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  • Providing for Further Consideration of H.R. 1960, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014


    A picture of Representative Richard B. Nugent

    Representative Richard B. Nugent

    From: FL District 11

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-13

    NUGENT. Mr. 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: 2013-06-13

    McGOVERN. I want to thank my friend, the gentleman from Florida (Mr. Nugent), for yielding me the customary 30 minutes, and I yield myself such time as I may consume. (Mr. McGOVERN asked and was given...



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    Representative Kristi L. Noem

    From: SD District 0

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-13

    NOEM. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding. Today, during this debate, you may hear that some of the reforms that are in H.R. 1960 do not go far enough, that commanders absolutely have to...



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    Representative Steny H. Hoyer

    From: MD District 5

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    HOYER asked and was given permission to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise in opposition to this rule as it fails to make in order...



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    Representative Jackie Walorski

    From: IN District 2

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-13

    WALORSKI. I rise today to speak in support of this rule. Being new to the HASC Committee, I was very encouraged to see the bipartisan fashion in which this bill was crafted. We worked together as a...



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    Representative Sheila Jackson Lee

    From: TX District 18

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    JACKSON LEE asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. I thank my good friend, and I thank the manager of the underlying legislation and this rule. Happy Father's...



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    Representative Michael R. Turner

    From: OH District 10

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-13

    TURNER. We have a significant problem of sexual assaults in the military, and this bill addresses many of the issues that we know legislatively will help both change the culture and change the environment...



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    Representative John Garamendi

    From: CA District 3

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    GARAMENDI. Thank you, Mr. McGovern. I want to follow up on the previous comments. A strong case was made for changing the way in which rape is handled and sexual assault is handled, but it doesn't...



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    Representative Rob Bishop

    From: UT District 1

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-13

    BISHOP of Utah. Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the gentleman from Florida yielding. I now owe you one more. This is an impeccably good rule. It made in order 172 amendments, which makes someone wonder why...



    A picture of Representative Joaquin Castro

    Representative Joaquin Castro

    From: TX District 20

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    CASTRO of Texas. I thank my friend, Mr. McGovern, for yielding. I rise to speak today on sexual assault in the military and the need for justice and reform. This issue carries great significance for...



    A picture of Representative John J. Duncan Jr.

    Representative John J. Duncan Jr.

    From:

    Party:

    Date: 2013-06-13

    DUNCAN of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman for yielding, and I rise in support of this very fair rule which has allowed 172 amendments. I rise in strong support of the amendment by the...



    A picture of Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    Representative Alan S. Lowenthal

    From: CA District 47

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    LOWENTHAL. Mr. Speaker, I'm here today, and I stand in support of the Smith amendment to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Guantanamo Bay has become a symbol around the world for an America...



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    Representative Rodney Davis

    From: IL District 13

    Party: Republican

    Date: 2013-06-13

    DAVIS of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman formerly from the great State of Illinois. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the rule, and I appreciate the time to talk about a very critical...



    A picture of Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    Representative Suzanne Bonamici

    From: OR District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    BONAMICI. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the rule. I thank Mr. McGovern for yielding. Last week, this House passed the Ruth Moore Act to help support the victims of sexual assault and trauma...



    A picture of Representative Jackie Speier

    Representative Jackie Speier

    From: CA District 14

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    SPEIER. Mr. Speaker, I thank the gentleman from Massachusetts for allowing me to speak. My colleagues have all spoken eloquently on the floor today about the importance of addressing this issue of...



    A picture of Representative Beto O'Rourke

    Representative Beto O'Rourke

    From: TX District 16

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    O'ROURKE. I thank the gentleman for yielding me this time. I rise today in support of the McGovern-Smith-Lee-Jones-Garamendi amendment to responsibly end the war in Afghanistan. I have the distinct...



    A picture of Representative Marc A. Veasey

    Representative Marc A. Veasey

    From: TX District 33

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    VEASEY. Mr. Speaker, I'm proud today to stand with my colleagues, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and Dr. Benishek, in support of their amendment to include the Military Justice Improvement Act of 2013 in...



    A picture of Representative Donna F. Edwards

    Representative Donna F. Edwards

    From: MD District 4

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    EDWARDS. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, I joined with many of my colleagues here on the floor to urge the Congress and the Rules Committee to take seriously the disturbingly high incidences of sexual assault...



    A picture of Representative Chellie Pingree

    Representative Chellie Pingree

    From: ME District 1

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    PINGREE of Maine. Thank you to my good friend for yielding. Mr. Speaker, as we confront the issue of sexual assault in the military, we can't forget the survivors who continue to serve. One area that...



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    LEE asked and was given permission to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. JACKSON LEE. I thank my good friend, and I thank the manager of the underlying legislation and this rule. Happy Father's...



    A picture of Representative Kyrsten Sinema

    Representative Kyrsten Sinema

    From: AZ District 9

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    SINEMA. Mr. Speaker, I'm very disappointed that the Rules Committee chose to disallow my amendment from being heard today. The amendment that I offered, in conjunction with Representative Benishek and...



    A picture of Representative Michael M. Honda

    Representative Michael M. Honda

    From: CA District 17

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-06-13

    HONDA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to express my disappointment in the Rules Committee for not making my amendment to H.R. 1960, the National Defense Authorization Act or Fiscal Year 2014, in order. ...