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Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3192, Homebuyers Assistance Act October 7, 2015
Steve Stivers, R-OH
"The problem is, without that provision—and let me add this is a temporary provision until February 1, 2016. The good faith protections don’t even last past February 1. It is the same protection for the same time period in the courts as from administrative action."
Remembering Leon Frankel October 7, 2015
Steve Israel, D-NY
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to remember a remarkable hero of the United States and Israel, Leon Frankel. I would like to recognize his heroic efforts and remarkable sacrifice in defending both countries during World War II and Israel’s War of Independence. Leon was born in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1923 and, at a young age, he was fascinated with the thought of flying. After he graduated high school, he pursued his dream and was accepted into the V-5 Naval Aviation Program. After completing the program, Leon joined Air Group 9, and as a pilot in Torpedo Squadron 9 he flew 25 missions while aboard the USS Lexington and the USS Yorktown. In February of 1945, Leon took part in the first Navy raid on Tokyo. After the War, Leon returned to his native Minnesota and served in the Navy Reserves. In May of 1948, he was recruited by the newly-founded State of Israel to become a member of their first Fighter Squadron, the 101. He fought bravely for the nascent nation against almost impossible odds, flying 25 missions during Israel’s War of Independence. After returning to the United States, Leon rejoined his Navy Reserve Squadron, and served until 1959 when he was honorably discharged. As a testament to his exemplary service to the United States, Frankel was awarded many decorations including the Navy Cross, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, three Air Medals and two Presidential Citations. It is with a heavy heart that I must announce Leon Frankel passed away this week. However, he will never be forgotten and his life will be remembered as one of exceptional service and commitment to both the United States and Israel. Leon Frankel is a true hero."
Homebuyers Assistance Act October 7, 2015
Keith Ellison, D-MN
"The bill we consider today would remove the legal right of homeowners to seek legal redress if they do not receive accurate disclosures until February 2016. The consumer protections are already in place now. We shouldn’t postpone them."
Honoring The Life And Legacy Of Jose M. Torres October 7, 2015
Madeleine Bordallo, D-GU
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of the late Jose M. Torres. Jose Torres was a son of Guam and a member of our greatest generation who suffered the occupation of Guam during World War II. Jose passed away on September 28, 2015 at the age of 88. He was also an author, radio show host and medical researcher who shared his deep love for Guam and our people. In February of 2015, Jose’s memoir of his World War II experiences was published by the University of Guam Micronesian Area Research Center. His book, “Massacre at Atate”, tells the story of a brave battle he fought in against the Japanese during the Japanese occupation of Guam. Jose wrote the story and had it published to preserve a very important part of Guam’s history and have it shared with future generations. He had joined a group of men from the village of Merizo who lost their families when Japanese soldiers massacred them in nearby caves. Jose was the youngest of the group and joined the men in helping the U.S. Navy by providing intelligence on the Japanese occupiers and giving updates on the situation facing the Chamorros. The battle demonstrated the strength and perseverance of the Chamorro people, especially during such a difficult time and with barely any weapons. Jose also served the island as a medical researcher with the National Institutes of Health. Jose’s team studied the high rates of Parkinson’s disease, Dementia, and Lou Gehrig’s disease on Guam. Additionally, Jose will be remembered fondly for his love of classical music which he demonstrated through hosting the two-hour radio program “Classical Concert” on Guam’s public radio. I am deeply saddened by the passing of Jose M. Torres, and I join the people of Guam in celebrating his life and recognizing his dedicated service to Guam. My thoughts and prayers are with his family, loved ones and friends. He will be missed, and his memory will live on in the hearts of the people of Guam."
Swimming, Biking And Running To 375 October 7, 2015
Pete Olson, R-TX
"Title IV of Senate Resolution 4, agreed to by the Senate of February 4, 1977, calls for establishment of a system for a computerized schedule of all meetings and hearings of Senate committees, subcommittees, joint committees, and committees of conference. This title requires all such committees to notify the Office of the Senate Daily Digest—designated by the Rules Committee—of the time, place and purpose of the meetings, when scheduled and any cancellations or changes in the meetings as they occur."

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