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  • Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5485, Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, 2017


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    Representative Michael C. Burgess

    From: TX District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2016-07-05

    BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 794 and ask for its immediate consideration. The Clerk read the resolution, as follows: ...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. I thank and appreciate the gentleman from Texas (Mr. Burgess) for yielding me the customary 30 minutes. As we all remember, 2 weeks...



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    Representative Mike Thompson

    From: CA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    THOMPSON of California. I thank the gentleman for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I want to reiterate what it is we are trying to do by defeating the previous question and bringing up commonsense, pro-Second...



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    Representative Elizabeth H. Esty

    From: CT District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    ESTY. Mr. Speaker, people who are watching may wonder: What are these folks talking about? They are talking about a rule. What is this about? If you just tuned in, I will tell you what it is about. ...



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    Representative Judy Chu

    From: CA District 27

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    CHU of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise to oppose this rule and to speak about a critical issue. We must stop the senseless gun violence in this country. Last Wednesday, at my SpeakOut to stop gun violence,...



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    Representative Rosa L. DeLauro

    From: CT District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    DeLAURO. Mr. Speaker, I am in strong opposition to the rule, to this flawed financial services bill, but that is not why I have risen to speak. I have risen to speak today because the American people...



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    Representative Katherine M. Clark

    From: MA District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    CLARK of Massachusetts. Mr. Speaker, there is an African proverb that says: ``When you pray, move your feet.'' But this Congress meets our gun violence crisis with only deadly silence. Forty-nine people...



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    Representative Peter Welch

    From: VT District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    WELCH. Mr. Speaker, about 10 days ago, something extraordinary happened on this House floor. Members violated the rules, and they sat in. Some folks asked me the question: ``Peter, why did you do that?...



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    Representative David N. Cicilline

    From: RI District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    CICILLINE. Mr. Speaker, I, too, rise in strong opposition to the rule, but I would like to speak to the two pieces of legislation that we are imploring our colleagues to bring to the floor: the no fly,...



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    Representative Doris O. Matsui

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2016-07-05

    MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, we lose over 30,000 people a year to gun violence. We must never forget that that number is made up of thousands of individual stories: a family grieving over the death of a child,...



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    Representative Ann M. Kuster

    From: NH District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    KUSTER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to oppose the rule, but I also want to join my colleagues in urging the Speaker to bring forward a vote on these two commonsense gun reforms. I took an oath of office to...



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    Representative Eleanor Holmes Norton

    From: DC District 0

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong opposition to this rule and bill. The rule and bill are assaults on the District of Columbia's right to govern itself. This bill contains three undemocratic, harmful,...



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    Representative James P. McGovern

    From: MA District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2016-07-05

    McGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I demand a recorded vote. A recorded vote was ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. This will be a 5-minute vote. The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--ayes...