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tv   U.S. House Meets for Legislative Business  CSPAN  April 3, 2017 1:59pm-2:09pm EDT

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we have looked at his record. we object to his record. and we now have 35 senators committed to objecting with us. [cheers and applause] we need six more in the next five days. we're going to do it. [cheers and applause] i hope everyone leaves here fired up. knows that there are crowds gathering as we speak in miami and cleveland in las vegas in denver until and tell all of your friends to call all of their senators and say, we object to gorsuch and if you can't get to 60, you don't change the rules. you change the nominee. [cheers and applause] >> we'll leave this rally at this point. we should let you know that the senate judiciary committee is
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meeting right now. they are debating and voting on the neil gorsuch nomination. you can see it live on c-span2. u.s. house beginning its legislative day. three bills, two dealing with north korea. and another objecting to their missile development program. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our the guest chaplain, reverend dan c. come ins from skyline -- cummins from skyline wesleyan chump in san diego, california. the chaplain: let us pray. almighty god and father, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity. it is like sweet purr fume upon our heads -- perfume upon our heads. so let us walk together in this where we are called. with all locallyness and meekness, forbearing one another in love. keeping the unity of the spirit
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in the bond of kindness, until we all come into the harmony of faith and the knowledge of god's son and to a more perfect union. until we are no longer children. tossed and carried about by every wind of opposition. let us speak the truth in love. that we may grow up into you in all things. sanctify us, lord, through the truth. thy word is truth. and the glory you have given uses, for what purpose, o god? that we may be one? yes. yes. hat we all may become one. i pray this in jesus' name. amen.
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the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings and announces to the house his approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from south carolina, mr. wilson. mr. wilson: everyone, including our guests in the gallery, please join in. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: mr. speaker, last night the gamecocks women's basketball team made history, winning the ncaa national
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championship for the first time in school history. defeating mississippi state 67-55, the gamecocks dominated the all s.e.c. game leading the bulldogs in scoring and rebounds. early in the season, the gamecocks set their sights on championship. claiming this season at 100 with the one respect flekting their commitment to one goal, one team, one dream, one family, and one focus. they never gave up their goals and dedication clearly paid off. i join all of gamecock nation in celebrating this remarkable vicktry. we're also grateful for the gamecock men who in the final four were ahead of number one gonzaga in the last three minutes until the deserving zags pulled ahead. special congratulations to super star aja wilson of south carolina who had a great game scoring a team high 22 points and was also named most outstanding player in the final four. congratulations as well to head coach dawn staley and the
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president and u.s.c. first lady patricia. the gamecocks women and basketball team joins clemson's football team, he coastal carolina's baseball as the third college national championship from south carolina in one year. go gamecocks. in conclusion god bless our troops and we'll never forget september 11 anti-global war on terrorism. the the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from kentucky seek recognition? mr. yarmuth: request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. yarmuth: thank you, mr. speaker. tomorrow the city of louisville will lay to rest officer nick rodman, a loving husband, father, son, and friend who died in the line of duty last week. the special commitment that the men and women of law enforcement make to protect and serve their fellow citizens is one that the rodman family
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holds dear. nick felt that call to service deeply, growing up as the son and brother of fellow officers. he is survived by the loves of his life, his wife, ashley, his young son, mason, and his newborn daughter, elie. i ask my colleagues and our nation to join me, the louisville metro police department, and our entire city in honoring this public servant as he is laid to rest. nick's wife, ashley, i hope the memories you have with your husband will be a source of comfort as you face this heartbreaking tragedy. the city of louisville joins you in grief and we will ensure that nick will always be remembered. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, i rise today to strongly urge my colleagues in the united states senate to
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confirm judge neil gorsuch to the u.s. supreme court. since being nominated by president trump, judge gorsuch has provided unprecedented transparency and access. he has completed three rounds of intense questioning by the senate judiciary committee. mr. babin: which totaled nearly 20 hours. and covered nearly 1200 questions. this was the longest hearing of any nominee in the 21st crentry. during this -- century. during this time judge gorsuch showed himself to be uniquely qualified and experienced to serve on our nation's highest court. he showed the exact same qualification that previously earned him unanimous approval by the u.s. senate in 2006 to serve on the 10th circuit court of appeals. then senators obama, biden, clinton, and schumer were all serving in the senate at that time and raised no objections whatsoever to judge gorsuch's nomination.
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mr. speaker, it is time for the senate to put politics aside and confirm judge gorsuch to the u.s. supreme court. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house a communication. the clerk: 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 march 30, 2017, at 4:45 p.m. that the senate agreed to without amendment house joint resolution 43. signed, sincerely, karen lst haas. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to sclause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until approximately 5:00 p.m. today.
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the hearing airing live on c-span2. if you missed any of it, you can see it again tonight on the c-span networks. you can


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