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comes to the floor. can we have amendments? are there no amendments? is it structured? every bill that comes to the floor has -- goes through the rules committee. as a freshman, it is a front row seat to how congress operates and i just love serving there. host: deborah ross, a democrat from north carolina, the second >> we take you live now to the u.s. capitol where the house -- newsletter word for word recaps the day for you from the halls of kopg to daily press briefings to remarks from the president. scan the q.r. code at the right bottom to sign up for this email and stay up to date on everything happening in washington each day. subscribe today using the c.r. code or visit c-span.org/connect to subscribe any time.
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we take you live now to the u.s. capitol where the house is about to gavel in for legislative business. today lawmakers are considering a bill that updates t.s.a. employee rights and protections. live coverage of the house here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer today will be offered by chaplain kibben. chaplain kibben: would you pray with me? stir up our hearts, o lord, this day, that we may prepare ourselves for the work you have laid before us. wake our minds that they would be alert and fully open to the living -- to living into the
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hope you reveal to us. strengthen our bodies that they would stand tireless in the face of the challenges that lie ahead. reach into our souls that we would be moved to live boldly into the morals with which you have inspired us. then, may we, with the whole of our heart, mind, body, and soul dedicate ourselves to the commonwealth of the people you have called us to serve. may we show sincere love for one another in our obedience to the truth. may our love for our country and our communities be faithful to your living and enduring word in our lives. be this day, holy god, the foundation of all our efforts and we, the reflection of your perfect love. in your powerful name we pray, amen. the speaker pro tempore: thank you. pursuant to section 11-a of house resolution 188, the journal of the last day's
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proceedings is approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by my friend and the gentleman from new york, mr. morrelle. mr. morrelle: 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, a message 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 agreed to s.con.res. 20, concurrent resolution condemning the october 25, 2021, military coup in sudan and standing with the people of sudan in which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will -- will entertain requests for one-minute speeches on each side of the aisle. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from california seek
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recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask for unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, as we observe national police week, i'm here today to honor and celebrate the life and service of south gate police detective alexis gonzalez of south gate, california. detective gonzalez tragically passed away on april 25. detective gonzalez first joined the police department in 2013 as a police explorer. he graduated from the police academy in 2007. at the age of 27, detective gonzalez was a five-year veteran of the police force and a hero in south gate. he was a shining star and will be missed by family, friends, and the entire community. we honor the life and service of detective gonzalez and his
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family and every police officer who has put their life at risk to protect our communities. may he rest in peace. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from georgia rise? mrs. greene: madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from georgia is recognized for one minute. mrs. greene: i rise today to honor the life and legacy of road patrol corporal christopher dye. christopher dedicated his life to the people of walker county and our nation, making the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. christopher worked at the hayes state, walker county sheriff's office until the tragic events of 9/11 struck our country. in october, 2001, christopher joined the army and dedicated the next 12 years to serving our country. christopher was a member of the 118th airborne infantry,
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performing tours in iraq and afghanistan. even after developing lymphoma, he never gave up his post. christopher was highly decorated for his valiant service and returned to the walker county sheriff's office to work alongside his family. in november, 2020, corporal dye encountered fentanyl on a drug arrest. this exposure caused him to suffer a massive heart attack and he passed away that evening. corporal dye was awarded the walker county sheriff's office employee of the year award later that year. he's survived by his wife, kelly jo, and their five children. today, i'm introducing a resolution honoring corporal dye for his selfless sacrifice to the people of walker county, northwest georgia, and the nation. i yield the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my
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remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from new york is -- the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. today, i rise to recognize extraordinary and impactful life of gloria langston, community advocate and co-founder of rochester's first black-owned radio station who sadly passed away last week. founded in 1974, wdkx was one of the first black-owned stations in new york state. their call sign is a tribute to frederick douglass, martin luther king jr., and malcolm x, demonstrating their commitment to uplifting the black community. together with her husband, andrew, gloria established wdkx, bringing people together and keeping our community engaged. mr. morrelle: my heart goes out to her beloved son, andre, and the entire family during this difficult time. may you find peace knowing her legacy will live on through the good works through those she has inspired. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york yields
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back. for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia rise? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from georgia is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. this week the national average cost for a gallon of gasoline hit an all-time high of $4.37. at this rate, american families will spend an extra $2,000 on gasoline this year on top of already historic inflation. president biden has tried to shift the blame on this issue, taking no responsibility for the crisis that he and his administration have created. let's be clear, this is not transitory inflation. this is not the putin price hike. this is what happens when you dismantle american energy independence, a war on fossil fuel. that's what the president has done and that's why energy costs started rising long before the russian invasion ever began. mr. allen: the solution to rising prices is more domestic
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production. but president biden would rather cling to his green new deal agenda than admit his policies have failed. america's home to an abundance of energy resources. we have the solutions to this crisis right here under our feet. what we lack is an administration with the political will power to do what is right. until that changes, we will continue to suffer the consequences of president biden's anti-energy agenda. and thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from georgia yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, the national transportation safety board found that pilot error was a major factor in the 2009 fatal crash of flight 3407. mr. higgins: in the months following the tragedy, the families fought for safety standards and improvements, which were signed into law and have saved lives.
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now an application before the federal aviation administration to cut the minimum standard for pilot training in half. we're calling on the federal aviation administration to categorically reject this request and any attempt to circumvent pilot training requirements. families in my western new york community will never have their loved ones back, but we can ensure that every family moving forward is stepping onto an airplane with a fully trained pilot. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman from florida is recognized for one minute. mr. bilirakis: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise to discuss the economic crisis that is pummelling florida's families. this week's financial report show that inflation continues to hammer americans growing by 8.3% over april of 2021. when coupled with workforce shortages and supply chain
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disruptions, the result has been catastrophic for small businesses. every sector of our economy is impacted. i'm also grateful concerned that we are spiraling toward a recession. and yet, many of my colleagues seem to think the only answer is to spend more. let me be clear, mr. speaker. we cannot spend our way out of this crisis. we must stop the reckless spending that is fueling this problem and make tough choices about our priorities. just as each and every one of our constituents are being forced to do. thank you and i yield back, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from hawaii seek recognition? mr. kahele: aloha, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from hawaii is -- without objection, the gentleman from hawaii is recognized for one minute. mr. kahele: mahalo, mr. speaker. members, today, just like i did one year ago to this day, i rise
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with extraordinary pride to congratulate the 2022 ncaa men's volleyball national champions, the university of hawaii rainbow warriors. this past saturday, our hawaii rainbows defended their title on the legendary court of pale pavilion against long beach state university. immolating their victory in 2021, they proved that lightning can strike twice in sweeping them in a three-set match. our warriors displayed acute focus, tenacity, boasting a 27-5 record while remaining undefeated at home. as a proud alumni and former warrior volleyball player, i, along with the rest of hawaii, congratulate our back-to-back national champions. mahalo to the head coach, the coaching staff, the athletics program, our loyal boosters, and dedicated fans who support our players on and off the court. and to our 2022 ncaa men's
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volleyball championship team, noko oi. and go, boys. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from hawaii yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from oklahoma rise? mrs. bice: i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from oklahoma is recognized for one minute. mrs. bice: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to honor the 148th kentucky derby winner, rich strike, and rich strike's owner, o.u. grad and edmond native rich dawson. he made history at the kentucky derby overcoming an 80-1 odds. this monumental victory is more impressive as rich strike was not originally supposed to be in the derby, entering only after another horse was scratched. rich strike was added a mere 34 hours before the race was set to begin. congratulations to rich strike
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and rick dawson for bringing the kentucky derby championship to oklahoma's fifth congressional district. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from oklahoma yields back. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, last week, we marked teachers appreciation week. this week and every week, we say thank you to the educators who help our students learn and grow. we also honor their sacrifices and tireless efforts to carry our students forward during the last two difficult years. from engineering and business to public service and journalism, all professions depend on the profession of teaching. i will always remember the teachers who made a difference in my life. and i am so grateful for the teachers who put their heart and soul into inspiring students in my district and each and every
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day. i would also like to thank our teachers union, including those in my district like the cleveland teachers union and the akron education association for their efforts to advocate for educators and to fulfill the promise of high-quality public education for every student. ms. brown: again, thank you to all the teachers in ohio's 11th congressional district and across america. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from ohio yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i seek unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlewoman from the gentleman from alabama is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise to honor the life of dr. frank m. barker jr. who passed away. dr. barker was a humble man of great faith who lived his life and faithful service to his savior jesus christ, loving and serving others, sharing the good news that god sent his only son
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to earth to save those who cannot save themselves. a lifelong resident of birmingham, alabama, dr. barker was a graduate of ramsey high school in 1949 and graduate of auburn university with a degree in engineering and a lifelong auburn tiger fan. he served his country in the u.s. navy during the korean war. after attending seminary, dr. barker founded briar presbyterian church. through his leadership, d dr. barker played an important role in the formation of the presbyterian church of america. i know that dr. parker's life and legacy will continue to be an inspiration to others and a model for living a life of generosity and faithfulness. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from alabama yields back. . the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from louisiana seek
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recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to honor mayor clearance field of pineville, louisiana, who is entering his final week in office after an extraordinary career. mayor field has led the city for 22 years. if you need an indicator and look no further than he was elected to city hall six times. during his time in office, mayor field has atraghted investment to the community and creating good-paying jobs and he is known as a bridge builder to deliver results for pineville and he has been an outstanding must be servant and he chose to share his talent with the people of his hometown. the mayor had planned on running
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again but decided to retire. while i will miss working with mayor field, i wish him the best in his retirement. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from louisiana yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to speak for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> a lot has been said in the last 48 hours with regard to the ukraine-russian conflict. mr. grothman: there are things that should be added that could be talked a little bit more as we try to find an end and i hope the biden administration doesn't give up to negotiate some sort of peace. russia has a low birth rate of 1.5. in addition to that people are leaving russia. i was on the san diego border about eight months ago and at
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that time just in that region, the second biggest nationality to cross was russian and reported in the six-month period ending january, 8600 russians entered this country because of the war. russian immigration has increased. with regard to you contain, birth rate is lower, approximately 180 countries of its size, it has the second lowest birth rate at 1.1%. the united states will accept up to 100,000 ukranians in our country and while it is the intent, we know many don't return. given the situation, i hope the biden administration does what it can can -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman yields back the balance of his time for what purpose does the gentleman from
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california seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized. >> well, this week as we commemorate national police week for those with us and for those who have fallen, we find different ways to honor them. mr. lamalfa: we can make their job easier. and unfortunately with the biden border crisis, the numbers are devastating, nearly a quarter million migrant crossings. drops in deportation. where are we going to put folks like this when we are overwhng judges. it's not helping. and so we have sanctuary cities across the u.s. that are patrioticking it acceptable for illegal immigration to happen and make it difficult for the
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law enforcement to figure out how to process and deal with local police and i.c.e. so we have to have much more coherent. complete the fence. make these gaps go away and 42 arrested on terror watch lists. let's make the job for our police, border police and city police much easier and have a coherent law. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentlewoman from california is recognized. >> i rise today on behalf of orange county families to share the frustration and outrage that they are feeling because of the skyrocketing gas prices in this country. while this administration
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refuses to embrace full energy independence and instead continues relying on foreign dictators for oil. southern californians are paying more for gas. and on top of that, despite what could be a $68 billion surplus, democrats have decided to raise gas taxes on july 1. my constituents simply can't afford another day under the policies that are forcing them to pay more while getting less. enough is enough. whether it's here in washington, d.c., or in sacramento, president biden and the governor need to commit to unleashing energy independence. the great people of this country need relief.
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i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. the speaker pro tempore: there is a message before the house. the clerk: to the congress of the united states, section 202-d50 united statescode 1622-d provides for the automatic term nation of the national emergency unless within 90 days a prior to the anniversary date of its declaration, the president publishes and transmits to the congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect. in accordance with this provision, i have sent to the federal register the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency declared in executive order 17873 of may 15, 2019 with respect to securing the information and communication technology and services supply chain is to continue in effect.
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the unrestricted acquisition for use and information and communications technology and services designed, developed, manufactured or supplied by persons owned by, controlled by are subject to the jurisdiction of foreign adversaries of these foreign adversaries to create vulnerabilities. and with potentially catastropheic threats. this threat poses an unusual threat to the national security, foreign policy and economy of the united states. therefore, i have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in executive order 13873 with respect to securing information technology and services supply chain. signed joseph r. biden junior, the white house. the speaker pro tempore: referre d to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed.
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for what purpose does the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, seek recognition? mr. thompson: pursuant to house resolution 1097, i call up h.r. 903 and ask for its immediate consideration. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: h.r. 903, a bill to enhance the security operations of the transportation security administration and stability of the transportation security work force by applying the personnel system under title 5 united statescode to employees of the transportation security administration who provide screenings of all passengers and for other purposes. pursuant to house resolution 1097 in lieu of the nature in the substitute printed in the bill, an amendment in the nature of a substitute consisting of the text of the rules committee
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print 117-40 modified by the amendment amended in part a of house report 113-320 and the bill as amended is considered read. the bill as amended shall be debatable for one hour equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member on the committee of homeland security or the respective designees. the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson, and the gentleman from mississippi, mr. guest, each will control 30 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson. mr. thompson: i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days toe revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on this measure. the speaker pro tempore: without objection mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may
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consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized mr. thompson: mr. speaker, i rise today in strong support of my people h.r. 903, the rights for transportation security administration work force act. this critical legislation would bring equity and improve working conditions to the transportation security administration by providing better pay, expanded collective bargaining rights and basic civil service protection to the agency's work force. essential employees of the t.s.a. have continued the work throughout the pandemic never relenting in their mission to secure air travel despite the risks to their health. they did so before the pandemic and continue to do so now. despite enduring two decades of low pay and a lack of basic workplace rights enjoyed by most other federal employees. these shortcomings have led to
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low moralee and high turf over impacting their ability that can top the threats to our nation transportation system. 2020t.s.a. ranked dead last as part of the annual best places to work in the federal government survey. in addition, the most recent analysis done on employee turnover shows that over a two-year span, one in three security officers quit. that analysis also revealed that in a single year, t.s.a. spent approximately $16 million to hire an on board nearly 2,000 people who left just months after they got the job. this revolving door of
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recruiting, training and lean losing t.s.o.'s is unsustainable and underscores the need to find a solution that will ensure t.s.a. lives up to its mission. h.r. 903 would permanently move t.s.a. under title 5 of u.s. code and eliminate the existing personnel management system that is the source of many of the problems i have enumerated. this bill will result in better pay and regular salary increases to workers who live paycheck to paycheck and despite years on the job. employees will benefit from the same collective bargaining rights under h.r. 903 that other federal employees have, empowering to collaborate with t.s.a.'s management to improve
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working conditions at the agency. employees who have experienced wrongful discipline can appeal their case to a neutral party to be heard just as other fellow employees are able to do and eliminate t.s.a.'s leadership ability to abuse statutory authority in ways that have benefited those at the top. in other words, mr. speaker, people at the top get big raises, but people at the bottom get the shortened of the stick. t.s.a.'s management would still be able to remove employees from duties if they compromise the mission of the agency. furthermore, just like any other unionized agency, t.s.a.'s security procedures would not be subject to on collective bargaining. we are fortunate to have an administration in the white house that understands the
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importance of making these changes. this week, the biden administration issued a statement of administration policy enforcing strong support for the bill and noting it is in line with the president's budget request for 2023. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to include in the record the statement of administration policy. the speaker pro tempore: without objection . mr. thompson: they explored collective bargaining and increase pay for the workforce. about a year ago, the secretary of homeland security released a memo that instructed the t.s.a. administrator to make progress on improving pay, collective bargaining, and third-party appeals rights.
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the president's budget for f.y. 2023 includes an historic proposal to invest in the t.s.a. workforce in these ways. but critically, crucially, these changes would only apply to the coming fiscal year. that is why it is so essential to pass h.r. 903 so that future administrations cannot turn back the clock on these frontline aviation security workers. we all know that the nature of an investment is that you have to put some money in upfront and see the returns later. unlike a typical investment, however, we already have a snapshot into the financial benefit this legislation would yield to workers. earlier this year, t.s.a. shared with us that the passage of h.r.
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903 would result in a 30% salary increase for the entire t.s.a. workforce and a 21% increase for federal air marshals and other law enforcement officers within the agency, bringing them in line with their peers doing similar work at other agencies. this is astounding, mr. speaker, on its face. and it is at least -- and it is the least we can do for the men and women who see each week -- see us each week as we pass through our home airports on the way to washington. and most members, republicans and democrats, thank them for the job that they are doing. saying, if there's anything i can do to help you, just let me know. well, mr. speaker, passing this bill would do exactly that. h.r. 903 has 231 bipartisan
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co-sponsors and is strongly supported by the american federation of government employees, the air marshals association, the association of flight attendants, the transport workers union of america, the transportation trade department, the afl-cio, and the national urban league. i ask unanimous consent to include in the record letters of support from these organizations. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. thompson: thank you very much. the need to finish this is there. i hope we honor the work of the brave t.s.o.'s and the commitment they made to them by voting for this bill. with that i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from mississippi, mr. guest, is recognized. mr. guest: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i
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may consume. i rise today in opposition of h.r. 903. when congress created the transportation security administration more than 20 years ago in the wake of the attacks on 9/11, this body provided the t.s.a. administrator with unique authorities in the management of its personnel. h.r. 903 would eliminate this vital flexibility and infringe upon t.s.a.'sbi threats -- respond to evolving threats and to protect the traveling public. this bill goes against congress intent by moving an entire agency into an antiquated 1940 system of title 5 of the u.s. code. t.s.a. will not be able to take emerging intelligence and quickly change security screening procedures at airports without unnecessary and dangerous delays due to the collective bargaining requirements of this bill. since 9/11, t.s.a. has kept our nation's transportation system
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secure. airport screeners and federal air marshals have responded time and time again to emerging threats. for example, checkpoint screening procedures were changed almost overnight in response to the liquid explosive plot in 2006 and the personal electronic device threat in 2017. such immediate and agile responses will be severely hindered under h.r. 903. security policies should not be subject to union bargaining. in addition, t.s.a. will no longer be able to easily remove employees who have committed serious misconduct. if a t.s.a. screener is caught smuggling drugs or weapons, it will be nearly impossible for t.s.a. to immediately terminate them due to the layers of bureaucracy in the title 5 system. according to t.s.a., this bill will cost an astronomical amount
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of almost $8 billion over a five-year period, and much of that money won't go to the frontline personnel. the amount of overhead costs associated with moving an entire agency to title 5 means that billions of dollars will be spent on the transition and require the hiring of hundreds of new employees. not frontline workers who would be protecting the traveling public but instead bureaucrats who will facilitate this massive labor relations effort. if we actually want to address the needs of frontline workers, we would focus on securing more funding for their pay. instead, h.r. 903 will waste billions in taxpayer dollars to create more bureaucracy and provide even more money to headquarters and those who work there who already have a much higher salary than the dedicated frontline personnel. i'm extremely concerned that passing this bill will create a massive unfunded mandate that will ultimately divert critical
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funding from other important d.h.s. priorities like border security, cybersecurity, and emergency response. if my friends in the majority were truly focused on prioritizing and improving the pay of t.s.a. frontline workers rather than prioritizing and empowering the unions, they would support frontline pay raises without the expense and the unnecessary bureaucracy of title 5. unfortunately, the majority rejected an amendment by ranking member katko at the markup that would have done just that, improve the pay of frontline screeners and air marshals, not the high-paid employees at headquarters. i and many of my colleagues stand ready to raise pay for frontline workers, but i cannot in good conscious support a bill that's fiscally irresponsible, undermines our national security, hinders the agency's missions and flexibility and prioritizes the interest of the
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unions over the interests of dedicated frontline workforce and the traveling public. with that, i urge my colleagues to oppose h.r. 903, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. guest reserves. mr. thompson is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i yield as much time as he may consume to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. payne. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. payne: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today in support of h.r. 903, the transportation security administration workforce act of 2022. this bill would provide the t.s.a. workforce with the
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opportunities to increase pay, engage in collective bargaining, and appeal disciplinary actions. it gives t.s.a. workers the same workplace rights and protection as other federal workers. currently, the t.s.a. workforce suffers from low employee morale and high turnover. this bill would allow the t.s.a. to better recruit and retain high skilled workers. most important for me, it gives a covid-19 hazard bonus pay to employees who have substantial contact with the public during the initial pandemic. and it gives them resources to keep them safe on the job. this bill requires coordination between the centers for disease control and prevention with other leading medical agencies
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to provide t.s.a. proper guidance on how best tore -- to protect its workforce. i have been a strong supporter of more protections and benefits for our critical t.s.a. workforce. the chairman has made it clear, early on in my arriving here in congress, that this issue needed to be addressed. so i introduced a bill, the hazardous duty pay for frontline federal workers act, to give this hazard bonus to t.s.a. workers during the pandemic. in addition, i helped pass the rights for transportation security officers act to provide t.s.a. workers full collective bar bargaining and whistleblower protections. as i co-sponsor -- and i co-sponsored the rights of the t.s.a. workforce act to provide
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them the same protections as other federal workers. plus, i also supported president biden's efforts to increase pay for t.s.a. employees and hire more officers at airports. t.s.a. workers are critical to the safety of american passengers, our transportation network, and our nation. we need to make sure they get the same rights and protections they deserve to keep us safe and to continue to keep our nation safe for the traveling public. mr. speaker, i don't understand why this one group of federal
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workers has been pointed out not to deserve the same rights as every other federal worker has in their position. it makes no sense. and for whatever reason, it was not initially there, it is time for them to be brought into a system that the rest of our workforce is protected by. so, you know, i'd like to respond to my colleague's argument that t.s.a. should not move to title 5 because the system is somehow antiquated or imperfect. i understand that the prior administration stood up a blue ribbon panel that recommended against moving the t.s.a. workforce to title 5, arguing that it would deny the administrator the flexibility to
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make t.s.a.'s personnel system better. is it worth nothing that the blue ribbon panel did not include a single labor representative or expert with labor background? this omission is very telling. the truth of the matter is, title 5 offers structured rules for pay, raises, bonuses, collective bargaining rights, disciplinary actions and grievances that t.s.a. currently lacks in the system. why? why should they be omitted? title 5 is a time-tested and has been developed and tweaked carefully over the decades. while not a perfect system, title 5 is significantly pbette
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than t.s.a.'s current system in which t.s.a. makes up its own rules as it goes along. t.s.a. has had more than 20 years to develop a system that delivers better benefits, protections and compensation than title 5 and they couldn't do it. how much longer should they wait? notably, even t.s.a. blue ribbon panel recognized that t.s.a. has only used its statutory authorities to benefit management and not the frontline workers. that said, i am pleased to hear interest from my colleagues in improving title 5. it would be -- i would be happy to work with them in a bipartisan way to address the issues for workers across the federal government. in the meantime, we should put
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t.s.a. under the time-tested system that has worked so well for most federal workers. and with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. thompson reserves. mr. guest is recognized. mr. guest: mr. speaker, i yield such time as he may consume to the gentleman from new york, ranking member john katko. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york, mr. katko, is recognized. . mr. katko: i rise in opposition. h.r. 903. let me be clear. i strongly and emphatically support increasing funding for the front line t.s.a. work force. they have been severely underpaid for far too long. in fact, there is a blue ribbon panel that came out that recommended against moving them
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to title 5 work force. that blue ribbon included the chief human capital officer for department ofhomeland security under former president obama, one of his top men. he was part of the blue ribbon panel that will recommended against that. even with that recommendation, i am so sick and tired of these front line workers not getting their proper pay and i was willing to move title 5 funding for them. this bill doesn't do that. this bill goes far beyond that. bureaucrats that are sitting in offices nowhere near the front lines that aren't ebb possessed to covid or fishing loaded guns out of handbags and subject to abuse by the traveling public are going to get title 5 status and they get paid a hell of a lot more.
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why? why do we need that and that's the pop i have with this bill. the men and women protecting america's transportation system deserve tb compensated for the critical safety mission they play. despite efforts to improve this legislation in markup and limit it to the termites i articulated, my fellow committee members and i were not grnted the adoption of a single proposed amendment. among the improvements, an amendment to limit the scope of the bill to the front line t.s.a. work force, who need better pay, rather than already high paid t.s.a. head quartered personnel. if the bill was limited to just them, i would support it. why do we have to make it for everyone else? 60,000 people. why? proposed amendments sought to
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increase pay to the front line without the cost of conversion to title 5. the message from the majority was clear that it was take or leave it and the chairman and i enjoy a a very good working relationship. i'm unable to support the legislation. i do hope to work in a bipartisan 5/12, 1 p.m. front line workers as well for cutting edge technologies to address evolving threats to aviation security. i am pleased to see funding for significant pay increases in this year's budget request to congress. i stand ready to engage our colleagues on the house appropriations committee in an effort to secure funding for transportation security officer pay. i have a letter to our friends and colleagues on the appropriations committee outlining just that and i ask
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unanimous consent to enter it into the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection mr. katko: mr. speaker, i thank the vies ranking member, representative guest, for his leadership on this issue. i thank my colleagues on the other side of the aisle for engaging in conversations even when we disagree on policy. but here i feel the bill in its current form will be dead on arrival in the senate. if we could get a more bipartisan bill with a lot more of us that want to help the front line workers and put more pressure on the senate to do their job. the speaker pro tempore: mr. kat ko yields. mr. guest reserves. mr. thompson is recognized. mr. thompson: glad to see my colleague, the ranking member. but let me just correct him on
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his correction of the gentleman from new jersey. a person that works in the department of d.h.s. is not a labor representative. the labor representative that mr. payne referenced is organized labor representative with the afl-cio. the other thing my ranking member can do, you have a chance to vote on the president's budget. the raise for the employees is in the budget. i look forward to that opportunity to presenting itself. our t.s.o.'s need a raise. if we don't, the gymnastics on the floor doesn't pay rent, mortgage, tuition, doesn't buy
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groceries. so at the end of the day, let's give these good folks who do a good job, an honest day's pay for honest day's work and that's the spirit in which this legislation is put forward. i yield five minutes to the the gentlewoman from texas, a senior member of the homeland security committee, ms. jackson lee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from texas is recognized for five minutes. ms. jackson lee: i thank the speaker and i thank the chairman of this committee and as well the ranking member on the floor. let me express my appreciation for his acknowledgement and recognition that we should do something and i know he wants to do something and i want to encourage him to do something, to alter his position and stand with this legislation. i want to take a moment to
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present tribute and accolades as should be though he never asked for such, and that is our chairman. i cannot remember a day that he gathers us to meet with the transportation security officers, the american federation of government employees and others over a decade as i chaired the transportation security committee on this homeland security where he has worked or joined him without ceasing to rectify this injustice. it is a plain and simple injustice. and i stand in this floor in the name of the officer at los angeles airport who died in the line of duty as a t.s.a. officer. we met his family and mourn with
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them. we mourn with those who suffered. we mourn with those who lost their lives in the pandemic, front line, really front line, because before this was even diagnosed, there were covid patients or covid-infected persons going through airports and our t.s.o.'s had either no experience, protection and they were becoming ineffected by the dozens. and many died. and so breaking news today, this is a breaking news story. this legislation comes to remedy and solve the problem of which we have needed to fix really since 9/11 and the creation of the department ofhomeland security.
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specifically the bill within 1 # 0 days eliminates personnel authority of the department ofhomeland security and the department of transportation governing the conditions of t.s.a. employees and being subject of the employee management system applicable to other federal employees. justice, fairness, the removal of gin justice sets forth transition pay rates, leave rates and requires d.h.s. to consult with the labor organizations certified to carry out the conversion of such positions. let me be very clear, those persons sitting at desks, they may wind up in some airport in the midst of crisis. how do i know? during hurricane harvey, t.s.o.'s flew into our airport.
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and so it should be across the board. it is fair. it should be no different from other federal employees. and the bill deaths the t.s.a. to consult with public and private entities to address concerns regarding federal air marshals and including mental health rates. i went to the office of the federal air marshals when they were under stress and thought they were imploding and the atmosphere of flying, the hours, the lack of sensitivity of those hours drove mental health cases among the federal air marshals and i told them they were important and we were going to work on this. prohibits t.s.a. employees installing the social media tiktok. cleaning things up. and requires d.h.s. to priority hiring veterans and make sure
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employees have proper guidance for proper protections against the coronavirus. do you know how much rotation goes on? we bring them in young and every time i go to airports, they are the ones i stop and talk to. how long have you been here. they said we came in one year. i said you are lifers and thank you tore your service. and try to encourage a young person to understand they are on the front line saving lives. every day they are picking up guns and other things that could be a danger to the american public. it is crucial we recognize this -- mr. thompson: i yield an additional minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for an additional minute. d.m. anand: i acknowledge again this shooting incident of
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geraldo hernandez whos what the first officer killed in the line of duty. and the machete attack at the new orleans airport that resulted in injuries. it is breaking news. and i stand with t.s.o.'s and t.s.a. and long overdue. and they saved us after 9/11. they came in and stood in the gap. and we must fix the moralee and get rid of the allege of mismanagement and wasteful procedures and retaliation of whistleblowers and low moralee within the agency. i'm on the budget committee and this is paid for and this is the pathway of professionalism at the airport, saving lives, protecting the public and making sure we have this young and growing team that is part of america's front lines. i ask my colleagues to support it. i yield back.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. mr. thompson reserves. mr. guest. guest: i yield to the gentleman from texas mr. gooden. mr. gooden: i thank what the gentleman has said and that's the t.s.a. agent, the men and women who work for the america cap people at the airport are protecting our nation. they are on the front lines, which is why i'm rising today to urge my colleagues to do something very simple and that is to protect americans from terrorists and dangerous criminals when they fly and to assist the t.s.a. by taking away a very dangerous policy that they are encouraging and forcing these agents on the front lines to deal with and allowing illegal aliens on commercial
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aircraft without proper identification. it was confirmed to me that mig grants can use arrest to board along side. this was con filmed to me last year. and despite my demands, the biden administration has done nothing to stop this. anyone in this country illegally or warrant for arrest should be detained and brought before a judge and not permitted to travel to a city of their choice. this is a commonsense request. the t.s.a. was created in response to the september 11 attacks but seems we have forgotten that. the lax policies that allow unvetted aliens to board without proper identification jeopardizees the lives of the american people. my constituents -- and i would venture to argue some of my colleagues and my open-border
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friends across the aisle would agree that our constituents deserve to fly in a safe aircraft. they have to pull out an i.d. to board a flight but t.s.a. has said if you have an arrest warrant, that's good enough to get through security. i introduced this motion to recommit to protect our skies and verify the identity of travelers and notify law enforcement if someone is in our country illegally. the border crisis is putting every single community at risk. in 10 months the administration allowed 4500. 160 passengers each and every day. and people on the terrorist watch list are coming into our county and we have no clue who is boarding these flights. prevent another tragedy like
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9/11 by adopting this motion. if we adopt the motion to recommit we will instruct the committee on homeland security to consider my amendments to h.r. 903 to prohibit accepting documents such as arrest warrant as a valid form of identification. i ask unanimous consent to insert the text of the amendment immediately prior to the vote on the motion to recommit. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: without objection ., . mr. thompson has eight minutes, mr. guest, 18 1/2 minutes. mr. thompson is recognized. mr. thompson: for the record, title 5 will prevent misconduct we have seen at t.s.a., such as senior managers awarding each other over $90,000 in bonuses. with that, mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. thompson reserves.
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mr. guest is recognized. mr. guest: mr. speaker, i think it's clear that all republicans support increasing the pay of our t.s.a. frontline workers. we know that they are crucial to our traveling security of the public. but this bill that we are here debating is not a bill that deals specifically with that. if that was the case in markup, ranking member katko's amendment, an amendment that would have provided a $3,000 immediate salary increase to all frontline workers, 5% raise on top of that year one. year two, 3% raise. year three, a 3% raise. year 4, 4% raise this. bill we are talking about today is a bill that is not just to increase pay, which we all agree on, but this is, instead, a labor bill. this is instead an attempt to unionize an entire federal agency.
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mr. payne spoke about that a little bit when he got up a few moments ago when he talked about the blue ribbon committee that was established and said that there was not one labor leader on that committee. we shouldn't be putting labor leaders in the position of putting them on committees that when we are talking about protecting the traveling public. that committee that he referred to in 2019t.s.a. received a -- 2019 t.s.a. received a report from that bipartisan committee, i stress it was a bipartisan committee, the blue ribbon panel on human capital service delivery. the panel composed of former officials from both democrat and republican administrations. and included the chief human capital officer for d.h.s. under former president obama. it says that they strongly, not just recommend, but strongly recommended against moving t.s.a. personnel under title 5.
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then this is a quote directly from that report. it says here, one recommendation the panel heard repeatedly from employees was moving t.s.a. into the general schedule, or g.s. the panel does not agree. the general scedle is a 70-year-old classification and compensation system from the last century. and is the subject of countless studies and recommendations from good government organizations who consistently find it is too inflexible to meet the needs of a 21st century work force. a better course of action is to use existing a.t.s.a. flexibility to emprove the t.s.a. system so that it operates at a level superior to the g.s. system. those are not my words. those are not the words of republicans. those are the words of a blue ribbon committee who was
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established to study this very thing. and here we see that congress is going to completely ignore the findings of that committee. we are going to ignore a committee made up of t.s.a. workers, employees, personnel, supervisors who served on a committee that was established to look at this very point. we are going to completely ignore that. and we are going to now do exactly what this committee recommended against. we are doing that not just we want to increase the pay of the frontline workers, which we all agree on and support and we would support a bill today that would do that without putting everyone under title 5, but what this bill is is this is an attempt to unionize an entire federal agency and a bill which would make the traveling public less safe. i reserve at this time. the speaker pro tempore: mr. guest reserves. mr. thompson is recognized.
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mr. thompson: thank you very much, mr. speaker. for the record title 5 is not a union. it's a personnel system. it means that if you have rights as an employee of the federal government, you know what those rights are. that's not a union. now, for t.s.o.'s who voted to have a bargaining unit, and they chose, the american federation of government employees, to be their bargaining unit. that's all. in america people have choices. our t.s.o.'s decided that they wanted to have union representation. which in america, in a democracy, is their right. i respect that right. they have done it. now we have to treat them like all other federal employees. that's just what this bill does. there's nothing else here. it's just put them under title 5
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just like every other national security related law enforcement agency and we are in good shape. so they can pay their mortgages, they can pay the rent. they can do for their children like other federal employees. plain and simple. not a big deal. mr. speaker, i yield five minutes to the gentleman from california, mr. correa, subcommittee chairman of the committee on homeland security. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized for five minutes mr. correa: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you, mr. chairman. i won't need five minutes because this is essentially common commonsense legislation and i rise in strong support of this measure. title 5, unions, what's wrong with unions? our border patrol officers are unionized. our local police officers are unionized. our local sheriffs are unionized. and countless other public safety officers are unionized. t.s.a. employees, 9-1-1, spent
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more than 20 years, people like me i still remember 9/11. i still remember those pictures of firefighters and police officers unionized running into burning buildings in new york city. those officers and firefighters knew they were going to perish that day. but they ran in to save american lives. we don't want another 9/11 to happen again. heaven forbid. but this is what the t.s.a. officers are all about. preventing another 9/11. every time i get on the plane, every time my family gets on a plane you hope to god that those t.s.o. officers, t.s.a. officers do their jobs. make sure that nothing terrible gets on a flight. make sure that there is order.
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and you want that officer on that line, on that frontline to do their job correctly. you want an experienced officer. you want an experienced officer that's been there for years. you don't want an officer that's been there a few months waiting for another job because that job doesn't pay him enough. you don't want that officer to look for another job because he's not trained correctly. you want a trained professional work force. that's really what this measure is about. preventing another 9/11. how? making sure that those frontline t.s.a. workers, employees are prepared, trained, and know what they are doing. commonsense legislation. i ask my colleagues to please support safety in the skies, safety for our families. mr. chairman, mr. speaker, i yield.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. mr. thompson reserves. mr. guest is recognized vekd. mr. guest: mr. speaker, i have no further speakers and am prepared to close at the request of the majority. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. mr. thompson -- mr. thompson: i have no more speakers and am prepared to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. mr. guest will begin his closing. mr. guest: thank you, mr. speaker. i yield myself such time as i may consume. mr. speaker, i want to close by thanking the men and women of t.s.a., especially the screeners, air marshals, and other frontline workers. the debate we are having today does not impact the sincere appreciation we have for the tremendous job they do each and every day to secure the transportation system. while we disagree on the best way forward, we all share the same goal of improving the pay and morale for t.s.a. frontline
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work force. it's important not only for the success of the agency, but for the security of our nation. unfortunately, this bill is not the answer therefore i cannot support it. i urge my colleagues to oppose h.r. 903. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. mr. thompson is recognized. mr. thompson: thank you very much, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i'd like to say that the policies with reference to flying on planes have remained consistent under successive administrations of both policies, including the trump administration. these passengers have their identities verified threw c.b.p. and i.c.e. and receive enhanced screening. if the individuals are on a terrorist watch list and not u.s. citizens, they are transferred to i.c.e. for title 8 processing and deengs.
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mr. speaker, i appreciate the robust debate we have had today for this legislation. and amendments my colleagues will be offering to seek to improve the bill. but in simple, you can't spend thanks. if i told a t.s.o. thank you for your service, almost to the person, they would say, then give me a raise. treat me like all other federal employees. as our country merged from what we hope is the worst of covid-19 pandemic, we cannot forget about the t.s.o.'s, air marshal, and others within t.s.a. who never paused their work in service of our national security. with estimates that the number of passengers who travel through airports in fiscal year 2023
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will exceed prepandemic figures by 4.5. we are again asking them to do more than ever and not pay them any additional money. treat them like everybody else. passage of this legislation will send a clear signal we acknowledge their commitment and agree they deserve the compensation and workplace protection that reflects that. in this country, you pay for what you get. pay our t.s.o.'s what they deserve and treat them like all other federal employ years. a 30% increase is what this bill would do for our t.s.o.'s, and they deserve t they have earned it. i thank my colleagues for their support. and urge passage of h.r. 903. with that, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time.
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the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. all time for debate has expired. each further amendment printed in part b of house report 117-320 not earlier considered as part of amendments en bloc pursuant to section 3 of house resolution 1097 shall be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, may be withdrawn by the proponent at any time before the question is put thereon, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to demand for division of the question. it shall be in order add any time after the debate for the chair of the committee on homeland security or his designee to offer amendments en bloc consisting of further amendments printed in part b of house report 117-320, not
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earlier disposed of. amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the committee on homeland security or their respective disegg knees. shall not be subject to amendment and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question. .%%%, 1:30 p.m. alleged
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perpetrator is a member of the general public and develop recommendations how t.s.a. can better protect its employees and documenting their experiences and getting the feedback to improve the safety of the workplace and factor into it the final recommendations we would bring to this body. i urge my colleagues to make this a safe place for many of our neighbors working in these challenging experiences at the airports and at these ports. i urge my colleagues to support
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these two commonsense amendments. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. mr. guest is recognized. the speaker pro tempore: mr. tho mpson is recognized. mr. thompson: i yield two minutes to the gentlelady from virginia, ms. wexton. ms. wexton: the job of federal air marshal is exhausting. air marshals are at high risk due to long hours on planes. many marshals report mental health issues. several marshals have died by suicide including three officers who were assigned to the field office and served out of national airport. we know how important to ensure that law enforcement officers have access to mental health
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support and h.r. 903 will allow t.s.a. to address mental health and suicide rates. my amendment ensures that rest periods and equipment and training are part of that conversation. i urge support for my amendment the speaker pro tempore: mr. gue st. the speaker pro tempore: mr. tho mpson. mr. thompson: i yield myself the balance of my time. i support this en bloc amendment consisting of amendments from my colleagues. these amendments like the entire bill, requires t.s.a. to engage its work force, hear employee concerns and make improvements in the service of our homeland security. as we have heard today, morale
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and attention at t.s.a. are alarmingly low. this is even more alarming when considering the fact that t.s.a. is a majority-minority work force with more than half of its workers identifying as people of color. it is important that t.s.a. employees have a safe workplace free of harassment and agency leadership reflects the diversity of its work force as well. these amendments offer solutions to real problems faced by t.s.a. employees such as commuting challenges at airports as they go about their critical mission to keep air travel secure for the american people. i thank my colleagues for offering these amendments and i urge the house to join me in supporting them. the speaker pro tempore: mr. tho mpson yields back.
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mr. guest. guest: i urge my colleagues to oppose the en bloc amendment and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time pursuant to house resolution 10997, the previous question is ordered on the amendments offered en bloc offered by the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson. the question is on the amendments en bloc. those in favor, say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the en bloc amendments are agreed to. and without objection, the motion to reconsider -- the gentleman has requested a recorded vote. pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8. yeas and nays are ordered pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings on this are postponed.
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the speaker pro tempore: it is now in order to consider amendment number 3 printed in part b of house report 1717-320. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from florida seek recognition? mrs.cammack: i have an amendment at the desk. the clerk: amendment number 3 printed in part b of house report 117-320 offered by mrs. cammack of florida pursuant to house resolution 91097, the gentlewoman from florida and a member opposed each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from florida. mrs.cammack: i yield myself such time as i may consume the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs.cammack: my amendment is simple. it prioritizes national security at t.s.a. i have concerns about the underlying bill including its expansion of collective bargaining that could put our national security at risk by subjecting new procedures or
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requirements imposed by the administrator of the t.s. oomplet to collective bargaining. this amendment is simple. it would clarify that the administrator of t.s.a. is not limited in his or her ability to respond to national security and/or public safety threats under this bill. specifically, the amendment ensures that any procedures or requirements shall not be constrained by collective bargaining. the very nature of airport security requires that t.s.a. remain flexible to new and emerging threats. it is for this reason that t.s.a. exempted t.s.a. from title 5. it is imperative that the stator has the authority to make these changes to ensure public safety in response to national security threats and risks. now this amendment would ensure that the administrator does not have to negotiate with union
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representatives whatever change impacts the t.s.a. work regardless of the national security implications and adds language that preserves the administrator's authority and exempts changes to security screening procedures from collective bargaining. we all are exceptionally grateful and appreciative for the work that our officers do and the national security service that they provide. which is exactly why we need this amendment to ensure our national security. i urge my colleagues on both sides to support this clarifying amendment to ensure that national security are addressed immediately at t.s.a., their prime mission and not collective bargaining get in the way of our national security. i reserve the balance of my time the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? >> i claim the time in opposition to this amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized
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>> mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to this amendment which is unnecessary and failed on a bipartisan vote during the homeland security committee markup of this bill. law enforcement across federal government as well as state and local have benefited from collective bargaining representation without any harm to national security. this amendment seeks to have t.s.a. treated differently from other department ofhomeland security components with union representation like u.s. customs and border protection. this amendment is inconsistent with the goal of the underlying bill, which is to ensure that t.s.a. work force is treated like all other federal employees equally. further, this amendment is unnecessary because under section 7106 of title 5, the administrator is already granted this power, and i quote, to take
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whatever actions may be necessary to carry out the agency's mission during emergencies, closed quote. the same provision would preserve t.s.a.'s authority to hire, remove or assign employees to fulfill the agency's mission. if the law is clear, why is this amendment being offered? the answer is simple. many here want to avoid talking about the real issue the need to improve compensation and benefits for front line t.s.a. workers and i would propose an untrained inexperienced front line t.s.a. worker is not good for our national security. collective bargaining adds to our national security. unions like those representing c.b.p. employees would protect the rights of dedicated t.s.a. employees who have come to work
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without pay during the covid-19 shutdowns. if we as a society respect these workers, we'll give them the right to collectively bargain and treat them like we should that is trusted professional work force that protect us and our families on an every day basis. mr. speaker, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from mississippi, mr. guest -- gentlewoman from florida is recognized. mrs.cammack: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from mississippi, mr. guest. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized guest: these arguments go to further what we talked about earlier. this bill is not about pay increase for our front line workers but about protecting the traveling public and this is a bill of unionizing an entire federal agency. my friends across the aisle say
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t.s.a. already has the authority to do what representative cammack's amendment sets forth. what is the harm of putting that in the body of the legislation itself? should it not be clear to everyone who reads the legislation that collective bargaining should not hold up improvements to security? should that not be made clear that they already have that? again, we all want to see our t.s.a. front line workers get the pay raises they need and deserve. what we oppose is the complete union isation of this federal agency. this is a critical amendment to our national this a critical amendment toe our homeland security. we look at homeland security held up t.s.a. they provided flexibility to the atecy to deal with the evolving threats to our
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transportation system the it is imperative that the t.s.a. administrator maintain that authority. when addressing national security threats of the the amendment my good friend from florida simply preserves that authority and makes it clear that the administrator has that authority and exempts security procedures from the collective bargaining process. without this critical amendment, security changes like the -- those made in response to the 2006 liquid explosive-2017 personal electronic device plot could be significantly hampered or delayed if subject to collective bargaining. we simply cannot afford to put our national security on the bargaining table. i thank the gentlelady from florida for leading this important issue. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. guest: i urge my colleagues to support. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. mrs. cammack reserves.
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mr. correa is recognized. mr. correa: i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentlewoman from florida is recognized. mrs. cammack: mr. speaker, i'm prepared to close when the majority is ready. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. mrs. cammack: thank you. i appreciate the commentary from my colleague and friend, representative guest from mississippi. what is the harm of this amendment if what you say is true? if you believe that it is currently in place, why are the majority opposed to codifying it? to ensuring that national security remains the top priority. it seems very simple to me. this is a simple amendment. this is not a partisan amendment. this should be an american bipartisan amendment that we can all agree that national security comes first. that is the role of t.s.a. my question and statement as i
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close is, why not codify it? why not accept this amendment? i just feel that sometimes we are so hyper partisan in this chamber that we can't see the forest through the trees. with that said i would urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support and adopt this amendment. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. correa: mr. speaker, i yield myself the balance of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. correa: i want to thank my colleagues from florida and mississippi for this good debate. let me answer their question directly to the point. they talk about priorities, national security. but this amendment only applies to t.s.a. employees. it doesn't apply to other federal employees or other members of homeland security. so if this amendment was really about national security, you ought to have it apply to all federal employees not just
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t.s.a. employees. that's why this is a red herring. i'm going to repeat, section 7106 of title 5 grants the power to administrators of these agencies the power to, open quote, take whatever action may be necessary to carry out the agency's mission during emergencies, close quote. bottom line, this is an anti-union amendment. it's unnecessary and insulting to the dedicated professional employees of the transportation security administration. t.s.a. employees should not be treated differently from other federal agency workers who have the right to collectively bargain. those advocating for this anti-union amendment forget that for the border patrol agents and the bureau of prison employees who have similar security and
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screening functions, they are also unionized. t.s.a. itself has told us many times that this bill does not create security problems. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to reject this amendment just as my colleagues did when it was rejected in committee. with that, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. all time having expired, pursuant to house resolution 1097, the previous question is ordered on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from florida. the question is on the amendment. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. the amendment is not agreed to. mrs. cammack: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20,
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further proceedings are postponed. it is now in order to consider amendment number 5 printed in part b of house report 117-320. for what purpose does the gentleman from, mr. guest from mississippi, seek recognition? mr. guest: mr. speaker, i have an amendment at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 5, printed in part b of house report number 117-320, offered by mr. guest of mississippi. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to house resolution 1097, the gentleman from mississippi, and a member opposed, each will control five minutes. the chair recognizes mr. guest from mississippi. mr. guest: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. guest: my amendment would
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sunset the requirements of h.r. 903 at the end of the fiscal year 2022 if congress does not appropriate sufficient funds to carry out the bill. with h.r. 903 having an estimated cost to taxpayers of nearly $2 billion, or $8 billion if you use t.s.a.'s own estimates, it is critical that the bill does not simply become an astronomical unfunded mandate. this bill -- this amendment will remove this bill's requirement to move t.s.a. to title 5. if sufficient funding is not appropriated specifically for those requirements. this will protect our critical homeland security missions like cybersecurity and border security from being raided to pay for this legislation. in t.s.a.'s feedback on h.r. 903 they explicitly stated this, implementation of h.r. 903 without additional adequate
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appropriations would have dire impacts upon the t.s.a. mission and negatively impact national and economic security. let me read that again. it said that without proper appropriations, it would have a dire impact upon the t.s.a. mission and negatively impact national and economic security. that's from t.s.a. itself. those are the words of the agency that we are looking at changing. they are warning us, they are warning congress that if we do this, and we don't follow through with the funding, we are putting the traveling public at risk. if this is not clear enough, i don't know what is. with this i urge all members to support this physically responsible amendment. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi reserves. for what purpose does the the
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gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i claim time in opposition to the amendment. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized for five minutes. >> mr. speaker, i rise in opposition to this amendment. as was the case when my colleague offered this same idea during our committee markup, this amendment attempts to bring implementation of h.r. 903 to an abrupt halt if congress fails to enact a department of homeland security appropriations bill before the end of the fiscal year. plainly stated this, this amendment would put in place an unrealistic condition for implementation of this act that funds the appropriators to carry out this act by the end of the fiscal year or else transportation security officers lose their rights. miss rice: republicans already force t.s.o.'s to work without pay for weeks on end when they shut down the government a few years ago. under this amendment, if republicans shut down the government again, t.s.o.'s would not just struggle to put food on the table, they would lose basic workplace rights, too.
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this is nothing more than a poison bill. congress should, as we all know, pass funding bills on time. but we have not passed full appropriations annual appropriations before the start of the fiscal year in 14 years. that's on us. it shouldn't be on t.s.o. officers. it's preposterous that finalizing fiscal year 2023 appropriations even a day or two late could cause workers to lose their collective bargaining rights. access to the merit system protection board, and other protections. considering that we have bipartisan support for this bill in the house, including from 14 of my republican colleagues, i am hopeful that after we enact this bill into law we can work together to secure the necessary funding to fully implement it. if we intercounter delays we can work together to readjust timelines. we don't just throw in the towel on delivering fair and appropriate compensation, benefits, and protections to the
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t.s.a. work force as this amendment would require. the beleaguered frontline screern work force should not be punished because congress cannot do its job in a timely way. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york reserves. the the gentleman from mississippi is recognized. mr. guest: i yield -- we have no more speakers. we are prepared to close when the majority is prepared. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for his closing. mr. guest: thank you. in closing i want to refer back to the words of t.s.a. these are not my words. these are not the words of the republican caucus. these are the words of t.s.a. who was tasked with a critical mission. in the words of t.s.a. are words that we should take into account when we are debating this amendment and debating this bill. the words of t.s.a. implementation of h.r. 903
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without additional adequate appropriations would have dire impacts upon the t.s.a. mission and negatively impact national and economic security. this amendment is simple. if we are not going to fund this, we cannot put our national economic security at risk. this should be sunsetted. i ask my colleagues to support this amendment and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from mississippi yields back his time. the gentlewoman from new york is recognized. miss rice: mr. speaker, i yield my southwest balance of the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. miss rice: this amendment represents a new frontier in legislative dysfunction. it hinges the rights of t.s.o.'s on congress' ability to pass a completely different bill. this is not serious legislating. it is a bad faith gimmick and unworthy of support.
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there is no justification for making the rights of the t.s.a. work force contingent on the broken annual appropriations process. this amendment sends the message to the t.s.a. work force that their fundamental rights have an expiration date. mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to reject this amendment just as my colleagues and i did when it was brought up in the committee. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. all time having expired, pursuant to house resolution 1097, the previous question is ordered on the amendment offered by the gentleman from mississippi. the question is on the amendment. so many as are in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the noes have it. the amendment is not agreed to. for what purpose does the gentleman seek recognition? mr. guest: mr. speaker, i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: the yeas and nays have been requested. pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution, the yeas and nays are ordered.
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pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further proceedings are postponed. proceedings will resume on questions previously postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. en bloc amendment number 1. amendment number 3. amendment number 5. motion to recommit if it is offered. passage of the bill, if ordered. motions to suspend the rules with respect to the following measures. h.r. 91. h.r. 92, h.r. 207, h.r. 209, and h.r. 3508. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. pursuant to clause 9 of rule 20, remaining electrickic votes will be conducted as five-minute
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votes. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on amendments en bloc number 1 printed in part b of house report 117-320 offered by the gentleman from mississippi, mr. thompson. the clerk will redesignate the amendments en bloc. the clerk: amendments en bloc consisting of amendments number 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, and 8, printed in part b of house report number 117-320 offered by mr. thompson of mississippi. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the amendments en bloc offered by the gentleman from mississippi. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: as the member designated by by representative strickland of washington, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the amendments en bloc.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good afternoon, mr. speaker, as the member designated by honorable langevin of rhode island, i inform the house that mr. langevin will agree to en bloc amendment number 1 offered by chairman thompson. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman johnson, chairman scott, chairman thompson, representative carter, representative evans and representative mccormick, i inform the house these members
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa 5/12, 2 p.m.
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>> as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote no on en bloc number 1. as the member designated by mr. fallon from the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote no on en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. brooks from alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote no on the en bloc. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the jell from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois, and mr. m mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on the amendments en bloc.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote nay on en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez and mr. bowman, i inform the house that they will vote yes on the amendments en bloc.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition?
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>> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson, i inform the house that mr. lawson will vote yea on the amendments en bloc. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition?
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mr. owens: mr. speaker, as the member designated by john curtis and chris stewart of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote nay on en bloc 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. craw ford, i pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. crawford will vote no on en bloc 1. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. pete stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote no on en bloc one. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yes on the amendments en bloc. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote no on the amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote nay on en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from -- the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? mrs. boebert: as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote no on en bloc number 1.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, mr. lowenthal, mr. desaulnier, mr. connolly, mr. suozzi, and ms. moore, i inform the house that these six members will vote yes on the amendments en bloc.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are --
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the speaker pro tempore: on on this vote the yeas are 215. the nays are 198. the amendments en bloc are adopted. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question on amendment 3 printed in part b of house report 117-320 offered by the gentlewoman from florida, mrs. cammack. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 3 printed in part b of house report 117-320 offered by mrs. cammack of florida. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentlewoman from florida. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly
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prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. escobar: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. bowman and ms. ocasio-cortez, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? mrs. boebert: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on amendment number 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? mr. balderson: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on amendment number 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: mr. speaker, as the member designated by the following members, representative cuellar of texas, representative castro of texas, i inform the house that these
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members will vote no on the cammack amendment. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on amendment number 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, as the member designated by marilyn strickland of washington state, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. joyce: mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative cathy mcmorris rodgers of washington, president zelensky, i inform the house that -- pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mrs. rodgers will vote yes on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? mr. bacon: as the member
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designated by mr. pete stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yes on amendment number 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: thank you, as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island and pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote no on agreeing to amendment number 3 offered by representative cammack. thank you. . >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on amendment number 3. as the member designated by mr. fallon from the gate state of texas, i inform the house that mr. galleon will vote yes on amendment number 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, chairman scott, representative she'll la clergs, representative -- i inform the house that these representatives will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from mo seek recognition?
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mrs. wagner: i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on amendment number 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. buy: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. connolly, ms. moore, mr. suozzi, mr. blumenauer, mr. desaulnier, mr. lowenthal, i inform the house that these six members will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. tom tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to h.res. 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote yes on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek wreck? mr. owens: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart
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and mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote yea on amendment number 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: as the member designated by mr. lawson and mri inform the house that these members will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. billson of south carolina, that mr. wilson will vote aye on amendment number 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. porter and ms. bourdeaux, these members will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. garamendi, i inform the house that mr. garamendi will vote no on the cammack amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, m mrs. kirkpatrick, m. watson coleman, and mr. doyle i inform the house that these members will vote no on the cammack amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? mrs. miller-meeks: as the member designated by mrs. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. spartz will vote yea on amendment 3.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: as the member designated by chairwoman waters, i inform the house that chairwoman will vote no on the cammack amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? is. >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, mr. delgado, mr. cleaver, and mr. torres, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the cammack amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 204. the nays are 216. the amendment is not adopted. prayed, the unfinished business -- prayed, the unfinished business is the question on amendment 5 printed in part b of house report 117-320, offered by the gentleman from mississippi, mr. guest. the clerk will designate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number 5, printed in part b of house report number 117-320, offered by mr. guest of mississippi. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the amendment offered by the gentleman from mississippi. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or
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commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mrs. watson coleman, and mr. doyle i inform the house that these members will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. owens: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart and mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote yea on amendment 3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? miss salah disa clor: , as the member designated by mr. ocasio-cortez and mr. bowman, they will vote no. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? mr. bacon: as the member designated by mr. pete stauber
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of minnesota, i inform the house that he will vote no -- yes on amendment 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. connolly, mr. suozzi, ms. moore, mr. blumenauer, m mr. guerra menda, dr. lo dr. lowenthal -- garamendi, mr. lowenthal, desaulnier. all them. i inform the house that these seven members will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on amendment number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of
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north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on amendment number 5. as the member designated by mr. fallon from the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on amendment number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recog recognition? mr. takano: as the member designated by ms. strickland of washington state, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on amendment number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: thank you. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote no on amendment number 5 offered by representative guest. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? >> thank you, madam speaker.
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as the member designated by mr. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that -- mrs. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. spartz will vote yea on amendment number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: as the member designated by ms. porter and ms. bourdeaux, i inform the house that they will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? mr. fitzgerald: thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. tom tiffany of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote aye on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? -- the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: as the member designated by representative cuellar of texas, representative castro of texas, representative m maxine waters of california, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the guest amendment. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on amendment 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek
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recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. joyce: mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative cathy mcmorris rodgers of washington, pursuant to house res. 8, i inform the house that mrs. mcmorris rodgers will vote yes on the guest amendment 5. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, chairman scott, representative sheila cherfilus-mccormick, representatives davis and representative carter -- excuse me -- representatives carter and evans, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? mr. soto: as the member
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designated by mr. lawson and mr. cardenas, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the guest amendment. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wilson, mr. delgado and mr. torres i inform the house that these members will vote no on the guest amendment.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? mrs. wagner: as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on amendment number 5. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from colorado seek recognition? mrs. boebert: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote aye on amendment number 5.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 200 and the nays are 220. the amendment is not adopted. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the speaker: the house will be in order. the chair asks all members in the chamber as well as members and staff throughout the capitol
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to rise for a moment of silence in remembrance of at least one million americans who have passed away from the covid-19 virus. the speaker: the previous question is ordered on the bill, as amended. the question is on engrossment and third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it.
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the third reading. the clerk: a bill to enhance the security operations of the transportation security administration and stability of the transportation security workforce by applying the personnel system under title 5, united states code, to employees of the transportation security administration to provide screening of all passengers and property and for other purposes.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> madam speaker -- madam speaker, i have a motion to recommit at the desk. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the motion. the clerk: motion to recommit offered by mr. gooden of texas. mr. gooden of texas moves to recommit the bill h.r. 903 to the committee on homeland security. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 2-b of rule 19, the previous question is ordered on the motion to recommit. the question is on the motion. all in favor say aye. opposed, no. the noes have it. mr. gooden: madam speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas. mr. gooden: i request the yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: and this will be a five-minute vote.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? mr. joyce: as the member designated by representative cathy mcmorris rodgers of washington, pursuant to house res. 8, i inform the house that representative mcmorris rodgers will vote yes on the motion to recommit. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? mr. balderson: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? mr. timmons: thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. wilson of south carolina, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from missouri rise? mrs. wagner: madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from iowa rise? for what purpose does the gentlelady from iowa rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mrs. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. spartz will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from colorado rise? mrs. boebert: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch: good afternoon, madam speaker. as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin, pursuant to house rule 8, i'd
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like to inform the house that mr. langevin will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by mr. fallon from the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson, mr. delgado, mrs. torres, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> as the member designated by mr. stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yes on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote aye on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson and mre that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? >> as the member designated by mr. stewart and mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote yea on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. ocasio cor fez and mr. bowman, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by the following members, representative cuellar of texas, representative castro of texas, chairwoman waters of california, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. albio sires, mr. conor lamb, ms. ann kirkpatrick, mrs. bonnie watson coleman and mr. doyle, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman johnson, chairman scott,
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representative mccormick, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by marilyn strickland of washington state, i inform the house that these ms. strickland will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from delaware rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia rise? >> as the member designated by ms. bourdeaux, i inform the house that ms. bourdeaux will vote no on the motion to recommit. as the member designated by ms. porter, i inform the house that ms. porter will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. suozzi,
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mr. connolly, mr. desaulnier, mr. lowenthal and mr. garamendi, i inform the house that these members will vote no on the motion to recommit.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 205, the nays are 216. the motion is not adopt. the question now occurs on passage of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the bill is passed. the gentleman from mississippi. >> madam speaker, i request the
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yeas and nays. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-s of house resolution 8, the yeas and nays are ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> as the member designated by mr. connolly, mr. desaulnier, many mr. lowenthal, mr. garamendi, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 696. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady rise? mrs. boebert: as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote nay on the bill. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady rise? >> as the member designated by representative ocasio-cortez and
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bowman, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 96. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rise? >> as the member designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote no on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady rise? >> as the member designated by by the following members, representative cuellar, castro, waters, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on final passage of h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote nay on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by marilyn strickland of washington state, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska rise? >> as the member designated by mr. pete stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote no on h.r. 9 o3. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from new jersey rise in. mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mrs. watson coleman and mr. doyle, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from iowa rise? >> thank you, madam speaker. as the member designated by ms. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that ms. spartz will vote no on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from north carolina rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yes on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote no on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts rise? mr. lynch:men minnesota mr. james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on final passage of h.r. 903. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas rise? >> madam speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. fallon of the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote no on h.r. 903. as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote no on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote no on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart and 34r curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote nay on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from delaware rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from missouri rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote nay on
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h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new hampshire rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania rise? >> madam speaker, as the member designated by representative cathy mcmorris rodgers of washington, pursuant to house resolution 8,ing, i inform the house that representative mcmorris rodgers will vote no on h.r. 903. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairman scott, chairwoman johnson, representative carter, representative evans and representative mccormick, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from virginia rise? >> as the member designated by ms. porter and ms. bourdeaux, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from florida rise? >> as the member designated by mr. cardenas and mr. lawson, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado rise? >> as the member designated by ms. wilson of florida, mr. dell mr. delgado of new york, mr. torres of new york and mr. cleaver of missouri, i inform the house that these members will vote aye on h.r. 903.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 220, the nays are --
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 220, the nays are 201. the bill is passed. without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. the house will come to order. for what purpose does the gentleman from tennessee rise? >> madam speaker, i ask unanimous consent that the ordering of the yeas and nays on motions to suspend the rules be vacated to end that the motion stand disposed of in accordance with the earlier voice votes thereon and the motion to reconsider be laid on the table with respect to the following. h.r. 91, h.r. 92, h.r. 207, h.r. 209, h.r. 3508. these five suspensions have been reviewed. they're noncontroversial. represent five war heroes and we thank them greatly for their service and sacrifices.
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the speaker pro tempore: is there objection to the gentleman's unanimous consent request? the gentleman from georgia. >> madam speaker, i object. but we can make this house more efficient if we eliminated proxy voting and went -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's objection is heard. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 91, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 91. a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 810 south pendleton street in easley, south carolina, as the private first class barrett lyle austin post office building. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house swebled the rules -- suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.]
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. pallone: madam speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mrs. watson coleman and mr. doyle, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 903. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: madam mr.
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speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, for i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from iowa seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. spartz will vote yea on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez and mr. bowman, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative mcmorris rodgers of washington, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that representative mcmorris rodgers will vote yes on h.r. 91. thank you, sir. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition -- the gentlewoman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on
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h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. owens: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart and mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote yea on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. strickland of washington state, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on h.r. 91. i thank mr. desjarlais for his effort at commenting on the house. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? mr. timmons: as the member designated by mr. wilson, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. bourdeaux and ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? mrs. boebert: as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on
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h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cardenas and mr. lawson, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stauber from minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stawb already vote -- mr. stauber will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. wilson, mr. torres, mr. delgado and mr. cleaver, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote aye on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price
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of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. connolly, mr. suozzi, ms. moore, mr. blumenauer, mr. desaulnier, mr. lowenthal and mr. garamendi, i inform the house that these seven members will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on h.r. 91. as the member designated by mr. fallon from texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: good afternoon, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. langevin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes
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on h.r. 91, to designate the private first class barrett lyle austin post office building. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative cuellar, representative castro, i inform the house that both members will be voting yes on h.r. 91. and also that chairwoman maxine waters of california is a no on h.r. 91. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by representative mccormick, chairman scott, chairwoman johnson,
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representative evans and representative carter, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 91.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 412, the nays are three. two are recorded as present. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 92, on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 92. a bill to designate facility of
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the united states postal service located at 110 johnson street in pickens, south carolina, as the specialist post office. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the members suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez and mr. bowman, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 91. the speaker pro the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from nebraska. >> as the member designated by mr. pete stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that he will vote yes on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman rise? >> as the member designated by representative cuellar, representative castro, i inform the house that these two members will vote yes on h.r. 91 and i inform the house that that
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chairwoman watters of california is a no on h.r. 91. -- no, 92. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. wilson, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware be recognized? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from iowa -- does the gentlewoman from iowa seek to be reck in hissed? >> as the member designated by ms. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that ms. spartz will vote aye on h.r. 9. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey rise? mr. pallone: as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mrs. watson coleman and mr. doyle, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r.
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92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek to be recognized? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on r r -- on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. bourdeaux and ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote cry on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek reason recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. brooks, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yes on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative mcmorris rodgers of washington, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that representative mcmorris rodgers will vote yes on h.r. 92.
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thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek to be reck in hissed? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote aye on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by marilyn strickland of washington, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on h.r. 92 and as chairman of the veterans affairs committee i thank the gentleman from tennessee. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on h.r. 92. as the member designated by mr. fallon of the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek to be
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recognized? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. suozzi, mr. connolly, ms. moore, mr. blumenauer, mr. garamendi, dr. lowenthal, mr. desaulnier, i inform the house that these seven members will vote yes on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. stewart and mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote yea on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, chairman scott, representative mccormick, representative carter, representative evans, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek to be recognized? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek to be recognized? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cardenas and mr. lawson, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 92.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek to be recognized? >> as the member designated by mr. torres, mr. delgado, ms. wilson and mr. cleaver, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 92. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek to be recognized? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house
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resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes to rename the post office the special four charles johnson post office. thank you.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 405, the nays are 3. two recorded as present. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 207 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 207, a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 215 first avenue in amery, mississippi, as the command sergeant major laurence e. "rabbit" kennedy post office
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building. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does gentlewoman seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mouses cause io cortez and mr. bowman, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by ms. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that ms. spartz will vote yea on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative cuellar, representative castro, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 207. and also that representative maxine waters of california will vote no on h.r. 207. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the
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gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, mrs. watson coleman and mr. doyle, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on h.r. 207. as the member designated by mr. fallon of the great state of
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texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? whether as the member designated by mir lynn strickland of washington state, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: as the member designated by the honorable mr. james langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.r. 207. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart and mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. curtis and mr. stewart will vote yea on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, mr. desaulnier, dr. lowenthal,
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many garamendi, ms. moore, mr. suozzi and mr. connolly, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by representative mcmorris rodgers of washington, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that representative mcmorris rodgers will vote yes on h.r. 207. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. lawson and mre that these members will vote yea on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. pete stauber of minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina i inform the house that mr. price will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member
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designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote aye on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? >> as the member designated by ms. porter and ms. bourdeaux, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? mr. jeffries: as the member designated by ms. johnson, mr. scott, mr. carter, mr. evans, mr. mccormick, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on h.r. 207.
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the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley and mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 207. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. torres, mr. delgado, mr. cleaver and ms. wilson, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 207.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 408, the nays are three. two recorded as present. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20,
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the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 209 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 209. a bill to designate the united states postal service located at 305 highway 15 north pontotoc, mississippi, as the lance corporal marc lucas tucker post office building. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. ocasio-cortez and mr. bowman, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? ms. garcia: mr. speaker, as the
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member designated by representative cuellar and representative castro of texas, i inform the house that both members will vote yes on h.r. 209. and also i'm informing the house that chairwoman maxine waters of california is a no on h.r. 209. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from utah seek recognition? mr. owens: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. stewart and mr. curtis of utah, i inform the house that mr. stewart and mr. curtis will vote yea on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from iowa seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mrs. spartz of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. spartz will vote yea on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek
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recognition? mr. pallone: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. sires, mr. lamb, mrs. kirkpatrick, ms. wattson coleman and mr. doyle, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from colorado seek recognition? mrs. boebert: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. gaetz of florida, i inform the house that mr. gaetz will vote yea on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from virginia seek recognition? ms. wexton: as the member designated by ms. bourdeaux and ms. porter, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? tim fahey mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. -- mr. timmons: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. wilson, i inform the house that mr. wilson will vote aye on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from north carolina seek recognition? ms. ross: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. price of north carolina, i inform the house that mr. price will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from ohio seek recognition? >> thank you, mr. speaker. as the member designated by mr. amodei, i inform the house that mr. amodei will vote yea on
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h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from california seek recognition? mr. takano: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. strickland from washington state, i inform the house that ms. strickland will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from nebraska seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mr. pete stauber from minnesota, i inform the house that mr. stauber will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts seek recognition? mr. lynch: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. langevin of rhode island, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. langevin will vote yes on h.r. 209. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. brooks of alabama, i inform the house that mr. brooks will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. cawthorn of north carolina, i inform the
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house that mr. cawthorn will vote yes on h.r. 209. as the member designated by mr. fallon of the great state of texas, i inform the house that mr. fallon will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? for what purpose does the gentleman from wisconsin seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. tiffany of wisconsin, pursuant to house resolution 8, i inform the house that mr. tiffany will vote aye on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from missouri seek recognition? >> as the member designated by mrs. walorski of indiana, i inform the house that mrs. walorski will vote aye on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
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from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, as the member designated by mrs. mcmorris rodgers of washington, i inform the house that mrs. mcmorris rodgers will vote yea on h.r. 209. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new hampshire seek recognition? ms. kuster: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. brownley, mrs. bustos, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek recognition? mr. neguse: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. bilson -- ms. wilson, mr. cleaver, mr. torres and mr. delgado, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? society society as the member designated by -- mr. soto: as the member designated by mr. lawson and mre that these members will vote yea on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition?
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mr. jeffries: as the member designated by chairwoman eddie bernice johnson, chairman scott, representative carter, evans and mccormick, i inform the house that these members will vote yea on h.r. 209. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? mr. beyer: mr. speaker, as the member designated by mr. blumenauer, mr. desaulnier, mr. lowenthal, mr. garamendi, mr. connolly, mr. suozzi and mse that these seven members will vote yes on h.r. 209.
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the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 406, the nays are four. two recorded as present. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table.
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pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the vote on the motion of the gentlewoman from new york, mrs. maloney, to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 3508 on which the yeas and nays are ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 3508. a bill to designate the facility of the united states postal service located at 39 west main street in honeoye falls, new york, as the cw4 christian j. koch memorial office. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a five-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from delaware seek recognition? ms. blunt rochester: mr. speaker, as the member designated by ms. kelly of illinois and mr. mfume of maryland, i inform the house that these members will vote yes on h.r. 3509. the speaker pro tempore: -- 3509. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlen

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