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that -- question mark -- what did you think? caller: i'm confused. it seems like pumpkins are hypocrites. a lot of these things have racial overtones. too many of your colors from the swear they are democrats at one point and now they are republicans. they seem to believe in these conspiracy theories. how is it that 12 people have when charged with a crime in russia and russia is saying we will let you talk to them if you let us talk to the people we believe are lying about these investigations. how dare charge continued to diminish the american people, the american government behind the accusations that still there is no confirmation that these charges are not true? host: that is kenneth in california. we will re-air that press
conference you saw at 9:00 tonight here on c-span. we are waiting for the doors open on the floor of the house. and they just have, so we will take you there live. we'll see you back at 7 a.m. eastern tomorrow. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., july 16, 2018. i hereby appoint the honorable mike bost to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 8, 2018, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour 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 the majority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from arkansas, mr. ill, for five minutes. mr. hill: i thank the speaker for the time today. i rise in honor of mr. howard marshall, former deputy assistant director at the federal bureau of investigation. mr. marshall recently concluded a 21-year career with the f.b.i. this, after growing up in a household where his father, brian, a resident of my district, was a special agent for 33 years. the marshall family is visiting us in washington, d.c., in the historic capitol today. during the early stages, mr. marshall worked in st. louis, memphis, as well as at f.b.i. headquarters where he worked on
multiple task forces and supervised a public corruption squad. in 2008, mr. marshall was promoted to f.b.i. leadership as assistant special agent in charge of the dallas division crime and aged the intelligence programs. after dallas, he was promoted to the inspection division where he led inspectors of local field offices as well as shooting incident review teams. mr. marshall was then appointed ecial agent in charge in louisville. most recently, he served as deputy assistant director of the cyber division where he supported the mission to identify and defeat cyber threats targeted u.s. interests. prior to the f.b.i., mr. marshall worked for the prosecuting attorney's office in little rock, arkansas. we thank mr. marshall and his
father, brian, for their combined 54 years of public service to the american people and their service to the f.b.i. and all their fellow agents at the bureau. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. mcnerney, for five minutes. thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to congratulate the northern california power agency, which is celebrating 50 years of service this year. back in 1968, a group of municipal electric utilities, including the lodi in my district, joined the ncpa. they continue to harness the power of clean energy today. for 50 years, ncpa has utilized new technologies to provide clean energy, renewable energy
for its customers, owners, and this includes the lodi energy center combined cycle natural gas project. the ncpa's commitment to innovation and clean energy and clean power have made significant contributions to the california member of communities, resulting in low lectricity rates and co-2 free generation. i ask my colleagues to join me in congratulating the ncpa on 50 years of service, achievement, and success. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from kansas, mr. marshall, for five minutes. mr. marshall: thank you, mr. speaker. six years ago, farmers and ranchers across kansas faced drought conditions that crippled crops, dried ponds and force livestock owners to abandon past ures. in the years since, rain has
fallen and conditions have turned to normal but drought has left many counties across my district dried and worried. ranchers in the hills of kansas are finding themselves short of water and grass for their cattle. farmers in central kansas watch corn and soybean plants shrifble in the unrelenting -- shrivel in the unrelenting heat. many under extreme drought declaration. that on top of low commodity prices and market uncertainty, it pushes farmer suicide rates to more than double that of the general population. that's right, mr. speaker. our farmers' suicide rates are more than double that of the general population. unfortunately, the impacts do not stop at the farm gate. when production and agriculture suffers, so do the communities. and those that support the agriculture industry. the drought really does impact us all. earlier this month, i visited
connie and joe's ranch in chase county, kansas. they showed me their vacant past ures and dry ponds and admitted this drought was one of the worst their family has ever endured. they are not alone as i hear stories of farmers and ranchers across the district struggling to find solutions and options for their crops and cattle. while i cannot deliver the rain main of us pray for, i can help bring a level of certainty and support to my farmers and ranchers of final passage of this 2018 farm bill. i worked hard alongside my agriculture committee colleagues to write and pass legislation that continues conservation programs that helps producers operate their farms and ranches more efficiently. farmers never want a handout but in trying times like these it's essential to support those that put food on the table with the safety net that they can count on. i will continue to do all i can to help them. i ask my colleagues to say a
prayer for rain. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from guam, ms. ordallo, for five minutes. : mr. speaker, i rise today in recognition of the 74th anniversary of the liberation of guam during world war ii. this morning i just came from arlington national cemetery where irene, a survivor of the occupation of guam, joined me and congressman sablan in laying a memorial wreath at the tomb of the unknown. she is a dear friend of mine and, mr. speaker, she happens to be in the audience today in the gallery and i thank her. and i was honored to host her here in our nation's capital for this solemn anniversary. the chamorro people of guam
endured 32 months of occupation and wartime atrocities with thousands of our island's finest murdered, brutalized and forced into concentration camps. irene's father was taken by the japanese and she was later forced into a concentration camp for the remainder of the war. today, i introduced the occupation of guam remembrance act in recognition of the atrocities endured by the chamorro people of guam during world war ii. we must never, ever forget the sacrifices made by our island's elders during the war. my occupation of guam remembrance act will ensure that all those victims and survivors who submitted for war claims will have their names enscribed on the memorial wall at the war in the pacific national park. the memorial wall is the only
national monument dedicated to the sacrifices of guam's chamorro people during world war ii. as well as the american service men and insular guardsmen who died during -- defending the island during the war. and those who liberated guam in the summer of 1944. irene is just one of thousands who lived out that dark chapter in american history. i thank her for her friendship and for representing the thousands of war victims and survivors at this year's wreath laying ceremony at arlington national cemetery. guam's greatest generation, our elders, who endured the war and survived have much to teach us. with the guam remembrance act and the addition of all war claimants to the memorial wall, future generation also see the names of all those who sacrificed dearly for guam and our future. the victims and survivors of
the occupation of guam are in my prayers today. and i hope that all my colleagues here in congress will join me in honoring the sacrifices of these very great americans. god bless guam and god bless the united states of america. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the chair will remind members that rules do not allow references to occupants in the gallery. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house today.ss until 2k p.m.
today they did not answer questions from reporters on her way in. president trump: tonight it is my honor and privilege to announce that i will nominate judge brett kavanaugh to the united states supreme court. >> mr. president, i am grateful to you and i'm humbled by your confidence in me. >> brett kavanaugh of the united states court of apeels for the district of columbia circuit is president trump's nominee for the supreme court.
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