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National Police Week May 19, 2016
Diane Black, R-TN
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise in honor of National Police Week and the courageous law enforcement personnel who serve Tennessee day in and day out."
Va Medical Marijuana May 19, 2016
Dina Titus, D-NV
"Mr. Speaker, today the House did do one good thing, and that was to take a major step forward with the historic passage of an amendment that removes the barriers for our Veterans Administration health professionals to discuss alternative treatments—specifically, medical marijuana—with their patients in States like Nevada, where it is legal."
Housing For Homeless Students Act May 19, 2016
Jim McDermott, D-WA
"Mr. Speaker, today, along with fellow Members of Congress, Erik Paulsen, Keith Ellison, and Dave Reichert, I am introducing bipartisan legislation to improve the Low Income Housing Tax Credit to ensure low-income families do not have to choose between stable, affordable housing and education. The Low Income Housing Tax Credit is a highly successful tool for financing affordable housing and one of the premier examples of the government leveraging its resources in order to maximize outcomes through public-private partnerships. Unfortunately, a well-intentioned limitation called the “student rule” currently forces some of the most in-need to choose between housing and education. The “student rule” was designed to prohibit Low Income Housing Tax Credit funds from being used to construct dormitories and to prevent college students, who often have temporarily low incomes, from utilizing resources meant for individuals and families with more serious and longer-term housing needs. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions for those who want to pursue full-time education and are truly in need of housing assistance. Because of this, students may lose access to Low Income Housing Tax Credit-funded housing units if they go to school full-time. Alternatively, if they choose to attend school part-time in order to keep their LIHTC housing eligibility, these students may lose access to grants, loans, and scholarships that are limited to full-time students. The unintended outcome of the “student rule” is to hold back truly low-income individuals trying to obtain an education. Our legislation adds two exceptions to the student rule; for formerly homeless youth and for formerly homeless veterans. Both of these populations are vulnerable to a return to homelessness. Ensuring they can go to school while maintaining access to affordable housing can help prevent this regression and promote financial independence. These small changes can provide immeasurable help and I hope all of my colleagues will join me in passing this legislation."
Tribute Honoring The 55Th Anniversary Of The Freedom Riders Who Brazenly Desegregated Interstate Travel May 19, 2016
Terri Sewell, D-AL
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise to acknowledge the Freedom Rides Museum in Montgomery, Alabama in its commemoration of the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Riders—the brave civil rights activists who peacefully fought against the unconstitutional public transportation segregation in the deep South in 1961."
Recognizing Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine May 16, 2016
Joe Pitts, R-PA
"Mr. Speaker, today I want to recognize Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine for being a finalist in the 2015 McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. Lancaster General was the only Pennsylvania health system to be recognized for this honor."

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