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Sep 7, 2016 10:00am EDT
dedicated service of george cole iii. on august 28 of this year, the midland community celebrated his life and service with sunday services and a memorial service on saturday afternoon, august 27. george was born and reared in midland, texas, to meggy and george cole jr. on august 19, 1954, and he went to meet his lord on his birthday august 19, 2016. he graduateded from midland high school in 1972 and received a bachelor's degree in church theory and comp significance in abilene, texas. while studying, george met the love of his life, diane schmidt. the two married, had four children and five grandsons. after completing his degrees, george answered god's call to service and began his career in ministry. over the course of the next 16 years, he served as a youth and music minister for multiple congregations in texas. in august of 1993, god called george back to his hometown to serve at the first baptist church of midland where he labored and worked for 23 years. . under george's leadership the music ministry excelled and touched many lives. the passion plays on easter and -- the passion pl
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Apr 14, 2016 10:00am EDT
by president george herbert walker bush to be the chairman of the national advisory board of the resolution trust corporation and was then nominated by president clinton to be the president of the r.t.c. one of stanley's strongest positions is one i share. it is the belief that every family should be provided a way to save for their child's higher education. his vision became a reality with the florida prepaid college plan. his tenure as the program's chairman for the first 18 years was marked by his absolute dedication and selfless devotion to maintaining the program's viability. in recognition of stanley's efforts, then governor jeb bush signed house bill 263 into law on june 26, 2006, renaming the program, the stanley g. tate florida prepaid college program. for all of these efforts and many more, stanley tate has been the recipient of numerous civic awards related to his work. this includes the youth law center's unsung hero award, the college savings plan u.s.a. networks distinguished service award, the maim dade county commission on ethics and public trust, and was selected
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Nov 30, 2016 10:00am EST
freedom by george w. bush. i sit here for cocoa, coco went on a 50 day hunger strike recently to bring attention to the plight of the cuban people. i also spoke in favor of cuban rapper pictured here jailed just last week, again, when the regime announced the tyrant's death. i stood here in solidarity with cubans, freedom fighters like antonio, pictured here, who was arrested hours before president obama landed in cuba earlier this year. round up the usual suspects. i have come to this well time and time again to call attention to the abuses being committed by fidel castro against the cuban people. the people of the homeland that i was forced to flee along with my family when i was a little girl, and to the people who have had everything taken away from them and could not speak for themselves. i have come repeatedly to this very podium to call my colleagues' attention to the threat that fidel castro and his regime pose to the u.s. and our national security. this thug, fidel castro, who attempted to infiltrate every level of our government through its intelligence service like con
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2016 10:00am EST
some kind of quiz in this process. a 1917, king george v sent congratulatory tell gram to every citizen of the british empire who was at least 100 years old. does anybody know the answer to how many he sent? guesses? the answer is he sent tell grams -- telegrams to seven men and 17 women. in 2011, this is by the way the last year that the crown has ported on this, in 2011 q.e. sent telegrams to all the centenarians that year. what i want to see is a show of hands. how many people think she sent 500? 500? 2,500? 5,000? 10,000? 20,000? you can't fall for the last number. the answer is 10,000. by the way, she sent about another 1,000 -- about another 1,000 to a group of people that are reached 105. so this just puts in perspective the kind of progression we are seeing. this gives you a sense of global aging. the map moves from 2015 to 2050. the world gets progressively redder and pinker. what you see is that aging is a phenomenon certainly across all of north america, across all of europe. much of asia. and much of latin america. in fact, actually the only areas of the world that aren't ag
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2016 10:00am EDT
of these dangerous weapons. president george h.w. bush demanded a ban in 1989. ironically, his son, president george w. bush, was pressured by the n.r.a. when he took office to repeal the importation of the assault weapon ban. today i'm introducing the imported assault weapon ban, a bill that would ban the importation of these assault weapons once and for all. this continued blood shed must stop. but somehow my colleagues continue to accept outrageous violence as part of everyday life. in february, 2016, just last month, there were 35 mass shootings, which is to say 35 acts of violence where four or more people were wounded or killed. that's more than one per day. here are the people, real people, who died because of gun violence in february. sadly, i don't have time on this floor today to name those who were injured. but those who died include marvin douglas lancaster, age 21. killed in an adult club on february 6 in tampa, florida. christopher houston, 20, also shot there and died later. carlos, 49, who was killed while walking in his neighborhood on february 6 in los angeles, ca
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Sep 13, 2016 10:00am EDT
where he rose from a regional leader to be pointed by president george w. bush to serve as the agency's director from 2001 to 2007. and recognizing his leadership on national and international fisheries issues at a most critical juncture for the commercial and recreational fishing industries, president bush appointed dean to represent our nation as u.s. commissioner and chairman of both the international whaling commission and the international commission for conservation of the atlantic. during his tenure as director of nemps he worked with this congress to update federal i allery -- fisheries laws and set them on a new and sustainable course. in 2007 he retired from federal service and joined the university of south florida in st. petersburg. recognizing his leadership skills, dr. hogart was appointed in january, 2011, as director of the florida institute of oceanography, a consortium of more than 30 scientific and educational institutions across florida. the u.s.f. president then call upon his leadership skills once again and asked him to assume a dual role, the job of regional chanc
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Dec 17, 2015 10:00am EST
, in office when we actually eliminated the deficit. when the republican, george w. bush, got elected and we had unpaid for tax cuts, mostly for wealthy people and unpaid for wars, we saw the elimination of the deficit balloon into these huge deficits. and we are still trying to dig ourselves out of that mess to this very day. will i say to the extax extender bill i am -- i will say to the tax extender bill i am grateful we have the earned income tax credit and child tax credit. it will help a lot of people who this body has consistently and deliberately ignored for too long. i want to associate myself with the comments of my colleague from connecticut, rosa delauro, who said that child tax credit should have been indexed for inflation. we could have done that. i think that would have been even a bert gesture toward trying to help people get out of poverty. we didn't do that. that's a fight we need to deal with in the future. finally, i ask my colleagues to vote against the previous question so that we can have an up or down vote to eliminate what i think is an outrageous give away to
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2016 10:00am EDT
from george washington university and worked as a capitol policeman. he also went to work for numerous congressmen and then worked for senator bill proximate meyer of wisconsin where he became engaged with wisconsin politics. it was during his time in washington that he became active in the civil rights movement, participating in the march on washington in 1963. paul met his wife, nancy, who also worked for senator proxmeier in 1958. then in 1968 they moved their family to wisconsin where he continued to work on progressive causes and campaigns. there he worked as a caregiver and manager of group homes. paul and nancy raised three children. sidney and paul and he was raise proud of his 12 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. paul believed in our democratic process and public service. that's why he ran for and was elected to the pierce county board in 2004 and later became the board chair. pierce county residents knew him as a community leader and advocate for residents. he said he enjoyed serving on the county board because it was less partisan. although paul was gruff on the out
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2016 10:00am EDT
august recess. about that bill -- billy house of bloomberg tweeting that george collins of georgia working on a rule proposal for the next session that would discipline bad floor behavior with fines deducted from members' bank accounts. we'll take you to the subcommittee of rules. they're talking about rules for the next session of congress. they've been hearing proposals from a number of members this morning. devin nune yes, sir of california speaking -- nunes of california speaking right now. mr. nunes: there is no way a member of congress has a time to go to each one of his committee hearings. if you have two committees, i think it would be much easier and you would spend your time much more efficiently. with that i think first rule change i offered was pretty self-explanatory and i think it's absolutely necessary. the second one is more conceptual but i would like for this committee to think about it and, of course, both of the parties to think about this. i will bring this up in our republican conference, i think, this afternoon. so with that i'd be open to any questions or di
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2016 10:00am EST
human being, remarkable leader and close personal friend, mr. george zander of palm springs, california. many in our community knew george as an advocate for equality. george was a gentle man with a burning passion to make our nation a more perfect union, particularly for our lgbt brothers and sisters. my years working in the achella valley, i and many knew george as an advisor, a dear friend. george left this world on december 10, 2015. nonetheless, his vision, passion and vigorous strength to fight for a more just cochella valley, a more just nation and a more just world are what remain. george's legacy is one of social justice. for over three decades, he was actively engaged in the communities that make up the desert of the coachella valley. he was a leader among us and steadfastly guided our community toward a more inclusive and welcoming place. so today i would like to take a moment to memorialize the life of george zander, whose legacy will live on for future generations, not just in the coachella valley, but in the history of our nation. as a young man, he heeded president kenned
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2016 10:00am EST
. holding: i rise and recognize george. he lived a long and full life. the eldest of four children. he attended st. mary's school in oak ridge, north carolina, and during the second world war, george served in the pacific. after the war, george returned home to work in the family business, which was originally established back in the 1890's by two prominent north carolina families to market local produce, chickens and seed and eggs. and the business was successful and in the 1920's, george's father and uncle took over the business, renaming it jeffries and sons and the two brothers began offering beverage distribution and after the end of prohibition became a licensed distributor for an hicer busch products and the company was so big that it was divided into separate seed beverage and cabinet companies and it continued to expanding in gulfsboro, greensboro and today it is the oldest an hicer-busch distributor in north carolina as well as the oldest family distributers in the united states. the distributing company has services almost every grocery store, convenient store and restaurant
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Apr 20, 2016 10:00am EDT
this chamber, this is a painting of george washington, thomas jefferson, george mason, the visionaries of this nation who envisioned a nation and a government that was committed to liberty tempered by law and justice and their idea of justice was an equal application of the law to everyone. that there wasn't two sets of laws, one law for the citizen and a different law for the bureaucrat or the elected official but all laws were equally applied to every person. i want to tell you the story of two johns and how the law doesn't apply equally. the first john is mr. john yates who in twoven was fishing for grouper -- 2007 who was fishing for grouper in the gulf of mexico. one approached his boat and asked to inspect his catch. upon the inspection, he found that there were 72 grouper that were suspected to be under the minimum size. he ordered mr. yates to return to shore. now, mr. yates understood that this was not a serious crime. it was actually a civil action and he could face a fine or he could lose his fishing license, a license issued by the government that he made his living with. b
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Apr 13, 2016 10:00am EDT
those desires and generations of greeks for decades to come. as george washington once said, liberty when it begins to take root is a plan of rapid growth. this held true in greece in 1821 as it did in america in 1776. freedom or death, was the battle cry of the revolutionaries nearly 200 years ago. it rings true today. freedom is a powerful and beautiful notion. the greek people achieved at for themselves 195 years ago. and i am proud to celebrate the memory of those who bought bravely to shed the shackles of the ottoman empire. greece has its own unique challenges today but also a history of resilience and ability to climb its way out of turmoil. as centuries long allies, we must continue to creatively come up with solutions to help greece control the flow of refugees arriving on its shores. and i'm encouraged by the growing cooperation and collaboration that our closest allies in the eastern mediterranean are proving this year. the try lateral -- tri lateral agreements between greece, cyprus, and israel are a refreshing reminder we stand united with our allies in the fight for sec
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2016 10:00am EST
the case, at least i know it is not in texas. host: a couple of tweaks. george asks -- tweets.uple of -- george asks -- jodie ask -- guest: historically, health care has been tied into unemployment. one of the only countries that provide health care based on your employment area that is traditional. therefore both here at tried to build on the employer-based and that is why the president and people said if your company likes of the insured's and you do, you can keep it. a lot of companies realize they can send their employees to the affordable care act. i would not mind looking at other options, but i am hoping our new secretary of health and human services work with us. the bottom line is that people need health care whether the medicare is a senior or affordable care act, whatever they want to call it. healthgoing to need care. they are going to need the health care. they will show up in emergency world we will pay out of tax rates if they do not share the cost for host: is at the aca a cash cow? guest: insurance companies are part of it. originally, they opposed it because some
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2016 10:00am EST
dirks nelson rockefeller, george mcgovern, hubert humry, jimmy carter, ronald reagan, george h.w. bush, michael dukakis, and bill clinton all stopped by at a model convention as they campaigned ahead of oregon's presidential primaries. . but former students know that his -- he also connected with and motivated his students in smaller, quieter ways as well. his psychology, philosophy and current affairs courses were legendary at the high school where he spent most of his career. he challenged them to think critically. he encouraged them to consider new perspectives on information they consume. and as a teacher he saw potential in every student. with his dry wit, his deep knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for his subject matter, mr. bar low created a learning -- mr. barlow created a learning atmosphere where everyone felt and everyone was welcomed and valuable. there was mg that helped with the welcoming -- there was something that helped with the welcoming, doughnuts. long before doughnuts were a craze in portland, mr. barlow students in to his the starlight room. there was no star
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2016 10:00am EST
president george w. bush came into the white house, taking a very strong role and lead in this transition to make sure that the right people get put into place. i expect to see vice president pence in the halls of congress quite a bit. and mike pence and paul ryan are very good friends. host: as far as the mentor role, what kind of influence over donald trump do you think he might have? guest: well, you know, i actually think that mr. trump brought pence in and it was strategic and clearly it worked. it helped him win. and i think part of the influence that he's going to have is going to be very, very similar to what dick cheney had with george w. bush. the difference is that donald trump is going to need a bit more understanding of how the government here actually works and mike pence is an expert in that. host: brenda is in st. louis, missouri. democrats' line. hi there. caller: hi, there. thank you for taking my call. the thing is listening to this guy here on tv, he sounds like he's doing a song and a dance. he wants everybody to embrace donald trump because he is now our p
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2016 10:00am EST
away. this addition to salem's infrastructure attracted the attention of president george washington who visited in 1793. however, washington was not the first famous visitor to salem. in 1767, the royal governor william trion heard the building going on in north carolina's northwest wilderness. he and his wife made the long journey from newburn to exam their new settlement firsthand. along with its advanced plumbing, salem was also at the forefront of innovative medicine and was home to the first university educated physician in western north carolina. in addition, salem was known across the colonial south as a place of commerce and trade, renowned for its pottery, furniture, silver and other artistic trades. in 1913, the town of salem would focus on craftsmanship, sustainability, education and religion, merged with the fast pace industrial town of winston, thus becoming winston-salem. today it is the fifth largest city in north carolina. it is home to six colleges and universities, including salem college, the oldest continuously running women's college in the united states. as wel
CSPAN
May 17, 2016 10:00am EDT
congress is to ride with police officers as they go about their duties, and from st. george to salt lake city i've had an opportunity to do this. sadly, many in our society, particularly among the press, have become highly critical of law enforcement officers. now, i recognize that not all law enforcement officers are perfect. people make mistakes. we all do. but we can't let the mistakes of a few tarnish the name of such a noble and a brave profession. such criticism of police efforts doesn't come without a cost. it forces the officers to pull back, to become overly cautious, to view every encounter that they may have through the prism of a lens, of a media event. what is the result of this? we now know that crime rates have been rising across the country, and interestingly and sadly, they're rising in some of the poorest communities, the communities that most need the help of an effective police force. now more than ever we need brave men and women who are willing to serve and to protect. and as i said, i had the chance to go on several ride-alongs with local police departments. again
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2016 10:00am EDT
psyche. one of the really great things, and one of the first major bills that george washington signed was amazing when i saw this for the first time, the encouragement and protection of manufacturing in america. our first republican president, abraham lincoln, warned us by saying, the abandonment of the protective policy by the american government will produce want and ruin among our people. in other words, we have to protect our country. i have decided and visited cities and towns across america, all across america rningts -- america, and seen the devastation caused by the trade policies of bill and hillary clinton. it's total devastation. all over new york, all over pennsylvania, all over new england, all over the country. hillary clinton supported bill clinton's disastrous and totally disastrous nafta. just like she supported china's entrance into the world trade organization. we have lost nearly 1/3 of our manufacturing jobs since these two, hillary backed agreements were signed. among the worst we have ever done. among the most destructive agreements we have ever signed. our trad
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Jan 12, 2016 10:00am EST
state of the union was selma's mayor, george evans. as mayor of the birthplace of the voting rights act, he represented the die nationalic role selma and her leaders played for voting equality. in 2015, i invited the 104-year-old emealia robinson as my guest to the state of the union. as the matriarch of the voting ights era, emilia helped -- to -american from vote. i think it is befitting that since last year my special getz was the oldest living foot soldier that my guest this year living the youngest foot soldier, cheyenne webb. all of these individuals have paved the way for me to accomplish all i have today and i am forever grateful. their legacy should inspire us, not to take for granted the very sacred vote and that is the right to vote. their sacrifices reminds us there's much more work to be done, and my hope is that this chamber will take on the challenge of doing that work. we should try to restore the is righting rights act of 1965. i think that our work begins even today, so i hope that cheyenne webb as my special guest to the state of the union will remind all of us th
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Dec 6, 2016 10:00am EST
george paton that we have, end of quote. the recent service of general mattis in the middle east makes him uniquely qualified to address threats to service members overseas and american families here at home. with general mattis serving as secretary of defense, our military will continue to be the best fighting force in the world. our men and women in uniform will be supported and our military families will be protected. as a 31-year veteran and a grateful dad of four sons who have served overseas in the global war on terrorism, i am confident that our goal of peace through strength will be achieved under the leadership of general jim mattis. in conclusion, god bless our troops and may the president by his actions never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from washington, mr. mcdermott, for five minutes. i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mcdermott: mr. speaker, i just got a call from a reporter about a tweet which the presid
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2016 10:00am EST
in afghanistan. this past week i was touched by george stephanopoulos and abc as a publicly listed the nine service members that died in iraq and afghanistan during the month of november. mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to submit the names of the nine american heroes for the ford. he speaker pro tempore: -- mr. jones mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to submit the names of the nine american heroes for the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. jones: mr. speaker, the service members that had a moment of silence took place march 3, 2014, almost two years ago. i frankly don't understand how house leadership is not more concerned about those who have given their life serving this nation. additionally, mr. speaker, i wrote to the secretary of defense, ash carter, several weeks ago regarding an article that said there are 200,000 afghan soldiers who do not exist. they call them ghosts, who are on the payroll of the department of defense. i asked him in the letter, why are we wasting this money and can you identify where the money is going? mr. speaker, again, i
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2016 10:00am EDT
include former president george h.w. bush, who was in the third graduating class. he was commissioned three days before his 19th birthday. naval air station corpus christi graduates include several members of congress, including pete olson, representative joe wilson of south carolina and senator john mccain of arizona. nascc grads are not content to remain in the blue skies of the earth. many astronauts who led the charge into space after getting their wings at nascc, they include neal armstrong and john glen, other notable graduates include game show host bob barker, vice admiral james stockdale and medal of honor winner edward "butch" o'hare. the blue angels were headquartered in corpus christi until 1955. today, sinatra, the chief of naval air training admiral bull commands the blue angels. the people of the united states owe so much to the graduates of nascc. these heroes have fought for our country since the construction of the base in 1941. i believe it's important to not only honor the men and women in uniform who serve at the bases, like nascc, and those around the country but
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2016 10:00am EDT
i rise today to pay tribute and to honor the life of prince george's county police officer jakai coleson who was killed in the line of duty. line of duty deaths is always difficult to bear. a police officer or another first responder leaves their home, their station or their vehicle, and their loved one, their co-worker or partner expects to see them return. my heart breaks for jakai's loved ones and for the tight knight community that is the prince george's county police department. on march 13, 2016, an off-duty detective, police officer first class jakai coleson, arrived at the district three police station in landover, maryland, with the intent of visiting a fellow officer when matters took on an unexpected turn for the worse. we will continue to learn the details of this tragedy in the coming days. what we do know is that officer coleson's actions saved lives and allowed his fellow officers to neutralize the threat, even as he made the ultimate sacrifice. on behalf of the citizens of the fourth congressional district of maryland, i want to extend my appreciation to officer c
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Feb 11, 2016 10:00am EST
he hanoi prison and put in solitary confinement. these 11 heroes, including james stockdale, george coker, jeremiah denton, a senator from the great state of alabama, rry jenkins, george mcnight, ames, howard, ron, snel, and mr. speaker, our colleague, sam johnson, who was elected to this body in 1991 and has served with distinction ever since. many of the stories that we look back on were coming from these heroes and the efforts that they did to resist their captors. they were tortured day in and day out for information and yet day in and day out they battled back. it is for me very important that we never forget. so february 11, 1965, today 51 years after, i'm honored to be able to rise in this body to remember robert harper schumaker for his valiant efforts, his heroism. he's near and dear to my heart, mr. speaker. he's my uncle. when my wife and i had our first child, we decided we would name her after him in hopes that she would have a little bit of the courage, a little bit of the intelligence as admiral schumaker does. but what's the good news, mr. speaker, is that february 1
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Sep 28, 2016 10:00am EDT
administration of the first george bush, mr. babin, said the second george bush made a mistake in leading to nation building in the middle east after he spoke strongly against nation building when he was running for president. secretary babin said it's incompatible for democracy for iraq and afghanistan and i suppose these other countries where we are still sending troops will go back the way they always have been when we leave, whether we stay six more months or 60 more years. george will wrote the neocons were magnificently misnamed and were the radical people in washington. these neocons have allowed many americans to be killed or maimed for life. they should be ashamed but seem to have no shame. the american people, madam speaker, i repeat, do not want permanent forever wars. they want to do whatever it takes to win wars and get them over with and go back to days of peace and prosperity. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. and the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. engel, for five minutes. mr. engel: thank you, maments.
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Jun 23, 2016 10:00am EDT
george washington's colonial army to operation enduring freedom in 2014. mr. speaker, this is your watch. mr. speaker, the ball is in your court. now, mr. speaker, this weekend on "meet the press," this past weekend on "meet the press" you said you'd give your fellow republicans a pass to vote their conscience when it came to this year's election. well, mr. speaker, give your colleagues a pass to vote their conscience on background checks. something that 90% of americans nd 72% of n.r.a. members support. be with the people, mr. speaker, not the person. this is bigger than wayne lapierre, and you know that. this is about detroit's murder el salvador. chicago, people suffer from ptsd more so than those in iraq. this is about american children being four times more likely to be killed by a gun than canadian children. seven times more likely than an israeli children. and 65 times more likely than british children. this is about hidea pendleton and avery, the kids off the block. this is about 300 chicagoans killed this year alone. this is about aurora, charleston, sandy hook, orlando, c
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Dec 16, 2015 10:00am EST
, on israel, on europe and by george, it's time we declared war back on them. and that's why we need to increase this memorandum of understanding to that $5 billion mark to that year and that will send a powerful message of how strong israel and the united states relationship is. thank you. thank you ranking member. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. royce: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from new jersey, mr. smith, chairman of affairs subcommittee on global health. mr. smith: let me thank our chairman for offering another important bill in the fight against trim as it relates to ezbollah and his international prevention act against trim. i don't want to be redundant but it's a very important bill that will make a difference. hezbollah is a terrorist organization and a proxy of the iranian regime, which directly threatens our close ally israel. this bill will hobble hezbollah's ability to finance its terrorist activities and strongly deserving of support. the bill sends
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Apr 28, 2016 10:00am EDT
security officials of both parties in 2007, 2008, 2009. george w. bush in his memoir wrote about the necessity of closing guantanamo. then presidential candidate john mccain, his plan to close guantanamo would have moved all the detainees to fort leavenworth in 2009. a host of other very high ranking former officials agree with the necessity for closing guantanamo. colin powell reiterated just this year how necessary it was. so i want to go off script a bit as you, mr. chairman did, in your remarks and express my sincere disappointment that you would so casually impugn the integrity of our military officers and men and women serving in the pentagon that they would be presenting their -- what is not their full judgment to this administration. that it is in the national security interest of the united states to close guantanamo. i think he owes an apology and don't think that you, when you were serving, would be clouding your judgment based on the political imperatives that you felt from your superiors. i feel like that that kind of a comment is indicative why it is so difficult for us
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2016 10:00am EST
at 58% with bush. 31%. bush, george w. bush did better with hispanic voters than any other republican candidate. this year, we have planned this to come just before the super primary tomorrow. after the super primary, we'll know a lot more about whether trump has it or not. whether it's going to be a clean sweep. we'll know certainly more about cruz and rubio. rubio has to take 20% in some of these states. looks like he may not do that. we'll get into that later. the panlts that we have -- panels that we have, the way we'll run this panel, we'll have very short statements, about five minutes, at the beginning, an overview related to the republican primaries and some questions i'm going to outline here. then we are going to go into sort of a fluid "q&a" on the panel with people not interrupting but people commenting on the questions. we are going to pass around. then we'll go to the audience. the audience is full of people who really know this. students, academics, journalists. we want to have many questions from the audience. the first panel is focused on what in the world
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Jun 14, 2016 10:00am EDT
. and yet president george bush let the ban expire and republicans in congress have acted repeatedly to prevent even our consideration of renewing the ban. every member of congress who refused to support renewing the ban should be forced to answer to their constituents, to their country and to the countless victims and their families who have suffered so much heartbreak due to gun violence. how can you allow such carnage to go unchecked? how can you do nothing in the face of so much pain? why don't you stand up to the n.r.a. and at least take the basic step to prevent this -- basic step to prevent mass murder? why won't you ban people on the terrorist watch list from purchasing assault weapons? if someone is too dangerous to permit to fly, certainly he or she is too dangerous to permit to buy assault weapons. and yet this congress has done nothing except hold repeated moments of silence. that is not enough. this silence, combined with this inaction, makes hypocrites of us all. the american people are baffled by our silence. they demand more. they demand action, action to combat hate, to
CSPAN
Jun 15, 2016 10:00am EDT
would be admitting that her husband is largely responsible for it. trump seems to understand george kenen's warning that nato expansion would directly lead to a more paranoid and aggressive russia. trump, for all his bizarre commentary on domestic issues, better grasps the subtleys of politics and the danger of thinking ourselves infallible and indefensible. it's quite an irony. the more reckless, inexperienced and bombastic candidate may be more mature, level-headed and reasonable on foreign policy than his critics who against all the good advice our parents gave us as children pout and refuse to talk to those they don't like, escalate arguments to violence when they are upset, lack any remorse for the harm caused by their past opinions and actions and failed repeatedly to see that there might be two sides to any disagreement. . mr. speaker, i think these words should be considered very seriously by all our members. i yield back the balance of my ime. the speaker pro tempore: the chair would remind members to refrain from engaging in personalities toward presumptive nominees for of
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Sep 21, 2016 10:00am EDT
letter -- 14, 2016. a letter came back to j. russell george, the inspector general, and i quote, it says, in its conclusion i received your letter and its conclusion that no evidence was uncovered that any i.r.s. employees hab directed to destroy or hide information from congress, d.o.j. or tigta. in your letter you specifically asked, since issuing this port, has the office changed our conclusion? nothing changes in this report. i ask unanimous consent to put this in the record. commissioner, do you adhere to that letter from the inspector general? mr. goodlatte: without objection, the document will be made part of the record. ms. jackson lee: you have seen such reports from the inspector general, have you not? commissioner koskinen: yes. ms. jackson lee: do you adhere or at least understand that is being said about i.r.s. employees which would include yourself? commissioner koskinen: yes. ms. jackson lee: do you -- was ms. lerner at the i.r.s. when you arrived? commissioner koskinen: she was gone. i have not met or talked to her. ms. jackson lee: are you engaged or be on the looko
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