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  • Motion to Instruct Conferees on H.R. 240, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015


    A picture of Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

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    Date: 2015-02-27

    ROYBAL-ALLARD. Madam Speaker, I offer a motion to instruct. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion. The Clerk read as follows: Ms. Roybal-Allard moves that the managers on...



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    Representative John R. Carter

    From: TX District 31

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    CARTER of Texas. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Madam Speaker, I rise in opposition to the motion to instruct conferees. As the House and Senate come together to find a path...



    A picture of Representative Nita M. Lowey

    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    LOWEY. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of the motion to instruct conferees to agree to a clean funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. Democratic and Republican negotiators reached a...



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    Representative David W. Jolly

    From: FL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    JOLLY. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Madam Speaker, I am a new member of the Appropriations Committee. I fully understand and respect the significant place that this committee sits in, Republicans and Democrats,...



    A picture of Representative Zoe Lofgren

    Representative Zoe Lofgren

    From: CA District 19

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    LOFGREN. Madam Speaker, a lot of discussion has been that, somehow, the President has acted unconstitutionally or unlawfully. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is ample legal authority...



    A picture of Representative Corrine Brown

    Representative Corrine Brown

    From: FL District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    BROWN of Florida. Madam Speaker, let me just be clear--I am from Florida--the number one responsibility of any Member of Congress is to defend the American people, and we don't do that by punting our...



    A picture of Representative Rob Woodall

    Representative Rob Woodall

    From: GA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    WOODALL. Madam Speaker, I thank my friend from Texas not just for the time, but for the work he is doing to try to fund the responsibilities of the government. I have been in this institution for 4...



    A picture of Representative Keith Ellison

    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    ELLISON. Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the gentlewoman for yielding. Madam Speaker, just for people who are watching this debate, I would like to take us back to December of 2014 when we passed...



    A picture of Representative Robert B. Aderholt

    Representative Robert B. Aderholt

    From: AL District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    ADERHOLT. Madam Speaker, I thank the chairman for letting me speak on this motion. As a past chairman of this Subcommittee on Homeland Security, I know firsthand how important it is for the funding...



    A picture of Representative Brendan F. Boyle

    Representative Brendan F. Boyle

    From: PA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    BOYLE of Pennsylvania. Madam Speaker, I realize that I haven't been serving in this body very long--only 8 weeks--but today is exactly the kind of day that drives most people nuts about Congress. Even...



    A picture of Representative John A. Yarmuth

    Representative John A. Yarmuth

    From: KY District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    YARMUTH. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. Madam Speaker, I would like to repeat some things that I have heard over the last couple of weeks about this particular situation: ``I fully believe...



    A picture of Representative Bradley Byrne

    Representative Bradley Byrne

    From: AL District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    BYRNE. Madam Speaker, I rise to oppose this motion, and I would like to address the House with the reasons why. I have been here for a year and 2 months, and I believe in my time here, this is the...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    JACKSON LEE. Let me thank the gentlelady for her excellent work on the Subcommittee on Homeland Security of the Committee on Appropriations and the gentleman, Mr. Carter. To the statements that have...



    A picture of Representative Robert Pittenger

    Representative Robert Pittenger

    From: NC District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    PITTENGER. I thank the gentleman for yielding me the time. Madam Speaker, I am here today absolutely in amazement that we are in this discussion about the Constitution of the United States. This is...



    A picture of Representative Austin Scott

    Representative Austin Scott

    From: GA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    SCOTT of Georgia. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Madam Speaker, as I listened to this debate and watched as some of the people talked about what our duty was and was not as Members of Congress,...



    A picture of Representative William R. Keating

    Representative William R. Keating

    From: MA District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    KEATING. Madam Speaker, let's not lose focus here. We are talking about our country's security. We heard what would happen if the homeland function were to be eliminated immediately over a shutdown even...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    HOYER. Madam Speaker, I rise in support of this motion. I also rise to lament the fact that we had an opportunity just a few hours ago, or an hour ago, to do what the Senate rationally did. After four...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    GOHMERT. Madam Speaker, I appreciated so much my friend Mr. Scott for bringing up that oath. It does mean a lot--in my case, taking that oath to serve in the Army for 4 years, taking, basically, the...



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    Senator Nancy Pelosi

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    Date: 2015-02-27

    PELOSI. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding, and I commend her and Congresswoman Lowey for their very important motion to instruct conferees to accept the Senate language. Madam Speaker, I want to...