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tv   [untitled]  CSPAN  June 10, 2009 6:30pm-7:00pm EDT

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the chair: on this vote, the -- the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 174, the nays are 250, with zero having voted present, the motion is not adopted. the question is on passage of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? mr. poe: i ask for a recorded vote on this the speaker pro tempore: a recorded vote is requested. those favoring a recorded vote will rise. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 235 and the nays are 187 with zero voting present. without objection, the the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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the speaker pro tempore: i ask the clerk be authorized to make technical corrections in engrossment of 2410 to include corrections in spelling, numbing and cross-referencing and the insertion of appropriate headings. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from north carolina rise? mr. etheridge: permission to speak out of order for one minute, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. etheridge: it's always difficult when tragedy rocks a small community. yesterday morning -- >> the house is not in order, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. mr. etheridge: mr. speaker, yesterday morning, an explosion
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rocked the food plant in my district, causing a collapse of a significant portion of that structure and rupturing an ammonia tank. many of my colleagues saw that on national news. many times it's nice to make national news but yesterday wasn't the day to make national news. three people died, barbara spears, lewis watson, rachel pully. our sympathies go out to their families, friends and their loved ones. 40 other people were injured, including four who suffered critical burns. our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families as they recover. as usual, when an emergency --
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hits a community of this type, first responders, fire, police and e.m.s. and rescue were quickly to the scene to prevent further loss of life or injury. private citizens rirked their well-being to come to the aid of their friends and neighbors. i'm proud of the people of north carolina who responded yesterday and will respond in days to come to the needs of these individuals and their families. our small communities are enrichede which was the largest plant in the list of plants and i'm pleased to learn they have set up a relief fund for the victims and working to rebuild the plant. i ask my colleagues to join me in a moment of sympathy for these victims and their
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families. the speaker pro tempore: members will rise for a moment of sympathy. for what purpose does the gentleman from kansas rise? mr. moran: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. moran: the election of iran is noteworthy but i will not have an impact on iran's nuclear program. unlike in the united states, the president of iran has minimal influence over the country's national security policies. those decisions are controlled by the supreme leader, the
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unelected head of iran's regime. the supreme leader has vowed to continue to nuclear weapons. the national atomic energy agency has reported that iran has speed up nuclear fuel and installed centrifuges. nuclear experts say iran has enough centrifuge capacity to fuel for up to two nuclear weapons a year. iran is determined to acquire nuclear weapons regardless of who is president and it would be a mistake for the obama administration to see what direction iran takes if a new president is elected, because the course is already determined. we must engage iran immediately and back engagement with tougher action. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from new york rise? >> address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. engel: the horrible events of today where officer was shot and killed is something that should all give us pause for reflex. first of all, our hearts go out to the officer's family, he is truly a first defender and someone who was protecting all of us. it reminded me, mr. speaker, of an incident just a few years ago where two officers were shot right here at the capitol by someone who was deranged, but the person who killed the officer today was a hate monger, hating jews, hating blacks, hating everybody and it's time for us to pause and say that all people of goodwill will not
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tolerate that kind of hatred. there's another thing that we really need to take into account as well, and that is when deranged people can get hold of guns, we really have a serious problem in this country that we need to do something about guns that are out there in the hands of deranged people, people who should never own guns. this person who fired the fatal shot was a known white supremacist who served time in jail, how in god's name was he ever able to get a gun? we really need to think p about this. it hasn't to do with second amendment rights but sensible second amendment rights and sensible feelings and thinking about who should be allowed to have a gun. certainly not a deranged person. i would ask for a moment of silence for officer johns and let his family understand that the united states congress appreciates his great service to our country. and there are many, many more
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out there like him and we thank god we have our first defenders and our people who were there to protect all of us. i ask for a moment of silence. the speaker pro tempore: members will rise for a moment of silence. mr. engel: thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from tennessee rise? mrs. blackburn: address the house for one minute and revise and stepped my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. blackburn: there are few issues that divide the americans like such abortion. last month, the president, speaking at notre dame, called for open hearts, open mind and fair-minded words on abortion as
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he pled for the country for greater understanding. mr. speaker, the actions of his administration and this house belie the hope of calling for a constructive dialogue on one hand. he commits tax dollars to fund abortion. this chamber seem to have forgotten that for many tax dollars are a deeply personal commitment to our government. they are the product of hard work and often represent dreams and opportunities delayed for yet another year as we give the tax man his due. to take those dollars so patriotally sent to washington and nation capital and abroad is heartbreaking. his administration's policy is not open-minded or open-hearted. it is, i believe a disrar


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