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    A picture of Representative Edward R. Royce

    Representative Edward R. Royce

    From: CA District 39

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    ROYCE. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendments to the bill (H.R. 1191) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are...



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I wish to claim the time in genuine opposition to H.R. 1191. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman from New York in favor of the motion? Mr. ENGEL. I am. The SPEAKER pro...



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    Representative Eliot L. Engel

    From: NY District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    ENGEL. I am. The SPEAKER pro tempore. On that basis, pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from Minnesota will control 30 minutes in opposition. Mr. ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I yield 10 minutes to the gentleman...



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    Representative Christopher H. Smith

    From: NJ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    SMITH of New Jersey. Mr. Speaker, I would like to begin by thanking Chairman Royce and Ranking Member Engel and Senators Corker, Cardin, and Menendez for doing their level best in the face of an administration...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. First, let me say that I agree with my friend who is, I think, one of our very responsible and able leaders in this Congress, Mr. Ellison. I appreciate...



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    Representative Lloyd Doggett

    From: TX District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    DOGGETT. Mr. Speaker, there is probably no more critical issue on our national agenda today than this matter with Iran. 151 Members of the House have joined together to encourage the President to ``exhaust...



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    Representative Michael T. McCaul

    From: TX District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    McCAUL. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. While far from perfect, the passage of this bill will ensure that Congress has a final say on the Obama administration's...



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    Representative Nita M. Lowey

    From: NY District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    LOWEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, which will ensure Congress a role in evaluating any final deal reached between the P5+1 countries and Iran. As...



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    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    McDERMOTT asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, none of us want nuclear weapons in Iran; and while the White House may regard this bill as the...



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    Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

    From: FL District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    ROS-LEHTINEN. I very much thank the chairman for his leadership on our committee. Mr. Speaker, this bill serves as a reminder of the unanswered questions surrounding the nuclear negotiations with Iran. ...



    A picture of Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    Representative Theodore E. Deutch

    From: FL District 21

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    DEUTCH. I thank my friend for yielding. Mr. Speaker, today I rise in support of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act. When it comes to the security of our Nation and our partners around the world,...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    LEE. I thank the gentleman for yielding and also for his tremendous leadership on this very important issue. Also, I want to thank our ranking member, Mr. Engel, and Chairman Royce for their leadership...



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    Representative Lee M. Zeldin

    From: NY District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    ZELDIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of this legislation. I want to thank Mr. Royce from California for his leadership on this issue as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, as well as Mr....



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    Representative Lois Frankel

    From: FL District 22

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    FRANKEL of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, and I want to remind everyone why it is so important that we prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear...



    A picture of Representative David E. Price

    Representative David E. Price

    From: NC District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    PRICE of North Carolina. I thank my colleague from Minnesota and rise today in cautious support of this legislation. Our nuclear negotiators, with the cooperation of a fragile coalition of longstanding...



    A picture of Representative Robert J. Dold

    Representative Robert J. Dold

    From: IL District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    DOLD. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank Chairman Royce for his leadership and Ranking Member Engel for his leadership as well. Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Speaker, I believe the greatest threat we have to...



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    Representative Brad Sherman

    From: CA District 30

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    SHERMAN. Madam Speaker, I will yield to Chairman Royce for a colloquy, and I will ask him the following questions. As I read this bill, if Congress does not enact a Joint Resolution of Disapproval,...



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    Representative Earl Blumenauer

    From: OR District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    BLUMENAUER. I thank the gentleman for yielding. The measure we are debating today is much better, through the hard work of Senators Corker and Cardin, and I appreciate their efforts to deescalate the...



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    Representative Chris Van Hollen

    From: MD District 8

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    VAN HOLLEN of maryland in the house of representatives Thursday, May 14, 2015 Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Madam Speaker, I rise today...



    A picture of Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    Representative Alcee L. Hastings

    From: FL District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-17

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    A picture of Representative Paul Ryan

    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-16

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 1191) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account...



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    Representative Lou Barletta

    From: PA District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-03-16

    BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of my bill, H.R. 1191, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. I had hoped by now that we would not have to be on the floor...



    A picture of Representative Linda T. Sánchez

    Representative Linda T. Sánchez

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-03-16

    SANCHEZ of California. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I am heartened that my Republican colleagues are acting on legislation to improve the Affordable Care Act,...



    A picture of Representative Joe Courtney

    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-03-16

    COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 284. I have heard from many stakeholders in eastern Connecticut about this issue, and believe that this bill is a commonsense approach to making...



    A picture of Representative Harold Rogers

    Representative Harold Rogers

    From: KY District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    ROGERS of Kentucky. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 33) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers...



    A picture of Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    Representative H. Morgan Griffith

    From: VA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-02-27

    GRIFFITH. Mr. Speaker, will the gentleman yield? Mr. ROGERS of Kentucky. I yield to the gentleman from Virginia. [[Page H1496]] Mr. GRIFFITH. Mr. Speaker, I ask the gentleman, what then happens to...



    A picture of Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2015-02-27

    ROYBAL-ALLARD. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, this has been a day of confusion both here in this House and for the men and women of the Department of Homeland...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise to speak to the men and women of the Department of Homeland Security to let them know that many of us are listening and working very hard to make sure that the agency...



    A picture of Representative Jim McDermott

    Representative Jim McDermott

    From: WA District 7

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-02-27

    McDERMOTT. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall vote 106, on motion to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment related to H.R. 33 had I been present, I would have voted ``yea.'' ...



    A picture of Representative Paul Ryan

    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-12

    RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and pass the bill (H.R. 33) to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not taken into account...



    A picture of Representative Lou Barletta

    Representative Lou Barletta

    From: PA District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-12

    BARLETTA. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of my bill, H.R. 33, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. This is a good, truly bipartisan bill...



    A picture of Representative John B. Larson

    Representative John B. Larson

    From: CT District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-12

    LARSON of Connecticut. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I want to start off by certainly extending congratulations to Representative Barletta for his persistency in continuing...



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    Representative Mike Kelly

    From: PA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-01-12

    KELLY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I rise in very strong support of H.R. 33, and I want to thank Speaker Boehner and Majority Leader McCarthy for allowing this legislation to come forward so early in...



    A picture of Representative Joe Courtney

    Representative Joe Courtney

    From: CT District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-12

    COURTNEY. Mr. Speaker, first of all, I want to congratulate the gentleman from Pennsylvania (Mr. Barletta) for his leadership on this legislation, which has been noted. As we are standing here today,...



    A picture of Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-01-12

    JACKSON LEE of texas in the house of representatives Monday, January 12, 2015 Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong...



    A picture of Representative Lou Barletta

    Representative Lou Barletta

    From: PA District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    BARLETTA. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members may have 5 legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the topic of my Special Order. ...



    A picture of Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    Representative Michael G. Fitzpatrick

    From: PA District 8

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    FITZPATRICK. I thank my friend from Pennsylvania, Mr. [[Page H66]] Barletta, for organizing this Special Order tonight. I have to say that I never assumed it would be easy to get an answer quickly...



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    Representative Charles W. Dent

    From: PA District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    DENT. Thank you. I would like to also join my colleagues tonight in support of Representative Barletta's very important legislation to help clarify the fact that the volunteer firefighters should not...



    A picture of Representative Patrick Meehan

    Representative Patrick Meehan

    From: PA District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MEEHAN. I thank the gentleman. Mr. Speaker, I want to join the gentleman and my colleagues not just from Pennsylvania but from across the Nation as we challenge this problem that has emerged. Once...



    A picture of Representative David P. Joyce

    Representative David P. Joyce

    From: OH District 14

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    JOYCE. I would like to thank the gentleman for yielding and thank Mr. Barletta for organizing this Special Order on this important legislation. Mr. Speaker, we are here today because it is critical...



    A picture of Representative Lynn Jenkins

    Representative Lynn Jenkins

    From: KS District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    JENKINS. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank him for his leadership on this critical issue. I will note that I am a proud cosponsor of this legislation. Mr. Speaker, I grew up on a family...



    A picture of Representative Andy Barr

    Representative Andy Barr

    From: KY District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    BARR. I thank the gentleman from Pennsylvania for his leadership on this important issue. Unfortunately, Mr. Speaker, the more we learn about ObamaCare, the more disappointing it becomes. The American...



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    Representative Chris Collins

    From: NY District 27

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    COLLINS of New York. I would like to thank my friend from Pennsylvania for taking up this important and timely issue. Mr. Speaker, ObamaCare has proven to be the devastating law that many of us predicted....



    A picture of Representative Steve Stivers

    Representative Steve Stivers

    From: OH District 15

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    STIVERS. I would like to thank the gentleman for yielding, and I would like to thank him for his strong leadership on this issue. Mr. Speaker, I am a proud cosponsor of H.R. 3685. The health care law...



    A picture of Representative Mark Meadows

    Representative Mark Meadows

    From: NC District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    MEADOWS. I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank him for his leadership on this commonsense approach to solving a problem that was unintended. Mr. Speaker, when it really gets down to it, our...



    A picture of Representative David B. McKinley

    Representative David B. McKinley

    From: WV District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    McKINLEY. Thank you, Congressman, for your leadership on this matter. According to Tom Miller, the West Virginia representative to the National Volunteer Fire Council, 95 percent of all fire departments...



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    Representative Glenn Thompson

    From: PA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. I thank the gentleman for yielding and for sponsoring this. As a 30-year-plus State-certified volunteer EMT and rescue technician, on behalf of my brother and sister firefighters...



    A picture of Representative Kristi L. Noem

    Representative Kristi L. Noem

    From: SD District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    NOEM. I thank the gentleman for yielding. I rise today as a cosponsor of H.R. 3685, the Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act. I am very proud to do so. In my home State of...



    A picture of Representative Mike Kelly

    Representative Mike Kelly

    From: PA District 3

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2014-01-08

    KELLY of pennsylvania in the house of representatives Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Mr. KELLY of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I'd...



    A picture of Representative Glenn Thompson

    Representative Glenn Thompson

    From: PA District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-12-11

    THOMPSON of Pennsylvania asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. THOMPSON of Pennsylvania. Mr. Speaker, I am proud to support volunteer...