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on the people. what was unaddressed was how ukrainian authorities consistently and cynically shirked obligations. at the line of contact, ukrainian squads comprised of neo-nazi radicals, methodically, day after day, shelled, killing children and the elderly. this is going on today. how can we not mention the fact that the ukrainian nationals have been perpetrating crimes for eight years? the protesters >> you can watch the rest of this u.n. general aserviceablely debate at or on the free c-span now video app. to uphold c-span's more than 40-year coverage of gavel-to-gavel of congress, we take you live to the house of representatives which is considering a number of bills today, including legislation to outlaw discrimination based on
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hairstyle or hair texture. and another bill that would make lynching a hate crime. 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 rooms, washington, d.c. february 28, 2022. i hereby appoint the honorable ed perlmutter to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me. holy god, you were working on us before we even knew to look for you. you have put people, situations,
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and events in our lives to draw us to yourself that we would come to know you and appreciate your steadfast love for us. continue to open our eyes that we may see your masterful hand at work. as we gaze about us, may we look with your eyes to see how you are reflected in the faces of those who share in creation with us. give us the insight to understand how certain challenges we faced have strengthened us to serve you better. to understand that our pain has given us empathy that we would be better suited to attend to the suffering of others. enable us to seize the opportunities you put before us that allow us to participate in your creative purpose. to appreciate and respect your willingness to trust us with your handiwork. in responding to you, may we prove to be good and faithful
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stewards in the care and tending of the gracious gifts we have received by your hand. we offer this prayer in your most holy name. amen. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 1le 88 -- 1le 88, the journal of the last day's proceedings is approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen. mr. cohen: 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 take this occasion to update the speaker's announced policies of january 4, 2021. regarding the requirement to wear masks in the hall of the house during the coronavirus
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pandemic. consistent with updated guidance from the attending physician, the chair wishes to inform members that masks are no longer required in the hall of the house. the chair would further note that all members and staff may continue to wear masks at their discretion. this announcement is incorporated within the policy on conduct during a covered period of january 4, 2021 and super seeds all other announced -- superseeds all other announced policies. the chair apreesh yeats the attention of members to this matter and expects members to continue to respect the health and safety of other members and staff during this ongoing pandemic. including by following current and future guidance of the attending physician with respect to masks, social distancing, and other covid related health and safety protocols. the chair will now entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute
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speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee seek recognition. for what purpose does the gentleman from that tennessee seek recognition. mr. cohen: , to address the house for one minute. no need to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from tennessee is recognized. mr. cohen: thank you, mr. speaker. last week i led a bipartisan group to visit lithuania and the osce meeting in vienna, austria. inly the waipa we met with the leaders and assured them of america's article 5 responsibilities and commitments in case russia comes in to lithuania. they are very concerned. we met with our troops who are six kilometers away from russian troops stationed in belarus. we then went to the osce in vienna and led a strong response to support for ukraine and our position to the unbelievable
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invasion by the cruel putin. the european community was united except for russia and belarus in opposing the intrusion. putin is not operating in a rational manner. his k.g.b. history, his extreme response to covid have driven him to a delusional, paranoid, and dangerous state. it concerns all. i appreciate the actions of our president in supporting our country. i support president zelensky, but the cannel's only lasted so long. we need to get him more oil. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition. >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to rise and address the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> mr. speaker, right now we are
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witnessing the violent acts of a russian dictator in eastern europe. vladimir putin is attempting to rehang the iron curtain and mrdering -- murdering innocent women and children who stand in his path. to help put an end to the war, america must stand united with the free people of ukraine and continue to provide them with the lethal aid that they need to defend themselves. it's time for the united states to stop the flow of russian oil to the rest of the world and impose harsh sanctions against russia and its leaders. vladimir putin and corrupt russian oligarchs must know they will pay a steep price for their unwarranted aggression. it's time for president biden to allow for america to become energy independent again and share our resources across the world. energy independence means national security. now is the time to promote
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american energy and now is the time to stand with ukrainian people. thank you. i yield. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? mrs. miller-meeks: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. miller-meeks: mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize the accomplishments of seven young men from iowa's second congressional district. timothy, march cello pez of new london, hunter garden of iowa city west, eric kinkade, blane frazier and c.j., and ben of iowa city earned the title of state champion at the iowa state wrestling championships earlier this month. wrestling holds a special place in the homes of many across iowa and these young men should be incredibly proud of their achievements. through hard work and dedication, these student athletes were able to dominate their competition and bring home
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victory to their school, family, and community. these young men proved that the possibilities are endless if you work hard enough. congratulations to all of our state champions. mr. speaker, i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition. >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: mr. speaker, president zelensky of ukraine is a rock red leader who will fight an deliver -- and deliver for his country and americans are standing with the ukrainians who are fighting so bravely for their country. it's damning that americans can't say the same for the person who is supposed to be the leader of the free world as we can for president zelensky. our leader kneecapped american energy production by eliminating the keystone x.l. pipeline and
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empowered putin by waving sanctions on the nord stream 2 pipeline in europe. due to that decision the u.s. is now explicitly not targeting russia's energy sector with sanctions. if he wanted america to be dependent on putin and autocontracts in russia indefinitely. we could have done more to stop what has happened in ukraine. americans support the ukrainians and want to see a change in our energy policy. what is happening now is damaging our country and our standing in the free world. i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess subject to the call of the chair
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