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  1. Kurt Faulhammer From the Office of Speaker Kurt Faulhammer Currently there is legislation on the floor in regards to the approval of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. There are many reasons as to why I am in support of such legislation. According to Petro Industry News with the pipeline being able to transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil from Canada to the United States every day oil dependence from the Middle East and Venezuela can be reduced by as much as 40% with the construction of the pipeline. According to the State Department the pipeline would contribute $3.4 billion to the United States economy. Blocking the construction of the pipeline would not help stop climate change. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the pipeline would contribute less than 1% to the United States's greenhouse gas emissions and an infinitesimal slice of the global total. According to Dr. Bernard L. Weinstein of Southern Methodist University the largest non-regulatory constraint on expansion of America's oil and gas production is a lack of pipeline infrastructure. This lack of pipeline infrastructure causes crude oil to have to be transported by rail tanker car which is more expensive and spill rates are considerably higher. Studies by the Fraser Institute found that the transportation of oil by rail car was 4.5 times more likely to spill than pipelines. They also found over 70% of pipeline spills were 1 cubic meter or less in volume, with only 17% of spills taking place on actual pipe lines meaning most spills occur in facilities. State Department environmental impact studies also reached similar conclusions. These rail tanker cars often travel past populated areas and can end up in disaster as was seen in the Lac-Megantic oil trainwreck which caused 47 deaths. In 2008, only 10 million barrels of oil were transported by rail tanker car while in 2014 that number reached 300 million so this is a trend that is greatly increasing. The "leave it in the ground" environmental alarmists want to talk about alternatives to natural gas and oil but according to the Department of Energy we'll still be dependent on natural gas and oil to meet more than 60% of our energy needs in 2040 so the Keystone XL pipeline is a long term plan to meet those projected needs that alternatives cannot. Not investing in pipeline infrastructure will stifle energy growth, leave us vulnerable to supply disruptions, and weaken energy security. Terminating the project would potentially damage relations between the United States and our ally Canada which is not the direction we want to be heading either. The pipeline will help America's balance of trade as American refineries import unfinished goods, (in the form of Canadian crude) finishing them, and exporting them. View full PR
  2. From the Office of Speaker Kurt Faulhammer Currently there is legislation on the floor in regards to the approval of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. There are many reasons as to why I am in support of such legislation. According to Petro Industry News with the pipeline being able to transport up to 830,000 barrels of crude oil from Canada to the United States every day oil dependence from the Middle East and Venezuela can be reduced by as much as 40% with the construction of the pipeline. According to the State Department the pipeline would contribute $3.4 billion to the United States economy. Blocking the construction of the pipeline would not help stop climate change. According to the Environmental Protection Agency the pipeline would contribute less than 1% to the United States's greenhouse gas emissions and an infinitesimal slice of the global total. According to Dr. Bernard L. Weinstein of Southern Methodist University the largest non-regulatory constraint on expansion of America's oil and gas production is a lack of pipeline infrastructure. This lack of pipeline infrastructure causes crude oil to have to be transported by rail tanker car which is more expensive and spill rates are considerably higher. Studies by the Fraser Institute found that the cost of transportation by rail car was 4.5 times more likely to spill than pipelines. They also found over 70% of pipeline spills were 1 cubic meter of less, with only 17% of spills taking place on actual pipe lines meaning most spills occur in facilities. State Department environmental impact studies also reached similar conclusions. These rail tanker cars often travel past populated areas and can end up in disaster as was seen in the Lac-Megantic oil trainwreck which caused 47 deaths. In 2008, only 10 million barrels of oil were transported by rail tanker car while in 2014 that number reached 300 million so this is a trend that is greatly increasing. The "leave it in the ground" environmental alarmists want to talk about alternatives to natural gas and oil but according to the Department of Energy we'll still be dependent on natural gas and oil to meet more than 60% of our energy needs in 2040 so the Keystone XL pipeline is a long term plan to meet those projected needs that alternatives cannot. Not investing in pipeline infrastructure will stifle energy growth, leave us vulnerable to supply disruptions, and weaken energy security. Terminating the project would potentially damage relations between the United States and our ally Canada which is not the direction we want to be heading either. The pipeline will help America's balance of trade as American refineries import unfinished goods, (in the form of Canadian crude) finishing them, and exporting them.
  3. Kurt Faulhammer

    Infrastructure, Jobs, and National Security Act

    Amendment recognized, voting on Vanderfleet 1 to begin, 24 hours to vote
  4. SEC. 5. MILITARY REARMAMENT FUND. (a) $300,000,000,000 will be appropriated to the Department of Defense for the following purposes: (1) The renewal and development of the Future Combat System (FCS) including but not limited to the development and production of replacements for the M-1 Abrams tank, the M-2 Bradley IFV, and the M-109A6 Paladin SP artillery system (2) The production of 10 Virginia Class Submarines. (3) The production of 10 Zumwalt Class Destroyers. (4) The production of 10 National Security Cutters. (5) The production of 100 B-21 Raiders. (6) The research, development, and production of a replacement of the M-4 Carbine. (7) Any other purpose the Secretary of Defense authorizes. (b) The money appropriated in this section will remain available until it is spent entirely. (c) All equipment procured by the Department of Defense must be manufactured entirely in the United States when available, including all components and materials of said equipment.
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    Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act

    Amendments recognized but will be split with Vanderfleet 1 amending the title and Vanderfleet 2 for the proposed section 7, 24 hours to vote
  6. SEC. 7. HUMAN TRAFFICKING PREVENTION COORDINATOR. Sub-Section 1 The Secretary of Transportation shall designate an official within the Department of Transportation who shall— (1) coordinate human trafficking prevention efforts across modal administrations in the Department of Transportation and with other departments and agencies of the Federal Government; and (2) in coordinating such efforts, take into account the unique challenges of combating human trafficking within different transportation modes. Sub-Section 2. EXPANSION OF OUTREACH AND EDUCATION PROGRAM. Section 31110(c)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘The program authorized under this subsection may support, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, the recognition, prevention, and reporting of human trafficking, while deferring to existing resources, as practicable.’’. Sub-Section 3. EXPANSION OF COMMERCIAL DRIVER’S LICENSE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Section 31313(a)(3) of title 49, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subparagraph (D), by striking ‘‘or’’ at the end; (2) by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (F); and (3) by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following: ‘‘(E) support, in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes, the recognition, prevention, andreporting of human trafficking; or’’. S. 1536—2 Sub-Section 4. ESTABLISHMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN TRAFFICKING. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—The Secretary shall establish an advisory committee on human trafficking. (b) MEMBERSHIP.— (1) COMPOSITION.—The Committee shall be composed of not more than 15 external stakeholder members whose diverse experience and background enable them to provide balanced points of view with regard to carrying out the duties of the Committee. (2) SELECTION.—The Secretary shall appoint the external stakeholder members to the Committee, including representatives from— (A) trafficking advocacy organizations; (B) law enforcement; and (C) trucking, bus, rail, aviation, maritime, and port sectors, including industry and labor. (3) PERIODS OF APPOINTMENT.—Members shall be appointed for the life of the Committee. (4) VACANCIES.—A vacancy in the Committee shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made and shall not affect the powers or duties of the Committee. (5) COMPENSATION.—Committee members shall serve with-out compensation. (c) AUTHORITY.—Not later than 9 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish and appoint all members of the Committee. (d) DUTIES.— (1) RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION .—Not later than 18 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Committee shall make recommendations to the Secretary on actions the Department can take to help combat human trafficking, including the development and implementation of— (A) successful strategies for identifying and reporting instances of human trafficking; and (B) recommendations for administrative or legislative changes necessary to use programs, properties, or other resources owned, operated, or funded by the Department to combat human trafficking. (2) BEST PRACTICES AND RECOMMENDATIONS.— (A) IN GENERAL.—The Committee shall develop recommended best practices for States and State and local transportation stakeholders to follow in combating human trafficking. (B) DEVELOPMENT—The best practices shall be based on multidisciplinary research and promising, evidence-based models and programs. (C) CONTENT.—The best practices shall be user-friendly, incorporate the most up-to-date technology, and include the following: (i) Sample training materials. (ii) Strategies to identify victims. (iii) Sample protocols and recommendations, Including— (I) strategies to collect, document, and share data across systems and agencies; S. 1536—3 (II) strategies to help agencies better understand the types of trafficking involved, the scope of the problem, and the degree of victim interaction with multiple systems; and (III) strategies to identify effective pathways for State agencies to utilize their position in educating critical stakeholder groups and assisting victims. (D) INFORMING STATES OF BEST PRACTICES.—The Secretary shall ensure that State Governors and State departments of transportation are notified of the best practices and recommendations. (e) REPORTS.—Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall— (1) submit a report on the actions of the Committee described in subsection (d) to— (A) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate; and (B) the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives; and (2) make the report under paragraph (1) publicly available both physically and online. (f) DEFINITIONS.—In this section: (1) COMMITTEE.—The term ‘‘Committee’’ means the Department of Transportation Advisory Committee on Human Trafficking established under subsection (a). (2) HUMAN TRAFFICKING.—The term ‘‘human trafficking’’ means an act or practice described in paragraph (9) or paragraph (10) of section 103 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7102). (3) SECRETARY.—The term ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Secretary of Transportation. (Sec. 7) This section states that this bill does not limit federal or state civil actions or criminal prosecutions that are not preempted by section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934. (Sec. 😎 This section states that this bill does not limit federal or state civil actions or criminal prosecutions that are not preempted by section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934.
  7. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act”. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the “Collaborative Effort Against Human Trafficking Act”.
  8. Kurt Faulhammer

    American National Security Act

    Voting on the motion to appeal the ruling of the chair has begun, 24 hours to vote
  9. Kurt Faulhammer

    Rural Hospital Access Act

    The amendment is not germane and not recognized
  10. Kurt Faulhammer

    Evelyn Vanderfleet Kicks Off a Blue Wave Tour In California

    Mrs. Vanderfleet, Brandon Cooper of Breitbart News. Do you support Calvin Ward's infastructure bill that gives tax cuts to the rich over the infastructure bill currently being debated?
  11. Mr. Vinick, Brandon Cooper of Breitbart News, why would cuts to spending be needed on revenue neutral corporate tax cuts?
  12. Kurt Faulhammer

    Keystone XL Pipeline Approval Act

    Objection recognized, debate continues
  13. Walter Reed (Executive Multi) From the Office of Secretary of State Walter Reed I've recently been criticized by Representative Vinick for not being qualified to be Secretary of State. He didn't give a single reason as to why I am not qualified but I do have one question, if I am not qualified to be the Secretary of State why did the Stronger Americas plan of which I am behind pass congress by unanimous consent? If Mr. Vinick doesn't think I'm qualified he sure hasn't shown it with his voting record. He just wants to attack anyone the President nominates because he's trying to garner relevancy for himself even if it makes him look foolish in the process. View full PR
  14. From the Office of Secretary of State Walter Reed I've recently been criticized by Representative Vinick for not being qualified to be Secretary of State. He didn't give a single reason as to why I am not qualified but I do have one question, if I am not qualified to be the Secretary of State why did the Stronger Americas plan of which I am behind pass congress by unanimous consent? If Mr. Vinick doesn't think I'm qualified he sure hasn't shown it with his voting record. He just wants to attack anyone the President nominates because he's trying to garner relevancy for himself even if it makes him look foolish in the process.
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