9:43 PM EDT

Thomas Massie, R-KY 4th

Mr. MASSIE. Mr. Chairman, I rise today with four of my colleagues to offer a bipartisan amendment that simply requires the DEA to comply with Federal law.

Despite clear language in the recently passed farm bill that specifically allows State agricultural agencies and universities to grow industrial hemp for research, the DEA decided to ignore the plain text of a Federal statute.

Officials in my home State of Kentucky were recently forced to file a lawsuit in Federal court to compel the DEA to release industrial hemp seeds intended for a university research pilot program. What a waste of time, money, and the court system's limited resources.

[Time: 21:45]

States cannot launch industrial hemp pilot programs if the DEA seizes the seeds before they reach their destination, and although the DEA did recently agree to release the seeds, my amendment ensures that this type of DEA action won't happen again.

If this were simply about seeds, I wouldn't be here. We have got that resolved, but there are further issues. There are more issues.

For instance, the DEA has been very ambiguous on whether they are going to assert authority to say that hemp can't be grown on private property. Listen, where else are you going to grow it? It is not like the government has farms.

The farm bill is clear on this language. The farm bill says that the State authorities shall register these sites, not the DEA; yet the DEA refuses to acknowledge that.

Furthermore, with regard to the seeds, the DEA requires--and this I find ridiculous--that the seeds--and these are industrial hemp seeds with no active THC--must be kept under lock and key, with only three keys available.

The way we have got these stored in Kentucky now is you put your handprint on the door and you can get into these hemp seeds. You want to know how ridiculous that is?

By the end of this growing season, we are going to have thousands of pounds of hemp seeds, not 250 pounds of hemp seeds. The question is: What is the DEA going to do going forward?

We just want them to simply obey the law. The fact is that growing hemp for research purposes has always been legal. So why hasn't it been done? Because it required interfacing with the DEA, and the DEA purposely used regulations to stop any of this research.

The farm bill that I cosponsored was to clear the way for hemp industrial research, not to perpetuate a broken [Page: H4991]

process where the DEA obfuscates and delays, but to give that freedom to State and local governments.

Mr. Chairman, I reserve the balance of my time.

9:46 PM EDT

Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Chairman, this is where I came in a little while ago. The gentlewoman was correct, that I was speaking earlier about this amendment and not hers. However, I oppose both these amendments. The principle is the same.

With regard to this amendment, I would say to the gentleman that the gentleman's amendment in the farm bill is new law, and it is being implemented, but it does not exclude the role of the DEA.

Your amendment here today would strip funds from the ability of the DEA to be involved, and the involvement is as described in your amendment with regard to the confiscation, seizure, and otherwise impeding the importation, transfer, and movement in interstate or interstate commerce of seeds intended for the purpose of growing or cultivating industrial hemp.

9:46 PM EDT

Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Chairman, this is where I came in a little while ago. The gentlewoman was correct, that I was speaking earlier about this amendment and not hers. However, I oppose both these amendments. The principle is the same.

With regard to this amendment, I would say to the gentleman that the gentleman's amendment in the farm bill is new law, and it is being implemented, but it does not exclude the role of the DEA.

Your amendment here today would strip funds from the ability of the DEA to be involved, and the involvement is as described in your amendment with regard to the confiscation, seizure, and otherwise impeding the importation, transfer, and movement in interstate or interstate commerce of seeds intended for the purpose of growing or cultivating industrial hemp.

9:46 PM EDT

Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Chairman, this is where I came in a little while ago. The gentlewoman was correct, that I was speaking earlier about this amendment and not hers. However, I oppose both these amendments. The principle is the same.

With regard to this amendment, I would say to the gentleman that the gentleman's amendment in the farm bill is new law, and it is being implemented, but it does not exclude the role of the DEA.

Your amendment here today would strip funds from the ability of the DEA to be involved, and the involvement is as described in your amendment with regard to the confiscation, seizure, and otherwise impeding the importation, transfer, and movement in interstate or interstate commerce of seeds intended for the purpose of growing or cultivating industrial hemp.

9:46 PM EDT

Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Chairman, this is where I came in a little while ago. The gentlewoman was correct, that I was speaking earlier about this amendment and not hers. However, I oppose both these amendments. The principle is the same.

With regard to this amendment, I would say to the gentleman that the gentleman's amendment in the farm bill is new law, and it is being implemented, but it does not exclude the role of the DEA.

Your amendment here today would strip funds from the ability of the DEA to be involved, and the involvement is as described in your amendment with regard to the confiscation, seizure, and otherwise impeding the importation, transfer, and movement in interstate or interstate commerce of seeds intended for the purpose of growing or cultivating industrial hemp.

9:46 PM EDT

Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Chairman, this is where I came in a little while ago. The gentlewoman was correct, that I was speaking earlier about this amendment and not hers. However, I oppose both these amendments. The principle is the same.

With regard to this amendment, I would say to the gentleman that the gentleman's amendment in the farm bill is new law, and it is being implemented, but it does not exclude the role of the DEA.

Your amendment here today would strip funds from the ability of the DEA to be involved, and the involvement is as described in your amendment with regard to the confiscation, seizure, and otherwise impeding the importation, transfer, and movement in interstate or interstate commerce of seeds intended for the purpose of growing or cultivating industrial hemp.

9:46 PM EDT

Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Mr. Chairman, this is where I came in a little while ago. The gentlewoman was correct, that I was speaking earlier about this amendment and not hers. However, I oppose both these amendments. The principle is the same.

With regard to this amendment, I would say to the gentleman that the gentleman's amendment in the farm bill is new law, and it is being implemented, but it does not exclude the role of the DEA.

Your amendment here today would strip funds from the ability of the DEA to be involved, and the involvement is as described in your amendment with regard to the confiscation, seizure, and otherwise impeding the importation, transfer, and movement in interstate or interstate commerce of seeds intended for the purpose of growing or cultivating industrial hemp.

9:47 PM EDT

Thomas Massie, R-KY 4th

Mr. MASSIE. The Clerk read it, but if you may, it says:

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used in contravention of section 7606 (``Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research'') of the Agricultural Act of 2014 by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration.

My amendment at the desk says nothing about seeds.

9:47 PM EDT

Thomas Massie, R-KY 4th

Mr. MASSIE. The Clerk read it, but if you may, it says:

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used in contravention of section 7606 (``Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research'') of the Agricultural Act of 2014 by the Department of Justice or the Drug Enforcement Administration.

My amendment at the desk says nothing about seeds.

9:48 PM EDT

Bob Goodlatte, R-VA 6th

Mr. GOODLATTE. Okay. Well, seeds or hemp, you have to still have the involvement of the DEA because seeds and hemp can be used to grow marijuana, as well as to grow hemp.

So if you don't have the ability to determine, just by looking at it, whether or not it is something that is going to be used for research purposes for hemp or whether it is going to be used to grow illegal marijuana to be sold to whoever, you need to have the DEA involved in that process.

If you take the DEA out of the process, which your amendment in the farm bill did not do and which I would strongly oppose having occur now, you are going to have a situation where this law will be honored in name only and will not be used for the purpose for which I presume you intended it, which is to do research with regard to the growing of hemp.

That is not what you are going to have here because you cannot determine, for example, the THC limits of cannabis plants simply by looking at them. You have got to have this examined, you have got to have it licensed, and that is a proper thing to do since the law requires it to be done.

The DEA needs to fulfill the role that the law requires them to do for that very purpose. As a result, I must strongly oppose this amendment.

9:49 PM EDT

Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st

Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of the bipartisan amendment I am proud to cosponsor with Mr. Massie of Kentucky.

This amendment simply says that none of the funds in the CJS bill can be used by the Department of Justice or the DEA in contravention of the section of the farm bill--the duly-enacted farm bill, which I supported for many reasons, one of which was that it had an industrial hemp research program, that authorizes industrial hemp research.

This is very simple. We passed a bipartisan farm bill. Its provisions are law. In Kentucky, one of the States conducting research, the DEA intervened. Only when Kentucky sued did the DEA get out of the way.

The amendment restates a law that is already on the books, but maybe the DEA needs to hear it twice. Remember, it is rope, not dope.

I urge an ``aye'' vote.

9:49 PM EDT

Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st

Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of the bipartisan amendment I am proud to cosponsor with Mr. Massie of Kentucky.

This amendment simply says that none of the funds in the CJS bill can be used by the Department of Justice or the DEA in contravention of the section of the farm bill--the duly-enacted farm bill, which I supported for many reasons, one of which was that it had an industrial hemp research program, that authorizes industrial hemp research.

This is very simple. We passed a bipartisan farm bill. Its provisions are law. In Kentucky, one of the States conducting research, the DEA intervened. Only when Kentucky sued did the DEA get out of the way.

The amendment restates a law that is already on the books, but maybe the DEA needs to hear it twice. Remember, it is rope, not dope.

I urge an ``aye'' vote.

9:49 PM EDT

Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st

Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of the bipartisan amendment I am proud to cosponsor with Mr. Massie of Kentucky.

This amendment simply says that none of the funds in the CJS bill can be used by the Department of Justice or the DEA in contravention of the section of the farm bill--the duly-enacted farm bill, which I supported for many reasons, one of which was that it had an industrial hemp research program, that authorizes industrial hemp research.

This is very simple. We passed a bipartisan farm bill. Its provisions are law. In Kentucky, one of the States conducting research, the DEA intervened. Only when Kentucky sued did the DEA get out of the way.

The amendment restates a law that is already on the books, but maybe the DEA needs to hear it twice. Remember, it is rope, not dope.

I urge an ``aye'' vote.

9:49 PM EDT

Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st

Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of the bipartisan amendment I am proud to cosponsor with Mr. Massie of Kentucky.

This amendment simply says that none of the funds in the CJS bill can be used by the Department of Justice or the DEA in contravention of the section of the farm bill--the duly-enacted farm bill, which I supported for many reasons, one of which was that it had an industrial hemp research program, that authorizes industrial hemp research.

This is very simple. We passed a bipartisan farm bill. Its provisions are law. In Kentucky, one of the States conducting research, the DEA intervened. Only when Kentucky sued did the DEA get out of the way.

The amendment restates a law that is already on the books, but maybe the DEA needs to hear it twice. Remember, it is rope, not dope.

I urge an ``aye'' vote.

9:49 PM EDT

Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st

Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of the bipartisan amendment I am proud to cosponsor with Mr. Massie of Kentucky.

This amendment simply says that none of the funds in the CJS bill can be used by the Department of Justice or the DEA in contravention of the section of the farm bill--the duly-enacted farm bill, which I supported for many reasons, one of which was that it had an industrial hemp research program, that authorizes industrial hemp research.

This is very simple. We passed a bipartisan farm bill. Its provisions are law. In Kentucky, one of the States conducting research, the DEA intervened. Only when Kentucky sued did the DEA get out of the way.

The amendment restates a law that is already on the books, but maybe the DEA needs to hear it twice. Remember, it is rope, not dope.

I urge an ``aye'' vote.

9:49 PM EDT

Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st

Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of the bipartisan amendment I am proud to cosponsor with Mr. Massie of Kentucky.

This amendment simply says that none of the funds in the CJS bill can be used by the Department of Justice or the DEA in contravention of the section of the farm bill--the duly-enacted farm bill, which I supported for many reasons, one of which was that it had an industrial hemp research program, that authorizes industrial hemp research.

This is very simple. We passed a bipartisan farm bill. Its provisions are law. In Kentucky, one of the States conducting research, the DEA intervened. Only when Kentucky sued did the DEA get out of the way.

The amendment restates a law that is already on the books, but maybe the DEA needs to hear it twice. Remember, it is rope, not dope.

I urge an ``aye'' vote.

9:49 PM EDT

Suzanne Bonamici, D-OR 1st

Ms. BONAMICI. Mr. Chair, I rise in support of the bipartisan amendment I am proud to cosponsor with Mr. Massie of Kentucky.

This amendment simply says that none of the funds in the CJS bill can be used by the Department of Justice or the DEA in contravention of the section of the farm bill--the duly-enacted farm bill, which I supported for many reasons, one of which was that it had an industrial hemp research program, that authorizes industrial hemp research.

This is very simple. We passed a bipartisan farm bill. Its provisions are law. In Kentucky, one of the States conducting research, the DEA intervened. Only when Kentucky sued did the DEA get out of the way.

The amendment restates a law that is already on the books, but maybe the DEA needs to hear it twice. Remember, it is rope, not dope.

I urge an ``aye'' vote.

9:51 PM EDT

Thomas Massie, R-KY 4th

Mr. MASSIE. I hope the chairman will vote for my amendment. Basically, it just says that we are going to enforce the farm bill, the language of the farm bill, and the farm bill is very clear in its language. It says no other Federal law withstanding.

Isn't it ironic that thousands of pounds of cocaine and heroin are somehow passing our borders every week? Yet the DEA thinks that seizing industrial hemp seeds in Kentucky is worthwhile use of its time and resources.

Furthermore, what are they going to do this fall when we harvest the hemp seeds?

There is no import-export there. These are Kentucky hemp seeds once they are grown in Kentucky. There is no Federal nexus this fall, so I hope that the farm bill and the language in the farm bill will be honored. We voted for it. It was signed by the President.

Our amendment is simple. It states that no funds may be used by the Department of Justice or Drug Enforcement Administration to violate the clear language of the farm bill, which says: States are allowed to grow and cultivate industrial hemp if the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated for the purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research.

The DEA is not above Congress. It is not above the law. Executive branch agencies like the DEA must follow the laws passed by the legislative branch.

Please join us in support of this commonsense, reasonable amendment.

Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.

The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Massie).

The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the ayes appeared to have it.

9:51 PM EDT

Thomas Massie, R-KY 4th

Mr. MASSIE. I hope the chairman will vote for my amendment. Basically, it just says that we are going to enforce the farm bill, the language of the farm bill, and the farm bill is very clear in its language. It says no other Federal law withstanding.

Isn't it ironic that thousands of pounds of cocaine and heroin are somehow passing our borders every week? Yet the DEA thinks that seizing industrial hemp seeds in Kentucky is worthwhile use of its time and resources.

Furthermore, what are they going to do this fall when we harvest the hemp seeds?

There is no import-export there. These are Kentucky hemp seeds once they are grown in Kentucky. There is no Federal nexus this fall, so I hope that the farm bill and the language in the farm bill will be honored. We voted for it. It was signed by the President.

Our amendment is simple. It states that no funds may be used by the Department of Justice or Drug Enforcement Administration to violate the clear language of the farm bill, which says: States are allowed to grow and cultivate industrial hemp if the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated for the purposes of research conducted under an agricultural pilot program or other agricultural or academic research.

The DEA is not above Congress. It is not above the law. Executive branch agencies like the DEA must follow the laws passed by the legislative branch.

Please join us in support of this commonsense, reasonable amendment.

Mr. Chairman, I yield back the balance of my time.

The Acting CHAIR. The question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Kentucky (Mr. Massie).

The question was taken; and the Acting Chair announced that the ayes appeared to have it.

9:52 PM EDT

Steve Cohen, D-TN 9th

Mr. COHEN. Mr. Chairman, I demand a recorded vote.

The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, further proceedings on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Tennessee will be postponed.

ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE ACTING CHAIR

The Acting CHAIR. Pursuant to clause 6 of rule XVIII, proceedings will now resume on those amendments on which further proceedings were postponed, in the following order:

Amendment by Mr. Pompeo of Kansas.

Amendment by Mr. McNerney of California.

Amendment by Mr. Bridenstine of Oklahoma.

Amendment by Mr. King of Iowa.

Amendment by Mr. Cohen of Tennessee.

Amendment by Mr. Cohen of Tennessee.

The Chair will reduce to 2 minutes the time for any electronic vote after the first vote in this series.

AMENDMENT OFFERED BY MR.

POMPEO

The Acting CHAIR. The unfinished business is the demand for a recorded vote on the amendment offered by the gentleman from Kansas (Mr. Pompeo) on which further proceedings were postponed and on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote.

The Clerk will redesignate the amendment.

The Clerk redesignated the amendment.

RECORDED VOTE

The Acting CHAIR. A recorded vote has been demanded. [Page: H4932]

A recorded vote was ordered.

The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes 129, noes 280, not voting 22, as follows:

[Roll No. 243]

AYES--129

Amash

Bachmann

Bachus

Barton

Bentivolio

Bilirakis

Bishop (UT)

Black

Blackburn

Boustany

Brady (TX)

Bridenstine

Brooks (AL)

Broun (GA)

Burgess

Byrne

Carter

Chabot

Chaffetz

Coble

Coffman

Collins (GA)

Collins (NY)

Conaway

Cook

Cotton

DeSantis

DesJarlais

Duffy

Duncan (SC)

Farenthold

Fincher

Fleming

Flores

Foxx

Franks (AZ)

Gardner

Garrett

Gingrey (GA)

Gohmert

Goodlatte

Gosar

Gowdy

Graves (GA)

Hall

Harper

Harris

Hensarling

Holding

Hudson

Huelskamp

Huizenga (MI)

Hultgren

Hunter

Hurt

Issa

Jenkins

Johnson, Sam

Jones

Jordan

King (IA)

Kingston

Kline

Labrador

LaMalfa

Lamborn

Lance

Latta

Lummis

Marchant

Massie

McCarthy (CA)

McCaul

McClintock

McHenry

Meadows

Messer

Miller (FL)

Mullin

Neugebauer

Nugent

Nunes

Olson

Paulsen

Perry

Petri

Pittenger

Pitts

Poe (TX)

Pompeo

Price (GA)

Ribble

Rice (SC)

Rogers (AL)

Rogers (MI)

Rohrabacher

Rokita

Rooney

Roskam

Ross

Rothfus

Royce

Ryan (WI)

Salmon

Sanford

Scalise

Schweikert

Scott, Austin

Sensenbrenner

Sessions

Smith (MO)

Smith (TX)

Stewart

Stockman

Stutzman

Terry

Thornberry

Tiberi

Tipton

Walberg

Weber (TX)

Webster (FL)

Westmoreland

Williams

Wilson (SC)

Woodall

Yoder

Yoho

Young (IN)

NOES--280

Aderholt

Amodei

Barber

Barletta

Barr

Barrow (GA)

Bass

Beatty

Becerra

Benishek

Bishop (GA)

Bishop (NY)

Blumenauer

Bonamici

Brady (PA)

Braley (IA)

Brooks (IN)

Brown (FL)

Brownley (CA)

Buchanan

Bucshon

Bustos

Butterfield

Calvert

Camp

Cantor

Capps

Capuano

Cardenas

Carney

Carson (IN)

Cartwright

Cassidy

Castor (FL)

Castro (TX)

Chu

Cicilline

Clark (MA)

Clarke (NY)

Clay

Clyburn

Cohen

Cole

Connolly

Conyers

Cooper

Costa

Courtney

Cramer

Crawford

Crenshaw

Crowley

Cuellar

Culberson

Cummings

Daines

Davis (CA)

Davis, Danny

Davis, Rodney

DeFazio

DeGette

Delaney

DeLauro

DelBene

Denham

Dent

Deutch

Diaz-Balart

Doggett

Doyle

Duckworth

Duncan (TN)

Ellison

Ellmers

Engel

Enyart

Eshoo

Farr

Fattah

Fitzpatrick

Fleischmann

Forbes

Fortenberry

Foster

Frankel (FL)

Frelinghuysen

Fudge

Gabbard

Gallego

Garamendi

Garcia

Gerlach

Gibbs

Gibson

Granger

Graves (MO)

Grayson

Green, Gene

Griffin (AR)

Griffith (VA)

Grijalva

Grimm

Guthrie

Gutiérrez

Hahn

Hanabusa

Hastings (WA)

Heck (NV)

Heck (WA)

Herrera Beutler

Higgins

Himes

Hinojosa

Holt

Honda

Horsford

Hoyer

Huffman

Israel

Jackson Lee

Jeffries

Johnson (GA)

Johnson (OH)

Johnson, E. B.

Jolly

Joyce

Kaptur

Keating

Kelly (IL)

Kelly (PA)

Kennedy

Kildee

Kilmer

Kind

King (NY)

Kinzinger (IL)

Kirkpatrick

Kuster

Langevin

Larsen (WA)

Larson (CT)

Latham

Lee (CA)

Levin

Lipinski

LoBiondo

Loebsack

Lofgren

Long

Lowenthal

Lowey

Lucas

Luetkemeyer

Lujan Grisham (NM)

Lujan, Ben Ray (NM)

Lynch

Maffei

Maloney, Carolyn

Maloney, Sean

Marino

Matheson

Matsui

McAllister

McCollum

McDermott

McGovern

McIntyre

McKeon

McKinley

McMorris Rodgers

McNerney

Meehan

Meeks

Meng

Mica

Michaud

Miller (MI)

Miller, George

Moore

Moran

Murphy (FL)

Murphy (PA)

Nadler

Napolitano

Neal

Negrete McLeod

Noem

Nolan

Nunnelee

O'Rourke

Owens

Pallone

Pascrell

Pastor (AZ)

Payne

Pearce

Pelosi

Perlmutter

Peters (CA)

Peters (MI)

Peterson

Pingree (ME)

Pocan

Polis

Posey

Price (NC)

Quigley

Rahall

Rangel

Reed

Reichert

Renacci

Richmond

Rigell

Roby

Roe (TN)

Rogers (KY)

Roybal-Allard

Ruiz

Runyan

Ruppersberger

Rush

Ryan (OH)

Sanchez, Linda T.

Sanchez, Loretta

Sarbanes

Schakowsky

Schiff

Schneider

Schock

Schrader

Schwartz

Scott (VA)

Scott, David

Serrano

Sewell (AL)

Shea-Porter

Sherman

Shimkus

Simpson

Sinema

Sires

Smith (NE)

Smith (NJ)

Smith (WA)

Southerland

Speier

Stivers

Swalwell (CA)

Takano

Thompson (CA)

Thompson (PA)

Tierney

Titus

Tonko

Tsongas

Turner

Upton

Valadao

Van Hollen

Vargas

Veasey

Vela

Velazquez

Visclosky

Wagner

Walden

Walorski

Walz

Wasserman Schultz

Waxman

Welch

Wenstrup

Whitfield

Wilson (FL)

Wittman

Wolf

Womack

Yarmuth

Young (AK)

NOT VOTING--22

Bera (CA)

Campbell

Capito

Cleaver

Dingell

Edwards

Esty

Green, Al

Hanna

Hartzler

Hastings (FL)

Lankford

Lewis

McCarthy (NY)

Miller, Gary

Mulvaney

Palazzo

Ros-Lehtinen

Shuster

Slaughter

Thompson (MS)

Waters

[Time: 13:44]

Mr. LUCAS, Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas, Mr. NUNNELEE, Ms. CASTOR of Florida, Messrs. FLEISCHMANN, TIERNEY, RUSH, Ms. GRANGER, Messrs. GIBBS, AMODEI, CAMP, RICHMOND, and CRAMER changed their vote from ``aye'' to ``no.''

Messrs. BURGESS, ROONEY, FLORES, ROYCE, ISSA, YOUNG of Indiana, and ROTHFUS changed their vote from ``no'' to ``aye.''

So the amendment was rejected.

The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.

MOMENT OF SILENCE IN REMEMBRANCE OF MEMBERS OF ARMED FORCES WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON THE BEACHES OF NORMANDY DURING THE ALLIED INVASION OF JUNE 6, 1944

(By unanimous consent, Mr. Michaud was allowed to speak out of order.)