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A Time Of Personal Reflection December 31, 2012
Russ Carnahan, D-MO
"First, Mr. Speaker, Debra Carnahan, my wife but also an accomplished attorney, a former State and Federal prosecutor. She’s really been the rock of our family and has been with me through the great highs and tough lows of this job. So I want to thank her."
Belarus December 31, 2012
John Shimkus, R-IL
"Mr. Speaker, it’s good to come down for morning-hour, especially today, to hear my colleagues come down and thank staff and people who’ve been important in their lives, especially in their careers. Jason Altmire, what a great job he did thanking his staff. My friend, Russ Carnahan from across the Mississippi River, thanking family, wife, sons, and staff. For the work we do here, too frequently, many go unappreciated. "
The American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act December 5, 2012
Ron Kind, D-WI
"Mr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of H.R. 6582, the American Energy Manufacturing Technical Corrections Act as it provides technical corrections and regulatory certainty to a number of domestic manufacturers. The legislation, which I am proud to cosponsor, has bi-partisan and bi-cameral support, not to mention the support of manufacturers and the NGO community. More specifically I would like to thank Chairman Whitfield and Mr. Aderholt for including H.R. 482, the Water Heater Rating Improvement Act of 2011, or Section 3 of the underlying bill, that will fix a regulatory problem related to the test methodology that the Department of Energy uses to calculate the efficiency levels of water heaters, which the Department has acknowledged is broken. The legislation will also level the playing field for domestic water heater manufacturers vs. foreign manufacturers and provide the necessary regulatory and business certainty that domestic water heater manufacturers have been calling for over four years. This will also lead to significant energy saved by highly efficient U.S. produced water heaters, many of which were designed in my home state of Wisconsin. In addition, Mr. Speaker, the legislation has the potential of adding up to 1,000 jobs in domestic water heater factories, one of which is in Wisconsin, and thousands of more indirect jobs associated with the manufacturers supply chain. Finally Mr. Speaker, I’d again like to thank Chairman Whitfield and Mr. Waxman for their hard work on the bill and steering an accommodative process, and Mr. Aderholt and Mr. Carnahan for their leadership on the legislation."
Relief For The Mississippi River November 30, 2012
Edward Whitfield, R-KY
"Dear Assistant Secretary Darcy, It has come to our attention that commerce along the Mississippi River may soon be in jeopardy. According to industry groups, barge traffic could be severely impaired or altogether grind to a halt along the middle Mississippi River between St. Louis, MO and Cairo, IL. This has the potential to occur as soon as December 10th of this year. The problem has arisen because of the drought and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ current plan to halt releases of water from the Upper Missouri River reservoirs on approximately November 22nd. We understand that the Army Corps typically reduces and eventually shuts off water flows during this time of the year in accordance with its Annual Operating Plan (AOP) for the Missouri River, but doing so now could result in such low water levels on the Mississippi River that normal barge transportation would be impossible. On November 13, flows from the Missouri river made up 61.1 percent of the Mississippi River, according to the U.S. Geological Service gage. Ensuring that the Mississippi River is open to traffic is vital to the manufacturing and agriculture communities, and ultimately American jobs. The river system is the global gateway for American products and commodities, and its continued traffic flow is of the utmost importance. We ask that the Corps speed up the process of removal of rock pinnacles at Grand Tower, IL and Thebes, IL. Removal of rock in this area is essential for normal barge traffic to continue within low water levels. We also ask that water flows be maintained from the Missouri River until the rock removal is finished. An industry review of the statute, regulations and legislative and operating history demonstrates that Congress specifically intended the Missouri River reservoir system be operated to benefit downstream areas on the Mississippi River as well as the Missouri. Corps management of the Missouri reservoirs has deviated from the AOP during exceptional circumstances. The navigation community recognizes the legitimate needs of the other users of Missouri River waters, and believes this problem can be solved without significant impact on other water claimants. We trust that you recognize the importance of this issue to U.S. jobs and industries, and are hopeful that you will work with all parties involved in these impacted areas. Thank you for your consideration of our request. Respectfully, Rep. Aaron Schock (IL-18); Rep. Ed Whitfield (KY-1), Rep. Jeff Landry (LA-3); Rep. Spencer Bachus (AL-6); Rep. Erik Paulsen (MN-3); Rep. Dave Loebsack (IA-2); Rep. Elijah Cummings (MD-7); Rep. Wm Lacy Clay (MO-1); Rep. Gene Green (TX-29); Rep. Steve Cohen (TN-9); Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL-11); Rep. Sam Graves (MO-6); Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6); Rep. Glenn `GT’ Thompson (PA-5); Rep. Gregg Harper (MS-3); Rep. Bobby Schilling (IL-17); Rep. Leonard Boswell (IA-3); Rep. Cedric Richmond (LA-2); Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (MS-2); Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, IL (MO-5); Rep. Terri A. Sewell (AL-7); Rep. Jerry Costello (IL-12); Rep. Mo Brooks (AL-5); Rep. John Shimkus (IL-19); Rep. Tim Murphy (PA-18); Rep. Timothy V. Johnson (IL-15); Rep. Steve Scalise (LA-1); Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-2); Rep. Danny K. Davis (IL-7); Rep. Bruce Braley (IA-1); Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3); Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-5); Rep. Mark Critz (PA-12); Rep. Bobby L. Rush (IL-1); Rep. Tim Walberg (MI-7); Rep. Robert J. Dold (IL-10); Rep. Rodney Alexander (LA-5); Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-1); Rep. Steven M. Palazzo (MS-4); Rep. Billy Long (MO-7); Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (MO-9); Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (MO-8); Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14); Rep. Tom Latham (IA-4); Rep. Alan Nunnelee (MS-1); Rep. Todd Akin (MO-2); Rep. Mike Ross (AR-4); Rep. Charles W. Boustany, Jr., MD (LA-7); Rep. Vicky Hartzler (MO- 4); Rep. Brett Guthrie (KY-2); Rep. Steve Stivers (OH- 15); Rep. Marsha Blackburn (TN-7); Rep. Bill Cassidy, MD (LA-6); Rep. Stephen Fincher (TN-8); Rep. Collin Peterson (MN-7); Rep. Dan Burton (IN-5); Rep. John Kline (MN-2); Rep. Don Manzullo (IL-16); Rep. Judy Biggert (IL-13); Rep. Diane Black (TN-6); Rep. Jason Altmire (PA-4); Rep. Russ Carnahan (MO-3).-"
Tribute To Honor Flight Oregon September 21, 2012
Greg Walden, R-OR
"The veterans on this flight from Oregon are: Harry Barber, U.S. Army; Clarence Carnahan, U.S. Army; Elmer Hendricks, U.S. Army; Burl Jarrell, U.S. Army; Melvin McCoy, U.S. Army; Lowell Miller, U.S. Army; Walter Orum, U.S. Army; Wilburt Rathke, U.S. Army; Fred Riggs, U.S. Army; Willard Runion, U.S. Army; Dennison Thomas, U.S. Army; Frank Vaughan, U.S. Army; Harley Hess, U.S. Army Air Forces; Marion Kirkham, U.S. Army Air Forces; Urban Kluthe, U.S. Army Air Forces; Robert Mitchell, U.S. Army Air Forces; Roland Stewart, U.S. Army Air Forces; Francis Ellmers, U.S. Air Force; Jack Keeler, U.S. Air Force; Milton Kelm, U.S. Air Force; John O’Brien, U.S. Air Force; Robert Stubblefield, U.S. Air Force; Walter Lowblad, U.S. Coast Guard; Billie Tracy, U.S. Coast Guard; Harvard Lewis, U.S. Marine Corps; William Sexton, U.S. Marine Corps, Muriel Yandle, U.S. Marine Corps; Douglas Smith, U.S. Merchant Marine; Adam Bachmann, U.S. Navy; James Bratton, U.S. Navy; Richard Davis, U.S. Navy; Joseph Doyon, U.S. Navy; James Dunn, U.S. Navy; Teddy Freeman, U.S. Navy; Thomas Gibbons, U.S. Navy; William Jordan, U.S. Navy; James Kohl, U.S. Navy; James Lancaster, Sr., U.S. Navy; William Matthias, U.S. Navy; Warren McCoy, U.S. Navy; Jerald Muck, U.S. Navy; Franklin Nolan, U.S. Navy; Leonard Premselaar, U.S. Navy; Vance Strunk, U.S. Navy; Leonard Swanzy, U.S. Navy; Walter Thompson, U.S. Navy; Frank Spiegel Jr., U.S. Navy; Richard Watson, U.S. Navy."

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