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  • Providing for Consideration of H. Res. 639, Authorizing the Speaker to Appear as Amicus Curiae on Behalf of the House


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    Representative Pete Sessions

    From: TX District 32

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

    SESSIONS. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 649 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative Louise McIntosh Slaughter

    From: NY District 25

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-17

    SLAUGHTER. I yield myself such time as I may consume, and I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, the Republicans in the House can't agree on a budget. They take futile vote after futile vote...



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    Representative Bradley Byrne

    From: AL District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

    BYRNE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in strong support of the rule and the underlying resolution. I disagree with the gentlewoman from New York. This is not about politics. This is about the Constitution...



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    Representative Zoe Lofgren

    From: CA District 19

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-17

    LOFGREN. Mr. Speaker, I think it is worth reflecting why we are here. When we had the bipartisan bill passed by the Senate last Congress, the Congressional Budget Office calculated that it would mean...



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    Representative Ken Buck

    From: CO District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

    BUCK. Mr. Speaker, the Constitution lays out a very clear picture of how our government works. In Article I, section 8, the Founding Fathers gave Congress the duty to create laws. More importantly, Article...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-17

    CICILLINE. I thank the gentlewoman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, in April, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the United States v. Texas, a case that has been repeatedly litigated by our colleagues...



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    Representative Earl L. "Buddy" Carter

    From: GA District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

    CARTER of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding and for his leadership on this important situation. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of House Resolution 639. Mr. Speaker, we...



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    Representative Keith Ellison

    From: MN District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-17

    ELLISON. Mr. Speaker, I think context is important in this debate we are having today. I can't get it out of [[Page H1426]] my head, as we look at House Resolution 639, that our Senate has just announced...



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    Representative Leonard Lance

    From: NJ District 7

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

    LANCE. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the distinguished chairman of the Rules Committee for his leadership on this issue. Mr. Speaker, I rise in very strong support of Speaker Ryan's House Resolution...



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    Representative Steve King

    From: IA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

    KING of Iowa. Mr. Speaker, I thank the chairman from Texas for yielding and for leading on this issue. As I sit and listen to this debate, a number of things come to mind, and they start with this:...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-17

    JACKSON LEE. Let me thank the gentlewoman from New York for her courtesies. Mr. Speaker, it is important to take note, in light of the previous debate and comments that were made, that this is a House...



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    Representative Mike Bost

    From: IL District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

    BOST. I thank the chairman for the time. Mr. Speaker, whenever we take these offices--and understand, I have raised my hand and took an oath of office many times in my life, whether it was in the United...



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    Representative Suzan K. DelBene

    From: WA District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-03-17

    DelBENE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to the rule and the underlying legislation. And I call on the Speaker to stop this political game and allow the vote on comprehensive immigration reform...



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    Representative Paul Ryan

    From: WI District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-03-17

    RYAN of Wisconsin asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, my colleagues, I rise today to urge Members to support this measure, House Resolution...