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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2130, Red River Private Property Protection Act, and Providing for Consideration of Motions to Suspend the Rules


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    Representative Dan Newhouse

    From: WA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-09

    NEWHOUSE. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 556 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: [[Page H9093]] ...



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    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    ESTY. Mr. Speaker, I raise a point of order against House Resolution 556 because the resolution violates section 426(a) of the Congressional Budget Act. The resolution, in waiving all points of order...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, let me thank the gentlewoman from Connecticut (Ms. Esty) for raising an important issue, for forcing us to talk about something that the Republican leadership is working overtime...



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    Representative Keith J. Rothfus

    From: PA District 12

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-09

    ROTHFUS. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 681, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted ``yes.'' The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentleman from Washington is recognized for 1 hour. ...



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    Representative Mac Thornberry

    From: TX District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-09

    THORNBERRY. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate very much the gentleman from Washington yielding me the time and his work on this issue, as well as the chairman of the Natural Resources Committee for bringing...



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    Representative Betty McCollum

    From: MN District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I thank Mr. McGovern. Mr. Speaker, with just 2 days until the government runs out of funding, House Republicans have chosen to bring a bill to the floor to solve a dispute between...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    CICILLINE and RICHMOND changed their vote from ``yea'' to nay.'' Messrs. GRAVES of Missouri, JODY B. HICE of Georgia, CARTER of Georgia, WITTMAN, LATTA, FINCHER, JOLLY, WALBERG, and FITZPATRICK changed...



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    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    HAHN. Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Massachusetts for the few moments to talk about something really important. Colleagues, it is our responsibility to take action on behalf of the American...



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    Representative Kathy Castor

    From: FL District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    CASTOR of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. I had to take this opportunity to come to the floor to urge my GOP colleagues to allow a vote on closing the loophole that allows...



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    Representative Paul Tonko

    From: NY District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    TONKO. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I ask, why are we not addressing gun violence? People who aren't allowed to fly because they are suspected of terrorism should not be allowed...



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    Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III

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    Date: 2015-12-09

    KENNEDY. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Massachusetts (Mr. McGovern) for yielding me the time and for the tremendous work that he has done on this issue over his career in elected office...



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    Representative Doug Collins

    From: GA District 9

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-09

    COLLINS of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I thank my friend from the State of Washington (Mr. Newhouse). Again, I want to emphasize with him, as I was down here listening to my friend, that this is regular...



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    Representative Norma J. Torres

    From: CA District 35

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    TORRES. Mr. Speaker, despite the increasing frequency with which mass shootings seem to happen in this country, we never expect it to happen in our community. But a week ago today, that is exactly what...



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    Representative Janice D. Schakowsky

    From: IL District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    SCHAKOWSKY. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I would challenge any one of my colleagues to go out on any street corner in the United States of America and ask people who are walking...



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    Representative Gerald E. Connolly

    From: VA District 11

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    CONNOLLY. I thank my friend from Massachusetts. Mr. Speaker, I rise more in sadness than in anger. This debate has gone on long enough. Too many of our fellow Americans have been victimized by gun...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I think most Americans think it is important for the Constitution to be protected. The Second Amendment is protected. We have the right to bear arms. But most Americans would...



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    Representative Mark E. Amodei

    From: NV District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-09

    AMODEI. Mr. Speaker, I don't usually show up unannounced or uninvited. But I have listened to the debate on this, and I find absolutely amazing the outpouring of abhorrence for potential gun violence...



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    Representative Andy Barr

    From: KY District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-12-09

    BARR. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No. 682, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been present, I would have voted ``yes.'' Stated against: Mr. AL GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today I missed the following...



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    Representative Al Green

    From: TX District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, today I missed the following vote: Motion on Ordering the Previous Question on the Rule providing for consideration of H.R. 2130. Had I been present, I would have voted ``no''...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-12-09

    JACKSON LEE of texas in the house of representatives Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Ms. JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise in...