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Issues Of The Day May 19, 2016
Louie Gohmert, R-TX
"Then we hear reports that in Nigeria—and I heard it when I was in Nigeria and was trying to help the Nigerian families whose daughters had been abducted—that this administration, behind the scenes, was saying: Look, we will help you with Boko Haram, with the terrorism—although they don’t like to use that word—with the radical extremism that is occurring in Nigeria. If you will change your laws, violate your religious beliefs, allow same-sex marriage, and pay for abortion, then we will help you."
Recognizing International Day Against Homophobia And Transphobia May 16, 2016
Barbara Lee, D-CA
"Sadly, homophobia, transphobia, and LGBT discrimination still exist around the world. Despite last year’s victory for marriage equality, many still want to turn the clock back on equality. North Carolina, Mississippi, and Tennessee’s recent anti-LGBT laws cast light on this discrimination. Sadly, these hateful bills are nothing more than State-sanctioned hate."
Honoring Mr. Bill “Bulldog” Cunningham May 16, 2016
Jeb Hensarling, R-TX
"Mr. Speaker, longtime East Dallas constituent, Bill L. “Bulldog” Cunningham passed away on April 24, 2016, after a courageous fight with prostate cancer. Born on May 3, 1921, Bulldog grew up in East Dallas. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1949 and was a star on the football team. He went to play football at Midwestern State University, but withdrew after one year to join the United States Marine Corps. During his service, he was wounded three times. And awarded the Purple Heart. After leaving Korea, he served the rest of his time as a drill instructor at Camp Pendleton. After returning to Dallas, he married his sweetheart, Mina, in 1954. They were blessed with four boys, Gregory, Vickers, William, and Michael. He is survived by Mina, his four sons, eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. It was rare to see Bulldog or Mina separately. Their marriage of over 60 years was an example of a life-long love. The Cunninghams are a very close-knit family. Bulldog made a life-long passion out of his chosen profession of insurance. He based his insurance company in East Dallas. He was a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. In the last year of his life, he was still a national top 10 percent producer for Safeco Insurance."
In Celebration Of The 50Th Anniversary Of Barbara And Bill Carney May 13, 2016
Barbara Comstock, R-VA
"Mr. Speaker, I rise today in celebration of the marriage of Barbara and Bill Carney. On May 14, 2016, Barbara and Bill Carney will celebrate fifty years of marriage, friendship, fun, and family. Those 50 years have taken them on a winding and unpredictable journey—from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Flatbush, Brooklyn, to the suburbs of Long Island, to the halls of the United States Congress—with unforeseen stops and innumerable joys along the way. With love, respect, and patience, they made it look easy. Their lives together, their love for each other, their generosity of spirit, and their faith and humor have impacted so many people through the years."
Great American Bathroom Controversy May 13, 2016
Alan Grayson, D-FL
"She was not allowed to get married to a man because her birth certificate said she was a male. She was not issued a marriage license on account of the fact that a male was trying to marry a male."

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