVES.

                  • 05:52:55 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    IF WE DEFEAT THE PREVIOUS QUESTION, I WILL OFFER AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULE…

                    IF WE DEFEAT THE PREVIOUS QUESTION, I WILL OFFER AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULE TO BRING H.R. THE PAY OUR MILITARY ACT, A GUARANTEED DEATH BENEFITS FOR OUR MILITARY. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO INSERT THE TEXT OF MY AMENDMENT IN THE RECORD ALONG WITH EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE VOTE ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION.

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                  • 05:53:20 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    WITHOUT OBJECTION.

                  • 05:53:22 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I YIELD 2 1/2 MINUTES TO THE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM MINNESOTA.

                  • 05:53:28 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 05:53:31 PM

                    MS. MCCOLLUM

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                  • 05:56:10 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                  • 05:56:12 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM FROM…

                    AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM FROM BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA, MR. KELLY.

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                  • 05:56:22 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 05:56:24 PM

                    MR. KELLY

                    WE ARE LOCKED IN A DEBATE TODAY OVER SOMETHING WE DON'T HAVE TO BE LOCKED…

                    WE ARE LOCKED IN A DEBATE TODAY OVER SOMETHING WE DON'T HAVE TO BE LOCKED IN A DEBATE ABOUT. THEY KNEW EVERYTHING WAS IN OUR PROPOSAL AND NOTHING IN THAT PROPOSAL THAT YOU WERE AGAINST. I HEARD YOU TALK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE STILL IN FAVOR OF. THOSE ARE THE SAME THINGS WE HAD IN OUR BILL THE OTHER DAY AND YOU VOTED AGAINST IT. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCHUMER SHUTDOWN NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT THE HOUSE DIDN'T DO BUT WHAT THE SENATE REFUSES TO DO. STATES HAVE IMPORTANCE. WE KNEW THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SHUT DOWN IF WE DIDN'T FUND IT. DACA HAS UNTIL MARCH 5 TO BE ADDRESSED. WE COME HERE WITH THIS PHONY ARGUMENT THAT SOMEHOW WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE AND TRYING TO DO THE SAME THINGS. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? WE CAN'T VOTE THAT WAY TO GET THERE. AMERICA IS WATCHING AND AMERICA IS UNDERSTANDING RIGHT NOW THAT THIS IS THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. LET THERE BE NO QUESTION ABOUT WHO IT IS WHO HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHEN IT COMES TO CHIP AND ALL THOSE BLEEDING HEARTS THAT SAY YOU NEED TO DO THIS, AND WANT TO DO IT FOR FIVE, SIX YEARS. YOU SAY IT ISN'T GOING TO BE GOOD ENOUGH. AND WE NEED TO VOTE ON THE MILITARY AND PROTECT THE 99% OF THE COUNTRY AND STAND UP HERE AND SAY I WOULD HAVE VOTED EXCEPT FOR ONE THING THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE DACA. THERE IS NO LEGISLATION FOR DACA. IT WAS NEVER IN JEOPARDY. WE HAVE UNTIL MARCH 5 TO GET IT STRAIGHTENED OUT. WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE TIME TO SIT HERE. PLEASE ABANDON THE GROOFER EFFECT AND AMERICA UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS SHUTDOWN IS BASED ON MR. SCHUMER'S INABILITY TO GET HIS PEOPLE ON BOARD, PEOPLE WHO ARE NECESSARILY NEED TO BE INVOLVED. WE KNOW WE CAN'T DO IT WITH 51 VOTES. LOOK IN YOUR CIVICS BOOK. LET'S VOTE TONIGHT AND WALK TONIGHT AS AN AMERICAN HOUSE.

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                  • 05:58:40 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

                  • 05:58:43 PM

                    MR. KELLY

                    THE AMERICAN'S PATIENCE IS GETTING MORE.

                  • 05:58:47 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

                  • 05:58:54 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS, MS.…

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS, MS. JACKSON LEE.

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                  • 05:59:02 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 05:59:08 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER.

                  • 05:59:12 PM

                    MS. JACKSON LEE

                    MAYBE MY GOOD FRIEND WAS NOT ABLE TO KEEP HIS EYES AWAKE LAST NIGHT TO SEE…

                    MAYBE MY GOOD FRIEND WAS NOT ABLE TO KEEP HIS EYES AWAKE LAST NIGHT TO SEE THAT A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF MEMBERS IN THE OTHER BODY VOTING RESOUNDINGLY TO AGAINST THIS SHALLOW C.R. THAT YOU SENT TO THE OTHER BODY. MAYBE YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO SEE THAT. WHAT I WILL SAY TO YOU, I JOIN WITH MY WHIP IN A FOUR-DAY C.R. BECAUSE MAYBE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EFFECT THAT THE MOST CATASTROPHIC STORM HIT TEXAS AND OTHERS WENT ON TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND FLORIDA. NO ONE HAS HEARD ONE WORD ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING WITH HOUSING THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS OR THOSE HOUSES THAT ARE UNDER WATER. MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW WHO NEED CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE NEED THE CLINICS THAT YOU GUTTED. I WOULD ASK YOU IF YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF COMPASSION, READ MR. STEELE'S COMMENTS WHO INDICATED AS THE FORMER CHAIR OF THE R.N.C. THAT THAT'S THOSE WHO ARE AT FAULT IS THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, REPUBLICAN HOUSE, REPUBLICAN SENATE. YOU CAN'T DO YOUR JOB AND DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO DO THEIR JOB. YOU SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN. WORRY ABOUT THOSE --

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                  • 06:00:37 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. . ONCE AGAIN, THE CHAIR REMINDS…

                    THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. . ONCE AGAIN, THE CHAIR REMINDS OUR MEMBERS TO PLEASE ADDRESS YOUR REMARKS TO THE CHAIR AND NOT TO ONE NOVEMBER. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                  • 06:00:54 PM

                    MR. SESSION

                    I WOULD REMIND THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS THIS BODY PASSED THE BILL. THIS…

                    I WOULD REMIND THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS THIS BODY PASSED THE BILL. THIS BODY DID ITS WORK. THIS BODY GOT ITS WORK DONE. MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE -- YOU GOT YOUR OWN TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE -- I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEWOMAN FROM WILSON, WYOMING, THE GENTLELADY, MS. CHENEY.

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                  • 06:01:24 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM WYOMING IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES.

                  • 06:01:34 PM

                    MS. CHENEY

                    THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I UNDERSTAND WHY OUR…

                    THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I UNDERSTAND WHY OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME KEEPING TRACK OF THEIR ARGUMENTS. WE MINUTES.

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                  • 06:01:40 PM

                    MS. CHENEY

                    THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I WATCHED YESTERDAY THE…

                    THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I WATCHED YESTERDAY THE DISTINGUISHED MINORITY WHIP STAND UP AND STAY WE OUGHT TO DO OUR WORK AND THEN MOVE TO ADJOURN. WE WATCHED TODAY, MR. SPEAKER, REPEATEDLY, WHILE OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE CLAIM THAT THEY BELIEVE IN PROVIDING FUNDING FOR THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, YET THEY VOTED AGAINST IT. WE WATCHED REPEATEDLY, MR. SPEAKER, OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE GO DOWN THE LIST OF ALL THE DAMAGES BEING DONE BY THIS SHUTDOWN. BUT THEY WON'T END THE SHUTDOWN. WE AGREE. THIS SHUTDOWN IS ABSOLUTELY UNCONSCIONABLE IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. EVERY TIME, MR. SPEAKER, A MEMBER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE WHO FAILED TO VOTE FOR ALL 12 OF THOSE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS THAT WE PUT ON THE FLOOR AND WE PASSED THROUGH THIS HOUSE STANDS UP AND TALKS ABOUT US DOING OUR JOB NEEDS TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR, MR. SPEAKER. BECAUSE WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB. AND IN PARTICULAR, MR. SPEAKER, WHEN IT COMES TO THE DEFENSE OF THIS NATION WE HAVE NO HIGHER OBLIGATION OR SACRED DUTY OR RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS HOUSE THAN TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM. AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, MR. SPEAKER, WHEN I HEAR MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE SAY THINGS LIKE, OUR MILITARY WILL BE JUST FINE UNDER THIS SHUT DOWN. I WOULD REMIND THEM THAT WE HAVE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM ON THE FRONTLINES RIGHT NOW WHO ARE PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR ALL OF US AND THEY ARE NOT GETTING PAID BECAUSE CHUCK SCHUMER AND THE DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE ARE REFUSING TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE THEY WILL LET THIS GOVERNMENT REOPEN. I AM SURE THAT OUR COLLEAGUES DON'T WANT US TO REMEMBER AND REMIND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE OR WHAT THEY ARE LEADERS HAVE SAID, WE WILL DO IT EVERY SINGLE TIME UNTIL THIS ABSOLUTELY UNCONSCIONABLE, COMPLETE DERELICTION OF OUR DUTY STOPS. AND THIS SHUT DOWN AND -- END THIS SHUT DOWN AND FUND OUR TROOPS. I YIELD BACK.

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                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK IS RECOGNIZED. SHE HAS 5 3/4 MINUTES…

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK IS RECOGNIZED. SHE HAS 5 3/4 MINUTES REMAINING.

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                  • 06:03:34 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. GREEN.

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                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                    MR. GREEN

                    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TO EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS A…

                    THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TO EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. THERE IS A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN BECAUSE THE SELF-PROCLAIMED GREAT DEAL MAKER BREAKS MORE DEALS THAN HE MAKES. JUST ASK THE AMERICANS WHO ARE GOING TO PAY FOR THE WALL HE SAID MEXICO WOULD PAY FOR. JUST ASK THE SENATORS WHO TOOK HIM THE DEAL THAT HE ASKED FOR. MR. SPEAKER, WHEN YOU BREAK MORE DEALS THAN YOU MAKE, YOU'RE NOT A GREAT DEAL MAKER, YOU ARE A GREAT DEAL BREAKER. WE GOT A GREAT DEAL BREAKER IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A SHUT DOWN. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                  • 06:04:27 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I RESERVE MY TIME.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME IS RESERVED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM CONNECTICUT, MR.…

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM CONNECTICUT, MR. HIMES.

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                  • 06:04:47 PM

                    MR. HIMES

                    -- IF HE'S HERE. MR. SPEAKER, MR. HIMES SEEMS NOT TO BE ON THE FLOOR. BUT…

                    -- IF HE'S HERE. MR. SPEAKER, MR. HIMES SEEMS NOT TO BE ON THE FLOOR. BUT I AM MORE THAN PLEASED TO YIELD TO THE MINORITY LEADER AND OUR GREAT FRIEND AND WOMAN, WE'RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT, MS. PELOSI, THE GENTLELADY FROM CALIFORNIA.

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                  • 06:05:21 PM

                    MS. PELOSI

                    THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLELADY FOR YIELDING.…

                    THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLELADY FOR YIELDING. THANK YOU FOR HER LEADERSHIP AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE RULES COMMITTEE FOR THE TIME THEY PUT IN BRINGING LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR. BRINGING RULES TO THE FLOOR TO RELATE TO A VAST ARRAY OF LEGISLATION THAT WE DEAL WITH HERE. TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MASH LAW -- MARSHALL LAW SO WE'LL BE PREPARED -- MARTIAL LAW SO WE'LL BE PREPARED TO TAKE UP SOMETHING THAT WILL OPEN UP THE GOVERNMENT AND MEET THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT'S INTERESTING TO SEE THE ENTHUSIASMS ON BOTH SIDES ON THESE SUBJECTS BECAUSE WE HAVE A LONG HISTORY ON SOME OF THESE ISSUES. WE HAVE A LONG HISTORY AND COMMITMENT TO CHIP. WHEN WE BROUGHT IT TO THE FLOOR WHEN I WAS SPEAKER, WHEN WE FIRST HAD A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT WHO WOULD SIGN THE BILL, 144 REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST THAT BILL. BUT THAT'S THEN. THIS IS NOW. AND I THINK THAT NOW WE'RE CLOSER THAN THE DEBATE HERE WOULD INDICATE. I THINK THERE IS A PATH FORWARD. AND I THINK THAT'S HOW WE HAVE TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT IS NEXT. WE ALL HAVE OUR, SHALL WE SARKSE REPUTATIONS FOR WHERE WE HAVE BEEN ON CERTAIN VOTES. ABOUT CHIP. ABOUT SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT ANTI-REST. BUT LET'S PUT THAT ASIDE -- AND THE REST. BUT LET'S PUT THAT ASIDE. THE CHALLENGE WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS WHAT IS THAT PATH? THAT PATH HAS FOUR CORNERS TO IT. ONE OF THEM IS THE CAPS. PARITY, WE TALKED ABOUT PARITY. OTHER MEMBERS HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT. I'M CERTAIN MR. HOYER DID AGAIN TODAY. IT'S ABOUT PARITY. IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE INCREASES IN DEFENSE, WE NEED THE SAME INCREASES IN DOMESTIC. DEFENSE, THAT'S WHAT THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT DEPENDS -- DECIDES ITS MISSIONS REQUIRE, WE WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF THAT. BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT IN THE DOMESTIC BUDGET ONE THIRD OF THE BUDGET, 34%, ARE SECURITY FUNCTION. HOMELAND SECURITY. ANTI-TERRORISM ACTIVITIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. VETERANS' AFFAIRS. THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. THAT'S 34% OF THE DOMESTIC BUDGET. SO WE'RE SAYING OUR STRENGTH OF OUR COUNTRY IS NOT MEASURED JUST IN OUR MILITARY MIGHT. AS IMPORTANTS IS THAT IS AND RESPECTFUL OF IT THAT WE'RE, BUT ALSO IN THESE SECURITY FUNCTIONS IN THE DOMESTIC BUDGET, IN ADDITION TO THAT IN THE HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELL-BEING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHICH ARE ALSO ON THE DOMESTIC SIDE. SO I THINK WHEN THE CAPS END, WE HAVE TO GET IN THE ROOM AND MAKE THOSE DECISIONS. THE CHALLENGES THAT I SEE IS THAT THERE ARE THOSE, IT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO ME, THERE ARE THOSE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE WHO HAVE SOME UNEASE IN INCREASING THE DOMESTIC BUDGET BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEY ALREADY HAD A BIG INCREASE IN THE DEFICIT IN THE TAX BILL AND ARE RELUCTANT TO ADD ANY MORE INVESTMENTS FOR FEAR IT WOULD INCREASE THE EDUCATION, FEAR IT WOULD INCREASE THE DEFICIT. HOWEVER, THESE INVESTMENTS IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, IN REALLY BRING MONEY TO THE REF -- REVENUE TO THE TREASURY. IN INFRASTRUCTURE SO THEY HELP DECREASE IT. IN FACT, I THINK MOST ECONOMISTS WILL TELL YOU THAT NOTHING BRINGS MORE MONEY TO THE TREASURY THAN THE INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD, K THROUGH 12, HIGHER EDUCATION, POST GRAD, LIFETIME LEARNING FOR OUR WORKERS. IN THAT SPIRIT OF SAYING YOU WANT MORE IN DEFENSE, WE'RE RESPECTFUL OF THAT, WE NEED MORE IN DOMESTIC, HOPEFULLY YOU'LL BE RESPECTFUL OF THAT. I THINK WE CAN COME TO TERMS ON THAT. THEN THERE IS THE QUESTION OF PAY-FORS, HOW IS IT, OR IS IT PAID FOR? THAT'S ONE THING. THAT'S JUST YOU SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE, YOU GET IT DONE. I'M APPROPRIATORS MRS. LOWEY IS AN APPROPRIATOR. MRS. LOWEY IS OUR RANKING MEMBER WITH SUCH DISTINCTION, AND MR. FRELINGHUYSEN ON YOUR SIDE. APPROPRIATORS KNOW HOW TO GET IT DONE. THEY KNOW THE NUMBERS. LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES. IT'S WHEN OTHER FACTORS WEIGH IN THAT IT BECOMES MORE CHALLENGING. LET'S JUST SAY, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET THAT DONE BECAUSE THAT WILL BE MORE DISPOSITIVE OF SHORTENING THE TIME BETWEEN WHERE WE'RE NOW AND IF WE GET A SOLUTION. THE DREAMERS ARE A DISPOSITIVE OF VALUE TO US, AND WE TOLD THE PRESIDENT RIGHT FROM THE START, IT'S NOT AN ISSUE. IT'S NOT A BILL. IT'S A VALUE OF WHO WE'RE AS AMERICA. AND I THINK THAT WE CAN COME TO TERMS ON THAT SUBJECT AS WELL. VALUE TO US, AND WE BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, IF THERE NEVER WERE ONE DREAMER IN OUR COUNTRY, WE STILL WOULD HAVE THIS CHALLENGE ON THE MONEY SIDE OF THE DEBATE. SO LET'S NOT TRY TO ASSIGN RESPONSIBILITY TO THE DREERMS FOR THE FACT THAT WE DON'T HAVE THE INCREASE IN DEFENSE. WE'RE WILLING TO GO TO THAT A PLACE AS WE GO HONORING PARITY. HONORING PARITY. THAT'S WHAT WE AGREED TO IN THE BUDGET AGREEMENT. WHAT THE SPEAKER AGREED TO AS CHAIR OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE. WHY ARE WE DEPARTING FROM THAT AND THEN BLAMING IT ON THE DREAMERS? THAT THE DREAMERS AND THE SECURITY, WE ALL BELIEVE IN SECURING OUR BORDERS, NORTH AND SOUTH. WE CAN COME TO TERMS ON THAT. WE CAN COME TO TERMS. IF WE REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD. NOW, NONE OF US BELIEVES -- ON OUR SIDE OF THE AISLE, SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT. WE BELIEVE IN GOVERNMENT ROLE OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE SUBJECT ANY INITIATIVE TO DO THAT TO THE HARSHEST SCRUTINY BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED EFFECTIVE INITIATIVES TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. SO LET'S TAKE A DEEP BREATH. LET'S CALM DOWN. FOR EXAMPLE, MR. WELCH LED THE WAY, A LARGE, LARGE NUMBER, 1 00-SOME MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE SIGNING A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT. I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO REALIZE THIS. WHEN WE SAID WE WANTED MORE DOMESTIC INVESTMENT, HERE'S WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT. WE VERY CLEAR TO CHOOSE ONLY THOSE INITIATIVES THAT ARE BIPARTISAN. THAT WOULD PASS WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT. ON THE FLOOR WITH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. AND THAT MEANS PRESERVING THE BIPARTISAN BUDGET ACT AS I DISCUSSED. DELIVERING URGENTLY NEEDED RESOURCES TO COMMUNITIES FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. THAT'S WHAT WE SAID TO THE PRESIDENT. THIS IS ONE OF THE INCREASES ON THE DOMESTIC SIDE. THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC -- ADDRESSING THE OPIOID -- RESCUING HEROIC VETERANS FACING A DIRE SHORTFALL AT THE V.A. OPIOIDS. VETERANS. SUPPORTING ACCESS BY FUNDING CHIP, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS. THE PACKAGE ALWAYS WENT TOGETHER. AND PRESERVING AMERICANS ENDANGERED. PENSIONS. WE HAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR THAT. THAT NEEDS MORE DISCUSSION. BUT WE WANT TO DO T PROVIDING ADDITIONAL DISASTER RECOVERY FOR PUERTO RICO, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, TEXAS, FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA, STATES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRES. PUERTO RICO, THERE'S NOTHING PARTISAN ABOUT THIS. IN ADDITION TO PROTECTING OUR DREAMERS, WHICH AGAIN HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE AND IN THE SENATE. WE WANT THEM -- WE WANT TO PASS THE DREAM ACT AS WELL AS THEM ENGAGE IN THE DISCUSSION ON THE BORDERS, WHICH WE'RE COMPLETELY OPEN TO. SO THIS IS NOT LET'S GIVE US SOME MONEY. IT'S SHARED VALUES, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, AND WE'RE SAYING TO THE PRESIDENT, HELP US ON THIS MONEY SIDE OF THE DEBATE BECAUSE IT'S SO VERY IMPORTANT. WE CAN -- WE CAN TALK ALL DAY ABOUT WHO SAID WHAT ABOUT WHAT AND ALL THE REST OF THAT, I DON'T THINK SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT IS COOL. AS MR. MULVANEY SAID. LET'S LEAVE HIM TO THAT. WE DO KNOW THAT GOVERNMENT BY C.R. IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO GO. SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT IS COOL. AS MR. MULVANEY SAID. LET'S LEAVE THAT WE COULD HAVE -- TAKE ONE DAY, TAKE THIS EVENING, SIT DOWN, I THINK CAPS PARITY, PAYFORS, PROBABLY EASIER, NOT A WHOLE LOT OF OPPORTUNITY THERE, BUT WHATEVER IT IS. DACA. DREAM. AND -- AGAIN. IF THERE NEVER WERE ONE DREAMER, WE WOULD STILL BE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT THE MONEY SIDE OF IT. MY VIEW, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, IS THAT THERE'S A RESISTANCE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE, IN THE HOUSE, I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE SENATE, I HAVEN'T SEEN EVIDENCE OF THIS IN THE SENATE, IS TO RESIST PARITY WHEN IT COMES TO INCREASING FUNDING, EVEN FOR THESE PRIORITIES THAT WE SPELLED OUT BECAUSE IT WILL INCREASE THE DEFICIT, WHICH HAS BEEN GREATLY INCREASED BY THE TAX BILL. I WOULD SEE FOR SOME REMAINING IF EXISTING DEFICIT HAWKS YOU MIGHT HAVE THAT CONCERN. . LET ME ADD IF THERE WERE NOT ONE DREAMER IN AMERICA, AMERICA WOULD BE AT A LOSS. THESE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE COME TO THIS COUNTRY WITH THEIR PARENTS. THEY HAVE MADE US SO PROUD WITH THEIR DILIGENCE AND ATTENDANCE IN SCHOOL, SERVICE IN THE MILITARY AND I HAVE HEARD FROM CHAMPIONS OF INDUSTRIES, MANY OF WHOM CELEBRATED THE PASSAGE OF THEIR TAX BILL SAYING THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN OUR FIRM, THEY ARE STARS IN OUR EXAMINE. WHY DO WE NOT USE THEM AS AN EXCUSE TO FACE THE ARELATE THAT WE HAVE DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITY. THAT THERE IS A PATH. OUR APPROPRIATORS ARE USED TO WORKING TOGETHER, THE LEADERSHIP HAS TO MAKE THESE DECISIONS AND THERE'S NO REASON WE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO THIS BY TOMORROW, BY TOMORROW, AND THEN GIVE THE APPROPRIATORS THE TIME TO WRITE IT UP. BUT TO COME TO THOSE TERMS. LET'S TAKE A DEEP BREATH. LET'S UNDERSTAND OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. LET US WITHHOLD AS I HAVE DONE, SOME OF THE -- I CURB MY ENTHUSIASM BUT I HAVE HEARD CERTAIN THINGS DONE AND SAY HERE. I HAVEN'T BROUGHT THE PICTURE OF THE PRESIDENT AND THAT THE PRESIDENT SAID WE NEED A GOOD SHUTDOWN. IT DIDN'T CURB MY ENTHUSIASM IN THAT REGARD. BUT I DO SAY, WE HAVE MORE COMMON GROUND THAN IS REFLECTED IN HOW THIS HAS PROCEEDED. AND LET US FIND A BETTER COURSE SO WE CAN STAY ON THAT COURSE TO MEET OTHER CHALLENGES. GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH THE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE HERE. WE RESPECT EACH OTHER AND RESPECT THE PEOPLE WHO SENT US HERE. WE OWE THEM A LOT MORE THAN GOVERNMENT BEING SHUT DOWN. SO LET'S TAKE A PATH TO OPEN IT UP AND UNDERSTANDING THAT IT WILL INVOLVE COMPROMISE AND PARTISANSHIP AND TRANSPARENCY AND IN A WAY THAT BRINGS UNITY TO OUR COUNTRY. THINK -- I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE SUBSCRIBE TO. I CALL UPON OUR COLLEAGUES TO JOIN US INSIGHTING DOWN. AND I CALL UPON THE SPEAKER TO BRING SOME LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR THAT WILL DO THIS AND WHICH WOULD HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. WITH THAT, I THANK MY COLLEAGUES FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND I YIELD BACK.

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                    THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                  • 06:18:22 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. NEW…

                    I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. NEW HOUSE.

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                  • 06:18:30 PM

                    MR. NEWHOUSE

                    I THANK THE GOOD GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. IN THIS MOST INTERESTING DEBATE…

                    I THANK THE GOOD GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. IN THIS MOST INTERESTING DEBATE ON THE RULE THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN, I RISE IN SUPPORT OF RESTORING A FULLY FUNCTIONING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. I ALONG WITH MOST OF MY COLLEAGUES SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION, KEEPING FUNDING OUR MILITARY, RE-AUTHORIZING THE CHILDREN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. AND FULLY FUNDING CHIP AGAINST GIVING CERTAINTY TO THE MORE THAN 60,000 LOW-INCOME CHILDREN IN MY OWN STATE OF WASHINGTON. OUR MILITARY PROFESSIONALS ARE WORKING TO REDUCE THE IMPACTS TO NATIONAL SECURITY DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. SECRETARY MATTIS HAS GIVEN GUIDANCE SAYING STEADY AS SHE GOES, HOLD THE LINE. STAY ALERT. HIS HE MESSAGE SPEAKS TO THE PROFESSIONALISM OF OUR TROOPS. THEY DESERVE THEIR PAY. AND NO WAY SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT SERVE US. IN MY DISTRICT, IMPORTANT WORK LIKE THE HANFORD CLEAN UP -- 15 SECONDS.

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                  • 06:19:54 PM

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                    THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                  • 06:19:55 PM

                    MR. NEWHOUSE

                    AS MANY FRUSTRATED AS THE SUPPORTER OF THE PRESIDENT'S CALL FOR CONGRESS…

                    AS MANY FRUSTRATED AS THE SUPPORTER OF THE PRESIDENT'S CALL FOR CONGRESS TO ACT TO WORK ON A BIPARTISAN SOLUTION ON DACA, LET'S RE-OPEN THE GOVERNMENT AND CONTINUE OUR NEGOTIATIONS AND I YIELD BACK.

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                  • 06:20:13 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM FLORIDA.

                  • 06:20:22 PM

                    MS. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

                    YOU KNOW, WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING TODAY ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS A…

                    YOU KNOW, WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING TODAY ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS A COMPLETE FAILURE BY THE MAJORITY. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WE WILL HAVE A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WILL RISK BEING SENT HOME AND LOSING PAY. NOT A. INSTEAD OF COVERAGE, THEY HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON TAKING IT AWAY. FOCUSED ON AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS THEY PASSED A HUGE TAX SCAM THAT EXPLODES THE DEFICIENT SIT AND WE HAVE ANOTHER SHORT SIDED BAND-AID AND THE BUDGET SHUTDOWN, OUR COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN READING. BECAUSE IT DID NOT FACE THE TEST IN ANY CORNER THAT REPUBLICANS CARE ANYTHING ABOUT PEOPLE'S HEALTH CARE. PLEASE GIVE ME A BREAK. END THE TRUM SHUTDOWN. AMERICANS DESERVE AT LEAST THAT MUCH FROM THIS BODY.

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                  • 06:21:37 PM

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                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS WITH 1/2 MINUTES.

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                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA.

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                    MR. MESSER

                    THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IS PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT THE U.S. SENATE IS BROKEN.…

                    THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IS PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT THE U.S. SENATE IS BROKEN. THE HOUSE DID ITS JOB AND VOTED TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. NOW BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE NEED TO DO THEIR JOB, TOO. UNFORTUNATELY BECAUSE OF THE FILIBUSTER, IT IS BEING GOVERNED BY A LIBERAL MINORITY AND SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. IF THEY DON'T WANT TO DO THEIR JOBS, WE NEED TO MOVE ON WITHOUT THEM. IT IS TIME TO END THE FILIBUSTER IN THE U.S. SENATE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DEMAND IT. THE SENATE NEEDS TO CHANGE ITS RULES. IF THERE WAS NO FILIBUSTER, THIS SHUTDOWN WOULD BE OVER. SO LET'S STOP THE POLITICAL GAMES, END THE FILIBUSTER, OPEN THE GOVERNMENT AND PUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BACK IN CHARGE. THANK YOU.

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                  • 06:22:51 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR.…

                    I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. SMITH.

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                  • 06:22:59 PM

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                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE. THE HOUSE WILL…

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE. THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                  • 06:23:10 PM

                    MR. SMITH

                    I HAVE AN ENORMOUS RESPECT FOR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES…

                    I HAVE AN ENORMOUS RESPECT FOR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE. BUT BACK IN SEPTEMBER, HE AND A MAJORITY OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST THE C.R. IN SEPTEMBER, FOUR MONTHS AGO. WHY? HE SAID THE C.R. IS DEVASTATING FOR OUR MILITARY AND WORST POSSIBLE THING. FOUR MONTHS AGO HE SAID THAT. AND NOW HE SAYS THAT WE SHOULD VOTE FOR A C.R. BUT THINK ABOUT IT. UNLESS THAT VOTE BACK IN SEPTEMBER WAS SIMPLY HOLLOW AND HYPOCRITICAL, HE WAS PREPARED TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IN SEPTEMBER RATHER THAN CONTINUE TO FUND OUR MILITARY AND THE REST OF THE GOVERNMENT WITH THE C.R. HE WAS RIGHT IN SEPTEMBER. BUT IT TOOK DEMOCRATS TO ACTUALLY HAVE THE COURAGE OF THAT CONVICTION TO SAY NO, WE AREN'T GOING TO CONTINUE TO GUT THE MILITARY, DRIP BY DRIP BY DRIP, C.R. BY C.R. PASS APPROPRIATIONS BILLS. THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOING THIS. FIVE REPUBLICAN SENATORS VOTED AGAINST THE HOUSE BILL. IT IS NOT A FILIBUSTER. THEY DON'T HAVE 50 VOTES IN THE SENATE. MAC THORNBERRY WAS RIGHT IN SEPTEMBER. A C.R. IS TERRIBLE. DON'T SUPPORT THE C.R. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN

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                  • 06:24:37 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE C.R. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                    MR. SESSIONS

                    MAC THORNBERRY IS RIGHT, MR. SPEAKER. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES…

                    MAC THORNBERRY IS RIGHT, MR. SPEAKER. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE CARES VERY MUCH ABOUT THE MEN AND WOMEN NOT ONLY OF THE MILITARY WHERE MY SON SERVES IN THE PEARL HARBOR AND I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                  • 06:25:06 PM

                    MR. THRNBERRY

                    I HAVE CONSISTENTLY SAID AND CONTINUE TO SAY THAT EVERY DAY UNDER A…

                    I HAVE CONSISTENTLY SAID AND CONTINUE TO SAY THAT EVERY DAY UNDER A CONTINUING RESOLUTION DOES DAMAGE TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. I HAVE ALSO SAID TODAY THAT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DOES MORE DAMAGE TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE ONE OTHER POINT. I THINK WE CAN VM DEBATES ABOUT THE PROPER LEVEL AND THE PROPER WAY TO FUND THE MILITARY. BUT WHAT IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE IS TO HOLD THE UNITED STATES MILITARY HOSTAGE FOR SOME OTHER POLITICAL AGENDA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. AND THAT'S WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON. MR. SPEAKER, THIS HOUSE PASSED A DEFENSE APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE FULL YEAR BACK BEFORE OCTOBER 1. THAT NEEDS TO PASS NOW. GET THE MILITARY OUT OF THIS POLITICAL DRAMA AND SENT THEM FREE.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK, WITH TWO…

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK, WITH TWO MINUTES.

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                  • 06:26:36 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA, MR.…

                    MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA, MR. PRICE.

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                  • 06:26:47 PM

                    MR. PRICE

                    INTO THE FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT A BUDGET. REPUBLICANS ARE LUNCHING ANOTHER…

                    INTO THE FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT A BUDGET. REPUBLICANS ARE LUNCHING ANOTHER MONTH WITH NO RESOLUTION IN SIGHT AND NO COMMITMENT TO ADDRESS CRITICAL INVESTMENTS. DEMOCRATS WILL NOT BE A PARTY OF FURTHER DELAY. AND THERE IS NOT A GREAT MYSTERY OF HOW TO DEAL WITH IT. WE HAVE DONE IT EACH OF THE LAST FOUR YEARS. WE MUST HAVE A YEAR-LONG BUDGET IN PLACE WITH A BUDGET TORE ADDRESS THE APPROPRIATION BILLS. AND THEY HAVE BEEN WILLING TO ADDRESS THIS FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS. REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDS TO CONCLUDE A BUDGET AGREEMENT ACROSS THE AISLE. WE MUST BE THE 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN AND KNOWN NO OTHER COUNTRY. PRESIDENT TRUMP CREATED A CRISIS IN REMOVING THE DREAMERS' PROTECTION. HE ASKED CONGRESS TO DEVISE A SOLUTION. THEY ARE DANGEROUSLY EXPOSED.

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                  • 06:28:06 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I WOULD RESERVE TO CLOSE.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME.

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                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    LET ME INQUIRE OF MY COLLEAGUE IF HE HAS FURTHER SPEAKERS. I DON'T HAVE…

                    LET ME INQUIRE OF MY COLLEAGUE IF HE HAS FURTHER SPEAKERS. I DON'T HAVE ANY.

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                  • 06:28:20 PM

                    MR. SESSIONS

                    I RESERVE TO MAKE MY TIME AND RESERVE.

                  • 06:28:27 PM

                    MS. SLAUGHTER

                    MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS THE FIFTH REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN IN THE LAST 0 YEARS AND…

                    MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS THE FIFTH REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN IN THE LAST 0 YEARS AND FIRST SHUTDOWN IN WHEN ONE PARTY HELD THE HOUSE, SENATE AND WHITE HOUSE. AND DURING THE 2013 SHUTDOWN, THE ECONOMY LOST 1.5 BILLION A DAY AND I'M SURE IT IS EVEN MORE NOW. WE NEED TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE AND THE MAJORITY NEEDS TO WORK WITH US AND LET'S SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. I URGE A NO VOTE ON THE PREVIOUS VOTE AND THE RULE. AND I YIELD BACK.

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                  • 06:29:04 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                    MR. SESSIONS

                    MR. SPEAKER, WE KNOW WHY WE ARE HERE. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE REPUBLICANS…

                    MR. SPEAKER, WE KNOW WHY WE ARE HERE. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE REPUBLICANS RESPECTFULLY PASSED A BILL THAT RESPONSIBLY TOOK ITEMS BEFORE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND ANSWERED THE QUESTION. WE ANSWERED THE QUESTION ABOUT FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT. WE ANSWERED THE QUESTION ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. WE NADE SURE THAT WE DID NOT HAVE A TAX ON MEDICAL DEVICES THAT HURT SO MANY PEOPLE AND SENIORS. WE MADE SURE WE DELAYED FOR YET ANOTHER YEAR THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS THAT WOULD BE MOSTLY ON UNION WORKERS' PAYCHECKS REALT RELATED TO THE CADILLAC PLAN. WE SAID WE ARE GOING TO DELAY $70 INSURANCE TAX THAT WOULD BE ON EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN. MR. SPEAKER, THE REPUBLICANS DID THIS BECAUSE WE CONSIDERED THIS TO BE THE RITE THING TO DO. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS WE PASSED OUR BILL BECAUSE WE CONVINCED OUR BODY THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT TORE AVOID SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. WE VOTED YES. WE VOTED YES. IT WAS REAL SIMPLE. EITHER YES OR NO. MR. SCHUMER, MAKE SURE THAT THEY ANSWER FROM THE SENATE WOULD BE NO. MR. SPEAKER, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE DEEPLY BELIEVE NOT ONLY IN WHAT WE BELIEVE AND STAND GOING FOR THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS RULE AND I MOVE THE PREVIOUS QUESTION ON THE RESOLUTION.

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                  • 06:30:52 PM

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                    PARLIAMENTARY

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN FROM RHODE ISLAND.

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                    MR. CICILLINE

                    PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY? HAS DEBATE CONCLUDED ON THE RULE?

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    ALL TIME FOR DWIGHT ON THE RULE HAS EXPIRED.

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                    MR. CICILLINE

                    IN LIGHT OF THAT, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R.…

                    IN LIGHT OF THAT, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, -- MAY I FIRN. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THROUGH TUESDAY THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN O THE GOVERNMENT WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY, RE-AUTHORIZES THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM AND OTHER CRITICAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS. ADDRESSES DREAMERS, AND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO AMERICANS IMPACTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. I'M ASKING FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING THIS BILL UP TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT. IF ALL THE CLAIMS MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES I'M ASKING FOR MADE ABOUT OPENING THE GOVERNMENT, HERE'S THE CHANCE.

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                  • 06:31:48 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. UNDER CLINES CONSISTENTLY ISSUED BY…

                    THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. UNDER CLINES CONSISTENTLY ISSUED BY SUCCESSOR SPEAKERS AS RECORDED IN SECTION 956 OF THE HOUSE RULES AND MANUAL, THE CHAIR IS CONSTRAINED NOT TO ENTERTAIN REQUEST UNLESS IT'S BEEN CLEARED BY THE BIPARTISAN FLOOR AND COMMITTEE LEADERSHIPS. THE RULING TO DECIDE, THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. THE QUESTION IS ON ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION ON THE RESOLUTION. SO MANY AS ARE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                  • 06:32:18 PM

                    On ordering the previous question Roll Call 41 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

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                      MS. SLAUGHTER

                      MR. SPEAKER, ON THAT I REQUEST THE YEAS AND NAYS.

                    • 06:32:25 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING A VOTE BY THE YEAS AND…

                      THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING A VOTE BY THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE. A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE ORDERED. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 9 OF RULE 20, THE CHAIR WILL REDUCE TO FIVE MINUTES THE MINIMUM TIME FOR ANY ELECTRONIC VOTE ON THE QUESTION OF ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.] SLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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                    • 06:32:56 PM

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                      FROM NORTH DAKOTA, IT'S BOB.

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                      ON OUR INDEPENDENT LINE, IT IS BRIAN FROM EDEN RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.

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                      INDEPENDENT LINE, IT IS BRIAN FROM EDEN RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.

                    • 06:35:58 PM

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                      THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL. IT'S EXTREMELY ANNOYING WATCHING THIS. IT'S…

                      THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL. IT'S EXTREMELY ANNOYING WATCHING THIS. IT'S POLITICAL THEATER. IT LOOKS LIKE A REALITY TV SHOW. THEY ARE ARGUING ABOUT THESE SOCIAL ISSUES BUT THEY ARE ALL PAID FOR BY THE SAME CORPORATIONS, THEY ARE PUTTING ON A NICE SHOW FOR US. I'VE ABOUT HAD WITH IT THESE PEOPLE. THEY ARE ALL MILLIONAIRES, THEY WILL BE ON THE BOARD OF SOME CORPORATION WHEN THEY RETIRE. THIS IS WHAT WE GET. WE GET THIS LITTLE BACK AND FORTH, THIS BS, IF I CAN SAY THAT ON THE AIR AND I'VE HAD ABOUT IT AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT AND THAT'S WHY CONGRESS HAS A 19% APPROVAL RATING. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PRESIDENT IS IN THERE, THEY WILL HAVE A HORRIBLE APPROVAL RATING. EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S A SHAM. IT'S ALL FOR THE CORPORATIONS, THEY ARE BOUGHT AND SOLD. I KNOW THIS SOUNDS LIKE RHETORIC. BUT, I MEAN, IT IS RHETORIC, BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT? IT'S TRUE. JUST LOOK AT HISTORY. LOOK AT -- LOOK AT EVERYTHING THIS WHOLE THING IS A SHAM AND I'M ABSOLUTELY SICK OF IT AND WHAT WE'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS JUST REALITY TV. AND THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL.

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                      YOU BET. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT. NOW 18.5…

                      YOU BET. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT. NOW 18.5 HOURS IN. YOUR REACTION TO THE SHUT DOWN, TO WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING OR NOT DOING DEPENDING ON YOUR VIEW. 202-748-8920 FOR DEMOCRATS, 202-748-8921 FOR REPUBLICANS AND ALL OTHERS, 202-748-8922. IF YOU'RE A FEDERAL WORKER, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. WE'VE BEEN HEARING FROM THEATER WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE HOUSE IS TAKING UP A RULE VOTE. ANY TIME THE BILL IS INTRODUCED FROM NOW THROUGH NEXT MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH. THERE IS NOTHING SPECIFIC ON THE TABLE. THIS JUST OPENS THE DOOR FOR THE HOUSE GIVING THEM THE ABILITY TO DO THAT. OVER IN THE SENATE, MEANWHILE, A COUPLE OF UPDATES. THE SENATE IS IN SESSION. YOU CAN FOLLOW THAT ON C-SPAN-2. PHIL MATTINGLY WITH CNN TWEETING ABOUT OFF THE FLOOR MEETINGS SAYING ON A DAY WHERE LITTLE SUBSTANTIVE HAS HAPPENED, GRAHAM AND -- ARE CURRENTLY GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN McCONNELL AND SCHUMER'S OFFICE. WHEN ASKED IF THERE WAS ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR HIS PROPOSAL TO DO THE GRAHAM, HE SAID THEY ARE HOPING THAT'S THE CASE. AFTER SHUFFLING BACK AND FORTH FROM McCONNELL AND SCHUMER'S OFFICE HE EMERGED SAYING WE'RE GOING TO DINNER TO GET AWAY FROM YOU ALL TALKING TO REPORTERS. THIS IS KIRBY NEXT IN LIBERTY, INDIANA, THE REPUBLICAN LINE.

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                    • 06:38:40 PM

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                      YES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M GETTING TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS…

                      YES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M GETTING TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS PLAYING POLITICS HERE. THEY ARE JUST STONEWALLING THIS CONGRESS AND SENATE AND I THINK IT'S ABOUT TIME THE PEOPLE RISE UP AND START VOTING SOME OF THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE. IT'S KIND OF A SHAM ANYMORE, SO THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M A FIRST TIME WATCHER. THIS IS PRETTY COOL WATCHING. THANK YOU, HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

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                    • 06:39:06 PM

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                      WE GO TO HAWAII NEXT AND HEAR FROM MARGARET ON OUR DEMOCRAT'S LINE. HI.

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                      HI. THE REASON I'M CALLING, THIS IS SUCH A -- THEY SHOULD GET THEIR ACT…

                      HI. THE REASON I'M CALLING, THIS IS SUCH A -- THEY SHOULD GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. I TEACH KINDERGARTEN AND NURSERY SCHOOL. I'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR THEM TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. AS YOU KNOW, AS LONG AS WE'VE GOT SOMEBODY TO TAKE CARE OF US BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE NOT TAKING CARE OF US. THEY ARE JUST MINING THEIR OWN THINGS AND THEIR OWN STUFFS, BUT I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THESE TWO PARTIES, AND THE OTHER PARTIES, WILL ALL GET TOGETHER WITH THE PRESIDENT ALSO AN GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.

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                    • 06:39:53 PM

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                      CALL AND KEEPING TRACK OF OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER AND NEWS ON WHAT'S…

                      CALL AND KEEPING TRACK OF OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER AND NEWS ON WHAT'S AHEAD IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. TWEETING OUT MOMENTS AGO, SUNDAY SESSION IN THE U.S. HOUSE SAYING THE THIRD VOTE IN THE SERIES IS FOR THE HOUSE TO RECONVENE TOMORROW AT 2:00 P.M. THERE YOU GO. THEY ARE BACK TOMORROW. HOUSE, LIVE COVERAGE HERE ON C-SPAN. IN THE SERIES IS SOUTH END, INDIANA, THE INDEPENDENT LINE. GO AHEAD.

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                    • 06:40:21 PM

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                      YEAH. MY THOUGHT IS, SOMEBODY SAID THIS, VERY WISELY BEFORE, LET'S VOTE…

                      YEAH. MY THOUGHT IS, SOMEBODY SAID THIS, VERY WISELY BEFORE, LET'S VOTE THESE BUMS OUT AND GET IN ALL NEW BUMS. THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO SAY.

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                    • 06:40:39 PM

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                      LET'S HEAR FROM JEFF ON THE GULF COAST, DEMOCRATS LINE.

                    • 06:40:42 PM

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                      WANTING TO MENTION WE SHOULD BUILD THE WALL FIRST, AND THEN WORRY ABOUT…

                      WANTING TO MENTION WE SHOULD BUILD THE WALL FIRST, AND THEN WORRY ABOUT DACA. DACA CAN BE TALKED ABOUT LATER, AND ALSO, THIS MEMO THAT'S COMING OUT, THAT EVERYBODY IS READING IN THE SENATE EXCEPT FOR THE DEMOCRATS, IS VERY, VERY ALARMING ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO BECOME OF THAT. IT SOUNDS LIKE A COOP, AND, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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                    • 06:41:15 PM

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                      THANKS, JEFF. HERE'S ORLYNN PARK, ILLINOIS, PAT IS ON THE REPUBLICAN LINE…

                      THANKS, JEFF. HERE'S ORLYNN PARK, ILLINOIS, PAT IS ON THE REPUBLICAN LINE THERE.

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                    • 06:41:22 PM

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                      HI, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M WATCHING EVERYTHING GOING ON HERE…

                      HI, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M WATCHING EVERYTHING GOING ON HERE AND I'M THE SON OF TWO IMMIGRANT PARENTS THAT CAME OVER HERE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE DEMOCRATS START PUTTING THE AMERICAN CITIZENS FIRST. MY GRANDFATHER PASSED AWAY MY DAD WAS NOT ALLOWED TO GO BACK TO THE OLD COUNTRY OR HE WOULD LOSE HIS PLACE IN LINE FOR CITIZENSHIP. WE NEED TO HAVE AMERICAN CITIZENS COME FIRST, YES, WE'VE GOT TO FIX THE DACA ISSUE BUT THEY SHOULD BE VOTING FOR AMERICA AND AMERICAN CHILDREN FIRST. IT'S TIME FOR THE REPRESENTATIVES TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE, THE PEOPLE, VOTE THEM IN AND WE SHOULD BE REPRESENTED FIRST, YOU KNOW, WE WELCOME ALL IMMIGRANTS BECAUSE MY PARENTS WERE IMMIGRANTS HERE, BUT WE NEED TO PUT AMERICAN CITIZENS FIRST.

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                    • 06:42:04 PM

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                      WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR DAN TWEETING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S DAY,…

                      WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR DAN TWEETING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S DAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKS ON THE PHONE DURING THE OVAL OFFICE, IN THE OVAL OFFICE RECEIVING THE LATEST UPDATES FROM CAPITOL HILL ON NEGOTIATIONS TO END THE DEMOCRAT SHUTDOWN, THEIR TERM, THE PRESIDENT SPEND HIS TIME ALSO TWEETING ABOUT HIS FIRST ANNIVERSARY, HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE, TODAY MARKS HIS FIRST YEAR, BEING INAUGURATED A YEAR AGO. HE SAYS UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS FOR OUR COUNTRY IN SO MANY WAYS SINCE THE ELECT. RECORD STOCK MARKET, STRONG ON MILITARY. CRIME, BORDERS AND ISIS. JUDICIAL STRENGTH IN NUMBERS LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN IN ALL. MASSIVE TAX CUTS, INDIVIDUAL MANDATE AND SO MANY MORE. BIG 2018. FIRST OF TWO HOUSE VOTES, WE'RE GETTING YOUR CALLS AND THOUGHTS ON THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND WHERE THE HOUSE AND SENATE GO NEXT ON IT. NEXT IS DAVID FROM TUCSON, ARIZONA.

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                    • 06:42:59 PM

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                      YES, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. ONE OF THE CALLERS YOU HAD ON BEFORE…

                      YES, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. ONE OF THE CALLERS YOU HAD ON BEFORE SAID THE SAME THING THAT I FEEL. I'M A TEACHER AND THESE REPRESENTATIVES SOUND JUST LIKE CHILDREN POINTING FINGERS AT ONE ANOTHER STANDING UP AND TAKING SIDE. THEY SHOULD BE SITTING DOWN SOMEWHERE TALKING AND THEY SHOULD BE IN A CONFERENCE ROOM TRYING TO WORK OUT THESE DIFFERENCES. IT'S REALLY KIND OF PATHETIC AND SAD TO SEE THESE ARE THE LEAPTTIVES WE'VE ELECTED -- THE REPRESENTATIVES WE'VE ELECTED. THOUGH NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB. THANK YOU.

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                    • 06:43:29 PM

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                      RUDY FROM CALIFORNIA, ON THE REPUBLICAN LINE.

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                      YES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO JUST LET THE…

                      YES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO JUST LET THE PUBLIC AND DEMOCRATS KNOW I'M ALSO THE SON OF TWO IMMIGRANTS. I MAKES ME SAD TO THINK THAT THE REASON THE MAJORITY OF IMMIGRANTS THAT COME TO THIS COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY FROM OUR COUNTRY IS DUE TO DRUGS, CARTELS, ILLEGAL -- THE REASON THEY COME HERE IS FOR A BETTER LIFE. AND IF WE DO NOT DO WHAT WE USUALLY DO, WHICH IS SECURE OUR BORDERS, SECURE OUR COUNTRY, THERE WOULDN'T BE A COUNTRY FOR PEOPLE TO COME HERE, TO WANT TO APPRECIATE THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, WHICH WAS FORMED WITH ALL IMMIGRANTS. EVERYBODY THAT'S HERE IS AN IMMIGRANT. SO I WOULD JUST LIKE TO REMIND THE DEMOCRATS THE REASON THAT PEOPLE COME TO THIS COUNTRY IS FOR SECURITY, FOR FINANCIAL, YOU KNOW, STATUS, FANNED WE TAKE THAT AWAY AND JUST OPEN OUR BORDERS, IT WON'T BE THAT SAME SECURE COUNTRY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WANT TO COME TO. SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS. APPRECIATE YOU TAKING MY CALL.

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                      RUDY, YOU SAY YOUR MOM AND DAD ARE BOTH IMMIGRANTS. WHERE DID THEY…

                      RUDY, YOU SAY YOUR MOM AND DAD ARE BOTH IMMIGRANTS. WHERE DID THEY EMIGRATE FROM?

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                    • 06:44:50 PM

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                      MEXICO.

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                      US, LA PORTE, INDIANA, RON ON THE DEMOCRAT'S LINE.

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                      HELLO. RON, YOU'RE ON THE AIR, GO AHEAD.

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                      AND ROBBER BARONS, WIPED OUT THE INDIANS. WELL, YOU KNOW, BUT ANYWAY, THEY…

                      AND ROBBER BARONS, WIPED OUT THE INDIANS. WELL, YOU KNOW, BUT ANYWAY, THEY KIND OF WANT, OH, BOY, ANYWAY, LET ME THINK FOR A MINUTE. I'VE GOT TO FOCUS. THESE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THEY ARE JUST TAKING WHAT THEY CAN, THEY SELL IT WHAT THEY CAN AND GET RID OF IT. AND IT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS, YOU KNOW. YOU'VE JUST GOT, YOU KNOW, DO IT. BUT I TELL YOU WHAT. IT'S COMING BACK IN KARMA, THAT'S ALL.

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                      OKAY. THAT'S RON IN INDIANA. A COUPLE MORE OF YOUR CALLS, THE VOTE WINDING…

                      OKAY. THAT'S RON IN INDIANA. A COUPLE MORE OF YOUR CALLS, THE VOTE WINDING DOWN. THE PREVIOUS QUESTION VOTE HERE, PROCEDURAL VOTE ESSENTIALLY, AHEAD OF WHAT THEY WILL DO NEXT, A FIVE MINUTE VOTE ON THE RULE. IT WILL ALLOW -- THE SAME WAY IT'S INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE SO THEY CAN ACT ON IT IMMEDIATELY. AS WE SAW A MOMENT AGO FROM THAT TWEET. THE HOUSE TOMORROW AT 2:00. NO WORD ON IF THERE IS ANY LEGISLATION TIED TO THAT RIGHT NOW IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT WAY SO THEY WILL BE IN TOMORROW APPROVING THIS RULE NEXT, WOULD ALLOW THEM TO DO THAT. LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET ONE OR TWO MORE CALLS. WE GO TO UTAH ON THE INDEPENDENT LINE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE FIRST PERSON WHO CALLED HAD AN EXCELLENT IDEA. TO KEEP THESE GUYS IN THE SADDLE UNTIL THEY GET THE RESOLUTION. IF THEY HAVE TO SEND IN MRIs, GREAT. IF THEY HAVE TO GIVE THEM POTI BREAKS, GREAT. BUT HAVE THEM DO THEIR JOBS, AND GET THE WORK DONE THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DONE. THE WAY WE VOTE THEM IN. AND ONE OTHER, JUST ONE OTHER LITTLE THOUGHT. MY FELLOW AMERICANS, MY GOSH, I LOVE AMERICA SO MUCH BUT WE'RE THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE THESE IDIOTS INTO PLACE SO WE CAN ONLY LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SAY IT'S MY FAULT IF I'VE GOT AN IDIOT REPRESENTING ME. SO WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT WHO WE ELECT.

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                      RON IS NEXT, FROM MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, GO AHEAD, REPUBLICAN LINE.

                    • 06:49:10 PM

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                      LET'S GET ONE MORE CALL ON OUR DEMOCRATS LINE IN ATLANTA. IT'S MARY.

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                      HI, MARY. I WAS LISTENING TO THE GENTLEMAN, I SEE HE WAS REALLY UPSET. I…

                      HI, MARY. I WAS LISTENING TO THE GENTLEMAN, I SEE HE WAS REALLY UPSET. I UNDERSTAND THAT. YOU KNOW, WHEN THEY DO SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN, THEY DO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, BUT ANYWAY, I WAS CALLING ABOUT THE DEMOCRATS. I AM STANDING WITH THEM IN THE FILIBUSTER BECAUSE THEY, I BELIEVE, ARE REALLY --

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                • 06:49:38 PM

                  House Vote 41 - On Ordering the Previous Question

                  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.

                  Passed (224 - 180)
                  Yea
                  Nay

                  Vote Details: Yea - 224
                  Republican - 224

                  Vote Details: Nay - 180
                  Democratic - 180

                  Vote Details: Not Voting - 26
                  Republican - 13
                  Democratic - 13

                  • 06:49:40 PM

                    On agreeing to the resolution Roll Call 42 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

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                      THEY ARE WRAPPING UP THE FIRST VOTE, THANK YOU.

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                      THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION, THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE,…

                      THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION, THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE CHAIR HAS IT. . SPEAKER, I REQUEST THE YEAS AND NAYS.

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                    • 06:49:56 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      THOSE FAVORING A VOTE FOR THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE. SNORD. THIS IS A…

                      THOSE FAVORING A VOTE FOR THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE. SNORD. THIS IS A FIVE-MINUTE VOTE [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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                      THIS IS THE LAST RECORDED VOTE OF THE HOUSE. IT BEEN AN INTERESTING DAY,…

                      THIS IS THE LAST RECORDED VOTE OF THE HOUSE. IT BEEN AN INTERESTING DAY, WE THINK THE HOUSE WILL FINISH UP THEIR VOTE. THIS VOTE IS ON RULE 4 ALLOWING THE HOUSE TO TAKE UP LEGISLATION, THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION ON ANY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT MONDAY, THE 29TH. ANY TIME THAT IT'S INTRODUCED ON THE SAME DAY. IT'S CALL A SAME DAY RULE A FIVE-MINUTE VOTE HERE APPROVING THAT RULE AND WILL ALLOW THEM TO TAKE IT UP ON THE SAME DAY. A COUPLE OF NOTES ON THE HOUSE AN SENATE. THE HOUSE WILL BE IN TOMORROW AT 2:00 EASTERN. OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER ALSO KEEPING HIS EYE ON THE SENATE, AND TWEETING OUT THAT THE SENATE WILL HAVE A SUNDAY SESSION AS WELL. HOUSE COVERAGE HERE ON C-SPAN. 2:00 EASTERN TOMORROW. AND THE SENATE COVERAGE, NOT SURE YET WHEN THEY ARE STARTING ON SUNDAY. THAT WILL BE OVER ON C-SPAN 2. KEEP IN MIND WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR MORE OF YOUR REACTION THIS EVENING AND TOMORROW MORNING ON WASHINGTON JOURNAL LIVE. OF COURSE, ON C-SPAN AND C-SPAN RADIO STARTING AT 7:00 A.M. EASTERN. [CAPTIONS COPYRIGHT NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORP 2017] [CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CAPTION CONTENT AND ACCURACY. VISIT NCICAP.ORG]

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                    • 06:52:25 PM

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                      RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER, IS…

                      RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER, IS LAID ON THE TABLE. WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS?

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                • 06:55:33 PM

                  House Vote 42 - On Agreeing to the Resolution

                  Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules, and providing for consideration of motions to suspend the rules.

                  Passed (235 - 170)
                  Yea
                  Nay

                  Vote Details: Yea - 235
                  Republican - 222
                  Democratic - 13

                  Vote Details: Nay - 170
                  Democratic - 169
                  Republican - 1

                  Vote Details: Not Voting - 25
                  Republican - 14
                  Democratic - 11

                  • 06:55:34 PM

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

                    • 06:55:45 PM

                      Pursuant to clause 4 of rule 16, Mr. Sessions moved that when the House adjourns on Saturday, January 20, 2018, it adjourn to meet at 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 21, 2018.

                      • 06:55:57 PM

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                        ADJOURNS, IT ADJOURNS TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 21.

                      • 06:56:10 PM

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                        CONVENING TIME, THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, OPPOSED NO, THE AYES HAVE IT. THE…

                        CONVENING TIME, THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, OPPOSED NO, THE AYES HAVE IT. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND.

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                      • 06:56:19 PM

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                        ON THAT I ASK FOR ARRESTED ROED VOTE.

                      • 06:56:21 PM

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                        RECORDED VOTE IS REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING ARRESTED RECORDED VOTE ARISE.…

                        RECORDED VOTE IS REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING ARRESTED RECORDED VOTE ARISE. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. OF REPRESENTATIVES.] .

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                    • 06:56:23 PM

                      On Motion to Fix the Convening Time Roll Call 43 - Recorded vote pending.

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                        THE HOUSE APPROVES THE SAME DAY RULE SO THEY ARE ALLOWING THEMSELVES THE…

                        THE HOUSE APPROVES THE SAME DAY RULE SO THEY ARE ALLOWING THEMSELVES THE ABILITY TO TAKE UP LEGISLATION, THE CONTINUE -- A CONTINUING RESOLUTION ANY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT MONDAY. THEY APPROVED THAT. THIS FINAL PROCEDURAL VOTE ESSENTIALLY SETS THE CONVENING TIME FOR TOMORROW. IF THEY APPROVE THEY WILL BE IN TOMORROW AT 2:00 EASTERN. ALSO, THE SENATE, WE UNDERSTAND FROM OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER CRAIG KAPLIN, SENATOR McCONNELL SAYING THE SESSION WILL BE IN TOMORROW AS WELL THE SENATE IN SESSION AT THIS HOUR AND YOU CAN FOLLOW THAT DEBATE IN SPEECHES OVER ON C-SPAN 2.

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                        THE HOUSE VOTING ON THE STARTING TIME FOR SUNDAY'S SESSION, 2:00 EASTERN.…

                        THE HOUSE VOTING ON THE STARTING TIME FOR SUNDAY'S SESSION, 2:00 EASTERN. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. THEY HAVE APPROVED THE SAME DAY RULE ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE UP THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION ANY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT MONDAY, JANUARY 29. IT WAS A LONG SESSION OF DEBATE ON THAT RULE. 2 1/2 HOURS OR SO, INTERRUPTED BY THIS AND BY THAT. WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT OF THAT DEBATE. AS MUCH AS WE CAN, ANYWAY, DURING THIS 15-MINUTE VOTE.

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                        SHUTDOWNS HAVE IMPLICATIONS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT…

                        SHUTDOWNS HAVE IMPLICATIONS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR MILITARY. ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL WILL COME TO WORK BUT THEY CAN'T BE PAID. CRITICAL MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS AND TRAINING THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS ARE FORCED TO STOP. ALL BECAUSE OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. MR. SPEAKER, THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL IN QUESTION ALSO INCLUDES SIX YEARS OF FUNDING FOR THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. KNOWN AS ALL KIDS IN ALABAMA BUT MINORITY LEADER PELOSI RECENTLY SAID THAT THE EFFORTS TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND FUND IT -- [INDISTINGUISHABLE VOICES INTERRUPTING]

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                        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN DESERVES TO BE HEARD.

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                        THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME. THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME WITH ONE MINUTE…

                        THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME. THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME WITH ONE MINUTE REMAINING.

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                        EFFORTS TO FUND

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                    House Vote 43 - On Motion to Fix the Convening Time

                    Passed (394 - 0)
                    Aye

                    Vote Details: Aye - 394
                    Democratic - 175
                    Republican - 219

                    Vote Details: Not Voting - 36
                    Republican - 18
                    Democratic - 18

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                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                    Recess

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

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                    Reconvened

                    The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 20.

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                      Ms. Foxx moved that the House do now adjourn.

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                        COVERAGE. DOPT. ACCORDINGLY, THE HOUSE STANDS

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                    On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

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                      Adjourned

                      The House adjourned pursuant to a previous special order. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on January 21, 2018.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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                        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE…

                        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                        MR. WILSON

                        I'M GRATEFUL FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT TODAY MARKS THE FIRST YEAR OF THE…

                        I'M GRATEFUL FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES THAT TODAY MARKS THE FIRST YEAR OF THE PRESIDENCY OF DONALD TRUMP. WE CAN REJOICE IN HIS SUCCESSES OF PROMOTING PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH ABROAD AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY AT HOME. THE THAT AMERICA'S BEING RESTORED AS A BEACON OF FREEDOM AND LIBERTY. ISIS IS NOW REALLY BEING DEFEATED WITH HIS CALL FOR VICTORY SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY. THE ECONOMY IS BOMBING WITH JOBS. AND SKYROCKETING STOCK MARKETS. HIS DEDICATION FOR ALL AMERICANS IS CLEAR. AS UNEMPLOYMENT IS AT A 17-YEAR LOW. LATINO UNEMPLOYMENT A RECORD LOW. THE DEMOCRAT RESPONSE HAS BEEN MEAN-SPIRITED OBJECT STRUCKISM OF RESISTANCE. LAST MONTH SENATE DEMOCRATS OPPOSED THE TAX CUTS WHICH CLEARLY BENEFIT WORKERS. AND NOW LAST NIGHT SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IN AND UGLY EFFORT TO SMEAR THE PRESIDENT WHILE DISTRACTING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM THE PRESIDENT'S ACHIEVEMENTS ON HIS ANNIVERSARY. I JUST LEARNED THAT SENATE DEMOCRATS ARE CLOSING NATIONAL GUARD ARMORIES ACROSS OUR STATE TODAY AT NOON, PUTTING OUR MILITARY READINESS AND TROOPS AT RISK. I AM CONFIDENT WITH THE POSITIVE LEADERSHIP OF ARMORIES ACROSS OUR STATE TODAY AT NOON, PUTTING OUR RYAN THE HOUSE REPUBLICANS WILL BE-L CONTINUE TO BE THE SPEAKER PAUL ADULTS IN THE ROOM FOR AMERICAN FAMILIES. IN CONCLUSION, GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS. WE WILL NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11 AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT TRUMP, FOR YOUR HEARTFELT ADDRESS TO THE HISTORIC RIGHT TROOPS. WE WILL NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11 AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TO LIFE MARCH YESTERDAY ON THE MALL.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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                        TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                        MR. LA MALL IF A

                        WE'RE ABOUT NINE HOURS --

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                        MR. LAMALFA

                        WE'RE ABOUT NINE HOURS INTO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. WHICH IS BASICALLY THE…

                        WE'RE ABOUT NINE HOURS INTO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. WHICH IS BASICALLY THE SENATE DEMOCRATS HOLDING THE UNITED STATES, 320 MILLION PEOPLE HOSTAGE, OVER AN EXECUTIVE ORDER MADE BY PRESIDENT OBAMA TO BENEFIT 690,000 PEOPLE HERE ILLEGALLY. THE DACA PROGRAM. THE DACA PROGRAM HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE NEXT FOUR WEEKS. THERE'S PLENTY OF TIME TO CONTINUE TO ADDRESS THE CONVERSATION ON DACA A, WHICH IS GOING UNDER WAY, BIPARTISAN BASIS, SOMETHING THAT'S DUE IN TWO MONTHS. PRESIDENT TRUMP RIGHTLY DECIDED TO RESCIND WHAT WAS DONE BY A PREVIOUS EXECUTIVE ORDER SO WE CAN ABIDE BY THE LAW AND PUT A GOOD LAW IN PLACE THAT ADDRESSES BORDER SECURITY, CHAIN MIGRATION, AND WHAT TO DO WITH THOSE HERE ILLEGALLY. THERE IS A LOT OF SYMPATHY FOR ACROSS THE COUNTRY WITH THOSE MINORS HERE UNDER DACA. MR. SPEAKER, IT'S TIME WE GET BACK TO WORK AND PUT THIS COUNTRY WORK TO WORK AGAIN NOT HOLD 320 MILLION AMERICANS RANSOM IN ORDER TO DO THIS FOR A HANDFUL OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS IN THIS COUNTRY. GET BACK TO WORK. REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT SO WE'RE NOT SHUTTING DOWN THE CHIP PROGRAM. THE NATIONAL GUARD, ETC. I YIELD BACK.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                        MR. ROTHFUS

                        LAST NOVEMBER MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO THIS HOUSE PASSED THE…

                        LAST NOVEMBER MORE THAN TWO MONTHS AGO THIS HOUSE PASSED THE RE-AUTHORIZATION FOR THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM KNOWN AS CHIP. THE HOUSE AGAIN PASSED A RE-AUTHORIZATION FOR CHIP THIS WEEK, BUT LAST NIGHT IN ADDITION TO VOTING NO ON CHIP, CHUCK SCHUMER AND THE SENATE DEMOCRATS VOTED NO ON KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT FUNDED. HERE WE'RE. THE FUNDING SENATE DEMOCRATS REJECTED LAST NIGHT INCLUDES FUNDING FOR OUR NATION'S SERVICE MEMBERS, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF WHOM ARE EMPLOYED THROUGHOUT THE MIDDLE EAST, PACIFIC, AND KOREA. THEY COULD HAVE VOTED QUESTION YES TO THE FAMILIES WAITING FOR THE HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM AND YES TO OUR TROOPS, BUT THEY DID NOT. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS. THE ISSUES OF DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS AND SECURING OUR BORDER ARE BEING NEGOTIATED SEPARATE AND APART FROM THIS FUNDING BILL AND CHIP AND THERE ARE SERIOUS PROPOSALS TO ADDRESS THESE ISSUES. I URGE SENATE DEMOCRATS TO CHANGE COURSE, END THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN, AND DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. PASS THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM THAT WE SENT OVER DAYS AGO. I THANK THE SPEAKER. I YIELD BACK.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR…

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                        MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN GREAT FRUSTRATION WITH THE PARTISANSHIP THAT…

                        MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN GREAT FRUSTRATION WITH THE PARTISANSHIP THAT IS BEING SHOWN ABOUT A BIPARTISAN PROGRAM TO HELP CHILDREN AND ABOUT KEEPING OUR GOVERNMENT OPENED. THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM PROVIDES AFFORDABLE AND COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN UNDER 19 WHOSE FAMILIES DO NOT QUALIFY FOR MEDICAID BUT CANNOT ACCESS INSURANCE THROUGH A PRIVATE PLAN. THOUSANDS OF MY CONSTITUENTS RELY ON THIS PROGRAM AND WE'RE TRYING TO RE-AUTHORIZE IT FOR SIX YEARS, THE LONGEST IN THE PROGRAM'S HISTORY. MR. SPEAKER, THERE IS NOTHING CONTROVERSIAL ABOUT CHIP. KEEPING THE GOVERNMENT OPENED IS A FUNDAMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY OF CONGRESS AND A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN IS IRRESPONSIBLE AND UNPRODUCTIVE. WE MUST PROVIDE CERTAINTY TO SERVICE MEMBERS AND FEDERAL WORKERS WHO RELY ON A FUNCTIONING GOVERNMENT TO SUPPORT THEIR FAMILIES.

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                        MR. COSTELLO

                        MR. SPEAKER, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES, PARTICULARLY THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF…

                        MR. SPEAKER, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES, PARTICULARLY THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, TO PREVAIL UPON SENATE DEMOCRATS TO OPEN THE GOVERNMENT UP. WE CAN CONTINUE THESE IMPORTANT POLICY DISCUSSIONS WITH AN OPEN GOVERNMENT. I YIELD BACK.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND -- WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                        THE TRUMP TRAVESTY CONTINUES.

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                        MR. HOYER

                        AS IT HAS FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS. WE HAVE HEARD OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE…

                        AS IT HAS FOR THE LAST 12 MONTHS. WE HAVE HEARD OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE TALK ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. THEY ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT ITS PASSAGE. BRING IT TO THE FLOOR. IT WILL PASS. AND I GUARANTEE YOU IT WILL PASS THE SENATE. YOUR SPEAKER, OUR SPEAKER, SAID, AND I QUOTE, WE WILL ADVANCE MAJOR LEGISLATION ONE ISSUE AT A TIME. THAT IS NOT WHAT THE BILL YOU PUT ON THIS FLOOR DID. IT IS NOT WHAT THE BILL THAT'S ON THE SENATE FLOOR DID. YOU ARE RIGHT. THERE IS NO CONTROVERSY. GOVERNMENT SHOULD NOT BE SHUTTING DOWN. IT IS THE TRUMP CONFRONTATION AND CHAOS THAT CONTINUES. THAT IS WHY THIS GOVERNMENT IS SHUT DOWN. AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE RIGHTFULLY UPSET WITH EVERY ONE OF US. NOT JUST REPUBLICANS, NOT JUST DEMOCRATS. THEY ARE UPSET THAT THEIR GOVERNMENT IS NOT WORKING. MR. SPEAKER, BRING THESE ISSUES ONE AT A TIME TO THIS FLOOR AND THEY WILL PASS AND SOME WILL NOT.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

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                        MR. HOYER

                        MY TIME HAS EXPIRED.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

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                        MR. HOYER

                        BUT THE PEOPLE'S TIME IS EXPIRING. LET US DO OUR WORK ONE ISSUE AT A TIME.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN, THE MINORITY LEADER, SEEK RECOGNITION.

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                        MS. PELOSI

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

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

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                        WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEWOMAN CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                        MS. PELOSI

                        THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, LAST NIGHT ON THE EVE OF…

                        THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, LAST NIGHT ON THE EVE OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT TRUMP'S INAUGURATION, PRESIDENT TRUMP EARNED AN F FOR LEADERSHIP. PRESIDENT TRUMP AND CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS' OBSESSION WITH PASSING A TAX SCAM TO BENEFIT THE WEALTHIEST IN OUR COUNTRY AND CORPORATIONS HAS BLINDED THEM TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. DESPITE CONTROLLING THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, AND THE WHITE HOUSE THE REPUBLICANS WERE SO INCOMPETENT, SO NEGLECT -- NEGLIGENT THAT THEY COULDN'T GET IT TOGETHER TO KEEP GOVERNMENT OPENED. THEY COULD GET IT TOGETHER TO PASS A TAX CREDIT, 83% OF WHICH BENEFITS THE TOP 1%. BUT THEY COULDN'T GET IT TOGETHER TO PASS CHIP IN ITS FULL COMPLEMENT OF WHAT IT NEEDS -- TO MEET THE NEEDS OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AND SENIORS. PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID ABOUT PRESIDENT OBAMA AT THE TIME OF THE 2013 G.O.P. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THE -- THIS IS, QUOTE, PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE PROBLEM STARTS FROM THE TOP. AND HAS TO GET SOLVED -- HE SAID, HAS TO GET SOLVED FROM THE STOP. THE PRESIDENT IS THE LEADER AND HE'S GOT TO GET EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM. HE'S GOT TO LEAD. PRESIDENT TRUMP THEN. PRESIDENT TRUMP NOW. AS PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETS, OUR COUNTRY NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN. YOUR WISH HAS COME TRUE. FOR YOUR ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. BECAUSE OF ALL AROUND INCOMPETENCE, INEFISHENCY, AND PRIORITIZING WITH -- INEFFICIENCY AND PRYOR ADVERTISING, WITH HEART AND SOUL, AT THE EXPENSE OF THE REST OF THE COUNTRY. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WE KNOW AS A GOOD SHUTDOWN OF GOVERNMENT. REPUBLICANS TOTAL INABILITY TO GOVERN IS ONCE AGAIN THREATENING OUR ECONOMY, WEAKENING OUR COMMUNITIES, AND DANGEROUSLY DRIVING THE MILITARY OF THE CERTAINTY THEY NEED TO KEEP OUR NATION SAFE. I SAY THE ECONOMY BECAUSE A SHUT DOWN HURTS THE ECONOMY. THE FACTS ARE THERE FROM THEIR PREVIOUS SHUTDOWN. I'M PROUD THE HOUSE AND SENATE DEMOCRATS' UNITY IS INSISTING ON A BUDGET THAT SUPPORTS OUR BILLTARY AND THE DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS THAT -- MILITARY AND THE NECESSARYIC INVESTMENTS THAT KEEP OUR NATION -- DOMESTIC INVESTMENTS THAT KEEP OUR NATION STRONG AND HONORS THE VALUES BY PROTECTING OUR DREAMERS. I HOPE WE CAN NOW CONDUCT BIPARTISAN NEGOTIATION, BIPARTISAN NEGOTIATION IN A TRANSPARENT WAY THAT UNIFIES THE COUNTRY WHERE WE CAN FIND COMMON GROUND TO HONOR OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THIS IS THE FIFTH REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN. THEY DON'T BELIEVE IN GOVERNANCE, SO SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT IS SORT OF A MEANS TO AN END FOR THEM. I JUST WANT TO NOTE IN 2013, WHEN THE REPUBLICANS LAST SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT 231 REPUBLICANS VOTED TO SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT. ON THEIR SIDE. 231. THAT INCLUDED SPEAKER RYAN, LEADER MCCARTHY, WHIP SCALISE, CHAIRWOMAN MADAM SPEAKER -- MCMORRIS RODGERS. LATER, OCTOBER 16, WHEN IT WAS TIME TO OPEN UP GOVERNMENT, IT WAS JUST A KIND OF A REMARKABLE THING. IT WAS 229. WHEN IT WAS TILE TO OPEN UP GOVERNMENT, IT WAS REMARKABLE BECAUSE THE REPUBLICANS STILL DID NOT WANT TO DO THAT. ON OCTOBER 16, 144 REPUBLICANS VOTED TO KEEP GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. 144. 198 DEMOCRATS VOTED TO KEEP -- TO OPEN UP GOVERNMENT. NOBODY VOTED TO KEEP GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. WHAT IS THIS? WHAT ARE THEY TALKING ABOUT? DO THEY NOT THINK THAT PEOPLE HAVE A RECORD TO SEE WHAT THEIR VOTE HAD BEEN. THIS IS THEIR FIFTH SHUTDOWN SINCE THE 1990'S. THIS IS THE FOURTH C.R. SINCE SEPTEMBER. GET IT TOGETHER. WIPE THE TEARS OF JOY FROM YOUR EYE ABOUT PASSING THE TAX CUTS THAT BENEFITS THE WEALTHY. GET DOWN TO BUSINESS FOR EVERY DAY PEOPLE IN AMERICA AND STOP USING CHILDREN AS A SHIELD TO COVER UP WHAT YOU ARE NOT DOING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHEN WE HAD THE MAJORITY, ONE OF THE FIRST BILLS THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA WAS PRESIDENT, THIS THE BILL WAS CHIP. IT HAS BEEN LEGISLATION TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS THAT SERVE 27 MILLION AMERICANS. MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS WHO SERVE THE NEEDS OF THOSE CHILDREN. MEDICARE EXTENDERS. THE LIST GOES ON AND ON OF WHAT THAT PACKAGE IS AND WHAT THE REPUBLICANS DID NOT WANT TO PAY FOR IN THEIR ILL-FOUNDED C.R. THEY PUT FORTH. C.R. WEAKENS GOVERNMENT. C.R. WEAKENS OUR NATIONAL DEFENSE. SECRETARY MATTIS HAS SAID THAT OVER AND OVER. THIS ACTION SHUTS DOWN ACTION. THE C.R.'S DEBILITATE GOVERNMENT. LET'S GET SERIOUS. GET IT TOGETHER. STOP ROMANCING YOURSELVES ABOUT THAT TAX BILL AND START GETTING SERIOUS OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I YIELD BACK.

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                        BACK.

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                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                        THE SPEAKER

                        MY COLLEAGUES, AT THIS HOUR, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NEEDLESSLY SHUT…

                        MY COLLEAGUES, AT THIS HOUR, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NEEDLESSLY SHUT DOWN BECAUSE OF SENATE DEMOCRATS . ONE PARTY IN ONE HOUSE OF THIS CONGRESS IS DELIBERATELY HOLDING OUR GOVERNMENT HOSTAGE. THIS DID NOT NEED TO HAPPEN. BUT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHY THIS HAPPENED, WHY THIS IS HAPPENING. ON THURSDAY, MR. SPEAKER, THE HOUSE IS NOT IN ORDER.

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                        THE SPEAKER

                        GOVERNMENT BACK UP. I YIELD.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM WIMBING YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY.

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                        CLAUSE 7, RULE 20, I MOVE THE CALL OF THE HOUSE.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE CHAIR CONFERS RECOGNITION FOR THAT PURPOSE. I MOVE THE CALL OF THE…

                        THE CHAIR CONFERS RECOGNITION FOR THAT PURPOSE. I MOVE THE CALL OF THE HOUSE. I MOVE THE CALL OF THE HOUSE.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE CALL OF THE HOUSE IS ORDERED. THE QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION. OBJECTION…

                        THE CALL OF THE HOUSE IS ORDERED. THE QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION. OBJECTION IS HEARD. THE QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION OFFERED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM KENTUCKY. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT AND THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. RECORDED VOTE IS REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING A RECORDED VOTE WILL RISE. THOSE IN FAVOR OF A RECORDED VOTE WILL RISE. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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                        THE HOUSE HAD PASSED TO THE PREVIOUS NIGHT BY A VOTE OF 230-197. JOINING…

                        THE HOUSE HAD PASSED TO THE PREVIOUS NIGHT BY A VOTE OF 230-197. JOINING US BY PHONE FROM CAPITOL HILL IS KELLY, A REPORTER FOR CQ ROLL CALL. WHAT IS THE LATEST? THE HOUSE IS IN NOW. WHAT DOES CONGRESS HAVE TO DO? WHAT DO THEY HAVE TO GET TO GET TO SOME SORT OF AGREEMENT?

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                        IT IS TO MAKE SURE -- KEEP GOVERNMENT OPEN. AS WE SAW IN A CONFERENCE…

                        IT IS TO MAKE SURE -- KEEP GOVERNMENT OPEN. AS WE SAW IN A CONFERENCE MEETING BEFORE THE QUORUM CALL -- THEY ARE LOOKING TO SENATE DEMOCRATS TO STRIKE A DEAL. THERE ARE SIGNS THIS IS A DELICATE NEGOTIATION. KEVIN MCCARTHY SAID FOLLOWING THIS MEETING, IF THE SENATE SENSE OVER STOPGAPS -- SOMETHING MITCH MCCONNELL PUT PROCEDURE PLACE FOR LATE LAST NIGHT, THE HOUSE SHOULD TAKE IT. PATRICK MCHENRY SAID ANYTHING SHORTER AND THERE IS NO SUPPORT. ON TOP OF IT, WE HAVE NANCY PELOSI SAYING AT A PRESS CONFERENCE EARLIER SHE WILL NOT GO ALONG WITH THE CR THE SENATE IS CONSIDERING. SHE WANTS A BROADER DEAL ON IMMIGRATION. THE WHITE HOUSE LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS DIRECTOR SHARED -- SHOWED UP TO SAY THE IMMIGRATION COMPROMISE BEING HASH OUT LAST NIGHT IN THE SENATE IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH. A LOT OF IS EXPECTED LAWMAKERS WRAPPED UP TODAY. NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE IT IS ON ALL SIDES.

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                        YOU TALKED ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS. WHO ARE THE MEMBERS NEGOTIATING? ANY…

                        YOU TALKED ABOUT NEGOTIATIONS. WHO ARE THE MEMBERS NEGOTIATING? ANY SHORT-TERM DEAL YOU TALK ABOUT -- WHO ARE THEY AND WHERE IS THIS HAPPENING?

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                        THIS IS HAPPENING AT THE TOP LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP. IT IS THE SENATE…

                        THIS IS HAPPENING AT THE TOP LEVELS OF LEADERSHIP. IT IS THE SENATE MINORITY LEADER, CHUCK SCHUMER, MITCH MCCONNELL, NANCY PELOSI, AND PAUL RYAN. WE HEARD PAUL RYAN GAVE A SPEECH ON ENFORCING IT IS UP TO SENATE DEMOCRATS TO SOLVE. BECAUSE OF THIS CENTRAL ARGUMENT BETWEEN REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ABOUT INCLUDING IMMIGRATION, WE SEE A LOT OF CLEAR DIVISION. IT IS UNCLEAR HOW LEADERS WILL GET TO THE TABLE IF THEY CANNOT AGREE WHAT IS ON THE TABLE. THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT RIGHT NOW. WE WILL DO A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION FROM LEADERSHIP WHEN WE HAVE A PHONE ON THE RULE FOR CONSIDERATION.

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                        PEOPLE WHO WATCH THE U.S. HOUSE TODAY, YOU TALK ABOUT THE NEGOTIATIONS…

                        PEOPLE WHO WATCH THE U.S. HOUSE TODAY, YOU TALK ABOUT THE NEGOTIATIONS GOING ON. WHAT IS NEXT ON THE HOUSE FLOOR? THEY COME BACK AT 3:00. WE UNDERSTAND A VOTE THERE. WHAT WILL THEY VOTE ON?

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                        THIS LEGISLATION IS LOCALLY KNOWN AS MARTIAL LAW. WHAT IT DOES IS IT IS A…

                        THIS LEGISLATION IS LOCALLY KNOWN AS MARTIAL LAW. WHAT IT DOES IS IT IS A SAME-DAY AUTHORITY ROLE, WHICH ALLOWS THE HOUSE -- WHEN THE SPEAKERS COMMITTEE PREPARES THE GUIDELINE FOR FLOOR CONSIDERATION FOR LEGISLATION, YOU CAN REPORT ABLE FROM THE COMMUNITY -- FROM THE COMMITTEE AND VOTE ON A SAME-DAY. GIVEN THE URGENCY ON BOTH SIDES, DESPITE THESE DIVISION ON HOW TO COME TO A COMPROMISE, THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY CAN GO FROM THE RULES COMMITTEE TO THE FLOOR AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE. IT IS WHAT WE ARE GOING TO LOOK FOR IN THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE IS SUPPOSED TO BE IN A DISTRICT WORK PERIOD NEXT WEEK. THERE MAY BE A -- TO MAKE SURE LAWMAKERS CAN REMAIN AND EXCHANGE GUIDELINES ABOUT LAWMAKERS -- ABOUT WHAT LAWMAKERS ARE DOING.

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                        THE SENATORS ARE COMING INTO SESSION NOW. IS IT A WAITING GAME IN THE…

                        THE SENATORS ARE COMING INTO SESSION NOW. IS IT A WAITING GAME IN THE SENATE THIS AFTERNOON?

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                        IN THE SENATE, THERE IS A LOT OF NEGOTIATIONS GOING ON BETWEEN VARIOUS…

                        IN THE SENATE, THERE IS A LOT OF NEGOTIATIONS GOING ON BETWEEN VARIOUS GROUPS ABOUT ALL OF THESE ISSUES -- IMMIGRATION, A BUDGET DEAL -- WE SELL SOME OF IT ON THE SENATE FLOOR LAST NIGHT. THERE WAS A LOT OF WHEELING AND DEALING GOING ON WITH VARIOUS GROUPS OF REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS DISCUSSING VARIOUS ISSUES.

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                        APPEARS OPEN TO NANCY PELOSI RESISTANT -- BUT IF THE REPUBLICANS COME…

                        APPEARS OPEN TO NANCY PELOSI RESISTANT -- BUT IF THE REPUBLICANS COME TOGETHER ON THE HOUSE SITE, THEY COULD HAVE THE MAJORITY OF VOTES TO PUSH IT ACROSS THE FINISH LINE AND TO THE PRESIDENT. IT DEPENDS ON IF THE IMMIGRATION ISSUE CAN BE TAKEN OUT OF THE SAME DEBATE AS BUT REPUBLICANS WANT OR IF THEY CANNOT -- THEY COME TO SOME KIND OF COMPROMISE.

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                      • 12:30:51 PM

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                        THE NAYS ARE 224. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. A COWELL OF THE HOUSE IS ORDERED.…

                        THE NAYS ARE 224. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. A COWELL OF THE HOUSE IS ORDERED. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. THEY ARE PRESENT BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. MEMBERS WILL HAVE A MINIMUM OF 15 MINUTES TO RECORD THEIR PRESENCE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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                        WE NEED DEMOCRATS.

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                        WE NEED DEMOCRATS.

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                        THE HOUSE IS COMING INTO SESSION. : FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN…

                        THE HOUSE IS COMING INTO SESSION. : FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                        I SEND TO THE DESK A REPORT FOR FILING UNDER THE RULE.

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                        TEMPORE RESOLUTION

                        RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE…

                        RESPECT TO CONSIDERATION OF CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS REPORTED FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES AND PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF MOTIONS TO SUSPEND THE RULES.

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                        REFERRED TO THE HOUSE CALENDAR AND ORDERED PRINTED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES…

                        REFERRED TO THE HOUSE CALENDAR AND ORDERED PRINTED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                        UP HOUSE RESOLUTION 708 AND ASK FOR ITS IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE RESOLUTION.

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                        THE CLERK

                        HOUSE KALLEN NUMBER 121, RESOLVED THAT THE REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6-A OF…

                        HOUSE KALLEN NUMBER 121, RESOLVED THAT THE REQUIREMENT OF CLAUSE 6-A OF RULE 13 FOR A 2/3 VOTE TO CONSIDER A REPORT FROM THE COMMITTEE ON RULES ON THE SAME DAY IT'S PRESENTED TO THE HOUSE IS WAIVED WITH RESPECT TO ANY RESOLUTION REPORTED THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE DAY OF JANUARY 29, 2018. SECTION 2, IT SHALL BE IN ORDER AT ANY TIME THROUGH THE CALENDAR DAY OF JANUARY 28, 2018, FOR THE SPEAKER TO ENTERTAIN A MOTION THAT THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AS THOUGH URN CLAUSE 1 OF RULE 15. THE SPEAKER OR HIS DESIGNEE SHALL CONSULT WITH THE MINORITY LEADER OR HER DESIGNEE ON ANY MATTER PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.

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                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                        DURING CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION, ALL TIME YIELDED IS FOR THE…

                        DURING CONSIDERATION OF THIS RESOLUTION, ALL TIME YIELDED IS FOR THE PURPOSE OF DEBATE ONLY. I YIELD THE CUSTOMARY 30 MINUTES TO THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM NEW YORK, MY FRIEND, MS. SLAUGHTER. PENDING WHICH I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME.

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                      • 04:03:19 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RULE AND THE UNDERLYING LEGISLATION. THIS…

                        I RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RULE AND THE UNDERLYING LEGISLATION. THIS RESOLUTION WHICH WE WILL PRESENT TODAY IS NECESSARY, IT'S NECESSARY TO PROVIDE THAT THE HOUSE -- TO PROVIDE THE HOUSE WITH THE FLEXBILITY NECESSARY TO ADDRESS SENATE DEMOCRATS IN ACTION WHILE THEY CONTINUE FUNDING THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT AND THE IMPORTANT INSTRUMENTS OF GOVERNMENT. MR. SPEAKER, LAST EVENING, SENATOR CHUCK SCHUMER FROM NEW YORK AND SENATE DEMOCRATS MADE WHAT I CONSIDER TO BE A REPREHENSIBLE DECISION TO ALLOW THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO SHUT DOWN. BY VOTING AGAINST THE BILL THAT FUNDS OUR MILITARY AND THE PAY OF THE MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM THEY VOTED AGAINST A BILL THAT WOULD EXTEND CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE FOR SIX YEARS. NOT BECAUSE THEY OPPOSED ANYTHING IN THE BILL, BECAUSE YOU'D BE HARD-PRESSED POB OPPOSED TO ANYTHING THAT WAS IN THIS LEGISLATION. THEY VOTED AGAINST THE BILL TO MANUFACTURE A CRISIS IN A PURELY POLITICAL MOVE BASED UPON AN UNRELATED ISSUE THAT IS NOT FACING AN IMMINENT DEADLINE. I'D LIKE TO THANK THE FIVE SENATE DEMOCRATS AND SIX HOUSE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED WITH REPUBLICANS TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. SENATOR SCHUMER SHOULD HAVE LED THE REST OF HIS DEMOCRATS AND ENCOURAGED THEM TO DO WHAT HE DID BACK IN 2013 WHEN HE SAID, WE, I SAY THE DEMOCRATS, COULD SAY WE'RE SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. WE'RE NOT. WE'RE GOING TO RAISE THE DEFICIT CEILING UNTIL YOU PASS IMMIGRATION REFORM, IT JUST WOULD BE BE WONG TO NOT DO THE RIGHT THING AND OPEN UP THE GOVERNMENT. YET THESE WISE WORDS, NEEDED MORE THAN EVER NOW, THIS IS JUST A POLITICAL GAME. AS PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID LAST EVENING, SENATE DEMOCRATS OWN THIS. IT IS A SCHUMER SHUT DOWN. THEY PUT POLITICS ABOVE NATIONAL SECURITY.

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                        GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO WILL STATE HIS POINT OF ORDER. IS THE GENTLEMAN…

                        GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO WILL STATE HIS POINT OF ORDER. IS THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO DEMANDING THAT THE GENTLEMAN'S WORDS FROM TEXAS BE TAKEN DOWN? THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS WILL BE SEATED. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE WORDS.

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                        THE CLERKS ARE TRANSCRIBING THE WORDS THAT WERE JUST READ ON THE FLOOR AND…

                        THE CLERKS ARE TRANSCRIBING THE WORDS THAT WERE JUST READ ON THE FLOOR AND WILL READ THEM BACK. THE CHAIR WILL RULE ON THE FITNESS OF THE WORDS AND THE REQUEST BY THE CONGRESSMAN THAT THE WORDS BE TAKEN DOWN.

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                      • 04:19:59 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                        WITHDRAW MY REQUEST THAT THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS THAT THE WORDS BEING…

                        WITHDRAW MY REQUEST THAT THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS THAT THE WORDS BEING TAKEN DOWN.

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                      • 04:20:13 PM

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                        THE DEMAND FOR THE WORDS OF THE THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS BE WITHDRAWN? THE…

                        THE DEMAND FOR THE WORDS OF THE THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS BE WITHDRAWN? THE DEMAND IS WITHDRAWN. WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED.

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                        MR. SESSIONS

                        MR. SPEAKER, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I THINK REPUBLICANS ARE ON THE FLOOR…

                        MR. SPEAKER, I THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I THINK REPUBLICANS ARE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE TODAY TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE'RE ATTEMPTING TO OFFER TO THE AMERICAN --

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                        TEMPORE MEMBERS,

                        AISLES AND REMOVE CONVERSATIONS FROM THE FLOOR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS…

                        AISLES AND REMOVE CONVERSATIONS FROM THE FLOOR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED.

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                      • 04:20:58 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        MR. SPEAKER, THINGS ARE SENSITIVE ON BOTH SIDES. THE GOVERNMENT'S SHUT…

                        MR. SPEAKER, THINGS ARE SENSITIVE ON BOTH SIDES. THE GOVERNMENT'S SHUT DOWN. REPUBLICANS ARE GOING TO OFFER TODAY ADVICE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ABOUT WHERE WE STAND ABOUT GETTING US BACK TO WHERE WE NOT ONLY OPEN UP THE GOVERNMENT BUT DOING IT IN A WAY THAT IS FAVORABLE TO NOT ONLY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO PROTECT THIS GREAT COUNTRY INCLUDING CHILDREN OF THIS COUNTRY THAT NEED HEALTH CARE THAT REPUBLICANS ATTEMPTED TO PASS IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. I RESMB.

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                      • 04:21:34 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, AND I THANK YOU FOR YIELDING ME THE CUSTOMARY 0…

                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, AND I THANK YOU FOR YIELDING ME THE CUSTOMARY 0 MINUTES AND I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. TODAY IS ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF A COMPLETE CONTROL OF WASHINGTON. THE REPUBLICANS RUN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND WHITE HOUSE AND SENATE. A TAX BILL FOR CORPORATIONS AND THE WEALTHY AND NOW THE GREAT GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. THE IMPACTS WILL BE SEVERE. JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED DURING THE LAST REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN IN 2013, WHICH COST OUR ECONOMY AN ESTIMATED $24 BILLION. WE LOST PROGRESS ON REDUCING THE MASSIVE BACKLOG OF VETERANS AND DISABILITY CLAIMS. 2/3 OF THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND THREE-FOURTHS OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH WERE FURLOUGHED. FLU SEASON SURVEILLANCE AND MONITORING IS SEVERELY LIMITED AND WE ARE IN A CRISIS THIS YEAR WITH FLU WHERE MORE THAN 20 CHILDREN HAVE DIED. THE FOOD SAFETY INSPECTIONS WERE DELAYED AND 1.2 MILLION PRIVATE SECTOR LOANS WERE DISRUPTED, BILLIONS IN TAX REFUNDS WERE DELAYED. HEAD START CENTERS STOPPED SERVING 3,300 CHILDREN AND 120,000 PRIVATE SECTOR JOBS WERE DESTROYED. THE REPUBLICANS ARE HANDING OUT TO THE WEALTHY AND CORPORATIONS. WE FAILED TO RENEW BEFORE THEY EXPIRED, THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, FAILT TO RENEW THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, WHICH C.B.O. -- THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE HAD FOUND WOULD SAVE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT $6 BILLION DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE MAJORITY MADE THE TAX CUTS FOR CORPORATIONS PERMANENT. THAT WAS A TAX BILL THAT WAS SOLD AS A MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT. WE KNOW IT'S A TAX CUT FOR BIG CORPORATIONS AND SUPERWEALTHY AND IT SEEMS DESIGNED TO TARGET BLUE STATES. I LIVE IN ONE. THESE ITEMS SHOULDN'T BE AN EXTRAORDINARY EXERCISE. REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS AGREE WE NEED TO ADDRESS THEM. BUT THE MAJORITY HAS BEEN MISSING IN ACTION AND WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO LIMP ALONG FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT. THAT IS NO WAY TO RUN A BUSINESS AND CERTAINLY NO WAY TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. PRESIDENT TRUMP TWEETED LAST NIGHT AND I QUOTE, OUR COUNTRY NEEDS A GOOD SHUTDOWN. IN 2011, YEARS BEFORE HE ASSUMED OFFICE, PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID DURING AN INTERVIEW AS ANOTHER REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN LOOMED, HE SAID I THINK IT WOULD BE A NEGATIVE MARK ON THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. HE IS THE ONE THAT HAS TO GET PEOPLE TOGETHER, END QUOTE. SO WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE HIM DO THAT AND PLAY THAT ROLE NOW. THE PRESIDENT SHOULD NOT TREAT THIS AS A REALITY SHOW AND STOP TREATING GOVERNMENT WHERE TRUTH IS EASILY DISCARDED. THE MAJORITY'S SHORT-TERM C.R. FAILED IN THE OTHER BODY BECAUSE IT DIDN'T GET THE JOB DONE. IT WAS WRITTEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS WITHOUT A SINGLE BIT OF INPUT FROM THE MINORITY PARTY. DEMOCRATS WANT TO -- MEMBERS OF THE OWN MAJORITY CONFERENCE VOTED AGAINST IT ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CAPITOL. IF I WERE IN THE MAJORITY'S SHOES WITH 51 SEATS AND I HAD TO GET 60 VOTES, I WOULD WANT DIM CATS TO BE IN ON IT WITH ME. AND TO DO IT, WE HAVE TO DO IT IN ALL STEPS. MAJORITY IS QUICK TO INVOKE THE NAME OF MY STATE SENATOR, AND WILL NOT CROSS MY LIPS BECAUSE OF WHAT WE WENT THROUGH, BUT THAT SENATOR FROM THE STATE OF NEW YORK EARNED PERFECT SCORES ON HIS S.A.T.'S AND HEARD ON N.P.R. ON TWO DIFFERENT SUBJECTS ANDION ANYONE COULD SAY HE MISUNDERSTOOD WHAT THE PRESIDENT SAID DURING A MEETING OR HE WOULD WAS LEAVING THE MEETING CONFOUNDED OR CONFUSED. THEY WERE APPARENTLY CLOSE TO AVERT THE SHUTDOWN. THE PROBLEM IS THAT THIS PRESIDENT THINKS ONE THING AT 10:00 A.M. AND ANOTHER THING AT 12 P.M. EVEN THE SENATE MAJORITY LEADER FROM MY OTHER HOME STATE, KENTUCKY SAID, I'M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP SUPPORTS AND HE HAS NOT YET INDICATED WHAT MEASURE HE IS WILLING TO SIGN, END QUOTE. SO, MAJORITY IN BOTH CHAMBERS SHOULD TRY SOMETHING NEW FOR A CHANGE. WE CALL IT BIPARTISANSHIP. I'M HERE TODAY READY TO CRAFT A COMPROMISE AND FACE THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND MY DEMOCRATIC COLLEAGUES. I SAY THIS WITH ALL MY HEART, WORK WITH US FOR THE GOOD OF THIS COUNTRY. LET US END THIS SHUTDOWN BEFORE MONDAY. AND I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                      • 04:27:17 PM

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                        THE GENTLELADY RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I APPRECIATE THE GENTLEWOMAN FOR HER COMMENTS. I YIELD FIVE MINUTES TO THE…

                        I APPRECIATE THE GENTLEWOMAN FOR HER COMMENTS. I YIELD FIVE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. THORNBERRY.

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                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR FIVE MINUTES.

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                        MR. THORNBERRY

                        MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE THE CHAIRMAN YIELDING AND RISE IN SUPPORT OF…

                        MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE THE CHAIRMAN YIELDING AND RISE IN SUPPORT OF THIS RULE WHICH WILL HELP GIVE THE HOUSE THE FLEXIBILITY IT NEEDS TO DEAL -- TO RESPOND APPROPRIATELY TO WHATEVER THE SENATE MAY BE ABLE TO PASS. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT THE HOUSE HAS DONE OUR WORK. WE PASSED EVERY ONE OF THE APPROPRIATION BILLS BEFORE THE FISCAL YEAR BEGAN IN OCTOBER. AND ON THURSDAY, WE PASSED A BILL TO CONTINUE GOVERNMENT FUNDING UNTIL FEBRUARY 16. NOW WE'RE WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE SENATE MAY BE ABLE TO PASS AND THIS RULE ENABLES US TO RESPOND TO THAT. I WANT TO FOCUS MY COMMENTS ON THE FEBTS THAT THIS BUDGET DRAMA IS HAVING ON THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. MR. SPEAKER, THE FIRST JOB OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY. WE HAVE TO DO THAT BEFORE WE DO ANYTHING ELSE. THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO MILLION MEN AND WOMEN WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED TO RISK THEIR LIVES TO HELP KEEP US SAFE. SOME OF THEM ARE ON STATION THIS VERY MINUTE ALL AROUND THE WORLD . EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES DEPEND UPON US FOR THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO DO THE JOB THAT THE COUNTRY HAS ASKED THEM TO DO. AS A MATTER OF FACT, THE CONSTITUTION IS VERY EXPLICIT SAYING IT'S CONGRESS' RESPONSIBILITY TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND MAINTAIN THE VITAL MILITARY FORCES OF THIS NATION. AT THIS MOMENT, THOSE MEN AND WOMEN WHEREVER THEY ARE AROUND THE WORLD DOING THEIR JOB ARE NOT GETTING PAID. NOW THEY'LL STILL DO THEIR JOB, BUT NOW THEY HAVE AN ADDITIONAL CONCERN TO WORRY THEM. THERE ARE OTHER CONSEQUENCES. ALL OF THE CIVILIANS WHO WORK AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ARE ALSO NOT GETTING PAID ON MONDAY HALF OF THEM WILL BE TOLD NOT TO COME TO WORK. THE WORK ON WEAPONS MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES LARGELY WILL BE STOPPED. NEW CONTRACTS FOR SUPPORT AND OTHER ACTIVITIES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PROCEED. ANY MEDICAL PROCEDURES AT MILITARY TREATMENT FACILITIES WILL NOT TAKE PLACE. AND THE PENTAGON WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY ANY OF ITS BILLS, WHETHER THAT IS MONEY THAT IS OWED TO A FAMILY WHO HAS LOST A LOVED ONE IN THE LINE OF DUTY OR WHETHER IT'S PAYING A DOCTOR TO TAKE CARE OF A SERVICE MEMBER. . AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY TRUE THAT EVERY DAY WE FORCE THE MILITARY TO LIVE UNDER A CONTINUING RESOLUTION DOES DAMAGE TO THE MILITARY. THE DAMAGE BEING DONE NOW UNDER THE SHUTDOWN IS FAR WORSE. TRUTHFULLY, WE HAVE NOT FULFILLED OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE TROOPS OR@CONSTITUTION FOR SOME TIME. AS THE WORLD GREW MORE DANGEROUS OVER THE LAST EIGHT YEAR WELL, CUT MILITARY BUDGET ABOUT 20%. NO OTHER PORTION OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET NEW YORK OTHER SIGNIFICANT PORTION, AT LEAST, OF THE FEDERAL BUDGET, HAS UNDERGONE THOSE KINDS OF CUTS. AND NOW WE DO THIS. MR. SPEAKER, THERE'S AN EVEN MORE DISTURBING PROBLEM HERE. TOO MANY PEOPLE WANT TO USE OUR CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY TO THE TROOPS AS LEVERAGE FOR SOME OTHER ISSUE. MOST EVERYBODY ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CAPITOL AGREE WE NEED TO SPEND MORE ON DEFENSE. THAT'S REFLECTED IN THE VOTES WE HAVE HAD ON DEFENSE ISSUES OVER THE PAST YEAR. BUT SOME HAVE NOW MADE ACTUALLY SPENDING THAT MONEY THAT THE TROOPS NEEDS CONDITIONAL. ON GETTING THEIR WAY ON SOME OTHER EXTRANEOUS, UNRELATED ISSUE. MR. SPEAKER, I SUGGEST WE OUGHT TO SUPPORT THE MILITARY FUNDING ON ITS OWN MERITS AND NOT TIE TOYOTA ANY OTHER ISSUE AND THEN WE CAN LOOK AT THOSE OTHER ISSUES ON THEIR OWN MERITS TOO. USING SUPPORT FOR OUR MILITARY AS A HOSTAGE TO TRY TO GET POLITICAL ADVANTAGE ON SOME OTHER ISSUE REALLY ON ANY OTHER ISSUE IS WRONG AND IT OUGHT TO STOP. WE NEED TO SET OUR TROOPS FREE FROM THIS POLITICAL DRAMA. THE TIME TO DO THAT IS NOW. I YIELD BACK.

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                      • 04:32:02 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I YIELD THREE WEEKS -- THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS A…

                        I YIELD THREE WEEKS -- THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MASSACHUSETTS A DISTINGUISHED MEMBER OF THE RULE COMMITTEES, MR. MCGOVERN.

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                      • 04:32:14 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES.

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                        MR. MCGOVERN

                        THIS IS DAY ONE OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. WHAT A SAD DAY IT IS FOR THIS…

                        THIS IS DAY ONE OF THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. WHAT A SAD DAY IT IS FOR THIS INSTITUTION AND WHAT AN INCREDIBLY SAD DAY IT IS FOR OUR COUNTRY THIS REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED GOVERNMENT IS INCOMPETENT. IT TAKES MY BREATH AWAY. YOU CONTROL THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, THE WHITE HOUSE AND THIS IS WHAT WE GET? ONE CONTINUING RESOLUTION AFTER ANOTHER AND NOW A TRUMP SHUTDOWN? YOU SHOULD BE FIRED. THIS IS SO INCREDIBLY WRONG. YOU SAY YOU WANT DEMOCRATS TO SUPPORT YOUR SPENDING BILL, YET YOU WON'T WORK WITH US. YOU WON'T TALK TO US. NEGOTIATING BILLS IN BACK ROOMS WITH ONLY REPUBLICANS IS NOT HOW YOU GET A BIPARTISAN VOTE. THIS MY WAY OR THE HIGHWAY APPROACH UNDERMINE OURS DEMOCRACY AND RESULTS IN LOUSY BILLS THAT DO NOT SERVE THE INTERESTS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP PROMISED REGULAR ORDER. THEY PROMISED TO RESPECT THE VIEWS OF EVERYBODY INCLUDING THE VIEWS OF THE MINORITY. AND THEY PROMISED A MORE OPEN PROCESS. THAT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A BIG, FAT LIE. I HEAR FROM MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS THEY CARE ABOUT THE DREAMERS. AND WE ALL KNOW THAT IF THE DREAM ACT WAS BROUGHT BEFORE THIS HOUSE IT WOULD PASS WITH A BIPARTISAN VOTE. BUT THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP AROUND HERE IS SO PATHETICALLY TERRIFIED BY THE MOST HATEFUL, XENOPHOBIC AND BIGOTED ELEMENTS OF THEIR BASE THEY WON'T PUT A BILL ON THE FLOOR. I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT THE THING THAT GOT THEM OUT OF BED IN THE MORNING, THE TAX CUTS FOR HEDGE FUND MANAGERS AND THE WEALTHY, THEY'D BE WILLING TO WORK ON OTHER THINGS. WE NEED A FIX FOR CHIP BUT WE NEED TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, MEDICAL RESEARCH AND VETERANS HEALTH. WE NEED FUNDS TO DEAL WITH THE ON YAT CRISIS. WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN THE ARMED SERVICES AND WE DESPERATELY NEED TO INVEST IN OUR AGING INSFRA STRUCTURE. WHAT WE DON'T NEED ARE MORE AND MORE SHORT-TERM C.R.'S THAT FAIL TO ADDRESS THE URGENT NEEDS OF THIS COUNTRY. MY COLLEAGUE, TODAY, MILLIONS OF AMERICAN, LED BY FED UP WOMEN, ARE MARCHING IN CITIES AND TOWNS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THEY HAVE A MESSAGE. THEY DON'T LIKE THE WAY YOU'RE GOVERNING AND THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE. TO MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, ASK YOURSELVES IF YOU WANT TO KEEP FOLLOWING TRUMP AND THE MOST EXTREME ELEMENT IN YOUR PARTY OFF A POLITICAL CLIP CLIFF BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THEY'RE TAKING YOU. IF YOU KEEP FOLLOWING THEM, HISTORY WON'T BE KIND. STOP THE NONSENSE, STOP THE OBSTRUCTIONISM, DO YOUR JOB AND WORK WITH DEMOCRATS FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE WATCHING. I YIELD BACK MY TIME.

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                      • 04:34:58 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        MEMBERS ARE ADVISED TO DIRECT THEIR COMMENTS TO THE CHAIR. DIRECT YOUR…

                        MEMBERS ARE ADVISED TO DIRECT THEIR COMMENTS TO THE CHAIR. DIRECT YOUR COMMENTS TO THE CHAIR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                      • 04:35:05 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THERE WAS A QUESTION ABOUT THE…

                        MR. SPEAKER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THERE WAS A QUESTION ABOUT THE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT DOESN'T VOTE IN THE HOUSE OR SENATE. THOSE PEOPLE WHO VOTE YES WERE FOR FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT. THOSE THAT VOTED NO FOR WERE -- WERE FOR SHUT DO YOU THINK THE GOVERNMENT. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGH WHAT'S CALLED STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY ADVISED THE RULE COMMITTEES JANUARY 17 HE WOULD BE SIGNING THE BILL. THE PRESIDENT SAID HE WAS FOR THE BILL. MR. SPEAKER, THE ARMED SERVICES NETWORK, ARMED FORCES NETWORK IS OPERATED BY THE U.S. ARMED FORCES WHICH BROADCASTS POPULAR TELEVISION PROGRAMS TO THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CIVILIANS AN THEIR FAMILIES, ESPECIALLY THOSE AT BASES AND OVERSEAS INCLUDING SHIPS AT SEA. BECAUSE OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN, ARMED FORCES NETWORK SERVICES WILL GO OFF THE AIR. THAT MEANS THAT TOMORROW, THE NFL CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY, OUR SERVICE AMERICAN ALL AROUND THE GLOBE WILL BE UNABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE THINGS WE DO HERE IN THE UNITED STATES. YET ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY A YES VOTE WOULD HAVE BEEN FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN OF OUR MILITARY. MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE DISTINGUISHED MAJORITY LEADER,

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                      • 04:36:27 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

                      • 04:36:30 PM

                        MR. MCCARTHY

                        MINUTE.

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                        THE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        LET ME YIELD MYSELF 30 SECONDS TO SAY, I'M SORRY THE MAJORITY LEADER…

                        LET ME YIELD MYSELF 30 SECONDS TO SAY, I'M SORRY THE MAJORITY LEADER DIDN'T MENTION IT, BUT WERE THERE ANY DEMOCRATS IN THOSE MEETINGS IN HIS OFFICE? I YIELD ONE AND A HALF MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM VERMONT, FORMER MEMBER OF THE RULES COMMITTEE, MR. WELSH.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED. MR. WELSH --

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                        MR. WELSH

                        WE ARE --

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                        MR. WELCH

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. THORNBERRY, IDENTIFIED A PROBLEM. WHEN WE…

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. THORNBERRY, IDENTIFIED A PROBLEM. WHEN WE ARE OPERATING BY CONTINUING RESOLUTION, NO ONE HAS STABILITY. S THE FOURTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION IN THE FOURTH MONTH OF A BUDGET YEAR. GIVE US A BUDGET. A YEAR BUDGET. THAT'S WHAT WE NEED. THAT'S WHAT THE MILITARY NEEDS. SECONDLY TO THE JERRETT LEADER , MY FRIEND, IF WE ARE GOING TO HAVE DEMOCRATS INVOLVED, THEY HAVE TO BE AT THE TABLE AND THERE'S BEEN A DECISION MADE THAT TO GET TO 218 VOTE, IT'S GOING TO BE THE TEA PARTY THAT HAS THE FINAL SAY, NOT DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION, LET'S CHANGE THAT. THIRD, THE BUDGET ISSUES ARE NOT ALL THAT DIFFICULT. THEY'VE BEEN MENTIONED DARK KA TO BE SURE, BUT THE OPIOID CRISIS, VETERANS FUND, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. FINALLY, ON DACA. LET'S HAVE AN OPEN RULE. LET'S BRING TO THE FLOOR THE GOODLATTE BILL. MANY FAVOR IT ON YOUR SIDE. LET'S BRING TO THE BILL THE HURD-AGUILAR BILL, BIPARTISAN. LET'S PROMISE TO PUT ON THE FLOOR WHATEVER BILL MAY BE PASSED IN THE SENATE. THAT'S CALLED AN OPEN PROCESS. IT'S CALLED TAKING CANDLELIGHTABILITY. WE ARE IN A SITUATION OF OUR OWN MAKING, NONE OF US WANT TO BE HERE. WE ALL KNOW IT'S WRONG FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT'S BAD FOR THE REPUTATION OF GOVERNMENT. LET US HAVE AN OPEN PROCESS, OPEN RULE, AND WE WILL SET AMERICA FREE.

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                      • 04:44:29 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                        MR. SESSIONS

                        ALABAMA, THE GENTLEMAN FROM THE RULES COMMITTEE, MR. BYRNE.

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                        MR. BYRNE

                        THIS IS A SHAME. IT'S A SHAME WE FIND OURSELVESES IN THIS POSITION ALL…

                        THIS IS A SHAME. IT'S A SHAME WE FIND OURSELVESES IN THIS POSITION ALL BECAUSE SENATE DEMOCRATS THINK THEY CAN HOLD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HOSTAGE UNTIL THEY GET THEIR WAY ON IMMIGRATION ISSUES. THERE IS NO WAY AROUND IT. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE. MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND A MAJORITY IN THE SENATE HAVE VOTED TO PREVENT THIS SHUTDOWN AND KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN.

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                      • 04:45:06 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN WILL STATE HIS POINT OF ORDER.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN WILL SUSPEND. REQUEST THAT THE STAFF BRING THE POSTER TO THE…

                        THE GENTLEMAN WILL SUSPEND. REQUEST THAT THE STAFF BRING THE POSTER TO THE CHAIR FOR HIS OBSERVATION.

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                      • 04:47:27 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN OBJECTS TO THE EXHIBIT. THE CHAIR MAY SUBMIT ITS QUESTION OF…

                        THE GENTLEMAN OBJECTS TO THE EXHIBIT. THE CHAIR MAY SUBMIT ITS QUESTION OF THE USE OR MAKE A MESSAGE. AND THE CHAIR HAS VIEWED THE EXHIBIT IN QUESTION AND FINDS IT DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A BREACH OF DECORUM. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE DECISION STAND AS THE JUDGMENT OF THE HOUSE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM OKLAHOMA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                      • 04:47:58 PM

                        MR. COLE

                        I MOVE TO LAY THE APPEAL ON THE TABLE.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE QUESTION IS ON THE APPEAL ON THE TABLE. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE…

                        THE QUESTION IS ON THE APPEAL ON THE TABLE. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT. THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO.

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                      • 04:48:13 PM

                        MR. PERLMUTTER

                        I ASK FOR A RECORDED VOTE. THOSE FAVORING A RECORDED VOTE WILL RISE. A…

                        I ASK FOR A RECORDED VOTE. THOSE FAVORING A RECORDED VOTE WILL RISE. A RECORDED VOTE IS ORDERED. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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                        CENTRAL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR -- A PROCEDURAL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR.…

                        CENTRAL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR -- A PROCEDURAL VOTE ON THE HOUSE FLOOR. THEY HAVE BEEN DEBATING A RULE ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE UP A CONTINUING RESOLUTION ANY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND MONDAY, JANUARY 29, WHAT IS CALLED A SAME-DAY RULE. THE VOTE PROCEEDED AND WAS DELAYED WHEN ONE CONGRESSMAN OBJECTED TO SOME OF THE WORDS USED BY PETE SESSIONS IN HIS COMMENTS ABOUT THE RULE, AND HERE ANOTHER DUSTUP, IF YOU WILL, REGARDING A CHART THAT HAD BEEN USED AND A VOTE CONCERNING THAT IS UNDERWAY ON THE HOUSE FLOOR RIGHT NOW.

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                      • 04:49:47 PM

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                        THE HOUSE DEBATING WHETHER WE CAN SHOW A POSTER OF SENATOR SCHUMER. THE…

                        THE HOUSE DEBATING WHETHER WE CAN SHOW A POSTER OF SENATOR SCHUMER. THE CHAIR MADE A RULING ON THAT. THIS IS AN APPEAL OF THAT. 15 MINUTE VOTE ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. WE DO EXPECT THEY WILL REP UP THIS AND WRAP UP WORK ON THE RULE. THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL VOTES THIS AFTERNOON, BUT

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 24, THE NAYS ARE 173, WITH TWO RECORDED AS…

                        ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 24, THE NAYS ARE 173, WITH TWO RECORDED AS PRESENT. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. PROCEEDINGS ON THE HOUSE FLOOR WILL NOT RESUME UNTIL MEMBERS CLEAR THE AISLES AND REMOVE YOUR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE FLOOR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA IS RECOGNIZED WITH ONE AND A HALF MINUTES REMAINING IN HIS REMARKS.

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                        WHERE WAS I BEFORE MY POST OF SENATOR SCHUMER WAS RULED IN ORDER? AH, YES,…

                        WHERE WAS I BEFORE MY POST OF SENATOR SCHUMER WAS RULED IN ORDER? AH, YES, GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWNS HAVE DEVASTATING IMPLICATIONS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR NATION'S MILITARY. ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL WILL COME TO WORK BUT CANNOT BE PAID. CRITICAL MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS AND TRAINING THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS ARE FORCED TO STOP. ALL BECAUSE OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. MR. SPEAKER, THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL IN QUESTION ALSO INCLUDES SIX YEARS FUNDING FOR THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, KNOWN AS ARAL KIDS IN ALABAMA. BUT REPRESENTATIVE PELOSI RECENTLY SAID THAT THE EFFORTS TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND FUND CHIP --

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                      • 05:15:00 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN DESERVES TO BE HEARD.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME. THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME.

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                        MR. BYRNE

                        EFFORTS TO FUND --

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THE CHAIR NEEDS YOUR HELP. PLEASE TAKE…

                        LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE, THE CHAIR NEEDS YOUR HELP. PLEASE TAKE YOUR CONVERSATIONS OFF THE FLOOR AND LET'S ALLOW THE GENTLEMAN TO BE HEARD. THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME.

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                      • 05:16:08 PM

                        MR. BYRNE

                        LEADER PELOSI RECENTLY SAID --

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN WILL RESUME.

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                        MR. BYRNE

                        LEADER PELOSI RECENTLY SAID.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        WILL THE GENTLEMAN BE SEATED.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA MAY PROCEED.

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                        MR. BYRNE

                        LEADER PELOSI SAID RECENTLY THE EFFORTS ARE LIKE A BOWL OF DOINGY DOO. TO…

                        LEADER PELOSI SAID RECENTLY THE EFFORTS ARE LIKE A BOWL OF DOINGY DOO. TO THE OVER 150,000 CHILDREN IN MY STATE WHO RECEIVE INSURANCE THROUGH THE PROGRAM. MR. SPEAKER, I HAVE A MESSAGE TO MY COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE, ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.

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                      • 05:18:39 PM

                        THESPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA.

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                        I ASK THAT THE WORDS BE TAKEN DOWN.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA WILL BE SEATED. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE…

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA WILL BE SEATED. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE RECORDS.

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                      • 05:24:31 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

                        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                        MR. SPEAKER, I REALIZE THAT THIS IS A VERY DIFFICULT TIME.

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                        MR. LEWIS

                        FOR ALL OF US, BUT WE ALL NEED TO BE A LITTLE MORE HUMAN, A LITTLE MORE…

                        FOR ALL OF US, BUT WE ALL NEED TO BE A LITTLE MORE HUMAN, A LITTLE MORE PATIENT AND IN ORDER TO HAVE CIVILITY AMONG ALL OF US. I WITHDRAW MY OBJECTION.

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                      • 05:25:04 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE DEMAND HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA. NOW THE…

                        THE DEMAND HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA. NOW THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA, WITH 40 SECONDS REMAINING, MAY RESUME HIS REMARKS.

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                      • 05:25:26 PM

                        MR. BYRNE

                        STOP WITH THE POLITICAL STUNTS TO PUT OUR MILITARY AT RISKS AND THE ANTICS…

                        STOP WITH THE POLITICAL STUNTS TO PUT OUR MILITARY AT RISKS AND THE ANTICS THAT CREATE UNCERTAINTY FOR FAMILIES. STOP PLAYING TO THE RESISTANCE GAMES AND GET OUR GOVERNMENT BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS. I ENCOURAGE ADOPTION OF THIS RULE AND I FINALLY YIELD BACK.

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                      • 05:25:51 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM ALABAMA YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND, THE…

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND, THE DEMOCRATIC WHIP, MR. HOYER.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES. BEFORE THE…

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES. BEFORE THE GENTLEMAN SPEAKS -- THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                      • 05:26:16 PM

                        MR. HOYER

                        LET ME SAY AT THE OUTSET, WE OUGHT TO PUT SANK TIMONEY ASIDES. EACH SIDE…

                        LET ME SAY AT THE OUTSET, WE OUGHT TO PUT SANK TIMONEY ASIDES. EACH SIDE IS CHOOSING. MR. SPEAKER, YOU VOTED TO CLOSE DOWN THE GOVERNMENT AND THEN YOU VOTED AGAINST OPENING IT UP. BOTH SIDES HAVE ACCUSED THE OTHER OF WHAT THEY HAVE DONE. NOW THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE ARE HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT SUCCEEDED IN PASSING THE APPROPRIATION BILLS AND SENDING THEM TO THE PRESIDENT. THAT IS WHY YOU NEED A CONTINUING RESOLUTION. MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS ARE IN CHARGE OF THE HOUSE AND MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS ARE IN CHARGE OF THE SENATE. AND THEY ARE IN CHARGE OF THE WHITE HOUSE. WE HAVE NOT PASSED A SINGLE APPROPRIATION BILL. MY VIEW IS, WE HAVE NOT DONE SO BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN UNWILLING TO COMPROMISE. THAT'S WHAT THIS IS ABOUT. IT'S ABOUT REPUBLICANS FRANKLY BEING UNWILLING, IN OUR OPINION, TO WORK TOGETHER TO GET TO AGREEMENT. WE DON'T WANT THIS SHUTDOWN. OUR REPUBLICAN FRIENDS ARE ARE SAYING THEY DON'T WANT THE SHUTDOWN AND WE ARE WILLING TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE TO PREVENT IT. REPUBLICANS HAVE HAD FOUR OPPORTUNITIES. 100% OF THE DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR A 90-DAY C.R. TO GIVE US TIME TO GET TO AGREEMENT ON APPROPRIATIONS BILLS. AND A LEVEL OF FUNDING. MR. SPEAKER, YOU KNOW THAT. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT FOR SOME TIME. WE HAVE NOT COME TO DEPREEMENT. AND THEREFORE, WE FIND OURSELVES, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT WE AGREE ON A LOT. WE HAVE ASKED TO ADHERE TO PARITY, MR. SPEAKER, AS YOU KNOW. IT IS THE PROCESS THAT YOU AGREED WITH SENATOR MURRAY THAT WE HAVE FOLLOWED FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS. ALL WE'RE ASKING IS LET'S FOLLOW IT AGAIN. THAT IS WHY WE'RE HERE. BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO GET SUCH AN AGREEMENT. WE HAVE ALSO ASKED THAT WE BE ABLE TO PROTECT AT THE REQUEST OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AGREEMENTS, PUT SOMETHING ON THE FLOOR, AS HE SAID AND HE WOULD SIGN IT. WE WANT TO RE-AUTHORIZE THE CHIP PROGRAM AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND OTHER HEALTH PROGRAMS. WE AGREE ON THAT. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC HAS GOT TO BE SO DISTRESSED THAT THEY SEE THIS GOING ON ON THIS FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. WE WANT TO PROVIDE DISASTER RELIEF TO THOSE IN TEXAS, FLORIDA AND PUERTO RICO AND VIRGIN ISLANDS.

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                      • 05:29:31 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE HAVE MINUTES.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:29:41 PM

                        MR. HOYER

                        I THANK MY FRIEND. I URGE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES WHO ARE IN THE MAJORITY…

                        I THANK MY FRIEND. I URGE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES WHO ARE IN THE MAJORITY AND CONTROL THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS, END THIS SHUTDOWN. USE THE AUTHORITY YOU ARE ASKING FOR UNDER THIS RULE TO BRING TO THE FLOOR THE ITEMS ON WHICH WE AGREE. MR. SPEAKER, YOU HAVE SAID, YOU WOULD DO THAT, TAKE THE TOUGH ISSUES AHEAD ONE AT A TIME. I ADMIRE MY STATEMENT. I WILL TELL MY STATEMENT, I WILL ADMIRE MORE THE PERFORMANCE. SPEAKER RYAN HE SAID WE WILL NOT KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD, WE WILL LEAD, WE WILL NOT BLAME OTHERS. MR. SPEAKER, I ASK YOU TO DO JUST THAT. STOP IGNORING RESPONSIBILITY AS THE MAJORITY PARTY TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN AND SERVE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. NOW, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4 72, THE END OF SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THROUGH TUESDAY THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY, REAUTHORIZING THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, AND OTHER CRITICAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS, ADDRESSING THE ISSUE OF DREAMERS AS WAS REQUESTED BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND PROVIDING A ASSISTANCE TO AMERICANS IMPACTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. AS THE --

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                      • 05:31:22 PM

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                        AS THE MINORITY WHIP MUST SURELY KNOW, TIME DEDICATED FOR THIS DEBATE IS…

                        AS THE MINORITY WHIP MUST SURELY KNOW, TIME DEDICATED FOR THIS DEBATE IS FOR DEBATE ONLY. WOULD THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS YIELD FOR THAT PURPOSE?

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                      • 05:31:38 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I DO NOT.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN DOES NOT YIELD AND AS SUCH, THE REQUEST CANNOT BE…

                        THE GENTLEMAN DOES NOT YIELD AND AS SUCH, THE REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED.

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                      • 05:31:51 PM

                        MR. HOYER

                        PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY. DID THE SPEAKER HEAR MR. MEADOWS OBJECTING TO MY…

                        PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY. DID THE SPEAKER HEAR MR. MEADOWS OBJECTING TO MY UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST?

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                      • 05:32:00 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE REQUEST WAS NOT EVEN ENTERTAINED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS…

                        THE REQUEST WAS NOT EVEN ENTERTAINED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED.

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                      • 05:32:11 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE…

                        MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN, THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM HOOD RIVER, OREGON, MR. WALDEN.

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                      • 05:32:21 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES.

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                        MR. WALDEN

                        MY COLLEAGUES. LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH…

                        MY COLLEAGUES. LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, STOPPING THE CUTS ON OUR LOW-INCOME HOSPITALS, EXTENDING THE SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM FOR NATIVE AMERICANS. CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, I CAN TELL YOU WE DID OUR WORK. WE HELD HEARINGS, WE HELD MARKUPS, WE BOUGHT A PACK -- BROUGHT A PACKAGE TO THE FLOOR AND APPROVED IT ON NOVEMBER 2. TRAGICALLY, ONLY A DOZEN OR SO DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR THAT PACKAGE AT THAT TIME. IT WAS FULLY FUNDED. COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS WOULD HAVE TWO YEARS FUNDING. THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, PHI YEARS AND THE LARGEST FUNDING AMOUNT EVER ACCORDED TO CHIP. SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM, FUNDED. WE CARE ABOUT THESE PROGRAMS AS A CONFERENCE. AND YET IT WAS A PARTISAN DIVIDE, TRAGICALLY, AND IT WENT TO THE SENATE WHERE THEY COULDN'T FIND THE VOTES TO PASS IT. SO WE HAVE COME BACK CONSISTENTLY THEREAFTER TO APPROVE CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE. THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM PROVIDES INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR NINE MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN. WE ALL SUPPORT THAT AS A CONGRESS. WE HAVE HAD TO EMERGENCY EXTEND THE FUNDING IN VARIOUS CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS, MOST OF WHICH MY COLLEAGUES ON THE THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE HAVE OPPOSED. TODAY WE FIND OURSELVES WITH SEVEN STATES ABOUT TO RUN OUT OF MONEY AND CANCELLATION NOTICES GOING OUT TO ABOUT TWO MILLION PEOPLE. THIS IS A NECESSARY -- THIS IS UNNECESSARY, IT IS UNCONSCIONABLE, IT SHOULD NOT HAPPEN BUT IT IS. THAT IS WHY THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM NOW CAN BE FUNDED FOR SIX YEARS IN THE C.R. WE ALL VOTED -- IN THE C.R. WE ALL VOTED ON AND NEVER -- NEARLY EVERY DEMOCRAT VOTED AGAINST. WE CAN DO SIX YEARS FUNDING FOR CHIP AND WITH THE CHANGES IN OTHER LAW AND THE TAX CODE WE DID NOT HAVE TO IDENTIFY WAYS TO PAY FOR IT, THAT'S ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF. THAT IS WHY IT IS TROUBLING TO ME TO HEAR THE REMARKS OF SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO SAY THEY'RE ALL FOR THIS. THEY WANT TO VOTE FOR THIS, WHEN WE HAVE GIVEN THE ENTIRE HOUSE THIS OPPORTUNITY ON NUMEROUS OCCASIONS TO FUND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE, TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, TO FUND THE SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM. WE ZRNT TO BE HERE. AND YOU SURE AS HECK DIDN'T HAVE TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. OUR CHOICE YESTERDAY WAS VOTE TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT OR NOT. VOTE TO FUND CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE FOR NINE MILLION CHILDREN AND BY THE WAY, STATES LIKE MINE THAT ALSO INCLUDES DACA KIDS. WHEN YOU VOTED AGAINST THAT YESTERDAY, YOU VOTED NOT TO PROVIDE INSURANCE TO CHILDREN AND PREGNANT WOMEN IN OUR STATE THAT IS WRONG. WE ARE HERE TO GOVERN. WE ARE GOVERNING AS REPUBLICANS. WE WILL GET THIS GOVERNMENT UP AND RUNNING AND WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THOSE CHILDREN. WITH THAT, MR. CHAIRMAN, I YIELD BACK.

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                      • 05:35:42 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD 30 SECONDS TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND, MR. HOYER.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR 30 SECONDS.

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                        MR. HOYER

                        I THANK THE GENTLELADY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THIS HOUSE IF WE HAD…

                        I THANK THE GENTLELADY. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THIS HOUSE IF WE HAD ENTERTAINED MY UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST, WE COULD HAVE ACCOMPLISHED ALL THAT THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON JUST DISCUSSED. EXCUSE ME, OREGON. HAD JUST DISCUSSED. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE. I WILL REMIND YOU THAT THE REASON DEMOCRATS VOTED AGAINST IT WAS BECAUSE YOU TOOK THE MONEY FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH OUT OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH. YOU DECREASED THE PREVENTION TRUST FUND BY SOME $6 BILLION WHICH HAD IN PART INOCULATION FOR CHILDREN AGAINST DISEASE. WE THOUGHT ROBBING FROM PETER TO PAY PAUL WAS NOT A GOOD POLICY TO PURSUE.

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                      • 05:36:50 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRE. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                        MR. SESSIONS

                        AT THISTIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF…

                        AT THISTIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE ENERGY AND COMMERCE COMMITTEE, FROM HOOD RIVER, OREGON, CHAIRMAN WALDEN.

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                      • 05:37:08 PM

                        THE SPEKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                        MR. WALDEN

                        I'M HAPPY TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION, THE PREVENTION FUND WHICH THE GENTLEMAN…

                        I'M HAPPY TO HAVE THIS DISCUSSION, THE PREVENTION FUND WHICH THE GENTLEMAN REFERENCED IS A VERY IMPORTANT FUND TO DO WHAT? PROVIDE PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE. WHAT DO YOU THINK CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE IS ABOUT? PROVIDING HEALTH CARE. CHILDREN'S -- THE PREVENTION FUND, OH, SO YOU DON'T THINK PROVIDING INSURANCE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN IS ABOUT GOOD HEALTH? HOLY SMOKES NEW YORK WONDER YOU VOTED NO. NO WONDER YOU VOTED NO. AND YOU HAVE USED THE PREVENTION FUND IN THE PAST, MR. CHAIRMAN, THOSE ON THE OTHER SIDE --

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                      • 05:37:49 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        ADRISS -- ADDRESS HIS REMARKS TO THE CHAIR.

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                        MR. WALDEN

                        I THOUGHT I WAS. BOTH PARTIES HAVE USED THE PREVENTION FUND TO DO THINGS…

                        I THOUGHT I WAS. BOTH PARTIES HAVE USED THE PREVENTION FUND TO DO THINGS THEY THOUGHT WAS IMPORTANT. I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN USE A PORTION OF A FUND THAT GETS REPLENISHED BY $2 BILLION EVERY YEAR, WHICH THE PROACHTORS, GOTH BLESS THEM DEREK SIDE HOW THOSE FUNDS GET APPROPRIATED EVERY YEAR WE CAN THOUGHT IT MADE SENSE TO USE A PORTION OF THAT FUND FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH. THERE WAS STILL GOING TO BE AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT OF MONEY LEFT TO BE APPROPRIATED. WE ALSO THOUGHT THAT PEOPLE ON MEDICARE MAKING $500,000 A YEAR, $40,000 A MONTH, ROUGHLY COULD PAY $137 MORE FOR THEIR MEDICARE SO WE COULD TAKE CARE OF PREGNANT WOMEN AND CHILDREN AND KEEP OUR HEALTH CENTERS OPEN. THAT WAS ONE OF THE PAY-FORS. THAT WAS ONE OF THE PAY-FORS. WE HAD -- AND WE WERE OPEN TO NEGOTIATING BECAUSE WE KNEW WE'D HAVE TO WITH THE SENATE ON HOW ELSE WE'D PAY FOR IT. THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT IS, WHY ARE THEY PITTING ONE GROUP OF KIDS IN AMERICA AGAINST ANOTHER? GOVERNOR SANDOVAL SAID AS MUCH FROM NEVADA HE SUPPORTS WHAT WE DID YESTERDAY. GOVERNOR CHARLIE BAKER OF MASSACHUSETTS, I TALKED TO HIM YESTERDAY, HE WANTS THE CHIP BILL FUNDED. CAN'T WE PUT THE POLITICS BEHIND US AND TAKE CARE OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN? WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK.

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                      • 05:39:23 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. LET THE CHAIR REMIND BOTH SIDES OF THE TIME…

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. LET THE CHAIR REMIND BOTH SIDES OF THE TIME REMAINING. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK HAS 15 AND ONE QUARTER MINUTES REMAIN, THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS HAS 13 1/2 MINUTES REMAINING.

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                      • 05:39:40 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD 30 SECONDS TO THE GENTLELADY FROM CONNECTICUT, MS.…

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD 30 SECONDS TO THE GENTLELADY FROM CONNECTICUT, MS. DELAURO.

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                      • 05:39:45 PM

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                        THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:39:47 PM

                        MS. DELAURO

                        THE GENTLEMAN DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HEALTH AND PREVENTION FUND IS ALL…

                        THE GENTLEMAN DOESN'T KNOW WHAT THE HEALTH AND PREVENTION FUND IS ALL ABOUT. IT IS MORE THAN CHILDREN'S HEALTH. IT IS VACCINES. IT IS INSULIN. IT IS LEAD PAINT PROTECTION PROGRAMS. KNOW WHAT IT IS. THIS IS A MAJORITY WHO HAS SPENT THE BETTER PART OF THE YEAR DECIMATING AN AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND NOT CARING A WHIT ABOUT WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO CHILDREN AND THEIR HEALTH CARE. WE DO NOT FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND CHILDREN WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR CHIP WILL NOT BE ABLE TO GET THE HELP THEY NEED BECAUSE THEY CAN'T GO TO A COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTER. IF YOU ARE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE CHILDREN OF THIS NATION AND THEIR HEALTH CARE, BRING A CLEAN CHIP BILL TO THIS FLOOR AND LET'S MAKE IT PERMANENT. DON'T HIDE, DON'T HIDE BEHIND THE CHILDREN OF THIS COUNTRY.

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                      • 05:40:32 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY'S TIME HAS EXPIRE. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                      • 05:40:36 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        WE KNOW WHO VETTED YES AND WE KNOW WHO VOTED NO. MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME…

                        WE KNOW WHO VETTED YES AND WE KNOW WHO VOTED NO. MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN TO DEFEND THE REPUBLICAN POSITION, THE GENTLEMAN, CHAIRMAN WALDEN.

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                      • 05:40:48 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES.

                      • 05:40:51 PM

                        MR. WALDEN

                        MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE MY COLLEAGUE FROM CONNECTICUT'S STRONG WORDS.…

                        MR. SPEAKER, I APPRECIATE MY COLLEAGUE FROM CONNECTICUT'S STRONG WORDS. HERE'S THE DEAL. DEMOCRATS HAVE USED MONEY OUT OF PREVENTION FUND TO FUND TAX CUTS OVER TIME. THAT'S A TRUE STATEMENT. YOU'VE USED IT FOR ALL KINDS OF THINGS. BUT THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT IS, WE BROUGHT YOU TWO CLEAN CHIP BILLS, ONE THAT FULLY FUNDED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, AND A SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAM AND TEACHING HOSPITALS THAT STOPPED, YOU KNOW THE ONLY THING THAT DID AGAINST OBAMA CARE THAT I THINK A LOT OF YOU WROTE AND ASKED ME TO DO? WE TURNED OFF THE CUTS TO DISH HOSPITALS. THAT'S A REQUIREMENT UNDER THE EXISTING OBAMACARE LAW. YOU ASKED US, YOU GOT TO TURN OFF THESE CUTS TO OUR HOSPITALS THAT SERVE THE LOW-INCOME PEOPLE, WE SAID YOU KNOW WHAT, YOU'RE RIGHT. THAT'S -- MOST OF WHAT WE DID WAS BIPARTISAN. WE ALL AGREED ON. THEN WHEN YOU DIDN'T LIKE THAT, AND I THINK ONLY 15 DEMOCRATS VOTED FOR THAT WHOLE PACKAGE, THEY'RE ALL FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, ALL FOR SPECIAL DIABETES PROGRAMS, ALL FOR TURNING OFF THE DISH CUTS, THEY'RE ALL FOR CHIP. UNTIL THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE FOR IT. AND THEN THEY VOTED NO. AND THEN WE BROUGHT A CLEAN CHIP BILL TO THE FLOOR AS PART OF KEEPING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OPEN AND THEY DIDN'T LIKE THAT. THEY WERE FOR A FIVE-YEAR CHIP BILL UNTIL THEY WANTED 10. WE GIVE THEM SIX, THEY CAN'T FIGURE OUT HOW TO VOTE YES. THEY VOTE NO. WHAT IS IT WE HAVE TO DO HERE, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, TO GET THIS DONE, TO GET YOU ON BOARD TO STOP THE PARTISAN POLITICS, MR. SPEAKER? YOU KNOW THIS. YOU'RE ON APPROPRIATIONS. THIS IS IMPORTANT WORK. SEVEN STATES, INCLUDING MY OWN, ARE ON THE CUSP OF RUNNING OUT OF FUNDS. TWO MILLION AMERICANS ARE ABOUT TO GET NOTICES FROM INSURERS THAT THIS CANNOT BE EXTENDED. BECAUSE THE MONEY IS RUNNING OUT. WE HAVE PERFORMED AS REPUBLICANS, WE SHOULD PERFORM AS REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS, WE SHOULD PUT THE HELICOPTER OF AMERICA'S CHILDREN FIRST AND YOU NEVER SHOULD HAVE SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK.

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                      • 05:43:11 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, THE DISTINGUISHED RANKING MEMBER ON ENERGY AND…

                        GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, THE DISTINGUISHED RANKING MEMBER ON ENERGY AND COMMERCE, MR. PALLONE.

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                      • 05:43:22 PM

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                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES.

                      • 05:43:24 PM

                        MR. PALLONE

                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I RESPECT MY COLLEAGUE FROM OREGON. BUT YOU HAVE…

                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I RESPECT MY COLLEAGUE FROM OREGON. BUT YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING OVER THE LAST YEAR BUT SABOTAGE THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT, SABOTAGE HEALTH CARE IN THIS COUNTRY. THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS, THE ONLY REASON YOU'RE WILLING TO BRING UP THIS CHIP BILL AS PART OF THE C.R. IS BECAUSE YOU PUT IN THE TAX PLAN, ELIMINATE THE MANDATE FOR HEALTH INSURANCE WHICH THE 13 MILLION PEOPLE ARE NOT GOING TO HAVE HEALTH INSURANCE IN THIS COUNTRY OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS AND THE MONEY THAT WAS CUT SUBSIDIZED THEIR PREMIUMS NOW DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PAID. SO ALL OF A SUDDEN YOU SAY, OK, WE'LL PUT A SIX-YEAR CHIP BILL ON THE FLOOR. THE PAY-FORS WERE NOT ONLY FROM THE PREVENTION FUND. THE PAY-FORS ALSO SAID IF SOMEBODY DIDN'T PAY THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE WITHIN 30 DAYS, THEY WERE GOING TO LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. AND C. BOMPLET SAID THAT ANOTHER 500,000 PEOPLE WOULD LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. EVERYTHING THAT THIS MAJORITY HAS DONE SINCE DAY ONE OF THIS SESSION HAS BEEN TO SABOTAGE THE A.C.A. NOT ALLOW PEOPLE TO EVEN KNOW THAT THEY CAN BUY INSURANCE THROUGH THE EXCHANGE. TAKING AWAY THEIR COST-SHARING SUBSIDIES. THE LIST IS ENDLESS AND FOR YOU TO COME UP HERE TODAY AND SUGGEST THAT SOMEHOW YOU CARE ABOUT THE KIDS AND YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE THE CHIP PROGRAM CONTINUE FOR THE NEXT SIX YEARS, WHERE ARE THOSE KIDS GOING TO GO? YOU HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING ABOUT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. 40% TO 50% OF THEM HAVE TO USE COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS BECAUSE PEOPLE WON'T TAKE CHIP. YOU HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING ABOUT THE HOSPITALS, THE DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE OF HOSPITALS THAT MANY OF THEM HAVE TO GO TO. THAT'S NOT ADDRESSED IN THIS LEGISLATION. SO THE ONLY REASON THAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT THIS BILL AND PUT IT ON THE C.R. IS BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE SABOTAGED HEALTH INSURANCE FOR MILLIONS OF AMERICANS. SO DON'T STAND UP HERE AND TELL ME THAT SOMEHOW REPUBLICAN PARTY CARES ABOUT THE KIDS. THEY DON'T AND YOU ALSO KNOW THAT THIS WAS NOT GOING TO PASS. YOU KNOW THAT IT WASN'T GOING TO PASS. YOU'RE NOT TRYING TO ACT IN A BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL WAY YOU KNOW THAT THIS IS GOING NOWHERE. YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SHUTDOWN.

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                      • 05:45:37 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

                      • 05:45:42 PM

                        MR. PALLONE

                        IT'S PART OF

                      • 05:45:46 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        YOU GO ON AND ON ABOUT HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CARES ABOUT KIDS. THE…

                        YOU GO ON AND ON ABOUT HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY CARES ABOUT KIDS. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY DOES NOT.

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                      • 05:45:55 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. ALL MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO DIRECT…

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. ALL MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO DIRECT THEIR REMARKS TO THE CHAIR. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                      • 05:46:07 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE…

                        I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD THREE MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED CHAIRMAN OF THE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HEALTH IN ENERGY AND COMMERCE, DR. MICHAEL BURGESS.

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                      • 05:46:21 PM

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                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:46:23 PM

                        MR. BURGESS

                        AS PART OF WELFARE REFORM AND MOVE FROM WELFARE TO WORK AND WHAT DO WE DO…

                        AS PART OF WELFARE REFORM AND MOVE FROM WELFARE TO WORK AND WHAT DO WE DO ABOUT CHILDREN? THEY ARE GOING TO LOSE THEIR MEDICAID AND CHILDREN WILL BE LOST AT SEA. CHIP WAS CREATED AS A OLYMPIC GRANT PROGRAM, MAXIMUM FLEXIBILITY TO THE STATES AND AUTHORIZED FOR 10 YEARS. CHIP WAS AUTHORIZED FOR 10 YEARS. FUNDED FOR FIVE BUT AUTHORIZED FOR 10 YEARS. WE ARE FINISHING THAT UP. I WANTED A TWO-YEAR BILL. I COMPROMISED. SENATE DEMOCRATS AND SENATE REPUBLICANS WANTED A FIVE-YEAR BILL. WE FUNDED COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. WE HAD THE HOSPITALS BACK HOME WERE SAYING WE CAN'T MANAGE. REMEMBER, EVERYONE WAS SUPPOSED TO LAY DOWN IN THE FIELDS OF OBAMACARE, EXCEPT THEY'RE NOT. OUR HOSPITALS ARE TASKED WITH TAKING CARE OF UNDERINSURED AND UNINSURED. WE NEED TO DELAY THOSE DISH CUTS. AND HERE'S THE THING THAT STRIKES ME. WE PASSED A FIVE-YEAR BILL THROUGH THIS HOUSE, AND THEN THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE BETWEEN THEM AND THE END OF THE YEAR SAID WITH THE REPEAL OF THE INDIVIDUAL MANDATE GOT A LOT LESS EXPENSIVE AND BROADEN IT OUT TO A SIX-YEAR WINDOW, YOU WILL RETURN MONEY TO THE TREASURY. OBAMACARE IS SO BAD AND MAKES EVERYTHING EXPENSIVE. C.B.O. PUT IT ON SALE, WE SHOULD BUY AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO YOU ON THE FLOOR AND THE TWO DOZEN SAID, YOU DIDN'T LIKE IT WHEN IT RETURNED MONEY TO THE TREASURY. WE GAVE YOU A GOOD BILL. IT WAS PART OF A THREE OR FOUR-WEEK CONTINUING RESOLUTION. IT'S NOT THAT HARD. LET'S PASS IT AND DO THE RIGHT THING FOR AMERICA'S CHILDREN AND MILITARY AND FEDERAL WORKERS ACROSS THIS COUNTRY. I YIELD BACK. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK. MS.

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                      • 05:48:46 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

                      • 05:48:51 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM COLORADO, MR. POLIS.

                      • 05:48:59 PM

                        MR. POLIS

                        GREAT RESPECT FOR THE INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES. AND I THINK YOU ALL KNOW AND…

                        GREAT RESPECT FOR THE INTELLECTUAL ABILITIES. AND I THINK YOU ALL KNOW AND I KNOW, MR. CHAIRMAN, THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BLAME ALL OF THIS FOR THIS DISFUNCTION. THEY BLAME THE PRESIDENT AND THEY BLAME REPUBLICANS AND BLAME DEMOCRATS AS WELL. AND YET, HERE WE ARE CONTINUING TO PLAY INTO THE WORST FIERCE AND PARTISANSHIP RATHER THAN TALKING ABOUT THE PATH FORWARD. WE KNOW WHAT THE ISSUES ARE THAT SEPARATE US AND THEY AREN'T THAT GREAT. WE WANT TO FUND THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. LET'S FIGURE OUT THE PLAN. WE WANT TO FIX DEFERRED ACTION BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT CANCELED THE PROGRAM IN MARCH AND FIND A WAY FOR THEM TO WORK. THE BUDGET CAPS AND THE TIMING, VERY IMPORTANT. I UPS THAT REPUBLICANS WANT TO SPEND MORE ON THE MILITARY THAN MANY DEMOCRATS DO. AND I HAVE BEEN A CONSTANT SUPPORTER OF TRYING TO FIND SUPPORTER. LET'S COMPROMISE. LET'S NOT DO IT WHEN DEPOFT IS CLOSED. DO IT A THREE-DAY EXTENSION OR GET TO WORK INSTEAD OF BLAMING ONE ANOTHER ON ISSUES THAT WON'T GO AWAY. AND YOU WILL FIND THE HESITANCY, LET'S WAIT THREE WEEKS AND HASH OUT THE SAME ISSUES BECAUSE THAT MUCH MORE UNCERTAINTY FOR THE U.S. MILITARY, FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, FOR THOSE WHO RELY ON BASIC GOVERNMENT SERVICES. IT'S TIME TO WORK TOGETHER IN GOOD FAITH, TO RISE TO THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFICE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PLACED US IN TO FIND THE COMMON WAY FORWARD. AND MAKE SURE THE PEOPLE ARE PROUD OF DEMOCRATS AND PROUD OF REPUBLICANS AND YES, I CARE DARE TO SAY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES NUMB REOPENING THE GOVERNMENT IN FACING THESE ISSUES THAT FACE US.

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                      • 05:51:09 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I RESERVE.

                      • 05:51:11 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

                      • 05:51:16 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM MICHIGAN, MR. KILDEE, FOR ONE MINUTE.

                      • 05:51:22 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:51:24 PM

                        MR. KILDEE

                        I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE POSITION WE'RE IN, WE HEAR THAT REPUBLICANS…

                        I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE POSITION WE'RE IN, WE HEAR THAT REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE CAN'T COME TOGETHER BECAUSE DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING UP THIS BILL IN THE SENATE. WELL, LET'S EXAMINE THAT FOR A MOMENT. WHY IS IT THAT LEADER MCCONNELL CAN'T GET A SIMPLE MAJORITY IN THE SENATE THAT THIS BODY SENT OVER THERE WITH FIVE DEMOCRATIC VOTES? IT'S BECAUSE IF THE LEGISLATION THAT WAS PASSED HERE WAS NOT CONSTITUTED OF A MAJORITY POSITION WHO SUPPORT DACA AND SUPPORT HELPING THOSE DREAMERS, NOT CONSTITUTED OF A MAJORITY OF THIS BODY WHO WANT TO SEE NOT ONLY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS FUNDED BUT THE CHIP PROGRAM CONTINUED AND WANT TO SEE CHIP PROTECTION. I BELIEVE THERE IS A MAJORITY IN THIS BODY THAT IS NOT CONSTITUTED OF JUST 218 REPUBLICANS THAT CAN COME TOGETHER AROUND THESE ISSUES. AS LONG AS THE LEADERSHIP CONTINUES TO NOT SEEK A MAJORITY THAT CAN DELIVER LEGISLATION THROUGH THIS BODY BUT ALSO HAS THE CHANCE TO GAIN SUPPORT IN THE SENATE, WE WILL FIND OURSELVES UNABLE TO GOVERN. WE OUGHT TO SEEK THAT MAJORITY.

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                      • 05:52:47 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                      • 05:52:50 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        WE CONTINUE TO RESERVE.

                      • 05:52:52 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS RESERVES.

                      • 05:52:55 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        IF WE DEFEAT THE PREVIOUS QUESTION, I WILL OFFER AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULE…

                        IF WE DEFEAT THE PREVIOUS QUESTION, I WILL OFFER AN AMENDMENT TO THE RULE TO BRING H.R. THE PAY OUR MILITARY ACT, A GUARANTEED DEATH BENEFITS FOR OUR MILITARY. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO INSERT THE TEXT OF MY AMENDMENT IN THE RECORD ALONG WITH EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE VOTE ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION.

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                      • 05:53:20 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

                      • 05:53:22 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I YIELD 2 1/2 MINUTES TO THE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM MINNESOTA.

                      • 05:53:28 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:53:31 PM

                        MS. MCCOLLUM

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                      • 05:56:10 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                      • 05:56:12 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM FROM…

                        AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM FROM BUTLER, PENNSYLVANIA, MR. KELLY.

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                      • 05:56:22 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:56:24 PM

                        MR. KELLY

                        WE ARE LOCKED IN A DEBATE TODAY OVER SOMETHING WE DON'T HAVE TO BE LOCKED…

                        WE ARE LOCKED IN A DEBATE TODAY OVER SOMETHING WE DON'T HAVE TO BE LOCKED IN A DEBATE ABOUT. THEY KNEW EVERYTHING WAS IN OUR PROPOSAL AND NOTHING IN THAT PROPOSAL THAT YOU WERE AGAINST. I HEARD YOU TALK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE STILL IN FAVOR OF. THOSE ARE THE SAME THINGS WE HAD IN OUR BILL THE OTHER DAY AND YOU VOTED AGAINST IT. WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SCHUMER SHUTDOWN NOT BECAUSE OF WHAT THE HOUSE DIDN'T DO BUT WHAT THE SENATE REFUSES TO DO. STATES HAVE IMPORTANCE. WE KNEW THE GOVERNMENT WOULD SHUT DOWN IF WE DIDN'T FUND IT. DACA HAS UNTIL MARCH 5 TO BE ADDRESSED. WE COME HERE WITH THIS PHONY ARGUMENT THAT SOMEHOW WE ARE ON THE SAME PAGE AND TRYING TO DO THE SAME THINGS. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? WE CAN'T VOTE THAT WAY TO GET THERE. AMERICA IS WATCHING AND AMERICA IS UNDERSTANDING RIGHT NOW THAT THIS IS THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. LET THERE BE NO QUESTION ABOUT WHO IT IS WHO HAS FAILED THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHEN IT COMES TO CHIP AND ALL THOSE BLEEDING HEARTS THAT SAY YOU NEED TO DO THIS, AND WANT TO DO IT FOR FIVE, SIX YEARS. YOU SAY IT ISN'T GOING TO BE GOOD ENOUGH. AND WE NEED TO VOTE ON THE MILITARY AND PROTECT THE 99% OF THE COUNTRY AND STAND UP HERE AND SAY I WOULD HAVE VOTED EXCEPT FOR ONE THING THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE DACA. THERE IS NO LEGISLATION FOR DACA. IT WAS NEVER IN JEOPARDY. WE HAVE UNTIL MARCH 5 TO GET IT STRAIGHTENED OUT. WE DON'T HAVE ANY MORE TIME TO SIT HERE. PLEASE ABANDON THE GROOFER EFFECT AND AMERICA UNDERSTANDS THAT THIS SHUTDOWN IS BASED ON MR. SCHUMER'S INABILITY TO GET HIS PEOPLE ON BOARD, PEOPLE WHO ARE NECESSARILY NEED TO BE INVOLVED. WE KNOW WE CAN'T DO IT WITH 51 VOTES. LOOK IN YOUR CIVICS BOOK. LET'S VOTE TONIGHT AND WALK TONIGHT AS AN AMERICAN HOUSE.

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                      • 05:58:40 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

                      • 05:58:43 PM

                        MR. KELLY

                        THE AMERICAN'S PATIENCE IS GETTING MORE.

                      • 05:58:47 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

                      • 05:58:54 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS, MS.…

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS, MS. JACKSON LEE.

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                      • 05:59:02 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:59:08 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER.

                      • 05:59:12 PM

                        MS. JACKSON LEE

                        MAYBE MY GOOD FRIEND WAS NOT ABLE TO KEEP HIS EYES AWAKE LAST NIGHT TO SEE…

                        MAYBE MY GOOD FRIEND WAS NOT ABLE TO KEEP HIS EYES AWAKE LAST NIGHT TO SEE THAT A BIPARTISAN GROUP OF MEMBERS IN THE OTHER BODY VOTING RESOUNDINGLY TO AGAINST THIS SHALLOW C.R. THAT YOU SENT TO THE OTHER BODY. MAYBE YOU WERE NOT ABLE TO SEE THAT. WHAT I WILL SAY TO YOU, I JOIN WITH MY WHIP IN A FOUR-DAY C.R. BECAUSE MAYBE YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN THE EFFECT THAT THE MOST CATASTROPHIC STORM HIT TEXAS AND OTHERS WENT ON TO PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS AND FLORIDA. NO ONE HAS HEARD ONE WORD ABOUT THOSE WHO ARE SUFFERING WITH HOUSING THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS OR THOSE HOUSES THAT ARE UNDER WATER. MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW WHO NEED CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE NEED THE CLINICS THAT YOU GUTTED. I WOULD ASK YOU IF YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF COMPASSION, READ MR. STEELE'S COMMENTS WHO INDICATED AS THE FORMER CHAIR OF THE R.N.C. THAT THAT'S THOSE WHO ARE AT FAULT IS THE REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT, REPUBLICAN HOUSE, REPUBLICAN SENATE. YOU CAN'T DO YOUR JOB AND DEMOCRATS ARE TRYING TO DO THEIR JOB. YOU SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN. WORRY ABOUT THOSE --

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                      • 06:00:37 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. . ONCE AGAIN, THE CHAIR REMINDS…

                        THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. . ONCE AGAIN, THE CHAIR REMINDS OUR MEMBERS TO PLEASE ADDRESS YOUR REMARKS TO THE CHAIR AND NOT TO ONE NOVEMBER. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                      • 06:00:54 PM

                        MR. SESSION

                        I WOULD REMIND THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS THIS BODY PASSED THE BILL. THIS…

                        I WOULD REMIND THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS THIS BODY PASSED THE BILL. THIS BODY DID ITS WORK. THIS BODY GOT ITS WORK DONE. MR. SPEAKER, AT THIS TIME I'D LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE -- YOU GOT YOUR OWN TIME. I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE -- I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD TWO MINUTES TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEWOMAN FROM WILSON, WYOMING, THE GENTLELADY, MS. CHENEY.

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                      • 06:01:24 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM WYOMING IS RECOGNIZED FOR TWO MINUTES.

                      • 06:01:34 PM

                        MS. CHENEY

                        THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I UNDERSTAND WHY OUR…

                        THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I UNDERSTAND WHY OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE ARE HAVING A HARD TIME KEEPING TRACK OF THEIR ARGUMENTS. WE MINUTES.

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                      • 06:01:40 PM

                        MS. CHENEY

                        THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I WATCHED YESTERDAY THE…

                        THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I WATCHED YESTERDAY THE DISTINGUISHED MINORITY WHIP STAND UP AND STAY WE OUGHT TO DO OUR WORK AND THEN MOVE TO ADJOURN. WE WATCHED TODAY, MR. SPEAKER, REPEATEDLY, WHILE OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE CLAIM THAT THEY BELIEVE IN PROVIDING FUNDING FOR THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN, YET THEY VOTED AGAINST IT. WE WATCHED REPEATEDLY, MR. SPEAKER, OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE GO DOWN THE LIST OF ALL THE DAMAGES BEING DONE BY THIS SHUTDOWN. BUT THEY WON'T END THE SHUTDOWN. WE AGREE. THIS SHUTDOWN IS ABSOLUTELY UNCONSCIONABLE IN THESE CIRCUMSTANCES. EVERY TIME, MR. SPEAKER, A MEMBER ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE WHO FAILED TO VOTE FOR ALL 12 OF THOSE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS THAT WE PUT ON THE FLOOR AND WE PASSED THROUGH THIS HOUSE STANDS UP AND TALKS ABOUT US DOING OUR JOB NEEDS TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR, MR. SPEAKER. BECAUSE WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB. AND IN PARTICULAR, MR. SPEAKER, WHEN IT COMES TO THE DEFENSE OF THIS NATION WE HAVE NO HIGHER OBLIGATION OR SACRED DUTY OR RESPONSIBILITY IN THIS HOUSE THAN TO PROVIDE FUNDING FOR OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM. AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT, MR. SPEAKER, WHEN I HEAR MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE SAY THINGS LIKE, OUR MILITARY WILL BE JUST FINE UNDER THIS SHUT DOWN. I WOULD REMIND THEM THAT WE HAVE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM ON THE FRONTLINES RIGHT NOW WHO ARE PUTTING THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR ALL OF US AND THEY ARE NOT GETTING PAID BECAUSE CHUCK SCHUMER AND THE DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE ARE REFUSING TO BE IN A POSITION WHERE THEY WILL LET THIS GOVERNMENT REOPEN. I AM SURE THAT OUR COLLEAGUES DON'T WANT US TO REMEMBER AND REMIND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHAT THEY HAVE DONE OR WHAT THEY ARE LEADERS HAVE SAID, WE WILL DO IT EVERY SINGLE TIME UNTIL THIS ABSOLUTELY UNCONSCIONABLE, COMPLETE DERELICTION OF OUR DUTY STOPS. AND THIS SHUT DOWN AND -- END THIS SHUT DOWN AND FUND OUR TROOPS. I YIELD BACK.

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                      • 06:03:27 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK IS RECOGNIZED. SHE HAS 5 3/4 MINUTES…

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK IS RECOGNIZED. SHE HAS 5 3/4 MINUTES REMAINING.

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                      • 06:03:34 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS, MR. GREEN.

                      • 06:03:37 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

                      • 06:03:40 PM

                        MR. GREEN

                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TO EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS A…

                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TO EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. THERE IS A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN BECAUSE THE SELF-PROCLAIMED GREAT DEAL MAKER BREAKS MORE DEALS THAN HE MAKES. JUST ASK THE AMERICANS WHO ARE GOING TO PAY FOR THE WALL HE SAID MEXICO WOULD PAY FOR. JUST ASK THE SENATORS WHO TOOK HIM THE DEAL THAT HE ASKED FOR. MR. SPEAKER, WHEN YOU BREAK MORE DEALS THAN YOU MAKE, YOU'RE NOT A GREAT DEAL MAKER, YOU ARE A GREAT DEAL BREAKER. WE GOT A GREAT DEAL BREAKER IN THE WHITE HOUSE. THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A SHUT DOWN. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                      • 06:04:27 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I RESERVE MY TIME.

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME IS RESERVED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM CONNECTICUT, MR.…

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM CONNECTICUT, MR. HIMES.

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                      • 06:04:44 PM

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                        MR. HIMES

                        -- IF HE'S HERE. MR. SPEAKER, MR. HIMES SEEMS NOT TO BE ON THE FLOOR. BUT…

                        -- IF HE'S HERE. MR. SPEAKER, MR. HIMES SEEMS NOT TO BE ON THE FLOOR. BUT I AM MORE THAN PLEASED TO YIELD TO THE MINORITY LEADER AND OUR GREAT FRIEND AND WOMAN, WE'RE VERY HAPPY ABOUT, MS. PELOSI, THE GENTLELADY FROM CALIFORNIA.

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                      • 06:05:19 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                        MS. PELOSI

                        THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLELADY FOR YIELDING.…

                        THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLELADY FOR YIELDING. THANK YOU FOR HER LEADERSHIP AND ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE RULES COMMITTEE FOR THE TIME THEY PUT IN BRINGING LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR. BRINGING RULES TO THE FLOOR TO RELATE TO A VAST ARRAY OF LEGISLATION THAT WE DEAL WITH HERE. TODAY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MASH LAW -- MARSHALL LAW SO WE'LL BE PREPARED -- MARTIAL LAW SO WE'LL BE PREPARED TO TAKE UP SOMETHING THAT WILL OPEN UP THE GOVERNMENT AND MEET THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. IT'S INTERESTING TO SEE THE ENTHUSIASMS ON BOTH SIDES ON THESE SUBJECTS BECAUSE WE HAVE A LONG HISTORY ON SOME OF THESE ISSUES. WE HAVE A LONG HISTORY AND COMMITMENT TO CHIP. WHEN WE BROUGHT IT TO THE FLOOR WHEN I WAS SPEAKER, WHEN WE FIRST HAD A DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENT WHO WOULD SIGN THE BILL, 144 REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST THAT BILL. BUT THAT'S THEN. THIS IS NOW. AND I THINK THAT NOW WE'RE CLOSER THAN THE DEBATE HERE WOULD INDICATE. I THINK THERE IS A PATH FORWARD. AND I THINK THAT'S HOW WE HAVE TO BE THINKING ABOUT WHAT IS NEXT. WE ALL HAVE OUR, SHALL WE SARKSE REPUTATIONS FOR WHERE WE HAVE BEEN ON CERTAIN VOTES. ABOUT CHIP. ABOUT SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT ANTI-REST. BUT LET'S PUT THAT ASIDE -- AND THE REST. BUT LET'S PUT THAT ASIDE. THE CHALLENGE WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IS WHAT IS THAT PATH? THAT PATH HAS FOUR CORNERS TO IT. ONE OF THEM IS THE CAPS. PARITY, WE TALKED ABOUT PARITY. OTHER MEMBERS HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT. I'M CERTAIN MR. HOYER DID AGAIN TODAY. IT'S ABOUT PARITY. IF YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE INCREASES IN DEFENSE, WE NEED THE SAME INCREASES IN DOMESTIC. DEFENSE, THAT'S WHAT THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT DEPENDS -- DECIDES ITS MISSIONS REQUIRE, WE WANT TO BE RESPECTFUL OF THAT. BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT IN THE DOMESTIC BUDGET ONE THIRD OF THE BUDGET, 34%, ARE SECURITY FUNCTION. HOMELAND SECURITY. ANTI-TERRORISM ACTIVITIES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. VETERANS' AFFAIRS. THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE. THAT'S 34% OF THE DOMESTIC BUDGET. SO WE'RE SAYING OUR STRENGTH OF OUR COUNTRY IS NOT MEASURED JUST IN OUR MILITARY MIGHT. AS IMPORTANTS IS THAT IS AND RESPECTFUL OF IT THAT WE'RE, BUT ALSO IN THESE SECURITY FUNCTIONS IN THE DOMESTIC BUDGET, IN ADDITION TO THAT IN THE HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELL-BEING OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WHICH ARE ALSO ON THE DOMESTIC SIDE. SO I THINK WHEN THE CAPS END, WE HAVE TO GET IN THE ROOM AND MAKE THOSE DECISIONS. THE CHALLENGES THAT I SEE IS THAT THERE ARE THOSE, IT HAS BEEN REPORTED TO ME, THERE ARE THOSE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE WHO HAVE SOME UNEASE IN INCREASING THE DOMESTIC BUDGET BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT THEY ALREADY HAD A BIG INCREASE IN THE DEFICIT IN THE TAX BILL AND ARE RELUCTANT TO ADD ANY MORE INVESTMENTS FOR FEAR IT WOULD INCREASE THE EDUCATION, FEAR IT WOULD INCREASE THE DEFICIT. HOWEVER, THESE INVESTMENTS IN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, IN REALLY BRING MONEY TO THE REF -- REVENUE TO THE TREASURY. IN INFRASTRUCTURE SO THEY HELP DECREASE IT. IN FACT, I THINK MOST ECONOMISTS WILL TELL YOU THAT NOTHING BRINGS MORE MONEY TO THE TREASURY THAN THE INVESTMENTS IN EDUCATION, EARLY CHILDHOOD, K THROUGH 12, HIGHER EDUCATION, POST GRAD, LIFETIME LEARNING FOR OUR WORKERS. IN THAT SPIRIT OF SAYING YOU WANT MORE IN DEFENSE, WE'RE RESPECTFUL OF THAT, WE NEED MORE IN DOMESTIC, HOPEFULLY YOU'LL BE RESPECTFUL OF THAT. I THINK WE CAN COME TO TERMS ON THAT. THEN THERE IS THE QUESTION OF PAY-FORS, HOW IS IT, OR IS IT PAID FOR? THAT'S ONE THING. THAT'S JUST YOU SIT DOWN AND NEGOTIATE, YOU GET IT DONE. I'M APPROPRIATORS MRS. LOWEY IS AN APPROPRIATOR. MRS. LOWEY IS OUR RANKING MEMBER WITH SUCH DISTINCTION, AND MR. FRELINGHUYSEN ON YOUR SIDE. APPROPRIATORS KNOW HOW TO GET IT DONE. THEY KNOW THE NUMBERS. LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES. IT'S WHEN OTHER FACTORS WEIGH IN THAT IT BECOMES MORE CHALLENGING. LET'S JUST SAY, LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET THAT DONE BECAUSE THAT WILL BE MORE DISPOSITIVE OF SHORTENING THE TIME BETWEEN WHERE WE'RE NOW AND IF WE GET A SOLUTION. THE DREAMERS ARE A DISPOSITIVE OF VALUE TO US, AND WE TOLD THE PRESIDENT RIGHT FROM THE START, IT'S NOT AN ISSUE. IT'S NOT A BILL. IT'S A VALUE OF WHO WE'RE AS AMERICA. AND I THINK THAT WE CAN COME TO TERMS ON THAT SUBJECT AS WELL. VALUE TO US, AND WE BUT MAKE NO MISTAKE, IF THERE NEVER WERE ONE DREAMER IN OUR COUNTRY, WE STILL WOULD HAVE THIS CHALLENGE ON THE MONEY SIDE OF THE DEBATE. SO LET'S NOT TRY TO ASSIGN RESPONSIBILITY TO THE DREERMS FOR THE FACT THAT WE DON'T HAVE THE INCREASE IN DEFENSE. WE'RE WILLING TO GO TO THAT A PLACE AS WE GO HONORING PARITY. HONORING PARITY. THAT'S WHAT WE AGREED TO IN THE BUDGET AGREEMENT. WHAT THE SPEAKER AGREED TO AS CHAIR OF THE BUDGET COMMITTEE. WHY ARE WE DEPARTING FROM THAT AND THEN BLAMING IT ON THE DREAMERS? THAT THE DREAMERS AND THE SECURITY, WE ALL BELIEVE IN SECURING OUR BORDERS, NORTH AND SOUTH. WE CAN COME TO TERMS ON THAT. WE CAN COME TO TERMS. IF WE REALLY BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD. NOW, NONE OF US BELIEVES -- ON OUR SIDE OF THE AISLE, SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT. WE BELIEVE IN GOVERNMENT ROLE OF MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE SUBJECT ANY INITIATIVE TO DO THAT TO THE HARSHEST SCRUTINY BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEED EFFECTIVE INITIATIVES TO MEET THEIR NEEDS. SO LET'S TAKE A DEEP BREATH. LET'S CALM DOWN. FOR EXAMPLE, MR. WELCH LED THE WAY, A LARGE, LARGE NUMBER, 1 00-SOME MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE SIGNING A LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT. I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO REALIZE THIS. WHEN WE SAID WE WANTED MORE DOMESTIC INVESTMENT, HERE'S WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT. WE VERY CLEAR TO CHOOSE ONLY THOSE INITIATIVES THAT ARE BIPARTISAN. THAT WOULD PASS WHAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT. ON THE FLOOR WITH STRONG BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. AND THAT MEANS PRESERVING THE BIPARTISAN BUDGET ACT AS I DISCUSSED. DELIVERING URGENTLY NEEDED RESOURCES TO COMMUNITIES FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. THAT'S WHAT WE SAID TO THE PRESIDENT. THIS IS ONE OF THE INCREASES ON THE DOMESTIC SIDE. THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC -- ADDRESSING THE OPIOID -- RESCUING HEROIC VETERANS FACING A DIRE SHORTFALL AT THE V.A. OPIOIDS. VETERANS. SUPPORTING ACCESS BY FUNDING CHIP, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS. THE PACKAGE ALWAYS WENT TOGETHER. AND PRESERVING AMERICANS ENDANGERED. PENSIONS. WE HAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT FOR THAT. THAT NEEDS MORE DISCUSSION. BUT WE WANT TO DO T PROVIDING ADDITIONAL DISASTER RECOVERY FOR PUERTO RICO, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS, TEXAS, FLORIDA, CALIFORNIA, STATES IMPACTED BY WILDFIRES. PUERTO RICO, THERE'S NOTHING PARTISAN ABOUT THIS. IN ADDITION TO PROTECTING OUR DREAMERS, WHICH AGAIN HAS BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN THE HOUSE AND IN THE SENATE. WE WANT THEM -- WE WANT TO PASS THE DREAM ACT AS WELL AS THEM ENGAGE IN THE DISCUSSION ON THE BORDERS, WHICH WE'RE COMPLETELY OPEN TO. SO THIS IS NOT LET'S GIVE US SOME MONEY. IT'S SHARED VALUES, DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, AND WE'RE SAYING TO THE PRESIDENT, HELP US ON THIS MONEY SIDE OF THE DEBATE BECAUSE IT'S SO VERY IMPORTANT. WE CAN -- WE CAN TALK ALL DAY ABOUT WHO SAID WHAT ABOUT WHAT AND ALL THE REST OF THAT, I DON'T THINK SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT IS COOL. AS MR. MULVANEY SAID. LET'S LEAVE HIM TO THAT. WE DO KNOW THAT GOVERNMENT BY C.R. IS NOT THE BEST WAY TO GO. SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT IS COOL. AS MR. MULVANEY SAID. LET'S LEAVE THAT WE COULD HAVE -- TAKE ONE DAY, TAKE THIS EVENING, SIT DOWN, I THINK CAPS PARITY, PAYFORS, PROBABLY EASIER, NOT A WHOLE LOT OF OPPORTUNITY THERE, BUT WHATEVER IT IS. DACA. DREAM. AND -- AGAIN. IF THERE NEVER WERE ONE DREAMER, WE WOULD STILL BE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION ABOUT THE MONEY SIDE OF IT. MY VIEW, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, IS THAT THERE'S A RESISTANCE ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE, IN THE HOUSE, I CAN'T SPEAK FOR THE SENATE, I HAVEN'T SEEN EVIDENCE OF THIS IN THE SENATE, IS TO RESIST PARITY WHEN IT COMES TO INCREASING FUNDING, EVEN FOR THESE PRIORITIES THAT WE SPELLED OUT BECAUSE IT WILL INCREASE THE DEFICIT, WHICH HAS BEEN GREATLY INCREASED BY THE TAX BILL. I WOULD SEE FOR SOME REMAINING IF EXISTING DEFICIT HAWKS YOU MIGHT HAVE THAT CONCERN. . LET ME ADD IF THERE WERE NOT ONE DREAMER IN AMERICA, AMERICA WOULD BE AT A LOSS. THESE YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE COME TO THIS COUNTRY WITH THEIR PARENTS. THEY HAVE MADE US SO PROUD WITH THEIR DILIGENCE AND ATTENDANCE IN SCHOOL, SERVICE IN THE MILITARY AND I HAVE HEARD FROM CHAMPIONS OF INDUSTRIES, MANY OF WHOM CELEBRATED THE PASSAGE OF THEIR TAX BILL SAYING THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IN OUR FIRM, THEY ARE STARS IN OUR EXAMINE. WHY DO WE NOT USE THEM AS AN EXCUSE TO FACE THE ARELATE THAT WE HAVE DOMESTIC RESPONSIBILITY. THAT THERE IS A PATH. OUR APPROPRIATORS ARE USED TO WORKING TOGETHER, THE LEADERSHIP HAS TO MAKE THESE DECISIONS AND THERE'S NO REASON WE SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO DO THIS BY TOMORROW, BY TOMORROW, AND THEN GIVE THE APPROPRIATORS THE TIME TO WRITE IT UP. BUT TO COME TO THOSE TERMS. LET'S TAKE A DEEP BREATH. LET'S UNDERSTAND OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. LET US WITHHOLD AS I HAVE DONE, SOME OF THE -- I CURB MY ENTHUSIASM BUT I HAVE HEARD CERTAIN THINGS DONE AND SAY HERE. I HAVEN'T BROUGHT THE PICTURE OF THE PRESIDENT AND THAT THE PRESIDENT SAID WE NEED A GOOD SHUTDOWN. IT DIDN'T CURB MY ENTHUSIASM IN THAT REGARD. BUT I DO SAY, WE HAVE MORE COMMON GROUND THAN IS REFLECTED IN HOW THIS HAS PROCEEDED. AND LET US FIND A BETTER COURSE SO WE CAN STAY ON THAT COURSE TO MEET OTHER CHALLENGES. GOD HAS BLESSED US WITH THE PRIVILEGE TO SERVE HERE. WE RESPECT EACH OTHER AND RESPECT THE PEOPLE WHO SENT US HERE. WE OWE THEM A LOT MORE THAN GOVERNMENT BEING SHUT DOWN. SO LET'S TAKE A PATH TO OPEN IT UP AND UNDERSTANDING THAT IT WILL INVOLVE COMPROMISE AND PARTISANSHIP AND TRANSPARENCY AND IN A WAY THAT BRINGS UNITY TO OUR COUNTRY. THINK -- I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE SUBSCRIBE TO. I CALL UPON OUR COLLEAGUES TO JOIN US INSIGHTING DOWN. AND I CALL UPON THE SPEAKER TO BRING SOME LEGISLATION TO THE FLOOR THAT WILL DO THIS AND WHICH WOULD HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. WITH THAT, I THANK MY COLLEAGUES FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND I YIELD BACK.

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                      • 06:18:14 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                      • 06:18:22 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. NEW…

                        I WOULD LIKE TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. NEW HOUSE.

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                      • 06:18:30 PM

                        MR. NEWHOUSE

                        I THANK THE GOOD GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. IN THIS MOST INTERESTING DEBATE…

                        I THANK THE GOOD GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. IN THIS MOST INTERESTING DEBATE ON THE RULE THAT I HAVE EVER SEEN, I RISE IN SUPPORT OF RESTORING A FULLY FUNCTIONING FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. I ALONG WITH MOST OF MY COLLEAGUES SUPPORT THE RESOLUTION, KEEPING FUNDING OUR MILITARY, RE-AUTHORIZING THE CHILDREN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. AND FULLY FUNDING CHIP AGAINST GIVING CERTAINTY TO THE MORE THAN 60,000 LOW-INCOME CHILDREN IN MY OWN STATE OF WASHINGTON. OUR MILITARY PROFESSIONALS ARE WORKING TO REDUCE THE IMPACTS TO NATIONAL SECURITY DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. SECRETARY MATTIS HAS GIVEN GUIDANCE SAYING STEADY AS SHE GOES, HOLD THE LINE. STAY ALERT. HIS HE MESSAGE SPEAKS TO THE PROFESSIONALISM OF OUR TROOPS. THEY DESERVE THEIR PAY. AND NO WAY SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT SERVE US. IN MY DISTRICT, IMPORTANT WORK LIKE THE HANFORD CLEAN UP -- 15 SECONDS.

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                      • 06:19:54 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 06:19:55 PM

                        MR. NEWHOUSE

                        AS MANY FRUSTRATED AS THE SUPPORTER OF THE PRESIDENT'S CALL FOR CONGRESS…

                        AS MANY FRUSTRATED AS THE SUPPORTER OF THE PRESIDENT'S CALL FOR CONGRESS TO ACT TO WORK ON A BIPARTISAN SOLUTION ON DACA, LET'S RE-OPEN THE GOVERNMENT AND CONTINUE OUR NEGOTIATIONS AND I YIELD BACK.

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                      • 06:20:13 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM FLORIDA.

                      • 06:20:22 PM

                        MS. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ

                        YOU KNOW, WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING TODAY ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS A…

                        YOU KNOW, WHAT WE ARE WITNESSING TODAY ON THE ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS A COMPLETE FAILURE BY THE MAJORITY. FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER WE WILL HAVE A COMPLETE SHUTDOWN AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WILL RISK BEING SENT HOME AND LOSING PAY. NOT A. INSTEAD OF COVERAGE, THEY HAVE BEEN FOCUSED ON TAKING IT AWAY. FOCUSED ON AMERICA'S MIDDLE CLASS THEY PASSED A HUGE TAX SCAM THAT EXPLODES THE DEFICIENT SIT AND WE HAVE ANOTHER SHORT SIDED BAND-AID AND THE BUDGET SHUTDOWN, OUR COLLEAGUES HAVE BEEN READING. BECAUSE IT DID NOT FACE THE TEST IN ANY CORNER THAT REPUBLICANS CARE ANYTHING ABOUT PEOPLE'S HEALTH CARE. PLEASE GIVE ME A BREAK. END THE TRUM SHUTDOWN. AMERICANS DESERVE AT LEAST THAT MUCH FROM THIS BODY.

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                      • 06:21:37 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS WITH 1/2 MINUTES.

                      • 06:21:41 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA.

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                        MR. MESSER

                        THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IS PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT THE U.S. SENATE IS BROKEN.…

                        THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IS PROVING ONCE AGAIN THAT THE U.S. SENATE IS BROKEN. THE HOUSE DID ITS JOB AND VOTED TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. NOW BOTH REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE NEED TO DO THEIR JOB, TOO. UNFORTUNATELY BECAUSE OF THE FILIBUSTER, IT IS BEING GOVERNED BY A LIBERAL MINORITY AND SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. IF THEY DON'T WANT TO DO THEIR JOBS, WE NEED TO MOVE ON WITHOUT THEM. IT IS TIME TO END THE FILIBUSTER IN THE U.S. SENATE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DEMAND IT. THE SENATE NEEDS TO CHANGE ITS RULES. IF THERE WAS NO FILIBUSTER, THIS SHUTDOWN WOULD BE OVER. SO LET'S STOP THE POLITICAL GAMES, END THE FILIBUSTER, OPEN THE GOVERNMENT AND PUT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BACK IN CHARGE. THANK YOU.

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                      • 06:22:51 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR.…

                        I'M PLEASED TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON, MR. SMITH.

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                      • 06:22:59 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE. THE HOUSE WILL…

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM WASHINGTON IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE. THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                      • 06:23:10 PM

                        MR. SMITH

                        I HAVE AN ENORMOUS RESPECT FOR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES…

                        I HAVE AN ENORMOUS RESPECT FOR THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE. BUT BACK IN SEPTEMBER, HE AND A MAJORITY OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE REPUBLICANS VOTED AGAINST THE C.R. IN SEPTEMBER, FOUR MONTHS AGO. WHY? HE SAID THE C.R. IS DEVASTATING FOR OUR MILITARY AND WORST POSSIBLE THING. FOUR MONTHS AGO HE SAID THAT. AND NOW HE SAYS THAT WE SHOULD VOTE FOR A C.R. BUT THINK ABOUT IT. UNLESS THAT VOTE BACK IN SEPTEMBER WAS SIMPLY HOLLOW AND HYPOCRITICAL, HE WAS PREPARED TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IN SEPTEMBER RATHER THAN CONTINUE TO FUND OUR MILITARY AND THE REST OF THE GOVERNMENT WITH THE C.R. HE WAS RIGHT IN SEPTEMBER. BUT IT TOOK DEMOCRATS TO ACTUALLY HAVE THE COURAGE OF THAT CONVICTION TO SAY NO, WE AREN'T GOING TO CONTINUE TO GUT THE MILITARY, DRIP BY DRIP BY DRIP, C.R. BY C.R. PASS APPROPRIATIONS BILLS. THAT'S WHY WE ARE DOING THIS. FIVE REPUBLICAN SENATORS VOTED AGAINST THE HOUSE BILL. IT IS NOT A FILIBUSTER. THEY DON'T HAVE 50 VOTES IN THE SENATE. MAC THORNBERRY WAS RIGHT IN SEPTEMBER. A C.R. IS TERRIBLE. DON'T SUPPORT THE C.R. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN

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                      • 06:24:37 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE C.R. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                        MR. SESSIONS

                        MAC THORNBERRY IS RIGHT, MR. SPEAKER. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES…

                        MAC THORNBERRY IS RIGHT, MR. SPEAKER. THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ARMED SERVICES COMMITTEE CARES VERY MUCH ABOUT THE MEN AND WOMEN NOT ONLY OF THE MILITARY WHERE MY SON SERVES IN THE PEARL HARBOR AND I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

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                      • 06:25:03 PM

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                      • 06:25:06 PM

                        MR. THRNBERRY

                        I HAVE CONSISTENTLY SAID AND CONTINUE TO SAY THAT EVERY DAY UNDER A…

                        I HAVE CONSISTENTLY SAID AND CONTINUE TO SAY THAT EVERY DAY UNDER A CONTINUING RESOLUTION DOES DAMAGE TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. THERE IS NO QUESTION ABOUT IT. I HAVE ALSO SAID TODAY THAT A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DOES MORE DAMAGE TO THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE ONE OTHER POINT. I THINK WE CAN VM DEBATES ABOUT THE PROPER LEVEL AND THE PROPER WAY TO FUND THE MILITARY. BUT WHAT IS COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE IS TO HOLD THE UNITED STATES MILITARY HOSTAGE FOR SOME OTHER POLITICAL AGENDA HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THEM. AND THAT'S WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON. MR. SPEAKER, THIS HOUSE PASSED A DEFENSE APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THE FULL YEAR BACK BEFORE OCTOBER 1. THAT NEEDS TO PASS NOW. GET THE MILITARY OUT OF THIS POLITICAL DRAMA AND SENT THEM FREE.

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                      • 06:26:30 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK, WITH TWO…

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK, WITH TWO MINUTES.

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                      • 06:26:36 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA, MR.…

                        MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA, MR. PRICE.

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                      • 06:26:42 PM

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                      • 06:26:47 PM

                        MR. PRICE

                        INTO THE FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT A BUDGET. REPUBLICANS ARE LUNCHING ANOTHER…

                        INTO THE FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT A BUDGET. REPUBLICANS ARE LUNCHING ANOTHER MONTH WITH NO RESOLUTION IN SIGHT AND NO COMMITMENT TO ADDRESS CRITICAL INVESTMENTS. DEMOCRATS WILL NOT BE A PARTY OF FURTHER DELAY. AND THERE IS NOT A GREAT MYSTERY OF HOW TO DEAL WITH IT. WE HAVE DONE IT EACH OF THE LAST FOUR YEARS. WE MUST HAVE A YEAR-LONG BUDGET IN PLACE WITH A BUDGET TORE ADDRESS THE APPROPRIATION BILLS. AND THEY HAVE BEEN WILLING TO ADDRESS THIS FOR AT LEAST SIX MONTHS. REPUBLICAN PARTY NEEDS TO CONCLUDE A BUDGET AGREEMENT ACROSS THE AISLE. WE MUST BE THE 800,000 YOUNG PEOPLE BROUGHT HERE AS CHILDREN AND KNOWN NO OTHER COUNTRY. PRESIDENT TRUMP CREATED A CRISIS IN REMOVING THE DREAMERS' PROTECTION. HE ASKED CONGRESS TO DEVISE A SOLUTION. THEY ARE DANGEROUSLY EXPOSED.

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                      • 06:28:06 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                      • 06:28:09 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I WOULD RESERVE TO CLOSE.

                      • 06:28:12 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME.

                      • 06:28:15 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        LET ME INQUIRE OF MY COLLEAGUE IF HE HAS FURTHER SPEAKERS. I DON'T HAVE…

                        LET ME INQUIRE OF MY COLLEAGUE IF HE HAS FURTHER SPEAKERS. I DON'T HAVE ANY.

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                      • 06:28:20 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        I RESERVE TO MAKE MY TIME AND RESERVE.

                      • 06:28:27 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS THE FIFTH REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN IN THE LAST 0 YEARS AND…

                        MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS THE FIFTH REPUBLICAN SHUTDOWN IN THE LAST 0 YEARS AND FIRST SHUTDOWN IN WHEN ONE PARTY HELD THE HOUSE, SENATE AND WHITE HOUSE. AND DURING THE 2013 SHUTDOWN, THE ECONOMY LOST 1.5 BILLION A DAY AND I'M SURE IT IS EVEN MORE NOW. WE NEED TO WORK ACROSS THE AISLE AND THE MAJORITY NEEDS TO WORK WITH US AND LET'S SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. I URGE A NO VOTE ON THE PREVIOUS VOTE AND THE RULE. AND I YIELD BACK.

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                      • 06:29:04 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS.

                      • 06:29:06 PM

                        MR. SESSIONS

                        MR. SPEAKER, WE KNOW WHY WE ARE HERE. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE REPUBLICANS…

                        MR. SPEAKER, WE KNOW WHY WE ARE HERE. WE ARE HERE BECAUSE REPUBLICANS RESPECTFULLY PASSED A BILL THAT RESPONSIBLY TOOK ITEMS BEFORE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND ANSWERED THE QUESTION. WE ANSWERED THE QUESTION ABOUT FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT. WE ANSWERED THE QUESTION ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. WE NADE SURE THAT WE DID NOT HAVE A TAX ON MEDICAL DEVICES THAT HURT SO MANY PEOPLE AND SENIORS. WE MADE SURE WE DELAYED FOR YET ANOTHER YEAR THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS THAT WOULD BE MOSTLY ON UNION WORKERS' PAYCHECKS REALT RELATED TO THE CADILLAC PLAN. WE SAID WE ARE GOING TO DELAY $70 INSURANCE TAX THAT WOULD BE ON EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN. MR. SPEAKER, THE REPUBLICANS DID THIS BECAUSE WE CONSIDERED THIS TO BE THE RITE THING TO DO. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS WE PASSED OUR BILL BECAUSE WE CONVINCED OUR BODY THAT IT WAS IMPORTANT TORE AVOID SHUTTING DOWN THE GOVERNMENT. WE VOTED YES. WE VOTED YES. IT WAS REAL SIMPLE. EITHER YES OR NO. MR. SCHUMER, MAKE SURE THAT THEY ANSWER FROM THE SENATE WOULD BE NO. MR. SPEAKER, I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE DEEPLY BELIEVE NOT ONLY IN WHAT WE BELIEVE AND STAND GOING FOR THE UNITED STATES MILITARY. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS RULE AND I MOVE THE PREVIOUS QUESTION ON THE RESOLUTION.

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                      • 06:30:52 PM

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM RHODE ISLAND.

                      • 06:30:59 PM

                        MR. CICILLINE

                        PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY? HAS DEBATE CONCLUDED ON THE RULE?

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                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        ALL TIME FOR DWIGHT ON THE RULE HAS EXPIRED.

                      • 06:31:07 PM

                        MR. CICILLINE

                        IN LIGHT OF THAT, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R.…

                        IN LIGHT OF THAT, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, -- MAY I FIRN. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THROUGH TUESDAY THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN O THE GOVERNMENT WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY, RE-AUTHORIZES THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM AND OTHER CRITICAL HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS. ADDRESSES DREAMERS, AND PROVIDING ASSISTANCE TO AMERICANS IMPACTED BY NATURAL DISASTERS. I'M ASKING FOR UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING THIS BILL UP TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT. IF ALL THE CLAIMS MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES I'M ASKING FOR MADE ABOUT OPENING THE GOVERNMENT, HERE'S THE CHANCE.

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                      • 06:31:48 PM

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                        THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. UNDER CLINES CONSISTENTLY ISSUED BY…

                        THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. UNDER CLINES CONSISTENTLY ISSUED BY SUCCESSOR SPEAKERS AS RECORDED IN SECTION 956 OF THE HOUSE RULES AND MANUAL, THE CHAIR IS CONSTRAINED NOT TO ENTERTAIN REQUEST UNLESS IT'S BEEN CLEARED BY THE BIPARTISAN FLOOR AND COMMITTEE LEADERSHIPS. THE RULING TO DECIDE, THE GENTLEMAN IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. THE QUESTION IS ON ORDERING THE PREVIOUS QUESTION ON THE RESOLUTION. SO MANY AS ARE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT. THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK.

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                      • 06:32:22 PM

                        MS. SLAUGHTER

                        MR. SPEAKER, ON THAT I REQUEST THE YEAS AND NAYS.

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                        THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING A VOTE BY THE YEAS AND…

                        THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING A VOTE BY THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE. A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE ORDERED. MEMBERS WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES BY ELECTRONIC DEVICE. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 9 OF RULE 20, THE CHAIR WILL REDUCE TO FIVE MINUTES THE MINIMUM TIME FOR ANY ELECTRONIC VOTE ON THE QUESTION OF ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.] SLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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                        FROM NORTH DAKOTA, IT'S BOB.

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                        ON OUR INDEPENDENT LINE, IT IS BRIAN FROM EDEN RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.

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                        INDEPENDENT LINE, IT IS BRIAN FROM EDEN RAPIDS, MICHIGAN.

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                        THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL. IT'S EXTREMELY ANNOYING WATCHING THIS. IT'S…

                        THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL. IT'S EXTREMELY ANNOYING WATCHING THIS. IT'S POLITICAL THEATER. IT LOOKS LIKE A REALITY TV SHOW. THEY ARE ARGUING ABOUT THESE SOCIAL ISSUES BUT THEY ARE ALL PAID FOR BY THE SAME CORPORATIONS, THEY ARE PUTTING ON A NICE SHOW FOR US. I'VE ABOUT HAD WITH IT THESE PEOPLE. THEY ARE ALL MILLIONAIRES, THEY WILL BE ON THE BOARD OF SOME CORPORATION WHEN THEY RETIRE. THIS IS WHAT WE GET. WE GET THIS LITTLE BACK AND FORTH, THIS BS, IF I CAN SAY THAT ON THE AIR AND I'VE HAD ABOUT IT AND I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE HAD IT AND THAT'S WHY CONGRESS HAS A 19% APPROVAL RATING. IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT PRESIDENT IS IN THERE, THEY WILL HAVE A HORRIBLE APPROVAL RATING. EVERYONE KNOWS IT'S A SHAM. IT'S ALL FOR THE CORPORATIONS, THEY ARE BOUGHT AND SOLD. I KNOW THIS SOUNDS LIKE RHETORIC. BUT, I MEAN, IT IS RHETORIC, BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT? IT'S TRUE. JUST LOOK AT HISTORY. LOOK AT -- LOOK AT EVERYTHING THIS WHOLE THING IS A SHAM AND I'M ABSOLUTELY SICK OF IT AND WHAT WE'RE SEEING RIGHT NOW IS JUST REALITY TV. AND THANKS FOR TAKING MY CALL.

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                        YOU BET. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT. NOW 18.5…

                        YOU BET. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT, FRIDAY NIGHT. NOW 18.5 HOURS IN. YOUR REACTION TO THE SHUT DOWN, TO WHAT CONGRESS IS DOING OR NOT DOING DEPENDING ON YOUR VIEW. 202-748-8920 FOR DEMOCRATS, 202-748-8921 FOR REPUBLICANS AND ALL OTHERS, 202-748-8922. IF YOU'RE A FEDERAL WORKER, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. WE'VE BEEN HEARING FROM THEATER WORKERS THROUGHOUT THE DAY. THE HOUSE IS TAKING UP A RULE VOTE. ANY TIME THE BILL IS INTRODUCED FROM NOW THROUGH NEXT MONDAY, JANUARY 29TH. THERE IS NOTHING SPECIFIC ON THE TABLE. THIS JUST OPENS THE DOOR FOR THE HOUSE GIVING THEM THE ABILITY TO DO THAT. OVER IN THE SENATE, MEANWHILE, A COUPLE OF UPDATES. THE SENATE IS IN SESSION. YOU CAN FOLLOW THAT ON C-SPAN-2. PHIL MATTINGLY WITH CNN TWEETING ABOUT OFF THE FLOOR MEETINGS SAYING ON A DAY WHERE LITTLE SUBSTANTIVE HAS HAPPENED, GRAHAM AND -- ARE CURRENTLY GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN McCONNELL AND SCHUMER'S OFFICE. WHEN ASKED IF THERE WAS ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR HIS PROPOSAL TO DO THE GRAHAM, HE SAID THEY ARE HOPING THAT'S THE CASE. AFTER SHUFFLING BACK AND FORTH FROM McCONNELL AND SCHUMER'S OFFICE HE EMERGED SAYING WE'RE GOING TO DINNER TO GET AWAY FROM YOU ALL TALKING TO REPORTERS. THIS IS KIRBY NEXT IN LIBERTY, INDIANA, THE REPUBLICAN LINE.

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                        YES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M GETTING TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS…

                        YES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M GETTING TIRED OF THE DEMOCRATS PLAYING POLITICS HERE. THEY ARE JUST STONEWALLING THIS CONGRESS AND SENATE AND I THINK IT'S ABOUT TIME THE PEOPLE RISE UP AND START VOTING SOME OF THESE PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE. IT'S KIND OF A SHAM ANYMORE, SO THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M A FIRST TIME WATCHER. THIS IS PRETTY COOL WATCHING. THANK YOU, HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

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                        WE GO TO HAWAII NEXT AND HEAR FROM MARGARET ON OUR DEMOCRAT'S LINE. HI.

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                        HI. THE REASON I'M CALLING, THIS IS SUCH A -- THEY SHOULD GET THEIR ACT…

                        HI. THE REASON I'M CALLING, THIS IS SUCH A -- THEY SHOULD GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. I TEACH KINDERGARTEN AND NURSERY SCHOOL. I'VE BEEN PRAYING FOR THEM TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. AS YOU KNOW, AS LONG AS WE'VE GOT SOMEBODY TO TAKE CARE OF US BUT IT SEEMS LIKE THEY ARE NOT TAKING CARE OF US. THEY ARE JUST MINING THEIR OWN THINGS AND THEIR OWN STUFFS, BUT I HOPE AND PRAY THAT THESE TWO PARTIES, AND THE OTHER PARTIES, WILL ALL GET TOGETHER WITH THE PRESIDENT ALSO AN GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER. THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.

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                        CALL AND KEEPING TRACK OF OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER AND NEWS ON WHAT'S…

                        CALL AND KEEPING TRACK OF OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER AND NEWS ON WHAT'S AHEAD IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE. TWEETING OUT MOMENTS AGO, SUNDAY SESSION IN THE U.S. HOUSE SAYING THE THIRD VOTE IN THE SERIES IS FOR THE HOUSE TO RECONVENE TOMORROW AT 2:00 P.M. THERE YOU GO. THEY ARE BACK TOMORROW. HOUSE, LIVE COVERAGE HERE ON C-SPAN. IN THE SERIES IS SOUTH END, INDIANA, THE INDEPENDENT LINE. GO AHEAD.

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                        YEAH. MY THOUGHT IS, SOMEBODY SAID THIS, VERY WISELY BEFORE, LET'S VOTE…

                        YEAH. MY THOUGHT IS, SOMEBODY SAID THIS, VERY WISELY BEFORE, LET'S VOTE THESE BUMS OUT AND GET IN ALL NEW BUMS. THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT TO SAY.

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                        LET'S HEAR FROM JEFF ON THE GULF COAST, DEMOCRATS LINE.

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                        WANTING TO MENTION WE SHOULD BUILD THE WALL FIRST, AND THEN WORRY ABOUT…

                        WANTING TO MENTION WE SHOULD BUILD THE WALL FIRST, AND THEN WORRY ABOUT DACA. DACA CAN BE TALKED ABOUT LATER, AND ALSO, THIS MEMO THAT'S COMING OUT, THAT EVERYBODY IS READING IN THE SENATE EXCEPT FOR THE DEMOCRATS, IS VERY, VERY ALARMING ABOUT WHAT'S GOING TO BECOME OF THAT. IT SOUNDS LIKE A COOP, AND, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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                        THANKS, JEFF. HERE'S ORLYNN PARK, ILLINOIS, PAT IS ON THE REPUBLICAN LINE…

                        THANKS, JEFF. HERE'S ORLYNN PARK, ILLINOIS, PAT IS ON THE REPUBLICAN LINE THERE.

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                        HI, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M WATCHING EVERYTHING GOING ON HERE…

                        HI, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I'M WATCHING EVERYTHING GOING ON HERE AND I'M THE SON OF TWO IMMIGRANT PARENTS THAT CAME OVER HERE. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE DEMOCRATS START PUTTING THE AMERICAN CITIZENS FIRST. MY GRANDFATHER PASSED AWAY MY DAD WAS NOT ALLOWED TO GO BACK TO THE OLD COUNTRY OR HE WOULD LOSE HIS PLACE IN LINE FOR CITIZENSHIP. WE NEED TO HAVE AMERICAN CITIZENS COME FIRST, YES, WE'VE GOT TO FIX THE DACA ISSUE BUT THEY SHOULD BE VOTING FOR AMERICA AND AMERICAN CHILDREN FIRST. IT'S TIME FOR THE REPRESENTATIVES TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE, THE PEOPLE, VOTE THEM IN AND WE SHOULD BE REPRESENTED FIRST, YOU KNOW, WE WELCOME ALL IMMIGRANTS BECAUSE MY PARENTS WERE IMMIGRANTS HERE, BUT WE NEED TO PUT AMERICAN CITIZENS FIRST.

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                        WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR DAN TWEETING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S DAY,…

                        WHITE HOUSE SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR DAN TWEETING ABOUT THE PRESIDENT'S DAY, PRESIDENT TRUMP TALKS ON THE PHONE DURING THE OVAL OFFICE, IN THE OVAL OFFICE RECEIVING THE LATEST UPDATES FROM CAPITOL HILL ON NEGOTIATIONS TO END THE DEMOCRAT SHUTDOWN, THEIR TERM, THE PRESIDENT SPEND HIS TIME ALSO TWEETING ABOUT HIS FIRST ANNIVERSARY, HIS FIRST YEAR IN OFFICE, TODAY MARKS HIS FIRST YEAR, BEING INAUGURATED A YEAR AGO. HE SAYS UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS FOR OUR COUNTRY IN SO MANY WAYS SINCE THE ELECT. RECORD STOCK MARKET, STRONG ON MILITARY. CRIME, BORDERS AND ISIS. JUDICIAL STRENGTH IN NUMBERS LOWEST UNEMPLOYMENT FOR WOMEN IN ALL. MASSIVE TAX CUTS, INDIVIDUAL MANDATE AND SO MANY MORE. BIG 2018. FIRST OF TWO HOUSE VOTES, WE'RE GETTING YOUR CALLS AND THOUGHTS ON THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN AND WHERE THE HOUSE AND SENATE GO NEXT ON IT. NEXT IS DAVID FROM TUCSON, ARIZONA.

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                        YES, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. ONE OF THE CALLERS YOU HAD ON BEFORE…

                        YES, THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. ONE OF THE CALLERS YOU HAD ON BEFORE SAID THE SAME THING THAT I FEEL. I'M A TEACHER AND THESE REPRESENTATIVES SOUND JUST LIKE CHILDREN POINTING FINGERS AT ONE ANOTHER STANDING UP AND TAKING SIDE. THEY SHOULD BE SITTING DOWN SOMEWHERE TALKING AND THEY SHOULD BE IN A CONFERENCE ROOM TRYING TO WORK OUT THESE DIFFERENCES. IT'S REALLY KIND OF PATHETIC AND SAD TO SEE THESE ARE THE LEAPTTIVES WE'VE ELECTED -- THE REPRESENTATIVES WE'VE ELECTED. THOUGH NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB. THANK YOU.

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                        RUDY FROM CALIFORNIA, ON THE REPUBLICAN LINE.

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                        YES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO JUST LET THE…

                        YES. THANK YOU FOR TAKING MY CALL. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO JUST LET THE PUBLIC AND DEMOCRATS KNOW I'M ALSO THE SON OF TWO IMMIGRANTS. I MAKES ME SAD TO THINK THAT THE REASON THE MAJORITY OF IMMIGRANTS THAT COME TO THIS COUNTRY, ESPECIALLY FROM OUR COUNTRY IS DUE TO DRUGS, CARTELS, ILLEGAL -- THE REASON THEY COME HERE IS FOR A BETTER LIFE. AND IF WE DO NOT DO WHAT WE USUALLY DO, WHICH IS SECURE OUR BORDERS, SECURE OUR COUNTRY, THERE WOULDN'T BE A COUNTRY FOR PEOPLE TO COME HERE, TO WANT TO APPRECIATE THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY, WHICH WAS FORMED WITH ALL IMMIGRANTS. EVERYBODY THAT'S HERE IS AN IMMIGRANT. SO I WOULD JUST LIKE TO REMIND THE DEMOCRATS THE REASON THAT PEOPLE COME TO THIS COUNTRY IS FOR SECURITY, FOR FINANCIAL, YOU KNOW, STATUS, FANNED WE TAKE THAT AWAY AND JUST OPEN OUR BORDERS, IT WON'T BE THAT SAME SECURE COUNTRY THAT PEOPLE ARE GOING TO WANT TO COME TO. SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS. APPRECIATE YOU TAKING MY CALL.

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                        RUDY, YOU SAY YOUR MOM AND DAD ARE BOTH IMMIGRANTS. WHERE DID THEY…

                        RUDY, YOU SAY YOUR MOM AND DAD ARE BOTH IMMIGRANTS. WHERE DID THEY EMIGRATE FROM?

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                        MEXICO.

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                        US, LA PORTE, INDIANA, RON ON THE DEMOCRAT'S LINE.

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                        HELLO. RON, YOU'RE ON THE AIR, GO AHEAD.

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                        AND ROBBER BARONS, WIPED OUT THE INDIANS. WELL, YOU KNOW, BUT ANYWAY, THEY…

                        AND ROBBER BARONS, WIPED OUT THE INDIANS. WELL, YOU KNOW, BUT ANYWAY, THEY KIND OF WANT, OH, BOY, ANYWAY, LET ME THINK FOR A MINUTE. I'VE GOT TO FOCUS. THESE PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING, THEY ARE JUST TAKING WHAT THEY CAN, THEY SELL IT WHAT THEY CAN AND GET RID OF IT. AND IT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS, YOU KNOW. YOU'VE JUST GOT, YOU KNOW, DO IT. BUT I TELL YOU WHAT. IT'S COMING BACK IN KARMA, THAT'S ALL.

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                        OKAY. THAT'S RON IN INDIANA. A COUPLE MORE OF YOUR CALLS, THE VOTE WINDING…

                        OKAY. THAT'S RON IN INDIANA. A COUPLE MORE OF YOUR CALLS, THE VOTE WINDING DOWN. THE PREVIOUS QUESTION VOTE HERE, PROCEDURAL VOTE ESSENTIALLY, AHEAD OF WHAT THEY WILL DO NEXT, A FIVE MINUTE VOTE ON THE RULE. IT WILL ALLOW -- THE SAME WAY IT'S INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE SO THEY CAN ACT ON IT IMMEDIATELY. AS WE SAW A MOMENT AGO FROM THAT TWEET. THE HOUSE TOMORROW AT 2:00. NO WORD ON IF THERE IS ANY LEGISLATION TIED TO THAT RIGHT NOW IT DOESN'T APPEAR THAT WAY SO THEY WILL BE IN TOMORROW APPROVING THIS RULE NEXT, WOULD ALLOW THEM TO DO THAT. LET'S SEE IF WE CAN GET ONE OR TWO MORE CALLS. WE GO TO UTAH ON THE INDEPENDENT LINE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THE FIRST PERSON WHO CALLED HAD AN EXCELLENT IDEA. TO KEEP THESE GUYS IN THE SADDLE UNTIL THEY GET THE RESOLUTION. IF THEY HAVE TO SEND IN MRIs, GREAT. IF THEY HAVE TO GIVE THEM POTI BREAKS, GREAT. BUT HAVE THEM DO THEIR JOBS, AND GET THE WORK DONE THE WAY IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DONE. THE WAY WE VOTE THEM IN. AND ONE OTHER, JUST ONE OTHER LITTLE THOUGHT. MY FELLOW AMERICANS, MY GOSH, I LOVE AMERICA SO MUCH BUT WE'RE THE PEOPLE WHO VOTE THESE IDIOTS INTO PLACE SO WE CAN ONLY LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND SAY IT'S MY FAULT IF I'VE GOT AN IDIOT REPRESENTING ME. SO WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT WHO WE ELECT.

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                        RON IS NEXT, FROM MELBOURNE, FLORIDA, GO AHEAD, REPUBLICAN LINE.

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                        LET'S GET ONE MORE CALL ON OUR DEMOCRATS LINE IN ATLANTA. IT'S MARY.

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                        HI, MARY. I WAS LISTENING TO THE GENTLEMAN, I SEE HE WAS REALLY UPSET. I…

                        HI, MARY. I WAS LISTENING TO THE GENTLEMAN, I SEE HE WAS REALLY UPSET. I UNDERSTAND THAT. YOU KNOW, WHEN THEY DO SHUT THE GOVERNMENT DOWN, THEY DO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES, BUT ANYWAY, I WAS CALLING ABOUT THE DEMOCRATS. I AM STANDING WITH THEM IN THE FILIBUSTER BECAUSE THEY, I BELIEVE, ARE REALLY --

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                        THEY ARE WRAPPING UP THE FIRST VOTE, THANK YOU.

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                        THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION, THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE,…

                        THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE RESOLUTION, THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED, NO. THE CHAIR HAS IT. . SPEAKER, I REQUEST THE YEAS AND NAYS.

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                        THOSE FAVORING A VOTE FOR THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE. SNORD. THIS IS A…

                        THOSE FAVORING A VOTE FOR THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE. SNORD. THIS IS A FIVE-MINUTE VOTE [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. OF THE CLOSED-CAPTIONED COVERAGE OF THE HOUSE PROCEEDINGS FOR POLITICAL OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED BY THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.]

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                        THIS IS THE LAST RECORDED VOTE OF THE HOUSE. IT BEEN AN INTERESTING DAY,…

                        THIS IS THE LAST RECORDED VOTE OF THE HOUSE. IT BEEN AN INTERESTING DAY, WE THINK THE HOUSE WILL FINISH UP THEIR VOTE. THIS VOTE IS ON RULE 4 ALLOWING THE HOUSE TO TAKE UP LEGISLATION, THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION ON ANY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT MONDAY, THE 29TH. ANY TIME THAT IT'S INTRODUCED ON THE SAME DAY. IT'S CALL A SAME DAY RULE A FIVE-MINUTE VOTE HERE APPROVING THAT RULE AND WILL ALLOW THEM TO TAKE IT UP ON THE SAME DAY. A COUPLE OF NOTES ON THE HOUSE AN SENATE. THE HOUSE WILL BE IN TOMORROW AT 2:00 EASTERN. OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER ALSO KEEPING HIS EYE ON THE SENATE, AND TWEETING OUT THAT THE SENATE WILL HAVE A SUNDAY SESSION AS WELL. HOUSE COVERAGE HERE ON C-SPAN. 2:00 EASTERN TOMORROW. AND THE SENATE COVERAGE, NOT SURE YET WHEN THEY ARE STARTING ON SUNDAY. THAT WILL BE OVER ON C-SPAN 2. KEEP IN MIND WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR MORE OF YOUR REACTION THIS EVENING AND TOMORROW MORNING ON WASHINGTON JOURNAL LIVE. OF COURSE, ON C-SPAN AND C-SPAN RADIO STARTING AT 7:00 A.M. EASTERN. [CAPTIONS COPYRIGHT NATIONAL CABLE SATELLITE CORP 2017] [CAPTIONING PERFORMED BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS CAPTION CONTENT AND ACCURACY. VISIT NCICAP.ORG]

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                        RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER, IS…

                        RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER, IS LAID ON THE TABLE. WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS?

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                        ADJOURNS, IT ADJOURNS TO SUNDAY, JANUARY 21.

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                        CONVENING TIME, THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, OPPOSED NO, THE AYES HAVE IT. THE…

                        CONVENING TIME, THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE, OPPOSED NO, THE AYES HAVE IT. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND.

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                        ON THAT I ASK FOR ARRESTED ROED VOTE.

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                        RECORDED VOTE IS REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING ARRESTED RECORDED VOTE ARISE.…

                        RECORDED VOTE IS REQUESTED. THOSE FAVORING ARRESTED RECORDED VOTE ARISE. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. OF REPRESENTATIVES.] .

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                        THE HOUSE APPROVES THE SAME DAY RULE SO THEY ARE ALLOWING THEMSELVES THE…

                        THE HOUSE APPROVES THE SAME DAY RULE SO THEY ARE ALLOWING THEMSELVES THE ABILITY TO TAKE UP LEGISLATION, THE CONTINUE -- A CONTINUING RESOLUTION ANY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT MONDAY. THEY APPROVED THAT. THIS FINAL PROCEDURAL VOTE ESSENTIALLY SETS THE CONVENING TIME FOR TOMORROW. IF THEY APPROVE THEY WILL BE IN TOMORROW AT 2:00 EASTERN. ALSO, THE SENATE, WE UNDERSTAND FROM OUR CAPITOL HILL PRODUCER CRAIG KAPLIN, SENATOR McCONNELL SAYING THE SESSION WILL BE IN TOMORROW AS WELL THE SENATE IN SESSION AT THIS HOUR AND YOU CAN FOLLOW THAT DEBATE IN SPEECHES OVER ON C-SPAN 2.

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                        THE HOUSE VOTING ON THE STARTING TIME FOR SUNDAY'S SESSION, 2:00 EASTERN.…

                        THE HOUSE VOTING ON THE STARTING TIME FOR SUNDAY'S SESSION, 2:00 EASTERN. THIS IS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. THEY HAVE APPROVED THE SAME DAY RULE ALLOWING THEM TO TAKE UP THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION ANY DAY BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT MONDAY, JANUARY 29. IT WAS A LONG SESSION OF DEBATE ON THAT RULE. 2 1/2 HOURS OR SO, INTERRUPTED BY THIS AND BY THAT. WE'RE GOING TO SHOW YOU A LITTLE BIT OF THAT DEBATE. AS MUCH AS WE CAN, ANYWAY, DURING THIS 15-MINUTE VOTE.

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                        SHUTDOWNS HAVE IMPLICATIONS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT…

                        SHUTDOWNS HAVE IMPLICATIONS ON SO MANY DIFFERENT AREAS, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO OUR MILITARY. ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL WILL COME TO WORK BUT THEY CAN'T BE PAID. CRITICAL MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS AND TRAINING THAT ARE NOT DIRECTLY RELATED ONGOING MILITARY OPERATIONS ARE FORCED TO STOP. ALL BECAUSE OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. MR. SPEAKER, THE GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL IN QUESTION ALSO INCLUDES SIX YEARS OF FUNDING FOR THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. KNOWN AS ALL KIDS IN ALABAMA BUT MINORITY LEADER PELOSI RECENTLY SAID THAT THE EFFORTS TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT AND FUND IT -- [INDISTINGUISHABLE VOICES INTERRUPTING]

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                        THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN DESERVES TO BE HEARD.

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                        THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME. THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME WITH ONE MINUTE…

                        THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME. THE GENTLEMAN MAY RESUME WITH ONE MINUTE REMAINING.

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                        EFFORTS TO FUND

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                        COVERAGE. DOPT. ACCORDINGLY, THE HOUSE STANDS

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                      Total Hours: 1217 (After 507 days)
                      • Debate575 Hours
                      • Special Orders249 Hours
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