The House Will Convene At 10:00 AM Today
House Session - May 15, 2018

The House met for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on any topic.

Speakers:
Time
Action
  • 12:00:01 PM

    The House convened, starting a new legislative day.

    • 12:00:14 PM

      The Speaker designated the Honorable David Kustoff to act as Speaker pro tempore for today.

      • 12:00:16 PM

        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        SPEAKER.

      • 12:00:24 PM

        THE CLERK

        TO ACT AS SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ON THIS DAY. SIGNED, PAUL D. RYAN, SPEAKER…

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

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  • 12:00:36 PM

    MORNING-HOUR DEBATE

    The House proceeded with Morning-Hour Debate. At the conclusion of Morning-Hour, the House will recess until 2:00 p.m. for the start of legislative business.

    • 12:00:44 PM

      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

      DEBATE. THE CHAIR WILL ALTERNATE RECOGNITION BETWEEN THE PARTIES. ALL TIME…

      DEBATE. THE CHAIR WILL ALTERNATE RECOGNITION BETWEEN THE PARTIES. ALL TIME SHALL BE EQUALLY ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL DEBATE CONTINUE BEYOND 1:50 P.M. EACH MEMBER OTHER THAN THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND MINORITY WHIP SHALL PARTIES. ALL TIME SHALL BE EQUALLY ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND BE LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES. THE CHAIR NOW RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM OHIO, MR. JOHNSON, FOR FIVE MINUTES.

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    • 12:01:27 PM

      MR. JOHNSON

      THE IRONTON LAWRENCE COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. IN 1868 THE GRAND ARMY OF…

      THE IRONTON LAWRENCE COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. IN 1868 THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC ESTABLISHED MAY 30 AS DECORATION DAY, LATER CHANGED TO MEMORIAL DAY TO MEMBER CRATE -- COMMEMORATE SOLDIERS WHO DIED DURING THE CIVIL WAR. IT WAS IN 1868 THAT IRONTON HELD THEIR FIRST PARADE. 2018 MARKS 150 STRAIGHT YEARS OF HONORING AMERICA'S FALLEN HEROES. IRONTON AND LAWRENCE COUNTY HAVE A LONG ASSOCIATION WITH AMERICA'S MILITARY. LAWRENCE COUNTY WAS NAMED FOR JAMES LAWRENCE, A NAVAL HERO WHO COMMANDED THE U.S.S. CHESAPEAKE. IT WAS LAUREN'S DYING COMMAND DURING A NAVAL CONFLICT AGAINST THE BRITISH THAT IS STILL REMEMBERED TODAY. AND I QUOTE, DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP. THE 40 MEMBERS OF THE PARADE COMMITTEE WORK YEAR-ROUND TO ORGANIZE THE EVENT. WHICH HAS 12 SEPARATE DIVISIONS AND DRAWS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS ANNUALLY. I COMMEND THE COMMITTEE AND THE PEOPLE OF OVER THE LAST 150 YEARS. I KNOW IT'S NOT QUITE FIVE MINUTES, MR. SPEAKER, BUT I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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    • 12:03:03 PM

      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

      HILL: I THANK THE SPEAKER. TODAY I RISE TO RECOGNIZE THE 2018 WINNERS OF…

      HILL: I THANK THE SPEAKER. TODAY I RISE TO RECOGNIZE THE 2018 WINNERS OF MY OFFICE'S EDUCATION AWARD PROGRAM. EACH YEAR

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    • 12:03:12 PM

      MR. HILL

      MY OFFICE RECOGNIZES STUDENTS WHO HAVE SHOWN THEIR CONTINUED DEDICATION TO…

      MY OFFICE RECOGNIZES STUDENTS WHO HAVE SHOWN THEIR CONTINUED DEDICATION TO EXSELLING ACADEMICALLY, LEADING IN THEIR SCHOOLS, AND IMPROVING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. SINCE 2015, WE HAVE RECOGNIZED 91 JUNIORS AND SENIORS FROM OFFICE RECOGNIZES 29 HIGH SCHOOLS ACROSS ARKANSAS' SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. THESE STUDENTS HAVE CONTINUE USELY DEMONSTRATED A STRONG COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK, AND HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. IT'S MY SINCERE HOPE THAT THE RECEIPT OF THIS AWARD SERVES NOT ONLY AS AN HON RARE YUM FOR THEIR -- THESE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS, BUT ALSO AS MOTIVATION FOR OTHER CENTRAL ARKANSAS STUDENTS TO STRIVE FOR THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EXCELLENCE BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. I WISH THEM ALL THE BEST AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO RECOGNIZE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF EDWARD POLETTI, CHIEF OF LEARNING RESOURCES AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. FOR THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EXCELLENCE BOTH THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' FEDERAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION NETWORK HAS AWARDED HIM WITH ITS FEDERAL LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD. ALONG WITH THIS HONOR HIS NAME WILL BE ADDED TO A PERPETUAL PLAQUE LISTING EACH YEAR'S RECIPIENTS. HE'S BEING AWARDED FOR HIS SKILL, SURVEY DESIGNS, AND PROVIDING HIS STATISTICAL TALENT TO MANY OTHER LIBRARIANS NEEDING ASSISTANCE WITH DATA INTERPRETATION AND SURVEY DESIGN. HE'S ALSO RECEIVING AN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT IN HOSPITAL LIBRARIANSHIP FROM THE MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. I HONOR HIS 36 YEARS OF SERVICE AS A FEDERAL LIBRARIAN, ASSISTING SO MANY THROUGHOUT ARKANSAS AND THE NATION. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO RECOGNIZE SUSAN COOKUS OF THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR BEING NAMED NATIONAL FEMALE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR. THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VOLUNTARY SERVICES NAMED HER THE NATIONAL FEMALE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AFTER REVIEWING NOMINATION LETTERS FROM THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS V.A. AND FROM OUR VETERANS IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS. SUSAN'S DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO VETERANS AND THEIR NEEDS HAS EARNED HER A GREAT DEAL OF APPRECIATION, RECOGNITION, AND RESPECT OVER THE YEARS. SHE'S ALSO A MEMBER OF THE SOLDIERS ANGELS, A TEXAS-BASED NONPROFIT THAT PROVIDES AID AND COMFORT TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE U.S. ARMED SERVICES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND AN EXPANDING VETERAN THEIR NEEDS HAS EARNED HER A GREAT DEAL OF APPRECIATION, RECOGNITION, AND RESPECT OVER POPULATION. SHE VOLUNTEERED MORE THAN 570 HOURS AND HELP DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN $720,000 IN DONATIONS IN THE PAST YEAR BROUGHT IN BY SOLDIERS ANGELS. THERE IS NO ONE MORE DESERVING OF THIS AWARD AND I'M PROUD TO HAVE SUCH A DEDICATED MEMBER OF MY DISTRICT VOLUNTEERING AND HELPING OUR VETERANS. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO RECOGNIZE THE LIFELONG SERVICE OF TWO CONSTITUENTS OF MINE, ESTHER CRAWFORD AND EMMA WILBERT, BOTH RECENTLY INDUCT FOOD THE NORTH LITTLE ARKANSAS SENIOR CITIZENS HALL OF FAME. ESTHER SERVES AS A BOARD MEMBER FOR THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND LAYMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY. SHE'S EARNED THE DESIGNATION OF MOST VITAL PAL AT THE CANCER INSTITUTE FOR ALL OF HER HELP TO THEIR MULTIPLE MEL KNOWNA PATIENTS. EMMA SERVES AS DIRECTOR AT THE SENIOR TOURS. AFTER SHE RETIRED FROM A 28 CAREER WITH THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. SHE WAS ELECTED AS VICE QUEEN FOR THE HAZE SENIOR SENIOR CITIZENS RED HAT SOCIETY CHAPTER FOR SEVEN YEARS AND SERVES AS BOTH SANCTUARY CHOIR AND NURSING HOME MINISTRY FOR THE GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH IN LITTLE ROCK. SENIOR HALL OF FAME SELECTIONS ARE BESTOWED ON EVERY TWO YEARS ON INDIVIDUAL FOR THEIR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO NORTH LITTLE BOTH SANCTUARY ROCK ARKANSAS' SENIOR CITIZENS. I CONGRATULATE THEM. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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    • 12:07:35 PM

      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

      ROS-LEHTINEN: THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. THIS YEAR MY ALMA MATER, THE…

      ROS-LEHTINEN: THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. THIS YEAR MY ALMA MATER, THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, CELEBRATES THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROSENSTEIN SCHOOL OF MARINE AND SPHERIC SCIENCE. EARLY ON IN 1943, U.M. RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO ADVANCE THE FIELD OF

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    • 12:07:41 PM

      MS. ROS-LEHTINEN

      OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ESTABLISHING WHAT WAS KNOWN THEN AS THE U.M. MARINE…

      OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ESTABLISHING WHAT WAS KNOWN THEN AS THE U.M. MARINE LABORATORY IN A SMALL BOAT HOUSE ON BELL ISLE IN MIAMI BEACH. FAST FORWARD TO TODAY, THE SCHOOL HAS TRANSFORMED INTO ONE OF THE WORLD'S PREMIERE MARINE AND SPHERIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING DEVELOPING STATE-OF-THE-ART APPROACHES TO TACKLING SOME OF TODAY'S MOST PRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. THIS VITAL RESEARCH INCLUDES CORAL REEF RESTORATION AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING STUDIES THAT HAVE HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SOUTH FLORIDA AS A COMMUNITY AND STEWARDS OF OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT. U.M. 'S EFFORTS HELP ENSURE THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS CAN ENJOY OUR UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL OCEANS FOR CENTURIES TO COME. I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE U.M. ROSENSTIEL'S STUDENTS, STAFF, BOTH PASS AND PRESENT, FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AND THE WORK THAT HAS MADE THEM THIS WONDERFUL INSTITUTION IT IS TODAY. HAPPY 75TH. GO CANES. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO RECOGNIZE A PROMINENT FIGURE OF NOT ONLY OUR SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY BUT OF THE ENTIRE NATION, MR. STANLEY TATE. A MIAMI-DADE COUNTY NATIVE, HE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN MANY ROLES, INCLUDING BUSINESSMAN, CIVIC LEADER, AND PUBLIC SERVANT. NOT LONG AFTER STANLEY GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE, HE FOUNDED A GENERAL CONTRACTING FIRM BUILDING PRIVATE HOMES AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS. AS A YOUNG AND DRIVEN NEWCOMER TO THE INDUSTRY, STANLEY QUICKLY BECAME WELL-KNOWN AND RESPECTED FOR HIS QUALITY WORK AND HIS CONTINUOUSLY EXPANDED UPON HIS SUCCESS. STANLEY ALSO KNEW HE COULD MAKE A GREAT POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND BY INVOLVING HIMSELF IN PUBLIC SERVICE. HE SERVED WITH THE CITY COUNCIL OF BAY HARBOR ISLANDS IN SEVERAL CAPACITIES, INCLUDING MAYOR AND ASSISTANT MAYOR FOR 20 YEARS. HE ALSO SERVED ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES, AND IS A FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSING RESOURCE TEAM FOR METRO DADE COUNTY. IT IS BECAUSE OF HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE AND PROFICIENCY STANLEY WAS INVITED SEVERAL TIMES TO TESTIFY HERE IN D.C. IN COMMITTEES BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE REGARDING HOUSING AND BANKING ISSUES. STANLEY WAS ALSO APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE HERBER WALKER BUSH, TO BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD OF THE RESOLUTION TRUST CORPORATION AND WAS THEN NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE R.T.C. STANLEY AND I SHARE THE BELIEF THAT EVERY FAMILY SHOULD BE PROVIDED A WAY TO SAVE FOR THEIR CHILD'S HIGHER EDUCATION. SO I WAS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH STANLEY TO HELP HIS VISION BECOME A REALITY WITH THE FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PLAN. AND IT WAS HIS TENURE IN THE EARLY DEVELOPMENTS OF THE PROGRAM THAT HELPED ENSURE THE PROGRAM'S VIABILITY AND SUCCESS. IN RECOGNITION OF THE STANLEY'S EFFORTS, THEN GOVERNOR JEB BUSH, RENAMED THE PROGRAM THE STANLEY G. TATE FLORIDA COLLEGE PREPAID COLLEGE PROGRAM. AS A BELIEVER IN THE JEWISH FAITH, STANLEY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ACTIVE IN THE MIAMI JEWISH COMMUNITY AND WAS A STRONG AND EARLY SUPPORTER OF OUR ALLY, THE DEMOCRATIC JEWISH STATE OF ISRAEL. STANLEY SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE GREATER MIAMI JEWISH FEDERATION AND HE HAS BEEN HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE AMERICAN-ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, OR AIPAC, SINCE THE VERY START. MR. SPEAKER, MR. SPEAKER, THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE STANLEY HAS SELFLESSLY DEVOTED HIMSELF TO GIVE BACK TOERS O. SO THANK YOU, STANLEY TATE, FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO BETTER THE LIVES OF SO MANY IN OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR GREAT NATION. I AM SO PROUD TO CALL YOU MY FRIEND. THANK YOU,

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    • 12:12:13 PM

      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

  • 12:12:43 PM

    Recess

    The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 2:00 P.M. today.

    • 02:00:08 PM

      Reconvened

      The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.

      • 02:00:10 PM

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

        LET US PRAY, ETERNAL GOD WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER DAY. LOOK UPON OUR WORLD, MEN AND WOMEN BEING BORN AND BEING LAID TO REST, SOME GETTING MARRIED AND OTHERS GETTING DIVORCED. THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, THE RICH AND THE POOR, THE HAPPY AND THE SAD. THERE ARE SO MANY WHO ARE AIMLESS, DESPAIRING, HATEFUL, KILLING, SO MANY SICK AND UNDERNOURISHED SO MANY STRUGGLING WITH LIFE WHO FIND IT HARD TO SEE MEANING. SEND US YOUR SPIRIT THAT THE ISSUES OF OUR DAY MIGHT BE MET WITH COMPASSION BY THE MEMBERS OF THIS HOUSE. AND ALL WHO SERVE TO IMPROVE THE CONDITIONS OF OUR SHARED HUMIDITY. MAY ALL THAT IS DONE THIS DAY BE FOR YOUR GREATER HONOR AND GLORY, AMEN.

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      • 02:00:20 PM

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

        • 02:01:20 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          APPROVED. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

          APPROVED. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA, MR. BANKS.

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      • 02:01:26 PM

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

      • 02:01:27 PM

        PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

        • 02:01:39 PM

          MR. BANKS

          FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA SEEK RECOGNITION?

        • 02:01:55 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        • 02:01:59 PM

          MR. BANKS

        • 02:02:06 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        • 02:02:07 PM

          MR. BANKS

          FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN SEEK RECOGNITION?

        • 02:03:32 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        • 02:03:35 PM

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        • 02:03:37 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        • 02:03:40 PM

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          FAILED THE HEARING PORTION OF A MILITARY MEDICAL EXAMINE.

        • 02:04:07 PM

          MR. TAKANO

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

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

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        • 02:05:11 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          WILSON: MR. SPEAKER, THIS WEEKEND I WAS GRATEFUL TO LEAD A CONGRESSIONAL

        • 02:05:15 PM

          MR. WILSON

        • 02:05:19 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          DELEGATION TO JERUSALEM WHERE WE MET YESTERDAY WITH PRIME MINISTER…

          DELEGATION TO JERUSALEM WHERE WE MET YESTERDAY WITH PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU AND KNESSET AFFAIRS CHAIRMAN TO JERUSALEM WHERE WHILE WE ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE U.S.

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        • 02:05:22 PM

          MR. WILSON

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

        • 02:06:32 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

        • 02:06:35 PM

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          DETECTIVE FAMILIA.

        • 02:06:42 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          UNFORTUNATELY SHE WAS THE FIRST DOMINICAN FEMALE OFFICER KILLED IN THE…

          UNFORTUNATELY SHE WAS THE FIRST DOMINICAN FEMALE OFFICER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN NEW YORK CITY. DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK AND POLICE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY, I WANT TO CELEBRATE HER.

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        • 02:06:45 PM

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          HER COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE BENEFITS AND…

          HER COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE BENEFITS AND SACRIFICES SHE AND FELLOW IMMIGRANTS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR CONTINUE TO MAKE IN THE UNITED STATES. PUBLIC SERVICE, DESPITE THE OVERWHELMING ANTI-IMMIGRANT RHETORIC THAT IS IN TODAY'S POLITICAL CLIMATE. IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY CONTINUE TO PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN EVERY ASPECT OF AMERICAN LIFE. AS THE FIRST DOMINICAN AMERICAN ELECTED TO CONGRESS, I UNDERSTAND THAT SERVICE TO COUNTRY IS NOT LIMITED TO ONE RACE OR ETHNICITY AS DID THE DETECTIVE. I REPRESENT THE FAMILY FOR OVER 22 YEARS BOTH IN THE STATEHOUSE AND NOW IN CONGRESS. THIS IS A SOMBER MOMENT BUT ONE THAT DEMANDS OUR RECOGNITION OF THE TREMENDOUS SERVICE THAT DETECTIVE FAMILIA GAVE TO HER COMMUNITY. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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        • 02:07:16 PM

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          MR. ESPAILLAT

        • 02:08:07 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        • 02:08:10 PM

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          LAMALFA: I RISE TODAY TO JOIN SO MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES IN RECOGNIZING…

          LAMALFA: I RISE TODAY TO JOIN SO MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES IN RECOGNIZING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK.

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        • 02:08:13 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          THESE DAYS IT SEEMS OUR UNIFORMED OFFICERS DON'T ALWAYS RECEIVE THE…

          THESE DAYS IT SEEMS OUR UNIFORMED OFFICERS DON'T ALWAYS RECEIVE THE RESPECT AND ADMIRATION THEY DESERVE. MAKING THIS WEEK ALL MORE IMPORTANT IN MY MIND.

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        • 02:08:18 PM

          MR. LAMALFA

          I'M ESPECIALLY THANKFUL TO OFFICERS DAVID BAILEY AND CHRISTINE GRINER WHO…

          I'M ESPECIALLY THANKFUL TO OFFICERS DAVID BAILEY AND CHRISTINE GRINER WHO EVER KNOWS SAVED MANY LIVES WHEN THEY TOOK DOWN AN ARMED GUNMAN AT LAST YEAR'S BASEBALL PRACTICE. OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DEAL WITH THIS TYPE OF THREAT ON A DAILY BASIS. SOMETIMES EVEN FROM DERANGED INDIVIDUALS WHO SPECIFICALLY WANT TO KILL COPS. THERE WERE 135 OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY LAST YEAR. UNLIKE ME AND YOU THEY KNOW THING RISK WHEN THEY GO TO WORK IN THE MORNING AND ACCEPT THEM. FOR THESE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WEAR THE BADGE EACH DAY AND DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES A BETTER PLACE, IT MUST OFTEN FEEL LIKE A THANKLESS JOB. NOT TODAY. I WANT EVERY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AROUND THE COUNTRY TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE APPRECIATED AND YOU ARE ADMIRED. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO. GOD BLESS YOU, KEEP YOU SAFE IN YOUR DUTIES. I YIELD BACK.

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      • 02:09:25 PM

        ADJUSTED WHOLE NUMBER OF THE HOUSE

        Under clause 5(d) of rule 20, the Chair announced to the House that, in light of the resignation of the gentleman from Pennsylvania, Mr. Dent, the whole number of the House is 428.

        • 02:09:26 PM

          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

          428. THE CHAIR LAYS BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS.

        • 02:09:44 PM

          THE CLERK

          SIGNED SINCERELY, KAREN L.

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          HAAS. THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. SIR, PURSUANT…

          HAAS. THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. SIR, PURSUANT TO THE PERMISSION GRANTED IN CLAUSE 2-H OF RULE 2 OF THE RULES OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE CLERK RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE ON MAY 15, 2018, AT 11:43 A.M. APPOINTMENT, UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. WITH BEST WISHES, I AM, SIGNED SINCERELY, KAREN L.

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        • 02:10:09 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 had received the following message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 14, 2018 at 10:28 a.m.: That the Senate passed H.R. 931 amended.

          • 02:10:10 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 House of Representatives, the Clerk notified the House that she had received a message from the Secretary of the Senate on May 15, 2018 at 11:43 a.m. stating that that body had made an appointment to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom.

            • 02:10:25 PM

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              HAAS.

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              THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

        • 02:10:37 PM

          Recess

          The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 3:45 P.M. today.

          • 03:52:56 PM

            Reconvened

            The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.

            • 03:53:02 PM

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              BACK IN FOR DEBATE.

            • 03:53:07 PM

              The Speaker announced that votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be postponed until a time to be announced.

              • 03:53:13 PM

                MR. CAPUANO

                THE CLERK WILL REPORT.

              • 03:53:22 PM

                MR. GOODLATTE

            • 03:53:26 PM

              Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 613 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to require that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons ensure that each chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional institution provides a secure storage area located outside of the secure perimeter of the Federal penal or correctional institution for firearms carried by certain employees of the Bureau of Prisons, and for other purposes."

              • 03:53:34 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

              • 03:53:36 PM

                THE CLERK

                THE PENAL INSTITUTION FOR FIREARMS CARRIED BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE BUREAU…

                THE PENAL INSTITUTION FOR FIREARMS CARRIED BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE BUREAU OF PRISONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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            • 03:53:42 PM

              Considered under suspension of the rules.

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              DEBATE

              The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 613.

              • 03:54:03 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                VIRGINIA.

              • 03:54:18 PM

                MR. GOODLATTE

                I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. IN 2004, CONGRESS PASSED AND…

                I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. IN 2004, CONGRESS PASSED AND PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNED INTO LAW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT. IT ALLOWS CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS INCLUDING CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS OF THE BUREAU OF PRISONS THE RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES FOR SELF-DEFENSE AND THE DEFENSE OF OTHERS. IT ALSO ALLOWS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO CARRY THEIR FIREARMS WHILE OFF DUTY. THESE LAWS KEEP CITIZENS SAFE, BUT THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. FOR EXAMPLE, THE BUREAU OF PRISONS DOES NOT PERMIT ITS CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO SAFELY STORE THEIR FIREARMS AT A LOCKER AND EMPLOYEES ARE PROHIBITED FROM STORING THEM IN THEIR PERSONAL VEHICLES. THIS LEAVES THEM VULNERABLE TO ATTACK DURING THEIR COMMUTES TO AND FROM WORK. AN ATTACK ON A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER WHILE COMMUTING TO OR FROM A PRISON IS NOT A HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION. ON THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 26, 2013, BUYERO OF PRISONS WAS AMBUSHED AND MURDERED ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK. THE SHOOTING WAS A HIT ORDERED BY FEDERAL INMATES HOUSED AT THE METRO DETENTION CENTER. AUTHORITIES BELIEVED THAT LIEUTENANT ALBARATI'S MURDER WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF HIS WORK AT THE PRISON, SPECIFICALLY IN RETALIATION FOR HIS INVESTIGATIONS INTO CELL PHONE SMUGGLING AT THE M.D.C. AND THE SEIZURE OF CONFRA BAND. HE WAS AMBUSHED DURING HIS DRIVE HOME, SHOT 16 TIMES AND DIED AT THE SCENE. HE WAS 39 YEARS OLD. ON JANUARY 28, 2015, A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO RETURNED A SIX-COUNT INDICTMENT CHARGING NINE INDIVIDUALS FOR THE MURDER. IN JANUARY OF 2016, FEDERAL PROSECUTORS NOTIFIED THE DISTRICT COURT OF THEIR INTENTION TO SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY. TRIAL PREPARATION IS ONGOING IN THAT CASE. SO, MR. SPEAKER, LIEUTENANT ALBARATI HAS YET TO RECEIVE JUSTICE FOR THIS SENSELESS ACT. BUT WE AS A LEGISLATIVE BODY CAN ENSURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. H.R. 613 MAKES A COMMONSENSE AMENDMENT TO FEDERAL LAW TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM. THIS BIPARTISAN BILL CO-SPONSORED BY 54 OF OUR COLLEAGUES WOULD DIRECT THE BUREAU OF PRISONS TO PROVIDE A SAFE STORAGE AREA LOCATED OUTSIDE THE SECURED PERIMETER WHERE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WILL BE ABLE TO STORE THEIR PERSONAL FIREARMS AND ALLOW THEIR EMPLOYEES TO STORE THEIR FIREARMS IN A LOCKED BOX. THIS IS IMPORTANT REASONABLE LEGISLATION. WITH ITS PASSAGE IT HONORS THE LIFE OF A BRAVE MAN WHO SERVED HIS COMMUNITY FAITHFULLY AND ONE DAY MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM WEST VIRGINIA, MR. MCKINLEY FOR INTRODUCING THIS LEGISLATION AND I THANK THE WIDOW, WHO IS HERE WITH US TODAY IN THE GALLERY FOR HER TIRELESS EFFORTS TO ENSURE HER HUSBAND'S DEATH WAS NOT IN VEIN. WE SALUTE YOU AND WE THANK YOU. MR. SPEAKER, AS WE BRING THE 2018 POLICE WEEK, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS BILL. LET US DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT THOSE WHO PROTECT US. AND I RESERVE. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. AND MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO AVOID MENTIONING THE NAMES OF VISITORS IN THE GALLERY.

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              • 03:58:20 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED. RASKRASK I YIELD MYSELF SUCH…

                THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED. RASKRASK I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME -- I RISE IN SUPPORT OF H.R. H.R. 613. I SUPPORT THIS BIPARTISAN AND COMMONSENSE BILL TO FACILITATE THE ABILITY OF FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISON CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO PROTECT THEM. THIS BILL WOULD ALLOW THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WITHOUT JEOPARDIZING THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE FACILITIES IN WHICH THEY WORK. CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS WHILE OFFDUTY AND THIS BILL DOESN'T ALTER THAT EXISTING PRIVILEGE. INSTEAD BECAUSE THERE IS NO MECHANISM TO ALLOW THESE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO STORE FIREARMS THAT THEY MIGHT CARRY IN THEIR COMMUTES, THEY ARE PRECLUDED FROM BRINGING THEIR PERSONAL FIREARMS ONTO THE PREMISES OF THESE FACILITIES AND PRECLUDED FROM CARRYING FIREARMS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION AS THEY TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE WORKPLACE. H.R. 613 REQUIRES THE BUREAU OF PRINCE TO ALLOW PROPERLY QUALIFIED CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO BRING THEIR FIREARMS ON THE PREMISES IN A MANNER THAT MINIMIZES POSSIBLE SAFETY RISKS. THE BUREAU WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE SECURITY OFFICERS FOR A SECURED STORAGE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE SECURED PERIMETER OR ALLOW THE OFFICERS TO TORE IN VEHICLE LOCKED BOXES APPROVED BY THE BUREAU. CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS PROVIDE A FUNCTION AND WE DEPEND ON THEM TO KEEP ALL OF OUR FACILITIES SAFE, SECURE AND EFFICIENTLY RUN FOR EVERYONE. FOR SOME CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS, THE INABILITY TO CARRY A FIREARM COULD LEAD THEM VULNERABLE TO SOMEONE ATTEMPTING TO DO THEM HARM. THIS BILL IS NAMED IN HONOR OF LIEUTENANT OSVALDO ALBARATI WHO WAS AMBUSHED AND MURDERED AS HE DROVE HOME FROM HIS JOB. LIEUTENANT ALBARATI WAS TARGETED FOR THE WORK HE WAS DOING AT THE INSTITUTION. WE HOPE THIS LEGISLATION WILL HELP PREVENT ANY FUTURE LETHAL ATTACK ON OUR OFFICERS. ACCORDINGLY, I WOULD COMMEND MR. GOODLATTE AND OTHERS AND THE SPONSOR OF THE BILL FOR BRINGING THIS BILL FORWARD AND I ENCOUNSELING MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION. I RESERVE. .

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                MR. GOODLATTE

                THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                MR. MCKINLEY

                THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN…

                THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED.

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                MR. RASKIN

                I YIELD THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME TO MS. SHEILA JACKSON LEE OF TEXAS, THE…

                I YIELD THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME TO MS. SHEILA JACKSON LEE OF TEXAS, THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE.

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              • 04:05:54 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                RECOGNIZED. MS. JACKSON LEE: WE'RE JUST HAVING SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THE…

                RECOGNIZED. MS. JACKSON LEE: WE'RE JUST HAVING SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THE ORDER OF BILLS. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INDULGENCE, MR. SPEAKER, AND JUST WANT TO ASK TO THE RANKING MEMBER, DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS?

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                MS. JACKSON LEE

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                MR. GOODLATTE

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                MS. JACKSON LEE

                THIS IS A PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT BILL BECAUSE I HAVE JUST HAD THE…

                THIS IS A PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT BILL BECAUSE I HAVE JUST HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH CORRECTIONS OFFICERS IN A CORRECTIONS CENTER IN NEW YORK. IT WAS BOTH AN INFORMATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AND TOUR OF THE FACILITY BUT ALSO IT WAS ENORMOUSLY INSTRUCTIVE. AND SO, FIRST, I WANT TO HONOR LIEUTENANT OSVALDO ALBARATI, CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AND THE SELF-PROTECTION ACT, AND I WANT TO THANK THE AUTHOR OF THE LEGISLATION. IT IS CLEAR THAT THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ADDITION TO BOTH RESPECTING AND AS WELL PROTECTING CORRECTIONS OFFICERS. IT'S A BIPARTISAN COMMONSENSE BILL, AS HAS BEEN INDICATED, AND SPECIFICALLY IT PROVIDES FOR THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS CORRECTIONS OFFICERS TO CARRY FIREARMS AS THEY COMMUTE TO AND FROM THEIR JOBS. LISTENING TO THESE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS, SITTING DOWN WITH THEM, YOU KNOW THERE IS A PASSION FOR THEIR WORK. THEY ALSO KNOW THEY WANT THOSE WHO ARE INCARCERATED TO DO WELL, TO RESTORE THEIR LIVES, TO BE REHABILITATED. SO THERE IS A MUTUAL DESIRE FOR A BETTERMENT OF SOCIETY, AND I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT IN AS MUCH AS THE STORY OF LIEUTENANT ALBARATI, AS IT IS A SAD ONE. HE WAS AMBUSHED AND MURDERED AS HE DROVE HOME FROM HIS JOB AT A BUREAU OF DETENTION CENTER AND HE WAS TARGETED FOR THE WORK HE DID AT THE INSTITUTION. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT WAY OF HONORING HIM BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING WHAT WE OFTEN DON'T TAKE NOTE IN THIS WEEK OF SALUTING OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SOMETIMES WE DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ALL THROUGHOUT THE NATION AND AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM TODAY AS PART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TO INDICATE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO MAKING SURE THEY ARE SAFE AND THAT THEY GO HOME SAFELY TO THEIR FAMILIES. AND I DO WANT TO SAY THAT I APPRECIATE THOSE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS THAT MET WITH ME TO DISCUSS HOW TO IMPROVE THE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, THE NEED FOR STAFFING AND THE COMMITMENT THAT WE WILL WORK TOGETHER, GETTING INFORMATION FROM THEM, AND AS WELL PROVIDING THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED. LET ME MAKE THIS FINAL POINT THAT OUR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ARE IN ALL JURISDICTIONS. SOME ARE IN URBAN CENTERS. SOME ARE IN RURAL AREAS. AND SO THIS LEGISLATION OBVIOUSLY WILL BE GUIDED BY THE APPROPRIATE LAWS THAT DEAL WITH THE CARRYING OF WEAPONS IN THEIR JURISDICTION. BUT THE IMPORTANT POINT IS THAT WE PROVIDE THEM WITH A PLACE TO STORE THOSE WEAPONS SO THEY ARE SAFE WITHIN THE LAWS OF THEIR PARTICULAR AREA GOING TO AND FRO. I THINK THAT'S THE LEAST WE CAN DO. AND I RISE TO SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION AND TO INDICATE THERE ARE THOSE OF US WHO BELIEVE IN REAL GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION. WITH NO UNDERMINING OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT THAT CAN CLEARLY SEE THE CORRECTNESS, IF YOU WILL, AND THE RIGHTNESS, IF YOU WILL, OF COMMONSENSE APPROACH TO PROTECTING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SET TO PROTECT US OR TO DO A LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITION. AND SO FOR THAT REASON, LET ME THANK THE AUTHOR OF THE LEGISLATION. LET ME SALUTE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THIS WEEK AND TAKE NOTE OF SALUTING THE LATE LIEUTENANT ALBARATI AND ASK MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION AND I YIELD BACK MY TIME.

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              • 04:10:38 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                I HAVE NO FURTHER SPEAKERS.

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                MR. GOODLATTE

                JACKSON LEE: I JUST CLOSED. THANK YOU.

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                MS. JACKSON LEE

                GOODLATTE: MR. SPEAKER, I THINK IT IS VERY FITTING AS WE BEGIN POLICE WEEK…

                GOODLATTE: MR. SPEAKER, I THINK IT IS VERY FITTING AS WE BEGIN POLICE WEEK THAT WE PASS THIS IMPORTANT PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT MAKES IT VERY CLEAR THAT OUR SWORN OFFICERS WHO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE BUT RISK THEIR OWN LIVES AND WORK IN OUR BUREAU OF PRISONS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A FIREARM WHEN THEY'RE TRAVELING TO AND FROM WORK AND IT'S NOT PRACTICAL THE WAY THE CURRENT RULES WORK.

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              • 04:10:51 PM

                MR. GOODLATTE

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                MS. JACKSON LEE

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                MR. GOODLATTE

                THIS LAW IS VITALLY NEEDED TO HELP SAVE LIVES. I KNOW THAT MRS. ALBARATI…

                THIS LAW IS VITALLY NEEDED TO HELP SAVE LIVES. I KNOW THAT MRS. ALBARATI IS HERE TO SEE THAT THAT HAPPENS. I COMMEND HER. I ADMIRE HER COURAGE. AND WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW HER HUSBAND'S LIFE TO BE LOST IN VAIN. LET'S PASS THIS LEGISLATION AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO OTHERS IN THE FUTURE. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO VOTE FOR THE LEGISLATION. I YIELD BACK.

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              • 04:11:55 PM

                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                MR. SPEAKER.

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                MR. GOODLATTE

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                MR. GOODLATTE

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                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.RES. 235.

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                At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

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                Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution. H. Res. 285 — "Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve."

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  THE CLERK

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                Considered under suspension of the rules.

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                DEBATE

                The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H. Res. 285.

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                  MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS MATERIALS ON H.RES. 285, CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION.

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                • 04:13:24 PM

                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME.

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

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

                  THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS IS NOW RECOGNIZED.

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                • 04:16:09 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  MS.

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                  MS. JACKSON LEE

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MS. JACKSON LEE

                  THE GENTLEWOMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. TAYLOR

                  SPEAKER, I AM NOT NAIVE TO THE FACT THAT MY WORDS TODAY DON'T HOLD A…

                  SPEAKER, I AM NOT NAIVE TO THE FACT THAT MY WORDS TODAY DON'T HOLD A CANDLE TO THE WITNESS, TO THE WORDS WE CAN NO LONGER HEAR OF THE VALIANT MEN AND WOMEN WHO SACRIFICED IT ALL FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. HOWEVER, WE MUST HONOR THEM. NOT SIMPLY FOR THEM, BUT FOR US. FOR OUR VERY SOCIETY'S STRUCTURE IS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF THE RULE OF LAW. WE MUST CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN IT AND INSPIRE OUR DESCENDENTS TO RISE UP AND SERVE IN UNIFORM. THERE'S NOTHING SMALL ABOUT THE BIG TASK IT TAKES TO KEEP THE PEACE, PROTECT THE PEOPLE, AND TO UPHOLD THAT THIN BLUE LINE. MR. SPEAKER, TODAY I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 285, TO EXPRESS THE DEEP DESIRE OF THIS CONGRESS TO MEND ANY RIFT, TO BUILD ANY BRIDGE, AND TO TEACH ANY LESS OB BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT -- LESSON BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE. WHETHER BLACK, BROWN, WHITE, GAY, STRAIGHT, RICH OR POOR, OUR COUNTRY'S COURAGEOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE A RARE BREED OF MAN OR WOMAN WHO RUN TO THE SOUND OF DANGER. THEY ARE PART OF THE VERY FABRIC OF THIS NATION. INDEED, WITHOUT THEIR AND THEIR FAMILY'S SACRIFICES, OUR SOCIETY WOULD MOST CERTAINLY BE TORN APART WITH THE DARKEST OF OUR HUMAN IMPULSES. AND THEIR HIGHER PURPOSE AND PROFESSION HAS BEEN INVADED BY POLITICS. SURE, THERE ARE BAD APPLES WHO MUST BE WEEDED OUT WITH THE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR AN IMPERFECT SYSTEM. BUT DURING THIS POLICE WEEK, LET US COME TOGETHER, LIKE WE DO IN UNITY OF OUR PRAYER AND OF OUR FLOGE THIS GREAT NATION -- PLEDGE TO THIS GREAT NATION. THIS ENCOURAGES US TO DO BETTER AS A SOCIETY. AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS COULD ALWAYS WORK HARDER ON PUTTING THEMSELVES IN THE SHOES OF THE SKEPTICAL PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, TO UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS FEAR, WHY SOME SEE THE LAW AS OPPOSITION RATHER THAN THE SAME TEAM. WHY THEY MAY SEE IN THEIR LIVES THAT UPHOLDING THE LAW IS A CURSE RATHER THAN A BLESSING. AND, MY FELLOW AMERICANS, WE MUST DO BETTER. WE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE TO TRY TO LOOK THROUGH THE EYES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT MEN AND WOMEN WHO SEEK TO PROTECT US, HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHERE WE'RE COMING FROM. AND EDUCATE OURSELVES ON THE LAW AND SHOW MORE RESPECT FOR IT. WE MUST CREATE MORE BONDS, BUILD MORE TRUST, AND TEACH MORE COMMUNICATION AND NOT BLOW UP THE VERY RELATIONSHIPS THAT MATTER FOR OURSELVES, FOR OUR SAFETY, AND FOR OUR SECURITY. IN -- AND THIS RESOLUTION STATES THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHOULD PLACE MORE WEIGHT BEHIND THE CREATION OF POLICE AND COMMUNITY ALLIANCES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO ENHANCE AND IMPROVE THE CAUSES OF COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE MEMBERS OF BOTH GROUPS. MR. SPEAKER, I KNOW THERE IS MUCH CONCERN AND DIVIDE IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW ON THIS TOPIC. BUT WE CAN CHOOSE TO MOVE IN THAT DANGEROUS DIRECTION AS A NATION, DIVIDED IN OUR RESPECTIVE CAMPS. WE CAN FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR PARTIES OF THE WORLD AND SOME OF OUR OWN EPISODES -- OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND OUR OWN EPISODES IN THE PAST, CAUSING UNNECESSARY INJURIES AND EVEN DEATH. OR WE CAN REALIZE THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME SIDE AND HAVE CIVIL CONVERSATIONS AND EXPRESS OUR CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS WITHOUT THE STAIN OF UGLINESS THAT HAS BEEN FAR TOO COMMON. NEVER SHOULD ONE FEEL SCARED OF THOSE IN UNIFORM BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. THE STYLE OF THEIR CLOTHES. OR WHAT SIDE OF TOWN THEY COME FROM. AND NEVER SHOULD ONE OF THE 99. 9% OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN GOOD STANDING BE SUBJECTED TO DISRESPECT, NONCOOPERATION OR UNNECESSARY FEAR FOR THEIR OWN LIVES. LET US START AND ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT ALL OF US SUPPORT THE RULE OF LAW AND THAT EACH OF US TRULY CARES ABOUT OUR CASSES -- CAUSE, OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR COUNTRY. RESOLUTION 285 ACKNOWLEDGES THE GREAT WORK THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DO TO KEEP THEIR COMMUNITIES SAFE, AND IT PUSHES FOR AN INCREASE OF DIALOGUE -- FOR AN INCREASE OF DIALOGUE SURROUNDING LEGITIMATE CONCERNS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND IN TURN OUR COUNTRY. MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE FACED DIFFICULT TIMES IN OUR PAST AND THERE WILL BE DIFFICULT TIMES IN OUR FUTURE. BUT I BELIEVE IN THE RE-- RESILIENCY OF THIS NATION. I BELIEVE OUR CHECKS AND BALANCES REALIGN OVER TIME AND ARE LASTING. BUT MOST OF ALL, I BELIEVE IN OUR PEOPLE. THAT ULTIMATELY THE PUSH AND PULL OF FREEDOM UNDER THE RULE OF LAW AND DEBATE AND DEMOCRACY ARE WHAT STRENGTHENS US, OUR CULTURE, AND OUR SOCIETY. LET US CHOOSE TO ENGAGE AS ONE TEAM, LET US ALWAYS BE CALM, FOR CALM IS CONTAGIOUS. AND IT WILL HELP BETTER SERVE EACH OTHER, UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER, AND IN DOING SO WE SHALL RISE TOGETHER, ONE NATION UNDER GOD. MR. SPEAKER, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION, 285, AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                • 04:27:20 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  JACKSON LEE: I THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE MY PLEASURE TO YIELD TO IT THE…

                  JACKSON LEE: I THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE MY PLEASURE TO YIELD TO IT THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN -- IT'S MY PLEASURE TO YIELD TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, WELL-KNOWN FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO FIRST RESPONDERS THROUGHOUT THE NATION, MR. PASCRELL, FOR 3 1/2 MINUTES.

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                • 04:27:28 PM

                  MS. JACKSON LEE

                  PASCRELL: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I THANK THE YOUNG LADY FROM TEXAS. I…

                  PASCRELL: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I THANK THE YOUNG LADY FROM TEXAS. I WANT TO ASSOCIATE SMIFE -- MYSELF WITH THE WORDS OF SCOTT TAYLOR, CONGRESSMAN FROM VIRGINIA. YES, THIS IS NATIONAL POLICE WEEK. WE'D LIKE TO SEE THE PASSAGE OF H.R.

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                • 04:27:40 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. PASCRELL

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

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

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                • 04:31:26 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  JACKSON LEE: I'M PREPARED TO CLOSE. I ASK THE SPEAKER TO ALLOW ME TO…

                  JACKSON LEE: I'M PREPARED TO CLOSE. I ASK THE SPEAKER TO ALLOW ME TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR SUCH TIME AS I MIGHT CONSUME. FIRST OF ALL, LET ME THANK MR.

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                • 04:31:37 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  PASCRELL AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CAUCUS, MR. REICHERT AND, OF COURSE, WE…

                  PASCRELL AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CAUCUS, MR. REICHERT AND, OF COURSE, WE PAY TRIBUTE TO HIS SERVICE AND CERTAINLY MR.

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                • 04:31:39 PM

                  MS. JACKSON LEE

                  THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK. THE QUESTION IS -- THE GENTLEMAN…

                  THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK. THE QUESTION IS -- THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS NOW RECOGNIZED.

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                • 04:35:36 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  MR. SPEAKER.

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE ORDERED.

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 8 OF RULE 20, FURTHER PROCEEDINGS ON THIS QUESTION WILL…

                  PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 8 OF RULE 20, FURTHER PROCEEDINGS ON THIS QUESTION WILL BE POSTPONED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                • 04:36:08 PM

                  At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

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                    MR. GOODLATTE

                    THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL.

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                  Mr. Goodlatte moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 4854 — "To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide additional resources to State and local prosecutors, and for other purposes."

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                    THE CLERK

                    PURSUANT TO THE RULE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR. GOODLATTE, AND THE…

                    PURSUANT TO THE RULE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR. GOODLATTE, AND THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS, MS. JACKSON LEE, WILL EACH CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA.

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                • 04:36:47 PM

                  Considered under suspension of the rules.

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                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                DEBATE

                The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4854.

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES HIS TIME. THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED.

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MS. JACKSON LEE

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                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                  MS. JACKSON LEE

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

                  THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA -- THE GENTLEWOMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                • 04:45:48 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:45:56 PM

                  MR. WOODALL

                • 04:45:57 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  JACKSON LEE: I YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY 3 1/2 MINUTES, MR.

                • 04:46:00 PM

                  MR. GOODLATTE

                • 04:46:00 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  PASCRELL OF NEW JERSEY.

                • 04:46:06 PM

                  MS. JACKSON LEE

                  PASCRELL: THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I ALSO WANT TO RISE TODAY IN…

                  PASCRELL: THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I ALSO WANT TO RISE TODAY IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THIS BIPARTISAN PIECE OF

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                • 04:46:14 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:46:16 PM

                  MR. PASCRELL

                  THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS…

                  THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                • 04:49:42 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  I RESERVE.

                • 04:49:48 PM

                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  JACKSON LEE: LIKEWISE, MR. SPEAKER. I AM PREPARED TO CLOSE. I THANK MR.…

                  JACKSON LEE: LIKEWISE, MR. SPEAKER. I AM PREPARED TO CLOSE. I THANK MR. PASCRELL FOR MAKING THAT COMMITMENT, THAT THE RESOURCES UNDER THE DEBBIE SMITH ACT WILL STILL BE VIABLE AND READY TO BE USED FOR THOSE SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIMS, AS THIS LEGISLATION WAS INTENDED. BUT A PROVISION IN THE BILL ALLOWS

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                • 04:49:53 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:49:56 PM

                  MS. JACKSON LEE

                  THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

                  THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                • 04:52:13 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:52:18 PM

                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  FOR FOR THIS PURPOSE. SO I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS BILL AND I…

                  FOR FOR THIS PURPOSE. SO I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS BILL AND I THANK JUDGE CARTER FOR HIS FINE WORK ON IT AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                • 04:52:58 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  MR. SPEAKER. ON THAT I ASK FOR THE YEAS AND NAYS.

                • 04:53:11 PM

                  MR. GOODLATTE

                  A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE ORDERED.

                • 04:53:11 PM

                  At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

                  • 04:53:14 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. SPEAKER. I MOVE THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS…

                    GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. SPEAKER. I MOVE THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL, H.R. 5242, AS AMENDED.

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                • 04:54:01 PM

                  Mr. Rokita moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 5242 — "To require the Attorney General and the Secretary of Education to conduct a survey of all public schools to determine the number of school resource officers at such schools."

                  • 04:54:04 PM

                    MR. ROKITA

                  • 04:54:10 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:54:11 PM

                  Considered under suspension of the rules.

                  • 04:54:13 PM

                    THE CLERK

              • 04:54:13 PM

                DEBATE

                The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5242.

                • 04:54:26 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                  ROKITA: MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS IN WHICH TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL ON H.R.

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                • 04:54:37 PM

                  MR. ROKITA

                  WITHOUT OBJECTION.

                • 04:54:47 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:54:49 PM

                  MR. ROKITA

                  THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                • 04:54:59 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:55:00 PM

                  MR. ROKITA

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

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

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                • 04:56:37 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:56:41 PM

                  MR. SCOTT

                • 04:56:46 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:56:47 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 04:56:49 PM

                  MR. SCOTT

                  THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA IS RECOGNIZED.

                • 05:02:01 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 05:02:04 PM

                  MR. ROKITA

                • 05:02:13 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  5242, THE SCHOOL

                • 05:02:16 PM

                  MR. HIGGINS

                  THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

                • 05:05:08 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUISIANA FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL. I URGE…

                  I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUISIANA FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL. I URGE MEMBERS TO SUPPORT IT. I YIELD BACK.

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                • 05:05:11 PM

                  MR. SCOTT

                • 05:05:16 PM

                  MR. ROKITA

                  THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA IS RECOGNIZED. MR.

                • 05:05:18 PM

                  MR. SCOTT

                  ROKITA: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'M PREPARED TO CLOSE. I THANK THE…

                  ROKITA: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'M PREPARED TO CLOSE. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUISIANA, MY FRIEND, MR. HIGGINS, FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL. I'M BRINGING IT FORWARD AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT SAFER COMMUNITIES AND THOSE WHO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY AND MAKE THE SACRIFICES TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS SAFER. I THANK MR.

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                • 05:05:24 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 05:05:27 PM

                  MR. ROKITA

                  HIGGINS FOR HIS SERVICE. NOT JUST TO THIS INSTITUTION AND TO HIS…

                  HIGGINS FOR HIS SERVICE. NOT JUST TO THIS INSTITUTION AND TO HIS CONSTITUENTS, BUT TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY HE PROTECTED AS A MILITARY POLICE OFFICER AS WELL AS THOSE IN LOUISIANA HE SERVED AS LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. LIKE ALL OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WE HONOR FOR POLICE WEEK THIS WEEK, OUR COLLEAGUE FROM LOUISIANA HAS, QUOTE, WALKED THE WALK, UNQUOTE, AND IT'S AN HONOR TO SERVE WITH HIM. I SIMPLY URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF H.R. 5242, AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME, MR. SPEAKER.

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                • 05:06:19 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH SEEK RECOGNITION?

              • 05:06:33 PM

                On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                • 05:06:34 PM

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

                  • 05:07:31 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  • 05:07:34 PM

                    MR. BISHOP

                    4895, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE MEDGAR EVERS NATIONAL MONUMENT IN THE STATE…

                    4895, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE MEDGAR EVERS NATIONAL MONUMENT IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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                  • 05:07:39 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  • 05:07:41 PM

                    THE CLERK

                    PURSUANT TO THE RULE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH, MR. BISHOP, AND THE…

                    PURSUANT TO THE RULE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH, MR. BISHOP, AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. SOTO, EACH WILL CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH.

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                • 05:07:46 PM

                  Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended. H.R. 4895 — "To establish the Medgar Evers National Monument in the State of Mississippi, and for other purposes."

                  • 05:07:51 PM

                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    SPEAKER, FIRST, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE…

                    SPEAKER, FIRST, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS MATERIALS ON THE BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION.

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                • 05:07:57 PM

                  Considered under suspension of the rules.

                  • 05:07:58 PM

                    MR. BISHOP

                    WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

              • 05:07:59 PM

                DEBATE

                The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4895.

                • 05:08:09 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 05:08:14 PM

                  MR. BISHOP

                  THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA IS RECOGNIZED.

                • 05:08:26 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 05:08:29 PM

                  MR. SOTO

                • 05:08:38 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  SPEAKER, TODAY, THE HOUSE WILL CONSIDER H.R.

                • 05:08:40 PM

                  MR. THOMPSON

                  WITHOUT OBJECTION.

                • 05:13:24 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 05:13:26 PM

                  MR. THOMPSON

                • 05:13:37 PM

                  MR. SOTO

                  THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH IS RECOGNIZED.

                • 05:13:57 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  BISHOP: I APPRECIATE MR. THOMPSON FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL AND…

                  BISHOP: I APPRECIATE MR. THOMPSON FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL AND INTRODUCING IT WITH HIS REMARKS SO FAR. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ONE TO ME, TOO, WHICH IS WHY I AM PROUD TO BE A CO-SPONSOR OF THIS BILL. I REMEMBER THIS GENTLEMAN, AND I REMEMBER THE EVENTS OF HIS ASSASSINATION. IT HAD I THINK AN IMPACT ON EVERYBODY. SO MEDGAR EVERS WAS BORN IN 1925 AND SERVED IN THE MILITARY DURING WORLD WAR II IN BOTH GERMANY AND FRANCE AND THEN BECAME ONE OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT TO TRY AND INTEGRATE THE LAW SCHOOL IN THE 1950'S AND HE WAS ASSASSINATED, AS MR.

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                • 05:14:02 PM

                  MR. BISHOP

                • 05:14:05 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 05:14:07 PM

                  MR. BISHOP

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

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

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                • 05:16:26 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 05:16:30 PM

                  MR. SOTO

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

                • 05:16:50 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                • 05:16:54 PM

                  MR. BISHOP

                • 05:16:57 PM

                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  I MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS SENATE BILL 35.

              • 05:17:13 PM

                On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.

                • 05:17:15 PM

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

                  • 05:17:17 PM

                    The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.

                    • 05:17:25 PM

                      MR. BISHOP

                    • 05:17:30 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                  • 05:17:32 PM

                    Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 35 — "To transfer administrative jurisdiction over certain Bureau of Land Management land from the Secretary of the Interior to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs for inclusion in the Black Hills National Cemetery, and for other purposes."

                    • 05:17:33 PM

                      THE CLERK

                      BISHOP AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. SOTO, EACH WILL CONTROL 20…

                      BISHOP AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. SOTO, EACH WILL CONTROL 20 MINUTES. MR.

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                  • 05:17:40 PM

                    Considered under suspension of the rules.

                  • 05:17:42 PM

                    DEBATE

                    The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 35.

                    • 05:17:45 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      BISHOP: I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE…

                      BISHOP: I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS REMARKS.

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                    • 05:17:55 PM

                      MR. BISHOP

                      THE GENTLEWOMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                    • 05:18:19 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    • 05:18:23 PM

                      MRS. NOEM

                      NATIONAL CEMETERY BOUNDARY EXPANSION ACT. THIS MORNING, I WAS UP AT 4:00…

                      NATIONAL CEMETERY BOUNDARY EXPANSION ACT. THIS MORNING, I WAS UP AT 4:00 A.M. AND GOT TO THE AIRPORT AT 5:00 TO GREET A GROUP OF VETERANS THAT WERE TAKING AN HONORS FLIGHT AND HEADING TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

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                    • 05:18:41 PM

                      5

                      THE GENTLEWOMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS…

                      THE GENTLEWOMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                    • 05:18:41 PM

                    • 05:18:41 PM

                    • 05:20:34 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    • 05:20:40 PM

                      MR. SOTO

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

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

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                    • 05:21:32 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    • 05:21:36 PM

                      MR. BISHOP

                      WITHOUT OBJECTION.

                    • 05:23:42 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    • 05:23:43 PM

                      MR. BISHOP

                      WE YIELD.

                    • 05:23:49 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      BISHOP: I YIELD BACK AS WELL.

                    • 05:23:53 PM

                      MR. SOTO

                    • 05:23:55 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    • 05:23:58 PM

                      MR. BISHOP

                    • 05:24:00 PM

                      THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      2/3 BEING IN THE AFFIRMATIVE --

                    • 05:24:10 PM

                      MR. BISHOP

                    • 05:24:11 PM

                      At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.

                      • 05:24:13 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:24:16 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

                      • 05:24:19 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        I MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS SENATE BILL 1285.

                      • 05:24:44 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

                      • 05:24:50 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                    • 05:24:50 PM

                      Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. S. 1285 — "To allow the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde Community of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians of Oregon, the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, and the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians to lease or transfer certain lands."

                      • 05:24:53 PM

                        THE CLERK

                    • 05:25:00 PM

                      Considered under suspension of the rules.

                    • 05:25:03 PM

                      DEBATE

                      The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 1285.

                      • 05:25:19 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        BISHOP: I ASK THAT MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO SUBMIT…

                        BISHOP: I ASK THAT MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO SUBMIT EXTRANEOUS

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                      • 05:25:30 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

                        MATERIAL.

                      • 05:25:39 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

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

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

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                      • 05:27:22 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:27:26 PM

                        MR. SOTO

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

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

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                      • 05:29:25 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        SOTO: WE HAVE NO OTHER SPEAKERS AND YIELD BACK. MR.

                      • 05:29:29 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

                        I YIELD BACK.

                      • 05:29:30 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:29:34 PM

                        MR. SOTO

                      • 05:29:37 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

                      • 05:29:38 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        I MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 1417.

                    • 05:29:48 PM

                      On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

                      • 05:29:50 PM

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

                        • 05:30:02 PM

                          MR. BISHOP

                          H.R. 1417, A BILL TO AMEND THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM ACT TO…

                          H.R. 1417, A BILL TO AMEND THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM ACT TO ALLOW THE MUSEUM TO ACQUIRE, RECEIVE, POSSESS, COLLECT, SHIP, TRANSPORT, IMPORT, AND DISPLAY FIREARMS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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                        • 05:30:05 PM

                          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        • 05:30:08 PM

                          THE CLERK

                          MR.

                      • 05:30:17 PM

                        Mr. Bishop (UT) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill. H.R. 1417 — "To amend the National Law Enforcement Museum Act to allow the Museum to acquire, receive, possess, collect, ship, transport, import, and display firearms, and for other purposes."

                        • 05:30:25 PM

                          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                          WITHOUT OBJECTION.

                      • 05:30:31 PM

                        Considered under suspension of the rules.

                        • 05:30:34 PM

                          MR. BISHOP

                    • 05:30:34 PM

                      DEBATE

                      The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1417.

                      • 05:30:41 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:30:43 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

                        YOUNG: THANK YOU, MR. BISHOP. THIS IS LIKE THE ICE BREAKING UP. RIGHT ON…

                        YOUNG: THANK YOU, MR. BISHOP. THIS IS LIKE THE ICE BREAKING UP. RIGHT ON THE PIN OF THE POINT YOU WIN.

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                      • 05:31:03 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        AND I THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOR ME A LITTLE BIT. THANK YOU. MR.

                      • 05:31:06 PM

                        MR. YOUNG

                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:33:35 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:33:39 PM

                        MR. SOTO

                      • 05:33:41 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:33:43 PM

                        MR. SOTO

                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:35:50 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:35:53 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA.

                      • 05:37:01 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:37:04 PM

                        MR. SOTO

                        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH IS RECOGNIZED.

                      • 05:37:28 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                      • 05:37:31 PM

                        MR. BISHOP

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

                        NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION MOST MOST -- THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE

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                      • 05:37:33 PM

                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                        TABLE. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12-A OF RULE 1, THE CHAIR DECLARES THE HOUSE IN…

                        TABLE. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12-A OF RULE 1, THE CHAIR DECLARES THE HOUSE IN RECESS UNTIL APPROXIMATELY

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                    • 05:37:43 PM

                      On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.

                      • 05:37:44 PM

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

                      • 05:37:56 PM

                        Recess

                        The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 P.M. today.

                        • 06:29:53 PM

                          >>

                          ENFORCEMENT THAT WERE DEBATED EARLIER. THIS IS LIVE COVERAGE ON C-SPAN.

                        • 06:30:30 PM

                          THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                          H.R. 613 BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. H.R. 4854, BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. HOUSE…

                          H.R. 613 BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. H.R. 4854, BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. HOUSE RESOLUTION 285 BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. THE FIRST ELECTRONIC VOTE WILL BE CONDUCTED AS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. REMAINING ELECTRONIC VOTES WILL BE CONDUCTED AS FIVE-MINUTE VOTES. THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS IS THE VOTE ON THE MOTION OF THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR. GOODLATTE, TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 613. ON WHICH THE YEAS AND NAYS WERE ORDERED. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL.

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                      • 06:30:35 PM

                        Reconvened

                        The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of May 15.

                        • 06:30:40 PM

                          UNFINISHED BUSINESS

                          The Chair announced that the unfinished business was on motions to suspend the rules, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.

                          • 06:31:11 PM

                            THE CLERK

                          • 06:31:19 PM

                            Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 613 — "To amend title 18, United States Code, to require that the Director of the Bureau of Prisons ensure that each chief executive officer of a Federal penal or correctional institution provides a secure storage area located outside of the secure perimeter of the Federal penal or correctional institution for firearms carried by certain employees of the Bureau of Prisons, and for other purposes."

                            • 06:31:20 PM

                              On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Roll Call 181 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

                              • 06:31:36 PM

                                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                VOTE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE,…

                                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. ] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 378, THE NAYS ARE 0. 2/3 BEING IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE.

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                              • 06:55:51 PM

                                THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                H.R. 4854, A BILL TO EAMEND THE D.N.A. BACKLOG ELIMINATION LOG TO PROVIDE…

                                H.R. 4854, A BILL TO EAMEND THE D.N.A. BACKLOG ELIMINATION LOG TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO STATE AND LOCAL PROSECUTORS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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                          • 06:55:53 PM

                            House Vote 181 - On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass

                            Lieutenant Osvaldo Albarati Correctional Officer Self-Protection Act of 2017

                            Passed (378 - 0)
                            Yea

                            Vote Details: Yea - 378
                            Republican - 214
                            Democratic - 164

                            Vote Details: Not Voting - 49
                            Republican - 20
                            Democratic - 29

                            • 06:55:54 PM

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

                              • 06:56:13 PM

                                Considered as unfinished business. H.R. 4854 — "To amend the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 to provide additional resources to State and local prosecutors, and for other purposes."

                                • 06:56:18 PM

                                  THE CLERK

                              • 06:56:23 PM

                                On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Roll Call 182 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

                                • 06:56:29 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  , IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE…

                                  , 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. ] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: ON THIS VOTE THE YEAS ARE 377, THE NAYS ARE ONE. 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED AND, WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE

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                                • 07:03:45 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  HOUSE RESOLUTION 285 RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE UNITED STATES…

                                  HOUSE RESOLUTION 285 RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT SHOULD EMPOWER THE CREATION OF POLICE AND COMMUNITY ALLIANCES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE AND IMPROVE COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC THEY SERVE.

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                            • 07:03:51 PM

                              House Vote 182 - On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass

                              Justice Served Act of 2018

                              Passed (377 - 1)
                              Yea

                              Vote Details: Yea - 377
                              Republican - 213
                              Democratic - 164

                              Vote Details: Nay - 1
                              Republican - 1

                              Vote Details: Not Voting - 49
                              Republican - 20
                              Democratic - 29

                              • 07:03:52 PM

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

                                • 07:04:03 PM

                                  Considered as unfinished business. H. Res. 285 — "Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve."

                                  • 07:04:12 PM

                                    THE CLERK

                                • 07:04:16 PM

                                  On motion to suspend the rules and agree to the resolution Roll Call 183 - 2/3 Yea and Nay vote pending.

                                  • 07:04:32 PM

                                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                    MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION…

                                    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. ] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: ON THIS VOTE THE YEAS ARE 377, THE NAYS ARE TWO. 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO AND, WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE

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                                  • 07:10:49 PM

                                    THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                    TABLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN SEEK RECOGNITION?

                              • 07:10:59 PM

                                House Vote 183 - On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Agree

                                Expressing the sense of the United States House of Representatives that Congress and the President should empower the creation of police and community alliances designed to enhance and improve communication and collaboration between members of the law enforcement community and the public they serve.

                                Passed (377 - 2)
                                Yea

                                Vote Details: Yea - 377
                                Republican - 213
                                Democratic - 164

                                Vote Details: Nay - 2
                                Republican - 2

                                Vote Details: Not Voting - 48
                                Republican - 19
                                Democratic - 29

                                • 07:11:03 PM

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

                                  • 07:11:34 PM

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                                    WITHOUT OBJECTION.

                              • 07:11:42 PM

                                ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP

                                Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1017, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.

                                • 07:11:55 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:11:57 PM

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                                • 07:11:57 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:12:00 PM

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                                • 07:12:01 PM

                                  MR. JOHNSON

                                  WITHOUT OBJECTION. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY…

                                  WITHOUT OBJECTION. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                              • 07:12:20 PM

                                ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP

                                Mr. Johnson (GA) asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 1960, a bill originally introduced by Representative Slaughter of New York, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.

                                • 07:12:22 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  5505, A BILL ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE DENT OF PENNSYLVANIA,…

                                  5505, A BILL ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE DENT OF PENNSYLVANIA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING CO-SPONSORS AND REQUESTING REPRINTINGS UNDER CLAUSE 7 OF RULE 12.

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                                • 07:12:28 PM

                                  MR. LANCE

                                  THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.

                                • 07:12:47 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                              • 07:12:47 PM

                                ASSUMING FIRST SPONSORSHIP

                                Mr. Lance asked unanimous consent that he may hereafter be considered as the first sponsor of H.R. 5505, a bill originally introduced by Representative Dent of Pennsylvania, for the purpose of adding cosponsors and requesting reprintings under clause 7 of rule XII. Agreed to without objection.

                                • 07:12:49 PM

                                  MR. LANCE

                                • 07:12:56 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                                  PLEASE. THE CHAIR WILL NOW ENTERTAIN REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MINNESOTA SEEK RECOGNITION? HOLD ON. PLEASE TAKE YOUR CONVERSATIONS OUTSIDE. OK. WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                              • 07:13:03 PM

                                ONE MINUTE SPEECHES

                                The House proceeded with further one minute speeches.

                                • 07:13:42 PM

                                  IN MINNESOTA ALONE THERE ARE 440 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MADE UP OF…

                                  IN MINNESOTA ALONE THERE ARE 440 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MADE UP OF 10,000 MINNESOTANS WHO PUT ON THEIR UNIFORM EVERY DAY. WORKING DILIGENTLY TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES. EVERY YEAR NEW NAMES UNFORTUNATELY ARE ADDED TO THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL HERE IN WASHINGTON. 129 OFFICERS WERE KILLED IN 2017. SADLY, ONE OF THOSE WHO WE HONOR AND REMEMBER IS OFFICER BILL MATTHEWS FROM MINNESOTA. I THANK OUR POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, MR. SPEAKER, FOR THEIR SERVICE AND PROVIDING THAT THIN BLUE LINE FOR PROTECTING AND FOR SERVING. I YIELD BACK.

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                                • 07:13:42 PM

                                • 07:13:42 PM

                                  MR. PAULSEN

                                • 07:14:40 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

                                • 07:14:54 PM

                                  MR. LANGEVIN

                                  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? WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE

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                                • 07:16:07 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:16:15 PM

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                                  FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS SEEK RECKTHIGS?

                                • 07:17:16 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:17:21 PM

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                                  OBJECTION.

                                • 07:17:25 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  ICES MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES TO EVALUATE HOW A COUNTRY VALUES ITS WOMEN.…

                                  ICES MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES TO EVALUATE HOW A COUNTRY VALUES ITS WOMEN. BY OUR OWN STARNINGEDS THE UNITED STATES IS FAILING THAT TEST AS WE RANK 47TH, THE HIGHEST OF ANY DEVELOPED NATION AND WE REMAIN ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES THAT IS SEEING

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                                  FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

                                • 07:18:47 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  OBJECTION.

                                • 07:18:52 PM

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                                  SPEAKER, FOR OVER 3,000 YEARS, THE OFFICIAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL HAS BEEN…

                                  SPEAKER, FOR OVER 3,000 YEARS, THE OFFICIAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL HAS BEEN JERUSALEM. MR.

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                                • 07:18:55 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:18:59 PM

                                  >>

                                  POE: YESTERDAY, THE UNITED STATES OFFICIALLY MOVED ITS EMBASSY TO…

                                  POE: YESTERDAY, THE UNITED STATES OFFICIALLY MOVED ITS EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM BUT

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                                • 07:19:07 PM

                                  MR. POE

                                  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 NEW JERSEY SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                • 07:20:03 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:20:09 PM

                                  >>

                                • 07:20:12 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  OBJECTION.

                                • 07:20:24 PM

                                  MR. PAYNE

                                  FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK SEEK RECOGNITION?

                                • 07:21:39 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  I RISE TO RECOGNIZE RICK MANSFIELD, AN AIRMEN IN THE US AIR FORCE AND

                                • 07:21:46 PM

                                  MS. TENNEY

                                  VIETNAM VETERAN. HE GAVE ME AN ARTIFACT. IT IS CALLED A HEART SHIELD…

                                  VIETNAM VETERAN. HE GAVE ME AN ARTIFACT. IT IS CALLED A HEART SHIELD BIBLE. AND THESE ARE NOW FADING FROM USE. IN THIS PARTICULAR ONE IS VERY FADED AND HAS A GELLED LEAF COVER. SERGEANT WAS A NEW YORK STATE POLICE OFFICER U.S. MARINE AND HE WAS A SHERIFF IN MY DISTRICT FOR 21 YEARS. SADLY IN 2011 AT THE AGE OF 97, THE SERGEANT PASSED AWAY. HIS HEART SHIELD BIBLE IS ONE THAT WAS GIVEN TO WORLD WAR II SOLDIERS. THESE BIBLES WERE DESIGNED TO FIT SECURELY INTO THE CHEST POCKET INTO A SOLDIER'S UNIFORM AND THE PLATE STOPPED THE BULLET. AND I EXTEND MY APPRECIATION TO THE SERGEANT FOR THEIR HONORABLE SERVICE. MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD BACK.

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                                • 07:23:09 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  OBJECTION.

                                • 07:23:27 PM

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                                  FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

                                • 07:24:43 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  CARTER: I RECOGNIZE THE WORK OF AGENTS WITH THE SAVANNAH POLICE…

                                  CARTER: I RECOGNIZE THE WORK OF AGENTS WITH THE SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT. IN 2016, GANGS THAT WERE REGULARLY TRAFFICKING DRUGS WERE IDENTIFIED BY THE SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT AS PART OF A SIX-MONTH UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION. IN THIS JOINT OPERATION, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRESTED 24 GANG MEMBERS CONFISCATING THEIR DRUGS AND FIREARMS. SINCE THE POLICE AP PRESENT HEPPEDED, CRIME HAS DECREASED, A 40% DROP IN VIOLENT CRIMES.

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                                • 07:24:48 PM

                                  MR. CARTER

                                • 07:24:55 PM

                                  MR. CARTER

                                  PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

                                • 07:26:09 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  OBJECTION.

                                • 07:26:16 PM

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                                  SPEAKER, EACH DAY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ALL ACROSS OUR NATION RISK…

                                  SPEAKER, EACH DAY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ALL ACROSS OUR NATION RISK THEIR LIVES TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE. TODAY AT THE 37TH MEMORIAL, WE REMEMBER THE FALLEN OFFICERS LOST IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION. IT WAS AN HONOR TO SIT WITH THE FAMILIES OF TWO FALLEN HEROES FROM MY DISTRICT. I'M PROUD TO WELCOME THE WIVES AND SONS AND GRANDCHILDREN AND WHO ARE IN THE HOUSE GALLERY WITH US TODAY. IT IS OUR DUTY TO HONOR AND RESPECT

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                                • 07:26:18 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                  THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND I OFFER THE HEROES…

                                  THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND I OFFER THE HEROES FIRST RESPONDERS SUPPORTERS ACT. THIS LEGISLATION WILL HELP ENSURE NO OFFICER HAS TO WORRY IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO THEM. IT IS AN HONOR TO SERVE IN THIS GREAT HOUSE AND WE MUST DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THOSE WHO SERVE US AND RISK THEIR LIMBS IN THE STREETS. THANK YOU, AND I YIELD BACK. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: WE ARE NOT TO RECOGNIZE FOLKS IN THE GALLERY. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION?

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                                • 07:27:36 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  JOHN WILKINSON WHO DIED ON MAY 3, 018. HE REMAPED A SOUTH CAROLINA LOCAL.…

                                  JOHN WILKINSON WHO DIED ON MAY 3, 018. HE REMAPED A SOUTH CAROLINA LOCAL. AS A YOUNG MAN, HE SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND GRADUATED FROM CLEMSON COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN PHYSICAL SIX.

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                                  FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM KANSAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

                                • 07:28:54 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:28:59 PM

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                                • 07:29:03 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                  FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY.

                                • 07:29:41 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  FOXX: I RECOGNIZE THAT YESTERDAY MARKED THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF STATE HOOD…

                                  FOXX: I RECOGNIZE THAT YESTERDAY MARKED THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF STATE HOOD FOR ISRAEL. ISRAEL IS OUR CLOSE ALLY AND A BEACON OF DEMOCRACY IN A DANGEROUS PART OF THE WORLD.

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                                • 07:29:45 PM

                                  MS. FOXX

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                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:29:52 PM

                                  MS. FOXX

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

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

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                                • 07:31:08 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN HONOR OF THE PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL DAY AND…

                                  SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN HONOR OF THE PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL DAY AND POLICE WEEK TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EVERY DAY TO PROTECT NEBRASKANS AND ALL AMERICANS.

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                                  THESE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS PROTECT THE LIFE AND PROPERTY OF AREAS…

                                  THESE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS PROTECT THE LIFE AND PROPERTY OF AREAS DURING LONG HOURS, SOMETIMES KEEPING THEM AWAY FROM THEIR OWN FAMILIES. TO THOSE ON THE FRONT OF LINE OF OUR SAFETY, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN, THE HOURS OR THE CONDITIONS THEY WORK IN. THE ABOUT MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER AND SAFER PLACE.

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                                • 07:31:41 PM

                                  MR. BACON

                                  THEN WE HAVE H.R. 3154, THE STRAW PURCHASES ACT. WHICH WILL INCREASE…

                                  THEN WE HAVE H.R. 3154, THE STRAW PURCHASES ACT. WHICH WILL INCREASE PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASE GUNS FOR SOMEONE WHO IS PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM POSSESSING ONE. THEN THERE'S H.R. 4896, WHICH ALLOWS EACH STATE TOKES TEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE CARRYING UNDER THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SAFETY ACT FROM EVERY 12 MONTHS TO UP TO EVERY 36 MONTHS, BECAUSE THEY'VE ALREADY RECEIVED EXTENSIVE TRAINING. I WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE AND DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES. YOUR SERVICE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. THANK YOU AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                                • 07:32:34 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:32:43 PM

                                  THE CLERK

                                  MARINO OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR TODAY.

                                • 07:33:01 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                  THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'D LIKE TO ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS…

                                  THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'D LIKE TO ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE ANY EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL ON THE TOPIC TONIGHT.

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                              • 07:33:15 PM

                                SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES

                                The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

                                • 07:33:17 PM

                                  MR. RUTHERFORD

                                • 07:33:29 PM

                                  THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                • 07:33:31 PM

                                  MR. RUTHERFORD

                                  IN ITS APRIL REPORT THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE…

                                  IN ITS APRIL REPORT THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED TO 3.9%. THE LOWEST LEVEL WE'VE SEEN, MR. SPEAKER, IN 18 YEARS. THE TAX CUTS AND SIMPLIFICATION OF OUR TAX CODE THAT WE PASSED ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO, ALONG WITH OUR PRESIDENT'S REGULATORY REFORMS, AND PRO-GROWTH POLICIES ARE CREATING JOBS AND RESTORING CONFIDENCE IN AMERICA'S ECONOMY. MR. SPEAKER, EARLIER THIS MONTH WE CELEBRATED NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK. TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF SMALL BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE ECONOMY AND CREATE MILLIONS OF JOBS TO HELP FLORIDIANS AND AMERICANS PURSUE A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR THEIR FAMILIES. THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT IS WORKING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES, SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE MOST OPTIMISTIC THAT THEY HAVE BEEN IN NEARLY THREE DECADES. THIS IS NO SURPRISE. THE REFORMS IN THIS BILL HAVE DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED THE WAY THAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE TREATED UNDER OUR TAX CODE. UNLEASHING HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAX CUTS. JUST LAST MONTH, MR. SPEAKER, I TOURED MAGELLAN TRANSPORT, A SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED LOGISTICS COMPANY IN MY HOMETOWN OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. THEY ARE ADDING AT LEAST 100 NEW JOBS IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AND THEY ARE ABLE TO ACQUIRE A NEW 47,000-SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY. DURING THE TOUR OF THE FACILITY, WE WERE TOLD BY THE COMPANY'S C.E.O. THAT THIS EXPANSION IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE TAX CUTS THAT THE BUSINESS RECEIVED FROM THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT. THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE DIFFERENCES THAT THESE CUTS ARE MAKING TO IMPROVE THE WAY OF LIFE FOR COUNTLESS AMERICANS IN FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE NATION. I'VE HEARD FROM MANY SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT MY DISTRICT WHO ARE THRIVING UNLIKE EVER BEFORE BECAUSE OF THESE LANDMARK REFORMS. AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF FLORIDA'S FOURTH DISTRICT, I AM PROUD TO REPRESENT THE HISTORIC CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE. ST. AUGUSTINE IS KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD, MR. SPEAKER, AS THE OLDEST CITY IN AMERICA. IT IS FULL OF UNIQUE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY-ORIENTED BUSINESSES. INCLUDING THE ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY. LOCATED IN FLORIDA'S OLDEST ICE PLANT, THE ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY OPENING IN 2014 MARKED THE FIRST TIME THAT SPIRITS HAVE BEEN DISTILLED AND CREATED IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA SINCE PROHIBITION. AS A YOUNG BUSINESS FACING MORE THAN THEIR SHARE OF REGULATORY CHALLENGES, THE DISTILLERY WAS RELIEVED, TO SAY THE LEAST WHEN THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW. THE DISTILLERY ANNOUNCED SHORTLY AFTER THE BILL'S PASSAGE THAT THEY WILL BE USING THEIR SAVINGS TO MAKE FURTHER INVESTMENTS IN THEIR EMPLOYEES AND INCREASE THEIR EQUIPMENT AND INVENTORY, CREATING NEW LOCAL JOBS AND HIRING ADDITIONAL STAFF TO MANUFACTURE, MARKET AND SELL THEIR PRODUCTS. SMALL BUSINESSES ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY COMMUNITY AND OUR ECONOMY. BUT THEY AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN RELIEF UNDER THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT. MR. SPEAKER, LAST SEPTEMBER NORTHEAST FLORIDA WAS DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE IRMA. THE STORM SURGE WAS OVER FIVE FEET AND DROPPED MORE THAN A FOOT OF RAINFALL. OUR COMMUNITIES SAW SOME OF THE WORST FLOODING IN OVER 100 YEARS ALONG THE ST. JOHN'S RIVER AND MANY AREAS ARE NOW ONLY -- ONLY NOW RECOVERING. BECAUSE OF THE FEDERAL TAX SAVINGS THAT THEY RECEIVED, TAMPA ELECTRIC, FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT, AND DUKE ENERGY OF FLORIDA ALL ANNOUNCED THAT THEIR CUSTOMERS WOULD NOT RECEIVE A RATE INCREASE FOR POWER AND RESTORATION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE COMPANIES' RESPONSE TO THE HURRICANE DAMAGE. WITH THE MONEY THAT THEY WOULD HAVE PAID INTO CORPORATE INCOME TAXES, THESE COMPANIES WERE ABLE TO RECOVER THE COST OF RESTORING POWER AND REPAIRING THE DAMAGE AFTER HURRICANE IRMA, WHICH HAS SPARED THOUSANDS OF FLORIDIANS AN INCREASE IN THEIR ENERGY BILL THIS YEAR. MR. SPEAKER, THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY WAYS THAT THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT HAS ALREADY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE STATE. BY ALLOWING THEM TO KEEP MORE OF THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY IN THEIR PAYCHECK. AND TONIGHT WE WILL HEAR FROM A NUMBER OF MY FELLOW FLORIDIANS ABOUT THE GREAT SUCCESSES OF THIS BILL AND HOW IT HAS HELPED THE LIVES OF FLORIDA FAMILIES IN OUR DISTRICT. NOW, MR. SPEAKER, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE OUR FIRST SPEAKER. HE'S A GREAT COLLEAGUE OF MINE ON JUDICIARY AND A DEFENDER OF A STRONG, BOOMING ECONOMY, REPRESENTATIVE -- REPRESENTING THE FIRST DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, I NOW YIELD TO CONGRESSMAN MATT GAETZ WHATEVER TIME HE MAY CONSUME.

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                                • 07:39:05 PM

                                  MR. GAETZ

                                  WE'VE CUT TAXES OVER 50 TIMES. FOLKS LIKE MY COLLEAGUE, MR. RUTHERFORD,…

                                  WE'VE CUT TAXES OVER 50 TIMES. FOLKS LIKE MY COLLEAGUE, MR. RUTHERFORD, FROM FLORIDA, SERVED IN OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY AND LED TO SAFER STREETS AND SAFER COMMUNITIES SO THAT WE COULD GROW AND PROSPER IN A WAY THAT WAS CON DEUCE TO HAVE A FAMILY--- CONDUCIVE TO A FAMILY-FRIENDLY LIFE. BUT FOR SO LONG WHILE WE HAD BEEN CUTTING TAXES AND FIGHTING FOR A MORE COMPETITIVE ECONOMIC ECOSYSTEM, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD THROWN A WET BLANKET OVER THE ECONOMY, WITH A CORPORATE TAX RATE THAT WAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD, FLORIDA COMPANIES WEREN'T ABLE TO LEVERAGE THE GREAT TALENTS THAT WERE CUT P COMING OUT OF OUR STATE -- CUT -- THAT WERE COMING OUT OF OUR STATE TO COMPETE. THE RULES WERE STACKED AGAINST US AS A CONSEQUENCE OF BAD POLICIES IN WASHINGTON. I AM SO PROUD THAT DURING THE 115TH CONGRESS WE WERE ABLE TO PASS THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT SO THAT STATES LIKE FLORIDA COULD REALIZE THE GREAT BENEFIT OF CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP. AND IN MY DISTRICT IN NORTH FLORIDA, WHERE WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF HARDWORKING FOLKS, PARTICULARLY IN THE MANUFACTURING CENTER, THERE IS A NEW SENSE OF ECONOMIC OPTIMISM AND PROSPERITY THAT IS SWEEPING ACROSS OUR STATE AND MY REGION. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS' 2018 FIRST QUARTER OUTLOOK SAYS THAT 93. 5% OF MANUFACTURERS NOW HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK REGARDING THE GROWTH OF THEIR BUSINESSES. THIS IS ENTIRELY CONSISTENT WITH THE FEEDBACK I'VE GOTTEN FROM MANUFACTURERS SUCH AS AMERICAN ELITE INJECTION MOLDING. WHERE WE'RE COMPETING WITH THE BEST AROUND THE WORLD AND WE'RE WIN AND WE'RE GROWING. MANUFACTURERS IN MY DISTRICT HAVE SAID ONE CONSEQUENCE OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT IS THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO REINVEST IN THEIR FACILITIES. BUY NEW CUTTING-EDGE EQUIPMENT. GROW AND EXPAND THEIR PHYSICAL PLANT AND THIS CREATES JOBS AND BETTER COMPETITION. ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. ENERGY COST IS SOMETHING THAT IMPACTS OUR SMALL BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES ALIKE. AND AS A RESULT OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT, GULF POWER, THE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED UTILITY IN MY DISTRICT, IS CUTTING RATES SO THAT RATEPAYERS WILL SEE SAVINGS OVER $100 MILLION. THAT'S $100 MILLION PLOWED RIGHT BACK INTO THE ECONOMY AND MY DISTRICT, RIGHT BACK AT THE KITCHEN TABLE AT THE END OF THE MONTH. AND CERTAINLY IT'S OF GREAT VALUE THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE THAT RESULT FOR OUR FAMILIES AND FOR OUR BUSINESSES. PUBLIX IS ANOTHER GREAT BUSINESS IN OUR STATE. THEY'RE INCREASING PAY FOR EMPLOYEES, ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO BE ABLE TO BUY INTO EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION PROGRAMS. AT GREATER FREQUENCY. MR. SPEAKER, WHETHER IT'S THE LARGEST BUSINESSES IN OUR STATE OR THE SMALLEST, WHETHER IT'S FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN PROSPEROUS OR FAMILIES THAT ARE LOOKING TO CLIMB THAT NEXT PEG ON THE ECONOMIC LADDER, I CAN SAY WITH GREAT SINCERITY THAT THE FEEDBACK S AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT HAS BEEN ENTIRELY POSITIVE. FOLKS ARE MORE OPTIMISTIC AND ULTIMATELY THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A MORE COMPETITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT GOING FORWARD. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN, AND I YIELD BACK.

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                                • 07:42:51 PM

                                  MR. RUTHERFORD

                                  NOW, MR. SPEAKER, I'D ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY COLLEAGUE FROM NORTH…

                                  NOW, MR. SPEAKER, I'D ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY COLLEAGUE FROM NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA'S THIRD DISTRICT. HE'S A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER HIMSELF, WHO UNDERSTANDS TAXES AND THE REGULATORY BURDEN THAT BUSINESSES FACE. AND SO, MR. SPEAKER, I'D LIKE TO YIELD TO MY GOOD FRIEND, TED YOHO, AND -- AS MUCH TIME AS HE MAY CONSUME.

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                                • 07:43:57 PM

                                  MR. YOHO

                                  I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT YOU'RE DOING THIS. WE NEED TO HIGHLIGHT THE…

                                  I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT YOU'RE DOING THIS. WE NEED TO HIGHLIGHT THE SUCCESSES WE'VE HAD ALL ACROLTS COUNTRY -- HIGHLIGHTS -- HIGHLIGHT THE SUCCESSES WE'VE HAD ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE'RE HEARING ABOUT THE TAX CUTS THAT BENEFIT HARDWORKING FAMILIES AND THOSE THAT ARE BENEFITING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, TO GROW OUR ECONOMY ALL ACROSS THE NATION. BUT HERE IN FLORIDA, THE AVERAGE FAMILY OF FOUR IS SAVING $2,069 DUE TO THE FEDERAL TAX REDUCTIONS. THAT'S 2DS,000 THEY DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE -- $2,000 THEY DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE THAT THEY CAN USE FOR RETIREMENT, FOR COLLEGE, UNPLANNED EXPENSES, OR TO INVEST BACK INTO THE FLORIDA ECONOMY. IN ADDITION TO THE PERSONAL CUTS OF FEDERAL TAXES, BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GIVING THEIR TAX CUTS BACK TO THEIR EMPLOYEES IN THE FORM OF BONUSES, RETIREMENT BENEFITS, FAMILY LEAVE, AND INCREASED PAY AND WE SEE -- AND WE SEE THIS IN MILLIONS OF JOBS ACROSS THE NATION. I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. I'M 63 YEARS OLD. I REMEMBER THE I REMEMBER THE TAX CUT FROM RONALD REAGAN. THIS IS MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT AND THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY IS MULTIPLES ABOUT THAT. IN FLORIDA'S 3RD DISTRICT, LARGE BUSINESSES LIKE WAL-MART AND WELLS FARGO AND SMALL MOM AND POP BUSINESSES SUCH AS THE FLOOD INSURANCE AGENCY IN MY DISTRICT ARE GIVING BACK TO THEIR EMPLOYEES. THE FLOOD ENERGY GAVE $1,000 BONUSES TO THEIR 17 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES. THAT IS $17,000 RE-INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT THAT THE REPUBLICANS PASSED AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED INTO LAW. CENTER STATE BANK WHICH IS HEAD QUARTER TERED IN DAVENPORT, FLORIDA, GAVE OUT BONUSES TO NONEMPLOYEE. AND LET ME DO MY MATH, I BELIEVE THAT'S $700,000 BEING INFUSED INTO THE FLORIDA ECONOMY BECAUSE OF THE TAX CUT AND JOBS ACT. A LOCATION IN FLORIDA GAVE ALL EMPLOYEES OVER A YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT, $1,000 BONUSES AND $500 TO ALL EMPLOYEES THAT WORKED THERE LESS THAN A YEAR. LIKE $1,000 MAY SEEM LIKE CRUMBS LIKE WE HEARD THE NIGHT OF THE VOTE, THEY ARE JUST MERE CRUMBS, WE FIND THAT IS NOT TRUTH WHEN WE GET OUT TO THE DISTRICT. THESE BONUSES ARE INVESTED INTO THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA AND OVER $700,000 AND THIS IS FROM THREE BUSINESSES NOT INCLUDING WAL-MART RAISING WAGES FOR 67,500 EMPLOYEES. THE BONUSES THAT LOEWWS GAVE. IT IS BENEFITING ALL AMERICANS. AND THE MONEY THEY EARN WHETHER BY SAVING OR RE-INVESTING BY LOWERING THE TAX BURDEN ON AMERICANS AND BUSINESSES, WE HAVE INSENTTIVIZED HARD WORK. NOW ONLY BECAUSE OF THE LOWER TAX BURDEN BUT BECAUSE BUSINESSES HAVE THE MEANS TO RE-INVEST IN THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THE MONEY GOES BACK TO THE PEOPLE AND THEY KNOW HOW BEST TO SPEND IT. IT WAS INTERESTING AS I WAS TOURING THROUGH OUR DISTRICT AS WE OFTEN DO WHEN WE GO BACK HOME. I HAVE BEEN IN CONGRESS, THIS IS MY THIRD TERM, I WAS AT A RIBBON CUTING AND HAD TWOUR UNSOLE IS TED PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND THANKED US FOR THE ACT AND THIS HAPPENED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. ONE INDIVIDUAL CAME AND THIS WAS UNSOLE IS TED. HE SAYS I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW BECAUSE OF THE ACT, I'M RECEIVING AN EXTRA $120 PER PAYCHECK. THAT IS 2,280 IN CRUMBS HE IS GETTING. ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL CAME UP AND SAYS AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW EACH OTHER AND HE CAME UP TO ME AND SAID BECAUSE OF THE TAX CUT, I'M GETTING AN EXTRA $00 A MONTH. THAT IS $6,000 A YEAR. HE WAS EXCITED. I WAS EXCITED FOR HIM. A LOCAL TRUCKING COMPANY, THERE WAS A BILLBOARD, BEGINNING JANUARY 15, ALL DRIVERS, ALL EMPLOYEES GET A 15% PAY RAISE AND WHEN I TALKED TO HIM HE SAID IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE TAX BILL, THE TAX REFORM THAT WE DID. AND THESE ARE AGAIN UNSOLE IS TED. ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL CALLED ME UP, HE HAS AN AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING COMPANY. HE GAVE OUT $7,400 DUE TO THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS REFORM ACT. AND I HAD A FAMILY MEMBER WHO ISN'T USER FRIENDLY AND HE CALLED ME UP AND HE SAID HE WAS RECEIVING AN EXTRA $120 A MONTH AND THANKED ME. AND SOME FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE CLAIM THIS TAX BILL

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                                • 08:18:00 PM

                                  Mr. Newhouse filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 891.

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                                  SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES

                                  The House resumed Special Order speeches.

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                                    Mr. Gohmert moved that the House do now adjourn.

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                                    On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.

                                    • 09:20:56 PM

                                      Adjourned

                                      The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on May 16, 2018.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        SPEAKER.

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                                        THE CLERK

                                        TO ACT AS SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE ON THIS DAY. SIGNED, PAUL D. RYAN, SPEAKER…

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

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                                      • 12:00:44 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        DEBATE. THE CHAIR WILL ALTERNATE RECOGNITION BETWEEN THE PARTIES. ALL TIME…

                                        DEBATE. THE CHAIR WILL ALTERNATE RECOGNITION BETWEEN THE PARTIES. ALL TIME SHALL BE EQUALLY ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND IN NO EVENT SHALL DEBATE CONTINUE BEYOND 1:50 P.M. EACH MEMBER OTHER THAN THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND MINORITY WHIP SHALL PARTIES. ALL TIME SHALL BE EQUALLY ALLOCATED BETWEEN THE PARTIES AND BE LIMITED TO FIVE MINUTES. THE CHAIR NOW RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM OHIO, MR. JOHNSON, FOR FIVE MINUTES.

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                                        MR. JOHNSON

                                        THE IRONTON LAWRENCE COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. IN 1868 THE GRAND ARMY OF…

                                        THE IRONTON LAWRENCE COUNTY MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. IN 1868 THE GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC ESTABLISHED MAY 30 AS DECORATION DAY, LATER CHANGED TO MEMORIAL DAY TO MEMBER CRATE -- COMMEMORATE SOLDIERS WHO DIED DURING THE CIVIL WAR. IT WAS IN 1868 THAT IRONTON HELD THEIR FIRST PARADE. 2018 MARKS 150 STRAIGHT YEARS OF HONORING AMERICA'S FALLEN HEROES. IRONTON AND LAWRENCE COUNTY HAVE A LONG ASSOCIATION WITH AMERICA'S MILITARY. LAWRENCE COUNTY WAS NAMED FOR JAMES LAWRENCE, A NAVAL HERO WHO COMMANDED THE U.S.S. CHESAPEAKE. IT WAS LAUREN'S DYING COMMAND DURING A NAVAL CONFLICT AGAINST THE BRITISH THAT IS STILL REMEMBERED TODAY. AND I QUOTE, DON'T GIVE UP THE SHIP. THE 40 MEMBERS OF THE PARADE COMMITTEE WORK YEAR-ROUND TO ORGANIZE THE EVENT. WHICH HAS 12 SEPARATE DIVISIONS AND DRAWS TENS OF THOUSANDS OF VISITORS ANNUALLY. I COMMEND THE COMMITTEE AND THE PEOPLE OF OVER THE LAST 150 YEARS. I KNOW IT'S NOT QUITE FIVE MINUTES, MR. SPEAKER, BUT I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        HILL: I THANK THE SPEAKER. TODAY I RISE TO RECOGNIZE THE 2018 WINNERS OF…

                                        HILL: I THANK THE SPEAKER. TODAY I RISE TO RECOGNIZE THE 2018 WINNERS OF MY OFFICE'S EDUCATION AWARD PROGRAM. EACH YEAR

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                                        MR. HILL

                                        MY OFFICE RECOGNIZES STUDENTS WHO HAVE SHOWN THEIR CONTINUED DEDICATION TO…

                                        MY OFFICE RECOGNIZES STUDENTS WHO HAVE SHOWN THEIR CONTINUED DEDICATION TO EXSELLING ACADEMICALLY, LEADING IN THEIR SCHOOLS, AND IMPROVING IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. SINCE 2015, WE HAVE RECOGNIZED 91 JUNIORS AND SENIORS FROM OFFICE RECOGNIZES 29 HIGH SCHOOLS ACROSS ARKANSAS' SECOND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT. THESE STUDENTS HAVE CONTINUE USELY DEMONSTRATED A STRONG COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY SERVICE, LEADERSHIP, TEAMWORK, AND HIGH ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. IT'S MY SINCERE HOPE THAT THE RECEIPT OF THIS AWARD SERVES NOT ONLY AS AN HON RARE YUM FOR THEIR -- THESE EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS, BUT ALSO AS MOTIVATION FOR OTHER CENTRAL ARKANSAS STUDENTS TO STRIVE FOR THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EXCELLENCE BOTH IN AND OUT OF THE CLASSROOM. I WISH THEM ALL THE BEST AS THEY CONTINUE THEIR STUDIES. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO RECOGNIZE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF EDWARD POLETTI, CHIEF OF LEARNING RESOURCES AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM. FOR THE HIGHEST LEVELS OF EXCELLENCE BOTH THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' FEDERAL LIBRARY AND INFORMATION NETWORK HAS AWARDED HIM WITH ITS FEDERAL LIBRARIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD. ALONG WITH THIS HONOR HIS NAME WILL BE ADDED TO A PERPETUAL PLAQUE LISTING EACH YEAR'S RECIPIENTS. HE'S BEING AWARDED FOR HIS SKILL, SURVEY DESIGNS, AND PROVIDING HIS STATISTICAL TALENT TO MANY OTHER LIBRARIANS NEEDING ASSISTANCE WITH DATA INTERPRETATION AND SURVEY DESIGN. HE'S ALSO RECEIVING AN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT IN HOSPITAL LIBRARIANSHIP FROM THE MEDICAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION. I HONOR HIS 36 YEARS OF SERVICE AS A FEDERAL LIBRARIAN, ASSISTING SO MANY THROUGHOUT ARKANSAS AND THE NATION. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO RECOGNIZE SUSAN COOKUS OF THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS VETERANS HEALTH CARE SYSTEM FOR BEING NAMED NATIONAL FEMALE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR. THE NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS VOLUNTARY SERVICES NAMED HER THE NATIONAL FEMALE VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR AFTER REVIEWING NOMINATION LETTERS FROM THE CENTRAL ARKANSAS V.A. AND FROM OUR VETERANS IN CENTRAL ARKANSAS. SUSAN'S DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO VETERANS AND THEIR NEEDS HAS EARNED HER A GREAT DEAL OF APPRECIATION, RECOGNITION, AND RESPECT OVER THE YEARS. SHE'S ALSO A MEMBER OF THE SOLDIERS ANGELS, A TEXAS-BASED NONPROFIT THAT PROVIDES AID AND COMFORT TO THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE U.S. ARMED SERVICES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND AN EXPANDING VETERAN THEIR NEEDS HAS EARNED HER A GREAT DEAL OF APPRECIATION, RECOGNITION, AND RESPECT OVER POPULATION. SHE VOLUNTEERED MORE THAN 570 HOURS AND HELP DISTRIBUTE MORE THAN $720,000 IN DONATIONS IN THE PAST YEAR BROUGHT IN BY SOLDIERS ANGELS. THERE IS NO ONE MORE DESERVING OF THIS AWARD AND I'M PROUD TO HAVE SUCH A DEDICATED MEMBER OF MY DISTRICT VOLUNTEERING AND HELPING OUR VETERANS. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO RECOGNIZE THE LIFELONG SERVICE OF TWO CONSTITUENTS OF MINE, ESTHER CRAWFORD AND EMMA WILBERT, BOTH RECENTLY INDUCT FOOD THE NORTH LITTLE ARKANSAS SENIOR CITIZENS HALL OF FAME. ESTHER SERVES AS A BOARD MEMBER FOR THE NORTH LITTLE ROCK EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND LAYMAN PUBLIC LIBRARY. SHE'S EARNED THE DESIGNATION OF MOST VITAL PAL AT THE CANCER INSTITUTE FOR ALL OF HER HELP TO THEIR MULTIPLE MEL KNOWNA PATIENTS. EMMA SERVES AS DIRECTOR AT THE SENIOR TOURS. AFTER SHE RETIRED FROM A 28 CAREER WITH THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE. SHE WAS ELECTED AS VICE QUEEN FOR THE HAZE SENIOR SENIOR CITIZENS RED HAT SOCIETY CHAPTER FOR SEVEN YEARS AND SERVES AS BOTH SANCTUARY CHOIR AND NURSING HOME MINISTRY FOR THE GREATER SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH IN LITTLE ROCK. SENIOR HALL OF FAME SELECTIONS ARE BESTOWED ON EVERY TWO YEARS ON INDIVIDUAL FOR THEIR SIGNIFICANT CONTRIBUTIONS TO NORTH LITTLE BOTH SANCTUARY ROCK ARKANSAS' SENIOR CITIZENS. I CONGRATULATE THEM. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        ROS-LEHTINEN: THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. THIS YEAR MY ALMA MATER, THE…

                                        ROS-LEHTINEN: THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. SPEAKER. THIS YEAR MY ALMA MATER, THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, CELEBRATES THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ROSENSTEIN SCHOOL OF MARINE AND SPHERIC SCIENCE. EARLY ON IN 1943, U.M. RECOGNIZED THE NEED TO ADVANCE THE FIELD OF

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                                        MS. ROS-LEHTINEN

                                        OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ESTABLISHING WHAT WAS KNOWN THEN AS THE U.M. MARINE…

                                        OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH ESTABLISHING WHAT WAS KNOWN THEN AS THE U.M. MARINE LABORATORY IN A SMALL BOAT HOUSE ON BELL ISLE IN MIAMI BEACH. FAST FORWARD TO TODAY, THE SCHOOL HAS TRANSFORMED INTO ONE OF THE WORLD'S PREMIERE MARINE AND SPHERIC RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS, INCLUDING DEVELOPING STATE-OF-THE-ART APPROACHES TO TACKLING SOME OF TODAY'S MOST PRESSING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS. THIS VITAL RESEARCH INCLUDES CORAL REEF RESTORATION AND SUSTAINABLE FISHING STUDIES THAT HAVE HAD A POSITIVE IMPACT ON SOUTH FLORIDA AS A COMMUNITY AND STEWARDS OF OUR FRAGILE ENVIRONMENT. U.M. 'S EFFORTS HELP ENSURE THAT FUTURE GENERATIONS CAN ENJOY OUR UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL OCEANS FOR CENTURIES TO COME. I WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE U.M. ROSENSTIEL'S STUDENTS, STAFF, BOTH PASS AND PRESENT, FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH AND THE WORK THAT HAS MADE THEM THIS WONDERFUL INSTITUTION IT IS TODAY. HAPPY 75TH. GO CANES. MR. SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY TO RECOGNIZE A PROMINENT FIGURE OF NOT ONLY OUR SOUTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY BUT OF THE ENTIRE NATION, MR. STANLEY TATE. A MIAMI-DADE COUNTY NATIVE, HE HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL IN MANY ROLES, INCLUDING BUSINESSMAN, CIVIC LEADER, AND PUBLIC SERVANT. NOT LONG AFTER STANLEY GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE, HE FOUNDED A GENERAL CONTRACTING FIRM BUILDING PRIVATE HOMES AND APARTMENT BUILDINGS. AS A YOUNG AND DRIVEN NEWCOMER TO THE INDUSTRY, STANLEY QUICKLY BECAME WELL-KNOWN AND RESPECTED FOR HIS QUALITY WORK AND HIS CONTINUOUSLY EXPANDED UPON HIS SUCCESS. STANLEY ALSO KNEW HE COULD MAKE A GREAT POSITIVE IMPACT IN OUR COMMUNITY AND BEYOND BY INVOLVING HIMSELF IN PUBLIC SERVICE. HE SERVED WITH THE CITY COUNCIL OF BAY HARBOR ISLANDS IN SEVERAL CAPACITIES, INCLUDING MAYOR AND ASSISTANT MAYOR FOR 20 YEARS. HE ALSO SERVED ON THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FLORIDA LEAGUE OF CITIES, AND IS A FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSING RESOURCE TEAM FOR METRO DADE COUNTY. IT IS BECAUSE OF HIS VAST KNOWLEDGE AND PROFICIENCY STANLEY WAS INVITED SEVERAL TIMES TO TESTIFY HERE IN D.C. IN COMMITTEES BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE REGARDING HOUSING AND BANKING ISSUES. STANLEY WAS ALSO APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT GEORGE HERBER WALKER BUSH, TO BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE NATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD OF THE RESOLUTION TRUST CORPORATION AND WAS THEN NOMINATED BY PRESIDENT CLINTON TO BE THE PRESIDENT OF THE R.T.C. STANLEY AND I SHARE THE BELIEF THAT EVERY FAMILY SHOULD BE PROVIDED A WAY TO SAVE FOR THEIR CHILD'S HIGHER EDUCATION. SO I WAS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH STANLEY TO HELP HIS VISION BECOME A REALITY WITH THE FLORIDA PREPAID COLLEGE PLAN. AND IT WAS HIS TENURE IN THE EARLY DEVELOPMENTS OF THE PROGRAM THAT HELPED ENSURE THE PROGRAM'S VIABILITY AND SUCCESS. IN RECOGNITION OF THE STANLEY'S EFFORTS, THEN GOVERNOR JEB BUSH, RENAMED THE PROGRAM THE STANLEY G. TATE FLORIDA COLLEGE PREPAID COLLEGE PROGRAM. AS A BELIEVER IN THE JEWISH FAITH, STANLEY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ACTIVE IN THE MIAMI JEWISH COMMUNITY AND WAS A STRONG AND EARLY SUPPORTER OF OUR ALLY, THE DEMOCRATIC JEWISH STATE OF ISRAEL. STANLEY SERVED AS CHAIRMAN OF THE GREATER MIAMI JEWISH FEDERATION AND HE HAS BEEN HEAVILY INVOLVED IN THE AMERICAN-ISRAEL PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, OR AIPAC, SINCE THE VERY START. MR. SPEAKER, MR. SPEAKER, THROUGHOUT HIS LIFE STANLEY HAS SELFLESSLY DEVOTED HIMSELF TO GIVE BACK TOERS O. SO THANK YOU, STANLEY TATE, FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO BETTER THE LIVES OF SO MANY IN OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR GREAT NATION. I AM SO PROUD TO CALL YOU MY FRIEND. THANK YOU,

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

                                        LET US PRAY, ETERNAL GOD WE GIVE YOU THANKS FOR GIVING US ANOTHER DAY. LOOK UPON OUR WORLD, MEN AND WOMEN BEING BORN AND BEING LAID TO REST, SOME GETTING MARRIED AND OTHERS GETTING DIVORCED. THE OLD AND THE YOUNG, THE RICH AND THE POOR, THE HAPPY AND THE SAD. THERE ARE SO MANY WHO ARE AIMLESS, DESPAIRING, HATEFUL, KILLING, SO MANY SICK AND UNDERNOURISHED SO MANY STRUGGLING WITH LIFE WHO FIND IT HARD TO SEE MEANING. SEND US YOUR SPIRIT THAT THE ISSUES OF OUR DAY MIGHT BE MET WITH COMPASSION BY THE MEMBERS OF THIS HOUSE. AND ALL WHO SERVE TO IMPROVE THE CONDITIONS OF OUR SHARED HUMIDITY. MAY ALL THAT IS DONE THIS DAY BE FOR YOUR GREATER HONOR AND GLORY, AMEN.

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                                      • 02:01:20 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        APPROVED. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

                                        APPROVED. THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA, MR. BANKS.

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                                        MR. BANKS

                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. BANKS

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. BANKS

                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                        FAILED THE HEARING PORTION OF A MILITARY MEDICAL EXAMINE.

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                                        MR. TAKANO

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

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

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        WILSON: MR. SPEAKER, THIS WEEKEND I WAS GRATEFUL TO LEAD A CONGRESSIONAL

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                                        MR. WILSON

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        DELEGATION TO JERUSALEM WHERE WE MET YESTERDAY WITH PRIME MINISTER…

                                        DELEGATION TO JERUSALEM WHERE WE MET YESTERDAY WITH PRIME MINISTER NETANYAHU AND KNESSET AFFAIRS CHAIRMAN TO JERUSALEM WHERE WHILE WE ATTENDED THE OPENING OF THE U.S.

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                                        MR. WILSON

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

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                                        DETECTIVE FAMILIA.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        UNFORTUNATELY SHE WAS THE FIRST DOMINICAN FEMALE OFFICER KILLED IN THE…

                                        UNFORTUNATELY SHE WAS THE FIRST DOMINICAN FEMALE OFFICER KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN NEW YORK CITY. DURING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK AND POLICE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY, I WANT TO CELEBRATE HER.

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                                        HER COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE BENEFITS AND…

                                        HER COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE SPEAKS VOLUMES OF THE BENEFITS AND SACRIFICES SHE AND FELLOW IMMIGRANTS AND PEOPLE OF COLOR CONTINUE TO MAKE IN THE UNITED STATES. PUBLIC SERVICE, DESPITE THE OVERWHELMING ANTI-IMMIGRANT RHETORIC THAT IS IN TODAY'S POLITICAL CLIMATE. IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY CONTINUE TO PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN EVERY ASPECT OF AMERICAN LIFE. AS THE FIRST DOMINICAN AMERICAN ELECTED TO CONGRESS, I UNDERSTAND THAT SERVICE TO COUNTRY IS NOT LIMITED TO ONE RACE OR ETHNICITY AS DID THE DETECTIVE. I REPRESENT THE FAMILY FOR OVER 22 YEARS BOTH IN THE STATEHOUSE AND NOW IN CONGRESS. THIS IS A SOMBER MOMENT BUT ONE THAT DEMANDS OUR RECOGNITION OF THE TREMENDOUS SERVICE THAT DETECTIVE FAMILIA GAVE TO HER COMMUNITY. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                                        MR. ESPAILLAT

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                                        LAMALFA: I RISE TODAY TO JOIN SO MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES IN RECOGNIZING…

                                        LAMALFA: I RISE TODAY TO JOIN SO MANY OF MY COLLEAGUES IN RECOGNIZING NATIONAL POLICE WEEK.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        THESE DAYS IT SEEMS OUR UNIFORMED OFFICERS DON'T ALWAYS RECEIVE THE…

                                        THESE DAYS IT SEEMS OUR UNIFORMED OFFICERS DON'T ALWAYS RECEIVE THE RESPECT AND ADMIRATION THEY DESERVE. MAKING THIS WEEK ALL MORE IMPORTANT IN MY MIND.

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                                        MR. LAMALFA

                                        I'M ESPECIALLY THANKFUL TO OFFICERS DAVID BAILEY AND CHRISTINE GRINER WHO…

                                        I'M ESPECIALLY THANKFUL TO OFFICERS DAVID BAILEY AND CHRISTINE GRINER WHO EVER KNOWS SAVED MANY LIVES WHEN THEY TOOK DOWN AN ARMED GUNMAN AT LAST YEAR'S BASEBALL PRACTICE. OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DEAL WITH THIS TYPE OF THREAT ON A DAILY BASIS. SOMETIMES EVEN FROM DERANGED INDIVIDUALS WHO SPECIFICALLY WANT TO KILL COPS. THERE WERE 135 OFFICERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY LAST YEAR. UNLIKE ME AND YOU THEY KNOW THING RISK WHEN THEY GO TO WORK IN THE MORNING AND ACCEPT THEM. FOR THESE MEN AND WOMEN WHO WEAR THE BADGE EACH DAY AND DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES A BETTER PLACE, IT MUST OFTEN FEEL LIKE A THANKLESS JOB. NOT TODAY. I WANT EVERY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER AROUND THE COUNTRY TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE APPRECIATED AND YOU ARE ADMIRED. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO. GOD BLESS YOU, KEEP YOU SAFE IN YOUR DUTIES. I YIELD BACK.

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                                      • 02:09:26 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        428. THE CHAIR LAYS BEFORE THE HOUSE COMMUNICATIONS.

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                                        THE CLERK

                                        SIGNED SINCERELY, KAREN L.

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                                        HAAS. THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. SIR, PURSUANT…

                                        HAAS. THE HONORABLE THE SPEAKER, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. SIR, PURSUANT TO THE PERMISSION GRANTED IN CLAUSE 2-H OF RULE 2 OF THE RULES OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, THE CLERK RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE ON MAY 15, 2018, AT 11:43 A.M. APPOINTMENT, UNITED STATES COMMISSION ON INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. WITH BEST WISHES, I AM, SIGNED SINCERELY, KAREN L.

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                                        HAAS.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        BACK IN FOR DEBATE.

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                                        MR. CAPUANO

                                        THE CLERK WILL REPORT.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        THE CLERK

                                        THE PENAL INSTITUTION FOR FIREARMS CARRIED BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE BUREAU…

                                        THE PENAL INSTITUTION FOR FIREARMS CARRIED BY THE EMPLOYEES OF THE BUREAU OF PRISONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        VIRGINIA.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. IN 2004, CONGRESS PASSED AND…

                                        I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME. IN 2004, CONGRESS PASSED AND PRESIDENT BUSH SIGNED INTO LAW THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SAFETY ACT. IT ALLOWS CERTAIN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS INCLUDING CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS OF THE BUREAU OF PRISONS THE RIGHT TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO AND ALL OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES FOR SELF-DEFENSE AND THE DEFENSE OF OTHERS. IT ALSO ALLOWS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TO CARRY THEIR FIREARMS WHILE OFF DUTY. THESE LAWS KEEP CITIZENS SAFE, BUT THERE IS STILL ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT. FOR EXAMPLE, THE BUREAU OF PRISONS DOES NOT PERMIT ITS CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO SAFELY STORE THEIR FIREARMS AT A LOCKER AND EMPLOYEES ARE PROHIBITED FROM STORING THEM IN THEIR PERSONAL VEHICLES. THIS LEAVES THEM VULNERABLE TO ATTACK DURING THEIR COMMUTES TO AND FROM WORK. AN ATTACK ON A CORRECTIONAL OFFICER WHILE COMMUTING TO OR FROM A PRISON IS NOT A HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION. ON THE EVENING OF FEBRUARY 26, 2013, BUYERO OF PRISONS WAS AMBUSHED AND MURDERED ON HIS WAY HOME FROM WORK. THE SHOOTING WAS A HIT ORDERED BY FEDERAL INMATES HOUSED AT THE METRO DETENTION CENTER. AUTHORITIES BELIEVED THAT LIEUTENANT ALBARATI'S MURDER WAS A DIRECT RESULT OF HIS WORK AT THE PRISON, SPECIFICALLY IN RETALIATION FOR HIS INVESTIGATIONS INTO CELL PHONE SMUGGLING AT THE M.D.C. AND THE SEIZURE OF CONFRA BAND. HE WAS AMBUSHED DURING HIS DRIVE HOME, SHOT 16 TIMES AND DIED AT THE SCENE. HE WAS 39 YEARS OLD. ON JANUARY 28, 2015, A FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN THE DISTRICT OF PUERTO RICO RETURNED A SIX-COUNT INDICTMENT CHARGING NINE INDIVIDUALS FOR THE MURDER. IN JANUARY OF 2016, FEDERAL PROSECUTORS NOTIFIED THE DISTRICT COURT OF THEIR INTENTION TO SEEK THE DEATH PENALTY. TRIAL PREPARATION IS ONGOING IN THAT CASE. SO, MR. SPEAKER, LIEUTENANT ALBARATI HAS YET TO RECEIVE JUSTICE FOR THIS SENSELESS ACT. BUT WE AS A LEGISLATIVE BODY CAN ENSURE THIS NEVER HAPPENS AGAIN. H.R. 613 MAKES A COMMONSENSE AMENDMENT TO FEDERAL LAW TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM. THIS BIPARTISAN BILL CO-SPONSORED BY 54 OF OUR COLLEAGUES WOULD DIRECT THE BUREAU OF PRISONS TO PROVIDE A SAFE STORAGE AREA LOCATED OUTSIDE THE SECURED PERIMETER WHERE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WILL BE ABLE TO STORE THEIR PERSONAL FIREARMS AND ALLOW THEIR EMPLOYEES TO STORE THEIR FIREARMS IN A LOCKED BOX. THIS IS IMPORTANT REASONABLE LEGISLATION. WITH ITS PASSAGE IT HONORS THE LIFE OF A BRAVE MAN WHO SERVED HIS COMMUNITY FAITHFULLY AND ONE DAY MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM WEST VIRGINIA, MR. MCKINLEY FOR INTRODUCING THIS LEGISLATION AND I THANK THE WIDOW, WHO IS HERE WITH US TODAY IN THE GALLERY FOR HER TIRELESS EFFORTS TO ENSURE HER HUSBAND'S DEATH WAS NOT IN VEIN. WE SALUTE YOU AND WE THANK YOU. MR. SPEAKER, AS WE BRING THE 2018 POLICE WEEK, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS BILL. LET US DO OUR BEST TO PROTECT THOSE WHO PROTECT US. AND I RESERVE. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. AND MEMBERS ARE REMINDED TO AVOID MENTIONING THE NAMES OF VISITORS IN THE GALLERY.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED. RASKRASK I YIELD MYSELF SUCH…

                                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED. RASKRASK I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME -- I RISE IN SUPPORT OF H.R. H.R. 613. I SUPPORT THIS BIPARTISAN AND COMMONSENSE BILL TO FACILITATE THE ABILITY OF FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISON CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO PROTECT THEM. THIS BILL WOULD ALLOW THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO PROTECT THEMSELVES WITHOUT JEOPARDIZING THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF THE FACILITIES IN WHICH THEY WORK. CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO CARRY CONCEALED FIREARMS WHILE OFFDUTY AND THIS BILL DOESN'T ALTER THAT EXISTING PRIVILEGE. INSTEAD BECAUSE THERE IS NO MECHANISM TO ALLOW THESE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO STORE FIREARMS THAT THEY MIGHT CARRY IN THEIR COMMUTES, THEY ARE PRECLUDED FROM BRINGING THEIR PERSONAL FIREARMS ONTO THE PREMISES OF THESE FACILITIES AND PRECLUDED FROM CARRYING FIREARMS FOR PERSONAL PROTECTION AS THEY TRAVEL TO AND FROM THE WORKPLACE. H.R. 613 REQUIRES THE BUREAU OF PRINCE TO ALLOW PROPERLY QUALIFIED CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO BRING THEIR FIREARMS ON THE PREMISES IN A MANNER THAT MINIMIZES POSSIBLE SAFETY RISKS. THE BUREAU WOULD HAVE TO PROVIDE SECURITY OFFICERS FOR A SECURED STORAGE LOCATED OUTSIDE THE SECURED PERIMETER OR ALLOW THE OFFICERS TO TORE IN VEHICLE LOCKED BOXES APPROVED BY THE BUREAU. CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS PROVIDE A FUNCTION AND WE DEPEND ON THEM TO KEEP ALL OF OUR FACILITIES SAFE, SECURE AND EFFICIENTLY RUN FOR EVERYONE. FOR SOME CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS, THE INABILITY TO CARRY A FIREARM COULD LEAD THEM VULNERABLE TO SOMEONE ATTEMPTING TO DO THEM HARM. THIS BILL IS NAMED IN HONOR OF LIEUTENANT OSVALDO ALBARATI WHO WAS AMBUSHED AND MURDERED AS HE DROVE HOME FROM HIS JOB. LIEUTENANT ALBARATI WAS TARGETED FOR THE WORK HE WAS DOING AT THE INSTITUTION. WE HOPE THIS LEGISLATION WILL HELP PREVENT ANY FUTURE LETHAL ATTACK ON OUR OFFICERS. ACCORDINGLY, I WOULD COMMEND MR. GOODLATTE AND OTHERS AND THE SPONSOR OF THE BILL FOR BRINGING THIS BILL FORWARD AND I ENCOUNSELING MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION. I RESERVE. .

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. MCKINLEY

                                        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN…

                                        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM MARYLAND IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        MR. RASKIN

                                        I YIELD THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME TO MS. SHEILA JACKSON LEE OF TEXAS, THE…

                                        I YIELD THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME TO MS. SHEILA JACKSON LEE OF TEXAS, THE RANKING MEMBER OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SUBCOMMITTEE.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        RECOGNIZED. MS. JACKSON LEE: WE'RE JUST HAVING SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THE…

                                        RECOGNIZED. MS. JACKSON LEE: WE'RE JUST HAVING SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THE ORDER OF BILLS. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR YOUR INDULGENCE, MR. SPEAKER, AND JUST WANT TO ASK TO THE RANKING MEMBER, DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS?

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                                      • 04:06:03 PM

                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

                                        THIS IS A PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT BILL BECAUSE I HAVE JUST HAD THE…

                                        THIS IS A PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT BILL BECAUSE I HAVE JUST HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH CORRECTIONS OFFICERS IN A CORRECTIONS CENTER IN NEW YORK. IT WAS BOTH AN INFORMATIONAL OPPORTUNITY AND TOUR OF THE FACILITY BUT ALSO IT WAS ENORMOUSLY INSTRUCTIVE. AND SO, FIRST, I WANT TO HONOR LIEUTENANT OSVALDO ALBARATI, CORRECTIONAL OFFICER AND THE SELF-PROTECTION ACT, AND I WANT TO THANK THE AUTHOR OF THE LEGISLATION. IT IS CLEAR THAT THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ADDITION TO BOTH RESPECTING AND AS WELL PROTECTING CORRECTIONS OFFICERS. IT'S A BIPARTISAN COMMONSENSE BILL, AS HAS BEEN INDICATED, AND SPECIFICALLY IT PROVIDES FOR THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS CORRECTIONS OFFICERS TO CARRY FIREARMS AS THEY COMMUTE TO AND FROM THEIR JOBS. LISTENING TO THESE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS, SITTING DOWN WITH THEM, YOU KNOW THERE IS A PASSION FOR THEIR WORK. THEY ALSO KNOW THEY WANT THOSE WHO ARE INCARCERATED TO DO WELL, TO RESTORE THEIR LIVES, TO BE REHABILITATED. SO THERE IS A MUTUAL DESIRE FOR A BETTERMENT OF SOCIETY, AND I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT IN AS MUCH AS THE STORY OF LIEUTENANT ALBARATI, AS IT IS A SAD ONE. HE WAS AMBUSHED AND MURDERED AS HE DROVE HOME FROM HIS JOB AT A BUREAU OF DETENTION CENTER AND HE WAS TARGETED FOR THE WORK HE DID AT THE INSTITUTION. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT WAY OF HONORING HIM BUT ALSO RECOGNIZING WHAT WE OFTEN DON'T TAKE NOTE IN THIS WEEK OF SALUTING OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS, SOMETIMES WE DO NOT ACKNOWLEDGE THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ALL THROUGHOUT THE NATION AND AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ARE IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT. I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEM TODAY AS PART OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AND TO INDICATE THIS IS AN IMPORTANT COMPONENT TO MAKING SURE THEY ARE SAFE AND THAT THEY GO HOME SAFELY TO THEIR FAMILIES. AND I DO WANT TO SAY THAT I APPRECIATE THOSE CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS THAT MET WITH ME TO DISCUSS HOW TO IMPROVE THE CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION, THE NEED FOR STAFFING AND THE COMMITMENT THAT WE WILL WORK TOGETHER, GETTING INFORMATION FROM THEM, AND AS WELL PROVIDING THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED. LET ME MAKE THIS FINAL POINT THAT OUR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS ARE IN ALL JURISDICTIONS. SOME ARE IN URBAN CENTERS. SOME ARE IN RURAL AREAS. AND SO THIS LEGISLATION OBVIOUSLY WILL BE GUIDED BY THE APPROPRIATE LAWS THAT DEAL WITH THE CARRYING OF WEAPONS IN THEIR JURISDICTION. BUT THE IMPORTANT POINT IS THAT WE PROVIDE THEM WITH A PLACE TO STORE THOSE WEAPONS SO THEY ARE SAFE WITHIN THE LAWS OF THEIR PARTICULAR AREA GOING TO AND FRO. I THINK THAT'S THE LEAST WE CAN DO. AND I RISE TO SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION AND TO INDICATE THERE ARE THOSE OF US WHO BELIEVE IN REAL GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION. WITH NO UNDERMINING OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT THAT CAN CLEARLY SEE THE CORRECTNESS, IF YOU WILL, AND THE RIGHTNESS, IF YOU WILL, OF COMMONSENSE APPROACH TO PROTECTING INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE SET TO PROTECT US OR TO DO A LAW ENFORCEMENT POSITION. AND SO FOR THAT REASON, LET ME THANK THE AUTHOR OF THE LEGISLATION. LET ME SALUTE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THIS WEEK AND TAKE NOTE OF SALUTING THE LATE LIEUTENANT ALBARATI AND ASK MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS LEGISLATION AND I YIELD BACK MY TIME.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        I HAVE NO FURTHER SPEAKERS.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        JACKSON LEE: I JUST CLOSED. THANK YOU.

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

                                        GOODLATTE: MR. SPEAKER, I THINK IT IS VERY FITTING AS WE BEGIN POLICE WEEK…

                                        GOODLATTE: MR. SPEAKER, I THINK IT IS VERY FITTING AS WE BEGIN POLICE WEEK THAT WE PASS THIS IMPORTANT PIECE OF LEGISLATION THAT MAKES IT VERY CLEAR THAT OUR SWORN OFFICERS WHO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE BUT RISK THEIR OWN LIVES AND WORK IN OUR BUREAU OF PRISONS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A FIREARM WHEN THEY'RE TRAVELING TO AND FROM WORK AND IT'S NOT PRACTICAL THE WAY THE CURRENT RULES WORK.

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                                      • 04:10:51 PM

                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        THIS LAW IS VITALLY NEEDED TO HELP SAVE LIVES. I KNOW THAT MRS. ALBARATI…

                                        THIS LAW IS VITALLY NEEDED TO HELP SAVE LIVES. I KNOW THAT MRS. ALBARATI IS HERE TO SEE THAT THAT HAPPENS. I COMMEND HER. I ADMIRE HER COURAGE. AND WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW HER HUSBAND'S LIFE TO BE LOST IN VAIN. LET'S PASS THIS LEGISLATION AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO OTHERS IN THE FUTURE. I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO VOTE FOR THE LEGISLATION. I YIELD BACK.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        MR. SPEAKER.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.RES. 235.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        THE CLERK

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                                        MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS MATERIALS ON H.RES. 285, CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION.

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                                      • 04:13:24 PM

                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD MYSELF SUCH TIME AS I MAY CONSUME.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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

                                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS IS NOW RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        MS.

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

                                        THE GENTLEWOMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. TAYLOR

                                        SPEAKER, I AM NOT NAIVE TO THE FACT THAT MY WORDS TODAY DON'T HOLD A…

                                        SPEAKER, I AM NOT NAIVE TO THE FACT THAT MY WORDS TODAY DON'T HOLD A CANDLE TO THE WITNESS, TO THE WORDS WE CAN NO LONGER HEAR OF THE VALIANT MEN AND WOMEN WHO SACRIFICED IT ALL FOR OUR COMMUNITIES. HOWEVER, WE MUST HONOR THEM. NOT SIMPLY FOR THEM, BUT FOR US. FOR OUR VERY SOCIETY'S STRUCTURE IS BUILT ON A FOUNDATION OF THE RULE OF LAW. WE MUST CONTINUE TO STRENGTHEN IT AND INSPIRE OUR DESCENDENTS TO RISE UP AND SERVE IN UNIFORM. THERE'S NOTHING SMALL ABOUT THE BIG TASK IT TAKES TO KEEP THE PEACE, PROTECT THE PEOPLE, AND TO UPHOLD THAT THIN BLUE LINE. MR. SPEAKER, TODAY I ALSO RISE IN SUPPORT OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 285, TO EXPRESS THE DEEP DESIRE OF THIS CONGRESS TO MEND ANY RIFT, TO BUILD ANY BRIDGE, AND TO TEACH ANY LESS OB BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT -- LESSON BETWEEN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND THE COMMUNITIES THEY SERVE. WHETHER BLACK, BROWN, WHITE, GAY, STRAIGHT, RICH OR POOR, OUR COUNTRY'S COURAGEOUS LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ARE A RARE BREED OF MAN OR WOMAN WHO RUN TO THE SOUND OF DANGER. THEY ARE PART OF THE VERY FABRIC OF THIS NATION. INDEED, WITHOUT THEIR AND THEIR FAMILY'S SACRIFICES, OUR SOCIETY WOULD MOST CERTAINLY BE TORN APART WITH THE DARKEST OF OUR HUMAN IMPULSES. AND THEIR HIGHER PURPOSE AND PROFESSION HAS BEEN INVADED BY POLITICS. SURE, THERE ARE BAD APPLES WHO MUST BE WEEDED OUT WITH THE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR AN IMPERFECT SYSTEM. BUT DURING THIS POLICE WEEK, LET US COME TOGETHER, LIKE WE DO IN UNITY OF OUR PRAYER AND OF OUR FLOGE THIS GREAT NATION -- PLEDGE TO THIS GREAT NATION. THIS ENCOURAGES US TO DO BETTER AS A SOCIETY. AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS COULD ALWAYS WORK HARDER ON PUTTING THEMSELVES IN THE SHOES OF THE SKEPTICAL PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, TO UNDERSTAND WHY THERE IS FEAR, WHY SOME SEE THE LAW AS OPPOSITION RATHER THAN THE SAME TEAM. WHY THEY MAY SEE IN THEIR LIVES THAT UPHOLDING THE LAW IS A CURSE RATHER THAN A BLESSING. AND, MY FELLOW AMERICANS, WE MUST DO BETTER. WE IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE TO TRY TO LOOK THROUGH THE EYES OF LAW ENFORCEMENT MEN AND WOMEN WHO SEEK TO PROTECT US, HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHERE WE'RE COMING FROM. AND EDUCATE OURSELVES ON THE LAW AND SHOW MORE RESPECT FOR IT. WE MUST CREATE MORE BONDS, BUILD MORE TRUST, AND TEACH MORE COMMUNICATION AND NOT BLOW UP THE VERY RELATIONSHIPS THAT MATTER FOR OURSELVES, FOR OUR SAFETY, AND FOR OUR SECURITY. IN -- AND THIS RESOLUTION STATES THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHOULD PLACE MORE WEIGHT BEHIND THE CREATION OF POLICE AND COMMUNITY ALLIANCES THAT ARE DESIGNED TO ENHANCE AND IMPROVE THE CAUSES OF COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE MEMBERS OF BOTH GROUPS. MR. SPEAKER, I KNOW THERE IS MUCH CONCERN AND DIVIDE IN OUR COUNTRY RIGHT NOW ON THIS TOPIC. BUT WE CAN CHOOSE TO MOVE IN THAT DANGEROUS DIRECTION AS A NATION, DIVIDED IN OUR RESPECTIVE CAMPS. WE CAN FOLLOW IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF OUR PARTIES OF THE WORLD AND SOME OF OUR OWN EPISODES -- OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD AND OUR OWN EPISODES IN THE PAST, CAUSING UNNECESSARY INJURIES AND EVEN DEATH. OR WE CAN REALIZE THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME SIDE AND HAVE CIVIL CONVERSATIONS AND EXPRESS OUR CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS WITHOUT THE STAIN OF UGLINESS THAT HAS BEEN FAR TOO COMMON. NEVER SHOULD ONE FEEL SCARED OF THOSE IN UNIFORM BECAUSE OF THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. THE STYLE OF THEIR CLOTHES. OR WHAT SIDE OF TOWN THEY COME FROM. AND NEVER SHOULD ONE OF THE 99. 9% OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS IN GOOD STANDING BE SUBJECTED TO DISRESPECT, NONCOOPERATION OR UNNECESSARY FEAR FOR THEIR OWN LIVES. LET US START AND ALWAYS BELIEVE THAT ALL OF US SUPPORT THE RULE OF LAW AND THAT EACH OF US TRULY CARES ABOUT OUR CASSES -- CAUSE, OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR COUNTRY. RESOLUTION 285 ACKNOWLEDGES THE GREAT WORK THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS DO TO KEEP THEIR COMMUNITIES SAFE, AND IT PUSHES FOR AN INCREASE OF DIALOGUE -- FOR AN INCREASE OF DIALOGUE SURROUNDING LEGITIMATE CONCERNS WITHIN THE COMMUNITY AND IN TURN OUR COUNTRY. MR. SPEAKER, WE HAVE FACED DIFFICULT TIMES IN OUR PAST AND THERE WILL BE DIFFICULT TIMES IN OUR FUTURE. BUT I BELIEVE IN THE RE-- RESILIENCY OF THIS NATION. I BELIEVE OUR CHECKS AND BALANCES REALIGN OVER TIME AND ARE LASTING. BUT MOST OF ALL, I BELIEVE IN OUR PEOPLE. THAT ULTIMATELY THE PUSH AND PULL OF FREEDOM UNDER THE RULE OF LAW AND DEBATE AND DEMOCRACY ARE WHAT STRENGTHENS US, OUR CULTURE, AND OUR SOCIETY. LET US CHOOSE TO ENGAGE AS ONE TEAM, LET US ALWAYS BE CALM, FOR CALM IS CONTAGIOUS. AND IT WILL HELP BETTER SERVE EACH OTHER, UNDERSTAND EACH OTHER, AND IN DOING SO WE SHALL RISE TOGETHER, ONE NATION UNDER GOD. MR. SPEAKER, I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS BIPARTISAN RESOLUTION, 285, AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        JACKSON LEE: I THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE MY PLEASURE TO YIELD TO IT THE…

                                        JACKSON LEE: I THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. THE MY PLEASURE TO YIELD TO IT THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN -- IT'S MY PLEASURE TO YIELD TO THE DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY, WELL-KNOWN FOR HIS COMMITMENT TO FIRST RESPONDERS THROUGHOUT THE NATION, MR. PASCRELL, FOR 3 1/2 MINUTES.

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

                                        PASCRELL: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I THANK THE YOUNG LADY FROM TEXAS. I…

                                        PASCRELL: THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN. I THANK THE YOUNG LADY FROM TEXAS. I WANT TO ASSOCIATE SMIFE -- MYSELF WITH THE WORDS OF SCOTT TAYLOR, CONGRESSMAN FROM VIRGINIA. YES, THIS IS NATIONAL POLICE WEEK. WE'D LIKE TO SEE THE PASSAGE OF H.R.

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                                      • 04:27:40 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. PASCRELL

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

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

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                                      • 04:31:26 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        JACKSON LEE: I'M PREPARED TO CLOSE. I ASK THE SPEAKER TO ALLOW ME TO…

                                        JACKSON LEE: I'M PREPARED TO CLOSE. I ASK THE SPEAKER TO ALLOW ME TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR SUCH TIME AS I MIGHT CONSUME. FIRST OF ALL, LET ME THANK MR.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        PASCRELL AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CAUCUS, MR. REICHERT AND, OF COURSE, WE…

                                        PASCRELL AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT CAUCUS, MR. REICHERT AND, OF COURSE, WE PAY TRIBUTE TO HIS SERVICE AND CERTAINLY MR.

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

                                        THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK. THE QUESTION IS -- THE GENTLEMAN…

                                        THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK. THE QUESTION IS -- THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS NOW RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        MR. SPEAKER.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:36:05 PM

                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE ORDERED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 8 OF RULE 20, FURTHER PROCEEDINGS ON THIS QUESTION WILL…

                                        PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 8 OF RULE 20, FURTHER PROCEEDINGS ON THIS QUESTION WILL BE POSTPONED. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                      • 04:36:31 PM

                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:36:44 PM

                                        THE CLERK

                                        PURSUANT TO THE RULE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR. GOODLATTE, AND THE…

                                        PURSUANT TO THE RULE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR. GOODLATTE, AND THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS, MS. JACKSON LEE, WILL EACH CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA.

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                                      • 04:36:54 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:37:24 PM

                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES HIS TIME. THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:40:37 PM

                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

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

                                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA -- THE GENTLEWOMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                      • 04:45:48 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. WOODALL

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        JACKSON LEE: I YIELD TO THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY 3 1/2 MINUTES, MR.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        PASCRELL OF NEW JERSEY.

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                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

                                        PASCRELL: THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I ALSO WANT TO RISE TODAY IN…

                                        PASCRELL: THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I ALSO WANT TO RISE TODAY IN STRONG SUPPORT OF THIS BIPARTISAN PIECE OF

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                                      • 04:46:14 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:46:16 PM

                                        MR. PASCRELL

                                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS…

                                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                      • 04:49:42 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        I RESERVE.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        JACKSON LEE: LIKEWISE, MR. SPEAKER. I AM PREPARED TO CLOSE. I THANK MR.…

                                        JACKSON LEE: LIKEWISE, MR. SPEAKER. I AM PREPARED TO CLOSE. I THANK MR. PASCRELL FOR MAKING THAT COMMITMENT, THAT THE RESOURCES UNDER THE DEBBIE SMITH ACT WILL STILL BE VIABLE AND READY TO BE USED FOR THOSE SEXUAL ASSAULT, SEXUAL VIOLENCE VICTIMS, AS THIS LEGISLATION WAS INTENDED. BUT A PROVISION IN THE BILL ALLOWS

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                                      • 04:49:53 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:49:56 PM

                                        MS. JACKSON LEE

                                        THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM…

                                        THE GENTLEWOMAN FROM TEXAS YIELDS BACK HER TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                      • 04:52:13 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:52:18 PM

                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        FOR FOR THIS PURPOSE. SO I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS BILL AND I…

                                        FOR FOR THIS PURPOSE. SO I URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO SUPPORT THIS BILL AND I THANK JUDGE CARTER FOR HIS FINE WORK ON IT AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                                      • 04:52:58 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        MR. SPEAKER. ON THAT I ASK FOR THE YEAS AND NAYS.

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                                        MR. GOODLATTE

                                        A SUFFICIENT NUMBER HAVING ARISEN, THE YEAS AND NAYS ARE ORDERED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. SPEAKER. I MOVE THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS…

                                        GOOD AFTERNOON, MR. SPEAKER. I MOVE THE HOUSE SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS THE BILL, H.R. 5242, AS AMENDED.

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                                      • 04:54:04 PM

                                        MR. ROKITA

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:54:13 PM

                                        THE CLERK

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                                        ROKITA: MR. SPEAKER, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS IN WHICH TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL ON H.R.

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                                      • 04:54:37 PM

                                        MR. ROKITA

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:54:49 PM

                                        MR. ROKITA

                                        THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:55:00 PM

                                        MR. ROKITA

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

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

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                                      • 04:56:37 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:56:41 PM

                                        MR. SCOTT

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:56:47 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 04:56:49 PM

                                        MR. SCOTT

                                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. ROKITA

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        5242, THE SCHOOL

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                                        MR. HIGGINS

                                        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUISIANA FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL. I URGE…

                                        I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUISIANA FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL. I URGE MEMBERS TO SUPPORT IT. I YIELD BACK.

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                                      • 05:05:11 PM

                                        MR. SCOTT

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                                        MR. ROKITA

                                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM INDIANA IS RECOGNIZED. MR.

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                                        MR. SCOTT

                                        ROKITA: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'M PREPARED TO CLOSE. I THANK THE…

                                        ROKITA: THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'M PREPARED TO CLOSE. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN FROM LOUISIANA, MY FRIEND, MR. HIGGINS, FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL. I'M BRINGING IT FORWARD AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT SAFER COMMUNITIES AND THOSE WHO TAKE ON THE RESPONSIBILITY AND MAKE THE SACRIFICES TO MAKE OUR SCHOOLS SAFER. I THANK MR.

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                                      • 05:05:24 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. ROKITA

                                        HIGGINS FOR HIS SERVICE. NOT JUST TO THIS INSTITUTION AND TO HIS…

                                        HIGGINS FOR HIS SERVICE. NOT JUST TO THIS INSTITUTION AND TO HIS CONSTITUENTS, BUT TO THE CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTRY HE PROTECTED AS A MILITARY POLICE OFFICER AS WELL AS THOSE IN LOUISIANA HE SERVED AS LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT. LIKE ALL OF THE MEN AND WOMEN WE HONOR FOR POLICE WEEK THIS WEEK, OUR COLLEAGUE FROM LOUISIANA HAS, QUOTE, WALKED THE WALK, UNQUOTE, AND IT'S AN HONOR TO SERVE WITH HIM. I SIMPLY URGE MY COLLEAGUES TO VOTE IN FAVOR OF H.R. 5242, AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME, MR. SPEAKER.

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                                      • 05:06:19 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:07:34 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        4895, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE MEDGAR EVERS NATIONAL MONUMENT IN THE STATE…

                                        4895, A BILL TO ESTABLISH THE MEDGAR EVERS NATIONAL MONUMENT IN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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                                      • 05:07:39 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:07:41 PM

                                        THE CLERK

                                        PURSUANT TO THE RULE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH, MR. BISHOP, AND THE…

                                        PURSUANT TO THE RULE, THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH, MR. BISHOP, AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. SOTO, EACH WILL CONTROL 20 MINUTES. THE CHAIR RECOGNIZES THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH.

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                                      • 05:07:51 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        SPEAKER, FIRST, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE…

                                        SPEAKER, FIRST, I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS MATERIALS ON THE BILL UNDER CONSIDERATION.

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                                      • 05:07:58 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:08:14 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA IS RECOGNIZED.

                                      • 05:08:26 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:08:29 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        SPEAKER, TODAY, THE HOUSE WILL CONSIDER H.R.

                                      • 05:08:40 PM

                                        MR. THOMPSON

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:13:26 PM

                                        MR. THOMPSON

                                      • 05:13:37 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

                                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH IS RECOGNIZED.

                                      • 05:13:57 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        BISHOP: I APPRECIATE MR. THOMPSON FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL AND…

                                        BISHOP: I APPRECIATE MR. THOMPSON FOR INTRODUCING THIS BILL AND INTRODUCING IT WITH HIS REMARKS SO FAR. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT ONE TO ME, TOO, WHICH IS WHY I AM PROUD TO BE A CO-SPONSOR OF THIS BILL. I REMEMBER THIS GENTLEMAN, AND I REMEMBER THE EVENTS OF HIS ASSASSINATION. IT HAD I THINK AN IMPACT ON EVERYBODY. SO MEDGAR EVERS WAS BORN IN 1925 AND SERVED IN THE MILITARY DURING WORLD WAR II IN BOTH GERMANY AND FRANCE AND THEN BECAME ONE OF THOSE WHO FOUGHT TO TRY AND INTEGRATE THE LAW SCHOOL IN THE 1950'S AND HE WAS ASSASSINATED, AS MR.

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                                      • 05:14:02 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:14:07 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

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

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

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                                      • 05:16:26 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:16:30 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

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

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:16:54 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                      • 05:16:57 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        I MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS SENATE BILL 35.

                                      • 05:17:25 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:17:33 PM

                                        THE CLERK

                                        BISHOP AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. SOTO, EACH WILL CONTROL 20…

                                        BISHOP AND THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA, MR. SOTO, EACH WILL CONTROL 20 MINUTES. MR.

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                                      • 05:17:45 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        BISHOP: I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE…

                                        BISHOP: I ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS REMARKS.

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                                      • 05:17:55 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        THE GENTLEWOMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:18:23 PM

                                        MRS. NOEM

                                        NATIONAL CEMETERY BOUNDARY EXPANSION ACT. THIS MORNING, I WAS UP AT 4:00…

                                        NATIONAL CEMETERY BOUNDARY EXPANSION ACT. THIS MORNING, I WAS UP AT 4:00 A.M. AND GOT TO THE AIRPORT AT 5:00 TO GREET A GROUP OF VETERANS THAT WERE TAKING AN HONORS FLIGHT AND HEADING TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

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                                        THE GENTLEWOMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS…

                                        THE GENTLEWOMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:20:40 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

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

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

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                                      • 05:21:32 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:21:36 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:23:43 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        WE YIELD.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        BISHOP: I YIELD BACK AS WELL.

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                                        MR. SOTO

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:23:58 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                      • 05:24:00 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        2/3 BEING IN THE AFFIRMATIVE --

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                                        MR. BISHOP

                                      • 05:24:13 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:24:16 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                      • 05:24:19 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        I MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS SENATE BILL 1285.

                                      • 05:24:44 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                      • 05:24:50 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:24:53 PM

                                        THE CLERK

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        BISHOP: I ASK THAT MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO SUBMIT…

                                        BISHOP: I ASK THAT MEMBERS MAY HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO SUBMIT EXTRANEOUS

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                                      • 05:25:30 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        MATERIAL.

                                      • 05:25:39 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

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

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

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                                      • 05:27:22 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:27:26 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

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

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

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                                      • 05:29:25 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        SOTO: WE HAVE NO OTHER SPEAKERS AND YIELD BACK. MR.

                                      • 05:29:29 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        I YIELD BACK.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:29:34 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

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                                        MR. BISHOP

                                      • 05:29:38 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        I MOVE TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 1417.

                                      • 05:30:02 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        H.R. 1417, A BILL TO AMEND THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM ACT TO…

                                        H.R. 1417, A BILL TO AMEND THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MUSEUM ACT TO ALLOW THE MUSEUM TO ACQUIRE, RECEIVE, POSSESS, COLLECT, SHIP, TRANSPORT, IMPORT, AND DISPLAY FIREARMS, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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                                      • 05:30:05 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:30:08 PM

                                        THE CLERK

                                        MR.

                                      • 05:30:25 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

                                      • 05:30:34 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                      • 05:30:41 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:30:43 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        YOUNG: THANK YOU, MR. BISHOP. THIS IS LIKE THE ICE BREAKING UP. RIGHT ON…

                                        YOUNG: THANK YOU, MR. BISHOP. THIS IS LIKE THE ICE BREAKING UP. RIGHT ON THE PIN OF THE POINT YOU WIN.

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                                      • 05:31:03 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        AND I THANK YOU FOR WAITING FOR ME A LITTLE BIT. THANK YOU. MR.

                                      • 05:31:06 PM

                                        MR. YOUNG

                                        THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA IS RECOGNIZED.

                                      • 05:33:35 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:33:39 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

                                      • 05:33:41 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:33:43 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

                                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH IS RECOGNIZED.

                                      • 05:35:50 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:35:53 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

                                        THE GENTLEMAN RESERVES. THE GENTLEMAN FROM FLORIDA.

                                      • 05:37:01 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:37:04 PM

                                        MR. SOTO

                                        THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK. THE GENTLEMAN FROM UTAH IS RECOGNIZED.

                                      • 05:37:28 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                      • 05:37:31 PM

                                        MR. BISHOP

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

                                        NO. IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, 2/3 HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED, AND WITHOUT OBJECTION MOST MOST -- THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE

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                                      • 05:37:33 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        TABLE. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12-A OF RULE 1, THE CHAIR DECLARES THE HOUSE IN…

                                        TABLE. PURSUANT TO CLAUSE 12-A OF RULE 1, THE CHAIR DECLARES THE HOUSE IN RECESS UNTIL APPROXIMATELY

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                                        ENFORCEMENT THAT WERE DEBATED EARLIER. THIS IS LIVE COVERAGE ON C-SPAN.

                                      • 06:30:30 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        H.R. 613 BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. H.R. 4854, BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. HOUSE…

                                        H.R. 613 BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. H.R. 4854, BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. HOUSE RESOLUTION 285 BY THE YEAS AND NAYS. THE FIRST ELECTRONIC VOTE WILL BE CONDUCTED AS A 15-MINUTE VOTE. REMAINING ELECTRONIC VOTES WILL BE CONDUCTED AS FIVE-MINUTE VOTES. THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS IS THE VOTE ON THE MOTION OF THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA, MR. GOODLATTE, TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 613. ON WHICH THE YEAS AND NAYS WERE ORDERED. THE CLERK WILL REPORT THE TITLE OF THE BILL.

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                                      • 06:31:11 PM

                                        THE CLERK

                                      • 06:31:36 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        VOTE. [CAPTIONING MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE,…

                                        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. ] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: ON THIS VOTE, THE YEAS ARE 378, THE NAYS ARE 0. 2/3 BEING IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED AND WITHOUT OBJECTION THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE TABLE.

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                                      • 06:55:51 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        H.R. 4854, A BILL TO EAMEND THE D.N.A. BACKLOG ELIMINATION LOG TO PROVIDE…

                                        H.R. 4854, A BILL TO EAMEND THE D.N.A. BACKLOG ELIMINATION LOG TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES TO STATE AND LOCAL PROSECUTORS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES.

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                                      • 06:56:18 PM

                                        THE CLERK

                                      • 06:56:29 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        , IN COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. ANY USE…

                                        , 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. ] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: ON THIS VOTE THE YEAS ARE 377, THE NAYS ARE ONE. 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE BILL IS PASSED AND, WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE

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                                      • 07:03:45 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        HOUSE RESOLUTION 285 RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE UNITED STATES…

                                        HOUSE RESOLUTION 285 RESOLUTION EXPRESSING THE SENSE OF THE UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THAT CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT SHOULD EMPOWER THE CREATION OF POLICE AND COMMUNITY ALLIANCES DESIGNED TO ENHANCE AND IMPROVE COMMUNICATION AND COLLABORATION BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY AND THE PUBLIC THEY SERVE.

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                                      • 07:04:12 PM

                                        THE CLERK

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        MADE POSSIBLE BY THE NATIONAL CAPTIONING INSTITUTE, INC., IN COOPERATION…

                                        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. ] THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: ON THIS VOTE THE YEAS ARE 377, THE NAYS ARE TWO. 2/3 OF THOSE VOTING HAVING RESPONDED IN THE AFFIRMATIVE, THE RULES ARE SUSPENDED, THE RESOLUTION IS AGREED TO AND, WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER IS LAID ON THE

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                                      • 07:10:49 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        TABLE. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. JOHNSON

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY…

                                        WITHOUT OBJECTION. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM NEW JERSEY SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                      • 07:12:22 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        5505, A BILL ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE DENT OF PENNSYLVANIA,…

                                        5505, A BILL ORIGINALLY INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE DENT OF PENNSYLVANIA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ADDING CO-SPONSORS AND REQUESTING REPRINTINGS UNDER CLAUSE 7 OF RULE 12.

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                                      • 07:12:28 PM

                                        MR. LANCE

                                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. LANCE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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

                                        PLEASE. THE CHAIR WILL NOW ENTERTAIN REQUESTS FOR ONE-MINUTE SPEECHES. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM MINNESOTA SEEK RECOGNITION? HOLD ON. PLEASE TAKE YOUR CONVERSATIONS OUTSIDE. OK. WITHOUT OBJECTION.

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                                      • 07:13:42 PM

                                        IN MINNESOTA ALONE THERE ARE 440 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MADE UP OF…

                                        IN MINNESOTA ALONE THERE ARE 440 LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MADE UP OF 10,000 MINNESOTANS WHO PUT ON THEIR UNIFORM EVERY DAY. WORKING DILIGENTLY TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES. EVERY YEAR NEW NAMES UNFORTUNATELY ARE ADDED TO THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL HERE IN WASHINGTON. 129 OFFICERS WERE KILLED IN 2017. SADLY, ONE OF THOSE WHO WE HONOR AND REMEMBER IS OFFICER BILL MATTHEWS FROM MINNESOTA. I THANK OUR POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, MR. SPEAKER, FOR THEIR SERVICE AND PROVIDING THAT THIN BLUE LINE FOR PROTECTING AND FOR SERVING. I YIELD BACK.

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                                        MR. PAULSEN

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION, THE GENTLEMAN IS RECOGNIZED.

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                                        MR. LANGEVIN

                                        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? WITHOUT OBJECTION. THE

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                                      • 07:16:07 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM ILLINOIS SEEK RECKTHIGS?

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        OBJECTION.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        ICES MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES TO EVALUATE HOW A COUNTRY VALUES ITS WOMEN.…

                                        ICES MATERNAL MORTALITY RATES TO EVALUATE HOW A COUNTRY VALUES ITS WOMEN. BY OUR OWN STARNINGEDS THE UNITED STATES IS FAILING THAT TEST AS WE RANK 47TH, THE HIGHEST OF ANY DEVELOPED NATION AND WE REMAIN ONE OF THE FEW COUNTRIES THAT IS SEEING

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                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM TEXAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        OBJECTION.

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                                        SPEAKER, FOR OVER 3,000 YEARS, THE OFFICIAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL HAS BEEN…

                                        SPEAKER, FOR OVER 3,000 YEARS, THE OFFICIAL CAPITAL OF ISRAEL HAS BEEN JERUSALEM. MR.

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                                      • 07:18:55 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        POE: YESTERDAY, THE UNITED STATES OFFICIALLY MOVED ITS EMBASSY TO…

                                        POE: YESTERDAY, THE UNITED STATES OFFICIALLY MOVED ITS EMBASSY TO JERUSALEM BUT

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                                      • 07:19:07 PM

                                        MR. POE

                                        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 NEW JERSEY SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                      • 07:20:03 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        OBJECTION.

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                                        MR. PAYNE

                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLELADY FROM NEW YORK SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        I RISE TO RECOGNIZE RICK MANSFIELD, AN AIRMEN IN THE US AIR FORCE AND

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                                        MS. TENNEY

                                        VIETNAM VETERAN. HE GAVE ME AN ARTIFACT. IT IS CALLED A HEART SHIELD…

                                        VIETNAM VETERAN. HE GAVE ME AN ARTIFACT. IT IS CALLED A HEART SHIELD BIBLE. AND THESE ARE NOW FADING FROM USE. IN THIS PARTICULAR ONE IS VERY FADED AND HAS A GELLED LEAF COVER. SERGEANT WAS A NEW YORK STATE POLICE OFFICER U.S. MARINE AND HE WAS A SHERIFF IN MY DISTRICT FOR 21 YEARS. SADLY IN 2011 AT THE AGE OF 97, THE SERGEANT PASSED AWAY. HIS HEART SHIELD BIBLE IS ONE THAT WAS GIVEN TO WORLD WAR II SOLDIERS. THESE BIBLES WERE DESIGNED TO FIT SECURELY INTO THE CHEST POCKET INTO A SOLDIER'S UNIFORM AND THE PLATE STOPPED THE BULLET. AND I EXTEND MY APPRECIATION TO THE SERGEANT FOR THEIR HONORABLE SERVICE. MR. SPEAKER, I YIELD BACK.

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                                      • 07:23:09 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        OBJECTION.

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                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM GEORGIA SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        CARTER: I RECOGNIZE THE WORK OF AGENTS WITH THE SAVANNAH POLICE…

                                        CARTER: I RECOGNIZE THE WORK OF AGENTS WITH THE SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT. IN 2016, GANGS THAT WERE REGULARLY TRAFFICKING DRUGS WERE IDENTIFIED BY THE SAVANNAH POLICE DEPARTMENT AS PART OF A SIX-MONTH UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION. IN THIS JOINT OPERATION, LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ARRESTED 24 GANG MEMBERS CONFISCATING THEIR DRUGS AND FIREARMS. SINCE THE POLICE AP PRESENT HEPPEDED, CRIME HAS DECREASED, A 40% DROP IN VIOLENT CRIMES.

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                                      • 07:24:48 PM

                                        MR. CARTER

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                                        MR. CARTER

                                        PERMISSION TO ADDRESS THE HOUSE FOR ONE MINUTE.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        OBJECTION.

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                                        SPEAKER, EACH DAY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ALL ACROSS OUR NATION RISK…

                                        SPEAKER, EACH DAY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ALL ACROSS OUR NATION RISK THEIR LIVES TO KEEP OUR COMMUNITIES SAFE. TODAY AT THE 37TH MEMORIAL, WE REMEMBER THE FALLEN OFFICERS LOST IN THE HISTORY OF OUR NATION. IT WAS AN HONOR TO SIT WITH THE FAMILIES OF TWO FALLEN HEROES FROM MY DISTRICT. I'M PROUD TO WELCOME THE WIVES AND SONS AND GRANDCHILDREN AND WHO ARE IN THE HOUSE GALLERY WITH US TODAY. IT IS OUR DUTY TO HONOR AND RESPECT

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                                      • 07:26:18 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND I OFFER THE HEROES…

                                        THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AND I OFFER THE HEROES FIRST RESPONDERS SUPPORTERS ACT. THIS LEGISLATION WILL HELP ENSURE NO OFFICER HAS TO WORRY IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO THEM. IT IS AN HONOR TO SERVE IN THIS GREAT HOUSE AND WE MUST DO WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THOSE WHO SERVE US AND RISK THEIR LIMBS IN THE STREETS. THANK YOU, AND I YIELD BACK. THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE: WE ARE NOT TO RECOGNIZE FOLKS IN THE GALLERY. FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM SOUTH CAROLINA SEEK RECOGNITION? WITHOUT OBJECTION?

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                                      • 07:27:36 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        JOHN WILKINSON WHO DIED ON MAY 3, 018. HE REMAPED A SOUTH CAROLINA LOCAL.…

                                        JOHN WILKINSON WHO DIED ON MAY 3, 018. HE REMAPED A SOUTH CAROLINA LOCAL. AS A YOUNG MAN, HE SERVED IN THE UNITED STATES NAVY AND GRADUATED FROM CLEMSON COLLEGE WITH A DEGREE IN PHYSICAL SIX.

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                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES THE GENTLEMAN FROM KANSAS SEEK RECOGNITION?

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        FOR WHAT PURPOSE DOES GENTLELADY.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        FOXX: I RECOGNIZE THAT YESTERDAY MARKED THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF STATE HOOD…

                                        FOXX: I RECOGNIZE THAT YESTERDAY MARKED THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF STATE HOOD FOR ISRAEL. ISRAEL IS OUR CLOSE ALLY AND A BEACON OF DEMOCRACY IN A DANGEROUS PART OF THE WORLD.

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                                      • 07:29:45 PM

                                        MS. FOXX

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MS. FOXX

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

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

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                                      • 07:31:08 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN HONOR OF THE PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL DAY AND…

                                        SPEAKER, I RISE TODAY IN HONOR OF THE PEACE OFFICER MEMORIAL DAY AND POLICE WEEK TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THOSE WHO PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE EVERY DAY TO PROTECT NEBRASKANS AND ALL AMERICANS.

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                                        THESE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS PROTECT THE LIFE AND PROPERTY OF AREAS…

                                        THESE LAW ENFORCEMENT PROFESSIONALS PROTECT THE LIFE AND PROPERTY OF AREAS DURING LONG HOURS, SOMETIMES KEEPING THEM AWAY FROM THEIR OWN FAMILIES. TO THOSE ON THE FRONT OF LINE OF OUR SAFETY, IT'S NOT ABOUT THE PAIN, THE HOURS OR THE CONDITIONS THEY WORK IN. THE ABOUT MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER AND SAFER PLACE.

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                                      • 07:31:41 PM

                                        MR. BACON

                                        THEN WE HAVE H.R. 3154, THE STRAW PURCHASES ACT. WHICH WILL INCREASE…

                                        THEN WE HAVE H.R. 3154, THE STRAW PURCHASES ACT. WHICH WILL INCREASE PUNISHMENT FOR THOSE WHO PURCHASE GUNS FOR SOMEONE WHO IS PROHIBITED BY LAW FROM POSSESSING ONE. THEN THERE'S H.R. 4896, WHICH ALLOWS EACH STATE TOKES TEND THE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR THOSE CARRYING UNDER THE LAW ENFORCEMENT SAFETY ACT FROM EVERY 12 MONTHS TO UP TO EVERY 36 MONTHS, BECAUSE THEY'VE ALREADY RECEIVED EXTENSIVE TRAINING. I WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO PROTECT AND TO SERVE AND DEFEND OUR COMMUNITIES. YOUR SERVICE WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. THANK YOU AND I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.

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                                      • 07:32:34 PM

                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        THE CLERK

                                        MARINO OF PENNSYLVANIA FOR TODAY.

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

                                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'D LIKE TO ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS…

                                        THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I'D LIKE TO ASK UNANIMOUS CONSENT THAT ALL MEMBERS HAVE FIVE LEGISLATIVE DAYS TO REVISE AND EXTEND THEIR REMARKS AND INCLUDE ANY EXTRANEOUS MATERIAL ON THE TOPIC TONIGHT.

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                                      • 07:33:17 PM

                                        MR. RUTHERFORD

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                                        THE SPEAKER PRO TEMPORE

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                                        MR. RUTHERFORD

                                        IN ITS APRIL REPORT THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE…

                                        IN ITS APRIL REPORT THE U.S. LABOR DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCED THAT THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE DROPPED TO 3.9%. THE LOWEST LEVEL WE'VE SEEN, MR. SPEAKER, IN 18 YEARS. THE TAX CUTS AND SIMPLIFICATION OF OUR TAX CODE THAT WE PASSED ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO, ALONG WITH OUR PRESIDENT'S REGULATORY REFORMS, AND PRO-GROWTH POLICIES ARE CREATING JOBS AND RESTORING CONFIDENCE IN AMERICA'S ECONOMY. MR. SPEAKER, EARLIER THIS MONTH WE CELEBRATED NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK. TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANCE OF SMALL BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE BACKBONE OF THE ECONOMY AND CREATE MILLIONS OF JOBS TO HELP FLORIDIANS AND AMERICANS PURSUE A BETTER FUTURE FOR THEMSELVES AND FOR THEIR FAMILIES. THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT IS WORKING FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDEPENDENT BUSINESSES, SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE MOST OPTIMISTIC THAT THEY HAVE BEEN IN NEARLY THREE DECADES. THIS IS NO SURPRISE. THE REFORMS IN THIS BILL HAVE DRAMATICALLY IMPROVED THE WAY THAT SMALL BUSINESSES ARE TREATED UNDER OUR TAX CODE. UNLEASHING HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAX CUTS. JUST LAST MONTH, MR. SPEAKER, I TOURED MAGELLAN TRANSPORT, A SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED LOGISTICS COMPANY IN MY HOMETOWN OF JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA. THEY ARE ADDING AT LEAST 100 NEW JOBS IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS AND THEY ARE ABLE TO ACQUIRE A NEW 47,000-SQUARE-FOOT FACILITY. DURING THE TOUR OF THE FACILITY, WE WERE TOLD BY THE COMPANY'S C.E.O. THAT THIS EXPANSION IS A DIRECT RESULT OF THE TAX CUTS THAT THE BUSINESS RECEIVED FROM THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT. THIS IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF THE DIFFERENCES THAT THESE CUTS ARE MAKING TO IMPROVE THE WAY OF LIFE FOR COUNTLESS AMERICANS IN FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE NATION. I'VE HEARD FROM MANY SMALL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT MY DISTRICT WHO ARE THRIVING UNLIKE EVER BEFORE BECAUSE OF THESE LANDMARK REFORMS. AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF FLORIDA'S FOURTH DISTRICT, I AM PROUD TO REPRESENT THE HISTORIC CITY OF ST. AUGUSTINE. ST. AUGUSTINE IS KNOWN AROUND THE WORLD, MR. SPEAKER, AS THE OLDEST CITY IN AMERICA. IT IS FULL OF UNIQUE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY-ORIENTED BUSINESSES. INCLUDING THE ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY. LOCATED IN FLORIDA'S OLDEST ICE PLANT, THE ST. AUGUSTINE DISTILLERY OPENING IN 2014 MARKED THE FIRST TIME THAT SPIRITS HAVE BEEN DISTILLED AND CREATED IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA SINCE PROHIBITION. AS A YOUNG BUSINESS FACING MORE THAN THEIR SHARE OF REGULATORY CHALLENGES, THE DISTILLERY WAS RELIEVED, TO SAY THE LEAST WHEN THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW. THE DISTILLERY ANNOUNCED SHORTLY AFTER THE BILL'S PASSAGE THAT THEY WILL BE USING THEIR SAVINGS TO MAKE FURTHER INVESTMENTS IN THEIR EMPLOYEES AND INCREASE THEIR EQUIPMENT AND INVENTORY, CREATING NEW LOCAL JOBS AND HIRING ADDITIONAL STAFF TO MANUFACTURE, MARKET AND SELL THEIR PRODUCTS. SMALL BUSINESSES ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF MY COMMUNITY AND OUR ECONOMY. BUT THEY AREN'T THE ONLY ONES WHO HAVE BEEN GIVEN RELIEF UNDER THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT. MR. SPEAKER, LAST SEPTEMBER NORTHEAST FLORIDA WAS DEVASTATED BY HURRICANE IRMA. THE STORM SURGE WAS OVER FIVE FEET AND DROPPED MORE THAN A FOOT OF RAINFALL. OUR COMMUNITIES SAW SOME OF THE WORST FLOODING IN OVER 100 YEARS ALONG THE ST. JOHN'S RIVER AND MANY AREAS ARE NOW ONLY -- ONLY NOW RECOVERING. BECAUSE OF THE FEDERAL TAX SAVINGS THAT THEY RECEIVED, TAMPA ELECTRIC, FLORIDA POWER AND LIGHT, AND DUKE ENERGY OF FLORIDA ALL ANNOUNCED THAT THEIR CUSTOMERS WOULD NOT RECEIVE A RATE INCREASE FOR POWER AND RESTORATION COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE COMPANIES' RESPONSE TO THE HURRICANE DAMAGE. WITH THE MONEY THAT THEY WOULD HAVE PAID INTO CORPORATE INCOME TAXES, THESE COMPANIES WERE ABLE TO RECOVER THE COST OF RESTORING POWER AND REPAIRING THE DAMAGE AFTER HURRICANE IRMA, WHICH HAS SPARED THOUSANDS OF FLORIDIANS AN INCREASE IN THEIR ENERGY BILL THIS YEAR. MR. SPEAKER, THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MANY WAYS THAT THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT HAS ALREADY MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF HARDWORKING MEN AND WOMEN IN NORTHEAST FLORIDA AND ACROSS THE STATE. BY ALLOWING THEM TO KEEP MORE OF THEIR HARD-EARNED MONEY IN THEIR PAYCHECK. AND TONIGHT WE WILL HEAR FROM A NUMBER OF MY FELLOW FLORIDIANS ABOUT THE GREAT SUCCESSES OF THIS BILL AND HOW IT HAS HELPED THE LIVES OF FLORIDA FAMILIES IN OUR DISTRICT. NOW, MR. SPEAKER, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE OUR FIRST SPEAKER. HE'S A GREAT COLLEAGUE OF MINE ON JUDICIARY AND A DEFENDER OF A STRONG, BOOMING ECONOMY, REPRESENTATIVE -- REPRESENTING THE FIRST DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, I NOW YIELD TO CONGRESSMAN MATT GAETZ WHATEVER TIME HE MAY CONSUME.

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                                        MR. GAETZ

                                        WE'VE CUT TAXES OVER 50 TIMES. FOLKS LIKE MY COLLEAGUE, MR. RUTHERFORD,…

                                        WE'VE CUT TAXES OVER 50 TIMES. FOLKS LIKE MY COLLEAGUE, MR. RUTHERFORD, FROM FLORIDA, SERVED IN OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT COMMUNITY AND LED TO SAFER STREETS AND SAFER COMMUNITIES SO THAT WE COULD GROW AND PROSPER IN A WAY THAT WAS CON DEUCE TO HAVE A FAMILY--- CONDUCIVE TO A FAMILY-FRIENDLY LIFE. BUT FOR SO LONG WHILE WE HAD BEEN CUTTING TAXES AND FIGHTING FOR A MORE COMPETITIVE ECONOMIC ECOSYSTEM, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD THROWN A WET BLANKET OVER THE ECONOMY, WITH A CORPORATE TAX RATE THAT WAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD, FLORIDA COMPANIES WEREN'T ABLE TO LEVERAGE THE GREAT TALENTS THAT WERE CUT P COMING OUT OF OUR STATE -- CUT -- THAT WERE COMING OUT OF OUR STATE TO COMPETE. THE RULES WERE STACKED AGAINST US AS A CONSEQUENCE OF BAD POLICIES IN WASHINGTON. I AM SO PROUD THAT DURING THE 115TH CONGRESS WE WERE ABLE TO PASS THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT SO THAT STATES LIKE FLORIDA COULD REALIZE THE GREAT BENEFIT OF CONSERVATIVE LEADERSHIP. AND IN MY DISTRICT IN NORTH FLORIDA, WHERE WE'VE GOT A NUMBER OF HARDWORKING FOLKS, PARTICULARLY IN THE MANUFACTURING CENTER, THERE IS A NEW SENSE OF ECONOMIC OPTIMISM AND PROSPERITY THAT IS SWEEPING ACROSS OUR STATE AND MY REGION. THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MANUFACTURERS' 2018 FIRST QUARTER OUTLOOK SAYS THAT 93. 5% OF MANUFACTURERS NOW HAVE A POSITIVE OUTLOOK REGARDING THE GROWTH OF THEIR BUSINESSES. THIS IS ENTIRELY CONSISTENT WITH THE FEEDBACK I'VE GOTTEN FROM MANUFACTURERS SUCH AS AMERICAN ELITE INJECTION MOLDING. WHERE WE'RE COMPETING WITH THE BEST AROUND THE WORLD AND WE'RE WIN AND WE'RE GROWING. MANUFACTURERS IN MY DISTRICT HAVE SAID ONE CONSEQUENCE OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT IS THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO REINVEST IN THEIR FACILITIES. BUY NEW CUTTING-EDGE EQUIPMENT. GROW AND EXPAND THEIR PHYSICAL PLANT AND THIS CREATES JOBS AND BETTER COMPETITION. ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING. ENERGY COST IS SOMETHING THAT IMPACTS OUR SMALL BUSINESSES AND FAMILIES ALIKE. AND AS A RESULT OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT, GULF POWER, THE INDEPENDENTLY OWNED UTILITY IN MY DISTRICT, IS CUTTING RATES SO THAT RATEPAYERS WILL SEE SAVINGS OVER $100 MILLION. THAT'S $100 MILLION PLOWED RIGHT BACK INTO THE ECONOMY AND MY DISTRICT, RIGHT BACK AT THE KITCHEN TABLE AT THE END OF THE MONTH. AND CERTAINLY IT'S OF GREAT VALUE THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO SEE THAT RESULT FOR OUR FAMILIES AND FOR OUR BUSINESSES. PUBLIX IS ANOTHER GREAT BUSINESS IN OUR STATE. THEY'RE INCREASING PAY FOR EMPLOYEES, ALLOWING EMPLOYEES TO BE ABLE TO BUY INTO EMPLOYEE STOCK OPTION PROGRAMS. AT GREATER FREQUENCY. MR. SPEAKER, WHETHER IT'S THE LARGEST BUSINESSES IN OUR STATE OR THE SMALLEST, WHETHER IT'S FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN PROSPEROUS OR FAMILIES THAT ARE LOOKING TO CLIMB THAT NEXT PEG ON THE ECONOMIC LADDER, I CAN SAY WITH GREAT SINCERITY THAT THE FEEDBACK S AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT HAS BEEN ENTIRELY POSITIVE. FOLKS ARE MORE OPTIMISTIC AND ULTIMATELY THAT WILL ENSURE THAT THE STATE OF FLORIDA IS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN A MORE COMPETITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT GOING FORWARD. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN, AND I YIELD BACK.

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                                      • 07:42:51 PM

                                        MR. RUTHERFORD

                                        NOW, MR. SPEAKER, I'D ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY COLLEAGUE FROM NORTH…

                                        NOW, MR. SPEAKER, I'D ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE MY COLLEAGUE FROM NORTH CENTRAL FLORIDA'S THIRD DISTRICT. HE'S A SMALL BUSINESS OWNER HIMSELF, WHO UNDERSTANDS TAXES AND THE REGULATORY BURDEN THAT BUSINESSES FACE. AND SO, MR. SPEAKER, I'D LIKE TO YIELD TO MY GOOD FRIEND, TED YOHO, AND -- AS MUCH TIME AS HE MAY CONSUME.

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                                      • 07:43:57 PM

                                        MR. YOHO

                                        I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT YOU'RE DOING THIS. WE NEED TO HIGHLIGHT THE…

                                        I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT YOU'RE DOING THIS. WE NEED TO HIGHLIGHT THE SUCCESSES WE'VE HAD ALL ACROLTS COUNTRY -- HIGHLIGHTS -- HIGHLIGHT THE SUCCESSES WE'VE HAD ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY. WE'RE HEARING ABOUT THE TAX CUTS THAT BENEFIT HARDWORKING FAMILIES AND THOSE THAT ARE BENEFITING THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY, TO GROW OUR ECONOMY ALL ACROSS THE NATION. BUT HERE IN FLORIDA, THE AVERAGE FAMILY OF FOUR IS SAVING $2,069 DUE TO THE FEDERAL TAX REDUCTIONS. THAT'S 2DS,000 THEY DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE -- $2,000 THEY DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE THAT THEY CAN USE FOR RETIREMENT, FOR COLLEGE, UNPLANNED EXPENSES, OR TO INVEST BACK INTO THE FLORIDA ECONOMY. IN ADDITION TO THE PERSONAL CUTS OF FEDERAL TAXES, BUSINESSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE GIVING THEIR TAX CUTS BACK TO THEIR EMPLOYEES IN THE FORM OF BONUSES, RETIREMENT BENEFITS, FAMILY LEAVE, AND INCREASED PAY AND WE SEE -- AND WE SEE THIS IN MILLIONS OF JOBS ACROSS THE NATION. I'VE NEVER SEEN THIS BEFORE. I'M 63 YEARS OLD. I REMEMBER THE I REMEMBER THE TAX CUT FROM RONALD REAGAN. THIS IS MUCH MORE SIGNIFICANT AND THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY IS MULTIPLES ABOUT THAT. IN FLORIDA'S 3RD DISTRICT, LARGE BUSINESSES LIKE WAL-MART AND WELLS FARGO AND SMALL MOM AND POP BUSINESSES SUCH AS THE FLOOD INSURANCE AGENCY IN MY DISTRICT ARE GIVING BACK TO THEIR EMPLOYEES. THE FLOOD ENERGY GAVE $1,000 BONUSES TO THEIR 17 FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES. THAT IS $17,000 RE-INVESTED IN OUR COMMUNITY BECAUSE OF THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT THAT THE REPUBLICANS PASSED AND PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNED INTO LAW. CENTER STATE BANK WHICH IS HEAD QUARTER TERED IN DAVENPORT, FLORIDA, GAVE OUT BONUSES TO NONEMPLOYEE. AND LET ME DO MY MATH, I BELIEVE THAT'S $700,000 BEING INFUSED INTO THE FLORIDA ECONOMY BECAUSE OF THE TAX CUT AND JOBS ACT. A LOCATION IN FLORIDA GAVE ALL EMPLOYEES OVER A YEAR OF EMPLOYMENT, $1,000 BONUSES AND $500 TO ALL EMPLOYEES THAT WORKED THERE LESS THAN A YEAR. LIKE $1,000 MAY SEEM LIKE CRUMBS LIKE WE HEARD THE NIGHT OF THE VOTE, THEY ARE JUST MERE CRUMBS, WE FIND THAT IS NOT TRUTH WHEN WE GET OUT TO THE DISTRICT. THESE BONUSES ARE INVESTED INTO THE PEOPLE OF FLORIDA AND OVER $700,000 AND THIS IS FROM THREE BUSINESSES NOT INCLUDING WAL-MART RAISING WAGES FOR 67,500 EMPLOYEES. THE BONUSES THAT LOEWWS GAVE. IT IS BENEFITING ALL AMERICANS. AND THE MONEY THEY EARN WHETHER BY SAVING OR RE-INVESTING BY LOWERING THE TAX BURDEN ON AMERICANS AND BUSINESSES, WE HAVE INSENTTIVIZED HARD WORK. NOW ONLY BECAUSE OF THE LOWER TAX BURDEN BUT BECAUSE BUSINESSES HAVE THE MEANS TO RE-INVEST IN THEIR EMPLOYEES AND THE MONEY GOES BACK TO THE PEOPLE AND THEY KNOW HOW BEST TO SPEND IT. IT WAS INTERESTING AS I WAS TOURING THROUGH OUR DISTRICT AS WE OFTEN DO WHEN WE GO BACK HOME. I HAVE BEEN IN CONGRESS, THIS IS MY THIRD TERM, I WAS AT A RIBBON CUTING AND HAD TWOUR UNSOLE IS TED PEOPLE COME UP TO ME AND THANKED US FOR THE ACT AND THIS HAPPENED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS. ONE INDIVIDUAL CAME AND THIS WAS UNSOLE IS TED. HE SAYS I WANT TO LET YOU KNOW BECAUSE OF THE ACT, I'M RECEIVING AN EXTRA $120 PER PAYCHECK. THAT IS 2,280 IN CRUMBS HE IS GETTING. ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL CAME UP AND SAYS AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW EACH OTHER AND HE CAME UP TO ME AND SAID BECAUSE OF THE TAX CUT, I'M GETTING AN EXTRA $00 A MONTH. THAT IS $6,000 A YEAR. HE WAS EXCITED. I WAS EXCITED FOR HIM. A LOCAL TRUCKING COMPANY, THERE WAS A BILLBOARD, BEGINNING JANUARY 15, ALL DRIVERS, ALL EMPLOYEES GET A 15% PAY RAISE AND WHEN I TALKED TO HIM HE SAID IT WAS BECAUSE OF THE TAX BILL, THE TAX REFORM THAT WE DID. AND THESE ARE AGAIN UNSOLE IS TED. ANOTHER INDIVIDUAL CALLED ME UP, HE HAS AN AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING COMPANY. HE GAVE OUT $7,400 DUE TO THE TAX CUTS AND JOBS REFORM ACT. AND I HAD A FAMILY MEMBER WHO ISN'T USER FRIENDLY AND HE CALLED ME UP AND HE SAID HE WAS RECEIVING AN EXTRA $120 A MONTH AND THANKED ME. AND SOME FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE AISLE CLAIM THIS TAX BILL

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