December 21, 2018 - Issue: Vol. 164, No. 202 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 2nd Session
9/11 MEMORIAL ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 202
(House of Representatives - December 21, 2018)
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[Pages H10569-H10570] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] 9/11 MEMORIAL ACT Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I move to suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 6287) to provide competitive grants for the operation, security, and maintenance of certain memorials to victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The Clerk read the title of the bill. The text of the Senate amendment is as follows: Senate amendment: On page 2, lines 9 and 10, strike ``, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93'' and insert ``and the Pentagon''. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from California (Mr. McClintock) and the gentleman from Arizona (Mr. Grijalva) each will control 20 minutes. The Chair recognizes the gentleman from California. General Leave Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent that all Members have 5 legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the bill under consideration. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California? There was no objection. Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, H.R. 6287, sponsored by Congressman Tom MacArthur, authorizes the Secretary of the Interior to award grants through a competitive process to nonprofit organizations to operate, provide security, maintain, and increase visitation at U.S. memorials to the victims of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This bill passed the House by voice vote on September 12. Throughout our Nation's history, Congress has supported public- private partnerships with nongovernmental organizations for the operation and maintenance of memorials and museums of national significance. Such partnerships exist at the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, for example. The Senate has amended the bill to remove the Flight 93 site in Pennsylvania from the program at the supporting foundation's request. This bill will ensure that our Nation's other 9/11 memorials are maintained and preserved for future generations to visit, learn, and reflect. May we never forget the nearly 3,000 Americans we lost that fateful day. [[Page H10570]] Mr. Speaker, I urge adoption of the measure, and I reserve the balance of my time. Mr. GRIJALVA. Mr. Speaker, I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, H.R. 6287 would provide grant funding for the operation, security, and maintenance of the memorials honoring those men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. We concur with the Senate amendment that modifies the term ``covered memorial.'' We urge our colleagues to support this amendment one more time. Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time. Mr. McCLINTOCK. Mr. Speaker, I urge concurrence in the Senate amendment, and I yield back the balance of my time. The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion offered by the gentleman from California (Mr. McClintock) that the House suspend the rules and concur in the Senate amendment to the bill, H.R. 6287. The question was taken. The SPEAKER pro tempore. In the opinion of the Chair, two-thirds being in the affirmative, the ayes have it. Mr. MASSIE. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and nays. The yeas and nays were ordered. The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 8 of rule XX, further proceedings on this motion will be postponed. ____________________