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Tribute To The 193 Dutch Nationals Who Lost Their Lives On Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 July 24, 2014
Bill Huizenga, R-MI
"Mr. Speaker, today we humbly ask our colleagues to join us in a moment of silence as we pay our respects and honor the memory of all 298 passengers aboard MH17 that had their lives tragically cut short."
Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 3393, Student And Family Tax Simplification Act, And Providing For Consideration Of H.R. 4935, Child Tax Credit Improvement Act Of 2014 July 24, 2014
Bill Enyart, D-IL
"Mr. Speaker, today I rise for American jobs and good government. I rise to support the Bring Jobs Home Act."
Celebrating The 100Th International Convention Of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, And Honoring The 100Th Anniversary Of Its Antecedent Group Phi Alpha Fraternity July 24, 2014
Steve Cohen, D-TN
"Mr. Speaker, today I recognize Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, my Brotherhood, and its antecedent group Phi Alpha Fraternity in honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of Phi Alpha in celebration of the centennial International Convention of Zeta Beta Tau. Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., on October 14, 1914, by David Davis, Edward Lewis, Hyman Shapiro, Reuben Schmidt and Maurice Herzmark, who saw the need for an idealistic brotherhood. The first pledge ceremony in February 1915 was followed by the establishment of a chapter house, one of the most luxurious establishments in the nation’s capital. At one time, Phi Alpha had chapters at nearly 30 universities, but as with many other fraternities, the Depression and World Wars took their toll. During the uncertain war years, many chapters became inactive when almost all the men in the chapters entered into military service. In April 1959, Phi Alpha Fraternity merged with Phi Sigma Delta Fraternity, creating a combined fraternity with 47 active chapters. In 1969-70, Phi Sigma Delta merged into Zeta Beta Tau. Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity has convened its International Convention 100 times since the first event was held in 1906 in New York City. The event presents the opportunity to share Fraternity in its truest sense with brothers from around the world. Washington, D.C., has hosted the International Convention four times, in 1937, 1957, 1974 and 2014. Today, as a brother of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, I join International President Michael (Mike) D. Cimini, Kappa (Cornell University) ‘92, and my entire Brotherhood in honoring the men of Phi Alpha Fraternity. We are honored to celebrate our Fraternity’s 100th Convention in the nation’s capital while honoring Phi Alpha and The George Washington University. I am proud to be a member of the distinguished Brotherhood of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity, an organization of men who dedicate this day and every day to fostering leadership and service and developing the tenets of our Credo—Intellectual Awareness, Social Responsibility, Integrity and Brotherly Love—in all brothers."
Obamacare July 22, 2014
Virginia Foxx, R-NC
"Mr. Speaker, today‘s D.C. Court of Appeals decision in Halbig v. Burwell held that the text of ObamaCare clearly “makes tax credits available as a form of subsidy to individuals who purchase health insurance through exchanges established by the State.”"
Recognizing The 40Th Anniversary Of The Occupation Of Cyprus July 22, 2014
Rick Larsen, D-WA
"Mr. Speaker, July 20th marked the 40th anniversary of Turkey’s invasion of Cyprus. Forty years ago thousands of Turkish troops invaded and occupied the northern part of Cyprus. Thousands of Greek Cypriots were forced to flee their homes and many remain missing to this day. Those forced to flee live as refugees within their own country as their former homes remain occupied or sold without notification or consent. Turkey also continues to obstruct the process of determining the fate of the persons missing since the invasion. Reports indicate that their remains were dumped in a mass grave, deemed as a classified military area, and are closed off to families of the missing. Additionally, freedom of worship continues to be severely restricted, access to religious sites blocked, religious sites systematically destroyed and a large number of religious and archaeological objects stolen. The continued occupation of the northern part of Cyprus undermines the unified democratic aspirations of our important ally. Mr. Speaker, today I call for an end to the occupation and division of Cyprus and urge geographic, political, and economic unity. A strong and stable democracy in Cyprus is not only beneficial to its people but to its relationships with its allies around the world. We must work to end the occupation of Cyprus for once and for all. I stand with Cyprus and urge an end to their 40 year occupation. "

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