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					                                             February 2, 2011                       CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — Extensions of Remarks                                                                 E139

                                                                                      EXTENSIONS OF REMARKS
                                               SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS                                      MEETINGS SCHEDULED                                   2012 and the Future Years Defense Pro-
                                                                                                                       FEBRUARY 15                                 gram.
                                               Title IV of Senate Resolution 4,
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SD–G50
                                             agreed to by the Senate on February 4,                  9:30 a.m.
                                             1977, calls for establishment of a sys-                   Armed Services                                                          MARCH 2
                                             tem for a computerized schedule of all                       To hold hearings to examine the nomina-
                                                                                                                                                            10 a.m.
                                             meetings and hearings of Senate com-                           tions of Michael Vickers, of Virginia,
                                                                                                                                                              Energy and Natural Resources
                                             mittees, subcommittees, joint commit-                          to be Under Secretary for Intelligence,
                                                                                                                                                                To hold hearings to examine the Presi-
                                             tees, and committees of conference.                            and Jo Ann Rooney, of Massachusetts,
                                                                                                                                                                  dent’s proposed budget request for fis-
                                             This title requires all such committees                        to be Principal Deputy Under Sec-                     cal year 2012 for the Department of the
                                             to notify the Office of the Senate Daily                       retary for Personnel and Readiness,                   Interior.
                                             Digest—designated by the Rules Com-                            both of the Department of Defense.                                                    SD–366
                                             mittee—of the time, place, and purpose                                                         SD–G50
                                             of the meetings, when scheduled, and                                                                                               MARCH 3
                                                                                                                       FEBRUARY 16
                                             any cancellations or changes in the                                                                            9:30 a.m.
                                             meetings as they occur.                                 9:30 a.m.                                                Armed Services
                                               As an additional procedure along                        Energy and Natural Resources                              To hold hearings to examine the Depart-
                                             with the computerization of this infor-                      To hold hearings to examine the U.S. De-                 ment of the Army in review of the De-
                                                                                                            partment of Energy’s budget for fiscal                 fense Authorization request for fiscal
                                             mation, the Office of the Senate Daily
                                                                                                            year 2012.                                             year 2012 and the Future Years Defense
                                             Digest will prepare this information for
                                                                                                                                           SD–366                  Program.
                                             printing in the Extensions of Remarks
                                                                                                                                                                                                   SD–106
                                             section of the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD                                     FEBRUARY 17                              Energy and Natural Resources
                                             on Monday and Wednesday of each                                                                                     To hold hearings to examine the Presi-
                                                                                                     9:30 a.m.
                                             week.                                                     Armed Services                                              dent’s proposed budget request for fis-
                                               Meetings scheduled for Thursday,                           To hold hearings to examine the Defense                  cal year 2012 for the USDA Forest Serv-
                                             February 3, 2011 may be found in the                           Authorization request for fiscal year                  ice.
                                             Daily Digest of today’s RECORD.                                                                                                                       SD–366
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                                             February 7, 2011                       CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — Extensions of Remarks                                                                 E141

                                                                                      EXTENSIONS OF REMARKS
                                               SENATE COMMITTEE MEETINGS                                    retary for Personnel and Readiness,                    session in SVC–217 following the open
                                                                                                            both of the Department of Defense.                     session.
                                               Title IV of Senate Resolution 4,                                                            SD–G50                                                 SD–106
                                             agreed to by the Senate on February 4,                  10:30 a.m.
                                             1977, calls for establishment of a sys-                   Homeland Security and Governmental Af-                                  MARCH 2
                                             tem for a computerized schedule of all                         fairs                                           10 a.m.
                                             meetings and hearings of Senate com-                        To hold hearings to examine counterter-              Energy and Natural Resources
                                             mittees, subcommittees, joint commit-                          rorism lessons from the U.S. govern-                To hold hearings to examine the Presi-
                                             tees, and committees of conference.                            ment’s failure to prevent the Fort                    dent’s proposed budget request for fis-
                                             This title requires all such committees                        Hood attack.                                          cal year 2012 for the Department of the
                                             to notify the Office of the Senate Daily                                                       SD–342                Interior.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  SD–366
                                             Digest—designated by the Rules Com-
                                             mittee—of the time, place, and purpose                                    FEBRUARY 16
                                                                                                                                                                                MARCH 3
                                             of the meetings, when scheduled, and                    9:30 a.m.
                                                                                                       Energy and Natural Resources                         9:30 a.m.
                                             any cancellations or changes in the                                                                              Armed Services
                                             meetings as they occur.                                      To hold hearings to examine the U.S. De-
                                                                                                            partment of Energy’s budget for fiscal               To hold hearings to examine the Depart-
                                               As an additional procedure along                                                                                    ment of the Army in review of the De-
                                                                                                            year 2012.
                                             with the computerization of this infor-                                                                               fense Authorization request for fiscal
                                                                                                                                           SD–366
                                             mation, the Office of the Senate Daily                                                                                year 2012 and the Future Years Defense
                                             Digest will prepare this information for                                                                              Program.
                                                                                                                      FEBRUARY 17                                                                  SD–106
                                             printing in the Extensions of Remarks                   9:30 a.m.                                                Energy and Natural Resources
                                             section of the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD                       Armed Services                                            To hold hearings to examine the Presi-
                                             on Monday and Wednesday of each                              To hold hearings to examine the Defense                  dent’s proposed budget request for fis-
                                             week.                                                          Authorization request for fiscal year                  cal year 2012 for the USDA Forest Serv-
                                               Meetings scheduled for Tuesday, Feb-                         2012 and the Future Years Defense Pro-                 ice.
                                             ruary 8, 2011 may be found in the Daily                        gram.                                                                                  SD–366
                                             Digest of today’s RECORD.                                                                     SD–G50
                                                                                                                                                                                MARCH 8
                                                                                                                          MARCH 1                           9:30 a.m.
                                                     MEETINGS SCHEDULED
                                                                                                     9:30 a.m.                                                Armed Services
                                                             FEBRUARY 15                                                                                         To hold hearings to examine the Depart-
                                                                                                       Armed Services
                                             9:30 a.m.                                                    To hold hearings to examine U.S. Special                 ment of the Navy in review of the De-
                                               Armed Services                                               Operations Command and U.S. Central                    fense Authorization request for fiscal
                                                  To hold hearings to examine the nomina-                                                                          year 2012 and the Future Years Defense
                                                                                                            Command in review of the Defense Au-
                                                    tions of Michael Vickers, of Virginia,                                                                         Program; with the possibility of a
                                                                                                            thorization request for fiscal year 2012
                                                    to be Under Secretary for Intelligence,                                                                        closed session in SVC–217 following the
                                                    and Jo Ann Rooney, of Massachusetts,                    and the Future Years Defense Pro-                      open session.
                                                    to be Principal Deputy Under Sec-                       gram; with the possibility of a closed                                                 SD–G50
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                                             February 8, 2011                        CONGRESSIONAL RECORD — Extensions of Remarks                                                                     E143

                                                                                       EXTENSIONS OF REMARKS
                                              IN HONOR OF MILLER-KEYSTONE                             cause the health insurance companies have              ish frontier into today’s Arizona and California.
                                              BLOOD CENTER GRAND OPENING                              given rise to one of the most expensive, least         Kino’s phenomenal horseback rides of great
                                                                                                      accessible, and lowest quality health care sys-        distance and breakneck speed required all the
                                                             HON. JIM GERLACH                         tems in the developed world. Defense compa-            physical and mental strength that only the best
                                                              OF PENNSYLVANIA
                                                                                                      nies profit handsomely off of two major wars,          of the world’s horsemen could possess. For
                                                                                                      one of which is still expanding almost 10 years        this reason Padre Kino is historically known as
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                      on. Fossil fuel companies continue to alter the        ‘‘The Padre on Horseback.’’
                                                         Tuesday, February 8, 2011                    planet at a pace that has been declared not               Padre Kino was born Eusebio Chini in 1645
                                                Mr. GERLACH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to             only a major environmental and economic                in the village of Segno located in the Italian
                                             congratulate Miller-Keystone Blood Center on             issue, but also a national security issue. Ac-         Alps—twenty miles from the birthplace of the
                                             its Grand Opening Celebration of its donor               cording to the Congressional Research Serv-            grandfather of Arizona’s former U.S. Senator
                                             center in Lionville, Pennsylvania and to honor           ice, ‘‘in 2007, the top 5 percent of wealth own-       Dennis DeConcini. Padre Kino gave up his ca-
                                             this healthcare institution for its commitment to        ers accounted for about 60 percent of all              reer as an Old World university professor to
                                             serving the community.                                   wealth accumulated by households.’’                    become a missionary in the New World. For
                                                In the forty years since its establishment in            These are also industries who happen to             his last 24 years he labored tirelessly as a
                                             1971, Miller-Keystone Blood Center has deliv-            contribute mightily to campaigns of both par-          Catholic priest in his Sonoran Desert parish—
                                             ered the safe, reliable, and vital blood supply          ties. The Center for Responsive Politics esti-                                             ´
                                                                                                                                                             the 50,000 square mile Pimerıa Alta (now
                                             that our community needs. Miller-Keystone is             mates that special interests spent $281.6 mil-         southern Arizona and northern Sonora).
                                             the exclusive supplier of blood products to              lion during the 2010 election cycle. These in-            Before this assignment, Padre Kino worked
                                             twenty-one hospitals in ten Pennsylvania and             dustries are not contributing out of the good-         for 3 years in the inhospitable deserts of Baja
                                             New Jersey counties, including having been               ness of their hearts, but because their large          California but the ill-fated settlement effort was
                                             the sole supplier to Pottstown Memorial Med-             investments pay dividends. It is the cost of           abandoned under order of the Spanish King.
                                             ical Center since 1997. In July 2010, the Cen-           doing business.                                        Padre Kino was saddened to leave the native
                                             ter was announced as the exclusive blood pro-               This is not a situation in which it is a good       people of Baja, but for the rest of his life
                                             vider to Brandywine Hospital and Phoenixville            idea to give the wealthy more influence over           Padre Kino never forgot them. He helped
                                             Hospital. No other blood organization supplies           the public’s governance. But H.R. 359 will do          renew the missionary efforts and supplied
                                             these facilities and only blood donated through          that. By reducing the opt-in, voluntary con-           much needed food and supplies from his mis-
                                             Miller-Keystone is being transfused at these             tribution to presidential campaigns, this Con-         sions farms and ranches on the other side of
                                             facilities.                                              gress will declare that the vast majority of           the Gulf of California.
                                                Miller-Keystone Blood Center’s new Lionville          Americans should have less influence over the
                                                                                                                                                                As part of his work, Padre Kino was an ac-
                                             Donor Center will offer appointments both                selection of its government and the corpora-
                                                                                                                                                             complished builder, agriculturist, and cattle-
                                             days and evenings, weekdays and weekends,                tions should have more.
                                                                                                                                                             man.
                                             providing residents throughout the Chester                  Instead, we should be demanding full public
                                                                                                      financing of elections with small maximum                 He founded 24 missions including the beau-
                                             County region with many convenient opportu-
                                                                                                      contributions. We should be amending the               tiful Arizona mission San Xavier del Bac near
                                             nities to make a like-saving blood, platelet or
                                                                                                      Constitution to clarify that our founders did not      Tucson—still an active parish church in the
                                             plasma donation.
                                                                                                      intend to create a system in which one dollar          heart of the San Xavier District of the
                                                Mr. Speaker, I ask that my colleagues join
                                                                                                      equals one vote. And we must reverse the               O’odham Nation. He also founded the mis-
                                             me today in recognizing Miller-Keystone Blood
                                                                                                      corrosive decision to grant corporations the           sions at Tumacacori and Guevavi which are
                                             Center on the occasion of the Grand Opening
                                                                                                      same rights as people in the eyes of the law.          now part of our national park system’s
                                             Celebration of its donor center in Lionville,
                                                                                                         We can do better. A thriving democracy de-          Tumacacori National Historical Park. He was
                                             Pennsylvania and to honor this healthcare in-
                                                                                                      mands it.                                              among the first Europeans to see the Casa
                                             stitution for its commitment to serving the es-
                                                                                                                                                             Grande Ruins—now another of our country’s
                                             sential blood product supply needs of its com-                             f
                                                                                                                                                             national monuments.
                                             munity.
                                                                                                      PADRE EUSEBIO FRANCISCO KINO,                             Padre Kino introduced horses, cattle and
                                                               f                                       S.J. ‘‘THE NOBLEST SOUTHWEST-                         other herd animals, and the cultivation of Old
                                             ELIMINATING TAXPAYER FINANC-                              ERNER OF ALL’’                                        World fruits and wheat into Arizona. Under his
                                              ING OF PRESIDENTIAL ELEC-                                                                                      instruction the native people quickly learned
                                              TIONS                                                                    ´
                                                                                                                HON. RAUL M. GRIJALVA                        new agricultural practices which stabilized
                                                                                                                          OF ARIZONA
                                                                                                                                                             their food supply. By his words in official re-
                                                                  SPEECH OF                                                                                  ports to his superiors and by his actions in his
                                                                                                           IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                             work Padre Kino expressed his heartfelt con-
                                                      HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH                                   Tuesday, February 8, 2011                    viction that missionary efforts begins with re-
                                                                    OF OHIO                                                                                  spect for the native people and the physical
                                                                                                         Mr. GRIJALVA. Mr. Speaker, former Sec-
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       retary of the Interior and Arizona Congress-           betterment of their lives.
                                                     Wednesday, January 26, 2011                      man Stewart L. Udall captured the essence of              Padre Kino was also a frontier diplomat who
                                               The House in Committee of the Whole                    the life and legacy of Jesuit missionary and           promoted peace among the warring tribes he
                                             House on the State of the Union had under                explorer Eusebio Francisco Kino when he                encountered, and between the native people
                                             consideration the bill (H.R. 359) to reduce              wrote ‘‘His vision—and his ability to command          and the Spanish military. He demanded that
                                             Federal spending and the deficit by termi-               the affection and loyalty of the native peoples        the Spanish military and settlers respect the
                                             nating taxpayer financing of presidential                he encountered—made him the preeminent                 native people as their fellow humans. Before
                                             election campaigns and party conventions:                pathfinder and mission builder in the                                             ´
                                                                                                                                                             his arrival to the Pimerıa, Kino obtained a de-
                                                Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Chair, I rise in opposi-            West. . . . [He] dared to believe that, armed          cree from King Carlos II that prohibited the na-
                                             tion to H.R. 359, which would repeal the presi-          only with love, he could mount a horse and             tive people from being enslaved to work in the
                                             dential public funding system. Thanks to Wall            discover new lands and peoples and at the              Spanish mines and haciendas. He defended
                                             Street, unemployment is nominally at 9.4 per-            same time serve his Lord by extending the              the native people from the claims of powerful
                                             cent but in actuality is much higher and fore-           boundaries of Christendom.’’                           interests who coveted their lands and labor
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                                             closures continue to defy efforts to get them                Padre Kino was a mission builder and               and who relentlessly attempted to undermine
                                             under control. Thousands die from no or inad-            itinerant priest who made 50 expeditions total-        his missionary efforts right up until his final
                                             equate access to medical care every year be-             ing over 19,000 miles beyond the then Span-            days on earth.


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                                                Padre Kino was a gifted scientist and car-           HONORING DALTON VERNON MAR-                               Each year the Broadway Theatre presents
                                             tographer having been a student and a pro-               TIN FOR HIS LIFETIME OF SERV-                         six main stage productions including com-
                                             fessor in Europe’s greatest universities. His            ICE TO AMERICA                                        edies, dramas, and musicals. This historic
                                             careful scientific observations made during his                                                                900-seat house is unique, combining the allure
                                             journeys of exploration resulted in the first reli-                  HON. BILL CASSIDY                         of the old-time theatre experience with modern
                                             able definitive historical chronicles and accu-                            OF LOUISIANA
                                                                                                                                                            themed shows and performances.
                                             rate maps of these previously unknown lands.                                                                      The theatre received several awards at this
                                                                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                       ´
                                             His maps of the Pimerıa Alta and its adjacent                                                                  year’s New Jersey Association of Community
                                             regions were widely published in Europe dur-                      Tuesday, February 8, 2011                    Theater’s Perry Awards. The production of ‘‘All
                                             ing his lifetime and were used for over a cen-             Mr. CASSIDY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to           Shook Up,’’ a lighthearted musical comedy
                                             tury afterwards.                                        honor the memory of Dalton Vernon Martin,              based on Shakespeare’s ‘‘Twelfth Night,’’ was
                                                During Padre Kino’s lifetime it was the com-         Chief Petty Officer, United States Navy (Ret.),        named Best Production of a Musical. In addi-
                                             monly held belief that California was an island         and Sherriff’s Deputy, East Baton Rouge                tion, the show’s female star, Nicole Mangano,
                                             and separated from the North American main-             Sherriff’s Department, who passed away on              won the award for Best Youth Lead Actress in
                                             land. At the Blue Shell Conference at San Xa-           January 23, 2011.                                      a Musical. The production also won awards for
                                             vier Mission he consulted with the native peo-             Born in St. Francisville, Louisiana on No-          Best Lighting and Best Sound Design of a Mu-
                                             ple throughout the region about the wide-               vember 11, 1921, Mr. Martin first excelled as          sical thanks to the work of Shawn McGovern
                                             spread trading of abalone shells. He heard              a high school boxer, compiling a record of 63          and Chris Rodig.
                                             from them that the shells originated on the Pa-         victories in 65 bouts. He dedicated that re-              Mr. Speaker, the Broadway Theatre of Pit-
                                             cific Ocean coast of Baja California. Padre             solve and fighting spirit towards serving and          man and these individuals should be recog-
                                             Kino then hypothesized that California was not          defending his country, enlisting in the U.S.           nized for their achievement at the Perry
                                             an island and that a land route to Baja Cali-           Navy to fight in World War II and the Korean           Awards. I look forward to the Broadway The-
                                             fornia did exist. Numerous expeditions to the           War, including the Pacific battles of the Gilbert      atre of Pitman educating and entertaining the
                                             Colorado River and its delta were necessary             and Marshall Islands, Tarawa, and Okinawa.             South Jersey community for many years to
                                             to prove his hypothesis. His discovery led to              After a distinguished 38 year career in the         come.
                                             renewed efforts to build new missions serving           Armed Forces, Mr. Martin retired from active                              f
                                             the destitute native peoples of Baja California         duty and embarked on a new mission of serv-
                                                                                                                                                               RECOGNIZING THE PASSING OF
                                             during his lifetime. It also prepared the way for       ice as a Deputy of the East Baton Rouge
                                                                                                                                                                  COLONEL GREG MALLOY
                                             the founding of the City of San Francisco, in           Sherriff’s office. Here, Mr. Martin spent 23
                                             present day California, by the De Anza expe-            years protecting his fellow citizens and uphold-
                                             dition. These undertakings could have only              ing the rule of law.
                                                                                                                                                                          HON. JEFF MILLER
                                                                                                                                                                               OF FLORIDA
                                             succeeded with the support provided by the                 Mr. Martin lived a life of service, but he
                                                                                                                                                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             extensive chain of missions, farms and                  never sought to label himself as the hero he
                                             ranches built by the native people and Padre            truly was. He spoke honestly and openly                          Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             Kino.                                                   about the fear and sadness that are insepa-               Mr. MILLER of Florida. Mr. Speaker, it is
                                                Padre Kino died in Magdalena, Sonora on              rable from the glory and honor of serving in           with great sadness that I rise today to recog-
                                             March 15, 1711 after saying the Mass for                combat. He was grateful for the opportunities          nize the passing of Colonel Greg Malloy. Colo-
                                             dedication for a new chapel for St. Francisco           afforded by his service to visit the farthest          nel Malloy exemplified the character and com-
                                             Xavier, his patron saint. His death bed con-            reaches of the world, but he served for no             mitment of a true law enforcement officer. His
                                             sisted of his usual bed on the ground. His bed          other reason than to defend his country and            tragic passing is an enormous loss for the
                                             was made from his horse blankets with his               one day return home to his beloved Louisiana.          northwest Florida community.
                                             saddle as a pillow. Padre Kino died at the age             If the measure of a person is by what they             Colonel Malloy started working for the Flor-
                                             of 66.                                                  leave behind, then Mr. Martin sets a standard          ida Department of Corrections in 1988. He
                                                Through his great faith and intellect, his           to which we should all aspire. His life’s story        served the state of Florida with honor and dis-
                                             gentle charisma and stamina, Padre Kino for-            is yet another testament to the strength and           tinction, and in 2010, his leadership and es-
                                             ever transformed the lives and hearts of all            legacy of the Greatest Generation. And for his         teemed service was recognized when he was
                                                                          ´
                                             people living in the Pimerıa Alta and the Cali-         wife, Christy, his children, Paul, John and            promoted to the rank of Colonel, the highest
                                             fornias. The native peoples of the region still         Susan, and his grandchildren, Erin, Tristan,           designation for a corrections officer.
                                             revere and love their Padre on Horseback.               Madeleine, Jack, Lauren and Caroline, his                 Colonel Malloy was working as part of the
                                                In 1965 Padre Kino was honored by the citi-          spirit and legacy live on. The country he              Holmes Correctional Institution K–9 tracking
                                             zens of Arizona as the State’s founder and its          helped to preserve as the greatest beacon for          team assisting in pursuit of a suspect in a
                                             preeminent pioneer by the dedication of his             freedom and opportunity in the world remains           double homicide case. Law enforcement offi-
                                             statue in the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol         forever grateful.                                      cers were alerted to the presence of the sus-
                                             Building. The ceremony was attended by dig-                               f                                    pect by a local hunter who, after being shot at
                                             nitaries from all over the world. This event was                                                               by the suspect, called 911. Colonel Malloy and
                                             the catalyst to the Federal Government of               HONORING THE BROADWAY THE-                             the responding officers tracked the suspect in
                                             Mexico to successfully complete in May 1966              ATRE OF PITMAN, NEW JERSEY                            the woods for an hour when the suspect dou-
                                             Padre Kino’s mortal remains. This ended a 40-            ON ITS PERRY AWARDS                                   bled back and ambushed the tracking teams.
                                             year search for his grave. In May 2006 the                                                                     Colonel Malloy was mortally wounded in the
                                             Archdiocese of Hermosillo submitted the offi-                    HON. ROBERT E. ANDREWS                        ensuing gunfire.
                                             cial documents to the Vatican to start the                                OF NEW JERSEY                           Our law enforcement officers put them-
                                             process of Canonization for Padre Kino’s for-                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   selves in danger to protect the families,
                                             mal recognition as a saint by the Catholic                                                                     friends, neighbors and citizens of their local
                                             Church.                                                           Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                                                                                                                                            community. Colonel Malloy paid the ultimate
                                                Now on this day, March 15, 2011 which is                Mr. ANDREWS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to           price; however, his bravery and dedication to
                                             the 300th year anniversary of his death, the            recognize the Broadway Theatre of Pitman,              serving the residents of his community and the
                                             Kino Heritage Society is issuing its own de-            New Jersey and its production of ‘‘All Shook           state of Florida live on.
                                             signed private U.S. postage stamp and cancel            Up’’ for the honors it received at the New Jer-           Colonel Malloy remains in the hearts and
                                             mark. This stamp will be cancelled by the               sey Association of Community Theater’s Perry           minds of those around him, not only as a well
                                             United States Postal Service at a community-            Awards.                                                respected law enforcement officer, but as a
                                             wide event honoring Padre Kino at the Postal               Opened in May 1926, the Broadway origi-             loving husband, father, and son. He is sur-
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                                             History Foundation in Tucson, Arizona.                  nally operated as a fully equipped movie and           vived by his wife Donna, daughter Payton, fa-
                                                Other extensive celebrations of Padre Kino’s         vaudeville theatre. Thanks to a strong commu-          ther Lynton, mother Sue, step-father Michael
                                             life and legacy are being held this year in Italy,      nity effort, the Broadway Theatre of Pitman re-        and sister Deidra.
                                             Mexico and other communities in the United              opened its doors in 2007. The theatre’s owner             Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the United States
                                             States for this heroic man described by the             Peter Stack has worked with the Greater Pit-           Congress, I extend my deepest condolences
                                             noted historian Lawrence Clark Powell as ‘‘the          man Chamber of Commerce to preserve the                to Colonel Malloy’s family. A committed com-
                                             noblest Southwesterner of all.’’                        theatre’s history.                                     munity leader and loving family man, he paid



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                                             the ultimate price protecting and defending his          Services, which were adopted by the Com-               counts). In addition, the subcommittee will
                                             community. His life and sacrifice will not be            mittee on January 20, 2011.                            be responsible for Navy and Marine Corps
                                             forgotten. My wife Vicki joins me in extending                                                                  aviation programs, National Guard and
                                                                                                             RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON ARMED
                                                                                                                                                             Army, Air Force and Marine Corps Reserve
                                             our thoughts and prayers to the entire Malloy                        SERVICES 112TH CONGRESS
                                                                                                                                                             modernization, and ammunition programs.
                                             family.                                                            RULE 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS                      Subcommittee on Military Personnel: Mili-
                                                               f                                         (a) The Rules of the House of Representa-           tary personnel policy, Reserve Component
                                                                                                      tives are the rules of the Committee on                integration and employment issues, military
                                             PROCLAMATION CONGRATULATING                              Armed Services (hereinafter referred to in             health care, military education, and POW/
                                              NIEL YOUNG ON 15 YEARS OF                               these rules as the ‘‘Committee’’) and its sub-         MIA issues. In addition, the subcommittee
                                              EXCELLENCE IN RADIO BROAD-                              committees so far as applicable.                       will be responsible for Morale, Welfare and
                                              CASTING                                                    (b) Pursuant to clause 2(a)(2) of rule XI of        Recreation issues and programs.
                                                                                                      the Rules of the House of Representatives,                Subcommittee on Readiness: Military
                                                                                                      the Committee’s rules shall be publicly                readiness, training, logistics and mainte-
                                                       HON. FRANK C. GUINTA                           available in electronic form and published in          nance issues and programs. In addition, the
                                                              OF NEW HAMPSHIRE                        the Congressional Record not later than 30             subcommittee will be responsible for all
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       days after the chair of the committee is               military construction, depot policy, civilian
                                                                                                      elected in each odd-numbered year.                     personnel policy, environmental policy, in-
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                                                                                           RULE 2. FULL COMMITTEE MEETING DATE               stallations and family housing issues, includ-
                                                Mr. GUINTA. Mr. Speaker, on January 29,                  (a) The Committee shall meet every                  ing the base closure process, and energy pol-
                                             2011 Niel Young will be celebrating 15 years             Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., when the House of             icy and programs of the Department of De-
                                             of excellence in radio broadcasting on WEZS              Representatives is in session, and at such             fense.
                                             1350 AM ‘‘The Advocates.’’ Mr. Young has                 other times as may be fixed by the Chairman               Subcommittee on Seapower and Projection
                                                                                                      of the Committee (hereinafter referred to as           Forces: Navy acquisition programs, Naval
                                             served the public in various capacities at both
                                                                                                      the ‘‘Chairman’’), or by written request of            Reserve equipment, and Marine Corps am-
                                             the local and state levels, and has been a                                                                      phibious assault vehicle programs (except
                                                                                                      members of the Committee pursuant to
                                             strong advocate for taxpayers in Laconia and                                                                    strategic weapons, space, special operations,
                                                                                                      clause 2(c) of rule XI of the Rules of the
                                             the state of New Hampshire.                              House of Representatives.                              science and technology programs, and infor-
                                                Known for his colorful character and sharp               (b) A Wednesday meeting of the Committee            mation technology programs), deep strike
                                             wit, Mr. Young’s radio program aims to inform            may be dispensed with by the Chairman, but             bombers and related systems, lift programs,
                                             the public and provide dialogue on the local,            such action may be reversed by a written re-           and seaborne unmanned aerial systems. In
                                             state and national issues of the day. Since his          quest of a majority of the members of the              addition, the subcommittee will be respon-
                                                                                                      Committee.                                             sible for Maritime programs under the juris-
                                             first day broadcasting, Mr. Young has fought
                                                                                                                                                             diction of the Committee as delineated in
                                             for the principles that Granite Staters hold so               RULE 3. SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING DATES
                                                                                                                                                             paragraphs 5, 6, and 9 of clause 1(c) of rule X
                                             dear.                                                       Each subcommittee is authorized to meet,            of the Rules of the House of Representatives.
                                                This is a great day for Mr. Young, his wife           hold hearings, receive evidence, and report               Subcommittee on Strategic Forces: Stra-
                                             Betty, and his listeners. I wish him the very            to the Committee on all matters referred to            tegic weapons (except deep strike bombers
                                             best and many more years on the air.                     it. Insofar as possible, meetings of the Com-          and related systems), space programs, bal-
                                                                                                      mittee and its subcommittees shall not con-            listic missile defense, national intelligence
                                                               f                                      flict. A subcommittee Chairman shall set               programs, and Department of Energy na-
                                                  HONORING JOSHUA SAMUEL                              meeting dates after consultation with the              tional security programs (except non-pro-
                                                                                                      Chairman, other subcommittee Chairmen,                 liferation programs).
                                                           HOPPE                                      and the Ranking Minority Member of the                    Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and
                                                                                                      subcommittee with a view toward avoiding,              Capabilities: Defense-wide and joint enabling
                                                             HON. SAM GRAVES                          whenever possible, simultaneous scheduling             activities and programs to include: Special
                                                                 OF MISSOURI                          of Committee and subcommittee meetings or              Operations Forces; counter-proliferation and
                                                                                                      hearings.                                              counter-terrorism programs and initiatives;
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                          RULE 4. JURISDICTION AND MEMBERSHIP OF             science and technology policy and programs;
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                              COMMITTEE AND SUBCOMMITTEES                    information technology programs; homeland
                                                Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I                  (a) Jurisdiction                                     defense and Department of Defense related
                                             proudly pause to recognize Joshua Samuel                   (1) The Committee retains jurisdiction of            consequence management programs; related
                                                                                                      all subjects listed in clause 1(c) and clause          intelligence support; and other enabling pro-
                                             Hoppe. Joshua is a very special young man                                                                       grams and activities to include cyber oper-
                                                                                                      3(b) of rule X of the Rules of the House of
                                             who has exemplified the finest qualities of citi-                                                               ations, strategic communications, and infor-
                                                                                                      Representatives and retains exclusive juris-
                                             zenship and leadership by taking an active               diction for: defense policy generally, ongoing         mation operations.
                                             part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 351,            military operations, the organization and re-             Subcommittee on Oversight and Investiga-
                                             and earning the most prestigious award of                form of the Department of Defense and De-              tions: Any matter within the jurisdiction of
                                             Eagle Scout.                                             partment of Energy, counter-drug programs,             the Committee, subject to the concurrence of
                                                Joshua has been very active with his troop,           security and humanitarian assistance (ex-              the Chairman of the Committee and, as ap-
                                             participating in many scout activities. Over the         cept special operations-related activities) of         propriate, affected subcommittee chairmen.
                                                                                                      the Department of Defense, acquisition and             The subcommittee shall have no legislative
                                             many years Joshua has been involved with
                                                                                                      industrial base policy, technology transfer            jurisdiction.
                                             scouting, he has not only earned numerous                                                                          (b) Membership of the Subcommittees
                                                                                                      and export controls, joint interoperability,
                                             merit badges, but also the respect of his fam-           the Cooperative Threat Reduction program,                 (1) Subcommittee memberships, with the
                                             ily, peers, and community. Most notably, Josh-           Department of Energy nonproliferation pro-             exception of membership on the Sub-
                                             ua has contributed to his community through              grams, detainee affairs and policy, intel-             committee on Oversight and Investigations,
                                             his Eagle Scout project.                                 ligence policy, force protection policy and            shall be filled in accordance with the rules of
                                                Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in          inter-agency reform as it pertains to the De-          the Majority party’s conference and the Mi-
                                             commending Joshua Samuel Hoppe for his                   partment of Defense and the nuclear weap-              nority party’s caucus, respectively.
                                             accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of                   ons programs of the Department of Energy.                 (2) The Chairman and Ranking Minority
                                                                                                      While subcommittees are provided jurisdic-             Member of the Subcommittee on Oversight
                                             America and for his efforts put forth in achiev-                                                                and Investigations shall be filled in accord-
                                                                                                      tional responsibilities in subparagraph (2),
                                             ing the highest distinction of Eagle Scout.              the Committee retains the right to exercise            ance with the rules of the Majority party’s
                                                               f                                      oversight and legislative jurisdiction over all        conference and the Minority party’s caucus,
                                                                                                      subjects within its purview under rule X of            respectively. Consistent with the party ra-
                                                 RULES OF THE COMITTEE ON                             the Rules of the House of Representatives.             tios established by the Majority party, all
                                                     ARMED SERVICES                                     (2) The Committee shall be organized to              other Majority members of the sub-
                                                                                                      consist of seven standing subcommittees                committee shall be appointed by the Chair-
                                                HON. HOWARD P. ‘‘BUCK’’ McKEON                        with the following jurisdictions:                      man of the Committee, and all other Minor-
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                                                                                                        Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land                ity members shall be appointed by the Rank-
                                                                OF CALIFORNIA                                                                                ing Minority Member of the Committee.
                                                                                                      Forces: All Army, Air Force and Marine
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       Corps acquisition programs (except Marine                 (3) The Chairman of the Committee and
                                                      Tuesday, February 8, 2011                       Corps amphibious assault vehicle programs,             Ranking Minority Member thereof may sit
                                                                                                      strategic missiles, space, lift programs, spe-         as ex officio members of all subcommittees.
                                               Mr. MCKEON. Mr. Speaker, I respectfully                cial operations, science and technology pro-           Ex officio members shall not vote in sub-
                                             submit the rules of the Committee on Armed               grams, and information technology ac-                  committee hearings or meetings or be taken




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                                             into consideration for the purpose of deter-            shall have authority to discharge a sub-               subcommittee, panel, or task force in open
                                             mining the ratio of the subcommittees or es-            committee from consideration of any meas-              session and with a majority being present,
                                             tablishing a quorum at subcommittee hear-               ure or matter referred thereto and have such           determines by record vote that all or part of
                                             ings or meetings.                                       measure or matter considered by the Com-               the remainder of that hearing or meeting on
                                               (4) A member of the Committee who is not              mittee.                                                that day shall be in executive session be-
                                             a member of a particular subcommittee may                 (d) Reports and recommendations of a sub-            cause disclosure of testimony, evidence, or
                                             sit with the subcommittee and participate               committee may not be considered by the                 other matters to be considered would endan-
                                             during any of its hearings but shall not have           Committee until after the intervention of              ger the national security, would compromise
                                             authority to vote, cannot be counted for the            three calendar days from the time the report           sensitive law enforcement information, or
                                             purpose of achieving a quorum, and cannot               is approved by the subcommittee and avail-             would violate any law or rule of the House of
                                             raise a point of order at the hearing.                  able to the members of the Committee, ex-              Representatives. Notwithstanding the re-
                                              RULE 5. COMMITTEE PANELS AND TASK FORCES               cept that this rule may be waived by a ma-             quirements of the preceding sentence, a ma-
                                               (a) Committee Panels                                  jority vote of a quorum of the Committee.              jority of those present, there being in at-
                                               (1) The Chairman may designate a panel of               (e) The Chairman, in consultation with the           tendance no fewer than two members of the
                                             the Committee consisting of members of the              Ranking Minority Member, shall establish               Committee, subcommittee, panel, or task
                                             Committee to inquire into and take testi-               criteria for recommending legislation and              force may vote to close a hearing or meeting
                                             mony on a matter or matters that fall with-             other matters to be considered by the House            for the sole purpose of discussing whether
                                             in the jurisdiction of more than one sub-               of Representatives, pursuant to clause I of            testimony or evidence to be received would
                                             committee and to report to the Committee.               rule XV of the Rules of the House of Rep-              endanger the national security, would com-
                                               (2) No panel appointed by the Chairman                resentatives. Such criteria shall not conflict         promise sensitive law enforcement informa-
                                             shall continue in existence for more than six           with the Rules of the House of Representa-             tion, or would violate any law or rule of the
                                             months after the appointment. A panel so                tives and other applicable rules.                      House of Representatives. If the decision is
                                             appointed may, upon the expiration of six                 RULE 7. PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF HEARINGS              to proceed in executive session, the vote
                                             months, be reappointed by the Chairman for                                 AND MEETINGS                        must be by record vote and in open session,
                                             a period of time which is not to exceed six               (a) Pursuant to clause 2(g)(3) of rule XI of         a majority of the Committee, subcommittee,
                                             months.                                                 the Rules of the House of Representatives,             panel, or task force being present.
                                               (3) Consistent with the party ratios estab-           the Chairman of the Committee, or of any                 (b) Whenever it is asserted by a member of
                                             lished by the Majority party, all Majority              subcommittee, panel, or task force, shall              the Committee or subcommittee that the
                                             members of the panels shall be appointed by             make a public announcement of the date,                evidence or testimony at a hearing may tend
                                             the Chairman of the Committee, and all Mi-              place, and subject matter of any hearing or            to defame, degrade, or incriminate any per-
                                             nority members shall be appointed by the                meeting before that body at least one week             son, or it is asserted by a witness that the
                                             Ranking Minority Member of the Com-                     before the commencement of a hearing and               evidence or testimony that the witness
                                             mittee. The Chairman of the Committee                   at least three days before the commence-               would give at a hearing may tend to defame,
                                             shall choose one of the Majority members so             ment of a meeting. However, if the Chairman            degrade, or incriminate the witness, not-
                                             appointed who does not currently chair an-              of the Committee, or of any subcommittee,              withstanding the requirements of (a) and the
                                             other subcommittee of the Committee to                  panel, or task force, with the concurrence of          provisions of clause 2(g)(2) of rule XI of the
                                             serve as Chairman of the panel. The Ranking             the respective Ranking Minority Member,                Rules of the House of Representatives, such
                                             Minority Member of the Committee shall                  determines that there is good cause to begin           evidence or testimony shall be presented in
                                             similarly choose the Ranking Minority                   the hearing or meeting sooner, or if the Com-          executive session, if by a majority vote of
                                             Member of the panel.                                    mittee, subcommittee, panel, or task force             those present, there being in attendance no
                                               (4) No panel shall have legislative jurisdic-         so determines by majority vote, a quorum               fewer than two members of the Committee
                                             tion.                                                   being present for the transaction of business,         or subcommittee, the Committee or sub-
                                               (b) Committee and Subcommittee Task                   such chairman shall make the announce-                 committee determines that such evidence
                                             Forces                                                  ment at the earliest possible date. Any an-            may tend to defame, degrade, or incriminate
                                               (1) The Chairman of the Committee, or a               nouncement made under this rule shall be               any person. A majority of those present,
                                             Chairman of a subcommittee with the con-                promptly published in the Daily Digest,                there being in attendance no fewer than two
                                             currence of the Chairman of the Committee,              promptly entered into the committee sched-             members of the Committee or subcommittee
                                             may designate a task force to inquire into              uling service of the House Information Re-             may also vote to close the hearing or meet-
                                             and take testimony on a matter that falls               sources, and promptly made publicly avail-             ing for the sole purpose of discussing wheth-
                                             within the jurisdiction of the Committee or             able in electronic form.                               er evidence or testimony to be received
                                             subcommittee, respectively. The Chairman                  (b) At least 24 hours prior to the com-              would tend to defame, degrade, or incrimi-
                                             and Ranking Minority Member of the Com-                 mencement of a meeting for the markup of               nate any person. The Committee or sub-
                                             mittee or subcommittee shall each appoint               legislation, or at the time of an announce-            committee shall proceed to receive such tes-
                                             an equal number of members to the task                  ment under paragraph (a) made within 24                timony in open session only if the Com-
                                             force. The Chairman of the Committee or                 hours before such meeting, the Chairman of             mittee or subcommittee, a majority being
                                             subcommittee shall choose one of the mem-               the Committee, or of any subcommittee,                 present, determines that such evidence or
                                             bers so appointed, who does not currently               panel, or task force shall cause the text of           testimony will not tend to defame, degrade,
                                             chair another subcommittee of the Com-                  such measure or matter to be made publicly             or incriminate any person.
                                             mittee, to serve as Chairman of the task                available in electronic form as provided in
                                             force. The Ranking Minority Member of the                                                                        (c) Notwithstanding the foregoing, and
                                                                                                     clause 2(g)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of the
                                             Committee or subcommittee shall similarly                                                                      with the approval of the Chairman, each
                                                                                                     House of Representatives.
                                             appoint the Ranking Minority Member of the                                                                     member of the Committee may designate by
                                                                                                          RULE 8. BROADCASTING OF COMMITTEE                 letter to the Chairman, one member of that
                                             task force.
                                                                                                                 HEARINGS AND MEETINGS                      member’s personal staff, and an alternate,
                                               (2) No task force appointed by the Chair-
                                             man of the Committee or subcommittee                      (a) Pursuant to clause 2(e)(5) of rule XI of         which may include fellows, with Top Secret
                                             shall continue in existence for more than               the Rules of the House of Representatives,             security clearance to attend hearings of the
                                             three months. A task force may only be re-              the Committee shall, to the maximum ex-                Committee,     or    that   member’s     sub-
                                             appointed for an additional three months                tent practicable, provide audio and video              committee(s), panel(s), or task force(s) (ex-
                                             with the written concurrence of the Chair-              coverage of each hearing or meeting for the            cluding briefings or meetings held under the
                                             man and Ranking Minority Member of the                  transaction of business in a manner that al-           provisions of committee rule 9(a)), which
                                             Committee or subcommittee whose Chair-                  lows the public to easily listen to and view           have been closed under the provisions of rule
                                             man appointed the task force.                           the proceedings. The Committee shall main-             9(a) above for national security purposes for
                                               (3) No task force shall have legislative ju-          tain the recordings of such coverage in a              the taking of testimony. The attendance of
                                             risdiction.                                             manner that is easily accessible to the pub-           such a staff member or fellow at such hear-
                                                RULE 6. REFERENCE AND CONSIDERATION OF               lic.                                                   ings is subject to the approval of the Com-
                                                                LEGISLATION                            (b) Clause 4 of rule XI of the Rules of the          mittee, subcommittee, panel, or task force
                                                                                                     House of Representatives shall apply to the            as dictated by national security require-
                                               (a) The Chairman shall refer legislation
                                                                                                     Committee.                                             ments at that time. The attainment of any
                                             and other matters to the appropriate sub-
                                                                                                      RULE 9. MEETINGS AND HEARINGS OPEN TO THE             required security clearances is the responsi-
                                             committee or to the full Committee.
                                                                                                                            PUBLIC                          bility of individual members of the Com-
                                               (b) Legislation shall be taken up for a
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                                                                                                       (a) Each hearing and meeting for the trans-          mittee.
                                             hearing or markup only when called by the
                                             Chairman of the Committee or sub-                       action of business, including the markup of              (d) Pursuant to clause 2(g)(2) of rule XI of
                                             committee, as appropriate, or by a majority             legislation, conducted by the Committee, or            the Rules of the House of Representatives,
                                             of the Committee or subcommittee, as ap-                any subcommittee, panel, or task force, to             no Member, Delegate, or Resident Commis-
                                             propriate.                                              the extent that the respective body is au-             sioner     may      be     excluded      from
                                               (c) The Chairman, with approval of a ma-              thorized to conduct markups, shall be open             nonparticipatory attendance at any hearing
                                             jority vote of a quorum of the Committee,               to the public except when the Committee,               of the Committee or a subcommittee, unless




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                                             the House of Representatives shall by major-            any such departure applies equally to the              written witness statements, with appro-
                                             ity vote authorize the Committee or sub-                Majority and the Minority.                             priate redactions to protect the privacy of
                                             committee, for purposes of a particular se-               (c) No person other than a Member, Dele-             the witness, shall be made publicly available
                                             ries of hearings on a particular article of leg-        gate, or Resident Commissioner of Congress             in electronic form not later than one day
                                             islation or on a particular subject of inves-           and committee staff may be seated in or be-            after the witness appears.
                                             tigation, to close its hearings to Members,             hind the dais area during Committee, sub-               RULE 14. ADMINISTERING OATHS TO WITNESSES
                                             Delegates, and the Resident Commissioner                committee, panel, or task force hearings and             (a) The Chairman, or any member des-
                                             by the same procedures designated in this               meetings.                                              ignated by the Chairman, may administer
                                             rule for closing hearings to the public.                   RULE 12. POWER TO SIT AND ACT; SUBPOENA             oaths to any witness.
                                               (e) The Committee or the subcommittee                                        POWER                             (b) Witnesses, when sworn, shall subscribe
                                             may vote, by the same procedure, to meet in               (a) For the purpose of carrying out any of           to the following oath:
                                             executive session for up to five additional             its functions and duties under rules X and XI            ‘‘Do you solemnly swear (or affirm) that
                                             consecutive days of hearings.                           of the Rules of the House of Representatives,          the testimony you will give before this Com-
                                                             RULE 10. QUORUM                         the Committee and any subcommittee is au-              mittee (or subcommittee) in the matters now
                                               (a) For purposes of taking testimony and              thorized (subject to subparagraph (b)(1) of            under consideration will be the truth, the
                                             receiving evidence, two members shall con-              this paragraph):                                       whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so
                                             stitute a quorum.                                         (1) to sit and act at such times and places          help you God?’’
                                               (b) One-third of the members of the Com-              within the United States, whether the House                  RULE 15. QUESTIONING OF WITNESSES
                                             mittee or subcommittee shall constitute a               is in session, has recessed, or has adjourned,           (a) When a witness is before the Committee
                                             quorum for taking any action, with the fol-             and to hold hearings, and                              or a subcommittee, members of the Com-
                                             lowing exceptions, in which case a majority               (2) to require by subpoena, or otherwise,            mittee or subcommittee may put questions
                                             of the Committee or subcommittee shall                  the attendance and testimony of such wit-              to the witness only when recognized by the
                                             constitute a quorum:                                    nesses and the production of such books,               Chairman or subcommittee chairman, as ap-
                                               (1) Reporting a measure or recommenda-                records, correspondence, memorandums, pa-              propriate, for that purpose according to rule
                                             tion;                                                   pers and documents, including, but not lim-            11 of the Committee.
                                               (2) Closing Committee or subcommittee                 ited to, those in electronic form, as it con-            (b) Members of the Committee or sub-
                                             meetings and hearings to the public;                    siders necessary.                                      committee who so desire shall have not more
                                               (3) Authorizing the issuance of subpoenas;              (b)(1) A subpoena may be authorized and              than five minutes to question each witness
                                               (4) Authorizing the use of executive session          issued by the Committee, or any sub-                   or panel of witnesses, the responses of the
                                             material; and                                           committee with the concurrence of the full             witness or witnesses being included in the
                                               (5) Voting to proceed in open session after           Committee Chairman and after consultation              five-minute period, until such time as each
                                             voting to close to discuss whether evidence             with the Ranking Minority Member of the                member has had an opportunity to question
                                             or testimony to be received would tend to de-           Committee, under subparagraph (a)(2) in the            each witness or panel of witnesses. There-
                                             fame, degrade, or incriminate any person.               conduct of any investigation, or series of in-         after, additional rounds for questioning wit-
                                               (c) No measure or recommendation shall be             vestigations or activities, only when author-          nesses by members are within the discretion
                                             reported to the House of Representatives un-            ized by a majority of the members voting, a            of the Chairman or subcommittee chairman,
                                             less a majority of the Committee is actually            majority of the Committee or subcommittee              as appropriate.
                                             present.                                                being present. Authorized subpoenas shall be             (c) Questions put to witnesses before the
                                                      RULE 11. THE FIVE-MINUTE RULE                  signed only by the Chairman, or by any                 Committee or subcommittee shall be perti-
                                                                                                     member designated by the Committee.                    nent to the measure or matter that may be
                                               (a) Subject to rule 15, the time any one
                                                                                                       (2) Pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI of            before the Committee or subcommittee for
                                             member may address the Committee or sub-
                                                                                                     the Rules of the House of Representatives,             consideration.
                                             committee on any measure or matter under
                                             consideration shall not exceed five minutes             compliance with any subpoena issued by the              RULE 16. PUBLICATION OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS
                                             and then only when the member has been                  Committee or any subcommittee under sub-                                 AND MARKUPS
                                             recognized by the Chairman or sub-                      paragraph (a)(2) may be enforced only as au-             The transcripts of those hearings con-
                                             committee chairman, as appropriate, except              thorized or directed by the House of Rep-              ducted by the Committee, subcommittee, or
                                             that this time limit may be exceeded by                 resentatives.                                          panel will be published officially in substan-
                                             unanimous consent. Any member, upon re-                          RULE 13. WITNESS STATEMENTS                   tially verbatim form, with the material re-
                                             quest, shall be recognized for not more than              (a) Any prepared statement to be presented           quested for the record inserted at that place
                                             five minutes to address the Committee or                by a witness to the Committee or a sub-                requested, or at the end of the record, as ap-
                                             subcommittee on behalf of an amendment                  committee shall be submitted to the Com-               propriate. The transcripts of markups con-
                                             which the member has offered to any pend-               mittee or subcommittee at least 48 hours in            ducted by the Committee or any sub-
                                             ing bill or resolution. The five-minute limi-           advance of presentation and shall be distrib-          committee may be published officially in
                                             tation shall not apply to the Chairman and              uted to all members of the Committee or                verbatim form. Any requests to correct any
                                             Ranking Minority Member of the Committee                subcommittee as soon as practicable but not            errors, other than those in transcription,
                                             or subcommittee.                                        less than 24 hours in advance of presen-               will be appended to the record, and the ap-
                                               (b)(1) Members who are present at a hear-             tation. A copy of any such prepared state-             propriate place where the change is re-
                                             ing of the Committee or subcommittee when               ment shall also be submitted to the Com-               quested will be footnoted. Any transcript
                                             a hearing is originally convened shall be rec-          mittee in electronic form. If a prepared               published under this rule shall include the
                                             ognized by the Chairman or subcommittee                 statement contains national security infor-            results of record votes conducted in the ses-
                                             chairman, as appropriate, in order of senior-           mation bearing a classification of Secret or           sion covered by the transcript and shall also
                                             ity. Those members arriving subsequently                higher, the statement shall be made avail-             include materials that have been submitted
                                             shall be recognized in order of their arrival.          able in the Committee rooms to all members             for the record and are covered under rule 19.
                                             Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Chair-               of the Committee or subcommittee as soon               The handling and safekeeping of these mate-
                                             man and the Ranking Minority Member will                as practicable but not less than 24 hours in           rials shall fully satisfy the requirements of
                                             take precedence upon their arrival. In recog-           advance of presentation; however, no such              rule 20. No transcript of an executive session
                                             nizing members to question witnesses in this            statement shall be removed from the Com-               conducted under rule 9 shall be published
                                             fashion, the Chairman shall take into consid-           mittee offices. The requirement of this rule           under this rule.
                                             eration the ratio of the Majority to Minority           may be waived by a majority vote of the                        RULE 17. VOTING AND ROLLCALLS
                                             members present and shall establish the                 Committee or subcommittee, a quorum                      (a) Voting on a measure or matter may be
                                             order of recognition for questioning in such            being present. In cases where a witness does           by record vote, division vote, voice vote, or
                                             a manner as not to disadvantage the mem-                not submit a statement by the time required            unanimous consent.
                                             bers of either party.                                   under this rule, the Chairman of the Com-                (b) A record vote shall be ordered upon the
                                               (2) Pursuant to rule 4 and subject to rule            mittee or subcommittee, as appropriate,                request of one-fifth of those members
                                             15, a member of the Committee who is not a              with the concurrence of the respective Rank-           present.
                                             member of a subcommittee may be recog-                  ing Minority Member, may elect to exclude                (c) No vote by any member of the Com-
                                             nized by a subcommittee chairman in order               the witness from the hearing.                          mittee or a subcommittee with respect to
                                             of their arrival and after all present sub-               (b) The Committee and each subcommittee              any measure or matter shall be cast by
                                             committee members have been recognized.                 shall require each witness who is to appear            proxy.
                                               (3) The Chairman of the Committee or a                before it to file with the Committee in ad-              (d) In the event of a vote or votes, when a
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                                             subcommittee, with the concurrence of the               vance of his or her appearance a written               member is in attendance at any other com-
                                             respective Ranking Minority Member, may                 statement of the proposed testimony and to             mittee, subcommittee, or conference com-
                                             depart with the regular order for questioning           limit the oral presentation at such appear-            mittee meeting during that time, the nec-
                                             which is specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of         ance to a brief summary of the submitted               essary absence of that member shall be so
                                             this rule provided that such a decision is an-          written statement.                                     noted in the record vote record, upon timely
                                             nounced prior to the hearing or prior to the              (c) Pursuant to clause 2(g)(5) of rule XI of         notification to the Chairman by that mem-
                                             opening statements of the witnesses and that            the Rules of the House of Representatives,             ber.




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                                               (e) The Chairman of the Committee or a                propriate security clearances and the need to          tion and could be greatly improved to better
                                             subcommittee, as appropriate, with the con-             know, who has requested the opportunity to             reflect the realities of campaigns today. The
                                             currence of the Ranking Minority Member or              review such material.                                  solution to this is to fix the Presidential Elec-
                                             the most senior Minority member who is                    (c) The Chairman of the Committee shall,
                                                                                                     in consultation with the Ranking Minority              tion Campaign Fund, not end it. I urge defeat
                                             present at the time, may elect to postpone
                                             requested record votes until such time or               Member, establish such procedures as in his            of H.R. 359 today and look forward to working
                                             point at a markup as is mutually decided.               judgment may be necessary to prevent the               with my colleagues to instead improve our op-
                                             When proceedings resume on a postponed                  unauthorized disclosure of any proprietary             tions for campaign financing moving forward.
                                             question, notwithstanding any intervening               information that is received by the Com-
                                             order for the previous question, the under-             mittee, subcommittee, panel, or task force.                               f
                                             lying proposition shall remain subject to fur-          Such procedures shall be consistent with the
                                             ther debate or amendment to the same ex-                Rules of the House of Representatives and                RECOGNIZING THE OPENING OF
                                             tent as when the question was postponed.                applicable law.                                          THE BEDFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY
                                                       RULE 18. COMMITTEE REPORTS                             RULE 21. COMMITTEE STAFFING
                                                                                                       The staffing of the Committee, the stand-
                                               (a) If, at the time of approval of any meas-
                                             ure or matter by the Committee, any mem-                ing subcommittees, and any panel or task
                                                                                                                                                                       HON. KENNY MARCHANT
                                             ber of the Committee gives timely notice of             force designated by the Chairman or chair-                                OF TEXAS
                                             intention to file supplemental, Minority, ad-           men of the subcommittees shall be subject to                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             ditional or dissenting views, that member               the Rules of the House of Representatives.
                                             shall be entitled to not less than two cal-                       RULE 22. COMMITTEE RECORDS
                                                                                                                                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             endar days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays,                 The records of the Committee at the Na-                 Mr. MARCHANT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today
                                             and legal holidays except when the House is             tional Archives and Records Administration             to recognize and celebrate the grand opening
                                             in session on such days) in which to file such          shall be made available for public use in ac-          of the Bedford Public Library. On February 12,
                                             views, in writing and signed by that member,            cordance with rule VII of the Rules of the
                                             with the Staff Director of the Committee, or                                                                   2011, the library will open its doors to the
                                                                                                     House of Representatives. The Chairman
                                             the Staff Director’s designee. All such views                                                                  Bedford community, creating a haven for citi-
                                                                                                     shall notify the Ranking Minority Member
                                             so filed by one or more members of the Com-             of any decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or         zens to learn and have fun.
                                             mittee shall be included within, and shall be           clause 4(b) of rule VII, to withhold a record             On June 30, 1964, the first Bedford Public
                                             a part of, the report filed by the Committee            otherwise available, and the matter shall be           Library opened on Bedford Road located in a
                                             with respect to that measure or matter.                 presented to the Committee for a determina-            small house rented by the city. Four years
                                               (b) With respect to each record vote on a             tion on the written request of any member of           later the library moved to a larger home on
                                             motion to report any measure or matter, and             the Committee.
                                             on any amendment offered to the measure or
                                                                                                                                                            Forest Ridge Drive. In 1972 a new city hall
                                                                                                              RULE 23. HEARING PROCEDURES                   was built, and the library, along with its 19,800
                                             matter, the total number of votes cast for
                                             and against, the names of those voting for                Clause 2(k) of rule XI of the Rules of the           items, opened on the first floor of the new fa-
                                             and against, and a brief description of the             House of Representatives shall apply to the            cility. By 1987, the construction of the 17,000
                                                                                                     Committee.
                                             question, shall be included in the Committee                                                                   square foot library on L. Don Dodson Drive
                                             report on the measure or matter.                             RULE 24. COMMITTEE ACTIVITY REPORTS
                                                                                                                                                            was completed. In 2001, voters in the city of
                                               (c) Not later than 24 hours after the adop-             Not later than the 30th day after June 1             Bedford approved an $8.85 million bond pack-
                                             tion of any amendment to a measure or mat-              and December 1, the Committee shall submit
                                                                                                                                                            age that would allow for the construction of a
                                             ter considered by the Committee, the Chair-             to the House a semiannual report on its ac-
                                             man shall cause the text of each such amend-            tivities, pursuant to clause 1(d) of rule XI of        new library.
                                             ment to be made publicly available in elec-             the Rules of the House of Representatives.                The city of Bedford encouraged and incor-
                                             tronic form as provided in clause 2(e)(6) of                            f                                      porated community involvement during the li-
                                             rule XI of the Rules of the House of Rep-                                                                      brary construction process by hosting Library
                                             resentatives.                                           ELIMINATING TAXPAYER FINANC-                           Design Workshops. These workshops allowed
                                                RULE 19. PUBLIC INSPECTION OF COMMITTEE               ING OF PRESIDENTIAL ELEC-                             the citizens to offer suggestions about design
                                                                 ROLLCALLS                            TIONS                                                 and layout features of the library that would
                                               The result of each record vote in any meet-                                                                  meet their needs as well as the needs of citi-
                                             ing of the Committee shall be made available                                 SPEECH OF
                                                                                                                                                            zens in the future. In July 2008, a town hall
                                             by the Committee for inspection by the pub-
                                             lic at reasonable times in the offices of the
                                                                                                             HON. MICHAEL E. CAPUANO                        meeting was held and the community voted on
                                                                                                                      OF MASSACHUSETTS                      their favorite library design.
                                             Committee and also made publicly available
                                             in electronic form within 48 hours of such                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      In February 2010, construction began on the
                                             record vote pursuant to clause 2(e)(1)B(i) of                    Wednesday, January 26, 2011                   new Bedford Public Library. This facility has
                                             rule XI of the Rules of the House of Rep-                                                                      been transformed from a one-time grocery
                                             resentatives. Information so available shall              The House in Committee of the Whole                  store into an educational establishment for
                                             include a description of the amendment, mo-             House on the State of the Union had under
                                                                                                     consideration the bill (H.R. 359) to reduce
                                                                                                                                                            Bedford residents. The library is 40,516
                                             tion, order, or other proposition and the                                                                      square feet, approximately three times larger
                                             name of each member voting for and each                 Federal spending and the deficit by termi-
                                                                                                     nating taxpayer financing of presidential              than the old facility.
                                             member voting against such amendment,
                                             motion, order, or proposition and the names             election campaigns and party conventions:                 The new library utilizes modern techno-
                                             of those members present but not voting.                   Mr. CAPUANO. Mr. Chair, I rise today in op-         logical and design features, which include
                                               RULE 20. PROTECTION OF NATIONAL SECURITY              position to H.R. 359, To reduce Federal                many energy- and cost-saving elements such
                                                         AND OTHER INFORMATION                       spending and the deficit by terminating tax-           as 150 geothermal wells to heat and cool the
                                               (a) Except as provided in clause 2(g) of rule         payer financing of presidential election cam-          building, 824 solar panels, reflective roof,
                                             XI of the Rules of the House of Representa-             paigns and party conventions. It is my fervent         added insulation, low E glass and LED
                                             tives, all national security information bear-          belief that in this age of increasing corporate        ballasted lights with monitors throughout the
                                             ing a classification of Secret or higher which          donations and outside influence on the Amer-           building. The library contains over 100,000
                                             has been received by the Committee or a sub-            ican elections process, we need to improve             items including nonfiction and fiction, paper-
                                             committee shall be deemed to have been re-                                                                     backs and hardbacks, adult and children’s
                                                                                                     public financing systems, not end them out-
                                             ceived in executive session and shall be given                                                                 classics, DVDs and CDs, and many more. The
                                             appropriate safekeeping.                                right.
                                               (b) The Chairman of the Committee shall,                 As we all know, the Presidential Election           new library also has 65 public access com-
                                             with the approval of a majority of the Com-             Campaign Fund was born out of the Water-               puters for Bedford residents to enjoy.
                                             mittee, establish such procedures as in his             gate scandal as a way to provide transparency             Mr. Speaker, I am honored to recognize the
                                             judgment may be necessary to prevent the                and integrity to presidential elections. The tax       opening of the new Bedford Public Library.
                                             unauthorized disclosure of any national se-             check off box has given millions of Americans          This facility exemplifies innovation and edu-
                                             curity information that is received which is
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                                                                                                     the opportunity to support more open elections         cation within the 24th congressional district of
                                             classified as Secret or higher. Such proce-             for over 30 years, and polling indicates that          Texas. The Bedford Public Library is an in-
                                             dures shall, however, ensure access to this
                                                                                                     voters favor a transition to public financing for      vestment in the future of all citizens by com-
                                             information by any member of the Com-
                                             mittee or any other Member, Delegate, or                all federal elections, not just presidential           bining cutting-edge technology with hands-on
                                             Resident Commissioner of the House of Rep-              races.                                                 learning. I ask all my distinguished colleagues
                                             resentatives, staff of the Committee, or staff             I concede that the system created in the            to join me in recognizing the Bedford Public
                                             designated under rule 9(c) who have the ap-             1970’s has not changed much since its incep-           Library.



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                                             COMMEMORATING THE 19TH ANNI-                            spent his life going after dangerous drug               This is just one small example of his remark-
                                              VERSARY  OF  THE   KHOJALY                             smugglers in order to keep communities                  able leadership and dedication to excellence
                                              TRAGEDY                                                across the globe safe. His work cannot be un-           in education.
                                                                                                     derstated—his career is one that has truly                 As Mr. Allen retires, I am pleased to have
                                                         HON. VIRGINIA FOXX                          made a difference.                                      this opportunity to thank him publically for his
                                                             OF NORTH CAROLINA                         Mr. Speaker, I’m honored to recognize Mr.             service. Our children, their families, and our
                                                                                                     John Emerson’s service to his country today,            entire community have benefitted immensely
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                     and I’m proud to say that our area is a safer           from his work. His is a lasting legacy and I join
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     one because of his work.                                with his family, colleagues, and friends in con-
                                                Ms. FOXX. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in re-                              f                                    gratulating him on a long and highly success-
                                             membrance of the 613 ethnic Azerbaijani civil-                                                                  ful career and wish him a happy and healthy
                                             ians who were killed during the massacre at                  HONORING ELI JAMES COOPER                          retirement.
                                             Khojaly, in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of                                                                                         f
                                             Azerbaijan, on February 25–26, 1992. Accord-                             HON. SAM GRAVES                                THE RETIREMENT OF MRS.
                                             ing to Human Rights Watch, Memorial Human                                    OF MISSOURI
                                             Rights Center, and other international observ-                                                                             FLOREINE MENTEL
                                                                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             ers, the Khojaly tragedy was committed by the
                                             ethnic Armenian armed forces, reportedly with
                                                                                                               Tuesday, February 8, 2011                                 HON. JOHN D. DINGELL
                                             the assistance of the Russian 366th Motor                  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I                                  OF MICHIGAN

                                             Rifle Regiment. At the time, the massacre at            proudly pause to recognize Eli James Cooper.                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             Khojaly was described by Human Rights                   Eli is a very special young man who has ex-                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             Watch as ‘‘the largest massacre to date in the          emplified the finest qualities of citizenship and          Mr. DINGELL. Mr. Speaker, I rise to honor
                                             conflict’’ over Nagorno-Karabakh in Azer-               leadership by taking an active part in the Boy          a fine public servant, a community leader and
                                             baijan. Largely condemned by the international          Scouts of America, Troop 351, and earning               a dear friend of mine, Mrs. Floreine Mentel, on
                                             community, in 2001 at least 30 members of               the most prestigious award of Eagle Scout.              the occasion of her retirement.
                                             the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of               Eli has been very active with his troop, par-           Floreine M. Mentel is retiring from a teach-
                                             Europe stated in Written Declaration No. 324            ticipating in many scout activities. Over the           ing career of 50 years, including her most re-
                                             that the ‘‘Armenians massacred the whole                many years Eli has been involved with scout-            cent service as a Monroe County Adult Edu-
                                             population of Khojaly and fully destroyed the           ing, he has not only earned numerous merit              cation and a G.E.D. examiner. Floreine has
                                             town.’’ Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to             badges, but also the respect of his family,             dedicated her life to service, both for the peo-
                                             join me in remembering the town and people              peers, and community. Most notably, Eli has             ple she taught and the community she lives in.
                                             of Khojaly who died on those fateful days and           contributed to his community through his                She has set a tremendous example for her
                                             in offering our deepest condolences to Azer-            Eagle Scout project.                                    community and proven without any doubt that
                                             baijan on this tragic anniversary.                         Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in         one person’s involvement does make a dif-
                                                              f                                      commending Eli James Cooper for his accom-              ference. For 14 years she served as a Monroe
                                                                                                     plishments with the Boy Scouts of America               County Commissioner, helping to lead the
                                               HONORING MR. JOHN EMERSON                             and for his efforts put forth in achieving the          County with wisdom, and intelligence and pas-
                                                                                                     highest distinction of Eagle Scout.                     sion. In addition to this public service, Floreine
                                                     HON. SUE WILKINS MYRICK                                            f                                    has given her time and talents to numerous
                                                             OF NORTH CAROLINA
                                                                                                           HONORING RICHARD ‘‘DICK’’                         groups such as the Monroe County 4–H; the
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                   ALLEN                                     Area Agency on Aging 1–B; the Monroe Wom-
                                                        Tuesday, February 8, 2011                                                                            en’s Center; the Monroe County Historical So-
                                                                                                                                                             ciety and many others. She was especially in-
                                                Mrs. MYRICK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to                        HON. GEORGE MILLER                          strumental in helping to build the necessary
                                             honor both a colleague and friend—Mr. John                                  OF CALIFORNIA                       community support for the new River Raisin
                                             Emerson—who is retiring from the United                      IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                    National Battlefield Park.
                                             States Drug Enforcement Administration after                                                                       I wish Floreine and Bill, her husband of
                                                                                                               Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             30 years of Federal service.                                                                                    more than 50 years, many more years of hap-
                                                John began his career in public service as              Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California. Mr.                 piness together and enjoyment in retirement.
                                             a volunteer fireman on Long Island. He then             Speaker, I rise to recognize Mt. Diablo Unified         Floreine is a remarkable public servant, a
                                             worked as a Border Patrol Agent for the Immi-           School District, Board of Education Member              dedicated community member and an incred-
                                             gration and Naturalization Service where he             and former President, Richard ‘‘Dick’’ Allen            ibly wonderful human being.
                                             protected our borders from illegal immigration          and congratulate him as he approaches his
                                                                                                                                                                                f
                                             and drug smugglers.                                     well-earned retirement.
                                                He joined the Drug Enforcement Administra-              Mr. Allen’s career in public service dem-                     PERSONAL EXPLANATION
                                             tion in 1984. He worked in New York, Los An-            onstrates his lifelong commitment to the stu-
                                             geles, Bolivia, and Virginia before being               dents, parents, staff and communities of the                     HON. MICHAEL E. CAPUANO
                                             named the Assistant Special Agent in Charge             Mt. Diablo Unified School District, MDUSD,                             OF MASSACHUSETTS
                                             for North Carolina. In all of these posts, he           and I am grateful to him for his service to my                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             was instrumental in successfully fighting drug          constituents.                                                     Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             trafficking.                                               For the past 55 years, Mr. Allen has been
                                                The work that John has done to combat ille-          an excellent teacher, mentor, respected col-              Mr. CAPUANO. Mr. Speaker, I missed votes
                                             gal drugs in our state is immense. For exam-            laborator, student advocate, leader and school          on January 26, 2011 and I wish to state how
                                             ple, under his leadership and tireless work             board member. He has no doubt nurtured                  I would have voted had I been present: Roll-
                                             with local law enforcement, over 70 clandes-            hundreds of students as they developed their            call No. 22, ‘‘no’’; Rollcall No. 23, ‘‘yes’’; Roll-
                                             tine methamphetamine laboratories were dis-             skills to become productive leaders and citi-           call No. 24, ‘‘yes’’; Rollcall No. 25, ‘‘no’’.
                                             covered in Western North Carolina. Since                zens.                                                                      f
                                             then, lab seizures in Western North Carolina               Mr. Allen’s dedication is evidenced in the           CELEBRATING THE CENTENNIAL
                                             have dropped by over fifty percent.                     Dick Allen Award which was named in his                  ANNIVERSARY  OF   THE  NEW
                                                He was also a vital proponent of having our          honor. This award was established in 2006 to             YORK BRANCH OF THE NAACP
                                             area labeled as a High Intensity Drug Traf-             recognize someone or a group of people who
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                                             ficking Area (HIDTA). Under this designation,           have contributed above and beyond to the al-                      HON. CHARLES B. RANGEL
                                             our local and state law enforcement agencies            ternative education students and programs of
                                                                                                                                                                                OF NEW YORK
                                             will have access to the resources they need in          alternative high schools in MDUSD. The first
                                                                                                                                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             order to fight drug trafficking in our state.           award was presented to Mr. Allen as he was
                                                As a mayor of Charlotte, I’ve seen firsthand         the original administrator of alternative edu-                   Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             the negative effect that drug dealers and drug          cation programs in the MDUSD and a strong                 Mr. RANGEL. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to
                                             trafficking can have on a community. John has           supporter of alternative education in general.          celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of the



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                                             founding of the New York Branch of the Na-              nize and become the first New York State                ceeded in having State Highway 1 christened
                                             tional Association for the Advancement of Col-          Conference President. Other former presidents           the ‘‘Cabrillo Highway’’ in 1957 and in fos-
                                             ored People.                                            of the organization include: Ella Baker, Russell        tering the issuance of a U.S. postal stamp in
                                                On January 27, 1911, exactly 100 years ago           Crawford, Jawn Sandifer, Lionel Barrow, Lind               ˜
                                                                                                                                                             Joao Rodrigues Cabrilho’s honor in 1992.
                                             today, the New York Branch of the NAACP re-             H. White, I. Joseph Overton, Hon. Percy E.                 Today, Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California
                                             ceived its Charter. Organized by Executive              Sutton, Hon. Basil A. Paterson, Richard A.              members remain dedicated to the principals of
                                             Committee members Mary White Ovington,                  Hildebrand, Jeff L. Greenup, Carl Lawrence              their pioneer forefathers in the Golden State.
                                             Charles H. Suddin, Frances Blascoer, Oswald             and the current president Dr. Annie B. Martin.          With 12 chapters and an active membership
                                             Garrison Villard, Gilchrist Stewart, Joel E. and                           f
                                                                                                                                                             boasting over 2,800 individuals, Cabrillians
                                             Arthur Spingarn, the New York Branch was                                                                        continue to engage in opportunities that pro-
                                             the first Branch established in the National As-             HONORING ALEXANDER BRYCE                           mote and enhance civic progress. Special
                                             sociation’s history.                                                   HAGER                                    events, such as the San Diego Cabrillo Fes-
                                                In April 1911, Dr. W.E.B. DuBois proposed                                                                    tival, Portuguese Immigrant Week and local
                                             that the Branch should have an investigator                              HON. SAM GRAVES                        Festas Portuguesas, allow Cabrillians to share
                                             and organizer to examine cases and com-                                      OF MISSOURI
                                                                                                                                                             and create awareness of Portuguese customs
                                             plaints, to raise funds and develop a ‘‘forum                                                                   and traditions in communities across Cali-
                                                                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             for discussion.’’ Gilchrist Stewart, a young at-                                                                fornia. As Americans born of Portugese immi-
                                             torney, was chosen to fill this role and become                   Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     grants, Cabrillo Civic Club members are proud
                                             Chairman of the New York Branch Vigilance                  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I               to live the American dream and have a deep
                                             Committee. In the fall of 1911, the Branch              proudly pause to recognize Alexander Bryce              commitment to making meaningful contribu-
                                             opened in Harlem where ‘‘colored people                 Hager. Alexander is a very special young man            tions to their communities. Cabrillians dedicate
                                             could report any cases of injustice before the          who has exemplified the finest qualities of citi-       their time and resources to innumerable chari-
                                             law.’’ During the first six months, three cases         zenship and leadership by taking an active              table activities, including: organizing blood
                                                                                                     part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 120,           drives, fund raising for polio and cancer re-
                                             were handled involving police brutality, which
                                                                                                     and earning the most prestigious award of               search, assisting candidates for U.S. citizen-
                                             led to the trial and suspension of one police
                                                                                                     Eagle Scout.                                            ship, and providing college scholarships for
                                             officer.
                                                                                                        Alexander has been very active with his              students of Portuguese descent. Cabrillians
                                                The New York Branch had successful cam-
                                                                                                     troop, participating in many scout activities.          are able to give back to our communities in so
                                             paigns to break up the pattern of theatre seg-
                                                                                                                                                             many important ways throughout our great
                                             regation. Despite these activities, the Branch          Over the many years Alexander has been in-
                                                                                                                                                             Golden State.
                                             was adversely affected by a lack of stability. In       volved with scouting, he has not only earned               As a son of Portuguese immigrants, I am
                                             December 1913, the Board decided that the               numerous merit badges, but also the respect             very proud of the efforts made by the Cabrillo
                                             New York Vigilance Committee be reorganized             of his family, peers, and community. Most no-           Civic Clubs of California that keep the legacy
                                             and focus on fundraising for the National As-           tably, Alexander has earned the Arrow of Light          of my Portuguese ancestors alive and a part
                                             sociation. The legal work handled by the Vigi-          and the rank of Firebuilder in the Tribe of Mic-        of the rich ethnic and cultural fabric of Amer-
                                             lance Committee was transferred to the Na-              O-Say. Alexander has also contributed to his            ica. I ask my colleagues to rise with me today
                                             tional NAACP office, which by then, had a full-         community through his Eagle Scout project.              to express our sincere appreciation to the
                                             time lawyer.                                            Alexander renovated a cabin at the United               Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California for their ex-
                                                At one time, the New York Branch became              Methodist Church of Chillicothe, Missouri, by           traordinary contributions to California and wish
                                             inactive, and when the NAACP Annual Report              leveling the floors, painting the exterior, repair-     them continued success in all their endeavors.
                                             was published in 1916, the Branch was not               ing the roof and constructing a deck for the                               f
                                             listed. According to historian Charles Flint Kel-       cabin.
                                             logg, the original charter had been lost. Since            Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in                HONORING MARY E. BRYANT
                                             there was no record of its date of issue, a new         commending Alexander Bryce Hager for his
                                             charter had been issued on November 11,                 accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of                               HON. KATHY CASTOR
                                             1917, when James Weldon Johnson suc-                    America and for his efforts put forth in achiev-                           OF FLORIDA
                                             ceeded in organizing a Harlem Branch and                ing the highest distinction of Eagle Scout.                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             became its Vice President. That same year,                                 f                                               Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             Ms. Mary White-Ovington secured approval
                                                                                                     CELEBRATING   THE   CABRILLO                                Ms. CASTOR of Florida. Mr. Speaker, I rise
                                             from the NAACP National Board, to enroll
                                                                                                      CIVIC CLUBS OF CALIFORNIA                              to herald the achievements of Mary E. Bryant
                                             those individuals who participated in the 1917
                                                                                                      76TH ANNUAL CONVENTION                                 and to acknowledge our pride in her valuable
                                             Silent March on 5th Avenue. Each individual                                                                     contributions to the Tampa Bay community,
                                             received a compensation of $1 while serving                                                                     Hillsborough County Public Schools, and the
                                             as a member of the branch for the duration of                            HON. JIM COSTA                         students she loved.
                                             1 year.                                                                     OF CALIFORNIA                           Mary Bryant was a Tampa native who grew
                                                During the fall of 1931, the New York                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                    up in the Jim Crow era, when it was toughest
                                             Branch reverted back to an inactive status,                                                                     for African-Americans to receive equal rights.
                                             and the NAACP National office enlisted Field                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                                                                                                                                             She attended Middleton High School and
                                             Organizer, Daisy Lampkin to conduct a mem-                 Mr. COSTA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to              graduated in 1951. Although neither of her
                                             bership campaign which ended on October 2,              congratulate the Cabrillo Civic Clubs of Cali-          parents completed high school, they worked
                                             1931. As a result of the campaign, 500 new              fornia on this memorable occasion of their              hard to ensure that their daughter would ac-
                                             members were enrolled and $3,323.00 was                 76th Annual Convention. I am especially hon-            complish what they could not. Her father
                                             raised. As a result, the Branch was reorga-             ored to welcome all of the members of the               worked as a truck driver, while her mom
                                             nized and granted a renewed charter on No-              Cabrillo Civic Clubs, traditionally known as            worked as a maid and presser at a local dry
                                             vember 9, 1931. Since that date, the New                ‘‘Cabrillians’’ to Lemoore, California, located in      cleaning business.
                                             York Branch has been one of the largest lead-           the heart of the 20th Congressional District.               After graduating from Middleton, Mary went
                                             ing membership Branches of the NAACP.                      Organized in January 1934 and chartered              on to earn a bachelor’s degree in elementary
                                                Led by its President, Dr. Annie B. Martin,           on December 19 of that same year, the                   education from Bethune-Cookman College in
                                             the New York (Harlem) Branch is continuing to           Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California was created          1955. She then completed a master’s degree
                                             work steadfastly on the front lines of the fight        by Californians of Portuguese descent to pro-           from Florida A&M University and a doctorate
                                             for justice. The Unit played a prominent role in        mote the legacy of Portuguese mariner Joao     ˜        from University of South Florida. She was a
                                             the ‘‘Overground Railroad’’ demonstrations              Rodrigues Cabrilho who is credited with the             lifelong educator, working hard to inspire chil-
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                                             over voter registration concerns, started a Sat-        discovery of California. Early efforts to create        dren for more than 40 years. After working in
                                             urday program to help students develop study            awareness of the Portuguese compatriot re-              Okeechobee for several years, she began her
                                             habits, and held legal redress forums, commu-           sulted in two milestones, both in 1935, with            career in Hillsborough County as a teacher
                                             nity health fairs and civic engagement activi-          the establishment of a statewide Cabrillo Day           and learning specialist at Henderson Elemen-
                                             ties.                                                   observed annually on September 28 and the               tary in 1968. In 1971, she became the prin-
                                                James E. Allen also served as president of           creation of a Cabrillo National Monument in             cipal of Phillip Shore Elementary and then at
                                             the New York branch and later helped to orga-           Point Loma, California. Cabrillians have suc-           Roland Park in 1974.



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                                                During her long tenure as an educator in             League leading guided tours of Pasadena City            RECOGNIZING THE 70TH ANNIVER-
                                             Hillsborough County, Mrs. Bryant truly made it          Hall, the appointment of two women to the                SARY OF CATHOLIC CHARITIES
                                             her responsibility to care for the children in her      city’s Planning Commission, and assisting on             OF SOUTHERN NEVADA
                                             classroom. She was known for giving blankets            a school bond issue. In the 1950s, the League
                                             to families that could not afford them and food         urged the formation of a redevelopment agen-                       HON. SHELLEY BERKLEY
                                             to children that came to school on an empty             cy to address blighted residential areas of
                                                                                                                                                                                OF NEVADA
                                             stomach. She would even keep soap and deo-              Pasadena and published a pamphlet, The Per-
                                                                                                     fect City, about planning, zoning and urban re-                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             dorant in her office for the students who could
                                             not bathe because the water was turned off at           newal, and citizen participation.                                  Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             their home. She would not let any obstacle                 In the 1960s and 1970s, the League worked
                                                                                                                                                                Ms. BERKLEY. Mr. Speaker, today I urge
                                             stand in the way of educating children. She             on local issues such as school and municipal
                                                                                                                                                             my colleagues to join me in recognizing the
                                             also served as a dedicated mentor to many               bonds, and was instrumental in the formation
                                                                                                                                                             70th anniversary of Catholic Charities of
                                             teachers under her guidance. Mary Bryant                of the Pasadena Human Relations Commis-
                                                                                                                                                             Southern Nevada.
                                             was the educator and leader that we all want            sion and the Commission on the Status of
                                                                                                     Women. The League promoted minority rep-                   In 1941, Bishop Thomas K. Gorman ac-
                                             in the classrooms teaching our children.                                                                        knowledged the need for a social service or-
                                                Though she was very humble, Mary Bryant              resentation in local government, backed a
                                                                                                     1968 measure to change the election system              ganization that would benefit Nevada. He as-
                                             received numerous awards, honors and lead-                                                                      signed Father Thomas F. Collins as the first
                                             ership positions as an educator. In 1986, Mrs.          of the Pasadena City Council, advocated for
                                                                                                     the integration of Pasadena’s public schools            diocesan director of the Catholic Welfare Pro-
                                             Bryant became the first African-American                                                                        gram.
                                             woman to be appointed an area director for              and sued the Pasadena Board of Education
                                                                                                     for violations of the Brown Act over that issue.           Through boundless efforts and dedication,
                                             Hillsborough’s Area II schools. In 1992, she                                                                    Father Collins organized programs for the
                                             became the first African-American woman to              By 1976, with the expansion of the League to
                                                                                                                      ˜
                                                                                                     include La Canada Flintridge and Sierra                 homeless and needy, family programs, adop-
                                             serve as the assistant superintendent for sup-                                                                  tion services, and provided services to the
                                             port services. Also, in 1993, she received the          Madre, and the later incorporation of the Al-
                                                                                                     hambra and South Pasadena Leagues, the                  United Service Organization, USO.
                                             Ida S. Baker minority educator award.                                                                              By 1945, the agency was incorporated
                                             Hillsborough County named Bryant Elemen-                LWVPA was the second largest league in
                                                                                                     California and a prominent political force.             under Nevada statutes and acquired a non-
                                             tary School in her honor.                                                                                       profit status under the name of Nevada Catho-
                                                Even after she retired in 1997, Mary contin-            The 1980s and 1990s saw the LWVPA
                                                                                                     produce public affairs programs on cable tele-          lic Welfare Bureau.
                                             ued to show her love, support and passion for
                                                                                                     vision, advocate for greater citizen input re-             In the 1960s, the agency expanded and
                                             Hillsborough County schools. She volunteered
                                                                                                     garding power deregulation, support local li-           began development of thrift stores, a child
                                             at school events, attended school board meet-
                                                                                                     brary tax assessments and participate in the            care center, and the St. Vincent Dining Facil-
                                             ings, and served as a liaison for new prin-
                                                                                                     study and adoption of Instant Runoff Voting,            ity.
                                             cipals. It is clear that her hard work and efforts
                                                                                                     and SmartVoter.org. From 2000 to 2011,                     During the 1970s and 1980s, as the popu-
                                             have influenced countless children and teach-
                                                                                                     some of the LWVPA’s achievements include                lation growth of Las Vegas doubled, more pro-
                                             ers in Hillsborough County. It is for this reason
                                                                                                     supporting Prop 11 which established a Citi-            grams were needed and developed for senior
                                             that we would like to honor and recognize the
                                                                                                     zen’s Redistricting Commission, providing ob-           citizens, refugee and immigration services, as
                                             remarkable career and life of Mary Bryant.
                                                                                                     jective information on ballot measures and              well as a home for girls in crisis, an emer-
                                                I stand with the Tampa Bay community and
                                                                                                     conducting candidate forums, and monitoring             gency shelter, a work program for homeless
                                             Hillsborough County Schools as we mourn the
                                                                                                     affordable housing in local communities.                men, and an employment services center.
                                             loss of a dear friend and colleague. We are
                                                                                                        It is my honor to ask all Members of Con-               In 1995, the name was changed to Catholic
                                             proud to recognize Mary Bryant for her out-
                                                                                                     gress to join me in congratulating the League           Charities of Southern Nevada.
                                             standing career and her many significant con-
                                             tributions to the Hillsborough County School            of Women Voters Pasadena Area upon 75                      As the senior population of Southern Ne-
                                             System. Her determination and hard work                 years of service to the community.                      vada continued to grow, Catholic Charities in-
                                             have made her an inspirational leader within                               f                                    corporated Respite Care and Supportive Serv-
                                             our community.                                                                                                  ices, Marian Residence for Senior Women,
                                                                                                     HONORING JOSHUA JAMES THIEME                            Crossroads Transitional Housing for Senior
                                                              f
                                                                                                                                                             Men, and Telephone Reassurance. In addi-
                                              A TRIBUTE TO THE LEAGUE OF                                              HON. SAM GRAVES                        tion, the Social Ministry program was estab-
                                                                                                                          OF MISSOURI                        lished to provide assistance to outreach pro-
                                             WOMEN VOTERS PASADENA AREA
                                                                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                    grams and the community through resources
                                                        HON. ADAM B. SCHIFF                                    Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     and program development.
                                                               OF CALIFORNIA                            Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I                  In 1998, a 120 room apartment building for
                                                                                                     proudly pause to recognize Joshua James                 individual residents was finished and Catholic
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                     Thieme. Joshua is a very special young man              Charities was able to rebuild additional struc-
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     who has exemplified the finest qualities of citi-       tures for Social Services, Migration Refugee
                                                Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to             zenship and leadership by taking an active              and Immigration Services, Employment Serv-
                                             honor The League of Women Voters Pasa-                  part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 120,           ices Program, Resident Work Program and
                                             dena Area, LWVPA, upon its 75th anniversary.            and earning the most prestigious award of               Administration offices.
                                                The Pasadena League was established in               Eagle Scout.                                               Since 2006, the Women, Infant and Chil-
                                             late February, 1936, when 50 women—charter                 Joshua has been very active with his troop,          dren, WIC, Food, Homeless to Home, Senior
                                             members—met in the Pasadena home of Mrs.                participating in many scout activities. Over the        Services Medical Nutrition Therapy, and Fos-
                                             James Grant Macpherson. Shortly afterwards,             many years Joshua has been involved with                ter Grandparent Programs were created to
                                             on March 31, 1936, about 100 women held a               scouting, he has not only earned numerous               better serve our community.
                                             public meeting in Pasadena to launch this               merit badges, but also the respect of his fam-             Catholic Charities strives toward assisting
                                             local League of Women Voters chapter. Work-             ily, peers, and community. Most notably, Josh-          each individual who is seeking help to gain
                                             ing out of an office in the Women’s City Club,          ua has earned the Arrow of Light and the rank           self-sufficiency and independence with dignity
                                             the fledging Pasadena League followed the               of Firebuilder in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Josh-         by providing diverse social service programs
                                             national League’s goals of political education,         ua has also contributed to his community                that are designed to assist infants to seniors
                                             legislation and getting out the vote, while also        through his Eagle Scout project. Joshua re-             through the entire community.
                                             focusing on children’s issues, city government,         stored an 19th century cemetery by clearing                As the Representative for Nevada’s First
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                                             and eradication of gender and racial discrimi-          trees and brush and rebuilding 24 toppled               Congressional District, it gives me immense
                                             nation in housing, education and government.            headstones on the cemetery grounds.                     pride to recognize the 70th anniversary of
                                                In the first few years, the new League stud-            Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in         Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada as they
                                             ied government and child welfare issues, and            commending Joshua James Thieme for his                  continue to be one of the largest private non-
                                             was instrumental in working on a ‘‘street-trader        accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of                  profit social service providers in the State of
                                             law’’ that protected youth who sold news-               America and for his efforts put forth in achiev-        Nevada, offering the most comprehensive
                                             papers on city streets. The 1940s saw the               ing the highest distinction of Eagle Scout.             range of human services.



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                                                  HONORING KEANA PARQUET                             of service at Carderock, he worked on devel-            many years Jacob has been involved with
                                                                                                     oping the performance and acquisition require-          scouting, he has not only earned numerous
                                                                 ´
                                                        HON. ANDRE CARSON                            ments and documentation for the ground-                 merit badges, but also the respect of his fam-
                                                                 OF INDIANA                          breaking JEFF(A) and JEFF(B) Amphibious                 ily, peers, and community. Most notably,
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      Assault Landing Craft (AALC) air cushion vehi-          Jacob has contributed to his community
                                                                                                     cle test craft and was an integration engineer          through his Eagle Scout project.
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     for the two design fabrication contracts. In               Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in
                                                Mr. CARSON of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, I                1976 Mr. Fink transferred to the Naval Coastal          commending Jacob Michael Hoppe for his ac-
                                             would like to recognize Keana Parquet, teach-           Systems Center (NCSC) in Panama City, Flor-             complishments with the Boy Scouts of Amer-
                                             er at Crooked Creek Elementary School in In-            ida to continue his work on the AALC project            ica and for his efforts put forth in achieving the
                                             dianapolis, Indiana, and recipient of the 2010          and to help establish the AALC Experimental             highest distinction of Eagle Scout.
                                             Milken Educator Award. Through her creative             Trials Unit. Mr. Fink’s work was critical to the                           f
                                             thinking and tireless efforts, Ms. Parquet has          development of the acquisition documentation
                                             proven herself to be one of the most distin-            for the current Landing Craft Air Cushion                        PERSONAL EXPLANATION
                                             guished teachers in the nation and truly de-            (LCAC), which evolved out of the AALC
                                             serves this honor.                                      project and currently provides the Navy’s rapid                    HON. MARTIN HEINRICH
                                                Providing young people with a solid edu-             deployment capabilities for troops and equip-                              OF NEW MEXICO
                                             cation is crucial to shaping the future of our          ment.                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             country and the world. Each year, the Milken               In 1981 Mr. Fink was selected to serve as
                                                                                                                                                                        Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             Family Foundation honors a select number of             manager of the Merchant Ship Naval Aug-
                                             educators who have already achieved success             mentation Program/Strategic Sealift Research               Mr. HEINRICH. Mr. Speaker, I unfortunately
                                             and who have the potential to accomplish                and Development program at the Naval Sea                missed three votes on January 26, 2011,
                                             even more. Ms. Parquet has dedicated herself            Systems Command (NAVSEA), then in Arling-               which included rollcall votes Nos. 23, 24 and
                                             to serving youth in Indianapolis. By imple-             ton, Virginia. While there, he improved the             25.
                                             menting effective instructional techniques and          military utility of commercial ships in support of         If I had been present, I would have voted in
                                             inspiring her students, Ms. Parquet has set an          Naval fleet requirements by undertaking the             favor of rollcall vote No. 23, Representative
                                             example for her fellow educators. As a result,          acquisition, integration and installation of more       GARY PETERS’ (MI–09) amendment to H.R.
                                             her impact on the quality of education in Indi-         modern Navy and commercial equipment on                 359.
                                             anapolis transcends the walls of her class-             government-owned merchant ships. From                      I would have also voted in favor of rollcall
                                             room.                                                   1992–2000, Mr. Fink worked in the Strategic             vote No. 24, the Motion to Recommit H.R. 359
                                                I encourage all of my colleagues to join me          Sealift Program Office in NAVSEA, where he              offered by Representative TIM WALZ (MN–01).
                                             in praising Ms. Parquet for her hard work and           oversaw, among other projects, the develop-                Lastly, I would have voted against rollcall
                                             dedication to educating youth in Indianapolis.          ment and acquisition of new hardware to ex-             vote No. 25, the final passage of H.R. 359.
                                             I have no doubt that she will build on her suc-         pand and improve naval sealift capacity. In                                f
                                             cess and inspire the next generation of Hoo-            2000 Mr. Fink joined the Program Executive
                                                                                                                                                               HAPPY 90TH TO THE DAUGHTERS
                                             siers.                                                  Office, Ships as the Acquisition Program Man-
                                                                                                                                                                        OF MYRTLE
                                                              f                                      ager for the development of the Maritime
                                                                                                     Prepositioning Force. From 2007 until his re-
                                                  HONORING MARTIN D. FINK                            tirement, Mr. Fink served as Principal Assist-                       HON. BARNEY FRANK
                                                                                                     ant Program Manager for Research and De-                               OF MASSACHUSETTS
                                                      HON. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN                          velopment/Small Business Innovation Re-                        IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                               OF MARYLAND                           search and Future Platforms.                                      Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                         Martin Fink has made numerous substantial
                                                                                                     contributions to the Department of the Navy                Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts. Mr. Speaker,
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                                                                             I am proud to be the Representative in this
                                                                                                     over his 52 years of diligent and innovative
                                                Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today            service. From aiding in the design, develop-            House of the Myrtle Baptist Church, an ex-
                                             to recognize the exemplary career of one of             ment, and testing of military vehicles such as          traordinarily important congregation which has
                                             my constituents, Martin D. Fink, who recently           the Landing Craft Air Cushion, the develop-             served predominately, but not exclusively, the
                                             retired after working for the United States             ment of shipboard cargo handling and                    African-American community in the City of
                                             Navy for 52 years. As a research and devel-             seabased operational logistics support sys-             Newton, Massachusetts since the 19th cen-
                                             opment engineer, Mr. Fink helped improve ex-            tems, Mr. Fink has helped improve existing              tury. Myrtle Baptist has played an important
                                             isting technologies and develop new capabili-           capabilities and provide the Navy with vital            role in the racial progress we have made from
                                             ties that increased the safety, functionality,          new tools to support our sailors and marines.           those post-slavery days to the present, and
                                             and efficiency of various Navy vessels. Mr.                Mr. Speaker, I am honored to recognize the           while that fight has not yet been won perma-
                                             Fink’s fine work earned him the Meritorious Ci-         long and productive career of Martin D. Fink            nently, the leadership that Myrtle Baptist has
                                             vilian Service Award (1990) and the Superior            and the contributions he has made to our                provided in the City of Newton and the Great-
                                             Civilian Service Award (1994), the second               Navy and extend our gratitude and apprecia-             er Boston area has contributed significantly to
                                             highest civilian award that the Department of           tion to him for his outstanding service to our          the progress that has occurred.
                                             the Navy can bestow. Over the course of his             country.                                                   Ninety years ago, under the pastorate of the
                                             career, Mr. Fink patented several inventions                                                                    Reverend Wade Ryan, the Church saw the
                                                                                                                        f
                                             for use by the Navy, including a ‘‘Method for                                                                   establishment of the Daughters of Myrtle,
                                             quantifying parameters for a ship roll simula-          HONORING JACOB MICHAEL HOPPE                            which was formed with the mandate ‘‘to serve
                                             tion system’’ (2004), a ‘‘Vertical motion com-                                                                  the Church and community spiritually and fi-
                                             pensation for a crane’s load’’ (2003), and an                            HON. SAM GRAVES                        nancially.’’
                                             ‘‘Integrated and automated control of a crane’s                              OF MISSOURI                           Mr. Speaker, they have done that extraor-
                                             rider tagline system’’ (2000). Mr. Fink retired              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                             dinarily well. From a group of committed
                                             on December 31, 2010.                                                                                           churchwomen who were picked by the Rev-
                                                In 1958, Mr. Fink began his work for the                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     erend Ryan to help with the preparation of the
                                             Navy while still in school through a coopera-             Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I                service for Northern Baptist Convention An-
                                             tive education program at the David Taylor              proudly pause to recognize Jacob Michael                nual Meeting, DOM rapidly evolved into a vital
                                             Model Basin–Naval Ship Research and Devel-              Hoppe. Jacob is a very special young man                part of a vital church.
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                                             opment Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Mr.                who has exemplified the finest qualities of citi-          Today, ninety years after its founding, DOM
                                             Fink earned a Bachelor of Science degree in             zenship and leadership by taking an active              in their words continues ‘‘to sponsor events at
                                             Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Poly-               part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 351,           the Church and have broadened our service to
                                             technic Institute and State University in 1963          and earning the most prestigious award of               include helping those in need throughout our
                                             and a Master of Science degree in Engineer-             Eagle Scout.                                            community via outreach efforts such as sup-
                                             ing Administration from The George Wash-                  Jacob has been very active with his troop,            porting local women’s shelters, conducting an-
                                             ington University in 1972. During his 18 years          participating in many scout activities. Over the        nual pamper drives, and contributing to book



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                                             drives for children’s wards in various metro-            part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 351,          Committee or a Subcommittee shall be open
                                             politan Boston hospitals.’’                              and earning the most prestigious award of              to the public, except as provided by clause
                                                Mr. Speaker, I recently had the great honor           Eagle Scout.                                           2(g) and clause 2(k) of House Rule XI.
                                                                                                                                                               (c) Broadcasting.—Whenever a meeting for
                                             of being invited to attend an inspirational wor-            Cody has been very active with his troop,
                                                                                                                                                             the transaction of business, including the
                                             ship service at which the torch was passed               participating in many scout activities. Over the       markup of legislation, or a hearing is open to
                                             from Pastor Howard M. Haywood, who has for               many years Cody has been involved with                 the public, that meeting or hearing shall be
                                             years been a pillar of the Newton community,             scouting, he has not only earned numerous              open to coverage by television, radio, and
                                             to a new, vigorous pastor, whose presence                merit badges, but also the respect of his fam-         still photography in accordance with clause 4
                                             has been greatly welcomed, Pastor Brandon                ily, peers, and community. Most notably, Cody          of House Rule XI. The provisions of clause
                                             T. Crowley.                                              has contributed to his community through his           4(f) of House Rule XI are specifically made
                                                Mr. Speaker, I believe that the work of the           Eagle Scout project.                                   part of these rules by reference. To the max-
                                                                                                                                                             imum extent practicable, the Committee
                                             Daughters of Myrtle is an inspiration from                  Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in
                                                                                                                                                             shall provide audio and visual coverage of
                                             which many in our country can learn, and I               commending Cody Daniel Deterding for his               each hearing or meeting for the transaction
                                             ask that the 90th Anniversary of this important          accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of                 of business in a manner that allows the pub-
                                             organization be noted here.                              America and for his efforts put forth in achiev-       lic to easily listen to and view the pro-
                                                               f                                      ing the highest distinction of Eagle Scout.            ceedings, and maintain the recordings of
                                                                                                                        f                                    such coverage in a manner that is easily ac-
                                                   RECOGNIZING DR. ROBERT                                                                                    cessible to the public. Operation and use of
                                                       ‘‘BOBBY’’ FONG                                        COMMITTEE ON NATURAL                            any Committee Internet broadcast system
                                                                                                               RESOURCES RULES                               shall be fair and nonpartisan and in accord-
                                                                 ´
                                                        HON. ANDRE CARSON                                                                                    ance with clause 4(b) of House Rule XI and
                                                                                                                                                             all other applicable rules of the Committee
                                                                  OF INDIANA                                      HON. DOC HASTINGS                          and the House.
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                         OF WASHINGTON                          (d) Oversight Plan.—No later than Feb-
                                                                                                           IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   ruary 15 of the first session of each Congress,
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                                                                             the Committee shall adopt its oversight
                                                                                                                Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                                Mr. CARSON of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, I ask                                                                    plans for that Congress in accordance with
                                             my colleagues to join me in recognizing Dr.                 Mr. HASTINGS of Washington. Mr. Speak-              clause 2(d)(1) of House Rule X.
                                             Robert ‘‘Bobby’’ Fong for his outstanding con-           er, pursuant to clause 2(a)(2) of House of              RULE 3. MEETING AND HEARING PROCEDURES IN
                                             tributions to Butler University and Indianapolis.        Representatives Rule XI, I hereby submit the                              GENERAL
                                             Dr. Fong has served as President of Butler for           rules of the Committee on Natural Resources.              (a) Notice and Information for Members
                                             the past 10 years. During his tenure he has              RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RE-                  and the Public.
                                             been instrumental to the overall success of the             SOURCES, U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,                (1) The Chairman shall publicly announce
                                                                                                         112TH CONGRESS, ADOPTED JANUARY 26, 2011            the date, place and subject matter of: (i) a
                                             university.
                                                                                                        RULE 1. RULES OF THE HOUSE; VICE CHAIRMEN            Committee hearing, which may not com-
                                                Dr. Fong was born to working-class immi-                                                                     mence earlier than one week after such no-
                                             grant parents. Despite facing many hardships,               (a) Applicability of House Rules.
                                                                                                                                                             tice; or (ii) a Committee meeting, which may
                                             he persevered and overcame adversity by get-                (1) The Rules of the House of Representa-
                                                                                                                                                             not commence earlier than the third day on
                                                                                                      tives, so far as they are applicable, are the
                                             ting a quality education. He graduated magna                                                                    which Members have notice thereof.
                                                                                                      rules of the Committee on Natural Resources
                                             cum laude from Harvard University in 1973                                                                          (2) A hearing or meeting may begin sooner
                                                                                                      (hereinafter in these rules referred to as the
                                             before earning his doctorate in English Lit-                                                                    if the Chairman, with the concurrence of the
                                                                                                      ‘‘Committee’’) and its Subcommittees.
                                             erature from the University of California, Los                                                                  Ranking Minority Member, determines that
                                                                                                         (2) Each Subcommittee is part of the Com-
                                                                                                                                                             there is good cause to begin the meeting or
                                             Angeles in 1978. Dr. Fong immediately turned             mittee and is subject to the authority, direc-
                                                                                                                                                             hearing sooner, or if the Committee so deter-
                                             around and used his education and experi-                tion and rules of the Committee. References
                                                                                                                                                             mines by majority vote. In these cases, the
                                             ences to inspire others through teaching.                in these rules to ‘‘Committee’’ and ‘‘Chair-
                                                                                                                                                             Chairman shall publicly announce the meet-
                                                When he came to Butler as president in                man’’ shall apply to each Subcommittee and
                                                                                                                                                             ing or hearing at the earliest possible time.
                                                                                                      its Chairman wherever applicable.
                                             2001, Dr. Fong took an active approach to                                                                       The Chief Legislative Clerk of the Com-
                                                                                                         (3) House Rule XI is incorporated and made
                                             leadership by implementing and completing                                                                       mittee shall promptly notify the Daily Di-
                                                                                                      a part of the rules of the Committee to the
                                             successful strategic and budgetary plans. In                                                                    gest Clerk of the Congressional Record and
                                                                                                      extent applicable.
                                             addition, Dr. Fong oversaw improvements to                                                                      shall promptly make publicly available in
                                                                                                         (b) Vice Chairmen.—Unless inconsistent
                                                                                                                                                             electronic form the appropriate information
                                             Butler’s infrastructure and student housing,             with other rules, the Chairman shall appoint
                                                                                                                                                             as soon as possible after the public an-
                                             which have had positive impacts on the uni-              Vice Chairmen of the Committee and the
                                                                                                                                                             nouncement is made.
                                             versity and the surrounding communities.                 Subcommittees. If the Chairman of the Com-
                                                                                                                                                                (3) To the extent practicable, a background
                                                After 10 years of leadership at Butler, Dr.           mittee or Subcommittee is not present at
                                                                                                                                                             memorandum prepared by the Majority staff
                                                                                                      any meeting of the Committee or Sub-
                                             Fong has accepted a new position as presi-                                                                      for the Majority Members and the Minority
                                                                                                      committee, as the case may be, the Vice
                                             dent of Ursinus College in Pennsylvania where                                                                   staff for the Minority Members summarizing
                                                                                                      Chairman shall preside. If the Vice Chairman
                                             he will undoubtedly by successful in shaping                                                                    the major provisions of any bill being consid-
                                                                                                      is not present, the ranking Member of the
                                             the lives of even more students in pursuit of                                                                   ered by the Committee, including the need
                                                                                                      Majority party on the Committee or Sub-
                                                                                                                                                             for the bill and its effect on current law, will
                                             higher education. On behalf of the Seventh               committee who is present shall preside at
                                                                                                                                                             be available for the Members of the Com-
                                             District of Indiana, I would like to thank Dr.           that meeting.
                                                                                                                                                             mittee no later than 48 hours before the
                                             Fong for his contributions and dedication to                       RULE 2. MEETINGS IN GENERAL                  meeting.
                                             education. It is with a grateful heart that the             (a) Scheduled Meetings.—The Committee                  (b) Public Availability of Markup Text.—
                                             Indianapolis community bids Dr. Fong farewell            shall meet at 10 a.m. every Wednesday when             At least 24 hours prior to the markup of any
                                             and wishes him the best of luck in his future            the House is in session, unless canceled by            legislation (or at the time of an announce-
                                             endeavors.                                               the Chairman. The Committee shall also                 ment under paragraph (a)(2) above made
                                                                                                      meet at the call of the Chairman subject to            within 24 hours before such meeting), the
                                                               f                                      advance notice to all Members of the Com-              Chairman shall cause the text of such legis-
                                                    HONORING CODY DANIEL                              mittee. Special meetings shall be called and           lation to be made publicly available in elec-
                                                                                                      convened by the Chairman as provided in                tronic form.
                                                         DETERDING
                                                                                                      clause 2(c)(1) of House Rule XI. Any Com-                 (c) Meetings and Hearings To Begin
                                                                                                      mittee meeting or hearing that conflicts               Promptly.—Each meeting or hearing of the
                                                             HON. SAM GRAVES                          with a party caucus, conference, or similar            Committee shall begin promptly at the time
                                                                 OF MISSOURI                          party meeting shall be rescheduled at the              stipulated in the public announcement of the
                                                                                                      discretion of the Chairman, in consultation            meeting or hearing.
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                      with the Ranking Minority Member. The                     (d) Addressing the Committee.—A Com-
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                                                     Tuesday, February 8, 2011                        Committee may not sit during a joint ses-              mittee Member may address the Committee
                                                                                                      sion of the House and Senate or during a re-           or a Subcommittee on any bill, motion, or
                                               Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I
                                                                                                      cess when a joint meeting of the House and             other matter under consideration or may
                                             proudly pause to recognize Cody Daniel                   Senate is in progress.                                 question a witness at a hearing only when
                                             Deterding. Cody is a very special young man                 (b) Open Meetings.—Each meeting for the             recognized by the Chairman for that purpose.
                                             who has exemplified the finest qualities of citi-        transaction of business, including the mark-           The time a Member may address the Com-
                                             zenship and leadership by taking an active               up of legislation, and each hearing of the             mittee or Subcommittee for any purpose or




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                                             to question a witness shall be limited to five            (1) Access to Dais and Conference Room.—             served by any person designated by the
                                             minutes, except as provided in Committee                Access to the hearing rooms’ daises (and to            Chairman or Member.
                                             Rule 4(f). A Member shall limit his remarks             the conference rooms adjacent to the Com-                 (e) Oaths.—The Chairman of the Com-
                                             to the subject matter under consideration.              mittee hearing rooms) shall be limited to              mittee or any Member designated by the
                                             The Chairman shall enforce the preceding                Members of Congress and employees of the               Chairman may administer oaths to any wit-
                                             provision.                                              Committee during a meeting of the Com-                 ness before the Committee. All witnesses ap-
                                               (e) Quorums.                                          mittee, except that Committee Members’                 pearing in hearings may be administered the
                                               (1) A majority of the Members of the Com-             personal staff may be present on the daises if         following oath by the Chairman or his des-
                                             mittee shall constitute a quorum for the re-            their employing Member is the author of a              ignee prior to receiving the testimony: ‘‘Do
                                             porting of any measure or recommendation,               bill or amendment under consideration by               you solemnly swear or affirm that the testi-
                                             the authorizing of a subpoena, the closing of           the Committee, but only during the time                mony that you are about to give is the truth,
                                             any meeting or hearing to the public under              that the bill or amendment is under active             the whole truth, and nothing but the truth,
                                             clause 2(g)(1), clause 2(g)(2)(A) and clause            consideration by the Committee. Access to              so help you God?’’
                                             2(k)(5)(B) of House Rule XI, and the releasing          the conference rooms adjacent to the Com-                 (f) Opening Statements; Questioning of
                                             of executive session materials under clause             mittee hearing rooms shall be limited to               Witnesses.
                                             2(k)(7) of House Rule X. Testimony and evi-                                                                       (1) Opening statements by Members may
                                                                                                     Members of Congress and employees of Con-
                                             dence may be received at any hearing at                                                                        not be presented orally, unless the Chairman
                                                                                                     gress during a meeting of the Committee.
                                             which there are at least two Members of the                                                                    or his designee makes a statement, in which
                                                                                                       (m) Cellular Telephones.—The use of cel-
                                             Committee present. For the purpose of                                                                          case the Ranking Minority Member or his
                                                                                                     lular telephones is prohibited on the Com-
                                             transacting all other business of the Com-                                                                     designee may also make a statement. If a
                                                                                                     mittee dais or in the Committee hearing
                                             mittee, one-third of the Members shall con-                                                                    witness scheduled to testify at any hearing
                                                                                                     rooms during a meeting of the Committee.
                                             stitute a quorum.                                                                                              of the Committee is a constituent of a Mem-
                                                                                                       (n) Motion to go to Conference with the
                                               (2) When a call of the roll is required to as-                                                               ber of the Committee, that Member shall be
                                                                                                     Senate.—The Chairman may offer a motion
                                             certain the presence of a quorum, the offices                                                                  entitled to introduce the witness at the hear-
                                                                                                     under clause 1 of Rule XXII whenever the
                                             of all Members shall be notified and the                                                                       ing.
                                                                                                     Chairman considers it appropriate.                        (2) The questioning of witnesses in Com-
                                             Members shall have not less than 15 minutes                       RULE 4. HEARING PROCEDURES                   mittee and Subcommittee hearings shall be
                                             to prove their attendance. The Chairman
                                                                                                       (a) Written Statement; Oral Testimony.—              initiated by the Chairman, followed by the
                                             shall have the discretion to waive this re-
                                                                                                     Each witness who is to appear before the               Ranking Minority Member and all other
                                             quirement when a quorum is actually
                                                                                                     Committee or a Subcommittee shall file                 Members alternating between the Majority
                                             present or whenever a quorum is secured and
                                                                                                     with the Chief Legislative Clerk of the Com-           and Minority parties. In recognizing Mem-
                                             may direct the Chief Legislative Clerk to
                                                                                                     mittee or Subcommittee Clerk, at least two             bers to question witnesses, the Chairman
                                             note the names of all Members present with-
                                                                                                     working days before the day of his or her ap-          shall take into consideration the ratio of the
                                             in the 15-minute period.
                                                                                                     pearance, a written statement of their pro-            Majority to Minority Members present and
                                               (f) Participation of Members in Committee
                                                                                                     posed testimony. Each witness shall limit              shall establish the order of recognition for
                                             and Subcommittees.—Any Member of the
                                                                                                     his or her oral presentation to a five-minute          questioning in a manner so as not to dis-
                                             Committee may sit with any Subcommittee
                                                                                                     summary of the written statement, unless               advantage the Members of the Majority or
                                             during any meeting or hearing, and by unan-
                                                                                                     the Chairman, in consultation with the                 the Members of the Minority. A motion is in
                                             imous consent of the Members of the Sub-
                                                                                                     Ranking Minority Member, extends this                  order to allow designated Majority and Mi-
                                             committee, may participate in such meeting
                                                                                                     time period. In addition, all witnesses shall          nority party Members to question a witness
                                             or hearing. However, a Member who is not a
                                                                                                     be required to submit with their testimony a           for a specified period to be equally divided
                                             Member of the Subcommittee may not vote
                                                                                                     resume or other statement describing their             between the Majority and Minority parties.
                                             on any matter before the Subcommittee, be
                                                                                                     education, employment, professional affili-            This period shall not exceed one hour in the
                                             counted for purposes of establishing a
                                                                                                     ations and other background information                aggregate.
                                             quorum or raise points of order.                                                                                  (g) Materials for Hearing Record.—Any
                                               (g) Proxies.—No vote in the Committee or              pertinent to their testimony. Failure to
                                                                                                     comply with these requirements may result              materials submitted specifically for inclu-
                                             its Subcommittees may be cast by proxy.
                                                                                                     in the exclusion of the written testimony              sion in the hearing record must address the
                                               (h) Record Votes.—Record votes shall be
                                                                                                     from the hearing record and/or the barring of          announced subject matter of the hearing and
                                             ordered on the demand of one-fifth of the
                                                                                                     an oral presentation of the testimony.                 be submitted to the relevant Subcommittee
                                             Members present, or by any Member in the
                                                                                                       (b) Minority Witnesses.—When any hearing             Clerk or Chief Legislative Clerk no later
                                             apparent absence of a quorum.
                                               (i) Postponed Record Votes.                           is conducted by the Committee or any Sub-              than 10 business days following the last day
                                               (1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Chairman            committee upon any measure or matter, the              of the hearing.
                                                                                                     Minority party Members on the Committee                   (h) Claims of Privilege.—Claims of com-
                                             may, after consultation with the Ranking
                                                                                                     or Subcommittee shall be entitled, upon re-            mon-law privileges made by witnesses in
                                             Minority Member, postpone further pro-
                                                                                                     quest to the Chairman by a majority of those           hearings, or by interviewees or deponents in
                                             ceedings when a record vote is ordered on the
                                                                                                     Minority Members before the completion of              investigations or inquiries, are applicable
                                             question of approving any measure or matter
                                                                                                     the hearing, to call witnesses selected by the         only at the discretion of the Chairman, sub-
                                             or adopting an amendment. The Chairman
                                                                                                     Minority to testify with resped to that meas-          ject to appeal to the Committee.
                                             shall resume proceedings on a postponed re-
                                             quest at any time after reasonable notice,              ure or matter during at least one day of                     RULE 5. FILING OF COMMITTEE REPORTS
                                             but no later than the next meeting day.                 hearings thereon.                                         (a) Duty of Chairman.—Whenever the Com-
                                               (2) Notwithstanding any intervening order               (c) Information for Members.—After an-               mittee authorizes the favorable reporting of
                                             for the previous question, when proceedings             nouncement of a hearing, the Committee                 a measure from the Committee, the Chair-
                                             resume on a postponed question under para-              shall make available as soon as practicable            man or his designee shall report the same to
                                             graph (1), an underlying proposition shall re-          to all Members of the Committee a tentative            the House of Representatives and shall take
                                             main subject to further debate or amend-                witness list and to the extent practicable the         all steps necessary to secure its passage
                                             ment to the same extent as when the ques-               Majority staff shall make available to the             without any additional authority needing to
                                             tion was postponed.                                     Majority Members and the Minority staff                be set forth in the motion to report each in-
                                               (3) This rule shall apply to Subcommittee             shall make available to the Minority Mem-              dividual measure. In appropriate cases, the
                                             proceedings.                                            bers a memorandum explaining the subject               authority set forth in this rule shall extend
                                               (j) Privileged Motions.—A motion to recess            matter of the hearing (including relevant              to moving in accordance with the Rules of
                                             from day to day, a motion to recess subject             legislative reports and other necessary mate-          the House of Representatives that the House
                                             to the call of the Chairman (within 24 hours),          rial). In addition, the Chairman shall make            be resolved into the Committee of the Whole
                                             and a motion to dispense with the first read-           available to the Members of the Committee              House on the State of the Union for the con-
                                             ing (in full) of a bill or resolution if printed        any official reports from departments and              sideration of the measure; and to moving in
                                             copies are available, are nondebatable mo-              agencies on the subject matter as they are             accordance with the Rules of the House of
                                             tions of high privilege.                                received.                                              Representatives for the disposition of a Sen-
                                               (k) Layover and Copy Bill.—No measure or                (d) Subpoenas.—The Committee or a Sub-               ate measure that is substantially the same
                                             recommendation        reported    by   a    Sub-        committee may authorize and issue a sub-               as the House measure as reported.
                                             committee shall be considered by the Com-               poena under clause 2(m) of House Rule XI if               (b) Filing.—A report on a measure which
                                             mittee until two calendar days from the                 authorized by a majority of the Members                has been approved by the Committee shall be
                                             time of Subcommittee action. No bill shall              voting. In addition, the Chairman of the               filed within seven calendar days (exclusive of
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                                             be considered by the Committee unless a                 Committee may authorize and issue sub-                 days on which the House of Representatives
                                             copy has been delivered to the office of each           poenas during any period of time in which              is not in session) after the day on which
                                             Member of the Committee requesting a copy.              the House of Representatives has adjourned             there has been filed with the Committee
                                             These requirements may be waived by a ma-               for more than three days. Subpoenas shall be           Chief Legislative Clerk a written request,
                                             jority vote of the Committee at the time of             signed only by the Chairman of the Com-                signed by a majority of the Members of the
                                             consideration of the measure or rec-                    mittee, or any Member of the Committee au-             Committee, for the reporting of that meas-
                                             ommendation.                                            thorized by the Committee, and may be                  ure. Upon the filing with the Committee




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                                             Chief Legislative Clerk of this request, the              (9) Forfeiture of land grants and alien own-         cies and programs within the jurisdiction of
                                             Chief Legislative Clerk shall transmit imme-            ership, including alien ownership of mineral           the Subcommittee.
                                             diately to the Chairman notice of the filing            lands.                                                 Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
                                             of that request.                                          (10) Cooperative efforts to encourage, en-
                                               (c) Supplemental, Additional or Minority                                                                       (1) All measures and matters concerning
                                                                                                     hance and improve international programs
                                             Views.—Any Member may, if notice is given                                                                      the U.S. Geological Survey, except for the
                                                                                                     for the protection of the environment and
                                             at the time a bill or resolution is approved                                                                   activities and programs of the Water Re-
                                                                                                     the conservation of natural resources other-
                                             by the Committee, file supplemental, addi-                                                                     sources Division or its successor.
                                                                                                     wise within the jurisdiction of the Sub-
                                             tional, or minority views. These views must                                                                      (2) All measures and matters affecting geo-
                                                                                                     committee.
                                             be in writing and signed by each Member                                                                        thermal resources.
                                                                                                       (11) Forest reservations, including manage-
                                             joining therein and be filed with the Com-                                                                       (3) Conservation of United States uranium
                                                                                                     ment thereof, created from the public do-
                                             mittee Chief Legislative Clerk not less than                                                                   supply.
                                                                                                     main.
                                                                                                                                                              (4) Mining interests generally, including
                                             two additional calendar days (excluding Sat-              (12) Public forest lands generally, includ-
                                             urdays, Sundays and legal holidays except                                                                      all matters involving mining regulation and
                                                                                                     ing measures or matters related to entry,
                                             when the House is in session on those days)                                                                    enforcement, including the reclamation of
                                                                                                     easements, withdrawals, grazing and Federal
                                             of the time the bill or resolution is approved                                                                 mined lands, the environmental effects of
                                                                                                     reserved water rights.
                                             by the Committee. This paragraph shall not                (13) General and continuing oversight and            mining, and the management of mineral re-
                                             preclude the filing of any supplemental re-             investigative authority over activities, poli-         ceipts, mineral land laws and claims, long-
                                             port on any bill or resolution that may be re-          cies and programs within the jurisdiction of           range mineral programs and deep seabed
                                             quired for the correction of any technical              the Subcommittee.                                      mining.
                                             error in a previous report made by the Com-                                                                      (5) Mining schools, experimental stations
                                                                                                     Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and        and long-range mineral programs.
                                             mittee on that bill or resolution.                          Insular Affairs
                                               (d) Review by Members.—Each Member of                                                                          (6) Mineral resources on public lands.
                                                                                                       (1) All matters regarding insular areas of             (7) Conservation and development of oil
                                             the Committee shall be given an opportunity
                                                                                                     the United States.                                     and gas resources of the Outer Continental
                                             to review each proposed Committee report
                                                                                                       (2) All measures or matters regarding the            Shelf.
                                             before it is filed with the Clerk of the House
                                                                                                     Freely Associated States and Antarctica.                 (8) Petroleum conservation on the public
                                             of Representatives. Nothing in this para-                 (3) Fisheries management and fisheries re-
                                             graph extends the time allowed for filing                                                                      lands and conservation of the radium supply
                                                                                                     search generally, including the management             in the United States.
                                             supplemental, additional or minority views              of all commercial and recreational fisheries
                                             under paragraph (c).                                                                                             (9) Measures and matters concerning the
                                                                                                     (except for the reauthorization of the Mag-            transportation of natural gas from or within
                                               (e) Disclaimer.—All Committee or Sub-
                                                                                                     nuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and                 Alaska and disposition of oil transported by
                                             committee reports printed and not approved
                                                                                                     Management Act), interjurisdictional fish-             the trans-Alaska oil pipeline.
                                             by a majority vote of the Committee or Sub-
                                                                                                     eries, international fisheries agreements,               (10) Rights of way over public lands for un-
                                             committee, as appropriate, shall contain the
                                                                                                     aquaculture, seafood safety and fisheries pro-         derground energy-related transportation.
                                             following disclaimer on the cover of the re-
                                                                                                     motion.                                                  (11) Cooperative efforts to encourage, en-
                                             port:                                                     (4) Wildlife resources, including research,
                                               ‘‘This report has not been officially adopt-                                                                 hance and improve international programs
                                                                                                     restoration, refuges and conservation.                 for the protection of the environment and
                                             ed by the {Committee on Natural Resources}
                                                                                                       (5) All matters pertaining to the protection         the conservation of natural resources other-
                                             {Subcommittee} and may not therefore nec-
                                                                                                     of coastal and marine environments, includ-            wise within the jurisdiction of the Sub-
                                             essarily reflect the views of its Members.’’
                                                                                                     ing estuarine protection.                              committee.
                                             RULE 6. ESTABLISHMENT OF SUBCOMMITTEES;                   (6) Coastal barriers.                                  (12) General and continuing oversight and
                                               FULL COMMITTEE JURISDICTION; BILL REFER-                (7) Oceanography.                                    investigative authority over activities, poli-
                                               RALS                                                    (8) Ocean engineering, including materials,          cies and programs within the jurisdiction of
                                               (a) Subcommittees.—There shall be five                technology and systems.                                the Subcommittee.
                                             standing Subcommittees of the Committee,                  (9) Coastal zone management.
                                             with the following jurisdiction and respon-               (10) Marine sanctuaries.                             Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Af-
                                             sibilities:                                               (11) U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea.              fairs
                                             Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and               (12) Sea Grant programs and marine exten-              (1) Measures relating to the welfare of Na-
                                                 Public Lands                                        sion services.                                         tive Americans, including management of
                                                                                                       (13) Cooperative efforts to encourage, en-           Indian lands in general and special measures
                                               (1) Measures and matters related to the               hance and improve international programs               relating to claims which are paid out of In-
                                             National Park System and its units, includ-             for the protection of the environment and              dian funds.
                                             ing Federal reserved water rights.                      the conservation of natural resources other-
                                               (2) The National Wilderness Preservation                                                                       (2) All matters regarding the relations of
                                                                                                     wise within the jurisdiction of the Sub-               the United States with Native Americans
                                             System.
                                               (3) Wild and Scenic Rivers System, Na-                committee.                                             and Native American tribes, including spe-
                                                                                                       (14) General and continuing oversight and            cial oversight functions under Rule X of the
                                             tional Trails System, national heritage areas
                                                                                                     investigative authority over activities, poli-         Rules of the House of Representatives.
                                             and other national units established for pro-
                                                                                                     cies and programs within the jurisdiction of             (3) All matters regarding Native Alaskans.
                                             tection, conservation, preservation or rec-
                                                                                                     the Subcommittee.                                        (4) All matters related to the Federal trust
                                             reational development, other than coastal
                                             barriers.                                               Subcommittee on Water and Power                        responsibility to Native Americans and the
                                               (4) Military parks and battlefields, na-                (1) Generation and marketing of electric             sovereignty of Native Americans.
                                             tional cemeteries administered by the Sec-              power from Federal water projects by Feder-              (b) Full Committee.—The following meas-
                                             retary of the Interior, parks in and within             ally chartered or Federal regional power               ures and matters shall be retained at the
                                             the vicinity of the District of Columbia and            marketing authorities.                                 Full Committee:
                                             the erection of monuments to the memory of                (2) All measures and matters concerning                (1) Environmental and habitat measures of
                                             individuals.                                            water resources planning conducted pursu-              general applicability, including the National
                                               (5) Federal and non-Federal outdoor recre-            ant to the Water Resources Planning Act,               Environmental Policy Act, the Endangered
                                             ation plans, programs and administration in-            water resource research and development                Species Act, and reauthorization of the Mag-
                                             cluding the Land and Water Conservation                 programs and saline water research and de-             nuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and
                                             Fund Act of 1965 and the Outdoor Recreation             velopment.                                             Management Act.
                                             Act of 1963.                                              (3) Compacts relating to the use and appor-            (2) All matters regarding Native Hawai-
                                               (6) Preservation of prehistoric ruins and             tionment of interstate waters, water rights            ians.
                                             objects of interest on the public domain and            and major interbasin water or power move-                (3) Cooperative efforts to encourage, en-
                                             other historic preservation programs and ac-            ment programs.                                         hance and improve international programs
                                             tivities, including national monuments, his-              (4) All measures and matters pertaining to           for the protection of the environment and
                                             toric sites and programs for international              irrigation and reclamation projects and                the conservation of natural resources other-
                                             cooperation in the field of historic preserva-          other water resources development and recy-            wise within the jurisdiction of the Full Com-
                                             tion.                                                   cling programs, including policies and proce-          mittee under this paragraph.
                                               (7) Matters concerning the following agen-            dures.                                                   (4) All other measures and matters re-
                                             cies and programs: Urban Parks and Recre-                 (5) Indian water rights and settlements.             tained by the Full Committee, including
                                                                                                       (6) Cooperative efforts to encourage, en-            those retained under Committee Rule 6(e).
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                                             ation Recovery Program, Historic American
                                             Buildings Survey, Historic American Engi-               hance and improve international programs                 (5) General and continuing oversight and
                                             neering Record, and U.S. Holocaust Memo-                for the protection of the environment and              investigative authority over activities, poli-
                                             rial.                                                   the conservation of natural resources other-           cies and programs within the jurisdiction of
                                               (8) Public lands generally, including meas-           wise within the jurisdiction of the Sub-               the Committee under House Rule X.
                                             ures or matters relating to entry, easements,           committee.                                               (c) Ex-officio Members.—The Chairman
                                             withdrawals, grazing and Federal reserved                 (7) General and continuing oversight and             and Ranking Minority Member of the Com-
                                             water rights.                                           investigative authority over activities, poli-         mittee may serve as ex-officio Members of




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                                             each standing Subcommittee to which the                   (b) Ex-Officio Members.—The Chairman                 who shall not remove the material from the
                                             Chairman or the Ranking Minority Member                 and Ranking Minority Member of the Com-                Committee offices without the written per-
                                             have not been assigned. Ex-officio Members              mittee may serve as ex-officio Members of              mission of the Chairman.
                                             shall have the right to fully participate in            each Task Force, or special or select Sub-               (f) Committee Information Available for
                                             Subcommittee activities but may not vote                committee if they are not otherwise mem-               the Public.—In addition to any other re-
                                             and may not be counted in establishing a                bers. Ex-officio Members shall have the right          quirement of these rules or the Rules of the
                                             quorum.                                                 to fully participate in activities but may not         House of Representatives, the Chairman
                                               (d) Powers and Duties of Subcommittees.—              vote and may not be counted in establishing            shall cause to be made available publicly in
                                             Each Subcommittee is authorized to meet,                a quorum.                                              electronic form the following:
                                             hold hearings, receive evidence and report to             (c) Party Ratios.—The ratio of Majority                (1) a record of the votes on any question on
                                             the Committee on all matters within its ju-             Members to Minority Members, excluding                 which a recorded vote is demanded which
                                             risdiction. Each Subcommittee shall review              ex-officio Members, on each Task Force, spe-           shall be posted no later than 24 hours after
                                             and study, on a continuing basis, the appli-            cial or select Subcommittee shall be as close          the vote is taken that shall include:
                                             cation, administration, execution and effec-            as practicable to the ratio on the Full Com-             (i) a copy of the amendment or a detailed
                                             tiveness of those statutes, or parts of stat-           mittee.                                                description of the motion, order or other
                                             utes, the subject matter of which is within               (d) Temporary Resignation.—A Member                  proposition; and
                                                                                                     can temporarily resign his or her position on            (ii) the name of each Member voting for
                                             that Subcommittee’s jurisdiction; and the
                                                                                                     a Subcommittee to serve on a Task Force,               and each Member voting against such
                                             organization, operation, and regulations of
                                                                                                     special or select Subcommittee without prej-           amendment, motion, order, or proposition,
                                             any Federal agency or entity having respon-
                                                                                                     udice to the Member’s seniority on the Sub-            the names of those Members voting present,
                                             sibilities in or for the administration of such
                                                                                                     committee.                                             and the names of any Member not present.
                                             statutes, to determine whether these stat-                                                                       (2) copies of all amendments adopted in
                                             utes are being implemented and carried out                (e) Chairman and Ranking Minority Mem-
                                                                                                     ber.—The Chairman of any Task Force, or                Committee by voice vote or unanimous con-
                                             in accordance with the intent of Congress.                                                                     sent within 24 hours of the adoption of the
                                             Each Subcommittee shall review and study                special or select Subcommittee shall be ap-
                                                                                                     pointed by the Chairman of the Committee.              amendment.
                                             any conditions or circumstances indicating                                                                       (3) the rules of the Committee, once adopt-
                                             the need of enacting new or supplemental                The Ranking Minority Member shall select a
                                                                                                                                                            ed, and any amendments thereto, in accord-
                                             legislation within the jurisdiction of the              Ranking Minority Member for each Task
                                                                                                                                                            ance with clause 2(a)(2) of House Rule XI.
                                             Subcommittee. Each Subcommittee shall                   Force, or standing, special or select Sub-               (4) the statements required under the sec-
                                             have general and continuing oversight and               committee.                                             ond sentence of clause 2(g)(5) of House Rule
                                             investigative authority over activities, poli-              RULE 8. RECOMMENDATION OF CONFEREES                XI, with appropriate redactions to protect
                                             cies and programs within the jurisdiction of              Whenever it becomes necessary to appoint             the privacy of the witness, which shall be
                                             the Subcommittee.                                       conferees on a particular measure, the Chair-          posted no later than one day after the wit-
                                               (e) Referral to Subcommittees; Recall.                man shall recommend to the Speaker as con-             ness appears before the Committee.
                                               (1) Except as provided in paragraph (2) and           ferees those Majority Members, as well as                 RULE 10. COMMITTEE BUDGET AND EXPENSES
                                             for those measures or matters retained at               those Minority Members recommended to                    (a) Budget.—At the beginning of each Con-
                                             the Full Committee, every legislative meas-             the Chairman by the Ranking Minority                   gress, after consultation with the Chairman
                                             ure or other matter referred to the Com-                Member, primarily responsible for the meas-            of each Subcommittee and the Ranking Mi-
                                             mittee shall be referred to the Sub-                    ure. The ratio of Majority Members to Mi-              nority Member, the Chairman shall present
                                             committee of jurisdiction within two weeks              nority Members recommended for con-                    to the Committee for its approval a budget
                                             of the date of its referral to the Committee.           ferences shall be no greater than the ratio on         covering the funding required for staff, trav-
                                             If any measure or matter is within or affects           the Committee.                                         el, and miscellaneous expenses.
                                             the jurisdiction of one or more Subcommit-                        RULE 9. COMMITTEE RECORDS                      (b) Expense Resolution.—Upon approval by
                                             tees, the Chairman may refer that measure
                                                                                                       (a) Segregation of Records.—All Com-                 the Committee of each budget, the Chair-
                                             or matter simultaneously to two or more
                                                                                                     mittee records shall be kept separate and              man, acting pursuant to clause 6 of House
                                             Subcommittees for concurrent consideration
                                                                                                     distinct from the office records of individual         Rule X, shall prepare and introduce in the
                                             or for consideration in sequence subject to
                                                                                                     Committee Members serving as Chairmen or               House a supporting expense resolution, and
                                             appropriate time limits, or divide the matter
                                                                                                     Ranking Minority Members. These records                take all action necessary to bring about its
                                             into two or more parts and refer each part to
                                                                                                     shall be the property of the House and all             approval by the Committee on House Admin-
                                             a Subcommittee.
                                                                                                     Members shall have access to them in ac-               istration and by the House of Representa-
                                               (2) The Chairman, with the approval of a
                                                                                                     cordance with clause 2(e)(2) of House Rule             tives.
                                             majority of the Majority Members of the                                                                          (c) Amendments.—The Chairman shall re-
                                             Committee, may refer a legislative measure              XI.
                                                                                                       (b) Availability.—The Committee shall                port to the Committee any amendments to
                                             or other matter to a select or special Sub-                                                                    each expense resolution and any related
                                             committee. A legislative measure or other               make available to the public for review at
                                                                                                     reasonable times in the Committee office               changes in the budget.
                                             matter referred by the Chairman to a Sub-                                                                        (d) Additional Expenses.—Authorization
                                             committee may be recalled from the Sub-                 transcripts of public meetings and hearings,
                                                                                                     except those that are unrevised or unedited            for the payment of additional or unforeseen
                                             committee for direct consideration by the                                                                      Committee expenses may be procured by one
                                             Full Committee, or for referral to another              and intended solely for the use of the Com-
                                                                                                     mittee.                                                or more additional expense resolutions proc-
                                             Subcommittee, provided Members of the                                                                          essed in the same manner as set out under
                                                                                                       (c) Archived Records.—Records of the Com-
                                             Committee receive one week written notice                                                                      this rule.
                                                                                                     mittee which are deposited with the Na-
                                             of the recall and a majority of the Members                                                                      (e) Monthly Reports.—Copies of each
                                                                                                     tional Archives shall be made available for
                                             of the Committee do not object. In addition,                                                                   monthly report, prepared by the Chairman
                                                                                                     public use pursuant to House Rule VII. The
                                             a legislative measure or other matter re-                                                                      for the Committee on House Administration,
                                                                                                     Chairman of the Committee shall notify the
                                             ferred by the Chairman to a Subcommittee                                                                       which shows expenditures made during the
                                                                                                     Ranking Minority Member of any decision,
                                             may be recalled from the Subcommittee at                                                                       reporting period and cumulative for the
                                                                                                     pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or clause 4(b) of
                                             any time by majority vote of the Committee                                                                     year, anticipated expenditures for the pro-
                                                                                                     House Rule VII, to withhold, or to provide a
                                             for direct consideration by the Full Com-                                                                      jected Committee program, and detailed in-
                                                                                                     time, schedule or condition for availability
                                             mittee or for referral to another Sub-                                                                         formation on travel, shall be available to
                                                                                                     of any record otherwise available. At the
                                             committee.                                                                                                     each Member.
                                                                                                     written request of any Member of the Com-
                                               (1)   Consultation.—Each      Subcommittee                                                                              RULE 11. COMMITTEE STAFF
                                                                                                     mittee, the matter shall be presented to the
                                             Chairman shall consult with the Chairman of
                                                                                                     Committee for a determination and shall be               (a) Rules and Policies.—Committee staff
                                             the Full Committee prior to setting dates for
                                                                                                     subject to the same notice and quorum re-              members are subject to the provisions of
                                             Subcommittee meetings with a view towards
                                                                                                     quirements for the conduct of business under           clause 9 of House Rule X, as well as any writ-
                                             avoiding whenever possible conflicting Com-
                                                                                                     Committee Rule 3.                                      ten personnel policies the Committee may
                                             mittee and Subcommittee meetings.
                                                                                                       (d) Records of Closed Meetings.—Notwith-             from time to time adopt.
                                               (g) Vacancy.—A vacancy in the member-
                                                                                                     standing the other provisions of this rule, no           (b) Majority and Nonpartisan Staff.—The
                                             ship of a Subcommittee shall not affect the
                                                                                                     records of Committee meetings or hearings              Chairman shall appoint, determine the re-
                                             power of the remaining Members to execute
                                                                                                     which were closed to the public pursuant to            muneration of, and may remove, the legisla-
                                             the functions of the Subcommittee.
                                                                                                     the Rules of the House of Representatives              tive and administrative employees of the
                                                 RULE 7. TASK FORCES, SPECIAL OR SELECT              shall be released to the public unless the             Committee not assigned to the Minority.
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                                                              SUBCOMMITTEES                          Committee votes to release those records in            The legislative and administrative staff of
                                               (a) Appointment.—The Chairman of the                  accordance with the procedure used to close            the Committee not assigned to the Minority
                                             Committee is authorized, after consultation             the Committee meeting.                                 shall be under the general supervision and
                                             with the Ranking Minority Member, to ap-                  (e) Classified Materials.—All classified ma-         direction of the Chairman, who shall estab-
                                             point Task Forces, or special or select Sub-            terials shall be maintained in an appro-               lish and assign the duties and responsibil-
                                             committees, to carry out the duties and                 priately secured location and shall be re-             ities of these staff members and delegate any
                                             functions of the Committee.                             leased only to authorized persons for review,          authority he determines appropriate.




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                                               (c) Minority Staff.—The Ranking Minority               HONORING       WILLIAM   L.                              This debt and its interest payments we are
                                             Member of the Committee shall appoint, de-                BLANCKENBURG OF NAPA COUN-                            passing to our children and all future Ameri-
                                             termine the remuneration of, and may re-                  TY, CALIFORNIA                                        cans.
                                             move, the legislative and administrative
                                             staff assigned to the Minority within the                                                                                          f
                                             budget approved for those purposes. The leg-                        HON. MIKE THOMPSON                           HONORING CLIFFORD M. KENDALL
                                             islative and administrative staff assigned to                               OF CALIFORNIA
                                             the Minority shall be under the general su-                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             pervision and direction of the Ranking Mi-
                                                                                                                  Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                        HON. CHRIS VAN HOLLEN
                                             nority Member of the Committee who may                                                                                             OF MARYLAND
                                             delegate any authority he determines appro-                  Mr. THOMPSON of California. Mr. Speaker,                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             priate.                                                  I rise today to recognize Judge William
                                               (d) Availability.—The skills and services of           Blanckenburg, a great leader in the community                    Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             all Committee staff shall be available to all            of Napa Valley. Judge Blanckenburg is being               Mr. VAN HOLLEN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today
                                             Members of the Committee.                                                                                       to honor the outstanding achievements of my
                                                                                                      honored by the Napa Valley College Founda-
                                                       RULE 12. COMMITTEE TRAVEL                                                                             constituent, Clifford M. Kendall. On February
                                                                                                      tion with their ‘‘Spirit of Napa Valley College
                                               In addition to any written travel policies             Award’’ for his many contributions to higher           9, 2011, Mr. Kendall will be receiving the
                                             the Committee may from time to time                                                                             Technology Council of Maryland’s Lifetime
                                                                                                      education in Napa County.
                                             adopt, all travel of Members and staff of the
                                                                                                          Judge Blanckenburg is being recognized             Achievement Award. This recognition is richly
                                             Committee or its Subcommittees, to hear-
                                             ings, meetings, conferences and investiga-               this evening for being one of the founding fa-         deserved.
                                             tions, including all foreign travel, must be             thers of the Napa Valley College Foundation.              Cliff Kendall is a widely-respected business
                                             authorized by the Full Committee Chairman                He served as its first President and as a mem-         leader and entrepreneur whose accomplish-
                                             prior to any public notice of the travel and             ber of the board of directors for 33 years. His        ments have benefitted our local community
                                             prior to the actual travel. In the case of Mi-           vision and leadership was essential in growing         and our Nation. The first member of his family
                                             nority staff, all travel shall first be approved         the foundation—today it boasts assets of over          to graduate from college, Cliff earned a B.A.
                                             by the Ranking Minority Member. Funds au-                $5 million. He has also made personal finan-           from the University of Maryland. Following
                                             thorized for the Committee under clauses 6
                                                                                                      cial contributions to the college by establishing      graduation, he received an ROTC commission
                                             and 7 of House Rule X are for expenses in-
                                             curred in the Committee’s activities within              several endowment funds to support the li-             and served as a contracting officer in the U.S.
                                             the United States.                                       brary, student scholarships and college pro-           Air Force. After earning an M.B.A. from the
                                                 RULE 13. CHANGES TO COMMITTEE RULES                  grams.                                                 George Washington University, Cliff held posi-
                                               The rules of the Committee may be modi-
                                                                                                          Bill is one of Napa Valley’s most accom-           tions at the Washington Gas and Light Com-
                                             fied, amended, or repealed, by a majority                plished citizens. He is a retired Napa County          pany, American University, Washington Uni-
                                             vote of the Committee, provided that written             Judge who served for 22 years on the bench.            versity in St. Louis, and the consulting firm of
                                             notice of the proposed change has been pro-              He received his B.A. in History from UC                Booz, Allen, & Hamilton, Inc.
                                             vided each Member of the Committee prior                 Berkeley as well as a JD from Boalt Hall of               In 1968, Cliff Kendall co-founded Computer
                                             to the meeting date on which the changes                 Law. He was admitted to the State Bar of Cali-         Data Systems, Inc. (CDSI), now one of the na-
                                             are to be discussed and voted on consistent              fornia in 1939, establishing a law practice in         tion’s largest government contractors for infor-
                                             with Committee Rule 3(a). A change to the                Napa from 1941 to 1957. Bill’s career as an            mation technology services and consulting.
                                             rules of the Committee shall be published in
                                             the Congressional Record no later than 30
                                                                                                      attorney was interrupted by his service with           Serving as the company’s President, CEO,
                                             days after its approval and made publicly                the United States Army in World War II. Judge          and Chairman, Cliff helped CDSI become a
                                             available in electronic form.                            Blanckenburg was a combat infantryman with             company known for its outstanding service to
                                                       RULE 14. OTHER PROCEDURES                      the 3rd division at Anzio and was later com-           Federal, State, and local government agencies
                                               The Chairman may establish procedures                  missioned in the Judge Advocate General                and for its loyalty to its employees. Cliff is cur-
                                             and take actions as may be necessary to                  Corps Reserve.                                         rently the Chairman of the Board of VSE Cor-
                                             carry out the rules of the Committee or to                   Judge Blanckenburg’s catalog of community          poration, and has served on the Boards of
                                             facilitate the effective administration of the           involvement and achievements is far too pro-           i360technology, Inc. and Burdeshaw Associ-
                                             Committee, in accordance with the rules of               lific to list here. He is a past President of the      ates, Ltd. He has also served as Chairman of
                                             the Committee and the Rules of the House of              Rotary Club of Napa as well as the Napa                the Board of On-Site Sourcing, Inc., and on
                                             Representatives.                                         Chamber of Commerce and the Napa County                the Boards of Washington Real Estate Trust
                                                              f                                       Bar Association. He is also a lifetime member          and Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
                                                  HONORING LOGAN CASSIDY                              of the Ridgeview PTA and a Member of the                  An inductee to the Washington Business
                                                         AZEVEDO                                      UC Berkeley Alumni Council, among many                 Hall of Fame, Cliff Kendall has drawn admira-
                                                                                                      other boards and commissions.                          tion and respect from his peers and competi-
                                                                                                          Mr. Speaker and colleagues, it is my distinct      tors alike. He has received numerous honors
                                                             HON. SAM GRAVES                          pleasure to recognize Bill Blanckenburg for his        for his accomplishments in the business and
                                                                 OF MISSOURI
                                                                                                      many years of service. He has been a model             education communities. He is Past Chairman
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       citizen and leader in the Napa Valley and his          of the Technology Council of Maryland, the
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                      presence has enriched the lives of everyone in         Montgomery/Prince George’s County CEO
                                                Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I                our community. I join his entire family in thank-      Business Roundtable, and the Greater Wash-
                                             proudly pause to recognize Logan Cassidy                 ing Bill for a distinguished lifetime of service       ington Board of Trade, and the President of
                                             Azevedo. Logan is a very special young man               and wishing him continued success and fulfill-         the Montgomery County Education Connec-
                                             who has exemplified the finest qualities of citi-        ment.                                                  tion. He has also served on the Board of the
                                             zenship and leadership by taking an active                                 f                                    Maryland Economic Development Commission
                                             part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 351,             OUR UNCONSCIONABLE NATIONAL                           and the Suburban Maryland High Technology
                                             and earning the most prestigious award of                            DEBT                                       Council.
                                             Eagle Scout.                                                                                                       Cliff Kendall has dedicated substantial effort
                                                Logan has been very active with his troop,                                                                   to ensuring access to higher education. He is
                                             participating in many scout activities. Over the
                                                                                                                  HON. MIKE COFFMAN                          currently serving in his eighth year as Chair-
                                                                                                                         OF COLORADO
                                             many years Logan has been involved with                                                                         man of the Board of Regents for the University
                                                                                                           IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             scouting, he has not only earned numerous                                                                       System of Maryland and has also served on
                                             merit badges, but also the respect of his fam-                   Tuesday, February 8, 2011                      the Board of Directors for the Association of
                                             ily, peers, and community. Most notably,                   Mr. COFFMAN of Colorado. Mr. Speaker,                Governing Boards of Universities and Col-
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                                             Logan has contributed to his community                   today      our     national       debt      is         leges. Cliff led the effort to build a new build-
                                             through his Eagle Scout project.                         $14,099,823,671,305.06.                                ing for the George Washington University
                                                Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in            On January 6th, 2009, the start of the 111th         School of Business and continues to serve on
                                             commending Logan Cassidy Azevedo for his                 Congress,     the   national     debt     was          the GWU Business School Advisory Board. He
                                             accomplishments with the Boy Scouts of                   $10,638,425,746,293.80.                                and his wife Camille created the Cliff and
                                             America and for his efforts put forth in achiev-           This means the national debt has increased           Camille Kendall Foundation, which funds
                                             ing the highest distinction of Eagle Scout.              by $3,461,397,925,011.20 since then.                   scholarships to students studying Computer,



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                                             Mathematical, and Physical Sciences at the              ducted at the Nevada Test Site. During the                      MORTGAGE FORECLOSURES
                                             University of Maryland and Montgomery Col-              1950s, atmospheric testing provided for some
                                             lege. Cliff also has taught the capstone course         spectacular visual performances, but also sent                    HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH
                                             for Johns Hopkins University’s M.B.A. program           radioactive clouds beyond the test site bound-                                 OF OHIO
                                             as an adjunct professor.                                aries and over inhabited areas. Concern re-                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                In addition to his leadership and many con-          garding radioactive fallout spurred international                 Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             tributions to business and higher education,            test ban negotiations that culminated in the
                                             Cliff Kendall has been deeply involved with                                                                        Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, banks repos-
                                                                                                     Limited Test Ban Treaty of 1963. The test ban
                                             non-profit organizations. He is the Founding                                                                    sessed more than 1 million homes and issued
                                                                                                     treaty banned atmospheric testing, replacing it
                                             Chair of the Community Foundation of Mont-                                                                      nearly 3 million foreclosure notices in 2010.
                                                                                                     with underground testing.
                                             gomery County and has been active with                                                                          These record-breaking numbers defy a mas-
                                                                                                        The Nevada Test Site played a major role in          sive effort over the last two years by the
                                             Lighthouse for the Blind and the Greater
                                                                                                     winning the Cold War. Nuclear weapons capa-             Obama Administration to prevent foreclosures.
                                             Washington Salvation Army.
                                                                                                     bilities and their testing shaped the manner in         Nearly $12 billion dollars has been spent on a
                                                On a personal note, I have benefitted great-
                                                                                                     which the Cold War was fought. Many have                system to incentivize banks into lowering the
                                             ly from Cliff’s sage advice on a range of
                                                                                                     argued that it was the determining factor in            monthly payments of troubled borrowers. But
                                             issues over the years. He was actively en-
                                                                                                     keeping the struggle from becoming an all-out           the program hasn’t made a serious dent, and
                                             gaged in our debates in Annapolis over the fu-
                                                                                                     hot war.                                                here’s why: banks make more money on fore-
                                             ture of higher education in Maryland. He has                                                                    closure than they do on mortgage loan modi-
                                             also been a strong advocate for making sure                The Nevada Test Site resembles an actual
                                                                                                                                                             fication.
                                             Maryland is at the cutting-edge of the high-            battleground. Hundreds of saucer-like craters,             Banks who give mortgages to homeowners
                                             technology economy. I am very grateful for all          formed by the subsidence of the ground above            also own many of the companies, known as
                                             he has done for our community.                          an underground test shot, pock the test site,           servicers, which collect the monthly payments
                                                Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to honor Clifford          creating an almost moon-like landscape. Al-             by borrowers. This seems like a logical ar-
                                             Kendall and his extraordinary contributions to          though massive amounts of high-level radioac-           rangement, until you understand that servicers
                                             our country.                                            tivity were locked into the earth in the con-           make more profit if a homeowner defaults on
                                                              f                                      tained blasts, plutonium and other radioactive          their mortgage and gets foreclosed on, than if
                                                                                                     substances are still detectable above ground.           the bank gives that struggling homeowner a
                                             RECOGNIZING THE 60TH ANNIVER-                           This is the legacy of Cold War combat.                  mortgage modification. Yet one in five home-
                                              SARY OF THE NEVADA TEST
                                                                                                         As the Representative for Nevada’s First            owners owe more on their mortgage than their
                                              SITE                                                                                                           home is even worth.
                                                                                                     Congressional District, it is my great honor to
                                                                                                     recognize the 60th anniversary of the Nevada               This has kept well-intentioned mortgage
                                                       HON. SHELLEY BERKLEY                          Test Site and commend all the men and                   modification efforts by the Obama Administra-
                                                                 OF NEVADA                                                                                   tion will not be able to seriously reduce fore-
                                                                                                     women who contributed to the security of our
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                              closures until the banks are forced to write
                                                                                                     Nation through their expertise, service, sac-
                                                                                                                                                             down the value of mortgages.
                                                        Tuesday, February 8, 2011                    rifice and duty to country.
                                                                                                                                                                                 f
                                                Ms. BERKLEY. Mr. Speaker, today I urge
                                             my colleagues to join me in recognizing the                                f                                    IN HONOR OF THE UNI-CAPITOL
                                             60th anniversary of the Nevada Test Site on                                                                       WASHINGTON INTERNSHIP PRO-
                                             January 27, 2011, and the contributions of the               HONORING JEFFREY BRENDAN                             GRAM
                                             thousands of men and women who served                                  LEAN
                                             there throughout the Cold War. I deeply ap-                                                                                        HON. SAM FARR
                                             preciate their dedication to their work and their                                                                                   OF CALIFORNIA
                                             unwavering patriotism. These test site workers                           HON. SAM GRAVES                               IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             are outstanding Americans and I thank them                                   OF MISSOURI                                  Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             for being outstanding members of the south-
                                                                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       Mr. FARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to rec-
                                             ern Nevada community.                                                                                           ognize the current participants of the Uni-Cap-
                                                In 1950, President Harry Truman approved                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     itol Washington Internship Program. The Uni-
                                             the recommendations of the Atomic Energy                                                                        Capitol Washington Internship Program is a
                                             Commission and the Department of Defense                  Mr. GRAVES of Missouri. Mr. Speaker, I                unique eight week experience that brings
                                             to establish a continental site for atomic bomb         proudly pause to recognize Jeffrey Brendan              some of the most dedicated Australian univer-
                                             experiments. After consideration of possible            Lean. Brendan is a very special young man               sity students who have exhibited a passion for
                                             sites throughout the United States, it was de-          who has exemplified the finest qualities of citi-       civic engagement and public service to Wash-
                                             cided that the 5000 square mile Las Vegas               zenship and leadership by taking an active              ington, DC to work in Congressional offices.
                                             Bombing and Gunnery Range would be used                 part in the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 376,              This year, I am honored to welcome Eliza-
                                             for America’s atomic weapons development                and earning the most prestigious award of               beth ‘Liz’ Noble into my Washington, DC office
                                             program.                                                Eagle Scout.                                            and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to par-
                                                Shortly after midnight on January 27, 1951,                                                                  ticipate in this valuable exchange program, as
                                                                                                        Brendan has been very active with his
                                             personnel from the Los Alamos Scientific Lab-                                                                   I have since this program was established in
                                                                                                     troop, participating in many scout activities.
                                             oratory delivered a ‘‘nuclear capsule’’ to a                                                                    2000. Since its inception, the program has
                                                                                                     Over the many years Brendan has been in-
                                             heavily guarded Air Force B–50D sitting on a                                                                    seen 118 young Australians walk the halls of
                                                                                                     volved with scouting, he has not only earned
                                             taxi strip at Kirtland Air Force Base outside Al-                                                               Congress in various capacities and it is with
                                                                                                     numerous merit badges, but also the respect
                                             buquerque. The B–50D lifted off from the run-                                                                   the utmost pride that I recognize the impor-
                                                                                                     of his family, peers, and community. Most no-
                                             way and headed west through the darkness                                                                        tance of the Uni-Capitol Washington Internship
                                                                                                     tably, Brendan has earned rank of Ordeal
                                             toward Frenchman Flat, a remote desert valley                                                                   Program in the United States House of Rep-
                                                                                                     Member in the Order of the Arrow and
                                             located on the new Nevada Test Site, sixty-                                                                     resentatives.
                                             five miles northwest of Las Vegas.                      Firebuilder in the Tribe of Mic-O-Say. Brendan
                                                                                                                                                                Ms. Noble joined my office on January 3,
                                                Shortly after 3:00 a.m., the go-ahead was            has also contributed to his community through
                                                                                                                                                             2011 from the University of Canberra where
                                             issued for the test, code named Able. At 5:45           his Eagle Scout project. Brendan designed
                                                                                                                                                             she is pursuing her B.A. in International Stud-
                                             a.m., the device exploded as planned at a               and supervised the construction of a brick
                                                                                                                                                             ies and Political Communication. During her
                                             height of 1,060 feet The Atomic Energy Com-             walkway to connect the East Entrance to the             time in my office, Liz has proven herself to be
                                                                                                     Family Life Center at Liberty United Methodist
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                                             mission swiftly moved to turn the Nevada Test                                                                   a tremendously caring, intelligent and dedi-
                                             site into a permanent proving ground for nu-            Church in Liberty, Missouri.                            cated intern and I am honored to host her. In
                                             clear weapons.                                            Mr. Speaker, I proudly ask you to join me in          addition to serving my constituents with pro-
                                                For over four decades, the Nevada Test               commending Jeffrey Brendan Lean for his ac-             fessionalism and respect, she has attended
                                             Site served as the nation’s principal proving           complishments with the Boy Scouts of Amer-              hearings and briefings, drafted legislative cor-
                                             ground for nuclear weapons. Almost 90 per-              ica and for his efforts put forth in achieving the      respondence and has assisted my staffers
                                             cent of the 1,052 tests since 1945 were con-            highest distinction of Eagle Scout.                     with a variety of important research projects.



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                                                Founded and directed by former House and                  HONORING ELDER BERRESFORD                         Although these days are difficult, I pray that
                                             Senate staffer, Eric Federing, the program fos-                   ‘‘BERRY’’ BINGHAM                            our fond memories of Berry will bring us com-
                                             ters cultural and educational exchanges be-                                                                    fort and strength as we celebrate his life and
                                             tween the United States and Australia. Mr.                           HON. BARBARA LEE                          legacy. May his soul rest in peace.
                                             Federing deserves distinguished praise for his                             OF CALIFORNIA                                          f
                                             efforts in coordinating this program and the                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                                       THE JOBLESS RATE: A
                                             support he provides to all participants is truly                   Tuesday, February 8, 2011                             STATISTICAL FAKE-OUT
                                             incredible. Outside of working in Democratic
                                             and Republican House, Senate and Com-                      Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise
                                             mittee offices, interns are given the oppor-            today to honor the extraordinary life of Elder                   HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH
                                             tunity to explore our brand of democracy                Berresford ‘‘Berry’’ Bingham, the political di-                             OF OHIO

                                             through panel discussions with political cor-           rector of Service Employees International                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                     Union, SEIU, Local 1021. A devoted commu-                        Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             respondents, Members of Congress and rep-
                                                                                                     nity member and the first African American
                                             resentatives from various government offices                                                                      Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, recent head-
                                                                                                     elected to the Alameda School Board, Mr.
                                             as well as professionals at non-government                                                                     lines have celebrated the most recent unem-
                                                                                                     Bingham was a beloved father, grandfather,
                                             agencies.                                                                                                      ployment statistics from January, which
                                                                                                     friend and colleague. Berry Bingham was
                                                Mr. Speaker, I cannot fully express how re-                                                                 showed the number of unemployed Americans
                                                                                                     taken from us too soon, on January 25, 2011
                                             markable the Uni-Capitol Washington Intern-                                                                    to 9 percent. The rate is down from 9.8 per-
                                                                                                     at the age of 64. Today, let us find comfort in
                                             ship Program is and how critical it is to                                                                      cent in November, at its lowest level since
                                                                                                     the joy his life inspired. He was a talented,
                                             strengthening ties with America’s allies. Par-                                                                 April 2009. This is the biggest two-month de-
                                                                                                     kind and spiritual man who touched countless
                                                                                                                                                            cline in the unemployment rate since 1958.
                                             ticipating in this special exchange is a memo-          lives throughout the Bay Area and beyond.
                                                                                                                                                            This news was celebrated along with news of
                                             rable experience that will stay with Liz, her              Berry Bingham was born in Montego Bay,
                                                                                                                                                            the stock market breaking high levels not seen
                                             peers and my staff for the rest of their lives.         Jamaica, and moved with his family to the
                                                                                                                                                            in years.
                                             I extend my sincere appreciation to Mr.                 United States at the age of 12. After high
                                                                                                                                                               But the upbeat headlines celebrating these
                                             Federing for developing and organizing this             school and a brief stint in college, Mr. Bing-
                                                                                                                                                            figures are little comfort to the nearly 15 mil-
                                             program, to my fellow Members of Congress               ham enlisted in the U.S. Navy and began a
                                                                                                                                                            lion unemployed Americans. Pull back the
                                             and their dedicated staff for hosting, to Liz for       two-decade naval career. After retirement from
                                                                                                                                                            headlines and you discover a grim reality.
                                             grasping this opportunity with an open heart            the service in 1994, Mr. Bingham became in-
                                                                                                                                                            More than 40 million Americans are in poverty,
                                             and a curious mind and to all participants for          creasingly interested in local schools in Ala-
                                                                                                                                                            and that number is actually closer to 50 mil-
                                             engaging in public service. I ask my col-               meda. That very same year, he became the
                                                                                                                                                            lion, once health care, transportation, child
                                             leagues to join with me in recognizing the con-         first African American ever elected to the Ala-
                                                                                                                                                            care and other costs are included. The labor
                                             tributions of the Uni-Capitol Washington In-            meda School Board. During his tenure from
                                                                                                                                                            force participation rate, a measure of the num-
                                             ternship Program and, again, thank Elizabeth            1994 to 2002 he was known as a patient and
                                                                                                                                                            ber of working-age Americans who are em-
                                             Noble for her admirable participation and dili-         steadfast advocate for children from all walks
                                                                                                                                                            ployed, are willing to work or are actively look-
                                             gent work.                                              of life.
                                                                                                                                                            ing for work, is the lowest it has been in over
                                                                                                        He was passionate about ensuring equal
                                                                                                                                                            a generation. The job situation has been so
                                                              f
                                                                                                     education opportunities for underserved chil-
                                                                                                                                                            grim for so long, that of the more than 6 mil-
                                                                                                     dren, and he was a candid proponent for di-
                                                                                                                                                            lion Americans who have been unemployed
                                                     ALEX WALKER TRIBUTE                             versity in schools throughout the west and
                                                                                                                                                            for 27 weeks or longer, many have given up
                                                                                                     east ends of Alameda. Even after he joined
                                                                                                                                                            hope of ever finding a job, and are no longer
                                                                                                     Local 616, which became SEIU Local 1021,
                                                                                                                                                            being counted. So before we start patting our-
                                                       HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON                          Mr. Bingham kept children’s interests as a pri-
                                                                                                                                                            selves on the back for climbing out of the
                                                                                                     ority, often traveling to Stockton to develop a
                                                                OF COLORADO                                                                                 Great Recession, let’s remember that for too
                                                                                                     Head Start campaign. For over 17 years, Mr.
                                                                                                                                                            many Americans, behavioral economics and
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      Bingham utilized his skill as a professional
                                                                                                                                                            celebratory newspaper headlines are not
                                                                                                     worker’s advocate to fortify the union’s ties
                                                      Tuesday, February 8, 2011                                                                             something you can eat.
                                                                                                     with community organizations. In his role as
                                                                                                     Community Strength Coordinator, Mr. Bing-                                 f
                                               Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to              ham worked to represent public workers, in-                   TRIBUTE TO SUE ANSCHUTZ-
                                             recognize Alex Walker IV, of Salida, Colorado.          cluding those in the city of Oakland, Alameda                         RODGERS
                                             The Colorado District Attorneys Council                 County, and employees of BART. He was also
                                             named him Investigator of the Year for his out-
                                             standing track record and tenacious work
                                                                                                     passionate about advocating for home care                          HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON
                                                                                                     workers.                                                                  OF COLORADO
                                             ethic.                                                     In addition to being a delegate of the Cen-                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                A native of Salida, Alex has progressively           tral Labor Council and a stalwart leader in the
                                                                                                     labor community, Mr. Bingham served as a                         Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             worked his way up through the law enforce-
                                             ment field. He served as a corrections officer          Deacon and Elder of his church. Often called              Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, it is a great
                                             at the Buena Vista prison for two years before          the ‘‘neighborhood dad,’’ Mr. Bingham was im-          honor and privilege of mine to rise and pay
                                             becoming a detective at the Salida Police De-           mensely proud of the accomplishments of his            tribute to a lady who represents dignity, relent-
                                             partment. After four years of detective work,           three adult children, Kenya, Jovon and Brian,          less perseverance and the pioneer spirit. Mrs.
                                             Alex went to work for the 11th Judicial District        from his union with former wife, Kathy Bing-           Sue Anschutz-Rodgers is an inspirational
                                             Attorney’s office as an investigator. Superiors         ham. The amicably divorced couple had re-              woman who can lay claim to being many dif-
                                             and coworkers quickly recognized Alex’s high            cently become proud grandparents.                      ferent things at once. Most importantly she is
                                             level of integrity and determined approach to              On a personal level, I was proud to call            the loving mother and grandmother of three
                                             tackling tough cases. One murder case re-               Berry not only my friend and colleague, but            wonderful daughters and many grandchildren.
                                             quired Alex to document 60 miles of disjointed          my brother. I met him in the early 90s. Berry          Aside from being the matriarch of her family,
                                                                                                     was a consistent supporter and worker in my            she is also a passionate philanthropist, a tal-
                                             and rambling crime scene to prep a case for
                                                                                                     political efforts, and he was also a confidant         ented business woman and a dedicated
                                             trial, a task few others wanted to take on. An-
                                                                                                     who always ‘‘watched my back.’’ For that, I am         rancher.
                                             other case looked hopeless after three failed
                                                                                                     deeply grateful.                                          Mrs. Anschutz-Rodgers was born on the
                                             searches for a missing murder weapon. After
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                                                                                                        Today, California’s 9th Congressional Dis-          Kansas countryside, and those rural roots
                                             other members of his team thought it was a              trict salutes and honors an outstanding human          have never left her sense of being. She went
                                             lost cause, Alex was able to turn up with the           being, Elder Berresford ‘‘Berry’’ Bingham. The         on to graduate from the University of Kansas.
                                             weapon and close the case for good.                     contributions he made to others throughout his         She then moved to Arkansas before putting
                                              Mr. Speaker, I am proud to recognize Alex              life are countless and precious. Mr. Bingham           permanent roots in Denver with the rest of her
                                             Walker’s committed approach to law enforce-             was a dear friend and he will be deeply                family. It was not long before Anschutz-Rod-
                                             ment. I would like to thank him for his service.        missed by an extended group of loved ones.             gers results driven attitude began making



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                                             great contributions to Denver and to Colorado.          dividuals such as Dr. Opperman who are                 hance the retention of a well-trained and expe-
                                             She has been a staple on the Anschutz Fam-              strengthening our Nation’s Science and Tech-           rienced workforce.
                                             ily Foundation since its inception in 1982, and         nology infrastructure. I know that Dr.                    The simple fact is that these officers have
                                             is now the chairwoman and president. The                Opperman will take the same passion and                dangerous jobs and deserve to be recognized
                                             Anschutz Family Foundation has been instru-             vigor from her previous roles into her new po-         as law enforcement officers, just like others
                                             mental in aiding urban and rural charities and          sition as President-Elect of the American As-          with whom they serve, side by side, and who
                                             organizations across the State of Colorado.             sociation of Anatomists.                               share the same level of risk. I encourage my
                                             Mrs. Anschutz-Rodgers also owns and oper-                  Madam Speaker, it gives me great pride to           colleagues to join me in supporting the Law
                                             ates an impressive cattle ranch on Colorado’s           know talented individuals such as Dr.                  Enforcement Officers Equity Act. The valiant
                                             western     slope.    She     is  a    reputable        Opperman reside in the district I represent. It        officers who protect us deserve no less.
                                             cattlewoman, and a champion of ranching                 should give us all optimism knowing individ-                              f
                                             causes throughout Colorado and the western              uals such as Dr. Opperman are making a
                                             United States. Sue has developed a remark-              positive difference in this country. I ask all of              RUTH HUMPHREYS BROWN
                                             able ability to translate her own personal suc-         my colleagues to join with me in celebrating                          TRIBUTE
                                             cess as a philanthropist and business minded            Dr. Lynne Opperman being named as Presi-
                                             cattlewoman into benefitting Colorado and the           dent-Elect of the American Association of                          HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON
                                             way of life she loves. Anschutz-Rodgers has             Anatomists.                                                               OF COLORADO
                                             actively supported and become closely in-                                 f                                           IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             volved in a multitude of beneficial organiza-                                                                            Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             tions. She was an original member of the Col-            LAW ENFORCEMENT STATUS FOR
                                                                                                       LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS!                               Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to
                                             orado Cattleman’s Agricultural Land Trust and                                                                  recognize the life of Ruth Humphreys Brown
                                             actively serves the National Western Stock                                                                     of Aspen, Colorado. She passed away on De-
                                             Show. In keeping with her rural background                               HON. BOB FILNER                       cember 30, 2010, at the age of 90. Ruth was
                                             she has been instrumental in bringing about                                OF CALIFORNIA
                                                                                                                                                            an important contributor in her community.
                                             Colorado Philanthropy Days, which brings                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      Mrs. Brown grew up in Denver and received
                                             non-profit organizations to the rural regions of                   Tuesday, February 8, 2011                   an education from the Kent School, Miss Por-
                                             Colorado. She is also on the board of Crow                                                                     ter’s School in Connecticut and Finch College
                                             Canyon Archeological Center in Cortez, CO;                 Mr. FILNER. Mr. Speaker, I recently reintro-
                                                                                                     duced The Law Enforcement Officers Equity              in New York. After graduation, she served in
                                             which strives to preserve the Native American                                                                  World War II as a Women’s Air Force Service
                                             culture in the Southwest part of our state.             Act (H.R. 327). The purpose of this bill is sim-
                                                                                                     ply to give law enforcement status to all fed-         Pilot and received the Congressional Gold
                                             Anschutz-Rodgers is also quite active in The                                                                   Medal for her wartime efforts. Following the
                                             National Stroke Association, The Boy Scouts             eral law enforcement officers.
                                                                                                        Many federal officials—for example, the Bor-        war, she returned to her home in Colorado to
                                             of America and the National Fish and Wildlife                                                                  start a family and small business. Brown mar-
                                             Foundation. Sue Anschutz-Rodgers has been               der Patrol—are classified as ‘‘law enforcement
                                                                                                     officers,’’ for the purposes of determining sal-       ried her husband, DRC Brown, and the two
                                             a pillar in the Colorado Community, and has                                                                    settled in Carbondale, Colorado, where they
                                             relentlessly given herself to countless causes          ary and retirement benefits. But many other
                                                                                                     officers—such Immigration and Customs En-              lived on a ranch for more than three decades.
                                             that benefit an untold amount of people.                                                                          Brown was a leader in her community and
                                                Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Sue Anschutz-Rodgers is            forcement (ICE) Inspectors, Veterans’ Affairs
                                                                                                     Police Officers, U.S. Mint Police Officers, In-        a constant contributor to the public good. She
                                             the embodiment of the age old adage that to                                                                    helped start the Tri County Medical Center,
                                             whom much is given, much is expected. Ac-               ternal Revenue Officers, Customs and Border
                                                                                                     Protection Seized Property Specialists, and            The Brown Ice Palace, the Aspen Recovery
                                             tions speak louder than words, and her ac-                                                                     Unit, a blind skiing program, and the first Out-
                                             tions reveal a woman who is dedicated to im-            police officers in about two dozen other agen-
                                                                                                     cies—do not have equal pay and benefits sta-           ward Bound program in the United States. In
                                             proving the world she lives in.                                                                                1959, Mrs. Brown started a foundation in her
                                                                                                     tus.
                                                              f                                                                                             name to benefit non-profits in Colorado. The
                                                                                                        The tragic irony is that the only time these
                                             HONORING DR. LYNNE OPPERMAN                             officers are classified as law enforcement offi-       city of Aspen has honored her by inducting
                                              ON BEING NAMED PRESIDENT-                              cers is when they are killed in the line of duty.      Mrs. Brown into the Aspen Hall of Fame.
                                              ELECT OF AMERICAN ASSOCIA-                             Then their names are inscribed on the wall of          Ruthie’s Run, on Aspen, bears her name for
                                              TION OF ANATOMISTS                                     the National Law Enforcement Officers Memo-            her efforts in the skiing community.
                                                                                                     rial right here in Washington.                            Mr. Speaker, I am proud to honor a great
                                                                                                                                                            American and committed citizen, wife and
                                                  HON. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON                            Let me say that again. It is only when they
                                                                                                                                                            mother. Ruth Humphreys Brown deserves the
                                                                  OF TEXAS
                                                                                                     are killed that they are called law enforcement
                                                                                                     officers, and that is a tragic irony.                  recognition of this body for her service to her
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                             community and her country.
                                                                                                        My district encompasses the entire Cali-
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     fornia-Mexico border and is home to two of                                f
                                                Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas.                  the busiest border crossings in the entire                RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON
                                             Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor Dr. Lynne            world, so I am very familiar with the work of                HOMELAND SECURITY
                                             Opperman on being named president-elect of              our nation’s border inspectors. They wear bul-
                                             the American Association of Anatomists.                 letproof vests, they carry firearms, and, unfor-                    HON. PETER T. KING
                                                Dr. Lynne Opperman currently serves as the           tunately, have to use them. Most importantly,
                                                                                                                                                                               OF NEW YORK
                                             director of the director of technology develop-         these inspectors are subject to the same risks
                                                                                                                                                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             ment and professor in biomedical sciences at            as other officers with whom they serve side-
                                             the Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor              by-side. However, they are not eligible for                      Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             College of Dentistry located in Dallas, Texas.          early retirement and other benefits, which are           Mr. KING of New York. Mr. Speaker, I sub-
                                             Her stellar career path in the sciences spans           designed to maintain a young and vigorous              mit the following.
                                             over twenty-five years where she has pub-               law enforcement workforce that we need to                  RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND
                                             lished numerous articles and served as a prin-          combat those who pose life-threatening risks                 SECURITY ADOPTED JANUARY 26, 2011
                                             cipal investigator for grants and subcontracts.         to our society.                                                 RULE I.—GENERAL PROVISIONS.
                                             She has been a friend and a mentor to many,                The Law Enforcement Officers Equity Act                (A) Applicability of the Rules of the U.S.
                                             inspiring the next generation of leaders in             will provide well-deserved pay and retirement          House of Representatives.—The Rules of the
                                             these fields. Dr. Opperman is constantly giving         benefits to the officers protecting our borders,       U.S. House of Representatives (the ‘‘House’’)
                                                                                                                                                            are the rules of the Committee on Homeland
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                                             back to her community through her dedication            our ports of entry, our military and veterans’
                                             and hard work and should be honored for the             installations and other sensitive government           Security (the ‘‘Committee’’) and its sub-
                                                                                                     buildings. The costs of these benefits would           committees insofar as applicable.
                                             example she sets.                                                                                                 (B) Applicability to Subcommittees.—Except
                                                Throughout the years as a nurse, elected             likely be off-set by savings in training costs         where the terms ‘‘Full Committee’’ and
                                             official and now as the Ranking Member on               and increased revenue collection. The bill will        ‘‘subcommittee’’ are specifically mentioned,
                                             the Committee on Science, Space and Tech-               also reduce turnover, increase yield, decrease         the following rules shall apply to the Com-
                                             nology I have always been encouraged by in-             recruitment and development costs and en-              mittee’s subcommittees and their respective




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                                             Chairmen and Ranking Minority Members to                quorum being present for the transaction of            erage of each hearing or meeting in a man-
                                             the same extent as they apply to the Full               business, the Chairman shall make the an-              ner that allows the public to easily listen to
                                             Committee and its Chairman and Ranking                  nouncement at the earliest possible date.              and view the proceedings and shall maintain
                                             Minority Member.                                        The names of all witnesses scheduled to ap-            the recordings of such coverage in a manner
                                               (C) Appointments by the Chairman.—Clause              pear at such hearing shall be provided to              that is easily accessible to the public.
                                             2(d) of Rule XI of the House shall govern the           Members no later than 48 hours prior to the              (C) Transcripts.—A transcript shall be made
                                             designation of a Vice Chairman of the Full              commencement of such hearing.                          of the testimony of each witness appearing
                                             Committee.                                                (2) Meetings.—The date, time, place and              before the Committee during a Committee
                                               (D) Recommendation of Conferees.—When-                subject matter of any meeting, other than a            hearing. All transcripts of meetings or hear-
                                             ever the Speaker of the House is to appoint             hearing or a regularly scheduled meeting,              ings that are open to the public shall be
                                             a conference committee on a matter within               may not commence earlier than the third                made available.
                                             the jurisdiction of the Full Committee, the             day on which Members have notice thereof                  RULE V.—PROCEDURES FOR MEETINGS AND
                                             Chairman shall recommend to the Speaker                 except in the case of a special meeting called                            HEARINGS.
                                             of the House conferees from the Full Com-               under clause 2(c)(2) of House Rule XI. These             (A) Opening Statements.—At any meeting of
                                             mittee. In making recommendations of Mi-                notice requirements may be waived if the               the Committee, the Chairman and Ranking
                                             nority Members as conferees, the Chairman               Chairman with the concurrence of the Rank-             Minority Member shall be entitled to present
                                             shall do so with the concurrence of the                 ing Minority Member, determines that there             oral opening statements of five minutes
                                             Ranking Minority Member of the Com-                     is good cause to begin the meeting sooner or           each. Other Members may submit written
                                             mittee.                                                 if the Committee so determines by majority             opening statements for the record. The
                                               (E) Motions to Disagree.—The Chairman is              vote, a quorum being present for the trans-            Chairman presiding over the meeting may
                                             directed to offer a motion under clause 1 of            action of business.                                    permit additional opening statements by
                                             Rule XXII of the Rules of the House when-                 (a) Copies of any measure or matter to be            other Members of the Full Committee or of
                                             ever the Chairman considers it appropriate.             considered for approval by the Committee at            that subcommittee, with the concurrence of
                                               (F) Committee Website.—The Chairman shall             any meeting, including any mark, print or              the Ranking Minority Member.
                                             maintain an official Committee web site for             amendment in the nature of a substitute                  (B) The Five-Minute Rule.—The time any
                                             the purposes of furthering the Committee’s              shall be provided to the Members at least 24           one Member may address the Committee on
                                             legislative and oversight responsibilities, in-         hours in advance.                                      any bill, motion, or other matter under con-
                                             cluding communicating information about                   (b) At least 24 hours prior to the com-              sideration by the Committee shall not ex-
                                             the Committee’s activities to Committee                 mencement of a meeting for the markup of a             ceed five minutes, and then only when the
                                             Members, other Members, and the public at               measure or matter, the text of such measure            Member has been recognized by the Chair-
                                             large. The Ranking Minority Member may                  or matter, including any mark, print or                man, except that this time limit may be ex-
                                             maintain a similar web site for the same pur-           amendment in the nature of a substitute,               tended when permitted by unanimous con-
                                             poses. The official Committee web site shall            shall be made publicly available in elec-              sent.
                                             display a link on its home page to the web              tronic form and, to the extent practicable,              (C) Postponement of Vote.—The Chairman
                                             site maintained by the Ranking Minority                 posted on the official Committee web site.             may postpone further proceedings when a
                                             Member.                                                   (c) Not later than 24 hours after concluding         record vote is ordered on the question of ap-
                                               (G) Activity Report.—Not later than the               a meeting to consider a measure or matter,             proving any measure or matter or adopting
                                             30th day after June 1 and December 1, the               the text of such measure or matter as or-              an amendment. The Chairman may resume
                                             Committee shall submit to the House a semi-             dered forwarded or reported, including any             proceedings on a postponed vote at any time,
                                             annual report on the activities of the Com-             adopted amendments, shall be made publicly             provided that all reasonable steps have been
                                             mittee. After adjournment sine die of a reg-            available in electronic form and, to the ex-           taken to notify Members of the resumption
                                             ular session of Congress, or after December             tent practicable, posted on the official Com-          of such proceedings, including, when prac-
                                             15, whichever occurs first, the Chair may file          mittee web site.                                       ticable, circulation of notice by the Clerk of
                                             the second or fourth semiannual report with               (3) Publication.—The meeting or hearing              the Committee. When proceedings resume on
                                             the Clerk at any time and without approval              announcement shall be promptly published               a postponed question, notwithstanding any
                                             of the Committee provided that a copy of the            in the Daily Digest portion of the Congres-            intervening order for the previous question,
                                             report has been available to each Member of             sional Record. To the greatest extent prac-            an underlying proposition shall remain sub-
                                             the Committee for at least seven calendar               ticable, meeting announcements shall be en-            ject to further debate or amendment to the
                                             days and the report includes any supple-                tered into the Committee scheduling service            same extent as when the question was post-
                                             mental, minority, or additional views sub-              of the House Information Resources.                    poned.
                                             mitted by a Member of the Committee.                        RULE IV.—OPEN MEETINGS AND HEARINGS;                 (D) Contempt Procedures.—No recommenda-
                                                       RULE II.—TIME OF MEETINGS.                                    BROADCASTING.                          tion that a person be cited for contempt of
                                               (A) Regular Meeting Date.—The regular                   (A) Open Meetings.—All meetings and hear-            Congress shall be forwarded to the House un-
                                             meeting date and time for the transaction of            ings of the Committee shall be open to the             less and until the Full Committee has, upon
                                             business of the Full Committee shall be at              public including to radio, television, and             notice to all its Members, met and consid-
                                             10:00 a.m. on the first Wednesday that the              still photography coverage, except as pro-             ered the alleged contempt. The person to be
                                             House is in Session each month, unless oth-             vided by Rule XI of the Rules of the House or          cited for contempt shall be afforded, upon
                                             erwise directed by the Chairman.                        when the Committee, in open session and                notice of at least 72 hours, an opportunity to
                                               (B) Additional Meetings.—At the discretion            with a majority present, determines by re-             state why he or she should not be held in
                                             of the Chairman, additional meetings of the             corded vote that all or part of the remainder          contempt prior to a vote of the Full Com-
                                             Committee may be scheduled for the consid-              of that hearing on that day shall be closed to         mittee, with a quorum being present, on the
                                             eration of any legislation or other matters             the public because disclosure of testimony,            question whether to forward such rec-
                                             pending before the Committee or to conduct              evidence, or other matters to be considered            ommendation to the House. Such statement
                                             other Committee business. The Committee                 would endanger the national security, com-             shall be, in the discretion of the Chairman,
                                             shall meet for such purposes pursuant to the            promise sensitive law enforcement informa-             either in writing or in person before the Full
                                             call of the Chairman.                                   tion, tend to defame, degrade or incriminate           Committee.
                                               (C) Consideration.—Except in the case of a            a witness, or violate any law or rule of the                        RULE VI.—WITNESSES.
                                             special meeting held under clause 2(c)(2) of            House of Representatives.                                (A) Questioning of Witnesses.—
                                             House Rule XI, the determination of the                   (B) Broadcasting.—Whenever any hearing or              (1) Questioning of witnesses by Members
                                             business to be considered at each meeting of            meeting conducted by the Committee is open             will be conducted under the five-minute rule
                                             the Committee shall be made by the Chair-               to the public, the Committee shall permit              unless the Committee adopts a motion per-
                                             man.                                                    that hearing or meeting to be covered by tel-          mitted by clause 2(j)(2) of House Rule XI.
                                                   RULE III.—NOTICE AND PUBLICATION.                 evision broadcast, internet broadcast, print             (2) In questioning witnesses under the five-
                                               (A) Notice.—                                          media, and still photography, or by any of             minute rule, the Chairman and the Ranking
                                               (1) Hearings.—Pursuant to clause 2(g)(3) of           such methods of coverage, in accordance                Minority Member shall first be recognized.
                                             rule XI of the Rules of the House of Rep-               with the provisions of clause 4 of Rule XI of          In a subcommittee meeting or hearing, the
                                             resentatives, the Chairman of the Com-                  the Rules of the House. Operation and use of           Chairman and Ranking Minority Member of
                                             mittee shall make public announcement of                any Committee operated broadcast system                the Full Committee are then recognized. All
                                             the date, place, and subject matter of any              shall be fair and nonpartisan and in accord-           other Members that arrive before the com-
                                             hearing before the Full Committee or sub-               ance with clause 4(b) of Rule XI and all other         mencement of the meeting or hearing will be
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                                             committee, which may not commence earlier               applicable rules of the Committee and the              recognized in the order of seniority on the
                                             than one week after such notice. However, if            House. Priority shall be given by the Com-             Committee, alternating between Majority
                                             the Chairman of the Committee, with the                 mittee to members of the Press Galleries.              and Minority Members. Committee Members
                                             concurrence of the Ranking Minority Mem-                Pursuant to clause 2(e) of rule XI of the              arriving after the commencement of the
                                             ber, determines that there is good cause to             Rules of the House of Representatives, the             hearing shall be recognized in order of ap-
                                             begin the hearing sooner, or if the Com-                Committee shall, to the greatest extent                pearance, alternating between Majority and
                                             mittee so determines by majority vote, a                practicable, provide audio and video cov-              Minority Members, after all Members




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                                             present at the beginning of the hearing have            ings and hearings, to ensure that a quorum             agenda for Full Committee consideration as
                                             been recognized. Each Member shall be rec-              for any purpose will include at least one Mi-          if it had been ordered reported by the Sub-
                                             ognized at least once before any Member is              nority Member of the Committee.                        committee without recommendation.
                                             given a second opportunity to question a                               RULE VIII.—DECORUM.                              RULE X.—COMMITTEE PANELS.
                                             witness.                                                   (A) Breaches of Decorum.—The Chairman                 (A) Designation.—The Chairman of the Full
                                               (3) The Chairman, in consultation with the            may punish breaches of order and decorum,              Committee, with the concurrence of the
                                             Ranking Minority Member, or the Com-                    by censure and exclusion from the hearing;             Ranking Minority Member, may designate a
                                             mittee by motion, may permit an extension               and the Committee may cite the offender to             panel of the Committee consisting of Mem-
                                             of the period of questioning of a witness be-           the House for contempt.                                bers of the Committee to inquire into and
                                             yond five minutes but the time allotted must               (B) Access to Dais.—Access to the dais be-          take testimony on a matter or matters that
                                             be equally apportioned to the Majority party            fore, during, and after a hearing, markup, or          warrant enhanced consideration and to re-
                                             and the Minority and may not exceed one                 other meeting of the Committee shall be                port to the Committee.
                                             hour in the aggregate.                                  limited to Members and staff of the Com-                 (B) Duration.—No panel appointed by the
                                               (4) The Chairman, in consultation with the            mittee. Subject to availability of space on            Chairman shall continue in existence for
                                             Ranking Minority Member, or the Com-                    the dais, Committee Members’ personal staff            more than six months after the appointment.
                                             mittee by motion, may permit Committee                  may be present on the dais during a hearing              (C) Party Ratios and Appointment.—Con-
                                             staff of the Majority and Minority to ques-             if their employing Member is seated on the             sistent with the party ratios established by
                                             tion a witness for a specified period of time,          dais and during a markup or other meeting if           the Majority party, all Majority members of
                                             but the time allotted must be equally appor-            their employing Member is the author of a              the panels shall be appointed by the Chair-
                                             tioned to the Majority and Minority staff               measure or amendment under consideration               man of the Committee, and all Minority
                                             and may not exceed one hour in the aggre-               by the Committee, but only during the time             members shall be appointed by the Ranking
                                             gate.                                                   that the measure or amendment is under ac-             Minority Member of the Committee. The
                                               (B) Minority Witnesses.—Whenever a hear-                                                                     Chairman of the Committee shall choose one
                                                                                                     tive consideration by the Committee, or oth-
                                             ing is conducted by the Committee upon any                                                                     of the Majority Members so appointed who
                                                                                                     erwise at the discretion of the Chairman, or
                                             measure or matter, the Minority party Mem-                                                                     does not currently chair another Sub-
                                                                                                     of the Ranking Minority Member for per-
                                             bers on the Committee shall be entitled,                                                                       committee of the Committee to serve as
                                                                                                     sonal staff employed by a Minority Member.
                                             upon request to the Chairman by a majority                 (C) Wireless Communications Use Prohib-             Chairman of the panel. The Ranking Minor-
                                             of those Minority Members before the com-               ited.—During a hearing, mark-up, or other              ity Member of the Committee shall similarly
                                             pletion of such hearing, to call witnesses se-          meeting of the Committee, ringing or audi-             choose the Ranking Minority Member of the
                                             lected by the Minority to testify with re-              ble sounds or conversational use of cellular           panel.
                                             spect to that measure or matter during at               telephones or other electronic devices is pro-           (D) Ex Officio Members.—The Chairman and
                                             least one day of hearing thereon.                       hibited in the Committee room.                         Ranking Minority Member of the Full Com-
                                               (C) Oath or Affirmation.—The Chairman of                                                                     mittee may serve as ex officio Members of
                                                                                                                 RULE IX.—SUBCOMMITTEES.
                                             the Committee or any Member designated by                                                                      each committee panel but are not authorized
                                             the Chairman, may administer an oath to                    (A) Generally.—The Full Committee shall be          to vote on matters that arise before a com-
                                             any witness.                                            organized into the following six standing sub-         mittee panel and shall not be counted to sat-
                                               (D) Statements by Witnesses.—                         committees and shall have specific responsibility      isfy the quorum requirement for any purpose
                                               (1) Consistent with the notice given, wit-            for such measures or matters as the Chairman           other than taking testimony.
                                             nesses shall submit a prepared or written               refers to it:                                            (E) Jurisdiction.—No panel shall have legis-
                                             statement for the record of the proceedings                (1) Subcommittee on Border and Maritime             lative jurisdiction.
                                             (including, where practicable, an electronic            Security                                                 (F) Applicability of Committee Rules.—Any
                                             copy) with the Clerk of the Committee no                   (2) Subcommittee on Emergency Prepared-             designated panel shall be subject to all Com-
                                             less than 48 hours in advance of the witness’s          ness, Response and Communications                      mittee Rules herein.
                                             appearance before the Committee. Unless the                (3) Subcommittee on Transportation Secu-
                                                                                                                                                               RULE XI.—REFERRALS TO SUBCOMMITTEES.
                                             48-hour requirement is waived or otherwise              rity
                                                                                                        (4) Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and              Referral of Bills and Other Matters by Chair-
                                             modified by the Chairman, after consulta-                                                                      man.—Except for bills and other matters re-
                                             tion with the Ranking Minority Member, the              Intelligence
                                                                                                        (5) Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infra-           tained by the Chairman for Full Committee
                                             failure to comply with this requirement may                                                                    consideration, each bill or other matter re-
                                             result in the exclusion of the written testi-           structure Protection, and Security Tech-
                                                                                                     nologies                                               ferred to the Full Committee shall be re-
                                             mony from the hearing record and/or the                                                                        ferred by the Chairman to one or more sub-
                                             barring of an oral presentation of the testi-              (6) Subcommittee on Oversight, Investiga-
                                                                                                     tions, and Management                                  committees within two weeks of receipt by
                                             mony. The Clerk of the Committee shall pro-                                                                    the Committee. In referring any measure or
                                                                                                        (B) Selection and Ratio of Subcommittee Mem-
                                             vide any such prepared or written statement                                                                    matter to a subcommittee, the Chair may
                                                                                                     bers.—The Chairman and Ranking Minority
                                             submitted to the Clerk prior to the hearing                                                                    specify a date by which the subcommittee
                                                                                                     Member of the Full Committee shall select
                                             to the Members of the Committee prior to                                                                       shall report thereon to the Full Committee.
                                                                                                     their respective Members of each sub-
                                             the commencement of the hearing.                                                                               Bills or other matters referred to sub-
                                                                                                     committee. The ratio of Majority to Minor-
                                               (2) To the greatest extent practicable, the                                                                  committees may be reassigned or discharged
                                                                                                     ity Members shall be comparable to the Full
                                             written testimony of each witness appearing                                                                    by the Chairman.
                                                                                                     Committee, except that each subcommittee
                                             in a non-governmental capacity shall include
                                                                                                     shall have at least two more Majority Mem-                          RULE XII.—SUBPOENAS.
                                             a curriculum vita and a disclosure of the
                                                                                                     bers than Minority Members.                              (A) Authorization.—Pursuant to clause 2(m)
                                             amount and source (by agency and program)
                                                                                                        (C) Ex Officio Members.—The Chairman and            of Rule XI of the House, a subpoena may be
                                             of any Federal grant (or subgrant thereof) or
                                                                                                     Ranking Minority Member of the Full Com-               authorized and issued under the seal of the
                                             contract (or subcontract thereof) received
                                                                                                     mittee shall be ex officio members of each             House and attested by the Clerk of the
                                             during the current fiscal year or either of
                                                                                                     subcommittee but are not authorized to vote            House, and may be served by any person des-
                                             the two preceding fiscal years by the witness
                                                                                                     on matters that arise before each sub-                 ignated by the Full Committee for the fur-
                                             or by an entity represented by the witness.
                                                                                                     committee. The Chairman and Ranking Mi-                therance of an investigation with authoriza-
                                             Such disclosures shall be made publicly
                                                                                                     nority Member of the Full Committee shall              tion by—
                                             available, with appropriate redactions to
                                                                                                     only be counted to satisfy the quorum re-                (1) a majority of the Full Committee, a
                                             protect the privacy of the witness, in elec-
                                                                                                     quirement for the purpose of taking testi-             quorum being present; or
                                             tronic form not later than one day after the
                                                                                                     mony and receiving evidence.                             (2) the Chairman of the Full Committee,
                                             witness appears.
                                                                                                        (D) Powers and Duties of Subcommittees.—            after consultation with the Ranking Minor-
                                                           RULE VII.—QUORUM.                         Except as otherwise directed by the Chair-             ity Member of the Full Committee, during
                                               Quorum Requirements.—Two Members shall                man of the Full Committee, each sub-                   any period for which the House has ad-
                                             constitute a quorum for purposes of taking              committee is authorized to meet, hold hear-            journed for a period in excess of 3 days pur-
                                             testimony and receiving evidence. One-third             ings, receive testimony, mark up legislation,          suant to a concurrent resolution when, in
                                             of the Members of the Committee shall con-              and report to the Full Committee on all mat-           the opinion of the Chairman of the Full Com-
                                             stitute a quorum for conducting business, ex-           ters within its purview. Subcommittee                  mittee, authorization and issuance of the
                                             cept for (1) reporting a measure or rec-                Chairmen shall set hearing and meeting                 subpoena is necessary to obtain the material
                                             ommendation; (2) closing Committee meet-                dates only with the approval of the Chair-             or testimony set forth in the subpoena. The
                                             ings to the public, pursuant to Committee               man of the Full Committee. To the greatest
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                                                                                                                                                            Chairman of the Full Committee shall notify
                                             Rule IV; (3) authorizing the issuance of sub-           extent practicable, no more than one meet-             Members of the Committee of the authoriza-
                                             poenas; and (4) any other action for which an           ing and hearing should be scheduled for a              tion and issuance of a subpoena under this
                                             actual majority quorum is required by any               given time.                                            rule as soon as practicable, but in no event
                                             rule of the House of Representatives or by                 (E) Special Voting Provision.—If a tie vote         later than one week after service of such
                                             law. The Chairman shall make reasonable ef-             occurs in a Subcommittee on the question of            subpoena.
                                             forts, including consultation with the Rank-            forwarding any measure to the Full Com-                  (B) Disclosure.—Provisions may be included
                                             ing Minority Member when scheduling meet-               mittee, the measure shall be placed on the             in a subpoena with the concurrence of the




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                                             Chairman and the Ranking Minority Member                Committee staff only in connection with of-            dures, as determined by the Chairman in
                                             of the Full Committee, or by the Committee,             ficial Committee business, such as the at-             consultation with the Ranking Minority
                                             to prevent the disclosure of the Full Com-              tendance of hearings conducted by the Com-             Member, shall govern the handling of such
                                             mittee’s demands for information when                   mittee and meetings, conferences, site visits,         documents removed from the Committee’s
                                             deemed necessary for the security of infor-             and investigations that involve activities or          offices.
                                             mation or the progress of an investigation,             subject matters under the general jurisdic-              (B) Temporary Custody of Executive Branch
                                             including but not limited to prohibiting the            tion of the Full Committee.                            Material.—Executive branch documents or
                                             revelation by witnesses and their counsel of            (1) Proposed Travel by Majority Party Com-             other materials containing classified infor-
                                             Full Committee’s inquiries.                             mittee Members and Committee Staff.—In                 mation in any form that were not made part
                                               (C) Subpoena duces tecum.—A subpoena                  the case of proposed travel by Majority party          of the record of a Committee hearing, did not
                                             duces tecum may be issued whose return to               Committee Members or Committee staff, be-              originate in the Committee or the House,
                                             the Committee Clerk shall occur at a time               fore such authorization is given, there shall          and are not otherwise records of the Com-
                                             and place other than that of a regularly                be submitted to the Chairman in writing the            mittee shall, while in the custody of the
                                             scheduled meeting.                                      following: (a) the purpose of the travel; (b)          Committee, be segregated and maintained by
                                               (D) Affidavits and Depositions.—The Chair-            the dates during which the travel is to be             the Committee in the same manner as Com-
                                             man of the Full Committee, in consultation              made and the date or dates of the event for            mittee records that are classified. Such doc-
                                             with the Ranking Minority Member of the                 which the travel is being made; (c) the loca-          uments and other materials shall be re-
                                             Full Committee, or the Committee may au-                tion of the event for which the travel is to be        turned to the Executive branch agency from
                                             thorize the taking of an affidavit or deposi-           made; (d) the estimated total cost of the              which they were obtained at the earliest
                                             tion with respect to any person who is sub-             travel; and (e) the names of Members and               practicable time.
                                             poenaed under these rules but who is unable             staff seeking authorization. On the basis of             (C) Access by Committee Staff.—Access to
                                             to appear in person to testify as a witness at          that information, the Chairman shall deter-            classified information supplied to the Com-
                                             any hearing or meeting. Notices for the tak-            mine whether the proposed travel is for offi-          mittee shall be limited to Committee staff
                                             ing of depositions shall specify the date,              cial Committee business, concerns a subject            members with appropriate security clear-
                                             time and place of examination. Depositions              matter under the jurisdiction of the Full              ances and a need-to-know, as determined by
                                             shall be taken under oath administered by a             Committee, and is not excessively costly in            the Chairman or Ranking Minority Member,
                                             Member or a person otherwise authorized by              view of the Committee business proposed to             and under the direction of the Majority or
                                             law to administer oaths. Prior consultation             be conducted.                                          Minority Staff Directors.
                                             with the Ranking Minority Member of the                 (2) Proposed Travel by Minority Party Com-               (D) Maintaining Confidentiality.—No Com-
                                             Full Committee shall include written notice             mittee Members and Committee Staff.—In                 mittee Member or Committee staff shall dis-
                                             three business days before any deposition is            the case of proposed travel by Minority                close, in whole or in part or by way of sum-
                                             scheduled to provide an opportunity for Mi-             party Committee Members or Committee                   mary, to any person who is not a Committee
                                             nority staff to be present during the ques-             staff, the Ranking Minority Member shall               Member or authorized Committee staff for
                                             tioning.                                                provide to the Chairman a written represen-            any purpose or in connection with any pro-
                                                      RULE XIII.—COMMITTEE STAFF.                    tation setting forth the information speci-            ceeding, judicial or otherwise, any testimony
                                               (A) Generally.—Committee staff members                fied in items (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of sub-       given before the Committee in executive ses-
                                             are subject to the provisions of clause 9 of            paragraph (1) and his or her determination             sion. Classified information and controlled
                                             House Rule X and must be eligible to be con-            that such travel complies with the other re-           unclassified information (CUI) shall be han-
                                             sidered for routine access to classified infor-         quirements of subparagraph (1).                        dled in accordance with all applicable laws,
                                             mation.                                                   (B) Foreign Travel.—All Committee Mem-               executive orders, and other governing au-
                                               (B) Staff Assignments.—For purposes of                bers and Committee staff requests for foreign          thorities and consistently with the provi-
                                             these rules, Committee staff means the em-              travel must include a written representation           sions of these rules and Committee proce-
                                             ployees of the Committee, detailees, fellows,           setting forth the information specified in             dures.
                                             or any other person engaged by contract or              items (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) of subparagraph         (E) Oath.—Before a Committee Member or
                                             otherwise to perform services for, or at the            (A)(1) and be submitted to the Chairman not            Committee staff may have access to classi-
                                             request of, the Committee. All such persons             fewer than ten business days prior to the              fied information, the following oath (or affir-
                                             shall be either Majority, Minority, or shared           start of the travel. Within thirty days of the         mation) shall be executed:
                                             staff. The Chairman shall appoint, determine            conclusion of any such foreign travel author-            I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will
                                             remuneration of, supervise, and may remove              ized under this rule, there shall be submitted         not disclose any classified information re-
                                             Majority staff. The Ranking Minority Mem-               to the Chairman a written report summa-                ceived in the course of my service on the
                                             ber shall appoint, determine remuneration               rizing the information gained as a result of           Committee on Homeland Security, except as
                                             of, supervise, and may remove Minority                  the travel in question, or other Committee             authorized by the Committee or the House of
                                             staff. In consultation with the Ranking Mi-             objectives served by such travel. The re-              Representatives or in accordance with the
                                             nority Member, the Chairman may appoint,                quirements of this section may be waived or            Rules of such Committee or the Rules of the
                                             determine remuneration of, supervise and                abridged by the Chairman.                              House.
                                             may remove shared staff that is assigned to               (C) Compliance with Committee Travel Policy            Copies of the executed oath (or affirma-
                                             service of the Committee. The Chairman                  and Guidelines.—Travel must be in accord-              tion) shall be retained by the Clerk of the
                                             shall certify Committee staff appointments,             ance with the Committee Travel Policy and              Committee as part of the records of the Com-
                                             including appointments by the Ranking Mi-               Guidelines, as well as with House Rules, the           mittee.
                                             nority Member, as required.                             Travel Guidelines and Regulations and any                (F) Disciplinary Action.—The Chairman
                                               (C) Divulgence of Information.—Prior to the           additional guidance set forth by the Com-              shall immediately consider disciplinary ac-
                                             public acknowledgement by the Chairman or               mittee on Ethics and the Committee on                  tion in the event any Committee Member or
                                             the Committee of a decision to initiate an              House Administration. Committee Members                Committee staff member fails to conform to
                                             investigation of a particular person, entity,           and staff shall follow these rules, policies,          the provisions of these rules governing the
                                             or subject, no member of the Committee                  guidelines, and regulations in requesting and          disclosure of classified or unclassified infor-
                                             staff shall knowingly divulge to any person             proceeding with any Committee-related                  mation. Such disciplinary action may in-
                                             any information, including non-classified in-           travel.                                                clude, but shall not be limited to, immediate
                                             formation, which comes into his or her pos-                 RULE XV.—CLASSIFIED AND CONTROLLED                 dismissal from the Committee staff, criminal
                                             session by virtue of his or her status as a                       UNCLASSIFIED INFORMATION.                    referral to the Justice Department, and noti-
                                             member of the Committee staff, if the mem-                (A) Security Precautions.—Committee staff            fication of the Speaker of the House. With
                                             ber of the Committee staff has a reasonable             offices, including Majority and Minority of-           respect to Minority staff, the Chairman shall
                                             expectation that such information may alert             fices, shall operate under strict security pre-        consider such disciplinary action in con-
                                             the subject of a Committee investigation to             cautions administered by the Security Offi-            sultation with the Ranking Minority Mem-
                                             the existence, nature, or substance of such             cer of the Committee. A security officer               ber.
                                             investigation, unless authorized to do so by            shall be on duty at all times during normal                    RULE XVI.—COMMITTEE RECORDS.
                                             the Chairman or the Committee.                          office hours. Classified documents and con-              (A) Committee Records.—Committee Records
                                                   RULE XIV.—COMMITTEE MEMBER AND                    trolled unclassified information (CUI)—for-            shall constitute all data, charts and files in
                                                        COMMITTEE STAFF TRAVEL.                      merly known as sensitive but unclassified              possession of the Committee and shall be
                                               (A) Approval of Travel.—Consistent with               (SBU) information—may be destroyed, dis-               maintained in accordance with clause 2(e) of
                                             the primary expense resolution and such ad-             cussed, examined, handled, reviewed, stored,           House Rule XI.
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                                             ditional expense resolutions as may have                transported and used only in an appro-                   (B) Legislative Calendar.—The Clerk of the
                                             been approved, travel to be reimbursed from             priately secure manner in accordance with              Committee shall maintain a printed calendar
                                             funds set aside for the Committee for any               all applicable laws, executive orders, and             for the information of each Committee Mem-
                                             Committee Member or Committee staff shall               other governing authorities. Such documents            ber showing any procedural or legislative
                                             be paid only upon the prior authorization of            may be removed from the Committee’s of-                measures considered or scheduled to be con-
                                             the Chairman. Travel may be authorized by               fices only in furtherance of official Com-             sidered by the Committee, and the status of
                                             the Chairman for any Committee Member or                mittee business. Appropriate security proce-           such measures and such other matters as the




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                                             Committee determines shall be included. The             days after the Chairman of the Committee is            High School and Duff’s Institute in Pittsburgh,
                                             calendar shall be revised from time to time             elected in each odd-numbered year.                     Pennsylvania. In 1983, she and Bishop Bob
                                             to show pertinent changes. A copy of such re-             (B) Changes to Committee Rules.—These                Jackson were married. The couple began Acts
                                             visions shall be made available to each Mem-            rules may be modified, amended, or repealed
                                                                                                                                                            Full Gospel Church the following year. To-
                                             ber of the Committee upon request.                      by the Full Committee provided that a no-
                                               (C) Members Right To Access.—Members of               tice in writing of the proposed change has             gether, they had a son, David, as well as an
                                             the Committee and of the House shall have               been given to each Member at least 48 hours            extended family of youth who benefitted from
                                             access to all official Committee Records. Ac-           prior to the meeting at which action thereon           their loving mentorship and guidance.
                                             cess to Committee files shall be limited to             is to be taken and such changes are not in-                Sister Jackson was an effective adminis-
                                             examination within the Committee offices at             consistent with the Rules of the House of              trator of church affairs in her roles as office
                                             reasonable times. Access to Committee                   Representatives.                                       manager and administrative assistant to
                                             Records that contain classified information                               f                                    Bishop Jackson. She faithfully served the min-
                                             shall be provided in a manner consistent
                                             with these rules.
                                                                                                                                                            istry beside her husband, and was coordinator
                                                                                                          MARTHA ELIZABETH WERNER
                                               (D) Removal of Committee Records.—Files                                                                      of the Praise Team, as well as a member of
                                                                                                              HAZARD TRIBUTE
                                             and records of the Committee are not to be                                                                     the Chords of Acts Adult Choir.
                                             removed from the Committee offices. No                                                                             As a trusted counselor and mentor, Sister
                                             Committee files or records that are not made                       HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON                        Jackson taught in the church’s marriage min-
                                             publicly available shall be photocopied by                                 OF COLORADO                         istry, Women’s Department, and Young Adult
                                             any Member.                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   Department. She also authored, ‘‘Don’t Start
                                               (E) Executive Session Records.—Evidence or                                                                   No Mess, Won’t Be No Mess,’’ a text offering
                                             testimony received by the Committee in ex-                        Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             ecutive session shall not be released or made
                                                                                                                                                            straight talk to women about conducting suc-
                                                                                                        Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to            cessful relationships with men.
                                             available to the public unless agreed to by
                                                                                                     honor the life of Martha Elizabeth Werner Haz-             Sister Jackson was truly a spirit-filled
                                             the Committee. Members may examine the
                                             Committee’s executive session records, but              ard, of Monte Vista, Colorado. Martha passed           woman of God who inspired many to a life of
                                             may not make copies of, or take personal                away this January, and she will be remem-              faith. She fulfilled her role as the First Lady of
                                             notes from, such records.                               bered for her passion for teaching and her             Acts Full Gospel Church with dignity and love.
                                               (F) Availability of Committee Records.—The            service to her community.                              And, as a wife and helpmate to Bishop Bob
                                             Committee shall keep a complete record of                  A native of Moffat, Colorado, Martha grad-          Jackson, she showed exemplary passion, sup-
                                             all Committee action including recorded                 uated from Moffat High School and attended
                                             votes and attendance at hearings and meet-
                                                                                                                                                            port and commitment to her husband, family
                                                                                                     Western State College, eventually graduating           and congregation.
                                             ings. Information so available for public in-
                                                                                                     from Adams State College, and embarking on                 The legacy of her strength and grace will
                                             spection shall include a description of each
                                             amendment, motion, order, or other propo-               a 35-year teaching career. Starting out in a           live on in the hearts of many as we celebrate
                                             sition, including the name of the Member                one-room school house in Crested Butte, she            her life for years to come. Sister Jackson
                                             who offered the amendment, motion, order,               eventually moved to Saguache to teach the              leaves behind her loving husband, Bishop
                                             or other proposition, and the name of each              first grade for the rest of her career. Even           Jackson, her son, David, her sister Janice
                                             Member voting for and each Member voting                after her retirement in 1989, she spent a dec-         Canon, sister-in law Pastor Doris Limbrick,
                                             against each such amendment, motion,                    ade on the Saguache School Board serving
                                             order, or proposition, as well as the names of
                                                                                                                                                            and Lisa, Jamal, Kamani and Shavonn.
                                                                                                     her community.                                             Today, California’s 9th Congressional Dis-
                                             those Members present but not voting. Such
                                                                                                        Martha was involved in all aspects of her           trict salutes and honors an outstanding human
                                             record shall be made available to the public
                                             at reasonable times within the Committee                hometown. She was a Girl Scout leader, pep             being, First Lady Charlene Jackson. The con-
                                             offices and also made publicly available in             club sponsor, and leader in her school and             tributions she made to others throughout her
                                             electronic form and posted on the official              church. She was also responsible for feeding           life are countless and precious. My thoughts
                                             Committee web site within 48 hours of such              hired help, in addition to her large family at         are with Bishop Jackson and his family as we
                                             record vote.                                            Hazard family ranch. Martha loved the out-             commemorate the life of this incredible
                                               (G) Separate and Distinct.—All Committee              doors, reading, and helping others, in addition
                                             records and files must be kept separate and
                                                                                                                                                            woman. May her soul rest in peace.
                                                                                                     to spending as much time as possible with her                             f
                                             distinct from the office records of the Mem-
                                             bers serving as Chairman and Ranking Mi-
                                                                                                     family.
                                             nority Member. Records and files of Mem-                   Mr. Speaker, Martha will be deeply missed                   TRIBUTE TO THE PAISANO
                                             bers’ personal offices shall not be considered          by her family and her community, but her con-
                                             records or files of the Committee.                      tributions will not be forgotten. I would like to               HON. CHARLES A. GONZALEZ
                                               (H) Disposition of Committee Records.—At              thank her for her dedication to educating our                              OF TEXAS
                                             the conclusion of each Congress, non-current            youth and for her service to her community.                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             records of the Committee shall be delivered
                                                                                                                       f
                                             to the Archivist of the United States in ac-                                                                             Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             cordance with Rule VII of the Rules of the              HONORING FIRST LADY CHARLENE                              Mr. GONZALEZ. Mr. Speaker, I ask my col-
                                             House.                                                             JACKSON
                                               (I) Archived Records.—The records of the                                                                     leagues to join me in honoring The Paisano
                                             Committee at the National Archives and                                                                         on its 30th anniversary as the independent
                                             Records Administration shall be made avail-                          HON. BARBARA LEE                          student newspaper for the University of Texas
                                             able for public use in accordance with Rule                                OF CALIFORNIA                       at San Antonio.
                                             VII of the Rules of the House. The Chairman                                                                       For 30 years, The Paisano has remained an
                                                                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             shall notify the Ranking Minority Member                                                                       all volunteer, student run publication that has
                                             of any decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or                    Tuesday, February 8, 2011                    celebrated freedom of the press, independent
                                             clause 4(b) of the Rule, to withhold a record
                                                                                                        Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise          college news reporting and entrepreneurship.
                                             otherwise available, and the matter shall be
                                             presented to the Committee for a determina-             today to honor the extraordinary life of the           Throughout this time, The Paisano has been
                                             tion on the written request of any member of            First Lady of Acts Full Gospel Church,                 staffed by dedicated teachers, students and
                                             the Committee. The Chairman shall consult               Charlene Jackson. Affectionately called ‘‘Sister       community volunteers who have kept the spirit
                                             with the Ranking Minority Member on any                 Charlene’’ by the community, she was loving            of independent journalism alive in their com-
                                             communication from the Archivist of the                 wife, mother, sister and friend. Sister Charlene       munity.
                                             United States or the Clerk of the House con-            Jackson will be remembered for her warm and               I am proud of a publication that circulates
                                             cerning the disposition of noncurrent records           vivacious presence in daily life, as well as her       7,000 free copies among UTSA campuses
                                             pursuant to clause 3(b) of the Rule.
                                                                                                     exemplary service to her congregation and the          and their communities each week without the
                                                     RULE XVII.—COMMITTEE RULES.                     powerful strength of her ministry. With Sister         support of student fees or tax dollars. The
                                               (A) Availability of Committee Rules in Elec-
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                                                                                                     Jackson’s passing on January 26, 2011, we              Paisano Educational Trust, which operates as
                                             tronic Form.—Pursuant to clause 2(a) of rule            are reminded of her life’s journey and the joy-        the publisher of this newspaper, offers modest
                                             XI of the Rules of the House of Representa-
                                                                                                     ful legacy she inspired.                               scholarships for students and instills the spirit
                                             tives, the Committee shall make its rules
                                             publicly available in electronic form and                  Sister Jackson was born on May 14, 1946,            of entrepreneurship by providing on the job
                                             posted on the official Committee web site               and as a teenager, resided at the Termon Av-           training.
                                             and shall submit such rules for publication             enue Home for Children (now Three Rivers                  I am inspired by the passion of students
                                             in the Congressional Record not later than 30           Youth). She graduated from David B. Oliver             who run a publication without the support of a



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                                             formal journalism department or program and             Diego’s Human Services Department. In 1991,               The commercial aviation safety record in the
                                             the teachers who dedicate their time to foster          Bob moved to Sacramento where he served                U.S. is a result of safety-minded aviation pro-
                                             their students’ creativity. From story design to        as Director of Health and Human Services for           fessionals throughout our nation. I agree with
                                             photography training, the fundamentals of jour-         Sacramento County. Following his tenure with           the FAA that it is incumbent on all parties in
                                             nalism and the basics of business are taught            Sacramento County, Bob served as the Exec-             the aviation system to identify its risks in order
                                             through the creation of The Paisano.                    utive Director for the Center for AIDS Re-             to eliminate or mitigate them.
                                               San Antonio has benefited greatly from the            search, Education and Services (CARES) and                History has shown that safety improvements
                                             diverse Paisano staff who then entered the              became instrumental in helping almost double           are implemented more quickly and effectively
                                             workforce to become lawyers, accountants,               CARES’ annual budget from $2.8 million to              when all sectors of the industry work together
                                             school teachers, poets, writers, environmental          $5.4 million.                                          to develop solutions to identified and agreed
                                             researchers, advertizing specialists and edi-              In 2001, Bob took over the non-profit Family        upon areas that could use improvement.
                                             tors. I congratulate this newspaper on their            Services Agency and, in 2005, merged that                 I hope that a year from now, I can report
                                             30th anniversary and wish for its continued             counseling intervention organization with the          again that there were no fatalities and even
                                             success.                                                primary health care services non-profit, The           fewer major injuries attributable to our com-
                                                              f                                      Effort. Today. The Effort Community Health             mercial aviation industry; and, believe this can
                                                                                                     Center has nine sites and provides primary             happen if the airlines, pilots, flight attendants,
                                                 LINWOOD WARWICK TRIBUTE                             care services, addiction treatment, mental             mechanics, inspectors and the many others
                                                                                                     health treatment, and crisis intervention              who play a role in our aviation industry work
                                                       HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON                          throughout the Sacramento region. Without his          together and with the FAA on making safety
                                                                OF COLORADO
                                                                                                     vision and strong leadership, The Effort would         their top priority.
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                     not be the multifaceted and well-renowned                                 f
                                                                                                     network of community clinics it is today. Due
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                     to Bob’s success, he has been able to estab-                     JOHN VERNA TRIBUTE
                                                Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, it is a consider-           lish meaningful partnerships with Sutter Health
                                             able privilege for me to rise and pay honor to          and the UC Davis Health System. For in-                            HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON
                                             the career of Mr. Linwood Warwick. Aside                stance, in 2009, Sutter Health issued a two-                              OF COLORADO
                                             from being a loving husband, and a caring fa-           year, one million dollar grant, to The Effort to              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             ther of six children, Mr. Warwick was a dedi-           help the organization cover costs associated                     Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             cated musical educator who mentored and in-             with medical care and mental health care vis-
                                                                                                     its in the Sacramento area. In 2010, The Effort           Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, it brings me
                                             spired his students for nearly a half-century.
                                                                                                     was awarded $500,000 in federal funding to             great pleasure as a Colorado Congressman to
                                                Lin Warwick is a native of Colorado’s San
                                                                                                     cover construction costs of a new primary              rise and give tribute to a man whose vision for
                                             Luis Valley, an area in which he had a pro-
                                                                                                     health care clinic in North Highlands. These           the future is only surpassed by the passion he
                                             found impact teaching music for forty-seven
                                                                                                     are only two of many examples where Bob’s              has for his community. Pueblo resident John
                                             years at Alamosa, Centauri and Sangre de
                                                                                                     hard work has demonstrated how much he                 Verna has selflessly used his own success to
                                             Cristo Schools. His quality as a musical in-
                                                                                                     and the organization have grown under his              enhance the city he resides in, and for his
                                             structor is illustrated by the countless trophies
                                                                                                     tenure.                                                decades of commitment to Southern Colorado
                                             his bands have been awarded throughout the
                                                                                                        In addition to serving as director of various       he has been recognized as Pueblo’s Citizen of
                                             years. 36 marching trophies in all. The state of
                                                                                                     health care non-profits, Bob made time to              the Year.
                                             Colorado recently inducted Warwick into the                                                                       Mr. Verna is a successful entrepreneur, and
                                             Colorado Music Educators Association Hall of            serve on a number of non-profit boards, such
                                                                                                     as of the American Leadership Forum Board              a business man with a fruitful career that has
                                             Fame as a token of appreciation for his endur-                                                                 involved many pursuits. John Verna owned
                                             ing legacy as an excellent music educator in            of Directors. Bob’s tireless effort to improve
                                                                                                     access to quality care to the underserved has          and operated a landscaping company for more
                                             the San Luis Valley. Though Mr. Warwick has                                                                    than thirty years, and was a major factor in the
                                             retired from teaching music, his passion for            not gone unnoticed. In 1997, he was named
                                                                                                     Outstanding Public Administrator by the Amer-          development of Lake Pueblo. Even more im-
                                             the art still burns strong as he still participates                                                            pressive than Mr. Verna’s accomplished
                                             as a member in multiple bands.                          ican Society for Public Administration, Sac-
                                                                                                     ramento Chapter.                                       record in business is his ability to help the city
                                                Mr. Speaker, it has been an honor for me to                                                                 of Pueblo, Colorado. He has served on the
                                             stand and acknowledge the career of Mr.                    Mr. Speaker, as Bob, his wife Bette, family,
                                                                                                     friends and colleagues gather to celebrate his         Pueblo Community College Foundation, the
                                             Linwood Warwick. A man who chose to give                                                                       Youth Track Academy Advisory Commission,
                                             so much back to the community he was raised             retirement, I ask all my colleagues to join me
                                                                                                     in saluting this pioneering man for his many           Pueblo City Council and the Pueblo Medal of
                                             in; the school districts in the San Luis Valley                                                                Honor Foundation. Mr. Verna had such an ef-
                                             will ever be indebted to an educator who                years of service to the Sacramento commu-
                                                                                                     nity.                                                  fect on the Medal of Honor Foundation, that
                                             strived to bring the most out of everyone he                                                                   he brought the national convention to Pueblo
                                             worked with.                                                              f
                                                                                                                                                            in 2000. John was also very influential in lead-
                                                              f                                      NO DOMESTIC AIRLINE FATALI-                            ing the way for the new Pueblo Convention
                                                 HONORING ROBERT ‘‘BOB’’ S.                           TIES IN 2010 IS WELCOME NEWS                          Center. John Verna’s hard work and devotion
                                                          CAULK                                                                                             has helped and improved his community in
                                                                                                           HON. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON                       countless ways. Mr. Verna is a pillar within his
                                                                                                                          OF TEXAS                          community, and for his endless efforts he has
                                                       HON. DORIS O. MATSUI                               IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   been duly recognized as Pueblo’s Citizen of
                                                               OF CALIFORNIA
                                                                                                               Tuesday, February 8, 2011                    the Year.
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                                Mr. Speaker, it has been an honor to stand
                                                                                                        Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas.
                                                      Tuesday, February 8, 2011                                                                             and recognize the accomplishments of Mr.
                                                                                                     Mr. Speaker, despite recent news that air traf-
                                               Ms. MATSUI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to                                                                     John Verna. He is a wonderful example to all
                                                                                                     fic control errors have risen, I want to recog-
                                             recognize Robert ‘‘Bob’’ Caulk, who has been                                                                   citizens of our country, and I congratulate him
                                                                                                     nize the air traffic controllers, pilots, the Fed-
                                             a dynamic activist and practitioner of quality                                                                 on his achievement as Pueblo’s Citizen of the
                                                                                                     eral Aviation Administration (FAA) and others
                                             health care for more than forty-five years; the                                                                Year.
                                                                                                     in the commercial aviation industry on news
                                             last twenty of which have been devoted to the           that there were no commercial airline fatalities                          f
                                             Sacramento region. As he retires as the Chief           in 2010. This marks the third year over the              HONORING MS. BETTY GADLING
                                             Executive Officer of The Effort, Inc., I ask all        past four years that there were no deaths at-
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                                             of my colleagues to join me in thanking Bob             tributable to commercial aviation.                                   HON. BARBARA LEE
                                             for his endless service to the Sacramento                  Last year there were more than 10 million                              OF CALIFORNIA
                                             community.                                              domestic flights, carrying more than 700 mil-
                                                                                                                                                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               For the better part of five decades, Bob has          lion passengers. According to the National
                                             served a leadership role at a number of health          Transportation Safety Board, during this time,                  Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             and human service agencies, such as Mary-               only 14 passengers suffered serious injuries             Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise
                                             land’s Department of Social Services and San            and there were no major accidents.                     today to honor the extraordinary career of Ms.



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                                             Betty Gadling. Known affectionately as ‘‘Sister         public schools and received a four-year schol-            Daniel was an accomplished writer, an avid
                                             Betty,’’ Ms. Gadling has served Allen Temple            arship to attend Alabama State University              reader, hunter, fisher and competitive marks-
                                             Baptist Church for 35 years as the venerable            where she graduated summa cum laude with               man. He was a regular contributor to numer-
                                             Minister of Music and Performing Arts.                  a B.S. degree in Mathematics with a double             ous publications, writing editorials about var-
                                                A woman of many talents, Ms. Gadling has             minor in Physics and Music. Additionally, Ms.          ious topics including politics and government.
                                             traveled the world as a performer, composed             Boyd was the first African American to earn a          He was a lifelong learner and obsessive read-
                                             and published original pieces, recorded two al-         Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering               er. Daniel was an accomplished marksman,
                                             bums of gospel music, directed numerous                 from Yale University.                                  and in the 1970’s lent his time as a volunteer
                                             choral groups, and produced full-scale produc-             Gwendolyn Boyd is an engineer and the Ex-           deputy sheriff for the Rio Grande Sheriff’s Of-
                                             tions, such as The Black Nativity and The               ecutive Assistant to the Chief of Staff at the         fice.
                                             Celebration of Light. Through her passion and           Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics                  Mr. Speaker, I am honored to recognize
                                             skill as a music instructor and mentor, she has         Laboratory. She was appointed by the Presi-            Daniel’s significant contributions to his com-
                                             developed countless programs that inspire our           dent of Johns Hopkins University as Chair of           munity and his trade, and thank him and his
                                             young people in the fields of music apprecia-           the Diversity Leadership Council, a position           family for his military service.
                                             tion, instrumental instruction, voice lessons,          she has held since 2001. Ms. Boyd is a mem-                               f
                                             music theory, business of music and ensem-              ber of the Capital City Chapter of The Links,
                                                                                                                                                            HONORING MAJOR GENERAL VANG
                                             ble playing.                                            Inc., a Life Member of NAACP, the Alabama
                                                                                                                                                                        PAO
                                                Her contributions to the Bay Area through            State University Alumni Association and the
                                             the Allen Temple Musical, Cultural and Per-             Association of Yale Alumni, as well as a par-
                                             forming Arts Committee are unmatched, and               ticipant in various engineering organizations                        HON. JEFF DENHAM
                                                                                                                                                                               OF CALIFORNIA
                                             her musical gifts are only outweighed by her            for minorities.
                                                                                                        From 2000–2004 Gwendolyn Boyd served                       IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             personal commitment to ministry, faith and
                                             service. In addition to a long musical career,          as the 22nd National President of Delta Sigma                     Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             Ms. Gadling was the first African-American fe-          Theta Sorority, Inc., an international service             Mr. DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to
                                             male Sheriff in Contra Costa County, a valued           sorority with over 200,000 members in over             honor the life and achievements of Major Gen-
                                             staff member of the University of California,           950 chapters throughout the world. She cur-            eral Vang Pao. General Pao served in the
                                             and an employee at Fairfield-Suisun Army Air            rently serves along with Patricia Lattimore,           Royal Lao Army and fought alongside the
                                             Base (now Travis Air Force Base) while pur-             former Assistant Secretary of Labor for Admin-         United States Armed Forces during the Viet-
                                             suing a degree at the San Francisco Conserv-            istration and Management, as the Sorority’s            nam war. He passed away Thursday, January
                                             atory of Music.                                         National Social Action Co-Chair. Very active in        6th, 2011.
                                                She has acted as a consultant for youth              ‘‘giving back’’ and helping promote an agenda              General Pao was born December 8, 1929 in
                                             programs to the American Baptist Con-                   for the positive growth and development of our         the Xiangkhuang Province of northeastern
                                             ferences, served on the Committee of Musi-              youth, Ms. Boyd uses her many talents and              Laos. He worked as a farmer in Laos until
                                             cians and Pastors for the African American              skills to the benefit of the community. This in-       Japanese forces occupied the region as part
                                             Hymnal, and was honored in 2009 as a Cal                cludes freely sharing her time while she en-           of the French Indo-China War. During the con-
                                             State East Bay Outstanding Alumnus and a                courages their interests in careers in math,           flict he fought alongside fellow Laotians to pro-
                                             Hampton University Ministers’ Conference and            science and engineering and in their overall           tect his country against the Japanese inva-
                                             the Choir Directors’ Organists’ Guild Work-             success.                                               sion. Following the war, Vang Pao continued
                                             shop, ‘‘Living Legend in Church Music.’’                   It is my honor to recognize this accom-             to serve in the army of the Kingdom of Laos
                                                Betty is a musical genius and giant. Her cre-        plished woman and commend her many                     under the King of Laos. General Pao received
                                                                                                     achievements.                                          the honored title of Phagna Norapramok,
                                             ative spirit soars. She has been an inspiration
                                                                                                                       f                                    roughly translated as ‘‘Lord Protector of the
                                             to those whose lives she has touched, includ-
                                                                                                                                                            Country’’ from the last King of Laos, King
                                             ing myself. On behalf of the residents of Cali-          DANIEL JOHN DENNEHY TRIBUTE                           Savang Vatthana.
                                             fornia’s 9th Congressional District, Ms. Betty                                                                     During the 1960s and 1970s, General Pao
                                             Gadling, I salute you. Thank you for your ex-                      HON. SCOTT R. TIPTON                        led the Secret Army, during the Secret War,
                                             ceptional contributions to Allen Temple Baptist                            OF COLORADO                         where they fought against the Pathlet Lao and
                                             Church and to residents throughout the Bay                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   the People’s Army of Vietnam to prevent the
                                             Area. I wish you and your loved ones all the                                                                   spread of communism into Southeast Asia.
                                             best in this next chapter of life.                                Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                                                                                                                                            General Pao commanded the Military Region
                                                              f                                         Mr. TIPTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to            Two where he successfully fought to prevent
                                                                                                     honor the life of Daniel John Dennehy, of Del          the capture of this region by the communist
                                              HONORING GWENDOLYN E. BOYD                             Norte, Colorado, who recently passed away.             forces of the North Vietnamese Army. Addi-
                                                                                                     Daniel was a career sailor in the U.S. Navy,           tionally, he was an ally of the Central Intel-
                                                             HON. AL GREEN                           an avid outdoorsman and expert knife maker.            ligence Agency and organized 39,000 guerrilla
                                                                  OF TEXAS                              A distinguished member of the United                warriors to aid downed American pilots and
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      States armed forces, he joined the Navy at a           defend American outposts from the enemy.
                                                                                                     young age and served in World War II, the                  After the war, General Pao emigrated to the
                                                         Tuesday, February 8, 2011                   Korean War, and Vietnam. He retired from ac-           United States in May of 1975. He actively
                                                Mr. AL GREEN of Texas. Mr. Speaker, it               tive duty in 1970 as a chief petty officer.            worked to ensure the resettlement of hundreds
                                             was my privilege to have participated in the               Daniel was known worldwide for his expert           of thousands of Hmong and Lao immigrants in
                                             22nd Delta Days, an annual Legislative Con-             knowledge in the art of knife-making, and for          America and to ensure equal rights for them.
                                             ference held in our Nation’s capital today by           his highly coveted ‘‘Dan-D’’ knives. During            Additionally he worked to help facilitate U.S.-
                                             the distinguished service organization, Delta           World War II, he crafted and sold knives to            Lao relationships and helped the Hmong com-
                                             Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.                              Marines as they went into battle. Later in life        munity embrace their new identity as Hmong-
                                                It is also my honor, during this Black History       he started his own knife-making company,               Americans.
                                             Month, to recognize a trailblazer in academia           Dan-D knives. Dennehy’s knives are recog-                  General Vang Pao dedicated his life to fight
                                             and a role model for thousands of Black                 nized globally as top of the line outdoor and          for freedom and democratic rights for all
                                             women, the Honorable Gwendolyn E. Boyd.                 tactical knives. They have been included in            Southeast Asians. He relentlessly worked to
                                             Due to her accomplishments both in the class-           national outdoor and sporting publications and         improve the Hmong community and the world
                                             room and in the community, she was recently             notable public figures such as Clint Eastwood,         around him. General Vang Pao’s legacy will
                                             appointed by President Obama and confirmed              Barry Goldwater and Steve Miller count them-           not only be his leadership and accomplish-
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                                             by the United States Senate as a Member of              selves as Dan-D knife owners. Most impor-              ments, but first and foremost, his service to
                                             the Board of Trustees of the Barry Goldwater            tantly, his knives have been at the front lines        his country and community.
                                             Scholarship and Excellence in Education                 of every conflict since World War II. Elite units          Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor General
                                             Foundation. Ms. Boyd was sworn in to this po-           to include Navy SEALS, Marine Force Recon              Vang Pao for his service and dedication to the
                                             sition by Senator BARBARA MIKULSKI.                     and Army Special Forces rely on Dan-D                  United States and the Hmong community. I in-
                                                Gwendolyn Elizabeth Boyd is a native of              knives for their durability and high quality con-      vite my colleagues to join me in honoring
                                             Montgomery, Alabama. She was educated in                struction.                                             Major General Vang Pao.



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                                               TRIBUTE TO DR. GARY JEFFERS                           fers and in recognizing his years of loyal serv-       cisco. After getting his start in talk radio in
                                                                                                     ice to our community and country.                      1967 at San Francisco’s KNEW-AM, Mr.
                                                   HON. THADDEUS G. McCOTTER                                           f                                    Taliaferro began a career in television—com-
                                                                OF MICHIGAN                                                                                 muting daily to Burbank, California to host on
                                                                                                           RECOGNITION OF MR. JOEL                          KHJ-TV. Before long, he was hired as a news
                                                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                  ALLISON                                   anchor for San Francisco’s KRON-TV station,
                                                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                                                                            and in 1977, he joined the team at KGO
                                                Mr. MCCOTTER. Mr. Speaker, today I rise                    HON. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON                       Radio.
                                             to honor and acknowledge Dr. Gary Jeffers as                                 OF TEXAS                             Throughout his trailblazing career, Mr.
                                             he concludes his term of service as President                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                            Taliaferro has been a fearless leader and a
                                             of the Michigan Dental Association.                                                                            bold advocate for numerous causes. He was
                                                After receiving an Artium Baccalaureatus                       Tuesday, February 8, 2011                    president of the San Francisco chapter of the
                                             degree from Malone College in 1969, Gary                   Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas.                 NAACP from 1968 to 1971, helped found the
                                             Jeffers went on, in 1971, to earn a Master of           Mr. Speaker, February 17, 2011 marks the 9th           National Association of Black Journalists in
                                             Science degree in Physiology and Pharma-                Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership              1975, and was honored by the San Francisco
                                             cology at Ohio University. He earned a Doctor           Award luncheon. On this day, the award will            Black Chamber of Commerce in 1994 with the
                                             of Dental Medicine degree at the University of          be bestowed upon a dedicated leader in the             Black Chamber Life Award. Additionally, due
                                             Pittsburgh in 1975. Dr. Jeffers pursued grad-           Dallas community, Mr. Joel Allison. Mr. Allison        to his tremendous efforts to help raise money
                                             uate training at the United States Navy Re-             will be presented the award by Dr. Ann Stuart,         for leukemia research, Mr. Taliaferro was
                                             gional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia,          Chancellor and President of Texas Woman’s              named board president of the Northern Cali-
                                             the Veterans’ Administration Medical Center in          University and the Bank of Texas.                      fornia Chapter of the Leukemia Society of
                                             Atlanta, Georgia and at Emory University.                  In 2002, the award was established in honor         America from 1995 to 2000.
                                                Dr. Gary Jeffers was a member of the                 of notable Dallasite Virginia Chandler Dykes, a           Among his many achievements, Mr.
                                             United States Navy Dental Corps from 1972               health care provider committed to professional         Taliaferro has fostered a tremendous involve-
                                             until 1979. He was employed as a Resident                                                                      ment in the arts. He led the San Francisco Art
                                                                                                     and civic achievements in her public service
                                             Instructor at Emory University and then as a                                                                   Commission for 16 years, was the Mayor’s
                                                                                                     through helping others. Past award recipients
                                             Clinical Instructor at the University of Pitts-                                                                Commissioner of the War Memorial Trustee
                                                                                                     include: Kathleen Mason, 2010; Caroline Rose
                                                                                                                                                            Board from 1992 to 2000, and served as
                                             burgh’s School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Jeffers          Hunt, 2009; T. Boone Pickens, 2008; Lindalyn
                                                                                                                                                            president of the Frederick Douglass Sympo-
                                             built a private practice of Oral and Maxillo-           Adams, 2007; Dr. and Mrs. Kern Wildenthal,             sium. He currently serves as a member of the
                                             facial Surgery in North Canton, Ohio before             2006; Gretchen Minyard Williams and J.L.               Board of Governors of The Commonwealth
                                             joining the staff of the University of Detroit          ‘‘Sonny’’ Williams, 2005; Geraldine ‘‘Tincy’’          Club of California. And, in addition to his tal-
                                             Mercy School of Dentistry in July 1985 where            Miller, 2004; and Susan and Charles Cooper,            ents as an orator, Mr. Taliaferro is an accom-
                                             he continues to be a Tenured Associate Pro-             2003.                                                  plished musician who conducted the ‘‘Ray Tal
                                             fessor.                                                    Mr. Allison has been with Baylor Health             Chorale’’ and served as the music director of
                                                Prior to being elected as President of the           Care System (BHCS) since 1993 and was                  Third Baptist Church.
                                             Michigan Dental Association, Dr. Jeffers                promoted from Chief Operating Officer to                  In September of 2010, Mr. Taliaferro was a
                                             served on the MDA Board of Trustees as the              Chief Executive Officer in 2000. Under his vi-         recipient of another Hall of Fame honor
                                             trustee of the 18th district before serving as          sionary leadership, Baylor remains as a trust-         through the Newseum in Washington DC, and
                                             MDA president-elect and as vice president.              ed health care system where patients can go            in July of that year, the National Association of
                                             Having completed his term as President, he              to receive safe, compassionate, quality health         Black Journalists named ‘‘The Ray Taliaferro
                                             will continue to serve the MDA Board as past            care. BHCS has been ranked by US News as               Entrepreneurial Award of Excellence’’ in his
                                             president.                                              one of the best hospitals in the country for           honor. A life-long Democrat, and one of the
                                                Dr. Jeffers’ extensive involvement with the          their care and treatment of kidney disorders,          premier liberal talk show hosts in America,
                                             MDA and organized dentistry is evident in the           gastroenterology, and their rehabilitation serv-       Ray Taliaferro has long encouraged civic en-
                                             numerous committees and task forces on                  ices.                                                  gagement through astute political commentary.
                                             which he has served. These include the Ref-                Mr. Speaker, I congratulate Mr. Allison for         Furthermore, his strength of opinion and jour-
                                             erence Committee on Membership, Bylaws                  stellar leadership in the delivery of health care.     nalistic passion continue to be a catalyst for
                                             and Dental Practice; Board Committee on Fi-             Both he and Mrs. Dykes are a testament to              community dialogue and healthy debate.
                                             nance, Board Planning Work Group for Stra-              the types of role models who inspire us to give           As we join in celebration of Mr. Taliaferro
                                             tegic Planning, and the Washington VIsitation           our best in all that we do.                            and his fellow 2011 NABJ Hall of Fame in-
                                             team. In addition, Dr. Jeffers chaired the Com-                           f                                    ductees, Ed Bradley, Eugene Robinson, Merri
                                             mittee on Governmental Affairs; MDA Insur-                                                                     Dee and JC Hayward, we are reminded of the
                                             ance & Financial Group Endorsed Services                       HONORING RAFAEL ‘‘RAY’’                         invaluable service that America’s journalistic
                                             Committee; and the MDA/MDAA and the                                 TALIAFERRO                                 community provides. What’s more, we cele-
                                             MDA/MDHA task forces. He is also a past                                                                        brate the countless contributions that journal-
                                             president of the Detroit District Dental Society                     HON. BARBARA LEE                          ists of color continue to make in the dissemi-
                                             and has served the American Dental Associa-                                OF CALIFORNIA
                                                                                                                                                            nation of news, the diversity of our media, and
                                             tion in various capacities.                                                                                    the history of our country. On behalf of Califor-
                                                                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                Dr. Jeffers’ work outside the MDA bears ac-                                                                 nia’s 9th Congressional District, Rafael ‘‘Ray’’
                                             knowledgement. He is a licensing examiner for                      Tuesday, February 8, 2011                   Taliaferro, we salute you. Thank you for your
                                             the North East Regional Board and spent four              Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise           continued service to the Bay Area community
                                             years serving on the Michigan Board of Den-             today to honor the extraordinary journalistic          and to our great nation.
                                             tistry. He also served as assistant to the Dean         contributions of veteran KGO-AM radio jour-                               f
                                             of Legislative Affairs at UDM and instigated            nalist Rafael ‘‘Ray’’ Taliaferro as he is in-          COMMUNICATION    FROM     THE
                                             the dental school’s legislative activity on both        ducted into the National Association of Black           CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE
                                             the state and national level. During his tenure         Journalists (NABJ) Hall of Fame.                        ON THE BUDGET REGARDING IN-
                                             at UDM, Dr. Jeffers spearheaded a proposal                Renowned for his San Francisco Bay Area               TERIM   BUDGET   ALLOCATION
                                             resulting in an important $2 million HUD con-           1 a.m. to 5 a.m. broadcast called, ‘‘The Early          FOR FISCAL YEAR 2011 FOR THE
                                             struction grant that was used to help relocate          Show,’’ Ray Taliaferro has been a progressive           COMMITTEE    ON   APPROPRIA-
                                             the dental school to its current facility.              voice in lively, late-night discussions of polit-       TIONS
                                                Mr. Speaker, as Dr. Gary Jeffers concludes           ical, cultural and current events for the past 25
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                                             his term as President of the MDA I am re-               years. Moreover, Mr. Taliaferro’s entire broad-
                                             minded of the words he spoke to first year              casting career spans four decades, and he is
                                                                                                                                                                           HON. PAUL RYAN
                                                                                                                                                                               OF WISCONSIN
                                             dental students. These words bear remem-                recognized as the first African-American talk
                                                                                                                                                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             bering; ‘‘Ethics is not something that is easily        show host on a major market radio station in
                                             taught or learned. It comes from within your            our nation’s history.                                           Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             heart and your soul.’’ Today, I ask my col-               Born February 7, 1939, Mr. Taliaferro grew             Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Speaker, pur-
                                             leagues to join me in honoring Dr. Gary Jef-            up in the Hunters Point district of San Fran-          suant to Section 3 of House Resolution 5 and



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                                             House Resolution 38, I submit for printing in                                                          licate his charisma and appeal, no one has             Reagan proved that lower taxes and leaner
                                             the CONGRESSIONAL RECORD the allocation for                                                            ever come close to being Ronald Reagan.              government stimulates growth, spurs private
                                             fiscal year 2011 to the Committee on Appro-                                                               He made us laugh when we didn’t think we          enterprise, inspires harder work and enables
                                             priations.                                                                                             could, or should. He always had a way to             more savings and investment.
                                                This interim allocation will be used to en-                                                         comfort us in the midst of tragedy. He could           The American people got it then, and they
                                             force sections 302(f) of the Congressional                                                             disarm the press with a one-liner; and get a         want it back now.
                                             Budget Act of 1974. Section 302(f) prohibits                                                           chuckle from even his fiercest opponents.              As we celebrated the 100th birthday of
                                             the consideration of legislation inconsistent                                                             The first time I saw Ronald Reagan was at         President Reagan this Sunday (or the 61st an-
                                             with the budgetary levels set forth in the budg-                                                       the 1968 Republican Convention in Miami              niversary of his 39th birthday; he never
                                             et resolution and the accompanying report.                                                             Beach. Much to the dismay of my dyed-in-the-         missed a chance to poke fun at his own age),
                                                For the Committee on Appropriations, the                                                            wool Democrat grandmother, I was there as a          we should learn from The Great Communi-
                                             allocation for fiscal year 2011 is set at $1,055                                                       proud Texas College Republican delegate.             cator.
                                             billion in discretionary budget authority.                                                                He lost the nomination to Nixon, but I was          Americans want to be talked to again, not
                                                This submission also includes language re-                                                          sold on Reagan from that moment on.                  pushed aside by a government that talks
                                             lated to Advance Appropriations as required                                                               Of course, I instantly like him for his auto-     above them. In Reagan’s inaugural address
                                             by House Resolution 5.                                                                                 mobile of choice—a jeep. I drove the same            he said, ‘‘It is time to check and reverse the
                                                If there are any questions on this interim al-                                                      kind and still do. He appealed to me and other       growth of government which shows signs of
                                             location, please contact Paul Restuccia, Chief                                                         renegade conservatives my age, particularly          having grown beyond the consent of the gov-
                                             Counsel of the Budget Committee.                                                                       those of us in the yellow-dog South, because         erned.’’
                                                                                                                                                    we were a herd without a shepherd. Back                The Gipper was right then, and he is right
                                                    ALLOCATION OF SPENDING AUTHORITY TO HOUSE                                                       then, it was taboo to be a Republican in             now. Happy birthday, Mr. President.
                                                           COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS                                                              Texas. But then, along came Reagan. We                 And that’s just the way it is.
                                                                             [In millions of dollars]                                               were Reagan Republicans.
                                                                                                                                                       Reagan cut the class warfare. He trans-                              f
                                                                                                                                      Fiscal year   formed the ‘‘country-club GOP’’ image, and
                                                                                                                                         2011                                                                     HONORING DR. JANET L.
                                                                                                                                                    brought conservatism out of the shadows. It                        HOLMGREN
                                             Discretionary Action ...............    BA   .........................................    1,054,684    was cool to be a conservative. He represented
                                                                                     OT   .........................................    1,283,861
                                             Current Law Mandatory .........         BA   .........................................      765,584    what Americans wanted—Democrats and Re-                            HON. BARBARA LEE
                                                                                     OT   .........................................      755,502    publicans alike. He wasn’t the Grand Old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            OF CALIFORNIA
                                                                                                                                                    Party leader; he was the people’s president.
                                              ACCOUNTS IDENTIFIED FOR ADVANCE APPROPRIATIONS
                                                                                                                                                       Reagan’s tenure in the White House saw                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                Section 3(e) of House Resolution 5 limits                                                           some of the most historic events in our coun-                  Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             the amount and type of advance appropria-                                                              try and the world. His line, ‘‘Mr. Gorbachev,
                                             tions for fiscal years 2012 and 2013. Under                                                                                                                    Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise
                                                                                                                                                    tear down this wall,’’ will probably resonate for    today to honor the extraordinary career of Dr.
                                             this section, advance appropriations for fiscal                                                        time immemorial.
                                             year 2012 are restricted to $28.852 billion for                                                                                                             Janet L. Holmgren as she retires from over 20
                                                                                                                                                       Although criticized by his foes for being a       years of transformative leadership as the
                                             the programs, projects, activities, or accounts                                                        Hollywood actor, Reagan masterfully engi-
                                             listed below. Advances for 2013 are listed                                                                                                                  president of my alma mater, Mills College, in
                                                                                                                                                    neered a feat that so-called political experts       Oakland, California. I can say with gratitude
                                             separately       with    the   same    cap     of                                                      had little confidence could be accomplished—
                                             $28,852,000,000. Additional accounts are list-                                                                                                              and admiration that, during her tenure, Presi-
                                                                                                                                                    the end of the Cold War.                             dent Holmgren has propelled Mills into one of
                                             ed below for certain veterans programs which                                                              Within minutes of his swearing in, news
                                             are also specified in House Resolution 5. The                                                                                                               the most respected and successful liberal arts
                                                                                                                                                    broke in one of the most widely followed situa-
                                             section defines advance appropriations as any                                                                                                               colleges in the United States.
                                                                                                                                                    tions of that time. President Reagan an-
                                             new discretionary budget authority provided in                                                                                                                 In addition to increasing enrollment while si-
                                                                                                                                                    nounced the Iran hostage crisis was over. The
                                             a bill or joint resolution making general or con-                                                                                                           multaneously elevating the academic profile of
                                                                                                                                                    Americans were coming home. Make no mis-
                                             tinuing appropriations for fiscal year 2011 that                                                                                                            the College, President Holmgren has created
                                                                                                                                                    take—the significance of his election was an
                                             first becomes available for any fiscal year after                                                                                                           a national model for women’s education and
                                                                                                                                                    intimidating and influential factor in their re-
                                             2011.                                                                                                                                                       increased educational opportunities for a di-
                                                                                                                                                    lease.
                                                Advance Appropriations for Fiscal Year                                                                 When the entire country was devastated by         verse pool of talented women and men.
                                             2012: Employment and Training Administra-                                                              the Challenger tragedy, Reagan addressed a           Known for her thoughtful, strategic, creative
                                             tion; Office of Job Corps; Education for the                                                           grieving nation by giving one of his most            and collaborative leadership ability, President
                                             Disadvantaged; School Improvement Pro-                                                                 memorable and touching speeches. His ability         Holmgren has been a staunch advocate for
                                             grams; Special Education; Career, Technical                                                            to heal the brokenhearted was more than an           expanding educational access and student di-
                                             and Adult Education; Payment to Postal Serv-                                                           admired political attribute. He never talked         versity. As one of the leading women’s col-
                                             ice; Tenant-based Rental Assistance; Project-                                                          above the people—always to the people. It            leges in the country with an impressive roster
                                             based Rental Assistance.                                                                               was what made him one of us.                         of innovative coed graduate programs, Mills is
                                                Advance Appropriations for Fiscal Year                                                                 And of course, there is his most beloved          also considered one of the nation’s most di-
                                             2013: The Corporation for Public Broad-                                                                legacy. He single handedly made the jelly            verse selective liberal arts colleges.
                                             casting.                                                                                               bean a national treasure.                               Reflecting the renowned multiculturalism of
                                                Other Allowable Accounts Receiving Ad-                                                                 Reagan never took himself too seriously.          the surrounding Oakland area and the entire
                                             vance Appropriations: Department of Veterans                                                           Even when his own life was on the line, the          9th Congressional District, the Mills College
                                             Affairs for the Medical Services; Medical Sup-                                                         leader of the free world was cracking jokes.         undergraduate student population comprises
                                             port and Compliance; Medical Facilities Ac-                                                            On his way into emergency surgery after the          39 percent students of color, and is instructed
                                             counts of the Veterans Health Administration.                                                          1981 assassination attempt, he looked up at          by a teaching community that is 25 percent
                                                                                                                                                    the surgeons and said, ‘‘I hope you are all Re-      faculty of color (A large jump compared to 21
                                                                           f
                                                                                                                                                    publicans.’’                                         percent students of color and 5 percent faculty
                                                       LESSONS RONALD REAGAN                                                                           While he was a one-of-a kind politician—the       of color in 1991). President Holmgren has also
                                                             TAUGHT US                                                                              Everyman of our time. He was a ‘‘pull yourself       been a highly effective fundraiser, enabling
                                                                                                                                                    up by the boot straps’’ kind of guy.                 Mills to grow its endowment to $175 million.
                                                                          HON. TED POE                                                                 From union halls to country clubs, everyone       The College’s most recent capital campaign,
                                                                                    OF TEXAS                                                        felt like Reagan was one of them. Being an           ending in 2004, exceeded its $100 million goal
                                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                  American meant something to him. He was              by $32 million. And in the 2008–2009 fiscal
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                                                                                                                                                    unabashedly unapologetic for our country’s           year, Mills raised over $18 million in crucial
                                                     Tuesday, February 8, 2011                                                                      success.                                             funding.
                                               Mr. POE of Texas. Mr. Speaker, liberals                                                                 He was the great defender of capitalism.             In the past decade alone, President
                                             loathed him. Conservatives idolized him. The                                                           Reaganomics was hailed ingenious by the              Holmgren’s funding initiatives have resulted in
                                             middle overwhelmingly loved him. He charmed                                                            supply-side, pro-growth economists and harsh-        over $100 million of capital improvements, in-
                                             America. His knack to connect was unmistak-                                                            ly criticized as ‘‘voodoo’’ by the big govern-       cluding facilities to house the School of Edu-
                                             able. And although many have tried to rep-                                                             ment crowd.                                          cation (offering Mills’ first doctoral degree) and



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                                             two environmentally sustainable facilities—the             As a proud Mills College alumna and former          ognize the Transportation Security Administra-
                                             Betty Irene Moore Natural Sciences Building             president of the Black Student Union during            tion (TSA) employees at Dallas-Fort Worth
                                             and the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of               the early 1970s, I have been committed to              International Airport as having the best TSA
                                             Business.                                               bringing Mills College closer to the larger East       operation for a major hub airport in the United
                                                                                                     Bay community. President Holmgren, in her
                                                Additionally, President Holmgren’s com-                                                                     States in 2010.
                                                                                                     many creative ways, has ensured that the out-
                                             prehensive leadership and long-term vision led                                                                    The TSA annually awards one of its oper-
                                                                                                     side world is well connected to the students
                                             her to be an early adopter of the American              and programs of this beautiful campus.                 ations at a major hub airport as the airport that
                                             College and Universities’ Climate Commit-                  On behalf of the residents of California’s 9th      exhibits exceptional internal as well as exter-
                                             ment. She continues to make sustainability              Congressional District, Dr. Janet L. Holmgren,         nal customer service. Courtesy and attention
                                             and environmental responsibility key tenets of          I salute you for three decades of outstanding
                                             Mills’ current strategic plan and campus val-                                                                  to detail with respect to passengers, cus-
                                                                                                     leadership in higher education. I congratulate
                                             ues, and these efforts have earned Mills a rat-                                                                tomers and all other stakeholders are its hall-
                                                                                                     and thank you for your unparalleled service to
                                             ing as one of the greenest colleges in the na-          our community. You have touched countless              mark. Its crowning achievement would be in
                                             tion by The Princeton Review.                           lives in profound ways throughout your career,         the seamless execution of exemplary cus-
                                               A consummate leader and a dear friend,                and we wish you continued success and hap-             tomer service while maintaining the highest
                                             President Holmgren has been a steadfast                 piness as you transition to this exciting new          level of airport security.
                                             champion for women’s education, student di-             chapter of life.                                          Dedicated to the pursuit of the agency’s
                                             versity, and improved access to higher learn-                             f                                    core values of integrity, innovation, teamwork,
                                             ing. She has left an indelible mark on the              TSA  WORKFORCE   AT DALLAS-                            dedication, competence, diversity, courtesy
                                             higher education community in California and             FORT WORTH INTERNATIONAL                              and respect, the TSA airport workforce receiv-
                                             throughout the nation by way of her myriad               AIRPORT RECOGNIZED AS AIR-                            ing this award has established a record of
                                             accomplishments. Her many accolades and                  PORT OF THE YEAR                                      customer confidence and satisfaction through
                                             contributions include chairing numerous
                                             boards, being the 2006 recipient of the Chief                                                                  its proactive and vigilant efforts to protect and
                                             Executive Officer Leadership Award from the
                                                                                                           HON. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON                       serve the public.
                                                                                                                          OF TEXAS
                                             Council for the Advancement and Support of                                                                       I congratulate the TSA employees and DFW
                                                                                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                             Education, and being named one of the ‘‘Bay                                                                    for this outstanding achievement.
                                             Area’s Most Influential Women in Business’’                     Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                             by the San Francisco Business Times in 2008               Ms. EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON of Texas.
                                             and 2009.                                               Mr. Speaker, I am very privileged today to rec-
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                                                                                         EXTENSIONS OF REMARKS
                                                TRIBUTE TO WENDEL W. TUCKER,                            HONORING REVEREND DR. GEORGE                           a transparent way. I have no doubt that we
                                                            PH.D.                                                  MOORE                                       can keep America safe without compromising
                                                                                                                                                               our liberties. By simply extending this policy
                                                                                                         HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                   for another year, we are forfeiting the oppor-
                                                               HON. KEN CALVERT                                             OF GEORGIA
                                                                                                                                                               tunity and neglecting the responsibility to have
                                                                                                                                                               a meaningful review that can bring us closer
                                                                  OF CALIFORNIA                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                               to a more accountable approach that balances
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                Wednesday, February 9, 2011                   individual privacy with our national defense.
                                                                                                           Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I                 One of the many provisions in need of re-
                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011                                                                             form and left unaddressed in this bill is section
                                                                                                        submit the following.
                                                  Mr. CALVERT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to                Whereas, Reverend Dr. George Moore is               215. This provision fails to provide meaningful
                                                                                                        celebrating fifty-five (55) years in ministry this     protection for library patrons, and library and
                                               honor and pay tribute to an individual whose
                                                                                                        year and has provided stellar leadership to his        business records. The burden should be on
                                               dedication and contributions to the community
                                                                                                        church on an international level; and                  the government to show reasonable suspicion
                                               of Riverside, California, are exceptional. River-                                                               or probable cause before undertaking an in-
                                                                                                           Whereas, Reverend Dr. George Moore,
                                               side has been fortunate to have dynamic and                                                                     vestigation.
                                                                                                        under the guidance of God has pioneered and
                                               dedicated community leaders who willingly                sustained Saint Philip AME Church, as an in-              After a decade it is past time to review and
                                               and unselfishly give their time and talent and           strument in our community that uplifts the spir-       refine this legislation. The intelligence commu-
                                               make their communities a better place to live            itual, physical and mental welfare of our citi-        nity already has the tools necessary to keep
                                               and work. Superintendent of Schools Dr.                  zens; and                                              us safe without compromising our privacy. An-
                                               Wendel Tucker is one of these individuals. On               Whereas, this remarkable and tenacious              other one-year extension is a lost opportunity
                                               June 30, 2011, Dr. Tucker will retire after 45           man of God has given hope to the hopeless,             to make sure we protect the liberties of Amer-
                                               years of dedicated service to the students of            fed the hungry and is a beacon of light to             ican citizens.
                                               the Alvord Unified School District.                      those in need; and                                                        f
                                                                                                           Whereas, Reverend Dr. George Moore is a             IN MEMORY OF MARTIN JUREDINE
                                                  For the last 18 years, Dr. Tucker has
                                                                                                        spiritual warrior, a man of compassion, a fear-
                                               worked for the Alvord Unified School District.           less leader and a servant to all, but most of
                                               He started his career there as an Intermediate           all a visionary who has shared not only with
                                                                                                                                                                         HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH
                                               School Principal and worked his way up to the                                                                                       OF OHIO
                                                                                                        his Church, but with our District and the world
                                               Assistant Superintendent of Operational Sup-                                                                           IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                        his passion to spread the gospel of Jesus
                                               port Services and finally as the Superintendent          Christ; and                                                     Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               of Schools. Dr. Tucker has worked in both the               Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                 Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, it is with great
                                               Adventist School system and in public edu-               Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this          sadness that I report the passing of one of
                                               cation. He also teaches at the college level             day to honor and recognize Reverend Dr.                Cleveland’s most important promoters of the
                                               and is involved in a variety of community ac-            George Moore as he celebrates fifty-five years         local and live music scene, Martin Juredine,
                                               tivities. Dr. Tucker is an active member of var-         in ministry and to salute him as he retires from       co-owner of the Barking Spider Tavern on the
                                               ious boards including the California Baptist             pastoral leadership; A true Man of Excellence;         campus of Case Western Reserve University.
                                               University Board of Visitors, La Sierra Univer-             Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-           Martin died on February 1, 2011, after a long
                                                                                                        SON, JR. do hereby proclaim September 10,              illness.
                                               sity Foundation, the City of Riverside’s May-
                                                                                                        2010 as Reverend Dr. George Moore Day in                   Martin founded the Barking Spider with part-
                                               or’s Higher Education Business Council, Trust-
                                                                                                        the 4th Congressional District.                        ner Bruce Madorsky in 1986. The Spider is
                                               ee for the Riverside Public Library and Mem-                Proclaimed, this 10th day of September,             tucked away along the footpath between Juni-
                                               ber of the Parkview Community Hospital Foun-             2010.                                                  per and Bellflower Avenues in an old coach
                                               dation Board and Executive Committee.                                                                           house. Always an art lover and appreciator of
                                                                                                                          f
                                                 Dr. Tucker’s professionalism and dedication                                                                   music and musicians, the idea behind the Spi-
                                               to the education profession are highly re-                EXTENDING COUNTERTERRORISM                            der was to have a place for people to meet for
                                                                                                                 AUTHORITIES                                   drinks and to play and hear live music. His vi-
                                               spected not only throughout Alvord, but by the
                                               greater educational community in the Inland                                                                     sion was fulfilled. Upon opening the Spider in
                                                                                                                             SPEECH OF
                                               Empire. Dr. Tucker’s name is also well known                                                                    1986, Martin provided a venue for live music
                                               by institutions of higher education, and by the                    HON. EARL BLUMENAUER                         without a cover charge on Sundays and Tues-
                                               County Office of Education and the City and                                   OF OREGON                         days. By 1991, the Barking Spider boasted
                                                                                                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   live music 7 nights a week and sometimes
                                               County of Riverside. Most importantly, Dr.
                                                                                                                                                               during the day on weekends, never charging a
                                               Tucker has touched the lives of countless stu-                     Tuesday, February 8, 2011
                                                                                                                                                               cover, but always passing around the jar so
                                               dents and employees of the Alvord Unified                   Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, today I                the musicians got paid.
                                               School District during his years of dedicated            voted against H.R. 514, another one-year ex-               A recently created memorial Facebook page
                                               service.                                                 tension of three overreaching provisions in the        already boasts hundreds of friends writing trib-
                                                  In light of all Dr. Wendel Tucker has done            Patriot Act, which are set to expire on Feb-           utes, many of them musicians who got their
                                               for the community of Riverside a dinner will be          ruary 28, 2011.                                        start at the Barking Spider. All had the oppor-
                                               held in his honor on April 28, 2011. Dr. Tuck-              I have opposed the Patriot Act since the            tunity, through Martin’s vision and inspiration,
                                                                                                        original, bipartisan version of the bill was hi-       of getting up on a friendly stage while reach-
                                               er’s tireless passion for education has contrib-
                                                                                                        jacked by the Bush administration and signifi-         ing for the stars. Others were simply looking
                                               uted immensely to the betterment of the com-
                                                                                                        cantly expanded without safeguards for the             for a place to hear music and found like-mind-
                                               munity of Riverside, California. He has been             rights of ordinary Americans. This is why it           ed souls. All found warmth in Martin’s smile, a
                                               the heart and soul of the Alvord Unified                 has been consistently opposed by thoughtful            warm room in which to get together, and in
                                               School District and I am proud to call him a             members of Congress from both parties.                 warm weather, a fantastic patio in the heart of
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                                               fellow community member, American and                       In a country that prides itself on civil rights     University Circle.
                                               friend. I know that many community members               and freedom of speech, we must maintain a                  Martin Juredine grew up in Cleveland
                                               are grateful for his service and salute him as           system with checks and balances to ensure              Heights, played football with the Heights Ti-
                                               he retires.                                              that our government works for our citizens in          gers, and went on to Colgate University. He


                                                      ∑ This ‘‘bullet’’ symbol identifies statements or insertions which are not spoken by a Member of the Senate on the floor.
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                                               traveled the world with his then-wife Nancy.            dangkulo na si Yu’os Ma’ase for his service            fastest growing mode of transportation in the
                                               While on the road, they started their family.           and sacrifice to our island. He will be missed.        nation for the last three years in a row, grow-
                                               They returned to Cleveland to raise their                                 f                                    ing by six percent this last year alone. I want
                                               daughters Shisha and Jenna. Martin worked a                                                                    to congratulate the American Bus Association
                                               variety of jobs, including milkman and rail-            TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN BUS                            on its anniversary and wish it continued suc-
                                               roader. But in 1986, he realized his dream               ASSOCIATION ON THE OCCASION                           cess.
                                               when he opened the Barking Spider.                       OF ITS 85TH ANNIVERSARY
                                                                                                                                                                                 f
                                                  Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me
                                               in mourning the loss of Martin Juredine. Our                        HON. JOHN W. OLVER                                 HONORING MAYOR HOWARD
                                               thoughts and prayers go out to his daughters                             OF MASSACHUSETTS                                  ‘‘TREY’’ TYGRETT
                                               Jenna and Shisha Adorjan, his granddaughter                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               Aiyanna Adorjan, his son-in-law Ricky Adorjan,                  Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                                                                                                                               HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.
                                               his ex-wife Nancy, his brother David, his sis-                                                                                    OF GEORGIA
                                               ter-in-law Carol and nephews Adam and                      Mr. OLVER. Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratu-                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               Jason.                                                  late the American Bus Association, the trade
                                                                                                       association for the private over-the-road bus                   Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                                f                                                                                                Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I
                                                                                                       and motorcoach industry, on its 85th anniver-
                                               HONORING THE LIFE AND SERVICE                           sary in this year of 2011. The ABA represents          submit the following.
                                                      OF CYRIL O’BRIEN                                 800 bus operating companies (along with                   Whereas, our lives have been touched by
                                                                                                       3200 other travel, tour and motorcoach manu-           the life of this one man . . . who has given of
                                                    HON. MADELEINE Z. BORDALLO                         facturing companies). The members of the               himself in order for others to stand; and
                                                                                                       ABA provide all manner of transportation serv-            Whereas, Mayor Howard ‘‘Trey’’ Tygrett
                                                                    OF GUAM
                                                                                                       ices to millions of Americans. Specifically,           work is present in Clarkston, Georgia for all to
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                             see, being a man of action for the citizens of
                                                                                                       ABA members provide scheduled service,
                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011                     commuter operations, charter and tour serv-            Clarkston and DeKalb County; and
                                                  Ms. BORDALLO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today              ices and airport shuttle services to all parts of         Whereas, this giant of a man was elected
                                               to honor the life and service of Cyril ‘‘Cy’’ John      the country. A gauge of how well and thor-             as Mayor of the city of Clarkston in 2009, he
                                               O’Brien, a veteran of the Second World War              oughly ABA members do their jobs is found in           accomplished much during his time in office;
                                               and Captain in the United States Marine                 the amazing statistic that the industry provides       and
                                               Corps, for his dedication and service to our            760 million passenger trips each year.                    Whereas, this remarkable man gave of him-
                                               community and country. Cy passed away on                   A few other facts about this industry are in        self, his time, his talent and his life; he never
                                               January 31, 2011 in Bethesda, Maryland. As              order. The private bus industry is the clear           asked for fame or fortune to uplift those in
                                               we mourn his loss, we recognize him for his             choice for environmental travel. A recent study        need, he just wanted to move his beloved city
                                               contributions to our community.                         by the Union of Concerned Scientists docu-             forward and to inspire the citizens to do the
                                                  Cy was born in Newfoundland, Canada in               ments that for an individual or family traveling       same by witnessing him walk the walk and
                                               1919 and graduated from St. Joseph’s Univer-            anywhere from 100 to 1000 miles motorcoach             talk the talk; and
                                               sity in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in June of           travel is the cleanest form of transportation             Whereas, Mayor Tygrett led by doing behind
                                               1942. One month later he enlisted in the                available. Moreover, each motorcoach can               the scenes and on the front lines for the city
                                               United States Marine Corps. He was a mem-               take 55 cars off of our nation’s highways, a           of Clarkston, be it traveling to Washington,
                                               ber of the 3rd Marine Division during World             testament to the industry’s ability to aid us in       DC, the Georgia Gold Dome or downtown De-
                                               War II and served as a Combat Cor-                      overcoming the congestion on the nation’s              catur to represent and advocate for the city of
                                               respondent in Bougainville, Guam, and Iwo               highways. In fact, as a recent Forbes Maga-            Clarkston; Mayor Tygrett was a husband, a fa-
                                               Jima. His coverage of the Liberation of Guam,           zine article detailed, the motorcoach industry’s       ther, a son, a friend; he was our warrior, our
                                               the bravery of American Marines, soldiers,              environmental record translates into saving            patriarch, a man of great integrity who re-
                                               sailors, and airmen, and the experiences of             Americans a total of forty-four million gallons        mained true to the uplifting of our community
                                               war survivors during the Liberation provided            of fuel each year.                                     until his end; and
                                                                                                          Less recognized is the industry’s record in            Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the
                                               Americans with a unique perspective of
                                                                                                       fostering tourism and travel in the nation. Each       Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this
                                               Guam’s Liberation for all who study the history
                                                                                                       motorcoach may in effect leave some $13,000            day to bestow an honorable mention and rec-
                                               of the Second World War in the Pacific.
                                                  Following his return from duty during the            behind in communities visited by those pas-            ognition on Mayor Howard ‘‘Trey’’ Tygrett for
                                               Second World War, Cy worked as a Wash-                  sengers in just a 24-hour period. The ABA has          his leadership, friendship and service to all of
                                               ington correspondent for several New Jersey-            documented on its website the number of jobs           the citizens in Georgia and throughout the Na-
                                               based newspapers. He covered matters per-               motorcoach travel and tourism supports, both           tion; a citizen of great worth and so noted dis-
                                               taining to Capitol Hill, writing stories on the         directly and indirectly, and the amount of             tinction;
                                                                                                                                                                 Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-
                                               House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.               money that motorcoach leaves in every Con-
                                                                                                                                                              SON, Jr. do hereby attest to the 112th Con-
                                               He went on to work at the Johns Hopkins Uni-            gressional district. The ABA Research Foun-
                                                                                                                                                              gress that Mayor Howard ‘‘Trey’’ Tygrett of
                                               versity Applied Physics Laboratory and served           dation has documented that motorcoach tour-
                                                                                                                                                              Clarkston, DeKalb County, Georgia, is
                                               as its Director of Media Affairs until his retire-      ism is a vital part of the U.S. economy, em-
                                                                                                                                                              deemed worthy and deserving of this ‘‘Con-
                                               ment in 1983.                                           ploying over one million Americans and cre-
                                                                                                                                                              gressional Honorable Mention’’.
                                                  Cy is the author of ‘‘Liberation,’’ which            ating over $112 billion in economic activity.
                                                                                                                                                                 Mayor Howard ‘‘Trey’’ Tygrett, U.S. Citizen
                                               chronicles the 3rd Marine Division’s recapture             The ABA began its service to the nation as
                                                                                                                                                              of Distinction in the 4th Congressional District.
                                               of Guam during the summer of 1944, and was              the bus division of the American Automobile
                                                                                                                                                                 Proclaimed This 22nd day of January, 2011.
                                               published by the Marine Corps Historical Cen-           Association in 1926. At that time buses were
                                               ter. Cy was also a founding member of the 3rd           the main transportation choice for the over-                              f
                                               Marine Division Association. Additionally, he           whelming majority of Americans, providing                IN REMEMBRANCE OF VICTOR J.
                                               has returned to Guam on many occasions to               service to all parts of the nation, urban and                     LABUTTA
                                               join the people of Guam in celebrating and              rural. Buses took Americans to work, school,
                                               recognizing the importance of our Liberation            jobs, and hospitals; they allowed us to meet                     HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH
                                               Day. He has remained true to his Chamorro               our families, see friends, and make a living.                              OF OHIO
                                               friends and worked hard to educate Members                 Today, that role as the chief private trans-
                                                                                                                                                                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               of Congress and Senators on the importance              portation mode is being reprised by the indus-
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                                               of Guam War Claims.                                     try. The industry has begun new point to point                 Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                  Cy will be remembered by his four chil-              routes, serving city pairs as never before. We            Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in
                                               dren—Tony, Bridget, Johnine, and Patsy—as               have seen bus services allowing Americans to           remembrance of Victor J. Labutta and in rec-
                                               well as many loved ones and friends. I offer            see families, travel for business and pleasure         ognition of his devotion to family, community
                                               my condolences, sympathies, and prayers to              and see their nation as never before. A study          and country.
                                               his family and all who knew him. On behalf of           cited in a recent U.S.A. Today article docu-              Victor was born in Collier, Pennsylvania. He
                                               the people of Guam, I express a sincere Un              mented that motorcoach transportation is the           attended both the California University of



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                                               Pennsylvania and the University of Pittsburgh,          authority and direction of the Committee               nouncement of the date, place, and subject
                                               where he earned a master’s degree in school             and its rules so far as applicable.                    matter of a Committee or subcommittee
                                               administration. He entered the armed forces               (3) INCORPORATION OF HOUSE RULE ON COM-              meeting, which may not commence earlier
                                                                                                       MITTEE PROCEDURE.—Rule XI of the Rules of              than the third day on which members have
                                               and fought on the sands of Iwo Jima. He was             the House, which pertains entirely to Com-             notice thereof.
                                               honored for his service during World War II in          mittee procedure, is incorporated and made               (2) CHANGES IN MEETING TIMES.—A meeting
                                               1995 by the Joint Veteran’s Commission of               a part of the rules of the Committee to the            may commence sooner than announced if the
                                               Cuyahoga County.                                        extent applicable. Pursuant to clause 2(a)(3)          Chairman, with concurrence of the ranking
                                                  After returning from the war, he took up             of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, the              minority member, determines there is good
                                               teaching back home in Fayette County, Penn-             Chairman of the Committee is authorized to             cause to begin the meeting sooner or the
                                                                                                       offer a motion under clause 1 of Rule XXII of          Committee or subcommittee so determines
                                               sylvania. In 1956, he moved to Parma, Ohio,
                                                                                                       the Rules of the House whenever the Chair-             by majority vote, a quorum being present for
                                               where he would spend the rest of his life                                                                      the transaction of business. The Chairman
                                                                                                       man considers it appropriate.
                                               teaching and assisting the community. He                  (b) PUBLICATION OF RULES.—Pursuant to                shall make a public announcement of the
                                               taught shop class at Pleasant Valley Junior             clause 2(a) of Rule XI of the Rules of the             meeting time change at the earliest possible
                                               High, Hillside Junior High and at Parma Senior          House, the Committee’s rules shall be pub-             opportunity.
                                               High. He was known to his students as Mr.               licly available in electronic form and pub-              (3) NOTIFICATION OF DAILY DIGEST CLERK.—
                                               La-Bow-Tie, for the trademark bow tie he wore           lished in the Congressional Record not later           The clerk of the Committee shall notify the
                                                                                                       than 30 days after the Chairman is elected in          Daily Digest Clerk of the Congressional
                                               to class every day.                                                                                            Record as soon as possible after a public an-
                                                  Victor also served on Parma’s City Council           each odd-numbered year.
                                                                                                         (c) VICE CHAIRMAN.—The Chairman shall                nouncement of a time change for a Com-
                                               for 16 years. He assisted his community by                                                                     mittee or subcommittee meeting is made
                                                                                                       appoint a vice chairman of the Committee
                                               securing tax abatements for General Motors, a           and of each subcommittee. If the Chairman              under this paragraph.
                                               major employer in his district. He also fed the         of the Committee or subcommittee is not                  (e) PROHIBITION ON SITTING DURING JOINT
                                               livelihood of the community by supporting               present at any meeting of the Committee or             SESSION.—The Committee may not sit during
                                               housing integration in his city. Furthermore,           subcommittee, as the case may be, the vice             a joint session of the House and Senate or
                                                                                                                                                              during a recess when a joint meeting of the
                                               Tim Dobeck, a colleague of his, commented               chairman shall preside. If the vice chairman
                                                                                                       is not present, the ranking member of the              House and Senate is in progress.
                                               that Victor ‘‘took every new councilman under
                                                                                                       majority party on the Committee or sub-                 RULE III. MEETINGS AND HEARINGS GENERALLY
                                               his wing.’’
                                                                                                       committee who is present shall preside at                (a) MINIMUM PERIOD FOR AVAILABILITY OF
                                                  Mr. Labutta was not only a leader in his                                                                    COMMITTEE MARKUP TEXT.—Pursuant to
                                                                                                       that meeting.
                                               community, he was also an active member                                                                        clause 2(g)(4) of Rule XI of the Rules of the
                                                                                                         RULE II. REGULAR, ADDITIONAL, AND SPECIAL
                                               among his neighbors. He was a member of                                                                        House, the Chairman of shall make publicly
                                                                                                                            MEETINGS
                                               the Parma American-Slovak Club for over 30                                                                     available, in electronic form, the text of any
                                                                                                         (a) REGULAR MEETINGS.—Regular meetings
                                               years. Victor was a devoted catholic and one                                                                   legislation to be marked up at least 24 hours
                                                                                                       of the Committee shall be held on the first
                                               of Kildare Catholic Church’s founding mem-                                                                     prior to the commencement of a meeting for
                                                                                                       Wednesday of every month to transact its
                                               bers.                                                                                                          the markup of legislation, or at the time of
                                                                                                       business unless such day is a holiday, or the
                                                  Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me                                                                  a meeting announcement under paragraph
                                                                                                       House is in recess or is adjourned, in which
                                                                                                                                                              (a)(2)(B) of Committee Rule II if made within
                                               in remembering Victor Labutta, whose legacy             case the Chairman shall determine the reg-
                                                                                                                                                              24 hours before such meeting.
                                               of dedication to family, city and country serve         ular meeting day of the Committee for that               (b) OPEN MEETINGS.—Each meeting for the
                                               as an example. I extend my sincere condo-               month. A regular meeting of the Committee              transaction of business, including the mark-
                                               lences to Victor’s wife, Mary Ann Steiger; his          may be dispensed with if, in the judgment of           up of legislation, and each hearing of the
                                                                                                       the Chairman, there is no need for the meet-           Committee or a subcommittee shall be open
                                               three sons; his daughter; ten grandchildren
                                                                                                       ing. This paragraph shall not apply to meet-           to the public, except as provided by clause
                                               and two great-grandchildren.                            ings of any subcommittee.                              2(g) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House.
                                                                f                                        (b) ADDITIONAL MEETINGS.—The Chairman                  (c) MEETINGS TO BEGIN PROMPTLY.—Each
                                                                                                       may call and convene, as he or she considers           meeting or hearing of the Committee shall
                                               RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON                               necessary, additional meetings of the Com-             begin promptly at the time so stipulated in
                                                TRANSPORTATION AND INFRA-                              mittee for the consideration of any bill or            the public announcement of the meeting or
                                                STRUCTURE                                              resolution pending before the Committee or             hearing.
                                                                                                       for the conduct of other committee business.             (d) ADDRESSING THE COMMITTEE.—A Com-
                                                           HON. JOHN L. MICA                           The Committee shall meet for such purpose
                                                                                                       pursuant to the call of the Chairman.
                                                                                                                                                              mittee member may address the Committee
                                                                                                                                                              or a subcommittee on any bill, motion, or
                                                                   OF FLORIDA                            (c) SPECIAL MEETINGS.—If at least three              other matter under consideration—
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      members of the Committee desire that a spe-              (1) only when recognized by the Chairman
                                                                                                       cial meeting of the Committee be called by             for that purpose; and
                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                                                                       the Chairman, those members may file in the              (2) only for 5 minutes, or for a period of
                                                  Mr. MICA. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to clause            offices of the Committee their written re-             time designated by the Chairman with con-
                                               2(a)(2) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of         quest to the Chairman for that special meet-           currence of the ranking minority member,
                                               Representatives and clause (b) of Rule I of             ing. Such request shall specify the measure            until such time as each member of the Com-
                                               the Rules of the Committee on Transportation            or matter to be considered. Immediately                mittee or subcommittee who so desires has
                                                                                                       upon the filing of the request, the clerk of           had an opportunity to address the Com-
                                               and Infrastructure, I submit the Rules of the
                                                                                                       the Committee shall notify the Chairman of             mittee or subcommittee.
                                               Committee on Transportation and Infrastruc-             the filing of the request. If, within 3 calendar       A member shall be limited in his or her re-
                                               ture for the 112th Congress. On January 26,             days after the filing of the request, the              marks to the subject matter under consider-
                                               2011, the Committee on Transportation and               Chairman does not call the requested special           ation. The Chairman shall enforce this para-
                                               Infrastructure met in open session and adopt-           meeting to be held within 7 calendar days              graph.
                                               ed these Committee Rules by voice vote with             after the filing of the request, a majority of           (e) PARTICIPATION OF MEMBERS IN SUB-
                                               a quorum present.                                       the members of the Committee may file in               COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND HEARINGS.—All
                                                                                                       the offices of the Committee their written             members of the Committee who are not
                                               RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPOR-
                                                                                                       notice that a special meeting of the Com-              members of a particular subcommittee may,
                                                 TATION     AND    INFRASTRUCTURE,      UNITED
                                                                                                       mittee will be held, specifying the date and           by unanimous consent of the members of
                                                 STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 112TH
                                                                                                       hour thereof, and the measure or matter to             such subcommittee, participate in any sub-
                                                 CONGRESS, ADOPTED JANUARY 26, 2011
                                                                                                       be considered at that special meeting. The             committee meeting or hearing. However, a
                                                         RULE I. GENERAL PROVISIONS                    Committee shall meet on that date and hour.            member who is not a member of the sub-
                                                 (a) APPLICABILITY OF HOUSE RULES.—                    Immediately upon the filing of the notice,             committee may not vote on any matter be-
                                                 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Rules of the House                the clerk of the Committee shall notify all            fore the subcommittee, be counted for pur-
                                               are the rules of the Committee and its sub-             members of the Committee that such meet-               poses of establishing a quorum, or raise
                                               committees so far as applicable, except that            ing will be held and inform them of its date
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                                                                                                                                                              points of order.
                                               a motion to recess from day to day, and a               and hour and the measure or matter to be                 (f) BROADCASTING.—Whenever a meeting for
                                               motion to dispense with the first reading (in           considered; and only the measure or matter             the transaction of business, including the
                                               full) of a bill or resolution, if printed copies        specified in that notice may be considered at          markup of legislation, or a hearing is open to
                                               are available, are non-debatable privileged             that special meeting.                                  the public, that meeting or hearing shall be
                                               motions in the Committee and its sub-                     (d) NOTICE.—                                         open to coverage by television, radio, and
                                               committees.                                               (1) MINIMUM NOTICE PERIOD.—Pursuant to               still photography in accordance with clause 4
                                                 (2) SUBCOMMITTEES.—Each subcommittee is               clause 2(g)(3) of Rule XI of the Rules of the          of Rule XI of the Rules of the House. Oper-
                                               part of the Committee, and is subject to the            House, the Chairman shall make a public an-            ation and use of any Committee Internet




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                                               broadcast system shall be fair and non-                 subpoena under paragraph (a)(2) in the con-            proving a measure or matter or on adopting
                                               partisan and in accordance with clause 4(b)             duct of any investigation or activity or se-           an amendment; and
                                               of Rule XI of the Rules of the House and all            ries of investigations or activities, and such           (B) resume proceedings on a postponed
                                               other applicable rules of the Committee and             subpoena shall for all purposes be deemed a            question at any time after reasonable notice.
                                               the House. Further, pursuant to clause                  subpoena issued by the Committee. As soon                (2) RESUMPTION OF PROCEEDINGS.—When
                                               2(e)(5) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House,           as practicable after a subpoena is issued              proceedings resume on a postponed question,
                                               the Committee shall provide audio and video             under this rule, the Chairman shall notify all         notwithstanding any intervening order for
                                               coverage of each hearing or meeting for the             members of the Committee of such action.               the previous question, an underlying propo-
                                               transaction of business in a manner that al-              (2) ENFORCEMENT.—Compliance with any                 sition shall remain subject to further debate
                                               lows the public to easily listen to and view            subpoena issued by the Committee or sub-               or amendment to the same extent as when
                                               the proceedings. The Committee shall also               committee under paragraph (a)(2) may be en-            the question was postponed.
                                               maintain the recordings of such coverage in             forced only as authorized or directed by the             (g) AVAILABILITY OF RECORD VOTES IN
                                               a manner that is easily accessible to the pub-          House.                                                 ELECTRONIC FORM.—Pursuant to clause
                                               lic.                                                      (e) EXPENSES OF SUBPOENAED WITNESSES.—               2(e)(1)(B)(i) of Rule XI of the Rules of the
                                                 (g) ACCESS TO THE DAIS AND LOUNGES.—Ac-               Each witness who has been subpoenaed, upon             House, the Chairman shall make the result
                                               cess to the hearing rooms’ daises and to the            the completion of his or her testimony be-             of any record vote publicly available for in-
                                               lounges adjacent to the Committee hearing               fore the Committee or any subcommittee,                spection at reasonable times in the offices of
                                               rooms shall be limited to Members of Con-               may report to the offices of the Committee,            the Committee and in electronic form within
                                               gress and employees of Congress during a                and there sign appropriate vouchers for trav-          48 hours of such record vote.
                                               meeting or hearing of the Committee unless              el allowances and attendance fees. If hear-                     RULE VI. HEARING PROCEDURES
                                               specifically permitted by the Chairman or               ings are held in cities other than Wash-
                                                                                                                                                                (a) ANNOUNCEMENT OF HEARING.—
                                               ranking minority member.                                ington, DC, the witness may contact the
                                                                                                                                                                (1) MINIMUM NOTICE PERIOD.—Pursuant to
                                                 (h) USE OF CELLULAR TELEPHONES.—The                   counsel of the Committee, or his or her rep-
                                                                                                                                                              clause 2(g)(3) of Rule XI of the Rules of the
                                               use of cellular telephones in the Committee             resentative, before leaving the hearing room.
                                                                                                                                                              House, the Chairman shall make a public an-
                                               hearing room is prohibited during a meeting                  RULE V. QUORUMS AND RECORD VOTES;
                                                                                                                                                              nouncement of the date, place, and subject
                                               or hearing of the Committee.                                        POSTPONEMENT OF VOTES
                                                                                                                                                              matter of a Committee or subcommittee
                                                 (i) AVAILABILITY OF TEXT OF AMENDMENTS                  (a) WORKING QUORUM.—One-third of the                 hearing, which may not commence earlier
                                               IN ELECTRONIC FORM.—Pursuant to clause                  members of the Committee or a sub-                     than the one week after such notice.
                                               2(e) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, not          committee shall constitute a quorum for                  (2) CHANGES IN HEARING TIMES.—A hearing
                                               later than 24 hours after the adoption of any           taking any action other than the closing of            may commence sooner than announced if the
                                               amendment to a measure or matter consid-                a meeting pursuant to clauses 2(g) and 2(k)(5)         Chairman, with concurrence of the ranking
                                               ered by the Committee, the Chairman shall               of Rule XI of the Rules of the House, the au-          minority member, determines there is good
                                               cause the text of the amendment to be made              thorizing of a subpoena pursuant to para-              cause to begin the hearing sooner or the
                                               publicly available in electronic form.                  graph (d) of Committee Rule IV, the report-            Committee so determines by majority vote,
                                               RULE IV. POWER TO SIT AND ACT; POWER TO                 ing of a measure or recommendation pursu-              a quorum being present for the transaction
                                                 CONDUCT INVESTIGATIONS; OATHS; SUBPOENA               ant to paragraph (b)(1) of Committee Rule              of business. The Chairman shall make a pub-
                                                 POWER                                                 VII, and the actions described in paragraphs           lic announcement of the hearing time
                                                 (a) AUTHORITY TO SIT AND ACT.—For the                 (b), (c) and (d) of this rule.                         change at the earliest possible opportunity.
                                               purpose of carrying out any of its functions              (b) QUORUM FOR REPORTING.—A majority of                (3) NOTIFICATION OF DAILY DIGEST CLERK.—
                                               and duties under Rules X and XI of the Rules            the members of the Committee or a sub-                 The clerk of the Committee shall notify the
                                               of the House, the Committee and each of its             committee shall constitute a quorum for the            Daily Digest Clerk of the Congressional
                                               subcommittees, is authorized (subject to                reporting of a measure or recommendation.              Record as soon as possible after a public an-
                                               paragraph (d)(1))—                                        (c) APPROVAL OF CERTAIN MATTERS.—A ma-               nouncement of a time change for a Com-
                                                 (1) to sit and act at such times and places           jority of the members of the Committee or a            mittee or subcommittee hearing is made
                                               within the United States whether the House              subcommittee shall constitute a quorum for             under this paragraph.
                                               is in session, has recessed, or has adjourned           approval of a resolution concerning any of               (b) WRITTEN STATEMENT; ORAL TESTI-
                                               and to hold such hearings; and                          the following actions:                                 MONY.—
                                                 (2) to require, by subpoena or otherwise,               (1) A prospectus for construction, alter-              (1) FILING OF STATEMENT.—So far as prac-
                                               the attendance and testimony of such wit-               ation, purchase or acquisition of a public             ticable, each witness who is to appear before
                                               nesses and the production of such books,                building or the lease of space as required by          the Committee or a subcommittee shall file
                                               records, correspondence, memorandums, pa-               section 3307 of title 40, United States Code.          with the clerk of the Committee or sub-
                                                                                                         (2) Survey investigation of a proposed               committee, at least 2 working days before
                                               pers, and documents, as it deems necessary.
                                                                                                       project for navigation, flood control, and             the day of his or her appearance, a written
                                                 (b) AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT INVESTIGA-
                                                                                                       other purposes by the Corps of Engineers               statement of proposed testimony and shall
                                               TIONS.—
                                                                                                       (section 4 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of            limit his or her oral presentation to a sum-
                                                 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Committee is author-
                                                                                                       March 4, 1913, 33 U.S.C. 542).                         mary of the written statement.
                                               ized at any time to conduct such investiga-
                                                                                                         (3) Construction of a water resources devel-
                                               tions and studies as it may consider nec-                                                                        (2) TRUTH IN TESTIMONY INFORMATION.—Pur-
                                                                                                       opment project by the Corps of Engineers
                                               essary or appropriate in the exercise of its                                                                   suant to clause 2(g)(5) of Rule XI of the Rules
                                                                                                       with an estimated Federal cost not exceed-
                                               responsibilities under Rule X of the Rules of                                                                  of the House, in the case of a witness appear-
                                                                                                       ing $15,000,000 (section 201 of the Flood Con-
                                               the House and (subject to the adoption of ex-                                                                  ing in a nongovernmental capacity, a writ-
                                                                                                       trol Act of 1965).
                                               pense resolutions as required by Rule X,                  (4) Deletion of water quality storage in a           ten statement of proposed testimony shall
                                               clause 6 of the Rules of the House) to incur            Federal reservoir project where the benefits           include a curriculum vitae and a disclosure
                                               expenses (including travel expenses) in con-            attributable to water quality are 15 percent           of the amount and source (by agency and
                                               nection therewith.                                      or more but not greater than 25 percent of             program) of each Federal grant (or subgrant
                                                 (2) MAJOR INVESTIGATIONS BY SUBCOMMIT-                the total project benefits (section 65 of the          thereof) or contract (or subcontract thereof)
                                               TEES.—A subcommittee may not begin a
                                                                                                       Water Resources Development Act of 1974).              received during the current fiscal year or ei-
                                               major investigation without approval of a                 (5) Authorization of a Natural Resources             ther of the two previous fiscal years by the
                                               majority of such subcommittee.                          Conservation Service watershed project in-             witness or by an entity represented by the
                                                 (c) OATHS.—The Chairman, or any member                volving any single structure of more than              witness.
                                               designated by the Chairman, may administer              4,000 acre feet of total capacity (section 2 of          (3) AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION IN ELEC-
                                               oaths to any witness.                                                                                          TRONIC FORM.—Statements filed under this
                                                                                                       P.L. 566, 83rd Congress).
                                                 (d) ISSUANCE OF SUBPOENAS.—                             (d) QUORUM FOR TAKING TESTIMONY.—Two                 paragraph, with appropriate redaction to
                                                 (1) IN GENERAL.—A subpoena may be issued              members of the Committee or subcommittee               protect the privacy of the witness, shall be
                                               by the Committee or subcommittee under                  shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of           made publicly available in electronic form
                                               paragraph (a)(2) in the conduct of any inves-           taking testimony and receiving evidence.               not later than one day after the witness ap-
                                               tigation or activity or series of investiga-              (e) RECORD VOTES.—A record vote may be               pears.
                                               tions or activities, only when authorized by            demanded by one-fifth of the members                     (c) MINORITY WITNESSES.—When any hear-
                                               a majority of the members voting, a major-              present.                                               ing is conducted by the Committee or any
                                               ity being present. Such authorized subpoenas                                                                   subcommittee upon any measure or matter,
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                                                                                                         (f) POSTPONEMENT OF VOTES.—
                                               shall be signed by the Chairman of the Com-               (1) IN GENERAL.—In accordance with clause            the minority party members on the Com-
                                               mittee or by any member designated by the               2(h)(4) of Rule XI of the Rules of the House,          mittee or subcommittee shall be entitled,
                                               Committee. If a specific request for a sub-             the Chairman of the Committee or a sub-                upon request to the Chairman by a majority
                                               poena has not been previously rejected by ei-           committee, after consultation with the rank-           of those minority members before the com-
                                               ther the Committee or subcommittee, the                 ing minority member of the Committee or                pletion of such hearing, to call witnesses se-
                                               Chairman of the Committee, after consulta-              subcommittee, may—                                     lected by the minority to testify with re-
                                               tion with the ranking minority member of                  (A) postpone further proceedings when a              spect to that measure or matter during at
                                               the Committee, may authorize and issue a                record vote is ordered on the question of ap-          least one day of hearing thereon.




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                                                 (d) SUMMARY OF SUBJECT MATTER.—Upon                      (2) REQUESTS FOR REPORTING.—The report              under this rule, that purport to express pub-
                                               announcement of a hearing, to the extent                of the Committee on a measure or matter                licly the views of the Committee or any of
                                               practicable, the Committee shall make                   which has been approved by the Committee               its subcommittees or members of the Com-
                                               available immediately to all members of the             shall be filed within 7 calendar days (exclu-          mittee or its subcommittees shall be ap-
                                               Committee a concise summary of the subject              sive of days on which the House is not in ses-         proved by the Committee or the sub-
                                               matter (including legislative reports and               sion) after the day on which there has been            committee prior to printing and distribution
                                               other material) under consideration. In addi-           filed with the clerk of the Committee a writ-          and any member shall be given an oppor-
                                               tion, upon announcement of a hearing and                ten request, signed by a majority of the               tunity to have views included as part of such
                                               subsequently as they are received, the Chair-           members of the Committee, for the reporting            material prior to printing, release, and dis-
                                               man shall make available to the members of              of that measure or matter. Upon the filing of          tribution in accordance with paragraph (d) of
                                               the Committee any official reports from de-             any such request, the clerk of the Committee           this rule.
                                               partments and agencies on such matter.                  shall transmit immediately to the Chairman               (2) DOCUMENTS CONTAINING VIEWS OTHER
                                                 (e) QUESTIONING OF WITNESSES.—The ques-               of the Committee notice of the filing of that          THAN MEMBER VIEWS.—A Committee or sub-
                                               tioning of witnesses in Committee and sub-              request.                                               committee document containing views other
                                               committee hearings shall be initiated by the               (b) QUORUM; RECORD VOTES.—                          than those of members of the Committee or
                                               Chairman, followed by the ranking minority                 (1) QUORUM.—No measure, matter, or rec-             subcommittee shall not be published without
                                               member and all other members alternating                ommendation shall be reported from the                 approval of the Committee or subcommittee.
                                               between the majority and minority parties.              Committee unless a majority of the Com-                  (3) DISCLAIMER.—All Committee or sub-
                                               In recognizing members to question wit-                 mittee was actually present.                           committee reports printed pursuant to legis-
                                               nesses in this fashion, the Chairman shall                 (2) RECORD VOTES.—With respect to each              lative study or investigation and not ap-
                                               take into consideration the ratio of the ma-            record vote on a motion to report any meas-            proved by a majority vote of the Committee
                                               jority to minority members present and                  ure or matter of a public character, and on            or subcommittee, as appropriate, shall con-
                                               shall establish the order of recognition for            any amendment offered to the measure or                tain the following disclaimer on the cover of
                                               questioning in such a manner as not to dis-             matter, the total number of votes cast for             such report: ‘‘This report has not been offi-
                                               advantage the members of the majority nor               and against, and the names of those mem-               cially adopted by the Committee on Trans-
                                               the members of the minority. The Chairman               bers voting for and against, shall be included         portation and Infrastructure (or pertinent
                                               may accomplish this by recognizing two ma-              in the Committee report on the measure or              subcommittee thereof) and may not there-
                                               jority members for each minority member                 matter.                                                fore necessarily reflect the views of its mem-
                                               recognized.                                                (c) REQUIRED MATTERS.—The report of the             bers.’’.
                                                 (f) PROCEDURES FOR QUESTIONS.—                        Committee on a measure or matter which                   (4) COMPILATIONS OF LAWS.—To the max-
                                                 (1) IN GENERAL.—A Committee member                    has been approved by the Committee shall               imum extent practicable, the Committee
                                               may question a witness at a hearing—                    include the items required to be included by           shall publish a compilation of laws under the
                                                 (A) only when recognized by the Chairman              clauses 2(c) and 3 of Rule XIII of the Rules of        jurisdiction of each subcommittee.
                                               for that purpose; and                                   the House.                                               (g) AVAILABILITY OF PUBLICATIONS.—Pursu-
                                                 (B) subject to subparagraphs (2) and (3),                (d) ADDITIONAL VIEWS.—If, at the time of            ant to clause 2(e)(4) of Rule XI of the Rules
                                               only for 5 minutes until such time as each              approval of any measure or matter by the               of the House, the Committee shall make its
                                               member of the Committee or subcommittee                 Committee, any member of the Committee                 publications available in electronic form to
                                               who so desires has had an opportunity to                gives notice of intention to file supple-              the maximum extent feasible.
                                               question the witness.                                   mental, minority, or additional views, that            RULE VIII. ESTABLISHMENT OF SUBCOMMITTEES;
                                                                                                       member shall be entitled to not less than                           SIZE AND PARTY RATIOS
                                               A member shall be limited in his or her re-
                                               marks to the subject matter under consider-             two additional calendar days after the day of            (a) ESTABLISHMENT.—There shall be 6
                                               ation. The Chairman shall enforce this sub-             such notice (excluding Saturdays, Sundays,             standing subcommittees. These subcommit-
                                               paragraph.                                              and legal holidays) in which to file such              tees, with the following sizes (including dele-
                                                 (2) EXTENDED QUESTIONING OF WITNESSES BY              views in accordance with clause 2(1) of Rule           gates) and majority/minority ratios, are:
                                               MEMBERS.—The Chairman of the Committee                  XI of the Rules of the House.                            (1) Subcommittee on Aviation (30 Mem-
                                               or a subcommittee, with the concurrence of                 (e) ACTIVITIES REPORT.—                             bers: 17 Majority and 13 Minority).
                                               the ranking minority member, or the Com-                   (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than the 30th               (2) Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Mar-
                                               mittee or subcommittee by motion, may per-              day after June 1 and December 1, the Com-              itime Transportation (16 Members: 9 Major-
                                               mit a specified number of its members to                mittee shall submit to the House a semi-               ity and 7 Minority).
                                                                                                       annual report on the activities of the Com-              (3) Subcommittee on Economic Develop-
                                               question a witness for longer than 5 minutes.
                                                                                                       mittee.                                                ment, Public Buildings, and Emergency
                                               The time for extended questioning of a wit-
                                                                                                          (2) CONTENTS.—The report shall include—             Management (18 Members: 10 Majority and 8
                                               ness under this subdivision shall be equal for
                                                                                                          (A) separate sections summarizing the leg-          Minority).
                                               the majority party and minority party and                                                                        (4) Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
                                               may not exceed one hour in the aggregate.               islative and oversight activities of the Com-
                                                                                                       mittee under Rules X and XI of the Rules of            (43 Members: 24 Majority and 19 Minority).
                                                 (3) EXTENDED QUESTIONING OF WITNESSES BY                                                                       (5) Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines,
                                               STAFF.—The Chairman of the Committee or a               the House during the applicable period;
                                                                                                          (B) in the case of the first such report, a         and Hazardous Materials (32 Members: 18 Ma-
                                               subcommittee, with the concurrence of the                                                                      jority and 14 Minority).
                                               ranking minority member, or the Committee               summary of the oversight plans submitted
                                                                                                       by the Committee under clause 2(d) of Rule               (6) Subcommittee on Water Resources and
                                               or subcommittee by motion, may permit                                                                          Environment (34 Members: 19 Majority and
                                               committee staff for its majority and minor-             X of the Rules of the House;
                                                                                                          (C) a summary of the actions taken and              15 Minority).
                                               ity party members to question a witness for                                                                      (b) EX OFFICIO MEMBERS.—The Chairman
                                               equal specified periods. The time for ex-               recommendations made with respect to the
                                                                                                                                                              and ranking minority member of the Com-
                                               tended questioning of a witness under this              oversight plans specified in subdivision (B);
                                                                                                          (D) a summary of any additional oversight           mittee shall serve as ex officio voting mem-
                                               subdivision shall be equal for the majority                                                                    bers on each subcommittee.
                                                                                                       activities undertaken by the Committee and
                                               party and minority party and may not ex-                                                                         (c) RATIOS.—On each subcommittee there
                                                                                                       any recommendations made or actions taken
                                               ceed one hour in the aggregate.                                                                                shall be a ratio of majority party members
                                                 (4) RIGHT TO QUESTION WITNESSES FOL-                  thereon; and
                                                                                                                                                              to minority party members which shall be no
                                                                                                          (E) a delineation of any hearings held pur-
                                               LOWING EXTENDED QUESTIONING.—Nothing in                                                                        less favorable to the majority party than the
                                                                                                       suant to clauses 2(n), (o), or (p) of Rule XI of
                                               subparagraph (2) or (3) affects the right of a                                                                 ratio for the full Committee. In calculating
                                                                                                       the Rules of the House.
                                               Member (other than a Member designated                                                                         the ratio of majority party members to mi-
                                                                                                          (3) SECOND AND FOURTH REPORTS.—After an
                                               under subparagraph (2) to question a witness                                                                   nority party members, there shall be in-
                                                                                                       adjournment sine die of a regular session of
                                               for 5 minutes in accordance with subpara-                                                                      cluded the ex officio members of the sub-
                                                                                                       a Congress, or after December 15, whichever
                                               graph (1)(B) after the questioning permitted                                                                   committees.
                                                                                                       occurs first, the Chairman may file the sec-
                                               under subparagraph (2) or (3).                                                                                         RULE IX. POWERS AND DUTIES OF
                                                                                                       ond or fourth semiannual report described in
                                                 (g) ADDITIONAL HEARING PROCEDURES.—                                                                                            SUBCOMMITTEES
                                                                                                       subparagraph (1) with the Clerk of the House
                                               Clause 2(k) of Rule XI of the Rules of the                                                                       (a)   AUTHORITY     TO    SIT.—Each    sub-
                                                                                                       at any time and without approval of the
                                               House (relating to additional rules for hear-                                                                  committee is authorized to meet, hold hear-
                                                                                                       Committee, provided that—
                                               ings) applies to hearings of the Committee                                                                     ings, receive evidence, and report to the full
                                                                                                          (A) a copy of the report has been available
                                               and its subcommittees.                                                                                         Committee on all matters referred to it or
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                                                                                                       to each member of the Committee for at
                                                RULE VII. PROCEDURES FOR REPORTING BILLS,              least seven calendar days; and                         under its jurisdiction. Subcommittee chair-
                                                         RESOLUTIONS, AND REPORTS                         (B) the report includes any supplemental,           men shall set dates for hearings and meet-
                                                 (a) FILING OF REPORTS.—                               minority, or additional views submitted by a           ings of their respective subcommittees after
                                                 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Chairman of the Com-              member of the Committee.                               consultation with the Chairman and other
                                               mittee shall report promptly to the House                  (f) OTHER COMMITTEE MATERIALS.—                     subcommittee chairmen with a view toward
                                               any measure or matter approved by the Com-                 (1) IN GENERAL.—All Committee and sub-              avoiding simultaneous scheduling of full
                                               mittee and take necessary steps to bring the            committee prints, reports, documents, or               Committee and subcommittee meetings or
                                               measure or matter to a vote.                            other materials, not otherwise provided for            hearings whenever possible.




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                                                 (b) CONSIDERATION BY COMMITTEE.—Each                    (c) REVIEW OF LAWS AND PROGRAMS.—The                 tions, and report a reconciliation bill or res-
                                               bill, resolution, or other matter favorably re-         Committee and the appropriate subcommit-               olution (or both) to the House or submit such
                                               ported by a subcommittee shall automati-                tees shall cooperatively review and study, on          recommendations to the Committee on the
                                               cally be placed upon the agenda of the Com-             a continuing basis, the application, adminis-          Budget, in accordance with the Congres-
                                               mittee. Any such matter reported by a sub-              tration, execution, and effectiveness of those         sional Budget Act of 1974.
                                               committee shall not be considered by the                laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of                          RULE XIV. RECORDS
                                               Committee unless it has been delivered to               which is within the jurisdiction of the Com-              (a) KEEPING OF RECORDS.—The Committee
                                               the offices of all members of the Committee             mittee, and the organization and operation             shall keep a complete record of all Com-
                                               at least 48 hours before the meeting, unless            of the Federal agencies and entities having            mittee action which shall include—
                                               the Chairman determines that the matter is              responsibilities in or for the administration             (1) in the case of any meeting or hearing
                                               of such urgency that it should be given early           and execution thereof, in order to determine           transcripts, a substantially verbatim ac-
                                               consideration. Where practicable, such mat-             whether such laws and the programs there-              count of remarks actually made during the
                                               ters shall be accompanied by a comparison               under are being implemented and carried out            proceedings, subject only to technical, gram-
                                               with present law and a section-by-section               in accordance with the intent of the Con-              matical, and typographical corrections au-
                                               analysis.                                               gress and whether such programs should be              thorized by the person making the remarks
                                                     RULE X. REFERRAL OF LEGISLATION TO                continued, curtailed, or eliminated. In addi-          involved; and
                                                                SUBCOMMITTEES                          tion, the Committee and the appropriate                   (2) a record of the votes on any question on
                                                 (a) GENERAL REQUIREMENT.—Except where                 subcommittees shall cooperatively review               which a record vote is demanded.
                                               the Chairman of the Committee determines,               and study any conditions or circumstances                 (b) PUBLIC INSPECTION.—The result of each
                                               in consultation with the majority members               which may indicate the necessity or desir-             such record vote shall be made available by
                                               of the Committee, that consideration is to be           ability of enacting new or additional legisla-         the Committee for inspection by the public
                                               by the full Committee, each bill, resolution,           tion within the jurisdiction of the Com-               at reasonable times in the offices of the
                                               investigation, or other matter which relates            mittee (whether or not any bill or resolution          Committee. Information so available for
                                               to a subject listed under the jurisdiction of           has been introduced with respect thereto),             public inspection shall include a description
                                               any subcommittee established in Committee               and shall on a continuing basis undertake fu-          of the amendment, motion, order, or other
                                               Rule VIII referred to or initiated by the full          ture research and forecasting on matters               proposition and the name of each member
                                               Committee shall be referred by the Chair-               within the jurisdiction of the Committee.              voting for and each member voting against
                                               man to all subcommittees of appropriate ju-               (d) REVIEW OF TAX POLICIES.—The Com-                 such amendment, motion, order, or propo-
                                               risdiction within two weeks. All bills shall            mittee and the appropriate subcommittees               sition, and the names of those members
                                               be referred to the subcommittee of proper ju-           shall cooperatively review and study on a              present but not voting.
                                               risdiction without regard to whether the au-            continuing basis the impact or probable im-               (c) PROPERTY OF THE HOUSE.—All Com-
                                               thor is or is not a member of the sub-                  pact of tax policies affecting subjects within         mittee hearings, records, data, charts, and
                                               committee.                                              the jurisdiction of the Committee.                     files shall be kept separate and distinct from
                                                 (b) RECALL FROM SUBCOMMITTEE.—A bill,                  RULE XIII. REVIEW OF CONTINUING PROGRAMS;             the congressional office records of the mem-
                                               resolution, or other matter referred to a sub-                       BUDGET ACT PROVISIONS                     ber serving as Chairman of the Committee;
                                               committee in accordance with this rule may                (a) ENSURING ANNUAL APPROPRIATIONS.—                 and such records shall be the property of the
                                               be recalled therefrom at any time by a vote             The Committee shall, in its consideration of           House and all members of the House shall
                                               of a majority of the members of the Com-                all bills and joint resolutions of a public            have access thereto.
                                               mittee voting, a quorum being present, for              character within its jurisdiction, ensure that            (d) AVAILABILITY OF ARCHIVED RECORDS.—
                                               the Committee’s direct consideration or for             appropriations for continuing programs and             The records of the Committee at the Na-
                                               reference to another subcommittee.                      activities of the Federal Government and the           tional Archives and Records Administration
                                                 (c) MULTIPLE REFERRALS.—In carrying out               District of Columbia government will be                shall be made available for public use in ac-
                                               this rule with respect to any matter, the               made annually to the maximum extent fea-               cordance with Rule VII of the Rules of the
                                               Chairman may refer the matter simulta-                  sible and consistent with the nature, require-         House. The Chairman shall notify the rank-
                                               neously to two or more subcommittees for                ments, and objectives of the programs and              ing minority member of the Committee of
                                               concurrent consideration or for consider-               activities involved.                                   any decision, pursuant to clause 3(b)(3) or
                                               ation in sequence (subject to appropriate                 (b) REVIEW OF MULTI-YEAR APPROPRIA-                  clause 4(b) of such rule, to withhold a record
                                               time limitations in the case of any sub-                TIONS.—The Committee shall review, from                otherwise available, and the matter shall be
                                               committee after the first), or divide the mat-          time to time, each continuing program with-            presented to the Committee for a determina-
                                               ter into two or more parts (reflecting dif-             in its jurisdiction for which appropriations           tion on written request of any member of the
                                               ferent subjects and jurisdictions) and refer            are not made annually in order to ascertain            Committee.
                                               each such part to a different subcommittee,             whether such program could be modified so                 (e) AUTHORITY TO PRINT.—The Committee
                                               or make such other provisions as he or she              that appropriations therefore would be made            is authorized to have printed and bound tes-
                                               considers appropriate.                                  annually.                                              timony and other data presented at hearings
                                                  RULE XI. RECOMMENDATION OF CONFEREES                   (c) VIEWS AND ESTIMATES.—In accordance               held by the Committee. All costs of steno-
                                                 The Chairman of the Committee shall rec-              with clause 4(f)(1) of Rule X of the Rules of          graphic services and transcripts in connec-
                                               ommend to the Speaker as conferees the                  the House, the Committee shall submit to               tion with any meeting or hearing of the
                                               names of those members (1) of the majority              the Committee on the Budget—                           Committee shall be paid as provided in
                                               party selected by the Chairman, and (2) of                (1) its views and estimates with respect to          clause 1(c) of Rule XI of the House.
                                               the minority party selected by the ranking              all matters to be set forth in the concurrent                    RULE XV. COMMITTEE BUDGETS
                                               minority member of the Committee. Rec-                  resolution on the budget for the ensuing fis-             (a) BIENNIAL BUDGET.—The Chairman, in
                                               ommendations of conferees to the Speaker                cal year which are within its jurisdiction or          consultation with the chairman of each sub-
                                               shall provide a ratio of majority party mem-            functions; and                                         committee, the majority members of the
                                               bers to minority party members which shall                (2) an estimate of the total amount of new           Committee, and the minority members of
                                               be no less favorable to the majority party              budget authority, and budget outlays result-           the Committee, shall, for each Congress, pre-
                                               than the ratio for the Committee.                       ing therefrom, to be provided or authorized            pare a consolidated Committee budget. Such
                                                             RULE XII. OVERSIGHT                       in all bills and resolutions within its juris-         budget shall include necessary amounts for
                                                 (a) PURPOSE.—The Committee shall carry                diction which it intends to be effective dur-          staff personnel, necessary travel, investiga-
                                               out oversight responsibilities as provided in           ing that fiscal year.                                  tion, and other expenses of the Committee.
                                               this rule in order to assist the House in—                (d) BUDGET ALLOCATIONS.—As soon as prac-                (b) ADDITIONAL EXPENSES.—Authorization
                                                 (1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation           ticable after a concurrent resolution on the           for the payment of additional or unforeseen
                                               of—                                                     budget for any fiscal year is agreed to, the           Committee expenses may be procured by one
                                                 (A) the application, administration, execu-           Committee (after consulting with the appro-            or more additional expense resolutions proc-
                                               tion, and effectiveness of the laws enacted by          priate committee or committees of the Sen-             essed in the same manner as set out herein.
                                               the Congress; or                                        ate) shall subdivide any allocations made to              (c) TRAVEL REQUESTS.—The Chairman or
                                                 (B) conditions and circumstances which                it in the joint explanatory statement accom-           any chairman of a subcommittee may ini-
                                               may indicate the necessity or desirability of           panying the conference report on such reso-            tiate necessary travel requests as provided in
                                               enacting new or additional legislation; and             lution, and promptly report such subdivi-              Committee Rule XVII within the limits of
                                                                                                       sions to the House, in the manner provided             the consolidated budget as approved by the
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                                                 (2) its formulation, consideration, and en-
                                               actment of such modifications or changes in             by section 302 of the Congressional Budget             House and the Chairman may execute nec-
                                               those laws, and of such additional legisla-             Act of 1974.                                           essary vouchers thereof.
                                               tion, as may be necessary or appropriate.                 (e) RECONCILIATION.—Whenever the Com-                   (d) MONTHLY REPORTS.—Once monthly, the
                                                 (b) OVERSIGHT PLAN.—Not later than Feb-               mittee is directed in a concurrent resolution          Chairman shall submit to the Committee on
                                               ruary 15 of the first session of each Congress,         on the budget to determine and recommend               House Administration, in writing, a full and
                                               the Committee shall adopt its oversight plan            changes in laws, bills, or resolutions under           detailed accounting of all expenditures made
                                               for that Congress in accordance with clause             the reconciliation process, it shall promptly          during the period since the last such ac-
                                               2(d)(1) of Rule X of the Rules of the House.            make such determination and recommenda-                counting from the amount budgeted to the




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                                               Committee. Such report shall show the                   the Chairman, or, in the case of a sub-                  Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-
                                               amount and purpose of such expenditure and              committee from the subcommittee chairman               SON,  JR. do hereby proclaim September 24,
                                               the budget to which such expenditure is at-             and the Chairman. Before such authorization            2010, as Mr. Johnny Ross Day in the 4th Con-
                                               tributed. A copy of such monthly report                 is given there shall be submitted to the
                                                                                                                                                              gressional District.
                                               shall be available in the Committee office for          Chairman, in writing, a request for such au-
                                               review by members of the Committee.                     thorization. Each request, which shall be                Proclaimed, This 24th day of September,
                                                         RULE XVI. COMMITTEE STAFF                     filed in a manner that allows for a reason-            2010.
                                                 (a) APPOINTMENT BY CHAIRMAN.—The Chair-               able period of time for review before such                                f
                                               man shall appoint and determine the remu-               travel is scheduled to begin, shall include the
                                                                                                       following:                                                    IN MEMORY OF AMANDA ROS
                                               neration of, and may remove, the employees
                                               of the Committee not assigned to the minor-                (A) The purpose of the travel.
                                               ity. The staff of the Committee not assigned
                                                                                                          (B) The dates during which the travel will
                                                                                                       occur.
                                                                                                                                                                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH
                                               to the minority shall be under the general                                                                                         OF OHIO
                                                                                                          (C) The names of the countries to be vis-
                                               supervision and direction of the Chairman,                                                                            IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                       ited and the length of time to be spent in
                                               who shall establish and assign the duties and
                                                                                                       each.                                                          Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               responsibilities of such staff members and                 (D) An agenda of anticipated activities for
                                               delegate such authority as he or she deter-             each country for which travel is authorized               Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in
                                               mines appropriate.
                                                 (b) APPOINTMENT BY RANKING MINORITY
                                                                                                       together with a description of the purpose to          remembrance of Amanda Ros, the mother of
                                                                                                       be served and the areas of Committee juris-            our colleague ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN. Amanda
                                               MEMBER.—The ranking minority member of
                                                                                                       diction involved.                                      was a proud mother, who taught her daughter
                                               the Committee shall appoint and determine
                                                                                                          (E) The names of members and staff for
                                               the remuneration of, and may remove, the                                                                       ILEANA to live life to the fullest.
                                                                                                       whom authorization is sought.
                                               staff assigned to the minority within the                  (2) INITIATION OF REQUESTS.—Requests for               Amanda was known for her loving person-
                                               budget approved for such purposes. The staff            travel outside the United States may be ini-           ality and her positive outlook on life. ILEANA
                                               assigned to the minority shall be under the             tiated by the Chairman or the chairman of a            has said that her mother was the glue that
                                               general supervision and direction of the                subcommittee (except that individuals may              held her family together and that she always
                                               ranking minority member of the Committee                submit a request to the Chairman for the
                                               who may delegate such authority as he or
                                                                                                                                                              placed ILEANA and her brother in the center of
                                                                                                       purpose of attending a conference or meet-             her universe.
                                               she determines appropriate.                             ing) and shall be limited to members and
                                                 (c) INTENTION REGARDING STAFF.—It is in-                                                                        Amanda was a devoted and faithful wife.
                                                                                                       permanent employees of the Committee.
                                               tended that the skills and experience of all               (d) REPORTS BY MEMBERS AND STAFF.—                  She was married to her husband, Enrique
                                               members of the Committee staff shall be                 Within 15 legislative days from the conclu-            Ros, for 65 years, overcoming the naysayers
                                               available to all members of the Committee.              sion of any hearing, investigation, study,             that said a marriage between a Catholic man
                                                 RULE XVII. TRAVEL OF MEMBERS AND STAFF                meeting, or conference for which travel has            and Jewish woman could not last. In fact,
                                                 (a) APPROVAL.—Consistent with the pri-                been authorized pursuant to this rule, each            Enrique held his wife in the highest esteem
                                               mary expense resolution and such additional             member and staff member involved in such               and has stated that she was always able to
                                               expense resolutions as may have been ap-                travel shall submit a written report to the            bring out the best in him.
                                               proved, the provisions of this rule shall gov-          Chairman covering the activities and other                Amanda’s life was also marked by her devo-
                                               ern travel of Committee members and staff.              pertinent observations or information gained
                                               Travel to be reimbursed from funds set aside            as a result of such travel.
                                                                                                                                                              tion to freedom and democracy. Throughout
                                               for the Committee for any member or any                    (e) APPLICABILITY OF LAWS, RULES, POLI-             her life she strove with her husband to bring
                                               staff member shall be paid only upon the                CIES.—Members and staff of the Committee               freedom, democracy and liberty to Cuba.
                                               prior authorization of the Chairman. Travel             performing authorized travel on official busi-            Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me
                                               shall be authorized by the Chairman for any             ness shall be governed by applicable laws,             in remembering Amanda Ros, whose legacy
                                               member and any staff member in connection               resolutions, or regulations of the House and           as a loving mother and wife, and firm believer
                                               with the attendance of hearings conducted               of the Committee on House Administration               in freedom and liberty will continue to benefit
                                               by the Committee or any subcommittee and                pertaining to such travel, and by the travel
                                                                                                                                                              others well into the future. I extend my sin-
                                               meetings, conferences, and investigations               policy of the Committee.
                                               which involve activities or subject matter                                                                     cerest condolences to our colleague ILEANA
                                                                                                                        f                                     ROS-LEHTINEN, her brother, her father Enrique
                                               under the general jurisdiction of the Com-
                                               mittee. Before such authorization is given                      HONORING JOHNNY ROSS                           Ros and Amanda’s four grandchildren.
                                               there shall be submitted to the Chairman in                                                                                       f
                                               writing the following:
                                                 (1) The purpose of the travel.
                                                                                                        HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                   HONORING THE CAREER OF RHETT
                                                 (2) The dates during which the travel is to                               OF GEORGIA
                                                                                                                                                                        BICKLEY
                                               be made and the date or dates of the event                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               for which the travel is being made.
                                                 (3) The location of the event for which the
                                                                                                               Wednesday, February 9, 2011                                  HON. JOE WILSON
                                               travel is to be made.                                      Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I                             OF SOUTH CAROLINA
                                                 (4) The names of members and staff seek-              submit the following.                                         IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               ing authorization.                                         Whereas, thirty four years ago a tenacious
                                                 (b) SUBCOMMITTEE TRAVEL.—In the case of                                                                              Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                                                                       man of God accepted his calling to serve in
                                               travel of members and staff of a sub-                                                                            Mr. WILSON of South Carolina. Mr. Speak-
                                                                                                       the Internal Revenue Service in Atlanta, Geor-
                                               committee to hearings, meetings, con-                                                                          er, for over 40 years Rhett Bickley has dedi-
                                               ferences, and investigations involving activi-          gia; and
                                               ties or subject matter under the legislative               Whereas, Mr. Johnny Ross began his ca-              cated his time and effort to ensuring the pres-
                                               assignment of such subcommittee, prior au-              reer with the IRS as a Control Clerk in the            ervation of South Carolina’s ecosystem. From
                                               thorization must be obtained from the sub-              Collection Branch and today retires as a Case          1966 to 2000, Rhett worked for the South
                                               committee chairman and the Chairman.                    Advocate in the Taxpayer Advocate Service              Carolina Forestry Commission where he
                                               Such prior authorization shall be given by              Team; and                                              served in numerous capacities ranging from
                                               the Chairman only upon the representation                  Whereas, Mr. Ross has shared his time and           Urban and District Forester to Director of
                                               by the chairman of such subcommittee in                 talents, giving the citizens of our District a         Training and Safety.
                                               writing setting forth those items enumer-                                                                        From 2000 to 2010, Rhett served as the
                                                                                                       friend to help those in need, a fearless leader
                                               ated in subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), and (4) of
                                               paragraph (a) and that there has been a com-            and a servant to all who wants to insure that          Lexington County Landscape Administrator. In
                                               pliance where applicable with Committee                 the system works for everyone; and                     addition to his roles with the South Carolina
                                               Rule VI.                                                   Whereas, Mr. Johnny Ross is a cornerstone           Forestry Commission and as the Lexington
                                                 (c) TRAVEL OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.—                in our community that has enhanced the lives           County Landscape Administrator, Rhett served
                                                 (1) IN GENERAL.—In the case of travel out-            of thousands for the betterment of our District        as Chairman of the Lexington County Soil and
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                                               side the United States of members and staff             and Nation; and                                        Water Conservation District and as Vice-chair-
                                               of the Committee or of a subcommittee for                  Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the             man of the Greater Columbia Landscapee As-
                                               the purpose of conducting hearings, inves-
                                                                                                       Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this          sociation. He has encouraged community
                                               tigations, studies, or attending meetings and
                                               conferences involving activities or subject             day to honor and recognize Mr. Johnny Ross             leaders such as attorney Jake Moore of IRMO
                                               matter under the legislative assignment of              on his retirement from the Internal Revenue            to promote Labor Day tree plantings. Rhett
                                               the Committee or pertinent subcommittee,                Service and to wish him well in his new en-            also served as Commissioner of the Lexington
                                               prior authorization must be obtained from               deavors;                                               County Soil and Water Conservation District



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                                               from 2000–2010 and as Treasurer of the                  learn and grow; to teach girls to love them-           Committee. A proposed investigative or
                                               South Carolina Association of Conservation              selves as God does; and                                oversight report shall be considered as read
                                               Districts from 2003–2008.                                  Whereas, this unique organization has seen          if it has been available to the members of the
                                                                                                                                                              Committee for at least 24 hours (excluding
                                                  Throughout his esteemed career Rhett has             its members give of themselves tirelessly and
                                                                                                                                                              Saturdays, Sundays, or legal holidays except
                                               been the recipient of many distinguished                unconditionally to provide support for all the         when the House is in session on such day).
                                               awards. He was a Clemson University Out-                young ladies involved; and                                (b) Each subcommittee is a part of the
                                               standing Forestry Alumnus in 1982 and the                  Whereas, the Kings Daughters continues to           Committee, and is subject to the authority
                                               South Carolina Wildlife Federation Forest Con-          serve by tutoring and mentoring our youth;             and direction of the Committee and to its
                                               servationist of the Year in 1985. Moreover,             and                                                    rules so far as applicable.
                                               Rhett received the prestigious honor of being              Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                (c) The provisions of clause 2 of rule XI of
                                               named a Certified Forester by the Society of                                                                   the Rules of the House are incorporated by
                                                                                                       Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this
                                                                                                                                                              reference as the rules of the Committee to
                                               American Foresters in 1999.                             day to honor and recognize the Kings Daugh-            the extent applicable.
                                                  Recently, Rhett retired from a 44 year ca-           ters for their outstanding leadership and serv-           (d) The Committee’s rules shall be pub-
                                               reer dedicated to ensuring the well-being of            ice to our District;                                   lished in the Congressional Record not later
                                               South Carolina’s ecosystem. I appreciate                   Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-           than 30 days after the Committee is elected
                                               Rhett’s steadfast dedication to the Palmetto            SON, JR. do hereby proclaim October 16,                in each odd-numbered year.
                                               State and I wish him all the best in his future         2010, as the Kings Daughters Day, in the 4th             RULE 2—REGULAR, ADDITIONAL, AND SPECIAL
                                               endeavors.                                              Congressional District.                                                   MEETINGS
                                                                f                                         Proclaimed, This 16th day of October, 2010.         Regular meetings
                                                                                                                         f                                      (a)(1) The Committee shall regularly meet
                                               HONORING CHARLES DARWIN AND                                                                                    at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday of each week when
                                                RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE                                   HONORING DAGMAR WILSON                           the House is in session.
                                                OF SCIENCE                                                                                                      (2) A regular meeting of the Committee
                                                                                                                                                              may be dispensed with if, in the judgment of
                                                                                                                HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH                       the Chairman of the Committee (hereafter in
                                                      HON. FORTNEY PETE STARK                                                OF OHIO                          these rules referred to as the ‘‘Chair’’), there
                                                                 OF CALIFORNIA                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   is no need for the meeting.
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                               (3) Additional regular meetings and hear-
                                                                                                                Wednesday, February 9, 2011                   ings of the Committee may be called by the
                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011                                                                            Chair.
                                                                                                          Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, the promise of
                                                  Mr. STARK. Mr. Speaker, I rise to introduce          peace in our society begins with our own per-          Notice for regular meetings
                                               a resolution in support of designating February         sonal commitment to living a life of non-                (b) The Chair shall notify in electronic or
                                               12th as ‘‘Darwin Day.’’ Charles Darwin was              violence—by rejecting our nation’s reliance on         written form each member of the Committee
                                               born on February 12, 1809, and his life has             weapons and war, and by making a commit-               of the agenda of each regular meeting of the
                                               had a profound impact on the course of                  ment to more peaceful methods of conflict res-         Committee at least 48 hours before the time
                                               human history. Darwin’s theory of evolution by                                                                 of the meeting and shall provide to each
                                                                                                       olution.
                                               natural selection has not only provided a com-                                                                 member of the Committee, at least 24 hours
                                                                                                          During the U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms race, a         before the time of each regular meeting:
                                               pelling explanation for the diversity of life, it is    homemaker named Dagmar Wilson picked up                  (1) for each bill or resolution scheduled on
                                               also the foundation of modern biology and ge-           the telephone and organized a group of over            the agenda for consideration of a rule, a copy
                                               netics. Darwin exemplified the scientific curi-         50,000 women across the country for a one-             of—
                                               osity that has led to new scientific break-             day demonstration calling on President Ken-              (A) the bill or resolution;
                                               throughs that have helped humanity solve nu-            nedy to end the arms race. Demonstrations                (B) any committee reports thereon; and
                                               merous problems and improve our quality of                                                                       (C) any letter requesting a rule for the bill
                                                                                                       were held in 60 cities across the country.
                                               life.                                                                                                          or resolution; and
                                                                                                          Through the simple use of person-to-person            (2) for each other bill, resolution, report, or
                                                  Charles Darwin is worthy of recognition and          communication, Wilson and her allies created           other matter on the agenda a copy of—
                                               honor. His birthday should be a time for us to          a movement for nonproliferation at a time                (A) the bill, resolution, report, or mate-
                                               celebrate the advancement of human knowl-               when the nation most needed it. She later              rials relating to the other matter in ques-
                                               edge and the achievements of reason and                 went on to co-found Women Strike for Peace,            tion; and
                                               science. It should also be a time for Congress          a group with around 500,000 members.                     (B) any report on the bill, resolution, re-
                                               and other elected officials to ensure that chil-           Mrs. Wilson died earlier this week, but her         port, or any other matter made by any sub-
                                               dren are being taught scientific facts and not                                                                 committee of the Committee.
                                                                                                       legacy of grass roots organizing for peace re-
                                               religious dogma in our public schools. It is            mains. As the cosponsor of legislation to es-          Emergency meetings
                                               also an opportunity to push back against those          tablish a cabinet-level Department of Peace, I           (c)(1) The Chair may call an emergency
                                               that seek to undermine the science of climate                                                                  meeting of the Committee at any time on
                                                                                                       believe that government has a role in address-
                                               change for political ends.                                                                                     any measure or matter which the Chair de-
                                                                                                       ing violence and lessening its impact on our           termines to be of an emergency nature; pro-
                                                  I urge all of my colleagues celebrate Darwin         lives. Let us all act as Mrs. Wilson did and           vided, however, that the Chair has made an
                                               Day on February 12th and recognize the im-              reach out to our family and friends and orga-          effort to consult the ranking minority mem-
                                               portant role of science in our society.                 nize for peace.                                        ber, or, in such member’s absence, the next
                                                                f                                                                                             ranking minority party member of the Com-
                                                                                                                         f
                                                                                                                                                              mittee.
                                                        HONORING THE KINGS                               RULES OF THE COMMITTEE ON                              (2) As soon as possible after calling an
                                                            DAUGHTERS                                   RULES FOR THE 112TH CONGRESS                          emergency meeting of the Committee, the
                                                                                                                                                              Chair shall notify each member of the Com-
                                               HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                                  HON. DAVID DREIER
                                                                                                                                                              mittee of the time and location of the meet-
                                                                                                                                                              ing.
                                                                   OF GEORGIA
                                                                                                                          OF CALIFORNIA                         (3) To the extent feasible, the notice pro-
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                                                             vided under paragraph (2) shall include the
                                                                                                            IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                        Wednesday, February 9, 2011                                                                           agenda for the emergency meeting and cop-
                                                                                                              Wednesday, February 9, 2011                     ies of available materials which would other-
                                                  Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I                                                                      wise have been provided under subsection (b)
                                                                                                          Mr. DREIER. Mr. Speaker, pursuant to
                                               submit the following.                                                                                          if the emergency meeting was a regular
                                                                                                       clause 2(a)(2) of rule XI, I submit the rules of
                                                  Whereas, since its founding, the Kings                                                                      meeting.
                                                                                                       the Committee on Rules for printing.
                                               Daughters continues to be a worthy instrument
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                                                                                                                                                              Special meetings
                                                                                                                RULE 1—GENERAL PROVISIONS
                                               for good; and                                                                                                    (d) Special meetings shall be called and
                                                  Whereas, the Kings Daughters through                   (a) The Rules of the House are the rules of          convened as provided in clause 2(c)(2) of rule
                                                                                                       the Committee and its subcommittees so far             XI of the Rules of the House.
                                               Word Church International, has enhanced the
                                                                                                       as applicable, except that a motion to recess
                                               lives of young girls in DeKalb County; and              from day to day, and a motion to dispense
                                                                                                                                                                RULE 3—MEETING AND HEARING PROCEDURES
                                                  Whereas, the Kings Daughters goals are to            with the first reading (in full) of a bill or res-     In general
                                               provide a safe, structured and conducive envi-          olution, if printed copies are available, are            (a)(1) Meetings and hearings of the Com-
                                               ronment for the youth to express themselves,            non-debatable privileged motions in the                mittee shall be called to order and presided




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                                               over by the Chair or, in the Chair’s absence,             (2) The five-minute rule shall be observed             (4) In referring any measure or matter of
                                               by the member designated by the Chair as                in the interrogation of each witness before            original jurisdiction to a subcommittee, the
                                               the Vice Chair of the Committee, or by the              the Committee until each member of the                 Chair may specify a date by which the sub-
                                               ranking majority member of the Committee                Committee has had an opportunity to ques-              committee shall report thereon to the Com-
                                               present as Acting Chair.                                tion the witness.                                      mittee.
                                                 (2) Meetings and hearings of the Com-                   (3) The provisions of clause 2(k) of rule XI           (5) The Committee by motion may dis-
                                               mittee shall be open to the public unless               of the Rules of the House shall apply to any           charge a subcommittee from consideration
                                               closed in accordance with clause 2(g) of rule           hearing conducted by the Committee.                    of any measure or matter referred to a sub-
                                               XI of the Rules of the House of Representa-             Subpoenas and oaths                                    committee of the Committee.
                                               tives.                                                    (e)(1) Pursuant to clause 2(m) of rule XI of         Composition of subcommittees
                                                 (3) Any meeting or hearing of the Com-                the Rules of the House of Representatives, a             (c) The size and ratio of each sub-
                                               mittee that is open to the public shall be              subpoena may be authorized and issued by               committee shall be determined by the Com-
                                               open to coverage by television, radio, and              the Committee or a subcommittee in the                 mittee and members shall be elected to each
                                               still photography in accordance with the                conduct of any investigation or series of in-          subcommittee, and to the positions of chair-
                                               provisions of clause 4 of rule XI of the Rules          vestigations or activities, only when author-          man and ranking minority member thereof,
                                               of the House (which are incorporated by ref-            ized by a majority of the members voting, a            in accordance with the rules of the respec-
                                               erence as part of these rules).                         majority being present.                                tive party caucuses. The Chair of the full
                                                 (4) When a recommendation is made as to                 (2) The Chair may authorize and issue sub-           Committee shall designate a member of the
                                               the kind of rule which should be granted for            poenas under such clause during any period             majority party on each subcommittee as its
                                               consideration of a bill or resolution, a copy           in which the House has adjourned for a pe-             vice chairman.
                                               of the language recommended shall be fur-               riod of longer than three days.
                                               nished to each member of the Committee at                 (3) Authorized subpoenas shall be signed by          Subcommittee meetings and hearings
                                               the beginning of the Committee meeting at               the Chair or by any member designated by                 (d)(1) Each subcommittee of the Com-
                                               which the rule is to be considered or as soon           the Committee, and may be served by any                mittee is authorized to meet, hold hearings,
                                               thereafter as the proposed language becomes             person designated by the Chair or such mem-            receive testimony, mark up legislation, and
                                               available.                                              ber.                                                   report to the full Committee on any measure
                                               Quorum                                                    (4) The Chair, or any member of the Com-             or matter referred to it.
                                                                                                       mittee designated by the Chair, may admin-               (2) No subcommittee of the Committee
                                                 (b)(1) For the purpose of hearing testimony
                                                                                                       ister oaths to witnesses before the Com-               may meet or hold a hearing at the same time
                                               on requests for rules, five members of the
                                                                                                       mittee.                                                as a meeting or hearing of the full Com-
                                               Committee shall constitute a quorum.
                                                                                                       RULE 4—GENERAL OVERSIGHT RESPONSIBILITIES              mittee is being held.
                                                 (2) For the purpose of taking testimony
                                                                                                         (a) The Committee shall review and study,              (3) The chairman of each subcommittee
                                               and receiving evidence on measures or mat-
                                                                                                       on a continuing basis, the application, ad-            shall schedule meetings and hearings of the
                                               ters of original jurisdiction before the Com-
                                                                                                       ministration, execution, and effectiveness of          subcommittee only after consultation with
                                               mittee, three members of the Committee
                                                                                                       those laws, or parts of laws, the subject mat-         the Chair.
                                               shall constitute a quorum.
                                                 (3) A majority of the members of the Com-             ter of which is within its jurisdiction.               Quorum
                                               mittee shall constitute a quorum for the pur-             (b) Not later than February 15 of the first            (e)(1) For the purpose of taking testimony,
                                               poses of reporting any measure or matter, of            session of a Congress, the Committee shall             two members of the subcommittee shall con-
                                               authorizing a subpoena, of closing a meeting            meet in open session, with a quorum present,           stitute a quorum.
                                               or hearing pursuant to clause 2(g) of rule XI           to adopt its oversight plans for that Con-               (2) For all other purposes, a quorum shall
                                               of the Rules of the House (except as provided           gress for submission to the Committee on               consist of a majority of the members of a
                                               in clause 2(g)(2)(A) and (B)), or of taking any         House Administration and the Committee on              subcommittee.
                                               other action.                                           Oversight and Government Reform, in ac-                Effect of a vacancy
                                                                                                       cordance with the provisions of clause 2(d) of
                                               Voting                                                                                                           (f) Any vacancy in the membership of a
                                                                                                       House rule X.
                                                 (c)(1) No vote may be conducted on any                                                                       subcommittee shall not affect the power of
                                                                                                                   RULE 5—SUBCOMMITTEES
                                               measure or motion pending before the Com-                                                                      the remaining members to execute the func-
                                                                                                       Establishment and responsibilities of subcommit-       tions of the subcommittee.
                                               mittee unless a majority of the members of
                                                                                                            tees
                                               the Committee is actually present for such                                                                     Records
                                               purpose.                                                  (a)(1) There shall be two subcommittees of
                                                                                                       the Committee as follows:                                (g) Each subcommittee of the Committee
                                                 (2) A record vote of the Committee shall be                                                                  shall provide the full Committee with copies
                                               provided on any question before the Com-                  (A) Subcommittee on Legislative and
                                                                                                       Budget Process, which shall have general re-           of such records of votes taken in the sub-
                                               mittee upon the request of any member.                                                                         committee and such other records with re-
                                                 (3) No vote by any member of the Com-                 sponsibility for measures or matters related
                                                                                                       to relations between the Congress and the              spect to the subcommittee necessary for the
                                               mittee on any measure or matter may be                                                                         Committee to comply with all rules and reg-
                                               cast by proxy.                                          Executive Branch.
                                                                                                         (B) Subcommittee on Rules and Organiza-              ulations of the House.
                                                 (4) A record of the vote of each Member of
                                                                                                       tion of the House, which shall have general                             RULE 6—STAFF
                                               the Committee on each record vote on any
                                                                                                       responsibility for measures or matters re-             In general
                                               measure or matter before the Committee
                                                                                                       lated to process and procedures of the House,
                                               shall be made publicly available in elec-                                                                        (a)(1) Except as provided in paragraphs (2)
                                                                                                       relations between the two Houses of Con-
                                               tronic form within 48 hours, and with respect                                                                  and (3), the professional and other staff of
                                                                                                       gress, relations between the Congress and
                                               to any record vote on any motion to amend                                                                      the Committee shall be appointed, by the
                                                                                                       the Judiciary, and internal operations of the
                                               or report, shall be included in the report of                                                                  Chair, and shall work under the general su-
                                                                                                       House.
                                               the Committee showing the total number of                                                                      pervision and direction of the Chair.
                                                                                                         (2) In addition, each such subcommittee
                                               votes cast for and against and the names of                                                                      (2) All professional, and other staff pro-
                                                                                                       shall have specific responsibility for such
                                               those members voting for and against.                                                                          vided to the minority party members of the
                                                                                                       other measures or matters as the Chair re-
                                               Hearing procedures                                                                                             Committee shall be appointed, by the rank-
                                                                                                       fers to it.
                                                                                                         (3) Each subcommittee of the Committee               ing minority member of the Committee, and
                                                 (d)(1) With regard to hearings on matters
                                                                                                       shall review and study, on a continuing                shall work under the general supervision and
                                               of original jurisdiction, to the greatest ex-
                                                                                                       basis, the application, administration, exe-           direction of such member.
                                               tent practicable:
                                                                                                       cution, and effectiveness of those laws, or              (3) The appointment of all professional
                                                 (A) each witness who is to appear before
                                                                                                       parts of laws, the subject matter of which is          staff shall be subject to the approval of the
                                               the Committee shall file with the Committee
                                                                                                       within its general responsibility.                     Committee as provided by, and subject to the
                                               at least 24 hours in advance of the appear-
                                                                                                                                                              provisions of, clause 9 of rule X of the Rules
                                               ance a statement of proposed testimony in               Referral of measures and matters to subcommit-
                                                                                                                                                              of the House.
                                               written and electronic form and shall limit                  tees
                                               the oral presentation to the Committee to a                                                                    Associate staff
                                                                                                         (b)(1) In view of the unique procedural re-
                                               brief summary thereof; and                              sponsibilities of the Committee, no special              (b) Associate staff for members of the Com-
                                                 (B) each witness appearing in a non-gov-              order providing for the consideration of any           mittee may be appointed only at the discre-
                                               ernmental capacity shall include with the                                                                      tion of the Chair (in consultation with the
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                                                                                                       bill or resolution shall be referred to a sub-
                                               statement of proposed testimony provided in             committee of the Committee.                            ranking minority member regarding any mi-
                                               written and electronic form a curriculum                  (2) The Chair shall refer to a subcommittee          nority party associate staff), after taking
                                               vitae and a disclosure of the amount and                such measures or matters of original juris-            into account any staff ceilings and budg-
                                               source (by agency and program) of any Fed-              diction as the Chair deems appropriate given           etary constraints in effect at the time, and
                                               eral grant (or subgrant thereof) or contract            its jurisdiction and responsibilities.                 any terms, limits, or conditions established
                                               (or subcontract thereof) received during the              (3) All other measures or matters of origi-          by the Committee on House Administration
                                               current fiscal year or either of the two pre-           nal jurisdiction shall be subject to consider-         under clause 9 of rule X of the Rules of the
                                               ceding fiscal years.                                    ation by the full Committee.                           House.




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                                               Subcommittee staff                                      resolutions, and regulations of the House and          of the proceedings. Proceedings shall be
                                                  (c) From funds made available for the ap-            of the Committee on House Administration.              broadcast live on the Majority Committee
                                               pointment of staff, the Chair of the Com-               Pay of witnesses                                       website and recordings shall be made avail-
                                               mittee shall, pursuant to clause 6(d) of rule                                                                  able on such website within one calendar day
                                                                                                         (c) Witnesses may be paid from funds made
                                               X of the Rules of the House, ensure that suf-                                                                  of the proceeding.
                                                                                                       available to the Committee in its expense
                                               ficient staff is made available to each sub-            resolution subject to the provisions of clause         Committee publications on the internet
                                               committee to carry out its responsibilities             5 of rule XI of the Rules of the House.                  (d) To the maximum extent feasible, the
                                               under the rules of the Committee, and, after                                                                   Committee shall make its publications avail-
                                                                                                             RULE 8—COMMITTEE ADMINISTRATION
                                               consultation with the ranking minority                                                                         able in electronic form.
                                               member of the Committee, that the minority              Reporting
                                                                                                                                                              Calendars
                                               party of the Committee is treated fairly in               (a) Whenever the Committee authorizes
                                               the appointment of such staff.                          the favorable reporting of a bill or resolution          (e)(1) The Committee shall maintain a
                                                                                                       from the Committee—                                    Committee Calendar, which shall include all
                                               Compensation of staff
                                                                                                         (1) the Chair or acting Chair shall report it        bills, resolutions, and other matters referred
                                                  (d) The Chair shall fix the compensation of                                                                 to or reported by the Committee and all
                                                                                                       to the House or designate a member of the
                                               all professional and other staff of the Com-                                                                   bills, resolutions, and other matters reported
                                                                                                       Committee to do so, and
                                               mittee, after consultation with the ranking                                                                    by any other committee on which a rule has
                                                                                                         (2) in the case of a bill or resolution in
                                               minority member regarding any minority                                                                         been granted or formally requested, and such
                                                                                                       which the Committee has original jurisdic-
                                               party staff.                                                                                                   other matters as the Chair shall direct. The
                                                                                                       tion, the Chair shall allow, to the extent
                                               Certification of staff                                  that the anticipated floor schedule permits,           Calendar shall be published periodically, but
                                                  (e)(1) To the extent any staff member of             any member of the Committee a reasonable               in no case less often than once in each ses-
                                               the Committee or any of its subcommittees               amount of time to submit views for inclusion           sion of Congress.
                                               does not work under the direct supervision              in the Committee report on the bill or reso-             (2) The staff of the Committee shall furnish
                                               and direction of the Chair, the Member of               lution. Any such report shall contain all              each member of the Committee with a list of
                                               the Committee who supervises and directs                matters required by the Rules of the House             all bills or resolutions (A) reported from the
                                               the staff member’s work shall file with the             of Representatives (or by any provision of             Committee but not yet considered by the
                                               Chief of Staff of the Committee (not later              law enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking           House, and (B) on which a rule has been for-
                                               than the tenth day of each month) a certifi-            power of the House) and such other informa-            mally requested but not yet granted. The list
                                               cation regarding the staff member’s work for            tion as the Chair deems appropriate.                   shall be updated each week when the House
                                               that member for the preceding calendar                    (3) In the case of a resolution providing for        is in session.
                                               month.                                                  consideration of a measure, the Committee                (3) For purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2), a
                                                  (2) The certification required by paragraph          report accompanying such resolution shall              rule is considered as formally requested
                                               (1) shall be in such form as the Chair may              include an accurate explanation of any waiv-           when the Chairman of a committee which
                                               prescribe, shall identify each staff member             ers of points of order, including a detailed           has reported a bill or resolution (or a mem-
                                               by name, and shall state that the work en-              explanation of all points of order.                    ber of such committee authorized to act on
                                               gaged in by the staff member and the duties                                                                    the Chairman’s behalf):
                                                                                                       Records                                                  (A) has requested, in writing to the Chair,
                                               assigned to the staff member for the member
                                               of the Committee with respect to the month                (b)(1) There shall be a transcript made of           that a hearing be scheduled on a rule for the
                                               in question met the requirements of clause 9            each regular meeting and hearing of the                consideration of the bill or resolution, and
                                               of rule X of the Rules of the House.                    Committee, and the transcript may be print-              (B) has supplied the Committee with an
                                                  (3) Any certification of staff of the Com-           ed if the Chair decides it is appropriate or if        adequate number of copies of the bill or reso-
                                               mittee, or any of its subcommittees, made               a majority of the Members of the Committee             lution, as reported, together with the final
                                               by the Chair in compliance with any provi-              requests such printing. Any such transcripts           printed committee report thereon.
                                               sion of law or regulation shall be made—                shall be a substantially verbatim account of           Other procedures
                                                  (A) on the basis of the certifications filed         remarks actually made during the pro-
                                                                                                       ceedings, subject only to technical, gram-               (f) The Chair may establish such other
                                               under paragraph (1) to the extent the staff is                                                                 Committee procedures and take such actions
                                               not under the Chair’s supervision and direc-            matical, and typographical corrections au-
                                                                                                       thorized by the person making the remarks.             as may be necessary to carry out these rules
                                               tion, and                                                                                                      or to facilitate the effective operation of the
                                                  (B) on his own responsibility to the extent          Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed
                                                                                                       to require that all such transcripts be sub-           Committee and its subcommittees in a man-
                                               the staff is under the Chair’s direct super-                                                                   ner consistent with these rules.
                                               vision and direction.                                   ject to correction and publication.
                                                                                                         (2) The Committee shall keep a record of               RULE 9—AMENDMENTS TO COMMITTEE RULES
                                                 RULE 7—BUDGET, TRAVEL, PAY OF WITNESSES
                                                                                                       all actions of the Committee and of its sub-             The rules of the Committee may be modi-
                                               Budget                                                  committees. The record shall contain all in-           fied, amended or repealed, in the same man-
                                                  (a) The Chair, in consultation with other            formation required by clause 2(e)(1) of ruleXI         ner and method as prescribed for the adop-
                                               members of the Committee, shall prepare for             of the Rules of the House of Representatives           tion of committee rules in clause 2 of rule XI
                                               each Congress a budget providing amounts                and shall be available for public inspection           of the Rules of the House, but only if written
                                               for staff, necessary travel, investigation, and         at reasonable times in the offices of the              notice of the proposed change has been pro-
                                               other expenses of the Committee and its sub-            Committee.                                             vided to each such Member at least 48 hours
                                               committees.                                               (3) All Committee hearings, records, data,           before the time of the meeting at which the
                                               Travel                                                  charts, and files shall be kept separate and           vote on the change occurs. Any such change
                                                                                                       distinct from the congressional office                 in the rules of the Committee shall be pub-
                                                  (b)(1) The Chair may authorize travel for            records of the Chair, shall be the property of         lished in the Congressional Record within 30
                                               any member and any staff member of the                  the House, and all Members of the House                calendar days after their approval.
                                               Committee in connection with activities or              shall have access thereto as provided in
                                               subject matters under the general jurisdic-                                                                                     f
                                                                                                       clause 2(e)(2) of rule XI of the Rules of the
                                               tion of the Committee. Before such author-              House.
                                               ization is granted, there shall be submitted
                                                                                                                                                                     HONORING LILLIE MCGOWAN
                                                                                                         (4) The records of the Committee at the
                                               to the Chair in writing the following:                  National Archives and Records Administra-
                                                  (A) The purpose of the travel.
                                                                                                       tion shall be made available for public use in          HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.
                                                  (B) The dates during which the travel is to
                                                                                                       accordance with rule VII of the Rules of the                              OF GEORGIA
                                               occur.
                                                                                                       House. The Chair shall notify the ranking                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                  (C) The names of the States or countries to
                                                                                                       minority member of any decision, pursuant
                                               be visited and the length of time to be spent
                                                                                                       to clause 3(b)(3) or clause 4(b) of the rule, to               Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               in each.
                                                                                                       withhold a record otherwise available, and               Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I
                                                  (D) The names of members and staff of the
                                                                                                       the matter shall be presented to the Com-              submit the following.
                                               Committee for whom the authorization is
                                                                                                       mittee for a determination on written re-                Whereas, reaching the age of 80 years is a
                                               sought.
                                                                                                       quest of any member of the Committee.
                                                  (2) Members and staff of the Committee                                                                      remarkable milestone; and
                                               shall make a written report to the Chair on             Audio and video coverage                                 Whereas, Ms. Lillie McGowan was born on
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                                               any travel they have conducted under this                 (c) The Chair shall provide, to the max-             December 16, 1930, and is celebrating that
                                               subsection, including a description of their            imum extent practicable—                               milestone; and
                                               itinerary, expenses, and activities, and of               (1) Complete and unedited audio and video
                                                                                                                                                                Whereas, Ms. McGowan has been blessed
                                               pertinent information gained as a result of             broadcasts of all committee hearings and
                                               such travel.                                            meetings; and                                          with a long, happy life, devoted to God and
                                                  (3) Members and staff of the Committee                 (2) For distribution of such broadcasts and          credits it all to the Will of God; and
                                               performing authorized travel on official busi-          unedited recordings thereof to the public and            Whereas, Ms. McGowan is celebrating her
                                               ness shall be governed by applicable laws,              for the storage of audio and video recordings          80th Birthday with her family members, church



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                                               members and friends here in DeKalb County,               her college career at Tuskegee Institute at the        his incredible intelligence, work ethic, gen-
                                               Georgia, on December 16, 2010, at William                young age of 15 and graduated in 1941 with             erosity, and love of family. His dedication to
                                               Booth Towers; and                                        a degree in Business. Mrs. Hemmons-Carter              his work and family is a testament to a life
                                                 Whereas, the Lord has been her Shepherd                was a work study student under Mr. G.L.                lived well and a legacy that will continue. I ex-
                                               throughout her life and she prays daily and is           Washington, who, along with Tuskegee Insti-            tend my condolences to Rick’s family, friends
                                               leading by example a blessed life; and                   tute President Dr. Patterson, spearheaded the          and co-workers; although Rick may be gone,
                                                 Whereas, we are honored that she is cele-              Civilian Pilot Training Program and received           the light and goodness he brought to the world
                                               brating the milestone of her 80th birthday in            her pilot’s license on February 1, 1941.               remain and will never be forgotten.
                                               the 4th District of Georgia; and                            Mrs. Hemmons-Carter was the first African-                             f
                                                 Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                American woman to receive her pilot’s license
                                               Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this            in the State of Alabama.                                        PERSONAL EXPLANATION
                                               day to honor and recognize Ms. Lillie                       She continued her interest in aviation, and
                                               McGowan for an exemplary life which is an in-            has lived her dreams of flying through her                        HON. JO ANN EMERSON
                                               spiration to all,                                        husband, Ret. Col. Herbert E. Carter, an origi-                            OF MISSOURI
                                                 Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-              nal Tuskegee Airman.                                          IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               SON, JR. do hereby proclaim December 16,                    I am proud to honor the 70th anniversary of
                                                                                                                                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               2010, as Ms. Lillie McGowan Day in the 4th               this important milestone and applaud Mildred
                                               Congressional District of Georgia.                       Hemmons-Carter for her work in aviation as a             Mrs. EMERSON. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall
                                                 Proclaimed, This 16th day of December,                 trailblazer in Alabama.                                Nos. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25, I
                                               2010.                                                                      f                                    am not recorded because I was absent due to
                                                                 f                                                                                             an injury. Had I been present the week of Jan-
                                                                                                             TRIBUTE TO RICHARD ‘‘RICK’’                       uary 24th, I would have voted aye on rollcall
                                               IN REMEMBRANCE AND HONOR OF                                           GRAMMIER                                  Nos. 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, and 23. I would have
                                                 CONGRESSMAN TOM LANTOS ON                                                                                     voted nay on rollcall Nos. 19, 24 and 25.
                                                 THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS 83RD                                         HON. KEN CALVERT                                             f
                                                 BIRTHDAY                                                                  OF CALIFORNIA
                                                                                                                                                               A    TRIBUTE         IN HONOR OF THE
                                                                                                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH                                                                                    LIFE  OF          ROBERT  SARGENT
                                                                                                                 Wednesday, February 9, 2011                       SHRIVER
                                                                      OF OHIO
                                                                                                           Mr. CALVERT. Mr. Speaker, the United
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                        States has been fortunate to have dynamic                          HON. ANNA G. ESHOO
                                                        Wednesday, February 9, 2011                     and dedicated leaders who willingly and un-                               OF CALIFORNIA
                                                  Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in            selfishly give their time and talent and make                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               remembrance of one of our most esteemed                  our country a better place to live and work. I
                                                                                                        rise today to recognize and honor one of                        Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               colleagues, Congressman Tom Lantos, on the
                                               anniversary of his 83rd birthday on February             those individuals, Richard ‘‘Rick’’ Grammier.             Ms. ESHOO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to
                                               1, 2011.                                                 Rick passed away on Sunday, January 22,                honor the extraordinary life of Robert Sargent
                                                  In 1980, Tom was elected to the House of              2011. He will be deeply missed.                        Shriver, founding Director of the Peace Corps
                                               Representatives, the first and only Holocaust               Rick was the beloved son of Joseph and              and driving force behind the War on Poverty,
                                               survivor to serve in the United States Con-              Elizabeth Grammier. After high school, Rick            who entered eternal life on Tuesday, January
                                               gress. He was a staunch supporter of an en-              received his Bachelor of Science degree from           18, 2011, just two days before the 50th anni-
                                               lightened foreign policy and human rights.               the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in             versary of the inauguration of his brother-in-
                                               Tom served as Chairman of the U.S. House                 1977. Rick was a commissioned officer in the           law, John F. Kennedy. Beloved by all who met
                                               Committee on Foreign Affairs and was a co-               U.S. Army and served with a field artillery unit       him, Sargent Shriver embodied the greatness
                                               founder of the Congressional Human Rights                as a Captain. Following his honorable dis-             of his generation, devoting his 95 years to
                                               Caucus. The work he began and his legacy                 charge, Rick began working in Executive Man-           fighting for peace and against poverty.
                                               live on today through the great work of the              agement with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory                The scion of a prominent Maryland family,
                                               Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and                   (JPL) in Pasadena, California. He earned his           Sargent Shriver received his bachelor’s and
                                               the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and               Master’s Degree in computer and electrical             law degrees from Yale before becoming a
                                               Justice.                                                 engineering from Cal Poly Pomona.                      successful businessman, lawyer, and News-
                                                  Three years ago, we lost a trusted col-                  Rick joined JPL in 1989 and was the Direc-          week editor. He met Eunice Kennedy and
                                               league and very good friend. Mr. Speaker and             tor for Solar System Exploration. Previously,          began managing the Merchandise Mart in Chi-
                                               colleagues, please join me in remembrance of             he had served as the Deputy Director for               cago, marrying Eunice in 1953. A savvy orga-
                                               our honorable and esteemed friend. He hum-               Solar System Exploration and he has contrib-           nizer and staunch civil rights advocate, Sar-
                                               bly served the country in this chamber for               uted to numerous flight projects including as          gent Shriver quickly became both an indispen-
                                               more than 25 years. It has been three years              the Command and Data Subsystem Manager                 sable part of the Kennedy family and an out-
                                               since we lost Tom and he is greatly missed by            for Cassini, the Project Engineer and Deputy           standing public servant in his own right. Ken-
                                               his colleagues, friends, family and the count-           Project Manager for Stardust, the Project Man-         nedy called for service and sacrifice; Shriver
                                               less lives his work has touched.                         ager for Deep Impact, and the Project Man-             answered and animated that clarion call.
                                                                 f                                      ager for Juno. Rick also managed the Labora-              A World War II Navy Lieutenant and Purple
                                                                                                        tory’s Office of Mission Assurance.                    Heart recipient, Sargent Shriver understood
                                               IN RECOGNITION OF THE 70TH AN-                              Rick was awarded the NASA Exceptional               service in his soul. When Kennedy created the
                                                 NIVERSARY     OF    MILDRED                            Achievement Medal for Cassini, as well as two          Peace Corps in 1961, he handed Shriver the
                                                 HEMMONS-CARTER     RECEIVING                           NASA Outstanding Leadership Medals for his             signing pen and the opportunity to direct a
                                                 HER PILOT’S LICENSE AS THE                             accomplishments on Stardust and Deep Im-               new force for peace and engagement with the
                                                 FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FE-                             pact. JPL Director Charles Elachi believed             world. Sargent Shriver undertook this effort
                                                 MALE PILOT IN ALABAMA                                  that, ‘‘Rick brought great strength to the Exec-       with his typical energy and zeal, working tire-
                                                                                                        utive Council in his leadership role overseeing        lessly to bring a small measure of peace to
                                                               HON. MIKE ROGERS                         the Laboratory’s robotic missions to the plan-         the world, and a piece of the world to the
                                                                   OF ALABAMA                           ets and small bodies. This is a great personal         thousands of young Americans who shoul-
                                                                                                        loss for me and for the Laboratory.’’                  dered backpacks and the responsibilities of
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                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                           Rick leaves behind his beloved wife, Laura,         global citizenship. My son Paul was one of
                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011                      children, Daniel, Dave, Matthew, Jackson and           them, and his Peace Corps service in Nepal lit
                                                 Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I                  Jessica, his stepmother, Jeaneal Grammier,             his life and continues to guide his vision and
                                               would like to pay tribute to a very special Ala-         and a special nephew, Chris Grammier.                  his values today.
                                               bamian today, Mrs. Mildred Hemmons-Carter.                  Although I never had the privilege of meet-            ‘‘The Peace Corps door is open to all who
                                                 Mrs. Hemmons-Carter was born in Benson,                ing Rick, in reading about his life I have no          are willing to enter,’’ Shriver once said. ‘‘All
                                               Alabama, on September 12, 1921. She began                doubt that he will always be remembered for            they have to do is volunteer.’’ Many who



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                                               walked through that door began a life dedi-             IN RECOGNITION OF THE VIET-                            a lot cheaper than sending in soldiers.’’ Truly,
                                               cated to service, including a number of col-              NAMESE NEW YEAR: TET, 2011:                          an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of
                                               leagues in Congress—Senator Christopher                   YEAR OF THE CAT                                      cure. USAID civilian efforts do the essential
                                               Dodd, Congressmen MIKE HONDA, SAM FARR,                                                                        front-end work to prevent violence in the first
                                               JOHN GARAMENDI, STEVE DRIEHAUS, and THOM-                        HON. DENNIS J. KUCINICH                       place by strengthening democratic govern-
                                               AS PETRI. While critics scoffed that Sargent                                  OF OHIO
                                                                                                                                                              ance, promoting rule of law, and supporting in-
                                                                                                                                                              frastructure growth to eliminate the root
                                               Shriver’s fledgling organization wouldn’t last               IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                              causes of conflict and develop peaceful, se-
                                               five minutes, Shriver used his unparalleled or-                  Wednesday, February 9, 2011                   cure states. When countries are stable, the
                                               ganizational and motivational skills to shep-                                                                  likelihood of extremist elements diminishes
                                                                                                          Mr. KUCINICH. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in
                                               herd and shape it for five years. As we pre-            recognition of the Vietnamese New Year: Tet,           and vibrant economic markets and partnership
                                               pare to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the           2011, Year of the Cat. As the Vietnamese               for U.S. exports emerges. USAID is helping to
                                               Peace Corps next month, over 200,000 Ameri-             community in Greater Cleveland gathers to              create strong local capacity so that develop-
                                               cans will have dedicated themselves to the              celebrate, I join them in honoring their rich his-     ment assistance is no longer necessary.
                                               education, environmental protection, public             tory and culture.                                      USAID is truly working itself out of a job. What
                                               health, and economic development of 139                    Tet is the time of the year to pay homage           could be more cost-effective than that?
                                               countries around the globe.                             to ancestors, reconnect with friends and family           Finally, international development is not a
                                                  As committed to progress at home as                  and celebrate every hope and possibility rising        partisan issue. It is an American value that re-
                                                                                                       with the new year. This year’s gathering will          flects our fundamental belief in progress and
                                               abroad, Sargent Shriver became the primary
                                                                                                       once again honor community volunteers and              peace. When we invest in foreign assistance,
                                               architect of President Lyndon B. Johnsons’
                                                                                                       leaders, showcasing many Vietnamese cul-               we promote international stability and build
                                               War on Poverty. As Director of the Office of                                                                   strong allies. USAID has laid the foundation to
                                                                                                       tural treasures including Vietnamese culinary
                                               Economic Opportunity, he created much of the                                                                   become a more effective, efficient, transparent
                                                                                                       cuisine, music and dance.
                                               framework of our modern social safety net, in-                                                                 instrument of our national security apparatus
                                                                                                          2011 also marks thirty-six years of service
                                               cluding Head Start, VISTA, Job Corps, Up-               to the community by the Vietnamese Commu-              and diplomacy toolbox. Now more than ever,
                                               ward Bound, and Legal Services. For a time,             nity in Greater Cleveland, Inc. This organiza-         USAID needs Congressional support to fully
                                               he continued to direct the Peace Corps even             tion has been an invaluable resource for hun-          realize these reforms and restore American
                                               while waging the War on Poverty. Twelve-hour            dreds of Clevelanders of Vietnamese descent,           power abroad. I strongly urge my colleagues
                                               days and seven-day work weeks meant little              linking them to needed resources and pre-              to reconsider this misguided proposal.
                                               to Shriver when it came to helping people. His          serving the rich heritage of the Vietnamese                               f
                                               biographer Scott Stossel writes that Shriver’s          people.                                                 HONORING THE LIFE OF RICHARD
                                               colleagues believed he was always ‘‘expand-                I would also like to take this opportunity to
                                                                                                                                                                        J. SOLOVE
                                               ing the Horizons of the Possible,’’ in his own          recognize Le Nguyen, President of the Viet-
                                               life and others.                                        namese Community in Greater Cleveland,
                                                                                                       Inc., and every member, past and present, for
                                                                                                                                                                         HON. PATRICK J. TIBERI
                                                  Continuing his illustrious career, Shriver                                                                                      OF OHIO
                                                                                                       their dedication to Vietnamese-Americans of
                                               served with distinction as Ambassador to                                                                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                       Northeast Ohio.
                                               France. In 1972, he was the Democratic Vice-               Mr. Speaker and colleagues, please join me                   Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               Presidential nominee, and he was a presi-               in celebration of the Vietnamese New Year,                Mr. TIBERI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to
                                               dential candidate in 1976. In more recent               Tet 2011: Year of the Cat. May every Amer-             honor and recognize the life and achieve-
                                               years he aided his wife’s work on the Special           ican of Vietnamese heritage hold memories of           ments of Mr. Richard J. Solove.
                                               Olympics, and founded the Sargent Shriver               their past forever in their hearts, and find              I was proud to know Richard Solove for
                                               Peace Institute, the Shriver Center at the Uni-         peace and happiness within every new day of            more than 25 years; and I was proud to call
                                               versity of Maryland, Baltimore County, and the          the rising new year.                                   Dick my friend.
                                               Shriver Center on Poverty Law. For his life-                              f                                       Richard J. Solove’s name is well known in
                                               time of leadership and service, President Bill                                                                 Central Ohio and in the health care commu-
                                                                                                            SUPPORT FUNDING FOR USAID                         nity, but his incredible life story of generosity
                                               Clinton awarded Sargent Shriver the Presi-
                                               dential Medal of Freedom, joining Eunice who                                                                   and compassion may not be as commonly
                                               was a previous recipient. They became the                                HON. SAM FARR                         known. The Ohio State University’s renowned
                                               only spouses to receive the award separately.                              OF CALIFORNIA                       Comprehensive Cancer Center, Arthur G.
                                                                                                            IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove
                                                 Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to extend                                                                   Research Institute that bears his name is
                                               our deepest sympathies to Sargent Shriver’s                      Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                                                                                                                              where doctors perform groundbreaking re-
                                               family. He is survived by his five children, Cali-         Mr. FARR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in op-          search in the fight against cancer.
                                               fornia’s former First Lady, Maria Shriver; Rob-         position to the Republican Study Commis-                  Richard Solove was inspired by his father’s
                                               ert Sargent Shriver III; The Honorable Mark             sion’s proposed cuts to the U.S. Agency for            battle with cancer and later his sister’s to help
                                               Shriver; Timothy Perry Shriver; Anthony Paul            International Development. This proposal               bring about a cure for cancer and provide can-
                                               Shriver; and 19 wonderful grandchildren.                comes as USAID undergoes systemic reforms              cer patients with the very best care. A phar-
                                                                                                       that will bolster American power, fortify our na-      macist by training, Mr. Solove had a vision to
                                                 Accepting the 1972 Vice Presidential nomi-            tional security, and realize long-term savings.        help create a state-of-the-art cancer research
                                               nation, Sargent Shriver invoked the words of            Budget slashing now cuts these reforms off at          and care facility at his alma mater, The Ohio
                                               the French Jesuit, Teilhard de Chardin:                 the knees and seriously jeopardizes our inter-         State University. His donation of $20 million,
                                                 One day after mastering the winds, the                national security and standing.                        the largest private donation The Ohio State
                                               waves, the tides and gravity, after all the                USAID is transforming itself into a modern          University Medical Center had ever received,
                                               scientific and technological achievements,              development enterprise. Like any good busi-            is helping make his vision a reality.
                                               we shall harness for God the energies of love.          ness enterprise, USAID has put a laser-sharp              According to the Columbus Dispatch, ‘‘Dr.
                                               And then, for the second time in the history            focus on delivering the highest possible value         Michael Caligiuri, director of the OSU Com-
                                               of the world, man will have discovered fire.            to its shareholders, the American taxpayers.           prehensive Cancer Center called Solove a
                                                                                                       Already, USAID has launched efforts to in-             hero for his passion, drive, tenacity, and vision
                                                  With Sargent Shriver’s help, America
                                                                                                       crease efficiency, dramatically reduce con-            . . .,’’ while OSU President E. Gordon Gee
                                               glimpsed the glow from that fire, and in his ab-        tracting, strengthen evaluation and oversight,
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                                                                                                                                                              said ‘‘Solove was among the university’s most-
                                               sence we must strive to discover it once                and promote capacity development. Taken to-            generous alumni and that he created an ‘en-
                                               again. I’m honored to pay tribute to one of the         gether, these complex initiatives will enable          during legacy’ in working to find a cure for
                                               most faith-filled, compassionate, humane and            USAID to achieve better results faster at lower        cancer.’’
                                               effective public servants of our time. The Sar-         costs.                                                    His generosity didn’t end with the one-time
                                               gent Shriver legacy is an unparalleled, time-              And lower costs mean that USAID can be a            donation; he gave a total of $27 million to the
                                               less inspiration to our nation’s citizens and citi-     better steward of taxpayer dollars. As Defense         Medical Center. He served as the board chair-
                                               zens of the world.                                      Secretary Robert Gates said, ‘‘Development is          man of the James Cancer Hospital’s Research



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                                               Institute Foundation from 1989–1994 and re-                  INTRODUCING THE ENSURING                          most impressive student volunteers in each
                                               mained on the board until his death last month                  WORKER SAFETY ACT                              state and the District of Columbia.
                                               at the age of 85. Quite literally, thousands of                                                                   A senior at College Southern Nevada High
                                               lives have been touched by Mr. Solove.                             HON. MAZIE K. HIRONO                        School, Kaylan served as the assistant activi-
                                                                                                                                                              ties coordinator for Sunrise Assisted Living of
                                                 His commitment to fighting cancer nearly                                   OF HAWAII
                                                                                                                                                              Henderson. She assisted elderly residents and
                                               matched his devotion to Central Ohio. He had                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                              brightened their day with activities like baking,
                                               the foresight to envision the growth and ex-                     Wednesday, February 9, 2011                   creating art, gardening, traveling and other
                                               pansion of this region back in the 1960s. End-
                                                                                                          Ms. HIRONO. Mr. Speaker, today I intro-             special events.
                                               ing his career as a pharmacist, he began to
                                                                                                       duce the Ensuring Worker Safety Act as a                  Kaylan also served as a student ambas-
                                               develop shopping centers, office buildings and                                                                 sador for the 2010 Alzheimer’s Association
                                               apartment buildings as I-270 was being built.           means to help keep workers safe in Hawaii
                                                                                                       and across the country.                                Memory Walk, and raised awareness about
                                                 Growing his business, R.J. Solove and As-                In September of 2010, the U.S. Department           the disease by reaching out to students in the
                                               sociates, and creating Columbus Realty In-              of Labor (DOL) found that under former Gov-            Clark County School District.
                                               vestments, his 500 employees now stretch                ernor Linda Lingle, Hawaii had under-funded               Given the difficult circumstances facing Ne-
                                               across seven states. He played a major role in          and systematically neglected its State Occupa-         vadans today, Kaylan is an example of what
                                               developing Central Ohio’s economy, leaving              tional Safety and Health Act plan (OSHA State          makes our country great. She defies the sta-
                                               his footprint on the region for decades to              plan). As a result, Hawaii did not have enough         tistics that indicate Americans today are less
                                               come.                                                   workplace inspections or on-site consultations         involved in their communities than they once
                                                 The son of Russian immigrants, a graduate             to keep workers safe. Hawaii was the only              were.
                                                                                                       State in the nation found breaking its State              Kaylan, her family, friends and community
                                               of Columbus Public Schools and The Ohio
                                                                                                       plan obligations.                                      should be proud of her accomplishments. The
                                               State University, Richard Solove was also a
                                                                                                          Unfortunately, for Hawaii and the 27 States/        fact she was singled out from thousands of
                                               son of Ohio. He lived the American dream and
                                                                                                       territories with approved State plans, DOL is          dedicated volunteers who participated in this
                                               his legacy will be felt for years to come.
                                                                                                       extremely limited in its authority to help State       year’s program is truly praiseworthy. I applaud
                                                                                                       plans improve. If DOL determines that an ap-           Kaylan for her commitment to making Hender-
                                                                f
                                                                                                       proved State plan is not ‘‘at least as effective       son a better place to live, and for the positive
                                                                                                       as’’ Federal standards and enforcement, its            impact she made on the lives she touched.
                                                HONORING MAYOR RAY JENKINS
                                                                                                       only recourse is to terminate the State plan, a                           f
                                                                                                       drastic step that would remove State control,
                                                                                                                                                                      HONORING GRANDPARENTS
                                               HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                     leave State and local government employees
                                                                                                       unprotected, and add costs to DOL for funding
                                                                   OF GEORGIA                          and running a health and safety program in              HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.
                                                                                                       the State.                                                                OF GEORGIA
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                          To help States respond to this challenge,                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011                     today I introduce the Ensuring Worker Safety                    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                                                                       Act, which would give Federal DOL options                 Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I
                                                 Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I                other than completely terminating an under-
                                               submit the following.                                                                                          submit the following.
                                                                                                       performing State plan.                                    Whereas, the Grandparents of our Nation
                                                  Whereas, we are saddened by the untimely                Specifically, the Ensuring Worker Safety            give of themselves to better the families and
                                               death of Mayor Ray Jenkins because our lives            Act:                                                   communities of our District; and
                                               have been touched by the life of this one man              Establishes a formal mechanism for OSHA                Whereas, Grandparents teach our children,
                                               . . . who gave of himself in order for others to        to identify a problem with a State plan and            raise our leaders and Grandparents dem-
                                               stand; and                                              compel a remedy without beginning the proc-            onstrate a spirit of giving, service and leader-
                                                 Whereas, Mayor Ray Jenkins’ work is                   ess for withdrawing approval.                          ship to our District; and
                                               present in Doraville, Georgia, for all to see,             Ensures continued application of health and            Whereas, our District, families and commu-
                                               being one of Doraville’s favorite sons; and             safety regulations by providing OSHA with              nities have benefited from our Grandparents
                                                                                                       concurrent enforcement authority while a State         working to build a strong foundation in the
                                                  Whereas, this highly effective public servant        plan is remedying deficiencies or being with-          lives of our community; and
                                               was elected as Mayor of the city of Doraville           drawn, after 30 days notice of official Federal           Whereas, our Grandparents have worked
                                               in 2003 and again in 2007; and                          action and an opportunity for a public hearing.        tirelessly to give their best to support our com-
                                                  Whereas, he gave of himself, his time, his              Holds Federal OSHA accountable for pro-             munity mentally, spiritually and physically; to
                                               talent and his life as he served our nation in          viding strong oversight and guidance to State          be a resource for our future and by being the
                                               the U.S. Navy, with two tours during the Ko-            plans by establishing a regular Government             bridge to our past; and
                                               rean Conflict and served in the U.S. Postal             Accountability Office (GAO) study—one every               Whereas the U.S. Representative of the
                                               Service until his retirement in 1986; and               five years—to look at the effectiveness of             Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this
                                                                                                       State plans and the Secretary of Labor’s over-         day to honor and recognize the Grandparents
                                                  Whereas, Mayor Jenkins was a husband, a              sight of such plans.
                                               father, a grandfather, a friend and a man of                                                                   at Peace Baptist Church in Decatur, Georgia,
                                                                                                          For her work on this bill in the 111th Con-         for their service, love and leadership;
                                               great integrity who remained true to the uplift-        gress, I thank my former colleague Congress-
                                               ing of our community; and                                                                                         Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-
                                                                                                       woman Dina Titus of Nevada. I look forward to          SON, Jr., do hereby proclaim Sunday, Sep-
                                                 Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the               her continued contributions to public service.         tember 12th as Grandparents Day in the 4th
                                               Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this                             f                                    Congressional District of Georgia.
                                               day to bestow a special recognition on Mayor                                                                      Proclaimed, This 12th day of September,
                                               Ray Jenkins for his leadership, friendship and           HONORING KAYLAN POINDEXTER
                                                                                                                                                              2010.
                                               service to all of the citizens of Georgia and                                                                                     f
                                               throughout the Nation as a citizen of great                         HON. JOSEPH J. HECK
                                               worth and so noted distinction;                                              OF NEVADA                         REMEMBERING ARTHUR W. ‘‘NICK’’
                                                                                                            IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                            ARUNDEL
                                                  Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-
                                               SON, Jr. do hereby attest to the 112th Con-                      Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                           HON. FRANK R. WOLF
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                                               gress of the United States that Mayor Ray                  Mr. HECK. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to con-
                                               Jenkins of Doraville, DeKalb County, Georgia                                                                                      OF VIRGINIA
                                                                                                       gratulate and honor a young student from                      IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               is deemed worthy and deserving of this ‘‘Con-           Henderson, NV, who achieved national rec-
                                               gressional Recognition’’ by declaring Mayor             ognition for exemplary volunteer service.                     Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               Ray Jenkins, U.S. Citizen of Distinction in the         Kaylan Poindexter was named a Nevada final-              Mr. WOLF. Mr. Speaker, I want to share
                                               4th Congressional District.                             ist in the 2011 Prudential Spirit of Community         with our colleagues the sad news of the pass-
                                                 Proclaimed, This 7th day of February, 2011.           Awards program, an annual honor given to the           ing yesterday of Arthur W. ‘‘Nick’’ Arundel,



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                                               founder of the Times Community newspapers               will provide a permanent, open-space green             Meadow, which he donated to the nonprofit
                                               and publisher of the Loudoun Times-Mirror               theater preserved from development to en-              Great Meadow Foundation. ‘‘In the second,
                                               and Fauquier Times-Democrat, at age 83 at               gage the graceful drama and color of these             you earn, and in the third, you give it all
                                                                                                       sports for the general public . . . For the            back.’’
                                               his home at Merry Oak Farm near The Plains,             community and legacy of these great sports,              He remained in active pursuit of the last-
                                               Virginia, in the 10th Congressional District.           we are grateful for Mr. Arundel’s char-                named goal until the end of his life.
                                                  I had the honor and pleasure of knowing              acteristic thoughtfulness in making this pos-            Recent projects included the establishment
                                               Nick Arundel, a decorated Marine Corps offi-            sible.’’                                               of Morningside Training Farm, a 120-acre
                                               cer, acclaimed local newspaper owner and                   Born in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 12, 1928,         equestrian center at the very foot of the
                                               publisher, community leader, land preserva-             Mr. Arundel grew up there and in Mason                 Merry Oak driveway. There, Mr. Arundel was
                                               tionist, animal conservationist, and philan-            City, Iowa. He graduated from Harvard in               building a training facility for every facet of
                                                                                                       1951, a friend and classmate of Robert F.              equestrian sport.
                                               thropist who leaves a legacy of accomplish-             Kennedy, and served as a Marine Corps                    He also was actively engaged in the Jour-
                                               ment that may never be matched.                         paratroop officer in Korea, where he was               ney Through Hallowed Ground, which he
                                                  On behalf of 10th District residents I offer         wounded, earning the Purple Heart.                     founded and for which he served as chair-
                                               sincere condolences to his wife, Peggy, their              In 1954, Mr. Arundel parachuted behind the          man.
                                               five children, and 11 grandchildren. Their son,         lines into Hanoi, leading a clandestine team             Mr. Arundel was a founder and president of
                                               Peter, is president and chairman of the board           to successfully destroy key installations              Friends of the National Zoo; the first chair-
                                               of Times Community newspapers.                          there before Ho Chi Minh took over the city            man of George Mason College (now George
                                                                                                       after the French loss at Dien Bien Phu. That           Mason University); a founder and president
                                                  Mr. Speaker, I submit the obituary of Nick           would not be his last mission in southeast
                                               Arundel published in the Loudoun-Times Mir-                                                                    of Piedmont Environmental Council; founder
                                                                                                       Asia.                                                  of the U.S. Marine Corps Heritage Center in
                                               ror of February 8.                                         Mr. Arundel left the Marine Corps in 1955
                                                                                                                                                              Quantico; co-founder of the National Press
                                                    ARTHUR W. ‘‘NICK’’ ARUNDEL, 1928–2011              with the rank of captain, but returned to
                                                                                                                                                              Foundation; co-founder of the Washington
                                                 On the eve of yet another honor in a long             serve his country as a paramilitary officer
                                                                                                                                                              Journalism Center, co-founder and past
                                               list of local, state, national and inter-               attached to the CIA in Vietnam. He was
                                                                                                                                                              president of the African Wildlife Foundation;
                                               national acclaims, Loudoun Times-Mirror                 wounded there as well, earning a second Pur-
                                                                                                                                                              and a member of the Board of Visitors of
                                               and Fauquier Times-Democrat publisher Ar-               ple Heart.
                                                                                                          Mr. Arundel was fond of telling the story           Harvard’s Kennedy Center of Government,
                                               thur W. ‘‘Nick’’ Arundel died at his beloved                                                                   Duke University’s Public Affairs Institute,
                                                                                                       of convincing Edward R. Murrow that he had
                                               Merry Oak Farm near The Plains, on Feb. 8.                                                                     the Monticello Founders Board, the Virginia
                                                 He was 83, and was to be named the Out-               the skills and drive necessary to become a
                                                                                                       reporter. Murrow was apparently swayed by              Higher Education Business Council, National
                                               standing Virginian of 2011 by the Virginia                                                                     Sporting Library, National Military History
                                                                                                       the young former Marine and sent Mr. Arun-
                                               General Assembly today.                                                                                        Museum, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts,
                                                 The son of Russell M. Arundel, a Pepsi-               del to work as a Defense Department cor-
                                                                                                       respondent in the Washington bureau of CBS             George Washington University, Waterford
                                               Cola executive and fox hunting enthusiast                                                                      Foundation, Fresh Air/Full Call Campaign,
                                               who once served as the chairman of the Na-              News. Mr. Arundel later joined United Press
                                                                                                       International, also covering the Defense De-           the Virginia Racing Commission, and the
                                               tional Steeplechase and Hunt Association,                                                                      Americans at War Foundation. He was in-
                                               and Marjorie Arundel, a renowned conserva-              partment.
                                                                                                          After a stint as a special assistant to the         ducted into the Hall of Fame of Virginia
                                               tionist, Mr. Arundel took inspiration from                                                                     Communications in 2001.
                                                                                                       Secretary of Commerce, and with a bank
                                               both sides of the family.                                                                                        Mr. Arundel was married for 53 years to his
                                                                                                       loan of $75,000 and the courage of his convic-
                                                 He played polo and raced steeplechase                                                                        wife Peggy, nee Margaret C. McElroy, of
                                                                                                       tions, Mr. Arundel purchased D.C.-area radio
                                               horses, was an avid rider and fox hunter and                                                                   Philadelphia, who survives him.
                                                                                                       station WARL, a country music station,
                                               founded Great Meadow Field Events Center.                                                                        The couple had five children, all of whom
                                                 Mr. Arundel raced Sugar Bee, the only Vir-            changing the name to WAVA. Arundel and
                                                                                                       his staff began reading wire service stories           also survive—Mrs. Donald DeWees, of Wil-
                                               ginia-bred horse to win both the Maryland                                                                      mington, Del.; Peter W. Arundel, of McLean;
                                               Hunt Cup and the Virginia Gold Cup at Great             on the air when the popular morning an-
                                                                                                       nouncer was killed in a car crash on his way           Wendy Arundel, of Sherborn, Mass.; John
                                               Meadow. In his career, Sugar Bee earned                                                                        Arundel, of Alexandria; Thomas B. Arundel,
                                               Timber Horse of the Year and National                   to work.
                                                                                                          WAVA became, ‘‘the first all-news station           of Washington, D.C.; and 11 grandchildren.
                                               Stock Horse Association Horse of the Year                                                                        Peter Arundel is president and chairman of
                                                                                                       in the world,’’ Mr. Arundel said. ‘‘It’s very
                                               honors.                                                                                                        the board of Times Community Media, the
                                                                                                       pleasing to see that being carried on today
                                                 Mr. Arundel also was an early enthusiast                                                                     parent company of the Loudoun Times-Mir-
                                                                                                       . . . in television.’’
                                               and a lifelong energetic supporter of land                                                                     ror, as well as the Fauquier Times-Demo-
                                                                                                          Over the ensuing years, Mr. Arundel built
                                               conservation programs, helping launch and                                                                      crat, the Culpeper Times and the Gainesville
                                                                                                       Arundel Communications (ArCom, now
                                               nurture conservation easement programs                                                                         Times.
                                                                                                       Times Community Media), adding radio, tel-
                                               that have done much to preserve open space,
                                               agriculture and forestry in the northern
                                                                                                       evision and, with the 1963 purchase of the                            f
                                                                                                       Loudoun Times-Mirror, newspapers.
                                               Piedmont.                                                  ‘‘I fell in love with print journalism and          HONORING THE LIFE AND ACCOM-
                                                 Wildcat Mountain, site of Merry Oak                   left broadcasting,’’ Mr. Arundel said. ‘‘I sold
                                               Farm, was one of the first large tracts of
                                                                                                                                                               PLISHMENTS OF CLARK MAX-
                                                                                                       out of it.                                              WELL, JR.
                                               land to be put in conservation easement in                 The money was in broadcasting, but the
                                               Fauquier County. Altogether, the Arundel                joy was in print. I was never in print jour-
                                               family has put more than 5,000 acres under              nalism till I bought my first newspaper and                         HON. JOHN L. MICA
                                               conservation easement.                                  walked in the door, sight unseen.’’                                       OF FLORIDA
                                                 ‘‘Growth over the years just ahead here                  Mr. Arundel bought what was then called
                                               will probably be greater than in all of the                                                                           IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                       the Fauquier Democrat in 1974. At the pin-
                                               combined history of Fauquier County,’’ Mr.              nacle of his career as a newspaper publisher,                  Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               Arundel wrote in a front-page statement of              ArCom operated 17 weekly community news-
                                               purpose in his first issue as owner of The                                                                       Mr. MICA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to
                                                                                                       papers in Fauquier, Culpeper, Prince Wil-
                                               Fauquier Democrat, which he bought in No-                                                                      honor the life and accomplishments of an edu-
                                                                                                       liam, Clarke, Loudoun and Fairfax counties.
                                               vember 1974.                                               Politically active, Mr. Arundel was on a            cator, a statesman and a friend, Clark Max-
                                                 ‘‘It has the promise of creating oppor-               first-name basis with virtually every promi-           well, Jr., who passed away on January 18th.
                                               tunity for work and careers for young people            nent Virginia politician and many others                 Clark, was born August 21, 1934, in St. Pe-
                                               here, which have not always been present.               who walk the national stage.                           tersburg. He grew up in Winter Park and grad-
                                               Growth must not and shall not happen at the                While still at Harvard, he served in an in-         uated from Florida Southern College in 1956.
                                               price of destroying this county’s beauty, nat-          ternship with then-U.S. Sen. Lyndon John-
                                               ural heritage and its vital farm industry.’’
                                                                                                                                                              After serving in the Army, he moved to Mel-
                                                                                                       son on Capitol Hill. He also ran the Virginia
                                                 Great Meadow perhaps is the Fauquier                  presidential campaign for Harvard classmate
                                                                                                                                                              bourne in 1959 and worked for Pan Am during
                                               County crown jewel that perfectly aligns Mr.            Robert F. Kennedy and threw his own hat                the beginning years of the space program.
                                               Arundel’s interest in equestrian sport and              into the ring for election to the Virginia               After leaving the private sector, Clark began
                                               land conservation.                                                                                             his public service while serving as Member of
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                                                                                                       Senate in the early ’70s as a Democrat.
                                                 The 540-acre tract had been destined for                 Pragmatic and more concerned about lead-            the Brevard County School Board. Moving for-
                                               houses on one-acre lots when Mr. Arundel                ership than party labels, Mr. Arundel en-              ward, as he always did, Clark decided to run
                                               purchased the boggy, low-lying property.                dorsed a variety of candidates for public of-          for and won election to the Florida House of
                                                 ‘‘In an increasingly crowded nation with              fice on the editorial pages of his newspapers,
                                               such large pieces of land for these events              including, most recently, Republican John
                                                                                                                                                              Representatives in 1974 and finally the Florida
                                               gradually disappearing,’’ Great Meadow                  McCain for president in 2008.                          Senate in 1978. He served six years in that
                                               Foundation trustees said in accepting Mr.                  ‘‘In the first part of your life, you learn,’’      body and was eventually elected Republican
                                               Arundel’s gift of the land, ‘‘Great Meadow              Mr. Arundel said of the development of Great           Leader.



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                                                  His passion was always education. It began                  HONORING JUSTICE ROBERT                          choosing to be a part of the cure. Seeing such
                                               at the local level, progressed to a regional                           BENHAM                                   dedication and selflessness from our country’s
                                               level, and matured at the state level, when he                                                                  young people truly gives me hope for the fu-
                                               resigned from the Florida Senate in 1984 to               HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                   ture. Manasvi’s commitment to helping those
                                               become Executive Director of the State Board                                 OF GEORGIA                         with cancer is nothing short of inspirational,
                                               of Community Colleges. He served with dis-                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                               and it is my honor to recognize her today.
                                               tinction in that position until 1997 when he for-                                                                                  f
                                               mally retired. But retirement had a different                    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               meaning to Clark. After moving to Flagler                   Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I                       PERSONAL EXPLANATION
                                               County, Clark continued to support education             submit the following.
                                               and even hosted a television program called                 Whereas, Justice Robert Benham, a tena-                    HON. ERIC A. ‘‘RICK’’ CRAWFORD
                                               ‘‘Eyes on Education’’; an appropriate name as            cious man from Cartersville, Georgia utilizes                             OF ARKANSAS
                                               Clark always did have his eye out for improv-            his gifts, talents and wisdom everyday to in-                 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               ing the educational system in Florida.                   sure that justice prevails for the citizens of the             Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                  To Clark’s wife Margo and his three chil-             state of Georgia; and
                                                                                                           Whereas, Justice Benham is a world re-                 Mr. CRAWFORD. Mr. Speaker, unfortu-
                                               dren, Clark III, Judy Henderson, and Marcia
                                                                                                        nowned judicial leader, husband, father and            nately, I missed the following recorded vote on
                                               Maxwell, we extend our deepest sympathies.
                                                                                                        community leader; and                                  the House floor the legislative day of Tuesday,
                                                  Clark truly made an indelible mark on edu-                                                                   February 8, 2011. Had I been present I would
                                               cation in Florida. In our community, he always              Whereas, Justice Benham is the first African
                                                                                                        American to serve on the Georgia Supreme               have voted ‘‘yes’’ on rollcall vote #26 (on mo-
                                               stressed integrity, compassion and public                                                                       tion to suspend the rules and pass H.R. 514).
                                               service, and through that principled dedication          Court, and
                                                                                                           Whereas he is a man of honor and a strong                              f
                                               he leaves a proud and distinguished legacy.
                                               Mr. Speaker, I ask all Members of the U.S.               advocate of justice, education and family; and          OUR UNCONSCIONABLE NATIONAL
                                               House of Representatives join me in recog-                  Whereas, this wise elder and man of God                         DEBT
                                               nizing Clark Maxwell’s years of service and              has shared his time and talents for the better-
                                                                                                        ment of his community and his nation and
                                               dedication to our community, our state and our
                                                                                                        through his tireless works, words of encour-
                                                                                                                                                                            HON. MIKE COFFMAN
                                               Nation.                                                                                                                            OF COLORADO
                                                                                                        agement and inspiration continues to be a
                                                                                                        beacon of light to all who know him; and                      IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                 f
                                                                                                           Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               IN RECOGNITION OF THE RETIRE-                            Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this            Mr. COFFMAN of Colorado. Mr. Speaker,
                                                 MENT OF LTG JAMES H. PILLS-                            day to honor and recognize Justice Robert              today      our      national      debt     is
                                                 BURY                                                   Benham for his outstanding leadership and              $14,110,420,810,062.28.
                                                                                                        service to all citizens in the state of Georgia,         On January 6, 2009, the start of the 111th
                                                               HON. MIKE ROGERS                         including and especially the citizens of our dis-      Congress,     the     national   debt    was
                                                                   OF ALABAMA
                                                                                                        trict;                                                 $10,638,425,746,293.80.
                                                                                                           Now Therefore, I, HENRY. C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-            This means the national debt has increased
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                        SON, JR. do hereby proclaim February 5, 2011,          by $3,471,995,063,768.40 since then.
                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011                      as Justice Robert Benham Day in the 4th                  This debt and its interest payments we are
                                                  Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I                 Congressional District.                                passing to our children and all future Ameri-
                                               would like to pay tribute to Lieutenant General             Proclaimed, This 5th day of February, 2011.         cans.
                                               James H. Pillsbury.                                                        f                                                       f
                                                  LTG Pillsbury was commissioned in May of                   RECOGNIZING MANASVI KOUL                                 HONORING JESSE AND RUTH
                                               1973 and served in a myriad of key positions                                                                                    YOUNG
                                               throughout his career, from second lieutenant                     HON. SUE WILKINS MYRICK
                                               platoon leader to lieutenant general and dep-
                                               uty commanding general of Army Materiel
                                                                                                                         OF NORTH CAROLINA                      HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.
                                                                                                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                      OF GEORGIA
                                               Command.
                                                  LTG Pillsbury served as Commander of the                      Wednesday, February 9, 2011                           IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               U.S. Army, Aviation and Missile Command at                 Mrs. MYRICK. Mr. Speaker, I’d like to rec-                   Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                               Redstone Arsenal in Alabama from 2003–                   ognize a truly inspiring student in my district—          Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I
                                               2007. While there, he was instrumental in his            Manasvi Koul of Waxhaw. This week, Manasvi             submit the following.
                                               efforts to represent the greater Tennessee               was honored with the Prudential Spirit of Com-            Whereas, Jesse and Ruth Young are cele-
                                               Valley and Redstone Arsenal during the Base              munity Award, a nationwide program honoring            brating seventy years (70) in marriage today in
                                               Realignment and Closure selection process.               young people for outstanding acts of vol-              Decatur, Georgia; and
                                               With LTG Pillsbury’s support, Redstone Arse-             unteerism.                                                Whereas, on September 12, 1940, because
                                               nal was successful in securing the relocation              Manasvi, a senior at Marvin Ridge High               of their union then, our community today has
                                               of Army Materiel Command Headquarters                    School, founded the LIVEbeyond Foundation,             been blessed with a family that has enhanced
                                               from Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Redstone Arse-            a nonprofit organization that educates people          our District, Mr. Young as a peace officer and
                                               nal, Alabama.                                            about becoming bone marrow donors.                     Mrs. Young as a housewife and caregiver,
                                                  LTG Pillsbury’s presentation was inclusive            Through the LIVEbeyond Foundation, more                they both are instruments in our community
                                               of all tenants of Redstone Arsenal and in-               than a hundred people have registered with             that uplifts the spiritual, physical, economic
                                               cluded the two subordinate commands of                   the national Marrow Donors Program, and                and mental welfare of our citizens; and
                                               AMCOM, Letterkenny Army Depot (PA) and                   even more volunteers have signed up to help               Whereas, this remarkable and tenacious
                                               Corpus Christi Army Depot (TX). His presen-              recruit and register potential donors.                 man of God and this phenomenal and virtuous
                                               tation focused on the value of the installation            Her mission is a personal one—four years             Proverbs 31 woman have given hope to the
                                               to not only the Army but all of the Department           ago, Manasvi needed a bone marrow trans-               hopeless, fed the hungry and are beacons of
                                               of Defense, and the ability and potential for            plant to fight an aggressive form of cancer.           light to those in need, they both have been
                                               growth beyond BRAC 2005.                                 Unable to find a match, she had to undergo a           blessed with ten wonderful children, fifteen
                                                  He and his wife, Becky have returned to               long and risky alternative treatment program,          wonderful grandchildren, twenty-eight great
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                                               Redstone Arsenal where he’ll complete his                which ultimately proved successful. Today,             grandchildren and four great-great grand-
                                               military service while assigned as the Deputy            she recruits and trains volunteers in chapters         children; and
                                               Commanding General for Army Materiel Com-                both in the United States and in Canada in the            Whereas, Jesse and Ruth Young are distin-
                                               mand and will retire in May after 38 years of            hope that others will not have to go through           guished citizens of our District, they are spir-
                                               service.                                                 the struggle she did.                                  itual warriors, persons of compassion, fearless
                                                  I congratulate LTG Pillsbury on his retire-             Nobody chooses to get cancer, but with               leaders and servants to all, but most of all vi-
                                               ment and thank him for his service to America.           Manasvi’s leadership, hundreds of people are           sionaries who have shared not only with their



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                                               family, but with our District their passion to im-       Corp from 1969–71 with a tour of duty in Viet-         difference between success and failure for
                                               prove the lives of others; and                           nam as a machine gunner.                               small struggling businesses all across Amer-
                                                  Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                  In 1974, he graduated from the University of        ica.
                                               Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this            Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree. From              Yet, all too often, small businesses are
                                               day to honor and recognize Jesse and Ruth                1974–76, he worked as a police officer for the         crowded out of the Federal marketplace by
                                               Young as they celebrate their 70th Anniver-              University of Alabama Police Department.               ANCs who, since 1986, have benefited from a
                                               sary, seventy (70) years in marital bliss;               From 1976–80, he was employed as a police              carve-out which allows these firms to receive
                                                  Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-             officer with the City of Tuscaloosa and earned         contracts under the 8(a) program with ‘‘special
                                               SON, JR. do hereby proclaim September 11,                a Masters degree in criminal justice in 1979           procurement advantages’’—including the abil-
                                               2010, and September 12, 2010, as Jesse and               from the University of Alabama.                        ity to win uncapped no-bid contracts. These
                                               Ruth Young Day in the 4th Congressional Dis-                In 1980, he went to work for the Bir-               benefits are not conferred to other 8(a) firms.
                                               trict.                                                   mingham Police Department. Upon graduating                As a result, ANCs, who only make up about
                                                  Proclaimed, This 11th day of September,               Birmingham Police Department’s academy,                2 percent of eligible firms under the 8(a) pro-
                                               2010.                                                    Sgt. Willingham was immediately transferred            gram, actually receive more than a fourth of
                                                                 f                                      into the Narcotics Unit, where he worked un-           8(a) contracts.
                                                                                                        dercover for 2 years. In 1982, Sgt. Willingham            Between FY2000 and FY2008, Federal con-
                                               COMMENDING    WILLIAM VINCE                              went to work for the Northport Police Depart-          tract dollars awarded to ANCs and their sub-
                                                AND VIP HONDA OF SOMERSET                               ment, where he was assigned as one of the              sidiaries grew by 1,386 percent, and have
                                                COUNTY, NEW JERSEY                                      original members of the West Alabama Drug              more than tripled in recent years, from $1.1
                                                                                                        Task Force until 1985.                                 billion in FY 2004 to $3.9 billion in FY 2008.
                                                          HON. LEONARD LANCE                               In 1985, he went to work with the Alabama              The Washington Post, and more recently
                                                                 OF NEW JERSEY                          Department of Public Safety. Sgt. Willingham           Pro Publica, have published exposes that re-
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                        was assigned as an Alabama State Trooper in            veal the inequities of the ANC carve-out and
                                                                                                        Greene County, Alabama, for 3 years, where             how it has contributed to government waste.
                                                       Wednesday, February 9, 2011                      he developed a reputation as a professional               My partner in the Senate in this effort is
                                                  Mr. LANCE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to               law enforcement officer. In 1988, Sgt.                 Senator CLAIRE MCCASKILL of Missouri has
                                               congratulate William Vince of Bernardsville,             Willingham transferred to the Alabama Bureau           done extensive oversight of the ANC carve-out
                                               New Jersey. This year Mr. Vince is celebrating           of Investigations where he completed assign-           through her work on the Senate Homeland
                                               the 50th anniversary of his dealership, VIP              ments in the general crime investigative divi-         Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
                                               Honda, which is located in North Plainfield,             sion and the narcotics investigation units.            Ad-hoc Subcommittee on Contracting Over-
                                               New Jersey.                                                 In 1999, Sgt. Willingham was assigned to            sight.
                                                  VIP Honda was founded by Mr. Vince and                the Birmingham District Office of the Drug En-            I have been interested in the distorting ef-
                                               he continues to own and operate it to this day           forcement Administration where he serves               fect of the ANC carve-out since 2005, when
                                               in the heart of the Seventh Congressional Dis-           until his retirement on April 1, 2011. He has          FEMA disproportionately awarded post-Katrina
                                               trict. VIP Honda has been praised by cus-                developed a reputation throughout Alabama              recovery contracts to ANC.
                                               tomers for ‘‘making car buying stress-free,’’            and the United States narcotics law enforce-              At my request, the Government Account-
                                               and it has consistently met the standards of             ment community as the ‘‘go to guy’’ in Ala-            ability Office studied the program and, in
                                               excellence Honda and consumers expect. One               bama. Sgt. Willingham has been the case                2006, reported that the SBA’s oversight of
                                               customer said, ‘‘I would recommend VIP                   agent on several multi-state and international         ANCs has ‘‘fallen short’’ and as a result there
                                               Honda to any of my family and friends.’’ VIP             drug investigations which have led to the dis-         is ‘‘clearly the potential for unintended con-
                                               Honda was among the first Honda automobile               mantlement of drug trafficking organizations           sequences or abuse.’’ GAO further found that
                                               dealerships in the Nation, and its success par-          throughout the United States.                          ‘‘sizable 8(a) revenues do not guarantee a
                                               alleled that of Honda automobiles across the                He is preparing to slow down and work on            higher level of shareholder benefits’’ to Alaska
                                               country.                                                 his farm in Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, with           Natives.
                                                  From the beginning, Mr. Vince shared his              his wife Martha, and spending time with his               The evidence for whether these revenues
                                               success by giving back to the community. Mr.             family. I congratulate Sgt. Willingham on his          have benefited Native Alaskans is anecdotal
                                               Vince is constantly ready to lend a helping              retirement and thank him for his service to            at best but, interestingly, the poverty rate in
                                               hand to the community and has consistently               America.                                               Alaska has actually gone up since 1986, from
                                               proven his willingness to help throughout the                              f                                    8.8 percent to 9.4 percent.
                                               years. His support for local police and fire de-                                                                   There are many glaring inconsistencies be-
                                                                                                        INTRODUCTION OF LEGISLATION                            tween the treatment of ANCs and all other
                                               partments shows his dedication to our public               TO REFORM THE TREATMENT OF
                                               servants, and his involvement in community-                                                                     8(a) firms.
                                                                                                          ALASKA NATIVE CORPORATIONS                              For example: while awards to regular 8(a)
                                               wide events has been well documented                       UNDER THE SBA’S 8(a) PROGRAM
                                               throughout the years. Mr. Vince is also in-                                                                     firms are capped at $3.5 million for services
                                               volved in a variety of charitable, nonprofit and                                                                contracts (or $5.5 million for goods), they are
                                               other worthwhile organizations, for which I
                                                                                                                HON. BENNIE G. THOMPSON                        uncapped for ANCs and are often awarded
                                                                                                                           OF MISSISSIPPI                      through sole-source, no-bid contracts; while
                                               commend him.
                                                                                                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   regular 8(a) firms may not participate in the
                                                  Mr. Vince will be 87 on March 17. I am
                                               pleased to congratulate him and his dealership                    Wednesday, February 9, 2011                   program for more than nine years, ANCs can
                                               on their achievements throughout the years.                 Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi. Mr. Speak-             remain in the program indefinitely as long as
                                                                 f                                      er, today, I am introducing legislation to level       they keep creating new subsidiaries; while
                                                                                                        the playing field in the Small Business Admin-         regular 8(a) firms have to prove every year
                                               IN RECOGNITION OF THE RETIRE-                            istration’s, SBA, 8(a) small and disadvantaged         that they are socially and economically dis-
                                                 MENT OF SERGEANT NORMAN                                business program by eliminating the pref-              advantaged, ANCs are presumed to be so-
                                                 ELDEN WILLINGHAM                                       erences and special rules that exist for Alaska        cially and economically disadvantaged; while
                                                                                                        Native Corporations, ANCs.                             regular 8(a) firms have to be run by an eco-
                                                               HON. MIKE ROGERS                            The 8(a) program was established to im-             nomically disadvantaged minority, ANCs do
                                                                   OF ALABAMA                           prove participation rates for small, minority-         not have to be minority-owned and operated
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       owned and operated, economically and so-               and are actually often run by wealthy non-Na-
                                                                                                        cially disadvantaged businesses in the Federal         tive managers.
                                                      Wednesday, February 9, 2011                                                                                 My legislation will: (1) standardize the eligi-
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                                                                                                        marketplace.
                                                 Mr. ROGERS of Alabama. Mr. Speaker, I                     Under the program, eligible businesses re-          bility requirements for all 8(a) firms; (2) require
                                               would like to pay tribute to Sergeant Norman             ceive training, technical assistance, and Fed-         ANCs to show that they are actually economi-
                                               Elden Willingham.                                        eral contracting opportunities through set-            cally and socially disadvantaged, as is re-
                                                 Sgt. Willingham grew up in Tuscaloosa                  asides and contract awards without competi-            quired by other 8(a) firms; (3) require all 8(a)
                                               County and graduated from Northside High                 tion.                                                  firms, including ANCs, to show, on an annual
                                               School in 1969. After graduation, he served                 In the current economic climate, 8(a) con-          basis, that they are owned and operated by
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                                               (4) require the SBA to ensure that the size of           tion’s annual awards and installation dinner at               HONORING PASTOR GRACE C.
                                               ANCs participating in the 8(a) program meet              the Talega Golf Club.                                               WASHINGTON
                                               the same ‘‘small business’’ definition as other             Lori Donchak graduated from Northwestern
                                               8(a) firms; (5) require ANCs to submit an an-            University with a B.S. in Linguistics and Edu-
                                               nual report indicating 8(a) program-related              cation. She received an MBA from Kellogg                HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.
                                               payments, total revenue, and the total amount            Graduate School of Management and enjoyed                                 OF GEORGIA
                                               of benefits paid to ANC shareholders; (6)                a 20–year career as a business executive in                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                               strike the provision that allow ANCs to receive          the communications industry. She currently
                                               sole-source contracts in excess of $3.5 million                                                                           Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                                                                        teaches English at St. Margaret’s Episcopal
                                               for services and $5.5 million for goods; and (7)         School. She also serves on the San Clemente               Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I
                                               remove the provision that allows ANCs to par-            City Council and is currently the Mayor.               submit the following.
                                               ticipate in the 8(a) program beyond 9 years,                As part of her city council duties, Lori is            Whereas, twenty-five (25) years ago a vir-
                                               the limitation in place on other 8(a) firms.             chair of the Traffic Task Force, CUSD Liaison,         tuous woman of God accepted her calling to
                                                  I urge Members to review my legislation and           member of the Safety/Quiet Zone Committee,             serve as Senior Pastor, and
                                               cosponsor this bill to ensure that eligible small        Housing Element Committee, Courtney’s                     Whereas, Pastor Grace C. Washington has
                                               businesses, in your community and mine, can              Sandcastle Committee and the Watershed                 served twenty-five (25) years as a Senior Pas-
                                               reap the full benefit of the 8(a) program.               Task Force. She is a member of the San                 tor with faithful service and devotion that has
                                                                 f                                      Clemente Chamber of Commerce, Rotary                   and continues to improve the lives of citizens
                                                                                                        Club, San Clemente Historical Society and              in our district; and
                                               TRIBUTE TO SAN CLEMENTE CIT-                             Friends of the Casa.
                                                IZEN  OF   THE  YEAR  LORI                                                                                        Whereas, this great woman has shared her
                                                                                                           Lori’s contributions to the community of San        time and talents as a Teacher, Counselor,
                                                DONCHAK                                                 Clemente are numerous. She has contributed             Friend and Pastor, giving the citizens of Geor-
                                                                                                        countless hours to beach clean-up projects;            gia a person of great worth, a fearless leader,
                                                               HON. KEN CALVERT                         participated in litter clean-up throughout San         a devoted scholar and a servant to all who
                                                                  OF CALIFORNIA                         Clemente; volunteers at St. Margaret’s Epis-           wants to advance the lives of our community;
                                                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       copal School Library; she is a graduate of the         and
                                                                                                        ‘‘Leadership San Clemente Education Pro-
                                                        Wednesday, February 9, 2011                     gram;’’ voluntarily examines San Clemente                 Whereas, Pastor Grace C. Washington
                                                 Mr. CALVERT. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to              and reports gang graffiti; remains involved in         service to the Love Life Christian Church
                                               honor and pay tribute to an individual whose             programs with Camp Pendleton to aestheti-              speaks volume not only to our community, but
                                               dedication and contributions to the community            cally rejuvenate South San Clemente.                   to the nation as a whole; and
                                               of San Clemente, California are exceptional.                Lori’s tireless passion for community service          Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the
                                               San Clemente has been fortunate to have dy-              has contributed immensely to the betterment            Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this
                                               namic and dedicated community leaders who                of the community of San Clemente, California.          day to honor and recognize Pastor Grace C.
                                               willingly and unselfishly give their time and tal-       She has been the heart and soul of many                Washington on her anniversary as a Senior
                                               ent and make their communities a better place            community organizations and events and I am            Pastor and to wish her well in her endeavors;
                                               to live and work. Lori Donchak is one of these           proud to call her a fellow community member,              Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-
                                               individuals. On February 24, 2011, Lori will re-         American and friend. I know that many com-             SON, JR. do hereby proclaim October 9, 2010,
                                               ceive a prestigious honor when the San                   munity members are grateful for her service            as Pastor Grace C. Washington Day in the 4th
                                               Clemente Chamber of Commerce names her                   and salute her, along with her family, as she          Congressional District.
                                               the 2010 Citizen of the Year at the organiza-            receives this prestigious award.                          Proclaimed, this 9th day of October, 2010.
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                                                                                          EXTENSIONS OF REMARKS
                                                  EXTENDING COUNTERTERRORISM                                Whereas, this remarkable and tenacious              have the right to pass its own laws and spend
                                                          AUTHORITIES                                    man of God and this phenomenal and virtuous            its own local-taxpayer raised funds without
                                                                                                         Proverbs 31 woman have given hope to the               congressional interference.
                                                                     SPEECH OF                           hopeless, fed the hungry and are beacons of               I am certain most of you would resist federal
                                                           HON. BETTY McCOLLUM                           light to those in need, they both have been            interference in the local affairs of your cities
                                                                   OF MINNESOTA
                                                                                                         blessed with two wonderful children, Ronald            and counties. Whether it involves matters of
                                                                                                         Ramsey, II and Christyn Ramsey both of                 health, safety or the education of children in
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                         whom are honor students that are now enjoy-            your Districts—these are decisions best left to
                                                            Tuesday, February 8, 2011                    ing college life; and                                  the people who must live or die with their
                                                     Ms. MCCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, I firmly be-                Whereas, Ronald and Doris Ramsey are                choices.
                                                 lieve that we can fight terrorism and keep our          distinguished citizens of our district, they are          Who are we in this body to ram our beliefs
                                                 communities safe without sacrificing the rights         spiritual warriors, persons of compassion, fear-       and ideology down the throats of others? I un-
                                                 and liberties that generations of Americans             less leaders and servants to all, but most of all      derstand why my colleague Congresswoman
                                                 have fought so hard to secure. H.R. 514 fails           visionaries who have shared not only with              ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON and the people of
                                                 this critical test, and I will vote to oppose it.       their family, but with our District their passion      the District of Columbia are angry and upset.
                                                     Without a single hearing, committee vote, or        to improve the lives of others; and                    I urge you to let the people of the District of
                                                 even the opportunity to offer amendments, this             Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the             Columbia decide what to do with their tax dol-
                                                 legislation extends provisions that give the            Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this          lars.
                                                 Federal Government sweeping authority to spy            day to honor and recognize Ronald and Doris               If liberty and self-governance is available for
                                                 on U.S. citizens. One such provision allows             Ramsey as they celebrate their Silver Anniver-         some Americans, then it should be given to all
                                                 the government to obtain ‘‘any tangible thing’’         sary, twenty-five (25) years in marital bliss;         Americans.
                                                 in its anti-terrorism investigation—including li-          Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-                              f
                                                 brary or bookstore records—regardless of its            SON, Jr. do hereby proclaim May 10, 2010 and
                                                 relevance to the case. Another provision al-            May 29, 2010 as Ronald and Doris Ramsey                 CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF MRS.
                                                 lows federal law enforcement to obtain wire-            Day in the 4th Congressional District.                       BERNICE CLEVELAND
                                                 taps without being required to identify the per-           Proclaimed, This 10th day of May, 2010.
                                                 son, building, or business being spied upon to                            f                                              HON. RODNEY ALEXANDER
                                                 a secret court. During the Bush Administration,                                                                                   OF LOUISIANA
                                                 the Justice Department used this authority to                  PERSONAL EXPLANATION                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 illegally wiretap American citizens. Evidence of                                                                        Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                 past abuses demand that the Patriot Act be                          HON. SCOTT GARRETT
                                                 reformed with stricter oversight and better                               OF NEW JERSEY                           Mr. ALEXANDER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today
                                                 safeguards to ensure security does not come                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                                in celebration of the life and achievements of
                                                 at the cost of our Constitutional freedoms.                                                                    Mrs. Bernice Cleveland, who passed away on
                                                                                                                Thursday, February 10, 2011                     January 6, 2011 in Minden, La.
                                                     The threat of terrorism is real and per-
                                                 sistent. My first priority as a Member of Con-            Mr. GARRETT. Mr. Speaker, on rollcall No.               Mrs. Cleveland was a passionate humani-
                                                 gress is to keep America safe. Be assured I             26, due to an unexpected family health emer-           tarian who dedicated 40 years of service to
                                                 will continue working with President Obama              gency, I was unable to make rollcall No. 26.           children and families in the Boyce and Lena
                                                 and my colleagues in Congress to ensure that            Had I been present, I would have voted ‘‘yea.’’        areas. For decades, she worked for the Lou-
                                                 all levels of law enforcement have the tools                              f                                    isiana Head Start Program through the Bo
                                                 and flexibility they require.                                                                                  Peep Head Start Center in Boyce, La., teach-
                                                                                                         STATEMENT SUPPORTING SELF-                             ing the pre-school age group. Her daughter,
                                                                  f
                                                                                                          GOVERNMENT    FOR THE DIS-                            Sheila Joyce Bryant, says ‘‘She had a passion
                                                   HONORING RONALD AND DORIS                              TRICT OF COLUMBIA                                     for children and believed you must have pa-
                                                            RAMSEY                                                                                              tience in dealing with the little ones.’’
                                                                                                                   HON. EDOLPHUS TOWNS                             For her devotion to Head Start, Mrs. Cleve-
                                                 HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                                        OF NEW YORK                         land received numerous awards and acco-
                                                                     OF GEORGIA                               IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   lades, such as Excellence in Teaching, Excel-
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                                lence in Attendance, and in August of 2005,
                                                                                                                  Thursday, February 10, 2011                   she was recognized with the 40 Years of
                                                          Thursday, February 10, 2011                       Mr. TOWNS. Mr. Speaker, I stand before              Service Award by the Cenla Community Ac-
                                                   Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I                you today to voice my unequivocal support of           tion Committee, Inc.—Louisiana Head Start
                                                 submit the following:                                   the right of the 600,000 residents of the Dis-         Program.
                                                   Whereas, Ronald and Doris Ramsey are                  trict of Columbia to be self-governed. There is           Mrs. Cleveland had two brothers, Joseph
                                                 celebrating twenty-five years (25) in marriage          no reason on Earth that these American citi-           Jones, Jr. and Nathaniel Jones, Sr., and one
                                                 today in Lithonia, Georgia; and                         zens must take orders from the federal gov-            sister, Miss Etta Mae Jones, who preceded
                                                   Whereas, on May 10, 1985 because of their             ernment on how best to use locally-collected           her in death. She leaves behind her adoring
                                                 union then, our community today has been                tax dollars. The federal government already            husband, James ‘‘Ted’’ Floyd Cleveland, her
                                                 blessed with a family that has enhanced our             dictates to them how they must use their fed-          loving daughter, Sheila, and two grand-
                                                 district with a stellar academy for educating           eral taxes. Now this body wants to deny them           daughters, Rachel Joyce Bryant and Bath-
                                                 our youth, Kingdom Kare Academy which was               the freedom to decide what to do with their            sheba Felice Bryant.
                                                 co-founded by Ronald and Doris Ramsey,                  local taxes.                                              Upon her marriage in 1953, Mrs. Cleveland
                                                 wherein Doris Ramsey has utilized her back-                We have heard a lot of talk in recent days          joined her mother-in-law, the late Cora Bea-
                                                 ground in business and education to keep the            about how much we as Americans cherish our             trice Cleveland, and united with Good Hope
                                                 academy moving forward and Ronald Ramsey                freedom and liberty. Yet, there are those              Missionary Baptist Church where she faithfully
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                                                 has given of himself as an attorney, judge and          among us who believe that freedom and lib-             served for 50 years. In May 2009, she re-
                                                 as a legislator in the Georgia Senate, they             erty ends for residents of the District of Co-         ceived a Christian Service Award by the Lou-
                                                 both are instruments in our community that              lumbia when they make decisions contrary to            isiana Baptist State Convention, and since
                                                 uplifts the spiritual, physical, economic and           their wishes and beliefs. The District of Colum-       1956, she has been a member of the Queen
                                                 mental welfare of our citizens; and                     bia, like any other local jurisdiction, should         Esther Household of Ruth, No. 2853. She was


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                                                 also heavily involved in the church, singing in            This year the National Guard will mark its             HONORING PRESIDENT RONALD
                                                 the sanctuary choir, teaching Sunday and va-            375th birthday. Formed as colonial militias, the                WILSON REAGAN
                                                 cation bible schools and working with the               new colonies in North America depended
                                                 youth department.                                       upon the Guard to protect fellow citizens from                             SPEECH OF
                                                   Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me           Indian attack, foreign invaders, and later to                     HON. MARY BONO MACK
                                                 in paying tribute to the late Mrs. Bernice              help achieve our independence. Recognizing                                OF CALIFORNIA
                                                 Cleveland. Her altruistic nature and selfless           the militia’s role for the newly formed United                IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 dedication warrant this laudable recognition.           States, the Framers of the Constitution em-
                                                 For her unyielding efforts to help others, Mrs.         powered Congress to provide for training and                    Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                 Cleveland leaves this world a better place.             equipping the militias.                                   Mrs. BONO MACK. Mr. Speaker I rise today
                                                                  f                                         Since the Guard’s founding and through an           to celebrate the life of President Ronald
                                                                                                         historic journey of ‘‘call outs’’ and stand out        Reagan.
                                                  GUARDIANS OF FREEDOM ACT OF                            missions—from the bayou communities rav-                  This week, the nation remembers the late
                                                              2011                                       aged by Hurricane Katrina to the frontiers of          President Ronald Reagan as a remarkable
                                                                                                         freedom during the Cold War—our National               President, beloved entertainer and, most im-
                                                           HON. NICK J. RAHALL II                        Guard has seen its Federal mission change.             portantly, a great American. President Reagan
                                                                 OF WEST VIRGINIA                           Our National Guard has a duty and commit-           saw America as a beacon of hope and free-
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      ment to the citizens and communities of the            dom. His strong leadership guided our nation
                                                                                                         States in which these soldiers call ‘‘family’’         through a challenging and difficult chapter in
                                                          Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                                                                         and ‘‘home.’’ It is a military service tradition       America’s history. He helped restore the hope
                                                    Mr. RAHALL. Mr. Speaker, today, I rise on            that has been challenged by long-term and              that inspired the people to once again believe
                                                 behalf of all of West Virginia’s National Guard         multiple deployments to front lines in two ac-         in themselves and carry on to achieve what
                                                 and proudly introduce the Guardians of Free-            tive theaters, and in support of missions in all       was once thought the unachievable.
                                                 dom Act of 2011—a bill to elevate the Chief of          corners of the globe as directed by our Na-               One of my greatest thrills was welcoming
                                                 the National Guard Bureau to a position on              tion’s Commander in Chief.                             President Reagan to our desert community
                                                 the Joint Chiefs of Staff.                                 Therefore, it is not only our duty, it is an ab-    when I served as First Lady of Palm Springs.
                                                    The National Guard is one of our Nation’s            solute necessity, that Congress take action to         Considered one of the nation’s best Presi-
                                                 longest standing institutions, empowered by             elevate the Chief of the National Guard Bu-            dents, I saw firsthand his love of country and
                                                 Congress and providing to the States a highly           reau to a position on the Joint Chiefs of Staff        his ability to connect with people.
                                                 trained and well equipped force to protect life         to serve as an advocate and liaison for the               Revered for his leadership and tenacity,
                                                 and property.                                           National Guard of each State to inform of all          Ronald Reagan relentlessly fought for freedom
                                                    Over the course of its nearly four hundred           actions that could affect their Federal or State       throughout the world. A man of humble ori-
                                                 year history, the National Guard has remained           missions.                                              gins, he became an iconic symbol for democ-
                                                 a dual State-Federal force, providing security             In a nation such as ours, it is a stunning re-      racy and the American way of life as President
                                                 on the home front and fighting threats to our           ality that today we ask our brothers and sis-          of the United States.
                                                 Nation and our freedoms all over the globe.             ters, husbands, and wives to serve around the             I am thankful for President Reagan’s service
                                                    Our National Guardsmen are true American             globe to preserve democracy and promote                to our nation and what he gave this country as
                                                 patriots. Theirs is a proud story of tradition,         freedom. But in our country, where every               an entertainer and as a public servant. I ex-
                                                 service, sacrifice, and uncommon acts of her-           voice counts, our Nation’s active duty leader-         tend my personal appreciation to First Lady
                                                 oism. They make each of us so very proud.               ship excludes the voice of the Chief of the Na-        Nancy Reagan who supported her husband so
                                                    Aristotle said, ‘‘Men acquire a particular           tional Guard Bureau.                                   steadfastly in his work and carries on his leg-
                                                 quality by constantly acting a particular way              Congress must ensure the National Guard             acy today.
                                                 . . . you become just, by performing just ac-           has appropriate input during the planning and             Thank you, Mr. Speaker, for this opportunity
                                                 tions . . . brave by performing brave actions.’’        budgetary process within the Department of             to honor this great American.
                                                    The American people owe an enormous                  Defense, and end the challenge to live with                               f
                                                 debt of gratitude to our nearly 500,000 men             ‘‘after-the-fact’’ process, as is now the case.
                                                 and women members of the National Guard in                 As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff,            HONORING THE LIFE OF PRIVATE
                                                 service to these great United States. These             the Chief of the National Guard Bureau would            FIRST CLASS ZACHARY SALMON
                                                 extraordinary individuals maintain the Guard’s          have responsibility and authority to advocate
                                                 multi-mission role—providing nearly 33 per-             and coordinate the Guard’s warfighting sup-                          HON. GEOFF DAVIS
                                                 cent of America’s combat power globally. Yet,           port and force provider mission with its home-                            OF KENTUCKY
                                                 simultaneously and with great skill, from ap-           land security and support missions to ensure                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 proximately 3,400 community-based armories              the Guard has the resources to perform its
                                                 they serve their fellow citizens in defense of          multiple missions and fulfill its Constitutional               Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                 our homeland, and in support to States and              role to our States.                                       Mr. DAVIS of Kentucky. Mr. Speaker, on
                                                 local civil authorities and emergency response             Mr. Speaker, from the battlefield to the            January 12, 2011, Private First Class Zachary
                                                 needs.                                                  home fields, our National Guard—America’s              Salmon died from his injuries after sustaining
                                                    West Virginians volunteer for the National           patriots—exemplifies sacrifice and commit-             small arms fire in Kunar Province, Afghani-
                                                 Guard at nearly double the national rate. The           ment to duty.                                          stan.
                                                 West Virginia National Guard has 38 units and              Now more than ever, this Nation is relying             Salmon enlisted in the Army in March 2010
                                                 activities stationed in 22 counties throughout          upon the Guard to wage combat on foreign               and was assigned to the 32nd Cavalry Regi-
                                                 West Virginia, and currently has units de-              soil, straining our resources here on the home         ment, 101st Airborne Division, stationed at
                                                 ployed in military operations around the world.         front to respond to domestic disasters and the         Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
                                                    Mr. Speaker, for 35 years I have been privi-         Guard’s traditional duties. The training, equip-          A devoted family member and father, Salm-
                                                 leged to represent the people of southern               ping, and deployment of the Guard, and their           on grew up in Harrison, Ohio. He was a 2008
                                                 West Virginia, and it is with humble sincerity I        budget, ought to be matters decided with input         graduate of Pigeon Forge High School in Ten-
                                                 say, our West Virginia National Guard is a              from the National Guard Chief at the highest           nessee and most recently lived in Hebron,
                                                 model example of a commitment to excel-                 levels of the military echelon. Now more than          Kentucky before joining the Army.
                                                 lence, and professional dedication to Amer-             ever, the Guard needs a seat at the head                  His awards and decorations include the Na-
                                                 ica’s defense.                                          table.                                                 tional Defense Service Medal, the Global War
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                                                    From the home front to the front lines, we              I urge my colleagues to support the Guard-          on Terrorism Medal, the Army Service Ribbon
                                                 call upon our National Guard to fulfill missions        ians for Freedom Act of 2011. We have a re-            and the Combat Action Badge.
                                                 of public safety and security on and between            sponsibility to respectfully and gratefully fulfill       He leaves behind his three-year-old son
                                                 our borders here at home, and send them to              our duty to support the original intent of our         Noah; his mother, Sonya Christian and step-
                                                 foreign lands to combat terrorism abroad.               Constitution for each State to maintain an or-         father, who live in Hebron; his father, Steven
                                                 They are among the first called to aid in a do-         ganized militia with integrity, and effectively        Salmon, of Hamilton, OH; a brother, Steven
                                                 mestic disaster and have oftentimes been the            support and acknowledge the great sacrifice            Salmon of Hamilton; and two sisters, Kelsi
                                                 last to leave a battlefield.                            so many willingly make for all of us.                  Salmon and Katrin Maurer.



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                                                    Pfc. Salmon, who served as a cavalry scout,          Wurster Wheeler; sister, Ruby Wheeler Noe;             church’s congregation continued to grow, and
                                                 joined the Army because he wanted to better             granddaughters, Lainey Peach Branham,                  in 1971, Bishop Munsey moved the church to
                                                 himself and to make his son proud. By giving            Tamera Nicole Branham and Abbey Peach.                 nearby Griffith, Indiana. It was at this time that
                                                 his life for the freedom of others, we are re-             To say that Mrs. Peach left her fingerprint         the church was renamed Family Christian
                                                 minded of the great price at which our free-            on the world is an understatement. She was a           Center. Bishop Munsey’s family has always
                                                 dom is preserved.                                       friend to many, and deemed a gracious and              been very active and dedicated to the
                                                    We are all deeply indebted to the service            compassionate person by all who had the                Bishop’s aspirations for the church, and in
                                                 and sacrifice of Private First Class Zachary            good blessing to know her.                             1985, Pastor Steve Munsey, Frank’s son, took
                                                 Salmon, and our thoughts and prayers are ex-               Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me         over leadership of the Family Christian Center.
                                                 tended to his family and friends as we cele-            in paying tribute to the late Mrs. June Wheeler        In addition to his son, Steve; Bishop Munsey’s
                                                 brate his life and accomplishments.                     Peach. Her altruistic nature and selfless dedi-        daughter-in-law, Melody; grandson, Kent; and
                                                                  f                                      cation warrant this laudable recognition.              Kent’s wife, Alli, serve as Pastors for the
                                                                                                                           f                                    church. Due to its continued, tremendous
                                                    HONORING THE LIFE OF JUNE                                                                                   growth, in 1999, the church moved to its cur-
                                                         WHEELER PEACH                                   HALEY WHATLEY OF NORTH RICH-                           rent location in Munster. Today, because of
                                                                                                          LAND HILLS SELECTED AS PRU-                           Bishop Frank Munsey’s commitment, loyalty,
                                                         HON. RODNEY ALEXANDER                            DENTIAL SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY                           and spiritual guidance, as well as the contin-
                                                                   OF LOUISIANA                           AWARDS DISTINGUISHED FINAL-                           ued leadership and dedication of his son, Pas-
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                          IST                                                   tor Steve Munsey, and family, the Family
                                                                                                                                                                Christian Center has an astounding following
                                                          Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                                                                                  HON. MICHAEL C. BURGESS                       of more than 30,000 parishioners.
                                                    Mr. ALEXANDER. Mr. Speaker, I rise today                                  OF TEXAS
                                                                                                                                                                   In addition to founding and building the
                                                 to honor the life and achievements of Mrs.                                                                     Family Christian Center, Bishop Munsey’s
                                                                                                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 June Wheeler Peach, who passed away at her                                                                     passion for missionary work was a significant
                                                 home on January 31 at the age of 72.                             Thursday, February 10, 2011                   part of his life. In 1985, he and Ruth became
                                                    Mrs. Peach was a renowned community ac-                 Mr. BURGESS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in           missionaries in Latin America. After seven
                                                 tivist and passionate humanitarian who dedi-            recognition of our youth who demonstrate               years of traveling missionary work, they estab-
                                                 cated her time to countless organizations and           enormous capacity for service. In particular, I        lished a Christian school in Bulgaria. In 1992,
                                                 charities. For much of her adult life, Mrs.             would like to commend the selflessness of              the American English Academy opened in the
                                                 Peach was active in the operation and financ-           Haley Whatley of North Richland Hills, Texas.          city of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Today,
                                                 ing of nursing homes as well as devoting her            Ms. Whatley has been selected as a Distin-             there are 175 students from 31 countries who
                                                 energy to care for the elderly. For the past 34         guished Finalist in the 16th annual Prudential         attend this school.
                                                 years, she served on the Board of the Lou-              Spirit of Community Awards which recognizes               Bishop Frank Munsey is survived by his
                                                 isiana Nursing Home Association—working on              top youth volunteers throughout the nation.            wife, four children, nine grandchildren and
                                                 almost every committee and in every role pos-           She was awarded this distinction out of 29,000         nine great-grandchildren. He has been called,
                                                 sible. At the time of her passing, she served           other applicants.                                      ‘‘an amazing man of God’’ and ‘‘a gentleman
                                                 on the Executive Committee and as Secretary                Ms. Whatley was only 5 years old when she           . . . who walked the walk’’ by parishioners.
                                                 of the LNHA, a position she held for the last           began a stuffed animal drive for pediatric pa-         Bishop Munsey will be remembered for his
                                                 32 years.                                               tients at Cook Children’s Medical Center. Her          truly outstanding contributions to his commu-
                                                    In addition, Mrs. Peach was involved in              toy drive has distributed over 20,000 stuffed          nity and throughout the world.
                                                 other community outreach efforts including:             animals over the past 11 years and a charity              Mr. Speaker, I respectfully ask that you and
                                                 the Governor’s Commission on HIV/Aids, the              Celebrity Waiter Dinner allowed her to raise           my other distinguished colleagues join me in
                                                 Department of Health and Hospitals Advisory             $5,300 for the hospital’s Pastoral Care Depart-        honoring Bishop Frank Munsey for his devo-
                                                 Committee on Medicaid, Alexandria Town Talk             ment.                                                  tion to the numerous people whose lives he
                                                 Advisory Board, Vo-Technical College, Salva-               The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards           touched. His unselfish and lifelong dedication
                                                 tion Army, Little Theatre’s Sheltered Work-             recognizes young people who are making a               to the church, his family, friends, parishioners,
                                                 shop, Food Bank of CenLa, Central Louisiana             positive difference in their community, and in-        and those he served through his missionary
                                                 Coalition to Prevent Homelessness, Retired              spire other young people to follow their exam-         work is worthy of the highest commendation.
                                                 Senior Volunteer Program, Cabrini Founda-               ple. Ms. Whatley has gone above and beyond             His legacy will serve as an inspiration to all in
                                                 tion, Rapides Primary Health Care, Region 6             these expectations and it is my honor to rec-          the spiritual community, and he will remain an
                                                 Health Care Consortium, Central Louisiana               ognize her and represent her in Congress.              inspiration to the people of Northwest Indiana
                                                 Health Care Ethics Coalition, Regional Special                                                                 and beyond.
                                                                                                                           f
                                                 Olympics, Central Louisiana Community Foun-                                                                                       f
                                                 dation, YWCA, Alzheimer’s Association and                    REMEMBERING BISHOP FRANK
                                                                                                                      MUNSEY                                    A      TRIBUTE   TO   RETIREMENT
                                                 Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Canter-                                                                       HOUSING FOUNDATION ON THE
                                                 bury House.                                                                                                        OCCASION OF THE NON-PROFIT
                                                    Mrs. Peach was also heavily affiliated with                   HON. PETER J. VISCLOSKY                           ORGANIZATION’S 50TH ANNIVER-
                                                 Friendship House, a nonprofit day-care facility                             OF INDIANA                             SARY OF PROVIDING QUALITY
                                                 for adults who can no longer care for them-                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO
                                                 selves, as well as an active member of her                                                                         THE COUNTRY’S ELDERLY, LOW
                                                 beloved place of worship, Horseshoe Drive                       Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                    INCOME FAMILIES, AND PEOPLE
                                                 United Methodist Church.                                   Mr. VISCLOSKY. Mr. Speaker, it is with
                                                                                                                                                                    WITH DISABILITIES
                                                    For her unyielding efforts to help others,           deep sadness and the utmost respect that I
                                                 Mrs. Peach earned countless professional and            take this time to remember a dear friend and
                                                 civic awards, and even had the mayor declare            one of Indiana’s most distinguished citizens,
                                                                                                                                                                        HON. LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD
                                                                                                                                                                                   OF CALIFORNIA
                                                 October 10, 2008 ‘‘June Peach Day.’’                    Bishop Frank Munsey, founder of Family
                                                                                                                                                                       IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                    Beyond her humanitarian and professional             Christian Center in Munster, Indiana. On Sat-
                                                 contributions, Mrs. Peach was a caring wife,            urday, February 5, 2011, Bishop Frank Mun-                     Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                 mother and grandmother. She was preceded                sey passed away at the age of 80. Known for               Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD. Mr. Speaker, I rise
                                                 in death by her husband, John Hill Peach III;           his commitment to the church and his mis-              today to recognize Retirement Housing Foun-
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                                                 parents, Henry Paul and Myrtle Wurster                  sionary work, Bishop Munsey will surely be             dation—also known as RHF—on the occasion
                                                 Wheeler; brothers, Jack Glen Wheeler, Harvey            missed by his family, friends, parishioners,           of the organization’s 50th anniversary of pro-
                                                 March Wheeler and Henry Paul Wheeler; and               and the many people whose lives he influ-              viding quality and affordable housing and serv-
                                                 sister, Alice Wheeler Newkirk. She leaves be-           enced.                                                 ices to more than 17,000 seniors, low-income
                                                 hind her sons, John Henry Peach and Tom                    Bishop Frank Munsey and his wife, Ruth,             families and people with disabilities.
                                                 Glen Peach and wife, Jennifer; daughters,               founded their church in 1953. Initially, the              With a strong mission to provide dignified,
                                                 Tammy Peach Lee and husband, John; and                  church was named Evangelistic Temple and               affordable housing and services for the elder-
                                                 Cindy Peach Branham; brother, Johnny                    was located in Hammond, Indiana. The                   ly, RHF is one of the nation’s largest non-profit



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                                                 sponsors and managers of housing and serv-              dent & CEO, Dr. Joseph and the 2,600 dedi-              INTRODUCTION OF THE ‘‘END BIG
                                                 ices for older adults, persons with disabilities,       cated staff throughout the country who make                OIL TAX SUBSIDIES ACT’’
                                                 and low-income families.                                this organization the safety net that it is today
                                                    RHF was formed in 1961 by three vision-              for thousands of America’s most vulnerable                        HON. EARL BLUMENAUER
                                                 aries: two California United Church of Christ           residents and I wish them many more years of                              OF OREGON
                                                 clergymen and one layman. The organization,             continued success.                                            IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 which began with a $7,000 grant, today oper-
                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                 ates 161 communities in 25 states throughout                              f
                                                 the United States, the District of Columbia,                                                                      Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, as Con-
                                                 Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. While          MR. AND MRS. LEO MILLS 58TH                            gress prepares to consider a draconian con-
                                                 these communities are comprised of mostly                WEDDING  ANNIVERSARY  REC-                            tinuing resolution next week that will include
                                                 apartments, RHF also provides senior housing             OGNITION                                              painful cuts to important programs, I’m
                                                 with assisted living units and skilled nursing                                                                 pleased to announce legislation that will save
                                                                                                                                                                American taxpayers almost $40 billion over
                                                 beds.
                                                    A total of four RHF communities are located
                                                                                                                      HON. TOM MARINO                           the next 5 years.
                                                                                                                          OF PENNSYLVANIA                          Right now, Americans are subsidizing some
                                                 within the 34th District. The Rio Vista Village
                                                 for low-income families is located in Boyle                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   of the largest and most profitable oil compa-
                                                 Heights. RHF operates three communities for                      Thursday, February 10, 2011                   nies in the world with their tax dollars.
                                                 low-income seniors: Colonia Jess Lopez in                                                                         This bill, the ‘‘End Big Oil Tax Subsidies
                                                                                                            Mr. MARINO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to            Act,’’ would end 10 of the most egregious tax
                                                 Boyle Heights, which is named after a strong
                                                                                                         honor the 58th Wedding Anniversary of Mr.              loopholes enjoyed by the oil industry—tax
                                                 community activist and outspoken advocate of
                                                                                                         and Mrs. Leo Mills.                                    loopholes that have helped BP, Chevron,
                                                 older Americans whom I was proud to call a
                                                 friend; Sangnok Villa in Westlake; and Ange-               Esther Mills, born Esther Jean House, is the        ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Shell make a
                                                 lus Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles.                      daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond              combined profit of nearly $1 trillion over the
                                                    During my years in Congress, I have had              House of Towanda, Pennsylvania. Silas Leo              past decade.
                                                 the privilege of working closely with RHF as a          Mills is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis           In the tax code, we currently subsidize oil
                                                 member of the Advisory Council for Angelus              Mills also of Towanda. Prior to their union in         injection, extraction, exploration, drilling, man-
                                                 Plaza—the nation’s largest affordable housing           marriage, Esther attended Troy High School             ufacturing, pricing, and inventory valuing, by
                                                 community for seniors in the country. Angelus           and Leo attended New Albany High School.               creating price floors, offsetting foreign taxes,
                                                 Plaza is the only facility of its kind in the coun-     Leo entered the United States Army during the          providing generous credits and deductions, of-
                                                 try. Covering two city blocks and two postal            Korean War and in September 1952, he was               fering tax shelters, and allowing the valuation
                                                 zip codes, it has nearly 1,100 apartments. An-          honorably discharged after serving our country         of inventories at deeply discounted prices.
                                                 gelus Plaza is home to 1,300 independent                for three years.                                          The well-established and extremely profit-
                                                 seniors whose average age is 82.                           The couple was then joined in marriage at           able oil industry no longer needs the help of
                                                    RHF prides itself on its culturally diverse          2:00 p.m. on February 1, 1953 at the                   American taxpayers. Their profit margins are
                                                 programs and services offered to Angelus Pla-           Monroeton Methodist Church. Reverend Glenn             enough incentive for them to keep doing what
                                                 za’s residents who speak more than 10 dif-              Stewart performed the union and Mrs. Fay Ar-           they’re doing. As former President George W.
                                                 ferent languages. Angelus Plaza’s six-story             nold provided the music for the ceremony, ‘‘I          Bush said in 2005, ‘‘I will tell you with $55 oil
                                                 senior center offers more than 100 monthly              Love You Truly’’ and the ‘‘Bridal March.’’ The         we don’t need incentives to the oil and gas
                                                 classes and activities for seniors throughout           sister of the bride, Mrs. Kenneth Bouse,               companies to explore. There are plenty of in-
                                                 the Greater Los Angeles Area. The complex               served as the matron of honor, and Mr. Ken-            centives.’’
                                                 also houses the Tom Bradley Senior Health               neth Bouse served as the best man. The                    There are many better ways to spend $40
                                                 Center (operated by Good Samaritan Hospital)            groom’s brother, Stanley Mills, and the                billion. It could be used to deficit or stave off
                                                 as well as a continuation high school operated          groom’s cousin, Vern Perry Jr., served as ush-         some of the most painful cuts proposed by my
                                                 by the L.A. Unified School District and office          ers for the ceremony. The Church was deco-             Republican friends—such as LIHEAP funds,
                                                 space for more than 10 non-profit organiza-                                                                    which help low-income Americans pay their
                                                                                                         rated with white gladiolas and ferns and the
                                                 tions and senior groups.                                                                                       utility bills so they can keep their heat on in
                                                                                                         reception was held right there in the basement
                                                    In addition, RHF continues to partner with                                                                  the winter.
                                                                                                         of the Church.                                            We could also redirect the subsidies in the
                                                 local organizations and government agencies                Following their union, the couple spent their
                                                 to secure support and funding for affordable                                                                   tax code to level the playing field for emerging
                                                                                                         first year of marriage living in Buffalo, New          technologies like wind and solar. This is where
                                                 housing throughout the country. RHF pre-                York while Leo worked at Western Electric.
                                                 serves properties within the HUD inventory by                                                                  the jobs are: A University of Massachusetts
                                                                                                         The couple then moved back to the Common-              study found that investment in clean energy
                                                 acquiring those properties in danger of becom-          wealth of Pennsylvania and built their home
                                                 ing market rate.                                                                                               creates anywhere from two to four times more
                                                                                                         on a farm in Sheshequin Township where they            direct and indirect jobs compared to the same
                                                    RHF also reinvests in its own properties to          raised their six children: Marsha, Connie, Col-
                                                 ensure that they remain viable affordable com-                                                                 investment in oil and gas production.
                                                                                                         leen, Lewis, Silas, and Marlene.                          I hope my colleagues will join me in sup-
                                                 munities for decades to come. In the last five
                                                                                                            Leo and Esther worked together to maintain          porting this important legislation.
                                                 years, RHF invested more than $95.9 million
                                                                                                         the farm and the couple raised veal calves as                             f
                                                 to rehabilitate and update existing commu-
                                                                                                         well as dairy cows. In addition to maintaining
                                                 nities.                                                                                                               HONORING WILLIAM FARMER
                                                    RHF takes its role as an affordable housing          the farm, Leo worked for many years at Inger-
                                                                                                         soll Rand in Athens. Esther worked for a num-                          WILSON
                                                 advocate seriously. As a respected national
                                                 voice in this area, Dr. Laverne Joseph, RHF’s           ber of years at JV Discount in Wysox and
                                                 President and CEO, has testified before var-            later, at Dupont in Towanda.                            HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.
                                                 ious Congressional Committees about a vari-                Both Leo and Esther are proud members of                               OF GEORGIA

                                                 ety of affordable housing-related issues.               the Towanda American Legion and its Auxil-                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                    Mr. Speaker, as the organization prepares            iary and the Northeast Memorial VFW Post                       Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                 to mark its 50-year milestone at a special Feb-         6824 and its Auxiliary. They remain very ac-              Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I
                                                 ruary 18 anniversary celebration at their an-           tive in the community and participate in the           submit the following:
                                                 nual conference in Downtown Long Beach, I               annual Veterans Appreciation Day Picnic.                  Whereas, one hundred years ago a tena-
                                                 ask my colleagues to please join the Los An-               Leo and Esther are much beloved by their            cious man of God was born in Ringold, Vir-
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                                                 geles County community and me in recog-                 family that has grown now to include their six         ginia, on November 25, 1910; and
                                                 nizing the Retirement Housing Foundation for            adult children as well as eleven grandchildren            Whereas, Mr. William Farmer Wilson grad-
                                                 its steadfast commitment to providing quality,          and six great-grandchildren.                           uated from North Carolina State University
                                                 safe and affordable housing and services for               Mr. Speaker, Leo and Esther Mills are now           with a B.S. in Agricultural Education; and
                                                 America’s seniors, low-income families and              married 58 years. I am proud to rise today in          served as a Teacher, and Principal; and
                                                 persons with disabilities.                              their honor and salute their commitment to                Whereas, he served our country in World
                                                    I also commend RHF’s Board Chair, Don                one another, their growing family, their com-          War II in the Air Force, Retiring as a Lt. Colo-
                                                 King, its National Board of Directors, its Presi-       munity, and our nation.                                nel, and received recognition and medals for



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                                                 his heroics in the War, blessing our nation             would be an important development toward               ways on the move as well. ‘‘Sitting under a
                                                 with his outstanding service; and                       our goal of achieving true self-government. I          tree was not for him,’’ Allen’s beloved son
                                                    Whereas, Mr. Wilson has shared his time              urge my colleagues to support this important           Rich noted. Allen loved the outdoors, and
                                                 and talents as a Teacher, Solider and Com-              measure.                                               spent his time raising Shelties and bees, bird
                                                 munity Leader, giving the citizens of Georgia                             f                                    hunting and gardening. He was a devoted and
                                                 a person of great worth, a fearless servant ad-                                                                active Mason, a pillar of the Nineveh Lodge in
                                                 vancing the lives of others; and                                THELMA BROTZMAN 90TH                           Olney. He enjoyed painting the world around
                                                    Whereas, Mr. Wilson along with his family                    BIRTHDAY RECOGNITION                           him, even as he energetically took part in it.
                                                 and friends are celebrating this day, his 100th                                                                   Allen was blessed with wondrous qualities,
                                                 Birthday, we pause to acknowledge a man                              HON. TOM MARINO                           with which he blessed us in turn. His selfless-
                                                 who is a cornerstone in our community in                                 OF PENNSYLVANIA                       ness and uproarious sense of humor touched
                                                 Conyers, Georgia, with his wife Ruth, his                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   all who met him, and his honesty and incred-
                                                 daughters and grandchildren; and                                                                               ible work ethic strengthened and sustained his
                                                    Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                       Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                family and community. Few people exercise
                                                 Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this              Mr. MARINO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to            their hands and their hearts like Allen did. No
                                                 day to honor and recognize Mr. Wilson on his            honor Mrs. Thelma Brotzman on the occasion             doubt this was what enabled him to lead such
                                                 birthday and to wish him well and recognize             of her 90th birthday.                                  a long, loving and healthy life.
                                                 his outstanding service to the District and the            Born Thelma Aileen Green on her family’s               Mr. Speaker, I ask my colleagues to join me
                                                 Nation;                                                 farm in Auburn Township in Susquehanna                 in honoring Allen Hughes’ full and vigorous life
                                                    Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-            County, Pennsylvania on February 3, 1921,              and extending our sincere condolences to his
                                                 SON, Jr. do hereby proclaim November 25,                Mrs. Brotzman is the daughter of the late              family. He is survived by his wife, Sue Har-
                                                 2010, as Mr. William Farmer Wilson Day in               Bruce and Edna Green. Mrs. Brotzman began              ness Hughes, and her daughters, Jamie and
                                                 the 4th Congressional District.                         her education in a one-room schoolhouse in             Joyce; his extraordinarily devoted son Rich
                                                    Proclaimed, this 25th day of November,               Beech Grove and graduated from Laceyville              and Sandy; his grandchildren, Kate, Steve and
                                                 2010.                                                   High School in 1938.                                   Kristina; and his great-grandchildren, Lauren,
                                                                  f                                         On June 25, 1938, she married Mr. Elston            Olivia and Lea. In a century of unprecedented
                                                 INTRODUCTION OF THE DISTRICT                            S. Brotzman and in 1948, after Mr. Brotzman’s          change, Allen was a constant, always there for
                                                   OF COLUMBIA DISTRICT ATTOR-                           service to our nation as a member of the Army          his family and friends, and the rock of his
                                                   NEY ESTABLISHMENT ACT OF                              Air Corps in World War II, the couple settled          community. I’m proud to pay tribute to his ex-
                                                   2011                                                  in Silvara, Pennsylvania.                              traordinary time in this world.
                                                                                                            Mrs. Brotzman has been an active member
                                                                                                         of her community. Since 1940 she has been                                 f
                                                     HON. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON                          a member of the Silvara Ladies Aid Society
                                                          OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA                                                                              HONORING PRESIDENT RONALD
                                                                                                         and for many years she was a member of the                      WILSON REAGAN
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                         committee for the Oldest House in Laceyville,
                                                          Thursday, February 10, 2011                    a wonderfully preserved monument to our re-                               SPEECH OF
                                                    Ms. NORTON. Mr. Speaker, today, I intro-             gion’s people and pioneer past that is re-
                                                 duce the sixth in our series of bills, ‘‘Free and       garded as the oldest frame house in four                            HON. FRANK R. WOLF
                                                 Equal D.C.,’’ to give District of Columbia resi-        counties. Mrs. Brotzman also planned events                               OF VIRGINIA
                                                 dents the self-government and democracy en-             for the Oldest House and served as a tour                     IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 joyed by other American citizens. The bill, the         guide. Amongst her friends and family Mrs.                     Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                 District of Columbia District Attorney Establish-       Brotzman is also known as a skilled gardener
                                                 ment Act of 2011, would establish the Office            and bird watcher and she is well known in her            Mr. WOLF. Mr. Speaker, last Sunday, Feb-
                                                 of the District Attorney for the District of Co-        community from her many years of work at               ruary 6, marked the 100th year of Ronald
                                                 lumbia, headed by a district attorney elected           Tyler Memorial Hospital in Tunkhannock.                Reagan’s birth. I’ve always admired President
                                                 by D.C. residents, to prosecute the local crimi-           Most importantly, Mrs. Brotzman is a proud          Reagan, and as a Member elected in 1980
                                                 nal laws of the District, now handled by the            parent, grandmother, and great-grandmother.            when his name was at the top of the ticket,
                                                 U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, a           She is the mother of six children; Tina, Ste-          my coming to Congress was described by
                                                 federal official. The bill effectuates a 2002 ad-       phen, John, Julie, Jeffery, and Lee. Mrs.              some as ‘‘riding Mr. Reagan’s coattails.’’
                                                 visory referendum, approved by 82 percent of            Brotzman also adores her 13 grandchildren                I have never considered that as a deroga-
                                                 D.C. voters, on the creation of an office of the        and 3 great-grandchildren.                             tory characterization. Just the opposite. I am
                                                 district attorney, headed by a locally elected             Mr. Speaker, it is a great honor for me to          grateful that I was serving in Congress during
                                                 district attorney.                                      rise today to honor Mrs. Thelma Brotzman on            his Presidency and had a close-up view of his
                                                    There is no law enforcement issue of great-          the occasion of her 90th birthday. I am proud          incredible influence not only in America, but
                                                 er importance to D.C. residents, or on which            to have the opportunity to salute her commit-          on the world stage, especially in the area of
                                                 they have less say here, than the prosecution           ment to her growing family, her community,             human rights.
                                                 of local crimes. A U.S. attorney has no busi-           and our nation.                                          As we reflect on Ronald Reagan’s life and
                                                 ness prosecuting the local criminal laws of a                             f
                                                                                                                                                                Presidency, I want to share a Wall Street
                                                 jurisdiction, an anomaly from the past that is                                                                 Journal column by Peggy Noonan, a Reagan
                                                 out of place in 21st century home-rule D.C.                  A TRIBUTE IN HONOR OF THE                         speechwriter who observed that ‘‘being a good
                                                 The goal of the legislation is to put the District            LIFE OF ALLEN R. HUGHES                          man helped him become a great one.’’
                                                 of Columbia on par with every other local juris-                                                                [From the Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3, 2011]
                                                 diction in attention to its local criminal laws.                    HON. ANNA G. ESHOO                                    RONALD REAGAN AT 100
                                                 Under the bill, the locally. elected district attor-                       OF CALIFORNIA                          BEING A GOOD MAN HELPED HIM BECOME A
                                                 ney would become the city’s chief legal officer.             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                    GREAT ONE
                                                 The U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia                                                                               (By Peggy Noonan)
                                                 would continue to handle federal matters, like                  Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                  Simi Valley, Calif.—At the Ronald Reagan
                                                 the other U.S. attorneys in our country. As               Ms. ESHOO. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to              Presidential Library, in the foothills of the
                                                 presently constituted, the U.S. Attorney’s Of-          honor the extraordinary life of Allen R.               Santa Susana Mountain Range where old
                                                 fice for the District of Columbia is the largest        Hughes, who passed to his eternal life on De-          Hollywood directors shot Westerns, they will
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                                                 in the country, only because it serves as the           cember 6, 2010 at the age of 101. A caring             mark Sunday’s centenary of Reagan’s birth
                                                 local city prosecutor. The U.S. Attorney for the        and committed family man, he blessed us with           with events and speeches geared toward
                                                                                                         a century of steadfastness and sweetness.              Monday’s opening of a rethought and ren-
                                                 District of Columbia needs to be freed up to
                                                                                                                                                                ovated museum aimed at making his presi-
                                                 handle national security and other vital federal          Like the bee colonies Allen kept, the
                                                                                                                                                                dency more accessible to scholars and viv-
                                                 cases, particularly in the post-9/11 nation’s           Hughes house was always a hive of activity.            idly available to the public. Fifty percent of
                                                 capital.                                                Children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,          the artifacts, officials note, have never been
                                                    Amending the District of Columbia Home               cousins and close friends swarmed around               shown before—essays and short stories
                                                 Rule Act to create a local district attorney            Allen, drawn to his good cheer. Allen was al-          Reagan wrote in high school and college, the




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                                                 suit he wore the day he was shot, the condo-              In Reagan’s candidacy the American peo-              EXPRESSING HOPES FOR A FULL
                                                 lence book signed by world leaders at his fu-           ple were being asked to choose a former                 AND SPEEDY RECOVERY TO DEP-
                                                 neral. (Margaret Thatcher: ‘‘Well done, Thou            movie star (never had one as president) who             UTY JOHN ROY STACY AND DEP-
                                                 good and faithful servant.’’)                           was divorced (ditto) and who looked like he
                                                    Much recently has been written about who                                                                     UTY ANDREW EJDE, WHO WERE
                                                                                                         might become the most conservative presi-               INJURED IN THE LINE OF DUTY
                                                 he was—a good man who became a great
                                                 president—but recent conversations about                dent since Calvin Coolidge. To vote for                 ON JANUARY 23RD, 2011 IN PORT
                                                 Reagan have me pondering some things he                 Reagan was not only to take a chance on an              ORCHARD, WASHINGTON
                                                 was not.                                                unusual man with an unusual biography, but
                                                    He wasn’t, for instance, sentimental,                also to break with New Deal-Great Society
                                                 though he’s often thought of that way. His              assumptions about the proper relationship
                                                                                                                                                                               HON. JAY INSLEE
                                                 nature was marked by a characterological                between the individual and the state. Ameri-                              OF WASHINGTON
                                                 sweetness, and his impulse was to be kind               cans did, in a landslide—but only after                       IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 and generous. (His daughter Patti Davis cap-
                                                 tured this last week in a beautifully remem-
                                                                                                         Jimmy Carter’s four years of shattering fail-                   Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                 bered essay for Time.) But he wasn’t senti-             ure.
                                                                                                                                                                   Mr. INSLEE. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to
                                                 mental about people and events, or about                  None of it was inevitable. The political les-        speak to the tragic injury and loss of life that
                                                 history. Underlying all was a deep and nat-             son of Ronald Reagan’s life: Nothing is writ-          occurred in Port Orchard, Washington on Sun-
                                                 ural skepticism. That, in a way, is why he              ten.                                                   day, January 23rd.
                                                 was conservative. ‘‘If men were angels.’’
                                                 They are not, so we must limit the govern-                 He didn’t see himself as ‘‘the great commu-            Responding to a call of a man with a gun,
                                                 mental power they might wield. But his                  nicator.’’ It was so famous a moniker that he          two Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies were dis-
                                                 skepticism didn’t leave him down. It left him           could do nothing but graciously accept the             patched to a local Wal-Mart. After making con-
                                                 laughing at the human condition, and at                 compliment, but he well understood it was              tact with the individual, the suspect sprinted
                                                 himself. Jim Baker, his first and great chief           bestowed in part by foes and in part to un-            away and fired his gun at the deputies. During
                                                 of staff, and his friend, remembered the                dercut the seriousness of his philosophy:              the encounter there was an exchange of fire,
                                                 other day the atmosphere of merriness                   ‘‘It’s not what he says, it’s how he says it’’         resulting in the death of the armed man and
                                                 around Reagan, the constant flow of humor.              He answered in his farewell address: ‘‘I never
                                                    But there was often a genial blackness to
                                                                                                                                                                a young woman. In this exchange, both of the
                                                                                                         thought it was my style or the words I used            Sheriff’s deputies sustained gunshot wounds
                                                 it, a mordant edge. In a classic Reagan joke,
                                                 a man says sympathetically to his friend,               that made a difference: it was the content. I          and were transported to a local hospital.
                                                 ‘‘I’m so sorry your wife ran away with the              wasn’t a great communicator, but I commu-                 I am very saddened by this incident, and re-
                                                 gardener.’’ The guy answers, ‘‘It’s OK, I was           nicated great things.’’ It wasn’t his elo-             gret the harm that was done to the innocent
                                                 going to fire him anyway.’’ Or: As winter               quence people supported, it was his stands—            people involved. Law enforcement officials in
                                                 began, the young teacher sought to impart               opposition to the too-big state, to its intru-         this country risk their lives every day so that
                                                 to her third-graders the importance of dress-           sions and demands, to Soviet communism.                we may all live without fear of harm, and at
                                                 ing warmly. She told the heart-rending story            Voters weren’t charmed, they were con-
                                                 of her little brother, a fun-loving boy who
                                                                                                                                                                moments like these I believe it is important to
                                                                                                         vinced.                                                reflect on the sacrifices that are made by
                                                 went out with his sled and stayed out too
                                                 long, caught a cold, then pneumonia, and                  His most underestimated political achieve-           these public servants on our behalf. Deputy
                                                 days later died. There was dead silence in the          ment? In the spring of 1981 the Professional           John Roy Stacy has been with the Kitsap
                                                 schoolroom as they took it in. She knew                 Air Traffic Controllers Organization called            County Sheriff’s Office for 9 years, while Dep-
                                                 she’d gotten through. Then a voice came                 an illegal strike. It was early in Reagan’s            uty Andrew Ejde has served our community as
                                                 from the back: ‘‘Where’s the sled?’’                    presidency. He’d been a union president. He            a Deputy Sheriff for more than 6 years. Both
                                                    The biggest misunderstanding about Rea-              didn’t want to come across as an antiunion             represent the selfless commitment to the safe-
                                                 gan’s political life is that he was inevitable.
                                                                                                         Republican. And Patco had been one of the              ty of their community that we prize in law en-
                                                 He was not. He had to fight for every inch, he
                                                                                                         few unions to support him in 1980. But the             forcement officials and members of our armed
                                                 had to make it happen. What Billy Herndon
                                                 said of Abraham Lincoln was true of Reagan              strike was illegal. He would not accept it. He         services.
                                                 too: He had within him, always, a ceaseless             gave them a grace period, two days, to come               I would like to send my best wishes for a full
                                                 little engine of ambition. He was good at not           back. If they didn’t, they’d be fired. They            and speedy recovery to these brave men who
                                                 showing it, as was Lincoln, but it was there.           didn’t believe him. Most didn’t come back.             were hurt while protecting our community.
                                                 He was knowingly in the greatness game, at              So he fired them. It broke the union. Federal          They and their families will be in our thoughts
                                                 least from 1976, when he tried to take down             workers got the system back up. The Soviet             and prayers during these difficult times.
                                                 a sitting president of his own party.                   Union, and others, were watching. They
                                                    He was serious, and tough enough. Every-                                                                                       f
                                                                                                         thought: This guy means business. It had
                                                 one who ever ran against him misunderstood
                                                 this. He was an actor, they thought, a
                                                                                                         deeply positive implications for U.S. foreign              HONORING THE THANKFUL
                                                 marshmallow. They’d flatten him. ‘‘I’ll wipe            policy. But here’s the thing: Reagan didn’t               MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
                                                 the smile off his face.’’ Nothing could wipe            know that would happen, didn’t know the
                                                 the smile off his face. He was there to com-            bounty he’d reap. He was just trying to do
                                                                                                         what was right.
                                                                                                                                                                 HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.
                                                 pete, he was aiming for the top. His uncon-
                                                                                                                                                                                    OF GEORGIA
                                                 scious knew it. He told me as he worked on                The least understood facet of Reagan’s nu-
                                                 his farewell address of a recurring dream                                                                             IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                         clear policies? He hated the rise of nuclear
                                                 he’d had through adulthood. He was going to                                                                             Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                                                                         weapons, abhorred the long-accepted policy
                                                 live in a mansion with big rooms,‘‘high ceil-
                                                 ings, white walls.’’ He would think to him-             of mutually assured destruction. That’s                   Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I
                                                 self in the dream that it was ‘‘a house that            where the Strategic Defense Initiative came            submit the following:
                                                 was as available at a price I could afford.’’           from, his desire to protect millions from po-             Whereas, the Thankful Missionary Baptist
                                                 He had the dream until he moved into the                tential annihilation. The genius of his pro-           Church has been and continues to be a bea-
                                                 White House and never had it again. ‘‘Not               gram: When developed, America would share              con of light to our county for the past one hun-
                                                 once.’’                                                 it with the Soviet Union. We’d share it with           dred twenty-eight years; and
                                                    He ran for president four times and lost             everybody. All would be protected from.                   Whereas, Pastor Jack Marks and the mem-
                                                 twice. His 1968 run was a flop—it was too
                                                                                                         doomsday.                                              bers of the Thankful Missionary Baptist
                                                 early, as he later admitted, and when it’s too
                                                 early, it never ends well. In 1976 he took on             The Soviets opposed this; the Rejkavik               Church family today continues to uplift and in-
                                                 an incumbent Republican president of his                summit broke up over it, and in the end the            spire those in our county; and
                                                 own party, and lost primaries in New Hamp-              Soviets’ arms spending helped bankrupt                    Whereas, the Thankful Missionary Baptist
                                                 shire, Florida, Illinois (where he’d been               them and hasten their fall. Years later I              Church family has been and continues to be
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                                                 born), Massachusetts and Vermont. It was                would see Mikhail Gorbachev, who became                a place where citizens are touched spiritually,
                                                 hand-to-hand combat all the way to the con-             Reagan’s friend. He was still grumpy about             mentally and physically through outreach min-
                                                 vention, where he lost to Gerald Ford. Peo-                                                                    istries and community partnership to aid in
                                                                                                         Reagan’s speeches. ‘‘Ron—he loved show
                                                 ple said he was finished. He roared back in
                                                 1980 only to lose Iowa and scramble back in
                                                                                                         business!’’ Mr. Gorbachev blustered. The               building up our District; and
                                                 New Hampshire while reorganizing his cam-               losses of those years must have still rankled,            Whereas, this remarkable and tenacious
                                                 paign and firing his top staff. He won the              and understandably. It’s one thing to be out-          Church of God has given hope to the hope-
                                                 nomination and faced another incumbent                  maneuvered by a clever man, but to be out-             less, fed the needy and empowered our com-
                                                 president.                                              foxed by a good one—oh, that would grate.              munity for the past one hundred twenty-eight



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                                                 (128) years by preaching the gospel, singing            Act, legislation to ensure that America’s mili-        of Hagopian—who was behind the first suc-
                                                 the gospel and living the gospel; and                   tary recruiters are not denied or unfairly re-         cessful effort to close the door on military re-
                                                    Whereas, Thankful Missionary Baptist                 stricted access to high school campuses. Most          cruiters in high schools—and others who
                                                 Church has produced many spiritual warriors,            students on the verge of completing high               share the same viewpoint is nothing less than
                                                 people of compassion, people of great cour-             school undoubtedly think about the future. For         a complete, across-the-board prohibition
                                                 age, fearless leaders and servants to all, but          some, immediately entering college is an op-           against military recruiters.
                                                 most of all visionaries who have shared not             tion. Others choose to follow a different path,            Meanwhile, some school administrators
                                                 only with their Church, but with DeKalb County          including taking full advantage of the benefits        have creatively interpreted notification and
                                                 and the world their passion to spread the gos-          and educational opportunities offered through          consent requirements in the interest of limiting
                                                 pel of Jesus Christ; and                                military service.                                      campus visits or access to student contact in-
                                                    Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                  The intent of the Fairness for Military Re-        formation. There are numerous examples of
                                                 Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this           cruiters Act is straightforward. The legislation       this occurring, but a recent decision by the
                                                 day to honor and recognize the Thankful Mis-            simply reaffirms and strengthens existing fed-         San Diego Unified School District, which incor-
                                                 sionary Baptist Church family for their leader-         eral law, enacted in 2002 under the No Child           porates several high schools in my congres-
                                                 ship and service to our District;                       Left Behind, NCLB, Act, providing military re-         sional district, restricts all recruiters—military
                                                    Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-            cruiters the same access to high school cam-           and private—to only two visits a year and
                                                 SON, Jr. do hereby proclaim September 26,               puses and basic student contact information            needlessly complicates recruiter-student inter-
                                                 2010, as Thankful Missionary Baptist Church             that is provided to other institutions of higher       action.
                                                 Day in the 4th Congressional District.                  education.                                                 This decision is in fact consistent with fed-
                                                   Proclaimed, This 26th day of September,                   Before the enactment of NCLB, it was re-           eral law since military recruiters are provided
                                                 2010.                                                   ported that nearly 2,000 high schools across           the exact same access as private recruiters.
                                                                  f                                      the country either banned military recruiters          But most private recruiters interface with stu-
                                                                                                         from campuses or restricted access to student          dents far less regularly than military recruiters.
                                                 HONORING POLICE OFFICER DAVID
                                                                                                         directories. In the years since the implementa-        Often time, private recruiter interactions are
                                                            MOORE
                                                                                                         tion of NCLB, despite early opposition from            limited to college or career fairs, instead rely-
                                                                     ´                                   several school boards and administrators,              ing on other forms of advertising and out-
                                                            HON. ANDRE CARSON                            most schools ultimately altered their policies         reach. Military recruiters on the other hand
                                                                     OF INDIANA                          and allowed some form of recruiter access.             have a steadier presence in high schools and,
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                          Under current law, any high school that re-        while it is absolutely necessary that these re-
                                                          Thursday, February 10, 2011                    ceives federal education funding must provide          cruiters follow school guidelines and not inter-
                                                    Mr. CARSON of Indiana. Mr. Speaker, the              military recruiters access to its campus and           fere with individual learning, decisions like this,
                                                 hearts of Indianapolis residents are hurting            student directory—the same access provided             whether intended or not, are a significant step
                                                 right now because we have lost one of our               to colleges and universities. Schools are also         toward shutting the door on our military.
                                                 true heroes in public safety. Police Officer            required to notify parents and students of their           When it comes to ‘‘opting-out,’’ students and
                                                 David Moore passed away on January 26                   right to ‘‘opt-out,’’ which occurs when a parent       parents should make that decision on their
                                                 after being shot on duty protecting the people          or student 18 years of age requests not to be          own, without undue influence from activists
                                                 of Indianapolis. Officer Moore answered his             contacted by a military recruiter.                     and administrators with anti-military bias. Fam-
                                                                                                             This is a balanced approach to ensuring
                                                 community’s call to service when he joined the                                                                 ilies that recognize and honor the commitment
                                                                                                         that students are familiar with the multitude of
                                                 Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department in                                                                 of our military to defending freedom should not
                                                                                                         education and career opportunities offered by
                                                 2004. Now. Officer Moore is moving on to a                                                                     be represented by the small minority of those
                                                                                                         any one of the military service branches. Mili-
                                                 higher calling, as difficult as it may be for all                                                              who actively seek to marginalize or even deni-
                                                                                                         tary service promotes discipline and a strong
                                                 of us to see him go.                                                                                           grate the armed forces.
                                                    There’s no doubt Officer Moore knew the              work-ethic. Young Americans should not be
                                                                                                                                                                    The legislation I am introducing protects the
                                                 dangers of police work, as both of his parents          discouraged from serving their country or, at
                                                                                                                                                                rights of parents and students to opt-out while
                                                 were part of the IMPD family. But like so many          the very least, considering the benefits of
                                                                                                                                                                also maintaining military recruiter access to
                                                 who wear the badge in communities across                serving in the armed forces with the assist-
                                                                                                                                                                high school campuses and directories.
                                                 our nation, David Moore took an oath to serve           ance of a military recruiter.
                                                                                                             The American military is an all-volunteer          Schools would still be obligated to notify par-
                                                 and protect others. To run to danger—not                                                                       ents and students of their options, ensuring
                                                                                                         force. Without patriotic and talented young
                                                 away from it. Officer Moore did just that, and                                                                 there is a mechanism in place that prevents
                                                                                                         Americans continuing to step forward, end-
                                                 our community is better and safer because of                                                                   contact information from being released.
                                                                                                         strength won’t be the only thing adversely af-
                                                 his service and sacrifice.                                                                                         The alternative suggested by some of my
                                                    In honor of Officer Moore, let us never for-         fected. So will American security.
                                                                                                             Despite the necessity to recruit qualified         colleagues, in anticipation of the upcoming re-
                                                 get the daily sacrifices our law enforcement of-                                                               authorization of the Elementary and Sec-
                                                                                                         candidates for the armed forces, there are
                                                 ficers make in order to protect our families and                                                               ondary Education Act, is to create an opt-in
                                                                                                         some school administrators and activist
                                                 neighborhoods. I ask my colleagues in Con-                                                                     process. In other words, military recruiters
                                                                                                         groups who vehemently oppose the idea of
                                                 gress to pay respect to Officer Moore by going                                                                 would be denied access to student information
                                                                                                         military recruiters in high schools. There are
                                                 back to their districts and thanking their local                                                               unless a parent sends in a release authoriza-
                                                                                                         reported instances of groups, known as
                                                 law enforcement officers for the work they do                                                                  tion form. They question whether the recruit-
                                                                                                         ‘‘counter-recruiters,’’ attending parent-teacher
                                                 and the daily dangers they place themselves                                                                    ment provision violates a student’s right to pri-
                                                                                                         conferences and distributing opt-out forms. In
                                                 in to protect us all.                                                                                          vacy, even though it’s consistent with federal
                                                    I also ask the American people to join the           one case last year, the New York Civil Lib-
                                                                                                         erties Union sent volunteers to stand outside          law and court-tested privacy rights. An anal-
                                                 city of Indianapolis in mourning the loss of this                                                              ysis by the Congressional Research Service
                                                 hero. Let us continue to keep Officer Moore’s           24 high schools, in the interest of discouraging
                                                                                                         students from interacting with military recruit-       acknowledges this fact, noting that, unlike
                                                 family and the entire law enforcement commu-                                                                   medical records, the basic information avail-
                                                 nity in our thoughts and prayers.                       ers.
                                                                                                             Others take a different approach. Amy              able to recruiters is no different than informa-
                                                                  f                                      Hagopian, a professor of Global Health at the          tion ‘‘typically found in a phone book.’’
                                                 INTRODUCTORY    REMARKS FOR                             University of Washington, who is equally com-              The Fairness for Military Recruiters Act spe-
                                                   THE FAIRNESS FOR MILITARY                             mitted to ending recruitment in high schools,          cifically prohibits the implementation of an opt-
                                                   RECRUITERS ACT                                        wrote an article for the American Journal of           in process and clarifies the notification and
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                                                                                                         Public Health that compares military recruiters        consent requirement by placing the personal
                                                            HON. DUNCAN HUNTER                           with child sex predators. She alleges that mili-       information and career interests of students
                                                                                                         tary recruiter behavior is ‘‘disturbingly similar      firmly in the control of parents.
                                                                   OF CALIFORNIA
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                         to predatory grooming.’’                                   Mr. Speaker, our national security hinges on
                                                                                                             What an insult to anyone who has ever              brave Americans coming forward to volunteer
                                                         Thursday, February 10, 2011                     worn a uniform in defense of our nation, espe-         for military service. Restricting recruiter access
                                                    Mr. HUNTER. Mr. Speaker, today, I am in-             cially those who have made the ultimate sac-           to high schools would not only reduce the
                                                 troducing the Fairness for Military Recruiters          rifice in defense of freedom. The ultimate goal        quality and effectiveness of the military, but



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                                                 also constrain the ability of students to con-           the freedom of all people, especially her fellow          The writer’s muse never left her. In 1892, at
                                                 sider military career and education opportuni-           African Americans. She was the contemporary            age 67, Frances E. W. Harper published the
                                                 ties.                                                    and equal of such figures as William Still,            greatest of her three novels, ‘‘Iola Leroy.’’
                                                                   f                                      Octavius V. Catto, Lucretia Mott, the Fortens,            Throughout her life, Frances E. W. Harper
                                                                                                          William Lloyd Garrison and Frederick Doug-             was a pillar of temperance and faith, first at
                                                 REMEMBERING VIRGINIA’S FIRST                             lass (who published her work).                         Philadelphia’s historic Mother Bethel in the Af-
                                                  AFRICAN AMERICAN CHIEF JUS-                                She was a woman of such bravery that she            rican Methodist Episcopal tradition in which
                                                  TICE LEROY R. HASSELL, SR.                              stayed with and comforted Mary Brown, wife             she was raised, and later at the First Unitarian
                                                                                                          of John Brown, in the weeks leading up to his          Church of Philadelphia.
                                                                 HON. ERIC CANTOR                         execution. And more: She wrote to John                    The saga of Frances E. W. Harper is a
                                                                     OF VIRGINIA                          Brown, in a letter addressed ‘‘Dear Friend’’           Philadelphia story, and for me, a personal
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                       and smuggled into his jail cell: ‘‘In the name         one. It has been the tradition in my family to
                                                                                                          of the young girl sold from the warm clasp of          name the first-born girl Frances Ellen in her
                                                           Thursday, February 10, 2011                                                                           honor. And so this great woman of the 19th
                                                                                                          a mother’s arms to the clutches of a libertine
                                                     Mr. CANTOR. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to             or profligate, in the name of the slave mother,        century has been an inspiration to great
                                                 honor the distinguished life and achievements            her heart rocked to and fro by the agony of            women of today—among them my mother,
                                                 of the Honorable Leroy R. Hassell, Sr., former           her mournful separations, I thank you, that you        Falaka Fattah, born Frances Ellen, and my
                                                 Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia,          have been brave enough to reach out your               daughter, Frances Ellen Fattah, a young law-
                                                 who passed away this week at the very young              hands to the crushed and blighted of my                yer specializing in education issues. My par-
                                                 age of 55. While he left us in the prime of his          race.’’                                                ents, Falaka and David Fattah, have been ac-
                                                 life, his compassion and commitment to justice              To her list of character traits, one rises          tivists, community organizers and leaders, in-
                                                 will leave a lasting impression on the judicial          above all others: Frances E. W. Harper was a           spirational figures for generations of young
                                                 system and the world beyond the bench.                   fighter.                                               people across Philadelphia. It is fitting that one
                                                     A Norfolk native, he grew up in Broad Creek             In the century since her passing, on Feb-           of the 12 programs of ‘‘Rediscovering,’’ to be
                                                 and attended Norview High School. He grad-               ruary 22, 1911, at age 85, Frances E. W.               held on the exact anniversary of February 22,
                                                 uated from the University of Virginia and                Harper’s achievements may have faded in                is titled, ‘‘Falaka Fattah and the Political Leg-
                                                 earned his law degree from Harvard Law                   memory for many, but her luster has never              acy of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper.’’
                                                 School. He then returned to Richmond where               dimmed. The lessons and examples of her life              On February 20, I will be privileged to par-
                                                 he quickly rose through the ranks to become              have held special meaning for my family and            ticipate in the first program in this weeklong
                                                 partner at McGuire Woods, one of Virginia’s              me, and for Philadelphians who honor history           series. I will read from the work of Frances E.
                                                 largest law firms.                                       while vowing never to repeat it.                       W. Harper and join my family in the ribbon
                                                     After graduating from William and Mary Law              Now, in this momentous time, comes ‘‘A              cutting for her portrait by Leroy Forney, com-
                                                 School and passing the Virginia bar, I remem-            Brighter Coming Day: Rediscovering Frances             missioned by and unveiled at the First Uni-
                                                 ber when Governor Gerald Baliles nominated               Ellen Watkins Harper.’’ A partnership of nearly        tarian Church of Philadelphia.
                                                 him to the Virginia Supreme Court in 1989. At            20 organizations and foundations, brought to-             This week of tributes will raise Frances E.
                                                 the age of 34, Justice Hassell became the                gether by Larry Robin and the Moonstone Arts           W. Harper’s profile and forever stamp her
                                                 second African American justice on the court             Center, will spotlight her achievements with a         upon the soul of Philadelphians of good will.
                                                 after John Charles Thomas. In 2002, his col-             dozen events across the City of Philadelphia           The final event will be a graveside memorial at
                                                 leagues elected him to serve as Chief Justice,           between February 20 and 27.                            Eden Cemetery, Collingdale, Pennsylvania,
                                                 making him Virginia’s first African American                For the benefit of my colleagues in the             where so many of Philadelphia’s illustrious Af-
                                                 Chief Justice. Remarkably, he was the first              House and for all Americans who may be ‘‘Re-           rican Americans of the 19th and 20th century
                                                 leader of the high court chosen by his peers             discovering’’—or      simply   discovering—this        are interred. One of Frances E. W. Harper’s
                                                 rather than through seniority. At the time, he           amazing woman, here is a primer:                       earliest and most acclaimed poems, published
                                                 was also the youngest serving member of the                 Frances Ellen Watkins was born of free              in 1858, was ‘‘Bury Me in a Free Land.’’
                                                 court.                                                   black parents in Baltimore in 1825, orphaned              I ask no monument, proud and high,
                                                     Chief Justice Hassell always had a great             at a young age but raised by an aunt and                  To arrest the gaze of the passers-by;
                                                 love of law. He was a man of faith and deep              uncle in comfortable circumstances. Her tal-              All that my yearning spirit craves,
                                                                                                          ents and potential were evident from the start.           Is bury me not in a land of slaves.
                                                 personal convictions. He cared deeply about
                                                 the people of the Commonwealth and was                   By age 20 she had published her first collec-             Frances Ellen Watkins Harper has, indeed,
                                                 passionate about helping others. He was a                tion of poetry, ‘‘Forest Leaves.’’ In the 1840s        a monument for us to gaze upon: her life’s
                                                 tireless advocate for the poor and the mentally          and 1850s, as a young abolitionist, she trav-          work, her character, an example to finish the
                                                 ill and fought hard to make the courts more              eled and lectured widely—and sent the pro-             work at hand—and in eternal peace, a dream
                                                 accessible and more equitable.                           ceeds back home to fund the Underground                and yearning fulfilled.
                                                     Mr. Speaker, please join me in remembering           Railroad.                                                                 f
                                                 Justice Hassell, a lifelong public servant and              Soon after moving to Philadelphia, not yet          EXPRESSING   SUPPORT    FOR
                                                 powerful voice for all Virginians.                       30 years of age, she refused to give up her             NORTHWESTERN   UNIVERSITY’S
                                                                   f                                      seat on the city’s shamefully segregated                DANCE MARATHON
                                                                                                          horse-drawn trolley system. It was an act of
                                                 A BRIGHTER COMING DAY: REDIS-                            defiance and illegality that helped set in mo-
                                                  COVERING   FRANCES    ELLEN                             tion the ultimate desegregation of the trolleys.
                                                                                                                                                                         HON. JANICE D. SCHAKOWSKY
                                                  WATKINS HARPER                                                                                                                    OF ILLINOIS
                                                                                                          A brave and impressive act in any time, this
                                                                                                                                                                        IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                          was when slavery was still legal. In 1854, she
                                                            HON. CHAKA FATTAH                             was ‘‘Rosa Parks’’ a century before Rosa                       Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                                  OF PENNSYLVANIA                         Parks.                                                    Ms. SCHAKOWSKY. Mr. Speaker, I rise to
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                          Following the Civil War, as a widow raising         express my strong support for the North-
                                                                                                          four children, in a time when even the most            western University Dance Marathon, one of
                                                         Thursday, February 10, 2011                      dedicated advocates for civil rights for African       the largest entirely student-run philanthropies
                                                   Mr. FATTAH. Mr. Speaker, this month in                 Americans were cool to women’s empower-                in the world.
                                                 Philadelphia, in the midst of Black History              ment, Frances E. W. Harper in 1866 delivered              Created in 1975 by students at North-
                                                 Month and on the cusp of Women’s History                 a fierce speech before the National Women’s            western, the annual Dance Marathon is just
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                                                 Month, we will be celebrating the centennial of          Rights Convention. Then she headed south to            one example of Northwestern University’s
                                                 the death of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper—               spend four years lecturing in Freedmen’s               strong commitment to bring the university
                                                 a great and talented woman of our city and               schools in the often hostile environment of Re-        body together with the nearby community to
                                                 our Nation.                                              construction. Three decades later, still advo-         raise money for a good cause. Last years’
                                                   Frances E. W. Harper, born September 28,               cating women’s rights as well as those of Afri-        Marathon rose over $850,000 for charity and
                                                 1825, was a poet, novelist, lecturer, advocate           can Americans, she was elected vice presi-             organizers expect an even bigger amount for
                                                 and activist for the towering causes of 19th             dent of the National Association of Colored            this year’s charitable recipient, the Children’s
                                                 century America: the abolition of slavery and            Women.                                                 Heart Foundation.



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                                                   I would like to thank all the dancers, sup-           by the U.S. how they should be applied. The               The Select Service System was never
                                                 porters, and organizers of this terrific event.         Department of State has instructed the U.N. to         meant to be permanent. Now, 31 years and
                                                 This year’s Northwestern University Dance               use $100 million of these credits to increase          over $700 million later, and with Congress
                                                 Marathon, will take place from March 4th                security around the U.N. complex during the            never having given serious consideration to
                                                 through March 6th, 2011. It is a great oppor-           current U.N. building renovation, based on             establishing a conscripted force, it is finally
                                                 tunity to spend time with members of the com-           recommendations from the New York Police               time to end the registration requirement and
                                                 munity on behalf of a great cause.                      Department. As the host nation, the U.S. is re-        dismantle the Selective Service System.
                                                                  f                                      sponsible for the security of the U.N. Ignoring           Today I introduce legislation to do just this.
                                                                                                         this problem, as the bill would have us do, en-        The bill will allow the President, if needed, to
                                                     HONORING DELPHENIA DAVIS                            dangers American lives, and the lives of our           reinstitute national registration by executive
                                                                                                         foreign guests. Under current law, the remain-         order. Until then, my bill will end registration.
                                                 HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                     ing $80 million in credits will be applied to off-     It will do so without negatively affecting our
                                                                     OF GEORGIA                          set upcoming U.N. assessments for critical             defense capabilities and will save the tax-
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      peacekeeping operations in Haiti and else-             payers over $24 million annually. It also re-
                                                                                                         where. This reduces the need for appropriated          leases military personnel currently working
                                                          Thursday, February 10, 2011                    funds and lessens the burden on American               within the Selective Service System to more
                                                   Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I                taxpayers.                                             pressing duties on national security, and re-
                                                 submit the following:                                      If this bill is enacted into law, America would     moves an obviously moribund and outdated
                                                   Whereas, thirty-four years ago a virtuous             fail to pay its U.N. dues. Choosing to break           program that was never more than a symbolic
                                                 woman of God accepted her calling to serve              promises the American people have made to              gesture.
                                                 on the DeKalb Community Service Board; and              the world could come at a high cost. With new                             f
                                                   Whereas, Mrs. Delphenia Davis has served              competition on the world stage from China
                                                 the citizens of DeKalb County as an Advocate            and other emerging nations, and during a time          INTRODUCTION OF FEDERAL EM-
                                                 for People with Disabilities and our community          of hope and uncertainty in the Middle East,              PLOYEES   PAID   PARENTAL
                                                 has been blessed through her service; and               this is a terrible time to play political games          LEAVE ACT
                                                   Whereas, this phenomenal woman has                    with America’s global standing.
                                                 shared her time and talents as an Advocate,                I urge my colleagues to join me in opposing                  HON. CAROLYN B. MALONEY
                                                 Teacher and Motivator, giving the citizens of           H.R. 519, and preventing an ideological and                               OF NEW YORK
                                                 Georgia a person of great worth, a fearless             imprudent assault on America’s commitments
                                                                                                                                                                       IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 leader and a servant to all who want to ad-             to the United Nations.
                                                 vance the lives of others; and                                            f
                                                                                                                                                                          Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                   Whereas, Mrs. Davis is formally retiring from                                                                    Mrs. MALONEY. Mr. Speaker, when the na-
                                                                                                              SELECTIVE SERVICE SYSTEM
                                                 the DeKalb Community Service Board today,                                                                      tional economy suffers, families face signifi-
                                                 she will continue to serve those in need be-                                                                   cant financial challenges and pressures—mak-
                                                 cause she is a cornerstone in our community                         HON. MIKE COFFMAN                          ing measures that protect their health and pre-
                                                                                                                            OF COLORADO
                                                 that has enhanced the lives of thousands for                                                                   vent unnecessary job loss more important
                                                                                                              IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                   than ever. Helping families stay afloat in these
                                                 the betterment of our District and Nation; and
                                                   Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                        Thursday, February 10, 2011                   economic times is critical—even for families of
                                                 Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this              Mr. COFFMAN of Colorado. Mr. Speaker,               federal employees. That is why I am intro-
                                                 day to honor and recognize Mrs. Delphenia               on a warm summer morning in 1972 I stood               ducing the Federal Employees Paid Parental
                                                 Davis on her retirement from the DeKalb Com-            outside of the Military Entrance Processing            Leave Act, which would provide 4 weeks of
                                                 munity Service Board and to wish her well in            Station in downtown Denver. I was a volunteer          paid parental leave to federal workers fol-
                                                 her new endeavors;                                      for military service, but many of those around         lowing the birth, adoption, or fostering of a
                                                   Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-             me were conscripts—draftees as they were               child. Paid leave ensures that a new child
                                                 SON, Jr. do hereby proclaim January 28, 2011,           commonly called. As the line moved slowly              does not further destabilize families who are
                                                 as Mrs. Delphenia Davis Day in the 4th Con-             forward I listened as many of them rehearsed           struggling to make ends meet.
                                                 gressional District.                                    what they would say once they got inside to                The federal government should be a leader
                                                   Proclaimed, This 28th day of January, 2011.           convince the Army why they were unfit for              in family-friendly workplace policy. As the na-
                                                                  f                                      military service.                                      tion’s largest employer, with over 1.8 million
                                                                                                            The conscript Army that I joined in 1972 suf-       employees across the nation—including 85%
                                                 UNITED NATIONS TAX EQUALI-                              fered from a fundamental lack of discipline            of those outside the Washington, DC area—
                                                    ZATION REFUND ACT OF 2011                            and low morale. By 1976 conscription had               the federal government can serve as a role
                                                                                                         ended and the last of the draftees had com-            model for other employers.
                                                                     SPEECH OF
                                                                                                         pleted their military obligation—the U.S. Army             Nearly ten percent of the workforce is un-
                                                           HON. BETTY McCOLLUM                           was now an all volunteer force. Every year             employed, and many more are under-
                                                                   OF MINNESOTA                          since then the Army has improved in the qual-          employed. Millions of families that once relied
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      ity of its personnel, training, and profes-            on two incomes are forced to survive on
                                                                                                         sionalism. Today, it is a much smaller force           one—or none at all. A sharp rise in male un-
                                                         Wednesday, February 9, 2011                                                                            employment has increased the number of fam-
                                                                                                         but an extraordinarily elite one.
                                                    Ms. MCCOLLUM. Madam Speaker, I rise                     In late 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Af-          ilies entirely dependent on a woman’s earn-
                                                 today in strong opposition to H.R. 519, a bill          ghanistan and in 1980 President Jimmy Carter           ings. Without paid leave, the birth or place-
                                                 that would prevent vital upgrades to security           sought to demonstrate the resolve of the               ment of a child means that many working fam-
                                                 around the United Nations building and break            United States against the Soviet incursion.            ilies are left with no income at all coupled with
                                                 America’s promise to pay legally-mandated               President Carter asked the Congress to rein-           rising expenses associated with a new child.
                                                 U.N. dues. This legislation does not—as my              state the Selective Service System. Congress               This bill is a straightforward, cost-effective
                                                 Republican colleagues claim—reduce the def-             did so, and to this day all males are required         way to help families while rebuilding a strong
                                                 icit. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional            by law to register with the Selective Service          national economy. As of January 2011, the
                                                 Budget Office determined that ‘‘implementing            System within 30 days of their 18th birthday.          United States is the only industrialized nation
                                                 H.R. 519 would have no effect on the federal               However, conscription has not been re-              with no paid parental leave. We are in the
                                                 budget.’’ Unfortunately, H.R. 519 would under-          quested by our military as a viable option dur-        company of Lesotho, Swaziland and Papua
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                                                 cut America’s global leadership at a time when          ing the first Gulf War, the Iraq War, or for Af-       New Guinea by not offering paid parental
                                                 international cooperation is urgently needed to         ghanistan—despite periodic shortages of mili-          leave.
                                                 safeguard America’s interests. I urge my col-           tary personnel. And while many draft age                   In the 111th and 110th Congresses, this bill
                                                 leagues to oppose this legislation.                     males have failed to meet registration require-        passed the House with bipartisan support. I
                                                    The United Nations Tax Equalization Fund             ments, no one has been prosecuted for failure          hope that my colleagues in the 112th will sup-
                                                 (TEF) compensates American employees of                 to comply with this law since 1986. We have            port this measure. In a tough economy, par-
                                                 the U.N. for U.S. taxes paid. Surplus credits           a requirement on the books that isn’t used and         ents should not have to choose between a
                                                 remain in the TEF until the U.N. is instructed          clearly doesn’t merit enforcement.                     paycheck and caring for a new child.



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                                                 COMMEMORATING THE CENTEN-                               tained New World Harvest Church as an in-                in congratulating Giant Foods on its 75th anni-
                                                  NIAL OF THE WORLD’S FIRST                              strument in our community that uplifts the spir-         versary of service to the residents of the Dis-
                                                  AIRMAIL DELIVERY                                       itual, physical and mental welfare of our citi-          trict of Columbia and the national capital re-
                                                                                                         zens; and                                                gion.
                                                                                                            Whereas, this remarkable and tenacious
                                                           HON. LYNN C. WOOLSEY                          man of God has given hope to the hopeless,
                                                                                                                                                                     Throughout its 75 years, Giant, as it is com-
                                                                   OF CALIFORNIA                                                                                  monly known, has been known for its high-
                                                                                                         fed the hungry and is a beacon of light to
                                                                                                                                                                  quality food and customer service. Beginning
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      those in need; and
                                                                                                                                                                  in 1936, when the first Giant opened in the
                                                         Thursday, February 10, 2011                        Whereas, Pastor Shinn is a spiritual warrior,
                                                                                                                                                                  District of Columbia, our city has embraced its
                                                                                                         a man of compassion, a fearless leader and a
                                                    Ms. WOOLSEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to                                                                     convenient neighborhood locations, bargain
                                                                                                         servant to all, but most of all a visionary who
                                                 commemorate the 100th anniversary of the                has shared not only with his Church, but with            prices, and quality customer service.
                                                 world’s first official airmail delivery, completed      our District and the world his passion to                   We appreciate Giant’s long presence in the
                                                 by Fred Wiseman on February 17–18, 1911.                spread the gospel of Jesus Christ; and                   District and its continuing service to our city
                                                 The private airman’s pioneering voyage took                Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the               throughout population growth and transpor-
                                                 him from Petaluma to Santa Rosa, California,            Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this            tation and infrastructure development here.
                                                 a distance of only 14 miles, but a momentous            day to honor and recognize Pastor Michael A.             We are particularly grateful that Giant has al-
                                                 step forward in the history of aviation and the         Shinn as he celebrates nineteen years on his             ways adapted to the ever changing needs of
                                                 United States Postal Service.                           Pastoral Anniversary;                                    the     community,      offering   pharmacies,
                                                    Wiseman was born on a ranch in rural                    Now Therefore, I, HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHN-             BonusCard programs, which come with spe-
                                                 Sonoma County on November 10, 1875, and                 SON, Jr. do hereby proclaim September 26,                cial product discounts, Peapod, a home-deliv-
                                                 he grew up fascinated by the mechanics of               2010, as Pastor Michael A. Shinn Day in the              ery grocery service, and Super Giant, a de-
                                                 transportation—bicycles, racecars, and of               4th Congressional District.                              partment store that offers bulk items at rea-
                                                 course airplanes. In the spring of 1910, less              Proclaimed, This 26th day of September,               sonable prices.
                                                 than seven years after the Wright Brothers              2010.
                                                                                                                                                                     Giant has become such a focal point and
                                                 built the world’s first successful airplane, one                            f                                    meeting place for residents that my office fre-
                                                 of Wiseman’s own projects was already taking
                                                                                                              HONORING PRESIDENT RONALD                           quents Giants in the District for my Govern-
                                                 to the air. The Wiseman-Peters, as his final
                                                                                                                    WILSON REAGAN                                 ment-to-Go program, which offers casework
                                                 pusher biplane design was eventually known,
                                                                                                                                                                  services in the community to assist District
                                                 was a local collaboration between Wiseman
                                                                                                                                SPEECH OF                         residents with federal concerns, saving them
                                                 and a group of fellow aviation aficionados, as
                                                                                                                                                                  from having to visit my offices.
                                                 well as one of the first planes built in Cali-                            HON. JON RUNYAN                           Mr. Speaker, I ask the House of Represent-
                                                 fornia to fly.                                                              OF NEW JERSEY
                                                    Throughout 1910 and early 1911, Wiseman                                                                       atives to join me in celebrating the 75th anni-
                                                                                                               IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 practiced his flying, even taking part in an                                                                     versary of Giant Foods.
                                                 early 1911 air race in San Francisco. Then, on                   Wednesday, February 9, 2011
                                                 February 17, 1911, Wiseman loaded his plane                Mr. RUNYAN. Mr. Speaker, I rise this                                     f
                                                 with three letters, 50 copies of the Santa Rosa         evening to pay tribute to an American hero. I
                                                 Press Democrat, and a bag of groceries, and             was only eight years old when Ronald Reagan                     HONORING THE LIFE OF ALEX
                                                 he set out on his flight across Sonoma Coun-            became our Nation’s 40th President. I clearly                             SOLA
                                                 ty. Total flight time was less than 20 minutes,         remember the optimism and patriotism he in-
                                                 but the journey included two forced landings            spired in me and an entire generation of
                                                 and ultimately spanned two days. Wiseman’s              Americans who grew up during the Reagan                              HON. JERRY McNERNEY
                                                 plane flew roughly 100 feet off the ground, re-         era. His Presidency was guided by a commit-
                                                                                                                                                                                     OF CALIFORNIA
                                                 portedly at speeds of up to 70 mph.                     ment to conservative principles. He won the
                                                    Although Wiseman did not continue making             Cold War without firing a single shot and pre-                  IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 airmail deliveries, he did go on to fly in several      sided over the greatest period of economic
                                                 other air shows in 1911, and his Wiseman-Pe-            growth and prosperity in American history.                         Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                 ters would be redesigned for use in future ex-          President Reagan would have had his 100th
                                                                                                                                                                    Mr. MCNERNEY. Mr. Speaker, I rise today
                                                 hibition flights. In September 1911, the U.S.           birthday this week. I urge my colleagues and
                                                                                                         all Americans to use this occasion to reflect on         to ask my colleagues to join me in honoring
                                                 Postal Service would eventually hire its first of-                                                               the life of Alex Sola.
                                                 ficial airmail pilot in New York.                       his life and legacy.
                                                    Mr. Speaker, I ask you to join me in cele-                               f
                                                                                                                                                                     Alex was born on January 18, 1930 in Daly
                                                 brating the centennial of the world’s first air-                                                                 City, California. Alex served in the U.S. Air
                                                 mail delivery. Fred Wiseman’s independent                       PERSONAL EXPLANATION                             Force for four years, serving as a crew chief
                                                 spirit and passion for adventure live on in                                                                      at Tyndall Air Force base in Florida. This post-
                                                 Sonoma County, and we are proud to mark                            HON. LUIS V. GUTIERREZ                        ing allowed Alex to proudly serve his country
                                                 this milestone in our history.                                                OF ILLINOIS
                                                                                                                                                                  while also pursuing his passion for working on
                                                                                                               IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                                                                                  the P–51 Mustang aircraft. After his career in
                                                                  f                                                                                               the military, Alex remained involved in the
                                                                                                                Thursday, February 10, 2011                       aviation field working as an air traffic con-
                                                   HONORING PASTOR MICHAEL A.
                                                             SHINN                                         Mr. GUTIERREZ. Mr. Speaker, I was un-                  troller.
                                                                                                         avoidably absent for votes in the House cham-               In addition to his love for all things aviation,
                                                                                                         ber on February 8, 2011. Had I been present,             Alex enjoyed film. He earned a role in the
                                                 HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                     I would have voted ‘‘no’’ on rollcall vote No.           1987 film ‘‘Six Against the Rock,’’ playing a
                                                                     OF GEORGIA                          26.                                                      prison guard, and he also made appearances
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                                          f                                    in various TV programs.
                                                         Thursday, February 10, 2011                          CONGRATULATING GIANT FOODS                            Alex passed away January 19, 2011, at the
                                                   Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I                       ON ITS 75TH ANNIVERSARY                           age of 81. He is survived by his daughter
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                                                 submit the following:                                                                                            Debra, her husband Don, and their two chil-
                                                                                                                                                                  dren, Theresa and Sarah. Alex lived a long
                                                   Whereas, Pastor Michael A. Shinn is cele-                   HON. ELEANOR HOLMES NORTON                         and eventful life, and I am grateful for his
                                                 brating nineteen (19) years in Pastoral leader-                    OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
                                                 ship this year at New World Harvest Church                                                                       service to America.
                                                                                                               IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                 and has provided stellar leadership to the                                                                         I ask my colleagues to join me in honoring
                                                 church on an international level; and                          Thursday, February 10, 2011                       the memory of Alex Sola and in sending our
                                                   Whereas, Pastor Michael A. Shinn under                  Ms. NORTON. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to               thoughts and prayers to his beloved family
                                                 the guidance of God has pioneered and sus-              ask the House of Representatives to join me              and friends.



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                                                      HONORING PASTOR JASPER                             private forested land in the eastern United            This bill will repeal the Learned Intermediary
                                                           WILLIAMS, JR.                                 States had been ravaged by clear cut logging.          Doctrine and allow the American consumer to
                                                                                                         In the absence of trees, vast areas of the East        sue a drug manufacturer directly.
                                                 HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.                     were prone to flooding and soil erosion, as               Medications are meant to heal us, but
                                                                     OF GEORGIA                          well as destructive forest fires. No longer pro-       sometimes, something goes horribly wrong,
                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES                      ductive, these lands were often abandoned              and the medicine that was supposed to make
                                                                                                         and came into state and local ownership for            us better, only makes us sicker. When this
                                                         Thursday, February 10, 2011                     nonpayment of taxes. To bring these lands              happens, Americans should be able to hold
                                                    Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I               back from the ecological brink, Rep. John              the drug manufacturers responsible.
                                                 submit the following:                                   Weeks introduced legislation directing the fed-           However, because of a court precedent
                                                    Whereas, Pastor Jasper Williams, Jr., is             eral government to offer states and localities         called the Learned Intermediary Doctrine,
                                                 celebrating sixty (60) years in preaching the           the opportunity to relieve themselves of these         Americans are not able to sue the manufactur-
                                                 gospel this year and has provided stellar lead-         nonproductive lands and at federal expense             ers of the drug that harmed them. According
                                                 ership to his church on an international level;         restore them to their former condition.                to the Learned Intermediary Doctrine, a patient
                                                 and                                                        Today 26 eastern states are home to 52              cannot sue the drug manufacturer on the
                                                    Whereas, Pastor Jasper Williams, under the           National Forests encompassing almost 25 mil-           grounds that their doctor (the Learned Inter-
                                                 guidance and calling of God began preaching             lion acres. These forests provide significant          mediary) should be able to warn them about
                                                 and singing the word of God as a child and              economic benefits. Not only are the forests            the possible negative side effects.
                                                 has transformed over the years as a ‘‘Son of            recreational sanctuaries, they are also a major           However, in this day of direct to consumer
                                                 Thunder’’ through his style of preaching and            contributor in keeping America’s drinking water        advertising, so often Americans get their infor-
                                                 teachings; and                                          clean. Many eastern municipal water supplies           mation about medication from the manufactur-
                                                    Whereas, from Memphis, Tennessee, to At-             depend on National Forest watersheds and               er’s advertising, or off the internet. H.R. 542,
                                                 lanta, Georgia, he has pioneered and sus-               currently $450 billion in food and fiber, manu-        the Consumer Protection Act, will repeal the
                                                 tained Salem Bible Church, as an instrument             factured goods, and tourism depends on clean           Learned Intermediary Doctrine, allowing the
                                                 in our community which uplifts the spiritual,           water and healthy watersheds. In addition, the         consumer to sue the drug manufacturer di-
                                                 physical and mental welfare of our citizens;            timber supply managed by the Forest Service            rectly. If drug manufacturers are able to adver-
                                                 and                                                     provides a significant monetary benefit. The           tise directly to the consumer, then they must
                                                    Whereas, this remarkable and tenacious               timber resource was almost nonexistent when            be held responsible when something goes
                                                 man of God has given hope to the hopeless,              the federal government purchased the land,             wrong.
                                                 fed the hungry and is a beacon of light to              but today these lands host an estimated 42
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                                                 those in need; and                                      billion cubic feet of growing stock and about
                                                    Whereas, Pastor Williams is a spiritual war-         210 billion board feet of saw timber.                            HONORING WILLIE AND
                                                 rior, a man of compassion, a fearless leader               With this resolution we recognize and com-                     JOSEPHINE WILDER
                                                 and a servant to all, but most of all a visionary       memorate the vision of John W. Weeks and
                                                 who has shared not only with his Church, but            his contribution to the conservation movement.          HON. HENRY C. ‘‘HANK’’ JOHNSON, JR.
                                                 with our District and the world his passion to          Both Republicans and Democrats recognized
                                                                                                                                                                                   OF GEORGIA
                                                 spread the gospel of Jesus Christ; and                  the importance of federal government in con-
                                                    Whereas, the U.S. Representative of the                                                                            IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                         serving the forests and the water supply for
                                                 Fourth District of Georgia has set aside this           long-term environmental goals. Today I en-                      Thursday, February 10, 2011
                                                 day to honor and recognize Pastor Jasper Wil-           courage both Congress and the Forest Serv-                Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia. Mr. Speaker, I
                                                 liams, Jr., as he celebrates sixty years (60) in        ice to begin a centennial celebration com-             submit the following:
                                                 preaching the gospel;                                   memorating this major bipartisan accomplish-