U.S. BORDER PATROL MEDICAL SCREENING STANDARDS ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 156
(House of Representatives - September 26, 2019)

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           U.S. BORDER PATROL MEDICAL SCREENING STANDARDS ACT

  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 1(c) of rule XIX, further 
consideration of the bill (H.R. 3525) to amend the Homeland Security 
Act of 2002 to direct the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border 
Protection to establish uniform processes for medical screening of 
individuals interdicted between ports of entry, and for other purposes, 
will now resume.
  The Clerk read the title of the bill.


                           Motion to Recommit

  Mr. GREEN of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, I have a motion to recommit at 
the desk.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is the gentleman opposed to the bill?
  Mr. GREEN of Tennessee. I am in its present form.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Clerk will report the motion to 
recommit.
  The Clerk read as follows:

       Mr. Green of Tennessee moves to recommit the bill, H.R. 
     3525, to the Committee on Homeland Security with instructions 
     to report the same back to the House forthwith with the 
     following amendment:
       Add at the end of section 3 the following:
       (c) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect on 
     September 30, 2027.


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  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from 
Tennessee is recognized for 5 minutes in support of his motion.
  Mr. GREEN of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, many of us made the trip this 
summer to Normandy to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day 
landings. It was an amazing opportunity.
  Standing among the rows of crosses and Stars of David in the U.S. 
cemetery, I was reminded of the sacrifices of our incredible American 
warriors.
  Standing there ignited my memory of 24 years of wearing the uniform. 
I was reminded of my driver when I was a young second lieutenant. He 
was 4 foot 11 and had a heart the size of his home State of New York. I 
recalled my radio telephone operators, both from California. When I was 
a commander in the 82nd Airborne Division, they stuck to me like glue 
and would try so often to sneak food in so that we could eat while we 
were all rigged up in our airborne gear before an airborne operation.
  Of course, my friends from the war flashed into my mind. I will never 
forget watching the flag-draped coffin of a fellow Army Ranger carried 
into the back of a C-17 in Bagram, Afghanistan for his last trip home.
  Our veterans deserve everything that we can give them. However, in 
the past few years, despite improvements in the VA electronic health 
records system, problems and delays still remain. For example, the very 
benefits that Congresswoman Underwood in this bill advances for illegal 
aliens flooding across our southern border, our veterans don't have 
those benefits. Let me say that again: This bill, without the amendment 
I am asking this body to consider, advances healthcare services to 
illegal aliens before it does to our American heroes.
  The VA Secretary testified before Congress that it will take his 
department 10 years to fully deploy this new system.
  Mr. Speaker, I have the deployment schedule for the VA from their 
website, and I will include this in the Record at a later date.
  Mr. Speaker, this timeline states that our veterans will not get an 
interoperable electronic health record at all VA healthcare facilities 
until September 20 of 2027.
  VA medical facilities serving veterans in Virginia won't get it until 
2024. Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and New England won't be 
fully operational until 2026. It won't be until 2027 that VA medical 
facilities in Iowa, Minnesota, and Illinois are fully operational. 
Veterans in my home State of Tennessee won't benefit from interoperable 
electronic health records until 2023.
  Yet, without this amendment, without my amendment, we are going to 
give it to illegal aliens within 90 days.
  Mr. Speaker, these are the same men and women who, when they raised 
their right hand and took that oath, wrote a blank check for America, 
for every person in this room, that was cashable, redeemable, all the 
way up until their life, their very life.
  I think our constituents across this great country would find it 
appalling that we are about to give this health record system to 
illegal immigrants before our veterans receive it.
  All this amendment does is ensure that our veterans get this service 
first. If you vote against this motion to recommit, you are giving an 
electronic health medical record to illegal aliens before our veterans.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  Ms. UNDERWOOD. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition to the motion to 
recommit.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gentlewoman from Illinois is recognized 
for 5 minutes.
  Ms. UNDERWOOD. Mr. Speaker, my colleagues in this body, medical 
experts, and our neighbors and constituents all agree the humanitarian 
and medical situation at our southern border has reached crisis levels.
  During my conversations with health officials at the border, 
including with the Department of Homeland Security, they told me that 
one of the most urgent solutions they need is an electronic health 
record that can be used by everyone providing medical care at the 
border.
  DHS recognizes this, too, and has already taken steps toward 
implementation, but it is not moving fast enough. So this legislation 
directs that process, setting an aggressive but achievable timeline 
that reflects the urgency of the humanitarian situation. The children 
and families in our care can't afford any further delays.
  Now, let me be clear: As a nurse, and a member of the House Committee 
on Veterans' Affairs, providing world-class care to our veterans is a 
top priority. I have introduced a number of proposals to improve 
healthcare delivery to our veterans, and I am working on a slate of 
others.
  I welcome the input of my colleagues from across the aisle who want 
to work with me on modernizing the VA to better serve women veterans, 
improving mental healthcare access and quality, ending the veteran 
suicide epidemic, or any other way to serve our country's heroic 
veterans.
  But where I am from, in northern Illinois, we can walk and chew gum 
at the same time because we also have a moral duty to ensure that 
children in our government's custody receive the basic medical 
screenings and services needed to ensure lives are not lost on our 
watch.
  It is simple, and we can do both. That is what we are debating here 
today.
  Children are dying of preventable causes in our care for the first 
time in a decade. We all agree that the humanitarian situation at our 
southern border presents a complex set of challenges. Congress has a 
duty to address those challenges by providing, as appropriate, both 
resources and oversight.
  Oversight is ongoing through the excellent work of our committees, in 
addition to inspectors general. We have repeatedly met requests for 
additional humanitarian funding as needed, most recently with the 
approval of almost $5 billion in supplemental funding this summer.
  But this Congress is choosing, rightly, to provide that funding along 
with additional guardrails and directions for how to spend it in a way 
that is consistent with American values because the status quo is 
unacceptable. Children are dying of preventable causes in our care for 
the first time in a decade. My bill, along with Congressman Ruiz's and 
Congresswoman Escobar's, provides the guardrails and direction to 
reverse course.
  Let's be clear: This is not some gold-plated package. What these 
policies do is establish minimum, consistent standards that ensure that 
we can effectively provide the most basic medical screenings and care. 
What we are doing is making sure that children and families in our care 
are asked questions like, ``Do you have a fever? Do you have your 
inhaler? Could you be pregnant?'' and that their answers are recorded 
and used to make sure that they are provided basic care.
  These changes are urgently needed. Children are dying of preventable 
causes in our care for the first time in a decade, children like 
Darlyn, Jakelin, Felipe, Juan, Wilmer, and Carlos.
  Medical care for these children has huge, unacceptable gaps. We have 
a responsibility to implement commonsense, effective policies that we 
know will fix that because children should never die from a preventable 
cause in our care.
  We have a responsibility to ensure that the Department of Homeland 
Security is better prepared for future challenges to ensure the 
failures that contributed to these deaths are never repeated.
  Children in our care have been separated from their families. They 
have been denied toothbrushes and blankets. They have been saddled with 
trauma that can affect them for their entire lives.
  We must make sure that these children and their families have access 
to basic medical care and screening while in custody. That is why we 
have to reject this procedural gimmick, which could delay essential 
tools and resources from getting to officials at the border who need 
them.
  I urge all my colleagues, vote ``no'' on the motion to recommit and 
vote ``yes'' to pass this bill.
  Mr. Speaker, I yield to the gentleman from Maryland (Mr. Hoyer), the 
distinguished majority leader.
  Mr. HOYER. Mr. Speaker, read the bill, read the amendment that they 
offered.
  Eric Cantor called MTRs a gimmick. This is the gimmick of gimmicks. 
It

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does nothing for veterans' healthcare, not a single thing. You know it. 
I know it. Everybody in this House knows it. All it does is try to 
delay this bill for 10 years, and they are going to all vote against 
the bill.
  Mr. Speaker, this does nothing for veterans' care. If the gentleman 
cared about veterans' care, he would have offered it.
  Ms. UNDERWOOD. Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without objection, the previous question is 
ordered on the motion to recommit.
  There was no objection.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the motion to recommit.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the noes appeared to have it.
  Mr. GREEN of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and 
nays.
  The yeas and nays were ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Pursuant to clause 9 of rule XX, the Chair 
will reduce to 5 minutes the minimum time for any electronic vote on 
the question of passage.
  This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 202, 
nays 213, not voting 18, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 551]

                               YEAS--202

     Aderholt
     Allen
     Amodei
     Armstrong
     Arrington
     Axne
     Babin
     Bacon
     Baird
     Balderson
     Banks
     Barr
     Bergman
     Biggs
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (NC)
     Bishop (UT)
     Bost
     Brady
     Brindisi
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Buchanan
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burchett
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Chabot
     Cline
     Cloud
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Comer
     Conaway
     Cook
     Crenshaw
     Cunningham
     Curtis
     Davidson (OH)
     Davis, Rodney
     Delgado
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Duncan
     Dunn
     Emmer
     Estes
     Ferguson
     Finkenauer
     Fitzpatrick
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foxx (NC)
     Fulcher
     Gaetz
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Golden
     Gonzalez (OH)
     Gooden
     Gosar
     Gottheimer
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green (TN)
     Griffith
     Grothman
     Guest
     Guthrie
     Hagedorn
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hern, Kevin
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice (GA)
     Hill (AR)
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Horn, Kendra S.
     Hudson
     Huizenga
     Hunter
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson (SD)
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Joyce (PA)
     Katko
     Keller
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger
     Kustoff (TN)
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Latta
     Lesko
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Marchant
     Marshall
     Massie
     Mast
     McAdams
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McKinley
     Meadows
     Meuser
     Miller
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Mullin
     Murphy (FL)
     Murphy (NC)
     Newhouse
     Nunes
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Palmer
     Pence
     Perry
     Peterson
     Posey
     Reed
     Reschenthaler
     Rice (SC)
     Riggleman
     Roby
     Rodgers (WA)
     Roe, David P.
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rose, John W.
     Rouzer
     Roy
     Rutherford
     Scalise
     Schrader
     Schweikert
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Sherrill
     Shimkus
     Simpson
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smucker
     Spanberger
     Spano
     Stauber
     Stefanik
     Steil
     Steube
     Stewart
     Stivers
     Taylor
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Timmons
     Tipton
     Torres Small (NM)
     Turner
     Upton
     Van Drew
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walorski
     Waltz
     Watkins
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Williams
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Wright
     Yoho
     Young
     Zeldin

                               NAYS--213

     Adams
     Aguilar
     Allred
     Amash
     Barragan
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Beyer
     Bishop (GA)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Brown (MD)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Case
     Casten (IL)
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Cisneros
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly
     Cooper
     Correa
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cox (CA)
     Craig
     Crist
     Crow
     Cuellar
     Davids (KS)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny K.
     Dean
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Evans
     Fletcher
     Foster
     Frankel
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia (IL)
     Garcia (TX)
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Green, Al (TX)
     Grijalva
     Haaland
     Harder (CA)
     Hastings
     Hayes
     Heck
     Higgins (NY)
     Hill (CA)
     Horsford
     Houlahan
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jeffries
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (TX)
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kim
     Kirkpatrick
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NV)
     Levin (CA)
     Levin (MI)
     Lewis
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Luria
     Lynch
     Malinowski
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Matsui
     McBath
     McCollum
     McGovern
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Moore
     Morelle
     Moulton
     Mucarsel-Powell
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Neguse
     Norcross
     O'Halleran
     Ocasio-Cortez
     Omar
     Pallone
     Panetta
     Pappas
     Pascrell
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Peters
     Phillips
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Porter
     Pressley
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Rice (NY)
     Richmond
     Rose (NY)
     Rouda
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan
     Sanchez
     Sarbanes
     Scanlon
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrier
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, David
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shalala
     Sherman
     Sires
     Slotkin
     Smith (WA)
     Soto
     Speier
     Stanton
     Stevens
     Suozzi
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)
     Thompson (MS)
     Titus
     Tlaib
     Tonko
     Torres (CA)
     Trahan
     Trone
     Underwood
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wexton
     Wild
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                             NOT VOTING--18

     Abraham
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Cheney
     Crawford
     Cummings
     Escobar
     Gallagher
     Higgins (LA)
     Himes
     Hurd (TX)
     Johnson (LA)
     Kind
     McEachin
     McHenry
     Norman
     Ratcliffe
     Rooney (FL)
     Walker

                              {time}  1712

  Mr. MAST changed his vote from ``nay'' to ``yea.''
  So the motion to recommit was rejected.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The question is on the passage of the bill.
  The question was taken; and the Speaker pro tempore announced that 
the ayes appeared to have it.
  Mr. GREEN of Tennessee. Mr. Speaker, on that I demand the yeas and 
nays.
  The yeas and nays were ordered.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. This is a 5-minute vote.
  The vote was taken by electronic device, and there were--yeas 230, 
nays 184, not voting 19, as follows:

                             [Roll No. 552]

                               YEAS--230

     Adams
     Aguilar
     Allred
     Amash
     Axne
     Barragan
     Bass
     Beatty
     Bera
     Beyer
     Bishop (GA)
     Blumenauer
     Blunt Rochester
     Bonamici
     Boyle, Brendan F.
     Brindisi
     Brown (MD)
     Brownley (CA)
     Bustos
     Butterfield
     Carbajal
     Cardenas
     Carson (IN)
     Cartwright
     Case
     Casten (IL)
     Castor (FL)
     Castro (TX)
     Chu, Judy
     Cicilline
     Cisneros
     Clark (MA)
     Clarke (NY)
     Clay
     Cleaver
     Clyburn
     Cohen
     Connolly
     Cooper
     Correa
     Costa
     Courtney
     Cox (CA)
     Craig
     Crist
     Crow
     Cuellar
     Cunningham
     Davids (KS)
     Davis (CA)
     Davis, Danny K.
     Dean
     DeFazio
     DeGette
     DeLauro
     DelBene
     Delgado
     Demings
     DeSaulnier
     Deutch
     Dingell
     Doggett
     Doyle, Michael F.
     Engel
     Eshoo
     Espaillat
     Evans
     Finkenauer
     Fitzpatrick
     Fletcher
     Foster
     Frankel
     Fudge
     Gabbard
     Gallego
     Garamendi
     Garcia (IL)
     Garcia (TX)
     Golden
     Gomez
     Gonzalez (TX)
     Gottheimer
     Green, Al (TX)
     Grijalva
     Haaland
     Harder (CA)
     Hastings
     Hayes
     Heck
     Higgins (NY)
     Hill (CA)
     Horn, Kendra S.
     Horsford
     Houlahan
     Hoyer
     Huffman
     Jackson Lee
     Jayapal
     Jeffries
     Johnson (GA)
     Johnson (TX)
     Kaptur
     Keating
     Kelly (IL)
     Kennedy
     Khanna
     Kildee
     Kilmer
     Kim
     Kirkpatrick
     Krishnamoorthi
     Kuster (NH)
     Lamb
     Langevin
     Larsen (WA)
     Larson (CT)
     Lawrence
     Lawson (FL)
     Lee (CA)
     Lee (NV)
     Levin (CA)
     Levin (MI)
     Lewis
     Lieu, Ted
     Lipinski
     Loebsack
     Lofgren
     Lowenthal
     Lowey
     Lujan
     Luria
     Lynch
     Malinowski
     Maloney, Carolyn B.
     Maloney, Sean
     Matsui
     McAdams
     McBath
     McCollum
     McGovern
     McNerney
     Meeks
     Meng
     Moore
     Morelle
     Moulton
     Mucarsel-Powell
     Murphy (FL)
     Nadler
     Napolitano
     Neal
     Neguse
     Norcross
     O'Halleran
     Ocasio-Cortez
     Omar
     Pallone
     Panetta
     Pappas
     Pascrell
     Payne
     Perlmutter
     Peters
     Phillips
     Pingree
     Pocan
     Porter
     Pressley
     Price (NC)
     Quigley
     Raskin
     Rice (NY)
     Richmond
     Rose (NY)
     Rouda
     Roybal-Allard
     Ruiz
     Ruppersberger
     Rush
     Ryan
     Sanchez
     Sarbanes
     Scanlon
     Schakowsky
     Schiff
     Schneider
     Schrader
     Schrier
     Scott (VA)
     Scott, David
     Serrano
     Sewell (AL)
     Shalala
     Sherman
     Sherrill
     Sires
     Slotkin
     Smith (WA)
     Soto
     Spanberger
     Speier
     Stanton
     Stevens
     Suozzi
     Swalwell (CA)
     Takano
     Thompson (CA)

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     Thompson (MS)
     Titus
     Tlaib
     Tonko
     Torres (CA)
     Torres Small (NM)
     Trahan
     Trone
     Underwood
     Upton
     Vargas
     Veasey
     Vela
     Velazquez
     Visclosky
     Wasserman Schultz
     Waters
     Watson Coleman
     Welch
     Wexton
     Wild
     Wilson (FL)
     Yarmuth

                               NAYS--184

     Allen
     Amodei
     Armstrong
     Arrington
     Babin
     Bacon
     Baird
     Balderson
     Banks
     Barr
     Bergman
     Biggs
     Bilirakis
     Bishop (NC)
     Bishop (UT)
     Bost
     Brooks (AL)
     Brooks (IN)
     Buchanan
     Buck
     Bucshon
     Budd
     Burchett
     Burgess
     Byrne
     Calvert
     Carter (GA)
     Carter (TX)
     Chabot
     Cline
     Cloud
     Cole
     Collins (GA)
     Collins (NY)
     Comer
     Conaway
     Cook
     Crenshaw
     Curtis
     Davidson (OH)
     Davis, Rodney
     DesJarlais
     Diaz-Balart
     Duncan
     Dunn
     Emmer
     Estes
     Ferguson
     Fleischmann
     Flores
     Fortenberry
     Foxx (NC)
     Fulcher
     Gaetz
     Gianforte
     Gibbs
     Gohmert
     Gonzalez (OH)
     Gooden
     Gosar
     Granger
     Graves (GA)
     Graves (LA)
     Graves (MO)
     Green (TN)
     Griffith
     Grothman
     Guest
     Guthrie
     Hagedorn
     Harris
     Hartzler
     Hern, Kevin
     Herrera Beutler
     Hice (GA)
     Hill (AR)
     Holding
     Hollingsworth
     Hudson
     Huizenga
     Hunter
     Johnson (OH)
     Johnson (SD)
     Jordan
     Joyce (OH)
     Joyce (PA)
     Katko
     Keller
     Kelly (MS)
     Kelly (PA)
     King (IA)
     King (NY)
     Kinzinger
     Kustoff (TN)
     LaHood
     LaMalfa
     Lamborn
     Latta
     Lesko
     Long
     Loudermilk
     Lucas
     Luetkemeyer
     Marchant
     Marshall
     Massie
     Mast
     McCarthy
     McCaul
     McClintock
     McKinley
     Meadows
     Meuser
     Miller
     Mitchell
     Moolenaar
     Mooney (WV)
     Mullin
     Murphy (NC)
     Newhouse
     Nunes
     Olson
     Palazzo
     Palmer
     Pence
     Perry
     Peterson
     Posey
     Reed
     Reschenthaler
     Rice (SC)
     Riggleman
     Roby
     Rodgers (WA)
     Roe, David P.
     Rogers (AL)
     Rogers (KY)
     Rose, John W.
     Rouzer
     Roy
     Rutherford
     Scalise
     Schweikert
     Scott, Austin
     Sensenbrenner
     Shimkus
     Simpson
     Smith (MO)
     Smith (NE)
     Smith (NJ)
     Smucker
     Spano
     Stauber
     Stefanik
     Steil
     Steube
     Stewart
     Stivers
     Taylor
     Thompson (PA)
     Thornberry
     Timmons
     Tipton
     Turner
     Van Drew
     Wagner
     Walberg
     Walden
     Walorski
     Waltz
     Watkins
     Weber (TX)
     Webster (FL)
     Wenstrup
     Westerman
     Williams
     Wilson (SC)
     Wittman
     Womack
     Woodall
     Wright
     Yoho
     Young
     Zeldin

                             NOT VOTING--19

     Abraham
     Aderholt
     Brady
     Cheney
     Crawford
     Cummings
     Escobar
     Gallagher
     Higgins (LA)
     Himes
     Hurd (TX)
     Johnson (LA)
     Kind
     McEachin
     McHenry
     Norman
     Ratcliffe
     Rooney (FL)
     Walker

                              {time}  1721

  So the bill was passed.
  The result of the vote was announced as above recorded.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.


                          PERSONAL EXPLANATION

  Mr. GALLAGHER. Mr. Speaker, I was unavoidably detained. Had I been 
present, I would have voted ``nay'' on rollcall No. 550, ``yea'' on 
rollcall No. 551, and ``nay'' on rollcall No. 552.


                          Personal Explanation

  Mr. McHENRY. Mr. Speaker, due to a family obligation, I unfortunately 
missed today's vote series. Listed below is how I would have voted had 
I been in attendance: Previous Question--``Nay''; Adoption of the Rule 
Providing for Consideration of S.J. Res. 54--``Nay''; Republican Motion 
to Recommit--``Yea''; and Passage of H.R. 3525--``Nay''.

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