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Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 September 18, 2014
Rand Paul, R-KY
"Before I came here, I imagined that when war was discussed, everybody would be at their desk and there would be a discussion for hours on end on whether we would go to war. Now it seems to be some sort of geopolitical chess game or checkers: Let’s throw some money. What is $500 million? Which is yet another problem around here."
Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015 September 16, 2014
Marcy Kaptur, D-OH
"To fail to understand their importance or their systematic exclusion from the machinations in Baghdad is to play a war game of chess with half the board empty."
Honoring Dale Elbert Jones September 15, 2014
Tom Price, R-GA
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise to honor a constituent of the Sixth District of Georgia, Private First Class (retired) Dale Elbert Jones of the U.S. Army. Mr. Jones was born on November 2, 1914 to Callie Eudora Standcuff and James William Jones. He was raised in a log farmhouse in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in northern Arkansas. Soon after graduating high school, Mr. Jones moved to Longview, TX, where a sister was living. He married Fairy Lee Pettey in 1939 and had one son. His electrical supply experience led him into a supervisor’s position on the “Big Inch Pipeline” being constructed from Longview to Bayonne, NJ. The “Big Inch” was an emergency effort in support of World War II. As WWII progressed he was drafted into service by the United States Army. After completing basic training, Mr. Jones was sent to Germany and assigned to the 309th “lightning” Division of the 78th Infantry. He received three battle stars for combat participation in the Battle of the Bulge, Central Germany, and the Rhineland. He was awarded the Purple Heart after being seriously wounded in the Rhineland. After the war, Mr. Jones built a successful career as a Sales and Marketing executive and entrepreneur in the greater east Texas area. He ultimately founded his own sales and marketing company, TICO Paint & Chemical Company. He continued to work well into his late eighties. Mr. Jones currently resides in Marietta, GA, where his son Dale L. Jones also lives. He lives independently at the Parc at Piedmont, a senior residence community. He enjoys playing a game of cards, chess, and keeping up with current events. In a few weeks, Mr. Jones will be celebrating his 100th birthday. He looks forward to dancing at his party. He has lived a remarkable life in service to his family and our nation. I know I speak for the people of the Sixth District in showing sincere gratitude for all he has done for our country and wishing him the happiest of birthdays."
Ukraine March 11, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"I think he sees this as a giant geopolitical chess game. I would think back at the time in 1984 when then Ronald Reagan’s ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick stepped down as ambassador to move on with her career."
Historical Implications Of The Situation In Ukraine March 11, 2014
Steve King, R-IA
"A strong America has always been successful. Ronald Reagan came onto the scene, and recognized that we were weak. He recognized, Mr. Speaker, that there was a cold war and a geopolitical chess game taking place. As Jeane Kirkpatrick described it, chess and monopoly on the same board. The only question was, during the cold war—and this was in 1984 when she said this, and 5 years later, we found the answer. In 1984, Jeane Kirkpatrick, Ambassador to the United Nations, appointed under Ronald Reagan, as she stepped down, she said chess and monopoly on the same board in this cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the question is whether we bankrupt the Soviet Union economically before they checkmate us militarily."

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