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					                                              December 1, 2010                       CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — Extensions of Remarks                                                                  E2021
                                              the Ames Tribune and to the Ames commu-                 the U.S. Air Force Heritage Program which in-          the details of the Federal budget deficit for
                                              nity. It is an honor to serve as his representa-        cludes 12 Air Force field museums and 260              Fiscal Year 2010. While many of the numbers
                                              tive, and I wish Verle and his wife Jo a happy          domestic and international heritage sites.             were grim, at least one federal agency—the
                                              and healthy retirement.                                    He also was very active outside of his work         Overseas Private Investment Corporation,
                                                               f                                      at the museum and currently serves as the              OPIC—reported a net income of nearly $260
                                                                                                      vice president of the Central Region for Boy           million and contributed a net positive balance
                                                  CONGRATULATING MAJ. GEN.                            Scouts of America, as well as on the organiza-         to the Federal budget deficit of $352 million in
                                                   (RET.) CHARLES METCALF                             tion’s Leadership and Standards Committee.             FY 10. In fact, this represents the 33rd con-
                                                                                                      He is a former member of the Oakwood, Ohio             secutive year that OPIC has made a positive
                                                          HON. STEVE AUSTRIA                          City Council, and previously served on the             contribution to the Federal budget. These
                                                                    OF OHIO                           Board of Directors for the Greater Dayton              numbers were also confirmed by an inde-
                                                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      United Way, Ohio; the Board of Trustees for            pendent external auditor, KPMG.
                                                      Wednesday, December 1, 2010                     the County Corp Development, Dayton, Ohio;                OPIC’s earnings are generated through fees
                                                 Mr. AUSTRIA. Madam Speaker, it is an                 the Board of Directors for Greater Dayton              charged to users of their financing and insur-
                                              honor to join the people of Ohio’s Seventh              Public Television, Ohio; and the National              ance programs, as well as interest earned on
                                              Congressional District in congratulating Maj.           Alumni Board, Michigan State University.               its growing reserves, which now total about $5
                                              Gen. (Ret.) Charles Metcalf upon his retire-               Madam Speaker, I ask my fellow colleagues           billion. Because OPIC charges market-based
                                              ment as director of the National Museum of              to join me and the constituents of Ohio’s Sev-         fees for its products, it operates on a self-sus-
                                              the U.S. Air Force.                                     enth Congressional District in congratulating          taining basis at no net cost to the taxpayers.
                                                 Prior to his service as director, he served in       General Charles Metcalf for his outstanding            This is not counting the tax revenue generated
                                              the U.S. Air Force for nearly 36 years on ac-           service to our nation and the State of Ohio.           by the more than 274,000 U.S. jobs that OPIC
                                              tive duty in a variety of financial management          His work today has ensured that the museum             projects have supported over the past 39
                                              and planning positions, retiring in 1991 in the         will see many future successes and our na-             years. In FY 10, OPIC-supported projects are
                                              grade of major general. His awards and hon-             tion’s history will be preserved for generations       estimated to generate $624 million in U.S. ex-
                                              ors include the Distinguished Service Medal             to come.                                               ports and to support nearly 1,000 American
                                              with oak leaf cluster, the Defense Superior                               f                                    jobs. Eighty of the 97 projects supported by
                                              Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit.                                                                        OPIC in FY 10 involved U.S. small busi-
                                                                                                      HONORING RICHARD JOHN PASTOR                           nesses.
                                                 Following his retirement from active duty,
                                              General Metcalf began his service as head                                                                         Thus, it would be counterproductive to close
                                              administer for the museum in 1996 and in                      HON. THADDEUS G. McCOTTER                        down OPIC because that action would actually
                                              2005 he was appointed to the Senior Execu-                                  OF MICHIGAN                        reduce an incoming revenue stream to the
                                              tive Service.                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   Federal government and exasperate our budg-
                                                 For the last 14 years he has managed the                      Wednesday, December 1, 2010                   et deficit problem. In addition, if OPIC were
                                              world’s largest and oldest military aviation mu-           Mr. MCCOTTER. Madam Speaker, today I                terminated, many current users of OPIC would
                                              seum. The internationally acclaimed museum              rise to honor the extraordinary life of Richard        simply switch to investment insurance and fi-
                                              is located on the Wright-Patterson Air Force            John Pastor and mourn him upon his passing             nancing programs of foreign governments,
                                              Base in Dayton, Ohio and portrays the herit-            at the age of 79.                                      which would result in the shifting of U.S. jobs
                                              age and traditions of the Air Force through                Born on June 22, 1931, Richard Pastor               and tax revenue overseas, because there is
                                              specialized exhibits.                                   dedicated his life to serving his community            no private company that provides long-term
                                                 Under General Metcalf’s management, the              and his country. After honorably serving his           political risk insurance. That is why I encour-
                                              museum had flourished. In 2003, the museum              country as a member of the United States               age Congress to pass a multi-year reauthor-
                                              began a long-term, multi-phased expansion               Army, Richard came home to proudly become              ization bill for OPIC, S. 705/H.R. 5975.
                                              with the building of the Eugene W. Kettering            the second generation owner of his family’s                              f
                                              Cold War Gallery and the Missile Gallery, as            three generation Michigan based construction
                                              well as the renovations to the Korean War ex-                                                                         PERSONAL EXPLANATION
                                                                                                      business, George H. Pastor and Sons.
                                              hibit. With these new additions, the museum                Regrettably, on November 27, 2010, Rich-
                                              provides more than 17 acres of indoor exhi-             ard Pastor passed from this earthly world to
                                                                                                                                                                    HON. JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY
                                              bition space. Future plans call for a Space                                                                                       OF ILLINOIS
                                                                                                      his eternal reward. He is survived by his be-
                                              Gallery, a Presidential Aircraft Interpretive                                                                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                      loved wife of 54 years, Carol and his children,
                                              Center, and a Global Reach Gallery.                     Craig, Mahala, John, Tim, and Sharon. Pre-                      Wednesday, December 1, 2010
                                                 During his tenure, General Metcalf in-               ceding him in death was his son Keith. Rich-              Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Madam Speaker, on
                                              creased museum attendance from 800,000 to               ard leaves a legacy of 12 grandchildren and            rollcall No. 584, had I been present, I would
                                              nearly 1.4 million visitors and achieved the            was a devoted brother to Jean and Robert. A            have voted ‘‘yes.’’
                                              highest national recognition for a museum, the          courageous and honorable man, Richard will                               f
                                              American Association of Museums accredita-              be sorely missed.
                                              tion in 1998 and reaccreditation in 2008.                  Madam Speaker, Richard Pastor is remem-                    NATIONAL MESOTHELIOMA
                                                 General Metcalf also led the charge in               bered as a compassionate father, a dedicated                      AWARENESS DAY
                                              changing the name of the museum, which was              husband, honorable soldier, caring business
                                              previously known as the United States Air                                                                                         SPEECH OF
                                                                                                      owner, involved leader, and a true friend.
                                              Force Museum. The change reinforces the                 Richard was a man who deeply treasured his                       HON. BETTY McCOLLUM
                                              museum’s national mission and its world-class           family, friends, community and his country.                              OF MINNESOTA
                                              collection, placing it at a level with the Smith-       Today, as we bid Richard John Pastor fare-                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                              sonian National Air and Space Museum in                 well, I ask my colleagues to join me in mourn-
                                              Washington, DC, the National Museum of                                                                                  Monday, November 29, 2010
                                                                                                      ing his passing and honoring his unwavering
                                              Naval Aviation in Pensacola, Florida, and the                                                                     Ms. MCCOLLUM. Madam Speaker, I intro-
                                                                                                      patriotism and legendary service to our coun-
                                              National Museum of the Marine Corps.                                                                           duced House Resolution 771 on September
                                                                                                      try and community.
                                                 General Metcalf has been dedicated to sup-                                                                  24, 2009 to recognize the 3,000 Americans di-
                                                                                                                        f
                                              porting the motto of the museum, ‘‘we are the                                                                  agnosed with Mesothelioma each year and
                                              keepers of their stories.’’ He will forever be re-           OPIC CONTRIBUTES TO DEFICIT                       raise awareness about this rare form of can-
                                              membered for his advocacy for preserving our                          REDUCTION                                cer. After more than a year of work, a coalition
                                              heritage to honor our veterans, many who                                                                       of support came together to mark September
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                                              gave their lives to protect our freedoms. The                   HON. DONALD A. MANZULLO                        26, 2010 as the first ever ‘‘National Mesothe-
                                              work he has done will stand as a lasting                                    OF ILLINOIS
                                                                                                                                                             lioma Awareness Day.’’ I have to thank 58 of
                                              monument to the memory of those who have                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                             my colleagues—both Democrats and Repub-
                                              gone before, as well as his dedication to the                                                                  licans—who co-sponsored this resolution and
                                              exploration of our nation’s history.                          Wednesday, December 1, 2010                      all the advocates for their work.
                                                 In addition to his duties as director, he pro-         Mr. MANZULLO. Madam Speaker, two                        Mesothelioma is an asbestos-linked cancer
                                              vides technical and professional guidance to            weeks ago, the Treasury Department released            most often found in a person’s chest, lungs, or



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                                              abdomen. More than a million Americans are               honor to represent Alexa in Congress, and I               That means 85% were biased.
                                              exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos while            wish her the best of luck in the future.                  In one such article, the term ‘‘conservative’’
                                              on the job, including military personnel, fire-                            f                                    was used to describe opponents of the legisla-
                                              fighters, and construction workers. In fact,                                                                    tion, but not one of the left-wing amnesty
                                              workers in our own Capitol complex are suf-              IN HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE OF                            groups or activists mentioned in the article
                                              fering from asbestos exposure. Many of these                 MR. RAYMOND MATJASIC                               was described as ‘‘liberal.’’
                                              individuals are unaware of the risk at the time                                                                    The national media should give Americans
                                              of exposure.                                                      HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH                       all the facts about immigration, not just one
                                                 Despite decades of warnings about the dan-                                  OF OHIO                          side.
                                              gers of asbestos, too many Americans are still                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                     f
                                              unaware of the devastating nature of this dis-
                                                                                                               Wednesday, December 1, 2010                     CONDEMNING NORTH KOREA FOR
                                              ease. Although over 50 countries have banned
                                                                                                          Mr. KUCINICH. Madam Speaker, I rise                  ATTACK AGAINST SOUTH KOREA
                                              asbestos, the United States has not. It is
                                              found in millions of products sold in this coun-         today in honor and remembrance of Mr. Ray-                                SPEECH OF
                                              try, including brake pads, roofing materials,            mond Matjasic, a nationally honored photog-
                                              and gaskets.                                             rapher. His passionately accumulated exper-                          HON. RON PAUL
                                                 The fight against Mesothelioma is a per-              tise covered events such as the Marine Corps                               OF TEXAS

                                              sonal issue for me. In 2000, my friend and               during World War II, Major League Baseball’s              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                              predecessor Congressman Bruce Vento was                  1948 and 1954 World Series, and the Presi-                       Tuesday, November 30, 2010
                                              diagnosed with Pleural Mesothelioma. The                 dential Inaugurations of Presidents Nixon and
                                                                                                                                                                 Mr. PAUL. Mr. Speaker, I rise in opposition
                                              news was devastating for his family, friends,            Carter.
                                                                                                                                                              to this saber-rattling resolution that unneces-
                                              and all of us in Minnesota that knew him.                   Mr. Matjasic was born in Cleveland, Ohio in
                                                                                                                                                              sarily escalates tensions between North and
                                              Bruce represented Minnesota’s Fourth Con-                1920 and remained a lifelong resident of the
                                                                                                                                                              South Korea and may in fact put U.S. troops
                                              gressional District from 1977–2000. During his           area. Ray began his career with the Cleveland
                                                                                                                                                              stationed in the area at risk. This resolution
                                              service in Congress, he was tireless advocate            Plain Dealer at the age of nine as a paper de-
                                                                                                                                                              portrays the recent hostilities between the two
                                              on behalf of his constituents and a national             livery boy. After graduating from John Hay
                                                                                                                                                              Koreas as ‘‘an unprovoked military attack’’ by
                                              champion for environmental protection and the            High School, he began working in the Plain
                                                                                                                                                              North Korea, which is untrue. We know that
                                              rights of the homeless.                                  Dealer’s circulation department. It was during
                                                                                                                                                              South Korea was conducting live fire military
                                                 Awareness is critical for early diagnosis and         this time that his interest for photography was
                                                                                                                                                              exercises in the vicinity of disputed territory
                                              treatment. ‘‘National Mesothelioma Awareness             peaked. As a Marine, Matjasic photographed
                                                                                                                                                              and that this action, taken with U.S. military
                                              Day’’ honors those living with Mesothelioma,             his colleagues during World War II in the
                                                                                                                                                              support and participation, likely led to the ex-
                                              those that have died from the disease, and               South Pacific. Upon his return to Cleveland in
                                                                                                                                                              change of gunfire between the two sides.
                                              their families. House Resolution 771 is an im-           1945 he joined the Plain Dealer’s photo de-               As the resolution states, the ‘‘USS George
                                              portant step toward educating the nation about           partment. Mr. Matjasic was the Plain Dealer’s          Washington Carrier Strike Group is conducting
                                              the causes of this deadly disease and the                chief photographer from 1964 until his retire-         exercises with Republic of Korea naval forces
                                              need for better treatments and additional re-            ment in 1983. Throughout his illustrious ca-           in the waters west of the Korean Peninsula.’’
                                              search.                                                  reer, Mr. Matjasic won dozens of awards, and           Let us for a moment imagine the Chinese mili-
                                                 I strongly urge all of my colleagues to sup-          was named to the Cleveland Press Club Hall             tary holding joint exercises with Venezuela off
                                              port passage of this bipartisan resolution.              of Fame.                                               the Texas coast. Might that be viewed as pro-
                                                                f                                         Photography was more than just a job for            vocative by the United States? This is not to
                                                                                                       Mr. Matjasic, it was a passion that he loved to        excuse or endorse the actions of the North
                                                  TRIBUTE TO ALEXA LINGREN                             share with others. He traveled and lectured at         Korean military, which are certainly regret-
                                                                                                       many colleges and universities including Ohio          table, but it is important to accurately portray
                                                              HON. TOM LATHAM                          State University, Bowling Green State Univer-          the events.
                                                                     OF IOWA                           sity, and Kent State University. He also helped           This resolution is long on inaccuracies and
                                                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       establish and served as vice president of the          hyperbole but it avoids the real issue, which is
                                                                                                       Cleveland Chapter of the Marine Corps Com-             why, more than fifty years after the end of the
                                                       Wednesday, December 1, 2010
                                                                                                       bat Correspondents Association.                        Korean war, the American taxpayer is still
                                                  Mr. LATHAM. Madam Speaker, I rise to rec-               Madam Speaker and colleagues, please join           forced to pay for the U.S. military to defend a
                                              ognize the achievement of Alexa Lingren, a 4–            me in honor and remembrance of Mr. Ray-                modern and wealthy South Korea. The contin-
                                              H member from Pilot Mound, Iowa, who re-                 mond Matjasic. I offer my condolences to his           ued presence of the U.S. military as a ‘‘trip-
                                              cently received a leadership project award               daughter Judith and three grandchildren. Mr.           wire’’ to deter North Korea is ineffective and
                                              from the Mary Jo and Glen Mente Endowment                Matjasic will always be remembered for his             dangerous. It is designed to deter renewed
                                              and the 4–H Foundation. This award is given              brave service to our country and as an iconic          hostilities by placing American lives between
                                              only to those who demonstrate leadership in              photographer.                                          the two factions. As we have seen recently,
                                              4–H and in their local communities. I would                                f                                    South Korean leaders, emboldened by the
                                              like to express my congratulations to Alexa for
                                                                                                       MEDIA COVERAGE OF DREAM ACT                            U.S. protection, seek to provoke North Korean
                                              receiving this award and my appreciation to
                                                                                                                ONE-SIDED                                     reaction rather than to work for a way to finally
                                              her for her leadership.
                                                                                                                                                              end the conflict. The U.S. presence only
                                                  For the last eight years, Alexa has been an
                                                                                                                                                              serves to prolong the conflict, further drain our
                                              active leader in 4–H. She served on the 4–H                           HON. LAMAR SMITH                          empty treasury, and place our military at risk.
                                              council in Boone County, served as club presi-                                OF TEXAS                          I encourage my colleagues to reject this jingo-
                                              dent, and received many state awards in citi-                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   istic resolution and instead use our Constitu-
                                              zenship. She also participated in the safety,
                                                                                                               Wednesday, December 1, 2010                    tionally-granted authority to finally end the
                                              swine, sheep, and self-determined 4–H project
                                                                                                                                                              U.S. military presence in and defense of South
                                              areas, and she was named the runner-up fair                 Mr. SMITH of Texas. Madam Speaker, dur-
                                                                                                                                                              Korea.
                                              queen at the Boone County Fair.                          ing the lame duck session, Democrats in Con-
                                                  4–H has enabled Alexa to be an active                gress want to pass the DREAM Act, which                                  f
                                              leader within her community. Alexa co-chaired            uses taxpayer dollars to give illegal immigrants        CLAIMS RESOLUTION ACT OF 2010
                                              six community improvement grants that bene-              amnesty and in-state tuition at public univer-
                                              fitted both the local youth shelter and area             sities.                                                                   SPEECH OF
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                                              farmers. She believes that 4–H has given her                The national media are doing their best to                    HON. BETTY McCOLLUM
                                              the talent and the skills to help others, which          help.                                                                    OF MINNESOTA
                                              she finds to be enriching.                                  For example, out of 13 recent articles re-
                                                                                                                                                                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                  I commend Alexa Lingren for her service to           garding the DREAM Act in The Washington
                                              4–H and her community, and I know my col-                Post, The New York Times, and The Los An-                      Tuesday, November 30, 2010
                                              leagues in Congress will join me in congratu-            geles Times, 11 were overwhelmingly one-                  Ms. MCCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today
                                              lating Alexa for her achievement. It is an               sided and sympathetic to illegal immigrants.           in support of the Senate Amendments to H.R.



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