H. No. 287 by USBills

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									                                        June 15, 2006                                      CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — HOUSE                                                                         H4023
                                          Let me say that I suspect that this                     To close, I would urge my colleagues                  Lewis (KY)        Pearce            Shimkus
                                                                                                                                                        Linder            Pence             Shuster
                                        procedural problem really represents                    to support this rule and the underlying                 LoBiondo          Peterson (PA)     Simmons
                                        the fact that there is not a cohesive al-               legislation.                                            Lucas             Petri             Simpson
                                        ternative presented by the other side.                    Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance                 Lungren, Daniel   Pickering         Smith (NJ)
                                        We have watched again and again and                     of my time, and I move the previous                       E.              Pitts             Smith (TX)
                                                                                                                                                        Mack              Platts            Sodrel
                                        again as the Democratic Party has                       question on the resolution.                             Manzullo          Poe               Souder
                                        struggled to come to grips with this                                PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY                       Marchant          Pombo             Stearns
                                        issue and find a united position, and so                                                                        Marshall          Porter            Sullivan
                                                                                                  Mr. MCGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, par-                       McCaul (TX)       Price (GA)
                                        far no united position has emerged.                                                                                                                 Sweeney
                                          As I pointed out in my opening re-                    liamentary inquiry.                                     McCotter          Pryce (OH)        Tancredo
                                                                                                  The SPEAKER pro tempore (Mr.                          McCrery           Putnam
                                        marks, we do indeed have a united po-                                                                                                               Taylor (NC)
                                                                                                                                                        McHenry           Radanovich
                                        sition. It is one that you can agree                    SIMPSON). The gentleman may inquire.                    McHugh            Ramstad
                                                                                                                                                                                            Terry
                                                                                                                                                                                            Thomas
                                        with or disagree with, but it is a reso-                  Mr. MCGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, my                         McKeon            Regula
                                                                                                                                                                                            Thornberry
                                                                                                parliamentary inquiry is, under an                      McMorris          Rehberg
                                        lution that we can put forward and we                                                                           Melancon          Reichert
                                                                                                                                                                                            Tiahrt
                                        can command the overwhelming major-                     open rule, is it a requirement that a                   Mica              Renzi             Tiberi
                                        ity of our Members to support. And,                     substitute or that substitutes be filed                 Miller (FL)       Reynolds          Turner
                                                                                                                                                                                            Upton
                                        frankly, I hope and trust that many                     with the Rules Committee in order to                    Miller, Gary      Rogers (AL)
                                                                                                                                                        Moran (KS)        Rogers (MI)       Walden (OR)
                                        Members on the other side will also be                  have them debated and voted on the                                                          Walsh
                                                                                                                                                        Murphy            Rohrabacher
                                        supportive of that position.                            House floor? Because my under-                          Musgrave          Ros-Lehtinen      Wamp
                                          Make no mistake about it, Mr.                         standing is it is not a requirement.                    Myrick            Royce             Weldon (FL)
                                                                                                                                                        Neugebauer        Ryan (WI)         Weller
                                        Speaker. What is at stake in Iraq is the                  The SPEAKER pro tempore. The gen-                                                         Westmoreland
                                                                                                                                                        Ney               Ryun (KS)
                                        war on terror, whether or not we will                   tleman is inquiring about the pro-                      Northup           Schmidt           Whitfield
                                        be successful. That is the central bat-                 ceedings of the Committee on Rules,                     Norwood           Schwarz (MI)      Wicker
                                        tlefield of this particular moment.                     and it is not for the Chair to charac-                  Nunes             Sensenbrenner     Wilson (NM)
                                          Everybody on both sides agrees that                                                                           Nussle            Shadegg           Wilson (SC)
                                                                                                terize those proceedings.                                                                   Wolf
                                                                                                                                                        Osborne           Shaw
                                        removing Saddam Hussein was a good                        Mr. MCGOVERN. I think I made my                       Otter             Shays             Young (AK)
                                        thing to do. He was an evil man, a dan-                 point, Mr. Speaker.                                     Oxley             Sherwood          Young (FL)
                                        gerous man, a tyrant to his own people,                   The SPEAKER pro tempore. Without
                                        a threat to world peace. That removal                                                                                               NOES—194
                                                                                                objection, the previous question is or-
                                        was not going to come about by acci-                    dered.                                                  Abercrombie       Ford              Moore (KS)
                                        dent or by internal revolution. They                                                                            Ackerman          Frank (MA)        Moore (WI)
                                                                                                  There was no objection.                               Allen             Gonzalez          Moran (VA)
                                        had indeed tried to do that. Unfortu-                     The SPEAKER pro tempore. The                          Andrews           Green, Al         Murtha
                                        nately, they had failed. It took direct                 question is on the resolution.                          Baca              Green, Gene       Nadler
                                        military intervention by the United                       The question was taken; and the
                                                                                                                                                        Baird             Grijalva          Napolitano
                                        States of America to rid the world of                                                                           Baldwin           Gutierrez         Neal (MA)
                                                                                                Speaker pro tempore announced that                      Bean              Harman            Oberstar
                                        one of the worst tyrants we have seen                   the ayes appeared to have it.                           Becerra           Hastings (FL)     Obey
                                        in the second half of the 20th and the                                                                          Berkley           Herseth           Olver
                                                                                                                  RECORDED VOTE
                                        opening of the 21st centuries. Once                                                                             Berman            Higgins           Ortiz
                                        there, the terrorists, our enemies,                       Mr. MCGOVERN. Mr. Speaker, I de-                      Berry             Hinchey           Owens
                                                                                                mand a recorded vote.                                   Bishop (GA)       Hinojosa          Pallone
                                        made this the central battlefield. And,                                                                         Bishop (NY)       Holden            Pascrell
                                        frankly, over the course of the last 3                    A recorded vote was ordered.                          Blumenauer        Holt              Pastor
                                        years, they have inflicted enormous                       The vote was taken by electronic de-                  Boswell           Honda             Paul
                                                                                                vice, and there were—ayes 222, noes 194,                Boucher           Hooley            Payne
                                        damage on the Iraqi people.                                                                                     Boyd              Hoyer             Pelosi
                                          I, for one, am enormously proud of                    not voting 16, as follows:                              Brady (PA)        Inslee            Peterson (MN)
                                        how the Iraqis have responded to that                                      [Roll No. 287]                       Brown (OH)        Israel            Pomeroy
                                        challenge. To see a people who, in the                                                                          Brown, Corrine    Jackson (IL)      Price (NC)
                                                                                                                    AYES—222                            Butterfield       Jackson-Lee       Rangel
                                        face of terror and death and destruc-                   Aderholt           Cole (OK)            Graves          Capps               (TX)            Reyes
                                        tion, have gone out to the polls not                    Akin               Conaway              Green (WI)      Capuano           Jefferson         Ross
                                        once, not twice, but three times with                   Alexander          Crenshaw             Gutknecht       Cardin            Jones (NC)        Roybal-Allard
                                        ever increasing numbers of partici-                     Bachus             Culberson            Hall            Cardoza           Jones (OH)        Ruppersberger
                                                                                                Baker              Davis (KY)           Harris          Carnahan          Kanjorski         Rush
                                        pants; to see them write a constitution                 Barrett (SC)       Davis, Jo Ann        Hart            Carson            Kaptur            Ryan (OH)
                                        in the midst of turmoil and challenge;                  Barrow             Davis, Tom           Hastings (WA)   Case              Kennedy (RI)      Sabo
                                        to watch them create a permanent gov-                   Bartlett (MD)      Deal (GA)            Hayes           Chandler          Kildee            Salazar
                                                                                                Barton (TX)        Dent                 Hayworth        Clay              Kilpatrick (MI)    ´
                                                                                                                                                                                            Sanchez, Linda
                                        ernment; to watch that government
                                                                                                Bass               Diaz-Balart, L.      Hefley          Cleaver           Kind                T.
                                        take control; and to see their people,                  Beauprez           Diaz-Balart, M.      Hensarling      Clyburn           Kucinich          Sanchez, Loretta
                                        thousands of their people, stepping for-                Biggert            Doolittle            Herger          Conyers           Langevin          Sanders
                                        ward to defend their country and fight                  Bilbray            Drake                Hobson          Cooper            Lantos            Schakowsky
                                                                                                Bilirakis          Dreier               Hoekstra        Costa             Larsen (WA)       Schiff
                                        their enemies who are also our enemies                  Bishop (UT)        Duncan               Hostettler      Costello          Larson (CT)       Schwartz (PA)
                                        is, frankly, an inspiring and a noble                   Blackburn          Ehlers               Hulshof         Cramer            Leach             Scott (GA)
                                        sight. I think we have a terrific chance                Blunt              Emerson              Hunter          Crowley           Lee               Scott (VA)
                                        to succeed in Iraq because of the Iraqi                 Boehlert           English (PA)         Hyde            Cuellar           Levin             Serrano
                                                                                                Boehner            Everett              Inglis (SC)     Cummings          Lewis (GA)        Sherman
                                        people, because of the valor and the                    Bonilla            Feeney               Issa            Davis (AL)        Lipinski          Skelton
                                        skill and the professionalism of the                    Bonner             Ferguson             Istook          Davis (CA)        Lofgren, Zoe      Slaughter
                                        American military.                                      Bono               Fitzpatrick (PA)     Jenkins         Davis (FL)        Lowey             Smith (WA)
                                          The real battle and the real arena, as                Boozman            Flake                Jindal          Davis (IL)        Maloney           Snyder
                                                                                                Boren              Foley                Johnson (CT)    Davis (TN)        Markey            Solis
                                        my friend Mr. SHAYS suggested, is here                  Boustany           Forbes               Johnson (IL)    DeFazio           Matheson          Spratt
                                        on the floor of this Congress and in the                Bradley (NH)       Fortenberry          Johnson, Sam    DeGette           Matsui            Stark
                                        court of public opinion in the United                   Brady (TX)         Fossella             Keller          Delahunt          McCarthy          Strickland
                                        States. If we maintain the resolve, if                  Brown (SC)         Foxx                 Kelly           DeLauro           McCollum (MN)     Stupak
                                                                                                Brown-Waite,       Franks (AZ)          Kennedy (MN)    Dicks             McDermott         Tanner
                                        we maintain the commitment, if we                         Ginny            Frelinghuysen        King (IA)       Dingell           McGovern          Tauscher
                                        keep our promise to the Iraqi people,                   Burgess            Gallegly             King (NY)       Doggett           McIntyre          Thompson (CA)
                                        we will be successful. If we do not, we                 Buyer              Garrett (NJ)         Kingston        Doyle             McKinney          Thompson (MS)
                                                                                                Calvert            Gerlach              Kirk            Edwards           McNulty           Tierney
                                        not only will fail, we will strengthen                  Camp (MI)          Gibbons              Kline           Emanuel           Meehan            Towns
                                        and harden our enemies and, frankly,                    Campbell (CA)      Gilchrest            Knollenberg     Engel             Meek (FL)         Udall (CO)
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                                        will bring dishonor on ourselves.                       Cannon             Gillmor              Kolbe           Eshoo             Meeks (NY)        Udall (NM)
                                          I am extraordinarily proud of this                    Cantor             Gingrey              Kuhl (NY)       Etheridge         Michaud           Van Hollen
                                                                                                Castle             Gohmert              LaHood          Evans             Millender-            ´
                                                                                                                                                                                            Velazquez
                                        President. I am extraordinarily proud                   Chabot             Goode                Latham          Farr                McDonald        Visclosky
                                        of this Congress with its bipartisan                    Chocola            Goodlatte            LaTourette      Fattah            Miller (NC)       Wasserman
                                        commitment to succeed in Iraq.                          Coble              Granger              Lewis (CA)      Filner            Miller, George      Schultz




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