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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2015-07-28

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, on July 22, The New York Times published an article titled ``Afghan Security Forces Struggle Just to Maintain Stalemate,'' by Joseph Goldstein. Mr. Goldstein writes that, because...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-07-30

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, to begin my short statement today, I would like to read you a recent headline from The Washington Times: ``Golden Hammer: U.S. squandered $34 million on failed Afghan soybean project.''...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-07-29

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, this past Friday was a monumental day in the House of Representatives as we finally had a debate on the merits of sending U.S. troops back into the conflict in Iraq. Again, I thank...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-07-22

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I am on the floor again to talk about the waste of American taxpayers' money in Afghanistan. Just last week, we in the House Armed Services Committee heard testimony from Deputy...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-07-08

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, shortly before the July Fourth break, we had three marines from Camp Lejeune, which is in my district, who were killed during combat operations in Afghanistan: Staff Sergeant David...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-06-24

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, last week, I voted against the Defense Appropriations bill because of $79.4 billion included it included in OCO funding. During the amendment process, I joined many of my colleagues...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-06-10

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, along with other Members of Congress, I attended a classified briefing on the swap of our soldier for the five Taliban leaders. I won't go into that, but I did have an...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-05-29

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I am on the floor today to express my disappointment that my colleagues and I were prevented from offering an amendment to the NDAA dealing with the constitutional responsibility...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-04-01

    JONES. Madam Speaker, last week in a hearing of the Armed Services Committee, we listened to the concerns of Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff of the Army, General Ray Odierno. They appeared...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-03-25

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I am on the House floor today to bring attention to an article from the World Affairs Journal, titled, ``Money Pit: The Monstrous Failure of U.S. Aid to Afghanistan.'' This is an...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-02-26

    JONES. Madam Speaker, I am on the floor again today to talk about Afghanistan--the absolute waste of life and money. A lot of people don't realize this, but if you go back to 2001, the war in Iraq...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2014-02-11

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I am on the House floor today to share with my colleagues several recent headlines from our national papers. From The Washington Post on January 30: After billions in U.S....



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    Representative Barbara Lee

    From: CA District 13

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-12-05

    LEE of California asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, as most of us joined family and friends over Thanksgiving week last week, 2,500...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-12-04

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, yesterday, I came to the floor to speak about the bilateral strategic agreement and the fact that President Karzai has refused to sign the proposal offered by the administration. ...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-12-03

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, during the Thanksgiving break, I wrote a letter to President Obama, which I would like to submit for the record. The letter respectfully reminded the President that President Karzai...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-11-20

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I am again on the floor today because our Nation has failed to heed the warning of George Washington, who told us to beware of foreign entanglements. We have lost over 4,474 Americans...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-11-19

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, again I am on the floor today to talk about the ongoing discussion between the United States and Afghanistan regarding a 10-year bilateral strategic agreement to allow troops to remain...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-10-29

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, at this point in our Nation's history, I believe both parties will acknowledge that we have major economic issues facing our country. As Congress just recently came to a temporary...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-10-09

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I have been listening to both sides in this very important debate: the future of America and where we are going and how we are going to pay for the future of this country. What is...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-07-30

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, last week, as we debated the Defense appropriations bill for the upcoming year, my good friend, Jim McGovern, a Democrat from Massachusetts, joined me in a measure that would guarantee...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-07-17

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I must say that it is very disappointing that the last time the House of Representatives officially remembered the men and women who have died in Afghanistan was February of this...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-07-09

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I'm going to be on the floor again talking about the failed policy in Afghanistan. Mr. Speaker, most people in my district know that I've signed over 11,000 letters. They're condolence...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-06-19

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, I continue to be disappointed in the House leadership in that we are not looking into this issue of the CIA giving tens of millions of dollars to Karzai, the corrupt leader of Afghanistan....



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-05-21

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, thank you very much. I am back on the floor again to talk about the failed policy in Afghanistan. This poster beside me, Mr. Speaker, is a cartoon that I got from the paper, and...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-04-10

    JONES. When I was home, like most Members, during the Easter break, I had the opportunity to read in the Raleigh, North Carolina, paper an article that just really took me backwards. The title of the...



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    Representative Tulsi Gabbard

    From: HI District 2

    Party: Democrat

    Date: 2013-04-10

    GABBARD asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute.) Ms. GABBARD. Mr. Speaker, last week I had the chance to visit Afghanistan to get a firsthand perspective of the status of...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-03-19

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, this week is the 10th anniversary of the unnecessary war in Iraq. I urge my fellow Members and the American public to watch MSNBC's documentary, ``Hubris: The Selling of the Iraq...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-03-12

    JONES. Madam Speaker, I come to the floor quite often to remind the Congress that we're still at war. In fact, yesterday we had seven Americans killed in Afghanistan. This year alone, we've had three...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-02-26

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, thank you very much. Like most of my colleagues last week when we were home, I took as many opportunities as possible to speak at civic clubs, meet with groups of people, and talk...



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    Representative Walter B. Jones

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    Date: 2013-02-12

    JONES. Mr. Speaker, this past Sunday when I turned 70 years of age, I read in the North Carolina paper, known as the News and Observer, the article that I would like to quote: More than 100 family...