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>> campaign 2020. watch our live coverage of the presidential candidates on the campaign trail and make up your own mind. c-span's campaign 2020. your unfiltered view of politics. inthe u.s. house gaveling
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next four speeches. they will recess before turning briefly at 2:00 p.m. eastern and legislative work at 3:30. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. speaker's room, washington, d.c., october 21, 2019. hereby appoint the honorable jimmy gomez to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. pelosi, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2019, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in no event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders
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and the minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair now recognizes the illinois, mr. schneider, for five minutes. schneider: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today in profound ess and oncern over president trump's inexplicable abandonment of our kurdish allies in syria who 11,000 of more than their sons and daughters in our joint fight against isis. president's impulsive and betraysecision not only our ally, it betrays our dramatically ity, undermine america's credibility and will have negative strategic generations to come. it is not just me saying this. of senate he words
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majority leader mitch mcconnell, quote, withdrawing u.s. forces syria is a grave strategic mistake. it will leave the american the homeland unsafe, embolden inmeese and weaken alliances, end quote. hile we should announce the five-day pause in the turkish assault, we should not be celebrating. turkey has not recognized a seas fire, but rather just a pause in fighting. turkish affiliated forces are still fighting and the pause is end tomorrow. we can likely expect the carnage o then resume with new very rossity. regarding the deal with turkey, the wall street journal" this morning notes, it was a concession to ankara, giving an area in syria it has coveted for years and sanctions from u.s. it had no international backing for. trump the d t
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surprisingly our to ish allies have went assad who have made significant territorial gains in just a few effectively controlling lands that u.s. and allied spent years -- controlling lands that the u.s. and allied forces have spent years seeking to defend. so let's review. in the weeks following the president's decision to walk allies, turkish fighters, manyed are islamic extremists, have syria. the border into they have abandoned forward perating bases and then sent planes to destroy those bases
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but before they could be celebrating -- took ating russian troops selfies. they are attacking entire towns literally ns are being murdered in the street. street.nsion of control by the expansion of control by russian and iranian forces are not just a win for those countries in syria but also hreatens our allies in the region. in particular, israel. sense of emboldenment will expand programs to deliver advanced weapons to hezbollah, increasing the already to israel threat only now from syria as well as lebanon. already noted, assad has consolidated his power virtually all overseeria with no -- overseeria with no political or military costs. have escaped to join the fight and thousands more are at giving isis se, greater ability to reorganize. reports that re
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president erdogan now wants turkey to acquire nuclear weapons. thing this region needs is a nuclear arms race. so here's the bottom line. thursday, the american vice president and secretary of state tood at a podium and announced the administration's effective capitulation and surrender. ethnic ill complete its cleansing and the u.s. will lift all sanctions. syria as full control in under the tutelage of his russian and iranian masters. syria, russia and iran are the winners. the kurds are once more on the and the united states, under president trump, is sadly diminished. syrians are at throwing rotten food at retreating u.s. troops. administration's policies are tragic for reasons beyond the human suffering it's unleashed. our national security, undermine our fight against terrorism, and diminish credibility. we are so much better than this. i call on my colleagues on both to speak out isle and condemn the actions of this
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administration. sanctions on pass turkey and seek to compel erdogan to stop turkey's assault kurds. and we must compel this administration to live up to our nation's values. allies and our confront our enemies and with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa, for five minutes. lamalfa: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to honor the life great constituent, also a great friend, his name is john carthur. he passed away recently at the 96.of john was just 21 years old in 944 when his father died tragically of the heart attack, meaning, john was tasked of family ranching and farming business.
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it his family founded the town of macarthur, california, where he much of his life. since, john established the mcarthur fire river big the fall valley cattleman's association livestock sale. he and shirley were very involved in the fair each year events that went on there. john actually introduced new valley the fall river by providing the first 10 acres strawberries the nursy remains a thriving business operation more than 60 years later. and his business partners also tried their hand at planting and growing potatoes. a rice grower, so we had a little bit of a rivalry for the starches that go on your little fun with that. while they were successful, they ran into trouble when it harvesting the
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crop. but through that failed endeavor, he established that land was ripe for growing potatoes and soon able to lease successful potato growers for many years thereafter. on a personal level, john and shirley were known for their welcoming nature. their home always open. and neighbors for cocktail hours or just carthur out at the m residence, overlooking the valley. view off an amazing their back deck looking over the valley there. the events became so frequent they sought maybe it would be old r to cut down on the crow a little bit and slip some ice tea in there. and shirley, they're those type of people. want to be around them. on my trips up to the mcarthur rea, whether it was for the fair or just passing through, i frequently liked to stop in and and john always
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had a smile, a laugh, a good very welcoming a nature about him. it's one of the fortunate parts to serve in elected capacity the years i level and now te here in the congress. his life spanned nearly a century. outlived most of his childhood friends but his personality, coupled with the kindness, involvement in his community ensured he had no shortage of during his time on this earth, he's been a witness to a lot of change. watched as california population grew from four illion to over 40 million today. fighting for agriculture, adding supply, be sticking up for rural values. are -- ne in mckart you mcarthur, he is a pillar of the ommunity that bears his last name. e continued to help grow it until his last days. as a friend, i will miss him.
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up ow he's sorely missed there. blessings to shirley, blessing to all the mcarthur family in great community, one that i'm always proud to represent and very happy when i get a to visit and hang out with folks. ndeed, he's a pillar and they don't make them like john mcarthur anymore. helps ope his legacy spawn new generations of people like that with that same strength, that same that same can-do that has made america strong, made his america strong, has made the fiber of northern california the great place it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house in recess until 2:00 p.
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