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Prayer

The Chaplain, Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, offered the following prayer: Dear God, omnipresent Lord of all life, we do not presume to invite You into this Chamber or into the ...

Schedule

Mr. President, on behalf of the majority leader, I advise Members that the Senate will be in a period of morning business until the hour of 12:30 p.m. today, with ...

Speaking: Warner
Morning Business

Who yields time?

Speaking: Thomas
Morning Business

Mr. President, I yield such time as may be required to our distinguished colleague from New Hampshire.

Speaking: Warner
Reservation Of Leader Time

Under the previous order, leadership time is reserved.

Morning Business

The Senator from New Hampshire.

Recognition Of The Acting Majority Leader

The acting majority leader is recognized.

Morning Business

Under the previous order, there will be a period for the transaction of morning business not to extend beyond the hour of 12:30 p.m., with time to be equally divided ...

War On Terrorism

The Senator from Alaska.

Speaking: Chafee
War On Terrorism

Mr. President, with the distinguished chairman of the Appropriations Committee still in the Chamber and likewise my colleague, Senator Warner, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, I wish to say ...

Speaking: Lugar
War On Terrorism

I thank the Chair.

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

Yes, that is why I amended my comment. I certainly do admire greatly the position of Great Britain and its leaders right now.

Speaking: Stevens
War On Terrorism

I thank the Senator very much.

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

The Senator from Virginia is recognized.

War On Terrorism

Mr. President, I thank my colleague. I wish to associate myself with his comment about the great team of advisers the President has. They have time and again gone into ...

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

Mr. President, I thank my colleague. If I might bring another issue to the forefront on which he has a great deal of experience? As this debate is taking place ...

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

I am always pleased to be with young men, Mr. President.

Speaking: Stevens
War On Terrorism

Mr. President, I very much appreciate the contribution of our distinguished colleague.

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

Mr. President, I thank the Senator from Virginia.

Speaking: Gregg
War On Terrorism

The order before the Senate is for morning business. Those in control of time may choose to speak on any matter they so choose.

Speaking: Dole
War On Terrorism

Will the Senator yield?

Speaking: Stevens
War On Terrorism

I respond to the distinguished Senator from Virginia, who, likewise, distinguished himself as Secretary of the Navy at another time in his career. The Senator clearly has seen parallels at ...

Speaking: Lugar
War On Terrorism

I thank the Senator for his inquiry. The Senator is correct, times have changed with regard to inspection. Let me offer as an anecdote the Russian facility at Pokrov. This ...

Speaking: Lugar
War On Terrorism

I thank my distinguished colleague. I guess what both you and I find so perplexing is how responsible world leadership, most particularly France and Germany, which have seen the same ...

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

The Senator from Indiana.

War On Terrorism

Yes.

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

We must continue to assist them in reaching those conclusions.

Speaking: Lugar
War On Terrorism

Without objection, it is so ordered.

War On Terrorism

The Senator from Virginia.

War On Terrorism

Mr. President, I am very grateful for the services of our distinguished colleague from Indiana and his long experience in the Senate and now having risen to new heights in ...

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

I must say, if I could just ask the indulgence of my colleague, my father served in World War I as a doctor in the U.S. Army in the trenches ...

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

Mr. President, it is always a great pleasure to listen to my distinguished colleague.

Speaking: Warner
War On Terrorism

Mr. President, the Senator from Virginia is right. As a veteran of World War II and a child of the Depression, I harken back to the days before World War ...

Speaking: Stevens
War On Terrorism

Mr. President, this disturbs me greatly. For the last 20 years, 21 years, I have been privileged to attend the Paris Air Show, along with a substantial number of Americans ...

Speaking: Stevens
Air Pollution And Global Warming

If my colleague will yield, if you use your 11 minutes, Senator Kennedy and I want to take some time. Others may come. Certainly we can engage in some discussion. ...

Speaking: Dodd
Air Pollution And Global Warming

The Senator from Utah.

Air Pollution And Global Warming

that would occur if existing Clean Air Act programs were fully implemented.Lives for CAA, CPA, and CSI: EPA modeling runs, July, 2002.Nonattainment for CAA: ``Existing programs'' on the Clear Skies ...

Air Pollution And Global Warming

scenarios.)

Air Pollution And Global Warming

nonattainment includes some existing programs (e.g., Title IV, NO<INF>X</INF> SIP Call, some state NO<INF>X</INF> reductions).Benefits and costs for CAA: Not available. No up-to-date and reliable analysis of the benefits and ...

Air Pollution And Global Warming

See <a href="http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/combust/utiltox/stxstate2.pdf">http://www.epa.gov/ttn/atw/combust/utiltox/stxstate2.pdf</a>.CO<INF>2</INF> 2000 levels from EPA's ``Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2000,'' April, 2002. See

Air Pollution And Global Warming

Time is moving. On my side, the distinguished Senator from Utah and the distinguished Senator from Alabama desire 4 to 5 minutes each. They have been here for some period ...

Speaking: Warner
Air Pollution And Global Warming

18, 2001. EPA's analysis compares the ``straw'' proposal for power plant cleanup with the level of cleanup

Air Pollution And Global Warming

current and planned Clean Air Act programs exists.Benefits and costs for CPA: EPA data for Straw proposal, representing a lower bound for Clean Power Act

Air Pollution And Global Warming

The majority side has 11 minutes and 30 seconds.

Air Pollution And Global Warming

enforcement of, and continued maintenance of, the New Source Review program, the NAAQS, Regional Haze Rule,

Air Pollution And Global Warming

Mr. President, my subject is different but it is similar in that it talks about loss of lives and possible threats, the apparent and real threats to the people in ...

Speaking: Jeffords
Air Pollution And Global Warming

Madam President, we have, under the order that now is in effect, morning business until 12:30. I see four colleagues, at least I have been notified, two on this side, ...

Speaking: Warner
Air Pollution And Global Warming

Mr. President, I thank my colleague from Alabama. I welcome the opportunity now to listen, and perhaps engage in colloquy with my two good friends, the Senator from Connecticut and ...

Speaking: Warner
Air Pollution And Global Warming

nonattainment benefits, in 2009. No national-level estimates exist for Straw or CPA nonattainment.Nonattainment for CSI: Clear Skies website, <a href="http://www.epa.gov/air/clearskies/benefits.html">http://www.epa.gov/air/clearskies/benefits.html</a>. Clear Skies

Air Pollution And Global Warming

Mercury Air Toxics Rule, and others. It would ensure achievement of reductions from those programs.\3\ Subject to stringent new rulemaking by the EPA.Notes.--These are EPW Committee staff estimates, based on ...

Air Pollution And Global Warming

May I inquire, if my colleague will yield, how much time remains on both sides of this discussion?

Speaking: Dodd
Air Pollution And Global Warming

With that understanding, I thank my good friend from Connecticut and I thank my good friend from Massachusetts.

Speaking: Warner
Air Pollution And Global Warming

Madam President, I, too, wish to join my distinguished colleague, Senator Hatch, in saluting President Bush for his courage and commitment to principle, his steadfastness, his integrity, and his moral ...

Speaking: Sessions
Air Pollution And Global Warming

I am prepared to say, use your 11 minutes and then we will pick up our time here. We ought to not waste any more and get to it.

Speaking: Dodd
Air Pollution And Global Warming

Cities in Alaska are having to cope with mosquitoes where they once did not exist. Hunters are being trapped on break-away ice. Houses are sinking due to slouching and buckling ...

Speaking: Jeffords
Air Pollution And Global Warming

Bush Administration's recent rulemakings.\2\ The Clean Power Act also assumes full implementation of current Clean Air Act programs, including vigorous

Air Pollution And Global Warming

<a href="http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ResourceCenterPublicationsGHGEmissions.html">http://yosemite.epa.gov/oar/globalwarming.nsf/content/ResourceCenterPublicationsGHGEmissions.html</a>.CAA caps: EPA, ``Discussion of Multi-Pollutant Strategy,'' meeting with the Edison Electric Institute, September

Air Pollution And Global Warming

Mr. President, when these tiny particles get deep into the lungs, they can lead to premature death, as well as health problems like: heart and lung disease; aggravated asthma; acute ...

Speaking: Jeffords
Air Pollution And Global Warming

benefits.Benefits and costs for CSI: EPA's Clear Skies website, <a href="http://www.epa.gov/air/clearskies/benefits.html">http://www.epa.gov/air/clearskies/benefits.html</a>. (2

Air Pollution And Global Warming

The Senator from Alabama is recognized.

Air Pollution And Global Warming

There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

Air Pollution And Global Warming

(Mrs. DOLE assumed the chair.)

Air Pollution And Global Warming

Madam President, the choice seems easy to me. While the Clean Power Act would safeguard and surpass Clean Air Act emissions reductions, Clear Skies would be a ticket to pollute.

Speaking: Jeffords
Air Pollution And Global Warming

The Senator from Connecticut.

Air Pollution And Global Warming

Time is moving.

Speaking: Dodd
Air Pollution And Global Warming

The Senator from Virginia.

Air Pollution And Global Warming

I don't know that we are wasting any time. We are just trying to do our best. We have been here since 9:30. We have had the chairmen of the ...

Speaking: Warner
Air Pollution And Global Warming

Madam President, I rise to declare my support for the President and his administration as he prepares this country for the coming war with Iraq.

Speaking: Hatch
War With Iraq

That will be fine with me. I am glad if we agree the colloquy go maybe 5 or 6 minutes.

Speaking: Kennedy
War With Iraq

Mr. President, will the Senator allow me to have one or two questions, by way of a colloquy?

Speaking: Warner
War With Iraq

Why do we not just agree now to extend the time by 30 minutes, equally divided between the two of us? That will take us to the hour of 1 ...

Speaking: Warner
War With Iraq

Madam President, first, I say to my friend from Virginia, this is an opportunity for us to spend a few minutes talking about the issue of war with Iraq. We ...

Speaking: Dodd
War With Iraq

Mr. President, I would like to do it. I understand the agreement goes to 12:30. I have not had an opportunity, and I have been here almost an hour. We ...

Speaking: Kennedy
Extension Of Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Extension Of Morning Business

Mr. President, this morning we heard the most encouraging report so far on the recent developments in Iraq from the United Nations' chief weapons inspectors. Progress is clearly being made. ...

Speaking: Kennedy
Extension Of Morning Business

Continuing from the article:

Speaking: Kennedy
Extension Of Morning Business

With reference to two points that you make, Senator, first--I copied in my notes--you questioned was the United States ever genuinely engaged in the inspection process, some words to that ...

Speaking: Warner
Extension Of Morning Business

I presume there is a question there.

Speaking: Dodd
Extension Of Morning Business

Certainly. The Senator from Massachusetts has been most patient.

Speaking: Warner
Extension Of Morning Business

Let me respond to your rather long question.

Speaking: Dodd
Extension Of Morning Business

Mr. President, we are entitled to an honest difference of opinion. My colleague and I debated last night in a public forum on this very issue. But I believe our ...

Speaking: Warner
Extension Of Morning Business

Before you put words in my mouth, my concern has been that the administration has not been terribly supportive of the inspections process. Numerous Administration officials have been very dismissive ...

Speaking: Dodd
Extension Of Morning Business

I will quote from the article.

Speaking: Kennedy
Extension Of Morning Business

Mr. President, I see the Senator from Massachusetts.

Speaking: Warner
Extension Of Morning Business

My response is the inspection teams were not at full strength until about the end of January.

Speaking: Dodd
Extension Of Morning Business

Yes.

Speaking: Warner
Morning Business

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to a period of morning business.

Speaking: Frist
Morning Business

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Iraq

Mr. President, on this day in the halls of the United Nations Security Council and in the distant lands of the Middle East, the United States is making a stand ...

Speaking: Frist
Additional Statements

Mr. President, I rise today to acknowledge the accomplishments of Mr. Henri Landwirth, a great philanthropist from my home State of Florida. Mr. Landwirth, a Holocaust survivor born in Belgium ...

Speaking: Nelson
Tribute To The “Four Chaplains” Of World War Ii

Mr. President, I pay tribute to the heroic ``Four Chaplains'' of World War II. In February, the Jewish War Veterans of Monmouth County and the Marlboro Jewish Center hosted the ...

Speaking: Lautenberg
Local Law Enforcement Act Of 2001

Mr. President, I speak about the need for hate crimes legislation. In the last Congress Senator Kennedy and I introduced the Local Law Enforcement Act, a bill that would add ...

Speaking: Smith
Tribute To Mary Pat Angelini, Alice J. Guttler, The Honorable Susan D. Wigenton And Theresa I. Seitz

Mr. President, it is with great pride that I today pay special tribute to four incredible women from New Jersey. On March 13 the Monmouth Council of Girl Scouts will ...

Speaking: Lautenberg
Honoring The 2003 Jcc Maccabi Games

Mr. President, this August the Jewish Community Center Maccabi Games will be held in Tenafly, NJ. Along with 300 local athletes, there will be 1,300 athletes from elsewhere in the ...

Speaking: Lautenberg
Honoring Ephraim And Joanne Zayat, Dr. Paul And Esther Lerer, Michael And Sharon Glass And Rabbi Ya’akov Neuburger

Mr. President, it is with great pride that I honor a few outstanding residents of the State of New Jersey. In March the SINAI Special Needs Institute is honoring these ...

Speaking: Lautenberg
Another Unprecedented Step By The Justice Department

Mr. President, I raise an issue that has come to my attention regarding the Justice Department's reported attempt to restrict the use of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System ...

Speaking: Levin
Another Unprecedented Step By The Justice Department

There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

Tribute To Greenup County High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad

Mr. President, I pay tribute to the Greenup County High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad. On February 9, the Greenup County High School Varsity Cheerleading Squad won the Universal Cheerleading Association's ...

Speaking: Bunning
Executive Report Of Committee

*Nomination was reported with recommendation that it be confirmed subject to the nominee's commitment to respond to requests to appear and testify before any duly constituted committee of the Senate.

Executive Report Of Committee

The following executive report of committee was submitted:

Introduction Of Bills And Joint Resolutions

The following bills and joint resolutions were introduced, read the first and second times by unanimous consent, and referred as indicated:

Executive And Other Communications

The following communications were laid before the Senate, together with accompanying papers, reports, and documents, which were referred as indicated: EC-1446. A communication from the Deputy Congressional Liaison, Board of ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Kennedy, the name of the Senator from New Mexico (Mr. Bingaman) was added as a cosponsor of S. 270, a bill to provide for additional ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Domenici, the name of the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cornyn) was added as a cosponsor of S. 539, a bill to authorize appropriations for border ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Lautenberg, the name of the Senator from Michigan (Ms. Stabenow) was added as a cosponsor of S. 338, a bill to protect the flying public's ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Feingold, the name of the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Breaux) was added as a cosponsor of S. 128, a bill to assist in the conservation ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Akaka, the name of the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Breaux) was added as a cosponsor of S. Res. 48, a resolution designating April 2003 as ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Campbell, the name of the Senator from Texas (Mr. Cornyn) was added as a cosponsor of S. Res. 52, a resolution recognizing the social problem ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Gregg, the name of the Senator from New Hampshire (Mr. Sununu) was added as a cosponsor of S. 4, a bill to improve access to ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Dorgan, the name of the Senator from Minnesota (Mr. Dayton) was added as a cosponsor of S. 488, a bill to amend the Internal Revenue ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Reid, the name of the Senator from New York (Mr. Schumer) was added as a cosponsor of S. 491, a bill to expand research regarding ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Craig, the name of the Senator from New York (Mrs. Clinton) was added as a cosponsor of S. 560, a bill to impose tariff-rate quotas ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Harkin, the names of the Senator from Louisiana (Mr. Breaux) and the Senator from Pennsylvania (Mr. Santorum) were added as cosponsors of S. 480, a ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Santorum, the name of the Senator from Nebraska (Mr. Nelson) was added as a cosponsor of S. 3, a bill to prohibit the procedure commonly ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Feingold, the name of the Senator from Vermont (Mr. Leahy) was added as a cosponsor of S. 473, a bill to amend the Federal Water ...

Additional Cosponsors

At the request of Mr. Domenici, the names of the Senator from Ohio (Mr. DeWine), the Senator from New Mexico (Mr. Bingaman), the Senator from Maryland (Ms. Mikulski), the Senator ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

By Mr. INOUYE:

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise today to introduce a bill to amend the Native American Languages Act to provide authorization for the establishment of Native American Language Survival Schools. I am ...

Speaking: Inouye
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the text of the bill be printed in the Record.

Speaking: McCain
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 575. A bill to amend the Native American Languages Act to provide for the support of Native American language survival schools, and for other purposes; to the Committee on ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

S. 574. A bill to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to toll the 5-year limit for assistance under the temporary assistance to needy families ...

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

By Mr. CORZINE (for himself and Mrs. Murray):

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise to introduce legislation to establish the Freedom's Way National Heritage Area in New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The bill is cosponsored by Senator Kennedy, Senator Gregg and ...

Speaking: Kerry
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

There being no objection, the bill was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:

Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise today to introduce a bill that would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to include Indian tribal governments amongst the governmental entities that are consulted ...

Speaking: Inouye
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise today to reintroduce legislation, the Unemployment Protection for Low-Income Families on TANF Act, or UPLIFT Act, that will protect low-income families who are transitioning from welfare ...

Speaking: Corzine
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, I rise today, joined again by my colleague Mr. Nickles and many others, to introduce important legislation to provide a 10-year depreciation life for leasehold improvements. Leasehold improvements ...

Speaking: Conrad
Statements On Introduced Bills And Joint Resolutions

Mr. President, today I am joining my colleague from North Dakota, Mr. Conrad, in introducing legislation to provide that leasehold improvements are depreciated over 10 years instead of the current-law ...

Speaking: Nickles
Appointment

The Chair, pursuant to Executive Order 12131, appoints the following Members to the President's Export Council:

Authority For Committees To Meet

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Joint Economic Committee be authorized to conduct a hearing in Room 628 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Friday, March 7, 2003, ...

Speaking: Sessions
Authority For Committees To Meet

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Executive Session

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate immediately proceed to executive session to consider the following nominations on today's Executive Calendar: Calendar Nos. 50, 51, 57, 58, and ...

Speaking: Frist
Executive Session

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Orders For Monday, March 10, 2003

Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that when the Senate completes its business today, it stand in adjournment until 2 p.m., Monday, March 10. I further ask unanimous consent that ...

Speaking: Frist
Legislative Session

Under the previous order, the Senate will return to legislative session.

Orders For Monday, March 10, 2003

Without objection, it is so ordered.

Program

That is the time that has been set aside, similar to today. There had been a request from both sides of the aisle today to spend time talking about the ...

Speaking: Frist
Program

For the information of all Senators, on Monday, the Senate will once again resume consideration of the Estrada nomination. We will continue to pursue an agreement to allow for an ...

Speaking: Frist
Program

Mr. Leader, Monday afternoon from 2 until 5 we will be on the Estrada nomination again. We have had a long, thorough debate on this matter. There has been some ...

Speaking: Reid
Program

Mr. President, if the Senator will yield, the other question I have is, I learned yesterday that there may be an effort on Tuesday morning from 11 to 12:30 to ...

Speaking: Reid
Program

Mr. President, we can assure the other side that we will be engaged just in discussion on the Estrada nomination and have no intention to be voting during that period. ...

Speaking: Frist
Program

Mr. President, through you to the leader, I extend my appreciation for his courtesy, as usual.

Speaking: Reid
Adjournment Until 2 P.M., Monday, March 10, 2003

There being no objection, the Senate, at 1:47 p.m., adjourned until Monday, March 10, 2003, at 2 p.m.

Confirmations

Executive nominations confirmed by the Senate March 7, 2003:

Adjournment Until 2 P.M., Monday, March 10, 2003

Mr. President, if there is no further business to come before the Senate, I ask unanimous consent that the Senate stand in adjournment under the previous order.

Speaking: Frist

Entries in the Congressional Record

Extensions of Remarks

The President’s Steel Program

Mr. Speaker, for years our jobs have been washing away in a flood of cheap, dumped foreign steel. Until the Bush Administration, these calls for help fell on deaf ears. ...

Speaking: Ney
Idea Funding

Mr. Speaker, today I want to address an issue that is of great concern to my home state of Oregon, and to states around the country.

Speaking: Hooley
The Old Granite Lady

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to discuss S. 168, the San Francisco Old Mint Commemorative Coin Act, introduced by Senator Feinstein and Senator Boxer of California. The proposal would create ...

Speaking: Rothman
Tribute To Sean A. Wood

Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Sean A. Wood, a very special young man who has exemplified the finest qualities of citizenship and leadership by taking an active part ...

Speaking: Graves
Tribute To Andrew Espinoza

Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I rise today to honor the life of Andrew ``Gato'' Espinoza of San Luis, Colorado. Mr. Espinoza tragically died in a house ...

Speaking: McInnis
We The People: The Citizen And The Constitution

Mr. Speaker, on April 26, 2003, more than 1,200 students from across the country will compete in the national finals of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution ...

Speaking: Holt
Social Security Protection Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, I rise in reluctant opposition to H.R. 743, the Social Security Protection Act. While this bill contains many provisions worthy of support, it also removes the only means ...

Speaking: Paul
For Sybil Crookham

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Sybil N. Crookham. Mrs. Crookharn was born on an Indian reservation on November 12, 1911. She moved to Merced County and enrolled in ...

Speaking: Cardoza
Tribute To Washington Redskins Cornerback Darrell Green

Mr Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to honor Darrell Green. Mr. Green recently retired after 20 years, as a star cornerback, with the Washington Redskins. ...

Speaking: Hinojosa
Honoring Ken Goodwin

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize Ken Goodwin for exemplary service on the occasion of his retirement from Otero Junior College. Ken served in the ...

Speaking: McInnis
Tribute To Major Jose Ramon Baca

Mr. Speaker, I would like to pay tribute to Major Jose Ramon Baca, who is a very special individual to me. He was truly appreciated and loved by all who ...

Speaking: Baca
The Medical Malpractice Insurance And Litigation Reform Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce the Medical Malpractice Insurance and Litigation Reform Act of 2003. This legislation responds to the real problems in the medical malpractice insurance market--namely, ...

Speaking: Conyers
Tribute To Daniel William Pierce

Mr. Speaker, I Proudly pause to recognize Daniel William Pierce, a very special young man who has exemplified the finest qualities of citizenship and leadership by taking an active part ...

Speaking: Graves
Tribute To Cody Scott Batty

Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I rise today to honor a young hero, six-year-old Cody Scott Batty of Montrose, Colorado. Cody displayed quick thinking and uncommon courage ...

Speaking: McInnis
Support For The Violence Against Women

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of full funding of the Violence Against Women Act. This law has fostered countless initiatives that have brought millions of dollars to shelters, ...

Speaking: Holt
Tribute To Nancy Reding

Mr. Speaker, it is with great honor that I rise today to recognize Nancy Reding of Colorado City, Colorado. Nancy is one those great Americans who teaches our kids as ...

Speaking: McInnis
Tribute To Retired Lt. Colonel John V. Azevedo

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to Retired Lt. Colonel John V. Azevedo for his service to our Nation and to his community.

Speaking: Cardoza
American Servicemember And Civilian Protection Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce the ``American Servicemember and Civilian Protection Act of 2003.''

Speaking: Paul
Tribute To Chuck Shupe

Mr. Speaker, it is with great pride that I rise today to honor Chuck Shupe of Riverside, Colorado for his dedication to the youth of his community. Chuck has selflessly ...

Speaking: McInnis
Honoring Mujeres Unidas

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to bring to the attention of my colleagues a remarkable organization in the 15th district of Texas that helps victims of domestic violence. In recognition ...

Speaking: Hinojosa
Tribute To Willie Benson Garrett

Speaker, it is with deep affection that I pay tribute to the life of Willie Benson Garrett, longtime San Bernardino community and political leader and dear friend. Willie passed away ...

Speaking: Baca
Introduction Of The Health Care Improvement Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce, along with Congressman BACHUS, the Health Care Improvement Act of 2003. This is the successor legislation to the Campbell/Conyers bill from 107th, which ...

Speaking: Conyers
Tribute To Mr. Milton Lloyd Morrison Of Salina, Kansas

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to a man who affected the lives of many people in Kansas and across the country. This month we mourn the death ...

Speaking: Moran
Tribute To Jacob Austin Gardner

Mr. Speaker, I proudly pause to recognize Jacob Austin Gardner, a very special young man who has exemplified the finest qualities of citizenship and leadership by taking an active part ...

Speaking: Graves
Honoring The Telluride Adaptive Ski Program

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the Telluride Adaptive Ski Program for its creativity in expanding participation in winter sports. TASP organizes programs that give ...

Speaking: McInnis
East Brunswick High School

Mr. Speaker, on April 26, 2003, more than 1200 students from across the country will compete in the national finals of the We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution ...

Speaking: Holt
Honoring The Neighbor-To-Neighbor Fund

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize an organization dedicated to providing quality healthcare to the citizens of San Miguel County. The Uncompahgre Medical Center in ...

Speaking: McInnis
American Sovereignty Restoration Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to reintroduce the American Sovereignty Restoration Act. I submitted this bill, which would end United States membership in the United Nations, in the 107th Congress ...

Speaking: Paul
Introduction Of H.R. 906

Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the gentleman from West Virginia, Mr. Rahall, I would like to describe legislation we recently introduced, H.R. 906, the ``Surface Transportation Safety Act of 2003.''

Speaking: Quinn
Honoring Sonja Maria Montano

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the achievements of Sonja Maria Montano, a resident of La Junta, Colorado, before this body of Congress and this ...

Speaking: McInnis
Darien’s 2003 Citizen Of The Year

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in honor of Father Gavin Quinn, the 2003 Citizen of the Year for Darien, Illinois.

Speaking: Biggert
Personal Explanation

Mr. Speaker, on February 27, 2003, I was unable to vote on the Greenwood Substitute to H.R. 534, the Human Cloning Act of 2003 (rollcall 37). Had I been present ...

Speaking: Gallegly
Recognizing National Peace Corps Day

Mr. Speaker, last Friday, February 28th, we celebrated National Peace Corps Day, honoring the 168,000 Americans who have served as volunteers since the creation of the Peace Corps in 1961. ...

Speaking: Udall
Honoring Mary Haining

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize a family truly dedicated to developing leadership skills in the young people of their community. Mary Haining, and her ...

Speaking: McInnis
To Revoke The Federal Charter Granted To Trea

Mr. Speaker, today I am reintroducing a bill to revoke the federal charter that was to the Retired Enlisted Association (TREA) in 1992. TREA is an organization that has repeatedly ...

Speaking: Kleczka
Pursue A Multi National Strategy To Disarm Iraq

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge in the strongest terms that the administration pursue a multi national strategy as it takes the necessary steps to disarm Iraq.

Speaking: Boucher
Tribute To Jaclyn Sobocienski

Mr. Speaker, I would like to take this opportunity to recognize the outstanding efforts made by Ms. Jaclyn Sobocienski who is leaving the House Appropriations Committee this week.

Speaking: Obey
Introduction Of The Family Time Flexibility Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce The Family Time Flexibility Act, which allows employers to offer American workers the option of voluntarily taking compensatory time off in lieu of ...

Speaking: Biggert
Tariff Relief

Mr. Speaker, on the one-year anniversary of the President's decision to impose temporary tariff relief on behalf of the domestic steel industry under Section 201 of the Trade Act, I ...

Speaking: Kucinich
Tribute To John Perna And Saginaw Habitat For Humanity

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to pay tribute to the outgoing director of Saginaw Habitat for Humanity, John Perna. Mr. Perna is leaving his position as director of the organization ...

Speaking: Kildee
Domestic Violence Week

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to offer my strong support for this week's campaign, ``Uniting Our Voices: Speaking Together to Speak Out,'' against domestic violence sponsored by Lifetime Television and ...

Speaking: Ose
The U.S. Steel Industry

Mr. Speaker, Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of President Bush's historic stand against unfair steel imports. The President's decision to implement safeguard relief for steel products exemplifies the perfect ...

Speaking: English
The U.S. Steel Industry

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the one-year Anniversary of President Bush's decision to impose temporary tariff relief on behalf of the domestic steel industry.

Speaking: Costello
Introduction Of The Installment Sale Production Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, I am today introducing legislation that would restore effective use of the installment method of accounting to long-term service business owners who sell their business interests.

Speaking: Herger
Introduction Of The Class Action Fairness Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to introduce today, along with my good friends from Virginia, Mr. Boucher and Mr. Moran, and the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, Mr. Sensenbrenner, the ...

Speaking: Goodlatte
The Commercial Truck Highway Safety Demonstration Program Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, today, along with my good friend Tom Allen, I am introducing the Commercial Truck Highway Safety Demonstration Program Act of 2003. This bill would allow Maine to increase ...

Speaking: Michaud
Medical Liability Insurance Crisis Response Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to introduce legislation that actually addresses the skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance premiums of such concern to physicians and other health care providers all across ...

Speaking: Sandlin
Honoring Ridgewood Baptist Church In Joliet, Illinois

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the Ridgewood Baptist Church in Joliet, Illinois. The Ridgewood Baptist Church is celebrating its 100th anniversary on March 9, 2003.

Speaking: Weller
Honoring Roy T. Yanase, D.D.S.

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize my friend and true legend, Dr. Roy Yanase, a nationally and internationally prominent prosthodonist. I have known Dr. Yanase for more than a ...

Speaking: Millender-McDonald
Japanese Americans

Mr. Speaker, one of the most concise rebuttals that I have read to the notion that Japanese Americans were placed in the camps because they either posed a national security ...

Speaking: Honda
Congratulations To Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to congratulate my colleague, Congressman Vernon J. Ehlers of Grand Rapids, MI, on receiving the prestigious 2002 Philip Hauge Abelson Prize.

Speaking: Hoekstra
Introduction Of The America’s Wilderness Protection Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise before the House today to introduce the America's Wilderness Protection Act--a bill to apply urgency and accountability to the process of evaluating potential wilderness by setting ...

Speaking: Otter
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Day

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak out against domestic violence. Domestic violence is a harsh reality facing our country that we as a Congress must stand up and fight ...

Speaking: Holden
Global Hiv/Aids Pandemic

Mr. Speaker, I would like to revise and extend my remarks to include a letter I referenced during my special order statement yesterday on the issue of the President's Emergency ...

Speaking: Cummings
Miscellaneous Trade And Technical Corrections Act Of 2003

Mr. Speaker, a decade ago we began witnesses to genocide in Europe. By stirring up nationalism, harassing opposition and intimidating the population as a whole to go along with his ...

Speaking: Smith
Small Business Development Center

Mr. Speaker, it gives me great pleasure to rise today to introduce legislation which amends the Small Business Act to authorize a Small Business Development Center in an eligible State ...

Speaking: Udall
Thanking Mrs. Diann Condrey For Her Service To The House

Mr. Speaker, on the occasion of her retirement on March 15th, we rise to thank Mrs. Diann Condrey for her 26 years of outstanding service to the federal government, including ...

Speaking: Ney
Andrew Pitas Honored By Air Traffic Control Association

Mr. Speaker, I want to share with our colleagues a recent article from The Loudoun times-Mirror which honors my constituent Mr. Andrew Pitas of Lucketts upon his receipt of the ...

Speaking: Wolf

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