Dec 8, 2016 10:46pm EST
korea china, russia, pakistan, iran, and islamic supremacists on a cross-border basis. those six problems, any one of them is hard and the new president is going to face all six simultaneously. that is a very daunting challenge for us as a country. >> mr. speaker, if i may pick up on something you said a moment ago, the soviet union dissolved 25 years ago this month and it is inspiring to me that we were sitting here in this hall because this hall in 1949 is where the 12 original members of nato met, invited here by president truman and signed that accord. when the soviet union dissolved we americans were of the view that, well, this is a time of change in history. it was extraordinary for all of us and we had looked then at russia as being perhaps no longer counted among the list of our adversaries. but in a sense that didn't last that long since we had putin come to power, since we saw the invasion of georgia and the annexation of crimea and invasions into ukraine and current activities in syria and in my background a real escalation of russian espionage in europe and the u.s.
Dec 22, 2016 4:32pm EST
strategies in the world. and we under estimate how hard it is. just run the list. north korea, china, russia, pakistan, iran, and islamic supremacis supremacists. those six problems, any one of them is hard. and the new president is going to face all six simultaneously, and that's a very daunting challenge for us as a country. >> mr. speaker, if i may pick up on something you said a moment ago, soviet union dissolved 25 years ago this month, and it is inspiring to me we are sitting here in this hall, because this hall, in 1949, is where
Dec 23, 2016 12:48pm EST
china and they are now operating in south carolina. [ applause ] most of that didn't exist six years ago. so more than 82,000 new jobs and $21 billion in investment have been announced in south carolina during that time. we've moved more than 35,000 people off of welfare and put them to work. [ applause ] unemployment has been cut in half. more south carolinians are working today than ever in the history of our state. i've often been asked how we've done it, as if there is a secret formula that spurred our transformation into the fastest growing economy on the east coast. my answer is that like most things in government, it is not as complicated as some people think. it is about common sense. a willingness to get creative and challenge norms. a belief that all things are possible. if you free people to pursue their own dreams. jack kemp understood that better than almost anyone. as vital as job creation is, lifting people up is more than just about finances. it is also about education. that is an area in which our state has lagged behind for many years. we're still behind. but not fo
Dec 11, 2016 1:34am EST
. one of my favorite memories is on a congressional trip. me to go, and it was in china and there was a group of 10 of us that it was spring break. it is very ecumenical. we spent easter sunday at an evangelical church. it was sort of being oppressed by the chinese government. it was also passover and there were a few jewish members. we had a seder. we had it in macau. on the trip were frank and bonnie wattenberg. they were could -- they were to conduct the seder. it is pretty long before you eat. frank and bonnie prolonged it by arguing with each other about how to conduct it. frank, you don't do it that way. shut up, bonnie. it's this way. and it went on and on and on. harry was seated squirming. i know him well, steam coming out of his ears. he wanted to get on with it. it was getting late. but impatient as he was, they -- the seder always win and so it did. but god bless his heart, he sat there a whole hour, another hour very polite and never said a word. that's who he is. he's been a good sport and it takes what comes. doesn't complain, doesn't wine, just does the best to does the