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  • Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 1735, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016


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    Representative Bradley Byrne

    From: AL District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    BYRNE. Madam Speaker, by direction of the Committee on Rules, I call up House Resolution 260 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: 2015-05-14

    McGOVERN. Madam Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. (Mr. McGOVERN asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. McGOVERN. Madam Speaker, I want to thank the...



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    Representative Mo Brooks

    From: AL District 5

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    BROOKS of Alabama. Madam Speaker, the NDAA, as amended by Congressman Ruben Gallego, undermines America's border security and ratifies parts of Obama's illegal amnesty for illegal aliens. During the...



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    Representative Janice Hahn

    From: CA District 44

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    HAHN. Madam Speaker, I rise against the rule that we are considering to the National Defense Authorization bill. I was extremely disappointed late last night, as you can imagine, when the Rules Committee...



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    Representative Paul A. Gosar

    From: AZ District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    GOSAR. Madam Speaker, I rise today in support of the amendment offered by my friend and colleague, Mo Brooks. The Brooks amendment is simple. It keeps the immigration debate out of the national security...



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    Representative Luis V. Gutiérrez

    From: IL District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    GUTIERREZ. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the latest efforts by leadership to appease hard-liners on immigration. Today, this body is allowing their loudest anti-immigrant voices to overrule the...



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    Representative Steve King

    From: IA District 4

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    KING of Iowa. I thank the gentleman from Alabama for yielding. Mr. Speaker, I would say, first of all, that neither the gentleman from Massachusetts nor the one from Chicago can quote any anti- immigrant...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    LEE. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the gentleman for yielding but also for his tremendous leadership on the Committee on Rules and also just in terms of making sure that we, as Members of Congress, do...



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    Representative Carlos Curbelo

    From: FL District 26

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    CURBELO of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman from Alabama (Mr. Byrne) for the time. I rise today with mixed feelings on this important legislation, the FY 2016 National Defense...



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    Representative Mike Coffman

    From: CO District 6

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    COFFMAN. Mr. Speaker, I am here today to ask my esteemed colleagues to stand with me in declaring, Let our DREAMers serve. Let the young men and women who were brought here as children, through no fault...



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    Representative Donald Norcross

    From: NJ District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    NORCROSS. Mr. Speaker, the rule before us today allows for an amendment that touches on a matter very personal to me, an issue that impacts our Nation on the battlefield and for families struggling with...



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    Representative Louie Gohmert

    From: TX District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2015-05-14

    GOHMERT. Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the Rules Committee for allowing Mr. Brooks' amendment to be in order. I want to also address these concerns about allowing people to join the military. I fought...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    JACKSON LEE. Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the gentleman. I know a lot of hard work has gone into the preparation of the underlying bill. We are approaching Memorial Day and then celebrating Veterans...



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    Representative Joseph Crowley

    From: NY District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2015-05-14

    CROWLEY. I thank the gentleman from Massachusetts for yielding. No greater love is there than to lay down your life for another. It is a paraphrase. It is biblical, secular. Here, we have individuals,...