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House Session - January 22, 2018
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Following a vote to reopen the federal government, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) engaged in a colloquy about the schedule for the coming weeks. Both emphasized the limited time for negotiations on defense funding and immigration reform.

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  • 12:00:17 PM

    The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

    • 12:00:18 PM

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      THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. LET US PRAY. WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US…

      THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. LET US PRAY. WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER DAY. BLESS THE MEMBEF THE PEOPHOUSE. E UERDING THAT IT IS EIR WO TO DEVELOP THE ATEGIES ANDE ANS FOR ACHIEVING THOSE GOA AND THE UNDSTANDINGT IT IS THEIR USTOW AT YOUR SPIRIT IS WITH THEM ITHEIR WORK. GRACE TS ASSEMBL WITH THE RESOL TBE FAITHUL INTS TAPONBLE IN ITS ACTIS AN TO SERVING A NATION WHICH SO MANY HOPE WILL LIVE BEYOND THE CURRENT DIFFICULTIES INTO AN EVEN AND EVER GREATER REALIZATION OF BOTH JUSTICE AND FREEDOM. MAY ALL THAT IS DONE TODAY BE FOR YOUR GREATER HONOR AND GLORY, AMEN.

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    • 12:00:27 PM

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

      • 12:01:40 PM

        THE SPEAKER

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

        THE CHAIR HAS EXAMINED THE JOURNAL OF THE LAST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS AND ANNOUNCES TO THE HOUSE HIS APPROVAL THEREOF. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 1 OF RULE 1, THE JOURNAL STANDS APPROVED. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM OHIO, MR. WENSTRUP.

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    • 12:01:44 PM

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

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      PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

      • 12:01:57 PM

        MR. WENSTRUP

        BLAGOJEVICH AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD,…

        BLAGOJEVICH AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

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    • 12:02:04 PM

      ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

      The House proceeded with one minute speeches, which by direction of the Chair, would be limited to 20 per side of the aisle.

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        THE SPEAKER

        THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN UP 20 REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES ON EACH…

        THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN UP 20 REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES ON EACH SIDE OF THE AISLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

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

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        THE SPEAKER

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

      • 12:02:27 PM

        MR. POE

        MR. SPEAKER, MEMBERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN ACCESS TO A TOP SECRET MEMO BY THE…

        MR. SPEAKER, MEMBERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN ACCESS TO A TOP SECRET MEMO BY THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE REGARDING THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT. THE MEMO IS DISTURBING. MR. SPEAKER, FOR YEARS I HAVE WORKED TO REIGN IN YEARS I HAVE WORKED TO REIGN IN FISA'S ABUSE OF AMERICANS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. THE MEMO ALONG WITH SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE DECLASSIFIED. DESPITE THE SHUTDOWN, THE PROCESS TO RELEASE THIS DOCUMENT TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA HAS BEGUN. THERE IS ALSO AN OVERCLASSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS BY GOVERNMENT. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH NATIONAL SECURITY. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE MEDIA MUST SEE WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING IN SECRET WITHOUT AMERICA'S KNOWLEDGE. THE MEMO IS PROOF THAT GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE TRUSTED. IN THE WORDS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, EDUCATE AND INFORM THE WHOLE MASS OF PEOPLE. THEY ARE THE ONLY SURE RELIANCE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF OUR LIBERTY. MR. SPEAKER, THE MEMO SHOWS THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA OUR FOREFATHERS ENVISIONED. THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS. I YIELD BACK.

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      • 12:03:34 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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      • 12:03:38 PM

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        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 12:03:50 PM

        MS. JACKSON LEE

        MR. SPEAKER, DAY THREE OF THIS SHUT DOWN THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL…

        MR. SPEAKER, DAY THREE OF THIS SHUT DOWN THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES NOT WORKING, THE LEADER OF THE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE HAS MOVED WITH SOME OFFER THAT WOULD HOPEFULLY BE SOMETHING TO START WITH. BUT I APPLAUD THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP IN THE OTHER BODY BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN FOCUSING ON WHAT WE WANT AND THAT IS PARITY. NATIONAL SECURITY PARITY FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE AND FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CLINICS AND VETERANS. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE IMPLODED THIS, OF COURSE, IS THE PRESIDENT AND HIS STAFF, WITH VULGARITY AND THEN BREAKING UP A DEAL ON LAST FRIDAY. SO IF WE'RE SERIOUS, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO WORK ON WHAT THE ISSUES ARE. AND THAT IS DOMESTIC SPENDING TO HAVE PARITY TO ENSURE THAT THE FAMILIES OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE LIKEWISE PROVIDED FOR. I SUPPORT THE NATIONAL SECURITY NEEDS OF THIS NATION AS A HOMELAND SECURITY MEMBER FOR -- SINCE THE TRAGEDY AND HEINOUS TERRORIST ACT OF 9/11, BUT I BELIEVE NATIONAL SECURITY GOES WITH PROVIDING FOR THEIR FAMILIES. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO THAT AND PROVIDE FOR INNOCENT DREAMERS WHO HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT COME TO THIS COUNTRY TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. I HAVE A UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK --

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      • 12:05:16 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

      • 12:05:18 PM

        MS. JACKSON LEE

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

        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUT DOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY OPEN AND REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WITH A CLEAN C.R. WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO THE PARITY AND ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES SO THAT WE CAN END THE TRUMP SHUT DOWN.

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      • 12:05:43 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THAT MEASURE WOULD…

        A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THAT MEASURE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE RECEIVED CLEARANCE BY THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY FLOOR AND COMMITTEE LEADERSHIPS. THE CHAIR IS UNAWARE OF SUCH CLEARANCE. THEREFORE THE CHAIR CANNOT ENTERTAIN THAT REQUEST AT THIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 12:06:00 PM

        MR. THOMPSON

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

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

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      • 12:06:04 PM

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 12:06:06 PM

        MR. THOMPSON

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS THREE-DAY SENATE DEMOCRAT SHUT DOWN IS WRONG.…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS THREE-DAY SENATE DEMOCRAT SHUT DOWN IS WRONG. AND IT IS TIME FOR THE SENATE DEMOCRATS TO DO THEIR JOBS. THEY VOTED AGAINST A NONCONTROVERSIAL CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT FULLY FUNDED THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR SIX YEARS. THIS IS PERPLEXING BECAUSE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS NEARLY EVERY DEMOCRAT HAS CITED CHIP AS ONE OF THEIR MOST IMPORTANT PRIORITIES. BUT APPARENTLY IT ISN'T MORE IMPORTANT THAN PLAYING POLITICS. SENATE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED AGAINST PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TO NINE MILLION VULNERABLE CHILDREN NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE CHIP PROGRAM IN PENNSYLVANIA IN FISCAL YEAR 2016 WAS 342,268 CHILDREN. THAT MEANS THAT 12.8% OF CHILDREN IN PENNSYLVANIA ARE AT RISK OF LOSING HEALTH CARE BECAUSE OF SENATE DEMOCRATS PLAYING PARTISAN POLITICS. PUTTING POLITICS BEFORE THE WELL-BEING OF KIDS LIVING IN POVERTY AND FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED HOMES IS FLAT OUT WRONG. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE TO CALL ON THE SENATORS WHO HAVE BEEN BLOCKING FUNDING THE CHIP -- CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM TO OPEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. MR. SPEAKER, NOBODY BENEFITS FROM THE POLITICS OF A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, AND MILLION OF CHILDREN ARE BEING HURT.

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      • 12:07:20 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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      • 12:07:23 PM

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        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 12:07:29 PM

        MR. BLUMENAUER

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I SHARE THE FRUSTRATION OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHO…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I SHARE THE FRUSTRATION OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHO OVERWHELMING SUPPORT PROTECTING YOUNG DREAMERS, AUTHORIZING THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH PROGRAM, AND THE COMMUNITY HEALTH SEPTEMBERERS THAT SERVE THEM. -- CENTERS THAT SERVE THEM. FUNDING GOVERNMENT LONG TERM NOT WEEK-TO-WEEK. PART OF THE SOLUTION IS OBVIOUS, DONALD TRUMP SHOULD NOT BE IN THE NEGOTIATIONS. IN PART BECAUSE HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITIES. IT APPEARS HE DOESN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THE BASICS. HE FREQUENTLY CHANGES HIS MIND. AGREEING WITH WHAT HE LAST SAW ON FOX NEWS OR HEARD FROM THE LAST PERSON HE TALKED TO. THE WEEKEND NEWS WAS FILLED WITH ACCOUNTS OF HIS CONFUSION AND HOW DESTRUCTIVE HIS PARTICIPATION HAS BEEN. ACKNOWLEDGED BY REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ALIKE EVEN FRUSTRATING ITS OWN STAFF. MAYBE IT'S TIME TO IGNORE DONALD TRUMP AND HIS TWEETS. SEND HIM LOTS OF CHEESEBURGERS AND KEEP THIS NEWS OFF FOX WITHOUT TRUMP'S PARMINGS PARTICIPATION WE'LL REACH A BERT SOLUTION AND WE WILL DO IT FASTER. -- BETTER SOLUTION AND WE'LL TALKED TO. THE DO IT FASTER.

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      • 12:08:37 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        MR. WILSON

        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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      • 12:08:44 PM

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 12:08:46 PM

        MR. WILSON

        MR. SPEAKER, THIS WEEKEND SOUTH CAROLINIANS SAW THE DAMAGING IMPACTS OF…

        MR. SPEAKER, THIS WEEKEND SOUTH CAROLINIANS SAW THE DAMAGING IMPACTS OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. 2,200 SERVICE MEMBERS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD WHO HAD DRILLS SCHEDULED WERE FORCED TO GO HOME AFTER DRIVING ACROSS TO THE STATE FROM ALL OVER THE SOUTHEAST. I KNOW FIRSTHAND AS A DISRUPTION AS A GUARD VETERAN MYSELF AND GRATEFUL DAD OF THREE SONS WHO SERVED IN THE GUARD OVERSEAS. 70 SOLDIERS OPERATING ON ACTIVE DUTY, OPERATIONAL SUPPORT ORDERS, HAD THEIR ORDERS TERMINATED AND WILL NO LONGER HAVE INSURANCE OR INCOME AS OF TODAY. APPROXIMATELY 750 FEDERAL TECHNICIANS WHO HANDLE MECHANICS FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD WILL BE LAID OFF TODAY. THIS IS NOT ONLY DEVASTATING TO FAMILIES, IT WILL NEGATIVELY IMPACT READINESS OF OUR FORCES WHICH I RECOGNIZE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE READINESS SUBCOMMITTEE. THE GUARD HAS 80 SOLDIERS WHO WERE PLANNING TO ATTEND NECESSARY TRAINING THIS WEEKEND, BUT THOSIS DRILLS HAVE BEEN CANCELED, RESULTING IN SOLDIERS NOT BEING QUALIFIED FOR ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION DUE TO MISSING TRAINING. THIS IS A SAD EXAMPLE OF JUST THE IMPACT ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA GUARD MEMBERS. SENATE DEMOCRATS NEED TO STOP HOLDING MILITARY FUNDING HOSTAGE. IN CONCLUSION, GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND WE'LL NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11 AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.

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      • 12:09:54 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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      • 12:09:58 PM

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

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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        DAY OF THIS RECKLESS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, I RISE TO URGE MY COLLEAGUES ON…

        DAY OF THIS RECKLESS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, I RISE TO URGE MY COLLEAGUES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE TO FIND COMMON GROUND AND END THIS GRIDLOCK. FAMILIES IN ARIZONA AND AMERICA ARE HURTING. IT'S PAST TIME FOR CONGRESS TO COME TOGETHER TO BOOST OILER MILITARY. WE -- BOOST OUR MILITARY. WE MUST RE-AUTHORIZE FUNDING FOR CHILDREN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, AND THE DIABETES PROGRAM FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES AND MANY OTHERS. MR. SPEAKER, I CAN'T GO BACK TO BUSINESS -- WE CAN'T GO BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL AND CONTINUE TO FUND OUR MILITARY A FEW WEEKS AT A TIME. SECOND MATTIS AND OUR MILITARY LEADERS HAVE BEEN -- SECRETARY MATTIS AND OUR MILITARY LEADERS HAVE BEEN CLEAR ABOUT THE DIRE IMPACTS OF THE CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS ON OUR NATIONAL SECURITY TIME AND TIME AGAIN THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR. MR. O'HALLERAN: WE'RE FACING INCREASING GLOBAL THREATS.

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      • 12:10:55 PM

        MR. O'HALLERAN

        MR. O'HALLERAN: WE'RE FACING INCREASING GLOBAL THREATS. WE CANNOT…

        MR. O'HALLERAN: WE'RE FACING INCREASING GLOBAL THREATS. WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND OUR DEFENSE LEADERS AND OUR TROOPS BY REFUSING TO WORK TOGETHER. WE'RE HERE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. FOR OUR BRAVE SERVICE MEMBERS AND FAMILIES ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES, LET'S GET THE JOB DONE. I YIELD BACK.

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      • 12:11:13 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA SEEK RECOGNITION? A IDENTIFIED' LIKE TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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      • 12:11:22 PM

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 12:11:23 PM

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        MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING HIS. THE HOUSE…

        MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING HIS. THE HOUSE HAS PASSED A SPENDING BILL THAT KEEPS THE GOVERNMENT OPENED, FUNDS OUR MILITARY, AND HELPS PROTECT HEALTH CARE FOR MILLIONS OF LOW-INCOME CHILDREN. SENATE DEMOCRATS ONLY WANT TO OBSTRUCT PRESIDENT TRUMP. THEY ARE OPPOSED TO A MILL THAT HAS EVERYTHING IN IT THAT THEY ARE NOT OPPOSED TO, BUT THEY HOLD OUT FOR MORE, WHY?

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      • 12:12:22 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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      • 12:12:26 PM

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        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 MY REMARKS.

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 12:12:35 PM

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        MR. SPEAKER, THIS SHUT DOWN IS AN UNNECESSARY SELF-CREATED CRISIS DRIVEN…

        MR. SPEAKER, THIS SHUT DOWN IS AN UNNECESSARY SELF-CREATED CRISIS DRIVEN BY AN UNWILLINGNESS TO COMPROMISE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER.

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      • 12:12:44 PM

        MR. SHA RAIDER

        THERE ARE --

      • 12:12:47 PM

        MR. SCHNEIDER

        THERE ARE SOLUTIONS THAT RESPONSIBLY FUND OUR GOVERNMENT AND CHILDREN'S…

        THERE ARE SOLUTIONS THAT RESPONSIBLY FUND OUR GOVERNMENT AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTERS TO DREAMERS TO DISASTER RELIEF. I HAVE BEEN MEETING WITH MEMBERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, INCLUDING THE PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS, I KNOW THERE IS A REAL WILLINGNESS TO GET THIS DONE. WHAT WE NEED IS CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AND A PRESIDENT WILLING TO NEGOTIATE AND ALLOW A VOTE. WE'RE ALMOST FOUR MONTHS INTO A FISCAL YEAR WITH NO BUDGET. WE PASSED THREE CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS SINCE SEPTEMBER. BUT WE CANNOT CONTINUE WITH THESE ENDLESS SHORT-TERM PATCHES. THEY ARE IRRESPONSIBLE, HURT OUR NATION, AND HAMPER OUR MILITARY'S ABILITY TO PLAN FOR THE FUHR. THE NAVY SECRETARY LIKENED IT TO PUTTING $4 BILLION IN A TRASH CAN, POURING LIGHTER FLUID ON IT, AND SETTING IT ON FIRE. THE CLOCK IS TICKING. THE LAST SHUTDOWN IN 2013 COST OUR ECONOMY $24 BILLION. THIS WON'T BE RESOLVED BY ONE SIDE GOING IT ALONE. LET'S END THE POLITICAL GAMES. STOP THE FINGER POINTING AND DO THE WORK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SENT US HERE TO DO. MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CAN CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES.

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      • 12:14:06 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        AS THE CHAIR PREVIOUSLY ADVISED THAT REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT…

        AS THE CHAIR PREVIOUSLY ADVISED THAT REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTES.

      • 12:14:21 PM

        MR. LAMALFA

        WE'RE NOW 60 HOURS INTO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. ONLY BECAUSE SENATE…

        WE'RE NOW 60 HOURS INTO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. ONLY BECAUSE SENATE DEMOCRATS, SENATE AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THEM, IN FORCING THROUGH AN UNFINISHED HURRIED IMMIGRATIONPOLICY. THIS FOLE HERE, I WON'T NAME HIS NAME, IS ON TRIAL IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR KILLING TWO POLICE OFFICERS. HE WAS TWICE DEPORTED FROM ARIZONA. WHEN THE KILLINGS WERE DESCRIBED BY OTHERS IN THE COURT, THIS FELLOW LAUGHED AND SMILED AS IT WAS RECALLED. HE THEN LAUNCH ADD PROFANE TIRADE CLAIMING HIS OWN REGRET HE DIDN'T KILL MORE THAN TWO OFFICERS AND HEED ESCAPE FROM JAIL AND DO IT AGAIN. ILL QUEET PART OF HIM. I DON'T BLANK REGRET THAT. THE ONLY THING I BLANK REGRET IS I ONLY KILLED TWO. I WISH I BLANK KILLED MORE. I WILL BREAK OUT SOONER AND KILL MORE. HE'S PROMISED WHEN HE GETS OUT HE WILL KILL MORE. DOES ANYBODY OUT THERE BELIEVE THAT UNDER CURRENT POLICY WITH THE RECEIVE OF A BORDER WE HAVE HE WON'T FULFILL THAT PROMISE? DO WE THINK THAT THE FAMILIES OF DANNY AND MICHAEL OR THE FAMILIES OF KATE STEINLE HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT IT ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN AND JUSTICE WILL EVER BE SERVED? WE DON'T LINK THIS --

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      • 12:15:37 PM

        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 FROM CONNECTICUT SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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      • 12:15:53 PM

        MS. DELAURO

        EXCEPT TO GIVE HUGE TAX CUTS TO THE 1% AND THEIR CORPORATE DONORS. THE…

        EXCEPT TO GIVE HUGE TAX CUTS TO THE 1% AND THEIR CORPORATE DONORS. THE CONSTITUTION EMPOWERS THE CONGRESS TO APPROPRIATE THE FUNDS FOR THE GENERAL WELL-BEING AND FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE. INSTEAD, THE REPUBLICANS ARE ASKING US TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT 30 DAYS AT A TIME. WE WILL NOT BE LECTURED ON THE HEALTH AND THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN BY A PARTY WHO HAS REFUSED TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, A PARTY WHO DRAGS THEIR FEET FOR MONTHS WHILE THE FAMILIES WHOSE CHILDREN ARE ON CHIP ARE TERRIFIED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE PROGRAM. IF THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH THEY WOULD MAKE THE CHIP PROGRAM PERMANENT. THIS ISN'T ABOUT CHIP. DON'T INSULT THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SENATE. THEY REFUSED TO TAKE UP A PERMANENT CHIP BILL. REPUBLICANS ARE USING CHIP AS A BARGAINING CHIP AND NOTHING MORE. DO NOT HIDE BEHIND OUR CHILDREN. REOPEN THIS GOVERNMENT BEFORE PEOPLE GET HURT. WE WILL NOT CAVE IN TO BULLYING AND BRINKSMANSHIP. WE ARE HERE TO GOVERN, NOT TO PLAY A GAME OF CHICKEN. WE NEED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING FAMILIES AND WE NEED TO FUND OUR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.

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      • 12:17:15 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

        THE GENTLELADY IS NO LONGER RECOGNIZED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TENNESSEE SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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      • 12:17:26 PM

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        MR. SPEAKER, I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF WEST TENNESSEANS AND THE…

        MR. SPEAKER, I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF WEST TENNESSEANS AND THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BEING HURT BY THIS SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. LET ME BE CLEAR FROM THE VERY SHART, THIS RESTS SOLELY ON THE SHOULDERS OF SENATE DEMOCRATS. JUST LIKE ME THEY WERE ELECTED TO CONGRESS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND INSTEAD THEY ARE PLAYING POLITICAL GAMES AND PUTTING AMERICAN LIVES AT STAKE. THE DEMOCRATS CHOSE TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT OVER SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO DISCUSS. MEANWHILE, THEY ARE DAMAGING CRITICAL PROGRAMS THAT PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS. LET'S THINK ABOUT WHAT'S AT STAKE. NINE MILLION CHILDREN RELY ON THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. NINE MILLION INNOCENT CHILDREN. TWO MILLION SERVICE MEMBERS ARE CURRENTLY GOING UNPAID. 100,000 NATIONAL GUARDS MEN HAVE BEEN SENT HOME, PILOT TRAINING HAVE BEEN STOPPED.

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      • 12:18:19 PM

        MR. KUSTOFF

        HALF A MILLION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAVE BEEN SENT HOME. RIGHT NOW…

        HALF A MILLION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAVE BEEN SENT HOME. RIGHT NOW OUR NATION IS LESS SAFE BECAUSE DEMOCRATS ARE PITTING NON-U.S. CITIZENS OVER U.S. CITIZENS. IT IS SIMPLY UN-AMERICAN. IT IS SHAMEFUL AND IT IS RECKLESS. THIS SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE DEMOCRATS. ON THURSDAY, HOUSE REPUBLICANS DID THEIR JOBS. LET'S WORK TOGETHER AND GET OUR JOBS DONE. LET'S OPEN THIS GOVERNMENT BACK UP AND FULFILL OUR PROMISES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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        MR. DEFAZIO

        WELL, THINK BACK TO SCHOOL. YOU GO TO YOUR TEACHER AND SAY, MY TERM PAPER…

        WELL, THINK BACK TO SCHOOL. YOU GO TO YOUR TEACHER AND SAY, MY TERM PAPER ISN'T DONE. CAN I GET AN EXTENSION? TWICE, NOT VERY MANY. THREE TIMES, I NEVER KNEW A TEACHER LIKE THAT. FOUR TIMES, NO WAY. YOU ARE 114 DAYS LATE WITH THE BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHICH INCLUDES THE MILITARY AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU'RE CARRYING ON ABOUT. LET'S LISTEN TO SECRETARY MATTIS TALKING ABOUT YOUR CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS, RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT BIT BY BIT. OPERATING UNDER A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS UNWISE AS CAN BE. IT MAKES US RIGID. WE CANNOT DEAL WITH NEW AND REVEALING THREATS. WE KNOW OUR ENEMIES ARE NOT STANDING STILL. AND YOU'RE BRAGGING ABOUT FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT FOR 30 DAYS. YOU HAVE NOT DONE YOUR MOST BASIC FUNCTION AS A RULING MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, AND THE WHITE HOUSE AND THAT IS GIVE US PROPER FUNDING FOR THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT. IN TRANSPORTATION WE LOST $1.4 BILLION. THAT'S 21,000 JOBS. DO YOUR JOB.

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        MR. SPEAKER, LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. YESTERDAY DEMOCRAT SENATOR…

        MR. SPEAKER, LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. YESTERDAY DEMOCRAT SENATOR DICK DURBIN SAID THIS IS THE FOURTH C.R. OF THIS TERM THAT'S WHY THE SHUTDOWN. WHY DO WE HAVE CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS? WHEN CONGRESS DOESN'T PASS APPROPRIATIONS, A C.R. IS THE ONLY CHOICE OTHER THAN A SHUTDOWN. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED ALL OF OUR APPROPRIATIONS BILLS FOR THIS YEAR. SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE DELIBERATELY IMPEDED THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IN THE SENATE AND NO APPROPRIATIONS BILLS HAVE BEEN PASSED IN THE CHAMBER THIS TERM. WHEN SENATE DEMOCRATS LEAVE NO CHOICE BUT A C.R., DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT A C.R.

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        MR. WENSTRUP

        THE HOUSE AGAIN ROSE TO THE OCCASION, PASSED A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WITH…

        THE HOUSE AGAIN ROSE TO THE OCCASION, PASSED A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WITH CONTENT THAT BOTH SIDES AGREE WITH. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAVE DONE THEIR JOB. WE WANT TO KEEP OUR GOVERNMENT OPEN. IF ONLY SENATE DEMOCRATS WOULD END THE SCHUMER-LED SHUTDOWN, AND I YIELD BACK.

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        MRS. MALONEY

        MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS NOT A GAME. CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS WHO OWN BOTH…

        MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS NOT A GAME. CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS WHO OWN BOTH THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, AND THE WHITE HOUSE REFUSE TO WORK OUT A BIPARTISAN COMPROMISE TO KEEP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OPEN. THIS NOT ONLY DISRUPTS THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BUT IT MAY HAVE REAL HARMFUL ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES. THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN SENDS EXACTLY THE WRONG MESSAGE. IT PROJECTS CHAOS. IT CAN HURT BUSINESS CONFIDENCE, TAPPING THE BRAKES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH. IN 2013, THE LAST TIME THE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT, THE ECONOMY TOOK A REAL HIT. THE NONPARTISAN BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS FOUND THAT THE SHUTDOWN LOWERED G.D.P. GROWTH BY.3 PERCENTAGE POINTS. MOODIES, STANDARD & POOR'S, GOLDMAN SACHS ESTIMATED IT MAY HAVE COST OUR ECONOMY $24 BILLION, ABOUT $1.5 BILLION PER DAY. OUR ECONOMY DEPENDS ON FAITH IN OUR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS. LET'S NOT DO ANYTHING TO JEOPARDIZE IT. LET'S STOP THIS DANGEROUS GAME. OPEN THE GOVERNMENT. FUND THE GOVERNMENT.

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        MR. GIANFORTE

        MR. SPEAKER, LAST WEEK THE HOUSE VOTED TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN WITH…

        MR. SPEAKER, LAST WEEK THE HOUSE VOTED TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN WITH LEGISLATION THAT ON ANY OTHER DAY EVERY MEMBER WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED. IT FUNDED THE GOVERNMENT AND IT RE-AUTHORIZED CHIP FOR SIX YEARS. A PROGRAM THAT 24,000 MONTANA CHILDREN DEPEND ON FOR THEIR HEALTH CARE NEEDS. ON ANY OTHER DAY, THESE PROPOSALS WOULD PASS WITH BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, BUT MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE IN THIS CHAMBER OPPOSED IT, AND 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS OPPOSED IT. AND FOR WHAT? AN UNRELATED IMMIGRATION ISSUE THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED BEFORE MARCH. WHAT HAS BEEN THE RESULT OF THIS MISPLACED PRIORITY? THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. MORE THAN TWO MILLION SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AREN'T BEING PAID. NINE MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN, INCLUDING 24,000 IN MONTANA, ARE LOSING THEIR HEALTH CARE INSURANCE. MY COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE WILL SOON CONSIDER REOPENING THE GOVERNMENT. I URGE THEM, PARTICULARLY THE 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS THAT VOTED FOR THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT, PAY OUR TROOPS AND RESTORE HEALTH INSURANCE TO CHILDREN. I YIELD BACK, MR. SPEAKER.

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        MR. PALLONE

        MR. SPEAKER, REPUBLICANS CLAIM THEY HAVE TAKEN CARE OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH…

        MR. SPEAKER, REPUBLICANS CLAIM THEY HAVE TAKEN CARE OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE. THEY POLITICIZED CHIP BY ADDING IT TO THIS CONTROVERSIAL CONTINUING RESOLUTION. IF THEY WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN CHILDREN'S HEALTH, THEY WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED PASSING THIS BILL SEPARATELY FROM THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION AND WE COULD HAVE INCLUDED FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND OTHER HEALTH PROGRAMS CRITICAL TO OUR SENIORS. WITHOUT AN EXTENSION OF FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, THE FUTURE OF 142 SNRTS IN MY STATE WILL BE IN -- CENTERS IN MY STATE WILL BE IN JEOPARDY AND THAT'S WHERE NEW JERSEY KIDS GET SICK. YOU CAN'T STAND UP FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH WHEN YOU ARE REFUSING TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. WE HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING NEGOTIATIONS ON CHIP, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS BUT REPUBLICANS TOSSED THAT ALL ASIDE IN FAVOR YET AGAIN OF PARTISANSHIP. REPUBLICANS DECIDED THE MEDICARE PROVIDERS, THE SAFETY NET HOSPITALS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS DIDN'T MATTER. SO IT'S TIME FOR THE PARTISANSHIP TO END. LET'S GET BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE AND WORK TO PASS A BILL THAT INCLUDES THE EXTENDERS, CHIP, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND ALL THESE OTHER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS. THERE'S NO REASON WE SHOULDN'T BE CONDUCTING THOSE NEGOTIATIONS TODAY. AND MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END OF THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES.

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        MS. FOXX

        THANK YOU, MYRICK. -- THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. DURING TIMES OF STRIVE AND…

        THANK YOU, MYRICK. -- THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. DURING TIMES OF STRIVE AND STAGNATION, THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL WE HAVE AT OUR SELF IS POWER OF PRAYER. I SEND MY PRAYERS FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN IN OUR MILITARY GOING WITHOUT PAY AND THOSE CHILDREN GOING WITHOUT CRITICAL HEALTH CARE DURING THIS SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. HOUSE REPUBLICANS FULFILLED OUR BIPARTISAN MISSION TO RESPONSIBLY FUND THE GOVERNMENT, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND RE-AUTHORIZE CHIP FOR THE CHILDREN WHO RELY ON THE PROGRAM. THE REASON THAT SENATOR SCHUMER AND SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THEY VALUE THE DEMANDS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS MORE THAN THEY VALUE THE NEEDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS. IT IS NOW THE THIRD DAY OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN, AND THAT'S THREE DAYS TOO MANY IN MY BOOK. I PRAY THAT THE SENATE DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE SHUT DOWN OUR GOVERNMENT WILL SOON SEE REASON AND WILL FUND THE GOVERNMENT. OUR CITIZENS DESERVE BETTER. END THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. I YIELD BACK.

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        MR. COHEN

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        MR. COHEN

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE REASON WE'RE HERE IS BECAUSE REPUBLICANS CARE…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE REASON WE'RE HERE IS BECAUSE REPUBLICANS CARE MORE ABOUT THE EXTREME WEALTHY THAN THEY DO ABOUT AVERAGE AMERICAN CITIZENS. THEY GOT TOGETHER AND PASSED A TAX SCAM BILL THAT GAVE 86% OF THE MONEYS TO THE TOP 1% IN OUR SOCIETY. THEY GAVE CRUMBS TO THE MIDDLE CLASS THAT WILL EXPIRE UNLIKE THE CORPORATE CUTS THEY GAVE THAT WILL NOT EXPIRE. AND THEN THEY COME UP WITH A CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE PLAN AS A BARGAINING CHIP TO GET WHAT IS NOT A CLEAN C.R. THROUGH BUT A C.R. WHERE THEY TOOK FUNDS THAT WILL HELP THE A.C.A. CONTINUE AND TAKE THOSE DOWN FOR TWO YEARS SO THE A.C.A. IS FURTHER CRIPPLED. TO HEAR THE REPUBLICANS TALK ABOUT THEIR CARE FOR HEALTH CARE IS LAUGHABLE. THEY WERE NEVER FOR MEDICAID OR MEDICARE OR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THEY ARE NOT FOR PERMANENT CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE PLAN. AND THEY'RE NOT FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS WHERE 40% OF THOSE CHIP PEOPLE -- CHILDREN GET THEIR HEALTH CARE. IF THEY WANTED TO BRING THE GOVERNMENT BACK AND GET US OPEN, THEY WOULD OFFER US THE MEDICAL EXTENDERS LIKE MR. PALLONE TALKED ABOUT. THIS IS UNFORTUNATE. WE SHOULD GET PAST THIS AND WE SHOULD STOP OUR MANTRA THAT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE LEARNED. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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        PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

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        PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

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        MS. JACKSON LEE

        PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY IS THE UTILIZATION OF THE WORDS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION…

        PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY IS THE UTILIZATION OF THE WORDS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BEING USED AGAINST THE WELL-STATED POLICIES OF THE UNITED STATES DEALING WITH RESPECTING PEOPLE WHO COME TO THIS COUNTRY. MY QUESTION IS THE TERMINOLOGY HAS BEEN USED TO INDICT DEMOCRATS, DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND IT'S MALIGNING HARDWORKING AMERICANS WHO CAME FROM AN IMMIGRANT BACKGROUND.

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        RISE TODAY WITH A HEAVY HEART. FOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WERE AMBUSHED…

        RISE TODAY WITH A HEAVY HEART. FOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WERE AMBUSHED WHILE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC CALL IN YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. MR. SPEAKER, DETECTIVE MIKE DOUGHTY, WHO HAD BEEN WITH THE YORK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS SLAINED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. TODAY HE WILL BE LAID TO REST AND OUR HEARTS GRIEVE AND MOURN AT THE LOSS OF ONE OF OUR BRAVEST. OUR HEARTS ESPECIALLY GO OUT TO HIS LOVED ONES, JAMES, KATHRYN, JOSHUA, PATRICIA, MARIA, DIANA, SHANE, AND HIS TWIN BROTHER CHRIS WHO SERVED WITH HIM. THEY WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN IN OUR PRAYERS. IN THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, CHAPTER 5 VERSE FOUR WE ARE TOLD THAT GOD HEALS THE BROKEN HEARTED AND BINDS UP THEIR WOUNDS. WE TAKE SOLACE IN THIS VERSE AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE LORD IS WITH US. MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL DOUGHTY. I YIELD BACK.

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        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENCES ON THIS FLOOR.

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        MR. KILDEE

        AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE DIFFERENCES. THAT'S WHY THERE ARE 435 OF US.…

        AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE DIFFERENCES. THAT'S WHY THERE ARE 435 OF US. UNFORTUNATELY THOSE DIFFERENCES HAVE NOT BEEN RECONCILED AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CLOSED NOW IN ITS THIRD DAY. IT IS NOT HELPFUL, HOWEVER, TODAY OR IN THE COMING DAYS AS WE TRY TO RESOLVE RESOLVE THESE DIFFERENCES FOR MEMBERS TO TAKE TO THE FLOOR AND IMPUGN THE INTEGRITY OF ONE ANOTHER. IT'S NOT HELPFUL, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HIS CAMPAIGN AT HIS DIRECTION, TO RUN TELEVISION ADS THAT ACCUSE DEMOCRATS WHO OPPOSE THE BUDGET MEASURE OF BEING COMPLICIT IN MURDER. IT'S NOT HELPFUL THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT OVERSEAS IN FRONT OF TROOPS WHO SERVE THIS COUNTRY WITH HONOR AND DIGNITY TO MAKE A PARTISAN SPEECH ACCUSING DEMOCRATS OF NOT HAVING THEIR BACK. AND IT'S NOT FAIR TO HAVE MEMBERS COME TO THIS FLOOR AND SUGGEST THOSE TROOPS WON'T BE PAID WHEN THAT MEMBER KNOWS THAT IS NOT TRUE. LET'S REASON TOGETHER. LET'S TREAT ONE ANOTHER WITH SOME DIGNITY AND BRIDGE THE GAP THAT EXISTS BETWEEN US. I YIELD BACK.

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        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 MY REMARKS.

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        YESTERDAY I SAID AT THIS PODIUM THAT THE RESOLUTION TO THE SCHUMER…

        YESTERDAY I SAID AT THIS PODIUM THAT THE RESOLUTION TO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IS SIMPLE, SENATE DEMOCRATS NEED TO VOTE YES ON THE SHORT-TERM FUNDING BILL AND THE GOVERNMENT REOPENS. PAYCHECKS GET PROCESSED FOR OUR TROOPS, AND THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM IS UP AND RUNNING. MR. RUTHDEMROUNS THAT SIMPLET THE SENATE DEMOCRATS CHOSE TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY HAD MORE INTEREST IN CREATING A FALSE DEADLINE TO ADDRESS THE DACA ISSUE. THE FACT IS THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IS ALREADY UNDER WAY TO ADDRESS DACA. I'M CO-SPONSORING THE SECURING AMERICA'S FUTURE ACT WHICH NOT ONLY ADDRESSES DACA, BUT ACTUALLY TAKES MEASURES TO MAKE SURE WE ACTUALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM IN THE LONG TERM. INCLUDING SECURING OUR BORDERS. WHICH IS A BIG PART OF ADDRESSING THE HEROIN CRISIS WE HAVE IN OUR COUNTRY. LET'S END THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT, AND CONTINUE OUR WORK TO ADDRESS THE CRITICAL ISSUES FACING OUR COUNTRY. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.

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        MRS. DAVIS

        MR. SPEAKER, A PRECOCIOUS 10-YEAR-OLD NAMED STELLA -- SORRY. UNANIMOUS…

        MR. SPEAKER, A PRECOCIOUS 10-YEAR-OLD NAMED STELLA -- SORRY. UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        MRS. DAVIS

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, A PRECOCIOUS 10-YEAR-OLD NAMED STELLA…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, A PRECOCIOUS 10-YEAR-OLD NAMED STELLA REMINDED ME YESTERDAY THAT WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO STARTS A PROBLEM, WHAT COUNTS IS THAT WE END IT. SHE ASKED ME HOW IT IS THAT ONCE WE BECOME ADULTS WE SOMEHOW FORGET THAT BASIC LESSON. LOOKING AT WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW I DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD ANSWER FOR HER OR FOR MY MANY CONSTITUENTS WHO ARE FRUSTRATED BY THIS SHUTDOWN. JUST BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT AND SOME IN THE CONGRESS AREN'T DOING THEIR JOBS, DOESN'T MEAN OUR FEDERAL WORKERS SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO THEIRS. SO WHAT DO WE NEED? WE NEED REAL COMMITMENT AND COMPROMISE NOT MORE PARTISAN RHETORIC LIKE WE HAVE HEARD TODAY. WE HAVE TO GET THIS DONE, GET IT DONE RIGHT, AND GET IT DONE SOON. OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, OUR FEDERAL WORK FORCE, AND THOSE THAT SERVE OUR COUNTRY IN UNIFORM ARE DREAMERS AND ALL OF OUR CONSTITUENTS ARE DEPENDING ON US. I YIELD BACK.

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        MR. SPEAKER, 2 1/2 DAYS AGO DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN…

        MR. SPEAKER, 2 1/2 DAYS AGO DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN AN ATTEMPT TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. DEMOCRATS CHOSE TO IGNORE THE IMPACT THAT THIS HAS ON OUR NATION.

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        MRS. WALTERS

        OVER TWO MILLION TROOPS GO UNPAID AS THEY CONTINUE TO SERVE AND FROKET US.…

        OVER TWO MILLION TROOPS GO UNPAID AS THEY CONTINUE TO SERVE AND FROKET US. NINE MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN, 16,000 OF WHOM RESIDE IN ORANGE COUNTY, DON'T HAVE THE LONG-TERM ASSURANCE OF HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS NO WAY TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT. THE VAST MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS DO NOT DISAGREE WITH ANY PART OF THE HOUSE PASSED CONTINUING RESOLUTION, YET THEY CHOSE TO SHUTTER THE GOVERNMENT OVER UNRELATED ISSUES. DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP CHOSE THIS RECKLESS COURSE OF ACTION AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. OPEN THE GOVERNMENT. STOP THE RECKLESS POLITICAL PLOY. AND LET US GET ON WITH SERVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I YIELD BACK.

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        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO SPEAK OUT OF ORDER FOR ONE MINUTE…

        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO SPEAK OUT OF ORDER FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND.

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        MR. HOYER

        MR. SPEAKER, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE'RE HERE. WE'RE…

        MR. SPEAKER, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE'RE HERE. WE'RE HERE BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE NOT FUNDED THE GOVERNMENT. SECONDLY, WE ALSO ARE HERE BECAUSE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ISSUES ON WHICH I THINK THERE IS AGREEMENT IN BOTH HOUSES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN BROUGHT TO THE FLOOR. IRRESPECTIVE OF THE MAJORITY'S WILL. IT APPEARS FROM WHAT THE SENATE LEADER HAS SAID IS THAT THERE IS AN AGREEMENT IN THE SENATE. AND PERHAPS, AND I THINK WE PROBABLY WILL, MOVE FORWARD TODAY TO OPEN UP GOVERNMENT. BUT I HOPE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES DO NOT MISINTERPRET WHAT IS HAPPENING. BECAUSE THE ISSUES WILL NOT GO AWAY. BETWEEN NOW AND FEBRUARY 8, IF THAT'S THE DATE, WE MUST RESOLVE HOW WE'RE GOING TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT. THAT IS WHAT HAS HELD US UP. AND WE MUST BRING TO THIS FLOOR A BILL TO PROTECT PEOPLE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAID WE OUGHT TO PROTECT. LET'S DO IT. LET'S DO OUR WORK. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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        UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        I THANK THE SPEAKER. I'M GOING TO ASK THE SPEAKER HOW IS IT THAT THE…

        I THANK THE SPEAKER. I'M GOING TO ASK THE SPEAKER HOW IS IT THAT THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN REALLY LESS THAN A MONTH COULD PASS LEGISLATION THAT WAS THE BIGGEST TRANSFER OF WEALTH TO THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN AMERICA THROUGH THIS GIANT TAX CUT THAT COSTS EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN $7,000 OR MORE, BUT THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY CANNOT PASS A BUDGET.

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      • 12:38:22 PM

        MR. PERLMUTTER

        TO ASK THAT QUESTION OF THE MAJORITY PARTY.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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        MR. SPEAKER, I WOULD ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE…

        MR. SPEAKER, I WOULD ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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      • 12:39:22 PM

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        MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE RECOGNIZING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS UNFIT TO BE…

        MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE RECOGNIZING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT.

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      • 12:39:28 PM

        MR. DOGGETT

        HIS DIVISIVE TACTICS, RACISM, BUT THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN HAS SHOWN FURTHER…

        HIS DIVISIVE TACTICS, RACISM, BUT THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN HAS SHOWN FURTHER THAT HE'S TRULY INCAPABLE OF BEING PRESIDENT. HIS FABLED DEAL MAKING ABILITY SHOWN FURTHER THAT APPEARS TO BE JUST A TELEVISION ACT. WHEN HE REACHES AN AGREEMENT, HIS EXTREMISTS COHORTS WILL NOT LET HIM CLOSE THE DEAL. HE MISTAKES TWEETING FOR GOVERNMENT. HE JUST CANNOT LEAD. SINCE THIS TRUMP SHUT DOWN BEGAN, THIS SELF-DESCRIBED STABLE GENIUS HAS FAILED TO HOLD A SINGLE BIPARTISAN MEETING, NOR EVEN TO HAVE A PUBLIC APPEARANCE, THOUGH HE DID DISPATCH SON, ERIC, TO DECLARE, AMAZINGLY, THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IS GOOD THING FOR US. IT'S NOT A GOOD THING FOR AMERICA. AND THIS CONGRESS NEEDS TO LEAD IN SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF OUR PEOPLE AND RECOGNIZING THAT WE MUST PUT AMERICA FIRST IN THIS SITUATION. I YIELD BACK.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO REFRAIN FROM ENGAGING…

        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO REFRAIN FROM ENGAGING IN PERSONALITIES TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 12:40:36 PM

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

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      • 12:40:42 PM

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        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS IS DAY THREE A OF THE TRUMP SHUT DOWN. HOW…

        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS IS DAY THREE A OF THE TRUMP SHUT DOWN. HOW MANY MORE EXTENSIONS ARE REPUBLICANS GOING TO ASK FOR BEFORE PASSING A LONG-TERM BUDGET? JUST AS WE SPEAK RIGHT NOW THE SENATE IS GETTING READY TO PASS YET ANOTHER TEMPORARY CONTINUING RESOLUTION UNTIL FEBRUARY 8.

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      • 12:41:01 PM

        MR. ESPAILLAT

        AT THE END OF THIS MONTH WE'LL HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT AT THE STATE OF THE…

        AT THE END OF THIS MONTH WE'LL HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT AT THE STATE OF THE UNION WITHOUT HAVING ADDRESSED THE CRITICAL NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS OF FAILING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD AND NOW PASSING A BUDGET THAT WILL RE-AUTHORIZE CHIP WHILE ALSO FUNDING COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINICS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS. AND NOT ENSURING PROTECTIONS FOR 800,000 DREAMERS WHILE ALSO AND PROVIDING DISASTER RELIEF. FINALLY, MR. SPEAKER, LET ME TAKE A STRONG OPPOSITION TO THE RACIST COMMENTS MADE PREVIOUS TO ME BY A MEMBER, ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES FROM CALIFORNIA. HE TRIED TO EQUATE IMMIGRATION WITH VIOLENT CRIMINALS. SHAME ON HIM. SHAME ON HIM. DREAMERS ARE NOT VIOLENT CRIMINALS. THEY ARE MEMBERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES. THEY ARE OUR TEACHERS. THEY ARE OUR WORKERS. THEY ARE ASPIRATIONS TO OUR NATION. SHAME ON HIM.

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        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

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        MR. ESPAILLAT

        I YIELD BACK MY 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 FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.…

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

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      • 12:42:13 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEWOMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

      • 12:42:19 PM

        MS. PELOSI

        HERE WE'RE, MR. SPEAKER, ANOTHER DAY TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH. AS YOU KNOW…

        HERE WE'RE, MR. SPEAKER, ANOTHER DAY TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH. AS YOU KNOW OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO PASS A BUDGET THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SINCE SEPTEMBER 30, WHICH WAS THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR, WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT. TODAY WE'RE GATHERED TO DO OUR FIFTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION. YOU WILL KNOW ALL THE STATEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY SECRETARY MATTIS AND OTHERS ABOUT HOW THAT DESTRUCTIVE IS TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. I WANT TO MAKE A FEW POINTS. FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO SAY A DARK CLOUD IS LYING OVER THE CAPITOL AND THAT IS THE TRUMP G.O.P. TAX SCAM. UNDER THAT LEGISLATION NEARLY $2 TRILLION WILL BE ADDED TO THE NATIONAL DEBT. AND WHY THAT'S BAD ENOUGH IN ITSELF, BUT IT ALSO HAS CAST A SHADOW OVER THE ABILITY OF THIS HOUSE TO HONOR ITS RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE TAKE AN OATH OF OFFICE TO PROTECT AND DEFEND. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND OUR CONSTITUTION. WE KNOW THAT IT IS OUR FIRST RESPONSIBILITY. AND WE STAND READY TO JOIN IN FUNDING OUR MILITARY TO DO THAT. SO FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO SAY WE WERE SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT BECAUSE -- WE WEREN'T SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT. YOU SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT. BUT LET'S PUT THAT ASIDE AS WE GO FORWARD. LET US STIMULATE TO THE FACT THAT WE WILL ALL AGREE THAT WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS IN THE MANNER THAT THE MISSION IT ESTABLISHED CALLS FOR, ONE. TWO, THE OTHER PART OF THAT DEBATE IS ABOUT THE DOMESTIC AGENDA. THE DOMESTIC AGENDA INCLUDES OPIOIDS, VETERAN ISSUES LIKE THAT THAT ARE A PART OF OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. HOMELAND SECURITY, VETERANS' AFFAIRS, STATE DEPARTMENT, ANTI-TERRORISM ACTIVITIES AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE LIST GOES ON OF THINGS THAT ARE PART OF THE SECURITY FUNCTION THAT ARE ON THE DOMESTIC SIDE. OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THE AISLE HAVE BEEN RELUCK TAPT TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC AGENDAS. THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS. AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS THE SPEAKER HAS INCREASED THE DEFENSE SPENDING SO YOU CAN GET THEIR VOTES, EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T WANT TO VOTE FOR THE DOMESTIC SPENDING. IF WE'RE GOING TO HONOR THE COMMITMENT -- THE DOLLAR FIGURE THAT IS IN THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BILL, AND HONOR, HONOR THE BUDGET AGREEMENT, WE WILL BE ADDING $300 BILLION TO THE DEFICIT. MAINTAINING PARITY. I JUST WANT OUR $300 BILLION REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES TO KNOW WHEN THEY ARE VOTING FOR A C.R. TO TAKE US TO THE NEXT STEP, THE NEXT STEP, IF IT HONORS THE COMMITMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE, WILL BE $300 BILLION. OVER AND ABOVE THE $2 TRILLION. AND I JUST SAY THAT BECAUSE IT -- THAT DARK REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES CLOUD, I HAVE HEARD YOU SAY, WELL, WE HAVE A BIG DEFICIT SO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, ALL THOSE INITIATIVES. WE'RE NOT GOING TO HONOR THAT AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO HONOR OTHER COMMITMENTS BECAUSE OF THIS TAX SCAM AND THIS TRUMP SHUT DOWN, THEN WE HAVE A PROBLEM GOING FORWARD. . IT'S NOT ABOUT CHILDREN VERSUS OTHER. IT'S ABOUT VALUES. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE PUT FORTH WHAT THEY DID WITH CHIP, IN THE SENATE THEY'VE NEVER SHOWN MUCH OF AN INTEREST IN, ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WAS CHIP, THEIR CHIT. CHIP WAS THEIR CHIT. THEY PUT IT ON THE TABLE. THEY SAID AMERICAN IS A COUNTRY OF SOPHIE'S CHOICE. YOU EITHER CHOICE THE DREAMERS OR THE CHIP KIDS. NO, WE ALL SUPPORT ALL OF THAT. AMERICA CAN TAKE CARE OF ALL OF ITS CHILDREN, THEIR SAFETY, THEIR HEALTH, THEIR WELL-BEING. SO THE DARK CLOUD OF THE TAX BILL ARE A REAL PROBLEM AS WE GO FORWARD IN THE DECISIONS WE HAVE TO MAKE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO AS MR. HOYER SAID, THIS IS A BUDGET DEBATE. THE DREAMERS PART OF IT IS A PART OF -- THAT HAS COME INTO IT. IF THERE WERE NEVER EVER A DREAMER ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH -- THANK GOD THERE WERE DREAMERS, BUT IF THERE WERE WE WOULD HAVE THIS CHALLENGE. THE LACK OF INTEREST ON THE PART OF REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE TO VOTE FOR A DOMESTIC BUDGET THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, USING THE EXCUSE OF THE BUDGET DEFICIT WHICH DIDN'T SEEM TO BOTHER THEM WHEN THEY GAVE AWAY THE STORE TO THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY, THE TOP 1% AND CORPORATE AMERICA. SO AS WE FACE THIS DECISION TODAY, NO DRAMA EVENT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THE SENATE DEMOCRATS' MOVEMENT IN TERMS OF GETTING A COMMITMENT ON HOW WE GO FORWARD ON THE BUDGET AND HOW WE GO FORWARD ON DREAMERS, GOOD FOR THEM. OUR MEMBERS WILL MAKE THEIR DECISION ABOUT HOW THEY WISH TO VOTE, BUT UNDERSTAND THIS. THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE DREAMERS. THIS IS ABOUT WHO WE ARE AS A NATION IN TERMS OF HONORING OUR -- WHAT WE CARE ABOUT MOST IN OUR COUNTRY AND HOW WE PUT THAT INTO A BUDGET IN TERMS OF FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC, MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR VETERANS, ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF INFRASTRUCTURE, ISSUES THAT RELATE TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH AND INVESTMENT. CHIP, REALLY, WITH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. SO THIS WILL BE A LIVELY DEBATE ABOUT A NUMBER OF SUBJECTS AS WE GO FORWARD. BUT UNS THIS -- UNDERSTAND THIS, IT WILL INCREASE THE NATIONAL DEBT AND IT DIDN'T HAVE TO -- HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE G.O.P. TAX SCAM WHICH LED TO THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. WITH THAT I YIELD BACK.

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      • 12:48:18 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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      • 12:48:22 PM

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

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

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      • 12:48:27 PM

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      • 12:48:30 PM

        MR. RASKIN

        MR. SPEAKER, I REPRESENT 88,000 FEDERAL WORKERS WHO WANT TO DO THEIR JOB…

        MR. SPEAKER, I REPRESENT 88,000 FEDERAL WORKERS WHO WANT TO DO THEIR JOB FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY'RE DREAMERS TOO AND THEY'RE DOERS. THEY WORK AT N.I.H., THEY WORK AT NOAA, THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, THEY WORK AT THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT. MY CONSTITUENTS AND THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO DEPEND ON THEM ARE IN LIMB ROE BECAUSE OF THE IR-- ARE IN LIMBO BECAUSE OF THE IRRESPONSIBILITY. PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT A GOOD SHUTDOWN, SOMETHING HE BARELY DID IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY GOT ALL THE REPUBLICANS BEHIND THEIR OBSCENE TAX BREAK FOR THE RICHEST 1% OF THE COUNTRY AND FOREIGN INVESTERS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS BUT THEY COULDN'T BOTHER TO PASS THE BUDGET FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHICH IS OUR ESSENTIAL CONSTITUTIONAL FUNCTION. THEY DON'T MIND SHUTTING THE GOVERNMENT DOWN FOR THE FIFTH TIME IN 30 YEARS AS LONG AS THEIR BEING CAMPAIGN DONORS GET THE HUGE LEGISLATIVE PAYOFF THEY ARE WAITING FOR. LET'S DO OUR JOB AND LET'S PASS A REAL BUDGET.

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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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      • 12:49:49 PM

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

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

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      • 12:49:56 PM

        MR. LOWENTHAL

        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK BOTH SIDES OF THIS CHAMBER TO STOP BICKERING AND…

        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK BOTH SIDES OF THIS CHAMBER TO STOP BICKERING AND FINGER-POINTING AND START LISTENING TO EACH OTHER. LET'S COME TO A COMPROMISE. THIS IS A -- THIS IS DISGRACEFUL. BOTH SIDES ARE BLAMING EACH OTHER AND MANY ARE SHAKING THEIR HEAD IN DISGUST AND DISBELIEF.

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      • 12:50:15 PM

        MR. MCNERNEY

        THIS CASE PARTIAL RIGHTS ACTUALLY MAKE A WRONG. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS…

        THIS CASE PARTIAL RIGHTS ACTUALLY MAKE A WRONG. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS CONTINUOUS FUNDING. THE MILITARY NEEDS FUNDING. DOMESTIC PROGRAMS SUCH AS HOMELAND SECURITY, CHILDREN'S HEALTH, AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC NEED PROPER FUNDING. DACA NEEDS A SOLUTION. THE SOUTHERN BORDER NEEDS SECURING. MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE, LET'S WORK TOGETHER AND FIND REASONABLE COMPROMISES FOR THESE IMPORTANT ISSUES. LET'S LOOK AT EACH OTHER AS HONORABLE PEOPLE. MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD BACK.

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      • 12:50:46 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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      • 12:50:50 PM

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

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        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

      • 12:50:57 PM

        MR. RYAN

        MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS ABOUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DOING THEIR JOB. THE NUMBER…

        MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS ABOUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DOING THEIR JOB. THE NUMBER ONE FUNCTION OF A CONGRESS IS TO PUT OUT A BUDGET AND THIS CONGRESS SPENT THE LAST SIX, EIGHT MONTHS GIVING AWAY $2 TRILLION TO THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY AND NOW WE COME TO DO A BUDGET AND SAY, WELL, WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY. WE HAVE PRIORITIES HERE, AND IT'S ABOUT TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING HURT. IT'S ABOUT A GENTLEMAN WHO DROVE TRUCK FOR 40 YEARS, MISSED THE BASEBALL GAME, MISSED THE SOCCER MATCH BECAUSE THEY WERE ON THE ROAD. NOW THEY NEED THEIR PENSION AND IT'S CUT IN HALF IN THIS CONGRESS -- AND THIS CONGRESS ISN'T DOING A DAMN THING ABOUT IT. IT'S ABOUT THE COAL MINER WHO CLIMBED INTO A DIRTY HOLE FOR 40 YEARS AND NOW THEY WANT A PENSION AND THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP HERE IS ABSENT. IT'S ABOUT HEALTH CARE FOR KIDS, AND IT'S ABOUT YOUNG KIDS, 11 MILLION OF THEM, WHO ARE GOING TO LAW SCHOOL, GOING TO COLLEGE, GOING TO MED SCHOOL AND ALL THEY WANT IS A CHANCE TO SLEEP GOOD AT NIGHT. THIS CONGRESS NEEDS TO GET BACK TO WORK.

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      • 12:52:10 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE…

        THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE CHAIR LAYS BEFORE THE HOUSE A COMMUNICATION.

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      • 12:52:16 PM

        THE CLERK

        THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR. IN LIGHT OF…

        THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR. IN LIGHT OF MEDIA REPORTS WITH A SETTLEMENT REACHED BETWEEN MY OFFICE AND AN EMPLOYEE I HEREBY RESIGN FROM THE OFFICE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 20, 2018. THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS I HAVE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE COMMITTEE AND SOUGHT TO HANDLE A DIFFICULT MATTER ETHICALLY, APPROPRIATELY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDANCE ISSUED BY THE COMMITTEE. ALL ACTIONS WERE TAKEN ON THE ADVICE OF THE HOUSE EMPLOYMENT COUNSEL, AND I FIRMLY DENY THE NATURE OF THE ALLEGATIONS MADE IN THIS CLAIM. HOWEVER, WITH A GREAT RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE ABSOLUTE NEED FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION OF THIS MATTER TO BE BEYOND DOUBT AND ABOVE REPROACH, I FILL IT IS BEST FOR ME TO REMOVE MYSELF FROM THE COMMITTEE AT THIS TIME. SIGNED SINCERELY, PATRICK MEEHAN, MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

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      • 12:52:24 PM

        The House received a communication from the Honorable Patrick Meehan. Mr. Meehan submitted his resignation from the Committee on Ethics. The resignation was accepted without objection.

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          WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE…

          WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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      • 12:53:15 PM

        Considered as privileged matter. H. Res. 710 — "Electing a Member to a certain standing committee of the House of Representatives."

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          MS. FOXX

          THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. BY DIRECTION OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE, I…

          THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. BY DIRECTION OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE, I SEND TO THE DESK A PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION AND ASK FOR ITS IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION.

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        • 12:53:26 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE RESOLUTION.

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          THE CLERK

          HOUSE RESOLUTION 710, RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING NAMED MEMBER BE AND IS…

          HOUSE RESOLUTION 710, RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING NAMED MEMBER BE AND IS HEREBY ELECTED TO THE FOLLOWING STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. COMMITTEE ON ETHICS, MR. RATCLIFFE.

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    • 12:53:38 PM

      On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

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        RE WITHOUT

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO AND THE MOTION TO…

        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO AND THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12-A OF RULE 1, THE CHAIR DECLARES THE HOUSE IN RECESS SUBJECT TO THE CALL OF THE CHAIR.

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      • 12:53:42 PM

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

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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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          CHAIR.

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        Reconvened

        The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of January 22.

        • 05:31:56 PM

          The House received a message from the Clerk. Pursuant to the permission granted in Clause 2(h) of Rule II of the Rules of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on January 22, 2018, at 5:06 p.m.: that the Senate agreed to the House amendment to the Senate amendment with an amendment to H.R. 195; and that the Senate agreed to S. Con. Res. 33.

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            NOW LIVE TO THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. EXPECTED TO VOTE SHORTLY ON THE…

            NOW LIVE TO THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. EXPECTED TO VOTE SHORTLY ON THE SENATE'S SHORT-TERM GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL. PURSUANT TO THE PERMISSION GRANTED IN CLAUSE 2-H OF RULE 2 OF THE RULES OF THE U.S. OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE CLERK RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE ON JANUARY 22, 2018, AT 5:06 P.M. THAT THE SENATE AGREED TO THE AMENDMENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SENATE WAN AMENDMENT. H.R. 195. THAT THE SENATE AGREED TO SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 33. SIGNED SINCERELY, KAREN L. HAAS.

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          • 05:32:30 PM

            THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

            FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

          • 05:32:35 PM

            MR. SESSIONS

            MR. SPEAKER, I ASK THAT IT BE IN ORDER AT ANY TIME TO TAKE FROM THE…

            MR. SPEAKER, I ASK THAT IT BE IN ORDER AT ANY TIME TO TAKE FROM THE SPEAKER'S TABLE H.R. 195 TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT THERETO, AND TO CONSIDER IN APPROXIMATE THE HOUSE WITHOUT INTERVENTION OF ANY POINT OF ORDER A MOTION OFFERED BY THE MAJORITY LEADER OR HIS DESIGNEE THAT THE HOUSE CONCUR IN THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT. THAT THE SENATE AMENDMENT AND THE MOTION BE CONSIDERED AS READ. THAT THE MOTION BE DEBATABLE FOR 10 MINUTES EQUALLY DIVIDED AND CONTROLLED BY THE MAJORITY LEADER AND THE MINORITY LEADER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DESIGNEES. AND THAT THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BE CONSIDERED AS ORDERED ON THE MOTION TO ITS ADOPTION WITHOUT INTERVENING MOTION.

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      • 05:33:15 PM

        ORDER OF PROCEDURE

        Mr. Sessions asked unanimous consent that it be in order at any time to take from the Speaker's table H.R. 195, with the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment thereto, and to consider in the House, without intervention of any point of order, a motion offered by the Majority Leader or his designee that the House concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment; that the Senate amendment and the motion be considered as read; that the motion be debatable for 10 minutes equally divided and controlled by the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader or their respective designees; and that the previous question be considered as ordered on the motion to its adoption without intervening motion. Agreed to without objection.

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          TEMPORE WITHOUT

          WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

          WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        • 05:33:16 PM

          Pursuant to the order of the House of January 22, 2018, Mr. McCarthy moved that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 195.

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            MR. SPEAKER, PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF TODAY, I CALL UP THE…

            MR. SPEAKER, PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF TODAY, I CALL UP THE BILL H.R. 195 WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT THERETO AND I HAVE A MOTION AT THE DESK.

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          • 05:33:37 PM

            THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

            THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL, DESIGNATE THE SENATE…

            THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL, DESIGNATE THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT AND DESIGNATE THE MOTION.

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      • 05:33:41 PM

        DEBATE

        The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the motion that the House agree to the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 195.

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          THE CLERK

          H.R. 195, AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 44 UNITED STATES CODE TO RESTRICT THE…

          H.R. 195, AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 44 UNITED STATES CODE TO RESTRICT THE DISTRIBUTION OF FREE PRINTED COPIES OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND OTHER OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE UNITED STATES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, SENATE AMENDMENT. MOTION OFFERED BY MR. MCCARTHY OF CALIFORNIA.

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        • 05:34:06 PM

          TEMPORE PURSUANT

          PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE TODAY, THE MOTION SHALL BE DEBATABLE…

          PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE TODAY, THE MOTION SHALL BE DEBATABLE FOR 10 MINUTES EQUALLY DIVIDED AND CONTROLLED BY THE MAJORITY LEADER AND MINORITY LEADER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DESIGNEES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MR. MCCARTHY, AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND, MR. HOYER, EACH WILL CONTROL FIVE MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA.

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        • 05:34:23 PM

          MR. MCCARTHY

          MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD MYSELF FOUR MINUTES.

        • 05:34:26 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

        • 05:34:27 PM

          MR. MCCARTHY

          MR. SPEAKER, FOR THREE DAYS THE NATION HAS WATCHED AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF…

          MR. SPEAKER, FOR THREE DAYS THE NATION HAS WATCHED AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WERE FORCED TO STAY HOME. AS OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM WENT WITHOUT PAY, AS OPIOID TREATMENT CENTERS GOT CUT OFF, AND AS PARENTS FACED THE HARROWING PROSPECT THAT THEIR CHILDREN WOULD LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEVER WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN. REPUBLICANS IN THE CONGRESS DID NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN AND WE DID EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO MAKE SURE THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN. THE HOUSE PASSED A CLEAN BILL, A BIPARTISAN MAJORITY IN THE SENATE VOTED TO PASS THAT CLEAN BILL, BUT SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUT IT DOWN. WE WERE TOLD IT WAS ABOUT IMMIGRATION, BUT REPUBLICANS ALWAYS SAID THAT WE WOULD SIT AT THE TABLE. WE ALREADY WERE AT THE TABLE EVERY SINGLE DAY BEFORE THIS SHUTDOWN. NEGOTIATING IN GOOD FAITH. DESPITE THIS POLITICAL DRAMA --

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        • 05:36:11 PM

          MR. MCCARTHY

          PEOPLE DESERVE. I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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        • 05:38:18 PM

          MR. HOYER

          MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD MYSELF THREE MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS.

        • 05:38:22 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS.

        • 05:38:25 PM

          MR. HOYER

          MR. SPEAKER, AS I SAID THIS MORNING, THE REASON WHY THE GOVERNMENT SHUT…

          MR. SPEAKER, AS I SAID THIS MORNING, THE REASON WHY THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IS BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY HAS FAILED TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT. THEY HAVE THE MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE, THE MAJORITY OF THE SENATE, AND THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES. AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO MY FRIEND, THE MAJORITY LEADER, FIVE PREVIOUS SHUTDOWNS WERE PURPOSEFULLY PERPETRATED BY MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, THE LAST FOR 16 DAYS. THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION ON THE FLOOR TODAY REFLECTS THAT FAILURE. IT DOES NOT NINE MONTHS AFTER WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE ESTABLISH THE LEVEL OF SPENDING FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR. NINE MONTHS LATE. AS A RESULT, ANOTHER CONTINUING RESOLUTION MAY BE INEVITABLE, AND IN THIS RESOLUTION WE WILL EXTEND THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ANOTHER C.R. TO BOTH DEFENSE AND NONDEFENSE AGENCIES FOR ANOTHER 17 DAYS. THAT MEANS THE CONGRESS WILL BE MORE THAN FOUR WHOLE MONTHS INTO THE FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT A BUDGET AGREEMENT. THIS IS DANGEROUS, MR. SPEAKER, BOTH TO OUR MILITARY AND TO OUR CIVILIAN AGENCIES, EACH OF WHICH REQUIRE BUDGET CERTAINTY. BEFORE FEBRUARY 8, REPUBLICANS MUST WORK WITH DEMOCRATS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES AT HAND. THIS MEANS WORKING TOGETHER TO LIFT THE BUDGET CAPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF PARITY WHICH SPEAKER RYAN AGREED TO OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS AND SHOULD CONTINUE TILL TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE. IT ALSO MEANS WORKING IN A BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL WAY TO ADDRESS THE STATUS OF DREAMERS. NOW THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP CREATED A CRISIS WITH HIS ENDING OF THE DACA PROGRAM. CONGRESS SHOULD ACT RESPONSEABLY TO ALLOW THESE YOUNG PEOPLE -- RESPONSIBLY TO ALLOW THESE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SAY AS MORE THAN 80% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE SHOULD BE DONE. AND, MR. SPEAKER, IT REQUIRES RE-AUTHORIZING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND OTHER CRITICAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, ESSENTIAL TO COMPLEMENT THE PASSAGE OF THE CHIP RE-AUTHORIZATION, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THIS C.R. WE ALSO, MY COLLEAGUES, HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY THE DEVASTATING HURRICANES IN TEXAS, FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO, AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. THOSE AFFECTED BY THE WILDERNESS FIRES IN CALIFORNIA. AND COMMUNITIES STRUGGLING TO COMBAT OPIOID ABUSE. CONGRESS MUST NOT WASTE THE NEXT 17 DAYS AS IT HAS THE LAST 114. I WILL BE VOTING NO, MR. SPEAKER, ON THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION, NOT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO SEE IT PASS, BUT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE CONGRESS WILL ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN REFERENCED. I PRAY THAT NEITHER I NOR THE CONGRESS WILL BE IN THIS SAME POSITION COME FEBRUARY 8. I HOPE WE WILL ADDRESS IN A POSITIVE MANNER THE ISSUES BEFORE US -- AND I AM NOW PLEASED, MR. SPEAKER, TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE MINORITY LEADER.

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        • 05:41:55 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED.

        • 05:41:57 PM

          MS. PELOSI

          THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING, AND ASSOCIATE…

          THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING, AND ASSOCIATE MYSELF FULLY WITH HIS REMARKS. THANK YOU, MR. HOYER, FOR YOUR GREAT LEADERSHIP. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE IN OPPOSITION TO THE REPUBLICANS' LATEST STOPGAP FUNDING BILL. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN HOUSE DEMOCRATS' OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTING THE FIRST CONTINUING RESOLUTION IN SEPTEMBER TO GIVE THE MAJORITY A CHANCE TO GET THE JOB DONE. BUT AFTER MONTHS OF REPUBLICANS' EXCUSES AND EXTENSIONS, I REFUSE TO BE AN ENABLER TO THE REPUBLICANS' FAILURES ANY LONGER. THIS PAST WEEK ONCE AGAIN EXPOSED THE UTTER INCOMPETENCE OF THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED GOVERNMENT. HERE WE ARE ENDING THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN WITH REPUBLICANS' FOURTH STOPGAP SHORT-TERM BILL, THE FOURTH REPUBLICANS HAVE FAILED TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER, THE FOURTH TIME TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT FOR A FULL YEAR. IN AUGUST, DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS ASKED WHAT WOULD BE AN EFFECT WITH ANOTHER SHORT-TERM STOPGAP --

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        • 05:43:24 PM

          MS. PELOSI

          BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

        • 05:46:28 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEWOMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

          THE GENTLEWOMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED. HAS 30 SECONDS REMAINING.

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        • 05:46:33 PM

          MR. HOYER

          MR. SPEAKER, AND MY COLLEAGUES. WE HAVE 10 1/2 DAYS LEFT BEFORE WE HAVE…

          MR. SPEAKER, AND MY COLLEAGUES. WE HAVE 10 1/2 DAYS LEFT BEFORE WE HAVE ANOTHER CRISIS IN FUNDING OUR GOVERNMENT. LET US TRY TO USE THESE DAYS, THOSE ARE LEGISLATIVE DAYS, WE HAVE MORE CALENDAR DAYS, LET US TRY TO USE EVERY ONE OF THOSE DAYS TO REACH AGREEMENT ON FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT. SO WE DON'T HAVE ANOTHER C.R. WHICH ALL OF US BELIEVE IS BAD FISCAL POLICY AND SUBSTANTIVE POLICY. I URGE US TO COME TOGETHER SO THAT WE CAN AVOID ANOTHER CRISIS LIKE THIS. ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT WE KNOW NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. AND I THANK THE SPEAKER FOR THE TIME.

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        • 05:47:22 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS…

          THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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        • 05:47:26 PM

          MR. MCCARTHY

          MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, PAUL RYAN.

        • 05:47:29 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN FROM WISCONSIN IS RECOGNIZED.

        • 05:47:32 PM

          THE SPEAKER

          THANK YOU. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS AND…

          THANK YOU. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS AND ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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        • 05:47:36 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

        • 05:47:39 PM

          THE SPEAKER

          I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. MY COLLEAGUES, I WANT TO SAY A FEW…

          I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. MY COLLEAGUES, I WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. I KNOW THERE'S GREAT RELIEF THAT THIS EPISODE IS COMING TO AN END. THIS SHUTDOWN DID NOT NEED TO HAPPEN. HOWEVER BRIEF, IT INFLICTED NEEDLESS COSTS ON THE COUNTRY. THERE ARE NO WINNERS HERE TODAY. I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR. NO WINNERS EXCEPT PERHAPS THE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES WHO DEPEND ON THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. SOON THE LONGEST RE-AUTHORIZATION IN THE PROGRAM'S HISTORY IS ABOUT TO BECOME LAW. BUT THIS IS NOT A MOMENT TO PAT OURSELVES ON THE BACK. NOT EVEN CLOSE. WE VERY MUCH NEED TO HEED THE LESSONS WHAT HAVE JUST HAPPENED HERE. WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD IN GOOD FAITH. YES. ON DACA AND IMMIGRATION. YES, ON FUNDING OUR MILITARY SO THAT IT GETS THE RESOURCES THAT OUR MILITARY SO BADLY NEEDS. LET'S ADDRESS THESE URGENT CHALLENGES. FINALLY, I THINK ALL OF US WANT TO JOIN IN THANKING THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED IN OUR FARMED -- ARMED FORCES AND SERVE IN OUR GOVERNMENT, AROUND THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE GLOBE. YOU SEE, THEY AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE THE ONES WHO KIND OF GET CAUGHT UP IN THINGS LIKE. THIS FOR THEM, THESE AREN'T POLITICAL DEBATES. THEIR LIVELIHOODS, THE COUNTRY'S SAFETY AND SECURITY DEPEND ON RESPONSIBLE GOVERNING. THAT IS WHY I SINCERELY HOPE THAT WE NEVER FIND OURSELVES IN THIS POSITION AGAIN. AND I THANK ALL OF OUR MEMBERS FOR THEIR PATIENCE THIS WEEK. I YIELD.

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        • 05:49:22 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          ALL TIME FOR DEBATE HAS EXPIRED. PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF…

          ALL TIME FOR DEBATE HAS EXPIRED. PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF TODAY, THE PREVIOUS QUESTION IS ORDERED. THE QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MR. MCCARTHY. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT.

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        • 05:49:22 PM

          The previous question was ordered pursuant to the order of the House of January 22, 2018.

          • 05:49:29 PM

            On motion to concur in the Senate amendment to the House amendment to the Senate amendment Roll Call 44 - Yea and Nay vote pending.

            • 05:49:42 PM

              MR. HOYER

            • 05:49:43 PM

              THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION?

            • 05:49:46 PM

              MR. HOYER

              MR. SPEAKER, ON THAT I ASK FOR A RECORDED VOTE.

            • 05:49:48 PM

              THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE REQUESTED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF TAKING THIS VOTE BY…

              THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE REQUESTED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF TAKING THIS VOTE BY THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE AND REMAIN STANDING UNTIL COUNTED. A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE 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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            • 06:10:22 PM

              THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 266 AND THE NAYS ARE 150. THE MOTION IS…

              ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 266 AND THE NAYS ARE 150. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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        • 06:10:23 PM

          House Vote 44 - House Votes 266-150 on Continuing Resolution to Fund Government Through February 8

          Federal Register Printing Savings Act of 2017

          Passed (266 - 150)
          Yea
          Nay

          Vote Details: Yea - 266
          Republican - 221
          Democratic - 45

          Vote Details: Nay - 150
          Democratic - 144
          Republican - 6

          Vote Details: Not Voting - 14
          Republican - 10
          Democratic - 4

          • 06:10:25 PM

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

            • 06:10:47 PM

              Considered by unanimous consent. S. Con. Res. 33 — "Providing for a correction in the enrollment of H.R. 195."

              • 06:10:47 PM

                Mr. McCarthy asked unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table and consider.

                • 06:10:52 PM

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                  ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO TAKE FROM THE SPEAKER'S TABLE SENATE CONCURRENT…

                  ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO TAKE FROM THE SPEAKER'S TABLE SENATE CONCURRENT 33 AND ASK FOR ITS IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION IN THE HOUSE.

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                • 06:11:01 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION.

                • 06:11:05 PM

                  THE CLERK

                  33, PROVIDING FOR A DIRECTION IN THE ENROLLMENT OF H.R. 195.

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  IS THERE OBJECTION TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION?…

                  IS THERE OBJECTION TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO AND THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. THE CHAIR LAYS BEFORE THE HOUSE A COMMUNICATION.

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            • 06:11:12 PM

              On agreeing to the resolution Agreed to without objection.

              • 06:11:16 PM

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

                • 06:11:35 PM

                  THE CLERK

                  THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR, PURSUANT TO MY…

                  THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR, PURSUANT TO MY ELECTION AS RANKING MEMBER OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE I WRITE TO INFORM YOU I AM RESIGNING FROM THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCK SURE COMMITTEE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. SIGNED, SINCERELY, JERROLD NADLER, MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

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              • 06:11:38 PM

                The House received a communication from the Honorable Jerrold Nadler. Mr. Nadler submitted his resignation from the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The resignation was accepted without objection.

                • 06:11:54 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  WITHOUT OBJECTION THE RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO…

                  WITHOUT OBJECTION THE RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. MEMBERS WILL CLEAR THE AISLES AND REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                • 06:12:29 PM

                  MR. HOYER

                  I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO SPEAK OUT OF ORDER.

                • 06:12:32 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                • 06:12:34 PM

                  MR. HOYER

                  I THANK THE SPEAKER. I YIELD TO MY FRIEND, MR. MCCARTHY, THE MAJORITY…

                  I THANK THE SPEAKER. I YIELD TO MY FRIEND, MR. MCCARTHY, THE MAJORITY LEADER.

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            • 06:12:37 PM

              COLLOQUY ON HOUSE SCHEDULE

              The Chair recognized Mr. Hoyer for the purpose of engaging in a colloquy with Mr. McCarthy on the expectations regarding the legislative schedule for the House for the upcoming week.

              • 06:12:41 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND…

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.

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              • 06:12:45 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

              • 06:12:47 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                ON MONDAY, THE HOUSE WILL NEAT AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR…

                ON MONDAY, THE HOUSE WILL NEAT AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS.

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              • 06:12:53 PM

                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, THE HOUSE IS NOT IN ORDER.

              • 06:12:56 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONSIDERATIONS…

                THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONSIDERATIONS FROM THE HOUSE AND CLEAR THE AISLES. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN WILL RESUME.

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              • 06:13:15 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                ON MONDAY THE HOUSE WILL MEET AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR…

                ON MONDAY THE HOUSE WILL MEET AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS. VOTES WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL 6:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY THE HOUSE WILL MEET AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS. THE HOUSE WILL RECESS NO LATER THAN 5:30 P.M. AND RETURN AT 8:30 P.M. FOR A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS. VOTES ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY. THE HOUSE WILL ONCE AGAIN TAKE UP LEGISLATION TO FUND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR ITS FISCAL YEAR THIS BILL WILL BE FULLY CONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT.

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              • 06:14:06 PM

                MR. HOYER

                I STILL CAN'T FULLY HEAR THE MAJORITY LEADER.

              • 06:14:10 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN IS CORRECT. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE…

                THE GENTLEMAN IS CORRECT. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE HOUSE AND CLEAR THE AISLES. MEMBERS WILL CLEAR THE AISLES. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE HOUSE. MEMBERS WILL CLEAR THE AISLES AND REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE HOUSE. THE GENTLEMAN WILL RESUME.

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              • 06:14:36 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                THIS BILL WILL BE FULLY CONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION…

                THIS BILL WILL BE FULLY CONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT WHICH PASSED THE HOUSE AND SENATE LAST YEAR ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS AND WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. MR. SPEAKER, THIS HOUSE HAS SHOWN WE STAND READY TO REBUILD AMERICA'S MILITARY AND GIVE OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM THE RESOURCES THEY NEED. I WILL NOW ENCOURAGE OUR SENATE COLLEAGUES TO DO THE SAME. WITH THAT, I THANK MY FRIEND AND YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:15:00 PM

                MR. HOYER

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR THAT INFORMATION. TODAY, BOTH CHAMBERS HAVE…

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR THAT INFORMATION. TODAY, BOTH CHAMBERS HAVE PASSED THE C.R. THAT TAKES US TO FEBRUARY 8. THAT LEAVES 17 CALENDAR DAYS, I WAS GOING TO SAY, 6 1/2 LEGISLATIVE DAYS BUT THE GENTLEMAN HAS GIVEN UP PROBABLY A HALF DAY AS I UNDERSTAND IT WHICH IS WEDNESDAY OF THE RETREAT, SO ESSENTIALLY, MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE SIX DAYS BETWEEN NOW AND FEBRUARY 8 IN WHICH WE WILL BE IN SESSION. THAT MAKES IT INCUMBENT UPON US THAT WE COME TOGETHER, COOPERATE WITH ONE ANOTHER, COMPROMISE, AND SEND LEGISLATION FROM HERE TO THE HOUSE, EXCUSE ME, TO THE SENATE, THAT THE SENATE CAN AGREE TO. I WANT I DIDN'T KNOW THE GENTLEMAN WAS GOING TO MENTION THAT, BUT I WANT TO SEE THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT FULLY FUNDED, BUT I ALSO WANT TO SEE FULLY FUNDED THE DEPARTMENTS THAT TAKE CARE OF THE HEALTH OF OUR PEOPLE AND THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN. AND DOMESTIC LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE RELATIONS BETWEEN OURSELVES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT, AND SO MANY OTHER AGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT THAT ARE IN THE NONDEFENSE PART OF THE BUDGET. SO I WOULD TELL MY FRIEND, I WOULD HOPE WE WOULD COME TO AGREEMENT VERY, VERY SHORTLY ON THE OVERALL SPENDING LEVELS SO WE CAN PASS BOTH DEFENSE AND NONDEFENSE PRIORITY ISSUES. AND I WOULD SAY TO MY FRIEND, ALL WE'RE ASKING FOR IN THAT CONTEXT, AS THE GENTLEMAN KNOWS, IS WHAT WE HAVE DONE OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS AS RESULT OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN SPEAKER RYAN AND SENATOR MURRAY. I WOULD HOPE WE COULD PROCEED ON THAT. SECONDLY, AND THERE IS SO MUCH TO BRING UP, BUT SECOND THING I WANT TO MENTION IS, CLEARLY, ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE BEEN SO CONCERNED ABOUT HAS BEEN HOW WE ARE GOING TO TREAT THE DREAMERS IN OUR COUNTRY. AS THE GENTLEMAN KNOWS, IT'S MY VIEW BASED UPON POLLS THAT I HAVE READ, 85% OF AMERICANS AGREE WE OUGHT NOT TO SEND THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE, FOR THE MOST PART, OUT OF THE COUNTRY AWAY FROM THEIR HOME TO PLACES THEY DID DO NOT KNOW, PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY ARE MAKING SUCH A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO OUR COUNTRY. NOW WLILE I SAID THERE WAS FIVE 1/2 DAYS LEFT BETWEEN NOW AND THE 8TH, THERE ARE 9 1/2 DAYS IN WHICH TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF THE DREAMERS. THE GENTLEMAN AND I AND SENATOR CORNYN AND SENATOR DURBIN HAVE BEEN WORKING. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING ON THAT AND I HOPE WE WORK ON IT EVERY DAY, EVERY CALENDAR WE ARE AVAILABLE. WE AREN'T IN SESSION, BUT I HOPE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT SO THAT THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THINK OUGHT TO STAY HERE AND CONTINUE TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS, CONTRIBUTING INDIVIDUALS TO OUR COUNTRY, WOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAY HERE, GIVE THEM A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP. AND I WOULD HOPE WE WOULD WORK TOWARD THAT END AND I YIELD.

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              • 06:18:36 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN. THIS BODY HAS PASSED ALL 12 APPROPRIATION BILLS AND…

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN. THIS BODY HAS PASSED ALL 12 APPROPRIATION BILLS AND WE DO NEED A BUDGET AGREEMENT AND WE MAKE PROGRESS. ONCE WE GET THAT BUDGET AGREEMENT, WE COULD FUND THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR GOING FORWARD AND WHAT WE NEED TO GET OUR JOBS DONE. WE HAVE MET NUMEROUS TIMES. I THOUGHT THEY HAVE BEEN PRODUCTIVE TIMES DEALING WITH DACA. I'M EXCITED TO HAVE THE GOVERNMENT BACK OPEN AND WE CAN BE BACK AT THE TABLE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. WE HAVE A SHORT TIME PERIOD. WE HAVE A WEEK LEFT AFTER THE C.R. THAT WAS JUST PASSED AND WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN GET THIS DONE.

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              • 06:19:17 PM

                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN AGREE ON THE UNDERLYING ISSUE WHICH…

                MR. SPEAKER, I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN AGREE ON THE UNDERLYING ISSUE WHICH LED TO THE NECESSITY FOR A C.R. AND THE TEMPORARY CLOSING OF GOVERNMENT. AND THAT IS THE UNDERLYING AGREEMENT ON WHAT BUDGET NUMBERS WILL BE, WHAT OUR CAPS WILL BE, HOW MUCH DISCRETIONARY FUNDS WE WILL HAVE TO SPEND ON DEFENSE AND NONDEFENSE. THAT IS AT THE CORE. WHEN YOU FAIL TO DO THAT, YOU FAIL TO PASS APPROPRIATION BILLS AND YOU THEREFORE HAVE TO GO TO C.R.'S WHICH EVERYBODY ON THIS FLOOR AGREES IS BAD FISCAL POLICY AND SHOULD NOT BE THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS. SECONDLY, I APPRECIATE THE MAJORITY LEADER'S LEADERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT ON THE ISSUE OF SOLVING THE PROBLEM OR THE CHALLENGE AND THE OPPORTUNITY, I SHOULD SAY, NOT SO MUCH A PROBLEM, BUT THE OPPORTUNITY OF DREAMERS. IT IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT ASKED US TO DO AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN, IN FACT, WORKING IN GOOD FAITH WITH ONE ANOTHER GET THAT DONE. ANYTHING FURTHER? I YIELD BACK.

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            • 06:20:29 PM

              ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

              The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

              • 06:20:36 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES. FOR WHAT…

                THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY SEEK RECOGNITION?

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              • 06:20:54 PM

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                PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND.

              • 06:21:00 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:21:09 PM

                MR. PAYNE

                MR. SPEAKER, THE CHAOS PRESIDENCY HAS SPAWNED A CHAOS CONGRESS. NOW THAT…

                MR. SPEAKER, THE CHAOS PRESIDENCY HAS SPAWNED A CHAOS CONGRESS. NOW THAT THEY CONTROL THE WHITE HOUSE AS WELL, THEY STILL CAN'T GOVERN. NO MORE EXCUSE, NO MORE BOOINGY MAN OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE. INSTEAD OF GOVERNING, MY ESTEEMED REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES SPENT THE LAST YEAR TRYING TO RIP HEALTH CARE AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN ORDER TO GIVE BILLIONAIRE FRIENDS A TAX BREAK. THAT'S THE ONLY THING THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED, GIVING TO THE RICH. THEN AT 12:01 SATURDAY MORNING, REPUBLICANS TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE UNITED STATES IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. THIS IS THE FIFTH TIME IN 30 YEARS THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND FIRST TIME THAT A SINGLE PARTY HAS CONTROLLED THE ENTIRE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT STILL REFUSED TO KEEP THE COUNTRY RUNNING. MR. SPEAKER, LET US GOVERN, LET THEM GOVERN. IF MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES WANT TO ENTER INTO GOOD FAITH NEGOTIATIONS FOR A BUDGET THAT FULLY FUNDS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND PURSUES BIPARTISANSHIP SUCH AS FEDERAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND PROVIDING DISASTER RELIEF AND DREAMERS, THEN YOU KNOW WHERE TO REACH ME. I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:22:35 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM FLORIDA SEEK RECOGNITION?…

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM FLORIDA SEEK RECOGNITION? PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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              • 06:22:45 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                AS THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF, I HAVE SEEN THE EFFECTS OF GOOD GOVERNMENT AND…

                AS THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF, I HAVE SEEN THE EFFECTS OF GOOD GOVERNMENT AND I HAVE SEEN THE EFFECTS OF BAD GOVERNMENT AND WHAT WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS IS BAD GOVERNMENT. THE PARTY IN CHARGE OF THE SENATE, HOUSE AND WHITE HOUSE, THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO SUSTAIN CRITICAL SERVICES. THEY PASSED A $1.5 TRILLION TAX GIVE-AWAY AND CHOSE TO IGNORE CRITICAL CONCERNS AND PUSH AN ANTI-IMMIGRANT AGENDA. I HAVE SEEN THE OUTCOMES OF MAKING ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE AFRAID OF ANOTHER. I HAVE SEEN THE RESULTS OF IGNORING THE REAL DANGERS TO AMERICAN LIKE RACISM, GUN VIOLENCE AND POVERTY AND LACK OF OPPORTUNITY. WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS.

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              • 06:23:45 PM

                MRS. DEMINGS

                WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BUILD A NATION WITH COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE, BUT…

                WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BUILD A NATION WITH COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE, BUT THIS SHUTDOWN WAS ABOUT MORE THAN IMMIGRATION, IT WAS ABOUT OUR MILITARY, OUR VETERANS, OUR SENIORS, OUR CHILDREN AND ADEQUATE DISASTER RELIEF. MR. SPEAKER, I WILL NOT SUPPORT A COMPLETE ABSENCE OF LEADERSHIP BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR REAL SOLUTIONS. THANK YOU, AND I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:24:12 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM OHIO SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:24:22 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION.

              • 06:24:25 PM

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                THAT YES, I SUPPORT KEEPING GOVERNMENT OPEN. HOWEVER, I CANNOT SUPPORT THE…

                THAT YES, I SUPPORT KEEPING GOVERNMENT OPEN. HOWEVER, I CANNOT SUPPORT THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT CAME BEFORE THIS HOUSE TODAY. AND LET ME JUST SAY TO AMERICA, I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND IT IS NOT ABOUT NOT SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY.

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              • 06:24:49 PM

                MRS. BEATTY

                IT HAS PLACED US IN A POSITION THAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO…

                IT HAS PLACED US IN A POSITION THAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO DO BOTH, JUST AS DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SHOULD WORK TOGETHER. BECAUSE ON THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION, IT MAKES US, YES, GIVE SIX YEARS TO CHIP, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COMMUNINGT HEALTH CENTERS? WHAT GOOD IS IT TO GIVE CHIP AND NOT SUPPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS? WHAT GOOD IS IT NOT TO SUPPORT OUR TEACHING HOSPITALS? I SAY TO YOU WITH REPUBLICANS IN CHARGE OF THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE, WE COULD DO BETTER. AND TODAY, I PROUDLY SAY TO ALL THOSE WOMEN WHO MARCHED ACROSS THIS NATION, I STAND WITH YOU TODAY BECAUSE YOU MARCHED FOR BETTER HEALTH CARE, YOU MARCHED THAT WE HAVE EQUALITY AND EQUAL TREATMENT AND THAT IS WHY I PROUDLY CAST MY VOTE AS A NO. MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:25:45 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

              • 06:25:49 PM

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                HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND.

              • 06:26:01 PM

                MR. PEARCE

                I CAST A VOTE TO OPEN THE GOVERNMENT BACK UP. COMING INTO THE CAPITOL…

                I CAST A VOTE TO OPEN THE GOVERNMENT BACK UP. COMING INTO THE CAPITOL TONIGHT THEY HAVE MEMBERS AND STAFF ALL KIND OF THE CAR LINES AND I BARELY MADE THAT VOTE. I HEARD WE SHOULD BE FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FULL YEAR AND DOING IT RIGHT. IN FACT, WE IN THE HOUSE HAVE PASSED ALL 12 APPROPRIATION BILLS AND SITTING OVER IN THE SENATE. IF THE SENATE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN WAS DESIGNED NOT TO OCCUR, THEN ALL THEY COULD BRING UP THOSE FULL FUNDING BILLS AND COME THEM TO THE FLOOR AND FUND THE OP YOIDS AND EVERY SINGLE THING THAT WOULD REQUIRE THEM WORKING TOGETHER. AND WE SAW TODAY. TODAY IT HAPPENED. BUT WE ARE FACING THE SAME PROBLEM, WE NEED NINE DEMOCRATS TO HELP THE 60-VOTE MAJORITY.

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              • 06:27:01 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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

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

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              • 06:27:10 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:27:13 PM

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                MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY, THOUSANDS MARCHED IN EVERY CITY ACROSS AMERICA FOR…

                MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY, THOUSANDS MARCHED IN EVERY CITY ACROSS AMERICA FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, GENDER EQUALITY AND A MORAL VISION OF AMERICA. TODAY, WE LET THEM DOWN.

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              • 06:27:31 PM

                MR. KHANNA

                THIS WAS NOT COMPLICATED. CITIZENS WANTED A GUARANTEED VOTE IN THIS…

                THIS WAS NOT COMPLICATED. CITIZENS WANTED A GUARANTEED VOTE IN THIS CHAMBER ABOUT WHETHER WE WOULD KEEP OUR WORD TO THE DREAMERS AND WE FAILED TO DELIVER. NOW I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT MOST DEMOCRATS, SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN CARE ABOUT THE DREAMERS STAYING IN THIS COUNTRY, BUT CITIZENS EXPECT MORE. THEY WANT US NOT TO LOOK AT GENERIC POLL NUMBERS OR BATTLEGROUND DISTRICTS, THEY WANT US TO LEAD WITH OUR HEARTS BECAUSE THEY ARE LEADING WITH THEIR HEARTS. AND SO THE QUESTION TODAY, MR. SPEAKER, IS WHEN WILL THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES BE WORTHY OF THE COURAGE OF OUR CITIZENS AND THE GRASSROOTS? I YIELD BACK MY TIME.

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              • 06:28:19 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 06:28:22 PM

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                PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:28:25 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE. SMITH

              • 06:28:29 PM

                MR. GOHMERT

                THE MILITARY GETS THE MONEY THEY DESERVE. BUT THEY CERTAINLY DO NOT…

                THE MILITARY GETS THE MONEY THEY DESERVE. BUT THEY CERTAINLY DO NOT DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR FUNDING CUT, NOT HOLDING OUR MILITARY HOSTAGE IN THE DEMANDS FOR PEOPLE THATVILLE COME INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC MADE CLEAR THAT THEY DID NOT WANT THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO SUFFER BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING HELD HOSTAGE WHILE SOME FOLKS DEMANDED LEGALITY FOR PEOPLE WHO CAME IN ILLEGALLY. LET'S KEEP THINGS SEPARATE. LET'S KEEP OUR MILITARY GOING FORWARD. AND LET'S GO ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY. I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:29:21 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUISIANA SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 06:29:24 PM

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

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

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              • 06:29:30 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:29:33 PM

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                MR. SPEAKER, I COME TO THE MIKE TONIGHT JUST IN THE WAY OF FACT CHECKING…

                MR. SPEAKER, I COME TO THE MIKE TONIGHT JUST IN THE WAY OF FACT CHECKING ALL OF THE INACCURACIES THAT WE HEAR.

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              • 06:29:43 PM

                MR. RICHMOND

                WAS OVER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS VERSUS AMERICAN CITIZENS. OUR DREAMERS, WHO…

                WAS OVER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS VERSUS AMERICAN CITIZENS. OUR DREAMERS, WHO CAME HERE AS CHILDREN, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN WERE LEGAL UNTIL THE PRESIDENT DECIDED TO WITHDRAW THEIR LEGALITY AND THEIR DOCUMENTATION. HE MADE THEM HERE UNDOCUMENTED. THE SECOND PART OF ALL OF THIS, IT WAS GENERAL MATTIS WHO SAID FUNDING THE TROOPS WITH A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WAS A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WAS DEBILITATING. THE ONE THING WE OWE TO THE AMERICAN CITIZENS IS THE TRUTH. WHETHER IT'S ON OUR SIDE OR NOT. THE TRUTH IS THEY HAVE WELL OVER 230 MEMBER, THEY COULD PASS A BUDGET IF THEY WANTED TO. IF THEY WOULD WORK WITH BOTH SIDES WE COULD CONTINUE TO DO WHAT THE BLACK CAUCUS HAS DONE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME, MAKE THIS COUNTRY A MORE PERFECT UNION. I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:30:54 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 06:30:57 PM

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

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

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              • 06:31:03 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:31:06 PM

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                FOR THREE YEARS WE HAVE WAITED FOR THE MOMENT HERE FOR EXPOSING THE…

                FOR THREE YEARS WE HAVE WAITED FOR THE MOMENT HERE FOR EXPOSING THE FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT THAT YOU CAN HOLD HOSTAGE UNRELATED BILLS BEFORE PASSING SPENDING BILLS. WE CALLED ON THEM TO PASS BILLS TO FULLY FUND THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH SEPTEMBER, WE IN THIS BODY PASSED ALL 12 SEPARATE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS FULLY FUNDING THE MILITARY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS ALL THE WAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR. THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS BECAUSE WE HAVE ONLY A THREE-WEEK EXTENSION WE VOTED FOR. BUT I AM PROUD THAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SAW THE FALSE ARGUMENTS BEING USED, PARTICULARLY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, WHERE THE MINORITY PARTY HOLDS HOSTAGE FUNDING BILLS AND COMMANDS CONCESSIONS AND OTHER NONRELATED LEGISLATION. IF THEY WANT TO FILIBUSTER STUFF OVER THERE, MAKE THEM DO IT WHERE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC CAN SEE IT AND MAKE IT RELATE TO THE BILL ON THE FLOOR AT THE TIME. SO THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, FOR THIS TIME AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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              • 06:32:02 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION?…

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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              • 06:32:12 PM

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                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I WISH TO EXPLAIN TO THE AMERICAN…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I WISH TO EXPLAIN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EXACTLY WHY I VOTED NO ON THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION EARLIER TODAY.

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              • 06:32:24 PM

                MR. CLYBURN

                IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THAT'S BEEN SAID ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE…

                IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THAT'S BEEN SAID ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO FIND IS THAT WE EXTENDED THAT PROGRAM IN THE C.R. FOR SIX YEARS WITH A SAVINGS OF $1 BILLION. IT'S A SLIGHT OF HAND. BECAUSE WE DID NOT FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. WE DID NOT FUND THE DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITALS. WE DID NOT FUND ADEQUATELY THE TEACHING HOSPITALS. SO IF YOU WANTED TO REALLY BE HONEST WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WE COULD HAVE EXTENDED THE COMMUNITY HEALTH -- CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM BY -- PERMANENTLY AND SAVED $6 BILLION AND WOULD HAVE HAD ENOUGH MONEY IN THE SAVINGS TO EXPAND OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS TO FUND DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITALS AND TO FUND TEACHING HOSPITALS THAT WHICH WE DID NOT DO AND I VOTED NO. WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:33:27 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON SEEK REGULAR --…

                WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON SEEK REGULAR -- RECOGNITION?

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              • 06:33:32 PM

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

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

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              • 06:33:37 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:33:39 PM

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                THANK YOU. I AM SO GLAD WE ARE NOW HERE BACK WITH THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. AYE…

                THANK YOU. I AM SO GLAD WE ARE NOW HERE BACK WITH THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. AYE BEEN HERE THESE LAST FEW DAYS OVER THE WEEKEND WITH MY STAFF, WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET OUR GOVERNMENT OPEN AND WORKING FOR ITS PEOPLE, FOR ITS MILITARY FAMILIES. TODAY I WAS OVER ON THE SENATE FLOOR WHEN THE SENATE CLOSED ITS VOTE IN SUPPORT OF REOPENING OUR GOVERNMENT. SO NOW WE CAN COMPLETE THE WORK AT HAND. THIS IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THIS, I TOO ALSO, AS A PREVIOUS SPEAKER TALKED ABOUT BEING DETAINED IN SECURITY LINES, I WAS UNAVOIDABLY DETAINED IN THOSE SECURITY LINES BUT WANTED TO COME HERE AND MAKE SURE FOLKS KNOW WE ARE HERE, HARD AT WORK, AND WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD FROM THIS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO ADDRESSING THE ISSUES AT HAND AND MAKING SURE WE GET A LONG-TERM SOLUTION. I'M PLEASED WITH THE CHIP FUNDING WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THROUGH. THIS IS SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN PUT FORWARD NOW. THE HOUSE IS VOTING IN SUPPORT OF THIS I'VE SUPPORTED IT MANY TIMES NOW. AS AN APPROPRIATOR WE GOT THESE BILLS FUNDED MONTHS AGO, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO A PERMANENT SOLUTION HERE SO WE CAN GET ABOUT DOING THE PEOPLE'S WORK.

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              • 06:34:49 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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              • 06:35:10 PM

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                OK, THE SHUT DOWN IS OVER, AT LEAST TEMPORARILY.

              • 06:35:14 PM

                MR. ROHRABACHER

                THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THIS WAS ALL ABOUT HOW…

                THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THIS WAS ALL ABOUT HOW COME THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN? THE ISSUE AT HAND WHICH MADE SURE THERE WAS A SEPARATION, AN OPINION THAT SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT WAS THE FOLLOWING. SHOULD WE BE LEGALIZING THE STATUS OF 850,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE BROUGHT HERE ILLEGALLY, CAME HERE ILLEGALLY? THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TENS -- NOT TENS OF, BUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS, EVEN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT WOULD BE SIPHONED AWAY FROM THAT FUND THAT WE HAVE HERE IN WASHINGTON AIMED AT HELPING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT MONEY, THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THE VETERANS, AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS, AVAILABLE FOR OUR OWN YOUNG PEOPLE, WOULD BE DRAINED IN ORDER TO GIVE, YES, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO PEOPLE WHO COME HERE ILLEGALLY. AND OF COURSE 850,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD THEN BE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO BRING IN THEIR RELATIVES. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BEING BROUGHT HERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE 850,000 ILLEGAL YOUNG PEOPLE HERE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHOSE SIDE ARE WE ON? THAT WAS THE QUESTION ABOUT THIS SHUTDOWN.

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              • 06:36:32 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

              • 06:36:36 PM

                MR. ROHRABACHER

                PAY ATTENTION, IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WILL THEY HAVE TO HAVE ALL THEIR…

                PAY ATTENTION, IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WILL THEY HAVE TO HAVE ALL THEIR RESOURCES DRAINED AWAY IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE WHO COME HERE ILLEGALLY? NO. I HOPE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION WHOSE SIDE AND WHO IS SIDING WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VERSUS WHO IS SIDING WITH FOREIGNERS WHO HAVE COME HERE ILLEGALLY AND --

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              • 06:36:59 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              • 06:37:04 PM

                The Speaker announced that the House do now adjourn pursuant to section 2(b) of H. Res. 694. The next meeting is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. on January 25, 2018.

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                BUILDINGS. THIS IS FROM FRIDAY MORNING. WE TAKE YOU NOW TO THE FLOOR OF…

                BUILDINGS. THIS IS FROM FRIDAY MORNING. WE TAKE YOU NOW TO THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. [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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              • 12:00:18 PM

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                THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. LET US PRAY. WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US…

                THE HOUSE WILL BE IN ORDER. LET US PRAY. WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER DAY. BLESS THE MEMBEF THE PEOPHOUSE. E UERDING THAT IT IS EIR WO TO DEVELOP THE ATEGIES ANDE ANS FOR ACHIEVING THOSE GOA AND THE UNDSTANDINGT IT IS THEIR USTOW AT YOUR SPIRIT IS WITH THEM ITHEIR WORK. GRACE TS ASSEMBL WITH THE RESOL TBE FAITHUL INTS TAPONBLE IN ITS ACTIS AN TO SERVING A NATION WHICH SO MANY HOPE WILL LIVE BEYOND THE CURRENT DIFFICULTIES INTO AN EVEN AND EVER GREATER REALIZATION OF BOTH JUSTICE AND FREEDOM. MAY ALL THAT IS DONE TODAY BE FOR YOUR GREATER HONOR AND GLORY, AMEN.

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              • 12:01:40 PM

                THE SPEAKER

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

                THE CHAIR HAS EXAMINED THE JOURNAL OF THE LAST DAY'S PROCEEDINGS AND ANNOUNCES TO THE HOUSE HIS APPROVAL THEREOF. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 1 OF RULE 1, THE JOURNAL STANDS APPROVED. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM OHIO, MR. WENSTRUP.

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              • 12:01:57 PM

                MR. WENSTRUP

                BLAGOJEVICH AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD,…

                BLAGOJEVICH AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

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              • 12:02:09 PM

                THE SPEAKER

                THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN UP 20 REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES ON EACH…

                THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN UP 20 REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES ON EACH SIDE OF THE AISLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

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              • 12:02:16 PM

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

              • 12:02:19 PM

                THE SPEAKER

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

              • 12:02:27 PM

                MR. POE

                MR. SPEAKER, MEMBERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN ACCESS TO A TOP SECRET MEMO BY THE…

                MR. SPEAKER, MEMBERS HAVE BEEN GIVEN ACCESS TO A TOP SECRET MEMO BY THE HOUSE PERMANENT SELECT COMMITTEE ON INTELLIGENCE REGARDING THE FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE SURVEILLANCE ACT. THE MEMO IS DISTURBING. MR. SPEAKER, FOR YEARS I HAVE WORKED TO REIGN IN YEARS I HAVE WORKED TO REIGN IN FISA'S ABUSE OF AMERICANS' CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS. THE MEMO ALONG WITH SUPPORTING EVIDENCE FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES SHOULD IMMEDIATELY BE DECLASSIFIED. DESPITE THE SHUTDOWN, THE PROCESS TO RELEASE THIS DOCUMENT TO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND THE MEDIA HAS BEGUN. THERE IS ALSO AN OVERCLASSIFICATION OF DOCUMENTS BY GOVERNMENT. THEY HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH NATIONAL SECURITY. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE MEDIA MUST SEE WHAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS DOING IN SECRET WITHOUT AMERICA'S KNOWLEDGE. THE MEMO IS PROOF THAT GOVERNMENT CANNOT BE TRUSTED. IN THE WORDS OF THOMAS JEFFERSON, EDUCATE AND INFORM THE WHOLE MASS OF PEOPLE. THEY ARE THE ONLY SURE RELIANCE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF OUR LIBERTY. MR. SPEAKER, THE MEMO SHOWS THIS IS NOT THE AMERICA OUR FOREFATHERS ENVISIONED. THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS. I YIELD BACK.

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              • 12:03:34 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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              • 12:03:38 PM

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                UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 12:03:41 PM

                TEMPORE WITHOUT

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 12:03:50 PM

                MS. JACKSON LEE

                MR. SPEAKER, DAY THREE OF THIS SHUT DOWN THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL…

                MR. SPEAKER, DAY THREE OF THIS SHUT DOWN THOUSANDS OF THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES NOT WORKING, THE LEADER OF THE REPUBLICANS IN THE SENATE HAS MOVED WITH SOME OFFER THAT WOULD HOPEFULLY BE SOMETHING TO START WITH. BUT I APPLAUD THE DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP IN THE OTHER BODY BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN FOCUSING ON WHAT WE WANT AND THAT IS PARITY. NATIONAL SECURITY PARITY FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE AND FEDERALLY QUALIFIED HEALTH CLINICS AND VETERANS. BUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE IMPLODED THIS, OF COURSE, IS THE PRESIDENT AND HIS STAFF, WITH VULGARITY AND THEN BREAKING UP A DEAL ON LAST FRIDAY. SO IF WE'RE SERIOUS, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO WORK ON WHAT THE ISSUES ARE. AND THAT IS DOMESTIC SPENDING TO HAVE PARITY TO ENSURE THAT THE FAMILIES OF OUR SOLDIERS ARE LIKEWISE PROVIDED FOR. I SUPPORT THE NATIONAL SECURITY NEEDS OF THIS NATION AS A HOMELAND SECURITY MEMBER FOR -- SINCE THE TRAGEDY AND HEINOUS TERRORIST ACT OF 9/11, BUT I BELIEVE NATIONAL SECURITY GOES WITH PROVIDING FOR THEIR FAMILIES. WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO THAT AND PROVIDE FOR INNOCENT DREAMERS WHO HAVE DONE NOTHING BUT COME TO THIS COUNTRY TO BE ABLE TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT. I HAVE A UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MR. SPEAKER, I ASK --

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              • 12:05:16 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLELADY IS RECOGNIZED.

              • 12:05:18 PM

                MS. JACKSON LEE

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

                MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUT DOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY OPEN AND REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WITH A CLEAN C.R. WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO THE PARITY AND ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES SO THAT WE CAN END THE TRUMP SHUT DOWN.

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              • 12:05:43 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THAT MEASURE WOULD…

                A UNANIMOUS CONSENT REQUEST FOR THE CONSIDERATION OF THAT MEASURE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE RECEIVED CLEARANCE BY THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY FLOOR AND COMMITTEE LEADERSHIPS. THE CHAIR IS UNAWARE OF SUCH CLEARANCE. THEREFORE THE CHAIR CANNOT ENTERTAIN THAT REQUEST AT THIS TIME. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                MR. THOMPSON

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

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

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                MR. THOMPSON

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS THREE-DAY SENATE DEMOCRAT SHUT DOWN IS WRONG.…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS THREE-DAY SENATE DEMOCRAT SHUT DOWN IS WRONG. AND IT IS TIME FOR THE SENATE DEMOCRATS TO DO THEIR JOBS. THEY VOTED AGAINST A NONCONTROVERSIAL CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT FULLY FUNDED THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM FOR SIX YEARS. THIS IS PERPLEXING BECAUSE FOR THE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS NEARLY EVERY DEMOCRAT HAS CITED CHIP AS ONE OF THEIR MOST IMPORTANT PRIORITIES. BUT APPARENTLY IT ISN'T MORE IMPORTANT THAN PLAYING POLITICS. SENATE DEMOCRATS WHO VOTED AGAINST PROVIDING HEALTH CARE TO NINE MILLION VULNERABLE CHILDREN NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE. THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN ENROLLED IN THE CHIP PROGRAM IN PENNSYLVANIA IN FISCAL YEAR 2016 WAS 342,268 CHILDREN. THAT MEANS THAT 12.8% OF CHILDREN IN PENNSYLVANIA ARE AT RISK OF LOSING HEALTH CARE BECAUSE OF SENATE DEMOCRATS PLAYING PARTISAN POLITICS. PUTTING POLITICS BEFORE THE WELL-BEING OF KIDS LIVING IN POVERTY AND FINANCIALLY DISTRESSED HOMES IS FLAT OUT WRONG. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE TO CALL ON THE SENATORS WHO HAVE BEEN BLOCKING FUNDING THE CHIP -- CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM TO OPEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. MR. SPEAKER, NOBODY BENEFITS FROM THE POLITICS OF A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, AND MILLION OF CHILDREN ARE BEING HURT.

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                MR. BLUMENAUER

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I SHARE THE FRUSTRATION OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHO…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I SHARE THE FRUSTRATION OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC WHO OVERWHELMING SUPPORT PROTECTING YOUNG DREAMERS, AUTHORIZING THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH PROGRAM, AND THE COMMUNITY HEALTH SEPTEMBERERS THAT SERVE THEM. -- CENTERS THAT SERVE THEM. FUNDING GOVERNMENT LONG TERM NOT WEEK-TO-WEEK. PART OF THE SOLUTION IS OBVIOUS, DONALD TRUMP SHOULD NOT BE IN THE NEGOTIATIONS. IN PART BECAUSE HE DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE COMPLEXITIES. IT APPEARS HE DOESN'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THE BASICS. HE FREQUENTLY CHANGES HIS MIND. AGREEING WITH WHAT HE LAST SAW ON FOX NEWS OR HEARD FROM THE LAST PERSON HE TALKED TO. THE WEEKEND NEWS WAS FILLED WITH ACCOUNTS OF HIS CONFUSION AND HOW DESTRUCTIVE HIS PARTICIPATION HAS BEEN. ACKNOWLEDGED BY REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ALIKE EVEN FRUSTRATING ITS OWN STAFF. MAYBE IT'S TIME TO IGNORE DONALD TRUMP AND HIS TWEETS. SEND HIM LOTS OF CHEESEBURGERS AND KEEP THIS NEWS OFF FOX WITHOUT TRUMP'S PARMINGS PARTICIPATION WE'LL REACH A BERT SOLUTION AND WE WILL DO IT FASTER. -- BETTER SOLUTION AND WE'LL TALKED TO. THE DO IT FASTER.

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                MR. WILSON

                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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              • 12:08:46 PM

                MR. WILSON

                MR. SPEAKER, THIS WEEKEND SOUTH CAROLINIANS SAW THE DAMAGING IMPACTS OF…

                MR. SPEAKER, THIS WEEKEND SOUTH CAROLINIANS SAW THE DAMAGING IMPACTS OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. 2,200 SERVICE MEMBERS IN THE SOUTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD WHO HAD DRILLS SCHEDULED WERE FORCED TO GO HOME AFTER DRIVING ACROSS TO THE STATE FROM ALL OVER THE SOUTHEAST. I KNOW FIRSTHAND AS A DISRUPTION AS A GUARD VETERAN MYSELF AND GRATEFUL DAD OF THREE SONS WHO SERVED IN THE GUARD OVERSEAS. 70 SOLDIERS OPERATING ON ACTIVE DUTY, OPERATIONAL SUPPORT ORDERS, HAD THEIR ORDERS TERMINATED AND WILL NO LONGER HAVE INSURANCE OR INCOME AS OF TODAY. APPROXIMATELY 750 FEDERAL TECHNICIANS WHO HANDLE MECHANICS FOR THE NATIONAL GUARD WILL BE LAID OFF TODAY. THIS IS NOT ONLY DEVASTATING TO FAMILIES, IT WILL NEGATIVELY IMPACT READINESS OF OUR FORCES WHICH I RECOGNIZE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE READINESS SUBCOMMITTEE. THE GUARD HAS 80 SOLDIERS WHO WERE PLANNING TO ATTEND NECESSARY TRAINING THIS WEEKEND, BUT THOSIS DRILLS HAVE BEEN CANCELED, RESULTING IN SOLDIERS NOT BEING QUALIFIED FOR ELIGIBLE FOR PROMOTION DUE TO MISSING TRAINING. THIS IS A SAD EXAMPLE OF JUST THE IMPACT ON THE SOUTH CAROLINA GUARD MEMBERS. SENATE DEMOCRATS NEED TO STOP HOLDING MILITARY FUNDING HOSTAGE. IN CONCLUSION, GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS AND WE'LL NEVER FORGET SEPTEMBER 11 AND THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM.

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                DAY OF THIS RECKLESS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, I RISE TO URGE MY COLLEAGUES ON…

                DAY OF THIS RECKLESS GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, I RISE TO URGE MY COLLEAGUES ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE TO FIND COMMON GROUND AND END THIS GRIDLOCK. FAMILIES IN ARIZONA AND AMERICA ARE HURTING. IT'S PAST TIME FOR CONGRESS TO COME TOGETHER TO BOOST OILER MILITARY. WE -- BOOST OUR MILITARY. WE MUST RE-AUTHORIZE FUNDING FOR CHILDREN HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, AND THE DIABETES PROGRAM FOR TRIBAL COMMUNITIES AND MANY OTHERS. MR. SPEAKER, I CAN'T GO BACK TO BUSINESS -- WE CAN'T GO BACK TO BUSINESS AS USUAL AND CONTINUE TO FUND OUR MILITARY A FEW WEEKS AT A TIME. SECOND MATTIS AND OUR MILITARY LEADERS HAVE BEEN -- SECRETARY MATTIS AND OUR MILITARY LEADERS HAVE BEEN CLEAR ABOUT THE DIRE IMPACTS OF THE CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS ON OUR NATIONAL SECURITY TIME AND TIME AGAIN THROUGHOUT THIS YEAR. MR. O'HALLERAN: WE'RE FACING INCREASING GLOBAL THREATS.

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                MR. O'HALLERAN

                MR. O'HALLERAN: WE'RE FACING INCREASING GLOBAL THREATS. WE CANNOT…

                MR. O'HALLERAN: WE'RE FACING INCREASING GLOBAL THREATS. WE CANNOT UNDERSTAND OUR DEFENSE LEADERS AND OUR TROOPS BY REFUSING TO WORK TOGETHER. WE'RE HERE TO SOLVE PROBLEMS. FOR OUR BRAVE SERVICE MEMBERS AND FAMILIES ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES, LET'S GET THE JOB DONE. I YIELD BACK.

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                MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING HIS. THE HOUSE…

                MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE DONE OUR JOB, PRESIDENT TRUMP IS DOING HIS. THE HOUSE HAS PASSED A SPENDING BILL THAT KEEPS THE GOVERNMENT OPENED, FUNDS OUR MILITARY, AND HELPS PROTECT HEALTH CARE FOR MILLIONS OF LOW-INCOME CHILDREN. SENATE DEMOCRATS ONLY WANT TO OBSTRUCT PRESIDENT TRUMP. THEY ARE OPPOSED TO A MILL THAT HAS EVERYTHING IN IT THAT THEY ARE NOT OPPOSED TO, BUT THEY HOLD OUT FOR MORE, WHY?

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                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 MY REMARKS.

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                MR. SPEAKER, THIS SHUT DOWN IS AN UNNECESSARY SELF-CREATED CRISIS DRIVEN…

                MR. SPEAKER, THIS SHUT DOWN IS AN UNNECESSARY SELF-CREATED CRISIS DRIVEN BY AN UNWILLINGNESS TO COMPROMISE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE DESERVE BETTER.

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                MR. SHA RAIDER

                THERE ARE --

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                MR. SCHNEIDER

                THERE ARE SOLUTIONS THAT RESPONSIBLY FUND OUR GOVERNMENT AND CHILDREN'S…

                THERE ARE SOLUTIONS THAT RESPONSIBLY FUND OUR GOVERNMENT AND CHILDREN'S HEALTH AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CARE CENTERS TO DREAMERS TO DISASTER RELIEF. I HAVE BEEN MEETING WITH MEMBERS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE, INCLUDING THE PROBLEM SOLVERS CAUCUS, I KNOW THERE IS A REAL WILLINGNESS TO GET THIS DONE. WHAT WE NEED IS CONGRESSIONAL LEADERSHIP AND A PRESIDENT WILLING TO NEGOTIATE AND ALLOW A VOTE. WE'RE ALMOST FOUR MONTHS INTO A FISCAL YEAR WITH NO BUDGET. WE PASSED THREE CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS SINCE SEPTEMBER. BUT WE CANNOT CONTINUE WITH THESE ENDLESS SHORT-TERM PATCHES. THEY ARE IRRESPONSIBLE, HURT OUR NATION, AND HAMPER OUR MILITARY'S ABILITY TO PLAN FOR THE FUHR. THE NAVY SECRETARY LIKENED IT TO PUTTING $4 BILLION IN A TRASH CAN, POURING LIGHTER FLUID ON IT, AND SETTING IT ON FIRE. THE CLOCK IS TICKING. THE LAST SHUTDOWN IN 2013 COST OUR ECONOMY $24 BILLION. THIS WON'T BE RESOLVED BY ONE SIDE GOING IT ALONE. LET'S END THE POLITICAL GAMES. STOP THE FINGER POINTING AND DO THE WORK THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SENT US HERE TO DO. MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018. A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CAN CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES.

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                AS THE CHAIR PREVIOUSLY ADVISED THAT REQUEST CANNOT BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                MR. LAMALFA

                WE'RE NOW 60 HOURS INTO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. ONLY BECAUSE SENATE…

                WE'RE NOW 60 HOURS INTO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. ONLY BECAUSE SENATE DEMOCRATS, SENATE AND HOUSE DEMOCRATS WOULD LIKE TO JOIN THEM, IN FORCING THROUGH AN UNFINISHED HURRIED IMMIGRATIONPOLICY. THIS FOLE HERE, I WON'T NAME HIS NAME, IS ON TRIAL IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA FOR KILLING TWO POLICE OFFICERS. HE WAS TWICE DEPORTED FROM ARIZONA. WHEN THE KILLINGS WERE DESCRIBED BY OTHERS IN THE COURT, THIS FELLOW LAUGHED AND SMILED AS IT WAS RECALLED. HE THEN LAUNCH ADD PROFANE TIRADE CLAIMING HIS OWN REGRET HE DIDN'T KILL MORE THAN TWO OFFICERS AND HEED ESCAPE FROM JAIL AND DO IT AGAIN. ILL QUEET PART OF HIM. I DON'T BLANK REGRET THAT. THE ONLY THING I BLANK REGRET IS I ONLY KILLED TWO. I WISH I BLANK KILLED MORE. I WILL BREAK OUT SOONER AND KILL MORE. HE'S PROMISED WHEN HE GETS OUT HE WILL KILL MORE. DOES ANYBODY OUT THERE BELIEVE THAT UNDER CURRENT POLICY WITH THE RECEIVE OF A BORDER WE HAVE HE WON'T FULFILL THAT PROMISE? DO WE THINK THAT THE FAMILIES OF DANNY AND MICHAEL OR THE FAMILIES OF KATE STEINLE HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT IT ISN'T GOING TO HAPPEN AND JUSTICE WILL EVER BE SERVED? WE DON'T LINK THIS --

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              • 12:15:53 PM

                MS. DELAURO

                EXCEPT TO GIVE HUGE TAX CUTS TO THE 1% AND THEIR CORPORATE DONORS. THE…

                EXCEPT TO GIVE HUGE TAX CUTS TO THE 1% AND THEIR CORPORATE DONORS. THE CONSTITUTION EMPOWERS THE CONGRESS TO APPROPRIATE THE FUNDS FOR THE GENERAL WELL-BEING AND FOR NATIONAL DEFENSE. INSTEAD, THE REPUBLICANS ARE ASKING US TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT 30 DAYS AT A TIME. WE WILL NOT BE LECTURED ON THE HEALTH AND THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN BY A PARTY WHO HAS REFUSED TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, A PARTY WHO DRAGS THEIR FEET FOR MONTHS WHILE THE FAMILIES WHOSE CHILDREN ARE ON CHIP ARE TERRIFIED ABOUT THE FUTURE OF THE PROGRAM. IF THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT CHILDREN'S HEALTH THEY WOULD MAKE THE CHIP PROGRAM PERMANENT. THIS ISN'T ABOUT CHIP. DON'T INSULT THE INTELLIGENCE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. JUST LOOK WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SENATE. THEY REFUSED TO TAKE UP A PERMANENT CHIP BILL. REPUBLICANS ARE USING CHIP AS A BARGAINING CHIP AND NOTHING MORE. DO NOT HIDE BEHIND OUR CHILDREN. REOPEN THIS GOVERNMENT BEFORE PEOPLE GET HURT. WE WILL NOT CAVE IN TO BULLYING AND BRINKSMANSHIP. WE ARE HERE TO GOVERN, NOT TO PLAY A GAME OF CHICKEN. WE NEED TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING FAMILIES AND WE NEED TO FUND OUR GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS.

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                MR. SPEAKER, I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF WEST TENNESSEANS AND THE…

                MR. SPEAKER, I'M HERE TODAY TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF WEST TENNESSEANS AND THE MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BEING HURT BY THIS SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. LET ME BE CLEAR FROM THE VERY SHART, THIS RESTS SOLELY ON THE SHOULDERS OF SENATE DEMOCRATS. JUST LIKE ME THEY WERE ELECTED TO CONGRESS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND INSTEAD THEY ARE PLAYING POLITICAL GAMES AND PUTTING AMERICAN LIVES AT STAKE. THE DEMOCRATS CHOSE TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT OVER SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME TO DISCUSS. MEANWHILE, THEY ARE DAMAGING CRITICAL PROGRAMS THAT PROTECT AMERICAN CITIZENS. LET'S THINK ABOUT WHAT'S AT STAKE. NINE MILLION CHILDREN RELY ON THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. NINE MILLION INNOCENT CHILDREN. TWO MILLION SERVICE MEMBERS ARE CURRENTLY GOING UNPAID. 100,000 NATIONAL GUARDS MEN HAVE BEEN SENT HOME, PILOT TRAINING HAVE BEEN STOPPED.

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                MR. KUSTOFF

                HALF A MILLION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAVE BEEN SENT HOME. RIGHT NOW…

                HALF A MILLION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE HAVE BEEN SENT HOME. RIGHT NOW OUR NATION IS LESS SAFE BECAUSE DEMOCRATS ARE PITTING NON-U.S. CITIZENS OVER U.S. CITIZENS. IT IS SIMPLY UN-AMERICAN. IT IS SHAMEFUL AND IT IS RECKLESS. THIS SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE DEMOCRATS. ON THURSDAY, HOUSE REPUBLICANS DID THEIR JOBS. LET'S WORK TOGETHER AND GET OUR JOBS DONE. LET'S OPEN THIS GOVERNMENT BACK UP AND FULFILL OUR PROMISES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.

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              • 12:18:56 PM

                MR. DEFAZIO

                WELL, THINK BACK TO SCHOOL. YOU GO TO YOUR TEACHER AND SAY, MY TERM PAPER…

                WELL, THINK BACK TO SCHOOL. YOU GO TO YOUR TEACHER AND SAY, MY TERM PAPER ISN'T DONE. CAN I GET AN EXTENSION? TWICE, NOT VERY MANY. THREE TIMES, I NEVER KNEW A TEACHER LIKE THAT. FOUR TIMES, NO WAY. YOU ARE 114 DAYS LATE WITH THE BUDGET FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA WHICH INCLUDES THE MILITARY AND EVERYTHING ELSE THAT YOU'RE CARRYING ON ABOUT. LET'S LISTEN TO SECRETARY MATTIS TALKING ABOUT YOUR CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS, RUNNING THE GOVERNMENT BIT BY BIT. OPERATING UNDER A CONTINUING RESOLUTION IS UNWISE AS CAN BE. IT MAKES US RIGID. WE CANNOT DEAL WITH NEW AND REVEALING THREATS. WE KNOW OUR ENEMIES ARE NOT STANDING STILL. AND YOU'RE BRAGGING ABOUT FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT FOR 30 DAYS. YOU HAVE NOT DONE YOUR MOST BASIC FUNCTION AS A RULING MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, AND THE WHITE HOUSE AND THAT IS GIVE US PROPER FUNDING FOR THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT. IN TRANSPORTATION WE LOST $1.4 BILLION. THAT'S 21,000 JOBS. DO YOUR JOB.

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                MR. SPEAKER, LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. YESTERDAY DEMOCRAT SENATOR…

                MR. SPEAKER, LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT. YESTERDAY DEMOCRAT SENATOR DICK DURBIN SAID THIS IS THE FOURTH C.R. OF THIS TERM THAT'S WHY THE SHUTDOWN. WHY DO WE HAVE CONTINUING RESOLUTIONS? WHEN CONGRESS DOESN'T PASS APPROPRIATIONS, A C.R. IS THE ONLY CHOICE OTHER THAN A SHUTDOWN. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSED ALL OF OUR APPROPRIATIONS BILLS FOR THIS YEAR. SENATE DEMOCRATS HAVE DELIBERATELY IMPEDED THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IN THE SENATE AND NO APPROPRIATIONS BILLS HAVE BEEN PASSED IN THE CHAMBER THIS TERM. WHEN SENATE DEMOCRATS LEAVE NO CHOICE BUT A C.R., DON'T COMPLAIN ABOUT A C.R.

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                MR. WENSTRUP

                THE HOUSE AGAIN ROSE TO THE OCCASION, PASSED A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WITH…

                THE HOUSE AGAIN ROSE TO THE OCCASION, PASSED A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WITH CONTENT THAT BOTH SIDES AGREE WITH. THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HAVE DONE THEIR JOB. WE WANT TO KEEP OUR GOVERNMENT OPEN. IF ONLY SENATE DEMOCRATS WOULD END THE SCHUMER-LED SHUTDOWN, AND I YIELD BACK.

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              • 12:21:31 PM

                MRS. MALONEY

                MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS NOT A GAME. CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS WHO OWN BOTH…

                MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS NOT A GAME. CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS WHO OWN BOTH THE HOUSE, THE SENATE, AND THE WHITE HOUSE REFUSE TO WORK OUT A BIPARTISAN COMPROMISE TO KEEP THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OPEN. THIS NOT ONLY DISRUPTS THE LIVES OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS BUT IT MAY HAVE REAL HARMFUL ECONOMIC CONSEQUENCES. THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN SENDS EXACTLY THE WRONG MESSAGE. IT PROJECTS CHAOS. IT CAN HURT BUSINESS CONFIDENCE, TAPPING THE BRAKES OF ECONOMIC GROWTH. IN 2013, THE LAST TIME THE CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT, THE ECONOMY TOOK A REAL HIT. THE NONPARTISAN BUREAU OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS FOUND THAT THE SHUTDOWN LOWERED G.D.P. GROWTH BY.3 PERCENTAGE POINTS. MOODIES, STANDARD & POOR'S, GOLDMAN SACHS ESTIMATED IT MAY HAVE COST OUR ECONOMY $24 BILLION, ABOUT $1.5 BILLION PER DAY. OUR ECONOMY DEPENDS ON FAITH IN OUR GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS. LET'S NOT DO ANYTHING TO JEOPARDIZE IT. LET'S STOP THIS DANGEROUS GAME. OPEN THE GOVERNMENT. FUND THE GOVERNMENT.

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              • 12:22:56 PM

                MR. GIANFORTE

                MR. SPEAKER, LAST WEEK THE HOUSE VOTED TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN WITH…

                MR. SPEAKER, LAST WEEK THE HOUSE VOTED TO KEEP THE GOVERNMENT OPEN WITH LEGISLATION THAT ON ANY OTHER DAY EVERY MEMBER WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED. IT FUNDED THE GOVERNMENT AND IT RE-AUTHORIZED CHIP FOR SIX YEARS. A PROGRAM THAT 24,000 MONTANA CHILDREN DEPEND ON FOR THEIR HEALTH CARE NEEDS. ON ANY OTHER DAY, THESE PROPOSALS WOULD PASS WITH BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, BUT MY COLLEAGUES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE IN THIS CHAMBER OPPOSED IT, AND 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS OPPOSED IT. AND FOR WHAT? AN UNRELATED IMMIGRATION ISSUE THAT CAN BE ADDRESSED BEFORE MARCH. WHAT HAS BEEN THE RESULT OF THIS MISPLACED PRIORITY? THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN. MORE THAN TWO MILLION SERVICE MEN AND WOMEN AREN'T BEING PAID. NINE MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN, INCLUDING 24,000 IN MONTANA, ARE LOSING THEIR HEALTH CARE INSURANCE. MY COLLEAGUES IN THE SENATE WILL SOON CONSIDER REOPENING THE GOVERNMENT. I URGE THEM, PARTICULARLY THE 44 SENATE DEMOCRATS THAT VOTED FOR THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN TO REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT, PAY OUR TROOPS AND RESTORE HEALTH INSURANCE TO CHILDREN. I YIELD BACK, MR. SPEAKER.

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                MR. PALLONE

                MR. SPEAKER, REPUBLICANS CLAIM THEY HAVE TAKEN CARE OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH…

                MR. SPEAKER, REPUBLICANS CLAIM THEY HAVE TAKEN CARE OF CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE BUT THAT'S NOT THE CASE. THEY POLITICIZED CHIP BY ADDING IT TO THIS CONTROVERSIAL CONTINUING RESOLUTION. IF THEY WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN CHILDREN'S HEALTH, THEY WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED PASSING THIS BILL SEPARATELY FROM THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION AND WE COULD HAVE INCLUDED FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND OTHER HEALTH PROGRAMS CRITICAL TO OUR SENIORS. WITHOUT AN EXTENSION OF FUNDING FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, THE FUTURE OF 142 SNRTS IN MY STATE WILL BE IN -- CENTERS IN MY STATE WILL BE IN JEOPARDY AND THAT'S WHERE NEW JERSEY KIDS GET SICK. YOU CAN'T STAND UP FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH WHEN YOU ARE REFUSING TO FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. WE HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING NEGOTIATIONS ON CHIP, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS BUT REPUBLICANS TOSSED THAT ALL ASIDE IN FAVOR YET AGAIN OF PARTISANSHIP. REPUBLICANS DECIDED THE MEDICARE PROVIDERS, THE SAFETY NET HOSPITALS AND COMMUNITY CENTERS DIDN'T MATTER. SO IT'S TIME FOR THE PARTISANSHIP TO END. LET'S GET BACK TO THE NEGOTIATING TABLE AND WORK TO PASS A BILL THAT INCLUDES THE EXTENDERS, CHIP, COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND ALL THESE OTHER HEALTH CARE PROGRAMS. THERE'S NO REASON WE SHOULDN'T BE CONDUCTING THOSE NEGOTIATIONS TODAY. AND MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO BRING UP H.R. 4872, THE END OF THE SHUTDOWN ACT OF 2018, A CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT WOULD IMMEDIATELY REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT WHILE NEGOTIATIONS CONTINUE ON A BUDGET AGREEMENT THAT ADHERES TO PARITY AND ON OTHER CRITICAL ISSUES.

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                AS THE CHAIR PREVIOUSLY ADVISED. THAT REQUEST CAN'T BE ENTERTAINED ABSENT APPROPRIATE CLEARANCE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN RISE?

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

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                MS. FOXX

                THANK YOU, MYRICK. -- THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. DURING TIMES OF STRIVE AND…

                THANK YOU, MYRICK. -- THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. DURING TIMES OF STRIVE AND STAGNATION, THE MOST POWERFUL TOOL WE HAVE AT OUR SELF IS POWER OF PRAYER. I SEND MY PRAYERS FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN IN OUR MILITARY GOING WITHOUT PAY AND THOSE CHILDREN GOING WITHOUT CRITICAL HEALTH CARE DURING THIS SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. HOUSE REPUBLICANS FULFILLED OUR BIPARTISAN MISSION TO RESPONSIBLY FUND THE GOVERNMENT, SUPPORT OUR TROOPS AND RE-AUTHORIZE CHIP FOR THE CHILDREN WHO RELY ON THE PROGRAM. THE REASON THAT SENATOR SCHUMER AND SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT IS PLAIN AND SIMPLE. THEY VALUE THE DEMANDS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS MORE THAN THEY VALUE THE NEEDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS. IT IS NOW THE THIRD DAY OF THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN, AND THAT'S THREE DAYS TOO MANY IN MY BOOK. I PRAY THAT THE SENATE DEMOCRATS WHO HAVE SHUT DOWN OUR GOVERNMENT WILL SOON SEE REASON AND WILL FUND THE GOVERNMENT. OUR CITIZENS DESERVE BETTER. END THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. I YIELD BACK.

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                MR. COHEN

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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              • 12:27:23 PM

                MR. COHEN

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE REASON WE'RE HERE IS BECAUSE REPUBLICANS CARE…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE REASON WE'RE HERE IS BECAUSE REPUBLICANS CARE MORE ABOUT THE EXTREME WEALTHY THAN THEY DO ABOUT AVERAGE AMERICAN CITIZENS. THEY GOT TOGETHER AND PASSED A TAX SCAM BILL THAT GAVE 86% OF THE MONEYS TO THE TOP 1% IN OUR SOCIETY. THEY GAVE CRUMBS TO THE MIDDLE CLASS THAT WILL EXPIRE UNLIKE THE CORPORATE CUTS THEY GAVE THAT WILL NOT EXPIRE. AND THEN THEY COME UP WITH A CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE PLAN AS A BARGAINING CHIP TO GET WHAT IS NOT A CLEAN C.R. THROUGH BUT A C.R. WHERE THEY TOOK FUNDS THAT WILL HELP THE A.C.A. CONTINUE AND TAKE THOSE DOWN FOR TWO YEARS SO THE A.C.A. IS FURTHER CRIPPLED. TO HEAR THE REPUBLICANS TALK ABOUT THEIR CARE FOR HEALTH CARE IS LAUGHABLE. THEY WERE NEVER FOR MEDICAID OR MEDICARE OR THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT. THEY ARE NOT FOR PERMANENT CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE PLAN. AND THEY'RE NOT FOR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS WHERE 40% OF THOSE CHIP PEOPLE -- CHILDREN GET THEIR HEALTH CARE. IF THEY WANTED TO BRING THE GOVERNMENT BACK AND GET US OPEN, THEY WOULD OFFER US THE MEDICAL EXTENDERS LIKE MR. PALLONE TALKED ABOUT. THIS IS UNFORTUNATE. WE SHOULD GET PAST THIS AND WE SHOULD STOP OUR MANTRA THAT THE REPUBLICANS HAVE LEARNED. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

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                PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

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                MS. JACKSON LEE

                PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY IS THE UTILIZATION OF THE WORDS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION…

                PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY IS THE UTILIZATION OF THE WORDS ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION BEING USED AGAINST THE WELL-STATED POLICIES OF THE UNITED STATES DEALING WITH RESPECTING PEOPLE WHO COME TO THIS COUNTRY. MY QUESTION IS THE TERMINOLOGY HAS BEEN USED TO INDICT DEMOCRATS, DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND IT'S MALIGNING HARDWORKING AMERICANS WHO CAME FROM AN IMMIGRANT BACKGROUND.

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                RISE TODAY WITH A HEAVY HEART. FOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WERE AMBUSHED…

                RISE TODAY WITH A HEAVY HEART. FOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WERE AMBUSHED WHILE RESPONDING TO A DOMESTIC CALL IN YORK COUNTY, SOUTH CAROLINA. MR. SPEAKER, DETECTIVE MIKE DOUGHTY, WHO HAD BEEN WITH THE YORK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WAS SLAINED IN THE LINE OF DUTY. TODAY HE WILL BE LAID TO REST AND OUR HEARTS GRIEVE AND MOURN AT THE LOSS OF ONE OF OUR BRAVEST. OUR HEARTS ESPECIALLY GO OUT TO HIS LOVED ONES, JAMES, KATHRYN, JOSHUA, PATRICIA, MARIA, DIANA, SHANE, AND HIS TWIN BROTHER CHRIS WHO SERVED WITH HIM. THEY WILL CONTINUE TO REMAIN IN OUR PRAYERS. IN THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW, CHAPTER 5 VERSE FOUR WE ARE TOLD THAT GOD HEALS THE BROKEN HEARTED AND BINDS UP THEIR WOUNDS. WE TAKE SOLACE IN THIS VERSE AND ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE LORD IS WITH US. MAY GOD BLESS THE FAMILY OF MICHAEL DOUGHTY. I YIELD BACK.

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                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. WE HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENCES ON THIS FLOOR.

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                MR. KILDEE

                AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE DIFFERENCES. THAT'S WHY THERE ARE 435 OF US.…

                AND WE'RE SUPPOSED TO HAVE DIFFERENCES. THAT'S WHY THERE ARE 435 OF US. UNFORTUNATELY THOSE DIFFERENCES HAVE NOT BEEN RECONCILED AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS BEEN CLOSED NOW IN ITS THIRD DAY. IT IS NOT HELPFUL, HOWEVER, TODAY OR IN THE COMING DAYS AS WE TRY TO RESOLVE RESOLVE THESE DIFFERENCES FOR MEMBERS TO TAKE TO THE FLOOR AND IMPUGN THE INTEGRITY OF ONE ANOTHER. IT'S NOT HELPFUL, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, HIS CAMPAIGN AT HIS DIRECTION, TO RUN TELEVISION ADS THAT ACCUSE DEMOCRATS WHO OPPOSE THE BUDGET MEASURE OF BEING COMPLICIT IN MURDER. IT'S NOT HELPFUL THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT OVERSEAS IN FRONT OF TROOPS WHO SERVE THIS COUNTRY WITH HONOR AND DIGNITY TO MAKE A PARTISAN SPEECH ACCUSING DEMOCRATS OF NOT HAVING THEIR BACK. AND IT'S NOT FAIR TO HAVE MEMBERS COME TO THIS FLOOR AND SUGGEST THOSE TROOPS WON'T BE PAID WHEN THAT MEMBER KNOWS THAT IS NOT TRUE. LET'S REASON TOGETHER. LET'S TREAT ONE ANOTHER WITH SOME DIGNITY AND BRIDGE THE GAP THAT EXISTS BETWEEN US. I YIELD BACK.

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                KNOWS THAT IS NOT TRUE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM PENNSYLVANIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                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 MY REMARKS.

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                YESTERDAY I SAID AT THIS PODIUM THAT THE RESOLUTION TO THE SCHUMER…

                YESTERDAY I SAID AT THIS PODIUM THAT THE RESOLUTION TO THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN IS SIMPLE, SENATE DEMOCRATS NEED TO VOTE YES ON THE SHORT-TERM FUNDING BILL AND THE GOVERNMENT REOPENS. PAYCHECKS GET PROCESSED FOR OUR TROOPS, AND THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM IS UP AND RUNNING. MR. RUTHDEMROUNS THAT SIMPLET THE SENATE DEMOCRATS CHOSE TO SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE THEY HAD MORE INTEREST IN CREATING A FALSE DEADLINE TO ADDRESS THE DACA ISSUE. THE FACT IS THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS IS ALREADY UNDER WAY TO ADDRESS DACA. I'M CO-SPONSORING THE SECURING AMERICA'S FUTURE ACT WHICH NOT ONLY ADDRESSES DACA, BUT ACTUALLY TAKES MEASURES TO MAKE SURE WE ACTUALLY SOLVE THE PROBLEM IN THE LONG TERM. INCLUDING SECURING OUR BORDERS. WHICH IS A BIG PART OF ADDRESSING THE HEROIN CRISIS WE HAVE IN OUR COUNTRY. LET'S END THE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN. REOPEN THE GOVERNMENT, AND CONTINUE OUR WORK TO ADDRESS THE CRITICAL ISSUES FACING OUR COUNTRY. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.

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                MRS. DAVIS

                MR. SPEAKER, A PRECOCIOUS 10-YEAR-OLD NAMED STELLA -- SORRY. UNANIMOUS…

                MR. SPEAKER, A PRECOCIOUS 10-YEAR-OLD NAMED STELLA -- SORRY. UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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              • 12:33:48 PM

                MRS. DAVIS

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, A PRECOCIOUS 10-YEAR-OLD NAMED STELLA…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, A PRECOCIOUS 10-YEAR-OLD NAMED STELLA REMINDED ME YESTERDAY THAT WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO STARTS A PROBLEM, WHAT COUNTS IS THAT WE END IT. SHE ASKED ME HOW IT IS THAT ONCE WE BECOME ADULTS WE SOMEHOW FORGET THAT BASIC LESSON. LOOKING AT WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW I DIDN'T HAVE A GOOD ANSWER FOR HER OR FOR MY MANY CONSTITUENTS WHO ARE FRUSTRATED BY THIS SHUTDOWN. JUST BECAUSE THE PRESIDENT AND SOME IN THE CONGRESS AREN'T DOING THEIR JOBS, DOESN'T MEAN OUR FEDERAL WORKERS SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO THEIRS. SO WHAT DO WE NEED? WE NEED REAL COMMITMENT AND COMPROMISE NOT MORE PARTISAN RHETORIC LIKE WE HAVE HEARD TODAY. WE HAVE TO GET THIS DONE, GET IT DONE RIGHT, AND GET IT DONE SOON. OUR NATIONAL SECURITY, OUR FEDERAL WORK FORCE, AND THOSE THAT SERVE OUR COUNTRY IN UNIFORM ARE DREAMERS AND ALL OF OUR CONSTITUENTS ARE DEPENDING ON US. I YIELD BACK.

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                MR. SPEAKER, 2 1/2 DAYS AGO DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN…

                MR. SPEAKER, 2 1/2 DAYS AGO DEMOCRATS SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN AN ATTEMPT TO SCORE POLITICAL POINTS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. DEMOCRATS CHOSE TO IGNORE THE IMPACT THAT THIS HAS ON OUR NATION.

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                MRS. WALTERS

                OVER TWO MILLION TROOPS GO UNPAID AS THEY CONTINUE TO SERVE AND FROKET US.…

                OVER TWO MILLION TROOPS GO UNPAID AS THEY CONTINUE TO SERVE AND FROKET US. NINE MILLION AMERICAN CHILDREN, 16,000 OF WHOM RESIDE IN ORANGE COUNTY, DON'T HAVE THE LONG-TERM ASSURANCE OF HEALTH CARE COVERAGE. MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS NO WAY TO RUN THE GOVERNMENT. THE VAST MAJORITY OF DEMOCRATS DO NOT DISAGREE WITH ANY PART OF THE HOUSE PASSED CONTINUING RESOLUTION, YET THEY CHOSE TO SHUTTER THE GOVERNMENT OVER UNRELATED ISSUES. DEMOCRAT LEADERSHIP CHOSE THIS RECKLESS COURSE OF ACTION AT THE EXPENSE OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. OPEN THE GOVERNMENT. STOP THE RECKLESS POLITICAL PLOY. AND LET US GET ON WITH SERVING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. I YIELD BACK.

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                MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO SPEAK OUT OF ORDER FOR ONE MINUTE…

                MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO SPEAK OUT OF ORDER FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND.

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                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE'RE HERE. WE'RE…

                MR. SPEAKER, IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHY WE'RE HERE. WE'RE HERE BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAVE NOT FUNDED THE GOVERNMENT. SECONDLY, WE ALSO ARE HERE BECAUSE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ISSUES ON WHICH I THINK THERE IS AGREEMENT IN BOTH HOUSES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN BROUGHT TO THE FLOOR. IRRESPECTIVE OF THE MAJORITY'S WILL. IT APPEARS FROM WHAT THE SENATE LEADER HAS SAID IS THAT THERE IS AN AGREEMENT IN THE SENATE. AND PERHAPS, AND I THINK WE PROBABLY WILL, MOVE FORWARD TODAY TO OPEN UP GOVERNMENT. BUT I HOPE MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES DO NOT MISINTERPRET WHAT IS HAPPENING. BECAUSE THE ISSUES WILL NOT GO AWAY. BETWEEN NOW AND FEBRUARY 8, IF THAT'S THE DATE, WE MUST RESOLVE HOW WE'RE GOING TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT. THAT IS WHAT HAS HELD US UP. AND WE MUST BRING TO THIS FLOOR A BILL TO PROTECT PEOPLE THAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES SAID WE OUGHT TO PROTECT. LET'S DO IT. LET'S DO OUR WORK. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                I THANK THE SPEAKER. I'M GOING TO ASK THE SPEAKER HOW IS IT THAT THE…

                I THANK THE SPEAKER. I'M GOING TO ASK THE SPEAKER HOW IS IT THAT THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY IN REALLY LESS THAN A MONTH COULD PASS LEGISLATION THAT WAS THE BIGGEST TRANSFER OF WEALTH TO THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN AMERICA THROUGH THIS GIANT TAX CUT THAT COSTS EVERY SINGLE AMERICAN $7,000 OR MORE, BUT THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY CANNOT PASS A BUDGET.

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                MR. PERLMUTTER

                TO ASK THAT QUESTION OF THE MAJORITY PARTY.

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

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                MR. SPEAKER, I WOULD ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE…

                MR. SPEAKER, I WOULD ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE RECOGNIZING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS UNFIT TO BE…

                MORE AND MORE AMERICANS ARE RECOGNIZING THAT DONALD TRUMP IS UNFIT TO BE PRESIDENT.

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                MR. DOGGETT

                HIS DIVISIVE TACTICS, RACISM, BUT THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN HAS SHOWN FURTHER…

                HIS DIVISIVE TACTICS, RACISM, BUT THIS TRUMP SHUTDOWN HAS SHOWN FURTHER THAT HE'S TRULY INCAPABLE OF BEING PRESIDENT. HIS FABLED DEAL MAKING ABILITY SHOWN FURTHER THAT APPEARS TO BE JUST A TELEVISION ACT. WHEN HE REACHES AN AGREEMENT, HIS EXTREMISTS COHORTS WILL NOT LET HIM CLOSE THE DEAL. HE MISTAKES TWEETING FOR GOVERNMENT. HE JUST CANNOT LEAD. SINCE THIS TRUMP SHUT DOWN BEGAN, THIS SELF-DESCRIBED STABLE GENIUS HAS FAILED TO HOLD A SINGLE BIPARTISAN MEETING, NOR EVEN TO HAVE A PUBLIC APPEARANCE, THOUGH HE DID DISPATCH SON, ERIC, TO DECLARE, AMAZINGLY, THAT THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IS GOOD THING FOR US. IT'S NOT A GOOD THING FOR AMERICA. AND THIS CONGRESS NEEDS TO LEAD IN SUPPORTING THE NEEDS OF OUR PEOPLE AND RECOGNIZING THAT WE MUST PUT AMERICA FIRST IN THIS SITUATION. I YIELD BACK.

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                THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO REFRAIN FROM ENGAGING IN PERSONALITIES TOWARDS THE PRESIDENT. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW YORK SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS IS DAY THREE A OF THE TRUMP SHUT DOWN. HOW…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THIS IS DAY THREE A OF THE TRUMP SHUT DOWN. HOW MANY MORE EXTENSIONS ARE REPUBLICANS GOING TO ASK FOR BEFORE PASSING A LONG-TERM BUDGET? JUST AS WE SPEAK RIGHT NOW THE SENATE IS GETTING READY TO PASS YET ANOTHER TEMPORARY CONTINUING RESOLUTION UNTIL FEBRUARY 8.

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                MR. ESPAILLAT

                AT THE END OF THIS MONTH WE'LL HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT AT THE STATE OF THE…

                AT THE END OF THIS MONTH WE'LL HEAR FROM THE PRESIDENT AT THE STATE OF THE UNION WITHOUT HAVING ADDRESSED THE CRITICAL NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THE WHITE HOUSE, AND THE REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS OF FAILING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE BY KICKING THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD AND NOW PASSING A BUDGET THAT WILL RE-AUTHORIZE CHIP WHILE ALSO FUNDING COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINICS AND TEACHING HOSPITALS. AND NOT ENSURING PROTECTIONS FOR 800,000 DREAMERS WHILE ALSO AND PROVIDING DISASTER RELIEF. FINALLY, MR. SPEAKER, LET ME TAKE A STRONG OPPOSITION TO THE RACIST COMMENTS MADE PREVIOUS TO ME BY A MEMBER, ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES FROM CALIFORNIA. HE TRIED TO EQUATE IMMIGRATION WITH VIOLENT CRIMINALS. SHAME ON HIM. SHAME ON HIM. DREAMERS ARE NOT VIOLENT CRIMINALS. THEY ARE MEMBERS OF OUR ARMED FORCES. THEY ARE OUR TEACHERS. THEY ARE OUR WORKERS. THEY ARE ASPIRATIONS TO OUR NATION. SHAME ON HIM.

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                I YIELD BACK MY TIME.

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                MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.…

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

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                MS. PELOSI

                HERE WE'RE, MR. SPEAKER, ANOTHER DAY TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH. AS YOU KNOW…

                HERE WE'RE, MR. SPEAKER, ANOTHER DAY TO TAKE A DEEP BREATH. AS YOU KNOW OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS TO PASS A BUDGET THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SINCE SEPTEMBER 30, WHICH WAS THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR, WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT. TODAY WE'RE GATHERED TO DO OUR FIFTH CONTINUING RESOLUTION. YOU WILL KNOW ALL THE STATEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY SECRETARY MATTIS AND OTHERS ABOUT HOW THAT DESTRUCTIVE IS TO OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. I WANT TO MAKE A FEW POINTS. FIRST OF ALL I WANT TO SAY A DARK CLOUD IS LYING OVER THE CAPITOL AND THAT IS THE TRUMP G.O.P. TAX SCAM. UNDER THAT LEGISLATION NEARLY $2 TRILLION WILL BE ADDED TO THE NATIONAL DEBT. AND WHY THAT'S BAD ENOUGH IN ITSELF, BUT IT ALSO HAS CAST A SHADOW OVER THE ABILITY OF THIS HOUSE TO HONOR ITS RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. WE TAKE AN OATH OF OFFICE TO PROTECT AND DEFEND. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND OUR CONSTITUTION. WE KNOW THAT IT IS OUR FIRST RESPONSIBILITY. AND WE STAND READY TO JOIN IN FUNDING OUR MILITARY TO DO THAT. SO FOR THE REPUBLICANS TO SAY WE WERE SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT BECAUSE -- WE WEREN'T SHUTTING DOWN GOVERNMENT. YOU SHUT DOWN GOVERNMENT. BUT LET'S PUT THAT ASIDE AS WE GO FORWARD. LET US STIMULATE TO THE FACT THAT WE WILL ALL AGREE THAT WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS IN THE MANNER THAT THE MISSION IT ESTABLISHED CALLS FOR, ONE. TWO, THE OTHER PART OF THAT DEBATE IS ABOUT THE DOMESTIC AGENDA. THE DOMESTIC AGENDA INCLUDES OPIOIDS, VETERAN ISSUES LIKE THAT THAT ARE A PART OF OUR NATIONAL SECURITY. HOMELAND SECURITY, VETERANS' AFFAIRS, STATE DEPARTMENT, ANTI-TERRORISM ACTIVITIES AT THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. THE LIST GOES ON OF THINGS THAT ARE PART OF THE SECURITY FUNCTION THAT ARE ON THE DOMESTIC SIDE. OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE OF THE AISLE HAVE BEEN RELUCK TAPT TO SUPPORT DOMESTIC AGENDAS. THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS. AND I THINK THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS THE SPEAKER HAS INCREASED THE DEFENSE SPENDING SO YOU CAN GET THEIR VOTES, EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T WANT TO VOTE FOR THE DOMESTIC SPENDING. IF WE'RE GOING TO HONOR THE COMMITMENT -- THE DOLLAR FIGURE THAT IS IN THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE BILL, AND HONOR, HONOR THE BUDGET AGREEMENT, WE WILL BE ADDING $300 BILLION TO THE DEFICIT. MAINTAINING PARITY. I JUST WANT OUR $300 BILLION REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES TO KNOW WHEN THEY ARE VOTING FOR A C.R. TO TAKE US TO THE NEXT STEP, THE NEXT STEP, IF IT HONORS THE COMMITMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE, WILL BE $300 BILLION. OVER AND ABOVE THE $2 TRILLION. AND I JUST SAY THAT BECAUSE IT -- THAT DARK REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES CLOUD, I HAVE HEARD YOU SAY, WELL, WE HAVE A BIG DEFICIT SO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT SOCIAL SECURITY, MEDICARE, MEDICAID, ALL THOSE INITIATIVES. WE'RE NOT GOING TO HONOR THAT AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO HONOR OTHER COMMITMENTS BECAUSE OF THIS TAX SCAM AND THIS TRUMP SHUT DOWN, THEN WE HAVE A PROBLEM GOING FORWARD. . IT'S NOT ABOUT CHILDREN VERSUS OTHER. IT'S ABOUT VALUES. THE REPUBLICANS HAVE PUT FORTH WHAT THEY DID WITH CHIP, IN THE SENATE THEY'VE NEVER SHOWN MUCH OF AN INTEREST IN, ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WAS CHIP, THEIR CHIT. CHIP WAS THEIR CHIT. THEY PUT IT ON THE TABLE. THEY SAID AMERICAN IS A COUNTRY OF SOPHIE'S CHOICE. YOU EITHER CHOICE THE DREAMERS OR THE CHIP KIDS. NO, WE ALL SUPPORT ALL OF THAT. AMERICA CAN TAKE CARE OF ALL OF ITS CHILDREN, THEIR SAFETY, THEIR HEALTH, THEIR WELL-BEING. SO THE DARK CLOUD OF THE TAX BILL ARE A REAL PROBLEM AS WE GO FORWARD IN THE DECISIONS WE HAVE TO MAKE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. SO AS MR. HOYER SAID, THIS IS A BUDGET DEBATE. THE DREAMERS PART OF IT IS A PART OF -- THAT HAS COME INTO IT. IF THERE WERE NEVER EVER A DREAMER ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH -- THANK GOD THERE WERE DREAMERS, BUT IF THERE WERE WE WOULD HAVE THIS CHALLENGE. THE LACK OF INTEREST ON THE PART OF REPUBLICANS IN THE HOUSE TO VOTE FOR A DOMESTIC BUDGET THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, USING THE EXCUSE OF THE BUDGET DEFICIT WHICH DIDN'T SEEM TO BOTHER THEM WHEN THEY GAVE AWAY THE STORE TO THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY, THE TOP 1% AND CORPORATE AMERICA. SO AS WE FACE THIS DECISION TODAY, NO DRAMA EVENT AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED, THE SENATE DEMOCRATS' MOVEMENT IN TERMS OF GETTING A COMMITMENT ON HOW WE GO FORWARD ON THE BUDGET AND HOW WE GO FORWARD ON DREAMERS, GOOD FOR THEM. OUR MEMBERS WILL MAKE THEIR DECISION ABOUT HOW THEY WISH TO VOTE, BUT UNDERSTAND THIS. THIS ISN'T JUST ABOUT THE DREAMERS. THIS IS ABOUT WHO WE ARE AS A NATION IN TERMS OF HONORING OUR -- WHAT WE CARE ABOUT MOST IN OUR COUNTRY AND HOW WE PUT THAT INTO A BUDGET IN TERMS OF FIGHTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC, MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR VETERANS, ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF INFRASTRUCTURE, ISSUES THAT RELATE TO THE NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH AND INVESTMENT. CHIP, REALLY, WITH COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS, MEDICAL EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY CARE DOCTORS AND THE LIST GOES ON AND ON. SO THIS WILL BE A LIVELY DEBATE ABOUT A NUMBER OF SUBJECTS AS WE GO FORWARD. BUT UNS THIS -- UNDERSTAND THIS, IT WILL INCREASE THE NATIONAL DEBT AND IT DIDN'T HAVE TO -- HAVE SUCH AN IMPACT IF WE DIDN'T HAVE THE G.O.P. TAX SCAM WHICH LED TO THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN. WITH THAT I YIELD BACK.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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

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

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              • 12:48:27 PM

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                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 12:48:30 PM

                MR. RASKIN

                MR. SPEAKER, I REPRESENT 88,000 FEDERAL WORKERS WHO WANT TO DO THEIR JOB…

                MR. SPEAKER, I REPRESENT 88,000 FEDERAL WORKERS WHO WANT TO DO THEIR JOB FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THEY'RE DREAMERS TOO AND THEY'RE DOERS. THEY WORK AT N.I.H., THEY WORK AT NOAA, THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, THEY WORK AT THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT. MY CONSTITUENTS AND THE PEOPLE ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHO DEPEND ON THEM ARE IN LIMB ROE BECAUSE OF THE IR-- ARE IN LIMBO BECAUSE OF THE IRRESPONSIBILITY. PRESIDENT TRUMP CALLED IT A GOOD SHUTDOWN, SOMETHING HE BARELY DID IN THE FIRST PLACE. THEY GOT ALL THE REPUBLICANS BEHIND THEIR OBSCENE TAX BREAK FOR THE RICHEST 1% OF THE COUNTRY AND FOREIGN INVESTERS IN SAUDI ARABIA AND THE CAYMAN ISLANDS BUT THEY COULDN'T BOTHER TO PASS THE BUDGET FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHICH IS OUR ESSENTIAL CONSTITUTIONAL FUNCTION. THEY DON'T MIND SHUTTING THE GOVERNMENT DOWN FOR THE FIFTH TIME IN 30 YEARS AS LONG AS THEIR BEING CAMPAIGN DONORS GET THE HUGE LEGISLATIVE PAYOFF THEY ARE WAITING FOR. LET'S DO OUR JOB AND LET'S PASS A REAL BUDGET.

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

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

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                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 12:49:56 PM

                MR. LOWENTHAL

                MR. SPEAKER, I ASK BOTH SIDES OF THIS CHAMBER TO STOP BICKERING AND…

                MR. SPEAKER, I ASK BOTH SIDES OF THIS CHAMBER TO STOP BICKERING AND FINGER-POINTING AND START LISTENING TO EACH OTHER. LET'S COME TO A COMPROMISE. THIS IS A -- THIS IS DISGRACEFUL. BOTH SIDES ARE BLAMING EACH OTHER AND MANY ARE SHAKING THEIR HEAD IN DISGUST AND DISBELIEF.

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              • 12:50:15 PM

                MR. MCNERNEY

                THIS CASE PARTIAL RIGHTS ACTUALLY MAKE A WRONG. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS…

                THIS CASE PARTIAL RIGHTS ACTUALLY MAKE A WRONG. THE GOVERNMENT NEEDS CONTINUOUS FUNDING. THE MILITARY NEEDS FUNDING. DOMESTIC PROGRAMS SUCH AS HOMELAND SECURITY, CHILDREN'S HEALTH, AND THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC NEED PROPER FUNDING. DACA NEEDS A SOLUTION. THE SOUTHERN BORDER NEEDS SECURING. MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE, LET'S WORK TOGETHER AND FIND REASONABLE COMPROMISES FOR THESE IMPORTANT ISSUES. LET'S LOOK AT EACH OTHER AS HONORABLE PEOPLE. MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD BACK.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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

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                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 12:50:57 PM

                MR. RYAN

                MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS ABOUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DOING THEIR JOB. THE NUMBER…

                MR. SPEAKER, THIS IS ABOUT MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DOING THEIR JOB. THE NUMBER ONE FUNCTION OF A CONGRESS IS TO PUT OUT A BUDGET AND THIS CONGRESS SPENT THE LAST SIX, EIGHT MONTHS GIVING AWAY $2 TRILLION TO THE WEALTHIEST PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY AND NOW WE COME TO DO A BUDGET AND SAY, WELL, WE DON'T HAVE ANY MONEY. WE HAVE PRIORITIES HERE, AND IT'S ABOUT TAKING CARE OF PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING HURT. IT'S ABOUT A GENTLEMAN WHO DROVE TRUCK FOR 40 YEARS, MISSED THE BASEBALL GAME, MISSED THE SOCCER MATCH BECAUSE THEY WERE ON THE ROAD. NOW THEY NEED THEIR PENSION AND IT'S CUT IN HALF IN THIS CONGRESS -- AND THIS CONGRESS ISN'T DOING A DAMN THING ABOUT IT. IT'S ABOUT THE COAL MINER WHO CLIMBED INTO A DIRTY HOLE FOR 40 YEARS AND NOW THEY WANT A PENSION AND THE REPUBLICAN LEADERSHIP HERE IS ABSENT. IT'S ABOUT HEALTH CARE FOR KIDS, AND IT'S ABOUT YOUNG KIDS, 11 MILLION OF THEM, WHO ARE GOING TO LAW SCHOOL, GOING TO COLLEGE, GOING TO MED SCHOOL AND ALL THEY WANT IS A CHANCE TO SLEEP GOOD AT NIGHT. THIS CONGRESS NEEDS TO GET BACK TO WORK.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE…

                THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE CHAIR LAYS BEFORE THE HOUSE A COMMUNICATION.

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                THE CLERK

                THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR. IN LIGHT OF…

                THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR. IN LIGHT OF MEDIA REPORTS WITH A SETTLEMENT REACHED BETWEEN MY OFFICE AND AN EMPLOYEE I HEREBY RESIGN FROM THE OFFICE COMMITTEE ON ETHICS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 20, 2018. THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS I HAVE BEEN IN COMMUNICATION WITH THE COMMITTEE AND SOUGHT TO HANDLE A DIFFICULT MATTER ETHICALLY, APPROPRIATELY AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE GUIDANCE ISSUED BY THE COMMITTEE. ALL ACTIONS WERE TAKEN ON THE ADVICE OF THE HOUSE EMPLOYMENT COUNSEL, AND I FIRMLY DENY THE NATURE OF THE ALLEGATIONS MADE IN THIS CLAIM. HOWEVER, WITH A GREAT RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE COMMITTEE AND THE ABSOLUTE NEED FOR ANY SUBSEQUENT INVESTIGATION OF THIS MATTER TO BE BEYOND DOUBT AND ABOVE REPROACH, I FILL IT IS BEST FOR ME TO REMOVE MYSELF FROM THE COMMITTEE AT THIS TIME. SIGNED SINCERELY, PATRICK MEEHAN, MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

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                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE…

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM NORTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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              • 12:53:18 PM

                MS. FOXX

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. BY DIRECTION OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE, I…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. BY DIRECTION OF THE HOUSE REPUBLICAN CONFERENCE, I SEND TO THE DESK A PRIVILEGED RESOLUTION 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 RESOLUTION 710, RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING NAMED MEMBER BE AND IS…

                HOUSE RESOLUTION 710, RESOLVED, THAT THE FOLLOWING NAMED MEMBER BE AND IS HEREBY ELECTED TO THE FOLLOWING STANDING COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. COMMITTEE ON ETHICS, MR. RATCLIFFE.

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                RE WITHOUT

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO AND THE MOTION TO…

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO AND THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12-A OF RULE 1, THE CHAIR DECLARES THE HOUSE IN RECESS SUBJECT TO THE CALL OF THE CHAIR.

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                CHAIR.

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                NOW LIVE TO THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. EXPECTED TO VOTE SHORTLY ON THE…

                NOW LIVE TO THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE. EXPECTED TO VOTE SHORTLY ON THE SENATE'S SHORT-TERM GOVERNMENT FUNDING BILL. PURSUANT TO THE PERMISSION GRANTED IN CLAUSE 2-H OF RULE 2 OF THE RULES OF THE U.S. OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE CLERK RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE ON JANUARY 22, 2018, AT 5:06 P.M. THAT THE SENATE AGREED TO THE AMENDMENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO THE SENATE WAN AMENDMENT. H.R. 195. THAT THE SENATE AGREED TO SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 33. SIGNED SINCERELY, KAREN L. HAAS.

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              • 05:32:30 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 05:32:35 PM

                MR. SESSIONS

                MR. SPEAKER, I ASK THAT IT BE IN ORDER AT ANY TIME TO TAKE FROM THE…

                MR. SPEAKER, I ASK THAT IT BE IN ORDER AT ANY TIME TO TAKE FROM THE SPEAKER'S TABLE H.R. 195 TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT THERETO, AND TO CONSIDER IN APPROXIMATE THE HOUSE WITHOUT INTERVENTION OF ANY POINT OF ORDER A MOTION OFFERED BY THE MAJORITY LEADER OR HIS DESIGNEE THAT THE HOUSE CONCUR IN THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT. THAT THE SENATE AMENDMENT AND THE MOTION BE CONSIDERED AS READ. THAT THE MOTION BE DEBATABLE FOR 10 MINUTES EQUALLY DIVIDED AND CONTROLLED BY THE MAJORITY LEADER AND THE MINORITY LEADER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DESIGNEES. AND THAT THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BE CONSIDERED AS ORDERED ON THE MOTION TO ITS ADOPTION WITHOUT INTERVENING MOTION.

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                WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                MR. SPEAKER, PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF TODAY, I CALL UP THE…

                MR. SPEAKER, PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF TODAY, I CALL UP THE BILL H.R. 195 WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT THERETO AND I HAVE A MOTION AT THE DESK.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL, DESIGNATE THE SENATE…

                THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL, DESIGNATE THE SENATE AMENDMENT TO THE HOUSE AMENDMENT TO THE SENATE AMENDMENT AND DESIGNATE THE MOTION.

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              • 05:33:43 PM

                THE CLERK

                H.R. 195, AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 44 UNITED STATES CODE TO RESTRICT THE…

                H.R. 195, AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 44 UNITED STATES CODE TO RESTRICT THE DISTRIBUTION OF FREE PRINTED COPIES OF THE FEDERAL REGISTER TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND OTHER OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF THE UNITED STATES AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES, SENATE AMENDMENT. MOTION OFFERED BY MR. MCCARTHY OF CALIFORNIA.

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                TEMPORE PURSUANT

                PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE TODAY, THE MOTION SHALL BE DEBATABLE…

                PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE TODAY, THE MOTION SHALL BE DEBATABLE FOR 10 MINUTES EQUALLY DIVIDED AND CONTROLLED BY THE MAJORITY LEADER AND MINORITY LEADER OR THEIR RESPECTIVE DESIGNEES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MR. MCCARTHY, AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND, MR. HOYER, EACH WILL CONTROL FIVE MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA.

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              • 05:34:23 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD MYSELF FOUR MINUTES.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

              • 05:34:27 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                MR. SPEAKER, FOR THREE DAYS THE NATION HAS WATCHED AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF…

                MR. SPEAKER, FOR THREE DAYS THE NATION HAS WATCHED AS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF FEDERAL EMPLOYEES WERE FORCED TO STAY HOME. AS OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM WENT WITHOUT PAY, AS OPIOID TREATMENT CENTERS GOT CUT OFF, AND AS PARENTS FACED THE HARROWING PROSPECT THAT THEIR CHILDREN WOULD LOSE THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE NEVER WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN. REPUBLICANS IN THE CONGRESS DID NOT WANT THIS TO HAPPEN AND WE DID EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO MAKE SURE THIS DIDN'T HAPPEN. THE HOUSE PASSED A CLEAN BILL, A BIPARTISAN MAJORITY IN THE SENATE VOTED TO PASS THAT CLEAN BILL, BUT SENATE DEMOCRATS SHUT IT DOWN. WE WERE TOLD IT WAS ABOUT IMMIGRATION, BUT REPUBLICANS ALWAYS SAID THAT WE WOULD SIT AT THE TABLE. WE ALREADY WERE AT THE TABLE EVERY SINGLE DAY BEFORE THIS SHUTDOWN. NEGOTIATING IN GOOD FAITH. DESPITE THIS POLITICAL DRAMA --

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              • 05:36:11 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                PEOPLE DESERVE. I RESERVE THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

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

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              • 05:38:18 PM

                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD MYSELF THREE MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR THREE MINUTES AND 30 SECONDS.

              • 05:38:25 PM

                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, AS I SAID THIS MORNING, THE REASON WHY THE GOVERNMENT SHUT…

                MR. SPEAKER, AS I SAID THIS MORNING, THE REASON WHY THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN IS BECAUSE THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY HAS FAILED TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT. THEY HAVE THE MAJORITY OF THE HOUSE, THE MAJORITY OF THE SENATE, AND THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES. AND WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO MY FRIEND, THE MAJORITY LEADER, FIVE PREVIOUS SHUTDOWNS WERE PURPOSEFULLY PERPETRATED BY MY REPUBLICAN FRIENDS, THE LAST FOR 16 DAYS. THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION ON THE FLOOR TODAY REFLECTS THAT FAILURE. IT DOES NOT NINE MONTHS AFTER WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE ESTABLISH THE LEVEL OF SPENDING FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR. NINE MONTHS LATE. AS A RESULT, ANOTHER CONTINUING RESOLUTION MAY BE INEVITABLE, AND IN THIS RESOLUTION WE WILL EXTEND THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF ANOTHER C.R. TO BOTH DEFENSE AND NONDEFENSE AGENCIES FOR ANOTHER 17 DAYS. THAT MEANS THE CONGRESS WILL BE MORE THAN FOUR WHOLE MONTHS INTO THE FISCAL YEAR WITHOUT A BUDGET AGREEMENT. THIS IS DANGEROUS, MR. SPEAKER, BOTH TO OUR MILITARY AND TO OUR CIVILIAN AGENCIES, EACH OF WHICH REQUIRE BUDGET CERTAINTY. BEFORE FEBRUARY 8, REPUBLICANS MUST WORK WITH DEMOCRATS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUES AT HAND. THIS MEANS WORKING TOGETHER TO LIFT THE BUDGET CAPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF PARITY WHICH SPEAKER RYAN AGREED TO OVER THE PAST FOUR YEARS AND SHOULD CONTINUE TILL TODAY AND IN THE FUTURE. IT ALSO MEANS WORKING IN A BIPARTISAN, BICAMERAL WAY TO ADDRESS THE STATUS OF DREAMERS. NOW THAT PRESIDENT TRUMP CREATED A CRISIS WITH HIS ENDING OF THE DACA PROGRAM. CONGRESS SHOULD ACT RESPONSEABLY TO ALLOW THESE YOUNG PEOPLE -- RESPONSIBLY TO ALLOW THESE YOUNG PEOPLE TO SAY AS MORE THAN 80% OF AMERICANS BELIEVE SHOULD BE DONE. AND, MR. SPEAKER, IT REQUIRES RE-AUTHORIZING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND OTHER CRITICAL HEALTH PROGRAMS, ESSENTIAL TO COMPLEMENT THE PASSAGE OF THE CHIP RE-AUTHORIZATION, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THIS C.R. WE ALSO, MY COLLEAGUES, HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO HELP THOSE IMPACTED BY THE DEVASTATING HURRICANES IN TEXAS, FLORIDA, PUERTO RICO, AND THE U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS. THOSE AFFECTED BY THE WILDERNESS FIRES IN CALIFORNIA. AND COMMUNITIES STRUGGLING TO COMBAT OPIOID ABUSE. CONGRESS MUST NOT WASTE THE NEXT 17 DAYS AS IT HAS THE LAST 114. I WILL BE VOTING NO, MR. SPEAKER, ON THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION, NOT BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO SEE IT PASS, BUT BECAUSE IT DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE CONGRESS WILL ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN REFERENCED. I PRAY THAT NEITHER I NOR THE CONGRESS WILL BE IN THIS SAME POSITION COME FEBRUARY 8. I HOPE WE WILL ADDRESS IN A POSITIVE MANNER THE ISSUES BEFORE US -- AND I AM NOW PLEASED, MR. SPEAKER, TO YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE MINORITY LEADER.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED.

              • 05:41:57 PM

                MS. PELOSI

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING, AND ASSOCIATE…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING, AND ASSOCIATE MYSELF FULLY WITH HIS REMARKS. THANK YOU, MR. HOYER, FOR YOUR GREAT LEADERSHIP. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE IN OPPOSITION TO THE REPUBLICANS' LATEST STOPGAP FUNDING BILL. I TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN HOUSE DEMOCRATS' OVERWHELMINGLY SUPPORTING THE FIRST CONTINUING RESOLUTION IN SEPTEMBER TO GIVE THE MAJORITY A CHANCE TO GET THE JOB DONE. BUT AFTER MONTHS OF REPUBLICANS' EXCUSES AND EXTENSIONS, I REFUSE TO BE AN ENABLER TO THE REPUBLICANS' FAILURES ANY LONGER. THIS PAST WEEK ONCE AGAIN EXPOSED THE UTTER INCOMPETENCE OF THE REPUBLICAN-CONTROLLED GOVERNMENT. HERE WE ARE ENDING THE TRUMP SHUTDOWN WITH REPUBLICANS' FOURTH STOPGAP SHORT-TERM BILL, THE FOURTH REPUBLICANS HAVE FAILED TO GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER, THE FOURTH TIME TO FUND THE GOVERNMENT FOR A FULL YEAR. IN AUGUST, DEFENSE SECRETARY MATTIS ASKED WHAT WOULD BE AN EFFECT WITH ANOTHER SHORT-TERM STOPGAP --

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              • 05:43:24 PM

                MS. PELOSI

                BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEWOMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

                THE GENTLEWOMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED. HAS 30 SECONDS REMAINING.

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              • 05:46:33 PM

                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, AND MY COLLEAGUES. WE HAVE 10 1/2 DAYS LEFT BEFORE WE HAVE…

                MR. SPEAKER, AND MY COLLEAGUES. WE HAVE 10 1/2 DAYS LEFT BEFORE WE HAVE ANOTHER CRISIS IN FUNDING OUR GOVERNMENT. LET US TRY TO USE THESE DAYS, THOSE ARE LEGISLATIVE DAYS, WE HAVE MORE CALENDAR DAYS, LET US TRY TO USE EVERY ONE OF THOSE DAYS TO REACH AGREEMENT ON FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT. SO WE DON'T HAVE ANOTHER C.R. WHICH ALL OF US BELIEVE IS BAD FISCAL POLICY AND SUBSTANTIVE POLICY. I URGE US TO COME TOGETHER SO THAT WE CAN AVOID ANOTHER CRISIS LIKE THIS. ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT WE KNOW NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. AND I THANK THE SPEAKER FOR THE TIME.

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              • 05:47:22 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS…

                THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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              • 05:47:26 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD ONE MINUTE TO THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE, PAUL RYAN.

              • 05:47:29 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN FROM WISCONSIN IS RECOGNIZED.

              • 05:47:32 PM

                THE SPEAKER

                THANK YOU. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS AND…

                THANK YOU. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS AND ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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              • 05:47:36 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

              • 05:47:39 PM

                THE SPEAKER

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. MY COLLEAGUES, I WANT TO SAY A FEW…

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. MY COLLEAGUES, I WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS ABOUT THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS. I KNOW THERE'S GREAT RELIEF THAT THIS EPISODE IS COMING TO AN END. THIS SHUTDOWN DID NOT NEED TO HAPPEN. HOWEVER BRIEF, IT INFLICTED NEEDLESS COSTS ON THE COUNTRY. THERE ARE NO WINNERS HERE TODAY. I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR. NO WINNERS EXCEPT PERHAPS THE MILLIONS OF FAMILIES WHO DEPEND ON THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM. SOON THE LONGEST RE-AUTHORIZATION IN THE PROGRAM'S HISTORY IS ABOUT TO BECOME LAW. BUT THIS IS NOT A MOMENT TO PAT OURSELVES ON THE BACK. NOT EVEN CLOSE. WE VERY MUCH NEED TO HEED THE LESSONS WHAT HAVE JUST HAPPENED HERE. WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD IN GOOD FAITH. YES. ON DACA AND IMMIGRATION. YES, ON FUNDING OUR MILITARY SO THAT IT GETS THE RESOURCES THAT OUR MILITARY SO BADLY NEEDS. LET'S ADDRESS THESE URGENT CHALLENGES. FINALLY, I THINK ALL OF US WANT TO JOIN IN THANKING THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED IN OUR FARMED -- ARMED FORCES AND SERVE IN OUR GOVERNMENT, AROUND THE COUNTRY AND AROUND THE GLOBE. YOU SEE, THEY AND THEIR FAMILIES ARE THE ONES WHO KIND OF GET CAUGHT UP IN THINGS LIKE. THIS FOR THEM, THESE AREN'T POLITICAL DEBATES. THEIR LIVELIHOODS, THE COUNTRY'S SAFETY AND SECURITY DEPEND ON RESPONSIBLE GOVERNING. THAT IS WHY I SINCERELY HOPE THAT WE NEVER FIND OURSELVES IN THIS POSITION AGAIN. AND I THANK ALL OF OUR MEMBERS FOR THEIR PATIENCE THIS WEEK. I YIELD.

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              • 05:49:22 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                ALL TIME FOR DEBATE HAS EXPIRED. PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF…

                ALL TIME FOR DEBATE HAS EXPIRED. PURSUANT TO THE ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF TODAY, THE PREVIOUS QUESTION IS ORDERED. THE QUESTION IS ON THE MOTION BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA, MR. MCCARTHY. THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. THOSE OPPOSED, NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT.

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              • 05:49:42 PM

                MR. HOYER

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 05:49:46 PM

                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, ON THAT I ASK FOR A RECORDED VOTE.

              • 05:49:48 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE REQUESTED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF TAKING THIS VOTE BY…

                THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE REQUESTED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF TAKING THIS VOTE BY THE YEAS AND NAYS WILL RISE AND REMAIN STANDING UNTIL COUNTED. A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE 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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              • 06:10:22 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 266 AND THE NAYS ARE 150. THE MOTION IS…

                ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 266 AND THE NAYS ARE 150. THE MOTION IS ADOPTED. WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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              • 06:10:52 PM

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                ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO TAKE FROM THE SPEAKER'S TABLE SENATE CONCURRENT…

                ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO TAKE FROM THE SPEAKER'S TABLE SENATE CONCURRENT 33 AND ASK FOR ITS IMMEDIATE CONSIDERATION IN THE HOUSE.

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              • 06:11:01 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION.

              • 06:11:05 PM

                THE CLERK

                33, PROVIDING FOR A DIRECTION IN THE ENROLLMENT OF H.R. 195.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                IS THERE OBJECTION TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION?…

                IS THERE OBJECTION TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO AND THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE. THE CHAIR LAYS BEFORE THE HOUSE A COMMUNICATION.

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              • 06:11:35 PM

                THE CLERK

                THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR, PURSUANT TO MY…

                THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, SIR, PURSUANT TO MY ELECTION AS RANKING MEMBER OF THE HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE I WRITE TO INFORM YOU I AM RESIGNING FROM THE HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCK SURE COMMITTEE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE RULES OF THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS. SIGNED, SINCERELY, JERROLD NADLER, MEMBER OF CONGRESS.

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              • 06:11:54 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION THE RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO…

                WITHOUT OBJECTION THE RESIGNATION IS ACCEPTED. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. MEMBERS WILL CLEAR THE AISLES AND REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE HOUSE. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND SEEK RECOGNITION?

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              • 06:12:29 PM

                MR. HOYER

                I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO SPEAK OUT OF ORDER.

              • 06:12:32 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

              • 06:12:34 PM

                MR. HOYER

                I THANK THE SPEAKER. I YIELD TO MY FRIEND, MR. MCCARTHY, THE MAJORITY…

                I THANK THE SPEAKER. I YIELD TO MY FRIEND, MR. MCCARTHY, THE MAJORITY LEADER.

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              • 06:12:41 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND…

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR YIELDING. I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT TO REVISE AND EXTEND MY REMARKS.

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              • 06:12:45 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION, SO ORDERED.

              • 06:12:47 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                ON MONDAY, THE HOUSE WILL NEAT AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR…

                ON MONDAY, THE HOUSE WILL NEAT AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS.

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              • 06:12:53 PM

                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, THE HOUSE IS NOT IN ORDER.

              • 06:12:56 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONSIDERATIONS…

                THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONSIDERATIONS FROM THE HOUSE AND CLEAR THE AISLES. THE HOUSE WILL COME TO ORDER. THE GENTLEMAN WILL RESUME.

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              • 06:13:15 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                ON MONDAY THE HOUSE WILL MEET AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR…

                ON MONDAY THE HOUSE WILL MEET AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS. VOTES WILL BE POSTPONED UNTIL 6:30 P.M. ON TUESDAY THE HOUSE WILL MEET AT NOON FOR MORNING HOUR AND 2:00 P.M. FOR LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS. THE HOUSE WILL RECESS NO LATER THAN 5:30 P.M. AND RETURN AT 8:30 P.M. FOR A JOINT SESSION OF CONGRESS. VOTES ARE NO LONGER EXPECTED ON WEDNESDAY. THE HOUSE WILL ONCE AGAIN TAKE UP LEGISLATION TO FUND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOR ITS FISCAL YEAR THIS BILL WILL BE FULLY CONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT.

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              • 06:14:06 PM

                MR. HOYER

                I STILL CAN'T FULLY HEAR THE MAJORITY LEADER.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN IS CORRECT. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE…

                THE GENTLEMAN IS CORRECT. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE HOUSE AND CLEAR THE AISLES. MEMBERS WILL CLEAR THE AISLES. MEMBERS WILL REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE HOUSE. MEMBERS WILL CLEAR THE AISLES AND REMOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS FROM THE HOUSE. THE GENTLEMAN WILL RESUME.

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              • 06:14:36 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                THIS BILL WILL BE FULLY CONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION…

                THIS BILL WILL BE FULLY CONSISTENT WITH THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT WHICH PASSED THE HOUSE AND SENATE LAST YEAR ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS AND WAS SIGNED INTO LAW BY PRESIDENT TRUMP. MR. SPEAKER, THIS HOUSE HAS SHOWN WE STAND READY TO REBUILD AMERICA'S MILITARY AND GIVE OUR MEN AND WOMEN IN UNIFORM THE RESOURCES THEY NEED. I WILL NOW ENCOURAGE OUR SENATE COLLEAGUES TO DO THE SAME. WITH THAT, I THANK MY FRIEND AND YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:15:00 PM

                MR. HOYER

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR THAT INFORMATION. TODAY, BOTH CHAMBERS HAVE…

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FOR THAT INFORMATION. TODAY, BOTH CHAMBERS HAVE PASSED THE C.R. THAT TAKES US TO FEBRUARY 8. THAT LEAVES 17 CALENDAR DAYS, I WAS GOING TO SAY, 6 1/2 LEGISLATIVE DAYS BUT THE GENTLEMAN HAS GIVEN UP PROBABLY A HALF DAY AS I UNDERSTAND IT WHICH IS WEDNESDAY OF THE RETREAT, SO ESSENTIALLY, MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE SIX DAYS BETWEEN NOW AND FEBRUARY 8 IN WHICH WE WILL BE IN SESSION. THAT MAKES IT INCUMBENT UPON US THAT WE COME TOGETHER, COOPERATE WITH ONE ANOTHER, COMPROMISE, AND SEND LEGISLATION FROM HERE TO THE HOUSE, EXCUSE ME, TO THE SENATE, THAT THE SENATE CAN AGREE TO. I WANT I DIDN'T KNOW THE GENTLEMAN WAS GOING TO MENTION THAT, BUT I WANT TO SEE THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT FULLY FUNDED, BUT I ALSO WANT TO SEE FULLY FUNDED THE DEPARTMENTS THAT TAKE CARE OF THE HEALTH OF OUR PEOPLE AND THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN. AND DOMESTIC LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE RELATIONS BETWEEN OURSELVES AND THE REST OF THE WORLD AND THE STATE DEPARTMENT, AND SO MANY OTHER AGENCIES OF GOVERNMENT THAT ARE IN THE NONDEFENSE PART OF THE BUDGET. SO I WOULD TELL MY FRIEND, I WOULD HOPE WE WOULD COME TO AGREEMENT VERY, VERY SHORTLY ON THE OVERALL SPENDING LEVELS SO WE CAN PASS BOTH DEFENSE AND NONDEFENSE PRIORITY ISSUES. AND I WOULD SAY TO MY FRIEND, ALL WE'RE ASKING FOR IN THAT CONTEXT, AS THE GENTLEMAN KNOWS, IS WHAT WE HAVE DONE OVER THE LAST FOUR YEARS AS RESULT OF AGREEMENTS BETWEEN SPEAKER RYAN AND SENATOR MURRAY. I WOULD HOPE WE COULD PROCEED ON THAT. SECONDLY, AND THERE IS SO MUCH TO BRING UP, BUT SECOND THING I WANT TO MENTION IS, CLEARLY, ONE OF THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE BEEN SO CONCERNED ABOUT HAS BEEN HOW WE ARE GOING TO TREAT THE DREAMERS IN OUR COUNTRY. AS THE GENTLEMAN KNOWS, IT'S MY VIEW BASED UPON POLLS THAT I HAVE READ, 85% OF AMERICANS AGREE WE OUGHT NOT TO SEND THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE, FOR THE MOST PART, OUT OF THE COUNTRY AWAY FROM THEIR HOME TO PLACES THEY DID DO NOT KNOW, PARTICULARLY WHEN THEY ARE MAKING SUCH A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION TO OUR COUNTRY. NOW WLILE I SAID THERE WAS FIVE 1/2 DAYS LEFT BETWEEN NOW AND THE 8TH, THERE ARE 9 1/2 DAYS IN WHICH TO DEAL WITH THE ISSUE OF THE DREAMERS. THE GENTLEMAN AND I AND SENATOR CORNYN AND SENATOR DURBIN HAVE BEEN WORKING. I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING ON THAT AND I HOPE WE WORK ON IT EVERY DAY, EVERY CALENDAR WE ARE AVAILABLE. WE AREN'T IN SESSION, BUT I HOPE TO COME TO AN AGREEMENT SO THAT THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THINK OUGHT TO STAY HERE AND CONTINUE TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS, CONTRIBUTING INDIVIDUALS TO OUR COUNTRY, WOULD BE ALLOWED TO STAY HERE, GIVE THEM A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP. AND I WOULD HOPE WE WOULD WORK TOWARD THAT END AND I YIELD.

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              • 06:18:36 PM

                MR. MCCARTHY

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN. THIS BODY HAS PASSED ALL 12 APPROPRIATION BILLS AND…

                I THANK THE GENTLEMAN. THIS BODY HAS PASSED ALL 12 APPROPRIATION BILLS AND WE DO NEED A BUDGET AGREEMENT AND WE MAKE PROGRESS. ONCE WE GET THAT BUDGET AGREEMENT, WE COULD FUND THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR GOING FORWARD AND WHAT WE NEED TO GET OUR JOBS DONE. WE HAVE MET NUMEROUS TIMES. I THOUGHT THEY HAVE BEEN PRODUCTIVE TIMES DEALING WITH DACA. I'M EXCITED TO HAVE THE GOVERNMENT BACK OPEN AND WE CAN BE BACK AT THE TABLE TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM. WE HAVE A SHORT TIME PERIOD. WE HAVE A WEEK LEFT AFTER THE C.R. THAT WAS JUST PASSED AND WORKING TOGETHER WE CAN GET THIS DONE.

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              • 06:19:17 PM

                MR. HOYER

                MR. SPEAKER, I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN AGREE ON THE UNDERLYING ISSUE WHICH…

                MR. SPEAKER, I'M HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN AGREE ON THE UNDERLYING ISSUE WHICH LED TO THE NECESSITY FOR A C.R. AND THE TEMPORARY CLOSING OF GOVERNMENT. AND THAT IS THE UNDERLYING AGREEMENT ON WHAT BUDGET NUMBERS WILL BE, WHAT OUR CAPS WILL BE, HOW MUCH DISCRETIONARY FUNDS WE WILL HAVE TO SPEND ON DEFENSE AND NONDEFENSE. THAT IS AT THE CORE. WHEN YOU FAIL TO DO THAT, YOU FAIL TO PASS APPROPRIATION BILLS AND YOU THEREFORE HAVE TO GO TO C.R.'S WHICH EVERYBODY ON THIS FLOOR AGREES IS BAD FISCAL POLICY AND SHOULD NOT BE THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS. SECONDLY, I APPRECIATE THE MAJORITY LEADER'S LEADERSHIP AND ENGAGEMENT ON THE ISSUE OF SOLVING THE PROBLEM OR THE CHALLENGE AND THE OPPORTUNITY, I SHOULD SAY, NOT SO MUCH A PROBLEM, BUT THE OPPORTUNITY OF DREAMERS. IT IS WHAT THE PRESIDENT ASKED US TO DO AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN, IN FACT, WORKING IN GOOD FAITH WITH ONE ANOTHER GET THAT DONE. ANYTHING FURTHER? I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:20:36 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES. FOR WHAT…

                THE CHAIR WILL ENTERTAIN REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY SEEK RECOGNITION?

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              • 06:20:54 PM

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                PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND.

              • 06:21:00 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:21:09 PM

                MR. PAYNE

                MR. SPEAKER, THE CHAOS PRESIDENCY HAS SPAWNED A CHAOS CONGRESS. NOW THAT…

                MR. SPEAKER, THE CHAOS PRESIDENCY HAS SPAWNED A CHAOS CONGRESS. NOW THAT THEY CONTROL THE WHITE HOUSE AS WELL, THEY STILL CAN'T GOVERN. NO MORE EXCUSE, NO MORE BOOINGY MAN OBAMA IN THE WHITE HOUSE. INSTEAD OF GOVERNING, MY ESTEEMED REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES SPENT THE LAST YEAR TRYING TO RIP HEALTH CARE AWAY FROM CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN ORDER TO GIVE BILLIONAIRE FRIENDS A TAX BREAK. THAT'S THE ONLY THING THEY HAVE ACCOMPLISHED, GIVING TO THE RICH. THEN AT 12:01 SATURDAY MORNING, REPUBLICANS TOLD THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THAT THE UNITED STATES IS CLOSED FOR BUSINESS. THIS IS THE FIFTH TIME IN 30 YEARS THAT REPUBLICANS HAVE SHUT DOWN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND FIRST TIME THAT A SINGLE PARTY HAS CONTROLLED THE ENTIRE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUT STILL REFUSED TO KEEP THE COUNTRY RUNNING. MR. SPEAKER, LET US GOVERN, LET THEM GOVERN. IF MY REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES WANT TO ENTER INTO GOOD FAITH NEGOTIATIONS FOR A BUDGET THAT FULLY FUNDS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND PURSUES BIPARTISANSHIP SUCH AS FEDERAL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS AND PROVIDING DISASTER RELIEF AND DREAMERS, THEN YOU KNOW WHERE TO REACH ME. I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:22:35 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM FLORIDA SEEK RECOGNITION?…

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM FLORIDA SEEK RECOGNITION? PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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              • 06:22:45 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                AS THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF, I HAVE SEEN THE EFFECTS OF GOOD GOVERNMENT AND…

                AS THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF, I HAVE SEEN THE EFFECTS OF GOOD GOVERNMENT AND I HAVE SEEN THE EFFECTS OF BAD GOVERNMENT AND WHAT WE HAVE SEEN OVER THE LAST FEW DAYS IS BAD GOVERNMENT. THE PARTY IN CHARGE OF THE SENATE, HOUSE AND WHITE HOUSE, THE REPUBLICAN MAJORITY HAS THE RESPONSIBILITY TO SUSTAIN CRITICAL SERVICES. THEY PASSED A $1.5 TRILLION TAX GIVE-AWAY AND CHOSE TO IGNORE CRITICAL CONCERNS AND PUSH AN ANTI-IMMIGRANT AGENDA. I HAVE SEEN THE OUTCOMES OF MAKING ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE AFRAID OF ANOTHER. I HAVE SEEN THE RESULTS OF IGNORING THE REAL DANGERS TO AMERICAN LIKE RACISM, GUN VIOLENCE AND POVERTY AND LACK OF OPPORTUNITY. WE ARE A NATION OF IMMIGRANTS.

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              • 06:23:45 PM

                MRS. DEMINGS

                WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BUILD A NATION WITH COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE, BUT…

                WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO BUILD A NATION WITH COMPASSION FOR PEOPLE, BUT THIS SHUTDOWN WAS ABOUT MORE THAN IMMIGRATION, IT WAS ABOUT OUR MILITARY, OUR VETERANS, OUR SENIORS, OUR CHILDREN AND ADEQUATE DISASTER RELIEF. MR. SPEAKER, I WILL NOT SUPPORT A COMPLETE ABSENCE OF LEADERSHIP BUT WILL CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR REAL SOLUTIONS. THANK YOU, AND I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:24:12 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM OHIO SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 06:24:18 PM

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                PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:24:22 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION.

              • 06:24:25 PM

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                THAT YES, I SUPPORT KEEPING GOVERNMENT OPEN. HOWEVER, I CANNOT SUPPORT THE…

                THAT YES, I SUPPORT KEEPING GOVERNMENT OPEN. HOWEVER, I CANNOT SUPPORT THE CONTINUING RESOLUTION THAT CAME BEFORE THIS HOUSE TODAY. AND LET ME JUST SAY TO AMERICA, I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND IT IS NOT ABOUT NOT SUPPORTING OUR MILITARY.

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              • 06:24:49 PM

                MRS. BEATTY

                IT HAS PLACED US IN A POSITION THAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO…

                IT HAS PLACED US IN A POSITION THAT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE NEED TO DO BOTH, JUST AS DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS SHOULD WORK TOGETHER. BECAUSE ON THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION, IT MAKES US, YES, GIVE SIX YEARS TO CHIP, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE COMMUNINGT HEALTH CENTERS? WHAT GOOD IS IT TO GIVE CHIP AND NOT SUPPORT COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS? WHAT GOOD IS IT NOT TO SUPPORT OUR TEACHING HOSPITALS? I SAY TO YOU WITH REPUBLICANS IN CHARGE OF THE HOUSE, THE SENATE AND THE WHITE HOUSE, WE COULD DO BETTER. AND TODAY, I PROUDLY SAY TO ALL THOSE WOMEN WHO MARCHED ACROSS THIS NATION, I STAND WITH YOU TODAY BECAUSE YOU MARCHED FOR BETTER HEALTH CARE, YOU MARCHED THAT WE HAVE EQUALITY AND EQUAL TREATMENT AND THAT IS WHY I PROUDLY CAST MY VOTE AS A NO. MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:25:45 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

              • 06:25:49 PM

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                HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE AND REVISE AND EXTEND.

              • 06:26:01 PM

                MR. PEARCE

                I CAST A VOTE TO OPEN THE GOVERNMENT BACK UP. COMING INTO THE CAPITOL…

                I CAST A VOTE TO OPEN THE GOVERNMENT BACK UP. COMING INTO THE CAPITOL TONIGHT THEY HAVE MEMBERS AND STAFF ALL KIND OF THE CAR LINES AND I BARELY MADE THAT VOTE. I HEARD WE SHOULD BE FUNDING THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE FULL YEAR AND DOING IT RIGHT. IN FACT, WE IN THE HOUSE HAVE PASSED ALL 12 APPROPRIATION BILLS AND SITTING OVER IN THE SENATE. IF THE SENATE SCHUMER SHUTDOWN WAS DESIGNED NOT TO OCCUR, THEN ALL THEY COULD BRING UP THOSE FULL FUNDING BILLS AND COME THEM TO THE FLOOR AND FUND THE OP YOIDS AND EVERY SINGLE THING THAT WOULD REQUIRE THEM WORKING TOGETHER. AND WE SAW TODAY. TODAY IT HAPPENED. BUT WE ARE FACING THE SAME PROBLEM, WE NEED NINE DEMOCRATS TO HELP THE 60-VOTE MAJORITY.

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              • 06:27:01 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 06:27:05 PM

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

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

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              • 06:27:10 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:27:13 PM

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                MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY, THOUSANDS MARCHED IN EVERY CITY ACROSS AMERICA FOR…

                MR. SPEAKER, YESTERDAY, THOUSANDS MARCHED IN EVERY CITY ACROSS AMERICA FOR RACIAL JUSTICE, GENDER EQUALITY AND A MORAL VISION OF AMERICA. TODAY, WE LET THEM DOWN.

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              • 06:27:31 PM

                MR. KHANNA

                THIS WAS NOT COMPLICATED. CITIZENS WANTED A GUARANTEED VOTE IN THIS…

                THIS WAS NOT COMPLICATED. CITIZENS WANTED A GUARANTEED VOTE IN THIS CHAMBER ABOUT WHETHER WE WOULD KEEP OUR WORD TO THE DREAMERS AND WE FAILED TO DELIVER. NOW I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT MOST DEMOCRATS, SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN CARE ABOUT THE DREAMERS STAYING IN THIS COUNTRY, BUT CITIZENS EXPECT MORE. THEY WANT US NOT TO LOOK AT GENERIC POLL NUMBERS OR BATTLEGROUND DISTRICTS, THEY WANT US TO LEAD WITH OUR HEARTS BECAUSE THEY ARE LEADING WITH THEIR HEARTS. AND SO THE QUESTION TODAY, MR. SPEAKER, IS WHEN WILL THE ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES BE WORTHY OF THE COURAGE OF OUR CITIZENS AND THE GRASSROOTS? I YIELD BACK MY TIME.

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              • 06:28:19 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 06:28:22 PM

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                PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

              • 06:28:25 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE. SMITH

              • 06:28:29 PM

                MR. GOHMERT

                THE MILITARY GETS THE MONEY THEY DESERVE. BUT THEY CERTAINLY DO NOT…

                THE MILITARY GETS THE MONEY THEY DESERVE. BUT THEY CERTAINLY DO NOT DESERVE TO HAVE THEIR FUNDING CUT, NOT HOLDING OUR MILITARY HOSTAGE IN THE DEMANDS FOR PEOPLE THATVILLE COME INTO THE COUNTRY ILLEGALLY. THE AMERICAN PUBLIC MADE CLEAR THAT THEY DID NOT WANT THE WHOLE COUNTRY TO SUFFER BECAUSE THEY WERE BEING HELD HOSTAGE WHILE SOME FOLKS DEMANDED LEGALITY FOR PEOPLE WHO CAME IN ILLEGALLY. LET'S KEEP THINGS SEPARATE. LET'S KEEP OUR MILITARY GOING FORWARD. AND LET'S GO ABOUT THE BUSINESS OF THE COUNTRY. I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:29:21 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUISIANA SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 06:29:24 PM

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

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

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              • 06:29:30 PM

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                WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                MR. SPEAKER, I COME TO THE MIKE TONIGHT JUST IN THE WAY OF FACT CHECKING…

                MR. SPEAKER, I COME TO THE MIKE TONIGHT JUST IN THE WAY OF FACT CHECKING ALL OF THE INACCURACIES THAT WE HEAR.

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              • 06:29:43 PM

                MR. RICHMOND

                WAS OVER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS VERSUS AMERICAN CITIZENS. OUR DREAMERS, WHO…

                WAS OVER ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS VERSUS AMERICAN CITIZENS. OUR DREAMERS, WHO CAME HERE AS CHILDREN, THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN WERE LEGAL UNTIL THE PRESIDENT DECIDED TO WITHDRAW THEIR LEGALITY AND THEIR DOCUMENTATION. HE MADE THEM HERE UNDOCUMENTED. THE SECOND PART OF ALL OF THIS, IT WAS GENERAL MATTIS WHO SAID FUNDING THE TROOPS WITH A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WAS A CONTINUING RESOLUTION WAS DEBILITATING. THE ONE THING WE OWE TO THE AMERICAN CITIZENS IS THE TRUTH. WHETHER IT'S ON OUR SIDE OR NOT. THE TRUTH IS THEY HAVE WELL OVER 230 MEMBER, THEY COULD PASS A BUDGET IF THEY WANTED TO. IF THEY WOULD WORK WITH BOTH SIDES WE COULD CONTINUE TO DO WHAT THE BLACK CAUCUS HAS DONE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME, MAKE THIS COUNTRY A MORE PERFECT UNION. I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:30:54 PM

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                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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

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

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                FOR THREE YEARS WE HAVE WAITED FOR THE MOMENT HERE FOR EXPOSING THE…

                FOR THREE YEARS WE HAVE WAITED FOR THE MOMENT HERE FOR EXPOSING THE FALLACIOUS ARGUMENT THAT YOU CAN HOLD HOSTAGE UNRELATED BILLS BEFORE PASSING SPENDING BILLS. WE CALLED ON THEM TO PASS BILLS TO FULLY FUND THE GOVERNMENT THROUGH SEPTEMBER, WE IN THIS BODY PASSED ALL 12 SEPARATE APPROPRIATIONS BILLS FULLY FUNDING THE MILITARY AND OTHER GOVERNMENT FUNCTIONS ALL THE WAY THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF THIS YEAR. THAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN THE NEXT THREE WEEKS BECAUSE WE HAVE ONLY A THREE-WEEK EXTENSION WE VOTED FOR. BUT I AM PROUD THAT THE AMERICAN PUBLIC SAW THE FALSE ARGUMENTS BEING USED, PARTICULARLY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE, WHERE THE MINORITY PARTY HOLDS HOSTAGE FUNDING BILLS AND COMMANDS CONCESSIONS AND OTHER NONRELATED LEGISLATION. IF THEY WANT TO FILIBUSTER STUFF OVER THERE, MAKE THEM DO IT WHERE THE AMERICAN PUBLIC CAN SEE IT AND MAKE IT RELATE TO THE BILL ON THE FLOOR AT THE TIME. SO THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER, FOR THIS TIME AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION?…

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I WISH TO EXPLAIN TO THE AMERICAN…

                THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. MR. SPEAKER, I WISH TO EXPLAIN TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EXACTLY WHY I VOTED NO ON THIS CONTINUING RESOLUTION EARLIER TODAY.

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              • 06:32:24 PM

                MR. CLYBURN

                IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THAT'S BEEN SAID ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE…

                IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THAT'S BEEN SAID ABOUT THE CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM WHAT YOU ARE GOING TO FIND IS THAT WE EXTENDED THAT PROGRAM IN THE C.R. FOR SIX YEARS WITH A SAVINGS OF $1 BILLION. IT'S A SLIGHT OF HAND. BECAUSE WE DID NOT FUND COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS. WE DID NOT FUND THE DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITALS. WE DID NOT FUND ADEQUATELY THE TEACHING HOSPITALS. SO IF YOU WANTED TO REALLY BE HONEST WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WE COULD HAVE EXTENDED THE COMMUNITY HEALTH -- CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM BY -- PERMANENTLY AND SAVED $6 BILLION AND WOULD HAVE HAD ENOUGH MONEY IN THE SAVINGS TO EXPAND OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS TO FUND DISPROPORTIONATE SHARE HOSPITALS AND TO FUND TEACHING HOSPITALS THAT WHICH WE DID NOT DO AND I VOTED NO. WITH THAT, I YIELD BACK.

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              • 06:33:27 PM

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                WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON SEEK REGULAR --…

                WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM WASHINGTON SEEK REGULAR -- RECOGNITION?

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              • 06:33:32 PM

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

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

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                THANK YOU. I AM SO GLAD WE ARE NOW HERE BACK WITH THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. AYE…

                THANK YOU. I AM SO GLAD WE ARE NOW HERE BACK WITH THE GOVERNMENT OPEN. AYE BEEN HERE THESE LAST FEW DAYS OVER THE WEEKEND WITH MY STAFF, WORKING HARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET OUR GOVERNMENT OPEN AND WORKING FOR ITS PEOPLE, FOR ITS MILITARY FAMILIES. TODAY I WAS OVER ON THE SENATE FLOOR WHEN THE SENATE CLOSED ITS VOTE IN SUPPORT OF REOPENING OUR GOVERNMENT. SO NOW WE CAN COMPLETE THE WORK AT HAND. THIS IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THIS, I TOO ALSO, AS A PREVIOUS SPEAKER TALKED ABOUT BEING DETAINED IN SECURITY LINES, I WAS UNAVOIDABLY DETAINED IN THOSE SECURITY LINES BUT WANTED TO COME HERE AND MAKE SURE FOLKS KNOW WE ARE HERE, HARD AT WORK, AND WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD FROM THIS AND I LOOK FORWARD TO ADDRESSING THE ISSUES AT HAND AND MAKING SURE WE GET A LONG-TERM SOLUTION. I'M PLEASED WITH THE CHIP FUNDING WE WERE ABLE TO PUT THROUGH. THIS IS SOMETHING WE'VE BEEN PUT FORWARD NOW. THE HOUSE IS VOTING IN SUPPORT OF THIS I'VE SUPPORTED IT MANY TIMES NOW. AS AN APPROPRIATOR WE GOT THESE BILLS FUNDED MONTHS AGO, I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO A PERMANENT SOLUTION HERE SO WE CAN GET ABOUT DOING THE PEOPLE'S WORK.

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              • 06:34:49 PM

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

                FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM CALIFORNIA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                OK, THE SHUT DOWN IS OVER, AT LEAST TEMPORARILY.

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                MR. ROHRABACHER

                THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THIS WAS ALL ABOUT HOW…

                THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SHOULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT THIS WAS ALL ABOUT HOW COME THE GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN? THE ISSUE AT HAND WHICH MADE SURE THERE WAS A SEPARATION, AN OPINION THAT SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT WAS THE FOLLOWING. SHOULD WE BE LEGALIZING THE STATUS OF 850,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE BROUGHT HERE ILLEGALLY, CAME HERE ILLEGALLY? THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TENS -- NOT TENS OF, BUT HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS, EVEN BILLIONS OF DOLLARS THAT WOULD BE SIPHONED AWAY FROM THAT FUND THAT WE HAVE HERE IN WASHINGTON AIMED AT HELPING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT MONEY, THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THE VETERANS, AVAILABLE FOR SENIORS, AVAILABLE FOR OUR OWN YOUNG PEOPLE, WOULD BE DRAINED IN ORDER TO GIVE, YES, HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS TO PEOPLE WHO COME HERE ILLEGALLY. AND OF COURSE 850,000 YOUNG PEOPLE WOULD THEN BE GIVEN THE RIGHT TO BRING IN THEIR RELATIVES. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MILLIONS OF PEOPLE BEING BROUGHT HERE BECAUSE YOU HAVE 850,000 ILLEGAL YOUNG PEOPLE HERE. THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WHOSE SIDE ARE WE ON? THAT WAS THE QUESTION ABOUT THIS SHUTDOWN.

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              • 06:36:32 PM

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                THE GENTLEMAN'S TIME HAS EXPIRED.

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                MR. ROHRABACHER

                PAY ATTENTION, IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WILL THEY HAVE TO HAVE ALL THEIR…

                PAY ATTENTION, IS THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, WILL THEY HAVE TO HAVE ALL THEIR RESOURCES DRAINED AWAY IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF PEOPLE WHO COME HERE ILLEGALLY? NO. I HOPE THE AMERICAN PEOPLE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION WHOSE SIDE AND WHO IS SIDING WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE VERSUS WHO IS SIDING WITH FOREIGNERS WHO HAVE COME HERE ILLEGALLY AND --

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              115th Congress - House
              Total Hours: 1481 (After 653 days)
              • Debate689 Hours
              • Special Orders287 Hours
              • Votes231 Hours
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