(House of Representatives - April 26, 2013)

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                      THE EFFECTS OF THE SEQUESTER

  (Mr. CONYERS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CONYERS. Mr. Speaker, I have a one-sentence bill, H.R. 900, that 
repeals the sequester, and many of my colleagues have already begun 
talking about it and joining with me on it today.
  These cuts are currently diminishing our Nation's education quality, 
our research output, leaving more with untreated mental illness, more 
hunger, more homelessness and fewer Federal criminal prosecutions. The 
sequester means that we'll have 2,100 less food inspectors for 
examining the safety of our food.
  If Congress is unable to craft a bipartisan agreement that takes 
sequestration off the table, I ask unanimous consent to bring up H.R. 
900, my one-sentence bill to repeal the sequester.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Under guidelines consistently issued by 
successive Speakers, as recorded in section 956 of the House Rules and 
Manual, the Chair is constrained not to entertain the request until it 
has been cleared by the bipartisan floor and committee leaderships.