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my concern is even more than climate change but if we can even get to it, we need to start caring about the people. our neighbors and us. our neighbors are being torn apart. families are being torn apart, little children are being put in, i think what you might call gulags. that is where trump takes his instruction. these children are being transported all over the u.s. and that causes terrible problems for children, something called reactive attachment disorder. children start having problems for the rest of their lives in relationships and how to get along in life, not to mention the pure depression. host: sonja, we have to leave it there. heard your point. the house is coming in for the legislative session.
gavel to gavel coverage on c-span now. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2018] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] the speaker pro tempore: the will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., september 19, 2019. hereby appoint the honorable to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, nancy pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2019, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m.
each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, minutes., for five ms. adams: thank you, mr. speaker. the house address for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman is recognized. rise ams: mr. speaker, i today to honor the life of the an extraordinary north carolinian and personal friend. jan was a trail blazer who level the lessly to politics in north carolina. ago she founded lillian's list, to get more elected to office at the state level. i had the privilege of working in the during my time north carolina general assembly over those 21 years. i had the great privilege of
with jan during my time throughout congress as well. no way to qualify the impact that jan had on the state but i know olina, women cause of jan, more have held office in the state and more women are continuing to run. jan, laws have been passed to improve the lives of omen and families and children in north carolina -- and north carolina is a better place to live for everyone. y thoughts and prayers will continue to be with jan's family, her friends, and my community.h carolina i thank you jan allen for her work, and may the lord continue bless her and her family. back.you and i yield the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from south dakota, mr. johnson, for five minutes. johnson: thank you.
thank you, mr. speaker. this is a town where can last for years, and sometimes they cost millions. investigations that are insignificant little things. it's meant to check a box so we onto the next task. yeah, i think we all know that of .c. there are two types investigations, investigations that are for show and are for tions that real. well, in cattle country, we need investigation for real. times have been tough. eally tough for cattle producers, especially the last couple of years. he producers that i know, they don't ask for guarantees or handouts. want, all that they want is a fair chance to earn a living. prices have been soft, and those producers aren't is that the market accurately applying margin to ranchers.s and to our
following the holcomb fire, was extreme volatility. the people i know, smart and professionals, are telling me what happened in that damage to thereal viability of their business and to their way of life. i was grateful to see usda, under the packers and stockyards act -- act, open up an investigation into the cattle market. like that does not happen every day, and it's got folks in south dakota the results.iting i know that i am. far, what i'veso heard so far from usda gives me feeling that they are conducting this investigation working that they are hard to gather and analyze the pertinent data. they want to get to the bottom of this. they want to determine to what xtent, if any, there were
unfair trade practices or market manipulation. a determination, mr. speaker, won't be easy. effort, require real real persistence, a real deep.gness to dig as i said at the beginning, there are two types of in this town. those that are for show and real.that are for it looks like usda is conducting and investigation for real, thank goodness for that, because cow-calf folks deserve that, our feeders deserve that, and, country er, our deserves that. yield back.d i the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from south carolina, mr. cunningham, for five minutes. thank you, mr. chair. rise today in support of h.r. would he fair act, which
eliminate forced arbitration clauses in employment, consumer, rights cases, restoring the rights of small rs, workers, and businesses to go to court. his is about respecting the seventh amendment, the constitutional right to a trial right of every single american to get their day in court. his is also about public accountability. this is about ending the ability of bad corporate actors to wrongdoing and patterns of violation from public scrutiny. be perfectly clear. forced arbitration clauses, hich are often buried in the fine print in confusing legal jargon, they put the interests corporations over american workers and consumers, impacts every single one of us, every person in this room at some point has ceded their rights
for buyinga contract a new car, sign up for a new credit card. real americans, from the elderly people who are mistreated in nursing homes or but yees working overtime not getting paid, to service members who are fired or not from d after returning active duty. very, very few of them are justice.getting in the last five years, the have won consumers who a monetary award from forced averages to 382 people a year. so let me put this in perspective. average, more americans get struck by lightning every year from in a monetary award arbitration. and when corporations know that away with such bad behavior and shield that bad ehavior from coming to light, there's absolutely nothing, nothing incentivizing them to ollow the law and treat consumers well. it should go without saying, but his legislation is
overwhelmingly popular. research shows that 84% of oppose forced arbitration. so i urge every single one of my to vote yes for the fair act and restore vital consumers, merican workers, and small businesses. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from iowa, mr. king, for five minutes. king: thank you, mr. speaker. the privilege of being here to be recognized to speak on the floor of the house of representatives. come to the floor this morning, mr. speaker, to address a topic and most of the words i say will be from an article by roger who is an author from great britain and on a new book hit so much his home and has so much to do with america, i thought it was important that i address this morning. but he says, in every period of history, there have been pinions and customs that are
dangerous to question. but our situation in western is a new one.day a novel one. the old customs have been torn by a culture of repudiation people to shape their lives to an identity of and socialization now means becoming who you are framework ard to the that existed in the ivilization, in the culture prior. the punishes for thinking are largely ious, impossible to deflect. that means that the archive of crimes is stored in cyberspace and however much you and ave confessed to them sworn to change, they will pursue you for the rest of your someone t as long as has an interest in drawing attention to them. hen the mob turns on you, it's with intensity that bears no relation to the objective
of your fault, a word out of place, a slip of the the, quote, ver fault might be. it is picked upon to put you pale of human sympathy. this is reflected in the book madness of crowds." but it's a world without orgiveness and which the real virtues and advices that -- our conduct --rn he crimes are existential crimes." speaking in the wrong way you explain the phobiaisms, you homophobe, a white upremacist, a racist, and nothing can refute these accusations once they have been made. even your accusers are not deeds.ted in your they are interested in you. and what they're interested in ofwhether or not you are one us. meaning actually one of them. byr faults can't be overcome
voluntary actions, sense liad here to the kind of thing you you are ou reveal what in the words that define you as defined by your critics. these words maybe taken out of context. doctored. that's true with the author and certainly through with me. is no objective trial. there is no case for the defense. there's no due process. by the mob, ed examined by the mob, condemned by the mob, and -- as if you it upon yourself and they say you only have yourself to blame. the mob is innocent. it washes its own conscience in a flow of collective indignation joining it you make yourself safe. which is one of the reasons why epidemic of virtue signalling here in this congress, mr. speaker. the spirit of the mob is entered the language of public debate but also the sources of information and the institutions decisionmaking. censorship begins in the media
themselves. censored and is controlled by four major companies. orwell predicted it. imagination ed his in the reality we are dealing with today. the author gives riveting the way -- using whiteness as a moral fault in warriors onidentity campus. they condemn people openly for color of their skin, provide they are white. whole sections of the universe devoted to explaining to questions, t words, rhetorical or not, are offensive regardless of the intent which or the language, the precise definition of language. so the offense is given by the majority -- is given by the old majority culture and taken of some privileged minority. mr. speaker, this is a version what's going on in this country, what's going on in this congress, what's i ng on in the media and
submit this, we don't have any longer an objective news media, used to be the truth has been almost completely vacated. much has gone to the left. some has gone to the right. and the piece of being able to pick up the newspaper and read it's true today is no longer true today and the american civilization must come and go to th this original sources, adjust our civilization, culture. fail to do so we will be pitted against each other for a long time to come. thank you, mr. speaker. i appreciate your attention. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. rush, for five minutes. rush: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. rush: mr. speaker, let me saying, i certainly and
my remarks ssociate from the previous speaker. disagree with y him.nd do not concur with son, eaker, in 1999, my ie, became a victim of -- hewie, became a victim of gun as he was bringing groceries into his apartment on the south side of chicago. tragically, mr. speaker, my death was not unique hundreds of ally en, women, boys and girls, are dying every day in our nation violence. according to the centers for and prevention, americans have
gun-related sult of injuries in the year 2017, which recent year for which complete data is available. . almost 40,000 americans have died as a result of gun related injuries in the year 2017. in the city i love, city i live overnd the city of chicago 79 citizens of our nation have been murdered within the last year due to gunfire.
mr. speaker, these statistics should be a clarion call to action by this congress, by this nation, by this administration. that is why, mr. speaker, the committee that i am proud to serve on, the committee on ergy and commerce, and the energy and commerce subcommittee on health will finally meet in to istrict on october 3 convene a hearing to examine gun violence as a public health issue. gun violence as a national public health issue. this is a hearing that i have
een consistently calling for ever since 2017. his hearing will convene community members, national , law s, victims, academia enforcement all of these individuals will gather in my district in the city of chicago for one purpose and one purpose only. to discuss how we can better rotect our nation, our people, our boys and girls, our school children, our church going citizens, our mosque going
citizens, our citizens who worship in synagogues all across this nation. a movie theater going citizen. our citizen who are in malls across this nation enjoying themselves and shopping. we need to have protection for all of our citizens driving along the highways. all of our citizens need protection. and this hearing will have the purpose of discussing how we can better protect our citizens, our communities from it this widespread is epidemic of gunfire, gun iolence.
an any epidemic that this nation faces we will have experts come and speak to us. stop the r, we must violence, save the children, save the families. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from washington, ms. herrera beutler, for five minutes. ms. herrera beutler: thank you, mr. speaker. it's a privilege to be here. mr. speaker, i rise today to recognize an important chapter in my region's history that must be remembered and it's significant to our whole nation. the service of african-american reg minutes known as buffalo soldiers. their service stations included fort vancouver and afterward some of them made our region their permanent home. men like willie bill morehouse who served their nation with
courage and honor. the buffalo soldiers place in southwest washington history began in april of 1899. that date marks the assignment of buffalo soldiers from company b of the 24th infantry to the barracks at fort vancouver. this is also the first time in history that a unit from one of the army's four african-american regiments was included in fort vancouver's regular garrison troops. the buffalo soldiers' contributions to our nation continued throughout subsequent conflicts. two years ago we lost a pillar within the greater vancouver community. a member and president of the moses william pacific chest chapter of the buffalo soldiers bill morehouse. bill was a member of the united states army and the national guard early in his life. with his military service spanning world war ii and the fort vancouver barracks as p.o.w. guard. his contributions to our community went beyond his
military service. bill will toy and food drives for underprivileged kids, and he provided honor guard at military ceremonies and parades. in just a few days on september 21, a ceremony will take place to dedicate a permanent memorial at fort vancouver to bill and to the buffalo soldiers so he will be honorably remembered. this memorial will help mark their unwavering commitment to our country and a commitment that made the face of racism, unfair treatment, and adversity a thing of the past. i'm proud that their legacy will live on in vancouver, that their fight will live on, and pledge to do whatever i can to ensure that the buffalo soldiers stories of service and sacrifice are not forgotten. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida, mr. posse, for five minutes.
-- mr. posey, for five minutes. mr. posey: thank you very much, mr. speaker. today i join millions of my fell americans in recognizing national estuary week that extents tends from september 14 to september 21. we know that estuaries are those places where fresh waters or our rivers meet the seas. estuaries are also places whereby -- where biodiversity is at its zoneth. they are the ecologies of our coastal communities. whatever a water shed empties into the sea we find an estuary. my home in florida is part of one called the indian river lagoon where the fresh and salt waters mix behind barrier islands to form what experts recognize as the most biodiverse estuary in the united states of america. my community and district depend on the lagoon to support a broader way of activities to meet our economic, environmental, and recreational needs. my neighbors understand how much
we depend on the lagoon. we strive to protect the sea turtles and habitat. when they are thriving we know that fishermen, boaters, businesses, and most importantly our families will thrive. for years i worked for the health of the indian river lagoon and tried to help other communities keep their estuaries healthy. the challenges of the indian river lagoon are the same challenges faced by all the other estuaries. last congress i joined with congresswoman suzanne bonnie meachy to found the congressional estuary caucus to support the national estuary program, foster research in estuary research and protection, and bring other resources to bear on sustain our estuaries. national estuary week is a special time for a national celebration of our estuary efforts. for local estuary programs within the national program, to bring the importance of estuaries to their fuents and involve other citizens in their work. an important part of these goals is to communicate the value and
importance of our estuaries and our coast to key decisionmakers at the local, state, and federal levels. that's what we are doing right now. our friends at restore america's estuaries tell us that last year's celebration was a tremendous success as organizations and volunteers from across the country gathered at their local bays or riverfronts and classrooms to celebrate and learn about the importance of our estuaries and how they benefit our daily lives. more than 30,000 volunteers are across 21 states, canada, and guam participated in over 105 different estuary events. many of this year's events are posted online and they give us a stunning picture how each estuary while being a national asset is also a unique treasure to its communities. for example, in palm day bayh in my district, the indian river lagoon estuaries program, the nature conservancy of florida, act two technologies, and tampa
bay estuary program held a rain barrel workshop and heard from a variety of distinguished speakers on water quality experts and dined on a fine barbecue meal. as a speaker's panel opened forum foe qussed on audience participation. facilitating questions and concerns, as well as the opportunity to present ideas or potential problems and solutions for our waterways. we also celebrate national estuary week as a time to recommit our effort in the caucus,-to-cheemb full funding for the national estuary program, and bring those resources to the communities who live on the estuary's edge. we can and we must work to assure that our estuaries and our environment are sustained. thapping you, mr. speaker. i yield back. -- thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until noon today.