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>> on tuesday, the house debated a short-term government funding bill, which would also raise the debt limit. we will hear first from congresswoman rosa delauro of connecticut. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. ms. delauro: mr. speaker, i rise in support of the extending government funding and delivering emergency assistance act, which extends funding for federal programs and services through december 3. with the covid-19 pandemic still ranging and many other challenges, this bill will support the working, middle-class families who live paycheck-to-paycheck. it supports them through investments in education, health, housing, and public safety programs, and it ensures that we can continue to help the most vulnerable. through investments in our schools, high-quality job training programs, and early childhood education, this bill will grow opportunity and uplift
hardworking american families. it will put food on the table for those who are hungry and provide a roof over their head for those who are unhoused. and finally, it will protect public health and safeguard our consumers from dangerous products and unsafe food. but let me be clear, this is not a long-term solution. it simply allows additional time for bicameral, bipartisan negotiations on a final year bill for fiscal year 2022. the house has advanced our process, and we are ready to begin negotiations with the senate as soon as we complete work on this legislation. as this bill provides critical support for our families and communities, it also addresses recent emergencies that require federal resources and incorporates feedback from members on both sides of the aisle. it provides emergency supplemental appropriations to
respond to the recent disasters caused by climate change and to address needs created by the end of more than 20 years of war in afghanistan. the climate crisis gave us the devastation of hurricane ida, and last year's hurricanes, recent wildfires, severe drought, summer heat and winter storms. as a result, thousands of americans across the united states are still in a great need of assistance and support. i am proud that this bill provides $28.6 billion in desperately needed federal aid, including $7.5 billion for hurricane ida so that survivors, small businesses, and hard-hit communities can rebuild and put struggling families back on their feet. we provide this relief to virtually all corners of the nation because all corners of the nation need our help. as we intond to these -- respond
to these disasters in the united states, we must address humanitarian needs resulting from the end of the war in afghanistan. this bill delivers $6.3 billion for urgent humanitarian assistance in the region and honors our commitment to our afghan allies and their families who are now in the united states. it provides funding to support temporary housing, security screening, and long-term resettlement of these afghan evacuees. these people risked their lives to serve our nation, and it is our moral imperative to protect them and to help them get back on their feet. and finally, the legislation suspends the statutory debt limit through december, 2022. mr. speaker, with this bill, we are doing what is right, supporting working families and this country. i urge my colleagues to support this rule, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves.
the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. granger: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in reluctant opposition to h.r. 5305, a bill that contains many critical items, including a continuing resolution to fund the federal government until december 3. over the last month, republican members of the house and senate have voiced concerns about tying a vote to suspend the debt ceiling with a vote to keep the government funded. it is disappointing, but that is exactly what is happening here today. even if this bill passes the house, we know it's going to face strong resistance in the senate. with only a few days left in the fiscal year, this decision alone could force us into an unnecessary and costly government shutdown. i do want to thank our committee chair, ms. delauro, for working to develop a bill that includes priorities of members on both
sides of the aisle. in addition to this bill allowing critical adjustments to be made in government programs over the next two months, we worked together on much-needed supplemental funding to address hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, and other impacts on national -- of national disasters. unfortunately, the chair's good-faith efforts have been undone by other political decisions. not only does this bill include language to suspend the debt ceiling, the funding for israel's iron dome missile defense system was removed from the bill after it was filed. i do not understand why this decision was made because it was only four short months ago that israel faced rocket attacks on a scale that had never been seen before. israeli civilians would have suffered terrible casualties had it not been for iron dome. iron dome rocket interceptors need to be restored, and that is
why funding was included as part of the original package. we should not be turning our backs on our steadfast ally at a time when they continue to face dangerous threats from terrorists. the decision of full funding will lead israel more vulnerable. in addition to this funding being removed, there are some other items that deserve further review as we move forward with the fiscal year 2022 appropriations process. for example, we must give the department of homeland security the resources it needs to address the historically high number of migrants flooding our borders. the situation on the border is the worst it has ever been. and we must get it under control. putting these issues aside, we all know the reality is that we must pass a bill to keep the government open. there's no time for delay. we should not pretend that by considering this bill on the
floor of the house today that we will be any closer to sending a bill to the president's desk to prevent a government shutdown. i urge my colleagues to vote against this bill, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut. ms. delauro: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentleman from maryland, the majority leader, mr. hoyer. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from maryland is recognized for one minute. mr. hoyer: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. i want to congratulate her for the job she has done, not only in passing nine of the 12 appropriation bills that are over in the senate, unfortunately have not been considered, and the other three bills i know she's working very hard on which would obviate a need for a c.r. we have not done that so we must pass this bill. there's no job, mr. speaker, more critical for congress to perform each year than to fund the government. again, i want to thank
chairwoman delauro and the members and staff of the appropriations committee and the ranking member for their work earlier this year to ensure that the house pass nine of the 12 appropriation bills. as we continue to work with the senate to finish that work, it is imperative that we adopt this continuing resolution to keep the government open and serving the american people during this challenging time. the continuing resolution also includes this -- also includes much-needed emergency funding for disaster relief. communities along the gulf coast were hard hit by hurricane ida, and western states are continuing to deal with the devastating wildfires. at the same time, mr. speaker, this legislation also includes additional funding to facilitate the resettlement of our afghan allies and their families. it's also essential we suspend the debt limit to prevent a default that would trigger an economic catastrophe, not only here but around the world.
and this continuing resolution includes such a suspension. in my career over the 40 years that i have spent here, republican and democratic secretaries of the treasury and administrations have urged us not to allow the credit and faith of the united states of america to fail. in years past, democrats and republicans came together to address the debt limit because we all know how dangerous it would be for america not to pay the bills it has already incurred. this is not for additional spending. this is for what we have already spent. either by spending on objectives or cutting revenues. let me remind everyone what we are talking about. this is about paying for what we already bought. the family can't just decide not to pay its credit card for purchases already made. their credit would suffer. rightfully so. making them a risky bet for
lenders who would be justified in charging higher payments. now we played chicken with the debt some years ago. it was in the early 2010's, and the credit of the united states for the first time in 100 years was put down a notch. the credit of the united states of america. . if we do not agt now to stave off this preventable crisis. every time the president asked congress to take the same vote, democrats and joined with senator mcconnell and leader mccarthy to suspend the debt limit. we did it three times under a republican president. there is a democratic president.
and now withstanding senator mcconnell's observation that it would be unwise not to extend the credit of the united states. there are apparently is a commitment on the other side of the capitol not to vote for a debt limit extension. i hope republicans will be consistent and will do as they did before, vote to presentence a default and prevent the american people from a damaging economic crisis as we are coming out of a pandemic. therefore, i urge all members, republican and democratic, this is not a republican or democratic debt but a debt of the united states of america. we don't welch on our debts. we pay our debts. that's all this bill coast. the debt limit is an absolutely phony issue. there are very few less than a
handful of countries that have a debt limit and none who have come to a crisis of not paying their debt. i urge my colleague aoegs to keep government open. primarily responsibility and prevent an economic disaster. it is my intention to bring to this floor a suspension bill before the end of this week that will fund fully iron dome. i was for that. i'm still for it, we ought to do it. i talked to the foreign minister just two hours ago and assured him that that bill was going to pass this house. i hope that my colleague on that side of the aisle would join with me. i thank chairwoman delauro and
indicated she wanted it to be done and it will be done. it is absolutely essential, 4400 rockets in 10 days that rained down on israel. one of our closest allies and friends. luckily -- no, not luckily, because they have iron dome, very few lives were lost and very little property was lost. too much, but nevertheless, iron dome saved lives and property. and held israel secure. the president wants this bill passed, mr. schumer wants this bill passed, the speaker wants this bill passed -rpbgts the chair of the appropriations key wants this bill passed.
i want this bill passed and both sides of the aisle want to make sure that israel is secure and replenish the assets of iron dome which are defensive only so that if someone sends allege rocket towards either people or places in israel, they will be able to intercept that rocket and save lives and save property. i thank the chair for her leadership. i want to thank the members of this body who are going to stand up, in my view, and are going to vote not only to keep government funded but to ensure that the united states of america does not fail to pay its debts. and i yield back the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from yields back and the gentlewoman from texas is recognized. ms. granger: i yield to the
gentleman from pennsylvania for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from pennsylvania is recognized for two minutes. >> i thank the republican leader, the gentlelady from texas, mr. speaker. the national debt is at the higher percentage of g.d.p. and threatens to burden future generations after spending 3.6 trillion was bipartisan for covid relief, time to address this very serious issue. this majority has gone toward unnecessary spending and they are feeling the impact that continues to drive record inflation and the democratic inflation 4.5 trillion tax and spending spree which is not only the largest bill brought before
congress but the largest tax bill and the largest anti-anti-energy bill and largest amnesty bill. the only thing that got caught is the $1 million that got cut from the iron dome funding for defense of israel. the bill would actually limit, mr. speaker, private sector growth which is the source of the revenue and would reduce g.d.p. this comes from a report from the whart on school of business. this is nothing of socialism. while this works its way through congress, deem cats are asking republicans to spend a blank check. they are asking us to extend the debt ceiling to finance reckless spending. and as the senate minority
leader this is like co-signing a loan. democrats wants and socialivity agenda leaving the people to spend these policies in more ways than one. we can't stand for this. and if it was for past spending, mr. speaker -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired >> i yield an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. >> if this was for past spending as the majority leader suggested then the debt ceiling cap would be at today's level of debt. we will see a much higher number coming our way. which i will not support signing this. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the
balance of his time the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: i yield 1.5 minutes to the gentlewoman from ohio, ms. kaptur. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio is recognized. ms. kaptur: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. mixed feelings that i rise in support of the continuing resolution. we need to keep the federal government's lights on and make sure ensure national parks remain open to all and we are in the middle of a global pandemic and too many people are unsure to keep their own lights on. critical funding to respond to hurricane ida. this legislation will provide $6 billion for the army corps of engineers, bureau of reclamation to respond to the human and
environmental disasters and there are necessary extensions to keep programs operateing for the next several weeks and our nation is still reeling from the g.o.p. tax scam that phraou up the deficits by giving away billions of dollars to the top 1%. for the third year in a row is deeply concerning. nine bills await consideration but senate republicans would rather block efforts to build back better than do their. i commend representative delauro for their prioritiation in passing with all bills passed through. senate, come on, catch up. i support this continuing resolution and i kneeled back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut
reserves. the gentlewoman from texas reserves. the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut. ms. delauro: i yield to the gentlemanfrom georgia, mr. bishop. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia is recognized for 1.5 minutes. mr. bishop: i thank the gentlelady for yielding. i rise in support of h.r. 5305. i would like to highlight several items in our jurisdiction. the legislation includes $10 billion for agricultural disaster assistance program to cover events in 2020 and 2021. farmers, ranchers and producers face environmental events and the heat in the pacific northwest to another year of massive wildfires in california
and hurricanes. every region of our country is impacted. it includes $275 million for the water protection program to help communities to address caused by and ensures that it can meet the demand from beginning of socially farmers and allows to expand opportunities and create jobs and provides the authority and funding to allow the food and nutrition service to increase fruits and vegetables in the food w.i.c. programs. i thank the keys and i thank the chair woman for their work on the many hard issues. i urge my colleagues to support this bill so the programs can help america grow and continue
to help people across the country. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut reserves. ms. granger: i reserve. ms. delauro: i yield 1.5 minutes to the gentlelady from california ms. lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized for 1.5 minutes. ms. lee: i rise in strong support of h.r. 5304 and i thank chairwoman delauro in bringing this forward as well as our speaker in ensuring our government stays open and responds to emergencies here at home and abroad. this legislation responds to the needs of western communities impacted by wildfires. my home state of california is experiencing the climate emergency firsthand. we have lost so many homes and lives and entire tones towns to
wildfires. it is a fact that climate change is driving these fires and extreme weather events. $26 billion will address the rising cost of climate change. as president biden said justice must be at the height of our spops. we focus on those bearing the immact of a climate crisis. as chair of the state foreign operations of the appropriations subcommittee, i am pleased that this legislation includes over $6.3 billion to continue support for afghan refugees and the humanitarian needs of the afghan people. president biden ended two decades of war. we have argued that there is no military situation in afghanistan and the growing humanitarian crisis is exposing the cost of our endless wars.
we have a moral responsibility to provide safe harbor for afghans -- can i have another 10 seconds. ms. delauro: i yield 30 seconds. ms. lee: we not only have a moral responsibility to provide for safe harbor for vulnerable afghans who fear for their lives but humanitarian assistance who are suffering inside afghanistan. 18.4 million people require humanitarian assistance due to the conflict, severe drought and i ask for an kwrao*eu vote. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut reserves. the gentlewoman from texas reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: i yield 1.5 minutes to the chair of the appropriations subcommittee on
military construction ms. wasserman schultz: mr. speak er, if we don't pass this c.r., we will have a cascade of nightmare occurrencees. the federal governments will shut down. the united states will default on its debt causing and leave us a weaker nation .. the national institute of standards and technology will not receive the $22 million in this bill to investigate the surfside building collapse that happened in my district. republicans voted for a debt ceiling increase three times under trump, and this proposed increase would pay for debts his administration incurred. americans have been enough in
the last 18 months. now is not the time to hold our economy hostage and tear vital strands from our safety net. too many children, seniors, working families are counting on the stability we began to secure in the recent months. we must not play politics with our nation's fiscal stability. we must pass this c.r. madam speaker, i want to thank chair delauro, for bringing the stand-alone iron dome suspension bill and support the iron dome missile defense interceptor so that israel can defend herself by herself. thank you. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut reserves. the gentlewoman from texas reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: mr. speaker, i yield one minute to the gentlewoman from california, the speaker of the house of representatives, ms. pelosi. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is
recognized for one minute. the speaker: thank you, mr. speaker. i thank the gentlewoman for yielding, the distinguished chair of the appropriations committee, congresswoman delauro of connecticut. thank you for bringing this important legislation to the floor in such a substantial way. mr. speaker, i rise in support of this continuing resolution, an essential step to keep government open, but it's not about government, it's about the people meeting their needs so that congress can continue our work for the people, whether we're talking about social security recipients, veterans, millions who have -- needed to benefit from what we're doing to address the health crisis in our country and the rest. this legislation goes a long way to doing that. in fact, it is essential we keep government open. a government shutdown -- a
government shutdown would be a very bad thing for our country, for our economic growth and for meeting the needs of the american people, as i suggested. this legislation secures government funding through december of this year, providing an appropriate amount of time for us to work in a bipartisan way, democrats and republicans, house and senate, to address appropriations' priority in the regular order process for fiscal year 2022. while funding government and meeting the needs of people and avoiding a government shutdown, which would be catastrophic for americans recovering from the covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis, this legislation also meets other important priorities. helping american families devastated by recent natural disasters. earlier this evening, we had a moment of silence for all those who lost their lives, for their
families. very sad in hurricane ida. throughout the country. and then helping resettle afghan evacuees fleeing danger. congresswoman barbara lee talked about the need to do that and how important it is. we have a commitment in this house, many of the women, both sides of the capitol to help the afghan women any way that we can. another previously item -- previously prioritized in the continuing resolution is the funding for the iron dome. i thank the chairwoman for her leadership in bringing this legislation to the floor this week to further express the will of congress for the security of israel manifested in funding for the iron dome. thank you so much for that. mr. speaker, crucially, this funding will also include the suspension of the debt limit through december, 2022.
addressing the debt limit is about protecting the full faith and credit of the united states, which founders wrote into the constitution. in the 14th amendment, section 4 states, the validity of the public debt of the united states, authorized by law, shall not be questioned. this is not about future spending. some would like to give the impression, we're just doing this -- no, this is about paying bills already incurred, including the social security recipients, again, veterans, millions who have benefited from the bipartisan covid relief legislation passed last december. as i said before, congress is ironclad in its commitment to never letting the full faith of the credit of the united states come under threat, a commitment that has long been bipartisan. indeed, our approach in the c.r. for the debt limit is modeled after legislation proposed by
g.o.p. senators in recent years. since 2011, each of the seven times the debt limit has been needed to be addressed, congress has done so on a bipartisan basis, including three times during the trump administration, when the dut -- during the -- when it rose by $7.8 trillion. again, much of that incurred in terms of the full -- honoring our commitment with covid. a very big chunk of it in a tax scam that gave 83% of the benefits to the top 1%. it should be noted that just 3% of the current debt has been accumulated under the biden administration. threatening to force the united states into default would be reckless and dangerous beyond measure. last time the republicans tried this a number of years ago, even the thought of not honoring the full faith and credit lowered our credit rating.
the failure to address the debt limit would be, as secretary of the treasury janet yellen recently stated, quote, have absolutely catastrophic economic consequences. it would be utterly unprecedented and would precipitate a financial crisis. it would threaten the jobs and savings of americans at a time when we're still recovering from the covid epidemic, end of quote. a study released just today found the failure to address the debt limit would cost the u.s. economy up to six million jobs. wipe out potentially $15 trillion in household wealth. make borrowing rates skyrocket. and send the unemployment rates surging up to 9%. almost twice the level it is now. as the report states, the situation would be cataclysmic and comparable to that suffered during the financial crisis of 2008.
indeed, this situation would be financial armaggedon. according to mark zandi of moody's, and it could cause an immediate catastrophe of unbelievable proportion and damage america for 100 years, according to jpmorgan's c.e.o., jamie diamond. you know, as i mentioned before, this has always been bipartisan. not everybody on every side of the aisle has always voted for it, but nobody would let it fail. in 2019, when supporting a suspension of the debt ceiling under president trump, leader mcconnell stated, while supporting suspension of the debt, he stated, doing so secures our nation's full faith and credit and ensures that congress will not throw this kind of unnecessary wrench into the gear of our job growth and
thriving economy. as it was true then, why isn't it true now? why would senator mcconnell reverse his position and decide to throw an unnecessary wrench into the gears of our job growth and thriving economy? today, the stakes remain high and they remain the same, and i urge all members to come together in the spirit of bipartisanship to protect the full faith and credit of the united states. i also want to, again, thank the committee and distinguished chair and bipartisan conversations that you have had settling some internal aspects of this legislation -- some of the important provisions in it. remember, we cannot shut down government. that would be catastrophic in its own right. we cannot ignore and not support the full faith and credit of the
united states of america. right in this constitution of the united states, the 14th amendment, section 4, the validity of the public debt of the united states, authorized by law, shall not be questioned. the constitution says that. why should the congress question that? with that, i urge a strong bipartisan vote for the continuing resolution and yield back the balance of my time. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. the gentlewoman from connecticut reserves. the gentlewoman from texas. ms. granger: i reserve my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut. ms. delauro: i yield 1 1/2 minutes to the gentlewoman from maine, the chair of the appropriations subcommittee on interior and the environment, ms. pingree. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from maine is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. ms. pingree: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you to the chair for
yielding the time. i want to rise to support the extending government funding and delivering emergency assistance act. i'm so grateful for the leadership of chair delauro, who i know has worked tirelessly on this critical legislation, and to the staff, who i know haven't slept much lately. this bill maintains current government services so that the important work funded through the interior bill, such as preserving our natural and cultural resources and upholding our responsibilities to native americans and alaska natives can continue. i'm pleased this bill contains supplemental funding to provide desperately needed relief from the devastation caused by climate change, extreme weather events, and catastrophic wildland fire. it provides $1.8 billion to agencies in the interior bill for expenses related to the consequences of wildfires, hurricanes, and other natural disasters that occurred since 2019. western states, as we all know, are battling more and more
historic, high-intensity wildfires, and so i'm especially pleased the bill includes $230 million for hazardous fuels activities and $220 million for postwildfire restoration efforts at the department of interior and forest service. suching a tifts are -- activities are critical for habitat and burned area recovery in our national forests. these investments are essential to meet these current needs in such a critical time. i yield back my time, and i urge everyone to support this bill. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from connecticut reserves. the gentlewoman from texas. ms. granger: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to include the text of the amendment in the record immediately prior to the vote on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. granger: mr. speaker, my
amendment would provide $1 billion to replenish israel's iron dome security system. four months ago, israel was under attack from terrorists. the rocket fire into israel was on a scale that had never been seen before. countless civilian lives were saved because of the iron dome system that the united states has supported year after year. because of the attacks this spring, iron dome rocket interceptors need to be restored immediately. and members have expressed their support for this funding for months. so has the president of the united states, and so has the secretary of defense. now is the time to ensure israel has what it needs to defend itself in the face of real and growing threats. this is a commonsense motion that would fund the iron dome system and reassure our ally that america will never turn its back on the great state of
israel. i urge support of the motion and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman reserves. the gentlewoman from connecticut is recognized. ms. delauro: mr. speaker, i yield two minutes to the gentlewoman from new jersey, a member of the appropriations committee, mrs. watson coleman. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new jersey is recognized for two minutes. mrs. watson coleman: thank you, mr. speaker. and thank you to chairwoman delauro for giving -- yielding me this time. mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of h.r. 5304, the extending government funding and delivering emergency assistance act. this important piece of legislation will achieve two vital goals. keeping our government funded through december 3, and providing much-needed relief to areas impacted by natural disasters this year. the emergency assistance is vital for my constituents who were heavily impacted by hurricane ida, which caused historic flooding across central jersey. the assistance will ensure that townships and individuals in my district can fully recover and
repair from the damages of the storm. canceling the outstanding balances of fema's community disaster loans, this will lift a financial burden that new jersey as well as other states and territories have struggled with in the wake of recovering from multiple disasters dating back to hurricane sandy. i have been fighting for this relief with my new jersey colleagues for years and i thank the chairwoman from the bottom of my heart for working with me to get it included in the text. i strongly urge my colleagues to vote yes on this bill and its passage towards the president's desk. i thank you and yield back my time. . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia reserves. the gentlewoman from texas. ms. granger: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas reserves. mr. bishop: i yield one minute
to the gentleman from new jersey. >> three-weeks ago, the remnants of hurricane i hadda claimed 30 lives devastating my district. president bidden's financial declaration unlocked the help we need and we are providing bill kropbs of dollars to help businesses to rebuild and support the flood control project that we need that the army corps to complete the next disaster. while we need the help and we also know that the solution to these catastrophic storms can't be that we apply to fema to fix our homes every five years or keep building every higher and higher flood walls. we have to recognize that
climate change is tour feet of water in your basement and the cost is far greater than trapbgsingsing away from fossil fuels. and half a country under water or we can lead the world to clean energy. i prefer to do that. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia reserves. the gentlewoman from texas. ms. granger: as i said before, we must pass a c.r. to keep the government open. but this bill has too many fatal flaws and passing it is a wasted opportunity. we aren't closer to sending a bill to the president desk to avert a shutdown. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. the gentleman from georgia. mr. bishop: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from louisiana,
mr. carter. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlemanis recognized for two minutes. mr. carter: i express my support for this continuing resolution especially the disaster supplemental portion. this bill contains crucial funding for my home state of louisiana and the residents of the 2nd congressional district affected by hurricane i hadda. the people of louisiana have be through a lot. it helps us to begin working on those challenges. this congress is stepping up and funding projects that will not only repair the damage but make our communities better and safer. the $3 billion in army corps flooding for flood projects will change the communities across my state and across this nation. it will build projects that will make communities stronger, safer and more resilient.
the $5 billion in the funding for long-term disaster funding will help communities like laura in the past year and start places affected by ida and the road to recovery. it's not enough to repair these things to how they were, we need a recovery that reaches beyond and prepares every community to be better, to be weather-ready and ready for the next series of storpbls. this congress and the administration are taking steps toward doing just that. i will continue to fight for more resources for the people of louisiana and the 2nd congressional district and i urge my colleagues to support this continuing resolution and do the right thing for the people of america. and i yield back.
the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time the gentleman from georgia is recognized. mr. bishop: as members of congress our first duty is to the american people and to those in need of extending government funding and delivering emergency act we are supporting families who are struggling to get by. by responding we can help to target communities and help the survivors rebuild and restore their lives and homes and do what is right to help those who are risk their lives by providing urgent humanitarian assistance and to reset afghan refugees in the united states we can honor our commitment. i urge my colleagues to pass this bill.
mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time all time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 667, the previous question is ordered on the bill. the question is on environs grossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye those opposed, no. the ayes have it, the third reading. the clerk: a about bill headaching continuing continuations and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. granger: i have a motion to recommit on the desk. the clerk: ms. tkpwrapbger of texas moves to commit the bill to the key on appropriations pursuant to you clues 2-b of rule 19, the previous question
is ordered on the motion to recommit. the question is on the motion. those in favor say aye those opposed, no the noes have it. the motion is not agreed to. ms. granger: i request the yeas and nays pursuant to section 3-s of the yeas and nays are >> everyday day we are taking your calls live on the air of the news of the day and discussing policy issues that impact you. coming up sunday morning, a democratic strategist and a republican strategist talk about congressional fiscal deadlines in the future of president biden's domestic agenda. then, sunday elections in germany and the legacy of chancellor angela merkel as she
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