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there are many things they want to look at where the trump administration is not providing documents and witnesses and democrats are decrying it as an unprecedented opposition to them trying to do constitutionally mandated oversight and that leads to frustration and this opposition between the white house and congress. let me shift topics before we move on -- -- the president with supporting the sky and now he's out. guest: according to people around the president, and the president himself of that matter, secretary acosta decided himself that he did not want to be a distraction because of his >> and we'll leave this conversation here to go live to the floor of the u.s. house. members are gaveling in to start legislative business this afternoon. they are expected to go back out again and return at 2:45 to
start work on 14 bills. live coverage of the house. n, a apot tick church of america -- apostolic church of america, new ork, new york. archbishop. the chaplain: let us pray. in the name of the father, the son and the holy spirit, amen. heavenly father, your children are gathered here in the sanctuary of democracy and freedom, thank the, for your providential care, full of visible and invisible blessings. lead this august assembly in you are with spirit, to -- in your
spirit, to accomplish the mission vested upon her. grant your wisdom and love upon the members of this assembly to follow thy will and fulfill their awesome responsibility toward the land of the free and the world at large. may justice and peace be forthcoming from their decisions, as well as prosperity and joy to prevail among mankind. let this and every day be marked as a masterpiece in the lives of all those who serve the people for your glory. of hat they may be worthy feeling your calling. come you, that have been blessed by my father. inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. men. the speaker pro tempore: the chair has examined the journal of the last day's proceedings
and announces to the house her approval thereof. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 1 the journal stands approved. the pledge of allegiance will be led by the gentleman from new york, mr. ben dizzy. >> 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: y'all may be seated. the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one inute. >> i rise today to join our community in celebrating the 200th anniversary of coal gate university's founding.
located in madison county in upstate new york, coal gate was officially established by new york state in 1819. mr. brindisi: for 200 years, the university has exemplified all the best american higher education has to offer. it has produced many graduates of national acclaim, including business professionals, community leaders, members of congress, including two current members of congress, and all government officials. coal gate has taught some of the brightest minds in our country and now educates more than 2,900 students each year in 56 different majors. i am proud to represent this excellent institution in congress and i join the colgate community in celebrating their bicentennial. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina eek recognition? mr. wilson: madam speaker, last
week house democrats had the chance to bring the military surviving spouses equity act on the floor to repeal the widows tax. roll call described today the bill as a broadly supported bipartisan bill with 365 co-sponsors. this was the first legislation to achieve the consensus calendar and whoo have received a stand-alone vote, having 86% co-sponsorship. roll call said, quote, wilson's bill, the military surviving spouses equity act, would end the disparity between government payments made to surviving spouses of service members who die on active duty. the widows tax requires the surviving spouses to forfeit much of their d.o.d. survivor benefit plan annuity when they receive dependency compensation from the v.a. the rules committee did not give wilson a heads up that they were going to put language in the ndaa rule to remove his bill from the consensus calendar. end of quote. this was a partisan political gimmick. it is not too late to bring it back up as a stand-alone bill,