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taking crimea? guest: i think there was no silver just silver bullet missed in those years. the obama administration to the best it could in the circumstances but where i would be critical as the longer arc of experience from 2014 to the past. we made these agreements to get russia out of ukraine. the conditions were not met and we that that stand. this is a high-stakes situation and we should've put more resources into it and should've made our work more credible and we are paying the price for that at the moment. host: what's the difference between an agreement and a memorandum. the budapest memorandum >> you can watch the rest of this "washington journal" segment on our website c-span.org. right now we take you live to
the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me. o lord, our lord, how majestic is your name. all the earth is filled with its praise as the seasons change and the winds rise up from the plains to proclaim your glory. plants emerge from the silence of the soil and bloom in celebration of your creative word. animals roam the forests and deserts. their variety and vulnerability strength and symbiosis testify to the eternal balance on which you have placed all living things. the driest of river beds flood when you open the heafns the oceans retreat at the pull of
your power. o lord, our lord, may we, too, magnify your name. may our lives respond to your dominion over all. may we reflect your gracious presence that everyone we encounter this day would feel the warmth of your fellowship. may our words speak the mercy of your truth that those whom we engage in debate and discussion would hear what you would have us each understand, your perfect will. and may our deeds serve as instruments of your divine love for the world and all who dwell therein. in our life, in our speech, in our love we pray that we praise your name this day. by the grace of that majestic name, we pray. amen. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 188, the jeurnt of the last day's proceedings -- journal of the last day's proceedings is approved.
the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from south carolina, mr. wilson. mr. wilson: everyone is invited to participate. 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 receive a message. the messenger: mr. speaker, messages from the senate. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has passed s.3580, an act-to-mend title 46 united states code with respect to acts by ocean common carriers or marine terminal operators and for other purposes which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain up to 15 requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle.
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 my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. miller-meeks: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to recognize the memory legacy of a glass shattering athlete from iowa's second congressional district. frederick "duke" slater's passion for football began when his family moved to clinton, iowa, where duke started playing football at clinton high. he received his education at the university of iowa where he won a national championship in 1921 and was named an all american. an incredible athlete, he also competed for the hock eye's track and field team, placing third in the hammer throw and fourth in the discus while helping iowa win the 1921 national title. when duke joined the nfl, rock island's independents, he became the first black lineman in nfl history. he went to become a five team first team all pro selection retiring after 108 years.
following his retirement he was inducted into the college hall of fame in 1951 and was posthumously selected to the pro football hall of fame in 20206789 last year the university of iowa announced that the field would be known as the slater field in honor of duke. i'm pleased to hear that the local committee is planning to erect a statue of him at clinton high school. he's the embodiment of hard work and overcoming obstacles and i cannot wait to see that statue in person. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. foxx: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. foxx: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, president biden's recently submitted budget for fiscal year 2023 is a literal dumpster fire. his budget confirms what we have known all along. he does not have the slightest clue what fiscal responsibility
means. right now families are facing a $3,500 yearly inflation tax. but president biden wants to spend a whopping $73 trillion over the next decade. a 66% increase over the previous 10 years. over the next five years inflation rates would increase by 2.8%. in fact, the scheme would be the highest sustained government spending endeavor in american history. mr. speaker, president biden has failed to read the room yet again. the american people do not want another biden budget bust. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. wilson: mr. speaker, i move unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. revise and extend my remarks.
the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the the gentleman from south carolina is recognized for one minute. mr. wilson: thank you, mr. speaker. on friday, the "wall street journal" editorialized let ukraine go on the offense. quote, as russia's war on ukraine enters into its sixth week, the script has flapped. russia's advance has stalled and ukraine wants to go on the offense to push back russian forces from the land they have taken. but the country needs u.s. and nato help to do it. now is the time to help ukraine take the offensive. reports of demoralized russian forces are more frequent, including defectors who have taken equipment with them. throughout this conflict, the biden administration has been slow. now is the time to keep the pressure on to truly achieve a strategic victory for ukraine and nato, end of quote. i have faith in the russian people. a great culture betrayed by war criminal putin. there is legislation to put
status in america and up to $1,000 for any russian military equipment turned over to ukraine. god bless ukraine, got save ukraine. and -- god save ukraine. and long l president zelenskyy. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentlewoman from illinois seek recognition? >> 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 gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you. mr. speaker, this month americans all over the country are celebrating april as faith month. i rise in support of this effort and call on all people of faith to join in prayer and celebration. as a member of congress, i'm happy to reaffirm my commitment to our judeo-christian values and freedom of religion for all that this country was founded on.
religious organizations in america have a rich history of charitable gaugement. mrs. miller: helping the sick, poor, and afflicted. they should be celebrated for their contributions to our way of life. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> i seek unanimous consent to speak for one minute. revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, today i rise to honor the men and women of salem lakes fire department. as war has ravaged ukraine, the firefighters in salem lakes, wisconsin took action. led by volunteer firefighter art, the salem lakes fire department organized a massive equipment drive. the effort involved fire departments throughout southeast wisconsin and even the chicago area. turnout gear and other locally collected lifesaving equipment was shipped to poland to help
ukrainian firefighters do their job and keep people safe. i'm extremely proud of the salem lakes fire department and the firefighters for organizing desperately needed aid to the ukrainian people. i know that wisconsin and americans across our country will join me in thanking you for your efforts. you came up with a creative way to help ukraine in its fight for freedom. ukraine's firefighters and its people will be given important resources because of your charity and your compassion. thank you again to the men and women of the salem lakes fire department for your lifesaving work each and every day. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? >> to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from georgia is recognized for one minute.
>> mr. speaker, i rise today to continue to highlight the important record of president biden's u.s. supreme court nominee, ketanji brown jackson. commonly known as k.b.j. in a post hearing written question and answer from members of the senate judiciary committee, k.b.j. refused to comment on whether she believes an individual possesses natural rights. this is unacceptable. the declaration of independence is crystal clear. we hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal. that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights. that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. yet ketanji brown jackson does not hold the position on whether individuals possess natural rights. this is disqualifying, plain and simple. mr. clyde: any senator, republican or democrat, that votes to confirm k.b.j. later this week isn't just voting for a soft on crime woke judge, they
are also voting for a judge who does not recognize the natural rights or civil rights which come from the natural rights given to us by our heavenly creator. dangerously ignoring the fundamental foundation of our american values. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. prayed -- pursuant to clause 8
lindsey graham. senator graham: the supreme court is different than the circuit court. i voted for her at the d.c. circuit court level because i'm disposed to do that. i'm playing a game that very few people play anymore. that if you win an election, i expect to you pick somebody i wouldn't support on the court. that just sort of comes with winning. i