Statements for the Record
The House should not be spending its limited floor time on this bill. The House should be debating the American Jobs Act – the President’s plan to put nearly 2 million Americans back to work without adding a dime to the deficit.
Sister of Mercy of the Americas
Hermanas de la Misericordia de las Americas
July 24, 2012
The Honorable Betty McCollum
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515
Dear Representative McCollum,
Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the 100th anniversary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local Union 110 in Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the hundreds of working families the union represents.
Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor the Historic Pilgrim Baptist Church of Saint Paul, and its 150 years of rich history and dedicated service to our community.
Chairman Drier, Ranking Member Slaughter, Members of the Rules Committee, I must say I am surprised to be here today responding to this effort by the Chairman of the Armed Services Committee to perpetuate wasteful and ineffective government spending on Department of Defense sports sponsorships.
I rise in support of Mr. Moran’s amendment to strike the egregious policy riders from this appropriations bill.. There are many reasons to be disappointed in this bill, and removing the riders will not solve these fundamental problems. Nevertheless, I support this amendment because it will prevent additional damage to our precious natural resources.
During the Vietnam War another “secret war” was taking place in Laos with thousands of Hmong fighters assisting the U.S. The Hmong who risked their lives for the freedom of their country and in the aid of the U.S. suffered tremendously as they served with great courage.